Monthly Archives: August 2009

Poll of the Day: Which of the Top 10 Dumbest Democrat Quotes About Healthcare Do You Find the Dumbest?

If you missed the “Top 10 Dumbest Democrat Quotes About Healthcare” post, you can read it here.

For those that read the list, vote in today’s poll about which is the dumbest in your opinion!

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Top 10 Dumbest Democrat Quotes Regarding Healthcare — Human Events

I just love Human Events.  Even though it feels my inbox with what seems like a billion messages every day, articles and lists like the one below make it totally worth it.  Below is a list of the top 10 dumbest quotes by democrats about healthcare.
  1. “I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking.  I want them just to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.  I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.” — President Obama at an August 6 at a rally in Virginia
  2. “They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on health care.” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an August 5 interview
  3. “What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?” — Rep. John Conyers (Mich.) at the National Press Club, July 24
  4. “These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves.  Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.), writing in USA Today, August 10
  5. “The last time I had to confront something like this was when I voted for the civil rights bill and my opponent voted against it. At that time, we had a lot of Ku Klux Klan folks and white supremacists and folks in white sheets and other things running around causing trouble.” — Rep. John Dingell (Mich.), on MSNBC
  6. “What we’re seeing right now is close to Brown Shirt tactics.“ — Rep. Brian Baird, (Wash.) told a local newspaper
  7. “The last time I saw well-dressed people doing this, was when Al Gore asked me to go down to Florida when they were recounting the ballots, and I was confronted with the same type of people.” — Sen. Barbara Boxer (Calif.)
  8. “I hope people will take a jaundiced eye to what is clearly the Astroturf nature of so-called grassroots lobbying … The Astroturf nature of grassroots lobbying, which is largely the term for, you know, this is manufactured anger.” — White House spokesman Robert Gibbs
  9. “Republicans and their allied groups — desperate after losing two consecutive elections and every major policy fight on Capitol Hill — are inciting angry mobs of a small number of rabid right-wing extremists funded by K Street lobbyists to disrupt thoughtful discussions about the future of healthcare in America taking place in congressional districts across the country.” — Democratic National Committee communications director Brad Woodhouse
  10. “These are nothing more than destructive efforts to interrupt a debate that we should have, and are having.  They are doing this because they don’t have any better ideas … It’s really simple: They‘re taking their cues from talk-show hosts, Internet rumor-mongerers and insurance rackets.” — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.)
  11. “Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute.” — Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.), responding to a town hall participant

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Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Exlporer, Safari… WHICH INTERNET BROWSER DO I USE?!

Unless you spend a lot of time reading the specifications and hard details of internet browsers, you probably don’t know what half of internet browser reviewers are talking about.  When I read that Google Chrome uses the latest NVIDIA 8600 Graphics Unit, my head starts to explode a little.  And the fact that Mozilla Firefox has 1 GB of RAM and a 1200x Processesing Core means nothing to me.  What I would like to read is a user account of the performances by each of the major internet browsers.  Well, lucky for you, that’s exactly what this is.  So sit down and buckle up because this is my first forray into technological smartness stuff, and it’s sure to get ugly along the way.

Which is the best internet browser; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari?

Which is the best internet browser; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari?

Internet Explorer 8.0

You know, the only positive thing I can come up with is that Internet Explorer has great support.  Probably the best of all of the browsers I used.  However, 99% of people have never and will never use or care about Costumer Service and Support for their internet browser.  So this is pretty much useless.  I used IE 8 when it first came out, and as with all Internet Explorers, I was unimpressed.  Right out of the box it was one of the slower browsers.  When you begin to download toolbars, however, it gets really ugly.  I was operating an election 2008 toolbar and a StumbleUpon Toolbar on each browser that had support for those applications and Internet Explorer took the add ons the worst.  Pair that with the fact that as I type this the only browser that isn’t working of the four I have downloaded is Internet Explorer (It’s telling me I’m offline.  Clearly that’s not the case.), and it’s obvious that it’s the weakest of the bunch.  For slow loading and start times, not to mention poor stability, I give IE 8 2 of 5 stars.

Mozilla Firefox 3.0

Mozilla definitely pulled out all the stops with their Firefox browser’s third version.  The newest version features better privacy features, quicker performance, and, coolest of all, new applications.   The best thing to be said about Firefox is it’s vast expanse of applications.  Like the iPhone, I can assure you “there’s an app for that”.  Whether it be a theme or a weather widget, the mozilla.com has it all.  Thankfully, Firefox can handle the extra applications.  I’ve installed over 20 applications, and website loading time hasn’t been drastically increased.  However, I’ve been experiencing some stability problems with the latest update to Firefox.  The browser often crashes and leaves me having to restart and try and remember all of the tabs I have open since it doesn’t save your tabs by default.  Definitely an inconvenience, but not a deal breaker.  For the vast array of applications, Firefox still gets 3.5 of 5 stars.

Apple Safari

When Apple announced the release of the Safari browser to Windows-based computers, I was pumped.  I’d heard all my Mac friends talk about how zippy Safari was for years, so of course I needed to be a part.  Unfortunately, like most things, Safari must work best in its home environment because I was not all that impressed.  Though Safari has the second best start-up time, it’s all a big scam.  Once the window starts up the browser stalls for 3 to 4 seconds then loads.  Though Safari was the second most stable browser in my tests, the 3 to 4 second delay between page loads is extremely annoying.  When you’re running several tabs, that adds many minutes on to your browsing experience.  And quite frankly, Safari doesn’t have the extra features to justify the slow performance.  For that I give it 2.5 of 5 Stars.

Google Chrome

Ahhh Google, you amaze me.  As if Google wasn’t cool enough already, they release a killer internet browser that blew the competition out of the water.  Once I finally got around to downloading Chrome, I found that it was what I’d always looked for in an internet browser.  The window pops up immediately after clicking the icon, and the home page loads quickly after.  It amazes how Chrome manages to open and load so much faster than the other browsers when they are all operating on the same wireless network.  Each time I click a link or load a page, I’m amazed by the speed of Chrome.  I’m so amazed, in fact, that nearly every time I get the chance I tell my friends and colleagues to download Chrome.  It’s allowed me to be so much productive when on the internet because it doesn’t have the unstableness of Fireforx, the stalling of Safari, or the generally crapiness of Internet Explorer.  For being far superior to anything I’ve ever seen, I give a perfect score of 5 out of 5 Stars.

Final Score:

  1. Google Chrome: 5 out of 5
  2. Mozilla Firefox: 3.5 out of 5
  3. Apple Safari: 2.5 out of 5
  4. Internet Explorer 2.5 out of 5

Which of the browsers do you use most often?  Leave your own experiences with internet browsers below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to bookmark The Conservative Journal and sign up for the RSS Feed and the daily e-mail newsletter.

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Video of the Day: 9/11 Impact Anatomy, National Geographic Special

I realize that some people don’t like to watch things about 9/11, so if you happen to be one of those people, don’t continue reading this post any further.

The following video, made by Purdue University, shows a simulation of the first impact on The World Center.  The video serves to debunk conspiracy theories regarding the impact, and is a part of a special on the science and conspiracies of 9/11, set to air tonight at 8 PM EST on National Geographic.

Don’t forget to watch the full episode tonight at 8 PM EST on National Geographic!

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of Jenna Bush Hager Joining the Cast of The Today Show?

For those that missed it, Jenna Bush has been chosen to join the cast of NBC’s “Today” show as a guest reporter to talk about once a month on topics like education.  Do you think this was a good move for Jenna?  Will you tune in to watch once she starts next month?  Vote below in today’s “Polls (Overachieving) of the Day”!

   

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Video of the Day: New iPhone 3Gs Commercial

If you’ve ever watched a tv, you’ve heard Apple’s latest iPhone slogan, “there’s an App for that”.  The newest iPhone commercial shows the latest functionality and features in its most popular new applications.

Gotcha!  It’s not really the new commercial, just some genius by adamthinks.com.  Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to bookmark The Conservative Journal and sign up for the RSS Feed and the daily e-mail newsletter.

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The Conservative Republican Standard: Check This Out!

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The blogging tool that I can’t quit talking, Alpha Inventions, is not only good for boosting your readership.  It can also introduce you to a plethora (Word of the Day) of blogs organized by subject matter.  So when I was submitting my site to the cycle earlier, I decided to take some time to flip through the blogs.  One blog I discovered is The Conservative Republican Standard written by Jerry Hosey.

According to Jerry’s “About” page, he’s currently in college getting his degree in Political Science degree at Florida State University.  The blog, though mostly about conservative politics (WOO!), covers a variety of topics.  Jerry runs several blog mini-series ranging from “The Congressional File” and “Flashback” (Similar to “This Day in History” on TCJ) to series about FSU sports and news.  The Conservative Republican Standard is updated often, so you can usually expect to go back and find something new.  I definitely recommend you “Check This Out!”

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Video of the Day: Carly Smithson of We Are The Fallen Singing “Bury Me Alive” Acoustic

Here’s an amazing clip of Carly Smithson singing “Bury Me Alive” by her band We Are The Fallen.  Marty (one of the band members) had mentioned uploading the whole clip, and if he does that would be wonderful.  From the sound of the clip he gave us, I’m sure the full performance was outstanding!  I can’t wait to hear more from We Are The Fallen and Carly!

Sorry, I tried and failed to embed the link.  It’s a TwitVid, so WordPress probably hasn’t worked out the kinks with that.  Here’s the link:

http://www.twitvid.com/9942A

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Snopes.com Is My New Addiction

If you’ve followed this blog at all since I created it during the heat of the election last October, then you I’m all about a good gimmick.  Any little website or blog that has even a remotely interesting subject matter draws me in for the long haul.  My latest discovery: Snopes.com

For those not familiar with Snopes, it takes rumors from the internet and real world and either confirms, debunks, or “unsures” (not a word) it.  It’s kind of like Mythbusters on demand since it’s updated constantly everytime time a new rumor or chain message circulates around the internet.  I spent 1 hour in my off time today browsing through it’s many categories and I decided I just had to share it with my loyal following.  I’m considering starting back up more of the daily posts and adding a “Rumor has it..” (Snopes’s tagline) to the lineup for your viewing pleasure.

Check out Snopes.com by clicking here.

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Poll of the Day: Who Do You Prefer, Danyl Johnson or Susan Boyle?

Reality shows across the pond have been churning out some major stars in their last few seasons, of the most recent who do you prefer?  Vote below in today’s poll!

To watch video of Danyl Johnson’s performance, click here.

To watch video of Susan Boyle’s performance, click here.

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Video of the Day: Danyl Johnson From The X-Factor

Vote in the “Danyl Johnson v. Susan Boyle” Poll by clicking here.

Being the reality tv buff that I am, I couldn’t help but to post this video.  This is the much hyped Danyl Johnson from Britain’s “X-Factor”.  Simon’s calling his audition the best first audition he’s ever seen.  Could this be a more stable version of Susan Boyle?

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Political Cartoon: Universal Healthcare’s “End Of Life Counseling” by Dennis Evers

Thanks to Dennis for this great political cartoon!  If you have a cartoon you want to submit, be sure and e-mail it to me at theconservativejournal@gmail.com!

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Look Who’s Got a New Banner!

I was playing around with Photoshop while watching The O’Reilly Factor and I made this new banner for the site.  I made the old one before I had Photoshop and it’s really pixelated and just not cool.  So this new will do for now.  I realize I probably should have spent my time writing an article or something a little more productive, but it’s been a long day, and thinking really isn’t an option right now.

Rick

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DUmmies Exposed: Let’s Kill Babies to Cut Costs!

Yes, there are some people in this country that sincerely think the government should fund abortions to cut national healthcare spending.  Here is a direct quote from the original poster of a thread titled “It makes no sense for any health plan to not pay 100% of the cost of an abortion” (found here) at Democratic Underground:

If a child is born to a subscriber of a plan the child is going to cost the plan money, providing for abortions saves a health plan (government, private or hybrid) costs.

Though some on the forum did express their disagreement with this sentiment, there were plenty of people that “completely agreed”.  How people even think this way is beyond me.  Human life comes before cutting a few thousand dollars off the government budget.  Better yet, why not just bypass the trillions of dollars of extra debt and not have govnerment run healthcare.  That eliminates the problem of having to kill off a few babies to have money leftover to buy the Obama kids another playground.

What do you think of this bright star on the moral horizon?

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Poll of the Day: Do You Think Michelle Obama Needs 26 “Servants”?

Click here to read my full write-up of this story.

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