Video Contest

Our short video is officially no longer in the lead at the Independent Women’s Forum video contest, and we may not get enough votes by midnight tomorrow to keep us there. Despite the fact that we have approximately 15-20 times the views as any of the other videos, that hasn’t translated into votes. If you want to help our video win the contest, help us promote it before midnight MONDAY NIGHT!

There is only one way to vote. Visit the video’s YouTube page and put (vote ONLY once) “My choice for the winner” in the comments. That’s it.

If you’ve already voted, don’t vote again or neither vote will count, but a tweet or blog post or Facebook post would be very helpful.

Caleb Brown, Austin Bragg and Lester Romero thank you for your help!

Double Down on Transit!

Kentucky’s Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo wants a monorail in Louisville and if Kentuckians send him to the U.S. Senate, he’ll try to get it. After all, they’ve built monorails in Brockway, Ogdenville and North Haverbrook and by gum it put them on the map.

His press release indicates Mongiardo is ready to get serious about public transportation:

A recent study by the American Transportation Association found that for every dollar invested in public transportation creates four dollars in economic benefits.

Holy crud! If that’s true, can we just spend all of the U.S. budget on mass transit? We’ll all be rich! Let’s go!

Little American Flags for Others

Do statements like this not elicit at least a raised eyebrow anymore?

… abortion-rights supporters say it is offensive to require a separate purchase for coverage of a medical procedure that for most women is unexpected.

Isn’t that exactly the point of insurance? You buy it. You relax. Should some unforseen event befall you, you will be kept relatively whole financially and your insurance company will pay the bill.

Why is it offensive to have to buy insurance to cover something you don’t expect? That’s what insurance does!

Manipulating the Price of Now

“Senate Banking Committee chairman Chris Dodd, who is fighting for his political survival, proposed Monday an immediate interest rate freeze on the estimated 700 million credit cards in circulation.” (USA Today, Tuesday)

My question: Does Chris Dodd believe that pushing the price of credit (interest rates) to below-market rates had anything to do with our current financial crisis?