Thursday, January 10, 2008

Storm Warnings? Mary Lazich Forecasts On The Weather Channel

But not about the local weather. Sounds like "lake effects" would be more accurate (with apologizes to WUWM's Jane Hampden), according to information Sen. Lazich, (R-New Berlin), has posted on the Internet.

Lazich has a blog, "Conservatively Speaking," that is carried on suburban online news sites, and there is always something interesting on it.

In recent weeks, she's posted safe winter driving tips, support for smokers' rights, angst about Wisconsin taxes, and suggestions that you carry holiday gift cards in your wallet so you don't forget them.

Another thought-provoking posting began this way:

The true meaning of Thanksgiving

"By Mary Lazich

"Wednesday, Nov 21 2007, 06:28 PM

"Thanksgiving has become more secularized than Christmas."

The link is there for the rest of the story.

Anyway, on Wednesday she wrote on her blog that she will be appearing on the Weather Channel program, "Forecast Earth," based on her participation on the Great Lakes Compact legislative study committee.

That got my attention.

That's because a legislative/citizen committee failed after a year's meetings to draft a bill to approve the Compact - - an eight-state, cooperative Great Lakes water conservation and diversion management agreement - - in part due to Lazich's objections.

She balked at several Compact provisions, including diversion procedures and restrictions, as did the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.

Another Lazich ally opposing the Compact is Ohio State Sen. Tim Grendell, a conservative property-rights advocate.

Lazich brought his arguments to the study committee where they were dismissed as irrelevant to Wisconsin law by state Department of Natural Resources experts.

Here's her "Forecast Earth" publicity announcement:

I'm on the Weather Channel

By Mary Lazich
Wednesday, Jan 9 2008, 09:29 AM

Recently, a crew from the cable TV channel, The Weather Channel came to the state capitol to produce a segment on the Great Lakes. Because I served on the Legislative Council’s special study committee on the Great Lakes Compact, the crew interviewed me for the program, “Forecast Earth.”

The segment airs this Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

Entitled, "The Great Lakes Water Battle," the segment is being promoted on the Weather Channel website:

“Lake levels drop, revealing miles of rocky beaches, and cargo freighters begin to run aground. It's not the future, it's happening now to the world's largest freshwater lake system. We take you into the heart of the "Great Lakes Water Battle."

The segment airs this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. with a repeat at 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon."

Thanks to the good folks at the Sprawled Out blog for this information.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This would be the same weather channel that declared man-made global warming a fact... right?

So what are you worried about?

They get the forecasts wrong all the time, they were wrong about global warming and Mary's a nut job.

At least the Weather channel is predictable - even if the weather isn't.

It's just too bad Jim Ott doesn't do the weather anymore.