Thursday, November 01, 2012

Sandy's Wrath, Strange Bedfellows


"If you think right now that I give a damn about presidential politics then you don't know me."
`
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on FOX and Friends

It was a moment that was difficult not to savor. There was the Republican governor of New Jersey; a man who only a week before had been denouncing the president as a progressive plague who would just-as-soon turn this grand and glorious land of ours over to a cabal of drunks, communists, beggars and thieves. And yet there he was, greeting that same president on the tarmac of a New Jersey airport, grateful that his beloved state would be receiving assistance in the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy,  Irene's much-nastier cousin. It was something to behold. At that moment, politics went out the window and straight into the gutter for Chris Christie. A raising of the glass and a tip of the hat to the man.

I hate to admit this but circumstances have forced my hand: Governor Christie has grown on me. When he was elected a couple of years ago, I thought that the voters of the Garden State had made a mistake. I still think that. But it isn't the enormous error that that I once thought it to be. I really like the guy. He has never been one to kowtow to the stupid right wing talking points that most Republican politicians march in lockstep to. A few months ago he even went as far (or stooped as low as many implied) to defend Muslims and gay people as "God's children". The other day, when asked by the halfwits on FOX and Friends if he would like Governor Romney to  come to New Jersey to witness Sandy's destruction  for himself, he replied to these incredulous freaks, "I really don't care". The audacity of this guy! 

There are political cynics (mostly on the extreme right) who are saying that Chis Cristie is now embracing Obama in order to ensure Romney's defeat, rendering the 2016 GOP nomination his for the taking. I don't think that this is the case - far from it. If anything the mostly moderate, sometimes progressive governor has sealed his fate as far as his dream of ever becoming the standard bearer of that disgusting party is concerned. He has - overnight - become the pariah of the GOP. In her column in this morning's New York Times, Gail Collins brilliantly summed up his fellow Republicans' attitude toward him. She referred to Governor Christie as, "He Who Must Not Be Named in New Jersey". That's pretty much says it all.

When Chris Christie stood up for the well being of the people of New Jersey, he effectively committed political suicide with respect to any aspirations he might have had for the presidency. In 2016 the nitwits who vote in Republican primaries (at least in the South and the Midwest) won't even give him a second look (or a first one for that matter). He has nailed shut his own political coffin. At least he can be assured that his reelection as governor is a done deal. As a non-apologizing, dyed-in-the-dog-fur LEFTY, I can only say that I won't be losing any sleep when that happens - none at all. I am perfectly capable of living with moderate Republicans. They're an incurably goofy lot but they mean well I think.

MEMO TO THE GOVERNOR:

Listen, Chris, you turned fifty in September. You've got to lose some weight, pal. I was a little shocked when I saw you standing next to the prez yesterday. It would be bad enough if you were twenty years younger - but you're at the half-century point, Buster! And let us not forget all of the stress that someone in your position can find themselves on the receiving end of. For your own health and well being, please go on a diet, okay? I'd miss you if you were gone. Seriously.

Just  what these latest developments from the decimated east coast mean for Election Day is yet to be determined. Some of the pundits are predicting that this disaster is the photo-op/clincher that Barack Obama needed for victory but I'm not too sure of that. He and Romney still remain virtually neck-and-neck, and don't forget that the "party of Abraham Lincoln" is doing everything humanly possibly to suppress as many ballots as they can. 

I do know this, though: those who love to wail and bitch about the evils of "big government" will be keeping their clueless mouths shut for the next couple of days - maybe even until Tuesday. Like last year in Hurricane Irene's aftermath, a lot of people will be thankful that the government which many Republicans want to "shrink until it's small enough to drown in a bathtub" is still large enough to deliver them from starvation and despair. A few days ago when Mitt Romney was asked fourteen times if he still planned on doing away with FEMA (as he said many times during the primaries) he refused to answer the question. Go ahead. Vote for Mitt; I dare you. 

It's a fairly safe bet that my man Chris understands - better than he ever did before - that our goal should be, not the abolition of government, but its perfection. This is such a Civics 101/no-brainer that it's awkward for me to even have to point it out. 

The morning after Election Day 2012, coincidentally, falls on the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Eleanor Roosevelt. She and her husband, Franklin, understood that the purpose of representation in Washington meant so much more than declaring war and passing bad laws. Their primary purpose should be the public good - not tax breaks for a class of people who already have more cash than they'll ever be able to spend in three lifetimes. This basic fact has been forgotten by too many; not just the politicians but the voters as well - particularly in the deep South. Wake up and smell the elephant shit.   

So here's to Chris Christie. I guess I'll never have the opportunity of voting either for him or against him. He's never going to get the presidential nomination and I'm never going to live in New Jersey. That's not meant to give you the impression that it's such a horrible place to live. Mississippi it's not

Someone should get a hold of Caroline Kennedy. Every  year she gives out the annual Profile In Courage Award in honor of her dad's 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name. It is awarded to the politician  who shows courage in the face of a strong political backlash. I nominate Governor Christie. 

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY
tomdegan@frontiernet.net 

SUGGESTED READING:

Lindbergh
by A. Scott Berg 

This is probably the best biography I have ever read. Charles Lindbergh was a brilliant, complex and, in many ways, troubled human being. In slightly over a decade "Lucky Lindy" went from national hero to political pariah. It's an amazing, riveting story.  

Here's a link to the Gail Collins column from this morning's New York Times that was quoted above:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/opinion/collins-guess-who-its-all-up-to.html?_r=0&comments=&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1351789208-76Q/OBIay42oMJJzBDeDWQ

I'm just crazy 'bout that gal!

BREAKING NEWS, 4:14 PM:
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg (who crossed his heart that he would remain neutral)  has just announced that he is endorsing Barack Obama.

36 Comments:

At 2:53 PM, Blogger Patricia said...

President Obama flew over my house yesterday. All day long I listened to sirens going by, they were recovering the dead, who didn't make it out, or foolishly ignored the mandatory evacuation. It's really easy to say you will privatize FEMA. Logistically, it will not work, when your area is decimated and emergency personnel are stretched to the limit, you need the federal government to step in with their people and supplies. Republicans who say they want to get rid of FEMA are really saying, go ahead and suffer. For such religious fanatics, they don't have much compassion.
Patricia, Southern Ocean County, New Jersey

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger YoTK said...

Not a big supporter of Christie but he did the right thing for his state. THAT"S WHAT HE"S SUPPOSED TO DO!!!! That's why he was elected.To do the state's business. In 4 years, most people will forget that he took "money from the enemy". In time the state will thank him in the long run.

 
At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom,

You need to send your memo on being over weight to Michael Moore. Or is it ok with you that Michael Moore has more chins than a Chinese phone book?

 
At 5:02 PM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

I worry about Michael's health as well.

I did not write that paragraph to be insulting to Governor Christie, I wrote it out of genuine concern. There was no room for misinterpretation. I find it interesting that you managed to find a way to misinterpret it nonetheless.

Bravo.

 
At 5:20 PM, Anonymous Hopey McChange said...

I'm glad Governor Christie is training Obama about leadership but I'm afraid its too late.

Obama said in 2008 he would make the Oceans recede. Maybe he should have backed up his campaign promise and showed up at the Jersey Shore during hurricane sandy to do a dance to make the water go away. He says he is part Irish, so maybe an Irish Jig would have done the trick to stop the flooding!

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Rain Trueax said...

Christie impressed me also by how he stood up to this and did his job. Rush Limbaugh called him fat which is the height of irony considering Limbaugh-- plus, Christie is cute. He's a darned good looking, sexy guy even if one does worry about his health. Limbaugh is nothing but a fat and ugly pig.

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger Leslie Parsley said...

I think both men acted like statesmen by putting their ideological differences aside for the safety and welfare of the people. This is the kind of bipartisanship that is needed for government to work. Both deserve praise, although Ms. Dopey Hopey would walk to hell and back before giving Obama credit for anything - even if it was a cure for cancer.

 
At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad the Prez and the Gov had a nice meeting, interesting, nothing is getting any better. Best part was when the Prez ordered all government red tape to be cut, to bad he doesn't do that for American business all the time, we might have some real economic growth if he did.

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger charles moore said...

It is encouraging to see that bipartisan differences can be put aside in times of trouble and that opposites can work together for the common good. It is too bad that it takes a catastrophe to make it happen.

 
At 4:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, if memory serves me right, it was day four when the govt relief trucks started to roll into New Orleans after Katrina. And that was after Bush just FLEW over the damaged area.

Now it's day four in the area hit by Sandy, where Obama actually walked on the beach, saw close up and personal the damage and made the promises to send aid. Where is it? He's taking longer than Bush did to help! How can that be? Obama promised so many things to get elected and yet continues to fail to produce. Or is this Bush's fault?

 
At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leslie and Charles,
Just have to make you both aware of this since you both are high on, "bipartisanship".

"Five days before the election, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has ruled out trying to work with Mitt Romney should he win next week.

“Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable,” Mr. Reid said in a statement on Friday.

Lots of "bipartisanship" from the democrats, the party which hasn't passed a budget in the last four years. Anyone surprised?

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Sheria Reid said...

Anonymous, I really despise people who drop half truths and ill-informed comments without at least adopting a screen handle. There is something cowardly about someone who addresses others by name but hides behind the title of "Anonymous."

Your snarky observations have some acquaintance with truth, but are far from accurate.

Congressional budgets begin in the House. The Senate does have the final vote on the budget resolution. The last budget resolution was passed by the Senate, April 29, 2009 for fiscal year 2010. The Senate has not passed budget resolutions for fiscal years 2011, 2012 or 2013. The Republican controlled House passed budget resolutions for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, but they were rejected by the Democrat led Senate. Fiscal year 2013 starts Oct. 1.

Typically, U.S. budgets are passed in four year increments and each year the proposed budget is adjusted to reflect changes in spending and revenue. The states vary. My state is NC and part of my job at the state legislature has been to analyze the state budget annually since 2007. We use a biennial model, passing a budget resolution in the odd years for a two year period and making adjustments in the even years. For an accurate evaluation as to what has been happening with the U.S. Budget Resolution, see politifact.com.

Do keep in mind that the President may neither sign nor veto a budget until he is actually presented with one. I concur that there has been a lack of bipartisan goodwill but it is an oversimplification to declare that it is the Senate who has refused to make bipartisan efforts. Perhaps if the GOP House would send a worthwhile budget that didn't continue to include tax Bush era tax for those earning more than $250,000 annually.

Your observations regarding assistance for those whose lives are topsy-turvy due to hurricane Sandy are not based in facts. Major media reports and Republican Governor Chris Christie concurs that this administration has moved quickly to provide federal relief. For a typical story assessing the efforts of FEMA after Sandy, check Obama, FEMA Hustle Federal Disaster Relief to Sandy's Aftermath.

I am ignoring some of your observations as I really don't have time to explain the intricacies of regulation of business. You know, we've already had an era when there was a lot less regulation of business and industry. It was characterized by child labor, unsafe and unsanitary working conditions, a lack of production standards, long hours and no overtime, and no minimum wage or labor standards. Gee, don't you just miss the good old days when industries could freely pollute the air and the water with carcinogens?

P.S. Tom, I think that you eloquently state the truth that needs to be repeated until Americans get it, "the purpose of representation in Washington meant a lot more than declaring war and passing bad laws. Their primary purpose is the public good..."

 
At 9:07 PM, Blogger Mack Lyons said...

I'm glad Governor Christie is training Obama about leadership but I'm afraid its too late.

I love how conservatives can take just about any situation and spin it until it meets their perceptions. The fact that Rushbo called Christie "fat" shows how far the man's fell out of GOP favor by not exhibiting stereotypical Republican behavior towards the president.

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger Patricia said...

@ Anonymous. Actually President Obama was here where I live on October 31. Hurricane Sandy hit on Monday, Oct. 29, when I was evacuated from my home. The National Guard is here and supplies and relief are flowing in. I don't know where you are on the coast or why you feel that President Obama's response could possibly be compared to Bush. I remember Mayor Nagin BEGGING for help. Governor Blanco getting no response from FEMA. You are sadly misinformed. I live in New Jersey. The President cut red tape and did everything he could to provide for the people in this state. The President and Governor Christie acted like the leaders they are and served the people in this country. What are you doing to help? besides making snarky comments?

 
At 10:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheria,

Take up the lack of bipartisanship with Harry Reid, not me.

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger Modusoperandi said...

First of all, Obama should have been out front, ahead of the curve, showing the leadership that he doesn't show. And also he acted too soon.
Second, he stayed at the White House when he should've been out. And also he was out of the White House when he should've been there.
Third, he should've been up front, giving the American people the straight talk about what was happening and what they were doing in reaction. And also he should've presented normalcy, by holding the regular White House Halloween party instead of cowardly and unleaderly cancelling it, and maybe having it outside to show how normal things are.

Basically what I'm saying is that whatever Obama does is wrong, even if he does the opposite or does nothing at all.
...
And, on topic, this is a check mark for Christie. It doesn't make up for his line-veto assholery*, though.


* "Badda-bing! You know how it is. The State is broke [shrugs]. We spent all friggin' day ovah there, me and the Democrats, coming to an agreement. I told them at the start, 'We all gotta sacrifice, is all I'm saying' [shrugs]. And then they typed it up, handed it to me, I pulled out my veto pen and I jammed it in their friggin' necks ovah here! Ayyyy!"

 
At 11:14 PM, Blogger Modusoperandi said...

Anonymous "Sheria, Take up the lack of bipartisanship with Harry Reid, not me."
Yeah! I'm with Anonymous. The Democrat party not willing to pass the Ryan Budget is way worse than the Republicans voting against (and filibustering) ideas they were for (in several case their own ideas) until Barack Hussein Obama came out for them.

That Harry Reid would come out and admit that Democrats won't support the voucherization of Medicare, block-granting and cutting Medicaid, anti-gay/anti-Muslim/anti-ladyparts legislation and the like just shows how extreme he is!

 
At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Smokey Lagumski said...

"BREAKING NEWS, 4:14 PM:
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg (who crossed his heart that he would remain neutral) has just announced that he is endorsing Barack Obama."

No big f*cking surprise there Tommy that somebody who wants a nanny state telling us what we can eat or drink would be for centralized control of society and the economy like Obama.

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At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

BLAME BUSH, cant be anything Obama caused the past four years!

 
At 7:04 PM, Anonymous john said...

More importantly, Michael Bloomberg said: "it's climate change (assholes)"...

 
At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You read it here first! Sharing with yuy cause I'm sure you wont know of these events based on the news sources you follow. Consider it my gift of knowledge to you.

A father and a mother used the word “murder.” A brother said he won’t second-guess decisions made in the heat of battle.

The families of three Americans killed in the Sept. 11 U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, are offering widely different reactions to recent reports that U.S. personnel issued several requests for help that were turned down.

Patricia Smith, the mother of slain State Department employee Sean Patrick Smith, is now blaming President Barack Obama for her son’s death.

Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time Friday might have said one of the most disgraceful things uttered during the 2012 campaign season.

"If you're thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you"

A Pew survey in January 2010 indicated that the percentage of black Americans who thought blacks were better off than they were five years before had almost doubled since 2007. There were also significant increases in the percentages who believed the standard-of-living gap between whites and blacks was decreasing. No wonder they love the president.

There was only one trouble with these assessments. They weren't true. African Americans, as a group, are far worse off now than they were when Obama came to power and the gap between whites and blacks in terms of wealth and income has increased under Obama's tenure. The overall rate of unemployment may be close to where it was when Obama took office, but black unemployment is up 11%.

A few weeks ago, Twitchy reported on Twitter users threatening to riot if President Obama loses to GOP rival Mitt Romney. With four days to go until Election Day, we decided this is a topic worth revisiting.
If Obama lose it's going to be the biggest riot in history… Beacause, I'm going to start it!
If Obama doesn't win, I will actually start a riot. This is not a joke.


Mitt Romney has been making a pitch for bipartisanship in the closing days of the race, and this morning rolled out an endorsement from Hillary Clinton's former Senate state director, Gigi Georges:

“For most of my life, I’ve been an active Democrat. I am proud to have worked for President Bill Clinton and then-Senator Hillary Clinton, and, during that time, I saw firsthand what can be accomplished by strong, bipartisan leadership. I know what it means to work across the aisle on issues that are important to the American people. And that’s why I am supporting Mitt Romney. Governor Romney has a plan to restore the prosperity this country deserves and expects.

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Way to go Harry!

Since "bi-partisan" now effectively means Democratic submission to uncompromising fascistic Republicans, I say to hell with it.

Obama compromised and was demonized by the radical Right anyway.

A two party system means limited and hampered governing. But it is way better than a one-party Republican dictatorship.

The hate from the Right is rising into a fevered frenzy of denial over Romney's imminent defeat. They're going to be rabid with rage next week.

The radical Right's foaming at the mouth over Benghazi and their ranting about it as if it is more critical to the American people and election than Sandy, demeans and insults the hundered-plus lives lost, and the millions affected by this massive storm.

And they still want polluters writing environmental policy.

They're crazy as much as they're hateful.

 
At 4:28 PM, Blogger Yellowstone said...

"FEMA? We gotta get rid of that . . ." (Spoken by a true Patriot)

 
At 7:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


"A two party system means limited and hampered governing. But it is way better than a one-party Republican dictatorship."

Really DD, really?

Remember "I won, get over it" B.H. Obama?

Or B.H.Obama's budgets that even the Harry Reid led Senate refused to vote on?

Have you forgotten how Clinton balanced his budgets and reformed Welfare by compromise and bipartisanship with the Republican led House? Led by none other than Newt Gingrich, who was called by main stream media, the most radical righty ever??

Sounds to me like B.H. Obama's agenda is too radical left for mainstream Americans to approve, and the 2010 election results proved that. Or Americans would have supported the radical left plans by elected even stronger democrat majority's in both Houses.

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

The radical Right never did "get over it", did they? A significant percentage of them still believe Obama is a Marxist Kenyan Muslim.

Whatever will they say when America re-elects Obama?

The derangement will be spectacular. I'm ready for the show. The racists will be furious, and the ignorant will be puzzled beyond their limited imagination.

Rush and FOX(R) will have to tell them what to think.

 
At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DD
Great response, except you failed to answer even one of the points made. But instead, you reverted to time honored liberal action of calling those they disagree with racists.

Come on DD, surely you with your massive intellect and razor sharp mind, can came come up with something new by now.

Your most recent post adds nothing to this debate, again, and it is rejected out of hand for it's lack of substance and original thought.

Fail DD, fail.

 
At 1:41 AM, Blogger Modusoperandi said...

Anonymous "Have you forgotten how Clinton balanced his budgets and reformed Welfare by compromise and bipartisanship with the Republican led House? Led by none other than Newt Gingrich, who was called by main stream media, the most radical righty ever??"
Sure, if "compromise and bipartisanship" means "every single Republican voted against the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993". Heck, they compromised so well that the federal government shut down in '95 (less than a year after the GOP took both houses of congress) and bipartisanized so well they impeached him together in '98.
If anything, Clinton's "triangulating" just made them hate him more.

 
At 1:43 AM, Blogger Modusoperandi said...

"Sounds to me like B.H. Obama's agenda is too radical left for mainstream Americans to approve, and the 2010 election results proved that."
Who knew that watered down versions of Republican ideas from the 90's were "too radical left for mainstream Americans to approve"?

 
At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who knew that watered down versions of Republican ideas from the 90's were "too radical left for mainstream Americans to approve"?

Why the shock? When polled, less than 30 of Americans call themselves liberal. Guess Obama and his followers didn't know that and they paid the price in the election of 2010. The question one has to ask is will the election of 11/6/2012 show Americans want more or less of the "watered down versions of Republican ideas from the 90's"? Either way liberalism loses if as you say, Obama is not a liberal but just a watered down version of the Republicans of the 90's. And if Romney is more conservative than Obama, and he wins, then liberalism is rejected again.

 
At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey ModusOperandi,

Did you write "How To Win Arguments On The Internet Without Really Knowing What You Are Talking About?"

How long have you been Tom's butt-boy?

 
At 7:22 PM, Anonymous James said...

Hey Anon, there is nothing wrong with you that a strong man with an axe handle could not cure.

 
At 9:49 AM, Blogger Pappyz said...

I will say, Tom you certainly attracted the worst of the worst in the wingnuts.
And speaking of idiotic, I've never witnessed that much stupid in one post from the Anonymous poster.
How can one person be that wrong ?

 
At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds Fair to me!


Court-appointed Republican poll inspectors are being forcibly removed from voting stations in some Philadelphia wards and replaced in some cases by Democratic inspectors and even members of the Black Panthers, according to GOP officials.

The Philadelphia GOP is reporting that court appointed Minority (read GOP) Inspectors are being thrown out of polling locations in several Wards.

These Inspectors are election officials - again, court appointed -- and are reportedly being thrown out by the Head Judges of Elections (these Judges are elected Democrats) and being replaced by Democrats.

This has happened at the following locations:

Ward 32, Div 13

Ward 43, Div 14

Ward 56, Div 1

Ward 56, Div 22

Ward 32, Div 28

Ward 32, Div 28

Ward 12, Div 17

Ward 39, Div 1

Ward 24, Div 9

Ward 18, Div 25

Ward 43, Div 14

Ward 29, Div 18

Ward 65, Div 19

Ward 20, Div 1

Ward 6, Div 11

Go democrat thugs, go!!

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous James said...

This has to be the least satisfying presidential election in my life time. It is like choosing weather you want to be tortured or water boarded. That we will be worse off in four years is a certainty, just the severity is in question. Those that are giddy with anticipation that their candidate will win, well I guess ignorance is bliss.

 
At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83321.html

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed FEMA and President Barack Obama on Monday over the response to super storm Sandy-inflicted damages, saying the emergency agency is failing as badly to as it did during Katrina.

“The response since the time the president got all this praise and credit and press ops has been abysmal,” Giuliani said on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom.” “FEMA is as much a failure now as at the time of Katrina.”

Giuliani, a 2008 presidential candidate, said that Obama did not “understand” why New York was facing water, generators and gas shortages.

“It’s quite obvious they didn’t pre-plan for water, they didn’t pre-plan for the generators, they didn’t pre-plan for the gasoline,” he said.

Parts of New York remain devastated, including areas in Queens and Staten Island, where residents have been complaining that FEMA is a non-presence. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that between 30,000 and 40,000 people could be in need of housing, a major concern as temperatures drop. The National Guard is also providing assistance as citizens continue to clamor for gas, which has not been readily available in the wake of the storm.

In New Jersey, while the number of people without power dropped to below 1 million, many other Garden Staters are still in the dark, according to news reports.


FEMA - ANOTHER USELESS FEDERAL AGENCY WITH ITS HEAD UP ITS ASS EATING TAXPAYER MONEY!

 
At 1:08 PM, Anonymous Mitt Romney said...

ROMNEY'S STORM TIPS

1. If your home is in the path of Sandy, evacuate to your second or third home immediately.

2. If your home sustains damages from Sandy, ask your parents for money to fix it.

3. Make sure you've moved your cars to the top floor of your garage.

4. Sandy is so violent because she was raised by a single mother.

5. Don't worry about evacuating. If it's a legitimate storm, your house has a way of shutting itself down to protect itself from damage.

6. My prayers and thoughts go out to 53% of you.

7. 53% of you will be fine. The other 47% I couldn't care less about.

8. If you survive, I'll take credit for it.

9. If you must drive in the storm, use extra-strength rope to secure your dog to the roof of the car.

10. Everyone chill out. Sandy will end earlier than male-named storms. She has dinner to get on the table.

11. I actually have a bunch of storm survival tips,, but I'm not going to tell you any of them until after the election.

12. Everyone in the path of the storm, don't be a victim and stop looking for handouts.

 

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