Could remind us why we should be careful about how some of those global warming scare charts are used
We have had many porch discussions here in Sacramento about the coming of the Internet and in my opinion we don’t see how big it is because we are living through it. Just as those alive when the printing press was invented could not see fully how it was going to change the world because they were too busy running copies of their latest tracts.
Now we can make something available not to thousands or even tens of thousands, but to BILLIONS simultaneously along with pictures, charts and videos. Folks living a few hundred years from now will see how dramatic the change was much better than we do.
PS: It also makes theses types of discussion possible instead only talking with your backyard neighbor!
Aaron Klein, there’s a blast from the past! We haven’t heard much from Aaron since his infamous endorsement of Barry Pruett, who lost every precinct in our county. Or Casey Tanner, who also got drubbed by his more experienced opponent. In both cases, “nonpartisan” races. Thanks for the reminder. I’ll check the link.
People have said much worse. As an elected official, Aaron needs to be held accountable for his decisions. I’ve said all along the endorsements were ill advised. Having said that, I’m glad to see Aaron focusing on the non-political issues he’s passionate about, including adoption and his trusteeship at Sierra College. I hope that’s where the bulk of his energy goes. I voted for him the last time around.
Yup. Kudos to Anna Haynes (whether you agree with her global warming and political views or not) for creating it. Thanks again Anna. And over the months, I’ve been warming up to her idea of placing the Pruett/Rebane/Steele contingent at the right-hand side of the page. It reminds me of the famous New Yorker “mental” maps.
Gee Jeff…you must only read your own blog. Klein has been in the paper a good four or five times since the primary.
I’ve watched his endorsements with interest. I don’t always agree with him because he values fresh ideas more than experience, and we see where that got us with Obama. But the candidates he backs win more than they lose (McClintock, Horne and Mavy come to mind, among others).
Looks like you’ve made the safe bet by conceding McClintock will win reelection this year. Given the tenor of your blog, it seems like you care more about being right than supporting your point of view.
Maybe I was not clear: I oppose name-calling whether done by the right or the left, unless I think I am doing it in good taste.
Seriously, I do not think it is helpful and usually means the person does not have the capacity to defend their position or confront what someone else says.
That said, we also need to understand that debates can become heated and that someone else might see things a little different. If someone calls me a religious zealot I could understand how they would think that is true even if I reject the label. But I should become offended, but rather be able to still engage that person to try and find out what they mean and how to improve my image and perhaps communicate what I am saying a little better.
Jesus said this is going to be tough for Christians because the Gospel is offensive to the mind of man and since they hated Him they would also hate us. But I think we all know how He said we had to respond!
Very interesting! I know Jeff Ackerman reads this blog when time to do so. Hope he will ask himself what is behind the stats and consider, just maybe, pushing Tea Party, the Mecklers, Pruitt, Rebane and Steel, et al, this past year, proven to stick in the throats of a number of readers. I will say that there has been an agreement recently with NCDCC to accept a monthly essay for a period expressing the liberal point of view, and this is being done by The Union.