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FEMA Out of Water, No Delivery Until Monday
Breitbart ^ | Nov 3, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 11/03/2012 11:03:16 AM PDT by blueyon

FEMA's vaunted "lean forward" strategy that called for advanced staging of supplies for emergency distribution failed to live up to its billing in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

In fact, the agency appears to have been completely unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit this Monday. In contrast to its stated policy, FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water -- or any other supplies, for that matter -- stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning of the impending storm.

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FAILURE..............Obama's Katrina. Hope we VOTE him OUT!!!
1 posted on 11/03/2012 11:03:23 AM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

If Dubya was still in the White House, the commie pig rabble in this country would be on their way to Washington to lynch him.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 11:06:07 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: blueyon

Monday? A water line from CT could be installed before Monday!


3 posted on 11/03/2012 11:06:20 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: blueyon

Quick...send the MSM into the minority hoods and cover the story. Where is Geraldo Rivera?


4 posted on 11/03/2012 11:08:24 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: blueyon

Hey Fatso Christie, what do you think of your butt boy now?


5 posted on 11/03/2012 11:09:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blueyon
Damn good thing they canceled the marathon! Th water for that event can now be used to save a few folks...

Stupid FEMA. There has to be another four words that better fits their acronym. ;)

6 posted on 11/03/2012 11:09:05 AM PDT by Errant
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To: blueyon

Tell Mayor Doomberg to send all that water in Central park for the now canceled Marathon on over to FEMA.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: blueyon

Sounds like it’s time to go looking for the cronies benefitting from these Potemkin FEMA warehouses, imho.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 11:09:39 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: blueyon

Let Wal-Mart handle the logistics like Bush did. This wouldn’t happen.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 11:09:39 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: blueyon

water water everywhere and not a drop to drink


10 posted on 11/03/2012 11:10:03 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: dfwgator

Christy is all talk and no go. He gave up to the unions.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 11:10:36 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Hell be a Rat within the next two years.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 11:11:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blueyon

I recommend you add some rubbing alcohol to your wamp water and then strain it through a loaf of bread!

13 posted on 11/03/2012 11:12:00 AM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: blueyon

Boy, I’ll bet those celebrities will really nail Obama at their upcoming benefit concert for his poor handling of this mess. /s


14 posted on 11/03/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Errant

Failed Effort to Manage Anything?


15 posted on 11/03/2012 11:12:07 AM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: blueyon
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand".

Milton Friedman

16 posted on 11/03/2012 11:12:31 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Heck, let North Carolina Baptist volunteers handle it, they had emergency food service operations capable of serving 80,000 and potable water, as well as facilities for hot showers and laundry there by Wednesday.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 11:12:35 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: blueyon

When some catastrophe happens overseas, we’re shipping plane loaders of food and bottled water almost the next day, but we can’t do it for our own people?

Obamas FEMA. Is a mirror of him...massive FAIL.

But, he didn’t waste anytime getting his photo op with doughboy Christie.

Style over substance is the liberal way, always.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 11:12:44 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie; dfwgator

Boy Christy should has made his name mud among conservatives and in the GOP hasn’t he. Will we get an Ann Coulter repudiation column after the election?


19 posted on 11/03/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT by JLS
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To: blueyon

FEMA: A big fat bloated inneficient government bureaucracy that sits around doing nothing until they are needed, and then they do nothing.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 11:14:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (What The World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: blueyon

This is what happens when you elect the third-string Junior High football team ( the Obama administration) into the NFL.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 11:15:34 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Mr. K

“Heckuva job, Fugie!”


22 posted on 11/03/2012 11:16:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JIM O

These guys are useless idiots.There’s plenty of water here in the Cleveland area and it takes about 10 hours for a tanker truck to drive from here to NYC.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 11:17:30 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: blueyon

There’s tons of good bottled water in thousands of stores and warehouses throughout North America (since so many people prefer to buy it for $2 a bottle rather than just drink tap water, which is also available in abundance). An administration which can’t deliver some drinking water to citizens in distress (while its President flies off in our Air Force One to shake even more campaign contribution money out of his rich “fat cat” comrades) is not only incompetent, its thoroughly disgusting!


24 posted on 11/03/2012 11:17:35 AM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: blueyon

Maybe Obama can get the beer cart girls from those golf courses he’s always at to deliver some water.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 11:17:35 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueyon

And this is the Gub’mint that wants to control your access to healthcare NYC, take a good long look at the future.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 11:17:47 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: blueyon

Meanwhile, the muzzie kenyan, could care less, he’s busy campaigning.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 11:18:20 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Win One For The Gipper!!!!!! Nov 6, 2012)
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To: blueyon

Have no fear. The Government is here to help.


28 posted on 11/03/2012 11:18:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I said last night that Trump ought to come out and say, “Give me 30 days and all will be back to normal.” I think he could do it.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 11:19:27 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: blueyon

Sheesh. There’s water everywhere there. Boil it.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 11:19:34 AM PDT by wolfman
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To: katiedidit1

Don’t forget Shepard Smith. They can go out there and get in another competition to see who can report the most ridiculous rumors again.

Didn’t matter that when the national guard swept through there were no dead bodies in the dome and most of the rumors were just that. That part wasn’t newsworthy.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 11:20:29 AM PDT by Bigjimslade
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To: faithhopecharity
"There’s tons of good bottled water in thousands of stores and warehouses throughout North America..."

And it would be flooding into the NY metro area, were it economically feasible for the stores and warehouses to ship it there, but "anti-gouging" price caps prevent it from being so.

32 posted on 11/03/2012 11:20:46 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: blueyon
The United States of America.
We can’t deliver water in a major urban area???

With the resources this nation has????

Get this worthless community organizer out of the White House; what a utter disgrace.

The Obama people were going to “shove this hurricane up Romney’s rear end” if I remember the quote correctly.

Looks like instead; they don’t know how to wipe their own.

33 posted on 11/03/2012 11:21:42 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: blueyon

"As CNN/ABC/CBS/NBC have noted, this is George Bush's fault."

34 posted on 11/03/2012 11:22:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: JIM O
A water line from CT could be installed before Monday!

No chance. The requisite environmental impact study alone could take as many as five years.

35 posted on 11/03/2012 11:22:01 AM PDT by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: swamprebel

Heck, just bid it out to Walmart. They’ll have all the water they need by eod today.


36 posted on 11/03/2012 11:22:22 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: blueyon

“Ms. Wright was unable to say when or how the water would be delivered from the distribution center to needy Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey, Staten Island, Long Island, and other boroughs of New York City. Vendors “are currently being evaluated,” she said, and when the vendors are announced, they will provide information on how local distribution will occur.”

Have no fear, thirsty citizens, “vendors are being evaluated”. No doubt the whole process will be completed with a week or two and then distribution can begin.

Kafka couldn’t dream this stuff up.


37 posted on 11/03/2012 11:23:17 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: dfwgator
Christie just wanted to look good to help his reelection bid. He should be spending a bit more time in the gym and a little less time at the 4 star diner.

A leader should represent himself or herself from the inside out. If one does not exhibit self respect in all areas of one’s life he/she cannot lead people, cities and countries to their true potential.

Christie would serve himself better and New Jersey better by exhibiting greater self respect through improving his physical appearance and, at the same time, most probably his health.

38 posted on 11/03/2012 11:23:25 AM PDT by mazz44
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Perhaps extending the election won’t be such a bad thing, if the situation continues to deteriorate, that certainly can’t help the Kenyan.


39 posted on 11/03/2012 11:23:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Errant

FUFEMA


40 posted on 11/03/2012 11:24:24 AM PDT by JediJones (Vote NO on Proposition Zero! Tuesday, November 6th!)
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To: mazz44

It’s probably the main reason that Romney didn’t give him the VP slot, and Christie wanted to exact his revenge on Romney by giving Obama the wet sloppy kisses.


41 posted on 11/03/2012 11:25:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JLS

Will we get an Ann Coulter repudiation column after the election?
******
Fat chance of that happening (pun intended).


42 posted on 11/03/2012 11:25:57 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Farmer Dean

What about one tanker full of potable water and another with about 10,000 one gallon plastic bottles to hand out to the people, who could then fill them from fawcets attached to the tanker??


43 posted on 11/03/2012 11:26:34 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: blueyon

FEMA is total FAIL

I read yesterday that only 4 of 400 generators had been deployed.

Someone put the military in charge before people start dying.


44 posted on 11/03/2012 11:26:51 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: blueyon
HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN AMERICA?
WHERE IS BUSH?

WHERE IS FEMA?

Oh, wait...Obama is POTUS....never mind.

45 posted on 11/03/2012 11:26:57 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)
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To: blueyon
Annette Wright, who said that the winning vendor would be required to deliver the 2.3 million gallons of bottled water

If 600,000 persons don't have potable water and no means to drive to get some, that is a four day supply.

46 posted on 11/03/2012 11:27:39 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: blueyon
My son's a truck driver and just called. He's been sitting in NJ since 6am with a load of ice for FEMA. He was told to be there at 6 and no one knows what to do with it. No one there to unload it. No one knows anything. He's not the only one.

I told him to call the Whitehouse and he'd have an answer in 15 minutes. Screw the red tape. :)
47 posted on 11/03/2012 11:28:47 AM PDT by Centaur (Never practice moderation to excess.)
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To: blueyon

Let us never forget that Mitt was excoriated by the MSM for collecting goods for this disaster...


49 posted on 11/03/2012 11:30:51 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: blueyon

FEMA was begun under President Carter!!!!

In 2008 the annual FEMA budget was $6 billion - have no idea what it is now.

Not clear how many permanent Federal employees work in this agency - or what they do when there are no natural or man-made disasters.

Sorta, kinda like a mirage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FEMA


50 posted on 11/03/2012 11:30:55 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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