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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 ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christie; sandy
Time to retire, FWIW
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.

We're conservatives, we pay our own way.

Times are tough on a lot of us, but if you've got a job, really, $5 a month? You're going to miss that? How about turning off the lights when you leave the room? How about dropping the thermostat a degree while you're not at home? How about skipping that fancy pants coffee twice a month?

All we're asking for is $5 a month. Get out that wallet, input your Debit/Credit card #, set up a monthly and forget about it.

If this ham-n-egger can be a dollar a day guy, you can pony up $0.17 a day. Seventeen cents a day for all the time you spend on FR?

Cerainly, a bargain at twice the price, don't you agree?

You'll feel much better about your time on FR.

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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To: SMGFan
Lout-enberg is old enough to remember when the Boardwalk was built!
21 posted on 11/25/2012 6:25:23 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: mass55th

Yes, that is too bad.


22 posted on 11/25/2012 6:35:33 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: SMGFan

Well, Senator Lautenberg should tell the legislature of New Jersey to get cracking. Those on government assistance can rebuild it. Call it the new WPA!


23 posted on 11/25/2012 6:46:15 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: SMGFan

I imagine Trump is insured...


24 posted on 11/25/2012 6:49:40 PM PST by bigbob
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To: fieldmarshaldj

A big fool indeed
Behold, the entitlement
A common RAT theme


25 posted on 11/25/2012 6:51:46 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: Josa
No other state's tax dollars will ever be sent to NJ. That's the irony of it all: Every year, NJ taxpayers pay far more to the federal gov't than the state itself receives in return. Because the higher income earners live here. NJ tax dollars have always been redistributed to other states, not vice versa. (See Tax Foundation)

So, in order to get the money to send to New Jersey, the federal gov't essentially takes it from... New Jersey, I guess. NJ should skip the middle man.

26 posted on 11/25/2012 7:08:33 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: SMGFan

Atlantic City died for me when the Steel Pier burned down.

It will never be the same.

I went thee a couple of years ago and was sickened by the attitudes of the people there to gamble. Rudeness, and Greed so much unlike Las Vegas where people are polite and amused.

At least that was my experience. Plus in Atlantic City you had better stay on the Boardwalk and not venture into the Craphole that is the city.Two blocks the world changes.


27 posted on 11/25/2012 7:11:15 PM PST by Venturer
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To: jospehm20

Lautenberg is a assclown. I despise the ground that old fool walks upon. But he was not talking about just Atlantic city he was talking about the Jersey Shore. I used to live in a few of the towns and there is widespread devastation in many shore communities. There is lots to be critical about Lautenberg.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/hurricane-sandy-before-after-photos/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BiWZ7w_vhM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j329FLbYxrM


28 posted on 11/25/2012 7:18:54 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: SMGFan

No worries, he could just ask Christie to ask Obama or Sprinsgteen............


29 posted on 11/25/2012 7:19:39 PM PST by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: SMGFan

Lautenberg should have stayed retired.


30 posted on 11/25/2012 7:21:30 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: SMGFan

I never listen to anything he says. He is disgusting, and not worthy of the office he holds.


31 posted on 11/25/2012 7:47:28 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: SMGFan

Time to introduce the concept of targeted blue state redistribution. California can supply NJ the funds to restore their boardwalk and NJ in turn can bail out California’s state pension fund.


32 posted on 11/25/2012 7:53:45 PM PST by chuckee
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To: SMGFan

When did Frank wake up?


33 posted on 11/25/2012 8:11:54 PM PST by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: SMGFan

I don’t plan to ever go to the Jersey shore. If those folks want a new boardwalk, fine, they can build it with their own damn money.


34 posted on 11/25/2012 8:48:07 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Gator113

BTTT


35 posted on 11/25/2012 8:58:00 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SMGFan

Does it make any sense to rebuild in the same locations again? they should move to higher ground; I suppose all this rebuilding will be on the taxpayer’s dime.


36 posted on 11/25/2012 9:39:47 PM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Astronaut

Somebody inform Gyp Rossetti that the Senator had some insulting words about him.


37 posted on 11/25/2012 9:42:08 PM PST by gusty
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To: SMGFan

I do not care.

LLS


38 posted on 11/26/2012 4:39:33 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: 5thGenTexan
Obama hates white people.

Much of AC outside of the casino district is unsafe, and it ain't because of white people.

39 posted on 11/26/2012 9:00:43 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

I have never been there and have no idea really...I am just parroting like the Bush-hater crowd did.


40 posted on 11/26/2012 9:32:13 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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