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Open Thread: SaturDaze

I think that author of this letter to the editor would make a good Moose.

   Dear Pat Robertson,

   I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I’m all over that action. But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I’m no welcher. The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished. Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth — glamour, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake. Haven’t you seen “Crossroads”? Or “Damn Yankees”? If I had a thing going with Haiti, there’d be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox — that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it — I’m just saying: Not how I roll. You’re doing great work, Pat, and I don’t want to clip your wings — just, come on, you’re making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad. Keep blaming God. That’s working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract.

   Best, Satan

– Minneapolis Star-Tribune


President Obama was joined by former Presidents Clinton and Bush this morning to unveil the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund created in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake on 1/12/10.

This is an Open Thread…do as thou wilt.


  1. sricki

    speaking together today. A bit strange, though.

    Excellent letter, fantastic find. And on a related note. I miss my Holz… **sniffle**

  2. I just got back a beer ago.

    The Wild lost, so the boys may be getting their groove back on. Me, I’ve just been cooking. A lot.

    Roasted Squash and Chaote

    Beef Skewers with Roasted Corn and Green Chili Potato Cakes

    Cous Cous with Tzatziki

    That was tonight.

    Highlights from the last few games.

    Open Faced Spanakopita

    Chicken Genovese


    Potato Cups

    Pretty much why I tend to fade away during the day and unto late into the night for you Right Coasters…

  3. Kysen

    The President speaks about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the importance of persistence in achieving broader goals in remarks at the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. January 17, 2010.

  4. Kysen

    The new method of navigating MyDD comment threads?

    So, I guess their new system does not allow for New comments to be marked as *[New].

    So, instead, here are the new instructions for navigating the comment threads:

    Press C to tab to new comments, X to mark as read, and Shift-A to mark all read.

    Z will simultaneously mark and tab forward, and R will reply to the comment that has focus.

    Upgrade? Really? o.O

  5. spacemanspiff

    I know of so many Dominicans doctors who tried to go but were denied access by the United Nations (they are the ones dealing with this) because of safety concerns. A lot of earthquake survivors are being treated in hospitals all over the Dominican Republic. My hospital is no exception. The injuries are horrifying and the looks of despair on the faces of these scared brothers and sisters. It’s hard. It has been a tough couple of days and the victims don’t stop coming in. Saturday night the E.R. floor was drenched in blood. I’m talking about people coming in days after they got injured. The “torniquete” which maintained hemorrhage under control also causes necrosis of the distal part of the injury if not loosened from time to time. A lot of amputations. Infection (sepsis) will be a huge killer as well.

    I’ll see if I get some videos or pics.

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