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Majority In Mississippi: Check This Out!

Majority in Mississippi is a great political blog that covers political, with a focus on politics inside Mississippi.  I’m not a resident of MS, though I do have family in various areas of the state.  As a non-resident, I check Majority in MS often to get the latest on politics in the state.  Additionally, the author of the blog also writes a sports-themed branch of Majority in Mississippi called Majority Sports.  This blog is definitely a great read.  Be sure to check this out today!

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Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen: Week 5 AP Poll Released, Top 25 College Football Teams Update

After a weekend full of surprising games in college football, the AP Poll ranking the top 25 is finally out and it comes with several surprises.

I had a good laugh at the fact that LSU narrowly pulled out a victory over unranked and un-good Mississippi State, but somehow LSU managed to move up the rankings to number 4 overall.  I guess that goes to show that there are only 3 teams (Florida, Texas, Alabama) that are any good this year.

Another notable move on the top 25 was that of Ole Miss.  I started following this team this year after they had all that buzz last year, and I really just think they’re overrated.  And obviously so did the AP pollsters because Ole Miss dropped from #4 to #21 after their pretty big loss to South Carolina on Thursday.

Here’s the full Top 25.  There 1st place votes are in parenthesis, followed by their records, and the move from last week.

1. Florida (55) 4-0, —

2. Texas (1) 4-0, —

3. Alabama (4) 4-0, —

4. LSU 4-0, +3

5. Boise St. 4-0, +3

6. Virginia Tech 3-1, +5

7. Southern Cal 3-1, +5

8. Oklahoma 2-1, +2

9. Ohio St. 3-1, +4

10. Cincinnati 4-0, +4

11. TCU 3-0, +4

12. Houston 3-0, +5

13. Iowa 4-0, previously unranked

14. Oklahoma St. 3-1, +2

15. Penn St. 3-1, -10

16. Oregon 3-1, previously unranked

17. Miami 2-1, -8

18. Georgia 3-1, +3

18. Kansas 4-0, +2

20. BYU 3-1, -1

21. Mississippi 2-1, -17

22. Michigan 4-0, +1

23. Nebraska 3-1, +2

24. California 3-1, -18

25. Georgia Tech 3-1, previously unranked

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Video of the Day: World’s Longest Basketball Shot

I realize this is probably fake, but until I’m proven to be 100% wrong I’m going to say it’s real and think it’s the coolest thing ever.

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Week In Review: August 30th- September 5th

The Week In Review is back at The Conservative Journal!  Wooo!

I think I’m going to do this a little differently.  In the past I’ve just listed the posts in the order they were posted.  Now, I think I’ll organize them by “category” so it’s easier to read the content your looking for.  If you have any suggestions to make this work better, let me know!

Check This Out! Blogs

Video of the Day Posts

Poll of the Day Posts

Books

Healthcare

Music

Sports

Other Posts

Top 10 Posts of the Week

  1. Music Review: Carrie Underwood’s Latest Single “Cowboy Casanova”
  2. Top Sites
  3. Increase Blog Traffic with BlogSurfer.us: Check This Out!
  4. Pointless Post of the Day: Top 10 Largest Public and Private Universities in the U.S.
  5. Thoughts From Around the Blogosphere: Reaction to Van Jones Resignation and Controversy
  6. Video of the Day: Paramore Singing “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon
  7. TCJ Seal of Approval: Carrie Underwood!
  8. Van Jones Resigns: A Display of the Power of Fox News
  9. Video of the Day: Lucie Jones “I Will Always Love You” on the X Factor
  10. Hey, Maybe if Students Hear it From Barack They’ll Listen?- A Conservative in Favor Barack’s Speech

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College Football: It’s time.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!

Because I know I am.  College Football is really the only sporting event I follow closely (Not the NFL, though, because they’re all overpaid and full of themselves.  These are college kids playing to have fun. For the most part).  I mean I watch the other stuff, but something about college football just makes me go crazy.  So for my first attempt at blogging about sports I’m going to post my thoughts about games from each week, as well as post a separate prediction post of each game scheduled that week.  We’ll see how it goes, but I’m pumped about it.  If anyone has any suggestions or requests, as always feel free to e-mail me at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

For reasons stated below, I plan to follow these teams closely this year:

  • LSU (Can’t stand the school or the team, but they make for entertaining games)
  • Mississippie University (AKA Ole Miss.  Again, can’t stand the school or team, but I’ll be interested to see how they do after a season last year that exceeded all expectations.
  • Georgia (‘Dis my team)
  • Penn State (I just like this school for some reason)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (I have family that lives in the area and loves their team.  Don’t know toomuch about them other than their coach is from Oklahoma State.

So there’s the list for now, I’m sure it will change as the season actually get’s going.  Look for my first post about this weekend’s games either Sunday or Monday.  Also, I’m still trying to think of a catchy title for this miniseries.  I love those titles!

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This Day in History, May 29th: Ronald Reagan, The Hoover Dam, and Melissa Etheridge

May 29th

  • 1790- Rhode Island finally gets around to ratifying the Constituition, and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
  • 1848- Wisconsin becomes the 30th U.S. state.
  • 1886- Coke (the drink) is advertised for the first time in the Atlanta Journal.
  • 1935- The Hoover Dam is completed.
  • 1988- Ronald Reagan makes his first trip to Soviet Union.
  • 1999- Space Shuttle Discovery completes its first docking with the International Space Station.
  • 2004- The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to..

  • American rock singer Melissa Etheridge, 48.
  • Blair from The Facts of Life, Lisa Whelchel, 46.
  • Former American Idol contestant and plus-sized model Joanne Borgella, 27.

Happy International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers everyone!

To those of you that worship uner the Bahá’í Faith (Rainn Wilson/Dwight Schrute), happy Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh!

To those in Nepal, happy Republic Day!

Nigerians, happy Democracy Day!

And finally, Rhode Islanders and Wisonsinonians, happy Statehood Day!

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This Day in History: Octomom, Mars, and “The View”

May 28th

  • 1774- The first Continental Congress convenes.
  • 1830- President Andrew Jackson signs The Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans.
  • 1859- Big Ben is delivered to the Palace of Westminster on a 16-horse carriage.
  • 1930- The Chrylser Building, one the tallest building in the world, opens in New York.
  • 1934- The first set of quintuplets that survive through infancy are born.  Somewhere, Octomom is smirking.  Look for more on the original quintuplets in today’s “Pointless Post of the Day”.
  • 1937- The Golden Gate Bridge officially opens to vehicle traffic.
  • 1952- Women in Greece are given the right to vote.
  • 1964- The PLO is formed.
  • 1996- Bill Clinton’s are convicted of fraud in the Whitewater land deal.
  • 2002- The Mars Odyssey finds evidence of space ice.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to..

  • The two surviving “original quintuplets” Cecile and Annette Dionne, 75.
  • “The Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight, 65.
  • My favorite mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, 65.
  • The only non-vomit-inducing member of “The View” Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Did you know her maiden name is “Filarski”?  How awesome is that!), 32.
  • American pop singer Colbie Caillat, 24.

Happy Flag Day to those in the Philippines!

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This Day in History: Canada, Ford, and Baseball

May 27th

  • 1813- In Canada, American forces capture Fort George as a part of the War of 1812.
  • 1883- Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
  • 1896- The F4-strength St. Louis Tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damages.
  • 1907- A Bubonic plague outbreak begins in San Francisco, California.
  • 1927- The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacturing the Ford Model T.
  • 1967- The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is christened by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
  • 1995- Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
  • 1997- The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.
  • 1998- Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the Oklahoma City bombing.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a Happy Birthday to..

  • Australian politician Pauline Hanson because she made her own political party, 55.
  • ABC News anchor Cynthia McFadden, 53.
  • Former Houston Astros player Jeff Bagwell, 41.
  • Baseball champ and current free-agent Frank Thomas, 41.

Bolivian mothers: Happy Mother’s Day!

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This Day in History: Airplanes, Abortion, and Yemen

May 21st

  • 1851- Slavery is abolished in Columbia, South America.
  • 1881- The American Red Cross is established.
  • 1927- Charles Lindbergh completes the first solo, non-stop trans-Atlantic flight.
  • 1932- Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1994- The Democratic Republic of Yemen secedes from the Republic of Yemen.
  • 1998- In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.

Slow day.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a Happy Birthday to..

  • The manager of my ex-favorite baseball team Bobby Cox, 68.
  • Al Franken even though I can’t stand him, 58.
  • Mr. T because he owns the mohawk, 57.
  • Judge Reinhold because he is in the “Santa Clause” series, the “Beethoven” series, AND Beverly Hills Cop 3, 52.
  • Baseball player Kent Hrbek because his name has the letters “h”, “r”, and “b” consecutively, 48.
  • Co-star of one of my favorite shows (House) Lisa Edelstein, 43.

Oh, and I wanted to wish everyone a happy World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, because that’s today.  Don’t forget to go and buy the people that matter most a WDfCDfDaD gift!

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