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Top 10 Best/Worst Music Videos of 2009: Vote Now!

The results are in!  To view results for BEST music video, click HERE.  To view results for WORST music video, click HERE.

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Best Music Video

Enter the name of the song that you think had the best music video of 2009.  The video must have been released in 2009, or must have peaked on video countdowns during 2009.  Don’t include any quotations or other symbols, except for those that are a part of the title of the song.

Worst Music Video

Enter the name of the song that you think had the best music video of 2009.  The video must have been released in 2009, or must have peaked on video countdowns during 2009.  Don’t include any quotations or other symbols, except for those that are a part of the title of the song.

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Top 10 Best/Worst Actors or Actresses of 2009: Vote Now!

The Results are in!  To view winners for BEST ACTOR, click HERE.  To view winners for WORST ACTOR, click HERE.  To view winners for BEST ACTRESS, click HERE.  To view winners for WORST ACTRESS, click HERE.

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Best Actor or Actress

Enter the name of the person you felt was the best Actor or Actress of 2009.  All entries must have been in a movie, tv show, or have done some type of acting during 2009.

Worst Actor or Actress

Enter the name of the person you felt was the worst Actor or Actress of 2009.  All entries must have been in a movie, tv show, or have done some type of acting during 2009.

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Top 10 Best/Worst Websites or Blogs of 2009: Vote Now!

The results are in!  Click HERE to view results for BEST BLOG.  Click HERE to view results for WORST BLOG.  To view results for BEST WEBSITE, click HERE.  To view results for WORST WEBSITE, click HERE.

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Best Website or Blog

Enter the name of the website or blog that you think was the best of the year.  Submitted websites or blogs must have been active during 2009.  You may enter the title or the URL.

Worst Website or Blog

Enter the name of the website or blog that you think was the worst of the year.  Submitted websites or blogs must have been active during 2009.  You may enter the title or the URL.

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Top 10 Best/Worst TV Shows of 2009: Vote Now!

The results are in!  Click HERE to view the results for BEST TV SHOW.  Click HERE to view the results for WORST TV SHOW.

For all polls, ignore the “Don’t Click” option.

Best TV Show

Enter the name of what you think is the best TV show of 2009.  As long as the show was on the air at any point during 2009, it’s eligible.  Don’t include any quotations or other symbols unless they are in the title.

Worst TV Show

Enter the name of what you think is the worst TV show of 2009.  As long as the show was on the air at any point during 2009, it’s eligible.  Don’t include any quotations or other symbols unless they are in the title.

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Top 10 Best/Worst Movies of 2009: Vote Now!

The results are in!  To view the winners for BEST movie, click HERE.  To view the winners for WORST movie, click HERE.

For all polls, ignore the “Don’t Click” option.

Best Movie

Enter the name of what you think is the best movie of 2009.  The movie must have been released during 2009.  Don’t use any quotations or symbols unless they are in the title.

Worst Movie

Enter the name of what you think is the best movie of 2009.  The movie must have been released during 2009.  Don’t use any quotations or symbols unless they are in the title.

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Top 10 Best/Worst Singers of 2009: Vote Now!

The results are in!  Click HERE to view results for BEST MALE singer.  Click HERE to view results for WORST MALE singer.  Click HERE to view results for BEST FEMALE singer.  Click HERE to view results for WORST FEMALE singer.  Click HERE to view results for Artist of the Year (Best Overall).  Click HERE to view results for Worst Artist of the Year (Worst Overall).

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Best Female Singer

Enter the first and last name of who you think was the best female singer of 2009.

Worst Female Singer

Enter the first and last name of who you think was the worst female singer of 2009.

Best Male Singer

Enter the first and last name of who you think was the best male singer of 2009.

Worst Male Singer

Enter the first and last name of you think was the worst male singer of 2009.

Artist of the Year

Enter the first and last name of who you think was the best singer of 2009, male or female.

Worst Artist of the Year

Enter the first and last name of who you think was the worst singer of 2009, male or female.

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Top 10 Best/Worst Books of 2009: Vote Now!

The results are in!  Click HERE to view the results for BEST BOOK, or click HERE to view the results for WORST BOOK.

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Best Books of 2009

Enter the name of what you think is the best book released in 2009.  Don’t include any quotations or symbols unless they are a part of the title.

Worst Books of 2009

Enter the name of what you think is the worst book released in 2009.  Don’t include any quotations or symbols unless they are a part of the title.

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Top 10 Best/Worst Albums of 2009: Vote Now!

The results are in!  Click HERE to view results for BEST album.  Click HERE to view results for WORST album.

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Best Album of 2009

Enter the name of what you think is the best album of 2009, followed with who the album is by.  Don’t include quotations or other symbols.

Worst Album of 2009

Enter the name of what you think is the worst album of 2009, followed with who the album is by.  Don’t include quotations or other symbols.

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Top 10 Best/Worst Songs of 2009: Vote Now!

The results are in!  Click HERE to view results for BEST song.  Click HERE to view results for WORST song.

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Best Song of 2009

Enter the name of your favorite song that was either released in or at its peak in 2009.  Don’t include any quotation marks or other symbols.

Worst Song of 2009

Enter the name of your least favorite song that was either released in or at its peak in 2009.  Don’t include any quotation marks or other symbols.

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Top 10 Best/Worst Politians of 2009: Vote Now!

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Best Politician of 2009

Simply enter the first and last name of the politician who you think is the best of 2009, if you can even think of one.

Worst Politician of 2009

This should be much easier to come up with.  Simply enter the first and last name.

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The Best/Worst of 2009: Get Ready to Vote!

To visit the main page for The Best of 2009 and view a full list of categories and voting links, click here.

As 2009 comes to a close, it’s time for the first annual “Best Of” series at The Conservative Journal!  2009 has been quite a year, so what better a way to close it out than to reflect on the best (and worst) of what we’ve seen over the past 365 days.  Here are the details:

With the exception of a few categories (Most Popular Posts, Top Referrers, etc.), all of the Best of/Worst of are chosen by you.  Votes will be cast by entering your choice in the “Other” blank in the appropriate poll.  This is the easiest way to gather votes easily and accurately.  For the slower readers, there will be an example provided before each poll to ensure you vote in the proper manner.  You may vote for each category once a day, and you don’t have to vote in every category.  Details on what’s eligible for each category will be listed before each poll.  Here are the categories you will be deciding:

  • Top 10 Best/Worst Songs of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst Albums of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst Books of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst Singers of 2009 (Including Male, Female, and Overall)
  • Top 10 Best/Worst Movies of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst TV Shows of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst Websites or Blogs of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst Actors or Actresses of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst Music Videos of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst Live Musical Performances of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst TV Personalities of 2009
  • Top 10 Best YouTube Videos of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst People of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst Politicians of 2009
  • Top 10 Best/Worst Events of 2009

Voting starts as soon as the categories are posted and ends December 31st at 11:59 PM.  Results will be posted by Midnight on January 2nd.  If you have any suggestions for additional categories, be sure to let me know!

After the poll for each category is posted, they will obviously be burried beneath pages of polls.  To view a complete list of categories including links to each category’s poll, visit the “Best of 2009” page by clicking the on the Hall of Fame page, or by clicking here.

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The Top 10 Worst People of the Week: Adam Lambert, Oprah, Jon Gosselin, and CBS

This is something new I’m going to start doing with the help of my new writers.  The title is pretty self-explanatory, we’ll just go through and name the top 10 worst people of the week and a little bit about why.  This post will probably be posted on Saturdays, but seeing as this is Thanksgiving week and I’ll be busy Saturday, we’ll go ahead and do it tonight.

10. CBS- After CBS jumped at the opportunity to book Adam Lambert and be the shelter for the “kicked puppy”, they blurred out the Lamber/Male keyboarder kiss, while not blurring out the Madonna/Britney kiss that was shown in the same slide set.  I’m glad they blurred out the Lambert/Keyboarder kiss, but they should have been consistent and blurred both.  Watch out folks, hypocrisy earns you a spot on my list.

9. Google- Go back in time a week, google image search Michelle Obama.  What pops up?  A monkey.  True story.  Google lands on the list because they removed the photo and the website from their searches.  Don’t get me wrong, I find blatant racial attacks to be despicable and unwarranted in today’s society, but come on Google.  There are MILLIONS of offensive images on the internet, why try and play police with this one?  That image has been circulated to millions of American’s by now, and this all making much ado about nothing.  Everyone needs to quit being so dang sensitive.

8. Oprah Winfrey- Oprah started off great by announcing she was ending her tv show……… then she continued by saying it wouldn’t be over until 2011.  Geez Oprah, you got me all excited.

7. “President or Jihad” Billboard guy- Come on man, have some sense!  Sure I’d love for B.O. to show us the birth certificate, but really?  I’m not a member of the “AHH! HATE CRIME” group, I just think it’s ignorant.  I must say, it gave me a HUGE laugh when I first saw it though.  For those who missed this story, read it here.

6. Climatologists dismissing the e-mails- No one can take responsibility for their actions anymore.  3 of the climatologists who were a part of the global warming e-mail scandal last week came out today saying that it was nothing but a smear campaign.  When did “smear campaign” become the word of choice when trying to dodge a sticky situation?

5. Perez Hilton- The fact that I can’t stand him aside, Perez really aggravated me on the AMA’s.  They gave him 10 seconds of screen time and he used it to say “I caught up with Derek Hough….. in the bathroom”.  Perez has a chronic case of pedestalitus; he can say whatever he wants, but the second anyone else steps up, cue the tears and Vlog.

4. Jon Gosselin- He’s just a bully.  His latest episode includes being a bully to his twins for preferring their mom over him.  The two twins said they enjoyed being with their mom more, so Jon through them inside and wouldn’t let the poor girls sell lemonade.  I think he’s just bitter that his 15 minutes are officially ovahhhh.

3. WikiLeaks- I’ve never heard of this website until today, but apparently they’ve discovered thousands of 9/11 texts and have released them to the internet.  Why stir up memories with these messages, some of which were extremely personal and heartbreaking?

2. Keith Olbermann- Uhhhh…. He’s just annoying.

1. Adam Lambert- I’ve never seen anyone more desperate for publicity in my life.  I could tolerate him on Idol, but he took it too far at the AMA’s and continues to take it too far as he does interviews throughout the week.  Adam, you may not be “a babysitter”, but that doesn’t mean it’s fair game for you to force simulated oral sex on some back-up dancer in front of 15 million people.  You may think the the world is carrying out one big hate crime and discriminating against you, but I was just as appalled when Britney kissed Madonna.  Save it for pay-per-view, not a show with a rating of TV-14.

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Song of the Day: “Temporary Home” by Carrie Underwood (Review)

EDIT: A full review of Play On is right around the corner, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

The second single off of Carrie Underwood’s phenomenal 3rd album, Play On, is this stirring number titled “Temporary Home.”  The song tells the story of 3 individuals, a foster-child, a single mom in a halfway house, and an old man on his death bed, who are experiencing hardship but realize that their current situation is only temporary, and that they will soon be on to something much, much better.  Aside from the beautiful arrangement and vocals, the lyrics are exceptionally touching.  In the final verse, Carrie sings “He looks up and says/I can see God’s face,” a lyric that’s so real it will surely shake some of the winter ice off of the hearts of many.  The song is traditional country in sound, but Carrie takes a lot of chances with this one in that, while it’s similar in topic to the Paisley/Parton collaboration “When I Get Where I’m Going,” the lyrics are straight forward and very powerful.  Listen to the full song below and see what you think.

Check out Carrie’s induction into the TCJ Hall of Fame by clicking here.

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Majority In Mississippi: Check This Out!

Majority in Mississippi is a great political blog that covers political, with a focus on politics inside Mississippi.  I’m not a resident of MS, though I do have family in various areas of the state.  As a non-resident, I check Majority in MS often to get the latest on politics in the state.  Additionally, the author of the blog also writes a sports-themed branch of Majority in Mississippi called Majority Sports.  This blog is definitely a great read.  Be sure to check this out today!

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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!

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