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...Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy
The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 28 Nov 2012 | El Rushbo

Posted on 11/28/2012 5:21:43 PM PST by shove_it

Full Headline = Sign of National Resentment for the American Way of Life: Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy

RUSH: Now, over the weekend, a columnist in the New York Times by the name of Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece. He's all upset about the electrical grid failing in the Northeast during Hurricane Sandy. But that's not what made him mad. What made him mad was the reliance that some people had on private generators. He was upset about that, that some people had them and other people didn't. Here's the short version, according to David French at National Review.

This is the short version of Kristof's piece: "Low tax rates on the rich, plus failure to deal with climate change, equals decaying infrastructure, increasing inequality, and wealthy opt-outs from public services," and public utilities. And they're able to go get their own generators, and this is not fair, that some should have generators and others shouldn't. And it's all because of climate change and all because the rich and income inequality that some people had private generators and others didn't. He made a whole column about this!

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RUSH: I'm not kidding. This guy Nicholas Kristof, this is mainstream liberal opinion at the New York Times, a piece over the weekend upset about the electrical grid being insufficient, failing, being knocked out of power. Not just during Hurricane Sandy, but primarily then, but any other time it goes down, it's not fair that some people aren't affected by it. They're able to go out and own private home generators to get through the outage while other people are unable to. And he claims that the reason that this is possible is that tax rates on the rich have been too low, which means the rich have too much disposable income, and with that disposable income they're able to go out and buy private generators that they really shouldn't be entitled to have. It's not fair.

Now, as I go through all this, keep in mind based on the election results, the American people agree with this. The American people signed on for this. The American people, maybe by a couple, three million votes, whatever it was, 51 to 48%, the American people agree with this. You don't get points for getting close. You don't get points for almost winning. You don't get points for losing, but not by a landslide. You'd be amazed. The people of California voted to increase their own taxes. They voted to raise taxes on themselves. The people of California are voting for what is happening there. And now we can say the people of this country are voting for what's happening here.

So when Kristof says low taxes on the rich are to be opposed because they are able to go out and buy things like private home generators so that they don't feel the electrical grid outage, so it means we have to raise taxes and also the grid failed because we're not doing enough on global warming. We're not raising taxes enough to deal with global warming. We have failed to deal with climate change. We don't have high enough taxes on the rich, and that means that our infrastructure is decaying, that there is a greater inequality of income among the people, and the real insult is that the wealthy are then able to opt out from public services.

Now, in the old days, not too long ago, I remember where this is the kind of thing that people aspired to. People aspired to be successful, to earn enough money to provide themselves an increasing standard of living, and this provided motivation and inspiration for others to follow. Now, that's not the way it is in America anymore and we're going to have come to understand that. Success is not inspirational. Success is not motivational. Success makes you a target. Success makes you an enemy. Success means that you aren't playing fair. And I'm not exaggerating.

At some point we're gonna have to understand what's happened here. It's not the Latino vote that caused us to lose the election, and it's not the single women under 30 vote, and it's not all these other demographic things that resulted in Romney and us, the Republicans, losing the presidential race. Those are convenient excuses that are easy for the Republican Party to seem to address, which will not matter in the long run. We are losing the American way of life. The American way of life is now targeted. The old standard American way of life is now seen as the big problem, because not everybody can share in it, not everybody has a fair shot at it, not everybody will ever be able to participate in it fully, and so it's unworthy, unjust, and should no longer be allowed.

And that's where the people of this country are. You can sit there and tell me, "No, Rush, no." It's like Bill Parcells always says about an NFL team, "You are what your record is." If you're 4-7, you are 4-7. You're not a maybe, you know, 10-4. You're 4-7, you're 4-7. Your record is what you are. The country is what it is. The guy running for reelection made no bones about what he intends to do, and he certainly didn't hide what he intends to do for four years in the big picture. He got reelected. Certain things, folks, there is a deep resentment.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: classwarfare; climatechange; communism; elrushbo; envy; generators; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; liberalism; marxism; nicholaskristof; resentment; rushlimbaugh; sandy; socialism; success; taxes
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This Kristof character now wants to redistribute generators. I listened to Rush go off on this today. These power hungry commies are flabbergasting.
1 posted on 11/28/2012 5:21:48 PM PST by shove_it
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To: shove_it

This is the thought process that led Stalin to kill the Kulaks — “Oh? You are a successful farmer? You do not need the State to help you? Then, we will kill you and take your land.”


2 posted on 11/28/2012 5:23:57 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: shove_it

So, did Kristoff have his own generator?


3 posted on 11/28/2012 5:27:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: ClearCase_guy

Farm confiscation is in the plan. Coming very soon, 2013.


4 posted on 11/28/2012 5:27:41 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: shove_it

After Katrina the chocolate city mayor declared martial law and banned private ownership of guns. Seriously.

When the you know what hits the fan food, gas, generators, and guns will be declared property of the State.

For more info look up the book The Great New Orleans Gun Grab.


5 posted on 11/28/2012 5:28:30 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: shove_it

If Kristof is so worried; let him provide the generators.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 5:31:14 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Paladin2

I live in a remote area... I qualify as lower, lower class... I have a generator... as well as many of my poor neighbors... That jack donkey making a statement that only wealthy have generators... is BS!


7 posted on 11/28/2012 5:33:11 PM PST by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: shove_it
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8 posted on 11/28/2012 5:35:32 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Fully Awake DAV

I wish I’d hooked the TV up to a pedal powered generator during the time my kids were attending Elementary and High Schools. It’d be good for the kids to well know what it takes to generate 100W.


9 posted on 11/28/2012 5:39:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: shove_it

Come and try taking mine, Kristof.

I challenge you.


10 posted on 11/28/2012 5:40:38 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: shove_it

I’ll be getting a whole house on auto stand-by next year.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 5:42:20 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: TigerClaws
"When the you know what hits the fan food, gas, generators, and guns will be declared property of the State."

"For more info look up the book The Great New Orleans Gun Grab."

It won't happen in Louisiana next time....nor in a number of other states who observed the anti-gun actions during Katrina, and passed laws and/or state constitutional amendments specifically forbidding any such activity (at least for guns......and if they can't get the guns, they can't get the generators, either).

12 posted on 11/28/2012 5:46:13 PM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: shove_it
i'm rich because i bought a generator??? who knew...
13 posted on 11/28/2012 5:50:07 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: shove_it

No need to redistribute generators where I am; everybody already has one. No one can steal them either, we’re all heavily armed.

There are seven of us on a two mile stretch of country road. We’re the last one’s on the power company’s list to get repairs made. It’s okay, we have our own. It’s just how we are here.


15 posted on 11/28/2012 5:50:17 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: shove_it
As more people get generators there will be local ordinances with regard to safety, noise, pollution, etc. against them.
16 posted on 11/28/2012 5:50:42 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: shove_it
If he comes to take my genset... my only decision is 5.56 or 7.62.

LLS

17 posted on 11/28/2012 5:52:28 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: US Navy Vet

It is comforting to know that I am not alone! Someone out there thinks like I do!

LLS


18 posted on 11/28/2012 5:56:36 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Chode

commies really believe stuff like that


19 posted on 11/28/2012 5:56:56 PM PST by turdhopper
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To: shove_it
Let them go to the people who voted for Obama.

Let them feel the pain of redistribution to see of they like it.

21 posted on 11/28/2012 5:57:58 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Same here. This guy is insane!

LLS


22 posted on 11/28/2012 5:58:26 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Christie at the beach

Correction: Let them feel the pain of redistribution to see if they like it.


23 posted on 11/28/2012 5:58:57 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: shove_it

If poor people saved the money they spend on alcohol, lotto tickets, McDonalds, name brand clothes, manicures, and bling, they could have a generator in no time.I guess that our tax dollars will fund a free generator program.


24 posted on 11/28/2012 6:00:34 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: shove_it
I guess Kristof will be really upset when he finds out the Rat Politicos excused themselves from Obamacare.

Of course Liberals think that thanks to Obamacare they will be sitting between Nancy Pelosi and Moosechelle Obama waiting to see the Third World Doctor at the Obama Health Clinic / Pro Choice Facility / Soylent Green Processing Center.

25 posted on 11/28/2012 6:04:58 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Looks like my Father was wrong, somebody else DOES owe you a living...)
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To: shove_it

This is the guy who, in 2007, tried through his column to heavily sell America on the idea of a foreign president.

Now he’s telling the grasshoppers to go after the ants.

Wonder how the off-the-grid Californians up in the mountains would receive this view of his. Generators are a way of life there, by sheer necessity.


26 posted on 11/28/2012 6:07:08 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Fully Awake DAV

It has nothing to do with the poor. It’s the tried and true leftist (commie) tactic of making the malleable and stupid believe that someone enjoys some privlege or advantage that they unfairly do not. No brutal dictator ever came to power by claiming to be a brutal dictator. In every case they come to power by telling some group that they are the victims of some other group, and by telling them that it they are brought to power that they will right some terrible wrong done to them. The previous poster who mentioned the Kulaks is spot on. That’s why nobody who has graduated from our public school system in the past 40 years has heard of them.


27 posted on 11/28/2012 6:09:38 PM PST by VR-21
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To: Fully Awake DAV

Same thing here. I live in a relatively rural area, not too many wealthy people. It’s mostly lower to lower-middle class. But people around here recognize the reality of living in an Eastern NC town with ancient grids and prioritize. Around here, generators are a priority. You don’t have to be wealthy to afford a generator. Kristoff could sacrifice his daily $4 latte and make up the cost right there. Sheesh.


28 posted on 11/28/2012 6:15:46 PM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: turdhopper
sad but true...
29 posted on 11/28/2012 6:16:26 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: USMCWife6869

The sharpest arrow in the leftist quiver is ENVY. The Rats couldn’t exist without it.


30 posted on 11/28/2012 6:18:18 PM PST by VR-21
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To: VR-21

So basically Kristoff had no power because he was too stupid and too cheap to buy one, he is pissed off at his neighbors for being smarter? Am I missing anything?


31 posted on 11/28/2012 6:20:33 PM PST by acapesket
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To: shove_it

Here’s the link to Kristof’s column. It’s as silly as Rush said:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/22/opinion/kristof-a-failed-experiment.html?ref=nicholasdkristof


32 posted on 11/28/2012 6:23:31 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Paladin2

I’m sure he needed one for his Gerbil injector.


33 posted on 11/28/2012 6:23:50 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: acapesket

I don’t know what Kristoff’s personal situation was, but being as he’s an MSM propagandist, he’s simply writing what he thinks will inflame the the proles. He’s telling them that those who had generators to help them through their difficulty had them because they had some unfair advantage. Hell, Obama gave them a phone...why not a generator like the rich pigs (who caused global warming to begin with) do.


34 posted on 11/28/2012 6:26:46 PM PST by VR-21
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To: acapesket

I think you are right on.


35 posted on 11/28/2012 6:27:13 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Fully Awake DAV

I pay a lot to have my generator serviced yearly.
Take my generator and kill jobs.


36 posted on 11/28/2012 6:32:06 PM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: shove_it

in the end...basically all libs are the nasty little control freaks we can all remember from the 7th grade....


37 posted on 11/28/2012 6:35:04 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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38 posted on 11/28/2012 6:38:30 PM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: VR-21
"In cities with high economic inequality, such as New York and Los Angeles, more than 1 percent of all employees work as private security guards, according to census data. "

Sounds like it's a 'Rat problem.

39 posted on 11/28/2012 6:39:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: shove_it
And they're able to go get their own generators, and this is not fair, that some should have generators and others shouldn't.

Heck, would he be pi$$ at me, I have a tractor turned 15KW and a 5.5KW gasoline powered backup for it.
I'm double bad and proud of it!

40 posted on 11/28/2012 6:45:41 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Paladin2

I reckon it is Paladin2. It’s nice for a change to be able to say I’m one of the 99% though. For that I thank you.


41 posted on 11/28/2012 6:45:52 PM PST by VR-21
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To: shove_it
It is the 'crab basket mentality'. When I fished for blue crab, we seldom put a lid on the basket. If a crab tried to climb out, it was rare that it did not get dragged back into the basket by the others still inside. We even went barefoot in the boat, that's how little we worried about one loose.

Liberals are the same way, they want to pull the ones being successful back into misery and squalor, rather than help each other out of it.

Aside from that, there is a heavy dose of 'grasshopper and ant' here, some prepare, and with a little luck they have what they need (it isn't destroyed by the events which make that necessary), the others who don't, don't.

But if you passed a law which said they all had to have some means to generate their own power, the liberals would be the first to scream...for someone else to take care of them.

42 posted on 11/28/2012 6:47:38 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: shove_it

I find it ironic that Kristoff is so steamed up about personal generators, when this same guy thought it cool if everyone made a power grid obselete by having solar panels. Just makes no sense. People having personal power is a good thing, right?


43 posted on 11/28/2012 6:50:06 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: shove_it
Conservatives like and admire independence, foresight and planning. Individuals who thought ahead and secured a generator are that much less of a burden upon aid efforts in an emergency or disaster, so it's to be encouraged. So think conservatives.

Leftists despise any sort of future orientation and resent anyone having anything that everyone else doesn't have. If they all can't have it, then no one should have it. So think leftists.

Remember that, those of you who are seriously into prepping.

44 posted on 11/28/2012 6:54:28 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: shove_it

I hate reality shows but would happily watch one where Kristof was put through the aggravate of suffering that would result if these generators were taken.

What a pathetic little twerp.


45 posted on 11/28/2012 6:57:57 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: shove_it

While searching for the article an any other reactions, I found that is is not the first time the NYT published such a piece. They ran one after the Oct 29, 2011 snowstorm that hit the Northeast.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/garden/generators-emerge-as-a-status-symbol.html?pagewanted=all

As expected, the moonbat readers agree and believe that they are causing more global warming damage and must be heavily taxed and regulated (with exceptions of course)


46 posted on 11/28/2012 7:04:24 PM PST by matt04
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To: shove_it

“Fair” ????

We need to shine the light on this concept that it is somehow the job of the government to determine and manage “fairness” in our society.

They believe that nobody can argue against “fair”, or they’ll be labeled “racist”.

Let’s start by asserting that they’ve had the microphone or the power too long, so it’s only “fair” that they sit down and shut up!


47 posted on 11/28/2012 7:12:07 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Lancey Howard
he's a world class enema nozzle...
48 posted on 11/28/2012 7:17:31 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Only rich people can afford generators, so it shouldn’t be legal to own a generator. Thus spake an idiot at the NY Times.


49 posted on 11/28/2012 7:18:59 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Cold Heart

Just add the coming hyperinflation, and we’ll be another Zimbabwe. Which is Obama’s plan.


50 posted on 11/28/2012 7:21:23 PM PST by macrahanish #1
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