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Meghan Is Taking Her Father’s Maverick Label Too Seriously

Cheif Maverick with young apprentice maverick in the background.

Cheif Maverick with young apprentice maverick in the background.

Meghan McCain is like the little engine that keeps on.   No, I don’t mean “the little engine that could”, that’s cliche.  Here is an example of a little engine that “keeps on”:  Imagine the most socially awkward person you know.  Now think about how that person constantly tries to get a laugh/simple acknowledgment from everyone they come in contact with.  No matter how many times they tell a joke, it would never be funny.  They should just give it, but they are persistant to the point that it becomes pitiful.  Does that not sum up Meghan McCain perfectly?  She is trying so hard to be a “maverick” and be the hip new face of the republican party that it’s verging on pitiful.  Her efforts to modernize and rhinofy the Republican party are all in vain, because, quite honestly, she has no political muscle.  Meaning, she’s not really convincing anyone except for a few readers of her blog and some college kids.

Her latest attempts at making the Republican party more congruous with what she thinks today’s values are include trying to warm conservatives up to the idea of gay marriage.  She has about as much luck doing that as I would trying to convince liberals that George Bush was a good president.  In her blog she states that:

If the Republican Party has any hope of gaining substantial support from a wider, younger base, we need to get past our anti-gay rhetoric. As you can image, the road for gay Republicans hasn’t been an easy one. Most find the words “homosexual” and “conservative” inherent contradictions, much the same way so many people can’t seem to reconcile fiscal conservatism and the bit-tent philosophy of freedom and justice for all.

Alright Meghan, while I think it’s great you are so passionate about your stance on the issues, a full party reform of the conservative stance on gay marriage is unrealistic.  The overwhelming majority (myself included) of conservatives live based on Christian values, and a negative view of homosexuality is certainly one of those values.   Having said that, and in Meghan’s defense, it’s also contradictory for a conservative Christian person to discriminate against a homomsexual person due to their “love interests”.  While I don’t condone homosexuality, in my opinion witholding their rites in any form is just like the racial discrimination of the 60s.  From there, it depends on whether you think marriage is an act of state or of the church.  I side with it being an institution of the church, and seeing as Christianity (among other religions) frown upon homosexuality, they should not be forced to perform a same-sex marriage.

They do look awfully similar.

Meghan Does look a lot like her father. I wonder which chromosome maverick is on?

Anyway, my own views aside, what Meghan is trying to do is unrealistic, to put it nicely.  At a time when the Republican party is going back to the conservative roots that brought us success under Reagan, she can’t preach her moderateness and expect much of a following.  I’m sure you’ll see Hannity (blah.) rip into this at some point this week, so be on the look out!  I’m sure we’ll hear more on this in the near future.

What do you think?  Do you think it’s realistic for the Republican party to become accepting of homosexual marriage?  Leave your comments below or e-mail us at theconservativejournal@gmail.com. Also, if you are having any trouble understanding what I’m trying to say, please ask me to clarify!  I have tendancy to go off on unconnected tangents, and I would hate for someone to be confused on my view on any matter.

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Thanks for reading!

Rick

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DUmmies Exposed: Kids Choice Awards Hypocrisy

I wonder if thats the truck dropping off Nicks crap?

I wonder if that's the truck dropping off Nick's crap?

Yesterday a posted about the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards excessive talk about global warming during this year’s telecast.  They constantly barraged the teen audience with facts about global warming throughout the show, with Leonardo DiCaprio eventually telling the kids that “our mother is hurting!”.  When I posted the article, I made sure to point out that I have no problem with educating kids of taking small precautions to help the environment, even though I personally believe global warming is merely a cycle and not influenced by humans in any way.  I mean really, what’s picking up some litter going to hurt?  Well, today I received an interesting e-mail, but before I explain the contents of the message I want to make this clear:  I am in no way proclaiming this to be 100% fact, as all I have is the statement by a reader that could have simply fabricated the entire thing.  If you know this to be untrue, please kindly let me know and I will write a retraction.  All I am doing is relaying information that I was given. Is everyone clear?  Alright, good.

Today I received an e-mail regarding the Kids Choice Awards that claimed that the show was not practicing what they preach.  At the Kids Choice Awards after party, the e-mails claims, the several thousand guests in attendance were treated to fine meal that was served on paper plates and eaten with plastic utensils.  The drinks were also served in disposable plastic cups.  At the end of the night, the plates, cups, and utensils were bagged up and hauled off the nearest dump, where they will be burried in the landfill.  Do I have any problem with this?  Absolutely not.  However, the Kids Choice Awards spent a considerable amount of the 1 and a half hour event explaining to millions of kids across the country the benefits of recycling and using environmentally friendly products.  You would think the people in charge of the event would have set up rows of recycling bins in order to solidify their stance on environmental protection.  If this does turn out to be true (I believe it), then Nickelodeon obviously isn’t as concerned with the environment as they want us to be.

What do you think of the KCAs not practicing their environment protection methods?  Remember, if you have evidence to the contrary of this, please let me know.  I would hate to spread lies around the internet.  Leave your comments on this below or e-mail us at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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