Sunday, July 27, 2008


Firefighters and police should receive an ABCD award, perhaps a badge or a certificate or something appropriate for men and women who put their lives on the line for what mostly are unworthy recipients. California firefighters might better serve the state of ‘fruits and nuts’ by letting it burn to the ground (or better yet, slide into the ocean via an earthquake). Police might better serve big cities with their criminal elements by letting gang members and druggies exterminate each other. But no, both serve "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty." They risk their lives to save - I prefer to think - trees and creatures of the wild, and streets, yards and alleys, for the enjoyment of law-abiding citizens. The first letters of the alphabet, not the last four fit the award because firefighters and police are our first line of defense against natural and unnatural killers. My kudos to firefighters and police who should have no problems with self esteem.


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