Wednesday, July 02, 2008
By the way, Kylie Minogue is hot. That's not the reason the song's stuck in my head ... but it might be the reason I went to YouTube ...
YOUNGSTOWN — Investigators are trying to determine if a minor fire this morning at Old Fort Niagara is linked to a flare used during Coast Guard training exercises being conducted nearby in the Niagara River.We were planning on picnicking at Fort Niagara State Park on Friday. I hope the park is still open.
Coast Guard Chief Dennis O'Connell said Niagara Station members were practicing with a variety of aerial distress flares, which are used in cases of emergency, when the fire broke out in a fort office building.
COTUIT — As Cape and Islands bird guru Vernon Laux says: Keep your eyes to the sky.
Seriously, walkers on Eisenhower Drive in Cotuit will want to watch out for a pair of red-tailed hawks that are dive-bombing neighbors, including one woman who received 10 stitches yesterday after one of the birds scraped her head with one of its talons.
As a reminder, I'm still looking for infantrymen (and women) who will dedicate their lives to crushing the animal rebellion. Don't forget to vote in the poll, which has another day and a half to go ...
According to The Capital, Sabres owner and former gubernatorial candidate Tom Golisano plans on pouring millions of his own dollars into a political action committee for the purposes of taking out the Republican State Senate.
Don't forget, Golisano started the Independence Party for the purposes of running for governor. He then switched his affiliation to Republican. And he's been friendly with several republicans in Albany, but now, apparently, he's done with them ... or at least the ones running the show.
According to the story in The Capital:
Candidates will mainly be Democrats, but Golisano will consider endorsing Republicans in the races. Candidates will need to be moderate, committed to Golisano’s agenda and not aligned with career politicians. Golisano will be supporting Erie County Legislator Kathy Konst (D) in her bid to unseat State Sen. Dale Volker (R-Erie), former boxer Joe Mesi (D) in his primary bid to succeed retiring Sen. Mary Lou Rath (R-Erie) and former State Sen. Rick Dollinger (D-Monroe) in his bid to unseat Sen. Joe Robach (R-Monroe), though Golisano is unlikely to announce these specific candidates at his press conference next week.Of course, if one of those seats changes hands, the Senate gets controlled by the Democrats, giving them the Assembly, the Senate, the Attorney General, and the Governor's mansion.
Personally, speaking, the thought of the Democrats controlling everything scares me. You know the saying: Power corrupts ... and absolute power corrupts absolutely.