If you’re like me, you’ve been seeing those No Brown Bailout ads everywhere and constantly on the net. Someone must have deep pockets indeed to pay for them.
It’s Fedex. Their arch-rival UPS and the Teamsters are trying to get a bill passed that would make it easier for the Teamsters to unionize Fedex. The Teamsters are already at UPS. The motive of UPS here is solely to increase expenses at Fedex and thus give UPS an edge up. The Teamsters just want to expand their power base. So spare me talk about the rousing power of unions to help the working man. Because in this case, such sentiments are irrelevant.
Fedex has countered with the No Brown Bailout ad campaign. But it’s not really a bailout at all nor are the motives of UPS and the Teamsters anything but sleazy.
For those of us who use Google Adsense for revenue and watched it plummet because everyone was tired of the Brown bailout ads yet the ad was omnipresent, there is a simple solution. Put the url for the ad in Adsense Setup / Competitive Ad Filter and it won’t appear again.
I wish we could do the same for entrenched special interests that pretend to be grassroots.