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White House Blasts Remarks By Robertson And Limbaugh Regarding Haiti

January 20, 2010 by  

White House blasts remarks by Robertson and Limbaugh regarding HaitiLast Thursday, while discussing the situation in Haiti, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs reacted to public comments made by evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, calling their remarks "stupid."

On his syndicated program, The 700 Club, Robertson claimed that Haitians may have brought the deadly earthquake on themselves by making a "pact with the devil" centuries ago, according to USA Today.

"It never ceases to amaze that in times of amazing human suffering somebody says something that could be so utterly stupid, but it like clockwork happens with some regularity," said Gibbs.

In a statement, Robertson’s spokesman Chris Roslan said the televangelist never referred to the earthquake as God’s wrath, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reports.

Meanwhile, Limbaugh reportedly asked people not to donate to the relief efforts in Haiti because he believes that President Obama is using the catastrophe to promote his political fortunes.

"I think to use the power of your pulpit to try to convince those not to help their brothers and sisters is sad," Gibbs commented on Limbaugh’s statement, quoted by the news source.
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  • REV

    God is loving and compassionate. However, God does allow tragic events to happen. And sometimes He even lets some of us in on it before it does. For example, if you look at the twitter account for wonwitness you will see that this person was telling that an earthquake was going to hit North America. On Jan. 7 Wonwitness wrote:
    “What I am hearing: “The Heavens and Earth will proclaim My glory. I Am preparing My staff for a great blow on this continent–North America.”

    I believe the L-rd has spoken to me that a great earthquake will hit North America. I think the great earthquake may hit in the time August/September of this year or 2011. I am unsure of the time. I must spend more time in prayer and listen.

    However, sometimes the L-rd will confirm the word He gives me by allowing a smaller version of the prophecy to be fulfilled first. I would not be surprised if we saw an earthquake in North America sometime soon as a confirmation, or perhaps even two smaller shakes as confirmations. If this is from the L-rd, He will confirm it and it will come to pass.”
    Then an earthquake hit CA and then Haiti.
    http://wonwitness.blogspot.com/2010/01/great-earthquake-will-hit-north-america.html

    • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

      THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS THAT “HEBREW” IS THE “ONLY INSPIRED LANGUAGE,” WHILE it was LOST IN BABEL, IT WILL RETURN TO ONCE “AGAIN” BE THE UNIVERSAL ONE LANGUAGE! I’M NOT QUOTING THE VERSES BECAUSE A “REV” SHOULD KNOW WHERE THEY ARE FOUND! PS: IN “HEBREW” BAAL WORSHIP IS WORSHIP OF “THE LORD”! In 1520 the POPE asked Petrus Galatinus to change the “HEBREW” MESSIAH’S NAME TO HONER “ZEUS,” THE HIGHEST GREEK DEITY AND THE GOOD SPANISH PRIEST, “FATHER” GALATINUS CAME UP WITH “JESUS!” THAT’S HOW ROME ALWAYS DID THINGS, SO THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE FOLLOWED SUIT! THAT BREAKS THE THIRD COMMANDMENT “REV!” THAT’S HISTORY “REV” and it will be USED BY THE FIRST MESSIAH, LUCIFER” TO RECLAIM HIS THRONE!!! REPENT AND BELIEVE THE “GOOD NEWS! PS: IT’S NOT IN LUCIFER!!!

      • Jana

        Victor, You didn’t get that garbage out of the Bible. You must have your own version of something.

      • Valverde

        I think you misspelled your name: should have been BLARNEY

    • http://www.chandostransport@eastlink.ca Graeme B

      Rev, I think it will happen in October this year but also that there will be dirty bombs let off in the port cities. I believe the main target will be Newark (NY as the target). We will also see in the next two years bombings of malls and water shortages hitting major cities. As the bible says, “men’s hearts will fail them for fear for what is about to befall them”.
      I think that Russ Limbaugh is ignorance personified, crude and nasty in the extreme, a nicer version of Howard Sterne, if there were such a thing.

      • http://pistolpete1938.blogspot.com Peter M. Olsen

        Why do the uniformed always drag God into the picture. He has nothing to do with the natural tragedies occuring on this planet. I doubt seriously if any scientist would disagree with me. As to Limpballs, he beats bye far any “stand-up” I have ever seen. Naturally his following is found in the below 98 IQ area.
        I wish now I had remained in Europe, even as an American. The disparity of thought and rhetoric here is gruesome! I may hyave suffered there as a foreigner, but I wasn’t so distressed as here. Maybe it is the Internet? Who knows?
        I am not a communist, so get that out of your illiterate vocabulary, you who disagree. I do like what Karl Marx wrote in his “Communist Manifesto”: “Religion is the opium of the people!”
        That Robertson jerk even ran for the presidency a few years ago! Now that would have been a natural catastrophe!

        • coal miner

          Peter,

          Right on Peter.These red neck snaggle tooth morons never did get it or never will.Religion is the worst form of bigotry.They rather listen to fat ass tub of lard, Rush Limpballs and that lying foot in his mouth,Pat Robertson.No wonder this country is in a mess.

          Have a good day,sir.

      • American Citizen

        I, too, didn’t hear either remarks by Robertson or Limbaugh. Robertson was trying to get into God’s mind, but God doesn’t work that way. It was a natural disaster, nothing more. As for rush, I went to his site, RushLimbaugh.com to see the transcripts of the day’s program. As usual, the liberal media got things wrong. Rush simply said not to donate to the government but to private charities. He said we already donate to the government with our tax money. Just to clear things up.

        • http://wendayng@aol.com Wendy

          I did hear Rush that day and the media is wrong again. He said that we should choose a publis charity or something like the red cross and donate monies as we would be assured it will get to the right place. These were not the exact words, but the point is the same. As we all know, government, especially Obama, spends money on what he want to spend it on–so who know if government money would ever get there. My opinion only

    • denniso

      Rev…you sound like a child.

    • C. Smith

      I beleive if you search the internet for the geologic website for a map of the world that shows earthquakes you will realise that basically somewhere in the world experienced earthquakes recently…they are only recorded I beleive at 2.0 and above! So what does that say? The earth is shifting at all times! The earth is “God’s” handiwork – so what does that tell us?
      We are the weaklink on the planet and therefore most vulnerable…we are so judgemental when natural catastrophes happens!
      Would we have said the same things if there were absolutely no one on the island of Haiti to get hurt? No, it would have not even been spoken of!
      So let’s keep HIM out of it and see it as one of the Laws of Nature…The earth does what it has to do, and there is enough bad energy for the earth to rid itself of, not just the so-called SINS of man and God punishing or warning us.

      • GoAskAlice

        And the bad energy is coming from this website. The amount of ignorance & paranoia & hypocracy & hatred of anyone with intelligence is astounding. Have I stumbled upon a secret Mensa chapter here? Wow y’all are impressive with all your collective “knowledge”. The very article we are blogging about confirms that Robertson & Rush have surpassed the limits of any sort of connection with reality, yet has been plastered on here as some sort of confirmation of all the evil communist plots the current administration is up to, just as every single “fact-based” (doubtful, sinse that would require an ability to read & comprehend & spot inconsistencies, erroneous stats, & blatant absurdities; far beyond the capabilities of the elite group found here) article & link on this site does.
        Robertson’s spokesman says the reverend did not say the earthquake in Haiti was the wrath of God (this is their powerful gotcha to Gibbs). Newsflash, the reverand didn’t say that because what he said was that it’s possible the Haitians brought this catastrophe on themselves by making a deal with the devil. Not the same thing. Is there an editor on this site or just a censor (my previous post was censored, no doubt because there was no ammo in their guns)? Your statements made Gibbs look even MORE intelligent and rational, and Robertson look more like a strange old man living in his fantasy world than ever.
        Rush deserves no rebuttal as he has some kind of serious organic brain deterioration going on………I’m not making this stuff up folks (uh, yea you are Rush, just whatever comes into that peabrain and gets germinated by the hot air). (Some sentences removed for offensive content)

        • eyeswideopen

          GoASK, I called the 700 network to complain about Robertson remark, and the first question was, “did you see the comment”?. Yes, I stated, then, the young lady tried to tell me, that isn’t what he said, I stopped her, and explained that I have it taped and I know exactly what he said. She then tried to tell me what he really meant. I then stated that as a Christian, I think he needs to take another look at his statement, and a refresher course in Bible studies. I then stated that stupid statements such as his is why the Christian religion is losing members and he is obviously too old, as that can be the only excuse for his statement. Loved your above comments. I think the Supreme Court ruling today will be the demise of this country. Our Democracy has already been hijacked by the corporations, and now there are no limits as to whom the corporation can purchase. It will soon be: the Senator from Haliburton, the Senator from Boeing.

          • denniso

            Eyes…thanks for doing that. If more people,real Christians or not,called Robertson and others on their hateful and often bigotted remarks,then we might actually have fewer hypocrites and a more loving and peaceful society.

          • GoAskAlice

            Thanks Eyes, but the best stuff was censored for “offensive content”, which is a farce because it did not contain any of the “disallowed” practices, as so many of the blogs on this subject (& all the others). Apparently, the REAL blog policy behind the generic facade stated policy reads more like. Opinions of an “extreme” nature are encouraged, UNLESS none of our Freedom Thinking Ignoramouses constantly trolling this website can respond with an intelligent, rational response (which is not possible as there are no intelligent, rational regulars on this website). If this benign little blog gets censored, you will be 3 for 3 in opposion to the 1st amendment, or is the 2nd amendment the only one that matters? My ENTIRE blog entry on the 2nd amendment hysteria blog was censored, and it contained nothing but truths that the drones do not want to hear or accept. If this gets censored then all the VERY thinly veiled threats on the lives of our current elected administration, & the reference to “tarbaby” have to go too, or are we now under a Far Right Extremist Totalitarian Rule, whose motto is akin to “all viewpoints are equal, some viewpoints are more equal than others”. I vote for this site to accept my entry on the 2nd amendment link written on 1/20/2010. Any takers?

          • libertytrain

            Go Ask – experience has shown all of us posters here that stuff that is “removed for offensive content” was offensive, perhaps not in your mind. If you read the comments often, you’ll find very little “removed for offensive content” so perhaps you ought to consider your writing style as well as read the “rules” of posting comments.

          • eyeswideopen

            AGOASK, I had a man calling me a Troll, 38 times in a post. When I called him a ditto head they removed my comment as offensive. Even though Rush coined the verbage and is proud of his ditto heads.Lol. This is a Republican site, sponsored by Bob Livingston, a well known Republican. I am sure his coharts find it difficult to remain objective in all circumstances. Notice ditto head was not one word…. heh heh, use your intellect to get around them. Keep posting and praying…..

          • libertytrain

            Go Ask and Eyes – again, how you write your words seems to make all the difference – dittohead or ditto head – how did you really use those words? And serious personal attacks seem to be your styles – Why? I see no point—

        • Michael J.

          GoAskAlice,
          You just got here, why are you so angry? Is it the deep seated realization that your beloved Messiah is becoming mortal. If this were baseball, he would be out. Strike one,Virginia. Strike two, New Jersey. Strike three, Massachusetts? Who,da thunkit? What will become of the Democratic party if they can’t even elect a replacement for Kennedy in the most liberal, most progressive state in the union?
          Is it Kennedy himself and that pesky Chapiquidick thing rearing it’s ugly head again, or is it Obama’s relentless persuit to destroy this country and our way of life through so-called Healthcare Reform and Cap& Trade.

          Notice how the Dow rallied upon the news of Brown’s Victory? Obama couldn’t have that sort of thing happen. God forbid the economy suddenly started to recover on the news of maybe the insanity was over. He needed to stop that in it’s tracks, so he announced on the next day his intentions to fine the Banking industry which sent stocks plunging some 200 points.

          More education later, That’s all you get for now.

          P.S. Go watch Chris Matthews or something.

          • libertytrain

            I’m always confused why people like her are at this site – ridiculous – her only desire appears to be to make mock of people she doesn’t agree with -

          • denniso

            Why is she here?? Because she wants to express her opinions…just because most of the people here are rightwingers who revel in trashing Obama and any thinking person,that doesn’t mean you own this site and should bully others off it. Say what you think and let others do the same…she is welcome here by me and more.

          • eyeswideopen

            Liberty, she is here for the same reasons the rest of us are here. She hopes she may say something that will strike a light in the thinking of someone who is following the totalitarian trail being blazed by the Republicans/Conservative right wingers. Maybe the idea of having one Political Party, one Religion and no diversity is prompting her to try and make a difference. How about you, why are you here?

          • Michael J.

            I see the left has recently learned a new word, “Totalitarianism”. Fact is that this word has been used to describe Mao Tse Tung, Joseph Stallon, Adolf Hitler and more recently Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez. All of the previously mentioned demented despots seem to be the icons of the present adminisrtation who quote, emulate and are now implementing their policies and doctrines into our schools and government decision making.
            The misplacement of the term “Totalitarianism” on conservatives is unfounded and absurd.

          • JeffH

            Michael J. you must first consider the source of the comment, then just ignore it.

          • libertytrain

            Eyes, I’m here to read the articles and comments – but not berate and make fun of other posters. as you said i.e. “she hopes she may say something that will strike a light in the thinking of someone who is following the totalitarian trail being blazed by the Republicans/Conservative right wingers. Maybe the idea of having one Political Party, one Religion and no diversity is prompting her to try and make a difference.”
            However, it doesn’t give any food for thought if one does these comments in a continuously mean, mocking matter. Makes the poster look more like an idiot rather than someone with a diverse opinion. So what’s the point of these folks posting? Certainly not to share ideas.

    • Valverde

      Why do you leave the “o” out of Lord? If some screwball doesn’t like it, then too bad for them. Please revise the post and put the “o” back in.

    • http://Don'thaveone Sally

      Here is a resourse to donate to that the Haitians will receive all of the money. Rev John Hagee is the pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio Texas. Many of you might have heard his sermons on the Christian Networks. A dynamic man.
      Dear Sally,

      He who blesses Israel will be blessed…..
      And through Israel will all of the nations of the world be blessed

      Genesis 12:3

      For the past week, I have been watching the scenes of disaster unfolding in Haiti with great distress. I’m sure you’ve done likewise. Even if our eyes typically gaze east towards Israel, we find that they are currently focused south. The suffering of the Haitian people is too close, and too great, to ignore.

      But even as we focus on Haiti, we still see Israel. We have watched with great pride as Israeli search teams were among the first on the scene to find and rescue Haitians buried in the rubble. We cheered as the Israelis set up the first fully operational field hospital to treat the wounded. And our hearts filled with joy as an Israeli team delivered a healthy baby boy in the midst of the death and destruction. When the mother decided to name the boy “Israel” in honor of those who saved him, we shared her gratitude.

      As you know, CUFI’s mission is focused here at home. Our purpose is to educate Christians about the Biblical mandate to support Israel and to build a national grassroots organization dedicated to standing with the Jewish State. Yet while we do not typically raise funds for humanitarian projects abroad, the emergency in Haiti demands that we make an exception.

      We are asking that you make a contribution of $18 or a multiple thereof to support Israel’s humanitarian efforts in Haiti. This special amount — which symbolizes “life” in Jewish tradition – will be sent directly to IsraAID, one of the Israeli organizations that has been at the forefront of these rescue efforts. IsraAID is sending a new medical team from Israel to Haiti this weekend to join it’s rescue and medical teams already on the ground.

      Please click here to help Israel help Haiti today.

      And whether you choose to donate or not, please click here to sign a letter of appreciation to Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu. We will deliver your letter in person when we meet with Israeli leaders in early March. Let us encourage Israel to continue providing these humanitarian services around the world.

      We in CUFI always cite the first clause of Genesis 12:3, which states that he who blesses Israel will be blessed. But we know that in the following lines, God also promises Abraham that through Israel all the nations of the world will be blessed. The Israelis are proving the truth of God’s word. Let us help them as they do so. In so doing, I believe you and your loved ones will reap the blessings of that very scripture.

      May God Bless You and those that You Love,

      Pastor John Hagee
      National Chairman
      Christians United for Israel

      .”Click here to help Israel Help Haiti.

      • Patrick Daniel

        I have given all I can for now to the Haiti effort of another Christian group. Just wanted to say that I agree with all you have said concerning Israel. Although many in Israel do not understand, or know the scriptures you refer to, the force of those scriptures is in full effect and that is a fact that will never change. Be blessed in your efforts and add my thanks to Israel.

  • Curtis S

    Pat Robertson’s comment was historically inaccurate and possibly the most ignorant thing every heard to ooze from the mouth of a Christian. If Christians don’t unite en masse to denounce every syllable uttered by Robertson, then they’re all guilty. Remember how ignorant it was when the Arabs said Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 were Allah’s retribution? How is Pat Robertson’s verbal diarrhea any different?
    Rush’s statement? I think even the people posting on this website are starting to notice that Rush is just too “out there” to be credible anymore. Hateful and racist, is that what you want the conservative message to be? Really? Robert Gibbs may be your enemie’s Press Secretary, but you have to admit he’s right about this.

    • Tinwarble

      First, there is no excuse for what Pat Robertson said, he has had, for a while now, “Foot in Mouth Syndrome”, but Robertson does not speak for Christians when he says what he did. As for what Rush said, I believe it was taken out of context, as that he never said not to Donate for Haiti as it has been reported. What he said is that if you are going to donate don’t do it through the government, since you get a “bigger bang for your buck”, as it were, by donating to outside sources like the Red Cross.

      • Pillar8

        Pat Robertson’s comments do not reflect most Christian because they don’t understand the ways of God. Was this a horrible thing? Yes. Have the people embraced Witchcraft which is an affront to the Lord? Yes. Judgment did fall on the country because of sin. However most Christians see Judgment as the end of God’s action. The intent of Judgment is and always has been RESTORATION.
        Most people cannot reconcile the Love of God and wrath of God and embrace one or the other. God is both and they are held in a perfect Holy balance. The account of Noah being the best example. God restored humanity after the flood back to a right relationship with Him. Haiti will now experience RESTORATION when they turn from Withcraft.

        • JEFF SMITHERS

          IM GLAD THERE ARE OTHERS WHO SEE GOD’S GOODNESS IN EVERTHING. THE NATURAL MIND CANNOT PERCIEVE THESE THINGS.

          • phred

            Perhaps yours can’t. Don’t presume to “know” what other peoples natural minds can conceive or understand. Throw out all that crap you “know” because of your religious beliefs, or your “holy” books, and it’s quite possible you may tie into knowledge of spirtual things that your priests wish to keep hidden from you.
            Does the word “occult” cause you fear? Guess what? “Occult” means nothing mre than “hidden”. When one plays hide-and-seek, doesn’t one search out the hidden—yet in life we are cautioned by the priests not to look. They’ve even put such passages in their “holy” teachings! And that refers to ALL of the religions of the world—Christian, Hindu, or whatever!

          • Joe H.

            phred,
            Then by your definition O-man has an occult administration!!!!

        • denniso

          Your sort of fairy tale,contradictory and illogical ‘God’,simply does not exist. There is more evidence for a ‘devil’ being in control than there is for a kind,loving,compassionate ‘God’. Look around you and open your eyes and mind.

          • Dan-o

            Denniso, there you go talking about something you know nothing about, spend some time reading the most important book of all time it will be good for your soul.

          • Pillar8

            Denniso I agree with you. I see a great deal of EVIL in the World. I work in Corrections and see the results of sin everyday. But the reality of Satan does not nulify the reality of Jesus and yes I believe He is God. The one thing I respect about you Denniso is your rebelious and contrary attitude. It is consistant across the board. Too bad its not a constructive rebellion against evil. You will make a great Evangelist someday.

          • coal miner

            denniso,

            You right,there is no scintific or historical evidence that God or Christ ever existed.The hebrew characters are myths borrowed from long dead and forgotten religions,matter a fact some are exact copies.The bible is not only inaccurate but a carbon copied fraud.It has been proven false time and time again. John Divine and Saint Paul the founder of Christanity are the only two men that historians found, existed.They came from the school of mysteries.You can check it out on the internet or order the book(deceptions and Myths of the Bible.)by LLoyd M. Graham.It is loaded with imformation.

          • http://Don'thaveone Sally

            To all you non believers. I really feel sorry for you and will pray that you see the light. However, the proof will be in the pudding, when in the vear very near future all believers will be snatched from the earth to meet their Lord Jesus in the Sky and you will be left behind to face the worst 7 years in history called the tribulation.

          • DDC

            denniso, and coal miner, you 2 need to stock up on HOT DOGS, because where you 2 are going to spend eternity, they will taste good.
            Better reconsider, and start reading the number 1 selling book of all times.

          • denniso

            Pillar8…I have fought ‘evil’ my whole life..a person doesn’t have to believe in any particular creed to know what is right and wrong and what is evil. If people want a God in their life,that’s fine,but don’t pretend that God cares about us specifically or the world in general and does anything about it…if that were true,the world would look very different.

        • Curtis S

          Pillar8… I asked this on a previous post, but no one got back to me, so I figured I’d ask again. If all people on earth came from Noah? Tell me, was Noah white or black? What boat did the Chinese and Japanese step off? During the great flood that covered ALL of the earth, did the North American Indians just paddle their canoes for 40 days and 40 nights? Theories?

          • kodster5

            Curtis S… obviously, you haven’t read the Bible well enough to understand that ALL people of the world came from Adam and Eve, not Noah. No where did the Bible say that Noah and his wife, and Noah’s three sons and their wives, started mankind anew. They were descendants of Adam and Eve, as well.

            And if you follow the migratory patterns of the people that are descendants of Noah’s sons, where they attempted to build the Tower of Babel. Again, the Bible explains it all, and history confirms it, by tracin the migratory patterns of the people… where they came from… all from the region of where the Tower existed. There’s a reason why they call it the “cradle of civilization”! When God struck the peoples of the Tower with different languages, because they DID all speak the same language at the time and could communicate with each other, thereby sharing knowledge and the ability to build such a Tower to the heavens, the ones that had the same language ability gathered together, and left the area, to other parts of the world. At one time, all the continents were attached to each other, and these migratory people were able to move into what is known now as the North American and South American continents… that is how the American Indians, the Mayans, Aztecs, et al, were able to be in this part of the world… and why their civilizations have things in common with the other civilizations of Europe and the Middle East… for example the calendars, solar and lunar, and all based on the same 360-day basis as the Jewish calendar. Why all these calendars ALL point to the same date in 2012. They are, in actuality, all based on the same knowledge, obtained in the Middle East, where the Tower of Babel was built. This is now the region of Iraq and Iran, formerly known as Persia.

          • Curtis S

            Hey Kodster… thanks for the reply, but I’m still confused. You said all of the people of the world came from Adam & Eve. Okay, but if god drowned everybody on the planet and ONLY Noah and his family were left, then humanity must have started over. If humanity started over then it would be correct to say that everyone on earth is descended from Noah’s family, right? If all of humanity is supposed to “evolve” from the “Noah Family”, and every bible I’ve read portrays Noah as an old white dude, then everyone should be white, and that’s not what I see today. (Maybe some other time we could also talk about how the Noah story seems to have been plagiarized from the Sumerian’s story of Gilgamesh.)

            You talk about the Tower of Babel. Your god got worried that a bunch of ancient stone masons were going to build a what… a five… a ten story building to heaven? (How come he didn’t freak-out at the Empire State Building?)

            Anyway, in an incredible fit of insecurity he decided that clear communication and sharing knowledge was a BAD thing? Okay, so in a jealous rage, or a drunken frat-boy prank, whatever, your god then hands-out different languages and humanity scatters and migrates to the corners of the earth. When did he create the different races? Yeah, I get the languages story, but how did the new languages change the skin colors? Thanks Kodster, but I’m still searching for the answer to that one.

          • http://Don'thaveone Sally

            All of the people came from the offsprings of Noah as you said all the others from Adam and Eve besides Noah and his family, were drowned during the flood. The various sons of which there were four migrated to various places in the known earth. Ham I believe went to what is known as Africa now and because of the heat was black skined with a large wide nose so that oxygen could be taken in easily where in the north their noses are small so they won’t freeze their lungs. I forget what son migrated to the east and so to speak started the yellow race. It is all in Genesis. Very good studying.

          • Jana

            Actually, I have another take on this. Gen. 6:19 says: And of every living thing of ALL FLESH, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

            Two every of every flesh would mean also two Asians, two blacks, two of every race. Not just the animals were needed to replenish the earth, but people also. Noah and his family also needed help with all of those animals.
            God created every race and said it was good. The Old Testament is about God’s dealings with the Hebrew people, not the other races.

            When Cain killed Abel, Abel went off to the land of Nod and lived and married there. These races were created before Adam and Eve, according to the ancient manuscripts that were used to translate into the King James English. However on some things they were not translated totally correct.
            Gen 1:26-31 God created man which the manuscripts call him Adam. then in Gen 2 It was the 7th day and God ended his work and rested. Gen 2:5 the last part of the verse says,”There was not a man to till the ground”. In other words God did not have a farmer. verse 7: And the Lord God formed man (in the manuscripts this is Eth Ha Adam) of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.
            So God made every race there is, no mistakes, and no bias, He loves us all.

          • denniso

            whether a person believes in God or not, the Bible was written by men over generations and is a book of myth and fairy tales..full of contradictions and adultery and violence and incest. If you need a book written by men to believe in something as abstract and mysterious as God,then your belief if shallow and unfounded. People like Robertson and Falwell(until he died) and more con men pretending to be loving followers of Jesus are an insult to some of the good things he might have said. They are pathetic humans who deserve to be jailed for scamming millions of gullible people.

          • Michael J.

            Denniso,
            Myth, Fairy Tales, Full of contradictions, adultery, violence and incest? Sounds more like the Democratic party to me than the Bible.
            The burn you feel now is nothing compared to flames that await you in Hell for your blasphime.

        • eyeswideopen

          Pillar8, maybe you could call Pat, and explain to him that 80% of Hati’s population is Catholic and that means they are Christians. Pat’s ignorance is just the downfall of another of the American Christian leaders. He should step down.

      • DaveH

        Here is a transcript of some of what Rush said about Haiti and Obama:
        http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_011310/content/01125106.guest.html

        • denniso

          The Limbaugh sheep should read the transcript to see what a sick and disgusting man Limbaugh is. He is politicizing the Haiti disaster and definitely implying that people shouldn’t donate,especially through the gov’t site.He is linking dictators and corruption to Haiti’s problems to create an overall negative impression of Haiti and implicitly making the point that donations are a waste of your $$. He also says that we already ‘donate w/ our tax $$’, implying that we shouldn’t give any more. He is pathetic and imbalanced and I still find it hard to believe that anyone w/ a brain at all follows anything he spouts and helps him become richer and more removed from his sheep all the while.

          • DaveH

            Yes, they should read the transcript and find videos to listen to what Rush has actually said, rather than reading your Liberal spin of what Rush said or “implied”.

          • Arkham Grundy

            Rush Limbaugh’s truth twisting vituperous ravings give conservatives a bad name. He drives more away than he attracts. Watch his body language sometime with the sound turned of and any thinking person will clearly see him for what he is… a self serving megalomaniac.

            Pat Robertson is an example of a holier-than-thou blow hard who misses the point of Christianity. Would Jesus approve of his ignorant remarks?

          • kodster5

            Well, Denniso, I, myself, would not donate to Haiti, until I see that my $$ goes to the good of the people, and not to the corrupt politicians/cartels of Haiti. And I wouldn’t donate to the government site, either, but rather to the NGOs like the International Red Cross, where I know that the majority of my $$ would go to the relief effort, rather than administrative costs.

            The government of Haiti STILL does not serve the people, but their own self-serving purposes. The people of Haiti have lived so suppressed and with so little, that they literally are nothing but sheep. You wonder why there hasn’t been a whole of lot of looting (granted, there has been some, but nothing the likes of, for example, Katrina/Rita of New Orleans and Houston)… but for a people who have grown accustomed to living on less than $2/day, while the “fat cats” of government live high on the hog and steal from the mouths of the people. So, my heart goes out to those people, but until I know for sure that my $$ go to those that need it most, I’m NOT donating anything.

          • Tinwarble

            Arkham,

            Hey, isn’t Arkham the nut house in Batman and isn’t Grundy one of it’s residence. Well, I guess enough said.

          • DaveH

            Denniso, Arkham,
            Massachusett’s special election is just a sign of things to come. Finally people are waking up to the reality of Liberal Hopes and Dreams. In 10 months your representatives are going to be out looking for honest work.

          • Tinwarble

            DaveH,

            Maybe their Liberal Reps can go live with Arkham & Dems-Ho in their Moms basements!!!

          • Louise

            Why would any one listen to Rush or Robertson in the first place?
            The God I worship is a loving and forgiving God!
            As far as Rush His ego is bigger than his brain!

      • Harold Olsen

        Better yet, rather than the Red Cross, donate through your church. That’s what I plan on doing. There is more of a chance that the money will go to the relief effort than it will if you donate through some of these charity organizations who keep much of the money for “administrative purposes.” I’d be afraid to donate through government because I’d be worried that instead of the relief effort in Haiti the money would go to the coffers of Democrat party.

      • eyeswideopen

        Tinwarble, what do you think Rush meant when he stated to the caller “Besides we’ve already donated to Haiti, it’s called US income tax”.??????????? Don’t you think that is a subtle way of indicating that the listeners should not donate??

        • denniso

          You’re correct Eyes…and it’s not even very subtle. Limbaugh is trying to politicize the issue because he looks for any way to attack Obama or any Dem and he’s a bit worried that Obama’s polls will go up. He’s only out to destroy Obama at any cost..even the cost of looking like a moron and hatemonger and bigot. How people love the guy is WAY beyond me.

        • Joe H.

          eyes,
          no I don’t as he also said donate to private charities where the money will reach the people that need the help!!!

  • Michael J.

    More desperate rantings from a dying administration. Indeed, who will come to Obama’s aid in the weeks to come.

    Rush is used to being taken out of context and constantly being targeted. Robertson does make indefensible off hand remarks from time to time. However, in this case I think he was merely echoing the thoughts of the Haittian people who are intensly engulfed in the practice of Voo Doo.

    What is astonishingly ironic is that Gibbs and his boss’s media colusionist manage to cast dispersions on Robertson and Rush while completely glossing over and for the most part ignoring Danny Glover’s incoherant rant about Copenhagen, Haiti and earthquakes some how being tied together, and of course, our fault.

    As a result of Scott Brown’s victory last night, we will begin to see some changes in the Obama administration. Since he will be blamed for the failure in Massachusetts, a scapegoat will be needed to provide pressure relief. Who knows who’s career/head has been severed overnite? Talk about Voo Doo, Imagine the Oval Office littered with minature replicas of the current Cabinet and staff members all having been fatally stabbed with long needles

  • George

    The things being reported about Rush are not true! As is usually the Liberal fashion, things were taken out of context and who in their right mind would believe anything that Robert Gibbs says! Rush stated that if one wanted to send money to assist Haiti, they should send it directly to relief agencies because of the large amount that would be taken out by the US government for administrative costs, if they handled it.
    The Socialist Liberals, and unions, are on the run; let’s keep them going along with their failed policies!

    • Harold Olsen

      Robert Gibbs comes off like a total idiot. For someone who is supposed to be the White House spokesman he seems to be totally uninformed. When he is asked something he usually responds that he doesn’t know, or can’t discuss that or something of that nature. His job is to dispense information but he seems to be totally clueless about what his boss is doing. But, then, Obama, who promised the most transparent administration in the history of the country seems to want to keep everything and everyone in the dark. But then, most criminals work in that fashion.

      • DaveH

        Harold,
        He’s not clueless. It just takes a while to decide what answer he is going to give (anything but the truth).

      • American Citizen

        I laugh every time Gibbs gives a press conference or responds to a question.

    • denniso

      George…you’d better read up on what socialism is and is not..you sound like an uneducated fool and I don’t want to have to pity you.

    • coal miner

      George,

      You don’t know half what you are talking about.You sound like a penny ante scab.Unions what gave us the greatest economy in the history of mankind.That was during the 60s and 70s.Workers had money to spend.It was on ignorance and fear we let that turn coat, Scab Reagon turn us around and see where it got us.We are now going back to the good old Coolidge and Hoover times.Get your foot out of your mouth and stop making silly asinine statments.It makes you look stupid.We don’t want anybody think that.Now do we?

      • Joe H.

        coal minor,
        Don’t Worry nobody “thinks” that about you!!!! All doubt has been removed!!!!

  • Jimmy G

    The ultimate tragedy in Haiti isn’t the earthquake; it’s that country’s lack of economic freedom. The earthquake simply but catastrophically revealed the inhuman consequences of this fact.

    Registering 7.0 on the Richter scale, the Haitian earthquake killed tens of thousands of people. But the quake that hit California’s Bay Area in 1989 was also of magnitude 7.0. It killed only 63 people.

    This difference is due chiefly to Americans’ greater wealth. With one of the freest economies in the world, Americans build stronger homes and buildings, and have better health-care and better search and rescue equipment. In contrast, burdened by one of the world’s least-free economies, Haitians cannot afford to build sturdy structures. Nor can they afford the health-care and emergency equipment that we take for granted here in the U.S.

    These stark facts should be a lesson for those who insist that human habitats are made more dangerous, and human lives put in greater peril, by freedom of commerce and industry.

    http://dailycapitalist.com/2010/01/15/capitalism-saves-lives-and-haiti-is-proof/

    • Raggs

      It sounds to me like you are blaming America for the financial troubles in Haiti…. May I point out that the monarchy in Haiti is the root cause of thier problems not America.. I find it disgusting to blame us on the lack of living conditions there when we have sent them Millions of dollars only to be taken from the people by a fool of a man.

      Furthermore Rush is being used as a pincushen as always by an incapable asdministration…

      Pat Robertson… Well there is no excuse for his remark

      • DaveH

        Raggs,
        Please re-read Jimmy’s comment. He is not blaming America in any way. He is blaming the Haitians’ lack of Economic Freedom. Look here to see Haiti’s economic freedom rating:
        http://www.heritage.org/index/Ranking.aspx

        • Raggs

          Sorry Jimmy…I must have read something in you post that you didn’t say.

        • Valverde

          Sorry, he IS blaming America.

          • DaveH

            Tell me how?

          • Tinwarble

            Valverde,

            He isn’t blaming America, I believe that it is called a comparison. He is saying that America has a better economy & infrastructure than Haiti and that’s why the tragedy in Haiti is worse than it would be if it happened here in America. There was no blame laid on anyone it was just a statement of fact and if it was anything, he aggrandized America for being such a great country.

          • Jana

            Valverde, go to the site that he showed, the capitalist something or other. It tells there that capitalism does save lives and why they think so. I agree by the way.

    • eyeswideopen

      Jimmy, what is your response for Katrina? Where was our wealth then?

  • James

    There seems to be general agreement that God would not intentionally bring such havoc on any nation. Didn’t He bring about the Great Flood, and save Noah because he was “perfect in his generations?”

    • Smilee

      He also said he would never do it again

  • Don

    It is always good to see the “white house” taking Rush’s comments out of context. Rush did not say “do not donate to Haiti”. Rush said “do not send it through the white house’s web site. Gibb’s as always never knows what he is talking about. Maybe people commenting about what Rush and other Pundits say should be required to LISTEN to what they say.

    • Harold Olsen

      You’re not serious are you? You’d be confusing them with both the facts and the truth. We can’t have that.

  • Jeff

    For putting out a story about Rush and not checking the facts. I’m UNSUBSCRIBING TO YOUR E-MAILS.

  • airangel

    I agree…Gibbs is using Rush and Robertson as escape goats to try and steer the public away from the White House corruption going on and against Christians and Conservatives. Haiti couldn’t have happened at a better time for their agendas…they’ll blame it on Global Warming when in fact we are definitely cooling and there is scientific evidence to back this up (not speculation from a government looking for another way to tax us with emissions) Don’t believe everything you read in the media…they will omit certain facts to make it sound whichever way they want it to.

    • denniso

      Air…just so you know, the term is ‘scapegoat’. Now ,your term sounded kind of cute,escaped goats running around lose…but..

  • Robert

    Robertsons’s remarks were totally ridiculous and insensitive to the suffering of the Hatian people and foreign visitors. Limbaugh’s statement is not how I heard it and is now being reported. Regardless of what these two may or may not have said, the American people have shown our coutries compassion and willingness to help. I give credit for Obama reacting quickly but do not agree with his committing $100 Million in relief efforts and probably many times that amount when all is said and done. As far a Gibbs is concerned, I’ve always enjoyed puppet shows and have always been amazed of the skills shown by the puppetmasters in pulling strings. Gibbs might be the best puppet I’ve seen since Howdy Doody. Why else would he not have spoken on the White House’s reaction of the miniscule amount of money pledged by other coutries, or the venom spewing out of Hugo Chavez’s mouth or for that matter some of our so called American citizens? Why? Because he is a puppet and Obama is the puppetmaster. So let’s not look at Gibbs, let’s look at the real culprit. Obama.

    • Michael J.

      Robert, You said, “I give Obama credit for acting quickly” I do not disagree, but consider this. The administration sees the Haiti disaster as a win, win situation. First of all, it provides cover for the unpopular Heathcare Reform package and the disentagrating party to which he belongs. Secondly, it’s a great public relations ploy he hopes will be veiwed favorably by his future constituents around the world. Thirdly, it fits into the master plan of bankcrupting our economy by doling out funds that we do not have.

      So don’t think this some deep felt humanitarian gesture on his part. It is instead just more means to obtain an end.

      • DaveH

        Michael,
        I agree. I’m all for charity by willing participants (and there are many). However, for the Government to borrow money from future taxpayers to give to others is not charity but theft. It is not their money to give. The Government’s role should simply be to encourage others to donate time and money to Haiti.
        I know I would like to help. And there are millions more in this country who also would like to help. But, as Rush said, they should give their money to the appropriate private charities that are known to be efficient with their donations.

        • JeffH

          DaveH, I couldn’t agree with you more. I also heard Rush’s take on donating through “WhiteHouse.org” and agree with what he said 100%.

        • American Citizen

          Whenever the liberal media says something about Rush, I go to his site to read the transcripts of his radio show for that day. I used to be able to listen to his program, but for some reason can no longer get the station to come in. I get snatches of it if I’m in the car. In any case, I find the liberals either misquote him or take it out of context to make it seem as though he meant something he didn’t.

    • Valverde

      I always wonder whenever something like this happens how much money the politicians contribute out of their own pockets toward the relief effort. Would anyone care to bet that BO contributed nothing? What kind of odds would you give me?

  • deetee

    Clinton began sending aid to Haiti (under corrupt Aristide) and over0$10 million of txpayer money eventually disappeared into that prticular Black Hole with very little reaching the suffering people. This has always been the case with US gov’t aid serving mostly to make the administration look compassionate on your dime. Americans will give to help others but it should absolutely never be done via confiscatory taxation! That is tyranny and must be stopped!

  • http://none sandra oldfield

    2 idoits showing their ignorance….. how about all their wealth they are hoarding God’s wrath will visit them soon….also

    • DaveH

      How do you know what anybody is hoarding or what they sacrificed to achieve that wealth? Maybe instead of Obama jetting around the world and partying hardy, he could cut back and donate that money to the Haitians. Don’t count on it though because Obama (like most Liberals) enjoys living on other peoples’ money.

      • http://n/a Winnie

        Reply to DaveH

        What they sacrificed? All too many wealthy got their wealth anyway and anyhow they could, cheating, stealing, killing, cheap labour. I do admire those who worked fairly and got wealthy through hard work and sacrifice, but as one who watched a white man get filthy rich on the king salomn runs, and very cheap Eskimo labour, I often wonder about the other fithy rich through the cheap labour of the Native people of any country. And to top it off the Eskimos considered themselves lucky for what little money they were paid.

        • DaveH

          Winnie,
          There no doubt are evil men in business as in all walks of life including the Government. But that is why we have juries of our peers when we are accused of crimes. Our forefathers knew how casually the accused could be judged by others.
          I have always been thankful to get employment from the people who had what it took to start their own companies and make them successful. Did anybody put a gun to your peoples’ heads and make them work for those low wages? Did anybody stop them from creating their own companies? The only people I know that could use that kind of force are Government people.

        • denniso

          Hi Winnie…most people who get extremely wealthy do so on the backs of underpaid workers somewhere along the way. That being the case,most extreme fortunes are inherently immoral and and these pretend Christians have to live in denial that the Jesus they profess to love would condemn that immorality.
          Is it very cold now in Canada?

          • Michael J.

            Denniso, by extreme fortunes you must be thinking of say, the Rockefeller’s, or maybe Bill Gates?

          • denniso

            Michael…I don’t care whose extreme fortune it is,if you look at the people who helped build it under the billionaire you will find many who are under paid yet do their work faithfully. I’m not saying the billionaire can’t keep his $$,but how moral ,or Christian,is it to have workers who struggle financially helping to create fortunes for others? Any adult who works in this wealthy country should be paid a decent wage…it’s a scandal that isn’t the case in the 21st century.

          • Joe H.

            denniso,
            How different you speak today!! just a few scant days ago you said that the way he made his fortune was the American way!!! Remember???

        • trust no one

          and unions are killing the country right w/out them everyone would be treated the way the eskimos were

          • Michael J.

            Trust no one, yet you beleive in Unions? Go figger?
            Speaking of Eskimos, Did ya ever hear that one about the Eskimo who pulled into the gas station on his snowmobile? That dern thang was a spittin and a sputterin, smokin and left a puddle a oil on the ground underneath it.
            So the Eskimo went inside ta fetch the mechanic who said, well lest see, sounds like the plugs er fowled, engines smokin and looks like ya blown a seal. Then the Eskimo replied, No, that just frost on mustache.
            Heh… Heh… Heh… Sarah Palin told me that while she was a breast feedin me. Next thang I new, the alarm went off, and I woke up.

    • American Citizen

      They are two who give a lot to charity. Pat Robertson made an ignorant statement, Rush was misquoted.

  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    I feel I need to add: THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS THAT “HEBREW” IS THE “ONLY INSPIRED LANGUAGE,” WHILE it was LOST IN BABEL, IT WILL RETURN TO ONCE “AGAIN” BE THE UNIVERSAL ONE LANGUAGE! I’M NOT QUOTING THE VERSES BECAUSE A “REV” SHOULD KNOW WHERE THEY ARE FOUND! PS: IN “HEBREW” BAAL WORSHIP IS WORSHIP OF “THE LORD”! In 1520 the POPE asked Petrus Galatinus to change the “HEBREW” MESSIAH’S NAME TO HONER “ZEUS,” THE HIGHEST GREEK DEITY AND THE GOOD SPANISH PRIEST, “FATHER” GALATINUS CAME UP WITH “JESUS!” THAT’S HOW ROME ALWAYS DID THINGS, SO THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE FOLLOWED SUIT! THAT BREAKS THE THIRD COMMANDMENT “REV!” THAT’S HISTORY “REV” and it will be USED BY THE FIRST MESSIAH, LUCIFER” TO RECLAIM HIS THRONE!!! REPENT AND BELIEVE THE “GOOD NEWS! PS: IT’S NOT IN LUCIFER!!!

    • Norm

      Victor L Barney
      Holy S–t. Are you really sure? There’s this bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in.

      • JeffH

        Hey Norm? If Obama jumped off that bridge in Brooklyn would you follow him? I know the answer as do most on this site.

        • Harold Olsen

          If Obama jumped off that bridge I’d try to get it named a national monument with a plaque stating: “On this spot the tyranny of the Obama regime ended.”

          • denniso

            You two are only fools babbling…

          • JeffH

            Hey denniso, you’d be jumping right along with Norm and the rest of the flock.

          • Joe H.

            jeffH,
            We can only pray brother, we can only pray!!!!

  • Robin from Indiana

    My understanding of the Bible is that when the people refuse to come to the Lord and insist on doing things that go against the Lord’s standards, God can remove His hand of protection from them, allowing Satan to do as he wills. I think the comments Pat Robertson made were more of a history lesson. God’s wrath may have been against the Haitian people for their refusal to turn to Him. We do not know that. Nobody can second guess what God does because we do not understand His ways.

    I think that so many prayers are being said and so much help is being sent to Haiti, that there will be some good come from this horrible disaster. God is a jealous God. Hopefully many will come to know Him through their grief and desperation, which will be a blessing.

    • Curtis S

      Robin? God took out his wrath on the people of Haiti? Why weren’t they poor enough already? A country of people who are descended from slaves, and live in the country with the lowest standard of living in the western hemisphere and your god hasn’t already showed his wrath over the past… say TWO centuries? Your god is a jealous god? Why? Isn’t your god all powerful, almighty, omnipotent what there to be jealous of? He sounds insecure. He also sounds completely fabricated.

      • libertytrain

        Curtis – I don’t always agree with you, I don’t always disagree with you and on this one – I’m with you. Sounds like “Sinners in the hands of an angry God” logic to me.

      • kodster5

        This is the definition, per Merriam-Webster, of the word ‘jealous’…

        Main Entry: jeal·ous
        Pronunciation: ˈje-ləs
        Function: adjective
        Etymology: Middle English jelous, from Anglo-French gelus, from Vulgar Latin *zelosus, from Late Latin zelus zeal — more at zeal
        Date: 13th century
        1 a : intolerant of rivalry or unfaithfulness b : disposed to suspect rivalry or unfaithfulness
        2 : hostile toward a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage
        3 : vigilant in guarding a possession
        — jeal·ous·ly adverb
        — jeal·ous·ness noun

        In this case, the application of the word ‘jealous’ as in applying towards a ‘jealous God’ would be appropriate. God is jealous of the use of Voodooism in Haiti… it is a predominant religion, a aberrant version of Christianity. It is black magic mixed with Christianity… an unpure religion. Look at Katrina/Rita… again, hitting a region that is predominant in using Voodooism, also. Look at the tsunamis that hit the countries bordering the Indian Ocean… predominantly muslim and hindu. God is using these natural disasters (and YES, God uses nature to his advantage!) to bring people to their knees, and make them look to Him for salvation, not to mankind, and other false gods.

      • http://n/a Winnie

        Curtis,I wouldn’t have said it better. Thank you.

        • denniso

          Robin…if your God is a jealous god and kills and maims and tortures babies and little kids and pregnant women and old men, I suggest you need to find a better god..maybe one that is loving and helpful and feeling for all life on earth,no matter the country or race or income.Your god sounds a bit like the devil to me.

          • Michael J.

            Denniso, are you describing Haiti or Obamacare?

          • denniso

            Mike…Obamacare,Hillarycare…can’t you rightwingers use real words??Is it an education issue?

          • Michael J.

            Yes Denniso, I am educated. You however, were indoctrinated.

    • http://Don'thaveone Sally

      I do agree. Look at the other end of the same island, the Dominican Republic. A very triving entity. Number 1, they are not ruled by a black man, who wants all the power and takes everything for his own pocket, much like you are going to see in the US. How can a Senator afford a house worth well over a million on their salary. Must be some kind of a savings plan!!!! I would love to have one person on this site tell me what country in the world that had a black man as leader that was an up and coming country. Bet you can’t. I am not prejudice, never have been, never will, but facts are facts — look at Africa. They come into office saying this and that, and then they find the power and look out. That is what we now have. I am so sorry.

      • Curtis S

        No Sally, you are prejudiced. Sorry.

        • http://Don'thaveone Sally

          No Curtis I am not prejudice at all. I have many many black friends and business associates. I just call a spade a spade. I lived in Trinidad for a spell/ This Island had been a very prosperous island however, after Britain gave them their freedom, it went downhill fast. They threw out the US Navy which really supported the country. When we were there, the electricity was off usually every afternoon, telephones were only on for a couple of hours aday, hadn’t had any potatoes or onions for three months. However, the Governor I think he was called, entertained the President of China making deals for their oil. I still am asking anyone to please inform me of a country that has been run by a black man that has been up and coming.

          • Curtis S

            Sally… Did you just claim to have many Black friends and then follow-up with “I just call a spade a spade.”? Was that irony or a Freudian slip?
            Anyway, you want “up-and-coming” countries run by a Black leader? There’s Equatorial Guinea, ranked as having the #43 GDP in the world.
            Gabon, ranked #79 in GDP, “[is] one of the most prosperous countries in the region, with the highest HDI (Human Development Index) in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
            Botswana, with the #80 ranked GDP “…the World Bank cites Botswana as one of the world’s great development success stories.”
            There you go, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Botswana.

          • libertytrain

            Curtis – I found this info and there’s quite a bit out there on the old old saying calling a spade a spade:
            “The exact origin is uncertain; the playwright Menander, in a fragment, said “I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade,” but Lucian attributes the phrase to Aristophanes. Later, Plutarch notes that “The Macedonians are a rude and clownish people who call a spade a spade.” (It is worth noting that the Greek word translated as “spade” seems actually to mean something like “bowl” or “trough”; the “spade” may be based on a Renaissance mistranslation. In this case the original expression was “to call a bowl a bowl,” and thus the “spade” expression is “only” 500, rather than 2,500, years old.)”
            Unfortunately it’s another one of those words/sayings that has become tainted like gay and faggot – words are the source of much misunderstanding when they are changed over the years.

          • Curtis S

            Hey L-Train! Thanks for the lesson, I love words and I’m always fascinated about their origins. As for my comments above, it was just another cheap stab at humor.
            But while we’re on the topic of words and how their meanings evolve over time, I think that’s my problem with the bible. Great stories, but how a lot of it relates to the modern world and how the words in it have taken on new meanings over the years… well it’s just NOT something to base a government or its policies on. Know what I mean?
            AND my point still stands, there are developing countries in the world with competent black leaders.

          • eyeswideopen

            Sally, I hate to hurt your feelings, but they showed the President of the Dominican Republic on cable, and he is black. If you knew the history of the two countries, you would understand that the races are mixed in both those countries. And so what if he is a black man. You seem to be stating that a black man can’t run a country. Shall we count all the whites who have failed at running a country?

          • libertytrain

            Curtis – I do agree, throughout history there has been a good black leader or two or three or more – so I’m not sure why that comment was said.

      • Michael J.

        Hello Sally, I read your post with interest and decided it was time to mention that this will be the second time we have bailed Haiti out. This time we are there for humanitarian reasons to releive the suffering caused by a natural disaster. The first time we helped was to put an end to man made anarchy that existed in 1914.
        Not unlike Haiti’s now day leaders, Haiti back then was just as full of thieves who ruled without mercy or compassion. In 1915 the Americans came in and ended the anarchy, installed the legitimate leader, built roads, schools and hospitals like we always do. Then we left in 1934 with out being thrown out. A few years later Haiti again was in a state of anarchy as if we had never been there.

  • Norm

    Pat Robertson is a sick individual. He has conversions with someone he thinks is God, but I fear that he is talking to his own twisted ego. The statements he makes are far more satanic than godly.
    Rush is so intense in his personal hatred of Obama that he says things that are outragous and sometimes false. To say that Obama is using Haiti for political gain from blacks is pretty sad and very presumptive. To cheer because aid is not instantaneous is vile.
    But then even people who love Rush will have to admit that he is crude and nasty and often wrong.

    • airangel

      Norm, don’t believe everything your read in the papers or on the internet…Rush is right on not to donate through the goverment but through Red Cross…most Government’s have become corrupt…period

    • DaveH

      Norm,
      We have a president who is pushing programs that the citizens clearly don’t want. He and his Congressional Democrats are spending our money like drunken sailors. Why shouldn’t Rush be upset? I posted a link in a previous comment, so you can see what Rush really said.
      As for Pat Robertson, there is no excuse for his remarks. He is just a nut:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59NCduEhkBM

      • denniso

        Limbaugh is always ‘upset’,because that’s how he gets rich..it’s part of his phoney show. He was ‘upset’ long before Obama was elected..he impresses his sheep w/ his hollow anger..he’s one of the super rich living off of the foolish peasants who adore him as a god.

      • denniso

        come on DaveH,you’ve got to be smarter than that…Obama is pushing policies that SOME people like and that SOME people don’t like, just the way it always works. Did your buddies Cheny/Bush only push policies that EVERYONE liked?? Don’t think so…

  • Millie A. Portsmouth, VA

    to sandra oldfield…please check the context of Rush’s message..you pass judgement without the facts..as with Pat Robertson…his Operation Blessing was there instantaneously after the earthquake. So please ms. oldfield..GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!

  • Raggs

    I have to agree with Rush… I will not donate through the government.
    The Red Cross is a much better and certainly more trustworthy.

    Pat Robertson is off of his rocker…

  • airangel

    Good people that are decent and compassionate will always try to help those less fortunate and not have an agenda with it. Rush is right. Going through Government chanels is a less than adequate means of ALL your money getting to the people. Red Cross is best. The other problem lies with the corrupt government on the other side. Where has all the aid and support money gone all these years? Sometimes I can truly see why we inhabit countries (things get done and real relief happens with engineering, construction and education that liberates people from poverty). Our military has taken over the airport organizing aid relief coming in whereas if we didn’t, those poor people would still be suffering from lack of effort or help anywhere around Haiti. Thank God the USA is a kind, caring and compassionate country. That is still our light that shines brighter than any other country.

  • Monica

    Rush said that taxpayers have donated through paying taxes and that is true. These people in Washington just spend our money like it grows on trees. I wouldn’t send a penny to them that I didn’t have to. I don’t know about Pat Robertson’s comment. The Bible says that two cities was destroyed because of disobeying God. The whole world except for Noah and his family was destroyed because of disobedience and sin. Watch what happens when someone turns to drugs and living wild. Everyone suffers because of it. It never seems fair to me that the innocent suffer but they do. Pat Robertson does a lot of good for people. He reads his Bible and keeps up with what is going on in the world. We have been told in the Bible about earthquakes, pestilence and other calamities. Look around. It is happening.

    • American Citizen

      This is why I believe there is a Heaven and a Hell. One is a place for people who have lived good lives, the other for those who are truly evil. My gut instinct tells me that death is not the end. I’ve also had experiences that have me convinced.

  • http://www.yahoo.com/?fr=fptb-msgr Jean

    Well first their lying about Rush I listen to his show everyday all three hours and we know the spies do to.So they can cherry pick and rearrange the words so it comes out to sound the way they want.But even before I listend that day I said to my self Obama is already sending my donation with our money from taxes which is not suppose to be but since he was so generouse in spreading the wealth and I’m struggling just to make ends meet in my life and hang onto my job I don’t need to.It’s called thinking not feeling.I feel for the people and pray for them but they are using it as a political pawn as usual.And how Obama suddenly thinks America is such a great country after telling other countries how ROTTEN WE ARE so now what are we to make of that it’s MONEY and POLITICS and he wants to make himself look good sorry we’re not drinking the CULT KOOL-ADE anymore.Let the fat cats in DC empty their pockets not mine.

    • DaveH

      Jean,
      I agree. And after bad-mouthing the Big Bad USA, he sends troops armed with assault rifles into Haiti. Is this really necessary? Maybe some concealed (or not) handguns for personal protection of the aid workers, but assault rifles? At the most it should be a police action, not a military action. It’s no wonder so many people distrust the US.
      We could simply tell their officials that if anybody interferes with the orderly distribution of aid, we will depart and they will get nothing. I doubt seriously that they would mess with the charity givers knowing that.

      • DaveH
      • denniso

        You actually agree w/ that ditto head Jeane?? That says much about your real views…DaveH libertarian, no, DaveH uncompassionate,partisan, rightwinger.

        • airangel

          Denniso…you are ignorant and in evil liberal land. This administration has spent more than all the president’s combined in one year. They are spending hard working tax payers money who are struggling to keep up their mortgage payment and feed their families. People will donate of their own accord and donate through proper channels like the Red Cross. It doesn’t matter what was done in the past, WE ARE BROKE!!! The government can’t keep spending money that isn’t there. Were you not taught to be accountable and trustworthy? WAKE-UP! Haiti would have been much better prepared to handle this devastating blast had their corrupt government spent the billions of aide on the people on not on self gain! It is the people that make countries great, NOT THE GOVERNMENT who become greedy, corrupt and self empowering.

          • denniso

            Air…’evil liberal land’??? Amazing!! Your comment is too absurd to spend any time on,but it would help if you got some facts straight…’this prez has spent more in one year than all the presidents combined’??? Why don’t you think a little or look up some actual info before you run your mouth? Is it because you ‘learned’ at the feet of your fanatic fat cat Limbaugh??

        • DaveH

          You are not compassionate Denniso. Compassion is giving your own time and money. What you advocate (giving other peoples’ time and money) is just plain Theft.

          Anybody who has read your countless personal attacks knows what kind of person you really are. And it isn’t compassionate.

          • airangel

            Denniso…check this link out on spending comparisons of Bush and Obama and the past 25 years of economic policy. I doubt it will do much good since you don’t seem to have an open mind when it comes Obama and this current administration but none the less here it is and it’s not from Rush

            http://www.heritage.org/Research/Budget/bg2249.cfm

          • denniso

            Air…I don’t usually respond to people who directly call me ignorant..in your case,i’ll make an exception. Your comment,’Obama has spent more in one year than all the other presidents combined’,is poorly written I guess. If you mean that Obama has spent more than any other prez in the first year, maybe. But,you want to forget that we have had the biggest economic collapse since ’29. Bush also spent billions trying to stop the collapse and Obama continued…almost every economist alive,around the world,agrees that we had to pour $$ into the economic hole to prevent the largest depression ever in the history of capitalism. The spiral down has stopped and we are now stable..the market is up by over 60% from it’s low point and people w/ pensions and retirement in the market are not panicked,like everyone was a yr ago. If you want to sit around and wait for the ‘market’ to recover on it’s own,move back to 1929. Hoover’s your man.

          • DaveH

            He didn’t directly call you ignorant, Denniso. If you weren’t, you would know that.

          • denniso

            Are you just blind or is there more to your select vision??

          • Jana

            denniso, the shoe must fit, because you sure want to wear it.

          • eyeswideopen

            Dave, I too wonder if you are going blind. Air, stated Denniso, you are ignorant and live in evil liberal land… you need to read the previous posts.

        • Michael J.

          Denniso, You complain about a lack of compassion while being a member of the compassionless party. How much compassion is required to abort a fetus? How much compassion is needed to euthanize the infirmed elderly?

          • Michael J.

            And did I mention, you are ignorant too.

          • eyeswideopen

            Michael, just because people don’t belong to the radical right, doesn’t mean that they condone abortions. Generalizing about topics and people, is just that generalizing. Guess what the majority of Dems are Catholics who don’t believe in abortions, so why don’t you just stop trying to piegon hole people so that you can make those irrational comments about the “scary Liberals”? Oh, that’s right, you people don’t even consider the Catholics, Christians do you? They are the largest Christian group in the US, so maybe, just maybe you should reconsider your Republican talking points.

          • Michael J.

            EwO, Nice to hear from you again. Are you Catholic?

          • libertytrain

            Michael in several posts over the months she claims to be Baptist.

          • Jana

            Michael, I agree. It is the Democrat Party that wants to abort these innocent babies. Good for you. Socialists is what they have become, and Progressives. YUK.

          • denniso

            Just so you know,MichaelJay…you think you know what party I belong to and you think you can state what I believe in from my arguments on issues..you don’t know,mostly because I’m not as simple as some of your bretheren. Life is a little more complex than that and some minds are as well.

          • eyeswideopen

            Liberty, sorry darling, but I have never claimed to be a Baptist. Many times I have referred to the Baptist faith, my husband is one of those, but I am not. Here is a family breakdown. Father-Lutheran, Mother-Presbytarian, Sister-Baptist, Step brother- Jewish, Stepfather-Jewish, Episcopalian, finally Catholic, Step brother-Atheist, Stepsister-Mormon, First Husband -Methodist. After I wrote this, I started laughing, my family is quite diverse. Prior to parents divorce we were Lutherans. Then entire family went in search of religious knowledge and each picked something different or took their husband or wifes religion. This is probably why I don’t believe that one specific religous sect can claim to be “The ONE” true religion. Most of those above are practicing Christians who truly live as Christians. We are tolerant of each other and never claim that we are the chosen religion. We all found our way to Christ and that is what is important. Laughing out loud, we really represent the United States diversity during the Holidays. My mother had a sign that said Christians gather here, the umbrella of Christianity covers us all.

          • Michael J.

            Ewo,
            Nobody’s perfect. Thanx for the long winded reply. hope your finger didn’t cramp.

          • denniso

            Michael…I assume you supported the illegal invasion of Iraq. So you supported the ‘compassionate conservative’ in bombing little kids and pregnant women and old men and in total 100,000 or more civilians. How much ‘compassion’ does it take to burn little kids alive for a fraud of a war??
            Your comment about euthanizing the elderly is just dumb..
            No one favors abortion,what they favor is leaving it up to the woman and her doctor…you want a police state to track women down and jail doctors?? Oh yeah, you want larger gov’t and more laws and regulations and more police action,because you’re a ‘compassionate conservative’….right,but that’s OK w/ you because it’s not your body you want to control,it’s only women’s.

          • eyeswideopen

            Michael, yea, where are you on the innocents who were killed daily, due to that illegal and non necessary war with Iraq? Don’t their lives matter?

          • libertytrain

            eyes – sorry if I’m mistaken – could have been one of your many aliases that claimed Baptist. But you should know what you are far better than I and looking back at your posts in Sept. and October when you told us the many stories of you would be silly.

          • Michael J.

            Denniso, In answer to your Query:

            No one person decided to invade Iraq. Elements of both parties openly supported the war. As a matter of fact, the vast majority of Democrats, Republicans and the international itelligence community beleived that Saddam Hussein had WMD, was harboring Al Qaeda and needed to be dealt with.

            On the subject of abortion, I’ll ask you another way. Do you think Dr. Tiller was a compassionate individual having had the blood on his hands from thousands of aborted fetus? Did he not kill little babies for money?

            And letting the elderly die because government beuracrats decide they are no longer economically servicable or nonproductive to the colective is equivelant to euthanasia.

            And I never called you simple, I beleive you are an infinately complex Transocialist.

      • Warrior

        Let’s bring all the Haitians to the US and make them census takers. Then they could join acorn and seiu and give them the right to vote. This way, Nov 2010 may not be a disaster.

      • JeffH

        12,500 troop left last night to protect Haitians at Obama’s request, and Gen. McCrystal couldn’t get an answer for months on troops that were needed in Afghanistan. This Obama dude has his priorities all screwed up. Ya think? I guess American lives aren’t as valuable to protect as the poor Haitians. Just more smoke and mirrors by Obama to try and take the heat off of the HCR mess.

        • eyeswideopen

          JeffH, nobody told me they were going to find IED’s buried in the road, or that bombs would be dropping on them in Haiti. Is there a war going on in Haiti? Do they have terrorists wanting to kill US soldiers there? Peace keeping mission compared to trained terrorists? Certainly isn’t apples to apples. You guys are getting desperate trying to find more things to critize. Sad, very funny and sad.

          • JeffH

            The truth of the matter is that you and your Troll Brigade is starting to thin out although you continue to grasp the same straws. You are a traitor and a leftist liberal hack. Rush rules, Obama sucks!

          • eyeswideopen

            Jeff, as usual when someone can’t refute or argue a point, they immediately digress to acting like children and start name calling. Been back a couple of days, and guess what, you are the only one to start the name calling. It is an immediate tip off that you can’t control yourself. Relax Jeff, this is only a discussion, no one is trying to kill you.

          • JeffH

            Bite me!

    • denniso

      Did you read the transcript of Limbaugh that DaveH posted the link to above?? No, you didn’t, and it’s clear you are following Limbaugh’s orders exactly. Presidents can order emergency $$ sent to disaster scenes..Did you complain when Bush burned through a trillion $$ in Iraq and Afghanistan?? NO?? You favor war $$ over humanitarian $$ spent..you’re pathetic like Limbaugh is.

      • DaveH

        Only people who are blinded by the fury at the trough would pay any attention at all to what you have to say Denniso.

        • Robert

          DaveH; I can’t believe that knucklehead Denniso is still around. Don’t even pay atttention to his replies. As far as I’m concerned, your opinion counts and whether I agree or disagree with it, that’s your right to voice it and I respect that right. Keep on trucking and ignore that knucklehead.

          • JeffH

            I might remind you that it is really denniso.

          • eyeswideopen

            Robert, who made you judge and jury? So, Dave has the right to his opinions, but another American, doesn’t have that right, or deserves respect? TOTALITARIAN, is a word that describes your beliefs. Get those Brown Shirts ready!!!!

      • airangel

        Denniso…curious if you work and pay taxes?

        • denniso

          Airhead…You could read what I’ve posted for the past couple months if you’re actually ‘curious’…but that’s like work,so probably won’t happen. DaveH is clueless and wants to raise personal issues that are pointless in a debate..but that’s what you people do,isn’t it.

          • airangel

            You shouldn’t spew so much at Rush, you have your own venom…people can point fingers and name call all they want to…the fact is we’re broke so get over yourself

          • DDC

            denniso, all that i have seen of your articles is a lot of hot air. Don’t have to go back and read, they are all the same, like you idiotic

          • JeffH

            denniso, a true hater that still will pull the race card out at any time. You are finished like burnt toast! Give it up and leave the dark side. The truth will set you free.

          • DaveH

            As I have said before Denniso, you are one sick puppy. I pity your wife or husband.

          • denniso

            Oh boy,more personal ranting from the geniuses above. You can’t support an argument so you resort to this?? Grow up.

          • Michael J.

            Denniso, daveH was not trying to be funny when he said, “I pity your wife or husband”, it’s just that your name is like a pair of Guess Jeans, it’s hard to tell.

          • denniso

            You guys are SO clever…now I know how you come to your intellectual conclusions…

  • Warrior

    gibbs may be the most annoying person in this country. If I were O-blama I would have that beautiful blonde pageant loser from Calf. as my spokesperson. She could say all the dumb things she wants, but she’s a hellava lot more pleasurable to look at than that dope.

    • DaveH

      LOL.

    • JeffH

      Gibbs is nothing more than a “boot licking dog slave”! Give him credit though, like a good dog, he is loyal to the end.

    • Michael J.

      Warrior, I get it about the blonde. Not much upstairs but, man… what a staircase!

      • Warrior

        Down Boy!

  • Raggs

    I read the transcript….. I have to agree with Rush…
    Use any avenue but the government to donate, I don’t see anything wrong with that.

    • denniso

      Ragg…You didn’t read the entire thing if you didn’t catch Limbaugh essentially telling his blind sheep that they already donate w/ their tax $$…what do you suppose that means?? I imagine you’re one of his pawns.

      • Raggs

        No your incorrect…. I did read that as well.
        He was making a point that the relief effort taking place by the military IS funded by tax dollars to the political gain of obama.
        And any donation you make to the government will be used also for thier gain…. I believe this is what he is saying..

        • DaveH

          Don’t waste your time trying to talk sense to Denniso. (words removed for offensive content).

          • denniso

            Melting down DaveH???

        • denniso

          Ragg…try reading it again,this time w/o a biased mind.

        • eyeswideopen

          Raggs, to quote your God Rush, “Besides we’ve already donated to Haiti, it’s called US income tax”. He is inferring that we don’t need to donate, as we already have. Gee, Raggs, after Katrina, other countries sent this country money. That’s what humanity does for each other.

          • Doug

            Wow I don’t even have to read it you just quoted but can’t figure out what he meant. What he meant is we are allready donating through the Govt. by pay taxes so don’t do that donate through charity were you will get more for your buck. Eye wide close please explain to me one program that the govt. runs that works well and is not in black hole that private enterprise could not do a better job with their eyes closed?

  • http://n/a Mark

    Gibbs is a fool and for him not to believe that God can punish folks then he is also an athiest. Some of the things said may be a little out there for those that don’t believe and you can bet your last dollar that Barry Soetoro is taking advantage of the situation. The wealthy turn a blind heart and a blind eye to our own “American” children that do not eat properly or have housing, but they are there to get their pictures on the liberal news channels so they seen to shine. The Good Lord appreciates people that give to help his children but warned about “giving loudly”. AND they ain’t my brothers and sisters. My fellow Americans (not these worthless illegals) are my brothers and sisters and I will take up arms and join them if needs be to stop tyranny in this gov’t. I love my country but this gov’t, voted in by fools, is disgraceful to the people of this country.

  • jim

    I don’t know what inspired Pat Robertson to say what he did. If there was a pact with Satan to get the French out of Haiti, the people who made it have been dead and gone for 200 years. To take it out on people that decended from them is not Gods way. He’s not that vendictive.
    The Catholic Arch Bishop was killed in the earthquake, I don’t think God was mad at him. I agree with using the resources our navy and airforce have. Aircraft carriers have helicopters that fly over the damaged and nonexistant roads, sick bays,and nuclear reactors to help supply power to at least the port city. They have desalianation plants to get fresh water from salt water. That said I believe that donations sent through a private orgaization, like the Red Cross, Salvation Army or Save The Children will be used more efficiantly by people who have experience in helping out in desasters. Even during bad economic times Americans alwats step up to the plate and do what they can to help. For those so inclined keep the people of Haiti and the rescue workers in your prayers.

    • phred

      “To take it out on people who decended from them is not Gods way. He’s not that vindictive.” Sir, that denies the Christians “holy” bible! We are, according to that book, all descended from Adam and Eve. And, as a result of those two having defied “gods” orders, we now all have to suffer and die.
      I find that a rather ridiculous way to thionk of the Supreme Being, but it is there in the bible that the Christian love to thump! That, in fact, is why Robertson can so bamboozle his followers!

  • http://Firefox FUZZ

    >I had listened to the Rush Limbaugh comments as he made them concerning the President urging the aid for Haiti. Gibbs got it only half right. (The half that makes him sound racist) Rush was trying to make the President’s request sound like a ploy to possibly get a ‘cut’ of the aid from the money sent to Haiti by only linking certain Haitian aid agency THROUGH the President’s site. WHY didn’t the President just give a list of reputable aid agencies?
    –Beware there are many scams out there–
    >Pat Robertson’s comments may also imply that the “C” church there may have some local ‘flavorings’ that this church doesn’t have in the USA. Anyone that has traveled in other nations and attends church there knows what I’m talking about. Each nation has customs, etc. that can change what the local church teaches.
    A person that hits their nail with a hammer should expect pain.

  • Don Ror

    Whether it is blamed on God or not, it is obvious the Africans in Haiti are so dumb they made the Chimps look smart. At least, “monkey see, monkey do” but the Haitians have seen one disaster after another but have not lifted a finger to prepare for the next disaster. Humans have a brain and should be able to anticipate and plan for disasters but not the Haitians.

    • Warrior

      Isn’t it just easier for the brightest Haitians to just come to America to earn a living? Why should they be expected to develop their own country?

      • JeffH

        They have already started landing in America.

        • denniso

          Don…that comment makes YOU look like a total bigot and racist. Let’s put you and your family into slavery for a couple hundred yrs and then add corrupt leaders and money grubbers for another 50 yrs and see how ‘smart’ you are. You should shut your mouth and do something to help the situation instead of babbling nonsense.

          • Michael J.

            Denniso,
            Don Ror’s comments were crude to be sure, but the facts are that for nearly the last 100 years the corupt leaders you mentioned were their own people.

            And the ones that originally sold them into slavery were mostly their own African tribal leaders and cheiftans.

    • libertytrain

      Don – that’s a really crummy comment.

      • American Citizen

        I’ve often wondered myself why people come here for education to become doctors, etc. and then stay here instead of going back to their own country to help their people.

        • Claire

          American Citizen:

          When my son was in college, he lived in a dorm. There were 2 students that literally got a free ride. One was from Pakistan and the other was from India. They used to brag about it to the other students. I could never figure it out, whether they had scholarships or what the deal was and my son couldn’t find out either. Needless to say, we had to pay for our son’s education, and he helped too by working part time. It is all in the past now and my son is an engineer with IDOT. But my point is that these type of free rides” should be checked out thoroughly, if indeed they are free rides. It is not fair to American students that have to get loans and pay their way. These foreign students stay in America because they have a better life.

          • eyeswideopen

            Claire, my neighbors son was a foreign exchange student who got a free ride in Russia. We have agreements with other countries to take their students in exchange for ours, so we may benefit from different languages, sciences, etc. The CIA and other agencies need people who can speak and interpret other countries languages, writtings etc. No need to be mad, we definately benefit from the exchanges.

          • Claire

            Hi Eyes—These two kids were not living with any American family at the time. They graduated the same time as my son, and they went back to their own countries, according to my son. Apparently they were not foreign exchange students, at least this is my interpretation. This was my beef. Yes, the foreign exchange student program is a good thing.

          • eyeswideopen

            Claire, they no longer have to live with American families. We pay for everything. It is handled country to country. We also try and get them cheaper rent to save on the cost, but sometimes it isn’t possible.

    • eyeswideopen

      Don, like the way we prepared prior to Katrina? You are in need of prayers.

  • eddie47d

    Both Rush and Pat are huksters and have been for years.So is Stern I guess that is what we want!

  • Norm

    Sam Stein – Sun Jan 17, 5:37 pm ET

    Former President George W. Bush pushed back Sunday against criticism — levied most prominently by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh — that his successor, President Barack Obama, was somehow politicizing the disastrous earthquake in Haiti.

    “I don’t know if — what they’re talking about,” Bush declared during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I’ve been briefed by the President about the response. And as I said in my opening comment, I appreciate the president’s quick response to this disaster.”

    This past week, Limbaugh insisted that the Obama White House would use the catastrophe in Haiti to “burnish” the president’s standing and credibility “with the black community, in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community, in this country.”

    “It’s made-to-order for ‘em,” Limbaugh said. “That’s why he couldn’t wait to get out there. Could not wait to get out there.”

    • DaveH

      That’s so funny that you are using Bush for support Norm. I thought he was your favorite whipping boy?

      • Norm

        What’s ironic is that the “new” Rush is even too much for Bush.

        • DaveH

          I’m not a big fan of Rush or Bush. But I do think people should judge them by what they actually do or say, and not by the words that others put in their mouths.

  • Raggs

    I have to wonder how many Haitians will vote in 2012?
    That kinnda brings us to the point of how many voted in 08′.
    Acorn, Seiu will never disclose….

  • Harold Olsen

    What was it that Limbaugh said that upset our fuhrer? I don’t listen to talk radio so I have no comments about what Limbaugh may or may not have said. Oftentimes, what he says will be twisted to mean whatever someone wants them to mean. However, Pat Robertson, who is supposed to be a Christian strikes me as one of the most hateful people in the country. I rate him right there with Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. All three are supposed to be Christian preachers but they seem to preach hate.

    Haiti is a black nation and I can’t help wondering what Obama’s reaction would have been if they were not. He waited several days to respond to the “underwear bomber” but responded immediately to the earthquake in Haiti. He’s shown himself to be a racist many times over, so how would he have reacted if Haiti were a white nation? I imagine he’d still be “thinking” about what to do.

    • DaveH

      Harold,
      It wouldn’t matter to Obama if they were black or white. What matters to Obama is that they are dependant – his favorite kind of people.

    • Raggs

      Yup… And he would have to add REV Wrigth or as he is called for a guide or prehaps Moa Tsu Tung… At the very least Acorns…

      It makes me sick!!!! really sick!!!! that this fool of a president represents this country.. He wishes to give rigths to jihadist on my dime…. A pansy does not even closely resemble the values so many have lost thier lives figthing for this country. I have no use for him!

    • denniso

      Read some history…France used Haiti as an economic out post and shipped millions of slaves there to work it. When the slaves rebelled against the French and the French left,part of the agreement to leave was monetary reparations for what the French left behind there. The payments kept Haiti struggling financially and the debt wasn’t paid off until 19497 or so. Haiti has never recovered and coupled w/ corruption has remained in poverty. You sound like a racist w/ your comment about Obama responding quickly to the disaster because Haiti is black…can your little minds imagine that the whole world has responded quickly because Haiti is poor,for whatever reason,and cannot respond well itself. What claptrap you spout. I wonder,are you people Christians or the devil incarnate??

      • American Citizen

        For once I agree with you Denniso, Haiti’s problems are the politicians in that country. Corruption has been rampant with the rulers who did nothing to help their people. They did nothing to build up that country. I was glad to see that presidential palace in ruins. The devastation otherwise with the loss of life is heartbreaking. Pat Robertson’s heart is in the right place when it comes to helping people in need, but his thinking is not always in “sync with God;s” in my estimation. God set nature in place to act in certain ways for certain reasons that scientists try to explain. When people insist in building in areas where natural disaster can happen, they bring the results on themselves. I’m thinking of California where there are at the present time mud slides and homes sliding downhill. Forest fires burning homes built in forests, homes built alongside rivers that flood, etc. That’s not God’s doing but man’s. .

  • chuck b

    sending money to haiti is foolish and i would have second thoughts about the red cross, remember 9/11!!, how many millions never reached its intended destination? come to find out it went in the pockets of red cross officials or their favorite political org. the salvation army and missionary churches are the best bet. the people need food and medical care. the government of haiti would end up with the money and it would disappear as usual. i certainly wouldn’t trust the obumbo admin. i remember the red cross during ww2, troops in line to board ship were met by the red cross members asking for donations, the salvation army was handing out food and survival kits. the real problem is what happens when the emergency ends, do we continue to feed this nation or what? the haitians don’t have a good track record of trying to improve their situation, they will vote for anyone who promises something for nothing, (something like the democrats) and their population explosion is demanding more all the time. obumbo thinks he is the messiah and will pour a lot of our treasures into this country and haiti will grow into a larger welfare nation and a bigger problem. i understand senegal has offered refuge to the haitian people maybe they should take them up on it.

    • eyeswideopen

      Chuck, part of the problem is that Haiti, didn’t protect their environment like the Dominicans did. They have ruined the land and therefore their crops don’t thrive. The dictator made decisions to increase his wealth and didn’t care about his people. Much like our Senators who take money from corporations and vote for their interests.

      • denniso

        They also cleared out too much of their forests so that extreme flooding ocurrs when they get hurricanes or torrential rains…a good argument for protecting the environment.

  • Eric T

    Actions have consequences. I think what Pat Robertson said was bone headed but I too believe that the magnitude of this disaster is the Haitians fault. TO BE CLEAR WE STILL NEED TO HELP. How is this the Haitians fault? The same magnitude earthquake in California killed 62 people. Tens of thousands of people died in Haiti because buildings fell on them. The buildings fell because they were built poorly. They were built poorly because the country is poor (and because corrupt contractors don’t care if they build quality buildings or not). The country is poor because of a long history of corruption and crime. They have a long history of corruption and crime because their society is not built on a strong moral fabric. Yes the buildings fell on and killed many good and innocent people but most of them died because their culture has allowed crime and corruption to flourish. You may be one of those that believe that crime and corruption is the result of poverty not the other way around but in the U.S. the poor (Christian) immigrants did not tolerate crime and corruption and built a prosperous nation that can not only take care of itself but has been able to be generous in helping others in need.

  • Rose

    I heard Pat Robertson make his remarks and he was simply telling of Haitan history. In 1791, they DID make a pact with Satan to free them from French rule. They are steeped in voodoo. Read Old Testament scriptures because God has used natural disasters to punish those people that came against the Jews. GOD IS IN CONTROL. I dare you to read Hebrews 12:5-7 and you’ll see that God ALLOWS things to happen to guide, test, or discipline us.

    • Raggs

      Rose… you are correct..
      God loves all of us, but we stray from his grace and must be “put in place”… A reminder however… We as a people in all countries have fallen short of his glory and the ramifications are earthquakes, floods, disasters, plauge all of which are disigned to bring forth those unto God that which is his.

      • American Citizen

        The people of Biblical times always saw a natural disaster as God’s punishment for sin. They didn’t have scientific facts as we do now. Jesus told us we are each responsible for our own salvation.

    • denniso

      Rose…do you realize that their is a fundamental difference between the old and new testaments?? That the old is full of violence and war and disease and bloodshed and the new is supposed to be Jesus’s call of God’s love for all creation, the good as well as the sinner?
      And the slaves in Haiti rebelled against the French for their freedom,they didn’t make a silly ‘pact w/ the pretend devil’ for their freedom. They fought for it,much like we did 200 yrs ago.

    • Jana

      These same people wouold be uspset if Pat Robertson had said that homosexuality is still a sin as far as God is concerned. They want Political Correctness at all cost.

      I say good for Pat for telling it like it is. I had heard of this story for a very long time now. It is not up to us to judge Haiti, but it is up to those of us who can, to help. No one likes to see the pain and suffering and destruction that has happened there. Also, I would venture to say that Pat’s organization is over there helping right now, so don’t judge Pat so harshly either.

      • denniso

        You want your god to be against homosexuality?? Fine,no one cares,as long as you don’t make bigotted remarks. Then people will call you on it. You can still be a bigot,it’s a free country,you will just have to listen to people calling you such.

        • Jana

          denniso, Yes, you are the biggest bigot. You and your cohorts the radical liberals who want to control everyone else and you have no self control at all. You are rude and just looking for an argument all of the time. If we don’t agree with you then you resort to name calling and insults. One thing for sure, no one could ever call you fair, just or a gentleman.

          • JeffH

            Way to go girl.

          • denniso

            Jana…what amazes me is how people like you think you know the mind of God. If you were a real Christian you would thow out your old testament anger and judgementalism and actually follow what Jesus said..love,peace,tolerance,kindness,helpfulness.

          • Jana

            denniso,
            To use your own quote, “I hope that you’re not really as stupid as your comment makes you look.”

            As I said below if you truly had any value this would matter, but since you who do not believe in God, and do not even pretend to know God, then your evaluation truly has no value whatsoever.

            Also please know that I will no longer engage in any more of your nonsense. You must live to argue, but you actually say nothing all you are is a bully.

          • denniso

            Like I’ve said before,you don’t know what I believe. You think you can define me based on my arguments on different issues,but you can’t..that’s simplistic and the human mind is often more complex than that. Stick to your point on an issue and forget about trying to label your opposition. Doesn’t work.

          • JeffH

            Denniso, we know what you believe. A free man doesn’t deserve to keep the wealth they have earned because they cheated and lied for it, that the taxpayers should support everyone equally regardless, and that Papa Obama is your messiah. Oh, I forgot that everyone that doesn’t buy into your Krap is a violent, racist hate monger. Like someone said earlier, stock up on you hot dogs and marshmallows ’cause where you are headed you’ll be able to roast them.

  • LindyMaeUSA

    Friends and Brethren:

    I didn’t hear Limbaugh’s or Pat Robertson’s remarks so I can’t comment on any of that, but I would like to share a little testimony concerning the subject of GIVING to Haiti (or anywhere else!)since this issue has come up.

    Fourteen years on the mission field of Kenya, East Africa taught me NOT TO GIVE my money to ANY ORGANIZATION and I’ll tell you why:

    With my own eyes, I saw less than 1/4 of all the food, money and material goods from donor countries actually reach the needy! Instead, 3/4 of all “foreign aid” to Kenya was flagrantly and audaciously stolen (they use the term: “went missing!”) right off the shipyard docks of Mombasa by the GREEDY IN CHARGE!

    When I retired and came home in 1996, I already knew I would never again “donate” my hard-earned money to ANY agency at ANY time and catastrophic events in the future confirmed my decision.

    No offense to any of you dear folks, but I’ve noticed for a long time what “very short memories” most Americans have regarding public wrong doings which may well be the residual effects of ?? years of “politically-correct” programing on us!

    Remember the Tsunami in ’05? Well, I watched and listened to the news and though I was very proud of my countrymen “responding to that S.O.S,” I was only momentarily surprised when a news item came to light about the national director of the Red Cross being indicted for embezzeling chapter money over a two year period.

    Hearing that report actually made me sick and I remember saying to my husband: “Dear God in Heaven! Even the Red Cross isn’t sacred when it comes to greed!”

    So, floods (Katrina), earthquakes, landslides, vocanic eruptions, forest fires, etc, etc, can expect my TIME and ENERGY but NO MONEY unless I’m there in person to make sure those dollars go where I intend them to!

    The Apostle Paul definitely knew what he was talking about when he wrote: “The LOVE of money is the root of EVERY evil.” 1 Timothy 6:10

    P.S: There is One I gratefully give money to in loving obedience to His Command. I never look back or question because what happens to that money after I give it is HIS responsibiliy, not mine!

    • Raggs

      It was 04′ but I get your meaning.
      It’s pretty much like throwing flowers into a fire and expecting blossoms.
      The big government wants all you give them and exploit corruption.

  • Dale

    Its interesting that Gibbs . . . the poster child of the inept left . . . would mention Limbaugh and the preacher, but ignore the comments made by Hugo Chauvez. Of course since Chauvez is a fellow traveler Gibbs probably agrees with Hugo.

    • denniso

      Dale…I hope that you’re not really as stupid as your comment makes you look. Limbaugh and Robertson LIVE AND PROSPER IN THIS COUNTRY. They are part of our society,unfortunately,they talk to millions of American followers who vote. Chavez is a foreign leader..he has absolutely nothing to do w/ us. Gibbs is a spokesman for the administration,that’s all. Get your head out of your partisan box.

      • Valverde

        Say, what???

      • DaveH

        I would say you are the “stupid” one, Denniso, but then I would have the stupid people mad at me for insulting them.

      • Michael J.

        Denniso, Why didn’t Gibbs mention Danny Glover’s remarks on Copenhagen, Earthquakes and Haiti while he was at it?

  • Chuck Long

    Rush Limbaugh gets paid millions of dollars to say things that will “entertain” his painstakingly cultivated group of ditto heads. It’s a given that he will utter negativity about any Democrat Party position. Rush hit his stride with Clinton, but languished during the Bush era except to be apologist-in-chief for the Bush Catastrophe. Obama is tailor-made for the kind of bigotry that is the hallmark of Rush’s commentary. It can only go downhill from here.

    Pat Robertson lives in a bubble as the figurehead of a multi-million dollar televangelism machine that sells Bibles and milkshakes with equal gusto. He probably actually believes everything he says, and I’m sure whomever produces his show, loves that. It makes it seem authentic. And, it keeps those ducats flowing.

    You want to do something to help people facing disaster? Get off your couch, drive to the nearest urban center, and volunteer at a homeless shelter or inner-city school, etc.
    No matter where you live in America, there is someone in dire need within driving distance, if not right there on your own street.

    • Norm

      Extremists like Rush, and worse Pat, amaze me in that they can get large numbers paying followers.
      As P.T. Barnum sad “There’s sucker is born every day”.

      • Norm

        Sorry P.T.. The quote is “There is a sucker born every minute”.

    • American Citizen

      If you listen to Rush every day, you would know he gives credit where credit is due and bashes when necessary, be it a Democrat or Republican. Most of his predictions come true. He has a 99% rating on truth telling. That’s not his just saying that, he is tracked by many people just as Obama and others are. I can’t listen every day, but I used to. I check his website occasionally to see what he actually says. There have been times I’ve disagreed with him, but most of the time his thinking is right on. He’s a conservative lover of the Constitution and that’s what he bases his opinions on.
      As for Pat Robertson, I’ve tried to watch his program, but he turns me off. Sometimes, people tend to be holier than thou and that’s not how we’re supposed to live. Jesus lived the gospel more than He preached it.

      • denniso

        Limbaugh is nothing but a loudmouth demagogue spewing lies and hate and 1/2 truths to the people who are dunb enough to listen and follow him…you should be ashamed.

        • denniso

          Dumb, not dunb…

        • JeffH

          At least you give Rush credit for spewing 1/2 truths when your prez Obummer spews whole lies.

        • American Citizen

          Your bias is showing. I listen to both sides and find the left to be wanting.

        • Jana

          denniso, you must have been looking in the mirror when you said that. You are the one spewing lies and hate. But, that is what we have all come to expect from you. You reveal your lack of wisdom, intelligence, and maturity. You act like you were born in Russia under a hammer and cycle as they bully their opinions into everyone else. You are a bully.

          • denniso

            I’m the bully? You’d better read some of the comments made from actual bullies w/ threats of violence and comments directed at me and others. If people spout hate and lies at others,including the Prez and congress and make bigotted remarks, I don’t let that go. I’m a passionate ‘anti bully’ and won’t tolerate people here falsely attacking and smearing decent people.
            I call people like Limbaugh liars and hatemongers because it’s true..you need to actually listen and think for yourself…

          • JeffH

            Jana, denniso has been spewing the same hate, racism and accustions of terror and violence for many months now. It has been putting itself on an intellectual pedastal above others, often times make unrelated remarks, off the chart of sanity. Like other liberal hacks, tries to turn a spoonfull of sugar into a spoonful of salt.

          • coal miner

            Jana,

            You religious rightwing nuts preached that phoney baloney religion of yours and call people all kinds of names.All they have to do, is to disagree with you,even mildly.Your religion is a sham and always will be.By the way.How is everybody’s favorite preacher doing?I think he may be doing 150 years.You know,Rev Alamo. That was for child molestation and kiddy porn.They also said he may be busted on drugs and money laundering.So much for these phoney baloney religions.My next door neighbor who once lives down the road from me and now deceased,said there will be more hypocritical Christians in hell than so called sinners.You fit that bill to a tee.You always judging everybody,if they are on the left,you say they are in the leaque with Satan.My grandmother once said no one was above sin.When you spew that hatred and bigotry of yours,in the guise of religion,you are sinning.You are using God to settle old scores and to people you don’t like.Thank God I am agnostic.I am thankful I got a conscience.

  • SiliconDoc

    A friend sent me the links including the Limbaugh transcript and the bottom line is – Gibbs and the WhiteHouse are big fat liars concerning their big fat lie about what Limbaugh said.
    Not a big fat surprise, at all.
    Way to go Gibbs and WH, you’re full blown bloviating lying pieces of crap, again.
    Of note, on the WH donation page, one must first be assaulted with the illegal alien’s flappy lip text, before scrolling way down, to the place where one can actually offer some campaign relief donations to the libdem promo effort.
    Thanks to RUSH for pointing that out – not like we could expect anything different nowadays.
    Also note, the jacktards under oliar have named his WH . gov directories, ones that have barryoliarhussein as their centrasl focal point ” HERO “.
    That’s correct, go look for yourselves. HERO is the name of the url visible subdirectories when the idiot commie leader is mentioned.
    Imagine what kind of allegiance (or insanity) is required for that to occur.

    • denniso

      I read the transcript of what the traitorous fool Limbaugh said and you’re dead wrong…

      • Tinwarble

        Denniso, don’t lie, we all know that you can’t read. And apparently what you have someone read to you, you don’t understand.

      • American Citizen

        I think Denniso must be ambibraindextrous. One post he makes sense, the next is like he doesn’t comprehend what’s written and/or puts his own spin on it.

        • denniso

          Maybe that means that there is hope for you after all,if some of what I say is getting through to you…keep trying and more ans more will begin to make sense to you. It takes time and effort to learn something. You can do it.

          • American Citizen

            The problem is, only a little of what you way makes sense, most doesn’t. It’s like you have a closed mind or a comprehension problem.

  • Rob

    Hello.
    Your Personal Liberty Digest editor who put this article together should have taken some time to check his facts. I was listening to Rush Limbaugh the day he was reportedly saying not to give to the Red Cross. Rush did not try to turn people away from giving to the relief effort, just the opposite is true. Rush was encouraging people to give. What he took exception to was the White House wanting people to go through WH web sight to give to a non-government relief organization. Please take the time to be sure you are reporting your information correctly and not just repeating what Gibb’s said.

    • Jana

      Rob, I do agree with you. In fact I will go one step further, and state that I don’t trust much of anything coming out of Gibb’s mouth.

    • eyeswideopen

      Rob, Rushs quote: “Besides we’ve already donated to Haiti, it’s called US tax”. Just how do you interpret that statement? That is not a statement promoting the act of giving.

      • denniso

        I read the quote that DaveH so graciously put on here and that’s what Limbaugh said. Wouldn’t it be nice if rather than try to stop people from helping he would give maybe 1% of his fortune to the rescue effort? Wouldn’t that set a good example,but I dout we’ll hear about that happening.
        Eyes is right…the supreme court decision today opening up campaign $$ to corporations is horrendous for the country…how do they rule that corporations deserve ‘free speech’ rights like real people? they are not citizens or people.

        • American Citizen

          You’ve taken one sentence out of the context of the whole to make it seem like he meant something he didn’t. Typical of the left.

          • Jana

            Yes American Citizen typical of the leftist bullies.

          • denniso

            I try not to call specific people dumb,but you people are either dense or in total denial. No, the big mouth didn’t say,’do not give $$ to Haiti’. He said, ‘you already give $$ to Haiti through your taxes’. NOW, is that just too subtle a message for you dense/denial people?? What his comment means is,you give $$ to Haiti through U.S. foreign aid to Haiti whaich comes from your tax $$, so don’t feel like you should give any more. Is that simple enough for you Limbaugh sheep? Or are you SO loyal to the loudmouth that you still feel you have to stick up for the poor little guy? After all, w/o you people he would be absolutely nothing.

          • Jana

            No denniso, you are the dense one. You don’t even listen to him and yet you claim to know all abut him.
            He did NOT say to not send any money he said do it through private organizations. Can you not read or do you just pick and choose what you want to see? What part of choose a private organization do you not comprehend?
            Limbaugh speaks for those of us who have any common sense at all. Sorry that you are lacking in common sense and decency. All you know how to do is call names and sound like a jerk.

          • denniso

            OK Jana,from one jerk to another…I listen to the liar Limbaugh often to see what marching orders he is giving to you people for the day. When I argue w/ people like you it’s just like hearing a script read by all and any of you. Now,that’s NOT thinking for yourself and it is NOT the same as listeng to or reading actual news.

          • Jana

            denniso, That would have value if you had any value, but you don’t. You are a typical radical leftist bully. Everything that has been said about you, you are proving yourself to be. I would feel sorry for you but you are not even worth pity. Put your hammer and cycle back in your bag and send it back to Russia.

        • Doug

          Why would corporation not have a right to run and add they are not giving directly to the politician and if the share holders don’t like what the corporation is doing they can sell there shares or go to the board and let them know they don’t want them running adds. Why can a corp that owns a media company do 365 days a year but one that does not has to stop 30 before the election. That is what free speach is about! Now you want to stop free speach?

  • JeffH

    I heard that the Obamas donates a whole $15,000 of their personal funds. Would have been a lot more but Soros isn’t taking their calls anymore.

  • Mike

    TO “EYES WIDE OPEN” . I also heard Rush’s show that day, he only said not to donate thru the white house website. he said ” donate thru the redcross or other charities, not thru the white house website” his point was that the federal government already subsidized Haiti ( with tax revenues), he never said not to give, and he predicted the outcry from the white house and people who dont really listen,,, you should consider ,, “ears wide open” and listen.

    • Jana

      Mike,
      Very good point.

    • JeffH

      Mike, don’t try to reason with these liberal hacks, it’s a waste of time.

    • eyeswideopen

      Mike, so if someone infers something, are you saying that you aren’t smart enough to pick up on that inference? Rushs quote was “Besides we’ve already (as in past tense) donated to Haiti, it’s called US income tax”. Pardon me, I thought you appeared to be more intelligent than you are indicating. So, very sorry to have assumed that most would understand his statement.

      • American Citizen

        We understood all too well what he said. Those of you on the left make it seem like that’s the only thing he said. Take a sentence out of the context of the whole. They did that to Newt Gingrich when he was in Congress. Telling a half truth is the same as lying.

        • eyeswideopen

          like Sarah Palin saying there will be death panels?

          • Joe H.

            Eyes,
            No like O-man saying there would be transparency and that he would ban all no-bid contracts over 2500 dollars then give one for 25 million dollars!!!

          • American Citizen

            She’s right, bureaucrats will decided if you get the treatments you need.

          • Michael J.

            Two sorts of people bash Sarah Palin, gay men and jealous women.

        • denniso

          Poor ‘Newt’, he was an attack pit bull in congress and we should feel sorry for him being misqouted?? Really now…

        • eyeswideopen

          American, when Newt was in Congress, the Republicans had control. Are you saying that they took his statements and made them up or took them out of content? He left voluntarily, as he couldn’t deny the ethics charges. He was corrupt and was pushed out of office by his own party.

  • American Citizen

    denniso, you make it seem like that’s all he said. Yes, we all do donate not only to Haiti, but to several countries with our tax dollars. He said to give through charities other than through the government. That’s also what he said. By not finishing his statements, you are telling a half truth..

    • eyeswideopen

      American did any of you go to the web site to see what it was prior to assuming that it was asking for your email address? NO? oh that is too bad, but totally normal for the radical right Rush. The web site didn’t ask for a darn thing that Rush was inferring.

      • American Citizen

        There have been people who have said they received e-mails from the government after they went to their website. Don’t assume anything isn’t possible.

        • eyeswideopen

          American, I donated on that site as the Red Cross site was too slow in responding. I didn’t get asked any personal info, or sent an email. Why don’t you go there and look for yourself instead of believing others?

          • denniso

            How can reasonably intelligent people actually love and defend a lying weasel like Limbaugh? Doesn’t make sense..unless my presumption of ‘reasonably intelligent’ is incorrect?

  • American Citizen

    Also, denniso, you say you read what he said. If you did and are sticking to the half truth you are spreading, then you have a comprehension problem.

    • Jana

      American,
      Yes, and he is spreading lies on purpose then, which makes it a typical radical leftist propaganda.

  • Bill

    I heard Rush Limbaugh’s remarks on the subject. It had everything to do with the fact that people were asked by the pres to address their donations through the white house email address. What rush opined, and what I agree with, is that it was just another way the obama administration could gather email addresses to use in their propaganda and potentially their fund raising efforts. In my opinion, it had absolutely nothing to do with providing funds and badly needed relief for the Haitians. It had EVERYTHING to do with obama and his thugs taking advantage of a disaster for political gain. Nothing more – nothing less. And I firmly believe Rush Limbaugh was right on the money in that regard. If I thought for one second that Limbaugh intended anything else, I’d be right on his butt. Meanwhile, Gibbs, as in his and obama’s usual ignorance, failed to understand what Rush, and as a consequence, millions of his listeners think and believe. That’s just one tiny reason the tide is turning on obama and his entire administration. You have to wonder why obama can’t seem to hear with his big, bat-like ears. It totally mystifies the thoughtful observer.

    • denniso

      Billbozo…very intellectual of you to mock Obama’s appearance..I wonder what you look like? You know, we sane people put up w/ Cheny/Bush for 8 yrs and other than mocking their arrogance and lack of any compassion and their warmongering,we left their actual appearance out of the criticism..you know why? Because it’s irrelevant and childish.

      • JeffH

        Sane? Try insane. You and your liberal hack buddies are beating a dead horse. The majority has spoken and your twistedinept minds can heep chanting; MMM MMM MMM Barack Hussein Obama all you want. How does it feel to be on the south end of a north bound mule? Kinda stinks doesn’t it?

      • American Citizen

        I recall the left commenting on President Bush’s appearance ad nauseam.

  • SaltnLight

    I can’t help but notice how the discussion seems to be going in circles. Just observation, not to be negative toward anyone. Just to be up front, I am a total, sold out to the Lord Christian. Hope that doesn’t upset anyone. I am a grandfather of a passel of kids. I’ve been pulling the cart for a good many years. My wife and I have no health insurance like many others, and the way things are going, I probably will die in the traces. Also, like many others, I do not want gov’t hand outs, and at all levels the gov’t is confiscating more of my earnings. We must return to true Constitutional gov’t or we are lost. We have to start by ridding our Congress of the self serving status quo, and we can do that by forgetting parties and voting for Constitutional conservatives who will justly weigh the needs and desires of all Americans. I don’t know much about Mr. Brown in MA, however I noticed that, even though he ran on the Republican ticket, he repeatedly gave credit to the independent thinkers for his win, and promised continually to put the people first.

    On a related topic, have any of you folks read “The Creature From Jekyl Island”, or “America for Sale”? These are just a start, but they are excellent, well documented, and a good beginning.

  • phred

    Frankly, almost all of the bigshot evangelists are liars and full of hate for anyone who does not accept each of their pronouncements, regardless of how silly or hateful they are. How many times has one of them come up with such BS? Robertson is always alluding to some group or other who is NOT Christian, as bringing the “wrath of ‘god’ upon themselves.”? Or the late Oral Roberts? Or Al Sharpton (though his remarks are more often racist than aimed toward spiritual things)
    Unfortunately I can’t remember the other “Pats” last name ( now deceased), but remember when he named one of the Tellatubbies as a representative of the homosexual community? These guys should be ostracized by any thinking people, but, instead, because they spout biblical quotes, etc. and pretend to have Gods privat phone number, they have followers who provide them with a VERY good living!
    Limbaugh was, indeed, misquoted via the expediency of using the context of what he was saying in what ever order the “quoter” wanted to use to make it sound as what ever they wanted it to sound like. Frankly, I get sick to death of that methodology, but the media (left wing), and the Damnocrat Party faithful do it with remarkable alacrity. Just as do the Robertson faithful try to cover for his stupid pronouncements.
    Perhaps we should be cautioned to take things, ANY things, with a grain of salt? To not be beffudled nor bamboozled because someone “on your side” says something? Open minds are hard to develope and maintain, but it should be worked on!

  • Sue

    I am sorry for the people in Haiti. That being said, I have actually seen people here in the United States that live everyday without heat or running water. These people live in the mountains of VA,NC and TN. They have out houses for bathrooms and streams to bathe in. Where is the out cry for them??? Where are people calling for donations to help our own. Haiti is the Clinton’s pet project and has been for 20 plus years. Let them donate their wealth. If you want to donate to Haiti,please,divide your donation and send half to help our own. ‘Never leave a man behind’.

    • Claire

      Sue—I agree with you on much that you have said. Haiti does need help but more countries should contribute. America always steps up to the plate first. And America nearly always contributes the most. I am a firm believer in “Charity begins at home.” I have always thought about the people here in America that live in poverty. Some do want to live in poverty and expect America to take care of them while others have different situations and have no choice. A few months ago, a news reporter interviewed some homeless people here in town and guess what? These people love their life. Go figure.

  • Grace

    I heard what Limbaugh said and Robert Gibbs is full of bull as usual. All Limbaugh stated was to go directly to the Red Cross or another charity to donate instead of going through the White House. Isn’t that horrible. If they’re going to quote Rush Limbaugh at least get the quote correct. I’m so sick of the double standard in this country. If you’re a liberal you can insult anyone and say whatever you please and its covered up. I don’t get it!

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Speaking of Pat Robertson, I read Newsmax.com the other day (Pat Robertson….Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010), and was appalled to see some conservatives, including Pat, want to decriminalize marijuana. There are several points to be made here. (1) At a time when liberal statists are attacking the tobacco industry, why would they go soft on something worse like marijuana. It’s not just smoking or second hand smoke, but it can lower one’s IQ (Perhaps that’s what gets Democraps re-elected….LOL!!) and lead to more serious drug use. (2) I have no beef about being around tobacco smokers, but I don’t want to breathe marijuana smoke!! (3) Of course, Sarah Palin made a good point “….prioritizing law enforcement efforts….” It is for this reason I have long opposed safety belt laws and helmet laws for bikers. Not only is it ninny nanny Big Brother in action, but a waste of police manpower. GET REAL!! Wouldn’t it be far more logical to enforce laws against DWI or overly aggressive ‘road rage’ driving instead of protecting people from themselves?? We read about law enforcement agencies bragging about the volume of tickets they issue for not buckling up. But in all this time of wasted police manpower, how many people are being robbed, assaulted, or worse??

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