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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti suffers, Limbaugh heartless and Pat Robertson unspeakably stupid

Nature has just plunked a great big exclamation mark on my Western Tribune column, which I posted yesterday, and appears here if you direct linked this, or just below this post if you are on the blog. The column focused on the movie Avatar and nature, and included this:

Nature is a powerful force, and we witness this every year with hurricanes and tsunamis and mudslides and such. Nature affects us in other ways as well, from the microbes that help us digest our food to the diseases that we seek to conquer.

and this:

But as in the movie, nature “does not take sides.”

The earthquake in Haiti really has a lot of people down. Already the poorest nation in the area, and constantly suffering from hurricanes and mudslides and floods and such, yet there is so little that we can do (other than give money) but sit and watch. (Texting "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross, added to your phone bill, is one way).

But we certainly don't need an oaf like Rush Limbaugh telling his uneducated listeners that President Obama would "use Haiti to burnish their, shall we say, credibility within the black community in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country."

Every ounce of feeling I have goes out to the people of Haiti. Our country has close ties to Haiti, more on that in a minute, and it is only right for our president to make a statement offering our assistance.

I can not improve on Keith Olbermann's criticism of Limbaugh (and Pat Robertson, who said the earthquake was a result of a "pact with the devil" that the nation made in the 19th century to gain freedom from France).

"Mr. Robertson, Mr. Limbaugh. Your lives are not worth those of the lowest, meanest, poorest of those victims still lying under that rubble in Haiti tonight. You serve no good, you serve no god. You inspire only stupidity and hatred, and I would wish you to hell, but knowing how empty your souls must be for you to be able to say such things, in a time of such pain, I suspect the vacant purposelessness of the lives you both live now are hell enough already."

About our historical relationship with Haiti, Rachel Maddow describes it best.

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Ambassador Raymond Joseph says any deal that Haiti made with the devil certainly benefited the United States as well.

We can only offer our prayers and thoughts and support and money right now, but at least regarding this situation, please Rush Limbaugh, and Pat Robertson, just STFU!


Preston said...

The only good thing about bigots is on account of their inbreeding they will ultimately die out, but these two should real slither back under the rock they share.

Rev. Bill said...

Olbermann is the idiot. Rush was right on with his statements. Pat Robertson's I am not familiar with. Keith Olbermann is an angry man. He is frustrated that HIS president is sliding further and further down the popularity scale (as are the ratings for his pathetic, one-sided, liberal thing he calls a show).

Rush Limbaugh, while proud and arrogant at times, is almost ALWAYS EXACTLY RIGHT.

Olbermann, on the other hand, is a joke who ONLY allows guests on his show that agree with his view points. TYPICAL LIBERAL MEDIA.

Rush, keep up the good work.

Joe said...

Rev. Bill,
I debated whether to post your comment or not. I did not want people to know that we have local "pastors" who care so little about the Haitian people that they would agree to use their tragedy to further the division and racism in our country. But I decided they need to know.

I have felt bad, literally, ever since I heard Rush's comment, because it just seems our country can do so much better than him. He is the spokesperson for the Republican party, one republican just the other day said You need to expand the party beyond the white's only club that it appears to be (my words, not his. Well, yall are certainly making a spectacle of yourself by such speech as this.

Bill, you no more represent the teachings of Jesus than the frozen goldfish in my fountain does.(I'm still hoping for life after the thaw...maybe I can still hold out hope for you).

Preston, thanks for your comment. I agree with you.

Oh brother said...

That's about the only time I remember agreeing with Olbermann. I still think he is the liberal version of O'Reilly and the realm of political debate would be better off without the both of them, but his response to Pat Robertson and Rush was priceless.

Joe said...

Oh Brother,
It's been a while. Glad to see you're still around. A voice of reason that I appreciate.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why people hate so much. Those poor people in Haiti are suffering and all the think about is evil which I think they are the evil ones especially rush l.(he don't even deserve to have his name in capitals). A man of God that thinks rush is right is really evil. I hope God forgives him for his thoughts.