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Thursday, November 3, 2011

PC short takes

Town Beach at high tide yesterday afternoon.
In which I follow up on recent stories about the acute shortage of hot showers along the Eastern Seaboard and the separation of church and state

By Linda Felaco

Apparently, things really are that tough in Western Connecticut. My husband and I were at the beach yesterday afternoon with the dogs and as typically happens, ended up in conversation with another dog owner when our dogs greeted the new arrivals. Turns out she's from Connecticut and is renting a house here in town this week because she's without water and power at her house since the snowstorm over the weekend. She said she drove 3 hours to get here. Perhaps the Planning Commission should reconsider the decision to have cold showers only at the new beach facilities; seems to me hot showers would be considered humanitarian aid. And maybe we could get FEMA to reimburse us. 

The new beach facilities will only have cold showers, so
“people from western Connecticut won’t be
driving to our beaches to use the showers.”
Oh, and I too have some boulders I wouldn't mind having removed from my property at town expense, or is that deal only available to planning commissioners? 

In God We Trust; all others pay cash. As you may recall, I recently wrote (some might say ad nauseam) about the ACLU lawsuit to remove the prayer mural from the Cranston High School West auditorium. I said we should get the "In God We Trust" off our money before we go rooting out every last prayer from every last school in the land. Well, wouldn't ya know, this week our hardworking Congress instead took time out from trying to save our wretched economy to vote to reaffirm "In God We Trust" as our national motto. And this creates jobs how? 

And that's not even the most recent reaffirmation of our beleaguered national motto. Congress did it again in 2006. Yup, that's twice they did it while we had a religious Republican president, meaning the motto was in no danger from those wretched atheists. 

And no surprise, a spokesperson for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–VA) had no comment when asked how the vote to reaffirm the motto squared with the "Cantor Rule," which states:
"Each day, we will hold ourselves accountable by asking the following questions: Are our efforts addressing job creation and the economy; are they cutting spending; and are they shrinking the size of the federal government while protecting and expanding individual liberty? If not, why are we doing it?"