Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The gulf coast, round 2.........

ok , maybe god does hate the people from new orleans. they move to houston and he sends another hurricane there. alright, you know i dont believe that and if you do it would be smart if you just hit the next blog button now. i seem to run to people who are convinced that god send huricanes (along with tornadoes, volcanoes, earthquakes and apparently planes into buildings) because hes mad. my only reply to them is to tell them their god is kinda petty. if thats what god does then hes the ultimate small thinker. hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes and earthquakes are just things this planet does. its been doing these things long before us (regardless of the religious kooks who tell you the earth is 6000 years old) and will be doing these things long after people are gone. as for the planes well, that was done by the same kind of religious kook who tells you things in nature are gods retribution.

simon wiesenthal died yesterday. if you dont know who he was...shame on you. mr wiesenthal lived in europe during ther holocaust and spent time in five different concentration camps. he lost 89 family members during the holocaust. after being freed he thought he might spend a little time helping to hunt down the people responsible for this nightmare. a little time turned into 50 years. he brought to justice many nazis including adolf eichmann. he is a tribute to mans ability to overcome even the most horrific circumstances that can be put upon a person. he spent his later years fighting anti-semitism and predjudice against all people. the world needs more people like simon wiesenthal to stand up for the people who cant do it themselves. the phrase "if not me , who. if not now, when." comes to mind.

everytime i get a comment from someone i dont recognize i go and check out their blog. i find some gems and once in awhile i find dud. sometimes i find a site that is so far off from my beliefs that i know that because they gave me a nice comment that thewy have never read a thing on my site....ever. it happened today. i wont even link this religious kooks site here but i did go onto another site i do link and he did link him. this person and i dont always agree but he makes good points mot of the time. i respect his right to blog. i began to think that maybe who you link to tells more about you than you care to know. i think in the future i'll be more careful who i link to. linking to kooky people make you look kind of kooky yourself.

its midway through the work week kids.....its all downhill from here.

9 comments:

BAC said...

Simon Wiesenthal (The Nazi Hunter)was a great man. As for God directing the hurricanes as retribution - that's utter nonsense. As for Mr. Pissed being kooky - more utter nonsense! What's the feeling in Pgh. concerning the game with the Pats? Is New England dead meat?

Grampapinhead said...

Two great columns in a row, Shoes, careful you don't get burned out....

shoes said...

bac....you need to come back on football fridays. thats my new feature coming fridays all during football season. like that commercial?

grampa....your scaring me. two compliments in a row? maybe i'm moving towards the right. better yet maybe your moving towards the left. ha. maybe the two of us are moving towards the center

Natalia said...

I heard about Simon. He was a hero.

-N

As always... Rachael said...

RIP to the Nazi Hunter. What a courageous man. Justice, not vengeance.

Awesome.

Mike said...

Great posts!

Patsy Darling said...

How dare this man find all those nice nazis who went to all that trouble to hide themselves. I think it's just a god damn invasion of privacy.

Jelly said...

I don't believe in pure altruism.

Gigglezngrinz said...

I gotta agree with the linking comment....I link to some sites simply because i find their commentary either irritating or simply baffling. What fun would it be to link to clones, besides I have yet to meet anyone more weird than me....until you that is. Love your blog.