Wednesday, May 18, 2005


Don't push your luck too hard, and it won't push back. That is a simple fact of life. In an event that is unprecedented, where an official warning has been issued, it is best to stay far, far away from the predicted epicenter.

Think Independence Day - if that happened today, things would be different. Instead of cheering the aliens destruction, there would be activists suing what was left of the government for insensitivity to other races. The remaining family of the idiots welcoming the aliens from rooftops, the first to be killed, would demand an apology and fiscal reimbursement.

The fact that people died when Mt. St. Helens erupted is tragic, but it could have been a lot worse. The fact that some reckless individuals treated the eruption as a spectacle rather than a disaster is what led them to be killed.

Lets face it, people - PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY is the name of the game. If the water is rising in your house during a storm, are you going to wait for someone to knock on the door and ask you to consider evacuating? No, you think critically, use logic, analyze the situation, and prevail. These people didn't.

At the risk of sounding too callous, they deserve a Darwin Award.