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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Santorum's Stupid Idea

In case my millions of inter-galatic readers aren't aware of this, Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania wants to prevent the National Weather Service from providing weather information to the general public link. He believes that private companies, such as AccuWeather.com should be the sole providers of weather information. Keep in mind that we taxpayers are paying for the National Weather Service, and AccuWeather gets their information from the NWS.

AccuWeather is based in Santorum's state, and has contributed money to him link. AccuWeather is a company that provides weather information to many newspapers. And their website is similar to the Weather Channel's site (although the Weather Channel is much better.)

Santorum's argument is the usual "private sector can do better than big government" bullshit that Republicans are constantly spouting. Well let's take a look at that.

Below are two radar images from a storm blowing through the Denver area. I captured both images at roughly 3:00 pm. The first one is the AccuWeather radar image; the second is the NWS image.

Accuweather Image Posted by Picasa

NWS Image Posted by Picasa

Looking at these two images, which one would you rather have access to?


Blogger 42 said...

It's unbelievable the cockamamie ideas Santorum has spouted. Worse, is that he is taken seriously. God, I hope he is defeated.

8/31/2005 6:30 AM  
Blogger Frankl said...

Moi aussi!!!

9/08/2005 4:40 PM  

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