Sunday, August 31, 2008

Proof of a God in Heaven?


Sometime you really have wonder at what cost some are willing to see their political ideology advanced.

To liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, the bounds are seemingly endless. Moore has made a recent career out of attacking President George W. Bush, bashing conservatives and criticizing business. His latest outrage occurred on MSNBC’s August 29 “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” and when he commented about the coincidental timing of an unfortunate disaster – the potential for Hurricane Gustav to make landfall at the beginning of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

“I was just thinking, this Gustav is proof that there is a God in heaven,” Moore said, laughing. “To have it planned at the same time – that it would actually be on its way to New Orleans for day one of the Republican Convention, up in the Twin Cities – at the top of the Mississippi River.”

After that comment, Moore backed off a bit and did say he hoped nobody got hurt and he hoped everybody is taking cover. However, he failed to make note of the $43.625 billion in damage the last hurricane to strike New Orleans caused – Hurricane Katrina in 2005 – and the billions of dollars the storm cost taxpayers.

If it is proof of a God in Heaven then one needs to wonder why God is reigning death and destruction on one of the most fervently Democratic cities in the USA, while the Florida panhandle (solidly conservative), Mississippi (solidly conservative), Alabama (solidly conservative) and Houston (solidly conservative) are all spared. Also devastated by Hurricane Gustav: Cuba, spiritual homeland of all Democrats.

If the levees break again, this might be the final blow to New Orleans, like abandoning Sodom and Gomorrah, let everyone leave and not look back longingly.

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