Archive for the ‘defense contractors’ Category

EU – Don’t blame us!

January 26, 2007

Hi Grit

I hear your comments about the way that the EU is reacting to Microsoft. In fact it is a coalition of other computer companies that is raising their ugly heads about the matter. It is one of the problems with globalisation that every business wants a slice of it until someone (like Microsoft), find a great way to really make a go of it. Then all of the also-rans like IBM etc., start to rant because they have not made such a good job of achieving market share.

The EU commission, which is hardly a representative body from the electorate of the European nations, thinks to itself “oh dear, we had better not upset these transnational companies.” So they start ranting off as well. Of course no-one asks the millions of civilians what they think about the subject.

So, whilst I accept that this might have upset those in the US like you Grit, I would say that it is not a EU wide decision.

the Brit

Another liberal on the take!

December 27, 2006

Hi Brit,

Once again there is news that the “culture of corruption” in Washington is still around, despite the campaign promises of the Democrats.  As a matter of fact, it would seem that another Democrat has been caught taking lobbyist money for political favors.  Representative John Murtha (D – Pa.,) you know, the get out of Iraq now twit, has a long term deal with (gasp!) lobbyists for Defense Contractors to channel hard cash into his non-profit organization for special attention on legislation concerning their companies.  Nonprofit Connects Murtha, Lobbyists

 Not to worry though, I’m sure Nanny Pelosi, who seems to hate all things military, will make a concerted effort to get to the bottom of this evil.  I suspect Murtha’s days in Congress are numbered.  Of course, there is that tendency for our liberal politicians to ignore corruption by one of their own, President Clinton for instance, so the number of Murtha’s days may be quite large.

the Grit