There was a star-studded benefit last night to raise money for the victims of Harvey and Irma. In an hour they raised about $14 million. That’s about what Leo Decapitate makes for one of his crappy movies. Living the Hollywood lifestyle means you can make tens of millions of dollars and still bitch about what a rotten country this is. If you guessed that there was a lot of political whining going on, you’d be right. The reportage also varied greatly. This is from MSN:
‘Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief’ Sees Stars Call for Unity: ‘Natural Disasters Don’t Discriminate’
The star-studded phone bank for the event included: Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Barbara Streisand, Jay Leno, Craig Robinson, Miles Teller, Jared Leto, Jeremy Renner, Josh Gad, Cher, Justin Bieber, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Sofia Vergara, David Spade, Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Tyler Perry, and many more raising money for the homes and lives destroyed in places like Houston, Texas, and the Florida Keys.
Beyoncé, a native of Houston herself, said in her message, “Natural disasters don’t discriminate. They don’t see if you’re an immigrant, black or white, Jewish or Muslim, rich or poor…We’re all in this together.”
Continuing, Beyoncé said, “The effects of climate change are playing out around the world everyday.” She then implied that climate change was behind the hurricanes, a monsoon in India and the recent earthquake in Mexico.
THE DAILY CALLER WAS CLOSER TO THE TRUTH:
Hurricane Telethon Gets Political Right At The Start
Singer Stevie Wonder kicked off Tuesday’s star studded Hand In Hand telethon to raise money for hurricane recovery by getting political. Wonder started the show by saying, “Anyone who believes that there’s no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent.”
THE LAST TIME I HEARD FROM STEVELAND HARDAWAY(HIS REAL NAME) HE WAS SINGING ABOUT VOTING FOR GORE AND LIEBERMAN.
THEN, OF COURSE, THERE WERE THE COMMAND PERFORMANCES FOR BROTHER BARACK.
The event mirrors past telethons for natural disasters.
The 2005 telethon to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina became known for Kanye West’s infamous anti-President George W. Bush comments. “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” West said as a stunned Mike Meyers looked on.
I’m guessing after the cameras were turned off there was a lot of groping, preening, and backslapping because they donated an hour of their precious time to those whose lives have been turned upside down. Fourteen million dollars seems like a lot of money but considering that it will take billions to put things back together it was a spit in the ocean.
Recall that the left was united in their hope that Irma would destroy Mar-A-Lago.
Delingpole: Damp Squib Irma Spares Mar-a-Lago; Wreaks Havoc on Climate Chicken Littles
Irma is now officially the most disastrous hurricane in the history of the world…
…But only if you’re a radical Muslim or a climate alarmist or you work in the construction industry.
For the last week, all the usual suspects from green hedgefunder Tom “rhymes with liar” Steyer to anti-capitalist disaster harpie Naomi Klein – plus their de facto allies in Islamic State – have been wetting their knickers with excitement at the prospect of a biblical inundation to rival Noah’s flood.
Instead the worst possible thing happened.
Not only did Irma fail to destroy nearly as many Trump-voting Floridian homes and businesses as they had hoped; but it left the mother of all targets – Mar-a-Lago – without virtually a scratch.