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Poll of the Day: Do You Think Michelle Obama Needs 26 “Servants”?

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Michelle Obama Took Job Creation a Little Too Far

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With the official U.S. unemployment rate approaching double digits (and that doesn’t even include those that have given up), we are clearly in need of job creation.  That does not, however, mean that Michelle Obama should take that responsibility into her own hands and hire a new fleet of staff members to improve our numbers.

Factcheck.org (They’re non-partisan, folks!) has confirmed that Madame Michelle employs 26 “attendants”, all making a pretty penny by her side.  Job titles range from her very own “Chief of Staff” at the top of the ladder, to the “Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady” at the bottom.  Lady Michelle even has her own personal make-up artist and hair dresser; two positions that haven’t been filled since the Bill Clinton’s days in the White House (BaDum Chhh).  Perhaps the most outrageous aspect of all of this is the salaries made by all of her employees; the “Chief of Staff” makes a cool $172,000 for her efforts.  I guess the number seems more outrageous when you take into account that Rahm Emanuel, the Chief of Staff to the PRESIDENT makes the exact same amount.  I would imagine his work hours are a wee bit longer.  And while not all salaries are that high (although, when you’re the “Assistant to the Assistant of the Director of Correspondence to the First Lady” I can’t imagine you’re workload is very heavy), only the bottom 6 positions are pulling in less than $50,000.  And when you get down that low, nearly every position is something secretarial (is that a word?).

I don’t mean to pick on only Michelle.   I mean, even Laura Bush had a hoard of  attendants.  She had 11 less, mind you, but even that’s a little high.  I guess Michelle thought she was worth $700,000-$800,000 more in upkeep?  Whatever the case, the increase in the already high number of servants roaming the White House to tend exclusively to the First Lady isn’t coming at the greatest time when some in Congress are trying to squeeze out upwards of 2 trillion dollars for the national healthcare movement.  You’d think they’d cut out some of assistants’ assistants, but then again, who thinks at all anymore?

Do you think 26 is a reasonable of attendants for the First Lady?  What useful things could we do with the nearly 2 million dollar payroll for these folks?  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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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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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of Barack’s Speech at Notre Dame?

If you haven’t watched his speech from Notre Dame, you can click here to watch the highlights.  Vote below about the speech in today’s poll of the day!

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Video of the Day: Barack’s Speech at Notre Dame

As they say in show business, the show must go on.  And despite all the protests and subsequent arrests, of course, the show did in fact go in.  Barack delivered his speach to the crowd of the graduating class of ’09 as well as countless spectators.  Anyone that can decipher what that heckler said please let us know:

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Video of the Day: Protestors Flock to Notre Dame

Outside the gates of Notre Dame in Indiana, hundreds of people protested the arrival of golden boy Barack to give his address on the campus.  The protestors were out in full force against his views on abortion and stem cell research.  Ironically enough, “Roe” from Roe v. Wade was in attendance to PROTEST abortion, though in the original historic case she was in support of legalizing abortion.  Watch the AP Video below:

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of Joe Biden’s Latest Gaffe?

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Joe Biden recently spewed some top secret information regarding the location of the Vice President’s secret hideout in the event of a national crisis.  What do you think of this latest gaffe?  Sound off below in the poll of the day!

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TCJ Honorary Plaque of Fail: Joe”I Have A Top Secret Bunker In My Basement!” Biden

Joe Biden swapping secrets with his waitor at dinner last week.

Joe Biden swapping secrets with his waitor at dinner last week.

Man, that Joe Biden is a card.  He just can’t seem to get it right, can he?  Joe’s been known for his gaffes over the years; in fact, there are several lists of them circulating around the interweb.  And while I usually think they are hilarious and innocent, this one’s got me a little worried about ole Joel.

Apparently, Joe told a group of friends he was having dinner with about the bunker, which held former Vice President Dick Cheney during and after 9/11.  The bunker is supposed to be top secret to ensure the safety of the VP should anything happen to the president.  Well of course, Joe couldn’t handle a little secret and now the world knows where he’ll be if the U.S. should face a 9/11-like attack in the future.  If his blunder results in the relocation of the secret hideout, it’ll be a real shame considering that in 2002 the bunker was apparently fixed up with the latest epuipment to sustain the VP and his staff after officials saw that it was not fully prepared to handle a crisis situation like 9/11.  Of course, Barack was not at all happy about this incident.  I don’t agree with anything he says, but at least he’s got enough sense not to leak top secret information.

Surely Joe can learn to keep his mouth shut before he leaks something even MORE secret than TOP secret.  But look on the bright side: Unless the people running top secret government stuff have learned their lessons, we can sit tight until Joe is briefed on the happenings at Area 51!  We’re surely in for a treat when he spills that.  And until then, I am honored to present Vice President Joe Biden with The Conservative Journal Honorary Plaque of Fail.

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of Barack’s Speech?

What do you think of Barack’s speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?  Vote below in today’s poll of the day!

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Video of the Day: Barack’s (Or His Writers) Got Jokes!

I was in the car today driving to see my family for Mother’s Day and I heard on on the FOX News radio channel on XM several clips from Barack’s epic speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.  I just found the full clip, and I must say Barack’s funny here.  I realize he more than likely didn’t write any of it, but he delivered it well and at least he’s not above picking fun at his incessant use of the teleprompter.  It’s a great watch and definitely worth the 17 minutes of your life it will consume.  Here is the full speech:

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Video of the Day: “Blame It”, Barack Obama Style

Sorry again for such little posting over the past week; it wasn’t a tough few days!  Everything should be back to normal now.

Here’s a funny video that Totally Sketch made.  It’s a remake of Jamie Foxx’ latest song “Blame It”.  Once again, their ability to find actors that are perfect for the characters is amazing.

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Month In Review: April 2009

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  • This month, the following were introduced:
    • The Conservative Journal Library which features the must read books and magazines.  The books are either books I’ve read, or books that have been suggested to me.  If you have a suggestion, e-mail me at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.
    • The Conservative Journal Seal of Approval.  This award honors people that exhibit some form of excellence.  All winners are listed in the Hall of Fame.
    • The Conservative Journal Honorary Plaque of Fail.  This award is the anti-Seal of Approval.  All winners are listed in the Hall of Fame.

Month In Numbers

  • 65,994 page views (More than double last month’s views.)

Top 20 Posts and Pages of the Month

  1. Video of the Day: Susan Boyle!
  2. Video of the Day: More From Susan Boyle!
  3. What’s Everyone’s Beef With Meghan McCain?
  4. Video of the Day: Hollie Steel from Britain’s Got Talent
  5. Video of the Day: Shaheen Jafargholi from Britain’s Got Talent
  6. Levi Johnston Interview with Tyra- Recap
  7. American Idol Top 8 Recap
  8. The Tale of the Chia Pet
  9. Video of the Day: American Idol Performances
  10. UPDATE: Levi Johnston Says His Family Is Not “White Trash”
  11. Week In Review: April 19th-25th
  12. Swine Flu: Never Fear, You Can Still Eat the Bacon!
  13. Top Sites
  14. Meghan Is Taking Her Father’s Maverick Label Too Seriously
  15. American Idol Top 7 Recap
  16. Video of the Day: A Tale of Two Bows
  17. Amy Poehler Spruces Up Thursday Nights With ‘Parks’
  18. Mail Bag: Matt Delves Further Into AIG
  19. Video of the Day: Miss California on Gay Marriage
  20. Who Are They Kidding?  Of Course He Bowed!

Posts and Polls from This Month

Look towards the bottom of these “Week in Review” posts to see every post from each week of the month, in addition to results from each poll of the day from the month!

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Video of the Day: More Fun Gaffe’s Courtesy of Barack

Oh man, I just love when Barack treats us to some great humor!  It is a recession you know, so this free entertainment is much appreciated.  The latest little gaffe is a really doozy.  I like how he exerts zero effort in trying to cover it.  That either shows that he doesn’t care at all, or he had no idea what he was talking about at the time.  Either one is very upsetting.  Watch the gaffe below:

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of the Publicity Flight Through Manhattan?

If you missed the story about the White House joy ride through the New York skyline, you can read more about it here.

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TCJ Honorary Plaque of Fail: Barack Obama and Gang

Dear Barack and Posse,

The city of New York and the entire United States ask that you please refrain from joy riding around in Air Force One at only hundreds of feet of above the ground.  We realize that we didn’t have any pictures of you in flying past The Statue of Liberty or Trump Towers, but please.  At least tie a banner to the back of the plan that says, “GOOD MORNING NEW YORK!  IT’S B.O. UP IN THIS PLANE”, or something to that effect.  We’ve even included a reference for you for the next time you want to take scenic shots of Manhattan:

Barack, we expect to see this next time.  Thank you.

Barack, we expect to see this next time. Thank you.

Anything less than that will be a disappointment.

Thanks,

The United States, excluding Frank-Pelosi-Reid.

For Barack and crew’s display of ignorance we award them with the “Honorary Plaque of Fail”, which even includes a place in the Hall of Fame!  This award is extra ironic because Barack was the first recipient of the “TCJ Seal of Approval” back when he took out those pirates in an efficient manner.  Well, in accordance to the law of gravity, what comes up must come down, and Barack’s status as upstanding member of society did just (Intentional exaggeration.  Don’t e-mail me about it.) that when he approved the flight of the Boeing 747 that flew low through the skies of Manhattan just so the White House Gift Shop could update its Statue of Liberty post card section.  The trip not only horrified many New Yorkers, but it cost (and wasted) millions of tax payer dollars.  And while “millions” of dollars is nothing in the grand scheme of the government budget, it’s the principal of the matter.  And for that, Barack and the gang, we tip our DUNCE caps to you.

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