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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Maybe use a condom once in awhile?"

Paul Shirley must be auditioning for a job with CBN or Fox News. Today the former pro-basketball player wrote a letter condemning the Haitians and blaming them for the dire state of their country.

He wrote that he has not donated to relief efforts in Haiti and probably won't for the "same reasons that I don't give money to the homeless men on the street." He goes on to criticize the country and its citizens before pausing to ask, "Shouldn't much of the responsibility for the disaster lie with the victims of that disaster."

An exerpt:

Dear Haitians -

First of all, kudos on developing the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Your commitment to human rights, infrastructure, and birth control should be applauded.

As we prepare to assist you in this difficult time, a polite request: If it's possible, could you not re-build your island home in the image of its predecessor? Could you not resort to the creation of flimsy shanty- and shack-towns? And could some of you maybe use a condom once in a while?

The number of dead is estimated at over 200,000 and donations are beginning to slow down. Here is how people can help.


  1. It seems Paul Shirley won't be needing any condoms himself since his first and last names make such a lovely couple.

  2. Oh my gosh! If this weren't true I'd think I was reading a fiction novel! What the heck is up with people? Why do they think it's the Haitians fault? It's a NATURAL they NEED an english lesson to learn the definition of NATURAL?

    Well, I always say what goes around, comes around. These selfish bastages will get theirs!

  3. Dear Paul Shirley,
    Put that condom over your head because you are truly a dickhead.

  4. Oct: What a scream. My side hurts.

    Pam: The world's gone quite crazy. I had a hard time believing this one myself. I wonder if in other civilized countries, there are people saying these kinds of monstrous things.

    JC: And now my other side hurts.

  5. Frodo notes that neither the Catholic Church nor the French Government are cited by this scholarly product of the concept of the student-athlete. Perhaps he would like to address Pope Benedict and suggest that condoms be distributed at Mass? Perhaps he may also want to ask Monsieur Sarkozy to refund some of the reparations paid by these people for the end of the slave trade?
    Perhaps he should put his big fat head in a bucket of horse piss.

  6. I don't know what is so surprising....

    Maybe it is the fact that someone else other than Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh is saying this?

    If you look at it Robertson and Limbaugh have millions of followers so it really shouldn't be a surprise to find that a few more exist...

    Once again, its surprising to see someone come out and express this sentiment but it should not come as a shock that this attitude exists.

    Its like the guy running for governor in South Carolina....there are lots of people who believe that we should not feed the poor and that by doing so we just create more poor people.

    I think it is "refreshing" to find that people actually are now willing to say what they really think.

    It makes you realize what a long hard road liberalism finds its self on....

  7. I agree with TAO, when he says it is "refreshing" that people are saying this. It gets them out in open and maybe it could influence a more tolerant, independent person to get a little radical.

  8. Frodo: Or, maybe he should fill a plane with condoms and fly them to Haiti.

    TAO & Holte: I am not at all surprised that anyone would say something like this out loud and for all the world to hear. But my entire being rebels against it. Maybe you have a point that it will encourage more tolerant, independent and liberal people to become more radical. On the other hand it could further inflame these right-wing uglies while the more tolerant simply tolerate.

  9. Could you not resort to the creation of flimsy shanty- and shack-towns?

    You see, there's the problem. If the Haitians had all bought sturdy $250,000 suburban houses like Americans have, that were properly up to code, the quake wouldn't have caused so many casualties.

    The no-condom thing was probably part of their deal with the Devil (or maybe with the Pope, it's hard to keep track).

  10. This is horribly irresponsible for a sports figure to act. As to rebuilding... I keep thinking here is the perfect 'test case' for creating a truly sustainable state... using green technology throughout... now if only the corrupt politicos and 'humanitarians' could step aside and allow it ... call for it... GAD. Great post. :-)

  11. Tnlib...

    I like to have them out in the open...

    That way, when I get my new job on a death panel I already have their name on my list to get rid of.... :)

    Just trying to be efficient by planning ahead!

  12. Know thine enemy? I think "we" do, but apparently others don't, or they ignore it or they applaud it.

    The arrest of this O'Keefe character reminds me of Watergate. I bet there's others behind it, probably people with a dime or two in their pockets.

  13. I really hope that I never stop being shocked at the pig-headedness of various people, and how they can really make me cringe. Because if I ever stop, I'm afraid I might become one of them.

  14. Didn't mean to get off on O'Keefe - just thinking about it.

    Bee, you will never become one of them. Some columnist called for his firing.

  15. Too bad this joker's parents didn't believe in condoms.

  16. Truth: Great comment. On MM's blog about the SC Lt. Gov, I said because I was in polite company I couldn't say what I'd like to do to him but he wouldn't be able to breed anymore.

  17. He could also join up with Danny Glover, a left-wing Haiti-basher who does it for religious reasons.

  18. dmarks: I had to go back and look this up to be sure I remembered his comments correctly. I think to blame the earthquake on global warming is silly as hell, but I don't see where he's bashing Haiti or its people.