Remember Cash for Clunkers? And How Bad it Was? It Was Worse

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From Fox News:

The program let people turn in their old cars for up to $4,500 in cash to be used toward the purchase of a more fuel-efficient alternative. Nearly 700,000 vehicles were traded in through the program.

But the Texas A&M University study, for the National Bureau of Economic Research, shows the program may have actually created a drag on the economy. While the program’s fuel-efficiency restrictions led to the purchase of more fuel-efficient cars, Americans ended up buying cheaper cars than they otherwise would have, the study found.

“Strikingly, we find that Cash for Clunkers actually reduced overall spending on new vehicles,” the researchers reported, noting households “tended to purchase less expensive and smaller vehicles such as the Toyota Corolla, which was the most popular new vehicle purchased under the program.”

They found buyers who participated “spent an average of $4,600 less on a new vehicle than they otherwise would have.”

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Newsbusted – Obama to Announce a New Federal Program – EbolaCare


Too funny…

The Religion of Peace Is Beheading CHILDREN in Iraq

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ISIS, the arm of the “peaceful” religion.

Or my other thoughts on this…

From COTR:

Let’s turn our attention to Iraq today and talk about what’s happening to Christians there.  A “Christian genocide” is happening there.  And according to CNN’s Jonathan Mann, “children are being beheaded, mothers are being raped and killed, and fathers are being hung.”

According to CNS News:

“Right now, three thousand Christians are in Iraq fleeing to neighboring cities,” he told Mann. Arabo is calling on the international community to follow France’s lead and offer the Christians of Iraq asylum.

“They are systematically beheading children,” Arabo repeated slowly. “And mothers and fathers. The world hasn’t seen an evil like this for generations.”

“There’s actually a park in Mosul where they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick… this is crimes against humanity. They are doing the most horrendous, the most heart-breaking crimes that you can think of.”

after Christians pay the fine, the fighters take the Christian wives and children “and make them their wives – so it’s really convert, or die.”

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The Top 10 Twitter Photos of the Week 8/9/14

Great week!!  Enjoy and feel free to share your thoughts on these.


10.  A true leader!

9.   Speaking of DREAMers

8.  She has to be from California.  We refuse to claim her here in Texas.

7.   Mighty big finger…

6.  Seems rather one sided in our favor.  Could we throw in the left coast?

5.    Spot on

4.   Trey Gowdy and Ted Cruz stand head and shoulders above all in our fight.

3.   A picture is worth a thousand words.  Or one stare…

2.   Most weeks this would be the runaway winner.  Simply perfect.

1.   This is one of those timeless, once in a year photos.  And you guys agreed with 77 RTs, 57 Favorites and counting.

Want Another Reason to Love Chick-Fil-A?

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From QPolitical:

People either love Chick-Fil-A or hate it ever since the company’s president, Dan Cathy, espoused his religious beliefs regarding same-sex marriage. But love-it-or-hate-it, Chick-Fil-A seems to consistently go well-above the call of duty for good, upstanding Americans and the communities surrounding each restaurant.

The town of Griffin, Georgia was mourning the loss of Police Officer Kevin Jordan who was killed in the line of duty. According to Mad World News, Jordan was shot five times in the back while trying to make an arrest at a local Waffle House. He was an Army veteran, a dedicated member of the police force, and a father of seven children.


As officers from around the state of Georgia joined local residents last Monday to pay their respects to Jordan, Chick-Fil-A honored the serviceman in a unique way: the local Griffin Dwarf House location placed a notification at their drive-thru window informing local customers that as a sign of respect for the fallen the restaurant would not be serving during the time Jordan’s funeral precession was passing the restaurant.


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What Has President Obama Said So Far About Our General Killed in Afghanistan?

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Your thoughts?

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Federal Judge Likens Abortion to the Right to Bear Arms

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I had some witty comment to add here but as I started to type another thought hit me.  He is likening the abortion issue to a BUSINESS issue, cleverly disguising it in an apples and oranges comparison to the right to bear arms.  Next, they will be using the commerce clause as their crux of their argument, Obamacare style.  Somehow I see THAT argument garnering the same result.

From CNN:

(CNN) — What if Alabama passed a law that shut down all but two of the state’s guns-and-ammo stores?
“The defenders of this law would be called upon to do a heck of a lot of explaining — and rightly so in the face of an effect so severe,” U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson wrote this week in a 172-page majority opinion striking down a provision of state law restricting abortions.
The Women’s Health and Safety Act of 2013 navigated the Alabama Legislature last year, garnering the governor’s signature in April 2013, but Thompson quickly took issue with a provision requiring that doctors at abortion clinics have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
The state had argued the measure is designed to protect the health of a patient. The plaintiffs called it medically unnecessary due to the safety of abortion procedures and said the law would force three of the state’s five clinics to shut down.

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So is this about Women’s reproductive health?  Or just a storefront?  Feel free to comment below…

Time For Jimmy Carter to Completely Step Away – Slams Israel, Backs Hamas

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Should I feel sorry for him at his advanced age?  Is it senility or just more evidence of a life-long mental disease known as liberalism?

From Fox News:

Former President Jimmy Carter once again is getting way out in front of the U.S. government on the Middle East, co-authoring an op-ed in which he calls for Washington to recognize designated terror group Hamas as a legitimate “political actor” — while blasting Israel for its military campaign in the Gaza Strip.

The scathing column on was written by Carter and Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson.

The article called the current conflict a “humanitarian catastrophe,” and while acknowledging Hamas’ “indiscriminate targeting” of Israelis, focused its criticism on Israel.

“There is no humane or legal justification for the way the Israeli Defense Forces are conducting this war,” they wrote. “Israeli bombs, missiles, and artillery have pulverized large parts of Gaza, including thousands of homes, schools, and hospitals.”

They said “deliberate attacks on civilians” constitute “war crimes” on both sides, though noting far fewer Israelis have been killed in the fighting.

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Shannon Bream Interviews Rep. Tom Marino About Pelosi Meltdown

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As I noted over the weekend, Nancy Pelosi went after Tom Marino on the House Floor after comments he made about House Democrat inaction on securing the border while Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress as well as the White House.  Afterwards of course Pelosi’s “handlers” tried to make the case that she was reminding Marino that House Democrats passed the Dream Act.  Which… has… WHAT to do with border security?

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Trey Gowdy Destroys Professor On Legal Bias

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Photo Courtesy of TownHall

Who needs TV entertainment.  There is little that is as enjoyable as watching Congressman Trey Gowdy tear apart some poor sap like this Law Professor…

H/T Conservative Post