Opinions are the author's and are not necessarily shared by Blogger, SDF, my employer or my family, but they should be.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
(don't know where they've
gone since Aug 2006)
(not updated since Nov 2006)
Blogs and such
- Media watch
- Philly local
- Politics, mostly
- Media watch
- Politcal and technical
Results of 2 Nov 2004 General Election (winners in bold; click on office for more detail)
The 'Governator' actually saves someone
From Yahoo! News:
Brawny movie hero and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger became a real life hero when he saved a cramp-stricken swimmer from possibly drowning off the coast of Hawaii, aides said.
The "Terminator" star—used to saving people, and indeed entire planets, from terrible fates in his Hollywood movies—spotted a man in trouble off the coast of the lush island of Maui, where he is enjoying a weeklong family holiday, and stepped in to save him on Wednesday.
"He saw a man in distress in the water and brought him back to the shore," an aide to the former Mr Universe bodybuilder and Republican politician said.
"The man was hanging onto a boogie board and the governor knew there was something wrong and asked the guy if he was OK.
"The swimmer said he had cramps all over and couldn't swim back to shore, so the governor told him to hang on and swam him 100 yards (meters) back to the beach," the source said.
The 56-year-old Austrian-born action film icon had been at the beach with his television reporter wife Maria Shriver, a Kennedy family heiress, and his four children when he went off for a swim.
He made his dramatic rescue while treading water in (six-meter) 20-foot deep ocean off the tourist resort island, picking the victim up out of the water, putting him on the board and paddling him back to shore.
Access Hollywood reported that the "Gover-nator" sat with the man on the beach for a while before telling him to "sit here for another thirty minutes."
The swimmer is reportedly well and thanked his unlikely rescuer before both resumed their holidays.
Justice (Civil Liberties, so-called Intellectual Property, Privacy & Secrecy); Politics & Government (International, National, State, Local); Humor (Irony & the Funny or Unusual); Science & Technology (Astronomy, Computers, the Internet, e-Voting, Crypto, Physics & Space); Communication (Books, Film, Media, Music & the English Language); Economics (Corporatism & Consumerism); and Items of Purely Personal Note (including Genealogy, Photography, Religion & Spirituality).