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Rudy Giuliani: FEMA as
bad as in Katrina

Politico, by Katie Glueck

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Posted By:Drive, 11/5/2012 8:31:00 PM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed FEMA and President Barack Obama on Monday over the response to super storm Sandy-inflicted damages,(snip)“The president getting all this credit so early, maybe the first day or two he was paying attention, but the minute he got his credit, the minute he got his pat on his back, we had the same situation as we had in Benghazi,” Giuliani said. “He loses focus. He goes back to being campaigner-in-chief rather than commander-in-chief.”


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Slimepuppy, 11/5/2012 9:15:16 PM     (No. 8990833)

...don't worry, be happy ....

..not a problem, Dude!!!

The LightBringer 'gifted' the NYC area right after his elevation with Green Solar Panels AND Really Green Wind Turbines, so they are AOK!!!!!

Obama's Genius has made the expanded NYC metro area energy independent!!!!

Why...the Chevy Volt alone will run on magic fairy dust for well over 1000 years!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/5/2012 9:19:34 PM     (No. 8990843)

This is a wake up call. It isn't just storms that threaten our well being. Earthquake, attack on our power grids or nuclear power plants, terrorism..everyone should have on hand everything to sustain them for a minimum of 2 weeks. That could be 28 cans of beans, soups, crackers, peanut butter and a coleman stove. I am talking survival, not luxury here. Save milk jugs for water or have a few cases of bottled water.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 11/5/2012 9:30:23 PM     (No. 8990870)

FEMA wasn't the problem during Katrina, Ray Nagin, the idiots who wouldn't evacuate and the crooked politicians who didn't reinforce the levees were the problem. Mississippi handled things remarkably well and they took the direct hit.

FEMA looks to be totally unprepared here. How is it you're looking for vendors to buy water from 5 days after the storm hits? You should have had reserves in place before the storm. Same with fuel and mre's. Cuomo, Christie and Bloomie deserve most of the blame. Obama deserves the shame for pretending to be a leader.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/5/2012 9:46:38 PM     (No. 8990915)

The problem cannot be fixed until we face the problem. FEMA is a gigantic bureaucracy that needs a thorough REFORM. Way too many highly-paid bureaucrats. It needs to have a narrow focus and do that well. Changing Directors and hiring MORE bureaucrats every four years never works. Please, President Romney, this agency needs to be reconstructed and reformed top to bottom.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Opsimath, 11/5/2012 9:57:26 PM     (No. 8990951)

Kanye West was the first to declare that President Bush didn't care about black people. This President sees that it is mostly white people affected by this storm and it is apparent to him, to Bloomberg, to Cuomo, to Schumer...all those elite democrats...that they really do not give a flip about their consituents. And these elites were the worst critics of the Bush administration that not enough was done swiftly; well they are no better, in fact they are worse.They look like Keystone Kops.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shepsmum, 11/5/2012 11:03:56 PM     (No. 8991082)

#2 is right. Also, flashlights and batteries. Shelf life milk, dog food.

I guess it is a bit more difficult in small NY apartments, but keep some basics on hand. Always!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/5/2012 11:21:17 PM     (No. 8991129)

Never mind FEMA, has anybody seen one insurance company with a check in hand at any of these sites ? Not only do these survivors have homeowner's insurance, but many should have had renter's insurance.

Where is all the finger pointers that were around during Katrina ?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grumpy Yee, 11/5/2012 11:34:03 PM     (No. 8991153)

So the dooms' day preppers are not so wrong after all. What does the Boy Scout motto say " Be prepared at all times". The larder is filled with easy cook foods. Extra charcoal brickettes, propane tanks for mini stove, extra gallons of water, blankets and sleeping bags, locked and loaded on standby. Trusting in FEMA, not.

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