Pants on the Ground, Conan vs. Jay, turmoil in the Wausau School District, budget cuts in every other school district...
One story loomed a bit larger for me today.
I was tasked with putting together a Haitian relief PSA to run on all of our stations. To do this, I needed to sift through tons of news audio and find clips, listening to story after story.
Bodies piling up in the streets.
Gangs of thugs running the streets armed with machetes.
People buried alive under the rubble for days at a time.
Death and destruction on an unimaginable scale in a country ill-equipped to cope.
Food, water and shelter are an extravagance. Life is cheap.
I can't remember the last time I cried like that.
"Wow. My problems are pretty insignificant compared to the average Haitian's."
Please, if you can find a couple of bucks in your paycheck this weekend, use the links on this site to help.
I know Haiti is a royally messed up place with a corrupt government that has used the U.S. to prop up regimes run by gangsters. That doesn't change the fact that there are men, women and children who will die without help. The Red Cross is best prepared to deliever that help.
Your Blog Keyword for today is "crybaby". It's good for 250 WDEZ Club Points until 1700 on 1/16/10.
Your TTPK Clue for last night is: "not a bath"