The state legislature is holding hearings on Connecticut Light & Power's response to Hurricane Irene. Right now they're talking to municipal leaders, but on Monday, citizens will get their shot.
For the first time in history, the state will allow citizens to testify using social media. That's right, Twitter and Facebook will replace the standing mike in the center of the room.
If you've ever testified before a legislative body, you know what a nerve-wracking experience it can be. All eyes are on you, and some of those eyes belong to very important people. Well, this time, it will be quite comfortable as you sit in your comfortable chair, talking about your concerns and complaints... in your underwear.
I was talking to a Northeast Utilities executive at a Camp Courant fundraiser, telling him about my plan to use Nikola Tesla's technology to promote the delivery of electric power without wires. He said, "Tell that to the thousands of union linemen we have."
As I drove through Wethersfield the other day, I looked at all the giant 200-year-old oaks, elms and maples that would have to be cut down under Gov. Dannell "Sawmill Dan" Malloy's order to fell the trees around power lines. What a sad loss it would be.
If you have something to say to the state legislature about your experience with Hurricane Irene, go to:
They even have a cute little logo!