In Coney Island, a 67-year-old man sleeps with plastic bottles from the bodega, filled with hot water, tucked in his armpits. Toilets unflushed by modern means for a fortnight have created a stench in the Rockaways that is so bad that one man keeps incense burning in his apartment day and night. On Staten Island, people sit in “warming buses,” cozy and, like time itself these days, going nowhere. In a town in New Jersey where wells do not pump because the power is out, residents collect rainwater in empty
Relax the government will fix it. Security problem? Call a cop. Government is a hell of a lot better at intruding on your individual freedoms than it is at providing help in times of trouble. The Constitution is a whole lot smarter than the folks taking away its authority.
Oh but Skippy looked so good in his bomber jacket when he dropped in to console the victims. They were so comforted that they voted in droves for him. Now that he doesn´t need them anymore, they can rot.
Just read an article on Red State about how unions turned away electrical people and how FEMA is sidelined due to unions and red tape. This is big government and this is what the voters in NY and NJ voted for.
Where´s all the screaming headlines attacking the messiah for letting these people suffer? Where´s the demands for heads to roll for all this incompetence? Where´s all the sob stories from the victims?
Sure makes a difference when there´s a complete democrat fool running things, right, so-called media?
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lil dotty, 11/13/2012 11:02:35 AM (No. 9011255)
The misery is certainly spread around. What did these people do to deserve this? What did any of us do to deserve this? We turned our backs on our creator. We said "No" Just as we cried for the Tsunami victims in Japan, we cry for these as well.
If there is no turning, then perhaps they should move to a country favored by the won. Our government would jump right in pronto in order to assist.
Why do I have to keep reading about the miserable people in the north east who tripped over themselves to vote their savior back into office? They were so stupid in pretending that everything was rosy and bright when the country was going to hel* in a basket. Now that he´s back in the saddle and the useful idiots are no longer needed he´s planning his victory party, his next vacation and rushing to head us into a World Government mode to feed and clothe the worlds little people in africa, the middle east and everywhere else but here...anyway, thanks again for voting for him, now go and pretend that he has already removed your trash, provided heat, electricity, water, gasoline, food and transportation not to mention JOBS and quit your bellyaching!!!
I see this as an opportunity from God to show others that "we the church" are to step up and in to show the Way. Not the government. Social justice comes only from our Heavenly Father not from man nor from government. This is our lemons to lemonade moment, Christians.
I don´t think God was thinking about lemonade when Eve refused His orders about the apple, He chose instead a different method to press the point to obey and we are all paying for that behavior...I think the north east could learn from their experience too without being bailed out right away...do you think?
#16, think about, and see how long the list grows, if Romney was suddenly president; all the issues in this country brought about by Zero and the dems, and kept so vigorously under wrap by the lsm, would be, overnite, shouted from the rooftops, and it would ALL be Romney´s fault, before he even took official office.
I don´t understand, today I saw streams and streams of groups of utility vehicles going south on I-81 through Maryland. Some had North Carolina license plates. I thought the job was completed, and power had been restored to everyone. s/off.
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