Time for checks and balances

We need our legislative and judicial branches of government to really step up to protect the country from an unstable and dangerous executive branch.

The legislative needs to pass laws to block and override Trump’s executive orders. Let’s get the legislators on record agreeing or disagreeing with the President. Let’s make Trump veto the laws and suffer the embarrassment of having his vetoes overturned.

The courts must continue to test the constitutionality of these executive orders and stay them where appropriate.

We need all hands on deck!

The Washington Post: Senate Democrats vow legislation to block Trump’s travel ban

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/29/senate-democrats-vow-legislation-to-block-trumps-travel-ban/

It Matters

Hi everybody! It’s your old pal, Tim, here. So, I was thinking about the 2000 and 2004 elections and how it felt to lose those elections to such a beatable candidate. In hindsight, it turns out that very beatable candidate made some really poor decisions in the eight years we elected him to be President. With that in mind, I just wanted to send out this reminder to vote on Tuesday if you haven’t already (I have!). Let’s not repeat our past mistakes of not voting at all or not voting for President because your primary candidate did not make the general election or whatever reason you may be feel like you want to use. History tells us that voting matters. It matters a lot.

Pandora’s True Value

Pandora’s stock has been getting rocked lately with Apple Music and Spotify making it awfully hard to compete. When you can play practically any song on demand, “radio” seems too slow and out of touch. The idea of Internet radio is likely over at this point, but that does not mean Pandora has no value. In fact, the opposite is true. Pandora’s value is not in its ability to play music. The value is in its predictive engine. That is what it needs to license to others. No one can come close to its accuracy. Imagine Apple Music’s For You section with predictions from Pandora’s engine. People would play more new music bringing in revenue for Apple Music and lesser known artists. It is a win-win situation.