9.03.2007

Every Year We See This


LAS VEGAS - Showman Jerry Lewis raised nearly $64 million on Monday during his annual Labor Day Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, topping last year's event by $3 million.

And, not to sound harsh, but are we even close to a cure?

Edit: And the man is going crazy.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

It could do better as a charity:

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/4134.htm

Anonymous said...

We work so hard to cure things instead of just accepting these diseases as God's infinite wisdom and the fulfillment of his plan for our lives.

mzchief said...

To 7:42...
*OTFLOLHysterically*
Your comment is PRICELESS. This is my new all time favourite comment. EXCELLENT work.
*StillLOL*

Anonymous said...

7:42 Those of us at His Majesty's Prayerful Bible Study Church of North Texas are with you. Let the Lord's punishment reign down on these sinful children that have fallen short of the example set by Jesus. May God smite them.

Not only should we not raise money to fight these diseases...we should encourage their advancement to help the Lord sort the good from the evil.

Anonymous said...

7:42 & 9:22

How much did you give to help these children that God has punished? Anything? Because if there is no God then we must rely on people like you to help these children, for which I much more comfortable with trusting the Lord.

Anonymous said...

uh...your God sounds more like the devil.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness......and God indeed has infinite wisdom and I'm so sorry that the fulfillment of his plan for your life is stupidity!

Anonymous said...

9:22....are you going to be smiten by God for your judgement upon others? Oh wait.....you may not read the Holy Bible that I read!

Anonymous said...

I don't know why the rest of you are questioning 7:42 and 9:22 with such anger. I've heard countless preachers, pastors, brothers, and their ilk pronounce at funerals that it was "their time" or that "God called them home" or that it was "God's plan".

I listened to one genius pronounce that it was God's plan that a 2 year old was killed in a car wreck by a drunk driver.

Why, when you face the logical extension of those statements made by your leaders, do you now find it unacceptable? If it's God's plan to kill 2 year olds in car wrecks and to inflict cancer on others, why isn't His plan to inflct MD on them as well?

Some Churches don't believe this way, but others do (you know who you are). Why not take some time searching through the possible hipocracy of your beliefs.

Anonymous said...

7:42; So God gave us brains, but he doesn't want us to use them to heal our sick??!!

Think Frustrated said...

He can send some of that money my way. I'm needy...

Anonymous said...

Wow, all the "Christians" on here blasting someone who believes that all things are a result of God's hand. Interesting. I think 7:42 got his or her point across, which was to expose the hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

Someday may you all come to know who God really is!
As well, may you come to know his Son Jesus. When you do you will have a better understanding of his way's and what he truly wants for us in our lives, which is to know him better. Your critical and sacreligious comments are totally uncalled for.

Pseudonym said...

I thought Jerry Lewis was sent by God to help these kids. Otherwise why would we put up with his legacy of bad movies. If not God, who sent him?

Anonymous said...

God just told me that we all need to play nice on Barry's Blog.

He also told me who was going to win the Meth contest in Sunset at the end(waaaaaaaaaaaay at the end) of October.

Anonymous said...

But he said faggot on T.V.

Anonymous said...

7:42 - I really hope your post is a joke; however, I fear your may be serious. I guess you're sorry we now have conquered polio, that there are means to mitigate malaria, that there are treatments for many diseases that were unknown just a few years ago. I can only hope that your misguided confidence in your biblical brainwashing is very isolated.

Anonymous said...

I believe 100% that organized religion has a lot of hypocrisy, and it is hard for me to argue against your view on the church. However, the church is an entity created by man to portray the word of God, but that is the key created by man. Man is flawed, and is full of hypocrisy and will portray their beliefs mixed into what they feel God has intended. I try to judge for myself what I deem relevant and what I feel is truly God’s meaning (teachings from the Bible) and not what some organized church wants me to believe. There are church’s that, in my opinion, have a skewed sense of beliefs, but I do not judge Christianity on the church’s values. I just think many people are judging the church instead of Christians.

Anonymous said...

12:22.....I don't think anyone is questioning that all things are of "God's Hand"....I think...or at least what I believe is that God causes many things.....and God allows many things....we live in a sinful world where horrible things happen! I just have a problem with people assuming they know exactly what the circumstances are. God may allow horrible things so that God may be glorified. He may allow things so they may become stronger or be able to witness or comfort someone else. He may cause things to discipline or to punish. Or it may just be the direct effect of our own sinfulness or the sinfulness of this world. I just wish Christians could express love first instead of judgement.

Anonymous said...

Newsflash to some of ya'll - not everyone shares your Christian - or Jewish - or Muslim - or other beliefs. Some don't believe in a god at all. You are entitled to your own beliefs but not entitled to assume we all agree with you. Belief is based upon faith - not fact or science. Personally, I'll take science, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Why don't we just abort all abnormal fetuses and kill all ill or disabled people, regardless of age? We wouldn't be wasting all this money on problem people that will never get cured.

wordkyle said...

Wow. Barry posts on Jerry Lewis and MDA and it turns into a Christian-bashing rally. You guys never miss an opportunity, do you?

How about Barry's point about throwing money at a problem and the problem remains unsolved?

Anonymous said...

Just like a pimple on the ass of the universe wordsenile pops up and spews his two cents worth of bullshit.

Denney Crane said...

7:42 AM

Thank you for sharing... This year I will save $500, to hell with Jerry and the kids!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle,
I believe what most are bashing is 7:42's BRAND of Christianity. That is not my view of Christianity & I don't choose to sit here & act like that's the only way to see it. We all have different viewpoints, but to me, 7:42's comment is so far out there, that I thought it might be a joke - someone making fun of people with that attitude. But the more posts I read, the more I think 7:42 is serious. Bizzare, bizzare.
Small minded Christianity - oh let's don't think or figure out anything. Let's just say everything's God's plan so we don't have to question or think or discover for ourselves. Hitler? That's God's plan. Concentration camp survivor? That was God's plan for your life. Senseless loss of life because of drunk driver? God's plan again. Being born in a country where children are starving and do not have even the most basic medical care? You got it - God's plan!
How can a thinking person to believe that? We gotta take some responsibility for the world we live in. WE can't just pass everything off on God. He gave us brains. I'm assuming we are suppose to use them.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle,
Is txsharon going to have to explain these posts to you AGAIN? Can you not comprehend what you read?
Now go ahead & throw out some of your hilarious "proof" that your opinions are backed up by facts. Give me some of those web sites that exist for the purpose of passing along propaganda & tell me that they are your proof of objective facts. Go on. I'm waiting.....

wordkyle said...

I'm glad to see that "anons" 6:56 and 7:47 think this is about me. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers, kiddies.

When I saw 7:42's post, I thought -- and still think -- that it was a troll to draw out the anti-Christianity crowd, and it worked.

Again, the more important point of Barry's post was that bazillions of dollars have been spent on problems without finding a solution. Those involved in spending the money quickly realize that to discover a cure stops the gravy train. (See "bureaucrats, government" and "war on poverty.")

Condoleesa said...

OMG!! I think I was just smitten!

Oh yeah, while we are at the cramming the religious zeal down the throats of everyone, would it be fair to say that because Jerry Lewis is a Jew (them what killed our Lord for you non-rednecks) he must be an agent of the devil and that is why he is fighting the disease? And oh yeah, all those innocent children that have been helped by Jerry must be going to hell because they got help from some evil man that raises money to help sick kids?

Why does everything have to be about God's punishment? Can't some of you ever see the good in anything? I agree the charity may not be using all the money as wisely as say "I" might but then again they have done a tremendous amount of good. Life isn't all about eternal damnation.

That said, why cure the disease when you can make so much money on drugs to treat it. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

Wordie,
Surely you can't be surprised that this blog got off the original topic?? When does it EVER stay on topic...... Oh, I just thought of one.... those "Hey, now" topics - people responding to that are FOCUSED.

Anonymous said...

The telethon is SHOWBUSINESS that gives a lot of has beens and wanna be's a place to go be seen and make some blow while they're making people think something great is happening.

They have generated millions upon millions of dollars over 30 years and not one thing has changed for the good and it won't because it will be bad business for everyone who makes money off this disease.

The only plan here is for Jerry to continue to make a name for himself as some self righteous pompus ass that he has become.

Anonymous said...

Black and White. Generalizations do not work for either side.

PS. Jews were merely the group that performed crucifixion of Jesus, but if you believe the word of God, than we all (sinners) caused the death of Jesus.

mzchief said...

To Condoleesa...
Actually, it was the ROMANS who crucified Jesus not the Jews. Jesus was a Jew who disagreed with the exclusionism of the Jewish faith that kept those who were not born Jewish from having access to a monotheist religion.

The fact that sooo many "Christians" who blather on and on about Christianity and KNOWING the will and word of God really do not know BUBKES about Christianity is one of the things that make it IMPOSSIBLE for those of us who KNOW the history of Christianity and religion to buy into the myths and whoohaa being spewed by Christianity.

As for the Muscular Dystrophy Association doing things to help people with Muscular Dystrophy you might just want to read a bit of their data and monetary disbursements. CEO and President Gerald C. Weinberg is paid over $400,000. each year. Most of the MD clinics are only open ONE day a week and the services are NOT free to MD patients. Sixty-five percent of income not spent on administrative costs goes to RESEARCH not to making life better for those people suffering from MD. If you want to help someone with MD give your doctor or pharmacist $100. and have them apply the gift to the care or prescription of someone suffering from MD. Incidentally, Charles Mauldin at Value-Rite will gladly and certainly make certain your donation goes to someone with MD who needs the help.

If it had not been for the MDA telethon I would have NO idea who is Jerry Lewis. I have NEVER seen him do ANYTHING but the telethon and from what I have seen a trained seal would do as good a job if not a better job than Jerry Lewis.

Anonymous said...

But he said faggot on live T.V.

Anonymous said...

I went to the source of all information (not already provided by mzchief). They describe many variations of MD that we've been working on for 100 years. And, yup, no cure of any kind. Not even medication that helps much. Apparently MD has to do with certain genes getting together. Once you get it - you've got it.

It's discouraging that so much is being spent with so little to show for it. It's further discouraging that such a large % of donations goes to MD executives and advertising.

Condoleesa said...

I guess you guys don't pick up well on sarcasm.