Radio Free Vermont: Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Why I Launched the Campaign Against Verizon's Anti-Father Ad | Why I Launched the Campaign Against Verizon's Anti-Father Ad: "A mother attempts to help her son with his homework, and fails. The son is annoyed with his mother's ignorance, and turns to his father with a look which says 'obviously females can't do math--get her out of here.' The father tells the mother to go wash the dishes. When she is slow to comply, he orders her away from her son, and then he yells at her.

Is it a Public Service Announcement from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence? A clip from a documentary about life in the 1880s? No, it is a regularly aired commercial from one of America's largest companies. The difference is that in the real ad it is the father who is portrayed as ignorant and useless as he tries to help his daughter."

Personal Watercraft Ban Not Done Deal

Personal Watercraft Ban Not Done Deal: "A recent decision by the Water Resources Board to propose a personal watercraft ban on Lake Willoughby is not a done deal."

Federal money earmarked to to help Lake Champlain

Federal money earmarked to to help Lake Champlain

Exceptional news for Lake Champlain lurked in the gigantic $388 billion budget bill Congress approved during the weekend.

Nearly $1.4 million in the budget is earmarked for aquatic nuisance control in Lake Champlain -- to do everything from fighting sea lamprey, to controlling water chestnut and Eurasian milfoil to lessening the environmental damage inflicted by double-crested cormorants.

(Once again Leahy brings home the bacon ... instead of killing the pig.)

Vatican to consider Angell resignation

Vatican to consider Angell resignation: "The bishop of Vermont's 148,000 Roman Catholics, who led the church through the debate about gay marriage and a child abuse scandal, must by church rules submit his resignation next year."

What's going on at the Paramount???

Firing perplexes Paramount staff. Board tight-lipped.