Good morning, Nashville. Predictably, that epic ice storm we were promised seems to be wreaking all sorts of havoc everywhere but here. We’ll be seeing buckets and buckets of rain throughout the day and into tomorrow morning, but rain doesn’t exactly get us off the hook for work. If we start praying now, maybe the groundhog will sentence us to another six weeks of winter next week and we’ll have a few more chances at an ice storm we can call our own.
- Secret’s out. Just a few minutes ago, the Election Commission went public with Nashville English First’s finance reports, which they finally filed a few days after the election. Not surprisingly, about 90% of their money came from the group ProEnglish based out of Arlington, Virginia which has ties to at least one organization (FAIR) that has been declared a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
- In the hot seat. The TVA will be making an appearance before the Metro Council next month to answer some question about why the heck our electric bills are so high. We can’t wait to hear this one!
- Bits & pieces. If you’re one of the people still rocking the analog television, Congress might have just bought you some more time … A gun was confiscated from a 17-year old at McGavock High yesterday … The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel was packed with stars last night to celebrate all the Grammy nominees in this town … Times are getting so tough here that people are selling their wedding rings on Craigslist–though this wouldn’t be the first time.
Photo by Grey Street Girl.