So much for turning over a new leaf for a new years resolution. If you resolve to have a bright attitude about all that you see, how do your make entries to a site called "I Got Issues?" If you know me, you know that I see the cup half full all the time. (Versus half empty for those of you having trouble following. There — I just did it again.)
The earthquake in Haiti this past week brought out the best in most of us as we struggle with the human tragedy — loss of life, human trauma and just total devastation. Many of us lucky enough to never have suffered such devastation looked for ways to help — donate money, give blood to the red cross, or say a simple prayer. And then there were some among us who simply looked for ways to profit from this tragedy.
First there was televangelist Pat Robertson who on Wednesday said that this simple, poverty-stricken country made a pact with the devil years ago in order to free itself from French rule. "They said, 'We will serve you if you will get us free from the
French.' True story," Robertson said. "And so, the devil said, 'OK,
it's a deal.' " This is a man of God? What an asshole.
Asshole is a nice lead-in into the next moron who, like Robertson, used the tragedy in Haiti to make sure he was front and center, so as not to lose any of the media limelight. No, not talking about Jay Leno, I'm referring to Rush Limbaugh. Another loud-mouthed mega-rich moron that spews whacked out view to his idiotic flock of followers. (I know, the irony of that is not lost on me.) He also came out on Wednesday and suggested that this horrific event would turn into a political opportunity for President Obama to appeal to both light and dark skinned blacks in this country. Did the chest pains he got in Hawaii last month while on vacation not teach this man anything? Really Rush, you were on the doorstep of meeting your maker and even He sent you back — stop hating man.
So I am changing my resolution having to do with not finding fault with stupid people who should know better — that's too hard. Maybe I can resolve to eat better, exercise, and be on time to all my appointments. Yeah, that should be an easy one to keep.