It is Sunday night and as I sit here writing this, there is a strong category three hurricane once again headed for the people of New Orleans. We are reminded of the fact that three years ago they went through the same thing and, largely due to the incredible incompetence of their Mayor and Governor, suffered horribly and are still trying to rebuild. We are reminded of the enormous power of nature and man’s inability to effect it (are you listening Al Gore).
Unfortunately we are also reminded of the astonishing ignorance of people on the left. We have at least two people from the left so far that are celebrating the impending misfortune of the people of New Orleans and thanking God for the opportunity to gain politically from their misfortune.
Michael Moore the libelous fiction filmmaker from the left was on, of all places, Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, when he said this:
“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.”
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I was not watching this show but I have no doubt that Olbermann jumped up and told Moore he was outraged by this type of insensitive comment. Well, ok maybe he didn’t.
Then we have Don Fowler, former DNC Chairman and super delegate who was caught on tape saying this:
"The hurricane’s going to hit New Orleans about the time they start. The timing is -- at least it appears now that it’ll be there Monday. That just demonstrates that God’s on our side. [Laughter] Everything’s cool."
Of course he alternately was a) joking, b) the victim of a rightwing smear job.
He said that he didn’t mean what he said, he was only making fun of the late Jerry Falwell. Further, he said:
"One doesn't anticipate that one's private conversation will be surreptitiously taped by some right-wing nutcase," said Fowler. "But that's the nature of what we're dealing with."
This “private conversation” was in the very public area of the passenger compartment of an airplane.
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It’s getting to where a man can’t make an insensitive remark about people dying and losing everything they own without some whackjob interfering and making the comments public. Essentially what he is saying is he was either making fun of the people of New Orleans or he was making fun of a dead man.
If your real observant, you see the media bias in play here in the Fowler article. The article isn’t about the ignorant comment, it’s about the apology and the subsequent sympathy for him being the victim of a hateful rightwing attack.
Finally, I don’t have the energy tonight to start on a rampage about the media ignoring a horrendous comment by a liberal and questioning whether if they would treat it the same if it were a conservative. We already know the answer to this, just reference the aforementioned Falwell remark about 9/11. The media went nuts. As I said though, I don’t have the energy to discuss this tonight. Just look at one of my old blogs if you want a dissertation on this.
We should take heart though whenever these far leftist liberal idiots actually acknowledge the presence of God and his ability to perform an act such as this. The problem is though that the leftists only mention God when there is something in it for them.