Friday, March 27, 2009


Alaska Airlines is resuming a limited number of flights to and from Anchorage after operations were stoppped by volcanic ash in the air from the eruption of Mount Redoubt, which is in the Aleutian Range about 110 miles west of Anchorage.

What was it, a month ago when Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal was publicly ridiculing the portion of the president's stimulus package that would fund the study of volcanic activity? Or, as Jindal put it, waste "$140 million for something called volcano monitoring." The inimitable Jindal added, "Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C."


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