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Thoughts From Around the Blogosphere: Reactions to the ACORN Prostitution Scandal

To read my reaction(s), click here, here, or here. I was on a roll.

Here’s what the rest of the blogosphere had to say…

Top Truth: Wake Up America

Why is it that everyone around our president is filthy and corrupt?

Gateway Pundit

Now today, we find out that the Democrats favorite community organizers are pushing teen prostitution.
It figures. Big Government has the undercover investigation that the state-run media is ignoring.

The Conservative Republican Standard

This is so flipping ridiculous. Everyone at ACORN should be ashamed of what is going on at their office in Baltimore.

Jonathan Turley

Obviously, ACORN is a large organization and cannot be tarnished with the actions of a couple of employees, even if this tape is proven to be legitimate.

Crush Liberalism

The video with the “false portrayal” has resulted in a couple of ACORN workers getting fired.  I suppose ACORN figured out that you can actually learn a lot about a situation when you actually see it for yourself!

Abnersnoot’s Blog

America, this is your tax dollars at work. We continue to create 5 billion dollars in dept every 5 weeks. that is $1,000,000,000.00 every seven days. How much do you think goes to schools, roads, levee’s, helping the average American out…not nearly as much as goes to organizations like ACORN.

On Man’s Thoughts (On Census Bureau cutting ties with ACORN)

People, we won another battle it keep our country free. Keep up the pressure. We can stop Obama and his socialist agenda.

The Universe Exists for My Amusement (On Census Bureau cutting ties with ACORN)

The ACORN falls from the tree and is crushed under the heel of a boot.

PUMABydesign001’s Blog

ACORN is crooked and should be investigated, prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and all government funding to this organization should cease immediately.  It is that simple.  BRING ACORN DOWN!!!!

Legacy of my Fathers

ACORN’s towers are falling. I’m tellin’ you, ACORN is done. They can’t recover from this.

I had to scrounge about the blogosphere to dig these up.  With the mainstream media blocking this out completely, there haven’t been too many reactions to this story.

What do you think of these reactions?  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.

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Rick

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Thoughts From Around the Blogosphere: Reactions to President Obama’s Healthcare Address

To read my full opinion on the speech, click here.

Hear’s what the blogosphere had to say about President Obama’s healthcare address:

The Conservative Republican Standard

This speech made by Obama was still riddled with holes, even though he did make some good points. Healthcare is broken, but this is not the way to fix it.

28th Amendment

Obama did a good job tonight of combating lies and explaining the truth behind this bill.  Let’s hope that some good will was generated on both sides of the aisle toward action on this issue.

The TV Swami

President Obama gets FIVE magic carpets out of FIVE.

Sourav Bhowmick 2.0

I believe, however, that his speech was not effective. Sadly, I think the American people are so jaded by Obama’s masterful rhetoric that his speeches don’t really mean anything anymore. I, perhaps because I’m a staunch supporter of his agenda, can laud the speech because its content was perfect, but it didn’t tell us anything new.

Deo Vindice

Watching the masterpiece political theater of a Presidential address to the joint Session of Congress, I was struck when I suddenly realized that the President and his two closest successors were sharing the TV frame.  President B. Hussein Obama, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi shared one stage tonight for the whole healthcare show.   It was 3 Stooges on one stage.

Left on Lainer

If you have been reading this blog, I have been the most critical of the current healthcare reforms introduced in the House of Representatives; however, the President has made his case to this Bluedog Democrat

Thirteen O’Clock

So many things not to like, but the individual mandate is the most noxious of all. If the government can tax us simply for existing, there is nothing it cannot do.

Greg Scandlen, Heartland Institute

The President’s speech to a joint session of Congress failed to move the health reform ball closer to the goalposts.

Freedom Watch News

It was a pretty speech, but then, so are all of Obama’s speeches.  Pretty words can distract and subdue and that’s what we can’t afford right now.

Boudica BPI Weblog

His speech IMO was a huge waste of time shrouded in BS. Let them show us that they are capable of doing something right before they lead us into an even deeper chasm.

Spitfire Murphy

“Let me repeat this: nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have.”

Nothing requires you to change what you have.  But nothing is stopping your employer from dumping your plan and forcing you onto the public option.  Nothing but nuance, kids.

Everyone’s got an Opinion…

This is good, it’s about time that President Obama took the initiative to own the “choice” argument, when it comes to the public option.

Betsy’s Page

We’ll have to see. I’m not the audience for his speech. The audience was the Democrats in Congress. If he has convinced them, that’s game, set, and match.

jamilacrockett’s clarity for conversation (on Rep. Joe Wilson’s “That’s a lie!” outburst)

It’s disgraceful when any member of Congress shows dissension towards the President of the United States. That outburst was the most disrespectful and uneducated action ever.

What’s your reaction to the healthcare speech?  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.

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Rick

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Thoughts From Around the Blogosphere: Reaction to Van Jones’s Resignation and Controversy

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but there so much fun so I’m about to start again.  For those that don’t know how this works, I google blogsearch “Van Jones” and take a random sampling of the results and clip out important bits, as well as throw in some of my favorite bloggers’ thoughts.  Here’s the blogosphere’s reaction to the resignation of former green jobs advisor, Van Jones:

DPGI- the aftermath

Just put Bush’s name in any of these stories – war, spending, personal associations, agenda, czars, “dictatorship” – and then, recall the panty-twisting furor of the Left from the past eight years. Kind of telling to see the sand in their crotch was Bush, not what Bush did because Obama is following Bush’s path in many ways.

Quipster

The special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality apparently believes that his past actions are being used as “lies and distortions,” and are not worthy of scrutiny for the special government position he enjoyed.

Citizens Against Pro-Obama Media Bias

They ranted on and on about the “birthers” and compared them to the “truthers” and lo and behold one of barry’s special advisors is a truther…to begin with.

The Transporter

Van Jones resigns as President Obamas green jobs czar. All I can think of to say is not soon enough, not soon enough. The president should check into the backgrounds of some people before he hires them to save the embarrassment.

Newsreal (I strongly recommend reading this article, it’s one of my favorites regarding Jones)

The point is not that President Obama will not tolerate people with Van Jones’ views to serve in his administration: he obviously will, because he did and he defended Jones to the bitter end. The point is Jones is becoming part of Obama’s increasingly familiar pattern: associate with radical leftists, give them as much power and prominence as possible in their own right, and disavow them only if they begin to hurt your ability to radicalize the system from within.

The Political Inquirer

One down a whole administration yet to go.

Citizen Obie

Van Jones made a mistake. Van Jones did and said some things I think he probably regrets. In fact, I know he does, because he said so. But where I see a mistake, Glenn Beck and the rightist bloggers who carried out this campaign saw an opportunity to tar and feather (and yes, that image is deliberate) the very symbol of the green jobs movement, and to characterize that movement, and by extension the presidency, as a communist cabal intent on imposing a reverse-racist tyranny on good Christian straight White Americans.

Betsy’s Page

How viciously sneaky of the right wing. They dared to use the man’s own words against him.

All American Blogger

I’m not saying I had anything to do with this, but I did write one heck of a blogosphere roundup on the matter.

California Conservative

Conservatives often joke that the Left’s definition of a dirty campaign is using their words against them. That seems to fit with Van Jones’ resignation letter.

The Lonely Conservative

Despite the fact that the MSM completely ignored the news of Van Jones’s past, the radical commie Green Jobs Czar has quit. And of course he’s blaming it on the folks who had the nerve to dig up his past. Not that it was hard.

Glenn Beck

The American people stood up and demanded answers. Instead of providing them, the Administration had Jones resign under cover of darkness. I continue to be amazed by the power of everyday Americans to initiate change in our government through honest questioning, and judging by the other radicals in the administration, I expect that questioning to continue for the foreseeable future.

What’s your say on the resignation of Van Jones?  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.

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Amy Poehler Spruces Up Thursday Nights with ‘Parks’ Debut

Doesnt she look like shes got it all together.

Doesn't she look like she's got it all together.

First off, I know this is a political blog, but as I’ve said numorous times, there is more to life than politics.  Sticking with that theme, I plan to do more of these entertainment style posts throughout the week.  Never fear though faithful reader, there are no plans to eliminated the wildly popular (slight exaggeration) “No Politics Tuesday”.  Those days will simply be more in-depth on the nonpolitical scoop.  So without further ado, I present to you the first non-political post made outside of “No Politics Tuesday”:

When I saw the ‘Parks and Recreation’ commericial last Januray, I was thrilled.  Amy Poehler had just left SNL the month before, which left a hole in my heart that only she could fill.  Her Hillary Clinton impersonations, though baring little to no resemblence to real-life Hillary, summed up her personality perfectly and were always hilarious.  Her great sense of humor also added life to the Weekend Update segments, and subtracted from Seth Myers overal suck factor that really brought down the mood.  So naturally, a show that starred Amy was something I had dreamed of.

After much anticipation, when ‘Parks and Recreation’ finally aired last Thursday after The Office (personal favorite show) I was beyond pleased.  You can certainly tell that it was made by the genuisess behind The Office, but it still remained original.  Leslie Knope, Amy’s character, is in charge of the parks and recreation department for Pawnee, Indiana.  Her boss, Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), is quite an intriguing character.  He hates government and dreams of privatizing everything, especially the parks and recreation department.  Leslie also reveals she slept with Mark Brendanawicz, a colleague that she finds all important for her work.  “If you want to get anything done, you gotta ask Mark Brendanawicz,” says Mrs. Knope.  Her partner Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) is lazy, creepy, and confusing all at the same time.  One minute he seems like a loyal employee, the next he is passing embarrasing images of Leslie around on the internet.  He’s like a sneakier, more evil Dwight Schrute.  The pilot episode set the groundwork for some hilarious character development.

In this episode, Leslie (Amy Poehler) gets the ball rolling on a new park for the city after much discussion with her government hating boss, Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman).  The park is slated for development on a lot that was abandon after it’s developer went bankrupt.  The decrepit state of the lot causes one resident to fall in, breaking both legs in the process.  Poehler’s character is oozing with likeability.  Unlike The Office’s main character Michael Scott (Steve Carrell), she is less about the funny business and more about productivity.  That doesn’t mean, however, that she isn’t funny.  Her sincerity over even the slightest of issues gives plenty of humor, and her off-the-wall communication skills are even better.

Parks and Recreation is a true gem that you should definitly add to your Thursday night lineup.  Anyone that doubts the potentail of this series must remember that even the award winning series The Office started out slow, and got better with time.  I feel very confident that this series is going to be following in the footsteps of its predecessor to the top of the comedy television world.

Don’t miss next weeks Parks and Recreation when Leslie Knope sets out to bring her new park idea to the public via the local newspaper, set to air Thursday, April 16th at 8:30 on NBC.

Rating:

4.5 Elephants

4.5 Elephants

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**This is a new thing that I want to start doing with posts about commong topics.  I will go around and find thoughts on topics similar to what the particular post is about and post the quote, as well as a link to the article.

Critics say it’s a little too close to The Office (mockumentary style, talking head interviews, naive protagonists you want to root for, etc.) While this critique may be valid, I’m not complaining. If three Law & Order’s, and three CSI’s can coexist (under the same title no less) than I am a-okay with a show with a similar format to The Office. edubTV.wordpress.com on critics’ comparisons to The Office.

But to be honest I laughed pretty hard whenever she said anything throughout the show.  Her character is a bit dopey, really optimistic and super cute.  readwatchbuy.com on Amy’s character, Leslie Knope.

Overall, I think that the show has great potential. It may never be The Office, but it could come close. stevenmiller2008.wordpress.com on Parks and Recreations prospects.

Did you watch Parks and Recreation?  If so, what do you think of the show?  Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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