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Bob Davis Podcast #314

My client Bob Davis has released podcast 314 on the specialized Podcast website I designed for him.

Be sure to check it out: Bob Davis Podcast # 314

What this episode is about:

Global Warming Hot Air. The ‘Climate Change Community’ thanks Brian Williams for making up stories, stealing coverage from what could be the biggest scandal in scientific history; It appears the US Government has been cooking the books when it comes to temperature data. Actual temperatures posted from weather stations in Paraguay, Northern Canada and Siberia have been altered (gasp) to show higher readings…for years. A midwinter meltdown would ensue, if this story was actually taken up by the news machine, but they’re too busy with Dirty Laundry from Brian Williams right now. Meanwhile billions of dollars are being spent on wind and solar, and electric car subsidies. Not to mention the legislative roadblock ordered up by Obama Crony Warren Buffett on the Keystone pipeline, due to concerns the EPA has over its environmental ‘impact’. Carbon Credits anyone? Hot Air indeed. More bad news for the IRS and for taxpayers. Thousands of taxpayer numbers and social security numbers have been hacked, and have been used by hackers to file early returns. People are discovering the problem when they file their taxes and get the message, “Your return has already been processed”. The actual taxpayer then has to go through the process of ‘proving’ to the IRS that they have been the victim of identity theft. This, with an agency that is so poorly run they don’t answer the phone, or even respond to letters, and sometimes when they do, they get confused. Solution? Give them more money. Oh Hell No! The solution is a new tax system that does away with the byzantine tax code and the poster child for government inefficiency; The Internal Revenue Non Service. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has kicked up a firestorm after giving his commissioners huge raises. The head of the unelected Met Council now earns well over one hundred thousand dollars a year. Other commissioners will make as much as $155,000 a year. Dayton says these people need this money to take care of their families. Keep in mind the average Minnesotan earns somewhere around forty eight thousand dollars a year, with no pension. State employees can double dip pensions, and their pension is based on their income. Remember, taxpayers pay their salary and fund their pensions. Governor Dayton catches a break though. It was revealed this week that the average dock worker on the west coast earns $147,000 a year, plus benefits paid by the employer and an eighty thousand dollar a year pension. What’s in your wallet?

Joe Paquet’s July Email Newsletter

Joe Paquet is a fine artist that works and teaches in St. Paul Minnesota. I build his first website for him back in 2006. He’s an amazing traditional landscape oil painter who has refined his techniques and skills over a lifetime of observing nature.

The internet does not occur in nature. Joe was reticent to move into the online world at first. But I kept offering ideas and suggesting ways that we could expand his business. ‘Just the website for now’ he would say, a few years ago he finally gave in and let me build a newsletter campaign for him.

In a very short time, Joe saw amazing results from the newsletters and they have become the central cornerstone of his business promotion. His new paintings appear in the email newsletter first, then Facebook and finally the website. This pattern rewards people who sign up for the newsletter by giving them the first view of the painting. We also promote his upcoming workshops and classes in the newsletter. The last item is always a sold painting and that’s the best part, his sales are up and the classes fill quickly. The number of people signed up to receive the emails has doubled several times and the open rate is an astounding 70%. If you would like to see how an email campaign can help your business, please contact me and I can answer any of your questions.

Joe Paquet has been featured in the Washington Post Sunday Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Southwest Art and Plein Air Magazine. Paquet’s awards include both Artist’s Choice and Collector’s Choice from The 2007 Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational as well as the 2008 Alden Bryan Memorial Prize from The Salmagundi Club of New York, the First Place in Landscape from the Richeson 75: Artist’s Choice Competition and The Edgar Payne Award for best Landscape at the 97th Annual Gold Medal Show at the California Art Club. Paquet is a Signature Member of The Plein Air Painters of America, The Salmugundi Club and an Out-of-State Artist Member of The California Art Club.

Bob Davis Podcast #174

My client Bob Davis has released podcast 174 on the specialized Podcast website I designed for him.

Be sure to check it out: Bob Davis Podcast # 174

Summary: Updating the top stories. It’s all about immigration as President Obama tries to change the subject, from the economy to immigration. As the crisis on the border intensifies into a media circus, its up to voters to decide whether this fourth tier issue in previous political polling for this election cycle, can trump Jobs and The Economy with enough froth from the Bully Pulpit.

Bob Upton’s Gallery Opening

Bob Upton, one of the Plein Air painters who’s work I photograph, will be having a gallery opening of his work from Italy.
Plein Air Paintings of Venice and Florence, Italy
Opening Reception, Saturday, April 26th, 7-9 pm

The Frameworks Gallery
2022 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116
(In the Highland Village Shopping Center — Ford Parkway and Cleveland Avenue)

Hope to see you there!