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This Week at The Conservative Journal: September 27th- October 3rd

Sorry posting was so non-existent Friday and Saturday.  I was extremely busy with work and I didn’t have much free time.  But this week I should be back on schedule with regular posting.  Here’s a look at you can expect for the week ahead:

Sunday

  • I’m pretty much going to play catch up today and post the big stuff I was planning on posting at the end of last week but didn’t get to due to time constraints.  That means you can look for that “Fireside Chat” with a former Barack supporter, and some “Thrilling Thursday” posts.

Monday

  • Look for an addition to the “Hall of Fame”  in the form of a “Seal of Approval” and, if time permits, a response to last week’s EnergyFLA post that answers questions you’ve sent in.  I’ve had a great response to that so far, so if you want to have your question answered, send it to me at theconservativejournal@gmail.com!

Tuesday

  • If there’s any fresh garbage at the DUmp, look for a “DUmmies Exposed” post.  Considering it’s the DUmp, you can be sure they’ll do something post-worthy.

Wednesday

  • Be sure and stop by on Wednesday so you can check out what I’m checking out!  What blog or site will be featured next?  Stop by on Wednesday to find out!

Thursday

  • IT’S THRILLING THURSDAY EVERYBODY!!  I’ll be back on schedule to post recaps of The Office, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live Weekend Update, Fringe, and possibly FlashForward.  I totally forget to record that one last week, so we’ll see if I like it.  Also, I’ll announce the winner of the comment/e-mailing contest and then lay down the details of the next “Thrilling Thursday” contest.

Friday

  • I’m going to go ahead and say it’ll probably just be regular scheduled posting, i.e. the daily posts.  If it turns out I’m free Friday, I’ll be sure to post away!

Saturday

  • Someone’s going to be inducted into the “Plaque of Fail” section of the Hall of Fame, so be sure and stop by with your pitch fork in hand to drive the village idiot into the cave of exile.  Or just read the post.  Whatever works.

Be sure and check out all the exciting things taking place this week at The Conservative Journal!

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September 23rd News Bits and Pieces: Mackenzie Phillips, ACORN, Swine Flu, and Michael Jackson

News and Politics

Giant Squid Found in Gulf, Oregon

Gah, that thing is huge!  I wish there were more people in the private sector who were willing to search for creatures as fascinating as the giant squid.  If I had unlimited money, I’d be sure and set apart a good portion of it to search for bizarre creatures like the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot.

Palin Knocks Fed in Hong Kong Speech

I’m glad to hear that those who got to see the speech felt like she at least knew what she was talking about.  My rational mind is telling me otherwise, but I just want to believe that Sarah Palin is still a viable candidate for the presidency.  I’m sure I’ll take flack for this from the more center-left-of-center readers (if there are any), but I do think she’d be a great president if she spent a few years in the senate getting more familiar with foreign affairs and the technicalities of the office of the presidency.  But then again, I’m overly optimistic.

ACORN Sues Filmmakers

I sure hope this lawsuit proves unsuccessful because then I’ll lose all faith in our government.  I figured ACORN would pursue the lawsuit, but I’m just hoping the judge it appears before has enough sense to send it back out the door.

CNN’s Gupta Gets H1N1 Flu in Afghanistan

Someone forget to cough into his arm rather than his hand!

Entertainment

Mackenzie Phillips Reveals She Slept With Her Own Father

This really is a shame.  It’s hard to imagine that someone could get so into drugs that she has a 10 year affair with her father.  I wish Mackenzie the best and hope that hopefully she’s cleaned up her act.  If I’m remembering correctly she had a very interesting singing voice, and I hope she hasn’t totally lost it.

New Michael Jackson Single, ‘This Is It,’ Out On October 12

I don’t really know how I feel about a song being released after the artists death.  Chances are I won’t like the song anyway so it doesn’t really matter.

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This Week at The Conservative Journal: September 20th- 26th

Generally, these posts will run on Sundays, as that’s the beginning of the week.  I realize that posting this on Tuesday isn’t quite as effective, but I just decided I’d do it a few minutes ago.  These posts will just contain the high points of what to expect during the week.  The content scheduling may change, and many posts not listed will be posted throughout the week.  Here’s a quick overview:

Wednesday

  • Check This Out: Get a look at the latest hot blog that received the “Check This Out Award”!

Thursday

  • Look for a recap of “Fringe” and review of the Kings of Leon’s latest album “Only By the Night”.  The usual recaps of “Parks and Recreation”, “Weekend Update”, and “The Office” will come on Friday or Saturday, as I will be out of the house during their air time on Thursday.  Also, make sure you stop by Thursday to see the details on the “Thrilling Thursday” content for the week.

Friday

  • Chances are, posting will be light on Friday, if not non-existent.  As of now, I think I’ll be working late again Friday, but I’ll let you know if these changes.

Saturday

  • Look for a “Fireside Chat” with an American who became a fan of Barack during the campaign and is now deeply regretting his decision.  This one’s sure to be interesting!

There’s the highlights for the week!  Don’t forget to stop by daily and check out the latest Conservative Journal content.  And remember, these aren’t the only post scheduled for each day, just the big ones.

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September 21st News Bits and Pieces: Bill Clinton, ACORN, Scams, and Republicans

News and Politics

Groups spar over U.S. offshore drilling plan

As I said in a post earlier today, I’m in big support of offshore drilling.  The benefits far outweigh whatever costs anyone can come up with.  And I’m very happy to hear that the off shore drilling bans in place for 20 years were allowed to expire without renewal.  Hopefully we can get some new rigs set up and begin drilling on our own soil ASAP.

‘The Clinton Tapes,’ a New Book

I can’t wait for this to come out.  I think it’s going to be fascinating to read if even half of the hype is true.  As for the claims that the writer thinks Clinton is probably worried, I doubt that’s any more than his way of building hype.  But either way, I think it’s going to be a great read that I’ll be sure and review for readers of The Conservative Journal.  The book is set for release on September 28th.

Democratic fundraiser indicted in NY

Surprise, surprise.  Yet another corrupt bimbo to deal with accordingly.  I hope that people become more wary of scams like this one, but you never know.  Can’t wait to see where this case from here and I’m sure more information will come out as time goes on.

Justice Department Reviews Ties to Acorn

The pressure was finally put on ACORN and we’re finally seeing results.  I don’t know what this investigation will hold as I didn’t know the Justice Department would have ever been tied to ACORN, but I’m glad they’re at least looking into it.

ANALYSIS-Republicans see opportunities in 2010

I think the claims by “top republicans” that the republican party could take back control of the house might be a bit of a long shot, but I do see the republican party making great strides in 2010.  I see the party gaining seats in the house and probably 1 or 2 in the senate.  As said in the article, the Governor races in November should be good indicators.

Entertainment

Kate Gosselin Confirms Talk Show, PopEater Readers Aren’t Digging It

I’m digging it either.  I think the Gosselin family needs to pull out of the spotlight and deal with family matters before going through with any other business ventures.  They’ve got 8 kids to take care of and there’s no way they’re doing that with Jon’s laziness and Kate’s work-aholicness.  They better have a good nanny.

World’s Hairiest Man Having ‘Pretty Monkey’ Surgery

Well I’m glad he’s getting that taken care of, I’m sure he’s pretty self-conscious because of it.

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Fall TV Lineup: House, Fringe, The Office, Parks and Recreation.. I Can’t Wait!

There are two subjects I love to talk about: politics and entertainment (television, music, etc.).  So when the fall tv season rolls around, my face lights up with joy.  If you followed this blog at all up until the end of the tv season last May then you know what I’m talking about.

The Plan

This tv season, I plan to recap and review House, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Fringe, Glee, SNL Weekend Update Thursday, SNL, and Past Life and American Idol when they air.  Here’s a detail of the dates so you can plan accordingly:

Monday:

  • House (FOX)- 7 PM CST- House won’t premiere until next week, unfortunately.  But when it does it promises to be a big opener with 2 hours of sarcasm and medical drama.  I’ll definitely be bringing you my recap of this!

Tuesday:

  • Past Life (FOX)- Midseason debut at 8 PM CST- “Past Life” will debut midseason as a new show on the FOX network.  “Past Life” sounds exciting, so I can’t wait to see how it is!  Here’s a summary courtesy of GiveMeMyRemote.com:

From writer David Hudgins (“Friday Night Lights”), and inspired by the book “The Reincarnationist” by M.J. Rose, comes PAST LIFE, a new drama series about an unlikely pair of past-life detectives who investigate whether what is happening to you today is the result of who you were before.

Wednesday:

  • Glee (FOX)- 8 PM CST Ends Midseason- Yeah I realize I missed recapping the premiere of “Glee” last week, but I watched it and it was hilarious.  So I’ll be adding it to the lineup this year.
  • Human Target (FOX)- 8 PM CST Starts Midseason- “Human Target” will pick up midseason when we let go of “Glee”, and I’m not really sure what it’s about.  All I know is that it’s an adaptation by some DC Comics thing.  If it’s good, I’ll cover it.

Thursday:

This is the big day.  I’m considering making this “No Politics Thursday”.  What do you think?

  • SNL Weekend Upate Thursday (NBC)- 7 PM CST- I love everything related to SNL, especially Weekend Update.  This recap will contain mostly video links to funny stuff.
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC)- 7:3o PM CST- Once again, I love everything related to SNL and Amy Poehler is the product of SNL.  This show was hilarious back in the spring so I can’t wait.
  • The Office (NBC)- 8:00 PM CST- Ahh, The Office, it’s a classic.  It could be the funniest in the comedic trifecta that is NBC Thursday.
  • Fringe (FOX)- 8 PM CST*- Fringe was my favorite new show of last year.  It has action, science fiction aspects, mystery, humor, everything you could ever want in a show!  I can’t wait for this one.

*Due to scheduling overlaps, the Fringe recap will start at 8:30 PM nightly, after The Office airs.

Saturday:

  • SNL- 11:30 PM CST- I can’t wait for this!  It doesn’t premiere until 26th, though, so we’ll just have to sit tight.

That’s about all I can handle covering at this point.  Of course American Idol will be added in January when it starts, and if I begin recapping one of the new shows, but my interest falls off, I’ll drop the review.  There’s no use in forcing out a review of a show I don’t like when I could be writing about something more interesting.

For those that don’t know how I recap, here’s the scoop:

My recaps are part summary, part review.  I do the summary part while the show is playing, updating the post during each commercial break.  So my recaps are usually pretty in-depth.  At the end of the recap, I write a paragraph of my opinion on the episode, whether I liked it or not, a rating, and any other information that’s needed.

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Fireside Chat: An Interview with Someone Inside The 9/12 Project Rally in DC

Mike is an average American who happens to care about his country.  A retired contractor in Alabama, he made the long drive to our nation’s capital last Friday to participate in The 9/12 Project Rally.  Below is an e-mail conversation I recently had with him regarding his time in D.C.

Q: Hi Mike, thanks for talking to us today.  Let’s start by telling everyone a little background about yourself.

A: First of all, thank you so much Rick for having me.  People got to know what’s going on and things like this really help to get the word out.  Anyway, as you said my name is Mike, and I love in northern Alabama.  I was a contractor in the area for about 40 years before retiring a few years ago.  I have a wife, two sons, and four wonderful grandchildren.

Q: So, growing up and into your adult life, were ever really interested in politics?

A: I’m glad you ask that Rick because it’s really a funny story.  I wasn’t interested in politics at all at any point in my life.  I wasn’t even registered to vote until this past election.  I had always just said that the people running for office knew more about stuff like that than I did, so my input wasn’t needed.

Q: Before you became interested in politics and started getting involved, did you ever get upset or frustrated with the direction of the government?

A: Well there were of course times when I was not pleased.  Like when Clinton was caught with that girl for example.  I felt like I needed to take him to church that’s for sure.  But my wife who’s always been much more interested told me that I couldn’t complain until I registered, so I just shut up real quick.

Q: I don’t think you were the only one that felt that way during the Clinton years, Mike.  So when did you first get interested in politics and what got you first interested?

A: Hmmm.  I believe it was the beginning of 2008.  I know some of Mr. Obama’s more controversial stuff was beginning to come out.  I was sitting in my chair watching Fox News, and something about his ties with the Ayers guy came on and that was enough.  I went and registered the next day and told my wife I now had full rights to complain about politics.

Q: So that one controversial relationship got you started on politics?

A: I wouldn’t say it was just that one, I’d been hearing a lot of stuff.  You know, Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, who I think is just despicabble.  Things just weren’t looking good.

Q: Long story short, Barack Obama was too controversial for you so you had to stand up?  I’m assuming you voted for McCain?

A: That’s right, was and still is too controversial.  Of course I did.  John McCain is an American patriot.

Q: I agree.  Now to the present:  When did you decide you were going to the DC Rally?

A: The first day I saw it on Glenn Beck’s show.  My wife and I were watching the tv and he announced The 9/12 Project and I said “Honey, make sure that weekends clear.  We’re going to DC.”  She was real excited, I’d say.

Q: Tell me a little bit about your trip there.

A: Well we (me, my wife, my wife’s friend and her husband) left on Thursday at around 8 AM because we wanted to be in D.C. for 9/11 memorial services.  I’ve wanted to be there for them since the 1st anniversary, but it hadn’t worked out until this year.  It took us about 12 hours to get their from our house.  We stopped for lunch in northern Tennessee and then drove straight into D.C.  It was about 10 or so when we got into the room.

Q: How was your time in D.C.?

A: Friday morning was very touching.  We went to the big memorial service at around 8 AM and afterwards we spent the day sightseeing.  It was my first time in D.C. so of course I had to see all the sights, you know the monuments, the museums, etc.

Q: That brings us to the rally.  Give us your thoughts on that.

A: The rally was great.  It’s so refreshing to be surrounded by like-minded Americans and know that we really aren’t alone.  And I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people in one place.  If I had to guess I’d have said 5 million [people], but I heard some reporter say it was closer to 2 million.  We all really had a great time chanting; and we had our “YOU CAN KEEP THE CHANGE” sign in full force.  I just hope that all of us might have gotten through to even one congressman what we were trying to say:  government is not the solution.  That was pretty much our main purpose.

Q: Last question.  If and when there is another rally, do you think you’ll attend?

A: Absolutely.  If there’s a big one in D.C., we’ll definitely try and go.  We’re actually trying to get one planned for our town.  It won’t be on as grand a scale as D.C., of course, but it’ll still be a great experience.

Q: Thanks so much Mike.  You were great and I appreciate your giving us this time.  I hope everything keeps going great for you and your family.

A: No, thank you Rick.  I’m glad I could continue to do my part.  Take care, and God bless.

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The Conservative Journal Deluxe: Join Before 10/31 For a Chance to Win A New Netbook!

I’m pleased to announce the first prize to be given away to a very lucky Conservative Journal Deluxe member: a brand new Asus Eee PC 1005HA, complete with an Atom N280 1.66 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 160 GB of storage (whatever all that means).  And all you have to do is sign up for The Conservative Journal Deluxe, by clicking here and entering a valid e-mail address, then going into your inbox and confirming the subscription!

The part that took The Conservative Journal Deluxe so long to get off the ground was ironing out the details of the first prize.  It took a little over two months before I could convince my friend who sells computers to discount the netbook purchase since I’m buying a new laptop when Windows 7 comes out at the end of October.  Thankfully, he pulled through and I have the opportunity to give one of you guys this great prize!

The Details:

Since this is the first and largest prize I’ll ever give away, I’m going to make it count.  The date of the giveaway is set to be October 31st, but if 250 people haven’t sign up by then, I’ll push it back.  The prize will be given away, just not until 250 people sign up.  So what does that mean?  Tell your friends, announce it on your blog, do whatever it takes to get 250 people to join so someone can win the netbook!

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Fireside Chats: Catch ’em Now at The Conservative Journal

I love to use what little creativity I have and create new mini-series.  That lastest addition to the growing family of mini-series that’s giving the Duggars a run for the money is Fireside Chats; basically Q&A’s with people that have done something important or have something important to say.  Anyone’s really eligible as the subject of one of these chats; whether they be an up-and-coming blogger, a business owner, a political activist, a bean farmer, the list goes on and on.

I’ll be kicking off this series this afternoon with a Q&A with Mike S., an Alabama resident who participated in The 9/12 Project Rally in DC on Saturday.  Be sure you come back at 8 CST to check that out!

If you or anyone you know has something they’d like to say in a fireside chat, e-mail me the details at theconservativejournal@gmail.com or leave the info in a comment.

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The Conservative Journal Deluxe: Sign Up Now!

I’m excited to announce to everyone something I’ve been working on for a few weeks now:  The Conservative Journal Deluxe!

The Conservative Journal Deluxe gives the faithful readers of The Conservative Journal something in return for their continued support of the site.  Here are the details of the program:

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Poll of the Day: Does the Recent ACORN Scandal Surprise You?

If you’ve missed it, here’s the full breakdown.

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The Big Glenn Beck Story: ACORN Giving A Prostitute Tax Evading Advice, Caught on Tape!

I wonder if these people are prostitutes on the side?

I wonder if these people are prostitutes on the side?

I raced home early today to watch today’s episode of Glenn Beck because I simply couldn’t wait to watch it tonight.  I Googled the scandal today during lunch and was pretty shocked at what I saw.  I’ve known ACORN was corrupt since we started hearing about their “work” a few years ago, but I never knew they were this corrupt.  I don’t know if this is an isolated incident (I mean I imagine they don’t get too many clients like this), but if the prostitute’s request went through this time without a hitch, I can’t imagine what other evasion they’ve guided along.

For those that don’t know what’s going on (Unless you watch Fox News or have Googled the scandal directly, you probably don’t) here’s a little recap:  Two aspiring journalists went into ACORN’s Baltimore office acting as a pimp and a prostitute in order to get tips on how to cheat their taxes, among other things.  Much to even my surprise, the two ACORN employees helped the two on everything they asked.  And though one did at one point say that their actions were illegal (She then said that she wouldn’t tell anyone, she didn’t even know as far as anyone else was concerned), the other encouraged her along and told her not to be ashamed of anything she did.  That’s pretty much the bare-bones of the story.

This is a real problem.  I’m not linking Barack Obama to this event in any way, but his ties to ACORN are deep: he used to be a lawyer for them and in December of 2007 he told a gathering of ACORN members that their input would be used during his term in office.  Not only that, but ACORN was listed in the stimulus package for a nice sum of nearly $10 billion.  So let’s sort this out one more team: a government funded organization that has full support of our COMMANDER IN CHIEF gives tax cheating advice to prostitutes.  That’s pretty much all there is to say.

I’m sure more revelations will present themselves before this story runs its course.  However, if you want to see anything at all about the developments you’ll have to tune into Fox News.  I’m not just saying that because Fox News is the only cable news channel that reports the news.  I’m saying it because as I type this post, the only news channel that has reported even one word about it is Fox News.  Not one mention by CNN, MSNBC, HLN, or any other news channel.  This is big, big news, how can they expect to remain credible when they haven’t covered it in any way?

As I said earlier, I’m sure we’ll hear more from this story and I’ll be here to keep you updated with my opinion along the way.  Voice your concerns directly to ACORN by looking up your states office and phone number here.  If the Mainstream Media isn’t putting the pressure on them, someone’s got too.

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Watch the full video of the interviews with ACORN by clicking here.

**Piece of irony: A friend of mine in Mississippi text me today and said: “Funny thing is, our ACORN office is on Hooker Street.”  Just a bit of humor to keep you from going insane now that you know your tax payer dollars could be going to help prostitutes evade their taxes.

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Song of the Day: “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas

“I Gotta Feeling” may be one of the mose fun songs of all time.  I love it so much.  Enjoy the music video for today’s Song of the Day below:

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Song of the Day: New Feature!

Some may say I’m a little feature happy.  Well, I’m pleased to inform you that I don’t care.  I love to keep the masses informed of every little opinion I have in every area of thought.  So with out further ado, I present to you the “Song of the Day” feature!

This feature will showcase a song, whether it be a live recording or studio recording, and a little short review or snippit.  The song earns an automatic spot on the TCJ Playlist and of course bragging rights for being featured on a site as prestigious as The Conservative Journal.

Today’s song of the day was also the video of the day, Paramore’s recording of “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon.  That video can be found here.

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Poll of the Day: Do You Support Barack Obama’s Speech to America’s School Children?

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

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Hey, Maybe If Students Hear it From Barack They’ll Listen?- A Conservative In Favor of Barack’s Speech

Barack to School!

Barack to School!

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been avoiding the issue of Barack’s big speech to school across the nation.  Why you ask?  Well, I’m not in school, nor do I have kids who are, so it really just isn’t high on my priorities.  Today, however, I did find time to read (skim) the transcript.  I mean, I had to; it is the most controversial speech since the last time Van Jones spoke.

What I found was not controversial, not threatening, and definitely not reminiscent of Nazi Germany (Yes, a friend of mine did say that today).  Now, I’m the last person you’d expect to take up for B.O., but I just don’t see the harm.  It’s a speech that covers everything anyone in the school system has been taught since day 1; try hard, do right, and don’t drop out.  I’d feel the same way if anyone else was giving a speech with an identical transcript.  It’s just not that earthshatteringly important of a speech.

Having said that, this speech could be beneficial if the right people see it.  Many children look up to Barack, for reasons beyond my comprehension.  But for whatever reason, they do.  Hearing those same words that have been drilled into their heads since pre-k from him may be the extra push they need.  And while it’s not going to save America’s youth and slash the drop-out rate by a considerable amount, it’s certainly going to help more students than it will hurt.  So take it from this die-hard Conservative; don’t get to worked over this speech.  Sure it’ll take a few minutes out of the day, but it’s not like any classroom in this country works bell-to-bell.  And even if it does take class time, if it even helps one person to stay in school and get an education then it was worth it in my book.

Vote in Today’s Poll of the Day about the speech controversy by clicking here.

DISCLAIMER: As I said earlier, I don’t have children in the school system, so I’m sure parents look at this from a different perspective.  I certainly don’t think my opinion is the governing power.  If you see the situation from a different point of view, let me know below in the comments or send me an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

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