Thursday, January 14, 2010

Exactly how much help does Haiti need?

President Obama has promised a $100 million relief effort. Several countries around the world are also promising help.

So why do we Americans have to do anything else? It is our tax money that is part of that $100 million relief effort.

If our government is helping the Haitians, as are the governments of several other countries, again, why does the "little person" have to do anything (except continue to pay our taxes, of course.)

I'm not saying that the little person shouldn't help out people in need, I'm saying that the government has already got this under control. (And of course, much hay will be made out of how efficiently Obama is reacting to this as opposed to how Bush handled Katrina, but then, Obama had the Katrina debacle to learn from.)

The reason I bring this up is because of a Gossip website called

If you read the headline, it's Tiger Woods: $3 Million for Haiti? If you read the first sentence, you get "People all over the world are scrambling to help the rescue effort in earthquake-torn Haiti, and Tiger Woods may be joining the cause."

But if you read the entire article, you find out that the whole thing is just made up. A hip-hop mogul is going to ask Tiger Woods to donate $3 million. He's going to do this tomorrow. (Does this mean this guy actually knows where Woods is? Or is he just going to ask Woods people?)

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons told press, “Tiger is working on sending a mobile hospital with 50 EMTs to go set up a triage. I am just asking for his heart and his hand. Just to meet the needs of the people.”

Simmons continued, “I am just reaching out to him as a human. I am waiting to have the conversation with Tiger tomorrow morning. I am hopeful that it is a yes.”

So what this Simmons guy says in the first para is that Tiger is doing this, the second paragraph is that he's going to ask Tiger to do this tomorrow.

Why is this even being reported. Why is Simmons going to the press and saying he's going to ask Tiger for money?

Well, it's a form of blackmail. You tell the press you're going to ask Tiger for money, if Tiger says no he'll come across as even worse of a jerk than he is now. But consider.... Tiger is losing endorsements left right and he has no new money coming in. His wife is going to take him for half of the money he has now.

A man in such straits can't afford to send $3 million to Haiti, especially when, as stated before, the US government is already committed to spending $100 million!

All these people who are saying they're going to donate a million - the MLB, probably soon the NFL and NBA - blackmailed into it, I"m sure - will go for good PR, but what's the point. HOw much money over $100 mil do the Haitians need? And why not wait until that $100 mil is spent before you donate, so you can make sure your money is going to Haiti and not to some other part of the world that whatever charity you're giving to, will divert funds.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How Does Pat Robertson Have Any Followers At All??

According to Pat Robertson, the earthquake in Haiti that is estimated to have killed 100,000 people - and probably more by the time humanitarian aid gets there -- is the fault of the Haitians themselves because they made a pact with the Devil 200 years ago.

Earthquake was "blessing in Disguise".

So, people today are being murdered by God because their ancestors made a pact with the Devil?

Rush Limbaugh was talking about Haiti today, pointing out that it was a miserably poor country, but if you went over the mountains to the Dominician Republic it was like night and day... and it was the leaders of Haiti who were to blame (Communists, etc.) [Haiti occupies one third of the island of Hispaniola, Domincan Republic occupies the other two thirds.] What I want to know is... where is the aid from the Dominican Repupblic?

Apparently some woman was saying that the level of poverty on Haiti was unacceptable.

Debbie Wassesrman Schulz blames the US -- apparently we shoudl have gone in with guns blazing and made Haiti a terriroty, like Hawaii?

You should think of the most primitive environments, the most primitive living conditions that you can imagine. It is wrong, especially in a region as prosperous as this one, for us to continue to allow the desperate situation that exists in Haiti to continue, and I want to conclude by saying that in particular it's incredibly important that the United States grant TPS, temporary protective status to the Haitians that are here because the last thing in the world that we need to have happen is for Haitians who are here to be sent back to Haiti in this desperate hour that they are struggling through, there's no way they could support that.

Why not send them back, as part of construction crews to help rebuild their shattered country? We give money - to honest construction firms, of course - and the Haitians rebuild their country and stay there.

[Just read up a bit more on Haiti at Wikipedia...apparently the Dominican Republic keeps Haitians out by force...since they're black and speak French.... Dominican Republicans are Latino and speak Spanish.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Making Money Out of Victim Hood

These women deserve to be ridiculed and laughed at, not made to look like victims who deserve sympathy.

Tiger Woods' alleged mistress lands TV project
A woman who alleges she had an affair with shamed golf star Tiger Woods is extending her 15 minutes of fame - by teaming up with another self-proclaimed "mistress" for a new TV project.

Jamie Jungers came forward last year with allegations the sports star seduced her at a party in 2005 and subsequently struck up an illicit 18-month affair with her.

She is now said to be making plans with Sarah Symonds, who went public with her own claims of an affair with British TV chef Gordon Ramsay last year, for a TV project to help women stuck in "bad relationships with married men."

Symonds, who runs a support group for needy women, wants to film a TV special with Jungers to help raise awareness of the issue.

She tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "I run a group called Mistresses Anonymous. It's the only support group for women who are in bad relationships with married men. I have been talking to Jamie about getting her involved.

"Ideally what I'd like to do is a TV special with all of Tiger's mistresses, where they could discuss the downside to being 'the other woman,' and whether he was good in bed."

Woods' relationship with his wife, Elin Nordegren, came under the spotlight in November after a string of alleged mistresses came forward with stories of secret trysts with the golf star. Woods later admitted his "infidelity". The couple married in 2004 and has two children.

Why do women who are in "bad relationships with married men" need support? If they get involved with a married man, they have no rights. He's married. Deal with it. If he promises to divorce his wife to marry them...wait until he's divorced his wife before you start having sex with the guy. Then you'll see how quickly that divorce comes through , and if it never does, you know he's lying!

In the same way that women throughout history have been victimized by men, by having sex before marriage, and then getting dumped by the man, so they either had to give the baby away or raise it as their own to the scorn of the rest of the world. And frankly, I blame the girls who were told that they shouldn't have sex before being married... but they just couldn't wait...

(And no, I'm not saying that women today should wait until after marriage to have sex. I'm just saying that they should use condoms and the pill, (the boots and braces philosophy) to ensure that they dont' have children. If they want children, they should be in a committed relationship. Because as statistics show, single parents - if the parent is female - are typically poorer than couples with kids, and the child suffers accordingly. Not to mention the welfare the woman gets... which comes out of the taxpayer's pocket.

Of course there are always exceptions to every rule...but I'll reiterate that a married man's mistress deserves no sympathy whatsoever. If he's married, she's got no business messing with him until he gets a divorce. (And then of course she can spend her time wondering if he's going to cheat on her, next.)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Rush Limbaugh's Press Conference Before Leaving Hospital

Posted January 1, 2010

I actually haven't bothered to listen to it myself. Apparently he points out that America has the best health care in the world. This is, I beleive, true, but of course the naysayers are pointing out that Rush is very wealthy so he can afford to pay for the best health care, and so his case proves nothing.

However, as Rush points out, anyone can get healthcare. If you don't have insurance, you are simply billed on a payment plan. Which, granted, may take you a lifetime to pay. Which is why everyone should buy insurance, and on that point I really dont understand why Rush and other conservatives are up in arms about *that particular portion* of the healthcare bill.

No need to put them in jail. Simply deny them any medical help. If they can't afford to buy medical coverage for themselves - they can't afford to have children, either. But how many poor people continue to have children, content in the knowledge that the government will support them? (Yes, I know that's a complex issue. Many people have children they can't afford because they are trapped in a religion that prohibits them from practicing birth control, no matter into what hell their babies will be born.)

Truth vs Perception: "Armed police targeted young blacks"

I was looking at a website called Ananova today, which culls newspaper articles from England and presents them on one page. It's pretty much a useless site in one instance, as the newspapers that these articles are from aren't mentioned!

Nevertheless, here's one of hte headlines from today:

Armed police targeted young blacks

And I'm going to assume that that's the same headline that appeared in the original newspaper article, and on on-line newsfeeds. Now, what do most people do? They get their news from headlines, not from the actual article - that would take too much time to read, eh? So they read the headline, which says "Armed policetargeted young blacks," and that just reinforces what they've already been trained to believe, that white cops (obviously the cops are white and racist, that's a given) are going around shooting at any young black man who moves.

But if you read the article, that's not the case.

Internal Scotland Yard documents revealed senior officers suspected a small number of gang members and drug dealers were carrying weapons.

They decided to send in specialist CO19 armed officers alongside neighbourhood officers to patrol troubled London housing estates last year.

A series of forms completed ahead of the operations named key suspects and criminal gangs known to hold guns.

They show officers realised the move could fuel racial tensions as almost all the suspects were black.

So - the cops go into troubled housing estates, looking for specific suspects - who are black. That's a far cry from going in and shooting every black person they see, which is what the headline implied.

It's as funny, and as sad, as that poor woman who called in someone whom she thought was a prowler trying to get into that black Harvard professor's home in Cambridge. She had the utter gall to tell 911 that the person she thought was trying to break in was black - therefore she must have been a racist! Obviously what she was supposed to do was say, "Someone's trying to break into a man's house. I can't tell you his race, because that would be racist, so just hurry to the house and stop everyone on the street, regardless of their race, and ask them if they're the ones who tried to break into the house."

Political correctness is going to kill us all. (And by us, I mean all Americans, all Brits, all "every civilized country in the world that is caught up in political correctness".)