Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a good holiday! We'll be back Friday.

In the meanwhile, this can be an open forum.

11 comments:

MikeCT said...

Chris Murphy & Joe Courtney talk about what's next in their interview on WNPR's Where We Live. Here's the mp3 audio.

Seventeen leadership PACs raised $1.6 million for state legislative candidates in this cycle. While spending will be curtailed under new campaign finance rules in the next cycle, the limits will still be absurdly high.

Total contributions to an individual senate candidate by a leadership PAC will be limited to $10,000 for the 2008 campaign, while a leadership PAC will be prohibited from contributing more than $3,500 to an individual House candidate. Critics say those limitations remain far too lax.

Continuing its profit-hunting spiral towards mediocrity and death, the Courant will outsource its customer service staff to the Phillipines, where 10 year-olds earning 8 cents a day will answer your calls and try to prevent you from cancelling your subscription to this paper of record.

Shadow said...

It's always been my belief that when I can't find my newspaper, the best person to help me track it down is a random person in the Phillipines.

Matt said...

http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/trumpet.mov

Happy thanksgiving, everybody!

Anonymous said...

Glad I'm not spending T-Day with MikeCT!

LitchfieldAngelina said...

I'm glad that I wasn't on this scary flight.

Anonymous said...

United Illuminating tried to bury their massive rate increase request in the holiday news. Here's to re-regulation to protect CT residents.

Connecticut's second-largest electric utility requested a nearly 38 percent increase in residential rates Wednesday, sparking renewed demands by top state officials for action by the legislature. ....commercial and industrial customers could see rate increases of 50 percent or more.

Blumenthal points out that CT has the highest electric rates in the continental U.S.

A new web site that was covered in the Courant today creates on online network connecting local environmental initiatives.

way2moderate said...

Anonymous -- you poor gullible person...

Connecticut's rates are undeniably among the highest in the nation but we are by no means the highest, even if our esteemed AG says they are. For proof of this I encourage you to visit the table that is listed at the following site:

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/st_profiles/e_profiles_sum.html

This energy information services table, with the most recent statistics available (2004), shows that there are several states, including new Hampshire, with rates higher than Connecticut's.

Our total consumer electricity costs, however, are made even more expensive than our rates would otherwise provide because of FMCC's (federally mandated congestion charges) related to inadequate transmission infrastructure. And regrettably, this is something the AG's office has been decidedly unhelpful in remedying.

Lastly, most anyone knows that if you want to bury a story you don't let in run in a mid-week holiday news cycle. That's when it's bound to get the very most exposure. So, respectfully, I think you see a conspiracy where none exists.

Eddie said...

Way2M, I think Blumenthal said that if the rate hike is approved, we'll have the highest electric rates in the continental US. I'm too lazy to find the link on the Day now, but I remember reading it this morning.

way2moderate said...

Well, that would be a more plausible assertion. I guess I was just responding directly to a previous posting.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

LitchfieldAngelina said...
I'm glad that I wasn't on this scary flight.


I can't recall ever not agreeing with you. For that matter I adore Ann Coulter and rarely disagree with her either.

However ....I know at least 50 guys named Mohummad and easily 30 Ahmeds too (it's actually the same name more or less) and think it's time we showed a little more common sense.

Imagine if it was a pack of priests (they travel in packs right? or is gaggles? I get so confused....but I digress...) doing their Hail Mary's.

Wolcottboy said...

Canadia Local Politics:

Ronald McDonald got kicked out of New Brunswick schools this past week. Nova Scotia's Education department left that type of decision to the local schools. Up there, Ronald talks to kids about fitness. He IS a clown, and kids listen.

The Labour Party is meeting in Montreal next week to elect new majority leaders.

....um.. that's the best I understand about Canadian politics thus far (I just spent a week there... very nice and warm. :))