Archive for the 'Democracy' Category

Fox News is Caught Between Barack and a Hard Place

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I don’t watch Fox News, but I have been frequenting their website over the past week. I am amazed at the tone and tenor that pervades there. I think they should relax a bit, since everyone who uncritically consumes their media is going to vote for McCain.

Wait, that’s not right.

Many of the people who uncritically watch Fox are going to stay in their houses watching Fox on November 4th.

Kitchen Sinks Can’t Stop A Bouyant Obama Campaign

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I have almost given up on John Moody, the guy who announced the end of McCain’s run for President of the USA.

The Executive Vice President of Fox News is too busy vice-presiding over an outfit that is lobbing everything imaginable at Obama in the hopes that something will stick in a meaningful way. It’s not working, but it has helped to bury Moody’s prophetic blog post.

I wasn’t paying enough attention to be able to corroborate the assertions that Fox also worked to move the story of Ashley Todd’s Hoax out of sight. I think it is the kind of story that you would expect to disappear after a few days. In a few more days there will be a HISTORIC election and all the kitchen sink stories will disappear as well.

Telecommuting Could do More to Fight Terrorism than the War

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

A 2006 study said that 2% of the American workforce telecommutes full time while 9% do it at least part time. It went on to say that 25% of jobs could potentially be carried out at home and that the savings related to less commuting would be a whooping $3.9 BILLION. Since fuel prices have skyrocketed, it is safe to assume that the potential savings are much higher today.

George Bush asserted that reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil was an essential part of it’s plan for a more peaceful world. I think his angle was to press for more drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico so his buddies could get richer. I don’t pretend to be an expert on US energy or environmental policies I just think he’s a weasel.

Governments could easily put legislation in place that would incentivize companies and employees to embrace telecommuting. They could probably glean the best strategies from companies like IBM.