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Obama online supporters key to pushing his agenda

December 30th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Obama online supporters key to pushing his agenda

HONOLULU (AP) – President-elect Barack Obama’s top asset in pushing his agenda will not be his Cabinet secretaries or aides, but rather his online network.

Obama’s political e-mail list tops 13 million names, a digital force that the incoming White House can tap to push for his legislation, tamp down critics or bolster popular support. It’s also a way for Obama to reach into every state, every city, and every neighborhood.

A study released Tuesday found that a quarter of Obama voters said they would continue to work online to support the new administration. The nonpartisan Pew Internet and American Life Project also found 62 percent of Obama’s voters say they would ask others to support Obama’s policies.

Welcome to the Democrats’ new permanent campaign, one planned online and executed on Main Street.

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Do the Obamites think they are the only ones that have computers, phones, I-Pods, Blackberry devices and the like? Have they forgotten how the decent Republicans and nearly ALL Conservatives banded together and pushed a HUGE agenda to stop the amnesty effort that Bush and Company were trying to foist off on us?

We can fight that same battle, we can make gallant efforts to stop the Obamanation, but those efforts are likely to be in vain!

Obama’s unmatched database gives his incoming administration a clear advantage over its Republican rivals, who have seen decades of datamining overcome in the matter of months. GOP leaders, though, insist they are not deterred.

“I’m impressed with what Obama did, but did they do anything innovative? No,” said Cyrus Krohn, the Republican National Committee’s online director. “They did things creatively.”

Creativity. Now there’s a concept the RNC needs to look into. And you know, while the RNC is looking into ways to exhibit some new and effective creativity, maybe they need to look at ways to return the Republican base to the ways that the Republican party was founded on too, Conservatism. The RNC also needs to make an effort at not sinking to the same murky depths of depravity the DNC so likes to inhabit.

Obama and Company are *tech savvy*, that is obvious. What Obama and Company are not is truthful! There is no way the Obama camp can do even HALF of the things they have promised and/or proposed.

Hopefully, the RNC and the Republicans of this nation can, and WILL now realize that they MUST put up credible candidates. Candidates that aren’t plagued by sex and drug scandals, money laundering, illegal donations and the like. The RNC must bring reputable candidates to the public eye. If the RNC doesn’t return to the CORE VALUES of Conservatism, coupled with the *tech savvy* of modern day politics, America is even more lost than we can imagine!

Use the tools at hand, the Obama camp can’t have free reign of the web and restrict the RNC and Conservative sites.. Couple that usage with integrity and honesty and it is MY opinion that if there is an America left worth saving after the 1st year of the Obamanation, the RNC and Conservative will have a tremendous opportunity at hand. The returning of America to it’s place of world leadership!

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Vista struggles to bust out as business customers snub it

April 30th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Will Weider is just the kind of customer Microsoft (MSFT) needs to keep its Windows computer operating system franchise growing.

He oversees tech for a chain of Wisconsin hospitals, 14,000 computers’ worth. But Weider has no desire to upgrade to Vista, the latest version of Windows.

“I wouldn’t put on Vista if it was free,” says Weider, chief information officer for Ministry Health Care. “In the past, there’s always been an important reason to upgrade, but XP (the previous version of Windows) is perfectly acceptable.”

Even as it pursues Internet icon Yahoo to create a more potent online-advertising rival to Google, Microsoft is facing increasing pressure on its Windows cash cow. Corporate customers such as Weider are staging a rare revolt over upgrading to Vista, which launched with much fanfare in January 2007. Last week, Microsoft reported a 24% decline in Windows sales in the third quarter.
Online magazine InfoWorld is waging a Save XP campaign. More than 175,000 signatures have been gathered. “Why pull the plug on XP when there’s clearly a lot of people who still like it?” says Galen Gruman, InfoWorld executive editor.

Influential analyst Michael Silver at research firm Gartner calls the Vista launch a “disaster.” Other critics have been no kinder. CNet called Vista one of the “biggest blunders in technology.” PC magazine chronicles Vista’s “11 Pillars of Failure.” The Christian Science Monitor likened it to Coca-Cola’s disastrous New Coke experiment in the 1980s.

Vista, not Windows, is the butt of jokes in Apple ads.

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Love em or hate em, Microsoft is a major player in the PC world, and even though there are other options, many of us really like Windows.

I was 1st introduced to Win95, a great system for it’s time, then Win98 came out and it was impressive, and Microsoft did a lot of upgrades along the way and made it even better, but then Microsoft did what they are becoming infamous for doing, they took a perfectly good operating system and threw it away for a piece of junk.

Case in point, WindowsME, then Win2000, both were pieces of crap, and you know, a smart guy like Bill Gates should have figured it out after he came out with XP, all the PC users were relatively happy, XP made PC users a happy crowd for the most part.

Leave it alone, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, an old axiom that goes a long ways.

We’re a 2 computer household and both of us have XP, and if Microsoft drops support for XP in the future, I will no longer be a Windows person, there are too many people that are very happy with Apple and their systems, and it appears that Apple does listen to their customers, if Windows won’t, hit em where it hurts the most, hit em in the wallet.

Microsoft can tout Vista until hell freezes over but they know it’s a piece of crap and I know that they already have their new system ready to hatch soon, it’s called Vienna, and it’s waiting in the wings right now.

I hope Gates and his crew of eggheads took the time to get it right, they seem to prefer pushing a product off on the public before it’s ready, and if Microsoft has a downfall, that will be it, and there is one other thing that Gates and crew need to consider, the CUSTOMER is always right, keep XP, bring out your new stuff but keep XP, for some of us it IS the perfect system.

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