It was almost a month ago that the New York and New Jersey coastlines were mercilessly pummeled by Hurricane Sandy. Immediately following the storm, the liberal media spin went into overdrive commending the leadership and compassion Obama displayed in the aftermath. But reports have been surfacing since the election, revealing how conditions in the afflicted regions are still not much improved and the majority of the broadcast media´s acknowledgement of their prolonged trials and tribulations has been minimal at best. For their part however, Fox & Friends welcomed Donna Vanzant on Tuesday morning´s program.
Donna served her purpose of allowing Obama to look like he cared. Now she expects compensation for her action? Like the rest of the country, Donna needs to realize that she is part of the cheering throng in the glorious procession of the Obamessiah. O Bama!
The Donnas of NJ will reappear next September- October in anti-Chris Cristie ads by his Democratic opponent for governor. "Christie abandoned us after Sandy." No mention will be made of Obama.
The first couple days were not fun, I´ll grant you. No electricity, roads blocked, travel restrictions. But that was to be expected. No worse than some snow storms in the past couple years.
I have two neighbors with blue roofs (tarps) now, and I´m still cutting downed trees each weekend, but if your house is livable, life is back to normal. If your house isn´t livable, be thankful this wasn´t a huricane and your normal deductible applies - your house could have caught on fire instead. The major difference is the problem isn´t limited to your house, it effects your neighbors for blocks around. The impact to you, however, is no different.
If you have insurance, this is a royal pain, but again, it is the normal deductible.
If you didn´t have insurance, well the only reason would be because you felt you could self insure, in which case the loss should be minimal, relatively speaking.
I´ll grant you our road department has been busy picking up trees and branches that are taken out to the curb, but they´ve been through every week (missed last week I noticed). If you need a dumpster, use some of the insurance payment.
Zero, and his friend Chris, can´t do much, other than order odd-even gas rationing, and help to move equipment and personnel. But my company was able to get tractor trailer sized generators from AL and Canada in place within 96 hours. JCP&L and the insurance company that has space in this complex had gas trucks from the mid west in the parking lot within a few days.
Since when did it become the job of the federal government to replace private losses after every disaster? The fact that this now seems to be a "given" is very disturbing. That´s what you buy insurance for.
I have about as much pity for the conditions in the North East as I do for the West Coast. THEY built "it" and THEY OWN "it" too. I will not travel "there" and I will not spend a penny "there" if I can help it. Am I just a bit bitter about the election results....you bet I am!
She represents all of the fools who voted for him. Never expect anyone to do something for you unless there is something in it for them. Barry was just there for the photo op - nothing else, nothing more. He cares about no one but himself. Hell, he doesn´t even want to work in his "job" just collect the perks, feed his ego, keep the "mooch" off his a__...
The leftist liars and thieves STOLE the election! They "embraced" fraud to their advantage, yet we just sit here typing away doing nothing about them getting away with this MASSIVE GEORGE-SOROS BACKED FRAUD!
Where is the powerful conservative outrage????????
When any hurricane hits, the legal battle begins on whether the property damage arose because of wind or rising water. The rising water is flood insurance which is a federal policy and only replaces the structure but not any of the finishing (baseboard, paint, wallpaper, crown molding, etc). A friend had a place in Bay St Louis which was hit by the eye of Katrina. All 4 walls were collapsed inward with the roof sitting on top. His insurance company said the damage was caused by water not wind. The feds said it was wind not water. He had to take the insurance company to court. I´ll bet this marina owner had no insurance at all.
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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