A lot of people, from my neighbors to the President of the USA, have spoken out about Pat Robertson's idiotic misguided remarks about the devastation in Haiti.
The following, published in The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, probably responds to him BEST.
Dear Pat Robertson,
I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I'm all over that action.
But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I'm no welcher. The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished.
Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth -- glamour, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake. Haven't you seen "Crossroads"? Or "Damn Yankees"?
If I had a thing going with Haiti, there'd be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox -- that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it -- I'm just saying: Not how I roll.
You're doing great work, Pat, and I don't want to clip your wings -- just, come on, you're making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad. Keep blaming God. That's working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract.
LILY COYLE, MINNEAPOLISNo matter where you live or are currently RVing there is a donation center nearby. Check the website for a local TV or radio station. Ask at your church, or just bring what you can, they will probably be collecting tomorrow, or go to the World Care website at http://www.worldcare.org/
We can all spare something for these brothers and sisters of ours who need it so badly. No matter what our bills might be, we have never experienced the poverty these folks have lived with. If we can't spare $10.00, there's bound to be a few extra supplies in our cupboards.
Here's a list of Emergency Relief Supplies Requested for Haiti's Earthquake
First Aid Supplies:
- Antibiotic creams/ointments
- antiseptic wipes
- bleach in tablet form
- gauze and tape
- first aid kits
Over The Counter medications:
- Pain relievers
- tummy aids
- antibiotic creams/ointments
- liquid bandage (New Skin)
- DRY goods (beans/rice),
- infant/ powder milk,
- supplemental drinks (Ensure),
- gently used or new blankets
- Toothpaste & brushes,
- nail clippers,
- wash/face cloths,
- non-alcohol or baby shampoos,
- bar Soaps such as Ivory
- women's sanitary products
- disposable diapers
Nothing funny about this blog today my friends.
See ya down the road,