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Posted on 01/17/2012 1:49:24 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador
LOS ANGELES, USA (defend.ht) - Sean Penn has accepted the job of Ambassador for Haiti, where he has spent the last two years managing a tent camp for displaced Haitians after the earthquake.
Sean Penn will now be the "ambassador at large" for the Caribbean nation.
Penn was offered the position by Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Lamothe, while at the Cinema for Peace benefit in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Picking up a humanitarian award for his work in Haiti, he told the crowd: "I do accept [the job]," before adding it would be nice to be "called, 'Hey Mr. Ambassador.'"
Another celebrity, supermodel Petra Nemcova became an Honorary Consul to Haiti in December.
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I reiterate: ROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL
No wonder the place is still a pig sty 2 years on.
He’s actually done some really, really good work there. Politically the guys an idiot, but he’s been busting his ass in a 3rd world **** hole for 2 years keeping his yap shut.
This is an insult both to America and Haiti.
And why the Dominican Republic on the other side of the same island maintains roadblocks. Haitian foolishness and lack of manning-up is deadly.
He’s starting up the Obama ladder of political achievement, should be a nominee for POTUS in about 10 years.
Maybe he can get the drug cartels to cough up the $3 Billion of stolen aid money?
Hey, Sean Penn’s political views not withstanding, this is a good thing. As Lurker mentioned, Penn’s been down there in Haiti giving of his time and effort when he could have been in L.A. or some other celebrity hot spot smiling for the cameras, ‘stylin’ and profilin’ and all that noise.
If all of Hollywood would follow Penn’s example in Haiti, it would be good for Haiti, good for them, and good for America too. Whether anyone realizes it, Penn is doing exactly what Christ would recommend, i.e., helping those in need.
Good for him.
This is to open relations with Cuba.
“No wonder the place is still a pig sty 2 years on.”
Reverend Manning has the answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AspYhwB8THU
Even if he is a bit of a tool, he at least is trying to actually do something to help in a bad situation. He is a better man then most liberals, I won’t crack on him for that.
The last time before Haiti I witnessed Penn in a humanitarian mode was the photo of him in New Orleans during Katrina bailing out his leaky boat. I was rooting for the leak.
Laurent Lamothe, Obama surrogate.
This would’ve been just a bit “too much” if Obama had
done it himself.
“He is a better man then most liberals, I wont crack on him for that.”
I have to disagree with you there. Isn’t he the same guy that was pressing to go to Iraq before the war to offer himself up to Saddam to be used as a hostage to be tied to a prospective bombing site.In such case, I would not consider him hostage but I would consider him target practice for the USAF.
Well, he's been bustin' some body's butt, and his yap is shut, it shut around some little black butt.
Sean Penn should *** in the shallows of Haiti by sucking rock fish.
If you think I'm too harsh, speak up and defend this really, really good worker.
anything that keeps him out of America is a humanitarian cause in my book.
ROFTLOL This is way to rich.
Good. Send him down there to live in a tent for the next several years while the embassy is rebuilt. Oh, and live off the economy.
You are right about Iraq while that was pretty idiotic, I was referring to the current windmill that his is charging. He may be a fool but he is a grand fool.
I agree. I can’t stand Sean Penn and his socialist views, but to be fair, he has worked extremely hard on behalf of the Haiti earthquake victims.
“He is a better man then most liberals, I wont crack on him for that.”
I don’t like the guy, but he’s doing more for them than I am; good for him.
“I was referring to the current windmill that his is charging. He may be a fool but he is a grand fool.”
I like the metaphor. Kind of a red version of Sancho Panza.The only difference is poor Sancho never had a wife to beat up on like Sean did. In his case as to Haiti, I would think right message, wrong messenger.
My Haiti solution is simple — give the entire country to Donald Trump who is charged with sourcing capital to build the “Las Vegas of the Carribean”. No restrictions. No taxes. Low cost labor.
Someone PLEASE tell me this is a joke! Please!!!!!!
My apologies ... but, this is NOT a joke.
From the above CNN post:
The 51-year-old star was joined by Hollywood names like George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian and Mel Gibson, as well as those in the political arena, like California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Kardashian, who recently traveled to Haiti, told CNN that her trip was illuminating.
I didnt have any expectations going down there and I really wanted to learn for myself,” she said. “When I got down there, I felt like there is so much that needs to be done, I didnt know where to start. So, by working with different organizations you really learn what you can do to help, and I just think that everyone can help in any way, whether it’s online [or otherwise]. My experience was definitely eye-opening, and I cant wait to go back.
Maybe she will be appointed as Haitian Minister of Booty and Swag? She could also keep one of those Haitian orphans in her purse as a pet.
As if having Bill Clinton lead the recovery effort wasn’t enough ... hey, at least Penn had boots on the ground so I must give him his due.
Thanks for that info. I was wondering about that. The guy is a total America-hating jerk, but perhaps he will do some good for that miserable country. At least, maybe he won’t be corrupt like all of their leaders seem to be.
They have tied a rope to a fixture cemented in the ground. It’s Sean Penn’s job to keep tugging tight at that rope so the island doesn’t tip over.
Perfect! Why is it so difficult for so many to see the benefits of FREE enterprise? Geeze, if Cuba would ever dispose of their communist rulers, it would be assigning numbers to investors ready to build resorts and other enterprises. It could become another Monte Carlo overnight.
I wondering if the idiots are also looking for a spot to put Lady Gaga....
She could be the new White House Chief of Staff! (would you REALLY be surprised?)
Just damn..... We can’t get rid of this shameful joke fast enough!
LMAO! Does Spicoli now have diplomatic immunity?
this is such a disgrace....appointing a loud mouth arrogant punk to such a position....
you’re so right....I too wish all American Howood celebrities and their ilk move permanently to Haiti and live the life they were meant too...among the filth and the disease like any good commie dreams about....
But the economy of rice in Haiti says everything about the condition the country is in. The U.S. government subsidizes and donates ton after ton of rice in Haiti and in so doing has through the last several decades completely undercut Haitian rice farmers and left them destitute and migrating into cities where they live in hovels that were destroyed by the quake.
As recently as the early 1980s, Haiti was producing just about all of its own rice. Now more than 60 percent is imported from the U.S., making it the fourth largest recipient of American rice exports in the world. That was before the quake and now with donated rice coming in as well, Haiti is even more awash in rice while American agribusiness makes billions of dollars every year through generous government subsidies.
There is perhaps some bitter irony here that the subsidies were promoted in large part by President Clinton to help his home state of Arkansas, the largest rice producing state in the U.S., thereby crippling a sector of the economy in Haiti where Clinton has worked so tirelessly to help with the recovery.
You might say it is a perfect metaphor for what is wrong with aid to Haiti, says Marc Cohen, a senior researcher for Oxfam, one of the largest non-government organizations (NGOs) in the world, which raised approximately $106 million for a three-year response in Haiti and finds itself struggling to deliver the aid effectively.
Instead of bringing subsidized rice in on ships from Miami, we could be helping Haiti grow rice in its own fields, adds Cohen, who worked for many years in Haiti with the International Food Policy Research Institute and studied the broad economic impact of U.S. rice subsidies, or Miami rice, as it is known here. So what's changed in two years? Staggering pictures show how Haiti is still a shattered wreck
Do you have a source for all of his "good work"?
I ask because my good neighbor and friend fled that hell hole decades ago to become an American citizen. He lost several family members in that tragedy. He sold one of his businesses to fund his personal relief efforts and has spent several two or three month visits. According to him only the Christian groups are providing real person to person assistance. WJC, GHB, and all the fly in "helpers" have not only not helped, they unintentionally obstruct meaningful aid, being lead around by the nose by various and sundry corrupt officials. Without knowledge of the French patois they are easily misinformed.
The real problem, as he states is that Haiti has never had any government. It's a loose collection of thugs, contemptuous Island aristos, and various lesser thieves and knaves.
Take for example something as simple as providing the most fundamenta sanitary sewer system. Sounds simple, a public works agency takes care of it. Except that land title is almost never clear, no real courts to adjudicate such. Most of the available money is divvied up by corrupt officials before any plans are made, never mind supply and construction,
Did you know that relief supply ships are routinely idling off shore because there are inadequate port facilities, roads that still have not been cleared, never mind being repaired for heavy trucks. Too many same old same old hands grabbing whatever they can. Chief reason why so much of the pledged aid funds have been held back.
Get my old friend going and you'll get an jaw dropping education.
Spicoli doesn't even speak basic english without a script, how's his French?
Picking up a humanitarian award for his work in Haiti, he told the crowd: "I do accept [the job]," before adding it would be nice to be "called, 'Hey Mr. Ambassador.'" Another celebrity, supermodel Petra Nemcova became an Honorary Consul to Haiti in December.