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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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Video of the Day: Awwwwkward

I saw this at Pundit Pawn, so I decided to bring it over here.  This further substantiates the fact that the Chosen One doesn’t actually form his own opinion, or know how to think for himself.  Watch what happens after a slight malfunction from his little buddy (teleprompter).

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Mail Bag: Matt Delves Further Into AIG

First off, I’d like to thank all of you that have been e-mailing me with your great comments and opinion.  I really appreciate comments from both sides, as that is what makes blogging worthwhile.

Anyway, this morning I recevied an e-mail from Matt C. that looked further into AIG and the current state of the economy.  It truly is a wonderful article that puts all of our current dilemas into perspective, and gives a good look on the AIG bonus issues.  Everyone should read this article!

Get the whole picture about AIG out there.  I researched the facts and wrote a comprehensive article and am trying to get this out there.  We all know if we work together, talk with one comprehensive message we have a better chance of making real change in Washington.  This is not about Democrat or Republican, its about Liberty and Freedom.

The real tragedy behind the $165 million dollars in AIG retention bonuses is that our political leaders have used it to take more of our rights away.  Last week, the House, voted 328-93, to approve a bill they didn’t read, that would impose a 90% surtax on bonuses given to employees with household incomes of $250,000 or more at companies that have received at least $5 billion from the government’s financial rescue program. This legislation was derived from the tremendous outrage & media sensationalism created by Congress and the Obama Administration. In other words, they justified ignoring the 16th amendment of the United States Constitution by stirring up decent between economic classes.  Sen. Christopher Dodd, the chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, justified it by saying, “This is another outrageous example of executives — including those whose decisions were responsible for the problems that caused AIG’s collapse — enriching themselves at the expense of taxpayers,” President Obama’s justification was nothing more than finger pointing.  He asked “How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?” he went on to declare “This is a corporation that finds itself in financial distress due to recklessness and greed”.  Note to Obama:  When you point a finger, three are pointed back at you.

In 2007 Obama’s net worth had increased from 700k to 4.7 million dollars and he now has a $400k a year salary and all of his expenses paid.  Sen. Hillary Clinton’s average net worth, adjusted for inflation, grew from negative $6 million to $30.7 million between 2000 and 2006.  Sen. John McCain of Arizona reported a $27.6 million surge in his average net worth from 1995 to 2006.  Senator Dodd’s net worth was $101,000 in 1967 and in 2007 was 1.5 million but is now over $3.5 million.  Our congress expressed such outrage and distain for a measly $165 million dollars in bonuses to executives (many of which agreed to a salary of $1 for the year) when Congress’s collective net worth is around 3.6 billion dollars.  It appears as if our elected officials may be the one’s that are enriching themselves at the expense of taxpayers.

After two months, the Obama administration and our one party government have proposed legislation that will result in the worst deficits “ever”.  By “ever” I mean that if every deficit over the past 220 years (since George Washington) were added together, the sum would be less than the deficits their budget proposal will create ($1.8 trillion this year, $9.6 trillion over 10 years).  This increased spending comes during the worst World Economic Crisis since 1933.  There is a universal belief that increased spending and protectionist policies were the primary cause of the Great Depression.  The recent stimulus packages, Obama’s proposed budget and protectionist policies have fostered anger and worry from most foreign leaders (G20 leaders).  As a result, Obama’s ability to lead us out of an economic crisis is being questioned around the world.  So, how is he in any position to be commenting on financial distress due to recklessness?  Furthermore, what gives our elected officials the right to ignore History and make the same mistakes that lead to the Great Depression and WWII?

Over the past 30 years we have allowed our political leaders to make countless compromises in an effort to further their party’s agenda.  These compromises are in large part the cause of the world’s worst economic crisis since 1933 (76 years) and the implications surpass those of the Great Depression.  Our liberty, prosperity and security are at stake and therefore, it is not a time to debate, it’s a time to demand.  Demand that our government abides by the constitution.  We must demand that our unalienable rights, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are secured and that our Government derives their just powers from the consent of the governed.  It’s high time that we do our duty as American Citizens, pound our fists on the Capital Door and demand that our leaders listen or leave office.  There is no excuse for our elected officials to serve themselves instead of listening to the people they serve.  If our elected officials want to ignore history, the Constitution, and US Citizens by spending us into oblivion, than they need to be held accountable.  There should be a 90% tax on their $170,000 a year salaries and  $50,000 a year pension plans when their outrageous decisions result in an economic collapse.  Their assets should be put up as collateral for the trillions of dollars that we now have to borrow primarily from communist countries.  We do not work for the United States Government, Congress or The White House.  They work for us and a reminder is way past due.

What do you think of Matt’s article?  What do you think of the whole AIG mess?  Leave your comments below or e-mail you in depth response to theconservativejournal@gmail.com and see it posted on this site!
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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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of the KCA Green Movement?

The Kids Choice Awards featured a lot of green activism at this years ceremonies, and even allowed Leonardo DiCaprio to go as far as to tell the children in attendance that “our mother is hurting”.  I find it rather ridiculous that he is preaching his green lifestyle to this kids in this particular way, especially with the controversey surrounding global warming, or “climate change” as they like to call it now that the temperature has fallen.  What do you think of this?  Vote below in today’s poll!

Thanks for participating!

Rick

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Leonardo Dicaprio at KCA: “Our mother is hurting!”

The Green activists love to talk about their green endeavours; however, occasionally they take it a little far.  First, we had the speech Al Gore made where he basically told young teenage children that their parents were out of touch and didn’t understand the modern world.  Now, it’s Leonardo DiCaprio telling the millions of young children at the Kids Choice Awards that “our mother is hurting”.

I haven’t seen much reaction to this on blogosphere yet, most likely because most bloggers likely weren’t watching the awards show.  However, I happened to catch a few minutes of the telecast, and what I saw was ALL ABOUT some green activism.  Leonardo was there to accept his award for “The Big Green Help” (which never fails to remind me of Sara Silverman’s “The Great Schlep”), which is given to the person that exhibits excellence in advancing green initiatives.  During his speech, he said this:

Right now, our mother, Mother Earth, is hurting.  And she needs a generation of thoughtful, caring, and active kids like all of you to protect her future.  You can help us win the battle to clean up our air, our water, our land, to protect our forests, our oceans and our wildlife.

There was much more to the acceptance speech, which drug on for at least an hour and was the longest acceptance speech I’ve ever heard.  After hearing that, several things came to mind.  First of all, I can’t imagine why this is on a show geared to young tweens.  At this point in their lives, the environment is not a priority.  Secondly, I don’t understand why the people at Nick feel the need to shove something as controversial as Global Warming down our throats at an awards show for kids.  At a time when most are beginning to doubt the mere existence of Global Warming, Nick is in full force pushing a green way of life.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against a green lifestyle; I do, however, have something against a children’s channel taking advantage of children by pitching farce like Global Warming.  And I don’t necessarily have a problem with children being educated in taking care of the environment, but using lines like “our mother is hurting”?

What do you think of this?  How does this compare to Al Gore’s speech earlier in the year?  Leave your comments below or send us an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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More From the World of Meghan

Meghan McCain followed up her busy past few weeks with an appearance on Larry King Live last night, covering everything from her tattoo to the Laura Ingraham dispute.  It’s an interesting interview, I must say.  I’m not going to bore you every detail (If you want the full transcript, AOL has it here.) but here are some of the things I consider the highlights:

  • She said that anyone who doubts that Obama isn’t taking the economy seriously is ridiculous; however, she fears he is on the verge of over-exposure in the media, which could alienate older supporters.
  • She supports Obama, as does her father.  Who, in case any of you missed this, is John McCain.
  • Says the Republican party is full of differing personalities.  Not all want Obama to fail.
  • She did an interview with Bobby Jindal’s wife, Supyira.  The interview can be found here.
  • She considers herself a progressive Republican (A.K.A. RINO.  Meh.).  She says she’s liberal on social issues; e.g. gay marriage and abortion.  She’s pro-life personally, but thinks people should have that option.
  • Says she agrees with her father on war and the economy and is a fiscal conservative.
  • Somone in an airport told her to “kiss my fat a**” (Got to keep it decent. :),  just as she did to Laura Ingraham last week.  She says that the fued is over as far as she’s concerned.
  • She claimed she didn’t know who Laura Ingraham was before all of this.
  • She thinks Supyira Jindal (Wife of Bobby Jindal) is a better role model than Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham because the Coulter and Ingraham give off the impression women in the Republican party have to fit into “this one box”.
  • The interview wrapped up with a personal touch: She has a star tattoo on her foot.

I give Meghan a little credit with the Coulter/Ingraham/McCain throwdown because I really do think she handled it well.  However, the girl is a Class A RINO.  I am glad to hear, though, that her “progressive” traits are in social issues rather than fiscal and government size.  At least we don’t have to worry about her voting for bailout upon bailout if she ever became a senator or representative, though I don’t imagine there is much chance of that.

What do you think of the interview?  Were you surprised at the fact that she has a tattoo?  And how about that guy in the airport throwing her words back at her?  Cool guy.  Leave your comments below or send us an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  Also, look for today’s Poll of the Day regarding the interview!

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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