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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday not







I'm all for keeping the inevitable heat wave away as long as possible.

* Whatever this is, it's not progress. We don't need it. It's not good for the people. And we should fight it: Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform. And I'm referring to the biometric database, not immigration reform.

* IRS-gate: Picking on the little guys:

If the Internal Revenue Service wanted to be vigilant about groups potentially abusing their 501(c)4 status, they might have paid closer attention to Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, or shine a light on Organizing for Action, the 501(c)4 set up earlier this year by officials of President Barack Obama's reelection campaign to maintain his mailing list and influence policy. Organizing for Action promised donors who gave or raised $500,000 access to the president.

* I was always somewhat aware of 501(c)4 organizations and what they do. However, I wasn't all that disturbed by them, thinking they were just part of the process. But when I heard Rod Blagojevich wanted a 501(c)4 of his own, when he was trying to bargain Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat, I knew they were something to be scrutinized and scrutinized hard.

* Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears.


* Mayor: Expect another electric rate hike:

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says he will likely request another electric rate hike for City Water, Light and Power.
Houston said two recent rate increases — 4.75 percent in 2012 and another 2 percent this year — won’t be enough for the cash-strapped, city-owned utility to meet its bond-coverage ratio requirements after this fiscal year ends in February 2014.

Once again, city hall gives us more evidence of why we should not trust them. Yes, there will be a big debate, but in the end, like with the previous rate hikes, this will we be forced on us, too. It's time to hear from people who know what they're talking about as to what we're doing with this power plant, and should we keep doing it.

* I don't like Sunday nights. Never have.

Posted by Marie at May 12, 2013 9:28 PM