“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Beware of Google; "Google ready to pursue its agenda in Washington"

Yes, this blog is hosted by Blogger, which is owned by Google. I'm not sure how long they're going to put up with me writing about their Obama love fest before they blacklist this blog... I'm hoping someone will come up with a conservative alternative that is as easy to manage. WordPress is nice enough, but it doesn't seem to have a lot of the same capabilities. On the other hand, WordPress has a lot to offer that Blogger doesn't.

Can't say I blame Google for doing whatever possible to promote their business growth, it's the capitalistic way. However, given Obama's tactics, the Fairness Doctrine, etc. and growing concerns with YouTube (owned by Google), Blogger and Google search blacklisting conservative entries, it's wise to be cautious, and to try and stay ahead of the game.

Anyway, I digress. Here's an article I just found that highlights again just how close Google and Obama are connected. Please read the entire article, it's worth the effort:

Google ready to pursue its agenda in Washington
Its employees supported Obama, and four Googlers served on his transition team. Now the Internet giant hopes to win support for network neutrality and expanding high-speed Internet access.
By Jim Puzzanghera and Jessica Guynn
January 24, 2009
Reporting from Washington -- Another inauguration took place in Washington this week -- Google Inc. officially became a political power player. In October, Google was only hours from being sued by the Justice Department as a Web-search monopolist. Today, less than three years after it made its first Washington hire, the Internet giant is poised to capitalize on its backing of President Obama and pursue its agenda in the nation's capital...
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-fi-google24-2009jan24,0,4126493.story