Budgets, Oscars and Visitors
Good Monday Morning!
Again, The Firefighters Union Went on our air to say the cuts would result in “A reduction of services…Anytime you take away an apparatus out of service, there will be a reduction is service”.
I reiterate what I said before: First and foremost, Firefighters and Paramedics earn every penny they make and more. They put their lives on the line every day to make sure we stay safe. I respect them, I appreciate them and I want them to work in a safe environment.
It is disappointing the Union uses vague and inflammatory language to describe the cut.
If the Union is arguing I am not going to be able to get to the Hospital because of this cut…I want to hear that. If they are arguing that I will not get ANY medical care in an emergency. I’d like to hear the say that…instead of a vague implication that someone, somewhere MIGHT be in danger.
Over in Eastern Iowa they’re thinking of closing the Lab School at UNI. I think this one is a short term gain, long term loss. Ask someone at the Iowa State Journalism Department if selling off WOI was a good idea. It used to serve as a real world test for students and was a unique selling point to recruit out of state students. I would think the Lab School would be the same thing. It’s a real world environment for the Teachers in training at UNI.
Another Iowa Poll confirms a large Majority of Iowans DO NOT support a Constitutional Amendment banning same sex marriage in Iowa. It’s further confirmation that this is an issue that a very loud minority cares about.
It’s also interesting that NONE of the “whatif’s” suggested by opponents of same sex marriage have actually come to pass. A moral apocalypse is not occurring because gay couples can marry. In fact, I would guess this issue doesn’t effect your life in the slightest…
A couple of thoughts. I thought Billy Crystal was a little flat. He is a funny guy and still one of the best Hosts the Oscars ever had. That said I thought some of the bits were just not that funny.
-I thought most of the women did a good job picking something to wear. Classic is always good…that’s why it never goes out of style.
-Does anyone think Sacha Baron Cohen is funny at all? This guy is a 1st Class Idiot. If his movie were the last on Earth and I needed a bucket of Popcorn to survive…I still wouldn’t go see it.
Welcome to all of the people in for the Girl’s State Basketball Tournament. We’re glad to see you back!
It was hard to watch Missouri lose a 19 point second half lead to Kansas Saturday. It was even harder because I think I made the Mom at the Princess Party were were invited to a little mad when I suggested we turn the game on. It’s my fault Steph!