May 01, 2006

Morning Notes: May 1, 2006

More in an irregularly occurring series...

"The Colbert Report"'s Stephen Colbert played host to the annual White House Correspondents' dinner, and he made headlines in savaging Bush, who started out by chuckling, and ended the performance stone-faced, according to reports, as Colbert slammed him on Iraq, NSA wiretapping, low poll numbers and much more. (New York Times, Editor & Publisher, Crooks and Liars)

What's even more incredible is the news that Bush has declared himself above the law, selecting to circumvent more than 750 laws, according to a thorough report from the Boston Globe. When the laws are inconvenient, he goes around Congress, despite the fact it's Congress' job to determine the laws, and the President's role (traditionally) to enact them. (Boston Globe)

The Sacramento Kings defeated the San Antonio Spurs in game 4 of their first-round series, tying it at two games apiece. Though I don't mention the Kings here nearly as much as I do the A's, I have followed the team for decades, and remember tuning in to their radio broadcasts when the team could muster up 27 or 29 wins a year. Now, they are perennially playoff bound. (ESPN, Sactown Royalty)

Guy Kawasaki follows on the top ten lies of engineers with an equally astute piece on the "Top Ten Lies of Marketers". While amusing, not all match my personal history, likely because he's more focused on markets where I've not had experience.

Much noise is being made about Yahoo! possibly taking on CNET in the technology news and product review space. I'm not exactly overwhelmed by their initial entry, finding it to be a big shell for ads, but it's getting good press thus far. (TechCrunch, GigaOM, New York Times)

Listening to ''Revolt - Freighttrain'', by Bedrock Rec. (Play Count: 3)

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