Friday, October 30, 2009

My View

Some random thoughts from a warped and fevered mind...

There is much political debate over proposed new governmental programs that affect health care, energy, banking, and other areas. There are valid ideas and proposals on both sides of these issues, but these ideas are often lost in the heated political discourse. Rather than ask "What's good for our country?" both sides are asking first "What's good for my party?". Statesmanship has gone by the wayside as both Republicans and Democrats have coarsened the debate and seek to score points for their side. And our country is the worse for it.

Today's subliminal thought is

James Mirtle is a very good writer for the Toronto Globe and Mail and blogs on his From the Rink site. James and a friend made a trip to Nashville last season to see Predator hockey firsthand. James has written a six part series about hockey in Nashville. Part six has just been posted, and it can be found here: Predator fans should take a look at this good read.

Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

Today, Time Magazine announced that they were cutting 6% of their workforce. This announcement comes on the heels of the New York Times announcing that 200 staffers were losing their jobs. Television and the traditional print media continue to face upheaval and job losses as news and information dissemination continues to evolve. Blogs and social media have become the new channels by which information is becoming more popularly distributed. This especially holds true for the sports media, as mainstream outlets continue to downsize their reporting staff. Kudos to the NHL for embracing the new media and the changing manner in which information is broadcast. And props to the Predator nation for a plethora of quality bloggers to augment coverage (or lack thereof) by the traditional press.

What did they go back to before they invented drawing boards?

And that, my friends, is my view.

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