Skip to comments.Resident: "Staten Island is dead... it's been abandoned... Obama and Bloomberg lied to us..."
Posted on 11/09/2012 7:46:28 AM PST by pabianice
Staten Island resident William Boden interviewed by phone. Staten Island has been abandoned. No electricity, no gas, no heat. People without shelter, clothing, food, water. Staten Island is gone and will never come back. Obama and Bloomberg lied to us. Red Cross absent. Promised FEMA aid absent. No aid of any kind. People lost all personal possessions in flooded, wrecked houses.
If the MSM had given Sandy even 10% of the sickeningly wall to wall coverage they gave Katrina we’d be awaiting the Romney Administration right now.
The Official Reality is that everything is OK, everything is being handled, no problems.
I hear the chocolate ration is being increased from 2 lbs. to 24 ounces a year per person...
The Mayor said he had a few spare rooms in some of his homes and would be happy to rent them out at a reasonable rate...all a person has to do is make it to Bermuda.
Mercy Chefs has set up it’s kitchens on Staten Island and is serving thousands of hot meals. Of course they don’t get any publicity.
But I read it on Free Republic! It’s gotta be true! LOL!
Staten Island is heavily Republican!
FEMA was never intended to put people in highchairs and feed them food and water. In the real world that's for the locals to do.
How could federal outsiders know better than locals how to help?
We've all gotten the socialist mentality.
It's been reported that literally "dozens" of blocks have been devastated. The self-pity and lack of perspective are staggering.
Only because the White House occupant is a D, not an R.
Oh no, all those poor people. Obama must not have gotten a new boat yet. HE’S COMING!!! HE WILL SAVE YOU!!!
Reject red state aid, reject red state politics, then whine about getting what you so obviously wanted? What you voted for?
Fix it yourself, if you can.
You voted for Dear Reader. Live with it.
Good to know.
Oh, come on... nobama had a new “leather” bomber jacket on. That has to be worth something.
For a more visual effect watch “The lives of others”
Its a German film about life in East Germany under the Stasi. It's chilling.
Isn’t Socialism swell!
So true. The Baltimore Democrat Party Daily Newsletter ie: the Baltimore Sun had a small story about the snowstorm and nothing else about NY or NJ and Sandy. A friend was up helping last week and siad the damage is beyond devastating, but we’ll never know.
Democrats - “You F’d up...you trusted us.”
Last week Bette Midler was having a costume party at the Waldorph...not worried about the homeless down the street.
[We are going to become East Germany...]
Yes, sadly it’s true, and it will have to escalate quickly for them to succeed.
Cast your eyes on the UN when we, along with all ‘free nations’ will be relegated to a minor members status with the voting powers of the weakest of the weak.
Our military is not OUR military any more, it’s THEIRS and they have disseminated it to the weakest point in recent memory.
It’s sad that the former strongest military on earth will be unable to or ordered to STAND DOWN.
A military that have rushed in to save OTHER countries from tyranny is being handcuffed and suppressed from doing the same for our own Republic
Perhaps that is better phrased...our former Republic. I pray not but at this point nothing short of a revolution backed by patriotic generals to restore our Republic will save us.
No not exactly, it's wrong.
53% of Staten Islanders voted for McCain/Palin in 2008, while the rest of the country voted for Obama by 7 points.
49% of Staten Islanders voted for Romney/Ryan in 2012, down a little because most of the affected neighborhoods in Staten Island vote Republican and they no longer live there. Meanwhile the country went for Obama by 2 points.
So since the country is more pro Obama than Staten Island, since you think that Staten Island is getting "a little karmic payback", and since you live in the good old USA, do you think a "little karmic payback" on your house a property is in order?
Another one. Both you and Obama.
Another idiotic comment.
And ironic too since you're from NV.
Well, they’re all equal now...
I want to help, but I don’t want to help, but I have to help, but I ...
It’s been tough.
I used to stop along the highway, whip a big hydraulic jack out of the back of my car, up went the traveler’s vehicle, quick change of their tires, and away they went.
The last couple were just amazed - they were from Richmond, IN, and I’m still very glad I stopped and helped.
One more time came along, as I was traveling west, I spotted a gal all by herself with a flat tire in the east-bound lanes ... so I crossed the highway to help her.
Her wheel was rusted on her car. I managed to get it loose (WD-40 plus muscle). I handed her some cash so that she could continue her journey to a station that would install a good tire.
I just cannot do that anymore; there are so many con artists; I’m just too vulnerable now, to lies that people tell and false perceptions to which they cling.
So, I do what I can for the Salvation Army. This year, I will be able to donate 1/20th the amount that I used to *dare* to donate. 1/20th; I tried so hard to hang on to my job.
The mentality of “the suits” in “corporate America” which obsesses over “moving forward” and “going forward” and *BEING* politically-correct, and *REFUSES* to hire managers who are *good leaders,* has led to decades of rotting production, in which, some of us have continued to stand up and make up for the bad work caused by bad management decisions ... if only to keep our jobs ... yet upper management failed to step in and get rid of anti-productive managers among the executive and floor management structures.
In the name of efficiency and lowering costs, what management have done is create barriers to efficiency that have increased production times.
A process that once took 20 steps, but the workers *know it* and the jobs get done well, was replaced by a process *on paper* that takes -— according to the bad manager who constantly is lobbying for the next, and then the next, “implementation of ___” -— just 17 steps AND THE MANAGEMENT FAIL TO VERIFY THAT CLAIM.
Time and again, over and over, trusting but not verifying ... and worse:
The management continued to abuse the members of the shop floor who tried to bring to the attention of said management, that the promises by the “lobbyist” are in fact, strenuous exercises involving more work on the floor, and are more steps, not less ... “If you would please, sir, come with me to the shop floor and allow me to show you.”
The answer has not only been, “No!” emphatically, but an added “I don’t want to hear about this again, unless you have the facts.” Which response flies in the face of *needing very much to demonstrate the facts by management accompanying the talented workers who have maintained production ... to the shop floor in order to see what is happening and how things are really working!*
Management has more and more, wanted what *appears to work on paper,* but management fails to accompany the troops, to see what life is like in the trenches.
So it is no surprise, that on the occasion of this election, the troops were discouraged easily by the enemy, and the troops did not come out of the trenches.
Staten Island voted for Bush twice and McCain/Palin once.
Meanwhile when was the last time your state voted for a non statist?
You're the hypocrite.
If 53% voted for McCain, that means 47% voted for Obama in 2008. If 49% voted for Romney in 2012, that means 51% voted for Obama. So what are you saying? It’s the exact split we saw in this election.
Well, I gotta be me. My heart hurts for the conservatives of New York, but the libs can eat maggots for all I care. I know, that’s cold blooded, but it is what it is. I didn’t draw the line, they did.
I think I might have upset you with my attitude, but I do wish you a good day.
You just gave me an idea; so i ordered a bumper sticker that says Elections have Consequences
That’s the only message i have.
Yep, that’s why they are coming after the internet next, ComcastMSNBC touts Odumba for a reason!
Glad to hear that Michael Grimm was reelected.
Bless you for your postm Newfy. I had almost given up expecting to find any humanity on this thread. What on earth has happened to Free Republic?? I was beginning to think I must be on DU. It’s easy to be critical when you and yours are warm and dry and have plenty to eat, and place to sleep without being surrounded by sewage. They need to be prayed for too.
We have been looking for a charity which aids directly. We usually give to the Salvation Army but I haven’t heard of their involvement. We just contributed $100 on Mercy Chef’s website; the nice part is you can designate where it goes. I chose Staten Island. I’ll just hang around and wait for the snide comments
You’re right...it was an idiotic statement as I’ve been advised by others that Staten Island is a strong Republican stronghold.
But, I don’t think the sentiment is idiotic. The cities, by and large, are populated with takers. The cities keep screwing us in these elections. Nothing a plague or two wouldn’t straighten out.
Nevada? Oh, I get it. They went for the turd in this election. Need to update the home page as I left there in 2005.
Now that you mention it, I think I knew that. Need to do a little reflection on my posts in the future so they don’t come off as being extremest...like the one I made on another thread where I hoped for plagues to hit the big cities.
giving money to saving New York is like contributing to a food charity for North Korea
My remarks are only toward liberals. I have never voted statist.
These are Republicans.
That is tough cookies. They lie with New York dogs, they get fleas.
To be America, they need to leave New York
I’m not trying to save New York. Since I can’t be there to bring a hot meal to a family who may be living on peanut butter sandwiches I’m relying on volunteers to do it. Obviously you’ve never been hungry or done without a day in your life. Leaves you plenty of time for snarky comments. Good for you.
This is what the tin foil hat side of me thinks. The MSM on Tuesday night said Obama won. Everybody goes...oh..ok.
You realize that they are being punished/ignored BECAUSE they are in a GOP county, right?
The same way that the administration ignored the tornado victims in March of this year, right?
The message: government disaster relief efforts will be spent mostly on Democrat counties. Whether they are in New York or not. Your taxes are helping to rehabilitate democrat counties, but not the republican ones.
Still think this is “tough cookies?”
Staten Island is a republican bastion.