News That Matters
Good Friday Morning,
It's probably gonna snow. If the weather service report from this morning holds true, we're looking at somewhere between 9 and 13 inches of snow by later tonight. This could cancel the Physical Services Committee meeting schedule for 1:30 this afternoon at Tilly Foster Farm. Check the County Leg Calendar for updates. If I get an email from the County saying the meeting is canceled I'll post it right away otherwise I'll see you there.
As of 8:30 this morning, Governor Paterson has not yet called to offer me the Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton. He may not want to upset Ms. Kennedy or Mr. Cuomo right before Christmas and I can understand his sensitivity to the issue, or he may be running a background check to make sure I'm kosher before he calls. I'm patient, but I am packing and thinking about buying a suit. I suppose I should start looking for an apartment in Georgetown, too. Just a small one-bedroom in a quiet building where I can keep a garden would be nice.
Congress is getting a pay raise this year and a bill to kill that went nowhere. In fact, only 34 Congressmen signed on to that bill with two of those being Kristen Gillibrand and John Hall. Good for them! When I'm in the Senate, I promise to vote against any pay raises through my tenure there.
Don't forget our $20/Nothing From China holiday shopping pledge. To help you along there's a page at the blog listing local businesses with gifts that qualify.
While we're talking about Hanukkah, I went to the Hannaford's to do some grocery shopping and purchase Hanukkah candles. There is a tiny kosher section but there were no Hanukkah candles. None. In fact, several staff people didn't even know what I was talking about. One woman brought me Sabbath candles. But Rich, a guy who works grocery, came to the rescue and brought me to the spot in the store where they would be.... had they bothered to have them. Rich was a good guy and did his best and so we must focus on poor central management. I don't expect more from a store that can't stock decent deli mustard like Hebrew National or Batampte.
For those of you keeping track, Hanukkah starts at sundown on Sunday this year. My 51st birthday is the next day, the 22nd, and Christmas is a few days later. Its important to keep your gifts for me distinct and separate so I don’t get the three confused. When wrapping, use blue for my Hanukkah presents, green for my birthday presents and red for my Christmas presents. I’d hate to open the wrong gift on the wrong day and spoil the appropriate surprise.
Anyway, there's a lot going on these next few days but most are private parties or other events like that which will not be posted here.