Yes, it's true - the very show in which WCSH 6 denied the existence of global warming and allowed a man to claim that Earth's gravity has cycles that affect the climate also included an interview by Rob Caldwell with Senator John McCain.
Caldwell's interview (watch it below) is getting attention all over the blogosphere, mainly because McCain was such a horrendous liar and was unable to compently deliver non-answers to Caldwell's relatively simple questions.
I swear I'm stone cold sober, but I still am worried that I'm outright hallucinating. Flipping channels tonight, I hit on WCSH 6 just as the 207 show was opening up. And Cindy Williams (filling in tonight for Kathleen Shannon) compared complaints about global warming to Chicken Little's claims that "the sky is falling."
Just call us Lewis & Clark.
Walking through Monument Square this morning, a couple of us Phoenicians discovered the next-best-thing in Portland sweets -- Cream & Sugar Bakery, based out of a Portland kitchen. On the establishment's Web site, they laud their own comittment to using fresh, authentic ingredients:
Portland Phoenix, which is on the streets now, we tell you about
a hate crime that happened at 12:30 am on Saturday morning on Cumberland
Avenue. (I'll post the link shortly.)
police held a press conference this morning on the matter, giving official
commentary that will trigger reports in the other local media.
1) Three cheers for a team of students from Portland’s
Moore Middle School who are advancing to display their
science project at a national Project Citizen
showcase in Boston.
Said project, titled: “Fight the White Pollution: The Dangers of Styrofoam,”
was presented to the city council and school committee and proposed banning
styrofoam in Portland
As the city digests the news of James
Angelo’s murder, police officers and reporters are also investigating the
story about a hate crime in Portland this
weekend, which left a young man seriously injured supposedly because he
“looked gay.” The victim’s name hasn’t yet been released, but we’ll let you
know more details as we get them, hopefully in tomorrow's print-version paper.
The fact that the South Portland tank project was done using mass calls for artists and jury selection from hundreds of entries mark it as a provincial undertaking. In the real world, great projects aren’t done that way. Juries and mass calls are done by local arts organizations and percent-for-art projects.
Here’s the way grownups do it: You get someone who really has deep knowledge of the field, tell them the proposed budget and ask them to name some artists who could do it.
The loonies at the Oddfellow Theater and EepyBird.com are up to even more mischief. This time, they're in an office environment.
We have just one question: are those reusable? (Or at least recyclable?)
This could be bigger than the Valentine's Phantom. Imagine if moss graffiti started springing up all over town.
Instead of belaboring the insultingly reductive question of whether Hillary supporters will back Sarah Palin just because she's female, perhaps we should be wondering how all those die-hard Ron Paul-ians are going to vote this November. After all, there were a lot of them in Maine. They're talking about it over at AsMaineGoes.
It's not on tonight's online agenda, but the City Council will consider a compromise proposal to ban smoking on bar decks and patios until 10 p.m.
If you're like me, you don't start smoking until 10 p.m. anyway, because that's when you start feeling tipsy.
That's right, FairPoint problems were behind 911 call failures in Maine in April, May, and June and in New Hampshire in late June. (See "We Told You So," by Jeff Inglis, July 4.) Now Vermont has been struck, too, according to an Associated Press report, beautifully headlined, "Vt. 911 calls go to 'black hole.'"
How long will it be before no phone calls go through at all?
From the Boring-But-Important files: There are several Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Priority Task Force public hearings coming up -- and they give Portlanders the opportunity to weigh in on where they think millions of dollars of federal funds are most needed.
On September 3, 8, 9, and 10 (that's tomorrow, and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week), the task force will seek public input on how to prioritize approximately $2.
The McCain campaign can hardly say they didn't ask for it, by selecting someone who two years ago was the mayor of a town smaller than Cape Elizabeth - and who couldn't vote on town council business unless there was a tie. But it's actually kind of surprising how much material there is now becoming available on Alaska governor Sarah Palin.