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‘Till Tuesday …


I’m chukin’ the deuce ‘cuz I’m on the move for a few …
try not to break anything while I’m gone, ‘kay?

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January 15, 2010 at 11:13 am

This is real


Here is a short list of organizations ready to receive any help anyone would like to give:

• The Red Cross: You can give $10 to the Red Cross’s International Response Fund by texting HAITI to 90999. 100 percent of your donation benefits the Red Cross, and you can print a receipt through mGive, a foundation that helps non-profits take advantage of mobile technology.

• UNICEF, the United Nations Fund focusing on children, has worked on the ground in Haiti since 1949, so has the expertise to make a difference. You can donate here.

• Doctors Without Borders is also present in-country. One senior staff member reports, “The situation is chaotic. I visited five medical centers, including a major hospital, and most of them were not functioning.” Donate to support public health efforts here.

• MADRE, the international women’s rights NGO, partners with the Zanmi Lasante Clinic on the ground in Haiti. “The most urgent needs right now are bandages, broad-spectrum antibiotics and other medical supplies, as well as water tablets to prevent cholera outbreaks,” MADRE reports. Donate here.

• Action Against Hunger has had a team in Haiti since 1985, and is ready to fly planeloads of emergency supplies from Paris to Port-au-Prince. Food is one necessity, but so is sanitation; in some Haitian towns, 70 percent of homes do not have plumbing. Donate here.

• Mercy Corps has a history of deploying aid to regions affected by catastrophic earthquakes, such as Peru in 2007, China and Pakistan in 2008, and Indonesia last year. They are deploying a team to Haiti, and you can support their efforts here.

Partners in Health is the NGO founded in Haiti in 1987 by Dr. Paul Farmer, the celebrated physician and anthropologist who focuses on international social justice. The group’s emergency response focuses on delivering medical supplies and staff. Louise Ivers, PIH’s clinical director in the country, sent the message, “Port-au-Prince is devastated, lot of deaths. SOS. SOS.” Donate here.

• Missionary Flights International makes regular flights to
Haiti, including one Wednesday. Donate at www.missionaryflights.org

• Food for the Poor is accepting its donations at http://www.foodforthepoor.org/haitiquake
. The Coconut-Creek based organization, which has an office and warehouse in Haiti that was damaged, is seeking donations to buy emergency supplies and lumber to rebuild homes.

• Operation Helping Hands, a joint community project of The
Miami Herald
and United Way-Miami, will be collecting donations to
support the relief effort in Haiti. To make a contribution, go to www.iwant2help.org

Artist Wyclef Jean: Donate to Haiti via Wyclef Jean’s
charity. Text “yele” to 501501 to donate $5 to the fund. Or visit www.yele.org

World Vision has 370 staff in Haiti and is accepting donations
at WorldVision.com or call 1-800-363-5021.

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) — the natural
disaster relief arm of the OAS — asks people to visit its special relief
website, www.PanAmericanRelief.org.

Photos: AP, Getty Images

January 13, 2010 at 10:37 pm 6 comments

Wishful thinking


Charles BarkleyPolitics – it’s not just for out-of-touch elitist assholes (or liars or crooks or child touchers or drug users or hooker-hirers …) anymore!

Sure, we laughed at the Obama-Clinton steel-cage wrestling deathmatch (VF, btw) and got a chuckle imagining Cindy’s Botox goin’ bad after Big Mac called her the C-word on a campaign stop and goodness knows the Shrubster is a never-ending source of hee hee – but we’re not talking about these  walking cadavers.
Nosiree – we’re talkin’ ’bout Sir Charles and Miss Izz!

mmm Hmmmm — those two fierce bitches could get things done!

Charles Barkley visited The Tonight Show last week and told Jay Leno that he was considering running for mayor of his hometown of Leeds, Alabama because there are ‘too many crooks on the City Council”. We were all ‘yay and stuff’ because CB’s a hot piece who doesn’t pull his punches and we repsect the hell outta that.

Sure, he’s teased us before with talk of running for Governor of Alabama and lots of white people said he wasn’t qualified to be a politician so he should just stay in sports. But if Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura can be governor of Minnesota and Arnold ‘The Nazi’ Schwarzenegger can be governor of California — then what’s there to stop The Round Mound of Rebound from taking the oath?

mmm Hmmmmm !!

Eddie IzzardAnd then there’s our favorite ‘action tranny’ – Eddie Izzard – who’s telling Newsweek reporters that he is so worried about the curent state of his much-beloved European Union that he may add ‘working politician’ to his sparkly, perfumed resume so he can stick his platform heel up the arse of every lazy pol currently screwing things up.

Dee-lish!

What? You can’t picture it?
Transcend!!!

Now … let your mind time-travel to the worldwide utopia created in the aftermath of the:
1.) Obama presidency, when Barry created an entirely new mathematical dialogue which solved the credit crisis, eliminated the federal deficit and righted the blighted housing landscape
2.) Clinton presidency, when HRC did away with that whole pesky primary process, gave the electoral college a complete makeover and used Barry’s groundbreaking methodology regarding astrophysics and environmental engineering to end the Global Warming trend forever

Yesssss … and now on to the time when President Barkley and Prime Ministress Izzard are the big swinging dicks of the G8; the time when the emerging markets of Haiti and Darfur are the hot topics among economic heavyweights and the nearly lost, ancient art of reading is fashionable once again …

What? You still  can’t picture it?
Me either — that’s what happens when I do too much kitty flipping in one day.

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