Monthly Archives: February 2009

PolitiFact OBAMeter: Check This Out!

Check out Stimulus Watch for the latest updates on the wastefulness in Washington!

Track all of Barack's numerous promises with this useful meter!

Earlier today I was browsing around the internet when I came across Politifact.com, a partner of the St. Petersburg Times.  One section of the site that was especially interesting to me was the “OBAMeter” section.  This useful meter looks at 510 of his campaign promises and rates them either as “No Action”, “In the Works”, or “Stalled”.  Once the action is carried out, it is ranked either as “Promise Kept”, “Compromise”, or “Promise Broken”.  So far, the majority of the promises, understandably, have received no action.  Of the 35 that have been acted on, 21 are still in the works, 9 were kept, 3 were met with a compromise, and 2 have been broken.  Visit the OBAMeter at Politifact to see just what 2 promises have been broken!

The OBAMeter is a great tool to track the every move of Barack, one that I will make a everyday read.

Funnier still; the site slogan:

-“I want you to hold our government accountable.  I want you to hold me accountable” (Barack Obama)

-“Okay, we will.” (PolitiFact)

Visit PolitiFact today by clicking here.

Go directly to the OBAMeter by clicking here.

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Record Numbers This Week: Thanks Everyone!

I just wanted to thank everyone that has visited the site, this past week was our best one yet!  Not only was this the busiest week total for the site, but four of the top five busiest days occurred this week!  I am thrilled to see the site continue to grow and look forward to many more weeks of posting and interacting with the visitors of this site.  I look forward to breaking many more site records and growing the readership each day.

Thanks to all who have been a part!

Rick

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Stimulus Watch: Check This Out!

Check out Stimulus Watch for the latest updates on the wastefulness in Washington!

Check out Stimulus Watch for the latest updates on the wastefulness in Washington!

I’ve asked myself this question many, many times, but I never could come up with a concrete answer.  Yesterday, however, I was surfing the web when I came across a very interesting website: Stimuluswatch.org.  This website has a detailed description of what exactly our money is going to, and man is there a lot of nonsense in there.  Everyone’s heard that there is a lot of pork in the package, but wait until you look at this!  And not only does the site list everything, but it has a rating next to each item in the package.  This rating is I guess equivalent to a “relevancy meter”, as viewers of the site rate the item as critical or not critical.  If you vote not critical, the item loses 1 point; if you vote critical, the item gains a point.  Believe me, many, MANY items are in the severe negative points.  I encourage everyone to check this site out and vote for which items you think are critical or pointless.  It’s interesting to see what the American people actually have to say about this whole package.

Also, the site is launching a new daily feature called “Disecting the Stimulus: Sifting Through the Pork”, where we will analyze the items on the stimulus to try and find their value.  Look for this in the upcoming days!  Check back to see just how wasteful this package is.
Thanks for reading!

Rick.

You can visit Stimulus Watch by clicking here.

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Where Did the People of D.C. Misplace Their Morals?

Soo, which wise guy slipped the healthcare in?

Soo, which wise guy slipped the healthcare in?

I must say, the senators in Washington reached a new low today.  And I do hate to lump them all together because I’m sure there are a few good senators (definitely a few Republicans.  Haha) that are not this crooked, but the bad apples have spoiled the bunch from an everyday American’s viewpoint.  But anyway, my recent frustration stems from the nonsense packed into the pork barrel (my name of choice for the “stimulus package”).  This time, however, I am not talking about any actual spending projects or subsidies, but something regarding healthcare.  “What?”, you may ask, “What does healthcare have to do with the pork barrel?”.  Well let me just tell you:  The senators, being the sly foxes that they are, slipped several heath provisions into the pork barrel.  And of course you ask again, “Well why would they do that?”.  Well number 1, they are more corrupt than the entire state of Illinois; and secondly, because if they do that the senate won’t debate over it, and it will quietly pass into law.  Yes America, that is what we are dealing with in Congress.  Before we even get into the complete lack of ethics in doing this, I would like to ask how this is even legal?  Shouldn’t things such as important as a healthcare be fully discussed and debated in the senate?  Uhh…. yeah.  And not only that, but shouldn’t the items in the stimulus package, I don’t know, actually be related to stimulating the economy?!  One provision was mandating the use of electronic medical records.  Alright, that’s ok, but what on this great earth is that going to do to stimulate the economy?  I know!  About as much the stimulus is going to do:  Nothing.  Honestly, I couldn’t care less whether or not we use electronic medical records, but come on senators, let’s be honest and transparent (Obama’s word of the week) and not sneak things into 5,000,000 page bills, okay?  I think we’d all be a little better off.

So what do you think about this injustice to the country?  Shouldn’t things like healthcare provisions be included in something like a, uhh, healthcare bill?  I encourage you to e-mail your senator today and let him know just how wrong this is.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Here’s an Idea: Let’s Ban Stimulus!

Soooo, where is the plug for the money waterfall?

Soooo, where is the plug for the money waterfall?

Why on earth does congress even try anymore?  They have proven one hundred times over that they are simply not compable of being compitent or rational.  The majority are also not able to resist the temptation to slip in their little “extras”, ranging from subsidies for struggling artists to millions for a boat to break up “dangerous polar ice”.  So from this day forth, as deemed by me, stimulus packages and discussions regarding stimulus are banned from America.  Thank you.

Now back to reality.  As much as I would love to be able to ban stimulus packages altogether, I simply don’t have the power.  And as I sit here and watch the fearless leader preach his fearmongering and propaganda on C-SPAN, I am becoming increasingly convinced that stimulus nonsense will become commonplace in this country.  And until the next elections, when hopefully Republicans can rebound in congress, the nonsense like polar ice boats and artist subsidies and national parks improvement will more than likely be thrown in there too, all for the benefit of the country of course.  (By the way, check back here in a few days for a special on all the nonsense thrown in the stimulus that apparently will save us from financial ruin!)

So here’s what I say, ban stimulus and instead try what’s proven to work:  tax cuts to EVERYONE, not just the people that don’t pay taxes at all. (No, I’m not referring to Democrats, here I’m actually talking about the people that aren’t supposed to pay taxes.)  A quick look back at history shows that these kinds of tax cuts work.  Early 1980s saw record unemployment and a recession.  Solution?  Tax cuts.  Result?  Out of recession and into some of the most prosperous years the United States has seen in recent memory.  Why on earth the Democrats in congress don’t even want to consider this blows my mind.  The only thing I can come up with is the simple fact that they apparently pay no taxes, so a tax cut wouldn’t benefit them at all.  So I encourage everyone to e-mail or write to your congressmen and women and encourage them to vote against this and future stimulus packages.  Let them know that there are tons of us out here that would rather keep our money off the bat than have the great government collect it then redistribute it at there liking!

So what do you think of the stimulus?  Are you as stunned as I am at the lack of cooperation in congress?  Or how about there ignorance to the fact that we actually don’t want to pay for the polar ice boat?  Leave a comment below or send us an e-mail.  If it’s good we just might feature it on the site!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Obama: Capitalism Fails!

In a press conference yesterday Barack could be heard giving the Dems what they like to hear.  When he began talking about the economy and talked about the economic policies for the last 8 years (trickle-down economics, tax cuts, CAPITALISM, etc.) he stated, “Let me be clear, those ideas have been tested and they have failed.”  Ooooh right, because stimulus packages have such a great track record for helping out the economy and all.  I mean come on, really?  To say that tax cuts, capitalism, and trickle-down economics have been proven to fail compared with the fail that is a stimulus package is moronic.  COME ON BARACK.  The last stimulus package had the same effect of throwing a peice of iceburg lettuce at a building and expecting it to fall.  Nada.  The money is lost forever and the stimulus failed to stimulate anything except for false hope.

It’s fascinating revalations such as this one that really make me wonder about where we’re headed.  Putting more confidence in a stimulus than in the fundamentals of the country is one bizarre to look at things.  So what do you think?  Are bailouts the wave of the future?  Or are you with me in thinking that they should be formally banned?  Let your voice be heard by leaving a comment or sending an e-mail.  It just might be posted on the site!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Alpha Inventions: Check This Out!

Incredible site to see the latest and updated blogs and increase your own blog traffic!

Incredible site to see the latest and updated blogs and increase your own blog traffic!

Last night, after I wrote my article about the scam that is global warming, I noticed the traffic counter on the site shoot up by 20 views in a matter of 10 mintues.  Seeing that is fairly late at night, and I almost never get that many views that late, I checked for the source.  On my Stats page, I found that all of this views were being directed here by something I’d never heard of:  alphainventions.com.  Of course I had to check it out, and was fascinated with the discovery.  This website, Alpha Inventions, posts blogs in real-time, as they are updated, for all of the viewers to see.  It’s great for the reader to kill time and be exposed to new blogs at a rapid pace, but also extremely beneficial for blog writers trying to get new sites going.  Last night, for example, I received 46 unique page views from Alpha Inventions in less than an hour and a half.

The site not only flashes recently updated blogs across the screen, but also has an option to submit a blog for admition into the reading cycle.  Although the blog is eventually knocked out of the cycle, a considerable amount of views are received in a short time for free.  In my case, my site received 46 views before knocked out of the cycle.  Alpha Inventions is an extremely useful tool that definitely deserves a visit.  I encourage everyone to check it out today!

To visit Alpha Inventions, click here.

To read more about Alpha Inventions at its WordPress blog, click here.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Global Warming: Dang, You Fooled Us

The heat is coming, just wait until June!

The heat is coming, just wait until June!

The global warming epidemic that is apparently going to cause our demise very shortly, unless we learn to harness the air as a fuel source of course, has apparently been on a hiatus the past few weeks as record cold has settled in across the enitre nation, as well as overseas.  The state of Kentucky is virtually shut down due to the extreme weather that has pounded on the state for days now.  Just two months ago, southern Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas experienced up to 8 inches of snow.  (Looks like to me the only “global warming” is occurring in the Oval Office).  Sound a little strange to you that while the liberal/eco-junkie population are preaching of imenant environmental meltdown the country is experiencing one of it’s coldest years on record?  It should, and you aren’t alone.  But of course with the rush of frigid air comes the wave of ridiculous claims by the left.  These range from, “Duh, we said it was going to get colder first” too “It’s the kids’ fault!”, all of which make no sense.  The very principal that people have the power to control one of the powerful things in the world, the environment, is ridiculous, but that’s another story for another day.

So what do you think of all this?  What do you expect the next excuse for the cold weather will be?  How much longer can Al Gore act oblivious to the cold weather?  Leave a comment below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com and it may featured on the site!

Thanks for reading,

Rick

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Obama Growing Orchids in the Oval Office?

When your the president, the heat can be as high as you want.

When your the president, the heat can be as high as you want.

Remember when Barack said that if everyone would just toughen up and quit putting the thermostat on 72 the world would be a better place? (Alright, so I stretched it a little.  The basic statement was we can’t keep our heat on 72 and expect to be taken seriously with environmental advancements).  Well apparently that only applies to us (what’s new?)  because instead of Barack simply putting on his jacket in the Oval Office, he put the heat at a reported 78 degress.  I see absolutley NO problem with using the heater (that’s why it’s there), but come one, don’t preach about being green and conserving when you keep your heat 6 degrees above what you made out to be a ludacris amount.  David Axelrod, genius that he is, made a statement on the matter: “He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?  He likes it warm.  You could grow orchids in there.”  Nicely put, Dave.  So in my mind, Barack better be opening up a florist and pumping the procedes into the economy, because that’s the only way this hypocracy is accpetable.  What this shows me is that he is not sincerely concerned with the global warming hooey, so why should we be?
What do you think about this?  Am I just blowing this completely out of proportion?  Probably so.  Leave a comment below or send us an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Remember your post could be featured on the site!

Thanks for reading,

Rick

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