Monday, February 06, 2012

Where did a political candidate get the money for a Superbowl ad?

This is from the Christian Science Monitor .  I don't think I have to say anymore, except, where the heck did the money come from for such a mindless ad?
He raised that kind of money in a STATE campaign?  Primary no less?  Something is not right here.

The unions need to speak to this. There are shadows of hatred that should not be pinned on them.  I sincerely believe the unions have a place in this.  Perhaps an Asian-American Auto Worker standing with his union leader could talk to the insensitivity and remind the USA how far we have come.  I'd feel better if the unions spoke out.  It doesn't have to be political so much as peacemaking.  Mentioning the controversial ad will end the hideous nature of it and remind everyone of how an affiliation with a union can end the hate.
...Michigan (click title to entry - thank you) has seen its share of Asia bashing, especially in the 1980s, when images of sledgehammers smashing imported cars were common. Chinese-American Vincent Chin died after being beaten to death in 1982 by two unemployed autoworkers angry about competition from Japan.
Republican Senate hopeful Pete Hoekstra began taking heat after his ad targeting Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow ran statewide Sunday before the Super Bowl football championship....

If China continues to breath fire globally, what will happen to Putin's Sochi 2014?

Winning the right (click here) to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games was so important to Russia, and to Vladimir Putin personally, that the Russian president himself led the country's final, formal presentation before the International Olympic Committee in Guatemala City on July 4. Rare for him, he even made his address in English, with finishing remarks in French.

That involvement clearly paid off, as the Black Sea resort of Sochi beat out Pyeongchang, South Korea, in a second round of secret balloting after Salzburg, Austria was eliminated in the first....

This is the Sochi Polar Bear.  It is cute.  I like it already.
The launch of the project comes a day before the process to recruit 25,000 volunteers from across Russia for Sochi 2014 gets underway, when candidates can register on the website.

The campaign is being carried out online using banners, viral projects and other promotional tools such as social networking.

Outdoor advertising is also being used in 14 regions across Russia as Sochi 2014 looks to bring young people with a proactive attitude to volunteer in the black sea resort during the Games.

The advertising campaign will also inform the public of the work volunteers do through humour, as well as looking to involve other regions in Russia so that the whole of the country feels a part of Sochi 2014....

Russia needs to line up Sochi advertisers, if it hasn't already.  The global community came together for the Chinese Olympics, it would be disappointing if China didn't join all of us again in a spirit of peace.

Russian official: Sochi projects delayed (click title to entry - thank you)
Updated: January 15, 2012, 5:40 PM ET

INNSBRUCK, Austria -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak acknowledged Sunday that more than 70 construction projects for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games are behind schedule but denied the Olympics would be affected.
Kozak said during a visit to the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck that the venues in question are almost ready and that only formalities were causing the delays.
"They are not major delays," he said through a translator. "All in all, there are 400 venues that have to be constructed and 70 of them isn't such a huge delay. Basically, all these venues are built. The delays are related to some paperwork.
"In the end, I think we'll finish everything in time. Speaking about the infrastructure, we don't have any concern whatsoever. My main concern is the success of our Russian sportsmen. It's going to be a huge regret if our own sportsmen don't perform to their best."
The International Olympic Committee warned Russian officials two years ago that construction delays could threaten their ambitious plans for the 2014 Games, which included building all new facilities.
However, IOC's coordination commission for Sochi has since said the construction of venues had been proceeding at an impressive pace....

I don't think Iran is serious. If China is marketing ICBMs they are attempting to escalate rather than stabilize.

Israel Air Force aircraft (click title to entry - thank you) have been spotted in recent days at a Saudi Arabian military base unloading military equipment in the city of Tabuk, in northwestern Saudi Arabia, according to a report from Iranian news agency FARS.

The base will reportedly be used as a forward operating base by the Israelis as part of an offensive on an Islamic country... 

These are Israeli Jets parked in Saudi Arabia.  The picture is form 2010.  Saudi Arabia has actively purchased military hardware from the USA.  I doubt seriously Saudi Arabia wants Iran to have nuclear capacity of ICBMs.  I could be wrong, but, I don't think so.  Iran has to know there are many neighbors not happy with them and it isn't just Israel.

China's needs to be checking their list of gifts to Iran twice before they actually dispatch hardware that will begin a war of no return.  Seriously.

This is a bipartisan ad. "Both teams are in the locker room." Maybe it is actually a non-partisan ad.

Clint Eastwood was in a movie named after a Ford, "Gran Torino." I am sure Chyrsler was delighted to have Award Winning Actor, Director, Producer, Composer and Politician, Clint Eastwood for their ad. They also have a fold out today in USA Today. They are waging a commercial campaign to bond with the people of the USA. Is that so bad?

So, the New York Giants get a ticker tape parade by the returned Iraq Vets that made this possible don't.

I am surprised at the inconsistent priorities of the mayor.  Odd.

Don't get me wrong, my mother nearly fainted yesterday when they took the trophy.  She was expecting the Pats to connect for a victory at the end.  But, my mother also prays the rosary everyday for the troops and the President and our nation.  

In between (click title to entry - thank you) all the commercials and snacking there was a pretty good football game last night, and when the final whistle was blown it was the New York Giants on top. They’re the Super Bowl champs—for the second time in four years—and now New York is ready to welcome their team home for a little bit of a party and parade. Mayor Bloomberg is putting the final touches on this and that, but we do know that the celebration is taking place on Tuesday....

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