Monthly Archives: April 2009

Video of the Day: Hollie Steel from Britain’s Got Talent

Keeping with tradition, Britain’s Got Talent has introduced yet another incredible talent in 10 year old Hollie Steel.  The beginning dancing is nothing special, but her singing is incredible, especially for 10 years old.  Watch the clip below!

What do you think?  Leave your comments below or e-mail us at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Also, be sure and subscribe to the RSS Feed and the daily e-mail newsletter.

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Rick

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Video of the Day: Auto-Tune The News

I found this earlier today, and I think it’s hilarious.  Hillary Clinton’s segment is really funny, as is Katie Couric.  Watch “Auto-Tune the News” below!

What do you think?  Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com if you have a video you think deserves to be the video of the day!

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Rick

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Week In Review: April 19th-25th

Site News

  • This week, a new feature was introduced at The Conservative Journal:  The Library!  The TCJ Library will feature must read books and magazines that I have read and reviewed, or those that have been suggested to me by readers.  If you have written a book or know of a book that you think should be included, please e-mail me a theconservativejournal@gmail.com!  For more details, click here.

Top 10 Posts and Pages of the Week

Everyone seemed to like these, so if you missed be sure to click the article and them out!

  1. Video of the Day: More From Susan Boyle!
  2. Video of the Day: Susan Boyle!
  3. What’s Everyone’s Beef With Meghan McCain?
  4. Parks and Recreation “The Reporter” Recap
  5. Happy Al Gore Day Everyone!
  6. Fringe “Bad Dreams” Recap
  7. UPDATE: Levi Johnston Says His Family Isn’t White Trash
  8. Mail Bag: I’m Behind, I Know
  9. Week In Review: April 12th-18th
  10. TCJ Library Addition: Vilified!

Posts From the Week

If you missed these posts the first time around, be sure to click the title and read it now!  They in order from oldest to newest.

Poll of the Day Results

April 19th- Do You Care At All About Barack’s New Dog?

  • 38% agree with me in saying that coverage is getting ridiculous, 28% don’t really care if they talk about it or not, 24% think it’s great to hear about their personal lives, and the remaining 10% didn’t he got a dog.  I wonder what rock they’ve been living under?

April 20th- Do You Consider Waterboarding Torture?

  • 56% of those that voted think that waterboarding is not a form of torture, 38% think that it is torture, and the remaining 6% don’t know what waterboarding is.

April 21st- Who Was Your Favorite On American Idol?

  • Every week so far, Adam Lambert has taken top honors as your favorite American Idol contestant.  This week, however, he passes the crown on to Kris Allen, who received 26% of the vote.  Adam Lambert was close, though, with 25% of the vote.  The rest of the idols stacked up as follows:  Matt Giraud  received 15%, Allison Iraheta received 13%, Danny Gokey received 8% of the vote, Anoop Desai received 4% of the vote, and Lil Rounds came in last with 1%.  The remaining 7% dont’ watch.  Again this week, the voters predicted the bottom two, who both left in a double elimination.

April 22nd- What Do You Think of the NOM Ad?

  • 43% of those that voted said that, even though they were conservative, they were against the ad, 37% said it was moronic, 11% thought the ad was great, and 9% don’t know what to think.

April 23rd- Was Carrie Prejean’s (Miss California) Question Fair?

  • 68% said that they question was not fair, 21% thought it was fair, and the remaining 11% weren’t sure.

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Parks and Recreation- “The Reporter” Recap

‘Parks and Recreation’ just keeps getting better and better.  Read the recap below if you missed tonight’s episode!  Also, look for a link to the full episode at the end of the recap.

Tonight’s episode kicks off with Leslie (Amy Poehler) on a “Pre-Teen Nature Walk”.  “For a while, it was a teenage nature hike, but we changed it because… a girl got pregnant,” said Leslie.  Leslie then eats the Pawnee huneysuckle, which is not your average huneysuckle.  This causes her tongue to swell, but, hey, “it has a sweet after taste!”.

Leslie informs Ann (Rashida Jones) that she will be getting an interview with the Pawnee Journal to promote their park idea.  According to Leslie, keeping your project in the press is the key to success.  She sites the Tucker Park Graffiti Removal Project as evidence of this.  After eliminating 5 graffitied penises (not even 10%!), the project ran out of steam.  So, somewhere in Pawnee, you can still find the penis wall.

Leslie takes Mark (Paul Schneider) to a meal at JJ’s Diner, which she says is the place where all of the political elite meet.  During their meeting, Leslie asks Mark to help her prepare for the interview.  He says the first question will probably be “How do you spell your name?”.  “Ahhh… of course!  Because of the silent ‘K’,” says Leslie.  Then Leslie reminds us that she and Mark “made love” once.

When the interviewer arrives at the office, Leslie insists she take her on a quick tour.  Leslie takes her back to the wall of murals, a familiar place for us viewers, to show her the mural of Cheif Wamapoe that apparently everyone seems to complain about.  Leslie then introduces her to Ron (Nick Offerman), who apparently hates the media as much as he hates the government because he offered up a simple “no comment” in return.  Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Ron have some friendly scrabble competition going, though Tom throws every round in an attempt to suck up to his boss, Ron.

Leslie takes the interviewer to the meeting room where she introduces everyone as follows:  Tom “boy genius, smooth like milk chocolate” Haverford, April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza) “so cool she could be invited anywhere, but chooses to be here”, and Ann and Andy “the real heroes of this story”.  The interviewer wants to record the interview, but Leslie can’t handle the pressure.  Each time she has to answer a question, she has to pause the recorder because she doesn’t want to answer incorrectly.  We then find out that Andy was going after a toaster in the bottom of the pit, and he was “wasted” in the process.  Apparently, no one knew these details yet, which causes quite a stir.  “Ann, your so innocent and sweet and pretty.  The press are like sharks and you just dumped a bucket of chum in the water.”

There’s a hilarious little exchange between Tom and Ron about Tom’s “lack” of Scrabble skills, and about how much Ron thinks his ex-wife is a bi*** who can’t play Scrabble.  You have to see it to get the full effect.  The interviewer tells Leslie they will resume tomorrow at the pit, and she and Mark exit together.  Much to Leslie’s dismay, they are back together the next morning and Marks drops her off at the pit.  It takes Leslie a minute, but she eventually puts the peices together and discovers why Shauna (The interviewer) was with Mark.  The rest of the interview, Leslie is very upset, and cannot answer the questions very well.  This part was hilarious, and you just have to see it.

Leslie leaves the interview early to go talk to Ann about Mark and Shauna’s little fling.  She leaves from their home to confront Mark.  “It is unethical for a public servant to have sex with a member of the press corp, Mark; especially when it’s with some one so skanky.  Come on, Mark”.

Leslie calls Shauna to inform that she ate a bad burrito (but not a mexican burrito), and that caused her weird behavior at the pit.  She asks for a do-over and Shauna accepts.  For this interivew, Shauna gathered several quotes from people who are sure the park is not going to happen.  “You should write an article about unicorns, because unicorns are more likely to happen than this park”, and “You should write an article about the Pope getting married because that’s more likely to happen than this park”.  Apparently, Mark is also sure it’s not going to happen, or at least, that’s what he told Shauna.

Ann and Mark meet Shauna outside her office to ask that she please not print that article, and she agrees not to because she and Mark are “romantically involved”.  Mark disagrees with that, so she prints it anyway.  The article ends with, what Leslie calls a positive note with a “We’ll see”.

4 of 5 Elephants

4 of 5 Elephants

If you missed the episode you can watch it here.

What did you think of tonight’s episode?  Leave your comments below or e-mail me at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Video of the Day: Shep, Calm Down!

Come on Shep, let’s be reasonable.  There is no reason to be dropping the f-bomb, even if you do feel passionately about America not torturing anyone.  The clip is quite interesting, and, though I’ve only watched his show a few times, I never would have expected this from him.  Watch the clip below let us all know what you think!

EDIT: This occured on The Strategy Room, which is Fox News’ new show that can be streamed from their website.  So this didn’t occur on his show or other tv broadcast.  Thanks punditpawn for clearing that up.

Thanks for visiting!

Rick

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Poll of the Day: Was Miss California Carrie Prejean’s Question Fair?

In case you missed the clip you can watch it here.

I have to say that I don’t think the question was fair.  It was asked by a gay gossip blogger, who was clearly not thrilled when she said she believed marriage was between a man and a woman.  He then gave Carrie a zero for her answer, which no doubt played a large part in her losing the competition.  Do you think this is fair?  Vote below in today’s poll of the day!

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Rick

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TCJ Library Addition: Vilified!

The first book that I’m adding into the TCJ Library Collection is Vilified! Red Meat for Conservatives from a Guy Who’s Got a lot of Beefs.  I’m still in the process of reading this one, but it’s great so far!  Conservative Author Corey Deitz covers it all somewhere in the book, from his opinion on Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, to PETA and Illegal Immigration.  Deitz does a great job conveying his opinions in a way that’s funny and entertaining, so you don’t have to worry about becoming uninterested.  It’s a hilarious yet insightful take on politics that’s definitely a must read!
When I finish reading the book, I plan to write a full review, but I just wanted to write a little blurb (is that a word) about it while I’m reading.

Resources

To visit Vilified!‘s website, click here.

To buy a paperback copy of Vilified! on Amazon, click here.

To buy a paperback copy or eBook copy of Vilified! on Lulu, click here.

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out the book at one of the above sources!

Rick

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TCJ Seal of Approval: Miss California, Carrie Prejean

I am pleased to announce that California’s Carrie Prejean is the latest recipient of The Conservative Journal Seal of Approval!

Ms. Prejean spoke out with her conservative beliefs even though she knew they would be unpopular with gay judge Perez Hilton, which is something not everyone would do.  Not only does she win this award for standing up for what she believes in, but also for how she said it.  She wasn’t rude or condescending, and handled herself very well on the Miss USA stage when answering the question.  The fact that this question more than likely cost her the competition is quite upsetting, but I am still proud of Ms. Prejean for standing up for conservative values and not wavering from what she has known her whole life.  If only more people were like her!

What do you think of Miss California and her gay marriage question debacle?  Leave your comments below or send me an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Don’t for get to sign up for the RSS Feed here and the daily newsletter here so you never miss a thing at The Conservative Journal!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of the NOM Ad?

If you missed the video you can watch it here.  Vote in today’s poll below!

Leave your comments below, and don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS Feed and the daily e-mail newsletter!

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Rick

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Video of the Day: National Organization for Marriage Video

If you’ve somehow missed the NOM Ad against same-sex marriage, you’ve got to watch it below.  As a Christian Conservative, I define marriage as between a man and a woman.  However, this ad is ridiculous.  I consider myself to be quite conservative, but in no way do I think a storm is going to suck me up if same-sex marriage becomes legal throughout the country (alright, I know that’s not what they’re saying, but it’s close.).  A lot of the lines leave me puzzled, so watch it for yourself and let everyone know what you think!

What do you think?  Leave your comments below or e-mail me at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Also, be sure to subscribe to the RSS Feed and daily e-mail newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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The Conservative Journal Library: Must Read Books & Magazines

I am please to announce the newest branch of The Conservative Journal, The Conservative Journal Library!  This one’s going to be slowly built up, but will work similarly to the Top Sites feature.  After I read a good book, magazine, or other publication, I will write up a post about it and put it on the “library” page.  If you want to suggest a book that you have read, please send me an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com with the name of the book, or write your suggestion as a comment on the “Library” page.  I will then look at the book, read the reviews, and decide whether or not it’s library worthy.  If it makes the cut (it will, more than likely) I will add it the page then, and read the full book and write a review when I finish.

My hope for this feature is that it becomes a good resource for writers that are trying to get the word out on the books that they have self-published, or published online through sites like Lulu.  Tomorrow I will introduce the first book to the library, so be on the look out!

Remember, if you have any suggestions for books you have seen or have written, please send a message with the title and author of the book to theconservativejournal@gmail.com, or write the suggestion in a comment on the “Library” page.

Thanks for visiting!

Rick

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Happy Al Gore Day Everyone!

Solution to global warming?  Remove that stupid green blanket and give her some air.

Solution to global warming? Remove that stupid green blanket and give her some air.

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Earth Day.  In case you didn’t know, Earth Day is my favorite holiday because earth is not going to yell at me for not getting her a gift, although Al Gore may have you believe otherwise.  Unfortunately, I heard Barack and the green cheer squad are going to be stepping up Earth Day protocol next year, so enjoy it while you can.

Be sure to hop in your ozone killing vehicle and sit in traffic for two hours to get that plastic Sprite bottle to the recycling center downtown to show earth how much you care!

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Guest Blogger Matt C.: Obama’s Rookie Mistakes

Here is an article that Matt sent to me right before the G20 Summit.  I thought I had already posted this, but I just realized I didn’t.  Thanks to Matt for sending in this great piece!  And remember, if you want to send in articles as a guest blogger, please send all work to theconservativejournal@gmail.com!

In 1933, a month long economic summit in London failed to bring the world out of an economic disaster through international cooperation.  The result was a cascade of increased protectionism, devaluations and full-scale war. On April 2nd, eight leading industrialized nations – U.S., Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Canada and Russia (the G-8) and Eleven emerging market and smaller industrialized countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, plus the EU (the G20), are coming together, in London, for an emergency economic summit.  The goals and importance are similar to 1933 and the potential to end in failure has become a cause for concern in recent months. An increase in Transatlantic tensions caused, in large part, by Obama’s rookie mistakes and inexperience, are a majority stakeholder in the blame.

There is a universal belief that a severe outbreak of protectionism was a primary cause of the great depression in the 1930’s. Obama’s “Buy American Vote Obama” theme and protectionist campaign rhetoric, concerned world leaders, long before his inauguration.  A memo from a Canadian embassy official claiming that Obama’s top campaign economic advisor, Austan Goolsby, assured him that Obama’s anti-NAFTA remarks “should not be taken out of context and should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans.” It was apparent that foreign leaders were wondering if Obama planned to bring the US back to protectionism.

In a matter of weeks, Obama’s transition team showed signs that Obama’s campaign rhetoric was more than just political positioning.  On January 2nd , Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the Obama transition team, was quoted as saying, “We are reviewing the buy American proposal and we are committed to a plan that will save or create 3 million jobs, including jobs in manufacturing,”.  Psaki also told Bloomberg that the proposal could boost the goal to “save or create 3 million jobs, including jobs in manufacturing.”  On January 3rd, The Boston Globe reported that President Elect Obama’s advisors were considering a “buy American” requirement to be included in any stimulus legislation, which is expected to include a significant amount of public works and infrastructure projects. This prompted German Chancellor, Angela Merkle, to publicly warn Obama against the temptation to fall back on protectionist trade policies when faced with a worldwide economic crisis. Even the British Prime minister, Gordon Brown warned him about the dangers of protectionism.

Obama’s final stimulus proposal could not include the provision without confirming his true protectionist ideals and damaging our trade relationships.  So Congress attempted to sneak the provision into the stimulus bill hoping it would go unnoticed.  Their “Buy American” provision dramatically expanded an already robust “Buy American” policy.  The provision stated: “None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States” unless it increases the project’s overall cost by 25 percent.  Obama signed the bill in spite of harsh rebuke from the EU, NAFTA, BRIC & WTO members and a G20 agreement to refrain from enacting protectionist policy for one year.  After countless threats of litigation and trade wars, Obama urged the Senate to soften the provision instead of removing it entirely.  The new wording is vague and only appears to exempt Japan, Canada and the European Union but ignores China, Brazil, India and Russia (BRIC).  Obama is sending a message that he is more concerned about furthering his agenda than with the success of the coming G20 summit.

Alienating the BRIC will only foster bitterness and rivalry and start an untimely trade war.  Which is the least of our worries after Prime Minister Wen expressed some unusually blunt concerns during a news conference at the end of the Chinese Parliament’s annual session.  He said he was “worried” about China’s holdings of United States Treasury bonds and other debt, and that China was watching economic developments in the United States closely. He urged the Obama administration to provide assurances that its investment would keep its value in the face of a global financial crisis.  The Chinese Government has already said it will be looking for more aggressive ways to invest sizable portions of its massive $1 trillion currency reserves.  China’s response was not with threats of a trade war, but a reminder that a mass sell off of US bonds will devalue the dollar and cause a complete market collapse.

In February, China’s National Energy Administration announced a possible fund for China’s three state-owned energy giants PetroChina, Sinopec and the China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) to purchase oil and gas companies overseas. They recently finalized an oil supply deal totaling $41 billion with Russia, Brazil and Venezuela & Xi Jinping signed a deal to lend $10 billion to Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras. These deals secured 20 years of oil for a bargain price of $20 a barrel & now they have their sites set on Australian natural gas and coal.  Looking for more aggressive ways?  The question is “How aggressive?”

About two weeks after a US Military Command ship was accosted by five Chinese vessels, the Pentagon released it’s an annual report on China’s military power.  It concluded that China continues to spend large amounts of money to upgrade its forces and give them high-technology capabilities.  It also says that China has increased the quality and quantity of it’s strategic nuclear missiles.  The report goes on to suggest that China is working to deter any US intervention that would follow a Chinese attack on Taiwan.  Press Secretary Geoff Morrell’s response was one of confustion. He said “The fact that the Chinese continue to build up their arsenal across the Straits is somewhat confounding, given the fact there has been a lessening in tensions between the two governments, post the elections in Taiwan”.  Maybe Morrell was unaware of the recent announcement that the United States government struck a major arms deal worth $6.5 billion with Taiwan.  Nor was he informed about China deploying three Jin-class (Type 094) ballistic missile submarines to it’s new base near Yulin on Hainan Island on the South China Sea. Could Taiwan be the Ferdinand of WWII?

To say that the future of the Worlds economy hinges on the success of the G20 summit would be an understatement.  One would assume that assembling a strong Treasury Department would be a top priority, after igniting outrage from the world’s top economic producers in the midst of a worldwide financial crisis. Yet not one Deputy, Undersecretary or Secretary Assistant has been confirmed, leaving the Treasury Secretary to fly solo.  Inadequate senior leadership to make decisions and represent the government in crucial conversations with banks and others, makes managing the disbursement of stimulus funds overwhelming at best.  Britain’s most senior civil servant was quoted as saying that the shortage of staff in Barack Obama’s two-month-old Treasury was making preparations for the summit “unbelievably difficult”.  Transatlantic tensions are directly related to the worry that Obama isnt prepared to address the financial crisis & work with other leaders to prevent an economic disaster.

The first two months of the Obama presidency are riddled with rookie mistakes that have annoyed the WTO and NAFTA, alienated the BRIC and created an atmosphere of mistrust.  It’s unclear to the world whether our anemic Treasury Department can deliver and negotiate a viable proposal by April 2nd and rumors about Obama’s inability to lead us out of a financial crisis are circulating.  A negative outcome to the G20 summit could mark a domino affect that has the potential to cause a worldwide depression &/or WWIII.  Yet Obama feels that it is more important to campaign in California than it is to adequately equip his Treasury Department to prevent a global catastrophe.  Only one day is slated for the upcoming G20 summit, which leaves very little time for more than presentations and speeches.  Maybe the Obama administration is counting on yet another magical speech to bail them out.

What do you think?  Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  If you’d like to contact Matt, send an e-mail with his name in the subject area of the message to our main address, theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Video of the Day: Miss California on Gay Marriage

In case you missed Miss California speaking out against gay marriage when she was asked if the U.S. should legalize gay marriage across the board, here is the video for you to watch below.

I applaud Miss California, and if it’s any consolation, tomorrow I plan to award her with “The Conservative Journal Seal of Approval” tomorrow.  Not quite as big of a deal as “Miss USA”, but it’ll do.

What do you think of Miss USA speaking out against gay marriage?  Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS Feed here and sign up for the daily newsletter here.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Fringe “Bad Dreams” Recap

This week, I’m adding a new show to the list of shows that I recap, and it’s a good one: Fringe!  Fringe is one of my favorite shows that airs on Fox at 9 PM Eastern on Tuesdays following American Idol.

A young lady is strolling her child down the subway tunnel to catch the next train, while she is reaching for the balloon her daughter accidentally let go of, she is pushed into the oncoming train by one of the main characters of Fringe, Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv).  Agent Dunham wakes up from her dream, but sees the young lady from her dream on the news while she is having breakfast.  Apparently, she had committed suicide by jumping out in front of an oncoming train.

Agent Dunham asks her superior at the FBI if she can have special privileges into the case because it’s of special interest to her.  While there Agent Dunham and her partner and friend Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) find the red balloon still floating in the ceiling.  The young lady’s husband tells Dunham there is no way it’s a suicide, though the video tape from the subway tunnel clearly shows the young lady throwing herself in front of the train without the help of Agent Dunham.  Dunham is still convinced she played a part in her death, and Walter, Peter’s father and a scientist (John Noble) assures her that if so, it will happen again.

That night, Agent Dunham dreams that while she is eating supper, a woman grows angry with her husband and holds a knife to him.  Agent Dunham walks up behind her, grabs her arm, and forces the knife into her husband’s stomach, dropping her glass in the process.  Dunham wakes up and alerts the authorities of the murder.  She talks to the woman the next day and finds out the details of her dreams were accurate once again.

On a trip to the restaurant where the crime occurred, Olivia finds the same cup broken on the floor and asks the manager who was sitting in that seat.  He describes a man with blonde hair and a scar on his face, who Dunham recognizes from the subway surveillance video.  Back at the lab, they find the man that was described in the subway video.  Walter thinks that Olivia is dreaming as if she were the scar-faced man, and that in reality she had nothing to do with the crimes.

When the head of her division of the FBI hears of the feud at the restaurant, Agent Dunham requests permission to investigate into the mysterious man.  Agent Dunham and Peter travel to the mental hospital where the man, named Nick, had been staying.  The director of the mental hospital tells the agents that Nick was convinced he had been recruited as a child for a battle against a paranormal universe.  Upon further analysis, they find that Nick has the same birthday as Agent Dunham.

Agent Dunham believes that Nick has a “contageous” mood.  For example, when he walked down the platform, he may have been feeling suicidal, which may have prompted the young woman to throw herself in front of the train.  Agent Dunham reveals that she may have been treated with Cortexiphan as a child, the drug that Walter believes has a lot do with the problems.

Agent Dunham is put into a machine induced sleep, where she is able to walk in Nick’s shoes.  Olivia (who is really Nick in the coming scenes) takes a dancer from the club into his apartment or hotel room.  His ability to transfer his feelings in an extreme way allows him to make the dancer feel miserable and depressed, just as he does.  This prompts her to break a glass and slit her throat with it.  Agent Dunham (who is still walking in Nick’s shoes), then walks home, which allows the FBI to know the location of his home.

The FBI visits his home, where they find a wall of articles about the testing of drugs on children.  At the same time, Nick is walking down the streets of the city.  People walking down the sidewalk are drawn in by his emotions, and they follow him as he walks.  Nick leads the pack of followers to the roof a building, where they will all jump to their deaths.  Since Olivia was also treated with the drug as a child, she is resistant to Nick’s extreme emotions.  On the rooftop, Nick expresses joy in seeing Olivia, or “Olive”, as he calls her, but she can’t remember her time with him.  Nick pulls a gun on Agent Dunham, but turns it around to face him.  He demands that she shoot him to end all of the deaths he is causing.  To show that he means it, he “pushes” (with his mind) a woman off the ledge where she lands on a car with a loud bang.  This prompts one of Walter’s signature, funny-in-a-weird-way lines, “I sure hope she meant to do that”.  Olivia shoots Nick at his request, which saves the lives of all those that followed him to the roof.

It is then revealed that Nick is in a drug induced coma “indefinitely”.  In the final scene, Walter is shown watching a video with his voice playing through the speakers.  In the video, there is a smll girl in the corner of the room.  Walter is trying to console her (but it’s all just creepy) and then addresses her as “Olive”.

4 of 5 Elephants

4 of 5 Elephants

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Rick

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