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Shocking HuffPo Headline: 'Anger Grows In Outer NY Boroughs, NJ Over Sluggish Response To Sandy'
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Posted on 11/02/2012 7:06:30 PM PDT by chessplayer

With just four days to go before the elections, and Obama's media doing everything within their power to ignore the subject of Benghazi, Libya, you would think they'd also be turning a blind eye to disaster relief problems in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.

That's why I was shocked to see this headline at the Huffington Post a few hours ago: "Anger Grows In Outer NY Boroughs, NJ Over Sluggish Response To Sandy."

As you can see, the top of the Post's front page listed article after article of bad news from the region.

Not what you would expect from a publication devoted to the re-election of Barack Obama.


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Odd. I thought The One spread his arms an miraculously repaired FEMA.
1 posted on 11/02/2012 7:06:30 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Amazing...and those people are normally so conciliatory.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 7:09:51 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: chessplayer

New Yawk goes Red next week.....downstate isn’t voting...IMHO.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 7:13:40 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: chessplayer

Oh, who believes that people in NY can get pissed off over little things like this. Especially after King Barry went out of his way to do a photo op just for them.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 7:14:55 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: chessplayer

Bush’s fault.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 7:15:39 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: chessplayer

It’s Bush’s fault!


6 posted on 11/02/2012 7:16:17 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire.)
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To: chessplayer

I’d love to be a fly on the wall at Dubya’s house...


7 posted on 11/02/2012 7:20:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: chessplayer

Staten Island IS Obama’s Lower 9th Ward..if the pravda media in this country did their damn job and REPORT what is going on there and blame Obama like they had no problem blaming Bush for Katrina then more people would see what an absolute SCHMUCK Obama really is


8 posted on 11/02/2012 7:20:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chessplayer
Don't like it, but I've got to give Anderson Cooper on CNN credit. He's on right now and he's absolutley livid about the slow government response in Staten Island.
9 posted on 11/02/2012 7:24:09 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: chessplayer

10 posted on 11/02/2012 7:28:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“I’d love to be a fly on the wall at Dubya’s house...”

LOL! :-)


11 posted on 11/02/2012 7:32:34 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: WeatherGuy

CNN earlier in the afternoon was leading with the poor response in NYC....I cannot watch Schlep Smith on FNC so the TV goes to CNN while he is on....and could not believe the CNN coverage...thought it was back on Fox. They are ripping the Fed, state, and local response


12 posted on 11/02/2012 7:33:07 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: chessplayer

As far as I know, 0 has not repaired one downed power line here in NJ. He probably doesn’t know a thing about electricity, except perhaps that it runs Teleprompters®.

The state of our culture is shown by the news reports of mob behavior of people led by demagogues. Example: In Bridgeport, CT, a radical stronghold, the mayor claimed that the electric company was not serving them, and was giving preference to richer areas. People there may have believed this rabble-riousing, and when power crews showed up in some neighborhoods, the crews were attached by the feral inhabitants. How easily those louts revert when led by pandering, hate-mongering democrats!

The crews left, and are demanding police protection! This is incredible. If I ran those companies, I would refuse to hook up Bridgeport until every other area was served first, and then only with a National Guard escort.

Meanwhile, in NJ, unionized companies have turned away electric crews from out-of-state who refused to pay tribute (cash) to their union for the right to work here in the effort to restore our power.

So, our public is driven by mob instincts, and the public services are corrupted by thuggish unions. A fine condition we are in!

And our governor in NJ welcomed and praised our sorcerer-president, for doing essentially nothing.

I prefer Sandy (a good, honest disaster) to all these pretentious and phony do-gooders. Sandy will flood you, drop trees on your house, and give you a sample of what a “green” (energy-free) lifestyle is really like. But Sandy cannot corrupt our souls. Only forces of evil can do that, and in some areas, they are succeeding.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 7:33:25 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: chessplayer

14 posted on 11/02/2012 7:36:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

You have to wonder why Shep Smith did not find the time to find a strategic position on Staten Island to make a heart felt rant about Bambi and his administration causing death and destruction because of Bambi flying off to Vegas?


15 posted on 11/02/2012 7:37:28 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: chessplayer

Have any leaders of the “white community” come out and said “Obama hates white people” yet?

Or was I thinking of something else?


16 posted on 11/02/2012 7:37:54 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: WeatherGuy

I saw some of that AC news show, it was very good!


17 posted on 11/02/2012 7:39:54 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: docbnj

As far as I know, 0 has not repaired one downed power line here in NJ.


Remember when he promised to re-build America’s infrastructure? How it was a number one priority? All the shovel ready jobs?


18 posted on 11/02/2012 7:49:09 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: WeatherGuy

Cooper does a great job. Best and most honest reporter on CNN by a long shot.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 7:52:35 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: docbnj
And our governor in NJ welcomed and praised our sorcerer-president, for doing essentially nothing.

Christie may be trying to engineer Romney's defeat in order to give himself a chance in 2016.

20 posted on 11/02/2012 7:54:39 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: spodefly
Actually, it's the other way around.

Barack Obama is fully on-board with a Democratic Party agenda that is based on the assumption that white people are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves.

To paraphrase what one conservative pundit said during the height of Bill Clinton's impeachment debate: The political debate in this country is marked by a double standard in which conservatives are held to a much higher standard than liberals. This is something we should all accept with pride, for it pretty much reflects the reality of these two different groups of people.

21 posted on 11/02/2012 7:55:02 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: chessplayer
Remember when he promised to re-build America’s infrastructure?

Nevermind that. Remember when Obama said that his election was the moment that the oceans would stop rising and the earth would heal, yet here we have NY and NJ being washed away? I'm starting to feel like he wasn't quite truthful with us.
22 posted on 11/02/2012 7:56:05 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: mo
New Yawk goes Red next week.....downstate isn’t voting...IMHO.

I don't discount this. If enough residents of the burroughs Queens, Brooklyn, and Statem Island vote in protest of their poor treatment, NY could easily go red.

23 posted on 11/02/2012 7:59:04 PM PDT by Gulf War One
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I have often thought that!!!


24 posted on 11/02/2012 8:00:35 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Im waiting for Kanye West to give a speech about how Obama doesn’t care about white people..especially those in Staten Island, who I found out is a Republican district(At least there seems to be more Republicans there than Democrats)


25 posted on 11/02/2012 8:06:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: docbnj

Re Bridgeport: The Arab residents of Jerusalem act much the same way: Attack municipal crews who come into their neighborhoods, and then complain that they’re not getting city services.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 8:07:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Its a real shame nobody thought to, oh, I don’t know, work on gathering food items at rallies to support the relief effort. Sure would have been a great idea.

#MittGatheredFoodForStormRelief


27 posted on 11/02/2012 8:11:43 PM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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The hurricane happened 5 days too early for Obama. Its easy to think he is handling it well one day after it hits, back when Christie et al were giving him praise, but as time passes, how badly he is doing there is becoming evident to all.

Staten Island is suffering, and yet NY will still go with Obama.

But PA will not, and many people in all states will take notice.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 8:12:01 PM PDT by ChronicMA
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To: Red_Devil 232

Shep is Obama’s bitch.


29 posted on 11/02/2012 8:14:52 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: chessplayer

Barack Obama hates Republicans.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 8:16:20 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Obama “unexpectedly” reneges and allows Sea to rise...

FILM AT 11...

31 posted on 11/02/2012 8:52:12 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: fr_freak

See Headline post at #31


32 posted on 11/02/2012 8:58:54 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: WeatherGuy
there was warning for this perfect storm....why wasn't the Guard ready to go in and at least police areas?.......its ridiculous...

there seems to have been NO preparation....

was this on purpose?....silly notion I know...

33 posted on 11/02/2012 9:25:24 PM PDT by cherry
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there was warning for this perfect storm....there seems to have been NO preparation....

I've been wondering the same thing. Couldn't they have had food, water, blankets, TP, meds, diapers, etc in semi's ready to bring in? Shelter's and shuttles readied?

With areas as densely populated as NYC and NJ, and after 9/11, I would've thought major prep plans were in place, there.

34 posted on 11/02/2012 9:33:47 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: mo

Good point.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 9:45:08 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Zhang Fei

“Christie may be trying to engineer Romney’s defeat in order to give himself a chance in 2016. “

You mean - sort of like Romney did to Palin in 08?

(Donning asbestos underwear as I post this)


36 posted on 11/02/2012 9:46:36 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

I guess anything outside of downtown is now “flyover country”


37 posted on 11/02/2012 9:49:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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“I’d love to be a fly on the wall at Dubya’s house...”

I wonder when some low class white comedian is going to accuse obama of hating White people due to his Hurricane Sandy response, the same way Kanye West did towards President Bush about Black people.


38 posted on 11/02/2012 9:51:38 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: MNGal

“I’d love to be a fly on the wall at Dubya’s house...”

I wonder when some low class white comedian is going to accuse obama of hating White people due to his Hurricane Sandy response, the same way Kanye West did towards President Bush about Black people.


39 posted on 11/02/2012 10:02:40 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: chessplayer

Katrina:"Where's Bush?"
Sandy:"Where's The governor? Where's the mayor? Where's FEMA?"


40 posted on 11/03/2012 2:17:27 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: chessplayer
This is what you get when you put your faith in a show horse and not a work horse.

Barack Obama the "My Little Pony" of disaster relief.

41 posted on 11/03/2012 2:26:52 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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I'm sure we'll all have to wait until hell freezes over to hear that. The hypocrisy is amazing, and yet it's so prevalent that I can't be amazed anymore. I have come to expect it.
42 posted on 11/03/2012 5:00:06 AM PDT by MNGal
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I'm starting to feel like he wasn't quite truthful with us.

I will NOT sit here and listen to any more of your heinous blasphemy!

43 posted on 11/03/2012 5:04:20 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Zhang Fei
Wouldn't it be fun if Christie turns around and blasts the Federal government's response tomorrow. Two days before the election he could say Obama promised this and that and hasn't delivered. He doesn't need to go hyper-political, just give a status update saying we're still waiting on this and that and this other thing. Oh, and unfortunately we haven't seen this yet or that either. He could show Obama's incompetence without being nasty. He could say: "I talked to the President in Nevada yesterday and Ohio this morning." Make it obvious that Obama spent 90 minutes of "photo op" time in NJ and ran off, leaving everyone behind.

If Christie believes Obama's going to lose then he's no longer dependent on Obama for $B in recovery funding. A Republican House, narrowly divided Senate and Republican President will be holding his state's fate in their hands. Too much to hope for I guess.

44 posted on 11/03/2012 5:12:29 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: mo

You have reinforced my thought dismissed as not really possible. I guess it is actually possible.

Then there is Governor Coumo. Where is he? Why is he not in Staten Island in his Bomber Jacket? He is ultimately responsible, not the Mayor. Bloomberg has intimidated the governor and the president


45 posted on 11/03/2012 5:20:14 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Red_Devil 232

Shep demonstrated he lacked the mental stability to do the job of disaster reporting.

Wisely, Fox detailed battle hardened men into the field to provide reporting not colored by emotional breakdown


46 posted on 11/03/2012 5:25:09 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Slings and Arrows

You’re right — it’s similar. It’s that mixture of entitlement mentality and resentment.


47 posted on 11/03/2012 5:31:30 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

It’s a shame that the word “savage” has gone out of style.


48 posted on 11/03/2012 7:03:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MNGal

“I’m sure we’ll all have to wait until hell freezes over to hear that. The hypocrisy is amazing, and yet it’s so prevalent that I can’t be amazed anymore. I have come to expect it.”

I definately do not want any “comedian” to blankly state obama hates White people the same way President Bush hated Black people following Katrina. Although in this obama’s case, I am quite certain it is very true. I just think such statements are very unproductive, and divisive.


49 posted on 11/03/2012 8:25:35 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull

“...I am quite certain it is very true. I just think such statements are very unproductive, and divisive.”

I agree 100 percent with that statement. I believe that Kanye West should have been shunned by the entertainment community and the democrats for saying what he did about President Bush during Katrina. He wasn’t, however. My point was not that I was rooting for some stupid white comedian to claim that Obama hates white people, but the fact that President Bush was held solely responsible for the Katrina response, while Obama is held accountable for nothing by that crowd.


50 posted on 11/03/2012 9:03:23 AM PDT by MNGal
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