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Video of the Day: Susan Boyle Singing Her First Single “Wild Horses” (Cover)

Oh Susan Boyle, I’m glad to see you could get it together for a performance.  I’m rooting for you!  Having said that, I’m not so sure this was the best single choice for bursting on to the current music scene.  But it’s great singing nontheless.

P.S. This is not the song of the day.

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Rick

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Poll of the Day: Who Do You Prefer, Danyl Johnson or Susan Boyle?

Reality shows across the pond have been churning out some major stars in their last few seasons, of the most recent who do you prefer?  Vote below in today’s poll!

To watch video of Danyl Johnson’s performance, click here.

To watch video of Susan Boyle’s performance, click here.

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Video of the Day: Danyl Johnson From The X-Factor

Vote in the “Danyl Johnson v. Susan Boyle” Poll by clicking here.

Being the reality tv buff that I am, I couldn’t help but to post this video.  This is the much hyped Danyl Johnson from Britain’s “X-Factor”.  Simon’s calling his audition the best first audition he’s ever seen.  Could this be a more stable version of Susan Boyle?

Does Danyl’s performance live up to its hype?  Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  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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Rick

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Video of the Day: Susan Boyle singing “Memories”

Here is Susan Boyle’s follow-up performance to her showstopping audition Britain’s Got Talent.  She’s got to be one of my favorite people.

What do you think of Ms. Boyle’s second round?  Leave your comments below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  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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Rick

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Month In Review: April 2009

Site News

  • This month, the following were introduced:
    • The Conservative Journal Library which features the must read books and magazines.  The books are either books I’ve read, or books that have been suggested to me.  If you have a suggestion, e-mail me at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.
    • The Conservative Journal Seal of Approval.  This award honors people that exhibit some form of excellence.  All winners are listed in the Hall of Fame.
    • The Conservative Journal Honorary Plaque of Fail.  This award is the anti-Seal of Approval.  All winners are listed in the Hall of Fame.

Month In Numbers

  • 65,994 page views (More than double last month’s views.)

Top 20 Posts and Pages of the Month

  1. Video of the Day: Susan Boyle!
  2. Video of the Day: More From Susan Boyle!
  3. What’s Everyone’s Beef With Meghan McCain?
  4. Video of the Day: Hollie Steel from Britain’s Got Talent
  5. Video of the Day: Shaheen Jafargholi from Britain’s Got Talent
  6. Levi Johnston Interview with Tyra- Recap
  7. American Idol Top 8 Recap
  8. The Tale of the Chia Pet
  9. Video of the Day: American Idol Performances
  10. UPDATE: Levi Johnston Says His Family Is Not “White Trash”
  11. Week In Review: April 19th-25th
  12. Swine Flu: Never Fear, You Can Still Eat the Bacon!
  13. Top Sites
  14. Meghan Is Taking Her Father’s Maverick Label Too Seriously
  15. American Idol Top 7 Recap
  16. Video of the Day: A Tale of Two Bows
  17. Amy Poehler Spruces Up Thursday Nights With ‘Parks’
  18. Mail Bag: Matt Delves Further Into AIG
  19. Video of the Day: Miss California on Gay Marriage
  20. Who Are They Kidding?  Of Course He Bowed!

Posts and Polls from This Month

Look towards the bottom of these “Week in Review” posts to see every post from each week of the month, in addition to results from each poll of the day from the month!

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Week In Review: April 26th-May 2nd

Top 10 Posts and Pages of the Week

Everyone seemed to like these, so if you missed be sure to click the article and them out!

  1. Video of the Day: Hollie Steel from Britain’s Got Talent
  2. Week In Review: April 19th-25th
  3. Swine Flu: Never Fear, You Can Still Eat the Bacon
  4. Video of the Day: More From Susan Boyle
  5. Video of the Day: Susan Boyle
  6. Goodbye Arlen.
  7. What’s Everyone’s Beef with Megan McCain?
  8. Fringe “Midnight” Recap
  9. Top Sites
  10. Video of the Day: Carly Smithson

Posts and Pages from the Week

If you missed these posts the first time around, be sure to click the title and read it now!  They are in order from oldest to newest.

Poll Results

April 27th- What Do You Think of the Publicity Flight Through Manhattan?

  • 64% thought the photo-op flight through Manhattan was stupid and pointless, 23% weren’t sure, and the remaining 14% didn’t see the big deal.

April 28th- Who Was Your Favorite On American Idol Tonight?

  • Last week, Kris Allen took the title of “Favorite American Idol” away from Adam Lambert for the first time since polling began.  Well, this week Adam fans came out of the woodwork to vote because he received 39% of the vote this week, the highest margin of victory by anyone this season.  In second for the first time in a while is Allison Iraheta with 29% of the vote.  The rest of the idols stacked up like this: Kris Allen with 14% of the vote, Danny Gokey with 9% of the vote, and Matt Giraud with 7% of the vote.  The remaining percentage chose “I don’t watch”.

April 29th- Are You Concerned About the Swine Flu?

  • 47% of those that voted said that they are “a little bit concerned”, 29% said they are concerned, 18% are not at all concerned, and the remaining 6% said they are very concerned.

April 29th- Do You Think Matt Deserved to Leave American Idol?

  • 71% of those that voted said they it was Matt’s time to go, while a mere 13% think it should have been someone else.  The remaining 16% aren’t sure.

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Week In Review: April 19th-25th

Site News

  • This week, a new feature was introduced at The Conservative Journal:  The Library!  The TCJ Library will feature must read books and magazines that I have read and reviewed, or those that have been suggested to me by readers.  If you have written a book or know of a book that you think should be included, please e-mail me a theconservativejournal@gmail.com!  For more details, click here.

Top 10 Posts and Pages of the Week

Everyone seemed to like these, so if you missed be sure to click the article and them out!

  1. Video of the Day: More From Susan Boyle!
  2. Video of the Day: Susan Boyle!
  3. What’s Everyone’s Beef With Meghan McCain?
  4. Parks and Recreation “The Reporter” Recap
  5. Happy Al Gore Day Everyone!
  6. Fringe “Bad Dreams” Recap
  7. UPDATE: Levi Johnston Says His Family Isn’t White Trash
  8. Mail Bag: I’m Behind, I Know
  9. Week In Review: April 12th-18th
  10. TCJ Library Addition: Vilified!

Posts From the Week

If you missed these posts the first time around, be sure to click the title and read it now!  They in order from oldest to newest.

Poll of the Day Results

April 19th- Do You Care At All About Barack’s New Dog?

  • 38% agree with me in saying that coverage is getting ridiculous, 28% don’t really care if they talk about it or not, 24% think it’s great to hear about their personal lives, and the remaining 10% didn’t he got a dog.  I wonder what rock they’ve been living under?

April 20th- Do You Consider Waterboarding Torture?

  • 56% of those that voted think that waterboarding is not a form of torture, 38% think that it is torture, and the remaining 6% don’t know what waterboarding is.

April 21st- Who Was Your Favorite On American Idol?

  • Every week so far, Adam Lambert has taken top honors as your favorite American Idol contestant.  This week, however, he passes the crown on to Kris Allen, who received 26% of the vote.  Adam Lambert was close, though, with 25% of the vote.  The rest of the idols stacked up as follows:  Matt Giraud  received 15%, Allison Iraheta received 13%, Danny Gokey received 8% of the vote, Anoop Desai received 4% of the vote, and Lil Rounds came in last with 1%.  The remaining 7% dont’ watch.  Again this week, the voters predicted the bottom two, who both left in a double elimination.

April 22nd- What Do You Think of the NOM Ad?

  • 43% of those that voted said that, even though they were conservative, they were against the ad, 37% said it was moronic, 11% thought the ad was great, and 9% don’t know what to think.

April 23rd- Was Carrie Prejean’s (Miss California) Question Fair?

  • 68% said that they question was not fair, 21% thought it was fair, and the remaining 11% weren’t sure.

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Video of the Day: Shaheen Jafargholi from Britain’s Got Talent

Wow, Britain’s Got Talent sure is having a good year.  This season has resulted in two massively buzzworthy performances, first with Susan Boyle, and second with 12 year old Shaheen Jafargholi.  For 12 year’s old (or any age for that matter) this guy’s got a killer voice.  All this success outside of the American Idol age range of 16-28 makes me wonder if my maybe they should increase the age range?

What do you think?  Write your comments below or send us an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS Feed by clicking here.
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Rick

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Mail Bag: I’m Behind, I Know

I’ve gotten a lot of great comments and e-mails over the last few weeks, and I’m behind on posting them.  So this “Mail Bag” is probably going to be pretty lengthy.  Thanks everyone that commented and sent e-mails!

Here is something Matt C. e-mailed me that I thought was pretty great.  The message details what happened pre-George Bush that played a big part in the financial crisis:

I keep hearing that the Bush economic policy was to blame for the economic crisis we now face. Lord knows Bush’s budgets were way out of line, even though he had 9/11, Wars, Katrina, Power Outages in NYC and the like (secondary causes of recession). The fact is that the primary culprit behind the economic crisis was the statist policies from Carter & Slick Willy that Bush inherited:

1977 CRA Community Reinvestment Act – The act provided that banks have an “affirmative obligation” to meet the credit needs of the communities in which they are chartered.

1989 Congress amended the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act requiring banks to collect racial data on Mortgage applications.

1995 Treasury Department issued regulations tracking loans by neighborhoods, income groups, and races to rate the performance of banks. The ratings were used by regulators to determine whether the government would approve bank mergers, acquisitions, and new branches. It also encouraged statist-aligned groups, such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform (ACORN) and the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, to file petitions with regulators, or threaten to slow or even prevent banks from conducting their business by challenging the extent to which banks were issuing these loans. With such powerful leverage over banks, some groups were able, in effect, to legally extort banks to make huge pools of money available to the groups, money they in turn used to make loans.

The Banks and community groups issued loans to low-income individuals who often had bad credit or insufficient income. And these loans, which became known as “Subprime” loans, made available 100% financing, did not always require the use of credit scores, and were even made without documenting income. Basically, the government insisted that banks abandon traditional underwriting standards if the bank wanted to grow. Not to mention that in 1992 Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were pressured by the HUD to purchase large bundles of these loans for the conflicting purposes of diversifying the risk and making even more money available to banks to make further risky loans.

Congress also passed the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act which eventually mandated that these companies by 45% of all loans from people of low and moderate incomes. The Treasury Department also established the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, which provided banks with tax dollars to encourage even more risky loans.

When you add derivatives and Greenspan into the mix, you have an economic crisis, not just a housing/banking crisis. This cannot be blamed on Just President Bush by any stretch of the imagination. I am not at all excusing Bush from any responsibility. He made his share of mistakes. But to insist that he was entirely to blame ignores years of damaging statist government intervention.

Internet sensation Susan Boyle also sparked much discussion at The Conservative Journal:

Joel & Brenda said:

GOD bless her!  oops!!  HE already has!!!

Chrisee said:

As they say when God closes a door he opens up a window,it is said that she told her mother upon her death bed that she would enter this contest,and as they also say it is so,you see it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of you in life, What he has out there for you, nobody can take away or stop you,the people were laughing in the beginning,but that was his child out there as we all are,but he who laughs first most certainly will laugh last,See you in concert,Ms.Susan Boyle,most of us can’t wait,for all those people who picked on you in life,he said he would make your enemy your footstool,believe me it has already happened,wish I could be at your next high school reunion

Sharlee said:

BEAUTIFUL!!
It just goes to show that you should NEVER judge a person by there looks alone!! Think of the talent we would have missed if they didn’t give her a chance. BRAVO Susan. Toronto Ontario, Canada.

Shirley S. had this to say about Levi Johnston:

Levi Johnson states that people think his family is white trash??  I am a believer based on his and their choice to expose personal information about their governor’s family.  In fact, the Johnsons seem to be working overtime to set a new standard for trashy.  How disgusting to talk like that about someone he was supposed to love.  As they say, he has had his 15 minutes.  Now it is time for him to shut his big mouth and move on.
Obviously, he has no consideration for what his child will endure in the future because of his “revelations”, and also obvious is that he does not care.  It doesn’t have anything to do with who the Palins are.  They are people just like the rest of us.  Most people only see now what a jerk he has become or probably always was.  Bristol just did not realize it.  What I find amusing is how he thinks this will help his relationship with his son.   He sure saved Bristol’s life by turning his back on her, and he sure gave the right reason.  What a grossly immature person Levi Johnson is.

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Week In Review: April 12th-18th

**Sorry the ‘Week In Review’ post is a day late, I couldn’t do it yesterday.

Site News

  • I just wanted to thank all of you that have been viewing The Conservative Journal; this past week was by far our best one yet!  The site received over 19,000 page views this week, which led our rank on the site ranking service skyrocket.  Here’s the breakdown:

Political Topsites– #2 (#9 Last week)

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PolitiPoll– #1 (#4 Last week)

Thanks again everyone for making this possible!

Top 10 Posts and Pages of the Week

Everyone seemed to like these, so if you missed be sure to click the article and them out!

  1. Video of the Day: Susan Boyle!
  2. Video of the Day: More From Susan Boyle!
  3. Meghan Is Taking Her Father’s Maverick Label Too Seriously
  4. Video of the Day: American Idol Performances
  5. American Idol Top 7 Recap
  6. What’s Everyone’s Beef With Meghan McCain?
  7. Week In Review: April 5th- 11th
  8. Who Are They Kidding?  Of Course He Bowed!
  9. Video of the Day: A Tale of Two Bows
  10. Top Sites

Posts From the Week

If you missed these posts the first time around, be sure to click the title and read it now!  They in order from oldest to newest.

Poll of the Day Results

April 11th- How Do You Plan To Celebrate Easter?

  • 34% of those polled said they were going to spend time with family;  29% said they’d be attending Easter Services at church;  17% said they would be hunting easter eggs;  14% said they would be traveling; and the remaining 7% wrote in their easter plans, which included going to the beach, shopping, and visiting relatives.  In this poll, voters could pick more than one answer.

April 12th- Do You Think Barack Bowed?

  • 46% of voters in this poll thought that Barack did bow to King Abdullah and meant something by it;  35% agreed with me and said that while he did bow, it was more than likely because he didn’t know better;  15% say he clearly did not bow;  and the remaining 4% couldn’t tell.

April 13th- Do You Think Barack Acted Appropriately with the Pirate Situation?

  • 48% of voters thought Barack did act appropriately, 35% thought that he did not handle the ordeal well, and the remaining 18% wasn’t sure.

April 14th- Who Was Your Favorite On American Idol Tonight?

  • For fourth week in a row, Adam Lambert won our ‘American Idol’ poll with 29% if the vote, up 1 percentage point from last week.  The rest of the Idols stack up like this:  Allison Iraheta received 17%, Kris Allen Received 15%, Anoop Desai received 14%, Danny Gokey received 8%, Matt Giraud received 5%, and Lil Rounds received 3%.  The remaining 11% don’t watch.  The voters predicted the bottom two again this week, but failed to predict the bottom vote getter, though the judges saved him anyway.

April 15th- Do You Think It’s Possible to Keep the Pirate Situation Under Control?

  • 45% of voters said that they do not think there is anyway to prevent these pirate attacks from occurring;  41% said they thought something could be done to curb the attacks;  and the remaining 14% don’t know.

April 16th- No Poll

April 17th- Did You Participate In a Tax Day Tea Party?

  • 43% of voters said they did not participated;  39% said they did participate; and the remaining 17% didn’t know what that meant.

April 18th- No Poll

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Video of the Day: More From Susan Boyle!

Susan Boyle’s audition is quickly becoming one of the most watched videos on YouTube.  Now, to follow up that video, is her version of “Cry Me A River”, which she recorded in 1999 for a charity cd.  You can listen to that below!

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Rick

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Video of the Day: Susan Boyle!

If you haven’t already seen Susan Boyle, you need to watch it immediately.  She is the most adorable person I’ve ever seen.  She is inspiring.

(youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z0h1NNk1Ik)

What do you think of Mrs. Boyle?  Leave your comments below or send us an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

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Rick

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