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Frank Lautenberg says after Hurricane Sandy much of the boardwalk in Atlantic City no longer exists
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Posted on 11/25/2012 5:50:46 PM PST by SMGFan

Says because of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City "much of that boardwalk no longer exists -- just the pillars where boardwalk used to be."

Hurricane Sandy washed iconic Jersey Shore landmarks into the sea, but despite what you may have heard -- from social media, television or maybe even a United States senator -- the historic boardwalk fronting Atlantic City's casinos survived.

Two weeks after the monstrous storm swept through New Jersey, devastating large swaths of the state’s coastline, Frank Lautenberg, a Democrat, took to the Senate floor to describe the destruction and push for funding for recovery efforts.

In his Nov. 13 speech, the senator mentioned damage across the state, but said, "the seashore community was hit especially hard."

"The boardwalk is the defining image of the New Jersey shore. Many of us remember walking on that boardwalk in wonderment of the attractions. The boardwalk has been a constant in the lives of those who live there or visit the shore. But for communities like Belmar, Seaside Heights, the Atlantic City, and others, much of that boardwalk no longer exists -- just the pillars where the boardwalk used to be, as we see it here,"

Our ruling

Lautenberg said that because of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, "much of that boardwalk no longer exists—just the pillars where the boardwalk used to be."

The storm washed away a dilapidated section of Atlantic City’s boardwalk -- much of which had been scheduled for demolition -- that runs along the Absecon Inlet. So there’s an element of truth to Lautenberg’s claim.

But the stretch of the boardwalk in front of the casinos -- the area most tourists associate with Atlantic City -- fared the storm well.

Lautenberg’s speech ignored those important details, so we rate this claim Mostly False.

(Excerpt) Read more at politifact.com ...


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1 posted on 11/25/2012 5:50:56 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Lautenberg is pure scum.


2 posted on 11/25/2012 5:53:35 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: SMGFan

Lautenberg is pure scum.


3 posted on 11/25/2012 5:53:35 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

Cry me a river. Why should my Georgia tax dollars be used to pay for a boardwalk in New Jersey?


4 posted on 11/25/2012 5:55:21 PM PST by Josa
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To: jospehm20

Cry me a river. Why should my Georgia tax dollars be used to pay for a boardwalk in New Jersey?


5 posted on 11/25/2012 5:55:35 PM PST by Josa
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To: SMGFan

But if it still exists, Lout-enberg can’t get as much reconstruction TAXPAYER money! Now that would be a REAL DISASTER!


6 posted on 11/25/2012 5:56:28 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: Josa

It is called “nation building”. If we are going to do it, may as well be here.


7 posted on 11/25/2012 5:58:15 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: SMGFan

Has Lottaturd figured a way to blame it on gun owners yet?


8 posted on 11/25/2012 5:58:15 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SMGFan

I wonder who told Frankie.


9 posted on 11/25/2012 5:58:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: SMGFan
The storm washed away a dilapidated section of Atlantic City’s boardwalk -- much of which had been scheduled for demolition...

So in a nutshell, mother nature did for free what some union thugs would have done for a king's ransom.
10 posted on 11/25/2012 5:58:27 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: All
C’mon now, folks.

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11 posted on 11/25/2012 6:00:22 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SMGFan

F.L. has been shi&&in’ in his britches for the past 10 years and doesn’t even know it. Why woiuld I listen to anything an old commie fool like that has to say?


12 posted on 11/25/2012 6:01:52 PM PST by albie
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To: jospehm20

Sen. Lautencadaver is nostalgic for the Atlantic City boardwalk of the 1920’s as portrayed in Boardwalk Empire. He was a young crook back then. Now he is just an old, senile, corrupt scumbag who is long past his “best before” date.


13 posted on 11/25/2012 6:04:39 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: SMGFan

Pure genius. I bet this was really, really hard to figure out.


14 posted on 11/25/2012 6:10:09 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: jospehm20

Too bad Sandy didn’t take Frank with her.


15 posted on 11/25/2012 6:16:10 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Astronaut
It's hillarious. This hypocritical imbecile, when he first ran for the Senate 30 years ago, bitched and complained that GOP Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick was too old to serve as the Senator from New Jersey. Frank is now twenty years older than she was then.
16 posted on 11/25/2012 6:16:39 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SMGFan

Obama hates white people.


17 posted on 11/25/2012 6:17:09 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: SMGFan

Do I have to get a new Monopoly board?


18 posted on 11/25/2012 6:20:54 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: albie

Ole Frank will be 89 in January.


19 posted on 11/25/2012 6:22:53 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: SMGFan
after Hurricane Sandy much of the boardwalk in Atlantic City no longer exists

Hmmmm, too bad.

Of course I was never planning on going there in a million years anyway.

20 posted on 11/25/2012 6:24:29 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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