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Pointless Post of the Day: William W. Dixon

I’m back today!  I had a great trip to see the family for Memorial Day weekend.  I hope every one had a great holiday as well and is enjoying what is more than likely your first day back at work after a long weekend.  Woo.

William W. Dixon was a U.S. Representative for Montana for 2 years between March, 1891, and March, 1893.  Dixon was originally from Brooklyn, New York, though he left there at a young age and never returned.  When Dixon was old enough, he attended law school Keokuk, Iowa, and was admitted to the bar in 1858.  He then moved to Tennessee in 1860, then to Arkansas a few short months later.  He then moved to California for a very short time before moving to Nevada for a little over 3 years.  In 1866 he moved to Helena Montana, where he resided until 1879.  He then temporarily moved to Black Hills, but returned to Montana in 1881 and practiced law in Butte.  In 1891 he was elected as a Democrat to serve  in Congress.  In 1893, however, he failed to be re-elected.  He then practiced law until retiring to Los Angeles, California, where he lived until his death in 1910.  Even after his death Dixon couldn’t stay settled.  His casket was moved 3 times after his death.

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This Day in History: Canes, Volcanoes, and Mexico

May 22nd

  • 1807- A grand jury indicts former V.P. Arron Burr on a count of treason.
  • 1843- Thousands of people and their cattle head west via wagon train from Independence, Missouri to what would later become the Oregon Territory. It is part of the Great Migration. They follow what is now known as the Oregon Trail.
  • 1848- Slavery is abolished in Martinique.
  • 1856- Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas.
  • 1906- The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their Flying-Machine.
  • 1915- Lassen Peak in California erupts, joining Mt. Saint Helens as the only eruptions in the continental U.S. during the 20th century.
  • 1942- Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies.\
  • 1947- U.S. President Harry Truman enacts the Truman Doctrine, giving $400 million of aid to fight communism in Turkey and Greece.
  • 1960- The largest earthquake ever recorded hits southern Chile.  It registered a 9.5.
  • 1962- Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
  • 1992- After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time.
  • 2008- The Late-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence unleashes 235 tornadoes, including an EF4 and an EF5 tornado, between 22 May and 31 May 2008. The tornadoes struck 19 states and one Canadian province.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a Happy Birthday to..

  • American businessman T. Boone Pickens, 81.
  • Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski, 52.
  • former left handed MLB pitcher Tommy John, 66.

Also, don’t forget to go buy a banjo because today is “Buy a Musical Instrument Day”!

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Top 10 Senate RINOs According to Human Events

I hate these.

I hate these.

What’s worse than a liberal?  A RINO (Republican In Name Only).  For those that don’t know, these Republicans are no more conservative than the sky is yellow.  They galavant around as donkeys in elephants’ clothing for various reasons; probably because they are ashamed of their liberal views.  Heck, if I was one of those spineless whack-jobs I’d do the same!  But anyway, the good people at Human Events have compiled a list of the Top 10 Senate RINOs so we can all be on the look out for these phonies.  Here’s a little sample of the list:

The Top 5

1. Olympia Snowe, Maine

2. Susan Collins, Maine

3. Arlen Spector, Pennsylvania

4. George Voinovich, Ohio

5. Lisa Murkowski, Alabama

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To see the remaining 5 of the Top 10 and learn which RINO is more liberal than Harry Reid, (Not kidding!) , click here.

What do you think of RINOs?  Does their deceitful nonsense aggravate you as much as me?  And are either of your senators on this unfortunate list?  Post your comments below and let us hear from you!

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Rick

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Where Did the People of D.C. Misplace Their Morals?

Soo, which wise guy slipped the healthcare in?

Soo, which wise guy slipped the healthcare in?

I must say, the senators in Washington reached a new low today.  And I do hate to lump them all together because I’m sure there are a few good senators (definitely a few Republicans.  Haha) that are not this crooked, but the bad apples have spoiled the bunch from an everyday American’s viewpoint.  But anyway, my recent frustration stems from the nonsense packed into the pork barrel (my name of choice for the “stimulus package”).  This time, however, I am not talking about any actual spending projects or subsidies, but something regarding healthcare.  “What?”, you may ask, “What does healthcare have to do with the pork barrel?”.  Well let me just tell you:  The senators, being the sly foxes that they are, slipped several heath provisions into the pork barrel.  And of course you ask again, “Well why would they do that?”.  Well number 1, they are more corrupt than the entire state of Illinois; and secondly, because if they do that the senate won’t debate over it, and it will quietly pass into law.  Yes America, that is what we are dealing with in Congress.  Before we even get into the complete lack of ethics in doing this, I would like to ask how this is even legal?  Shouldn’t things such as important as a healthcare be fully discussed and debated in the senate?  Uhh…. yeah.  And not only that, but shouldn’t the items in the stimulus package, I don’t know, actually be related to stimulating the economy?!  One provision was mandating the use of electronic medical records.  Alright, that’s ok, but what on this great earth is that going to do to stimulate the economy?  I know!  About as much the stimulus is going to do:  Nothing.  Honestly, I couldn’t care less whether or not we use electronic medical records, but come on senators, let’s be honest and transparent (Obama’s word of the week) and not sneak things into 5,000,000 page bills, okay?  I think we’d all be a little better off.

So what do you think about this injustice to the country?  Shouldn’t things like healthcare provisions be included in something like a, uhh, healthcare bill?  I encourage you to e-mail your senator today and let him know just how wrong this is.

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Rick

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Here’s an Idea: Let’s Ban Stimulus!

Soooo, where is the plug for the money waterfall?

Soooo, where is the plug for the money waterfall?

Why on earth does congress even try anymore?  They have proven one hundred times over that they are simply not compable of being compitent or rational.  The majority are also not able to resist the temptation to slip in their little “extras”, ranging from subsidies for struggling artists to millions for a boat to break up “dangerous polar ice”.  So from this day forth, as deemed by me, stimulus packages and discussions regarding stimulus are banned from America.  Thank you.

Now back to reality.  As much as I would love to be able to ban stimulus packages altogether, I simply don’t have the power.  And as I sit here and watch the fearless leader preach his fearmongering and propaganda on C-SPAN, I am becoming increasingly convinced that stimulus nonsense will become commonplace in this country.  And until the next elections, when hopefully Republicans can rebound in congress, the nonsense like polar ice boats and artist subsidies and national parks improvement will more than likely be thrown in there too, all for the benefit of the country of course.  (By the way, check back here in a few days for a special on all the nonsense thrown in the stimulus that apparently will save us from financial ruin!)

So here’s what I say, ban stimulus and instead try what’s proven to work:  tax cuts to EVERYONE, not just the people that don’t pay taxes at all. (No, I’m not referring to Democrats, here I’m actually talking about the people that aren’t supposed to pay taxes.)  A quick look back at history shows that these kinds of tax cuts work.  Early 1980s saw record unemployment and a recession.  Solution?  Tax cuts.  Result?  Out of recession and into some of the most prosperous years the United States has seen in recent memory.  Why on earth the Democrats in congress don’t even want to consider this blows my mind.  The only thing I can come up with is the simple fact that they apparently pay no taxes, so a tax cut wouldn’t benefit them at all.  So I encourage everyone to e-mail or write to your congressmen and women and encourage them to vote against this and future stimulus packages.  Let them know that there are tons of us out here that would rather keep our money off the bat than have the great government collect it then redistribute it at there liking!

So what do you think of the stimulus?  Are you as stunned as I am at the lack of cooperation in congress?  Or how about there ignorance to the fact that we actually don’t want to pay for the polar ice boat?  Leave a comment below or send us an e-mail.  If it’s good we just might feature it on the site!

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Rick

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Saxby Chambliss Off to a Nice Start!

The Georgia runoff between Saxby Chambliss and his democrat challenger Jim Martin in his senate race.  No one’s called a winner yet, but Saxby has a pretty large lead over Martin right now, so things are looking good.  I’ll update as I get more information as the night progresses.  Now, all we need is Norm Coleman to win in Minnesota, where he is currently ahead of nut-job Al Franken by a few hundred votes.  Ultimately, I expect both Republicans to win these races.

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To the Liberals: Hillary Might Have to Wait a Little Longer

Try, try and try again.  But after the 3rd time give it up.

Try, try and try again. But after the 3rd time give it up.

Oh goodness, Hillary’s journey to the White House is something straight out of some cruel political joke.  She refused to admit defeat when clearly it was over, she tried as hard as she could and still got nowhere.  And now, when a place on the White House staff is so close she can touch it, it is yanked away faster than you can say “6 More Years in the Senate”.  Apparently, some clause is in the Constitution states that if the pay is raised on a cabinet position while an elected congressman is serving, they are ineligible for that position.  Well looky here, George raised the pay for Secretary of State back in January.  Hillary was a senator in January.  Here lies the problem.  So, unless Barack pulls a Nixon (“Pulling a Nixon” is never something you want to do), and lowers the pay to make her eligible, looks like Hillary will have to scurry right back into the Senate until next time.  Obviously, it’s just not meant to be.

I’ll be interested to see how this all plays out.  I’m mostly interested to see whether or not they abide by the constitution.  Most of the liberaloids don’t think the constitution is relevant to modern life, so I would not be surprised if they just ignored it.  If that’s the case, I’ll go as far as to say Barack better make sure he’s got an available senate seat come 2012, because blatantly going against the CONSTITUTION is not going to seat well anyone less liberal than Michael Moore.

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The Minnesota Senate Race Mess

Norm Coleman, Republican Incumbent

Norm Coleman, Republican Incumbent


      Al Franken, Democratic Comedian

Al Franken, Democratic Comedian

Just like Florida in 2000, the state of Minnesota is gearing up for a recount.  Not for the presidential election, but rather its U.S. Senate Race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken.  Right now the margin is a mere 206 votes in favor of Coleman, who is the incumbent Republican senator.  They are now recounting the ballouts to ensure their accuracy.

This is going to be a huge mess, I can just see it now.  I’m sure there will be lawsuits, and both parties will scream “fraud!”.  We can only hope that Coleman turns up the winner, because we Republicans certainly don’t want to lose a senate seat to that nut job Franken.  I am personally very surprised this race is even close.  I can’t imagine how people justify voting for someone who would no doubt take his job in the senate as a joke.  He’s said before that if elected, his first action in senate would be to push for a “quickie impeachment” of Bush before his term ended.  I realize some people don’t like Bush and that he could never do that, but that’s just nonsense.  Imagine if a republican senator said he would push for a “quickie impeachment” of Obama after he is inaugarated.  There would be mass chaos, riots, and all kinds of horrible things.

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Getting to Know the Administration: Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

As we all know, Rahm Emanuel has been chosen as Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff.  But just who is this guy?  This is the first part in a series that help you get to know each person that makes their way into the Obama administration.

Rahm Emanuel was appointed as Bill Clinton’s director of the finance committee during his 1992 run.  He was a key part in getting fundraising events scheduled for then governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton.  Upon Clinton’s victory, he bacame one of his senior advisors.  He was a key part in orchastrating the Clintons’ universal healthcare attempts in the early years, which we all know were massive disasters (more reason why Obama SHOULD NOT even attempt his.).  After the Clinton Presidency, he ran for House in Chicago successfully, and stayed in that position until he was selected by Obama as chief of staff.

His attitude has earned the nickname “Rahm-bo” through the years (It’s rumored that he once mailed rotting fish to a coworker that he had parted ways with) , and is very liberal.  His voting record is 100% pro-choice (meh.) and he takes the liberal route on just about all social issues.

I don’t like the guy.  If Obama plans to “govern from the center”, his staff is going to need to be a little more centrist, or at least more center-left.  Let’s take a look:  So far we have Barack Obama (most liberal senator in the U.S.), Joe Biden (3rd most liberal senator in the U.S.), and Rahm Emanuel (a hard left liberal who mails rotting fish to people, and is a strong supporter of universal healthcare.  The same thing that failed miserably in the early Clinton years.).  Hopefully the next few appointed will be a bit more moderate!

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Well Look On the Bright Side..

The Democrats did not achieve the super majority in the senate!  There is still hope for us.  The Republican senators we do have are going to have to step it up and fight all of the liberal legislation that is no doubt going to come rolling through.  While the Republicans didn’t gain any new seats, they came pretty close in Louisiana.  I thought for a while we would get that one, but it broke for the incumbent democrat in the end.
Also worth noting:  California reversed it’s position on gay marriage.  The vote was extremely close, but in the end marriage was voted on to be defined as between a man and a woman.  This was a shocker to me.

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