My friend Shannon, aka The Disaffected Scanner Jockey, has the coolest gChat status message going right now. It reads:
I wish that every time somebody is tempted to use Haiti to make a political point, they would instead use that energy to kick $10 over to the Red Cross. Just text “HAITI” to 90999 and the $10 charge shows up on your cell phone bill, no self-righteousness required.
So go do it, it’s a really easy way to help the people of Haiti who are dealing with unimaginable tragedy.