Daily Archives: September 3, 2011

Easy for me to say – we got our power back Tuesday night

Relief: CL&P promises that everyone will be back on line by Wednesday.  We have a family friend in Danbury who has lost her well water along with her power, so obviously, her electricity can’t be restored soon enough.

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The country’s loss, NYU’s gain

D.C. Justice Ginsburg to join NYU Law’s faculty. He was up for a seat  on the Supreme Court long ago when – horrors! – he admitted to having occasionally smoked a bit of weed. Nomination dead. I don’t remember the man’s politics – liberal, probably, but he was, and is, one smart lawyer, and we’d have been well served to have him on the court.

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I watch so you don’t have to

Katia pretty much a fizzle. But these frisky girls have a way of their own so it’s wise to be aware that there’s a storm out there.

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He should have just vented here, like Walt

Long Island man arrested for phoning in phony bomb threat to power company. I surely understand his frustration and anger but really, what can you do? I stopped to thank a utility worker  today and he said he and his fellows were exhausted. I believe it.

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Cat fight

The twin cats that were supposed to replace Henry are on a hunger strike, refusing to eat the same food I served them yesterday. Hell, these aren’t my kids, so I intend to starve them into submission.

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Burying power lines

Good article in Greenwich Time. Bottom line: it’s expensive. I think the better (cheaper) alternative is to loosen our restrictions on tree trimming. It won’t solve the problem of power outages but it would help.

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How to be a weather nerd

From Brendan Loy. Frankly, I’ll just depend on Brendan. If I’ve learned anything in my years, it’s how to delegate.

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Greenwich High School sports to be away games?

I can’t seem to find reports on this, but that may be my fault, not the local press, but from what I hear, all fields, including the stadium, are closed.

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Disaster relief

A reader sent me this link but I didn’t follow it up until now. Cantor’s objection to the FEMA bill has to do with his objection to Joe Biden’s demand to include funding for an electric car factory in his home state. Emergency funds are indeed available for the afflicted – Joe’s bit of pork may have to wait.

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Not only did we host the worst Supreme Court decision in decades, we lost tens of millions, too!

Kelo vs. New London, that horrible eminent domain case, was bad enough. Now, six years later, the devastated land has never been developed and in fact is serving as a dump for Hurricane Irene debris.

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Our soldiers are too precious to waste on this failed country

Afghanistan: wounded soldiers die in hospitals because of graft, corruption. The entire country is hopeless – long past time we went home, and leave these people to sort things out themselves. They won’t enjoy the process or the result, but why is that our business?

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Assassins

Wikileaks releases all its hacked documents, and people will die. PFC Bradley Manning, now the darling of the left, is responsible for this and should be trotted out to a wall in his prison and shot.

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Today’s reporters are just too young

There seems to be some gloating over the failure of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’ rocket launch. Is that a prejudice against private initiative? Probably not; I think these reporters are kids, and don’t remember early attempts at rocket flight in the 50’s and 60’s and expect perfection, every time. It didn’t, and obviously still doesn’t work that way. That’s why these things are called experiments.

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