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Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead: The House Has Voted to Defund ACORN

I’ve never been so frustrated.  I just wrote an entire post about the vote by the House to defund ACORN and the when I clicked “post” it erased everything and posted a blank article.  I have a killer headache, so I’m not about to retype all of that, so I’m going to have to break my number 1 rule and….. **shutter** just post a link.  I can’t believe this is happening.  Don’t disown me readers, it will never happen again.

http://biggovernment.com/2009/09/17/breaking-house-votes-to-cut-all-funds-to-acorn/

If your representative is one of the 75 clueless congressmen and women that voted NOT to defund ACORN, please give their office a call.  If they haven’t seen the light yet, it’s going to take some serious discussions.

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Stock Market Terminology: What it All Really Means

This is a hilarious post by Hale McCay of It Occured to Me.  Be sure and visit that blog and read more hilarious content like what’ s listed below!

CEO — Chief Embezzlement Officer.

CFO — Corporate Fraud Officer.

BULL MARKET — A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius.

BEAR MARKET — A 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no allowance, the wife gets no jewelry, and the husband gets no sex.

VALUE INVESTING — The art of buying low and selling lower.

P/E RATIO — The percentage of investors wetting their pants as the market keeps crashing.

BROKER — What my broker has made me.

STANDARD & POOR — Your life in a nutshell.

STOCK ANALYST
— Idiot who just downgraded your stock.

STOCK SPLIT — When your ex-wife and her lawyer split your assets equally between themselves.

FINANCIAL PLANNER — A guy whose phone has been disconnected.

MARKET CORRECTION — The day after you buy stocks.

CASH FLOW — The movement your money makes as it disappears down the toilet.

YAHOO — What you yell after selling it to some poor sucker for $240 per share.

WINDOWS — What you jump out of when you’re the sucker who bought Yahoo @ $240 per share.

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR — Past year investor who’s now locked up in a nuthouse.

PROFIT — An archaic word no longer in use.

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Latest ACORN News Round-up: More Help For Prostitutes and a Bit of Good News

Friday’s are always very busy for me, so I didn’t have time for the post-a-thon that I went through yesterday regarding the ACORN prostitution scandal.  Many would say I’m running this into the ground, to which I’d say that I’m just picking up the slack for ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, etc.

In today’s “Spotlight on ACORN” segment, we see that the prostitution incident that happened in Baltimore was not an isolated incident, as video tape came in today of a very similar situation at the ACORN D.C. office.  Now, I’m going to have an EXTREMELY hard time being convinced that these were the only two instances of this taking place.  I’m sure less extreme cases of this occur all to often in ACORN offices across the country.

My first question is, how do these people get hired?  The answer:  The people running ACORN are even more corrupt, they’re just not blaringly obvious and they are smarter about.  The two Baltimore employees were fired yesterday because they didn’t meet ACORNS “quality standards of professionalism”, not because they advised a girl on how to successfully traffic 13 El Salvadorian teens into America.  They also issued a statement similar to Van Jones’s that said this was a smear campaign by the right and the stunt had been pulled in several offices unsuccessfully.  Well first off, using actually video footage of an event that paints a negative picture of something is not a smear campign; it is fact.  Secondly, if other offices didn’t give them aid, then those employees weren’t as corrupt and immoral as the ladies at the Baltimore office.  The fact that it was able to happen at all scares me enough.

The Good News is…..

The Census Buruea cut ties with ACORN, who was previously scheduled to help with the 2010 census.  A special thanks to Jerry Hosey (jhosey1206.wordpress.com) for alerting of this issue.  At least there have been a few reprocussions for ACORN as a group.  Maybe they’ll learn from this and not hire such bimbos to lead their offices.

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Hey, Maybe If Students Hear it From Barack They’ll Listen?- A Conservative In Favor of Barack’s Speech

Barack to School!

Barack to School!

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been avoiding the issue of Barack’s big speech to school across the nation.  Why you ask?  Well, I’m not in school, nor do I have kids who are, so it really just isn’t high on my priorities.  Today, however, I did find time to read (skim) the transcript.  I mean, I had to; it is the most controversial speech since the last time Van Jones spoke.

What I found was not controversial, not threatening, and definitely not reminiscent of Nazi Germany (Yes, a friend of mine did say that today).  Now, I’m the last person you’d expect to take up for B.O., but I just don’t see the harm.  It’s a speech that covers everything anyone in the school system has been taught since day 1; try hard, do right, and don’t drop out.  I’d feel the same way if anyone else was giving a speech with an identical transcript.  It’s just not that earthshatteringly important of a speech.

Having said that, this speech could be beneficial if the right people see it.  Many children look up to Barack, for reasons beyond my comprehension.  But for whatever reason, they do.  Hearing those same words that have been drilled into their heads since pre-k from him may be the extra push they need.  And while it’s not going to save America’s youth and slash the drop-out rate by a considerable amount, it’s certainly going to help more students than it will hurt.  So take it from this die-hard Conservative; don’t get to worked over this speech.  Sure it’ll take a few minutes out of the day, but it’s not like any classroom in this country works bell-to-bell.  And even if it does take class time, if it even helps one person to stay in school and get an education then it was worth it in my book.

Vote in Today’s Poll of the Day about the speech controversy by clicking here.

DISCLAIMER: As I said earlier, I don’t have children in the school system, so I’m sure parents look at this from a different perspective.  I certainly don’t think my opinion is the governing power.  If you see the situation from a different point of view, let me know below in the comments or send me an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

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Video of the Day: AP Video of Van Jones’s Resignation

Keeping with today’s “Van Jones Going Away Party” theme, here’s the official AP Video covering Van Jones’s resignation:

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of Van Jones’s Resignation?

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Van Jones resigned today as green jobs advisor amid all the controversy regarding his previous statements.  What do you think of this decision?  Vote below in today’s Poll(s) of the Day!

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Video of the Day: The National Debt Road Trip

I saw this video on YouTube and I thought it provided a great illustration of just how much we are going to spend over the next few years.  I think it really puts into perspective the way we’re going is not the solution.  Here’s the video:

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Pointless Post of the Day: Pauline Hanson’s “Pauline’s United Australia Party”

Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hanson

Pauline’s United Australia Party was created by Australian politician, Pauline Hanson.  Hanson was the founder of One Nation, a nationalist political party in Australia.

Hanson formed the party in order to ensure that her name appeared above the line (as per the voting method in Australian federal elections) rather than simply below the line amongst a list of independent candidates.

In the first election as a member of “Pauline’s United Australia Party”, Hanson received over 100,000 votes, garnering her 4% of the statewide vote in Queensland.

Brian Burston also ran under this political party for the Australian Senate int the state of New South Whales.  He received nearly 40,000 votes, nearly 1% of the vote.

Pauline Hanson, the founder of the party, was named among the Top 100 Most Influential Australians of All Time.

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Pointless Post of the Day: William W. Dixon

I’m back today!  I had a great trip to see the family for Memorial Day weekend.  I hope every one had a great holiday as well and is enjoying what is more than likely your first day back at work after a long weekend.  Woo.

William W. Dixon was a U.S. Representative for Montana for 2 years between March, 1891, and March, 1893.  Dixon was originally from Brooklyn, New York, though he left there at a young age and never returned.  When Dixon was old enough, he attended law school Keokuk, Iowa, and was admitted to the bar in 1858.  He then moved to Tennessee in 1860, then to Arkansas a few short months later.  He then moved to California for a very short time before moving to Nevada for a little over 3 years.  In 1866 he moved to Helena Montana, where he resided until 1879.  He then temporarily moved to Black Hills, but returned to Montana in 1881 and practiced law in Butte.  In 1891 he was elected as a Democrat to serve  in Congress.  In 1893, however, he failed to be re-elected.  He then practiced law until retiring to Los Angeles, California, where he lived until his death in 1910.  Even after his death Dixon couldn’t stay settled.  His casket was moved 3 times after his death.

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The Hot Joints: Check This Out!

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The Hot Joints is a great resource to see the latest political news and opinion all in one place.  If it’s news, you can more than likely find it at The Hot Joints.  Everytime I visit I find a new article of news on display.  Definitely a must read that I greatly enjoy each and every time I visit!

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Goodbye Arlen.

I know this is “No Politics Tuesday”, but it would just be disrespectful to ole Arlen to not bid him farewell.

Dear Arlen,

Don’t feel bad for switching over to the dark side.  We have no use for you here.  I’d much rather you be happy with the Dems and vote for pork and such than be infuriating us here on the right.  Next time a stimulus comes up for a vote (it’s about time for a new, don’t you think?), you can guiltlessly vote away!  We will not miss you any more than you will miss us.  Hope the weather’s nice on the left!

Thanks again for leaving,

Rick

P.S. While you’re packing up your cubicle at the Republican Headquarters, could you please encourage Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe to follow you out the door?  That’d be great.

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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!

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Big Chatter: Check This Out!

Featured Blog Winners!For the latest on news, sports, politics, celebrity, tv and more visit BigChatter.com!  The Big Chatter Blog covers all the biggest stories of the day with the author’s opinion added in.  The posts are well very well written, and there are always plenty of people commenting on the posts, allowing for real discussion on nearly every article.  Big Chatter is a daily read for me, and I encourage you to stop by too!

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Who Arey They Kidding? Of Course He Bowed!

Does that look like a hand shake to you?

Does that look like a hand shake to you?

Barry O. continued his streak of international missteps last week when he bowed to Saudi Arabian King Abdullah.  Apparently, some one forgot to brief Barack before his trip and tell him that is off limits.  Well, if you watch the video of the bow (You can watch it here if you missed it.) you can see that it is CLEARLY a bow, or as IMAO put it, a “curtsy”.  Honestly, I don’t have a huge problem with the fact that he bowed.  Now, do I think he should have bowed?  Heavens no.  But the people that are saying his bow was “submission to Islam” (yes I read that on a blog) are crazy.  The reason behind the bow is simple: Barack doesn’t know what to do.  He’s confused, and the “fresh”, “new”, “young”, “changed”, “hip” staff that is supposed to be instructing him is even more clueless.  Someone needs to show them all the ropes before the next overseas trip.

Anyway, anyone that has seen the video should clearly see that he bowed.  However, some people that are drinking the strongest of all the kool-aids don’t believe that is the case.  This weekend I watched a woman on a Fox News show watch the video and tell the conservatives in the room they were insane because they thought he bowed.  Look woman, I don’t what video you’re watching, but he DEFINITELY bowed.  And on top of that Gibbs had the audicity to say that it wasn’t a bow and there was no need to talk about it.  I think what these people in denial don’t understand is that this could be much less of a big deal if they would admit the truth.  They are going to have a much easier time convincing Americans that he bowed because he didn’t know proper protocol rather than he didn’t bow at all.  Because he bowed.  There should be no debate over that.  At all.

Ultimately, Barack will learn what he is supposed to do in different conditions.  Until then, we get these kind of gaffes that we can all sit back and watch people over react to.  Barack’s bow was an empty bow.  It meant nothing, he simply thought that was what he was supposed to do.  If I am wrong, however, we have something to worry about.

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Conservative Blogs Central: Check This Out!

Featured Blog Winners!With all the already massive number of blogs on the internet growing rapidly every day, it is very hard to sort through them all and keep track of the blogs you like.  However, I have found a solution to that problem in Conservative Blogs Central, a site that posts RSS Feeds for various conservative blogs.  Having the RSS Feeds all in one place is extremely convenient when browsing the latest news on the blogosphere.  In addition to viewing RSS Feeds, you may also submit your blog and RSS Feeds to be posted on the site.  As someone whose blog is posted on the website, I can tell you it’s a great resource.  I have received multiple readers from the site, in addition to new subscribers to my feed.  I encourage everyone that authors a conservative blog to join Conservative Blogs Central today to make your website more visible for readers hungry for conservative content!

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Rick

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