For those of you who don't know Staten Island is a bastion of conservatives caught behind the GREAT BLUE WALL. Just like so many of our California FReepers and much to my fear soon to be true of us New Mexican FReepers as well. On top of that they are fellow Americans that have done us no direct harm and that is enough for me.
I have to ask how many of you would choose to spout your trash talk to 89 year-old World War II veteran Michael Arbinni who's home that was built by his father was destroyed? How many would care to spout their garbage to Anthony Morotto who at the height of Hurricane Sandy, heard screaming from behind his home, one of only a handful in the area with a second story. Morotto tied a rope to his waist and pulled three neighbors from the flood in through his second story window.
The garbage I saw posted about these people reminds me of two quotes the first is from Michael Shaara's 'The Killer Angels': "Any man who judges by the group is a peawit. You take men one at a a time,..."
The second is from Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol': "It may well be that, in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than MILLIONS..."
Funny... I don’t recall you getting your knickers all in a bunch by the similar despicable posts here during the Texas wildfires in 2011. Of course that was high primary season, and hatin’ on Perry was all the vogue...
Selective memory I guess. Or predjudice. Or who knows what.
Anyway, you’re painting with a pretty broad brush there, kartographer. Maybe you could crank the self-righteousness down just a teensy bit.
Didn’t know this about Staten Island. Have to take your word for it.
If true, (that it is a conservative community in a blue state), then I guess that explains a lot about why they seem to have been forgotten by both the president AND the media.
Lesson to be learned... if your living in a conservative community, dependent upon a liberal government, BAD PLACE TO BE! Get OUT
I guess shutting down Shoreham nuclear Power Plant..................wasn’t such a bright Idea after all.
Go Build a Windmill. Then try flipping the switch!
Your empathy for people facing a tragedy is determined by their politics? I have seem many charitable and heroic acts by people of all stripes in time of need. Shame on you.
You're right. I saw it too and defended against it.
You hijacked your own thread because you’re pissed. Was that your goal?
A few communities here in CT are offering housing for Staten Island residents affected by Sandy.
People who weren’t on the original threads won’t understand the rancor you are talking about. They can Monday morning quarterback all they want, several FReepers saw what happened.
Never saw jazusamo on a single one of those threads, so he/she seems like they are talking out their posterior.
Being from CA, I and a few others are used to these types of comments, such as wishing and hoping for the death and destruction of other Americans. I’ve seen it countless times, right here.
Sure, they bitch and complain like New Yorkers do, but the people here are resilient and are taking this devastation in stride, not waiting to be rescued but rolling up sleeves and getting to work to rebuild.