Comments: More Sadness Than One Could Ever Foresee

Pat Robertson and Danny Glover are dingbats.

Posted by Toluca Nole at January 15, 2010 09:44 PM

Yeap...Bad Bad Juju for certain. We just sent a hospital ship, an aircraft carrier, and a marine amphibious assault ship. I have a feeling our military will be doing more than recovery. They have no government...no one running the show. We'll end up protecting them from themselves. This is going to get worse before it gets better. Sad, but true.

Posted by Yabu at January 16, 2010 08:16 AM

I've traveled there numerous times and you're right... it's a desperately bad thing. I have no way to find out about my Haitian friends. It's a wakeup call just to see how people live every day; I can't begin to fathom the desperation and suffering that's descended upon that forsaken bit of land now. I see the babies and toddlers and wonder where they're going to go after they're rescued... we have room here in my house for two or three of them at least!

Posted by GradualDazzle at January 16, 2010 09:31 AM

I was waiting for someone to comment about Pat Robertson and Danny Glover. I thought so much about them, I actually had to give them an award back at my place for their humanitarian comments.

Sadly enough, we can help the people of Haiti dig out from this disaster, but we can do little to change the overall state of affairs there.

Posted by diamond dave at January 16, 2010 11:57 AM

If you want to be sure the money 'gets there', find a charity that was already in place in Haiti before all this happened. Catholic Charities is one, but there are others (mostly religious based) that have already been there trying to alleviate the suffering these people have had for generations.

My husband also has a friend who landed in Haiti this week. She is part of International Medical Corp2 (imcworldwide.org and they also have a Facebook page). This is a group that has worked all over the world in poverty stricken areas.

Posted by Mrs. Who at January 16, 2010 01:15 PM

Oops...should have been 'Corps' not 'Corp2'.

Posted by Mrs. Who at January 16, 2010 01:15 PM

Sorry to take up so much comment space, but here is the blog of the woman I mentioned above. She also has a twitter on that page with some Haiti updates, and she's been interviewed a couple of times by Fox about what's going on in Haiti.

Marge in the Field http://margaretaguirre.blogspot.com

Posted by Mrs. Who at January 16, 2010 02:20 PM