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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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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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September 23rd News Bits and Pieces: Mackenzie Phillips, ACORN, Swine Flu, and Michael Jackson

News and Politics

Giant Squid Found in Gulf, Oregon

Gah, that thing is huge!  I wish there were more people in the private sector who were willing to search for creatures as fascinating as the giant squid.  If I had unlimited money, I’d be sure and set apart a good portion of it to search for bizarre creatures like the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot.

Palin Knocks Fed in Hong Kong Speech

I’m glad to hear that those who got to see the speech felt like she at least knew what she was talking about.  My rational mind is telling me otherwise, but I just want to believe that Sarah Palin is still a viable candidate for the presidency.  I’m sure I’ll take flack for this from the more center-left-of-center readers (if there are any), but I do think she’d be a great president if she spent a few years in the senate getting more familiar with foreign affairs and the technicalities of the office of the presidency.  But then again, I’m overly optimistic.

ACORN Sues Filmmakers

I sure hope this lawsuit proves unsuccessful because then I’ll lose all faith in our government.  I figured ACORN would pursue the lawsuit, but I’m just hoping the judge it appears before has enough sense to send it back out the door.

CNN’s Gupta Gets H1N1 Flu in Afghanistan

Someone forget to cough into his arm rather than his hand!

Entertainment

Mackenzie Phillips Reveals She Slept With Her Own Father

This really is a shame.  It’s hard to imagine that someone could get so into drugs that she has a 10 year affair with her father.  I wish Mackenzie the best and hope that hopefully she’s cleaned up her act.  If I’m remembering correctly she had a very interesting singing voice, and I hope she hasn’t totally lost it.

New Michael Jackson Single, ‘This Is It,’ Out On October 12

I don’t really know how I feel about a song being released after the artists death.  Chances are I won’t like the song anyway so it doesn’t really matter.

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September 21st News Bits and Pieces: Bill Clinton, ACORN, Scams, and Republicans

News and Politics

Groups spar over U.S. offshore drilling plan

As I said in a post earlier today, I’m in big support of offshore drilling.  The benefits far outweigh whatever costs anyone can come up with.  And I’m very happy to hear that the off shore drilling bans in place for 20 years were allowed to expire without renewal.  Hopefully we can get some new rigs set up and begin drilling on our own soil ASAP.

‘The Clinton Tapes,’ a New Book

I can’t wait for this to come out.  I think it’s going to be fascinating to read if even half of the hype is true.  As for the claims that the writer thinks Clinton is probably worried, I doubt that’s any more than his way of building hype.  But either way, I think it’s going to be a great read that I’ll be sure and review for readers of The Conservative Journal.  The book is set for release on September 28th.

Democratic fundraiser indicted in NY

Surprise, surprise.  Yet another corrupt bimbo to deal with accordingly.  I hope that people become more wary of scams like this one, but you never know.  Can’t wait to see where this case from here and I’m sure more information will come out as time goes on.

Justice Department Reviews Ties to Acorn

The pressure was finally put on ACORN and we’re finally seeing results.  I don’t know what this investigation will hold as I didn’t know the Justice Department would have ever been tied to ACORN, but I’m glad they’re at least looking into it.

ANALYSIS-Republicans see opportunities in 2010

I think the claims by “top republicans” that the republican party could take back control of the house might be a bit of a long shot, but I do see the republican party making great strides in 2010.  I see the party gaining seats in the house and probably 1 or 2 in the senate.  As said in the article, the Governor races in November should be good indicators.

Entertainment

Kate Gosselin Confirms Talk Show, PopEater Readers Aren’t Digging It

I’m digging it either.  I think the Gosselin family needs to pull out of the spotlight and deal with family matters before going through with any other business ventures.  They’ve got 8 kids to take care of and there’s no way they’re doing that with Jon’s laziness and Kate’s work-aholicness.  They better have a good nanny.

World’s Hairiest Man Having ‘Pretty Monkey’ Surgery

Well I’m glad he’s getting that taken care of, I’m sure he’s pretty self-conscious because of it.

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September 20th News Bits and Pieces: Terrorism, ACORN, Governor Paterson, and 30 Rock

First off, sorry for the lack of posts this weekend, it’s been extremely busy.  This week is going to busy as well, but I’m going to try my hardest to have time to post on a semi-regular schedule.  But for now, here’s your bits and pieces:

News and Politics

Urgent probe underway of possible Al Qaeda-linked terror plot

This one really scared me.  I’m just beyond happy that they were able to nip this in the bud before anything happened.  If they were direct links to Al-Qaeda then they obviously meant business.  Score 1 for the U.S.

NY governor ignores pressure to end election quest

Ahh Governor Paterson, you’re just in your own world.  He currently has some of the lowest numbers of any New York Governor, but he’s still standing firm in his plans to seek re-election.  That’s determination right there.  Personally, I don’t care either way because I don’t live in New York.  However, I do know that the longer he stays and the further his poll numbers drop, the more likely it is that a Republican has a shot for the seat.

President Says ACORN Should Be Investigated

Honestly, I’m surprised he knows anything about the scandal.  I’m glad that he thinks an investigation is in order, but his comments were dismissive of the issue.  “It’s not something I’ve followed closely” were his exact words, and I just don’t see the reason for that.  While he’s right in saying that it’s not the biggest issue facing our country, I do think it’s a much bigger issue than something to just place on the back burner.

Ex-aide says Edwards fathered mistress’ child

I’m sure this “ex-aid” is extremely reliable, but I believe it even without his/her anonymous help.  John Edwards is the scum of the earth and this doesn’t really surprise me one bit.  Is it not bad enough to have an affair with a woman while your dying wife lies in the hospital?  So, you have to go and have a child with her?  Zero. Morals.

ACORN scaling back or shutting down in many cities

Goooood, this is a good start and the first step to totally erasing ACORN from the map.  I think if an organization that did what ACORN was made to existed, it would be very beneficial to society.  ACORN is just so very corrupt that it’s impossible for them to do anything honestly.  They can’t even be honest about why they’re shutting down: they say it has a lot to do with the economy, but wouldn’t a recession be prime time for a group that profits off people that make little money trying to get any government programs their eligible for?

Entertainment

’30 Rock’ Wins Top Comedy Emmy

Dang, I was pulling for “The Office” to take the top comedy spot this year!  I don’t even know if it was nominated, but I think it’s funnier than 30 Rock, Tina Fey must choose the winner.  I also can’t believe that American Idol hasn’t won best reality show.  I didn’t realize anyone watched “The Amazing Race” and it’s won for the past 7 years.  You learn something new every day.

High School Students Flunk Civics Test

This is just sad.  If I were Oklahoma, I’d be very discouraged right about now.  It’s totally unacceptable that a mere 25% know who the first president of the United States is.  I’m sure that these same results are found throughout the country but that’s no excuse.  92% of immigrants who take this test pass, why can’t actual citizens of the country do the same?

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September 18th News Bits and Pieces: Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Carrie Prejean, and Republicans

News and Politics

Democrats run away from embattled ACORN

Aside from the fact that the article I linked to is a grossly biased look at the issue by MSNBC (slight exaggeration), this is refreshing news for me to read/hear.  It’s no surprise that Republicans in Congress were able to band together and vote for banning ACORN funding, but the fact that any Democrats are jumping on board is a great sign that we’re getting somewhere.

CNN Responds to Fox Ads: “You Lie!”

I’m afraid that I’m going to have to take CNN’s side on this.  Write it down, because this is probably the first and the last time.  While I do agree with Fox that they gave the best and most indepth coverage of the 9/12 Rally, CNN did show up for some coverage.  And while I don’t agree with Sanchez (CNN) that it was “extensive coverage”, it was some and therefore CNN did not deserve to be mentioned in the Fox News ad that listed all of the networks that ignored the story.

Ex-Miss California Carrie Prejean says she’s not a ‘hater’ at Values Summit

For those that were following me during the start of the Carrie Prejean saga, you’d know that I’m on her side.  I really am.  But I think she maayyy be milking the beauty pageant events a little too much.  I think she definitely deserved her attention for that right after it happened, but it’s been many months.  I think Carrie would make a great news anchor, tv personality, etc., but I’d like for her to do it on her own right and not because of a scandal caused by a lowlife scum.

Dow nears one-year highs

WOO THE RECESSIONS OVER!  EVERYONE GO BUY A NEW BMW!  Alright, not quite.  I have my doubts that the recession is truly over, especially since job less is expected to continue.  I think what we may see is a “double-dip” recession; meaning it’s going to look like it’s getting better (now), but then drop back off again slightly before getting fully better.  I do think the worst is over, and I’d love to proven wrong on my “double-dip” theory.  After all, it is just a theory.

Entertainment

Was Kanye-Gate Staged?  Experts Say No.

Why do people write pointless articles about stuff we already know?  AOL really just wrote this article to reaffirm common and accepted fact that this event was not staged?  Someone needs a new creativity team.

Taylor Swift Gets A Few Questions Too Many About Kanye West VMA Interruption

Like the rest of us, even Taylor Swift is tired of hearing about herself and Kanye.  In an interview today, she asked the interviewer to move on from the Kanye subject because she didn’t “want to make it a bigger deal than it is”.  When the interviewer continued talking about it, she quit doing the interview.  I’m liking Taylor Swift more and more by the day.  She’s starting to grow up and stand up for herself, whereas before she’s always come across as so week and feeble.  Good for her!

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September 16th News Bits and Pieces: Barack Obama, Joe Wilson, Kanye West, and a Dog

Bits and Pieces is the updated version of “News Roundup”.  You can expect Bits and Pieces to appear on the site around 9:30 PM CST nightly.  I’m not rehashing the news; I’ve always been clear that’s not why I’m here.  The post will, however, contain the political and entertainment news from the day that I didn’t get to mention earlier, with my two cents on the story underneath the link.  So much opinion, so little time.

Politics

Bush on Obama: “This guy has no clue”

All I can say is the ex-Bush speech writer who’s writing the book should probably watch his back.  He’s doing a great job building hype for the release with all these explosive quotes, but as of now I question their validity.  If Bush did say this, I’ll think more of him because I’ll know he was sharper than we gave him credit for.

White House rejects racism claim

Barack and rollllll.  By that, I mean he’s on a roll by doing things that don’t aggravate me for two consecutive days.  This is refreshing to know that Barack doesn’t really think America is a nation of hateful, white, racist, hillbillies like the rest of the left.  Whether or not he was doing it to appease the right is still in question, but I don’t really care either way.  The fact that he said it the day after Jimmy Carter said it was all racism makes me smile.  Can you say reeeeejected?

(The) Obama Calls Kanye West a ‘Jackass’

This is the second time this week the Barack has done something that kind of made me happy.  That beats the previous record by 2.  I don’t use or condone profanity, but I’m not going to lie, I’m glad the B.O. did this.  And not because it shows he’s human, but because it shows he’s willing to (finally) be honest about something and speak his mind on someone that idolized him during the campaign.  It’s a great step in showing America that we don’t always have to be so politically correct.  If Barack wants to go for a trifecta of pleasing me, he can openly tell Terry Moran that it’s okay he leaked the story.  I’m sure Terry’s home network (ABC) is chomping at the bit to let him go.

Joe Wilson Says “You Lie” to B.O. during Health Address

I’ve avoided all comment on this since the night of the speech because I just thought it would be over after Joe apologized and Barack accepted.  Of course, it wasn’t that easy.  Joe apologized the night it happened, and Barack said it was okay promptly after.  That was one week ago.  Why on earth are we still talking about it?  It’s amazing how we can demand a congressional hearing over two words, but it’s taken years to get them to do anything about ACORN.


Entertainment

Kenny Chesney Says His Touring Days Are Over (For Now)

Fiiiiiiinallly.  Kenny Chesney has been touring for about 100 years now and it’s just about time he takes a break.  Honestly, I think he’s vastly overrated anyway.  He wins Entertainer of the Year every year at the award shows (though the wonderful Carrie Underwood dethroned him at the ACMs) and it’s just high time someone else was even considered at the other shows.

Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift at the VMAs

Kanye West, you are dirt to me.  I don’t even like Taylor Swift, but I feel terrible for her because you totally ruined her big moment.  This whole incident has made me like Taylor a little more because I think she’s grown up since I last developed my opinion of her.  She’s handled everything very well over this past week.

Jessica Simpson loses her little dog

Remind me why this is news?  Thousands of people lose their animals every day and I don’t hear about then.  Why should I care more that it happened to J-Simp?  To everyone that’s lost a pet recently: I’m very sorry for your loss.

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