Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Natural Disasters

Amid the overwhelming sadness of seeing California on fire, there are reminders that all is not lost.

Syndicated radio host Glenn Beck is now famous for pointing out that in Malibu “a handful of people who hate America...are losing their homes in a forest fire today."

After Hurricane Katrina, the President’s mother philosophized about victims in the Houston Astrodome, "Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this is working very well for them."

Silver linings are everywhere in Bushland, if only we knew where to look. Consider Baghdad last spring, where a Republican Congressman found it "like a normal outdoor market in Indiana in the summer time."

Hope and renewal are everywhere. All it takes is a perfect storm of stupidity to help us see the light.

1 comment:

Ron Davison said...

Well, I'm sure that a handful of people who hate Glenn Beck lost their homes today.

It's a funny thing to say - this region of southern California is generally quite conservative, from San Diego up to Malibu area. Duncan Hunter and Duke Cunningham hail from this southern California region. Glenn might have lost a few fans with that comment.