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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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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.

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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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Van Jones Resigns: A Display of the Power of Fox News

Wow, I think I truly am shocked about this.

I haven’t been following the Van Jones saga much lately because I’d seen what I needed to see:  the guy is crazy and he is (was) an advisor to the president.  If I’m being perfectly honest, I assumed that he was here to stay so I just tried to block out all of the controversies surrounding him during my daily dose of Glenn Beck so I wasn’t freaked out even further.

So when I got home from church today, I was surprised to find on the AOL home page that Van Jones had resigned as green jobs advisor amid all the controversy.  But again, rather than owning up to his past statements and claims, Jones simply said he needed to leave due to the “vicious smear campaign” against him.  Van.. Buddy.. It’s not a smear campaign when it’s true.  Admit responsibility for your actions and leave with a little bit of dignity.  Without a doubt Jones knew that he was fast becoming baggage for the administration and that he probably wouldn’t be able to make many green jobs when the vast majority of America is against him.  In fact, AOL’s poll (I know it’s not scientific, but they’re usually pretty close) has 91%  giving Jones resignation a “Thumbs Up” and only 9% a “Thumbs Down”.

Glenn Beck, pat yourself on the back for this one

The whole debacle would have never gotten anywhere without all the coverage Glenn Beck has devoted to Van Jones over the past few days.  He’s constantly been pounding viewers with video clips and quotes from Van Jones that serve as an illustration of his lunacity.  The message obviously resonated with viewers; “Van Jones” was a trending topic on Twitter at the start of the weekend and the blogosphere has been ripe with “Get Rid of Jones!” posts.  Once the rest of the right-media (Basically Fox News) caught on to the situation, Sean Hannity picked it up and then it was all over.  When you’ve got the second biggest radio personality and quite possibly the most controversial cable news host broadcasting concrete evidence of insanity, somethings got to change.  And that my friends, is change we can believe in.

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ColorOfChange.org Has Nothing To Do With It’s Time

I wasn’t blogging again when Glenn Beck called Obama a racist, so here’s my opinion in a sentence or two:

I don’t really agree with him, but I do know that he’s got a right to his opinion.  I do think though that Obama sees race and it influences his decisions.  So take with that what you will.

Anyway, after his comments there was, understandably, a considerable amount of outrage.  It gave MSNBC good ammunition for a couple of days, and with viewer numbers like theirs, God knows they needed it.  However, ColorOfChange.org took it a step further and decided they should start a petition to get advertisers to remove advertising from The Glenn Beck Program.  So far they’ve been successful in getting GEICO, Lawyers.com, Progressive Insurance, Procter & Gamble, and SC Johnson to drop they’re advertisements from the program.  Now, they’re definitely entitled to start they’re little petition, and obviously they had enough support to get it somewhere.  But how, might I ask, does this further the mission of the Color Of Change Organization?  That’s got me scratching my head.

If your not familiar with ColorOfChange.org, here’s a little bit about them in their words: “ColorOfChange.org is strengthening Black America’s political voice”.  So, by getting advertisers to pull out of Glenn Beck’s show, they are strengthening Black America’s voice?  How does this “make the government more responsive to the concerns of Black America’s”?  Answer:  It doesn’t.  This is just hate from the left to combat the opinions of the right.

I’m not sure what ColorOfChange.org was doing when Kanye West called George Bush a racist in 2005 (and even went as far as to say that he didn’t care about black people), but I find it hard to believe they were doing anything but nodding along.  I can remember laughing at my friends that were “boycotting Kanye West forvever!” because of his comments because, quite frankly, who cares?  If he thinks that, more power to him.  By the way, “Heartless” by Kanye West is one of my favorite rap/R&B songs ever EVEN THOUGH Kanye thinks Dubya is a crazy racist.

So, ColorOfChange.org, the next time you guys are bored and need a fun petition to start, do something productive that actually helps fulfill your “cause”.  Because I assure, Glenn Beck will find advertisers, no matter how many people you “convince” to drop his show.  He comes on at 5 and still has ya prime-time boy Olbermann beat in viewers.

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Alpha Inventions: (Re)Check This Out!

Featured Blog Winners!One of the very first “Check This Outs” I awarded was to AlphaInventions.com, the increasingly popular advertisement utility for blogs all across the interwebs.  I owe Alpha Inventions and its creators a lot of credit for helping The Conservative Journal get off the ground and keep from falling off the face of the blogosphere during my leaves of absence.  To express my gratitude I decided I would award them an unprescedented SECOND “Check This Out” Award!  Be sure and check out Alpha Inventions and submit your blog to the reading cycle, allowing thousands more eye balls to grace your fine work!

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I’mmm Baaaraaack!

Hey guys, sorry for the extended summer leave.  I’m going to be quite honest and say that after my big trip at the end of May/beginning-of-July, I was just exhausted.  Not to mention that I was getting sick of the way politics in our fine nation were headed.  So I decided to take a few months off, regroup my thoughts and return when ready.  That’s why I didn’t leave a “formal” (as formal as you can get on a small to midsized WordPress blog), but rather just left quietly.  If you look back on my last few days of posting, it’s clear that I was running out of creativity and energy.  So for your sanity and mine I decided a break was necessary.  And man did a lot happen during that break!  I decided I’m not really a conservative, sold my car and bought a bike, stole an Obama t-shirt, spread rumors about Sarah Palin, and most of all became the number 1 supporter of Obamacare!  So…… how was your summer?

Now obviously that’s all one big lie, though apparently lies are the going thing these days.  What really did happen this summer was eye opening:  I saw for the first time that our country really is headed south.  I joked about it via this blog/life in general (Don’t worry, I still will), but it occurred to me over the summer things are getting bad.  Having said that, I’m still the same person and chances are this blog won’t become any more serious than it was before.  I’m now just…. aware.  I’ve never really hinted at my age on this blog so it doesn’t influence the way it’s read, but I’m a pretty young guy.  And though I’ve been interested in politics since our election for Crayon Czar in first grade, I feel like for the first time I really understand what’s happening around us.  So hopefully I can bring some of that understanding through in my posts.

I look forward to posting as I used to, though I’ll probably avoid the filler posts for now.  They’re tons of fun for me because that’s the way I like to broaden my horizons, but I’m probably gonna be too busy, at least until after Christmas.  If it looks I have time for it I’ll be sure to bring it back!

Thrilled to be back everyone!

Thanks!

Rick

P.S. Who caught the punny title?  +1 smart points for you!

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I’m Back!

Sorry the break was a little longer than expected! I’m back today, though a few changes will be taking place on The Conservative Journal through the next few weeks. I seemed to have forgotten that summer months are actually my busiest time, so the daily posts that everyone thoroughly enjoy (exaggeration) will be on a “we’ll see” basis, meaning that some days you’ll get ’em, some days you won’t. Also, there won’t be as much “in depth” or insightful content over the next few weeks simply because when I do write that sort of stuff I like to do it well, and I don’t really have to time to do it as well as I’d like. I know, I’m a perfectionist. In short, the next few weeks will be more filled with entertainment stories and political snippits than usual.

I love posting on this blog and getting to know the readers, so I am going to do everything I can to keep it going during this busy time.

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Rick

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TCJ Honorary Plaque of Fail: Recognizing the Excellent Failures That Color Our Lives

Because the world is full of interesting failures, we must have an award to honor those that exhibit exceptional fails.  These fails won’t be your typical fails that you see all over the internet, nor the fabricated variety you can find all over the interweb; but fails that occur in the lives of our finest: politicians, celebrities, etc.  Check back in a few minutes to see who kicks off our “Honorary Plaque of Fail” award!

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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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Rick

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Sorry For the Lack of Posts Yesterday!

I’m really sorry that I missed out on posting on Friday.  I had an extremely long day at work and didn’t arrive home until quite late.  Just wanted to let everyone know that I at least had somewhat of an excuse. 🙂

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Rick

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