Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Fighting Back 

Words as weapons. That's what both presidential candidates are using to savage each other's character.  It's not pretty. One would prefer a discussion of policy and views of what the Presidency means for the stability of the country.  But, no.  Trump started it and Harris is catching up -- or trying to.  It bodes an ugly campaign until November, especially if Trump should fall behind.  

Monday, July 22, 2024


Democrats need to hurry to pick a presidential nominee.  Republicans have a head start and are united behind Trump.  It's not that Kamala Harris has not been campaigning but she has been in President Biden's shadow and now she is in the full glare of media coverage. Her every propensity and fault will be highlighted.  Her bio will be discussed at length.  Her missteps when she became VP will be trotted out.  From a PR point of view, she has a great opportunity combined with a huge threat.  How she handles it will determine whether she makes it into the Oval Office.  Democrats need to show unity, something that is difficult for them.  The one challenge that might draw them together is Trump needs to be defeated.  

Friday, July 19, 2024


This is a PR disaster for the company involved and perhaps a costly one should businesses sue for lost revenue.  It raises the question of whether Crowdstrike tested its update before installing it and knocking out service around the globe.  If it didn't, it was a major gaffe from which the company might not recover.  It's well past time for technology companies to rigorously stress their software before sending it into service.  

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Strong Man Blues 

This is what happens to a country with a dictator -- an incompetent one.  Venezuela is wrecked and it will be decades for it to return to prosperity.  So, citizens leave and take their skills and talents with them.  It is communications to the government by feet.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Publicity Stunt 

This is a publicity stunt to make a point and it succeeded.  The news went internationally and supported the decision to have marathon and triathlete swimmers in the Seine river during the Olympics.  It is also a testament to the power of government in cleaning the environment.  Kudos to Paris.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2024


Any way you read this, it is embarrassing and a PR disaster for Boeing.  Can the company do anything right these days?

Monday, July 15, 2024


Assassination is not persuasion.  It is the opposite -- use of deadly force.  That is why this is so wrong.  Trump is unfit to be president, but there is no justice in killing him. One violent act has turned him into a martyr.

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