Monthly Archives: February 2008

Republicans *Finally* Denounce Racist Anti-Obama Strategies

GOP now says using “Barack HUSSEIN Obama” is a “distraction” and should be stopped. Took them long enough! I noted that this racist tactic was backfiring back on January 30. Good morning, GOP. It’s nice to know that 145 years

Posted in Politics

The Real, Scandal-Ridden McCain–Mainstream Media, Wake Up!

Whole bunch of links in the Citizens for Legitimate Government e-bulletins this week, all pointing to different aspects of the real, not-in-the-spotlight John McCain. And it’s not a pretty picture, especially since this is the “straight shooter” who claims to

Posted in Ethics in Government, Politics

Ethnic Fashions and the Presidential Race

I’ve already commented about the smear campaign of right-wing blabbermouths like Ann Coulter emphasizing Barack Obama’s middle name. Now he’s been shown wearing the robes and turban of a Kenyan tribesman, on a visit there. Once again, the subtext is

Posted in General Commentary, Politics

Faked Chinese Photo: Propaganda or Personal?

This is a doozy, from China. The photographer of an award-winning photo that advanced the Chinese government’s aims and allayed fears of environmentalists who had protested a high-speed China-Tibet rail link has admitted faking his widely published photo of a

Posted in Ethics-International, Media Ethics

Democrats File FEC Complaint: Possible McCain Campaign Finance Violation

Straight from the horse’s mouth: “The crucial issue here is John McCain’s integrity. John McCain poses as a reformer but seems to think reforms apply to everyone but him,” said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. “He used taxpayer money

Posted in Ethics in Government, Politics

"Straight Shooter" McCain's Crooked Path

To me, the biggest news of the highly critical New York Times story on John McCain is that a man whose entire campaign for the presidency is based on being “Mr. Straight Shooter” is caught in an obvious, blatant, easy-to-check,

Posted in Ethics in Government, Media Ethics, Politics

Why Hillary Is Losing: Huffington Post

Hillary’s slide started long before the Iowa caucuses. With a record of not just support but cheerleading for the Iraq war, support for the Patriot Act, and even some enthusiasm about the possibility of spreading the war cancer into Iran–Hillary does not inspire support, let alone warm fuzzy feelings, among progressives.

Posted in Peace and War, Politics

Will the US Mass-Roundup Dissidents? SF Chronicle Says It Could Happen

For many months, I’ve seen articles in alternative media sources about the construction of large detention camps, even about boxcars outfitted with shackles for transporting prisoners. And my response has always been that I want to see coverage in mainstream

Posted in Peace and War, Social and Economic Justice

If You Want My Endorsement…Let Me See the Product

I value my reputation and I’m not in the habit of sharing e-mails of my friends with strangers who send bulk mail. Had the only way to get the report been to fill in e-mails, I’d have either given phony names or bailed out. Maybe this is one of the factors contributing to the growth of social media at the expense of e-mail.

Posted in Business Ethics, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies, Marketing Trends/News, People Helping People, Web 2.0/Social Media

Government-Corporate Nuclear Chicanery in Canada

Lest you think collusion between corrupt government and dubious business interests happens only in the US–read this article on the firing of Linda Keen, until recently the head of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Keen was fired for having the

Posted in Business Ethics, Energy & Sustainability, Ethics in Government

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