Yahoo’s is the answer. I have a quandary. I don’t want to use Google for web searches because of their overt hypocrisy of supporting Obama, cow-towing to China and other tyrannical nations, and their “official” spin that they are somehow all about freedom for individuals. Out of habit I have tended to use Yahoo for my searches, but these folks are mind-numbingly (I don’t think that is a word) bad. I posted a “Sweet Sixteen” of Yahoo’s banners a while back so I am never surprised, but today’s banner was beyond the pale.
For some reason I happened to open the “fanfare” section of my local paper. This is where our self-described beautiful people primp and pose at various high society events. I do occasionally peruse looking for any name that I may recognize, but unless they are sports celebrities (or their spouses) the names are unknown to me. I guess that I run in lower circles. Within this section was “This Just In” that contains media short pieces. It’s kind of like an unsexy People section about stuff most folks don’t care about. A tidbit caught my eye as Sarah Palin’s name was highlighted in the body of the story.
I heard a quote once that went something like this, “behind every great philanthropist is an equally great tragedy.” Unfortunately I could find neither the exact quote or the wise man who said it. Rush Limbaugh did a piece on large corporate giants Apple and Google and how they skillfully and legally avoid paying United States taxes on profits made overseas. Both Apple and Google have created a socially responsible public image while conducting their businesses in perhaps a way that might seem hypocritical to the jaded person.
A while back I was dismayed by an editorial/comment by one of the editors of the Costco magazine regarding Al Gore and Glenn Beck. I took exception to a membership magazine disparaging Beck while hoisting Gore on a pedestal to schlep his most recent book. My post, Costco Disconnection was perhaps my most read and certainly most commented on article. You can follow the link if you want to read the original posting.
It has been just over six months since I started Framing the Dialogue. Here I am writing my 162nd posting as I sit on my gradio (grass patio or as some would call it my yard). Wireless Internet is a great thing!
I recently checked my Google stats and Framing the Dialogue has had over 300 unique visitors since Google has started tracking this site and most of them have been from the United States. Oddly enough, I have had visits from the Czech Republic (their president was one of my True American Heroes), the Netherlands, Spain (I visited there when I was in high school many years ago…maybe they remember me), Belgium, France, Poland, Australia, Great Britain (another of my True American Heroes, Daniel Hannan, hails from England), and Canada.