Michael J. Fitzgerald has been a journalist for 40 years, working as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and web publications. In 2014 he published the novel, "The Fracking War." In 2015, he published his second novel, "Fracking Justice." He writes or contributes to five blogs. He and his wife Sylvia Fox are the owners and principal partners in *subject2change Media, a multi-media firm involved in print, video and broadcast. He writes a weekly column, "Write On" for the daily 'Finger Lakes Times' newspaper in Geneva, NY. He was a journalism professor at CSU Sacramento from 1986 to 2011 teaching Newswriting, Column Writing and Magazine Writing.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - To those people who say that there is no global warming, or that climatic changes are NOT occurring, well, they should step outside of their climate controlled houses and cars and see what's going on in the world.
The weather in Mexico along the coast has been downright weird, and then I read about the tornado that ripped through South San Francisco.
And although most Americans could care less about what happens in places like, say, the islands of Oceania, the people there are watching the water levels go up and up every year as the polar ice caps melt.
Their nations are literally being washed away by the ocean.
In the meantime, and I mean MEAN-TIME, the guvenator in California is now taking out after another group of relatively defenseless - Medi-Cal recipients. He wants to seize their assets the moment they die so the state can grab the petty cash they might have. All this so his Bel-Aire buddies don't have to look at a tiny tax hike.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is hell bent to balance the California budget, on the backs of the state's poorest (and weakest) citizens. He's proving to be not the 'Last Action Hero,' but the 'Last Action Bully.'
Which leads to some writing on The Class of '66 today, with a section on bullies and how we discovered, bullies bleed too, if you punched them hard enough.
From afar, it looks like the guvenator is bleeding from the punches the California nurses landed. He has more coming.