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As the presidential election heats up, Obama maintains a 5 point lead against McCain. This, despite new revelations about improper foreign money flowing into the Obama campaign.
The drive-by media is doing its part to foster Obamania, and so is Paris, where Obama fashions were featured on the catwalks.
A new Obama video is making the rounds. It features young children in lockstep, singing the praise of Dear Obama. When comparisons were made to North Korea and Hitler's Germany, YouTube yanked the video. Now comes another chilling Obama 'Youth Video', this time with teens in uniforms, marching and proclaiming that "because of Obama" they will achieve various accomplishments.
You Tube also yanked a video which outlined in very simple terms the fact that the Democrats are largely responsible for the financial crisis which dominated the headlines last week. More info in this week's article, 'Dangerous Videos'.
It did this conservative's heart good to see Barney Frank get a good spanking when he appeared on the O'Reilly Factor. That was the first time he has been held to account. Hopefully, not the last.
The GOP is finally taking off the gloves, as evidenced by their new commercial wherein they target Dems for obstructing reforms that could have prevented last week's financial meltdown.
It appears most Americans aren't being taken in by cheap soundbites and soaring rhetoric. 74% of American adults have no confidence that our nation's policy makers know what they're doing.
A new survey shows that 59% of voters agree with Reagan's statement, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." And Rasmussen reports that if they could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, 59% of voters would like to throw them all out and start over again.
On the immigration front, more than 1,000 illegals who ignored deportation orders or returned to the US after being deported were arrested in a California immigration sweep.
Arrests of illegals along the border fell for the second year in a row. And money sent back to Mexico from Mexicans living in the US dropped by 12%, the largest drop on record since the Bank of Mexico began tracking.
Meanwhile, in Iraq, U.S. forces said they shot dead the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Progress continues, even if not reported by the old media.
A US space company has become the first private venture to successfully blast a rocket into earth's orbit. No government money was needed.
New software for mobile phones can now estimate a person's carbon footprint
The Citizen and Immigration Service has re-designed the citizenship test for immigrants who want to become Americans. Can you pass it without cheating? Apparently cheating has become so commonplace that kids now post proven cheating methods on YouTube.
The top member of the Nobel Award jury believes the US is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to writing. This, from the jury that awarded algore a Nobel peace prize. I'm smiling.
Speaking of great writing, the front page of Amazon.com shows that conservative books are outselling liberal books by a wide margin. No wonder liberals don't like free markets.
Across the pond, another effort by the government to socially engineer behavior took effect Wednesday. Smokers in the UK will now be confronted with gruesome images whenever they buy a pack of cigarettes.
The UK is experiencing white flight as 75,000 white British men and women are leaving the country every year. Britain's population is still rising, however, because of an influx of ethnic minorities. Has England been conquered from within?
GENDER AND FAMILY:
A judge has ruled in favor of a woman who sought parental rights to a boy and girl adopted by her former same-sex partner, a decision described as a first for Montana.
A new estimate by the CDC places the number of Americans infected with the AIDS virus at 1.1 million. US immigration officials announced moves to ease and speed up visa-processing for HIV-positive visitors to the US.
They held the world's biggest celebration of leather, bondage and sexual fetish in San Francisco last Sunday.
The culture wars may appear to have been lost but at least conservatives had one small victory. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that sex with dead bodies is banned. It was a 5 - 2 decision. Sigh.
Oh, and in Iowa, the state's attorney general asked the Iowa Supreme Court to review a judge's ruling that nude dancing is a legal art form.
In the frenzy to come up with something new and different one designer has created a line of jewellery which is intended to be worn on the eye.
Faith in God can really relieve pain, according to the results of a bizarre scientific experiment. And Manuel Aribe, the world's fattest man in the 2007 Guiness Book of Records, said that he is getting married next month, after losing half of his original weight. Whoa..
IDIOT OF THE WEEK:
We have a clear winner in this week's awards. By far, the biggest idiot of the week has to be:
Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, who was caught on video accusing the U.S. Department of Defense of executing 5,000 prisoners Chinese-style and dumping their bodies in a Louisiana swamp. Maybe she's just off her meds.
Due to the proliferation of idiots and idiocy, RightBias now publishes the Top Idiots Of The Week Awards. For this week's idiot awards, click here.
Till next Monday, keep smiling,
by Nancy Morgan
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