"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Oct 25, 2010

In Actual News

Bill Clinton has left Haiti.

Haiti remains.

Haitians, especially in Port-au-Prince, now face cholera.

Bill Clinton's teevee spots do not stop infection or the degradation of the Haitian people. Neither does texting a bank transfer on the cell phone, the price of which could buy actual medicine, food and clean water for hundreds of people.

5 comments:

JM said...

someone's been blocking the aid:

http://blogs.alternet.org/jacobfreeze/2010/10/12/zero-us-aid-delivered-to-haiti-9-months-after-earthquake/

Jack Crow said...

Of course they are. People with prospects are better equipped to resist Disneygentrification.

JM said...

Of course, said aid could've been used to buy all the needs you suggested.

Jack Crow said...

Huh?

Peter Ward said...

Don't worry, Sean Penn's on it: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc_malkin/b207628_sean_penn_chokes_up_thanks_obama.html.