There are lots of things occurring here in Haiti and it helps to try and find some humor sometimes. I read this article on the net about Sarah Palins' visit to Haiti last weekend. Because of a bad internet connection and rain I missed a couple of days for posting, but the article is still funny! Here it is:
DISASTER-TORN HAITI BRACES FOR PALIN
‘We Have Suffered Enough,’ Haitians Say
PORT AU PRINCE (The Borowitz Report) – Just when Haiti thought it had suffered every disaster imaginable, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin decided to visit.
In the disaster-torn nation’s capital, a leading government minister warned citizens to “prepare for the worst.”
“We have suffered earthquakes, flooding, and disease,” said Minister of Disaster Jean-Claude Mansaray. “But it remains to be seen whether we can withstand a disaster of Sarah Palin’s magnitude.”
Across Haiti, citizens prepared themselves for the possible devastation Palin might cause, especially to their language and syntax.
“We have seen what she has done to English, and fear that she could do the same to French,” Minister Mansaray said.
Upon her arrival, Gov. Palin seemed to get off on the wrong foot by repeatedly pronouncing the name of the country “Hades.”
Minister Mansaray said that he and his countrymen were fearing the worst, but hoping for the best: “Our only hope is that she does what she did in Alaska: leaves early.”
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The next couple videos are about the elections. The first one has a comic animation in parts that adds a little humor to the video. The Haitian people emphasize important events by creating descriptive and easy wordings to add emphasis. Goudou-Goudou is the creole expression for the earthquake. The sound ("goo-doo-goo-doo") was the sound of shaking buildings as they started to crumble. The World Cup of soccer which was held this past summer is known as "Waka-Waka"; the wind storm we had like a tornado is given the name "Voo-doo-voo-doo); the cholera epidemic given the name "poo-poo-poo-poo" and people who voted for the wrong candidate were given the name of "ka-ka" (which means "excrement"). Yes, this is silly and funny too I think. Follow the links to see the 2 videos on the humorous and sad state of elections here in Haiti:
Haiti Election - November 2010
Haitian Election - Complete Disaster: Fraud Rampant Everywhere