Archive for May 6th, 2012

“The Avengers” – $650 million in expected worldwide sales in first 12 days

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Deadline Hollywood.

Sec. of State Kris Kobach improving access to state records, puts 2 million more records online

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Associated Press.

Kansas House gave first-round vote to ban tax breaks for abortionists & recipients of abortions

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

KWCH in Wichita.

Kansas taxpayers pay $31 million to Teva Neurosciences to move from KCMO to Overland Park

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

The Kansas City Star.

KCK abortionist left patient records in Overland Park dumpster “because of concerns about the environment”

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

The Star:

The board revoked Rajanna’s medical license in 2005. In March, a woman later found hundreds of his files dumped in a public recycling bin in front of Brookridge Elementary School, which was near Rajanna’s home.

In previous interviews with The Star, Rajanna said he regretted his action. He said that he did not want to incinerate the records because of concerns about the environment. He said he thought the records would be recycled immediately and that no one would have access to them.

Ethanol prices DOWN since end of 50 cents/gallon federal tax credit – Steve Maley, RedState

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Steve Maley.

Socialist as France’s new president

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

CNN. BBC. Economist.

Unions losing election in Wisconsin Democratic primary for governor

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Daily Beast:

Wisconsin and national unions have donated almost $4.5 million to a super PAC backing Kathleen Falk, the former Dane County executive who has pledged to veto any budget that doesn’t restore collective bargaining.

But with just a few days left before the primary, Falk trails 2010 Democratic nominee Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, 38 to 21 percent among primary voters, according to a Marquette University Law School poll (considered the most reliable in the Badger State) released last week. Barrett also supports restoring the collective-bargaining rights unions have lost, but has said he’d do so through a standalone bill, an approach that would provide significantly less leverage with legislators.

Saturday Night Live does last minute cut of Barack Obama parody, replaces with Fox News criticism

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Daily Caller.

Heavily engaged voters in Wisconsin – 1 in 5 has donated to candidates, 1 in 6 goes to a rally

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:

Those are far bigger numbers than Americans on the whole have reported in recent election surveys. In 2000, only one in 20 Americans said they attended a political rally. In the historic, high-turnout 2008 election, about one in 11 did.

The Marquette poll also illustrates how political participation in Wisconsin has varied across party, age, gender and other lines.

The most moderate voters have been the least engaged – less likely than liberals or conservatives to make political donations, post political signs, try to influence the way other people vote or discuss politics with their friends and family, according to the survey, taken April 26-29.

Older voters have been much more likely than younger voters to donate to campaigns. Younger voters have been more likely than older voters to attend rallies.

Major Republican primary upset expected in Indiana on Tuesday before Richard Mourdock, long-time Senator Richard Lugar

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Updates at:

Club for Growth “Key Vote Alert” – “NO” on Student Loan Subsidies – Supported by Kevin Yoder, Mike Pompeo

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Club for Growth:

KEY VOTE ALERT
“NO” on Student Loan Subsidies (HR 4628)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the Interest Rate Reduction Act (HR 4628). The House may consider it on the floor as early as today. A vote on this plan, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard.

Regardless of the merits, the government should not be in the business of subsidizing student loans.

Before 2007, the interest rate for subsidized Stafford student loans was 6.8%, but House Democrats voted that year to lower the rate to 3.4% for the next four years. This bill would extend that rate for new loans for another year, costing taxpayers $6 billion. It’s bad policy to subsidize student loans in the first place, but the net result will likely drive up tuition costs for all students, making the overall cost of the bill much higher than its current price tag. House Republicans want to offset this subsidy by repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund that was created with the passage of ObamaCare. That fund should indeed be repealed, but fiscal conservatives should only try to repeal the entire law, not just parts of it. And for the most part, the offset is irrelevant. Fiscal conservatives should not be promoting bad policy, which this bill contains.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

UPDATE: The bill passed 215-195.

3rd District Congressman Kevin Yoder raises tuition rates for college students by voting for loan subsidies, opposed by Club for Growth

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Club for Growth:

KEY VOTE ALERT
“NO” on Student Loan Subsidies (HR 4628)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the Interest Rate Reduction Act (HR 4628). The House may consider it on the floor as early as today. A vote on this plan, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard.

Regardless of the merits, the government should not be in the business of subsidizing student loans.

Before 2007, the interest rate for subsidized Stafford student loans was 6.8%, but House Democrats voted that year to lower the rate to 3.4% for the next four years. This bill would extend that rate for new loans for another year, costing taxpayers $6 billion. It’s bad policy to subsidize student loans in the first place, but the net result will likely drive up tuition costs for all students, making the overall cost of the bill much higher than its current price tag. House Republicans want to offset this subsidy by repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund that was created with the passage of ObamaCare. That fund should indeed be repealed, but fiscal conservatives should only try to repeal the entire law, not just parts of it. And for the most part, the offset is irrelevant. Fiscal conservatives should not be promoting bad policy, which this bill contains.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

UPDATE: The bill passed 215-195.

Mike Pompeo again votes against Club for Growth, this time on student loan subsidies

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Club for Growth statement.  Link to final vote, passed 215-195.

Tech Crunch – Is This Censorship? Facebook Stops Users From Posting ‘Irrelevant Or Inappropriate’ Comments

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Link.

Mark Steyn on Obama’s girlfriend; Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren being 1/32nd Cherokee – “Have you dated a composite woman? They’re America’s hottest new demographic”

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

National Review.

Mitt Romney op-ed in Cleveland, Ohio, paper – “Where are the jobs?”

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Romney in The Plain Dealer:

Dear Mr. President,

Welcome to Ohio. I have a simple question for you: Where are the jobs?

As we enter the fourth year of your term, unemployment is over 8 percent and has been for your entire term. Nearly 23 million men and women are unemployed, underemployed or are no longer even looking for work. In the face of such challenges, many Americans have simply given up hope.

Adam Carolla to CBS’s “60 Minutes” and Leslie Stahl – “What’s your plan then, Leslie? What would you like to do? How would you like to extract information from people who wanted to see Americans die”

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Audio at RealClearPolitics:

“That’s your news. That’s ’60 Minutes.’ That’s the best we have to offer. Hard at f**king work. I always wish that people just throw it back at them. What’s your plan then, Leslie? What would you like to do? How would you like to extract information from people who wanted to see Americans die and don’t want to give up any information,” Carolla said.

“And find me a country that does it in a more humane fashion than we do? Or shut the f**k up. You have no story. There’s not a story here. Hey, show me the huge pile of bodies from waterboarding. They’ll be right next to the huge bodies of second-hand smoke. They don’t f**king exist,” he said.

Audio – Adam Carolla rips Leslie Stahl of CBS’s “60 Minutes” for complaining about enhanced interrogation techniques, and for not having a better idea

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

RealClearPolitics.

Liberals in Kansas Senate cause Kansas to be only state without new redistricting

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Leavenworth Times.