Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday's musings

Interesting political knowledge quiz by the Pew Research Center. I scored 11, or 100 percent. I find it interesting that 85 percent know what Twitter is, but only 19 percent know who the Prime Minister of Britain is.

Confidence in the news media is not getting any better, according to a Gallup poll.  Maybe if they’d go back to reporting the news, instead of telling us what to think and promoting the politicians and policies that make their legs tingle, this would change.

Speaking of "news" media, I tried watching Keith Olbermann the other night. Couldn't do it. I find him offensive. No wonder O'Reilly (whom I also don't watch), gets nearly 2.4 million viewers to Olbermann's 942,000, according to Generally these primetime shows are not news, but commentary, so I really don't watch them.

If you believe that government is corrupt, why would you want more government?

The hiring outlook, as reported by the newsletter HR Hero Line, is basically flat.

This could be one of the reasons for the weak jobs outlook: "I met with two different groups of independent business owners focused in the southeast and their perception of current business conditions is almost unanimous. They are angry. They face conflicting and unclear regulations, and a near certainty of increasing taxes . They are impatient. Many are not profitable and are unable and unwilling to tolerate customers who cannot pay, employees who do not think, banks without judgment, and a government that despises their efforts to create wealth and jobs." [American Thinker]

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