Yesterday evening I was cycling up into the foothills, when a very progressive looking gentlemen slowed down his progressive looking car and started yelling “lightning” at me. I couldn’t figure out what he was talking about because I hadn’t heard or seen any lightning. A few minutes later I got up to the top of the hill and could see lightning about 20 miles to the east.
Last summer, a few days before the floods, I was playing soccer behind an elementary school on the east side of town, when the principal called all the students off the playground because of lightning. There wasn’t a cloud anywhere nearby, but there was some lightning up in the mountains about 30-40 miles away.
The desire of progressives to make the world completely safe, infringes further and further on freedom and common sense every day. Obviously you don’t want children playing in the path of lightning, but two counties away?