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STATEN ISLAND: OBAMA'S FLOODED NINTH WARD
vanity | 11/2/12 | self

Posted on 11/02/2012 10:06:06 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind

THEN--KATRINA:

Due to the topography and the extent of the flood damage to the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans-- rescue and aid delivery was painstakingly slow.

Days went by before the rescues were completed and meaningful aid arrived in the Lower Ninth Ward....

The DEMS and the press loudly castigated the President and his administration for not waving some magic wand over this situation.

NOW -- SANDY:

The death and widespread destruction on Staten Island is getting very little exposure press through the recovery stages of the SANDY storm disaster.
....YES---there are similar limitations hindering the delivery of basic aid -- topography and extensive local storm damage.

These folks are hurting and feeling quite abandoned; awaiting the first basic expressions of post-disaster aid-- e.g. food and clothing.

After Obama walked through the Joisey side with Gub'nah Christie...
--AND--
While Hizzoner Nanny-Mike insists on promoting a recreational event in the Big Apple:
The NYC Marathon will run--"Come H*ll or (more) High Water".
(...to coin a phrase)

***********

These island-bound neighbors STILL need help and comfort---
....and no one is coming to their assistance...

It seems no one is even listening---


TOPICS:
KEYWORDS: nyc; sandy; statenisland
Your thoughts...??
1 posted on 11/02/2012 10:06:06 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Every ignored Staten Islander should show up at the NYC Marathon’s starting line and raise hell over the mayor’s priorities, and stop the race from commencing.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 10:08:13 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Staten Island is the most Republican and most conservative area of NYC. They don’t count.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
Obama, Bloomberg and Christie are stuck on stupid.
4 posted on 11/02/2012 10:09:27 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: PapaBear3625

I agree.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 10:10:26 AM PDT by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
Friends and family can't even get gas to run their generators.

Meanwhile the city has huge generators all set for the marathon just sitting there.
6 posted on 11/02/2012 10:13:55 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: justa-hairyape
Obama, Bloomberg and Christie are stuck on stupid.

Historic Hurricane Sandy. The storm with three "I's."

And 4 if you count Cuomo.

7 posted on 11/02/2012 10:14:48 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
Don't these Staten Island people know that Obama "handled things" earlier this week?

He had his pictures taken in the White House situation room with the obligatory concern furrows lining his brow as he scanned the latest weather radar from the AccuWeather website. Then he was showed arm-in-arm with Chris Christie walking up some Atlantic City beach.

What else are these ungrateful Staten Islanders expecting?

8 posted on 11/02/2012 10:15:43 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Instead of spending billions on the global warming lie, our dear leaders should have been preparing for real weather disasters which have always happened.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 10:16:18 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind; xzins; wmfights

If you are waiting for the Federal Government to help, then you are going to be waiting a long time. FEMA is like the DMV on valium. Take a number and take a seat.

If you are on Staten Island and need help, then go to your local church (I know, you enlightened New Yorkers all stopped going to church when Darwin was born, but find one and go to it) and see what relief you can get there. And if you live there and don’t need help but have some free time, then go to your local church and volunteer to pass out supplies or clear debris or baby sit children or whatever else you can do.

As Ronald Reagan said, the scariest words in the English language are “We’re from the Government and we’re here to help you.”


10 posted on 11/02/2012 10:18:13 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Well stated. Someone else might say 0bama’s chickens are coming home to roost.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 10:19:25 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Moonman62
Instead of spending billions on the global warming lie, our dear leaders should have been preparing for real weather disasters which have always happened.

As Hurricane expert Bastardi has pointed out, historically when the north east Pacific is cold while the western Atlantic is still warm, you get more hurricanes traveling up the east coast of the US. So you east coasters need to be preparing for this stuff. And Europe is having one of their worst starts to winter ever. So you also need to expect some very nasty noreasters this winter. The way Hurricane Sandy was ripped apart by that cold front, we could have just witnessed one of the signals that global cooling is on its way.

12 posted on 11/02/2012 10:22:41 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Wings-n-Wind
My thoughts? I'm f***ing pissed.

Those marathoners will be running past people with no food, water, medicine, clothes, or shelter. They will be running down the only cleared roads. They will be running past crews doing the initial door-to-door check for the dead.

There's a small army of volunteers invading NYC right now. That army brings with it tons of free labor, generators for electricity, clothing, space blankets, water, high calorie food and drink, and medical supplies. Sounds like a great source of help for disaster victims, right? Well too bad- because all that great stuff is there for the marathon.

And don't forget that a lot of paramedics are being pulled from other efforts and will be standing around doing nothing to "support" the marathon. The cops that are being used for even security are those who were due to have a day off Saturday. Many of them want to go home (if they still have homes!) and attend to their own Sandy-related problems too. But instead, they get to babysit recreational runners.

A lot of the people who've watched the news don't seem to realize how bad some parts of NYC have gotten it. Staten Island was laid to waste by Sandy.

Bloomberg wants the marathon to go ahead as some sort of sign of recovery and unity or some BS like that. But the simple fact is that those runners will be jogging through an ongoing humanitarian disaster, one in which people are still in danger of losing their lives. I laughed bitterly when I heard that the running club was pleading for help at their website because they can't find enough volunteers. Unbelievable.

To those who're obsessed with running your race- show some humanity and common freakin' sense. And to the Mayor of the City of New York- you can go eff yourself with the arm of a saguaro cactus.

/rant
13 posted on 11/02/2012 10:23:44 AM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: P-Marlowe
If you are waiting for the Federal Government to help, then you are going to be waiting a long time.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 10:27:20 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Its not about the people. Its about the revenue.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 10:28:20 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Katrina Bush Sandy Obama.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 10:28:37 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me my opinion.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

ALL OBAMA’S FAULT... THE GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM... OBAMA IS A LYING POS TRAITOR AND CARES NOTHING FOR AMERICANS... OF ANY RACE... THOSE ARE MY THOUGHTS.

LLS


17 posted on 11/02/2012 10:31:54 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: SamAdams76

The Traitor promised he would follow up! Why can’t those Staten Islanders be more patient? Geeeezzzz

/s


18 posted on 11/02/2012 10:32:06 AM PDT by uncitizen (Arrest The Traitor Today!)
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To: P-Marlowe; Wings-n-Wind; xzins
If you are on Staten Island and need help, then go to your local church (I know, you enlightened New Yorkers all stopped going to church when Darwin was born, but find one and go to it) and see what relief you can get there.

Post of the day for me!

This election is really an election about what the culture of America is going to be going forward.

obama represents the culture of govt dependence, moral decline and no absolutes.

Romney represents the culture of self reliance, moral standards and absolutes.

In my heart I am praying that Dick Morris is right that it will be a tsunami.

19 posted on 11/02/2012 10:37:20 AM PDT by wmfights
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To: P-Marlowe
If you are on Staten Island and need help, then go to your local church (I know, you enlightened New Yorkers all stopped going to church when Darwin was born, but find one and go to it) and see what relief you can get there.

Staten Islanders are NYC's most active churchgoers. Tight-knit Italian and Irish communities and AME-Zion and COGIC churches there as well.

BTW, McCain won Staten Island 52/47 in 2008.

20 posted on 11/02/2012 10:47:47 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wmfights; xzins
In my heart I am praying that Dick Morris is right that it will be a tsunami.

Dick Morris is really a very astute political analyst. He literally saved Clinton's presidency and managed to get him re-elected by pushing him to the right. IMHO Clinton was more fiscally responsible than Bush by a mile. Bush probably would have pushed to expand the welfare state, but Clinton actually signed off on welfare reform.

Obama has done everything that Morris would have recommended he not do. Has America changed that much in 4 years that we would put up with this socialist race baiter for another 4 years?

I think Dick Morris is right. I think all the swing states (except maybe Ohio where there is massive voter fraud going on) will go to Romney. I also believe that at least a couple of blue states may turn red as well.

If Obama is re-elected then America as we knew it is over. We will have become Venezuela.

21 posted on 11/02/2012 10:49:29 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: wideawake; xzins; wmfights
BTW, McCain won Staten Island 52/47 in 2008.

Then they can count on ZERO help from Zero. We need to request that all our donations for hurricane relief be directed towards Staten Island.

New Jersey lost me when they sent the non-Union electricians packing. Piss be upon them.

Let Obama and Kripy Kreme Kristie and their Union Mob cronies rebuild New Jersey and let the private sector and the local churches rebuild Staten Island.

22 posted on 11/02/2012 10:56:28 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe; xzins
Has America changed that much in 4 years that we would put up with this socialist race baiter for another 4 years?

We are going to find out!

I'm stunned when my wife relays her conversations with liberals and they are totally clueless about Benghazi. She has tried to explain the disgraceful behavior of obama and the typical response is along the lines of "I don't want to talk about it". Also, how many of the 20 somethings get their news from comedy shows like The Daily Show.

One thought has occurred to me about the end result from this election. Even if we win big we will still have at least 43% of the country against us. Why not take a serious look at secession. obama has done more to destroy the American Empire than any foreign enemy could have. The debt bomb will preclude rebuilding our military. Why not just admit that we will never work for a common goal and go our separate ways?

23 posted on 11/02/2012 11:13:18 AM PDT by wmfights
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To: wmfights

A Confederation of American states, where the successors join together as soverign states and are autonomous can work. My idea is...form a new currency tied to the Swiss Franc and have a confederate congress that meets periodically. States will be directly responsible for their own debt and not be able to go to a central gubmint to steal from the other states. Also, The confederation can meet and vote to remove states from the confederation if they get too stupid.


24 posted on 11/02/2012 12:03:36 PM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

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


25 posted on 11/02/2012 1:02:12 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

When big natural disasters happen in NYC it is always the non-Manhattan boroughs that get shafted. Since the Upper West and West sides of Manhattan were not hit then the plutocrats who live there don’t care.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 1:10:35 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: novemberslady
Those generators are privately owned and were PRIVATELY rented. There are not supplied by the city. Meanwhile everyone is having trouble getting gas.

Don't let the facts get in the way of a good rant.

27 posted on 11/02/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT by NJRES100
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To: NJRES100
The only one ranting is you, but if it'll make you feel better, here goes...

GO TO HELL YOU NASTY LITTLE KEYBOARD COWPOKE.
28 posted on 11/02/2012 4:39:10 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: NJRES100
ps- IT"S A DAMN SHAME THAT YOUR MARATHON WAS CANCELLED!
BOO FRIGGEN HOO! SO NOW YOU OR YOUR FRIENDS CAN HAVE THOSE PRIVATELY OWNED GENERATORS REMOVED!
/RANT OFF...for now.
29 posted on 11/02/2012 4:45:36 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: novemberslady

So you do agree they are privately owned and the government did not take them! That was my point.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 1:54:56 PM PDT by NJRES100
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