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TCJ Playlist: More Fun Stuff

I realize that some people think I’m going a little overboard on the “feature” posts, but, to quote a famous song, “it’s my blog, and I’ll post what I want to”.

**future home of TCJ Playlist graphic**

The latest addition to The Conservative Journal line-up of entertainment is the “TCJ Playlist”.  How this will work is that each time I review a CD or a new song (Which I plan to start doing soon.) I will decide if it makes the cut for the playlist or not.  The playlist does not necessarily include songs that I like, but rather songs that are not complete garbage.  If a full CD is reviewed, I do reserve the rite to “line-item veto” (Barack/Congress, take notes for this part) the songs that I do not like, placing only those that I deem not complete garbage on the playlist.  I think this holds the potential to be a lot of fun for me, and moderate fun for those that read along.  As usual, any suggestions for the playlist are greatly appreciated and welcomed, simply e-mail your suggestions to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

What does this have to with politics, you ask?  Everything, because politics is in everything and music is a thing.

Don’t forget, if you have a request for an album review or a suggestion for the playlist, send your e-mails to theconservativejournal@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.  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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This Day in History: Mexico, JFK, and Paper Mario

May 19th

  • 1780- Thick smoke and heavy cloud cover cause complete darkness to befall New England and Canada.  It was big Colonial-style blackout.
  • 1848- Mexico officiates the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which gives us California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day states.  This ends the Mexican-American War, and all for less than $15 million out of our vault.
  • 1921- Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act, which for the first time sets a limit on the volume of national immigration.
  • 1962- Marilyn Monroe performs her infamous rendition of “Happy Birthday” for then President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1991- Croatia becomes an independent nation.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to…

  • former NFL football star Archie Manning, 60.
  • AC/DC drumer Phil Rudd, 55.
  • the voice of “Goombella” from the game Paper Mario Kelly Sheridan, 32.

Only the very rich and famous get a shout out from us.

In Memory of..

  • author Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1864.
  • former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 1994.

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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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The Conservative Journal Library: Must Read Books & Magazines

I am please to announce the newest branch of The Conservative Journal, The Conservative Journal Library!  This one’s going to be slowly built up, but will work similarly to the Top Sites feature.  After I read a good book, magazine, or other publication, I will write up a post about it and put it on the “library” page.  If you want to suggest a book that you have read, please send me an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com with the name of the book, or write your suggestion as a comment on the “Library” page.  I will then look at the book, read the reviews, and decide whether or not it’s library worthy.  If it makes the cut (it will, more than likely) I will add it the page then, and read the full book and write a review when I finish.

My hope for this feature is that it becomes a good resource for writers that are trying to get the word out on the books that they have self-published, or published online through sites like Lulu.  Tomorrow I will introduce the first book to the library, so be on the look out!

Remember, if you have any suggestions for books you have seen or have written, please send a message with the title and author of the book to theconservativejournal@gmail.com, or write the suggestion in a comment on the “Library” page.

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