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Final results: Pop star declared Haitian president
Yahoo ^ | Apr. 21, 2011

Posted on 04/21/2011 10:56:15 AM PDT by nuconvert

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Michel Martelly, a popular singer known by the stage name "Sweet Micky," was officially declared the next president of this earthquake-devastated country, election officials said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: haiti; michelmartelly

1 posted on 04/21/2011 10:56:17 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Well now...isn’t THIS just what that poor, devastated island needed...


2 posted on 04/21/2011 10:59:21 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: nuconvert

I think that is a step up from community organizer.


3 posted on 04/21/2011 11:02:28 AM PDT by all the best
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To: nuconvert

Sweet Micky....Come on down....you are the next to play “Lets Go Loot Haiti”

What an absolute latrine pit of a country Haiti is....and that was before the earthquake.


4 posted on 04/21/2011 11:02:37 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Karl Rove = Karl Marx)
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To: 13Sisters76
Well now...isn’t THIS just what that poor, devastated island needed...

I think it would be difficult for Haiti to do any worse.

5 posted on 04/21/2011 11:04:23 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: nuconvert
All that relief money raised..hardly any of of it spent...most of it stolen.

My parish has a sister parish in Haiti...we help them..and get regular reports of what's going on..it is truly despicable....

6 posted on 04/21/2011 11:05:38 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: nuconvert

No matter how horrible, corrupt, evil, and pathological this “Sweet Mickey” is, he’ll still be far better than anything that revolting, festering, sewer of a country deserves.

16 months later and they’re still wandering around in the rubble, sleeping under tarps, waiting for “someone else” to come, clean it up and “give” them a new home.

Animals.


7 posted on 04/21/2011 11:05:58 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: 13Sisters76
He's a successful, self-made entrepreneur who supposedly speaks fluent English and who pretty openly despises Jean-Bertrand Aristide and all he stood for.

Probably the most qualified guy to sit in the seat for the past 65 years.

I wish our President was an entrepreneur who hated Aristide. We'd be in much better shape.

8 posted on 04/21/2011 11:12:11 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: 13Sisters76

Let’s face it, he can’t be any worse than what’s come before — for the past 50 years.


9 posted on 04/21/2011 11:12:23 AM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: Owl_Eagle
You think it was different before the Earthquake I gather?!?!?!?!

This is the land of Poppa Doc. Only Now they gotta' Doc a'Pop!

10 posted on 04/21/2011 11:13:03 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Gena Bukin

• Is there anything left there to loot and misappropriate?
• Do the land, the people or Haitian resources yet possess enough allure for even the most desperate and rapacious criminal?
• Can these people demonstrate a more ill-considered or reckless disregard for themselves?


11 posted on 04/21/2011 11:14:06 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: nuconvert

We should be so lucky! Let’s see: Brbra, John Travolta, Cher, Fabio, oh, so many to choose from!


12 posted on 04/21/2011 11:14:45 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Gena Bukin
"I think it would be difficult for Haiti to do any worse. "

Well...

At least, they know who their president is.


(I know that's incorrect English, but, I don't care.)

13 posted on 04/21/2011 11:15:42 AM PDT by blam
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14 posted on 04/21/2011 11:21:34 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Isn’t Bill Clinton Ambassador to Haiti? Fits his style.


15 posted on 04/21/2011 11:27:48 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nuconvert

What did the Haitians do to deserve a better President than the one we got?


16 posted on 04/21/2011 12:13:41 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: All

yeah, keep sending them money. Almost as bad a DC.


17 posted on 04/21/2011 12:15:27 PM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: muawiyah
You think it was different before the Earthquake I gather?!?!?!?!

At least before the earthquake the sheets of rusty, corrugated metal were leaning against eachother in a somewhat upright manner creating a fine lean-to type shelter for a large family.

Since the earthquake, no one has come to lean the sheets against one another again and the family has to sleep in the rain...

Like the animals they are.

18 posted on 04/21/2011 12:22:01 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle
I doubt the problem is their attitude ~ you may be overestimating their understanding of even the most primitive construction techniques ~ more likely they just rented the place and the owner told them "touch nothing or it will be very bad for you".

What ya think?

19 posted on 04/21/2011 12:35:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ken5050

A local church here is sending members to help build housing, any words of wisdom?


20 posted on 04/21/2011 12:48:27 PM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: nuconvert

He’s probably already called Wash D.C asking when the NEXT round of American taxpayer money will be transferred into the Haitian bank account.


21 posted on 04/21/2011 1:03:23 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: muawiyah
Rent would imply actual commerce was taking place, which is likely far too advanced for them.

In all seriousness, I've read that the aid donated to them would be enough to give each Haitian a check for about $8,000, but the NGO/Aid organizations have enough sense not to do this. There isn't anyone to hire to build a house since almost no one really has any acceptable skill level in construction.

Even if a person did have the gumption to go out and rebuild "their" house (because the land title situation is chaos at best), they wouldn't have anywhere to buy basic construction materials. They were always hard to come by, and when the earthquake flattened the warehouses/"stores", no one seemed to see an advatage to rebuilding them either.

And so, the money sits, slowly being doled out in the form of bottled water, prepared food, first aid and the occasional shipment of used clothing.

Pitiful.

22 posted on 04/21/2011 1:19:34 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: nuconvert

I guess Jesse Ventura was busy.


23 posted on 04/21/2011 1:37:16 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: nuconvert

Keith Richards 2012!


24 posted on 04/21/2011 1:41:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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