Friday, August 10, 2012

Actress Alonso: Obama's Second Term a 'Step Toward' Venezuela

Actress Alonso: Obama's Second Term a 'Step Toward' Venezuela

Venezuelan actress Maria Conchita Alonso is best known for her work in '80s films like "Moscow on the Hudson" and "The Running Man."

Today, she's a fierce critic of current Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, and she isn't too happy about the similarities she sees between Chavez's government and a potential second term for Barack Obama.

LISTEN: Joe Soptic Tells OFA's Cutter Life Story

RNC Pounds Stephanie Cutter With Devastating Ad

'They Are Not Telling The Truth' MSNBC Dismantles Team Obama for Sick Ad

Sheldon Adelson Punches Back with $60 Million Libel Suit

Sheldon Adelson, the self made billionaire, CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, and major Republican donor, filed a multi-million dollar libel lawsuit in New York today against David Harris and the National Jewish Democratic Council. As Bloomberg News reported:

New York Times Falsely Links White Supremacist Groups to Tea Party

It did not take long for a mainstream media organization to exploit the tragic Sikh temple shootings to link White supremacist groups, of which the shooter was allegedly a part, to the Tea Party. 

West Responds: Ad Depicting Him Beating White Women 'Plays on Stereotypes'

Before Americans are able to recover from the shock of Team Obama releasing an ad that accuses Mitt Romney of murder, they will first have to deal with an ad out of Florida that depicts Congressman Allen West as beating the hell out of an elderly white woman -- literally knocking all of her teeth out, before he steals money from a black family:

The evidence connecting the Obama campaign to Priorities USA, a super PAC that launched an appalling and blatantly false attack ad blaming a woman's death on Mitt Romney, is starting to pile up.

Bill Burton runs Priorities USA and was Obama's deputy press secretary under Robert Gibbs. You can also add in the fact that the man in the ad telling the undeniably tragic tale of his wife's passing, Joe Soptic, has also appeared in ads for the Obama campaign. Finally, just yesterday, senior Obama campaign advisor Stephanie Cutter was caught red-handed lying about her knowledge of the ad.

CNN Is Just Making Up Poll Numbers Now

Okay, I'm not certain they are literally making up poll results, but the poll CNN and British market research firm ORC International released Thursday afternoon is so screwy and raises so many questions that they might as well be doing it intentionally. If CNN is already resorting to these kinds of tricks before the conventions have even started, it's going to be a very long campaign.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

US: 54.5 mpg and the law of unintended consequences

US: 54.5 mpg and the law of unintended consequences – by Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr.

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Legislators and regulators need to observe a fundamental Golden Rule: Do not implement new laws if you have not considered or cannot control important unintended consequences.
A perfect example is the Obama Administration’s plan to increase new car mileage standards, from the currently legislated requirement of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016 to 54.5 mpg by 2025, as an average across each automaker’s complete line of cars and light trucks.
Carmakers reluctantly agreed to the new requirements, to avoid even more onerous standards, or different standards in different states. But the deal does nothing to alter the harsh realities of such a requirement.
First, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) analyses indicate that the mileage standards will add $3,000 to $4,800 to the average price of new vehicles for models from now until 2025. Moreover, this price increase does not include the $2,000 to $6,000 in total interest charges that many borrowers would have to pay over the life of a 36-60 month loan.

US: Hands off Chick-fil-A

US: Hands off Chick-fil-A – by Lawrence Reed

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In coming weeks, I expect to eat often at Chick-fil-A and not just because I like the company and the food they serve. I’ll be there as my way of protesting the disgusting behavior of some big city political hacks.
The personal views of Chick-fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy on gay marriage sparked the recent controversy. It should be noted the company does not discriminate against anybody in its hiring or in whom it serves in its restaurants. Cathy expressed an opinion shared by millions of Americans and, until recently, even by President Obama. Agree or disagree with Cathy, you should be concerned when elected officials threaten to use government power against a company because of a political disagreement with the CEO. Consider the following remarks.

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