WOWO Show Prep: Tues, Oct 30

Panel finds probable cause that Moss violated conflict-of-interest rules

After a walk-out by a member who called the proceedings a “witch hunt,” the Allen County Ethics Commission on Monday ruled that probable cause exists to believe County Councilman Paul Moss was guilty of a conflict of interest when he telephoned Sheriff Ken Fries following a June traffic stop.

Ethics clash sparks walkout | – Fort Wayne IN

“I’m not sure if I will attend or not,” said Moss, who has attended none of the ethics commission’s meetings, regarding the November hearing.

Moss is accused of asking for special treatment during a traffic stop June 2.

Romney Jeep Ad. Not a lie, but a little spin to play with your emotions.

Obama’s response to Romney Jeep ad. Is full of spin, and lies about his GM stance.

Romney ad tells truth about Jeep production in China; Left freaks out | Twitchy

During a campaign speech in Definance, Ohio, last Thursday, Romney did misstate Jeep’s plans, claiming Chrysler was considering moving “all” Jeep production to China:

“I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state Jeep — now owned by the Italians — is thinking of moving all production to China[.]”

Romney was apparently responding to a confusing statement by Mike Manley, president and CEO of the Jeep brand early last week:

Fiat SpA (F), majority owner of Chrysler Group LLC, plans to return Jeep output to China and may eventually make all of its models in that country, according to the head of both automakers’ operations in the region.

Romney’s Jeep Ad: Here’s What You Need to Know | Video |

Chrysler issued a formal statement on the matter:

Let’s set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China. It’s simply reviewing the opportunities to return Jeep output to China for the world’s largest auto market. U.S. Jeep assembly lines will continue to stay in operation. A careful and unbiased reading of the Bloomberg take would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments.

AUTO BAILOUT BOMBSHELL: Fiat Says Chrysler, Jeep Production May Move to Italy | National Legal and Policy Center

oming hot on the heels of speculation that some Jeep production may be moved to China comes a bombshell from a Bloomberg report. Fiat is now considering moving Chrysler and Jeep production to Italy.

According to the piece, “To counter the severe slump in European sales, (Fiat CEO Sergio) Marchionne is considering building Chrysler models in Italy, including Jeeps, for export to North America. The Italian government is evaluating tax rebates on export goods to help Fiat. Marchionne may announce details of his plan as soon as Oct. 30, the people said.”

So, let’s be real clear here, we are talking about vehicles that will be built in Italy and exported to America. The evidence is clear that Fiat is looking at ways to move production of vehicles from the US to elsewhere, whether it be China or Italy, costing American jobs. This is becoming indisputable, despite outcries from certain parties to the contrary.

U.S. Firms Move Abroad to Cut Taxes –

More big U.S. companies are reincorporating abroad despite a 2004 federal law that sought to curb the practice. One big reason: Taxes.

Hurricane Sandy’s death toll climbs to 39, millions without power – The Economic Times

The misery of superstorm Sandy’s devastation grew on Tuesday as millions along the US East Coast faced life without power or mass transit for days, and huge swaths of New York City remained eerily quiet. The US death toll climbed to 39, many of the victims killed by falling trees, and rescue work continued.

Homeowner: Something smells about government’s land grab –

The way Victor Whitlock sees it, he’s the last holdout against an unconstitutional bureaucratic grab for still more money, land and control.

To those same officials, however, he’s flouting established law and endangering public health simply to make a point even Whitlock admits will probably be futile.

Goshen workers protest possible move to Mexico

About 60 flag waving workers and supporters lined College Avenue to try and keep their jobs from moving to Mexico.

The protestors are among the 450 people who work at the Goshen Cequent Performance Products plant

Indiana school superintendent race a showdown over education policy –

A traditionally sleepy race for Indiana’s top elected school position has turned into a referendum on education policies that are endorsed by conservatives across the country

Indiana Public Schools Added Teachers, Administrators Faster Than Students | StateImpact Indiana

Public schools in Indiana have added teachers and administrators much faster than they’ve added students in the past two decades, according to a new report from The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

“Indiana has had a more extreme trend relative the national average in terms of becoming more top heavy,” says the report’s author, Ben Scafidi, a professor of economics at Georgia College. “Administrators increased at five times the rate of students and three times the rate of teachers.”

Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion

Disney (DIS) is buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion, adding the legendary Star Wars
franchise to the entertainment giant’s stable of characters. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Founder George Lucas.

The buyout ranks among one of the largest ever made by Disney. It’s fourth behind the $19.7 billion, $7.6 billion and $5.2 billion buyouts of Capital Cities/ABC in 1995, Pixar in 2006 and Fox Family in 2001, respectively, says S&P Capital IQ. It tops the $3.96 billion Disney paid for Marvel in August 2009.

Why the push for smaller classes?

In his Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “The imaginary teacher shortage,” University of Arkansas professor Jay Greene points out that decades of hiring increases have not boosted academic outcomes.

Olson, Kyle”This strategy of just simply putting more people into the school is not working, and that’s why this idea of just hiring more people or reducing class sizes and those sorts of things are not going to work — because that’s been done for the last several decades and nothing has changed,” comments Kyle Olson of the Education Action Group Foundation.

In US, 15% of Registered Voters Have Already Cast Ballots, and Romney Is Winning

In U.S., 15% of Registered Voters Have Already Cast Ballots

MNC Show Prep: Tues, Oct 30 | The Burning Truth

Latest Rasmussen Polls Project Romney To Win 279+ Electoral Votes

According to the latest Rasmussen state polls, Mitt Romney is in position to win the presidency; he should win at least 279 electoral votes. Romney leads in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, and New Hampshire; Obama leads in Nevada.

MNC Show Prep: Tues, Oct 30 | The Burning Truth

Sen. McCain Joins Us Again | Podcast

Sen. John McCain once again joined us to discuss Richard Mourdock’s comments, and the latest developments on the Libya scandal.