Despair deepened for thousands reeling from last week’s devastating Superstorm Sandy — as a nor’easter blew through the city yesterday with sleet, snow and gusting winds. Storm survivors from the Rockaways to Red Hook and Staten Island endured frigid temperatures in blacked-out homes with no heat — choosing not to evacuate and risk break-ins and looting. Temperatures hovered around the freezing mark through the night, with wind chills in the teens. “The wind, the snow and the cold is just rubbing salt in the wounds that were already open as a result of Sandy,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Erik Pindrock.
Amazing, that this is an area of the country that votes liberal, I thought it was all us knuckle draggers that don't have a clue, when bad weather strikes we hear very little from the press about hardships. But now we hear about those poor liberals who are enduring cold afraid to leave their houses because of looting, break ins etc.
For those few I do care about in the Northeast, please stay safe and warm.
Yawn. These people have all the infrastructure and government largesse and gun control and leadership they've always wanted and continued to elect.
Therefore, I'm sure everything will be taken care of as to their wishes. What could go wrong? Who am I to interfere? I'm kinda busy with important things to work on like saving the country ---from all of the above that these people have shoved down my throat. You're welcome.
Exhibit #63,419 of the failure of Democrat socialism. Notice how the people of Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, drew in a long breath and then put their noses to the grindstone and recovered with few whimpers from even more devastating hurricanes. The exception, of course, was New Orleans, solidly Democrat, which was encouraged to sit there helplessly in the mess for months and months while emitting one long media-amplified whine.
Cheer up, New Jerseyites and New Yorkers! By spring the Unionized utility workers may deign to get around to fixing your power and water systems! And don't try to defend yourselves from looters, you have no rights there. But you can warm yourselves in the thought that you put Barack Hussein Obama back in office.
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Douglas DC, 11/8/2012 9:58:58 AM (No. 8999206)
Gee how my heart pains for all who chose Obama instead of someone who would have insured preparedness was getting in place with power, water, food, gasoline, communications, medical, transportation, etc... you jerks! Your illustrious leaders only had a whole WEEK to get these things into place and what did they do??? They took away your 16 Oz soda pops...Hey dummies, cheer up, your have Obama's love to keep you warm...
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Mr. Hanky, 11/8/2012 10:14:44 AM (No. 8999274)
But all of that global warming surely must be keeping them warm. /s
Romney has always lived the life of charity and preparedness. You democrat east coasters can now live with FEMA and flyovers. No more charity from me. Go to Obama and beg for crumbs. That's what you wanted and that's what you've got.
I will be lectured about generosity and forgiveness by someone from the NYC area and they are right about that, but I really hope the creeps who determined that upstate and by upstate I mean north and west of Utica, NY state should just be cut off to wither away because they aren't capable of 'sustaining' themselves. First of all, quit heaping moronic NYC thought up demands on the rest of the state and we will be happy to be cut off from you. Second, good luck defending your self because I'm sick of urbanite sheeple lecturing me about firearms and their correct use or who should posses them.
So all you suffering masses in NY and NJ. How's that nanny government working out for you. No sympathy here. You reap what you sow!
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get er done, 11/8/2012 11:17:18 PM (No. 9001285)
If Romney had been elected, we would be in the "transition" phase of government, and Romney would be asking for help for these unfortunate double storm victims.
Obama will be on his way to Burma, etc., after he makes his no-questions-answered speech tomorrow.
When the Benghazi Inquisition begins in the House, and it all begins to hit the fan, these storm victims may think twice about their liberal voting habits, and hopefully, will turn on Obama and his treasonous minions.
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