I'm thinking maybe we ought to just permanently engrave Tesoro's name in the top slot. I mean, there aren't many corporations out there that have a state's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on their side. There are few better illustrations of this than a letter Poinography! blogger Doug White dug up from a recent public records request asking for all those nifty documents state law now requires oil companies to give up explaining how they set gasoline prices. According to one letter from Tesoro to the PUC dated May 25 of this year and posted to the blog on Sept. 25, Tesoro is really nervous about the public having access to such sensitive information—so much so that company officials want to "review and comment"? on everything the PUC generates on this before it gets sent to us citizens/gas consuming slobs. White's already asked the PUC whether they gave the company this special access, and even though no answer was available by press time, it's hard to imagine they turned down the request.
THE POWER OF EUPHEMISMS
And Hawaiian Telcom zooms out of the cellar this week and rockets at the speed of light to ninth place after Michael Fry, the company's Senior Internet Product Manager, correctly used at least seven separate corporate euphemisms to describe how high-speed Internet subscribers can now take advantage of special free wi-fi hot spots located statewide. "Mobility is a highly desired element for our high-speed customers,"? Fry said in the Sept. 26 Honolulu Advertiser. "This enhancement provides them with the freedom and flexibility to connect to the Internet when they're out on the go. It also increases the value of our service and strengthens customer loyalty."? MTW