H.Con.Res 215, which was co-sponsored by Randy Kuhl and Dan Boren (D-OK-2), names the first week in June as National CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Week.  It passed the House yesterday, and the Senate on December 6. 

Also, and completely unrelated, I missed the Massa press conference this morning, so no report on Massa doings this week.


I've heard they're working on pretty innovative CPR techniques in Brazil...

Is it just me or do they waste a ton of time honoring things (no matter how good) with their own week or month or whatever?

I think Bali has a great AED program, also. I suggest a 20-member weeklong junket to check it out.

And, yes, it's probably mostly a waste of time, but at least it might do someone some good. Unlike H RES 847, "Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith" Or H J RES 58 "Country Music Month".

Democrats do themselves no favors here in the Southern Tier when many either voted no or present for the Christmas and Christian bill, but voted yes for a similar bill for Muslim

1st Session

H. RES. 635

Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in the United States and throughout the world for their faith.

I believe 18 Democrats voted for H Res 635 and against or present for H Res 847.

Seems like they don't like Christians?

Good God, Elmer. You don't really fall for that kind of stuff, so you?

Or are you kidding?

You don't seem dumb enough to fall for that War on Christmas stuff for me, so I hope you're kidding.

As I mentioned above I think it is all a waste of time. Rotten brought up the Christmas thing, so I thought I'd throw in the Ramadan bill. If I had my way, neither would have come anywhere near a vote, but I did think it was ironic that more Democrats supported the Islam bill than did the Christian bill.

I can't disagree with your political analysis, Elmer, but I don't think that those Reps hate Christmas. Maybe they objected to this:

"acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States"

I'm guessing, but that might have torn it for some people who are tired of hearing how the founders were Christians, which is a claim that is trotted out in support of school prayer, etc. Some (certainly not all) of the founders were Christians in today's sense of the word, but a lot of them were very keen to keep the state and the church well-separated.

Also 47 Republicans voted present for the Ramadan resolution, which goes out of its way to condemn terrorism. Seems petty to me, yet nobody complained.

In any event, we'd be better off if Congress left all of this bullshit out in the pasture.