Monthly Archives: September 2009

Video of the Day: 100 Greatest Hits of YouTube in 4 Minutes

I love YouTube so much.  It provides infinite entertainment for me.  I found this gem today and it is truly life changing.  Today’s video of the day condenses the 100 greatest YouTube videos into a 4 minute ‘mega-video’.  Definitely worth the four minutes.  Watch below:

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Song of the Day: “All I Wanted” by Paramore (Brand New Eyes)

Yet another great song from Paramore’s new album, “Brand New Eyes,” is featured as today’s song of the day.  The song is “All I Wanted,” it’s great.  The whole album is really good, actually.  Here’s the song:

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TCJ Journal Honorary Plaque of Fail: Jon Gosselin, ‘Kate Plus 8’

Gosselins:  take your family drama out of the spotlight and work things out.  It’s not right for your kids to let this all play out on national television.  Thank you.

Goodbye Jon.

Goodbye Jon.

It was announced today that Kate will continue “Jon and Kate Plus 8” under a new title; “Kate Plus 8,” and talk about raising 8 kids as a single mother during the show.  Interestingly enough, Jon Gosselin also released apology today for the way he’s treated Kate and even asking to halt the divorce.  Coincidence?  I think not.

I’d love to live in happy land where everything is innocent and good, but unfortunately I do not.  No one is naive enough to think that Jon Gosselin just happened to ask for forgiveness the day it was announced that he doesn’t have a job anymore.  I mean come on Jon, at least wait a week or two.  For being worthless, Jon Gosselin earns the TCJ Honorary Plaque of Fail and a place in the Hall of Fame.  Congrats Jon!

Having said that, Kate’s not off the hook either.  As a single mother, she needs to focus on raising her 8 children, not raising the ratings of her TV show.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely on her side (though she’s probably a bit of a control freak), I just can’t see how she’s going to have enough time to raise the kids and have a TV show about their lives, among other business ventures.

Additionally, the kids deserve some privacy.  They aren’t old enough to say, “I’m not doing this show,” so they’re forced to go along with if that’s what mommy wants.  I can’t imagine the difficulties of going through a regular divorce, and having that whole process play out in front of millions of viewers will make that about one million times worse for the kids.  So Kate, put your (well deserved) desire to get back at Jon aside and do what’s right for the kids.  I’m not going to give you a Fail Plaque yet, but you’re borderline.

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Song of the Day: “Careful” by Paramore (On Latest Album, “Brand New Eyes”)

“Careful” is definitely my favorite track on Paramore’s latest album, “Brand New Eyes”.  It’ currently in the 50s on the iTunes most downloaded chart with no airplay to speak of, so obviously this one’s going to be a hit.  Listen below:

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Video of the Day: Jenny Slate Lets the F Word Slip on SNL Premiere

Whoops!  I’m sure that’s what Jenny Slate has been thinking since she let the f-bomb slip on the premiere of Saturday Night Live.  To be quite honest, I didn’t even notice the slip-up when I watched it live on Saturday.  Here’s the video:

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September 28th News Bits and Pieces: Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, Starbucks, and the X-Factor

News and Politics

Palin finishes memoir, ‘Going Rogue,’ out Nov. 17

Woo, I can’t wait to read it!  The title is very eye-catching; “Going Rogue”, it just really draws you in.  Or it could be that I’m secretly still obsessed with Palin even though her political career advancements, unfortunately, seem close to nil.  Yeah, that could be it too.

Secret Service investigates Obama poll on Facebook

I have a feeling this is going to go down in the books with the Joe Wilson saga as a story that was talked about far too much.  I realize it’s not okay to say make a poll asking if anyone should be assassinated, and chances are the person that made the poll realizes that too.  It was surely meant as joke, though I guess the secret service should probably check it out; better safe than sorry.  I just hope this doesn’t turn into the left’s latest “hate crime” to whine about.  Newsflash: white people can also be assassinated.

Obama wants nation’s children to spend more time in school

I swear, if he does I will chalk him up as being the worst president in our nation’s history.  It wasn’t that long ago when I was in school, and had anyone told me I’d be attending school for 3 extra hours every day, I’d probably just have dropped out.  And that’s saying something because I liked school.  There were would be major fallout if this was changed.  And by the way, I was kidding about the worst president ever thing, though he would rank up there pretty high……………… but that’d be even without the extra school hours.

Starbucks debuts Via instant coffee in U.S., Canada

I’ll try the instant coffee, but I’m probably not going to like it.  The last time I had instant coffee I was extremely to close to expelling my stomach cavity; if that’s possible.  It was Folgers and it was re-pul-sive.  Additionally, I find Starbucks to be vastly overrated.

Entertainment

What’s the big deal about late-night profanity?

Honestly, I didn’t even notice Jenny Slate’s slip-up on Saturday Night Live.  I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, either.  We all make accidents and that was certainly one.  I don’t condone the usage of profanity, but it certainly isn’t a big deal that the f-bomb was accidentally dropped in a skit that revolved on the word “friggin'”.

Simon Cowell may bring ‘X Factor’ to U.S.

I’m all about a good reality show, but I think this may be overkill.  If the U.S. version of The X Factor is too similar to American Idol, both series will surely suffer.  On the other hand, American Idol all year really wouldn’t be that bad in my opinion.

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EnergyFLA UPDATE: Answering Your Questions About Energy FLA

This is the second part in the multi-part series detailing the EnergyFLA project.  In this post, I’ll answer the questions readers e-mailed to me regarding the first post.  To read the first post of the series that explains EnergyFLA, click here.

Q: Will the drills used to retrieve the oil be visible from the beach?  (Sandy R.)

A: Only if you’re looking for it through binoculars.  Temporary rigs will be built from 3 to 6 miles off of the shore, which will be far enough away to prevent visibility from the beach.  Also, technology has changed quite a bit since Florida last allowed offshore drilling in state waters.  The unsightly rigs of the late 80s have evolved into the nearly invisible rigs of today.  Don’t worry, the pristine views from the beach won’t be damaged at all.

Q: Gas prices are declining, so obviously supply is sufficient.  Why do we need more oil? (Robert M.)

A: While gas prices have decreased, it’s not because we’re producing more oil.  According to a study posted in the Washington Post, oil consumption nearly doubled production in the U.S., the biggest consumption vs. production gap in our nation’s history.  We turn to other suppliers for our oil; in fact, the U.S. is the number 1 oil importer in the world.

Q: Are we positive that oil is located off of Florida’s coasts? (Cindy C.)

A: Yes.  Some amount of oil is definitely located off of Florida’s coast.  Oil can be found in Jay and Blackjack oil fields, as well as in the Sunniland region.  In between these two areas are 4.5 million acres of unexplored ocean floor that experts believe could hold many more potential oil fields.  The goal of EnergyFLA is to explore potential areas oil and natural gas could be located.

Q: Will drilling hurt the sea life?  (Michael S.)

A: This is one of the most common misconceptions about offshore drilling.  States throughout the gulf manage to balance offshore drilling and a successful fishing industry.  Clearly, if it hasn’t caused a problem for the other gulf states, it wouldn’t cause a problem for Florida.

Q: I don’t live in Florida, why should I support this? (Steve L.)

A: That’s a great question.  Domestic offshore drilling will push the United States closer to energy independence.  We won’t have to rely on foreign nations to give us our energy because we’ll have it all here at home.  Domestic drilling also gives Americans the possibility for potentially lower gas prices.  Who wouldn’t won’t to pay a little less hard earned cash for gas?  Oh yeah, I’m not a resident of Florida either, but as you can see I realize the benefits this will have across the nation.

Q: How many jobs will this project create?  (Matt T.)

A: I think I covered this in the first post, but if you missed it I’ll review.  Offshore drilling in Florida will 20,000 additional permanent jobs.  When you factor in the manpower to get the drills going, you have 40,000 jobs created.  All of the additional jobs in addition to the increase in revenue will be a pleasant boost to Florida’s economy.

I still have several questions that I’ll save for another day, so if you have something you’d like to be answered, send it in!  I’ll be happy to answer it to the best of my ability.

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Song of the Day: “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum

I’m really starting to become a big fan of this group.  All of their songs on the radio are extremely good.  Listen to their latest song, featured as today’s “Song of the Day”:

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Carrie Underwood “Cowboy Casanova” Music Video Leaked: Check it Out Now!

To read about Carrie’s induction into the TCJ Hall of Fame, click here.

Wow, what a video!   This is probably Carrie’s best video yet with all the different costumes and the dancing.  She looks great, the song is great, and the video is original and something you remember.  I smell a mega-hit!  Watch the video below and don’t forget to buy the song, “Cowboy Casanova”, now available on iTunes!

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Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen: Week 5 AP Poll Released, Top 25 College Football Teams Update

After a weekend full of surprising games in college football, the AP Poll ranking the top 25 is finally out and it comes with several surprises.

I had a good laugh at the fact that LSU narrowly pulled out a victory over unranked and un-good Mississippi State, but somehow LSU managed to move up the rankings to number 4 overall.  I guess that goes to show that there are only 3 teams (Florida, Texas, Alabama) that are any good this year.

Another notable move on the top 25 was that of Ole Miss.  I started following this team this year after they had all that buzz last year, and I really just think they’re overrated.  And obviously so did the AP pollsters because Ole Miss dropped from #4 to #21 after their pretty big loss to South Carolina on Thursday.

Here’s the full Top 25.  There 1st place votes are in parenthesis, followed by their records, and the move from last week.

1. Florida (55) 4-0, —

2. Texas (1) 4-0, —

3. Alabama (4) 4-0, —

4. LSU 4-0, +3

5. Boise St. 4-0, +3

6. Virginia Tech 3-1, +5

7. Southern Cal 3-1, +5

8. Oklahoma 2-1, +2

9. Ohio St. 3-1, +4

10. Cincinnati 4-0, +4

11. TCU 3-0, +4

12. Houston 3-0, +5

13. Iowa 4-0, previously unranked

14. Oklahoma St. 3-1, +2

15. Penn St. 3-1, -10

16. Oregon 3-1, previously unranked

17. Miami 2-1, -8

18. Georgia 3-1, +3

18. Kansas 4-0, +2

20. BYU 3-1, -1

21. Mississippi 2-1, -17

22. Michigan 4-0, +1

23. Nebraska 3-1, +2

24. California 3-1, -18

25. Georgia Tech 3-1, previously unranked

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Why Is Google Spelled With Two “L”s Today? Because It’s Google’s Birthday!

Today Google is celebrating 11 years of helping internet users find whatever they could possibly imagine on the internet.  In honor of this special day, make it a point to really appreciate Google for all it has done for you.  I’m not kidding, just try and imagine a world without Google.  Chances are you would never have found this blog and you probably wouldn’t get on the internet very much.

Thanks Google for all you do, have a great birthday!

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Video of the Day: Chavez Calls Fox News Stupid and Accuses the Network of Lying

Surprise, surprise, Chavez doesn’t like Fox News.  Listen below as he goes on a rant about Fox News being full of stupid people he lie and cover up the truth.  Oh, and it looks like he’s on the race bandwagon too:

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Song of the Day: “Down” by Jay Sean

I don’t typically like this type of music at all, but I am a big fan of this song.  It’s just fun.  Here’s the video:

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This Week at The Conservative Journal: September 27th- October 3rd

Sorry posting was so non-existent Friday and Saturday.  I was extremely busy with work and I didn’t have much free time.  But this week I should be back on schedule with regular posting.  Here’s a look at you can expect for the week ahead:

Sunday

  • I’m pretty much going to play catch up today and post the big stuff I was planning on posting at the end of last week but didn’t get to due to time constraints.  That means you can look for that “Fireside Chat” with a former Barack supporter, and some “Thrilling Thursday” posts.

Monday

  • Look for an addition to the “Hall of Fame”  in the form of a “Seal of Approval” and, if time permits, a response to last week’s EnergyFLA post that answers questions you’ve sent in.  I’ve had a great response to that so far, so if you want to have your question answered, send it to me at theconservativejournal@gmail.com!

Tuesday

  • If there’s any fresh garbage at the DUmp, look for a “DUmmies Exposed” post.  Considering it’s the DUmp, you can be sure they’ll do something post-worthy.

Wednesday

  • Be sure and stop by on Wednesday so you can check out what I’m checking out!  What blog or site will be featured next?  Stop by on Wednesday to find out!

Thursday

  • IT’S THRILLING THURSDAY EVERYBODY!!  I’ll be back on schedule to post recaps of The Office, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live Weekend Update, Fringe, and possibly FlashForward.  I totally forget to record that one last week, so we’ll see if I like it.  Also, I’ll announce the winner of the comment/e-mailing contest and then lay down the details of the next “Thrilling Thursday” contest.

Friday

  • I’m going to go ahead and say it’ll probably just be regular scheduled posting, i.e. the daily posts.  If it turns out I’m free Friday, I’ll be sure to post away!

Saturday

  • Someone’s going to be inducted into the “Plaque of Fail” section of the Hall of Fame, so be sure and stop by with your pitch fork in hand to drive the village idiot into the cave of exile.  Or just read the post.  Whatever works.

Be sure and check out all the exciting things taking place this week at The Conservative Journal!

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September 24th News Bits and Pieces: Chavez, Gun Control, Tylenol, and Carly Fiorina

I realize today’s Thrilling Thursday was all but thrilling.  My apologies for the lack of fun, I was out all day and finally got home at 8 o’clock.  Also, the music review has been changed to “brand new eyes” by Paramore and will be posted on Saturday.  Next week will be back to normal, I promise!

News and Politics

U.N. ‘doesn’t smell of sulfur anymore,’ says Chavez

My philosophy: if it makes Chavez happy, don’t do it.  Alright, so that’s not really my philosophy, but we should be a little nervous that these hostile foreign leaders are excited with the Obama presidency and even want him to be the “indefinite leader.”

Bullet Makers ‘Working Overtime’ in US

Yeah, people really do fear that their guns are going to be forcefully removed from their posession.  I don’t own any guns, but I wouldn’t be worried about that if I did.  Barack and gang are too busy working on “healthcare reform” to dabble in things such as a gun ban.  That, and it’s not constitutional.

21 Tylenol Children’s meds recalled

This is why I don’t take medicine unless it’s one million percent necessary.  Basic Tylenol or Advil is just not necessary and it destroys your liver.

Fiorina’s new Web site bashed by Democrats, Republicans

I wasn’t aware that appearance of campaign websites was so important.  I visited the site and I don’t see any problem with it.  It’s fun and happy, and you definitely remember it.  Isn’t that a good thing?

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