Saturday, September 13, 2008

Natural Selection: Ike hard at work.


I have very little sympathy for those who don't at least attempt to help themselves in a constructive manner.

For instance, if a mandatory evacuation is in effect for Galveston during Hurricane Ike, and Billy Joe decides that a Category 3 is "do-able", I support Darwinian theory. That is not to say I wish harm on anyone, but if you are only gonna use your head for a hat rack, you are taking up space. That emergency worker you are relying on to bail your tail out has a family, Mac.

So the next time you decide to ignore a safety order, try to think about the safety of that Search and Rescue HERO instead of that kick-ass hurricane party you might miss. Maybe Darwin will focus on someone else.

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10 comments:

Madge said...

totally agree. think i'm gonne love this blog....

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I agree 100%. It takes a special kind of dumb to stick around when you are told to leave or you are going to die.

Frogs in my formula said...

I totally agree and where did you get that picture?? It speaks volumes. (I'd love to swap blogrolls by the way).

maggie's mind said...

I'm guessing that some had good reasons for staying, maybe, but I really just can't get my head around it or understand what those reasons could be. Me? I'd have been way far gone.

Luanne said...

I TOTALLY agree! And what a good perspective about thinking about the family of the rescue worker...good challenge to everyone for many situations!

I've added you on my blogroll already...so yea...let's trade! Thanks for stopping by!

Harmony said...

So, so true!

Thanks for visiting - a blogroll swap would be great. I've added your great blog to mine :) Thanks!

Little Lovables said...

Wow, that is just amazing. And the ones who got all liquered up are in no way able to run from a huge wave anyways.

Kristen Zirkle said...

My brother-in-law is one of the National Guards that had to head down to save these crazy asses.

Eudae-mamia said...

In my family, full of coastal dwellers, we call it "thinning the herd."

When they tell you to get out, GET OUT! Crawl, beg, borrow (don't loot), be resourceful, hell, use the Government buses, but get out.

My heart breaks for those people now marooned on that island - or is that moroned?

Em
(you're officially added to my blogroll - please add away!)

anymommy said...

Oh, sometimes there's a very good reason for Darwin. I do think you're serious point is a great one - don't choose to put others at risk with your selfishness!

posthumous pointer
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson