From today's Inbox (. . . as slightly edited to correct some grammar and punctuation issues. Sorry. I couldn't help myself.):
As you know America is the first country to send aid when others are in trouble. Neighbors helping neighbors, right? So, just look at the list below of all those who have offered to help us in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
I think it is highly appropriate that we send THANKS to all of the countries that have reciprocated for our help with their disasters, misgivings, social turmoil, & poverty, by returning the favor and sending monetary and physical help to the United States of America after Sandy ravaged our East Coast leaving deaths, homelessness, and utter chaos in its wake.
Listed below is a roster of the Countries and World Wide Organizations that are giving us gracious assistance.
Please assist me in Thanking these entities by passing on this email so people from all over America can join in and THANK our neighbors ... in whom we have invested BILLIONS!!!!
Yeah. I hope this is exaggerated.
A lot of countries helped New Orleans after Katrina -- even the Vatican. I guess the global economic crisis affects benevolence. Perhaps our smug president hasn't gotten the idea across that we're slipping into third-world-nation-status. He'd better work on that during his current romp through Asia if we're to be the beneficiary of foreign aid anytime soon.
Meanwhile, indulge me in a little bird-walking here. There's been another mishap in the Gulf -- an oil rig was consumed by fire; at least one man is dead and another remains missing. My deepest and most sincere sympathy goes out to the families.
And I expect oil production to be curtailed any minute now.