Monthly Archives: October 2009

Final Lightning Round

First FIVE to comment get 5 free iPad entries!

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Lightning Round #2

Comment first, get 5 entries.

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Lightning Round #1

Be the 1st to comment for 5 bonus entries in the iPad giveaway!

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New Contest: Win a Free Copy of “Play On” by Carrie Underwood!

My love and support for Carrie Underwood have been quite evident over the past year that I have been blogging.  She was one of the first to be inducted The Conservative Journal Hall of Fame and her songs have been featured many times as the song of the day.  To celebrate my “re”-arrival onto the blogging scene and the release of Carrie’s third album, I will be giving 10 lucky readers a free copy of the CD!  As I stated in my “welcome back me” post, I’ve been extremely busy and unfortunately it’s caused me to be absent from The Conservative Journal for the past month.  To thank those of you that have continued to follow the site even in my absence, I’ll be doing more of these themed giveaways in the future.  Here are the details:

  • For the first time at The Conservative Journal, this contest is open to EVERYONE.  However, Conservative Journal Deluxe Members will be automatically entered and will receive double entries into the drawing for any additional entry method they use.  The full details of how points will work is listed below.  If you aren’t currently a member and would like to join, click here to read the details and become a member now!  It’s free and extremely easy to do.
  • To enter for your chance to win you can do any of the following:
    1. The easiest way to enter is to become a Conservative Journal Deluxe Member.  That grants you automatic entry and not to mention 2 points for each additional entry method rather than 1.
    2. Commenting on any article at The Conservative Journal or sending an e-mail response or submission grants you 1 entry into the drawing.  Anyone may do this, but make sure to use your real e-mail address when commenting or e-mailing so I can contact you in the event that you win.
    3. Tweet about the release of “Play On”.  Let your friends and followers know about Carrie and you will receive 1 entry.  Make sure to put “@TCJournalUpdate” somewhere in your post so I can easily find your entry.
    4. Write a blog post about Carrie Underwood or “Play On” and you will receive 1 entry into the contest.  Make your either put a link to the contest in the blog post or notify me you made the post so I can easily find it.
  • Non-members can earn up to 3 entries using any of the above methods.  Those who are members and receive the daily newsletter (you get it when you c0nfirm your membership e-mail) may receive up to 6 entries using any combination of the above methods.  Remember, members automatically earn 1 entry for being members and will receive 2 entries for each additional entry method.
  • Winners may take their pick of receiving either a digital copy or a hard copy shipped to you directly from Amazon.
  • As far as technicalities, each entry is assigned a number in the database of members for all giveaways.  I will use random.org to generate a random number until 10 unique e-mails of those who participated are chosen.  Those users will be crowned the winners of this giveaway and will be notified through e-mail.  The winners will also be announced on the site one hour after the contest has expired.  As winners confirm the congratulations e-mail, I will mark their names off the list.  If the winners don’t respond to the “congratulations” e-mail and provide shipping addresses (if needed) in 48 hours, I will generate another number and will notify the new winners.  If the new winners don’t claim his/her prize in 48 hours, I will keep the prize and use it in the next giveaway.

Highlights

Contest: Help promote the release of “Play On” by Carrie Underwood by tweeting or blogging about the CD, or by participating in discussion at The Conservative Journal.
Time Frame: 10/30- 11 PM CST 11/3.  Winners will be posted at Midnight.
Open to: Everyone
Prize: “Play On” by Carrie Underwood

Gook luck and thank you to all who participate!

If you have any questions, please ask!  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.

Also, Deluxe Membership is now available, click here to join for free and you could win a brand new netbook!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Hi Rick, Welcome Back

Hey everyone, sorry for the long absence.  I wish I had a great story to share, but unfortunately I got nothing.  What they say about blogging is true: Once you get in a routine of posting, if you even miss ONE DAY then it’s all over.  I’m the perfect case study for that one.

Just to get this out of the way:  The giveaway is still on.  I didn’t go into hiding to avoid shipping off a brand new netbook on the 31st.  The netbook is sitting in my closet ready to go, actually.  Even though I haven’t been here since the beginning of the month, you can be sure the winner will be notified on the 31st and the announcement will be made the following day.

Now, on to the state of this blog.  I love blogging, and I really want to be able to post as often as I did throughout August and September. That was a lot of fun and I got to meet a lot of great people.  Having said that, I have about zero time to do so.  I need a long break from everything (Christmas couldn’t come sooner) so I can have some time to refuel because when I get home in the afternoon, no matter what I did during the day, I’m just fried.  So here’s the game plan:  I’m going to try to post when I can.  That, however, fluctuates so much that I can’t be consistent and that’s not fair to the (few) people who try and follow this blog.  So, in order to fix that problem I’m looking for someone(s) who would be interesting in posting on the blog as well.  I’d be willing to give you the freedom to write stories about whatever you want; news, entertainment, sports, politics, it’s really just whatever.  So if you or anyone you know would be interested in that please e-mail me at theconservativejournal@gmail.com and I’ll give you more details from there.  Until then, hopefully I’ll be able to post some because I’m starting to have withdrawals.

Thanks for your patience while I work through all of this!

Rick

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Thrilling Thursdays Giveaway: You Could Win Glenn Beck’s New Book, “Arguing With Idiots!”

First off, thanks to all those who participated in last weeks “Thrilling Thursdays” Giveaway, the turn out was great and as long as participation stays high I’ll be able to do this weekly.  This week will require a little more brain power, but not by much.  Here are the details:

  • This contest is only open to Conservative Journal Deluxe Members.  As always, anyone is welcome to comment and send in questions/responses on articles, but only Deluxe Members who comment will be put into the drawing.  If you aren’t currently a member and would like to join, clickhere to read the details and become a member now!  It’s free and extremely easy to do.
  • To enter your name for a chance to win, all you have to do is e-mail me (theconservativejournal@gmail.com) what you think the top search term is for people visiting The Conservative Journal.  (I realizes that’s worded a little weirdly, but simply put you are trying to guess what word or phrase typed into Google sends the most visitors to The Conservative Journal).  If you don’t like to send e-mails, you are welcome to live your guess in a comment on this post, but just know that others can see your answers and that will decrease your chances of winning.
  • For this contest, you may submit answer PER DAY.  However, sending in the same answer daily will not increase your score because your name only goes in to the drawing one time, regardless.
  • Be sure and send your answer from the e-mail address you signed up for TCJ Deluxe with because that’s the only way I can contact you if you are the winner.
  • I realize there will probably be multiple right answers, and there will be 5 winners because of that.  If more than 5 guess correctly, however, each name will put into a drawing and the 5 names randomly selected will each win the prize.
  • As far as technicalities, each Deluxe Member is assigned a number in the database of members for all giveaways.  I will use random.org to generate a random number until the number of 5 users who guessed correctly are chosen.  Those users will be crowned the winners of this giveaway and will be notified through e-mail before I announce it on the site.  If the winners don’t respond to the “congratulations” e-mail and provide shipping addresses in 48 hours, I will generate another number and will notify the new winners.  If the new winners don’t claim his/her prize in 48 hours, I will keep the prize and use it in the next giveaway.

The Prize

Finally, the winners of this contest will each receive Glenn Beck’s latest book, “Arguing With Idiots.”  Thanks to a great friend of mine who owns a local bookstore, I’ve managed to purchase five of books for much cheaper than the retail value.

Highlights

Contest: Guess the most popular incoming search term for those visiting The Conservative Journal.
Time Frame: 10/1- 10/8
Open to: Conservative Journal Deluxe Members only
Prize: “Arguing With Idiots” by Glenn Beck

Gook luck and thank you to all who participate!

If you have any questions, please ask!  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.

Also, Deluxe Membership is now available, click here to join for free and you could win a brand new netbook!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

Also, be sure and use the new rating feature, found at the bottom of comments and posts!

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Thrilling Thursdays: Congratulations to Deluxer Robin M., You’re This Week’s Winner!

Congratulations to Robin M. for being this week’s Thrilling Thursdays giveaway winner.  Robin’s name was randomly selected out of the many people who commented on posts and sent in e-mail responses or questions since last Thursday.  Robin has been contacted and confirmed her win, so this contest is clooooosed.  Robin will take home (or download, I guess) a $100 gift card to Amazon’s online store.  Again, congratulations Robin and thanks to all those who participated.

Robin also will be added to the Hall of Fame under the ‘Contest Winners’ section.

Don’t forget to check back at 6:30 PM CST for the details on the latest Thrilling Thursdays Giveaway!

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.

Also, Deluxe Membership is now available, click here to join for free and you could win a brand new netbook!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Video of the Day: Alan Grayson Says GOP Health Plan “If You Get Sick, Die Quickly”

What funny farm is this guy from?  I think we have a Rolland Burris-type situation where a guy just walks into the Capitol and says “I think I’ll be in Congress today.”  What electorate, especially one in generally moderate Florida, would chose such a bozo to represent them in Congress?  Watch the video below:

What do you think of his little presentation?  What’s your favorite YouTube video?  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.

Also, Deluxe Membership is now available, click here to join for free and you could win a brand new netbook!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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