Articles Posted in the " government " Category

  • Specter’s Spectre

    Specter’s Spectre

    I have had a day to digest the news, and speaking as a conservative, and a life-long Republican, my first reaction remains my reaction: “I had to hold my nose, and vote for Specter.  Now I have to do neither.”...


  • A letter to @jasoncalacanis about how I see/use Twitter

    A letter to @jasoncalacanis about how I see/use Twitter

    Last month, Jason Calacanis (entrepreneur, and most recently founder of Mahalo) wrote in his newsletter about how he was willing to pay twitter for exposure, and he then asked his readers three questions.  I chose then to reply to him...


  • Reagan on Gov’t Control of Manufacturing

    Reagan on Gov’t Control of Manufacturing

    On this auspicious day, when the Obama White House has decided to finally use their extensive community organizing expertise to dictate Board of Director decisions at a major US Corporation, I am reminded of a story often told (apparently) by...


  • Jon Stewart’s Daily Show and the Mistreatment of Home-owners

    Jon Stewart’s Daily Show and the Mistreatment of Home-owners

    I have been commenting (okay, really complaining) that the bail-outs of the banks really only helps the banks, and ultimately hurts everyone else.  Let me explain: Banks are in trouble because they loaned out money to people that are having...


  • Truer words…

    Truer words…

    I saw someone on Twitter last night call President Obama to task for ridiculing private business owners for flying on privately owned corporate jets while failing to call members of Congress out for traveling on “free” junkets funded either by...


  • Who Owns your Words?

    Who Owns your Words?

    Occasionally you find a company that just makes you stop and think.  And ask yourself “why didn’t they stop and think?”  Storming Media is one of those companies, and this is one of those times.  (see next post for more)...


  • Obama as Messiah?

    Obama as Messiah?

    Apparently the Telegraph thinks so.  I saw this on Google, and was struck by the “halo effect” that seems to be following Obama: It was interesting.  I went to the story that went with the photograph (you see it has...


  • Outcome Focused Performance, or Performance Driven Outcomes? (Updated)

    Outcome Focused Performance, or Performance Driven Outcomes? (Updated)

    I was involved in a research effort where we explored industry “best practices” in achieving “Outcome Focused Performance.” In a nutshell, we were trying to discover how the best organizations subjugate what they do to the Outcome (with a capital...


  • Remember Carter? Apparently not.

    Remember Carter?  Apparently not.

    I continue to find it amazing that the media, and President Elect Obama insist that this is the worst economy since the Great Depression.  As I wrote previously, we are no where near the economy that Carter handed over to...


  • Higher Gasoline Taxes?

    Higher Gasoline Taxes?

    I was listening to our local public radio station this morning, and they were discussing the reduction in revenues to fix PA highways and bridges because (as they said)  the price of gasoline is so low.  Of course, they correctly...