Tag: politics

May 08

Sunday Coffee Contemplations: Election Commercials Killed Creativity

Brace yourself: it’s election season, and advertisers are beginning to demonstrate an absolute lack of imagination by trotting out election-themed commercials, led by Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken. As if the real politicians aren’t off-putting enough, we’re now forced to endure fake election debates over the merits of food that many of us don’t …

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Feb 12

What We Have Here is a Failure to THINK – Susan G. Komen and Sunday Coffee Contemplations

Could the ongoing Komen PR crisis have been avoided? Yes, simply by taking a step back and THINKING before acting. Komen didn’t take the time to THINK the situation through, to examine their actions from beyond the insiders’ perspective, and so they didn’t anticipate the overpowering backlash against their decision that resulted. Instead of remaining …

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Sep 04

Grammarian-in-Chief? Sunday Coffee Contemplations

Grammar and rhetorical skills are the most important qualities American voters use to decide who they will vote for in presidential elections. Beth Fouhy’s article, “Campaigns Find That Some Truths Are Inconvenient“, brought back something I’ve been pondering for a long time now: our habit of parsing the comments of politicians and business leaders, looking …

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Jun 19

Living in Fantasy Land – Sunday Coffee Contemplations

I just read an interesting take on political debate and discussion this morning on The Huffington Post by Dan Sweeney: There’s No Arguing With Conservatives…No, Seriously, Scientific Studies Prove It. The researchers at Yale found that providing those with strong conservative beliefs with logically presented, factual refutations of false statements of Bush era policies, such …

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