Thursday, April 28, 2005

Talking About the Weather

I'd tell you what the weather is like out here, but then I would have to charge you.

No, seriously. There's a bill moving through Congress right now that will get the National Weather Service out of the forecasting business. Actually, out of the business of giving it away to anyone who wants the information. Why should the feds compete with good old American business, in particular since business can make a buck off of it?

The bill is sponsored by Pennsylvania's absentee Senator, former neighbor Rick Santorum, and will benefit companies like AccuWeather that take the government's data and sells it to you. Oh, did I mention that AccuWeather is based out of State College, PA, and contributes to the Santorum campaign? Odd, I thought that part would be obvious.

More later,