Friday, March 13, 2009

Nevermind Lee Fisher's Website, Where's Ted Strickland's?

So after all the hoopla about Lee Fisher's website from certain voices in the leftysphere, I'd like to ask this: has anyone visited Ted Strickland's website recently? Yeah. Try it out. You'll find a whole lot of nothing

Neither does anyone seem to be home at the Democratic Governor's Association.

The 2010 election cycle is underway everyone. Time get your websites up and running.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Here's Your Sign Folks

This is exactly the news that we need to signal the beginning of an economic recovery: rather than staying dependent on exports, Chinese manufacturers are beginning to push to sell to Chinese consumers rather than American.

For the last decade, the U.S. consumer has been the engine that drove not only the U.S. but the global economy. This recession has made plainly obvious that we can't do it alone any more. Once China increases domestic consumption and stops being so reliant on the U.S. market, then trade with China can become trade again, something it hasn't been for decades:

Liu Dequan says he has had to alter the ornamental lamps his firm had fashioned for the US market. He’s changed the plugs to fit Chinese sockets.

“Since the financial crisis happened I have had no foreign business at all,” Mr. Liu laments. “I decided that I have to work on the domestic market no matter how difficult it is.”

I Honestly Wasn't In the Tank for Fisher...

...but after yesterday's drama, I sure as hell am now. See the logo on the top right of this blog. I'll explain more about this later.

I'm Back

Well, as I said over in my farewell message over at BSB, I will be re-activiating this blog. For right now, I'm getting it set up for the Lefty Blogs feed, getting Analytics set up, and other housekeeping tasks. Probably will not go live til next Monday. 

In the meantime, feel free to check out my archive of posts which goes back to August of 2005.