Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Two Snow Storms on the Way!

That's right TWO Snow Storms are going to hit us tonight.

The first one hits at 6 PM EST when Vice President Richard Cheney gives and exclusive interview to Brit Hume on the "f-word" channel. Expect a heavy accumulation of (political) snow. Note that the interview was done on tape, not live. Early reports say that the Vice President "took full responsibility" for the shooting.

Well DUH!

Actually he's only about four (4) days late in doing this. Well, now we can all relax and the media can get back to their normally scheduled Bush Administration Butt-kissing. As always Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball will be a pace-setter in this field.

the other snow storm is a real blizzard....well, I'm told technically it's not a blizzard unless there is snow, heavy wind and rapidly falling temperatures, but then again, what do I know. At any rate, there is a possibility that it might make travel to tomorrow night's meeting a little bit hazardous. Be smart. Don't take any unnecessary risks if the weather is bad. There will be other meetings.

I have to tell you that I was pleasantly surprised at last night's Marshfield City Council Meeting. There was a presentation Mayor of Washburn, Wisconsin and resolution sponsored by Marshfield City Administrator, Mike Brehm (who is not one of my favorite people) to Adopt a Sustainable Community Development Policy and to Designate the City of Marshfield as an Eco-Municipality. The Mayor, Irene Blakely, gave a lengthy presentation but the council ended up tabling the resolution indefinitely because they were concerned about "what we might be committing to.."

Washburn and Ashland have already done this and are in the process of finding ecological and economical ways of implementing a sustainable community economy. They go first for what they call "low hanging fruit"; things as simple as replacing an old, oil-fired hot water heater with a "tankless, gas-fired" unit; things as simple as replacing all the old flourescent light bulbs in municipal buildings with high-efficiency bulbs.

The council behaved as I suspected: cautious to a fault. We'll see where this goes. I'll write more later.

By the way, the Agreement between the City of Marshfield and Free Speech TV was faxed to FSTV on Monday. So far, no word on whether they will accept the City of Marshfield's modifications to the agreement. Hope to hear something before tomorrow night.

IMPORTANT: We need another local (Marshfield) sponsor for Democracy Now! if it is broadcasted on local public access. Can I get a volunteer?

more tomorrow


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