Saturday :: Sep 3, 2005

There When We Needed Them - Except For The 'Red Crass'


by pessimist

One of the loudest rants we ever hear from the wrong-wing of this nation is "We helped [name of country / name of reviled individual here] when they needed us in their time of disaster, and look at how they thank us! Will they be there if we ever need them?"

The answer is - YES!

I'm going to put up the list of countries and individuals offering aid to New Orleans (NOT to Bu$hCo!) so that the public record is clear: The world WILL and DOES help us when we truly are in need, as we now clearly are.

I'm going to start with the 'surprises', because they merit a short comment:

Cuba - despite 40+ years of hostility, one invasion attempt, and harboring anti-Castro terrorists.

Venezuela - despite major public and covert hostility.

China - despite new textile trade barriers.

Germany - "It's our duty!"

France. ['Nuff said]

There is even a report that Iran has offered aid, despite the threat of Bu$hCo to initiate hostilities.

The list is long. About the only country that hasn't offered aid: North Korea, which has big internal problems of its own that require external aid.

So next time some wrong-winger claims 'They weren't there for us!', tell him STFU! Especially if s/he's a member of the 'Red Crass'. [Just wait! I will reveal who they are!]

The list continues on the next page.

Governments line up to help after Katrina

Australia

Austria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium.

Canada

China, Columbia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Greece, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland.

India

Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica.

Japan

Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg.

Mexico

The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay.

Philippines

Portugal, South Korea.

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Singapore, Slovakia.

Spain

Sri Lanka

Switzerland, Sweden.

Taiwan

Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and
Venezuela.

And about that UN that Bu$h sent John Bolton to break up? They are among the international organizations that have offered assistance as well:

International organisations also offered help ranging from medical teams to tents to cash donations. They include NATO, the Organisation of American States, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, and the World Health Organization.

Think about that when they start ranting about how the UN doesn't do our bidding!

So where is OPEC? Several member countries have pledged aid.

Special note should be made of Qatar, whose amir has pledged $100 million dollars.

And all those 'lefty' sport and Hollywood celebrities? Just where is the money to put where their beliefs are?

They are here:

Jerry Lewis - the man who beat George Bu$h to the media with an aid pledge.

Barry Manilow - "For every dollar contributed to the Manilow Fund for Health and Hope, the Fund will match it. In addition, dollar-for-dollar, Manilow himself will match the original donation. All funds will immediately be donated to the American Red Cross. The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope has no administration fees and is able to pass on 100% of the donations to those who need it most.

Professional athletes are pledging support.


"$1 meeellion dollars!"

Several pharmaceutical companies have pledged at least a million.

Intel Corporation.

Many other significant corporate donations.

Celine Dion and Rap moguls Diddy and Jay-Z have all pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross.

Nicholas Cage.


Other significant donations

Many morecelebrities who are going to present benefit shows - for the Red Cross.


And Now, Who Are The 'Red Crass'?

And what about the 'Red Crass' - Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, et al?

Try googling 'rush limbaugh hurricane aid' as I did. Or 'sean hannity hurricane aid'. Or 'bill o'reilly hurricane aid'.

Or for a really good laugh - 'ann coulter hurricane aid'.

Hey, 'Red Crass' - STFU!!!

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