Gary Glitter song banned from Superbowl, as superslut Madonna performs at halftime; Indiana cripples unions with "right to work (for less!)" law Also covered:
--more reaction to Komen Foundation's political hit on Planned Parenthood
--Pentagon's Panetta ducks question about Israeli plan to attack Iran this spring
--survey of Taliban prisoner interrogations shows that Taliban members believe in their cause, and expect the Taliban to regain control when US leaves; this NATO report conflicts sharply with Panetta's prediction that combat troops will leave next year
--lawyers are sanctioned for bringing suit that blames Cheney and Rumsfeld for the 9/11 attacks
--P G & E, my rogue utility monopoly, has the top utility regulator in their corner--he was CEO of Southern California Edison; a gas pipeline explosion in 2006 has exposed intentional negligence--some executives got bonuses for NOT inspecting pipelines. P G & E is trying to shift most of the cost to ratepayers.
--the same patsy Public Utilities Commission just approved a plan to let me opt out of a wireless "smart meter"--but I must first pay $75 extortion and then an extra $10 per month.
--we close with a spoof commercial about smart meters that I created a year ago