Tuesday, May 19th

A terrific Tuesday night show for you as we got you covered from the NBA Playoffs to the race for the Triple Crown

John Salley, 4-time NBA champion, will be on to talk hoops and reality TV with Tony. John is participating in the NBC reality series “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me out of Here”

Being in Hollywood, we love mixing entertainment and sports. Joe Mantegna, star of CBS “Criminal Minds” will be on talk about the upcoming season finale and his beloved Cubs.

Fresh off his wins at The Kentucky Derby and The Preakness, jockey Calvin Borel will ride on in and talk with Tony about his possible “Jockey Triple Crown” if he can win the upcoming The Belmont.

Lakers win Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. They defeat the Denver Nuggets 105-103 at Staples Center. Lakers guard, Sasha Vujacic pops on from the locker room to talk about going up 1-0 in the best-of-seven series.

Plus all the great updates and your chance for BRUCRU Chips with The Buzz of the Night and the Update of the Night.


One Response to “Tuesday, May 19th”

  1. CNSNews.com
    CAFE Obama — Proposed Mileage Standards Would Kill More Americans than Iraq War
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009
    By Steve Milloy

    The Obama administration’s proposed mileage standards that will be announced today may kill more Americans at a faster rate than the Iraq War — his signature issue in the 2008 presidential campaign.

    Obama’s standards will require automakers to meet a 35 miles-per-gallon standard by 2016 — four years earlier than the same standard imposed by the Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007.

    As discussed in my new book “Green Hell,” the only way for carmakers to meet these standards is to make smaller, lighter and deadlier cars.

    The National Academy of Sciences has linked mileage standards with about 2,000 deaths per year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that every 100-pound reduction in the weight of small cars increases annual traffic fatalities by as much as 715.

    In contrast in the more than six years since the Iraq war began, there have been 4,296 deaths among American military personnel.

    And what will be gained by the new mileage standards?

    The Natural Resources Defense Council said that the 35 MPG standard would save about one million gallons of gas per day. So how does that savings balance against the 2,000 fatalities per year that the National Academy of Sciences says are caused by those same lighter cars?

    For the sake of being utilitarian, let’s generously assume that the mileage standards reduced the price of gasoline by $1. That would translate to daily savings of $1 million. Is that savings worth killing more than five people per day, plus other non-fatal injuries and property damage?

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – for the purposes of risk assessment – values a single human life at $6.9 million dollars. So under the new mileage standards, it would cost about $35 million per day in human lives (not including non-fatal injuries) to save $1 million in gas.

    There’s also another lesson hidden in the proposed standards — one that applies to businesses trying to game global warming legislation.

    Carmakers lobbied hard against overly stringent mileage standards in the 2007 energy bill, finally negotiating with Congress a compromise standard they thought they at least had a chance to meet. President Obama has now pulled the rug out from under the carmakers and their 2007 deal.

    This ought to serve as a lesson for businesses trying to negotiate a climate deal they think (hope) they can survive. Rest assured that as soon as business groups agree to a climate deal, the greens and the Obama administration will go to work the next day figuring out ways to bulldoze the deal in order to make greenhouse gas limitations more stringent and more expensive.

    Businesses often operate under the mis-impression that they can cut lasting win-win, compromises with environmental groups on public policy. But such dealing is an impossibility since the greens are ideologically driven and won’t be happy until capitalism is stamped out.

    The greens are not interested in compromise. Like blood in the water to sharks, compromise by businesses signals its weakness and vulnerability, and, therefore, opportunity for the greens.

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