so, Haiti seems a little more close to home for this middle east reppin' gal right now, given that the support Pres. Obama decides to send distinctly effects when we return home. it's times like these i have to give a shout out to my girl Cher (also very timely as we keep Brittany Murphy's family in our prayers):
"So like, right now for example. The Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, "What about the strain on our resources?" Well it's like when I had this garden party for my father's birthday, right? I put R.S.V.P. 'cause it was a sit-down dinner. But some people came that like did not R.S.V.P. I was like totally buggin'. I had to haul ass to the kitchen, redistribute the food, and squish in extra place settings. But by the end of the day it was, like, the more the merrier. And so if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians. And in conclusion may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty. Thank you very much."
on a related note, what are your opinions on Royal Carribean returning to Haitian port visits? this Yahoo article is very unsupportive, but it brings up some bold points - for an area so dependent on tourism (hair braiders, vendors, etc.), to even eliminate that form of income is to guarantee more poverty in the area. at the same time, enjoying opulence around the corner from turmoil and utter poverty is nothing if not nauseating. i can't decide how i feel - all i know is that if helping Haiti means that we'll be out here for a few more months, that's a sacrifice I'm willing to accept.