Skip to comments.Con Ed warns of power cutoff as Irene bears down on city (Bloomberg's follies...)
Posted on 08/27/2011 9:13:42 AM PDT by jimbo123
Ready or not here she comes.
New Yorkers are scrambling for last minute provisions today as Hurricane Irene draws closer to the city. The forceful storm a Category 1 with ferocious 85 mph winds is expected to wallop the city by 4 a.m. tomorrow.
"How can I get out of Coney Island?" said Abe Feinstein, 82, from an apartment with view of the boardwalk. "What am I going to do? Run with this walker?"
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Looting to begin shortly.
Bloomberg is insane. He’s shut down the subway and buses (today!).
I’m reminded of the Y2k nonsense.
I fully expect to hear of Tweets and text messages saying "Free Sh!t at ..."
I wonder if he will be able to buy another election?
Looting to begin shortly./
Now that is going to be interesting to see.
With all of the flash mobs we’ve seen lately, this is like a flash mob holiday weekend.
This storm isn’t near what it looked to be. It reached landfall early and will be a TS up the coast. NYC needs to back off the hype now. My main concern for the coast was fallen trees.
Here in NJ, we heard that Rowan University's dorm rooms are now filled with African-Americans who swarmed the place after it was announced on the radio that classes had been postponed, and that all dorms were open as shelters. Hoards of people have showed up, parked themselves into the dorms, and are demanding "free" stuff, shouting for "free" food, "free" assistance, etc.
The world as we know it in NYC is over...all Whole Foods are closed there.
Now we provide money for something that might happen, before it happens.
I really wonder how our forefathers survived these storms, without today's modern forecasting and politicians taking care of us. It is so absurd to shut down public transportation and electricity and order people to leave their houses. How can you leave if you don't have a car and all public transportation is shut down. It really is scary to consider that this is what they want for all of us. Dependence on public transportation that the government can shut down for any reason. I am more scared of out of control government than I have ever been of a storm.
Too many things against him? Maybe...but he's better than any Dem.
nanny state can’t even do nannying right.
Then how hard is it going to be to get them out once the emergency has passed?
Yo, Abe, pick up the phone and call family and friends. You leave the exact same way as you got there, only reverse the process. As if he never leaves his apartment for groceries, the bank or for his doctor appointments. Come on, already. He reminds me of the woman on the bridge in NO who complained the water bottle they gave her wasn’t cold enough.
Lines stretching out into the streets right now on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to shop at the Food Emporium.
Store security is keeping people from entering the store because it’s too crowded inside.
And the grocery store workers who don’t live in Manhattan can’t go home now that Bloomberg shut down mass transit.
Cat 1 is a heavy rain storm.
We're getting scammed again...Obama is paying off Bloomberg.
Stupidity has its own price.
But look at the good side - think of how many jobs this will created - replacing the wiring, copper pipes, patching the sheetrock, etc.
That's what is worrying some students!
Imagine, you pay a lot of money to go to this school. You have pay in advance for your dorm room.
Once you have free loaders squatting in them, I doubt it will be easy to make them leave. But, they are going to have to do it. I guess they could announce on the PA system:
"Attention everyone! There is FREE pizza in the parking lot!"
Once everyone stampedes out of the dorms, then bar them, fumigate the place, and call the cops when the riots start in the parking lot.
I am being facetious, but not really. Know what I mean?
And I suppose that most of them shop every other day for a very small amount of food to tie them over until they go out again.
The few New Yorkers that I knew back in the 70’s told me that they usually shopped on their way home from work or just grabbed a bite on the way home from a cart or a local restaurant.
Heck one guy I knew hadn’t cooked in years. All he had at his apartment was cold cereal and Milk. Of course I have to admit that was before Microwave Ovens were common.
Oh lord, I just dated myself didn’t I?
Then how hard is it going to be to get them out once the emergency has passed?Give them all free Ipads and hand them out at the liquor store.
Well bicycle delivery of Chinese food is always an option.
Government servicing all our needs wants and desires
I’m tempted to mine some of the posts by Yankees about Katrina and throw them back in their faces.
First that windbag Chris Christie telling people to get off the $@&*$&*)@#% beach, then his little Mini-Me across the River calling press conferences while he rocks back and forth on his midget feet, and then the Gay Dwarf Fuhrer from the HeimatSicherheitAbteilung calling press conferences.
Its a Hurricane. We get them. We should know the routine by now.
“How can I get out of Coney Island?”
Hey Abe! How do I get to Carnegie Hall?
But the northeast is full of liberals whose common sense runs about that of a 4 year old.
Sometimes you have to treat children like children.
Keeerect! A storm will blow over...corrupt out of control government....never!
Late Friday afternoon, PEPCO (Potomac Electric) robo-called all its subscribers to warn them that power could be out for a day or more and they should make preparations. A bit late in the day considering the stores were picked clean of batteries.
Guess that post should have been HeimatlandSicherheitAbteilung for the little Gay Dwarf Fuhrer’s Department.
Well, we elected him, but the alternative was unthinkable. On the other hand, I voted for the conservative in the GOP primary. Because Christie had more bucks, he won.
Sad but that’s the lay of the land.
I work in NYC. For the past two days, I have listened to other New Yorkers say things such as:
‘There is a hurricane coming this weekend? I didn’t know.’
‘What am i going to do when the subway shuts down?’
‘I live in an A zone. What am i supposed to do?’
‘Where can I buy a flashlight and batteries?’
‘I didn’t have time to go food shopping. The stores will be open on saturday.’
When the real sh!t hits the fan, these people are doomed.
Obama then claims economy picked (rush to buy sump pumps, batteries, generators, tarps, food/gas, hotel stays) up but bad luck brought it down again. Manipulation.
Sure he can. He just refuses to use it.
Nah. It would supersede his thought process.
The smart money says Mrs. Bloomberg is huddled in a boat at Gracie mansion right now.
Now, we live in a day and age when politicians treat every little challenge to life as a major catastrophe. Bloomberg is a total incompetent nanny state hack politician. Plus, the MSM loves this stuff. All they do is hype it for their own left wing purposes.
He’d have to have the law changed again to allow a 4th term. He’s actually said he want to change it back to 2 (guess he thinks only he is worthy of 3 terms, dirtbag)
I’d like to see Rudy run for Mayor again rather than Governor. No one else half decent would have a chance at that office while someone else could maybe beat Cuomo Jr.
But Rudy would rather play around with his POTUS ambitions. If he wanted to be Governor 2010 should have been it.
lump Christine Quinn in with Bloomers- they both violated the term limit.
I looked at the google map of this area last night. Looks like flat beaches & houses/apts. w/i 100 feet of the beach. Nice looking neighborhoods. A storm surge could devastate those neighborhoods. The boardwalk wont even slow the rushing water.
If he survives the surge, the power will be out for days & the water unsafe to drink. His problems have only begun when the storm has passed.
Somebody locally needs to help this man & people like him. That was Ray Nagin’s responsibility before Katrina. Remember those parking lots full of flooded buses? Bloomy & Co. are gonna have a big problem after the storm if the search crews find a bunch of bodies.
Practice, practice, practice. Unless you got good gams for a dame.