Thursday, 1/14/10, Public Square

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  1. Monkeyhawk

    Dunno if you, as I, grew up hearing gramps talk about how the Red Cross (or maybe it was the Salvation Army) charged a nickel for a donut when the other guys gave away donuts for free.

    But here’s an outfit I believe in.

    I just challenged WE Blog CONs to match my donation to —

    http://doctorswithoutborders.org

    The phone number is 1-888-392-0392.

    • lillacluvr

      I’ve heard this group is good. I saw one of the doctors from this group on the news coverage last night.

      I noticed MSNBC had continuing Haiti coverage last night – what did Fox do?

      Since I cannot stomach watching Fox for more than 2 minutes – I have to ask – did anyone have an iron stomach to venture over and peek in to their coverage?

      • Not me! I value my peace of mind too much to seek out hate and vitriol. I get enough of their sound bites from all other news sources.

      • Check Mary this morning — she did the iron stomach duty.

      • BadAxe

        “Since I cannot stomach watching Fox for more than 2 minutes – I have to ask – did anyone have an iron stomach to venture over and peek in to their coverage?”

        I watch Fox on a regular basis. I find it to be good for comic relief.
        They covered Hati for a solid hour and at the top and bottom of the hour.

        By way of explination, I channel-surf. When CNN goes to commercial break, I go to Fox. When Fox goes to commercial, I turn to MSNBC. Rachel and Keith are my favs.

      • Here’s what Mary said:

        “I had to watch Faux News today to see what their spin on the Haiti crisis would be. They had a “reporter” giving details about how we could help. He actually said, “They may not look like most Americans, but they are our brothers and sisters and they need our help.”

        What an asinine thing to say!”

      • tosmarttobegop

        I do but like you I only stand it till I get tired and have to change my pants after they become soak from being told that is rain I am feeling. I do not recall if I watched last night or not, generally on Wensday
        night I watch Ghost hunters.

  2. BadAxe

    The Red Cross did charge G.I.s for coffee, donuts, and lodging during WWII because the Army asked it to.

    http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/redcross.asp

  3. lillacluvr

    Did the people in Hell just get ice water?

    I just heard Elizabeth (the good white Christian girl on The View) denounce Pat Robertson for his comments on Haiti. She even called him a Pharisee!

    Elizabeth (I’m sorry, I don’t know her last name) even went so far as to applaud President Obama for his strong message of hope and compassion yesterday.

    Well, maybe this time Pat Robertson did go too far?

    • There is hope!

      Do you think he’s working on his apology or his excuse?

      Will he admit what he said was at minimum insensitive or will he say his words were misunderstood, he didn’t mean it the way it came out… ??

      • lillacluvr

        None of the above. I think the man is arrogant enough to think he is talking directly for God.

        Now, that is the scariest part of all….

  4. Another indication of the global economic crisis —

    Dubai Debt Crisis Halts Building Of World’s Largest Indoor Mountain Range

    It’s the Onion. Laugh! I think. Maybe to keep from crying?

    • lillacluvr

      Dubai – the epitome of rampant greed gone wild.

      Hey, did Halliburton ever move to Dubai to avoid paying US taxes?

      Remember when Cheney thought that was okay?

  5. I wonder what Zippy thinks about this —

    Arizona Rep. John Shadegg won’t seek re-election

    Arizona Republican U.S. Rep. John Shadegg says he is retiring and won’t run for a ninth term this year.

    Shadegg said in a statement Thursday that he will serve out his current term in Congress and then pursue other interests. He says he will “pursue my commitment to fight for freedom in a different venue.”

    A Shadegg spokeswoman says his exact plans won’t be disclosed until he leaves office.

    The 60-year-old’s district covers north Phoenix, Paradise Valley and a stretch of rural communities north of Phoenix.”

  6. tosmarttobegop

    I heard that the Cadillac health care taxes would work this way, say your plan is worth a thousand a month.
    That includes the company’s part and your premium.

    The first eight hundred and forty dollars of it is tax free, but every dollar after then is taxed at 75 cents on the dollar.

  7. tosmarttobegop

    Seems Glen Beck asked Palin a Katty question and she did not do any better then she did before.