Monthly Archives: March 2009

Poll of the Day: Who Was Your Favorite On American Idol?

If you missed the show, you can read the recap here.  Who did you enjoy the most on American Idol’s top 9 episode?  Don’t worry those that don’t watch, there’s a choice for you too.

Thanks for participating!

Rick

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American Idol Top 9 Recap

Welcome everyone to No Politics Tuesday at The Conservative Journal!  Glad you’re hear.  Tonight, as I did last week, I’m going to recap American Idol as the performances are aired.  Feel to comment on the performances and check out other articles at The Conservative Journal in between performances.  Once again, thanks for stopping by!

Any song, as long as it was popular on iTunes.  Is that a theme?

Any song, as long as it was popular on iTunes. Is that a theme?

It’s time!  American Idol Top 9 performance show starts now!  What’s tonight theme you ask?  Well, there has been much debate over this week’s theme which Ryan describes as “any song as long as it is a popular download”.  Huh?  That’s not a theme.  They’re running out of ideas.  Anyway, starting off tonight is…

Anoop Desai singing Usher’s “Caught Up”.  He did okay, though most of the song was either one extreme or another.  I think this was a weird song choice for Anoop.  I’m not a fan of Anoop really ever, but he is better suited with slower songs.  Randy thought it was a good performance, bad song choice.  Simon said the whole thing gave him a headache.  That’s kind of harsh; it wasn’t that bad.  This is going to be a night, I can already tell.  Next up is…

Megan Joy singing “Turn Your Lights Down Low” by Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill.  Wow, the little clip of her practicing sounds really good!  I really like this performance from Megan.  She sounds really good, and she looks great.  The song suits her voice really well.  She has the Duffy/Amy Winehouse sans drugs sound, which is really big now.  I liked this a lot.  Kara thinks she is in trouble because she doesn’t like the song choice?  I thought this song fit her so well.  I guess I’m crazy.  Paula thinks she’s not surprising enough, Simon thinks the song was boring and indulgent.  Well, hopefully the voters pull through for Megan.  She pulls some weird faces during the number call which make me love her more.  Vote for Megan at 1-866-436-5702!  Next up is…

Danny Gokey singing “What Hurts the Most” by Rascal Flatts.  Danny thinks everyone likes Rascal Flatts.  Wrong, I don’t.  Yet another reason I don’ t like Danny.  Kidding, only kidding.  Here’s my issue with Danny:  Once again, he is a good singer, but he’s not like able.  At all.  I get so annoyed by him every time he walks on stage.  But he sounds really good tonight, I’ll give him that.  As much as I hate to admit it, he’s going to be on my t.v. until the top 3 at the very least, most likely until the finale.  Paula said she’d hit repeat, Simon thought it was his best performance and he was miles ahead of the first two tonight (not Megan), Randy thinks the show starts here.  Next up is…

Allison Iraheta singing “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt.  Wow, Allison is bringing her guitar out!  Hopefully she nails

Allison Iraheta was one of the best once again!

Allison Iraheta was one of the best once again!

that.  I think this song suits Allison!  She sounds good as usual.  I think this song will probably sound even better in the studio.  She added some extra stuff into that song and I liked it.  Not as good as last week, but I’ll be her download tomorrow I’m sure.  Randy doesn’t like the clothes, Kara doesn’t like the clothes, Paula likes the clothes, Simon doesn’t like the clothes.  The judges conversation is all about her clothes and a little “Oh you sing great” discreetly thrown in.  That is frustrating.  Everyone vote for Allison too, 1-866-436-5704!  Next up is..

Scott MacIntyre singing “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel.  Scott is going to perform with just the piano tonight.  Scott is just never going to be a great singer, and at this point I’d say he’s definitely the weakest link.  I think it’s WONDERFUL that he has managed to overcome adversity and be a talented pianist and an okay singer, but American Idol is not the platform for that.  America’s Got Talent is much better suited for him.  Having said that, this performance is much better than we’ve seen him.  Good job Scott.  Still probably second worst, but good for Scott!  The judges liked his risk and thought it was his best.  Next up is…

Matt Giraud singing “You Found Me” by The Fray.  I have to say, that’s quite a risk picking a song that’s currently popular, though that could potentially pay off big time.  I can tell he’s really nervous, but I think it’s ok.  The goat vibrato/I’m-singing-on-a-washing-machine voice is kind of back, though.  Not really loving this arrangement of the song.  It’s not horrible, but it’s just okay.  Paula thinks he didn’t display what they loved and that it was bad like the Coldplay in the Semi-finals, Simon didn’t like it, Randy thought he should have done One Republic, Kara doesn’t think he should go home.  Next up is…

Lil Rounds singing “Surrender” by Celine Dion.  Big song, Lil!  This could be really bad or really good.  It’s just kind of meh.  She has a good voice, she’s just not original.  This whole diva R&B soul jam has been done SOOO many times before on American Idol, and everywhere else.  The performance was good though.  The judges thought it was good vocals, wrong song choice.  Simon thought it sounded like a wedding singer.  I don’t think Lil has anything to worry about, but we’ll see.  They just showed her kids so that will earn several hundred thousand votes.  Dang producers meddling in the vote.  Next up is…

Unfortunately, Adam was back to his screaming self.

Unfortunately, Adam was back to his screaming self.

Adam Lambert singing “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry.  Oh man, I can already tell this is going to be absurd.  Just when Adam was beginning to be bearable!  Maybe I’m wrong.  Nope, I’m right.  More of that shreiking such.  The old Adam is back in full force.  Blah.  Several seconds go by at a time with nothing but incoherent banshee caterwauling.  Everyone’s going to love it though.  Paula thinks he’s got staying power, Simon thought it was original and great, Randy thought he “worked it out”, and Kara loved it.  He’s probably going to win, unfortunately.  Last tonight is…

Kris Allen singing “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers.  Kris seems like a nice guy and he’s got a good voice.  I don’t think I’m going to remember this performance, but it’s good!  Not anything ground breaking, but he did take an old song and make it modern, which was his goal.  Actually, this is quite good.  Probably one of the best of the night.  Randy loved and thought it was one of the best, Paula loved it, Kara thought it was “artistry” (I thought Simon said that was forbidden?), Simon thought he showed confidence and he liked the arrangement.

I personally think Scott, Anoop, maybe Matt, and(unfortunately) Megan are all at risk.  I could be completely wrong, but that is my prediction.

Alright that’s it for tonight’s episode of American Idol.  Who do you think is in troube tonight?  Who did you really like?  Look for the American Idol in a few minutes, and leave your comments below or e-mail us at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

  • *Tomorrow night I won’t be able to recap the results show, but I should be able to post somthine when I watch it on Thursday.

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of the KCAs Hypocrisy?

Recently I recevied a tip in my e-mail about some hypocrisy going on at the Kids Choice Awards after party.  If you didn’t read the article, click here.  What do you think of this?  Vote below in today’s poll!

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Rick

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DUmmies Exposed: Kids Choice Awards Hypocrisy

I wonder if thats the truck dropping off Nicks crap?

I wonder if that's the truck dropping off Nick's crap?

Yesterday a posted about the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards excessive talk about global warming during this year’s telecast.  They constantly barraged the teen audience with facts about global warming throughout the show, with Leonardo DiCaprio eventually telling the kids that “our mother is hurting!”.  When I posted the article, I made sure to point out that I have no problem with educating kids of taking small precautions to help the environment, even though I personally believe global warming is merely a cycle and not influenced by humans in any way.  I mean really, what’s picking up some litter going to hurt?  Well, today I received an interesting e-mail, but before I explain the contents of the message I want to make this clear:  I am in no way proclaiming this to be 100% fact, as all I have is the statement by a reader that could have simply fabricated the entire thing.  If you know this to be untrue, please kindly let me know and I will write a retraction.  All I am doing is relaying information that I was given. Is everyone clear?  Alright, good.

Today I received an e-mail regarding the Kids Choice Awards that claimed that the show was not practicing what they preach.  At the Kids Choice Awards after party, the e-mails claims, the several thousand guests in attendance were treated to fine meal that was served on paper plates and eaten with plastic utensils.  The drinks were also served in disposable plastic cups.  At the end of the night, the plates, cups, and utensils were bagged up and hauled off the nearest dump, where they will be burried in the landfill.  Do I have any problem with this?  Absolutely not.  However, the Kids Choice Awards spent a considerable amount of the 1 and a half hour event explaining to millions of kids across the country the benefits of recycling and using environmentally friendly products.  You would think the people in charge of the event would have set up rows of recycling bins in order to solidify their stance on environmental protection.  If this does turn out to be true (I believe it), then Nickelodeon obviously isn’t as concerned with the environment as they want us to be.

What do you think of the KCAs not practicing their environment protection methods?  Remember, if you have evidence to the contrary of this, please let me know.  I would hate to spread lies around the internet.  Leave your comments on this below or e-mail us at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

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Rick

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of the KCA Green Movement?

The Kids Choice Awards featured a lot of green activism at this years ceremonies, and even allowed Leonardo DiCaprio to go as far as to tell the children in attendance that “our mother is hurting”.  I find it rather ridiculous that he is preaching his green lifestyle to this kids in this particular way, especially with the controversey surrounding global warming, or “climate change” as they like to call it now that the temperature has fallen.  What do you think of this?  Vote below in today’s poll!

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Rick

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Leonardo Dicaprio at KCA: “Our mother is hurting!”

The Green activists love to talk about their green endeavours; however, occasionally they take it a little far.  First, we had the speech Al Gore made where he basically told young teenage children that their parents were out of touch and didn’t understand the modern world.  Now, it’s Leonardo DiCaprio telling the millions of young children at the Kids Choice Awards that “our mother is hurting”.

I haven’t seen much reaction to this on blogosphere yet, most likely because most bloggers likely weren’t watching the awards show.  However, I happened to catch a few minutes of the telecast, and what I saw was ALL ABOUT some green activism.  Leonardo was there to accept his award for “The Big Green Help” (which never fails to remind me of Sara Silverman’s “The Great Schlep”), which is given to the person that exhibits excellence in advancing green initiatives.  During his speech, he said this:

Right now, our mother, Mother Earth, is hurting.  And she needs a generation of thoughtful, caring, and active kids like all of you to protect her future.  You can help us win the battle to clean up our air, our water, our land, to protect our forests, our oceans and our wildlife.

There was much more to the acceptance speech, which drug on for at least an hour and was the longest acceptance speech I’ve ever heard.  After hearing that, several things came to mind.  First of all, I can’t imagine why this is on a show geared to young tweens.  At this point in their lives, the environment is not a priority.  Secondly, I don’t understand why the people at Nick feel the need to shove something as controversial as Global Warming down our throats at an awards show for kids.  At a time when most are beginning to doubt the mere existence of Global Warming, Nick is in full force pushing a green way of life.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against a green lifestyle; I do, however, have something against a children’s channel taking advantage of children by pitching farce like Global Warming.  And I don’t necessarily have a problem with children being educated in taking care of the environment, but using lines like “our mother is hurting”?

What do you think of this?  How does this compare to Al Gore’s speech earlier in the year?  Leave your comments below or send us an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Week In Review: March 22nd-28th

American Idol was the subject of our first No Politics Tuesday!

American Idol was the subject of our first "No Politics Tuesday"!

Site News

This week saw many additions to The Conservative Journal, including:

  • The “No Politics Tuesday” feature was added this week.  Each Tuesday we take a break from the politics and the economy and just focus on entertainment.  This week, we kicked off “No Politics Tuesday” a day late with an American Idol recap.
  • This was The Conservative Journal’s busiest week this ever, with over 10,800 pageviews.  Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

Top 10 Posts and Pages of the Week

Be sure to check these out, everyone else seemed to like them!

  1. Possible Candidates for 2012
  2. The Chosen One Will Triumph in 2012 Again
  3. Mail Bag: A Vast Array of Textual Remarks
  4. More From the World of Meghan
  5. American Idol Top 10 Results Show
  6. Barack Obama Reads This Blog
  7. Charlie Rangel Can’t Read His Own Writing
  8. American Idol Top 10- Recap
  9. Top Sites
  10. Mail Bag: Ron on National Debt

Posts from the Week

These posts were posted during the last week.  If you missed them the first time, be sure and check them out by clicking the article below.

Poll of the Day Results

March 21st- Who Do You Think Changed the Wikipedia Page?

  • We presented the evidence, and you voted to find the culprit.  In the end, the person you all thought is the conspirator of WikiGate was clear.  And that person is………. Joy Behar!  Joy was my pick also, as the evidence against her was compelling.  Here are the details:  Joy Behar had 35% of the vote, Michael Moore had 19% of the vote, Nancy Pelosi had 17% of the vote, Barney Frank had 15% of the vote, and Al Gore had 14% of the vote.

March 22nd- What Do You Think of the 2012 Poll Results?

  • In a vote that remained close all week, readers of The Conservative Journal sided with the poll that predicted Barack Obama would beat Sarah Palin if they faced off in 2012.  42% of our readers think that the results were accurate, while 39% think Sarah Palin could take Barack down.  The remaining 19% don’t know.

March 23rd- What Do You Think of Charlie Rangel?

  • Looks like I’m in good company around here as a Charlie Rangel hater, as 81% of readers of the site voted that Charlie Rangel has got to go.  A mere 5% voted everyone should just back off, and the remaining 14% don’t care enough to form an opinion.

March 24th- What Do You Think of Meghan McCain’s Interview?

  • Looks like there isn’t much Meghan love here at The Conservative Journal, as 38% of our readers don’t care enough about her to read the recap of her Larry King interview, or to watch it back online.  34% of our readers thought it was horrible and boring, while the remaining 28% loved the interivew.

March 25th- Who Was Your Favorite on American Idol?

  • For our inaugural “No Politics Tuesday” day, we asked who our readers thought was the best on American Idol.  Our readers chose Adam Lambert as the best with 20% of the vote.  The remaining contestants stacked up like this: Allison Iraheta received 16%, Danny Gokey received 12%, Lil Rounds received 9%, Kris Allen received 8%, Anoop Desai received 7%, Megan Joy received 5%, Matt Giraud received 4%, Scott MacIntyre recieved 3%, and Michael Sarver recieved 1%.  The remaining 14% of readers don’t watch.  It’s also worth noting that our readers not only predicted the bottom 3 accurately, but predicted who was going home as well.

March 26th- Did Watch Obama’s Press Conference?

  • 53% of Conservative Journal readers watched the press conference, but fell asleep at some point through the itnerview, 24% of readers didn’t watch because they’d rather have been watching The Wheel of Fortune, 18% couldn’t work it into their schedule, and a mere 6% watched it and enjoyed it.

March 27th- No Poll

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of Michelle Obama’s Attire?

No, no, no.  This question is NOT what you are probably thinking.  I’m not asking whether or not you think she is fashionable, but what you think of her wearing sleeveless items, which she has recently been under fire for.  I personally have ZERO problem with the First Lady showing a little arm.  Some, however, are not quite as accepting.  Vote in today’s poll to see how our others view the situation.

Thanks for participating!

Rick

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Week In Review: Postponed

I let the weekend slip up on me and will be postponing the “extremely” popular “Week In Review”  post until tomorrow.  It usually takes quite a long time to put together, so I will be working on it tonight and tomorrow.  Check back in tomorrow afternoon in order to see the post!

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Rick

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Sorry For the Lack of Posts Yesterday!

I’m really sorry that I missed out on posting on Friday.  I had an extremely long day at work and didn’t arrive home until quite late.  Just wanted to let everyone know that I at least had somewhat of an excuse. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Poll of the Day: Did You Watch Tuesday’s Press Conference?

Alright, admittedly this is kind of a lame question.  However, I hadn’t asked it yet so I figured I needed to.  Did you watch the press conference on Tuesday?  And be honest.  There is CERTAINLY no shame in blowing the whole thing off.  I had it on in the background and got bits and peices, but it was just a bore.  Vote in the poll below to see how many others skipped on the big event!

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Rick

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Mail Bag: A Vast Array of Textual Remarks

To the elitist snob that likes to e-mail me:  Shouldnt you be eating your caviar?  Its going to sour.

To the elitist snob that likes to e-mail me: Shouldn't you be eating your caviar? It's going to sour.

Like the title?  I’m just trying to please the elitist snob that sent me an e-mail stating my vocabulary was on par with a grade schooler.  Thankfully, I don’t write this blog to try and sound like a graduate of an Ivey League school, nor do I think it’s necessary to do so.  The person who e-mailed the comment, who wished to remained unnamed, must be drawn to Obama for his use of flowery vocabulary alone, as their is zero substance to his words.  However, I wonder what said poster thought about Obama’s press conference?  It didn’t contain that many “million dollar words”.  Surely they had the same disdain?  Negative.

I will now step down from my soapbox and post some “worthy” comments from the mail box and the website.  Here are the highlights:

New reader Lisa Krempasky, whose blog can be found here, has left several entertianing comments:

On the Michael Moore WikiGate article, Lisa had this to say:

I’m more interested in the day when Moore will be known as inmate 73027963.

Even most of his looney buddies are distancing themselves from him

And on “More From the World of Meghan“, she said this about her moderateness:

Progressive republican…good one.

I’m also very glad for her depth of economic analysis in her affirmation that the president is taking the economy serious. I feel much better now.

Trust us, Lisa, we feel better too!

Neoavatara, whose blog can be found here, said this about Charlie Rangel:

Rangel is an embarrassment. The Democrats are currently protecting him, which makes it even worse. It is silly, really, because if Rangel left, his district is a safe Democratic seat. The Democrats are making the same mistake Republicans did: If someone does something wrong, don’t protect them. People should be responsible for their actions.

Neoavatara also had this to say about Barack reading this blog:

I think the problem is that Obama’s teleprompter needs to read your site…otherwise there is no way you will get an apology.

I must agree with you there.  Maybe I can go submit it to his teleprompter’s blog, which can be found here.  That blog is hilarious, by the way.

And finally, I’d like to just direct everyone to the last Mail Bag post, where a nice discussion over Barack’s “Special Olympics” gaffe is located.  It’s a great little discussion that everyone should take part in.

What do you think?  Which post by a user is your favorite?  Leave your comments below or e-mail us at theconservativejournal@gmail.com and you could end up on a post just like this one!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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American Idol Top 10 Results Show

Leaving us tonight on American Idol is…………..

Michael Sarver.

I am not surprised at all; I believe it was definitely his time.  This is about all I’m going to post about tonights show to keep it short, after all today isn’t “No Politics Tuesday”! 

I might update this later with a little more information, just not right now. 

What do you think about the result?  Leave your comments below or send us an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Poll of the Day: Who Was Your Favorite on American Idol?

As a part of “No Politics Tuesday”, I recapped American Idol (Which can be found here.) leading us to tonight’s Poll of the Day:  Who was your favorite on american idol?  And for those of you that did not watch, there will be an option for that! 🙂

Thanks for participating!

Rick

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The Inquiring Mind: Check This Out!

Featured Blog Winners!We in the United States are very opinionated people.  We are also very biased depending on our location, family views, etc.  For example, being from the south, I have a predilection to cringe at the world liberal, as northerners do for the word Republican (Exaggerated metaphor, do not e-mail me about it.  I know every liberal doesn’t cringe over a Republican.).  So in order to truly get an unbiased opinion, I feel like we have to look elsewhere; meaning outside the U.S.  Well, The Inquiring Mind is good for just that.  This New Zealander describes himself as liberal on social issues, but right-leaning on economic, making him an even better source for an unbiased view.  The Inquiring Mind covers a plethora (Word of the Day) of issues, from goings about in New Zealand, to entertainment, to political issues spanning the globe; not to mention hilarious political cartoons.  I strongly recommend The Inquiring Mind be added to your daily blog visits!

Visit The Inquiring Mind by clicking here.

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Rick

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