Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hope in Haiti

Out of the vast devastation and tragic deaths, one small wonder of survival.

A tiny child reunited with his mother after being rescued from the rubble.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I'm afraid we won't have too many such stories. The massive amount of money, supplies and volunteers isn't going to be helpful until many, many people will have died of injuries, exposure, disease and starvation. It's almost impossible to get supplies in or to distribute them and hospitals have been evacuated because of armed looters.

Does it help that Rush tells us not to help, that Beck calls it a deliberate attempt by the President to divide the nation, that pigs like Steve King R-IA want to deport all Haitian illegals right now when it would be a death sentence?

You'd think that those bastard Ropublicans would be pariahs right now, but no. I'm hearing about running Beck for President. I'd rather see him running for his life.

11:27:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'm afraid you're all too right about that Fogg. I really can't watch the coverage. I'm so empathetic it literally hurts me.

1:02:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I've been on the Salvation Army Emergency radio net all morning. Only two makeshift stations on the air so far today, but they're in places the news teams won't go. One guy out in the jungle begging for insulin, but afraid to give his location because he's being hunted. Another is a missionary holed up on an island with no power and some dying car batteries - could barely hear him, but he said there was another quake this morning and hundreds of people were walking from the capital to his church.

I won't turn on the TV because I might have to listen to Rush or Beck snickering and sneering while people die by the tens of thousands. God help them.

1:20:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I imagine talking to people on the ground is even more gut-wrenching. I feel like going there myself to help, except I can't imagine what I could do but be in the way.

3:09:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Some of the groups I belong to are asking for volunteer radio operators, but it's no country for old men.

4:38:00 PM  
Anonymous ignobility said...

That picture is the best thing I've seen come out of Haiti so far. Thanks for posting it.

10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Your welcome ignobility.

And Fogg, unfortuntately it's no place for an old lady like me either.

9:40:00 AM  

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