Friday, April 3, 2009

Finally- SOME Common Sense

The Minnesota State Senate voted to repeal the nuclear power moratorim on the state opening the discussion of new nuclear plants being built in the state.

I'm dying to see what the Dems in the House do with this- most especially Maria Rudd- representative in the other side of our district- who likes to be seen as a moderate, but isn't. Will she vote her conscience or her politics? She was the author and introduced the "Global Warming Mitigation Act"....which proposed a cap and trade system for the state and was later incorporated into other legislation that helped to dictate the strict emissions standards now in place in Minnesota. Surely Ms. Rudd doesn't think that clean nuclear energy should be left out of the equation?

In other Senate News- my State Senator, David Hann, has rightly called for an audit of the spending going on at DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson's office....the AG spent $15,000 on two soundproof doors in the name of "security". Swanson took on the Unions when she fired some employees in her office, so I don't doubt she had some security concerns- but soundproof doors don't seem like the right solution. She also spent $6,000 for new carpeting in her office-- This should be interesting.

1 comment:

Jim said...

For $15k you'd think she'd end up with blast-proof doors. That carpet must also be pretty fancy... or, more likely is that the contractor figured it was easy money and the purchaser was fast and loose with tax dollars.

Which reminds me of this joke:

Fence repair at the White House

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at The White House in D.C. One from New Jersey, another from Tennessee and the third from Florida.

They go with a White House Official to examine the fence.

The Florida contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says, "I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me.

"The New Jersey contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, "$2,700."

The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"

The New Jersey contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the $700 guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."

"Done!" replies the government official.

And that, my friends, is how it all work$ in Wa$hington, D.C.!