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Fire Haley
10-26-2012, 05:25 AM
Hunker down east coasters



..could result in "coastal flooding, flooding rainfall, high winds, downed trees, power outages, travel mayhem and even Appalachian snow" from Boston to DC (including New York City)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg advised New York City residents in flood-prone areas to "be prepared to evacuate" in a meeting with the Office of Emergency Management today

http://icons-ak.wunderground.com/data/images/at201218_5day.gif

http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/508976a569bedd206f000013-600-405/snowicane.jpeg

http://www.businessinsider.com/hurricane-sandy-could-hit-north-east-2012-10

Bayz101
10-26-2012, 06:08 AM
Wonder if i'll get any of it in Ohio.

Fire Haley
10-26-2012, 06:33 AM
"The Weather Channel has expanded its aware area out to Ohio and the alert area has been put in place in much of the mid-atlantic/northeast.

Gale-force winds 300mi out from center by the time it hits eastern US"

http://i.imwx.com/images/maps/truvu/map_specnews12_ltst_4namus_enus_650x366.jpg

Bayz101
10-26-2012, 06:38 AM
Thanks for the good news. :chuckle::doh:

Fire Haley
10-26-2012, 06:48 AM
My brother in Columbus had 70 mph winds in June, while it's been all calm and peaceful here for another year.

http://www.best-beaches.com/images/destin/destin-florida-pictures.jpg

Atlanta Dan
10-26-2012, 07:17 AM
It's worse than a storm known to history as the Perfect Storm.

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-new-york-storm-snowicane.html

So it is either the Perfecter Storm or the Perfect Storm is no longer perfect:noidea:

Vis
10-26-2012, 07:25 AM
Sandy can't you see I'm in misery

Vincent
10-26-2012, 12:35 PM
Sandy can't you see I'm in misery

It will be over soon (http://www.gallup.com/poll/157817/election-2012-likely-voters-trial-heat-obama-romney.aspx). Just 11 more days.

Fire Haley
10-26-2012, 12:39 PM
TWC already has brave reporters dipping their feet in the menacing waters on the beaches

it's sure to fizzle out now

Atlanta Dan
10-26-2012, 01:43 PM
That's Hurricane Sandy coming up from the South, and some other nameless storm thing coming in from the West. When they meet ... Frankenstorm.

http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intel/2012/10/26/26-sandy-storm-watch1.o.jpg/a_560x375.jpg

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/10/frankenstorm--hurricane-sandy-hype-overhyped.html

Frankenstorm: 1, Romney: 0
Romney scraps Virginia rally due to 'Frankenstorm'
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hs3Qt6Vxm9GQd0VdQQxT7cb5n6ag?docId=CNG.7a5ac 9140e1c87c51f0a40348fa8a7c4.61

“This could be a disaster of biblical proportions"

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/frankenstorm-has-financial-centers-on-edge-2012-10-26

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Fire Arians
10-26-2012, 03:53 PM
wonder how this will affect football games this weekend

Fire Haley
10-27-2012, 12:24 PM
She's looking pretty healthy now

http://icons-ak.wunderground.com/data/images/at201218_sat.jpg

Bayz101
10-27-2012, 12:40 PM
wonder how this will affect football games this weekend

Just below 50 degrees, rain and winds of 20 mph in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Lady Steel
10-27-2012, 09:54 PM
Bring it, Sandy! I'm stocked up on Parrot Bay Coconut Rum and pineapple juice so I ain't skeered.

Fire Haley
10-29-2012, 02:20 AM
batten down your hatches

http://icons.wunderground.com/metgraphics/angela/Sandy.MODIS.10282012-small.jpg

Atlanta Dan
10-29-2012, 07:52 AM
"WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i'm calling it Sally)..?" Lindsay Lohan chimed in. "Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace."

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/10/flooding-streets-signal-hurricane-sandy-is-here.html

Lokki
10-29-2012, 08:46 AM
Stay safe, those of you on the East Coast.

Vincent
10-29-2012, 12:54 PM
Lindsay Lohan chimed in. "Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace."

Pray to whom?

Vis
10-29-2012, 01:14 PM
Pray to whom?

Her piece

Atlanta Dan
10-29-2012, 01:18 PM
Pray to whom?

I do not know if Lindsay thought that part through without doing another line - The Force?

Atlanta Dan
10-29-2012, 01:37 PM
Goldman Sachs wins the contest for most sandbags:

http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intel/2012/10/29/29-wall-street-sandy.o.jpeg/a_560x375.jpg

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/10/flooding-streets-signal-hurricane-sandy-is-here.html

A political ad is waiting to be born from that photo

Vis
10-29-2012, 02:52 PM
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Vis
10-29-2012, 02:54 PM
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/487280_10151265677831539_1552288320_n.jpg

Hurricane

Fire Haley
10-29-2012, 03:09 PM
meanwhile, skies are clear as a bell here....I'm going to the beach

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/183o4wxnia4tljpg/xlarge.jpg

SteelCityMom
10-29-2012, 03:24 PM
Just hope everyone stays safe...got family in Va. Beach, so I'm just a nervous wreck for them. Hoping it passes quickly with minimal damage. Cold, windy, and rainy here in W. Pa...but that's nothing new for October lol, and we've got our generator ready, just in case.

Atlanta Dan
10-29-2012, 03:47 PM
Storm survival hints for the one percent

Do not, under any circumstances run into a rising wave while yelling, "Do you have any idea who I am? You'll be hearing from my general counsel!" Waves cannot be sued, and you will drown.

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/10/wall-streets-guide-to-working-from-home.html

tony hipchest
10-29-2012, 10:26 PM
worst MNF game since the last time the bottom dwelling 49ers and cardinals were scheduled on MNF for their game down in mexico city.

i actually had to shut it off to check out some of this storm coverage (which admittedly was more compelling).

plus ashleigh banfield still turns me on.

the cardinals are absolutely horrid on offense.

Vis
10-30-2012, 05:36 AM
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/A6aHFRMCQAEyKWb.jpg:large

Vis
10-30-2012, 05:37 AM
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/A6Y8PnXCQAAnM_g.jpg:large

Vis
10-30-2012, 05:39 AM
http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/full/679400503.jpg?key=500332&Expires=1351594530&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA&Signature=k0t22W0uAH9I0ADlXRD-0R9xYWzCw7LYn8nzjrzP7d3qCDZ6Qj6IG-2qWiRHESLg5QBcqZdz2V07Tgz6m~WITYcNIfgKr6BX8gkFr19W pGQDOZscMY3xWM9oNsd3npli7C8Z9UGqC9uvK5lFf0deJ5DaFK y34AlEtKyMWgbWxoA_

Vis
10-30-2012, 05:40 AM
http://gdb.voanews.eu/E0D9D689-947F-4688-9086-439BE44CE278_mw800_s.jpg

Bayz101
10-30-2012, 05:57 AM
We'll be right back after these messages from our sponsors...

"Blah blah blah, Oxiclean, Blah blah blah".

*Title screen for Vis Storm Watch goes here*

Vis begins posting pictures of devastation....

I think we have something here?

Vis
10-30-2012, 06:50 AM
here's the big bang

ZAqYZ433TeQ#!

Bayz101
10-30-2012, 06:55 AM
What the hell was that? Power station, electric plant?

Vis
10-30-2012, 06:58 AM
What the hell was that? Power station, electric plant?


that's why the lights went out on Broadway

Bayz101
10-30-2012, 07:00 AM
that's why the lights went out on Broadway

Vis taking a Greyhound to the Hudson River Line? :chuckle:

How the hell's the weather in SC?

Vis
10-30-2012, 07:01 AM
Vis taking a Greyhound to the Hudson River Line? :chuckle:

How the hell's the weather in SC?

beautiful fall day.

My brother is in Brooklyn.

Bayz101
10-30-2012, 07:05 AM
beautiful fall day.

My brother is in Brooklyn.

Snow, 60 MPH winds and slick streets here in Ohio. Tell momma to stay indoors!

Vis
10-30-2012, 07:14 AM
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/10/29/youtube_is_telling_us_what_twitter_can_t_right_now .html

The link has videos of the East Village flooding, a building in Chelsea collapsing, and the 6 alarm fire in Queens

Vis
10-30-2012, 10:45 AM
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-after-landfall/100396/#img10

The "holy ****" pictures

Vis
10-30-2012, 10:56 AM
http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2012/10/30/sandys-damage-estimates-top-20-billion-among-the-worst-u-s-storms-of-all-time/

Sandy's Aftermath: Damage Estimates Top $20 Billion, Among The Worst U.S. Storms Of All Time

Sandy has killed at least 33 people across six states, has left more than 6 million without power, and has absolutely crippled the mass transit system that that nation’s biggest city relies upon to function, with many subway tunnels flooded.

“The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as last night,” said Joe Lhota, chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, this morning.

This super storm will certainly go down as one of the greatest ever to hit the United States, with damage amounts well in excess of Irene’s $10 billion hit in 2011.

EQUECAT has estimated that the damage will be on the order of $20 billion, which would put it in the neighborhood of Hurricane Ike, which struck Texas in 2008.

Insured losses will likely be more than $7 billion.

“I think the losses are going to be almost incalculable,” said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. “We are in the midst of search and rescue missions.” Thousands of New Jersey homes have been damaged, part of the Atlantic City boardwalk destroyed, and fires raged overnight in Ocean County. In Moonachie, New Jersey, 10 miles northwest of Manhattan, a storm-weakened levy on the Hackensack River broke this morning, pouring five feet of water into the town of 2,700, forcing many to climb to their roofs.

But the most dramatic damage reports are coming out of New York City. Last night, at the height of the storm, backup power failed at NYU Langone Medical Center, prompting an emergency evacuation of patients in the middle of the night. According to this excellent on-the-scene report from CBS‘s Dana Bass, four premature infants with breathing tubes were swaddled in blankets and carried out of the hospital by nurses who ventilated them by hand.

In Queens, as many as 100 homes were destroyed in a great, wind-fanned fire despite the efforts of 190 firefighters. By one account, some rescued residents of the neighborhood had been trapped in their homes between thigh-deep floodwaters and flaming roofs.

A giant electrical transformer station on East 14th Street exploded last night in a blue-white fireball — knocking out power to most of lower Manhattan (including Forbes headquarters).

The worst damage in the Big Apple has come from the 13-foot storm surge that swamped the Battery and dozens of blocks from the South Street Seaport through the Lower East Side and into Alphabet City. The foundations of the new World Trade Center were flooded.

In the realization of a nightmare scenario, surge waters poured into subway tunnels. The Brooklyn-Battery tunnel was inundated as were seven tunnels under the East River and the Holland Tunnel connecting Manhattan to New Jersey. Pictures taken Monday night showed subway stations flooded above platforms throughout Manhattan.

The Metropolitan Transist Authority said there was no time table for getting the subways back in action. Late Monday the head of the MTA said subway service would be down for at least a week.

Just getting the water out of the system will take days of pumping, then workers will have to inspect every inch of the system for damage. The subway system is accustomed to pumping out groundwater and rainwater — dealing with 13 million gallons even on dry days. But these floodwaters are saltwater, from the ocean, which is far more corrosive to electronic gear and to metal, and could be especially damaging to decades-old subway equipment.

The damage is felt far beyond. In North Carolina, a replica of the tall ship HMS Bounty sunk yesterday after being battered by Sandy’s winds and waves. Captain Robin Walbridge went down with the ship and is presumed dead. The Coast Guard rescued 14 other crewmembers from the ship, which has featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. One other crewmember, Claudene Christian, was pulled from the sea, but died. (Some amazing pics of the sinking here.)

In Howard County, Maryland, the power outage at a water treatment plant has caused a massive sewage leak, with 2 million gallons of human waste pouring toward the Little Patuxent River every hour.

Speaking of gross, one concern on the minds of New Yorkers is what happens to all rats when the subway floods? Rats are good swimmers, at least in calm waters, so many of the millions of vermin are likely to have escaped the waters and scurried to the safety of buildings. One possible upside: it might be the case that the biggest, meanest, dominant rats live deeper down in the subways tunnels, and so may have drowned in the flooding. At least that’s according to tweets from Bora Zivkovic (@boraz), who writes for Scientific American. “Many will drown. Bloated carcasses will float to the top. They can swim, but not dive through pipes, upwards, in rough water,” he wrote, citing a book called “Rats.”

Among the damage reports came some hoaxes. As the storm slammed New York, CNN reported that the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange was under three feet of water — quickly proven untrue. There were also false reports of a fire at a hospital in Coney Island.

One story blown way out of proportion concerned an alert issued at Exelon’s Oyster Creek nuclear power plant. As surge waters rose 6.5 feet above normal, the plant sent out an alert that its water pumps might not be able to handle the deluge. No worry, though; Oyster Creek has been offline for maintenance, and the alert was made based on weather conditions, not because of any dangerous condition. Other nuclear plants were either taken offline during the storm, or taken down to reduced generation rates — with so many power outages there was no way to put their juice into the grid.

Keeping order in the days to come will be a challenge for authorities from Virginia to Michigan. Yesterday some knuckle-heads on Twitter were advertising their intentions to do some looting in Sandy’s wake. @Call_Me_WORM tweeted: “Bout to do some looting when this hurricane finally hits … gonna get a new laptop and TV … this hurricane might be the best thing to happen.”

That’s the can-do spirit!

Vis
10-30-2012, 11:14 AM
It was a Stygian and tempestuous night with damage estimates of $20B. 80-100 homes in Queens are gone. People say you don't need a car in Manhattan. You don't have a car in Manhattan if you had one yesterday. Glad FEMA still exists. It may not soon.

Vis
10-30-2012, 11:30 AM
http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/sandy103012/s_s36_68848119.jpg

Queens

Fire Arians
10-30-2012, 12:07 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/544882_10151294520774808_1649377840_n.jpg

SteelCityMom
10-30-2012, 12:24 PM
From the link of images you posted on the previous page...

This one just made me chuckle. Love wet floor sign.

http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/sandy103012/s_s27_54992929.jpg

Vis
10-30-2012, 12:26 PM
I didn't notice that

steelax04
10-31-2012, 09:58 AM
We didn't end up getting much, except for some wind and rain, in Richmond, VA. So I think they exaggerated the impact for us (schools and government were closed for two days), but I think they were pretty close for the coastal areas.

I think the saddest part is how people totally disregarded this storm, particularly on FB and other social media. Florida residents (and I'm paraphrasing from a lot of things I saw) "Oh this only a Cat 1... we deal with this every day" kind of bullshit. Have some empathy for your fellow Americans... sheesh. At least you can stay indoors from a blizzard or ice. You can't just stay indoors from a 7-9 foot storm surge on a city that's not exactly prepared for this type of storm.

/rant

Fire Haley
10-31-2012, 11:58 AM
http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/ap/Superstorm_Sandy.sff_NYRD118_20121030154604.jpg

Fire Haley
10-31-2012, 01:12 PM
and then the looters came...

The moment a man crawled from the wreckage of a building destroyed by Superstorm Sandy... and was promptly arrested for looting

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/10/30/article-2225192-15C227A0000005DC-227_634x386.jpg

Eddie Liu arrived at his ocean-facing laundromat, American Suds, in Coney Island on Tuesday morning to find its front blasted open and filled with people.

"There were a bunch of people, like a market," Mr. Liu said.

The crowd was apparently indifferent to the area's big police presence, Mr. Lui said. They dispersed upon his arrival, but not before burglarizing his business, shattering glass displays, swiping soap and pilfering cash from the till, he said.

Witnesses said the police appeared temporarily overwhelmed by the looters. "When I came out at about 8:30 this morning, there were people coming out of all these stores, guys carrying Hefty bags," said Roger McKinon, 40 years old, who lives in the nearby O'Dwyer Garden Houses. "The crazy thing was, there were cops around but all they were saying is get out of here, go home."

By late afternoon, vans full of officers were patrolling and stopped to order small gatherings of people to disperse—triggering shouting and shoving.

Along with the damage from the storm, the prospect of vandalism and looting had some business owners uneasy and unsure of what to do.

Ali Khalid, 56, the owner of 99 Cent Express on Mermaid Avenue, said his store was looted between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. when he left to pick up a worker.

"I asked the police what I should do. They said they didn't know," he said. "I can't close the door and I'm not staying here tonight. It's scary here now."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2225192/Hurricane-Sandy-Man-arrested-looting-Philadelphia-rescued-collapsed-building.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Fire Haley
10-31-2012, 05:20 PM
Storm survival hints for the one percent

maybe not

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/10/30/article-2225192-15C21747000005DC-350_634x695.jpg

Fire Haley
10-31-2012, 06:22 PM
Obama's Katrina



20,000 people stranded in Hoboken, New Jersey

Tempers flared Wednesday at a staging area outside City Hall, where a man screamed at emergency officials about why food and water had not been delivered to residents just a few blocks away. The man, who would not give his name, said he blew up an air mattress to float over to a staging area.

City officials defended their response.

"The dimension and scope of this situation is enormous," Public Safety Director Jon Tooke said. "You have emergency operations at all levels — from local to federal — spread too thin across the city and the state, but we're working on it."

Tooke said the estimated 20,000 people still stranded in their homes were being encouraged to shelter in place, and that high-water vehicles would get supplies to them. He said people with medical and other special needs were being taken out by trucks.

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/345398/3/Tempers-flare-as-20000-people-stranded-in-Hoboken

Atlanta Dan
11-01-2012, 02:12 PM
Obama's Katrina

No

Storm Response Earns Obama Praise Amid the Election’s Deadlock Drama

A majority of likely voters see President Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy in a positive light, according to a new poll.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll, which conducted interviews about the storm on Tuesday before being released on Wednesday, found 78 percent of likely voters viewed Obama's response positively, while just 8 percent viewed his response negatively.


http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/265191-poll-78-percent-approve-of-obamas-response-to-sandy

But nice try

Vis
11-01-2012, 03:13 PM
If it was Obama's Katrina, NY and NJ would still be waiting for a call from FEMA asking if anything got wet.

Vis
11-01-2012, 03:23 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226186/Will-New-York-build-6-BILLION-sea-barriers-shield-Superstorm-Sandy.html

Will New York build $6 BILLION sea barriers to shield itself from another Superstorm Sandy?

The vast destruction wreaked by the storm surge in New York could have been prevented with a sea barrier of the type that protects major cities in Europe, some scientists and engineers say.

The multibillion-dollar price tag of such a project has been a hindrance, but may appear more palatable after the damage from Superstorm Sandy has been tallied.

'The time has come. The city is finally going to have to face this,' said oceanography professor Malcolm J. Bowman at Long Island’s Stony Brook University.

....

Vis
11-01-2012, 03:41 PM
VY5O17DHpi4

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 03:23 AM
Obama's Katrina.




Exasperation builds on Day 3 in storm-stricken NYC

http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/ap/Superstorm_Sandy.sff_NYLL105_20121101132523.jpg

NEW YORK (AP) - Frustration - and in some cases fear - mounted in New York City on Thursday, three days after Superstorm Sandy. Traffic backed up for miles at bridges, large crowds waited impatiently for buses into Manhattan, and tempers flared in gas lines.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city would send bottled water and ready-to-eat meals into the hardest-hit neighborhoods through the weekend, but some New Yorkers grew dispirited after days without power, water and heat and decided to get out.

"It's dirty, and it's getting a little crazy down there," said Michael Tomeo, who boarded a bus to Philadelphia with his 4-year-old son. "It just feels like you wouldn't want to be out at night. Everything's pitch dark. I'm tired of it, big-time."

Rima Finzi-Strauss decided to take bus to Washington. When the power went out Monday night in her apartment building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, it also disabled the electric locks on the front door, she said.

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20121101/DA29GGPO1.html

Atlanta Dan
11-02-2012, 06:53 AM
Presidential response to Katrina
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRqVr_8pXAnUUeaWu5sBE-LjcT4EZ_irVxnm_rpOdJmqR3DgLcFVw

Presidential response to Sandy
http://ionenewsone.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/obama-sandy.jpg

Vis
11-02-2012, 09:28 AM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/534474_10151122578776275_356189876_n.png

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 09:51 AM
Sandy Turns into Obama’s Katrina

Chaos ensues amidst recovery efforts in New York City. On Thursday, frustration and panic is rising three days after Super storm Sandy struck. Traffic jams are blocking bridges, large crowds wait for buses into Manhattan and rage is reigning supreme at gas stations.

Pretty soon New Yorkers may start chanting, “Bring Back Rudy” Giuliani. Recovery efforts are starting to resemble Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in New Orleans.

Perhaps, President Barack Obama is not looking so presidential after all.

http://www.dallasblog.com/201211011009526/dallas-blog/sandy-turns-into-obamas-katrina.html

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‘We Need Food, We Need Clothing’: Staten Island Residents Plead for Help 3 Days After Sandy

The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough.

“We’re going to die! We’re going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people!” Donna Solli told visiting officials. “You don’t understand. You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. It’s been three days!”

Staten Island was one of the hardest-hit communities in New York City. More than 80,000 residents are still without power. Many are homeless, and at least 19 people died on Staten Island because of the storm.

http://www.trbimg.com/img-50930009/turbine/sns-rt-cbre8a01q6j00.jpg-20121101/600

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/were-going-to-die-staten-island-residents-plead-for-help-3-days-after-sandy/

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Obama don't care about white people suffering

tony hipchest
11-02-2012, 10:02 AM
Obama's Katrina



20,000 people stranded in Hoboken, New Jersey

Tempers flared Wednesday at a staging area outside City Hall, where a man screamed at emergency officials about why food and water had not been delivered to residents just a few blocks away. The man, who would not give his name, said he blew up an air mattress to float over to a staging area.



http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/345398/3/Tempers-flare-as-20000-people-stranded-in-Hoboken

has romneys bars of soap and sticks of deoderant arrived yet?

screw food and water. we cant have those handout seeking 47%ers stinking any worse than they already do.

pew.

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 10:05 AM
"Blame Bush!!!"

"Blame Romney!!!"



typical Dems

tony hipchest
11-02-2012, 10:16 AM
Not so - Mitt is doing his part!!

Romney Held a ‘Storm Relief Event’ in Ohio Today

Obama isn't holding any campaign events today or tomorrow.

But Romney, as a self-described "unemployed" person, has no actual power. He can't direct FEMA, he doesn't have a Situation Room in which to take Serious Photos with Serious People. And by most measures, he's trailing still trailing in the electoral college vote, so he also doesn't have the luxury of time. Which is why Romney already resumed the campaign again today in Ohio. Oh, wait, sorry, he held a, uh, "Storm Relief Event" to collect "flashlights, batteries, diapers, toothbrushes, mini-deodorants, fleece blankets, cereal, toilet paper and canned goods" bound for New Jersey. It was just a coincidence that the "Storm Relief Event" happened to take place in the country's most important swing state.

go get em mitt!

no toothpaste, but atleast they'll have toothbrushes.

no restrooms, but atleast they'll have soggy TP with a toothbrush and deoderant.

no can opener, but they will have some canned goods!

= FAILol!

so when do the flashlights arrive?

Vis
11-02-2012, 10:16 AM
When Katrina hit and Bush and his pal failed it was easy to list the things he should have done. Please list the things Obama should be doing to help NY and NJ that he is not doing.

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 10:28 AM
Please list the things Obama.....

it's not my job to fix his mess


After Sandy, gas lines stretch for miles

http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/01/news/economy/gas-stations-supply-sandy/index.html

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NYC man accused of pulling gun in gas line

The fight for fuel after Superstorm Sandy is starting to get nasty.

New York City authorities say a motorist was arrested after he tried to cut in line at a gas station in Queens early Thursday and pointed a pistol at another motorist who complained

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/gas-lines-New-jersey-sandy1.jpg

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/02/nyc-man-accused-of-pulling-gun-in-gas-line/1676745/

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Non-union Alabama power crews turned away from Sandy recovery

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY (WAFF) -
The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews learned they could not help out in New Jersey unless they affiliated with a union.

http://www.waff.com/story/19981857/some-nonunion-ala-crews-turned-away-from-sandy-recovery

tony hipchest
11-02-2012, 10:29 AM
"blame obama!"

"blame clinton!"


typical repubs

Vis
11-02-2012, 10:36 AM
Please list the things Obama.....

it's not my job to fix his mess




His mess? Now Sandy was created by Obama? Come on, google all the wingnuts until you find one with suggestions to help.

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 10:43 AM
Gas Rationing in Yonkers

As the area around NYC disintegrates under the incompetence of Bloomberg and Obama, violence is increasing over gas, food, water, clothing, and shelter.

The mayor of Yonkers has just issued an order rationing gasoline to 10 gallons per customer as thousands stand in line with gas cans, waiting to buy some.

http://media.timesrecordnews.com/media/img/photos/2012/11/02/Gas_t607.jpg

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano signed an emergency order on Thursday, limiting all gasoline sales to 10 gallons per customer as the city deals with a shortage in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

The order, which prevents customers from purchasing more than 10 gallons over a 24-hour period, will be in effect “until further notice,” according to Spano’s office.

“As we enter day five of dealing with the impact of Hurricane Sandy, it has become clear that our gas supply is diminishing. Motorists are now driving to Westchester County, specifically Yonkers, to fill their gas tanks."

http://statepolitics.lohudblogs.com/2012/11/01/spano-orders-gas-rationing-in-yonkers/

Atlanta Dan
11-02-2012, 10:48 AM
Gas Rationing in Yonkers

As the area around NYC disintegrates under the incompetence of Bloomberg and Obama, violence is increasing over gas, food, water, clothing, and shelter.

The mayor of Yonkers has just issued an order rationing gasoline to 10 gallons per customer as thousands stand in line with gas cans, waiting to buy some.

http://media.timesrecordnews.com/media/img/photos/2012/11/02/Gas_t607.jpg

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano signed an emergency order on Thursday, limiting all gasoline sales to 10 gallons per customer as the city deals with a shortage in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

The order, which prevents customers from purchasing more than 10 gallons over a 24-hour period, will be in effect “until further notice,” according to Spano’s office.

“As we enter day five of dealing with the impact of Hurricane Sandy, it has become clear that our gas supply is diminishing. Motorists are now driving to Westchester County, specifically Yonkers, to fill their gas tanks."

http://statepolitics.lohudblogs.com/2012/11/01/spano-orders-gas-rationing-in-yonkers/

This just in - linking to some guy blogging from his basement is not a "news" report

You really should just cut out the middle man and post your own thoughts on how Obama is to blame for all of this without linking to these clowns - you have greater credibility with me as a Steelers fan:drink:

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 10:53 AM
My thoughts

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/29286356.jpg

Atlanta Dan
11-02-2012, 10:54 AM
Non-union Alabama power crews turned away from Sandy recovery

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY (WAFF) -
The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews learned they could not help out in New Jersey unless they affiliated with a union.

http://www.waff.com/story/19981857/some-nonunion-ala-crews-turned-away-from-sandy-recovery

Well you can rely on some red state newspaper quoting some guy who probably is voting the straight GOP ticket or you can read the main newspapaer in New Jersey and read what the NJ power companies say - you make the call:noidea:

Non-union utility crews from out of state can work in N.J., power companies say

Major utility companies in New Jersey said that they are welcoming any and all out-of-state crews helping to restore power, and have not refused any non-union contractors.

At least one media report out of Alabama claims that personnel from that state were turned away in Seaside Heights because they were not affiliated with a union.

“We take crews as they become available,” said Ron Morano, a spokesman for Jersey Central Power & Light. “Everyone understands this is an all-hands-on-deck event.”

He said crews from throughout the nation were now working in JCP&L’s service area, including from California, Idaho, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan and North Carolina.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/non-union_utility_crews_welcom.html

cubanstogie
11-02-2012, 11:02 AM
When Katrina hit and Bush and his pal failed it was easy to list the things he should have done. Please list the things Obama should be doing to help NY and NJ that he is not doing.

how about you tell us what Obama did in Benghazi and what he should have done.

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 11:04 AM
I wonder how all those electric cars the messiah talked the hippies into buying are doing now.

tony hipchest
11-02-2012, 11:04 AM
since iraq was behind the attacks on 9/11 (:rolleyes:) shouldnt some of that free gas we won in the war be going to NY-NJ?

mitt called on the private sector to chip in... has exxon mobile or halliburton "donated" any of their record profits yet? :huh:

mitt promised that they would "trickle it down" like pac man jones makes it rain in da clubz.

tony hipchest
11-02-2012, 11:05 AM
how about you tell us what Obama did in Benghazi and what he should have done.how bout you deflect and divert some more?

this thread is about romeneys successful "storm relief rally" in grief and tragedy stricken Ohio.

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 11:20 AM
Obama just lost NY.


Starving New Yorkers Resort To ‘Dumpster Diving’ In Desperate Attempt To Find Food In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

"We’ve seen everyone here from the elderly, to families with children, literally up on top of this”


http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p174/heritagefan/sandy-dumpster-diving-lower-east-side.jpg

tony hipchest
11-02-2012, 11:21 AM
Dear Mitt,

Is some Jack Links beef jerkey and dehydrated banana chips too much to ask for?

Sincerely,

Hungry & Thirsty

P.S.- Thanks for the cereal though.

Got Milk?

:sofunny:

/FAIL

tony hipchest
11-02-2012, 11:24 AM
Starving New Yorkers Resort To ‘Dumpster Diving’ In Desperate Attempt To Find Food In Wake Of living in NYC

"We’ve seen everyone here from the elderly, to families with children, literally up on top of this”

fixed.

as opposed to any other day in NYC?

dumpster diving has been like a sport in NYC for 200+ years!

Atlanta Dan
11-02-2012, 11:39 AM
Obama just lost NY.


Starving New Yorkers Resort To ‘Dumpster Diving’ In Desperate Attempt To Find Food In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

"We’ve seen everyone here from the elderly, to families with children, literally up on top of this”


http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p174/heritagefan/sandy-dumpster-diving-lower-east-side.jpg

Killer has become the Baghdad Bob of the Romney campaign as Mitt circles the drain:chuckle:

Vis
11-02-2012, 11:42 AM
Wednesday it all stops. Then we get to hear about Killers new gun purchases.

tony hipchest
11-02-2012, 11:47 AM
I wonder how all those electric cars the messiah talked the hippies into buying are doing now.

Send in the shriners!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSoPrAPcfdA

(too many fitting songs on this album. 01. is a great start.)

01. Soup Is Good Food 00:00
02. Hellnation 04:18
03. This Could Be Anywhere 06:40
04. A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch 12:04
05. Chicken Farm 17:54
06. Jock-O-Rama 23:00
07. Goons Of Hazzard 27:06
08. MTV - Get Off The Air 31:31
09. At My Job 35:08
10. Stars And Stripes Of Corruption 38:49

Vis
11-02-2012, 11:49 AM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/150563_10151123135161275_1410996143_n.jpg

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 11:55 AM
God hates the blue states


Brace for round two: Powerful nor'easter

A powerful new storm system is preparing to batter the East Coast next week, even as millions are still reeling from the devastation left by Superstorm Sandy. The nor’easter storm will bring snow and strong winter winds beginning Tuesday, Election Day, until Thursday.

Most of the severe weather will hit northern New England

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/02/article-2226618-15D026CA000005DC-59_634x419.jpg

SteelCityMom
11-02-2012, 11:59 AM
Oh no...you mean a winter-like storm is coming to the north!?!?! How rare. :doh:

SteelCityMom
11-02-2012, 12:02 PM
One thing I find slightly amusing, is while everyone is busy blaming politicians for effects of a storm (like they've ever really been able to do anything in the past...the aftermath here wouldn't have been any different under anyone else), why isn't anyone blaming citizens for not leaving when they were told to evacuate? That was the right's chant after Katrina, while the left blamed Bush. Now the right has no problem blaming a president for the aftermath of a disaster. Just thought that was a bit...odd.

Vis
11-02-2012, 12:05 PM
One thing I find slightly amusing, is while everyone is busy blaming politicians for effects of a storm (like they've ever really been able to do anything in the past...the aftermath here wouldn't have been any different under anyone else), why isn't anyone blaming citizens for not leaving when they were told to evacuate? That was the right's chant after Katrina. Now it's blame Obama. Just thought that was a bit...odd.


People are blaming the ones stuck in the NJ barrier islands for not leaving when Christie said go. You can't evacuate NYC.

Vincent
11-02-2012, 12:22 PM
Oh no...you mean a winter-like storm is coming to the north!?!?! How rare. :doh:

Its the result of the global warming Vice President Gore has been warning us about. We're luck to have him.

SteelCityMom
11-02-2012, 12:32 PM
People are blaming the ones stuck in the NJ barrier islands for not leaving when Christie said go. You can't evacuate NYC.

Not all of it...but hundreds of thousands in the city were told to evacuate.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Hurricane Sandy aimed straight for them, promising to hammer the place they live with lashing winds and extensive flooding, New Yorkers seemed to be all about nonchalance on Monday morning - an attitude that didn't last into the afternoon.

Throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, few store owners had even bothered to board up their buildings. There was little taping of windows or buying of sump pumps.

Many New Yorkers, who watched last year's Hurricane Irene taper away without taking a big toll on the city, seemed unfazed by predictions of major damage that even the most conservative of meteorologists have been making.

At most, many bought flashlights, lugged home bags of bottled water and stocked their shelves with food. Others took pride in snubbing Sandy altogether.

"You want to know what I have in my fridge?" said Chris Conway, a 41-year-old who lives in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, not far from the Hudson River. "Four different kinds of Tabasco and one jar of A-1 steak sauce."


http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-29/news/sns-rt-us-storm-sandy-newyorkbre89s183-20121029_1_bottled-water-evacuation-zone-new-yorkers

Many people defied the mandatory evacuation orders, opting instead to pile sandbags in front of doors, board windows with wood planks, and empty store shelves of food and water. As of 8 a.m., only 2,753 people had showed up at the 76 emergency storm shelters, mostly public schools, set up in New York City, where some 375,000 residents were in areas under evacuation orders.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-hurricane-sandy-nyc-evacuation-20121029,0,1305885.story


I honestly don't know why anyone is surprised about the aftermath. After Ivan rolled through Pittsburgh in '04, it took a good week or so for people in affected areas to get power back...and that flooding was nothing compared to this. Why is there surprise over gas and food shortages after a disaster? Seriously? You can't blame any politician for that, shit happens all the time. It's called, be better prepared.

SteelCityMom
11-02-2012, 12:38 PM
It really just boils down to city mentality. People in the stix know how to get by without power and going to the grocery store for a few days to a couple weeks. People in large cities just assume what was there for them before a disaster will automatically be there immediately afterwards, and they (for the most part) have no sense of planning ahead.

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 01:02 PM
Obama hates white people

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_960w/Boston/2011-2020/2012/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/3d65fdec24534a638d594c3c6ed941e5-bdcbc212cbb4ac1e1f0f6a7067001bca.jpg

Vis
11-02-2012, 01:05 PM
It really just boils down to city mentality. People in the stix know how to get by without power and going to the grocery store for a few days to a couple weeks. People in large cities just assume what was there for them before a disaster will automatically be there immediately afterwards, and they (for the most part) have no sense of planning ahead.


My brother is in Brooklyn near prospect park. He's fine. It's amazing the difference a mile makes there.

Vis
11-02-2012, 01:06 PM
Obama hates white people

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_960w/Boston/2011-2020/2012/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/3d65fdec24534a638d594c3c6ed941e5-bdcbc212cbb4ac1e1f0f6a7067001bca.jpg

I'll give aid to the blonde in the grey hoodie

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 01:14 PM
Vis always carries candy for just these occasions


Where's FEMA?


49,000 New Yorkers stuck in Public Housing w/o water or power.

Residents of Manhattan's 19-building, 1,191-apartment Jacob Riis projects, have been without power and water since late Monday evening, and there's been no sign of help from local government.

In all, city officials estimate some 49,000 public housing residents have been stranded by the storm, left without the resources to escape or find alternative lodging.

http://www.businessinsider.com/nyc-housing-project-power-outages-2012-11

Vincent
11-02-2012, 01:14 PM
I'll give aid to the blonde in the grey hoodie

Mighty white of you Vis.

SteelCityMom
11-02-2012, 01:30 PM
My brother is in Brooklyn near prospect park. He's fine. It's amazing the difference a mile makes there.

I'm glad for him, and everyone else who is alive and safe. I don't mean any of that to come off as harsh or uncaring, because I get that it's a shitty time for many right now...but it wasn't like this just snuck up on them. From what I've been reading, the majority of those that are pissed off and desperate right now are from areas (i.e. Staten Island) who were in zones that were told to evacuate. WTH did they expect? Just cause Irene turned out to be a dud for them doesn't mean you just ignore every other storm. I hope many of them realize that now.

That wasn't even my real main point though...I just found it funny that when Katrina hit, Republicans were screaming that they should have evacuated when told to, or should have been better prepared, and defended Bush and FEMA. Now that Obama is president, these same people can't wait to finger point at Obama and Bloomberg.

My statements aren't made in either presidents defense...just simply that this is a natural disaster, and people, especially in large cities, should be prepared to deal with some extreme hardship afterwards. Prepare for yourself, don't rely on politicians to save you afterwards.

SteelCityMom
11-02-2012, 01:32 PM
Obama hates white people

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_960w/Boston/2011-2020/2012/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/3d65fdec24534a638d594c3c6ed941e5-bdcbc212cbb4ac1e1f0f6a7067001bca.jpg

Is that guy in the far left of the picture talking on an original Gameboy???

Also, I see five black people in that photo, so I don't think you made your point well. :chuckle:

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 02:52 PM
I only see the girls

college girls in gas lines


bad sign for Barry

Vis
11-02-2012, 03:27 PM
I only see the girls

college girls in gas lines


bad sign for Barry


How do you not see the yellow hoodie behind them?

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 04:05 PM
I pretty much ignore looking at men, but then, I'm not gay

Vis
11-02-2012, 04:06 PM
I pretty much ignore looking at men, but then, I'm not gay

Read the hoodie

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 04:09 PM
my point remains the same

college girls in gas lines is bad news for Barry

He's lost "the enthusiam vote"


In almost every state that matters, the GOP is making gains over 2008 while the Obama campaign is losing ground.

Vis
11-02-2012, 04:11 PM
my point remains the same

college girls in gas lines is bad news for Barry

He's lost "the enthusiam vote"


In almost every state that matters, the GOP is making gains over 2008 while the Obama campaign is losing ground.

And in 2016 Obama could lose.

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 04:24 PM
Will there be riots when Obama loses?

Vis
11-02-2012, 04:30 PM
Will there be riots when Obama loses?

Will Texas secede when Obama wins?

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 04:30 PM
I ask the questions around here, counsellor

Vis
11-02-2012, 05:14 PM
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/374784_10151312693861081_160370230_n.jpg

Fire Haley
11-02-2012, 06:25 PM
Storm aftermath 'a lot worse than how it's being portrayed by media'

http://img2-2.timeinc.net//ew/i/2012/11/02/staten-island-flooding.jpg

“It’s so bad here, a lot worse than how its being portrayed by the media. They are finding bodies left and right, elderly people who don’t even watch the news or who knew the storm was coming. I was just with one of my best friends from high school and college, and his house is completely gone.

One story I heard was about this one guy who evacuated his house during Hurricane Irene but then it got looted. So when they told him to evacuate for Sandy, he said, ‘I’m not leaving.’ Now they can’t find him, his 13-year-old daughter is dead, and his wife is in critical condition at the hospital.

These are the stories. My stepfather and my mother, I love them to death. But when they heard the storm was coming, they said, ‘It’s not going to be that bad. Irene didn’t do anything.’ They had two flashlights and a couple of scented candles. Little did they know. It’s just not worth it. If you’re told to evacuate, you need to get out.

The one weird thing is how there is no power. The other weird thing is how there’s no gas. To get gas requires a three-and-a-half hour wait. It’s like this odd, post-apocalyptic kind of thing.

Most trees are down. Power lines are down. It’s like a movie, or like The Walking Dead. You can’t believe it. Especially when you grow up here. I moved to Los Angeles in 1999, but this has always been my home. There’s the place I kissed a girl, that’s the place I played handball. I know this island in and out. To see it completely destroyed is bizarre.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/02/sons-of-anarchy-irene-staten-island/

tony hipchest
11-02-2012, 06:31 PM
sad.

disaster sells. im kinda suprised the media isnt playing it up more for ratings.

i would watch, only because ive never lived near natural disasters and cant imagine what it must be like.

i think people should see the aftermath to serve as a warning.

cubanstogie
11-03-2012, 12:40 AM
how bout you deflect and divert some more?

this thread is about romeneys successful "storm relief rally" in grief and tragedy stricken Ohio.

you should now about divert, your boy has been diverting ever since 9/11/12. What kind of leader ignores calls for help and resources only to see the men he is responsible for murdered. Then has the audacity to try and lie his way out it. Six weeks later he is still campaigning and doesn't have time to explain his eff up. Oh wait he took a break to each cheese steaks with Christie and hug some hurricane victims, now back to campaigning. What do you expect when Hillary and the other loons he surrounds himself actually have to make decisions.

MACH1
11-03-2012, 01:09 AM
Viva Las Vegas

tony hipchest
11-03-2012, 02:07 AM
you should now about divert, your boy has been diverting ever since 9/11/12. What kind of leader ignores calls for help and resources only to see the men he is responsible for murdered. Then has the audacity to try and lie his way out it. Six weeks later he is still campaigning and doesn't have time to explain his eff up. Oh wait he took a break to each cheese steaks with Christie and hug some hurricane victims, now back to campaigning. What do you expect when Hillary and the other loons he surrounds himself actually have to make decisions."bu...bu...bu...obama"???

has your boy found the WMD's yet? what kind of leader ignores intelligence of imminent attacks and then watches the towers come down while [trying to] reading dr seuss to kindergarteners?

gtfo.

maybe instead of eating a cheese steak as a diversion, obama should just start a war and send off 40,000 of my fellow countrymen to die. worked for howdy-doody! :thumbsup:

Atlanta Dan
11-03-2012, 06:42 AM
you should now about divert, your boy has been diverting ever since 9/11/12. What kind of leader ignores calls for help and resources only to see the men he is responsible for murdered.

Maybe you did not catch this if Fox and Rush did not report it:noidea:

C.I.A. Played Major Role Fighting Militants in Libya Attack

Security officers from the C.I.A. played a pivotal role in combating militants who attacked the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, deploying a rescue party from a secret base in the city, sending reinforcements from Tripoli, and organizing an armed Libyan military convoy to escort the surviving Americans to hastily chartered planes that whisked them out of the country, senior intelligence officials said Thursday. ...

Within 25 minutes of being alerted to the attack against the diplomatic mission, half a dozen C.I.A. officers raced there from their base about a mile away, enlisting the help of a handful of Libyan militia fighters as they went. Arriving at the mission about 25 minutes after that, the C.I.A. officers joined State Department security agents in a futile search through heavy smoke and enemy fire for Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens before evacuating the mission’s personnel to the apparent safety of their base, ...

“The officers on the ground in Benghazi responded to the situation on the night of 11 and 12 September as quickly and as effectively as possible,” one of the senior intelligence officials told reporters.

Thursday’s briefing for reporters was intended to refute reports, including one by Fox News last Friday, that the C.I.A.’s chain of command had blocked the officers on the ground from responding to the mission’s calls for help.

“There were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support,” the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of continuing investigations by the State Department and the F.B.I.

At a time when the circumstances surrounding the attack on the Benghazi compound have emerged as a major political issue, with Republicans criticizing the Obama administration’s handling of the episode, the senior official also sought to rebut reports that C.I.A. requests for support from the Pentagon that night had gone unheeded.

In fact, the official said, the military diverted a Predator drone from a reconnaissance mission in Darnah, 90 miles away, in time to oversee the mission’s evacuation. The two commandos, based at the embassy in Tripoli, joined the reinforcements. And a military transport plane flew the wounded Americans and Mr. Stevens’s body out of Libya.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/world/africa/cia-played-major-defensive-role-in-libya-attack.html?ref=politics&_r=0

The chutzpah of the GOP challenging anyone on foreign policy is amusing

Atlanta Dan
11-03-2012, 08:13 AM
Worst tweet of the election season:

“Because of the hurricane, I am extending my 5 million dollar offer for President Obama’s favorite charity until 12PM on Thursday.”

— Donald Trump :banging:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/opinion/collins-the-last-election-list.html?hp

SteelCityMom
11-03-2012, 08:34 AM
Worst tweet of the election season:

“Because of the hurricane, I am extending my 5 million dollar offer for President Obama’s favorite charity until 12PM on Thursday.”

— Donald Trump :banging:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/opinion/collins-the-last-election-list.html?hp

It's actually even more petty than that...


Donald Trump took $5 million in charitable donations off the table on Thursday as his self-proclaimed "very, very big" offer for President Obama's college records expired with a whimper.
Trump had offered to donate the cash to a charity of Obama’s choice if the president coughed up all of his school and passport records. His deadline for the offer expired at noon without comment by the Obama campaign.

Trump said Thursday that if Obama had accepted his offer, $5 million "could have provided substantial aid to a variety of great causes, including the victims of Hurricane Sandy.”

The President last year released his long-form birth certificate, from Hawaii, in an effort to end speculation he might have been born outside the U.S.

But Trump claimed Thursday that Obama’s silence meant only one thing:
“Obviously he wasn’t born in this country or, if he was, he said he wasn’t in order to receive financial aid and in order to have a clear and very easy path into a college or university. Only a very stupid person would believe otherwise.”


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election-2012/trump-puts-kibosh-5m-offer-obama-article-1.1195668#ixzz2BAN8uAXj

Seriously though, what an asshole. Just shut up and donate money to help people and quit beating your chest about things that aren't a priority at the moment.

Vis
11-03-2012, 05:56 PM
ZENtH3psXl4

Atlanta Dan
11-05-2012, 03:41 PM
Some folks think it is time to move on from the storm

Won’t Somebody Please Consider the People Who Were Unaffected by the Storm?


We mustn't overlook the forgotten victims of this disaster: The people who were really pumped to go trick-or-treating last Wednesday, only to have the holiday needlessly rescheduled by Governor Chris Christie to tonight. Suzanne Carson of Mullica Hill speaks for the oppressed in a letter to the editor of the South Jersey Times:


I am was very displeased with Gov. Chris Christie’s Executive Order to delay Halloween to Monday (Nov. 5). I am also displeased with our local governments for bowing so quickly without seeing what was best for their specific towns ...

Never before have I felt the presence of the government in my home as loudly as I did on Oct. 31. I found it very contradictory to the motto of our country. I did not feel free.

Was it not Patrick Henry who declared, "Give me candy at the regularly scheduled time, or give me death"? It was. And aside from undermining the nation's founding principles, the whole postponement thing was a hassle like you couldn't imagine. First Halloween was one day, then it was a whole different day.

My two children, ages 5 and 8, know there was a hurricane, know that we were safe and sound inside our house, and know that we are back to business as usual in our area. As the storm progressed and phone calls came in, our Halloween plans changed daily. Waking up on Halloween morning we had a plan in place. By afternoon I had to tell my children of new plans, again.

Obviously, having to wait a few extra days to walk around and get free candy from neighbors was a traumatic experience for the children. But it was also a learning experience, because now they understand that The Government does stuff sometimes, or something:

My children learned a lesson about government. They learned that there are people in power who have the ability to make decisions that directly affect them. Many will say that our children will forget once they get their night out, but I don’t agree. As they grow older, and become adults, they will remember this as the Halloween that wasn’t.

And on their death beds, they will whisper, with their last breaths of life, "If only Halloween had been held on time eighty years ago. If only ..."

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/11/nj-woman-halloween-letter-editor-christie.html

Wonder who Ms. Carson is voting for?:doh: