The Devil made me do it…

The devil made me do it.  That’s what God said when he/she/it smote Haiti with a 7.0 earthquake dispatching, by some accounts, 50,000 souls to a fiery eternity.

Pat Robertson, America’s prince of fools, proclaimed this as comeuppance for Haiti’s 18th century pact with the devil that freed the island from the yoke of the French.  About the best thing that can be said for Robertson is that he has a modicum of historical knowledge.  Why he continues to get media coverage for his outlandish and ungodly remarks is a mystery that can only be solved by having Glenn Beck interview Sarah Palin in her new role as a Fox TV commentator.

Disavowing the old fool, God communicated with us through his personal representative, Huffington Post’s  Andy Borowitz…

In the wake of his comments about the earthquake in Haiti, televangelist Pat Robertson has become a “public relations nightmare” and a “gynormous embarrassment to me, personally,” God said today.  In a rare press conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, the usually reclusive Almighty said that He was taking the unusual step of airing His feelings in public because “enough is enough.”

“I pray that his TV show would just go away, but of course, when you’re me there’s no one to pray to,” God said, to the laughter of the packed room of reporters.

Not to be left behind in the race for biggest fool of the month Rush Limbaugh , our perennial favorite, leaped into the breach by proclaiming that the Haitian holocaust was just the thing that Obama needed to burnish his credentials with the light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country.  Stopping just short of claiming that Rahm Emanuel single-handedly caused the event, Rush followed up by suggesting that there was no need for Americans to contribute to the rescue efforts since we already pay taxes.   Strange words for a guy who also believes we should dump entitlement programs and leave it up to our churches and assorted hand-outs to feed, house and educate the homeless.

Why I waste my finger tips typing this stuff is beyond be.  It’ll never change.  We will have the ignorant, the uncaring, the self-serving still coming to the forefront whenever the opportunity to do good arises.  But a glimmer of hope appears every so often.  One of those glimmers shined in the Rose Garden  today.  An until now cloistered President Bush appeared with Presidents Clinton and Obama.  Evidencing some of his old bravado…

“I know a lot of people want to send blankets or water,” Mr. Bush said. He flashed a familiar grin as he echoed what the relief organizations have been saying for days. “Just send your cash.”

Take that, Limbaugh.

5 Responses to “The Devil made me do it…”

  1. 1 myrna January 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    thanks fred, true as ever … our donation to international organization, Doctors Without Borders, is going out today …



  2. 2 judie January 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Sometimes I wonder how proud their mothers would be of them. I am always astounded by what comes out of the mouths of those whose religiousness (is this even a word?) is over the top.


  3. 3 Jon January 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Did Pat or Rush say something? If so, it would be a first. My moolah has gone to Bill Clinton’s Foundation earmarked for Haitian relief. Keep those fngertips honed..


  4. 4 Dick & Toni January 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I knew an Irving Borowitz…I wonder if he is related.
    I am writing as I learned that Brown won in Mass. Please write about that. What do you think happened?


  5. 5 leila January 20, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I just listened to reports that Haiti just suffered a 6…. aftershock.
    It seems there is not enough that we can do. I wonder just how accommodating we would be if the disaster had happened here.
    Shades of Katrina.
    Where were all the people then.
    Folks of New Orleans have been mostly


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