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Sorry For My Absence Today, Duty Called!

Hello friends,

Sorry for the unexpected lack of posts, I had to work much later than I’d ever like to.  I had to finish up a project in the office and I just got home about 4 minutes ago.  So feel special in knowing that you, the readers of this blog, were the first thoughts that entered my mind when I got from 16 hours of work.

I’m try and throw together a “Bits and Pieces” post with the few shards I have left in me.  Also, a “Mail Bag” post is in order, but that may have to wait until tomorrow night.  I’m beat!

Note: Tomorrow, I will also be gone for the large part of the day, so no posting is likely.  I’m finishing up something at work and I’m going in tomorrow morning at around 7 to try and get everything finished so I can relax on Sunday, after church of course.

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Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com: Check This Out!

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Andrew Breitbart opened up his latest venture, BigGovernment.com, by releasing the tapes of the ACORN controversy stright to the site.  A pretty good way to make an entrance, huh?

BigGovernment.com has since been the hub for news on the ACORN scandal, causing the site to explode onto the blogosphere.  The site features about 10 contributors as of now, and seems to me like it will be more conservative version of the Huffington Post, which was also primarily created by Andrew Breitbart.  Contributors included: Creator Andrew Breitbart, Editor in Chief Mike Flynn, the “prostitute” in the ACORN videos Hannah Giles, Townhall.com contributor Ken Blackwell, DC attorney and journalist Ken Klukowski, President and CEO of FreedomWorks Matt Kibbe, radio show host Dana Loesch, chairmen of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Health Care Council Doug O’Brien, and the “pimp” in the ACORN videos James O’Keefe.  Quite a group, wouldn’t you say?

BigGovernment.com is the go to place to get the latest on the ACORN scandal and other news.  Check it Out today!

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Video of the Day: Paramore Singing “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon

Here’s a great video of Haley Williams of Paramore singing “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon.  I love the song in its original form, but Haley Williams is a great vocalist so I like this as well.  It’s a different, softer take on the original.  Watch below:

What do you think of this version of the song compared with the original?

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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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Rick

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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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Rick

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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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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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Rick

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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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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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I’m Back!

Hello everyone, sorry there were no posts yesterday!  I had to leave for a conference Wednesday afternoon, so had prepared posts/articles for Wednesday in advance so they could be auto-posted.  Thursday, however, I thought I would be home and and back to the regular schedule.  Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way, so I ended up not getting to return home until today.  So everything is back to normal now!

I just wanted to let you all know what was going on.  Thanks for reading and supporting The Conservative Journal!
Rick

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The Inquiring Mind: Check This Out!

Featured Blog Winners!We in the United States are very opinionated people.  We are also very biased depending on our location, family views, etc.  For example, being from the south, I have a predilection to cringe at the world liberal, as northerners do for the word Republican (Exaggerated metaphor, do not e-mail me about it.  I know every liberal doesn’t cringe over a Republican.).  So in order to truly get an unbiased opinion, I feel like we have to look elsewhere; meaning outside the U.S.  Well, The Inquiring Mind is good for just that.  This New Zealander describes himself as liberal on social issues, but right-leaning on economic, making him an even better source for an unbiased view.  The Inquiring Mind covers a plethora (Word of the Day) of issues, from goings about in New Zealand, to entertainment, to political issues spanning the globe; not to mention hilarious political cartoons.  I strongly recommend The Inquiring Mind be added to your daily blog visits!

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