Compare And Contrast!

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OK, for the last ten or so years, we have been told, mostly by liberals, that climate change due to dramatic increases in CO2 emissions are bad, very bad, will cause an increase of all sorts of environmental disasters, and will lead to our doom. We have also been told by the same liberals that the dramatic increase of the national debt by the Bush Administration is bad, very bad, will cause the government and all social programs on which we depend to go bankrupt, and will lead to our doom.

With that in mind, will someone please tell me why this:

caused by the additional spending by the Obama administration, is, according to the “Doom” scenarios discussed above, so much less damning than this?

Hey, I’m just asking.

Fresno In The News – Local Heros

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Last month was my four year blogiversary. It is very difficult to keep things fresh. I have been posting more YouTube vids recently, but that is not enough. One thing I have decided to do is to focus on more local issues and news stories. Today, an inspirational story caught my attention. Even though this happened in Washington DC, the heroes of the story are local. Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims and Fresno County Supervisor Judy Case saved a life. A man apparently had a heart attack at the Capital Hill Metro station, and the two women came to the rescue. Mims, who was first on the scene, started CPR, and Case, who is also a registered nurse, became coach, advising Mims on technique and timing of the chest compressions. Here are the details of the story. In the process of getting my teaching credential, I had to renew my CPR certification. If an emergency arises, I know I can perform CPR, but I also know that you don’t know how you’ll react, or how well you’ll perform when the moment comes, and with that in mind, my hat goes off to these local hero’s.

PS. I met Sheriff Mims last summer. I though I had blogged about this, but I guess I didn’t, and since it was last summer, some of the details might be not quite as accurate as I would like. Late August of last year, at a fund raiser Mims was hosting, I played an Indian named “Hawk Who Watches” in an improvisational dinner theater “Who Dun’ It”. The basic plot revolved around the murder of a citizen in the fictional town of Dry Gulch, and one of the twelve characters, including mine, was the murderer. The cool thing was, the identity of the murderer was not revealed to either the audience… or the cast, so any one of the characters could have been the murderer. For all I knew, it could have been me who killed “Mr Body” (I don’t remember the dead guy’s name, so I borrowed “Mr Body” from the game “Clue”!). There was no script – the actors only had a cheat sheet containing an outline of basic info about the relationships between the characters, including potential conflicts between other characters and the dead guy. We had to improvise stuff, but we couldn’t just make stuff up, we had to stay within the facts we knew about each other. The audience interviewed the characters and, at the end of the evening, they had to deduce which character, based on the info we had provided, was the murderer. Keep in mind, many in the audience were career police officers and detectives, so the questions they asked were sometimes pretty tough. As luck would have it, in the end, I was not the killer. It was the publisher of the local news paper. I have always distrusted journalists!