Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Reducing Hurricane Forecasters Nationwide

From the newsletter email sent by Senator Bill Nelson, of Florida

Opposing NWS Layoffs
As part of a cost-cutting measure, the National Weather Service (NWS) is proposing to offer early retirement to as many as 1,000 employees nationwide, including 68 in Florida. This is the most ridiculous budgetary policy decision I've ever heard. We are dealing with a matter of life and death here, and I will use my position on the Senate Commerce Committee, which oversees the NWS, to fight any loss of veteran forecasters at a time when the state is especially vulnerable.
So how do you feel about your president’s desire to keep America safe now? Only six months after the worst hurricane season in history, what would you do? Of course, cut back on the very professionals we depend upon to let us know where the hurricanes are and where they are going. Freakin’ insane!

Thank goodness for Senator Nelson’s sane voice in this insane world.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Peacechick Mary said...

I don't normally have much good to say about Nelson. It seems he woke up and found out he is up for election and decided to do something. Normally he behaves like a whisp of bad air.

March 01, 2006 8:30 AM  
Blogger Carl said...

I have a question:

How many times must a President fuck up, before he gets impeached?

The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind...

March 01, 2006 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as it takes to put the opposition party in charge of the Congress.

- oddjob

March 01, 2006 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is in accord with talking about "doing whatever it takes" to recuscitate New Orleans, and following the talk with just a pittance of what it will actually take.

God forbid we should have to rescind our tax cuts!!!

- oddjob

March 01, 2006 1:48 PM  

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