Friday, July 13, 2007


Talk about throwing it against the wall and hoping some of it....

Just before The End of the World As We Know It (HT: Charlie) we will have The End of The Amber Alert.

Thus sayeth the Sybillitic headline in the Milwaukee JS:

GOP budget said to weaken Amber Alert

Fortunately, the reporters provide what the Headline Editor taketh away (reality...)

The Republican version of the budget would end virtually all tax support for public broadcasting by mid-2008, a move that would erase more than a third of its budget,

The clear reading here is that the PBS Peabrains cannot re-allocate dollars for what's important.

Somehow, that is not a surprise.


Headless Blogger said...

That is funny.

Those two dozen lefties in Madison listening to WPR won't get Amber Alerts. It is the end of the world as we know it.

steveegg said...

It's a function of how the state structured the Amber Alert system differently than how they structured the main Emergency Alert System. To put it short-and-sweet, while there are backups to the main WPR-based dissemination system with EAS, there is none to the WPR-based dissemination system with Amber Alerts.