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Con Ed warns of power cutoff as Irene bears down on city (Bloomberg's follies...)
NY Post ^ | 8/27/11 | CANDICE M. GIOVE and DAVID SEIFMAN

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.

-snip-

"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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Nanny state politicians gone wild...
1 posted on 08/27/2011 9:13:44 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Looting to begin shortly.


2 posted on 08/27/2011 9:15:27 AM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: jimbo123; justiceseeker93; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; SunkenCiv; ...

Bloomberg is insane. He’s shut down the subway and buses (today!).

I’m reminded of the Y2k nonsense.


3 posted on 08/27/2011 9:16:58 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: optiguy
Looting to begin shortly.

I fully expect to hear of Tweets and text messages saying "Free Sh!t at ..."

4 posted on 08/27/2011 9:17:38 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: jimbo123

I am directing every NYer to hereby not urinate until we, here at my command post, deem is safe for everyone to urinate. The city can ill afford the 2 million gallons per day it takes to flush NY city's toilets, and you will be breaking the law if you do not comply. Again, no urination. We will inform the citizenry when it is safe to do so.

5 posted on 08/27/2011 9:18:55 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Impy
Bloomberg is insane. He’s shut down the subway and buses (today!).

I wonder if he will be able to buy another election?

6 posted on 08/27/2011 9:19:00 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: jimbo123

Looting to begin shortly./

Now that is going to be interesting to see.


7 posted on 08/27/2011 9:19:13 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: Oatka

With all of the flash mobs we’ve seen lately, this is like a flash mob holiday weekend.


8 posted on 08/27/2011 9:20:05 AM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: jimbo123

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.


9 posted on 08/27/2011 9:21:20 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Oatka
I fully expect to hear of Tweets and text messages saying "Free Sh!t at ..."

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.

No joke.

Rowan's Glassboro campus reaches capacity for Irene evacuees

10 posted on 08/27/2011 9:22:25 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: jimbo123

The world as we know it in NYC is over...all Whole Foods are closed there.


11 posted on 08/27/2011 9:22:25 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: jimbo123
Gov. Cuomo yesterday said Obama had approved his request for an emergency declaration for New York that will allow federal assistance to flow into the state.

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.

12 posted on 08/27/2011 9:22:35 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: marktwain
I'd really like to see Guiliani run for governor. He has some common sense....

Too many things against him? Maybe...but he's better than any Dem.

13 posted on 08/27/2011 9:23:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123

nanny state can’t even do nannying right.


14 posted on 08/27/2011 9:24:27 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: jimbo123

15 posted on 08/27/2011 9:26:10 AM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: SkyPilot

Then how hard is it going to be to get them out once the emergency has passed?


16 posted on 08/27/2011 9:28:58 AM PDT by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: jimbo123

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.


17 posted on 08/27/2011 9:29:57 AM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: SkyPilot; Liz

18 posted on 08/27/2011 9:31:26 AM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: COUNTrecount

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.


19 posted on 08/27/2011 9:32:37 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Cat 1 is a heavy rain storm.


20 posted on 08/27/2011 9:34:12 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: w1andsodidwe
This is all about money. People are all signed up to assist ...at astronimical wages + expenses. My bud will make $300 per hour.....whether he does anything or not...he just has to show.

We're getting scammed again...Obama is paying off Bloomberg.

21 posted on 08/27/2011 9:35:43 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: edcoil
Cat 1 is a heavy rain storm.

Lord Bloomberg says it's the End Of The World As We Know It...
22 posted on 08/27/2011 9:36:49 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SkyPilot

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.


23 posted on 08/27/2011 9:37:27 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Andyman
Then how hard is it going to be to get them out once the emergency has passed?

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?

24 posted on 08/27/2011 9:38:52 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: jimbo123

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?


25 posted on 08/27/2011 9:40:40 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Andyman
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.
26 posted on 08/27/2011 9:40:50 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: jimbo123

Well bicycle delivery of Chinese food is always an option.


27 posted on 08/27/2011 9:41:19 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: jimbo123

Government servicing all our needs wants and desires


28 posted on 08/27/2011 9:42:52 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: jimbo123

I’m tempted to mine some of the posts by Yankees about Katrina and throw them back in their faces.


29 posted on 08/27/2011 9:43:34 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: jimbo123

30 posted on 08/27/2011 9:44:21 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: jimbo123
I live here in Ridgewood Queens and it's nice and quiet. Everyone is just going about here business. It is quite stupid of Bloomie to stop mass transit when the storm isn't supposed to hit until 4 a.m., but never let a good crisis go to waste must be his motto. It probably drives him nuts that he is compared unfavorably to Rudy.
31 posted on 08/27/2011 9:45:34 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: jimbo123

Exactly.

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.


32 posted on 08/27/2011 9:47:23 AM PDT by ZULU (Chris Wallace is a flake.)
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“How can I get out of Coney Island?”

Hey Abe! How do I get to Carnegie Hall?


33 posted on 08/27/2011 9:49:50 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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And the grocery store workers who don’t live in Manhattan can’t go home now that Bloomberg shut down mass transit.

Bloomberg - you are one freak'n idiot - with all your money you can't buy common sense.
34 posted on 08/27/2011 9:53:00 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ZULU
"Chris Christie telling people to get off the $@&*$&*)@#% beach,...."

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.

35 posted on 08/27/2011 9:54:25 AM PDT by digger48
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To: w1andsodidwe
I am more scared of out of control government than I have ever been of a storm.

Keeerect! A storm will blow over...corrupt out of control government....never!

36 posted on 08/27/2011 9:55:33 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jimbo123

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.


37 posted on 08/27/2011 9:55:35 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: digger48

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.


38 posted on 08/27/2011 9:58:14 AM PDT by ZULU (Chris Wallace is a flake.)
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To: jimbo123

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.


39 posted on 08/27/2011 9:59:46 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: PLMerite

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.


40 posted on 08/27/2011 10:00:53 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
Bloomberg - you are one freak'n idiot - with all your money you can't buy common sense.

Sure he can. He just refuses to use it.

41 posted on 08/27/2011 10:01:17 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: The Working Man
"Cook? Why cook? That's what phone's are for." So said a acquaintance of mine from NYC. She never kept food in her apartment, nor cooked, and she wasn't the only one. If Irene hits the place as a tropical storm, it won't be the end of NYC, but the flooding and power outages lasting for 2-3 days will cause many to suffer greatly.
42 posted on 08/27/2011 10:03:16 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: marktwain

Nah. It would supersede his thought process.


43 posted on 08/27/2011 10:05:15 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: jimbo123

The smart money says Mrs. Bloomberg is huddled in a boat at Gracie mansion right now.


44 posted on 08/27/2011 10:10:46 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: jimbo123
What a sad state. I grew up in the Bronx during the 1950s when we had several hurricanes come through the NYC area. Life continued on. The public transit system continued to function for the most part with buses and subways running except in low lying flooded areas.

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.

45 posted on 08/27/2011 10:11:14 AM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: marktwain; Sacajaweau; fieldmarshaldj

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.


46 posted on 08/27/2011 10:16:08 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Impy.


47 posted on 08/27/2011 10:17:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Impy

lump Christine Quinn in with Bloomers- they both violated the term limit.


48 posted on 08/27/2011 10:17:51 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: bgill
Abe has no idea how much danger he is in. That boardwalk may be gone tomorrow, or in his apartment. He may find a boat, car, or 15 feet of water in his apartment. Moving even a few blocks inland for shelter could be the difference between living & ......

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.

49 posted on 08/27/2011 10:31:02 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How do I get to Carnegie Hall?

Practice, practice, practice. Unless you got good gams for a dame.

/johnny

50 posted on 08/27/2011 11:38:29 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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