Friday, April 02, 2004

More comments from readers:

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 9:23 AM
Subject: Global Outsourcing

I would call this my rant of the month, but it just
seems to logical to label as such...what do you think?

The call for global outsourcing continues with a new
article each day giving us the reasons why we should
not be concerned about jobs going overseas.

Well, I am writing to say I agree, and I have an
outsourcing proposal guaranteed to make USA businesses
more competitive in both the short and long run. It
is quite simple and logical and I cannot understand
why the GOP has not pushed for it before now.

Compensation for executives has been in the sky for
decades now and while the token efforts to reign it in
under the SEC related issues the past couple years
have caused boards of directors to become even more
creative in reducing the reported sources of executive
pay. However it is time to sharpen the cost cutting
sword and sweep aside those overpriced executives by
outsourcing those jobs overseas. For years, other
countries CEOs have proven to be much more efficient
in executive compensation packages and it is a good
time to outsource to these countries.

I am positive qualified executives can be found
overseas. In fact, given the ever-increasing global
economy and the USA's inability to learn foreign
languages or respect foreign cultures, these foreign
executives would easily be more qualified in addition
to being less expensive!

CEOs, CIOs, entire Boards of Directors would make
great targets for this next cost saving example of the
global efficiencies available. Why, entire
headquarter buildings could be built overseas too to
take advantage of lower construction costs and reduce
all that costly travel to board meetings.

Job training in the available job growth areas of
coffee barista, auto sales, and banquet serving could
be made available to those executives still able to
handle a day's work.

Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 11:44 AM
Subject: truth about Bush

Did you catch Krugman's Smear Without Fear piece in today's NYT. Fantastic! I don't know if the attached photo would be good on your website, but I might have to save this one for posterity's sake. Oh, and about today's Dept of Labor announcement, it's great that there was job growth in March. But to go back and revise the numbers for January and February, well that just strikes me as something that the Bush government would do to create "official statistics" to be used later in the campaign. Remember, these are the same guys who brought Weapons of Mass Destruction into the lexicon.

Boy Yawning during Bush's Inspirational Speach.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Hmmm, I thought we were bringing Democracy to Iraq? This doesn't wreak of Democracy to me.

Yahoo! News - World Photos - AP: "Iraqi police officers restrain a demonstrator in the southern Iraqi town of Basra Thursday April 1, 2004. Iraqi security forces fired on protesters demanding jobs as policemen, killing one demonstrator and wounding two others, officials said. "

It's very 1984 to read about the White House 'correcting' news reports on CNN that are actually factual.

Boy Yawns, CNN Bumbles, Letterman Yelps (washingtonpost.com)

"Then CNN cut to commercial break. Right after the break, Kagan told viewers: "All right -- had a good giggle before the break, that video was from David Letterman. We're being told by the White House that the kid, as funny as he was, was edited into that video, which would explain why the people around him weren't really reacting. So, that from the White House.""

Monday, March 29, 2004

Nader isn't pulling his punches:

Yahoo! News - Nader, Kerry to Discuss Defeating Bush: "Following a speech on the environment at Georgia State University, Nader stepped up his attacks on Bush, describing the Republican incumbent as 'a giant corporation residing in the White House camouflaging as a human being.' "

The Bush campaign again on the defensive. More shoot the messenger responses rather than refuting the accusation with examples of compassionate policies.

Yahoo! News - Bush Campaign Blasts Kerry's Bible Quote: "'The Scriptures say, what does it profit, my brother, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?' Kerry said. 'When we look at what is happening in America today, where are the works of compassion?'

Bush campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt said Kerry's comment 'was beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse and a sad exploitation of Scripture for a political attack.'"

The messenger shooters are having a hard time keeping their stories straight.

The Top Ten Conservative Idiots, No. 149 - Democratic Underground: "It was a little strange to watch senior administration officials falling over each other to personally attack a man with thirty years of government service under his belt, a man who worked for Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and who was retained by George W. Bush. But I guess 'the truth' is not a pleasant concept for the Bush administration, and when putting your hands over your ears and singing 'la-la-la!' doesn't work any more, you'd better take those damn truth-tellers down."

Sunday, March 28, 2004

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Senator Norm Coleman comes across as an even larger hypocrite than usual when he accuses anyone of being a flip-flopper on issues. Additionally, the criticisms of John Kerry's voting record are extremely misleading. For example, the half-truth slanderers such as Norm Coleman, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity, slam Kerry for voting against additional funding for Peacekeeper [MX] missiles. Yet George H. W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Colin Powell all held the same position in 1992:

John Kerry's Defense Defense - Setting his voting record straight. By Fred�Kaplan: "Peacekeeper [MX] missile"

Additionally, any fiscal conservative (otherwise know as Democrats in recent times since MBA presidents have proven to have no fiscal responsibility) should know the key to managing the military budget bloat is to spend the money wisely on programs that will actually defend us, rather than international treaty breaking missile defense systems. By the way, if you aren't sure how much the US is spending on the military versus other countries around the world, check this out.
Coleman takes on Kerry-jabbing role: "'It does seem like pretty shaky ground for a person like Senator Coleman to stand on, when he's had to change so many positions when he changed his political party,' said Bill Burton, spokesman for the Kerry campaign."

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