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Overnight: Haiti


Hillside House in Haiti

Hillside House in Haiti

I've never been to Haiti and, in truth, have never read anything good about it.

I found an interesting passage in The Tao of Travel by Paul Theroux about Haiti which made me look for videos about it to get an overview of what's happening there now, post earthquake.

Here's the passage:

From The Traveler's Tree by Patrick Leigh Fermor (in 1909:

The cane-field and savannah turned into the outskirts of the capital. Thatched cabins struggled into the country under the palm trees, and multiplied into a suburb, through which the road ran in a straight, interminable line. For the first mile or so, the town consisted entirely of rum shops and barbers' saloons and harness makers. Hundreds of saddles were piled up in the sunlight. Bits and bridles and saddle-bags hung in festoons. There were horses everywhere. ..... Old women, puffing their pipes, jogged along side-saddle. They had scarlet and blue kerchiefs tied round their heads in a fortuitous, rather piratical fashion, half covered by broad-brimmed straw hats against the sun. The sides of the road pullulated with country people chattering, drinking rum, playing cards and throwing dice under the trees. The air was thick with dust, and ringing with incomprehensible and deafening Creole. I felt I might like Haiti.

And here's a recent PR videos I found. (I will post others at a later date).

I'd love to hear from anyone who knows the Haiti of today, post-earthquake.


Video- Fox Yappers Upset They Know Too Much On Terror Warning


Can't win if you do, can't win if you don't. Via TP.


Video- Fox's Doocy Asks: Is Al Jazeera America "A Trojan Horse For Terror?"


Man, what is with these asshats? Do they get a commission on how many old folks they scare to death? Via MM.


On September 12, 2001 George W. Bush called 9/11 attacks "acts of terror."


Remember this Romney Moment of Oops at the second debate?

And then, right on cue, Fox jumped all over it:

So calling it an "act of terror" isn't valid. Got it. The words "terrorist act" are the only appropriate ones to use, right Mr. and Ms. ClusterFox?

Via PBS, September 12, 2001:

PRESIDENT BUSH: I just completed a meeting with our national security team, and we've received the latest intelligence updates.

The deliberate and deadly attacks, which were carried out yesterday against our country, were more than acts of terror.

What the... ? What a fraud! What a wuss! What a liar! How weak! How misleading! How unpresidential! How impeachable! What was he trying to pull?

Or was it simply a case of “Romnesia”?

H/t: @PhoenixCE

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