Leading Off (3/16/10)

1. Kids who cut school also don’t tend to show for court dates stemming from their cutting school. “That is stunning,” said an imaginary person who is easily shocked and overly emphatic.

2. Everyone is talking about Oncor’s smart meters vs. old meters. Everyone, that is, except for Robert Preston. He’s talking about trouble, with a capital T, that rhymes with P, and that stands for “pool.”

3. Mountain View College President Felix A. Zamora received a vote of “no confidence” from the faculty association. Word of caution: based on the amount of times I’ve watched The Phantom Menace with my son, I know first it’s a simple “no confidence” vote in your leader, and next thing you know, you’re dealing with a galactic empire run by a villainous Sith lord. Slippery slope. IJS.

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  • Electric Man

    The meters work properly. The meters that show a huge spike up were meters that probably had low estimated reads the previous months and then the new meters read actual usage. People complaining about year to year spikes most likely have electric heat and this was a brutal winter. If there is a meter problem is is that the old ones didn’t work as well and weren’t read every month. The new ones will be read monthly which should help quite a bit.

  • Towski

    Outstanding work on Leading Off today. Punched me right in both my snark and pop culture hot zones.

  • I also can’t help but wonder if some of the people who have noticed a spike are still under their original contract. Its very easy to not see the notice, and end up getting switched to a variable rate.