Below is my much-preferred version of today’s cartoon that my editor killed – Not because it shows a troubled Mayor Bradley as incompatible with the trappings and responsibility of high office – but because he insisted that it subtly infers that is guilty. I disagreed and fought for a valuable on-deadline hour to get this one in the paper:
Net neutrality didn’t register much on my heywaitaminute-ometer until I saw that The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the FCC had no jurisdiction over Comcast’s broadband service. Normally I’d say that sounds about right, but ironically in this case our government is trying to ensure continued equal access and speed for all web sites regardless of content or position in the web hierarchy (essentially that vaunted free market place of ideas we keep talking about.) I know we don’t want government limiting our ability to seek information, but we don’t want the cable company doing it either.
I haven’t rattled the Indian Point/Entergy cages for a while. They want to put some wire filter covers or something over their water intake pipes to prevent billions of Hudson River fish and other aquatic life from getting fatally sucked into the reactor cooling process. But the NY Department of Environmental Conservation says that’s not an effective alternative to building $1billion worth of state of the art enclosed cooling towers. It’s a big deal because this could affect the outcome of the Federal nuclear relicensing review process that is currently underway. Instead of wasting a billion dollars on lawyers to appeal, I think they should just build the towers, and also get the stupid cartoonist off their backs…On this issue.