Friday, June 11, 2010

On Scene And Not A Sound Bite

The Morning Joe Rebuttal for June 11th, 2010


1) The sheer length of the program and localized coverage, the organization with which community, old friends and new input came, and the view of the other side of the news equation made today’s program an unstoppable victory for what the Morning Joe format can offer.

On par with the New Orleans and Education Summit works of screening long form programming, this dismantles the CNN put the anchor on the ground predictability, and hopefully forever.

It’s not like the cast ran out of ideas at the end either. The show grew over time and had a feel of a community rallying to show its resilience.


2) Electric Cars. Part of my 10 point stimulus dreamscape for fixing the jobs issue a few months back was a program calling for taking every automotive factory and parts infrastructure left behind by GM and others in their decline and making a national program of automotive conversion to electric a reality.

This thought extended to a 100% requirement of natural gas for buses and commercial trucking, with the occasional biodiesel exception.

All within three years. The fight brewing in the financial regulation reform conference is a shocking surprise that can only bode well for a national will to get off of oil without killing our economy. If we can kneecap banks and brokerage houses when they thought they had the thing bought and paid for at the end, we can at least go for the summit and knock off the ExxonMobil, BP stranglehold.

That’s all for today, see you Monday.

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