Monthly Archives: January 2009

Corruption: It’s What’s For Dinner

The most corrupt corporation in the country?  Absolutely.

The most corrupt corporation in the country? Absolutely.

Oh man, what a day this has been.  Announements for huge layoffs from some of the nations top corporations, Blagojavich’s exhilarating press tour, and many more wonderfully uplifting stories kept my phone constantly buzzing with e-mails for the entire day.  Everytime I received a new update I sighed as it became increasingly evident that we are certainly in some kind of a mess right now, and there are no signs of any slow down anytime soon.  Here are the “highlights” of today’s events:

1.  Remember all of our money that we were so generously forced to give to the failing finance industry?  Well I’m glad I can rest easy with the information that CitiGroup is spending all the funds on something worthwhile:  A brand new, luxurious corporate jet.  But no, as if that is not bad enough, the jet was made in FRANCE.  So not only are they wasting our money on new aviation, but they can’t even spend it in America and benefit our economy.  The next wave of bailouts will no doubt be for the fuel the plane requires.

2.  Everyone’s favorite congressmen Barney Frank secured 12 million of our dollars for his personal favorite bank to make sure it stays afloat while the FDIC is in the process of SUING the bank.  I would like to know when I can secure $12 million for my own personal piggy bank.

3.  Timothey Geithner was confirmed today our new Secretary of the Treasuery.  Well great, maybe his accountant can became “America’s Accountant” and screw up on all our taxes too.  That might not be too bad, actually, with all the extra cash in our poctects from crappy tax assessment maybe we can improve the economy!

4.  57,000 Americans joined the ranks of the unemployed today, and here’s the companies that contributed to this staggering number:  20,000 layoff from Caterpillar Inc, Pfizer Inc. contributed to 8,000 of the job losses, 8,000 eliminations from Sprint Nextel Inc, 7,000 people are being cut from Home Depot, 2,000 were cut from General Motors, and about 17,000 more were cut overseas.  What a day, what a day.

5.  Rod Blagojavich had an exhilararting day in the press, floating from news station to news station spreading his falsehoods.  In the process he comopared himself to, now get this, Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King, Jr.  I am having trouble finding ANY similarites between this moron and those three.  I have a feeling those three had slightly higher approval ratings than 7%.

What do you think about today’s events?  How much longer can Blagojavich jog in spandex like everything is ok?  Send us your comments at theconservativejournal@gmail.com and we might post them on the site!  Or, if technology isn’t your thing, leave us a comment below!

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Rick

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SHOCKER: Obama Doesn’t Like Rush Limbaugh

Wow, apparently Obama is not a fan?

Wow, apparently Obama is not a fan?

In a conference today at the White House, Obama warned Republicans not to listen to Rush Limbaugh if they want to get anything done.  The exact quote was, “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and expect to get things done”.  According to a White House official the quote was an attempt to bring up a greater point about “unifying Republicans and Democrats”.  I, however, have this sneaking suspicion that the real reason he said that was because Rush royally dissed him during his Hannity interview a few nights ago.  (In case you missed it, Rush just said he hopes Obama is a failure.  I have a feeling Barack didn’t take that too well.)  What’s funny to me about this, is that Rush Limbaugh’s opinion doesn’t affect too many people.  At all.  I mean seriously, even I think the guys nuts.  The only people that listen to him for the “insight” are people that wanted Obama to fail well before Rush Limbaugh ever opened his mouth.  But what really bothers me is that if this is an issue of partisanism (Is that a word?) he needs to address both sides.  He needs to warn the liberals not listen to Keith Olbermann, because in my opinion he is just as bad, if not worse, than Rush Limbaugh.  But we know he will never do that, because Olbermann is on his side.  So really all that saying that did, if anything, was make the partisan divide that much larger.

What’s your opinion on this?  Do you think Obama should call an emergency press conference to warn the public to beware of Olbermann?  Send us your opinion this and it may be featured on the site!

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Rick

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Suspicious White Powder Found at Wall Street Journal

We experienced a scare at the Wall Street Journal office today.

We experienced a scare at the Wall Street Journal office today.

As FOX News is reporting, two floors of the Wall Street Journal Headquarters were evacuated today because of a suspicious white powder found in several envelopes.  Apparently, 4 of the envelopes addressed to top officers of the paper were opened in the mail room.  The workers that opened the envelopes have been sent in for testing, and we have yet to hear any results of the tests.  All of the envelopes had a return address in Kentucky.

I sure hope this all turns out to be a hoax, the last thing we need is another big anthrax scare.  I will post updates as we see them.

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Rick

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FOX News New Line-up

Glenn Becks incredible new show.

Glenn Beck's incredible new show.

For the start of the new year, FOX News Channel introduced some changes that have shifted the dynamic of the show.  Most notibly was the departure of Colmes (a welcome one for me), but also the introduction of a new commentator, Glenn Beck.  First off, let’s discuss the Colmes departure.  In all honesty, I did not like Colmes at all on the show.  I think it might have been that Hannity is so conservative that it made Colmes appear as if he was the ultimate embodiement of a liberal.  Quite frankly, he came across as a loon.  However, off the show, he seemed like a nice guy.  So as far as ‘Hannity and Colmes’ goes, I’m glad he’s gone.  But I hope he gets a show somewhere, just because I don’t think he’s all bad.  He would be a WELCOME replacement for Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, but that’s another story for another day.  The second major change would be the addition of The Glenn Beck Program at 5 PM (Eastern).  Before this show I’d never listened to Beck much, but after the first two shows I’m hooked.  He is a really funny guy, and he’s a lot more fair than Hannity, in that he doesn’t automatically associated liberals with the devil.  The first episode of the show was great.  He had a heartfelt moment talking about his child with a disability, interviewed Sarah Palin, and was the first to talk with the wives of commuted border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jorge Compean.  I’d say it was a pretty action packed first episode.  I encourage everyone to watch The Glenn Beck Prorgram, I have a feeling it’s going to my favorite show of it’s kind on any network.

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Rick

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We’re Back!

Hello everyone, I am please to announce that I’m back from my longer than expected break, and will be posting regularly as before.  I’ve got big plans for this site for the new year, and would greatly appreciate everyone spreading the word about this site and getting everything going once again.  Of course I’ll be covering the usual things: the latest political news with my conservative viewpoint, as well political features.  I’d like to remind anyone reading this to check out the ‘About’ page and try out all of the oppurtunities for guest posting.  Just to refresh; anyone that would like to send in an original article, story, or question for The Conservative Journal can send their e-mails to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  If they are really good they might just be featured on the site!  Just be sure to include whatever name or nickname you’d like to go along with the article.  I appreciate everyone that reads the articles and leaves comments and hope you check in often!

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Rick

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