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CNN to Cover Floating Sewer Arrival Live (On now - Triumph being pulled into Mobile, Alabama)
Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/14/13 | The Maha

Posted on 02/14/2013 4:02:02 PM PST by Libloather

RUSH: Now, the poor Carnival Cruise Line. They've got the cruise ship out there that's lost all power. Apparently it is a floating sewer. It's a floating pigsty. I'm sorry, I just can't help it. The media is focusing on this ship. They've actually been focused on it for the last three days as it has been drifting aimlessly out there in the Gulf of Mexico. But now it's got a tow. They're towing the thing and it's heading to Alabama.

CNN is gonna anchor the arrival of the sewer, the floating sewer live tonight. Erin Burnett at seven o'clock will actually anchor the arrival of this floating sewer. It's like this thing is returning from a great war with a bunch of wounded soldiers, except we don't treat wounded soldiers with this much respect. Now, why is the media obsessed with this? Okay, this is a cruise ship, and it's lost power and we're hearing really, really gross accounts from some of the passengers about conditions on board this ship.

I don't feel comfortable repeating some of it, like sewage actually running down the walls of people's cabins. It's really gross stuff. The media is obsessed with this. Now, it has some ingredients that would qualify for media obsession. Suffering. You've got suffering in the midst of plenty: A cruise ship. You have suffering in the midst of opulence. It's a cruise ship. It's a vessel made by the private sector. It's a vessel that operates in the private sector.

It's a vessel that operates for profit, and it's become a floating sewer. As such, it does represent, whether you agree with me or not... I hope you've learned by now never really to disagree with me. But it's an opportunity for the media to make subtle, read-between-the-lines digs at the unfairness and lack of concern by corporate CEOs and owners and profiteers. "They don't care that their ship's a floating pigsty!"

Have you heard what they've offered the passengers? They have offered... (interruption) Did they offer the refund? (interruption) Okay, hang on. (interruption) Calm down in there. It's not worth an adrenaline rush. They have offered a refund and a 15% discount on the next trip. Of course, this is insulting to people like CNN and others who think that the cruise ship company ought to donate the ship to the passengers because of this... (interruption)

No, I'm not defending Carnival. I'm not defending anybody. I'm just trying to perform a service here, a little moderate amount of education as to why a floating, out-of-commission cruise ship makes the media so happy. They're ecstatic with this! They're ecstatic with the suffering. They're ecstatic with all this because it offers them an opportunity to blame somebody, to blame capitalism, to blame the private sector. (interruption)

What's wrong with the offer? (interruption) What, the refund and 15% discount? I'm not commenting on the offer. I'm just telling you what it is. If I ran the cruise ship, I will say it'd be more than a 15% discount. I'd give everybody a comp trip. After refunding, I'd comp 'em. If I ran the cruise ship, I would comp 'em. I would eat the profit on this trip. I would comp the people on board, and then I'd thank God that they trusted me to go on another one of my ships after this.

But that's just me. I don't run this outfit, but if I did, I would comp 'em. I'd refund them and I'd comp 'em on a trip on a whatever they wanted to go, on whatever ship, within the next say two or three years. And if they accepted, I would thank God that I had a chance to get 'em back as customers. But that's just me. And if they did that, then they'd confound the media and everything, but they're not.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alabama; carnival; cnn; cruise; sewer; triumph
This will be bigger than even Dorner. Poor Hussein. Didn't he have an event as well?
1 posted on 02/14/2013 4:02:10 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

The are getting a refund from what I heard. Just shows how stupid most people are. You go out into the middle of the ocean on a ship and then act surprised when this happens.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 4:07:09 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Libloather

Imagine living in a densely packed “eco” city when the power goes out. Yep, something like this.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 4:10:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Libloather

Being aboard any ship is like being in prison with a risk of drowning.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 4:13:19 PM PST by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: Libloather

Price $420 Million in 1999


5 posted on 02/14/2013 4:14:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Libloather

reports of passengers “hoarding”


6 posted on 02/14/2013 4:16:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: driftdiver

I hope this bankrupts the Heat owner so he has to sell the team.


7 posted on 02/14/2013 4:18:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

I’m gonna guess that the only way you will get these passengers on another cruise, especially a Carnival cruise, is to give them a free trip. A 15% discount implies that these people would spend their money again with Carnival. I doubt it.

Carnival has long been a poorly rated cruise line. I hope the southern ports will get the message & stop hosting these pig boat cruises.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 4:20:25 PM PST 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: Mister Da

If you base your buying decisions based solely on price you takes yer chances.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 4:22:02 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GeronL
Imagine living in a densely packed “eco” city when the power goes out.

As soon as I heard about it, I thought, why not get some other boats out there to remove the folks and get them on some sort of land? I don't get it. Probably learn more about it on Opra.

10 posted on 02/14/2013 4:22:22 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: GeronL

hmmm... hoarding what I wonder. There are poverty stricken people living under tyrannical/dictatorial rule like this 365 days 24/7 all over the world and for them there is no port in sight. How does the media feel about them?


11 posted on 02/14/2013 4:24:04 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Libloather

The smell of that boat will be with them for years! Who is going to get on a bus for a long trip to N.O. or Galveston after their experience? I want A SHOWER NOW and a proper meal if I can get this smell out of my nose!


12 posted on 02/14/2013 4:24:16 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Libloather

I’ve never figured out why people pay to get on those things anyway.


13 posted on 02/14/2013 4:25:36 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Libloather
Live Feed From CNN
14 posted on 02/14/2013 4:25:44 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: GeronL

>>>reports of passengers “hoarding”<<<

One man’s hoarder is another man’s prepper.


15 posted on 02/14/2013 4:26:12 PM PST by MeganC (Liberals fool people by walking upright.)
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To: longfellowsmuse

The MSM doesn’t feel anything about them apparently. Once the revolutions are complete, their subjects/prisoners seem to become irrelevant


16 posted on 02/14/2013 4:26:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: elkfersupper

I’ve been on a half dozen cruises and enjoyed them all.
Like any transportation medium, problems do arise.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 4:27:24 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Libloather

Cruise ships are the preferred vacation choice for people who hang out in shopping malls.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 4:32:40 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: elkfersupper

>>>I’ve never figured out why people pay to get on those things anyway.<<<

I’ve been on four Princess cruises and they were awesome. It’s a handy way to see a number of different places without having to pack up and go to the airport every time you want to go someplace else. It’s also a boatload less hassle than an airplane for international travel. You don’t get anywhere near the hassle from Customs getting off of a ship as you do on a plane.

It is not for everyone just the same as going hog hunting isn’t for me but I don’t begrudge the people who enjoy it.


19 posted on 02/14/2013 4:32:52 PM PST by MeganC (Liberals fool people by walking upright.)
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To: driftdiver
...getting a refund...

Plus....credit for another cruise, a hotel room and/or airfare home upon debarking ship, as well as $500 cash. Some passengers reached were not complaining, despite having to leave their #2's in a plastic bag outside their stateroom, since the cruise ship opened up the liquor cabinets a few days ago and they have been dining on crab & lobster for days. I guess that's making the best of a crappy situation!

20 posted on 02/14/2013 4:33:32 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Libloather

Mr. Hankey Cruise Lines


21 posted on 02/14/2013 4:33:49 PM PST by TYVets
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To: Red_Devil 232

In addition to the full refund and 15% discount, they are gettig hotel rooms, meals and $500 when they’re getting off.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 4:39:41 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Brandonmark

If it had been an Italian cruise line the crew would have abandoned ship by now, leaving the passengers behind.


23 posted on 02/14/2013 4:45:03 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Libloather

Bush’s fault?


24 posted on 02/14/2013 4:49:07 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Red_Devil 232

Who is going to get on a bus for a long trip to N.O. or Galveston after their experience? I want A SHOWER NOW and a proper meal ...

*****

Amen to that. I’d get a cab and head for the nearest hotel then a plane ticket or car rental home. I went on one cruise and hated it! Never again.


25 posted on 02/14/2013 4:57:13 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Libloather

She was a good ship back in ‘03.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/924990/posts


26 posted on 02/14/2013 5:09:35 PM PST by Principle Over Politics (Is this a free country or what?)
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To: GeronL
GL, your point is excellent.

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27 posted on 02/14/2013 5:13:56 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Brandonmark
I guess that's making the best of a crappy situation!

Misspelled crabby?

28 posted on 02/14/2013 5:19:53 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: driftdiver

I have just one question.

Why werent they putting the sewage over the side of the boat? Why were they not putting potties out doors with privacy screens and then pitching it overboard?

I dont get it. A whole ocean out there and a big emergency.


29 posted on 02/14/2013 5:20:58 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Seaplaner

Thank you


30 posted on 02/14/2013 5:22:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Chickensoup

Because dumping it overboard would probably result in fines for pollution.


31 posted on 02/14/2013 5:27:12 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Risking people's lives by exposing them to raw sewage is a poor thing to do.

Regulatory bureaucracies that work in this country should be eliminated.

32 posted on 02/14/2013 5:29:58 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: TexasCajun
That's the brutal (but not as brutal as your Matagorda Bay)Mobile Bay ship channel showing at the live feed.

10 knot north wind dragging the dead weight = little to no forward movement. Without the building wind, at least a 10 hour tow from Fort Morgan to Brookley Field.

The west shore is almost close enough to swim for it — but just almost.

33 posted on 02/14/2013 5:33:18 PM PST by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: Chickensoup

“Risking people’s lives by exposing them to raw sewage is a poor thing to do.”

See that red bag? Its a biohazard bag. Certainly not optimum but not any different then thousands of people use while camping.

Can’t disagree about the bureaucracies though.


34 posted on 02/14/2013 5:46:46 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Principle Over Politics; Liz
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35 posted on 02/14/2013 5:52:09 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: driftdiver

See that red bag? Its a biohazard bag. Certainly not optimum but not any different then thousands of people use while camping.
_________________________

Thousands of people camping in the woods is one thing, thousands of people living in what is essentially a floating hotel is another. Overboard.


36 posted on 02/14/2013 5:56:46 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup

Shit arriving at port 9:30 or so tonight. Then 4-5 hours to disembark and then off to hotel for a shower..


37 posted on 02/14/2013 6:35:35 PM PST by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: Politically Correct

“Being aboard any ship is like being in prison with a risk of drowning.”
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Absolutely, my wife can’t understand why I don’t want to go cruising but I tell her that I cruised for about nine months once courtesy of Uncle and I am all caught up on cruising. I was not claustrophobic then but I am now.


38 posted on 02/14/2013 6:39:24 PM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Chickensoup

Why werent they putting the sewage over the side of the boat?

*****

Wind blowing it back at you or dumping on your neighbors head?

Maybe they did on the “POOP” deck.


39 posted on 02/14/2013 6:58:05 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: GeronL
Apparently it is a floating sewer. It's a floating pigsty.

Imagine living in a densely packed “eco” city when the power goes out. Yep, something like this.<<<

Carnival Triumph, allegory for SOTU, the Shining Floater on the Hill... Barackville

40 posted on 02/14/2013 7:01:16 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Chickensoup

Absolutely. It’s a bunch of EnviroMental NAZI garbage that keeps them from doing it. I’d say screw them and toss it.

And might also consider purely mechanical systems in the future. Not everything has to electric. My toilet works every day, hurricane, blizzard outages or not.


41 posted on 02/14/2013 8:16:34 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: driftdiver

Actually, the Costa is ultimately owned by Carnival.

Bad, bad news for them lately.


42 posted on 02/14/2013 8:20:28 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: elkfersupper

I have to admit I don’t know why or HOW people go on these “cruises” frequently, like every year.

It’s a boatload of money. Although you can get many things for free, just avoid the things that are extra.

I finally went on a ship this year. My sister, RIP, wanted us to go on a sort of final cruise with her. So we went, including my toddler son who gets no discount. I always wanted to go on a ship, but I really couldn’t care less about beaches or 3rd-world countries. I got to go on the biggest ship, the Oasis, and it was nice. Actually some of the visits were rather nice, but again overall not a big deal. I was generally impresses with the ship and the idea of it satisfied me.

I liked it fine. But not something I need to spend 5k on again. At least I did It.

BTW, we got the pleasure of Cuban refugees in a raft. Fun stuff.


43 posted on 02/14/2013 8:29:46 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Libloather

Perfect topic for the MSM - the sh***ier, the better for them - that’s why they are always available for Democrats.


44 posted on 02/15/2013 3:55:02 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: driftdiver

To add insult to injury-

For some, once they get to Galveston to their cars, they still face long drives getting home.

“It’s going to be a very long day,” said Dwayne McAbee, who says he’ll drive from Galveston to his home in Fort Worth, Texas, a roughly six to seven hour drive.

One bus carrying passengers from Mobile to New Orleans broke down, CBS News reported.

(I just could not help but laugh when I read that about the bus breaking down. THAT would have sent me into an EPIC hissie fit!)

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/15/stranded-carnival-cruise-expected-to-dock-in-alabama-after-four-days-with/#ixzz2L0KT65wh


45 posted on 02/15/2013 1:17:41 PM PST by a real Sheila (R.I.P AMERICA 1776 - 2012)
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