>> Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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 Rest of the World
Shirley's nuanced social analysis of the situation in Haiti got him bounced this morning from his occasional gig as an ESPN commentator.
I've heard that his book about his travels through the world of professional basketball is actually kind of interesting.