Bail? Bail out? Bail!? .. ? 16 January 2010Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, The Battle for New Orleans, U.S. Senate.
© Steve Bell 2010 via the Guardian
Aid workers, still struggling to deliver the food, water and medical supplies so desperately needed, warned that more security was needed as the Haitians’ grief and shock began to turn to rage and blame. Last night most of the shops in the city had been looted, while the UN world food programme said that its warehouses had been ransacked for supplies.
I caught a report Friday afternoon, on the Lehrer program on PBS.. they had a LAT journalist reporting from the airport. She arrived Wednesday am and indicated she had spent the three days on the ground in Port au Prince. When asked about reports of looting and machete carrying bands, she said desperation is running high and that food and water needed to be distributed within 24 hours or it would escalate, but in three days she had seen no violence or threat of violence.
An angry crowd gathered at one collapsed building, much of their ire directed at a handful of heavily armed soldiers, who were stopping the crowd from helping the half-dozen Haitian search officials trying to find bodies and signs of life.
“I have a friend under there,” shouted an incensed Rusmond Beautrun, before being pushed back by a soldier.
And back in the central square, surrounded by the sick and homeless, about 50 women stood in one corner, singing in a beautiful Haitian cadence a favourite prayer in a country where a devotion to God always hangs thick in the air. “Jesus, You are great/We praise Your name. You make the sky and You miss nothing. All You do is good.”
I am not too sure about that last bit……
Hillary arrives Saturday.. what on earth, I wonder, can that strange woman say.
Time for a speech! Speak Obama! Speak!
Fortunately I am far, far away from Boston… and don’t care who wins… I am pretty sure, based on the probabilities!, both are mediocre wretches…. Putzes who should be left in the snow to die.
This, however, is a hoot!
[Y]et across town at the historic Fairmont Copley Plaza, Democrats said Brown’s election would represent a restoration of the despised Bush era and worsen gridlock in the nation’s capital
“We’re fighting the same folks who made the mess we’re in,” exclaimed Gov. Deval Patrick.
Rep. Ed Markey, the senior member of the state’s congressional delegation, said in an interview with POLITICO that a vote for Brown would be a vote for policies far out of step with the Massachusetts mainstream.
“He wants to go down and be the 41st vote and that’s a vote for the agenda that built Tom DeLay and Newt Gingrich and George Bush and Dick Cheney, coming from out of Texas and out of the Deep South,” Markey said snip snap!
😆 I read recently that the Democrats ran against Hoover, til 1952. Which would be when Adlai Stevenson ran. And then lost. Twice.
So…. who knows!