Thursday January 21, 2021

Quite A Record

 This video sums Trump’s accomplishments during four years in the White House.  It’s a dismal record but the reporting is biased.  Trump did do some positive things, although it is difficult to remember what they are.  It is safe to say at this time that Trump will go down as our worst President.  That is […]

Deeds Not Words

 Few expect a grandiloquent speech from President-elect Biden tomorrow.  He is not that kind of person.  But, this opinion piece argues that words mean little anyway.  It’s what Biden does that will make the difference.  And, what he focuses on in his first days needs to be COVID vaccinations and the economy.  This is as […]

Pressure

Investors in social media companies have asked for greater content control in light of the Capitol riot and to reduce the threat of violence during Biden’s inauguration.  This is pressure that can move corporations to take action.  Twitter and Facebook have already banned the President from commenting but investors want to see more prohibitions such […]

Futurism

 Auto manufacturers try to predict the future with concept cars, no matter how rarely they come to production.  It is a silly exercise but for the fact it reaps publicity.  Here is one that is outlandish — a VTOL Cadillac.  It ignores the practicality of transportation, dismisses the need for air regulation to prevent collision […]

“I Can’t Stay Here.”

 That is the message Mick Mulvaney delivered after a mob stormed the capitol yesterday.  Mulvaney, Trump’s former chief of staff, resigned his post as special U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland.  He was not alone.  Other Trump staffers quit at the same time.  Sometimes situations call for extreme action — removing oneself from a position of power […]

Proven

PR uses facts persuasively and avoids spin that bends facts to the point of lies. That is why this is a great PR for SpaceX in an otherwise devastating year of 2020.  The company is firing on all cylinders with a proven business strategy that undercuts the industry’s cost profile by millions of dollars with each […]

So Much For 2020

 2020 is at an end.  Good riddance.  It has been a lost year for many, if not most, of the world and 2021 is shaping up to begin the same.  The COVID vaccine rollout has been stalled, as might be expected.  A Republican Senator is set to object to the vote confirming electoral results favoring […]

Advice From Friends

 The New York Post, a stalwart supporter of President Trump, has publicly called for him to acknowledge his loss and to move forward.  It’s practical advice and worth listening to.  The unknown is whether Trump will take it.  The President has isolated himself from the public and Congress and spent his time scheming for ways […]

A Reason For PR

A recent poll revealed that a large percentage of Americans believe conspiracy theories and misinformation.  They cling to stories that support their world views and not the facts.  If there was ever a time for proper public relations, this is it.  The first rule of PR is accuracy, respect for the hard-edged realities of life.  Contrary […]

Crisis For Girl Scouts

 Child labor in the palm oil industry has become a crisis for the Girl Scouts.  Palm oil is used in Girl Scout cookies and not all of it comes from plantations with sustainable practices and use of only adult labor.  On the one hand, there are tens of thousands of young women selling cookies in […]