Thumbs up to the members of Fresno Stateâ€™s Army ROTC program who have offered assistance to evacuees of the recent fires in Southern California. Weâ€™re proud to see these Bulldogsâ€™ quick and helpful response.
Thumbs down to FEMA for holding a news conference wherein deputy director of the agency, Vice Adm. Harvey Johnson fielded questions from some of FEMAâ€™s own employees. The news conference, which was announced on short notice and so failed to draw any news reporters, has been called even by secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff as â€œone of the dumbest and most inappropriate things Iâ€™ve seen since Iâ€™ve been in government.â€ We agree.
Thumbs up to â€œfun sizeâ€ candy bars. Even if we eat far more of them than we should, at least we feel better about ourselves for their smaller size.
Thumbs down to Bulldogs fans who failed this weekendâ€™s test in good sportsmanship. Many fans left the game early, and weâ€™ve even heard accounts of Fresno State fans cursing at Boise State on their way out. We think thatâ€™s something to boo about.
â€œThe One-Finger Saluteâ€ is culled each week from discussions in The Collegian newsroom.