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  • Katrina was a 5, Sandy was a 1 = FEMA not remotely close to handling a big hurrican

    11/03/2012 4:26:34 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 56 replies
    I've seen an estimate that there is/was up to 300 million gallons of water in NY subway system. Katrina? "The unwatering team successfully removed 250 billion gallons of water from Orleans, St. Bernard and Jefferson parishes after Katrina " http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2012/10/new_orleans_corps_employees_jo.html Sandy, though wide, was not Katrina... FEMA ain't close to handling a large storm.
  • Lessons From Katrina Boost FEMA's Sandy Response

    11/03/2012 4:09:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    KUHF-FM Houston ^ | November 3, 2012 | Brian Naylor, NPR
    The federal agency has received praise from politicians and storm survivors alike for being prepared before the storm and responsive immediately afterwards - two things the agency was not when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005. ......."FEMA is a very different organization than it was during Katrina," says Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. Lieberman chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which helped spur post-Katrina reforms at the agency. Those changes, Lieberman says, have proved themselves during Sandy. "[FEMA] was proactive, and it didn't used to be. It doesn't wait for the storm to hit, it...
  • Benghazi questions fuel fierce partisan debate

    11/03/2012 2:23:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | November 2, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE with Lolita C. Baldo
    .....The strike that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans is either proof of President Barack Obama's leadership failures or a tragic event that occurred despite the administration's best efforts to protect the compound and respond in the aftermath of the attack, according to highly charged arguments on both sides.....
  • Cowardly Lying [Benghazi Barack - 80% bull and 30% crap]

    11/03/2012 12:46:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 3, 2012 | William L. Gensert
    Everyone has heard of Baghdad Bob...the guy who went on TV every night during the Iraqi War insisting to the world that Iraq was winning, despite American tanks rolling up behind him as he spoke.....Baghdad Bob had one big lie: Saddam was winning. Benghazi Barack has a myriad of little lies, spinning a web of delusion and deceit with every telling.He pretends he is the "energy president." This is perhaps his boldest fib. The refutation is seen on every corner, where gasoline prices are posted publicly for all to see. Yet he thinks if he says it, his media backers...
  • China, Japan citizens back Obama for second term, poll shows

    11/02/2012 5:01:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov 2 2012 | afp
    Citizens of China and Japan overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama to win a second term, according to an AFP-Ipsos poll which suggests Mitt Romney's tough talk on the Asian powers could have dented his image. The US elections may be a toss-up at home but the survey carried out by Ipsos Hong Kong found a whopping 86 percent of Japanese back the Democrat incumbent compared to only 12.3 percent for Republican party candidate Romney.
  • Dingy Harry: We Won't Work With Mitt (Democrat Senate Leader Unloads On Romney Victory Alert)

    11/02/2012 2:22:44 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/02/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Breitbart is reporting Dingy Harry, the Senate majority leader, pledged to stonewall any attempt by Mitt Romney to pass his agenda if elected. Now, why would Harry Reid say that? Let's look at this. In the first place, we're told that we gotta have people walk across the aisle, bipartisanship. That was Obama, by the way. He was gonna end partisanship. Obama was gonna bring us all together. Okay, that didn't happen. Obama is the most-partisan and divisive president in American history. I'm pretty confident in saying that. He's the most divisive president in American history, on purpose and...
  • Pollsters And Media Bias

    11/02/2012 11:59:01 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/02/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Earlier this week, Gallup came out with that 9,000-plus sample poll, with a margin of error of only plus/minus 1%. Nine thousand people. It was a poll that asked partied affiliation, party ID. It came up with plus-three Republican. As of now, party ID... I don't know if it was likely voters, registered voters, adults, whatever. I don't remember what it was, but it was some classification of voters. Now, in 2008 the same poll had Democrats plus 12. Exit polling had Democrats plus 12. The polling data that everybody's going by, all these polls that show it neck...
  • Final Weekend: Obama Wants the Election Over, We Want Obama's Presidency Over

    11/02/2012 11:06:15 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/02/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look, I don't want to -- not bore you. That's not the word. I don't want to wear anybody out, and I don't know what the fatigue factor is. I hear people talking about they just want this election over. People in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, just want this election over. I think it's the Obama people who want this election over. I mean, I want the election to happen, but I'm not tired of this. I could sit here every day telling people the truth about this country. I could sit here every day telling you what I fear...
  • RNC pushes 6 states to fix machines that give Romney votes to Obama

    11/02/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-1-2012 | Joel Gehrke
    November 1, 2012 RNC pushes 6 states to fix machines that give Romney votes to Obama Joel Gehrke Following reports that swing state voters attempting to cast a ballot for Mitt Romney saw the machine check President Obama’s name instead, the Republican National Committee is pushing six states to ensure that ballots are properly cast. “I understand that, in a significant number of cases, voting machines in your states have populated a vote for Barack Obama when a voter cast his or her ballot for Mitt Romney,” wrote RNC chief counsel John Phillipe to secretaries of state in Nevada, Ohio,...
  • Romney just 15 electoral votes shy of the White House?

    11/02/2012 9:54:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/2/2012 | Doug Book
    Take a look at the states and electoral vote totals won by John McCain in 2008 and the states Mitt Romney is likely to win in 2012. When these numbers are put together they add up this way: If Romney wins the states won by McCain in 2008 he will have 179 electoral votes (at current electoral vote value for the states). (1) Add to these the states currently leaning Romney and which Romney is in fact expected to win. They are Indiana 10; North Carolina 15; Virginia 13; Colorado 9 and Florida 29. With these additions Romney’s total electoral...
  • Chapel Hill (North Carolina) Killer Registered At and Voted From Mental Hospital

    11/02/2012 5:28:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | November 2, 2012 | Don Carrington
    Recent stepped-up voter registration efforts at state mental hospitals and facilities for the developmentally disabled resulted in the registration of Wendell Justin Williamson, who in 1995 killed two people in Chapel Hill and was judged not guilty by reason of insanity. Election records show Williamson, a patient at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, was registered on Sept. 13 as an unaffiliated voter. He cast an absentee ballot that was accepted Oct. 15 by the Granville County Board of Elections. In a street shootout in January 1995 near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, Williamson, a law student, used an M-1 rifle to...
  • Ridge Predicts Romney Win Pennsylvania (Obvious Ping Alert)

    11/01/2012 4:03:29 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/01/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Tom Ridge was on America's Newsroom today with Bill Hemmer. Hemmer said, “Is this a head fake, Romney spending all this money in Pennsylvania? You think they have a legitimate shot winning at Pennsylvania?” RIDGE: They've had a quiet ground game going on in Pennsylvania that nobody's noticed. We've had more contacts in 2012 than we did in 2004 and 2008 together. The base is really excited, and at the end of the day, Pennsylvanians are suffering from the past four years with a lack of leadership in the White House. HEMMER: You're saying now that you think Romney...
  • If You Can't Withstand Media BS, Turn Off Everything Else...(Rush Slams Concern Trolls Alert)

    11/01/2012 11:20:19 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/01/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I'm gonna give you some advice. For those of you who are faint of heart, for those of you who scare easily, for those of you who... Let’s say you live in St. Louis. In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today there are two pictures. There's a picture of a compassionate and caring and very attached and very hurting Obama, hugging a New Jerseyan who's lost everything. Right next to it is a picture of Romney in front of a large gathering waving and doing campaign appearances. Of course, the juxtaposition is Romney doesn't care; Obama cares. If you...
  • Polling info and updates; skewed polls still a source of hilarity

    11/01/2012 11:10:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/01/2012 | Doug Book
    Skewed polling samples still abound among Barack Obama’s most faithful supporters. CBS/NYTimes/Quinnipiac polls: show Obama up by 5 over Romney in Ohio, by 1 point in Florida and by 2 in Virginia. The samples however leave much to be desired. In Ohio, Democrats enjoy an 8 point advantage (37/29/30); in Florida 7 points, (37/30/29); and in Virginia 8 points (35/27/35). The Florida and Virginia advantages are larger than those enjoyed by Obama in 2008! Romney leads among independents at +5 in Florida, +6 in Ohio and +21 in Florida!! With these margins among independent voters and a voter turnout similar...
  • What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

    11/01/2012 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 167 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2012 | Larry Elder
    What do I tell my black child if Barack Obama, America's first black president, loses his bid for re-election? This is a question many parents are asking themselves -- especially those who would blame the loss on racism. Jubilant black parents on the front pages of newspapers, the day after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, said things like, "for the first time" they could "sincerely" say to their children that a black person could realistically aspire to become president of the United States. The New York Times wrote: "That a new day had dawned was immediately apparent at...
  • The Uncool President

    11/01/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In 2008, Barack "No Drama" Obama was the coolest presidential candidate America had ever seen -- young, hip, Ivy League, mellifluous and black, with a melodic and exotic name. Rock stars vied to perform at his massive rallies, where Obama often began his hope-and-change sermons by reminding the teary-eyed audience what to do in case of mass fainting. Money, like manna from heaven, seemed to drop spontaneously into his $1 billion campaign coffers. Ecstatic Hollywood stars were rendered near speechless at the thought of Obama's promised Big Rock Candy Mountain to come -- peace, harmony, prosperity and "5 million new...
  • Coal Stocks Up 30% in one month

    11/01/2012 9:46:26 AM PDT · by Professional · 6 replies
    NYSE ^ | 11/01/2011 | Professional
    If you look at the major US coal stocks, btu, cnx, anr and aci, the last 30 days have seen a stock surge of 30%. According to bigcharts.com, coal is the BEST producing stock market industry this last month... Gee, what happened about 30 days ago? Tell Intrade to "shove it".
  • It's Not Over

    10/31/2012 8:47:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 31,2012 | By William L. Gensert
    Does anyone believe that when Barack Obama loses on November 6, he will go quietly? This election is shaping up to be a landslide loss for the president, and by the ever-present look of desperation on his face, he knows it. The nation should be preparing for how he might react when it happens -- there is nothing more dangerous than a cornered god. In 2008, Americans wholeheartedly bought the Obama dream. It's never easy to let go of a dream, but today, people have let go of Obama the dream -- and on November 6, they will let go...
  • No More Years – Top 20 Reasons Why A Regime Change Is Imperative

    10/31/2012 8:30:25 PM PDT · by massmike · 1 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 10/31/2012 | Don Feder
    Here are the Top 20 reasons a regime change is imperative, now: 1. $5 Trillion in New Debt – By the end of FY 2012, Obama had added $5.3 trillion to the National Debt – almost one-third of the total ($16 trillion). He rolled up more debt in three years than the first 41 presidents combined, more in four years than George W. Bush did in 8. By 2011, foreigners owned 54% of our total debt – China alone has $1.2 trillion. If Obama is reelected, what exciting times lie ahead – China calls in its debt, the dollar crashes,...
  • 90 percent of Europeans would vote for Obama: poll

    10/31/2012 3:10:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 31, 2012 | By Peter Schwartzstein, London
    More than 90 percent of northern Europeans would vote for President Barack Obama if they were able to cast ballots in the United Sates' election next week because they see Mitt Romney as too right wing, British pollster YouGov said on Wednesday. While U.S. polls show Obama and Romney are heading for a photo finish, European voters in seven northern European countries expressed overwhelming support for the Hawaiian-born 51-year-old White House incumbent. In a Europe grappling with economic crisis and welfare systems that bond investors say are unsustainable, the rhetoric of the U.S. presidential race simply does not press the...