If it isn’t bad enough that one of the poorest countries in the world gets smacked by a devastating earthquake, it’s worse that the American right can’t even wait for all the bodies to be removed to start making broad statements about how the Haitians brought the whole disaster on themselves because they are a poor, lazy and worthless country.

Limbaugh: “We’ve already donated to Haiti. It’s called the U.S. income tax.”

As much as I hate to even mention this asshat’s name, I can’t help but believe that a man can use 50,000 bodies to further his asshat agenda. I’m sure that in the coming days, we will hear more and more gems from this bag of brightness we call the American right.

When disasters happen to wealthy countries, they bounce back. When disasters happen to poor countries, they have a harder time. Personally, if my income tax goes to helping Haitians rather than lining the pockets of Halliburton, I’m pleased.

Although 50,000 are dead now, this is really only the beginning for the Haitians. Althought I’m a non-believer, what prayers that I could send, I will.

The times did a great write up on the health situation from here on out:


About Pete Larson

Researcher at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Lecturer in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I do epidemiology, public health, GIS, health disparities and environmental justice. I also do music and weird stuff.

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