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VIDEO: Exclusive Interview With Young Victim of the East Coast Earthquake UPDATE: Meet the Heroic Survivors

Posted on | August 23, 2011 | 63 Comments

Reporting live from this previously peaceful community, mere miles from the epicenter of the devastating 5.9 earthquake:

Regular readers may notice that this emotionally traumatized victim bears a remarkable resemblance to my 8-year-old daughter, Reagan. And regular readers may also notice that the Earthquake Victims Relief Fund bears a remarkable resemblance to my tip jar.

It’s for the children!

UPDATE: Thanks to Dan Collins for helping spread the word about the catastrophic toll of this incomparable disaster. And thanks to Russ Emerson for his generous contribution to the Earthquake Victims Relief Fund. The victims are now demanding I take them to get Slushees . . .

UPDATE II: Earthquake Hits East Coast; Obama Blames Tea Party.

UPDATE III: The Lonely Conservative feels the pain of the young victims.

UPDATE IV: At the Earthquake Relief Center — which bears a remarkable resemblance to our local convenience store — the heroic young survivors recover from the emotional trauma wrought by this historic tragedy:

We appreciate the support of Fausta Wertz.

UPDATE V: Linked by Nice Deb — thanks! — and welcome, Instapundit readers!


63 Responses to “VIDEO: Exclusive Interview With Young Victim of the East Coast Earthquake UPDATE: Meet the Heroic Survivors”

  1. Goldeneagle4444
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    The incredible smile at the very end is totally priceless!

    (A gorgeous young lady; must take after Mom)

  2. Jerry Wilson/Goldfish & Clowns
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Thank God she got her looks from her Mom. 😀

  3. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    Oh, the humanity!

  4. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    The incredible smile at the very end is totally priceless!

    She smiles … despite the devastating tragedy!

  5. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    Thank God she got her looks from her Mom. 😀

    Yes, her dear mother — another victim of this tragedy!

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    August 23rd, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

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  7. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    My kids felt it here in Clayton (20 miles southeast of Raleigh), I didn’t feel anything. Talked to my sister who was at work in Fairfax City, she said it knocked a few things of shelves and was alarmed enough to leave the building. Hope everyone is OK.

  8. Jamie Timon
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    wow haven’t seen her in like..4 years. it’s crazy how much she looks like kennedy!

  9. Alan Markus
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    Looks like at about 1:15 she’s going to crack up – she’s getting wise to your antics.  They do grow up too fast!

  10. Russ Emerson
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    The horror… the horror….

  11. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    Looks like at about 1:15 she’s going to crack up

    Yes, cracking up . . . from the emotional trauma!

  12. Trochilus
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    But the big story is a fire in the Kensington section, here in Philadelphia . . .

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    August 23rd, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

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    August 23rd, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

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  15. Ginny Saul
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    So sad, a victim so young. LOL She is gorgeous. She gets her speaking talent from her dad for sure. 

  16. Bob Belvedere
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    Linked to at: Earthquake Hits East Coast: Obama Blames TEA Party

    Oh!  The Humanity!

  17. Bethany Shondark Murphy
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

    This is adorable.

  18. Bob Belvedere
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    A lot of people who know you will not be surprised to learn that you don’t feel anything.

  19. jwallin
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    Felt shaking around Harrisburg Pa at that time. Very mild but since I live in a mobile home, it’s not as rigid as a regular house and so more noticeable.

    I wondered what happened but it didn’t last very long so I shrugged it off.

  20. McGehee
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    It was such a devastating quake that afterward I found my wife’s four cats lying around in a catatonic state on our bed — obviously in shock! It took a lot of soothing from me to persuade them all was well, at which time they lay down on our bed and resumed the afternoon napping that had been so rudely interrupted.

  21. rosalie
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

    My daughter lives in  Carlisle and they felt a little there too.

  22. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    I live in Washington and felt nothing.

    Washington State, that is!

  23. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    About ten years ago one of my layout engineers got on my laptop, then complained to me on the radio that there was no game of Hearts among the games. I explained that it was a “Built 4 You” custom configured from Compaq. He understood of course.

  24. rosalie
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    She’s a real trooper for sure.  Very cute.

  25. Fausta's Blog » Blog Archive » The ground shook UPDATED with children’s relief fund
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

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  26. Bob Belvedere
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

    Thanks for Tweeting my posting, Stacy.

  27. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    Scenes from the devastation in Alexandria!

  28. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

    Scenes from the devastation in Alexandria!

  29. Anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    This, too, I’m sure, is actually Bush’s fault. 😉

  30. richard mcenroe
    August 23rd, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

    I’m doing my part! I gave Sally Struthers your adress.

  31. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 1:59 am

    I’m pretty sure Sally Struthers is so fat because she ate all the food we sent to the Ethiopian famine victims.

  32. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 1:59 am

    Are the FEMA relief trucks there yet? Could they make it through the catastrophic damage?

  33. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    I found my wife’s four cats lying around in a catatonic state on our bed

    A cat-astrophe!

  34. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    It could be days before any Federal relief comes. Fortunately, the Walmart is just down the road. 🙂

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  37. chris
    August 24th, 2011 @ 2:52 am

    I’ve never used the expression before, because it seemed corny, but dangit, that little girl is cuter than a bug’s ear.

  38. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 2:56 am

    Oh, the humanity of it all! ….screaming around here. I told
    you, I can’t even talk to people whose friends are  there. Ah!
    It’s–it’s–it’s–it’s … o–ohhh! I–I can’t talk, ladies and gentlemen.
    Honest, it’s just laying there, a mass of earth wreckage. Ah! And
    everybody can hardly breathe and talk, and the screaming. Lady, I–I’m
    sorry. Honest: I–I can hardly breathe. I–I’m going to step inside where I
    cannot see it. Charlie, that’s terrible. Ah, ah—I can’t. I, listen,
    folks, I–I’m gonna have to stop for a minute because I’ve lost my voice.
    This is the worst thing I’ve ever witnessed.

  39. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 2:59 am

    When they said the food all went through Sally, well….

  40. Jlaurie808
    August 24th, 2011 @ 3:14 am

    Evidently this earthquake occurred because of–wait for it–Bush’s Fault”

  41. Eric Jablow
    August 24th, 2011 @ 3:19 am

    You named your daughter Regan?  I guess we know what will happen when you retire and divide your land holdings among her and her sisters.

  42. Patrick
    August 24th, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    You scoff, but the exact same earthquake would have killed 100,000 people in Iran.  And everyone (in the MSM) knows they are the superior culture.

  43. Kristine
    August 24th, 2011 @ 3:56 am

    This was beautiful and touching. It brought a tear to my eye.

  44. johngardner1
    August 24th, 2011 @ 4:15 am

    That’s what the Feds thought, too, at first.

    The earthquake monitoring service initially reported as slippage along a fault known to Washington as “Bush’s Fault”; however, further tests have revealed it was the Founding Fathers all rolling over in their graves at the same time …

  45. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 5:20 am

    we are such a pansy nation
    hope nothing ever bad happens east of the Mississippi because we won’t be able to handle it.
    Upside, west of the Mississippi will be able to take care of everything without the federal government fracking everything up.
    and that is a beautiful young girl, almost makes me think there is a future for America, my beautiful young girl has started college at UNC, pray there will be opportunity and a good future for her and those young, bright, kind and sweet young men and women.
    God, help this nation. PLEASE, help this nation and world, forgive us our sins and faults, help us return to you.

  46. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 5:26 am


    Your kids sure know how to ride the victim train, straight to the Slushee Treat Store!

  47. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 5:28 am

    oh yeah, that’s kid looking for a handout

  48. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 5:30 am

    I remember a quake in Indiana (of all places) in 1987.  My cat was outside at the time, lying flat on his stomach in obvious fear.  My hubs approached him, and he leapt into his ‘daddy’s’ arms (which he never did before or since).

    We lived on the edge of farm country, and my hubs said it was completely silent–even the birds stopped chirping.  Eerie.  I was driving to work in my old jalopy so I literally didn’t feel it!

  49. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    would a quake of this magnitude kill 100 K?
    maybe if it hits right, but if it hits richmond how many are dead?
    let’s respect Creation, we are not so big on an ocean of the Earth’s crust.
    I hope places that don’t suffer frequent earthquakes can handle it, but I doubt our resilience.  Hope I am wrong, as a pessimist must.

  50. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    howl, howl, howl