Election prediction

Now this is a prediction of who will run, but a prediction of what will happen depending on who wins.

If Martha Coakley wins – the price of health insurance stocks will go down.

If Scott Brown wins – the price of health insurance stocks will go up.

And really, those are very basic predictions, heck a monkey could make them.

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Apparently abortion isn’t controversial in America

A title like that probably has you thinking I should get one of those jackets that makes me hug myself…a strait-jacket.  But I have a reason to make such a claim and it is based on the actions of CBS.

Apparently Focus on the Family has purchased an ad time during the 2010 Superbowl called Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.  This ad, like its title is going to be pro-life.  It is hard to say what this ad will look like, will it be very overt in its pro-life message or more subtle?  The thing that is strange, is that CBS is running the ad that could be considered controversial, after all this Gallup poll finds that 51% of Americans identify as pro-life and 42% as pro-choice.  As I have written in the past, I feel that I am more pro-life because of my positions than many conservatives that are against abortions.

It goes without saying that the issue of abortion is one of the most contentious and controversial aspects of American life, or at least American politics, so CBS must be open to controversy when they allow some ads run during the Superbowl that they are airing.  The funny thing about history is that it can show some hypocrisy, you may remember that in 2004 Move On wanted to run an ad during the Superbowl, but their ad was deemed too controversial (so was another by PETA). Below is the ad that was to run, Child’s Play.

Note: I am surprised that Republicans haven’t tried to copy it or adopt the ad for their new found fiscal responsibility.

It is really too bad that people think the media is liberal because it only is if you don’t think about what really happens, or if you are Republican that gets off on crying victim.  The reality is that the vast majority of media is owned and run by corporations and they know that Republicans are more likely to loosen regulations on them then Democrats are (although there are plenty of corporate Democrats that are ready to kiss ass) and they pander to the Republicans and issues they support.

This hypocritical approach to ad buys for the Superbowl is just another in a long list of examples that show that the media isn’t too liberal.

-Josh