Up for Debate: Sandy looms

Monday, October 29, 2012 at 1:34am

Following dozens of deaths in the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy's expected landfall in the Northeast has already severely impacted the region with mass closures and transit service stoppages. How destructive do you think the overall impact will be to residents, infrastructure, the economy, etc.?

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129 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 10/29/12 at 2:19

It will be a big one. I am in Durham N.E.r.d.

By: govskeptic on 10/29/12 at 4:20

This storm along with a personal fear that Loner and that girly-man writing the
Friday editorials will cause me to change my mind and vote for Obama, I will
be at the polls early today to cast a pre-storm vote for his deserving opponent.

By: gdiafante on 10/29/12 at 5:09

Let's hope that the coast is spared some and that the damage isn't that great. I'll be thinking about the people along the storms path.

Freak storm about to slam the Northeast and gov can only make lame political jokes...what a guy.

The other trolls will have to work for the title of dumbass of the day, gov is here to play.

By: yogiman on 10/29/12 at 5:17

You've already won that title, gdiafante. We'll have to run as follow ups.

By: govskeptic on 10/29/12 at 5:20

gdi: I see your tracking devise is working today. What a creepy young fellow
you must be, but thanks for the coverage.

By: gdiafante on 10/29/12 at 5:32

That's pretty lame, gov. It's an opinion page, shame on me for calling you out for your idiot thoughts...

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By: gdiafante on 10/29/12 at 5:36

Here, I'll throw you a bone...try and connect Fredric March's performance in Les Miserables to Obama...wait...

**Grabbing popcorn**

...You may begin.

FYI: this is a softball so I expect good things from you, gov.

By: Rasputin72 on 10/29/12 at 5:44

Gdiafante .........I usually always enjoy but not always agree with your posts strictly because you are able to use the English language to your advantage without personal attacks of "dumbass and idiot". I hope the intellectually inability of the "Simple Six" is not contagious.

By: yogiman on 10/29/12 at 5:53

gdiafanti,

There's an article in Tennessee Eagle Forum you and your fellow Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama backers should read. It tells about hundreds of Islamist visits to the White House the past year.

Could it be because Barry, as a "fellow Christian" in the USA, trying to convert them to Christianity?

By: gdiafante on 10/29/12 at 5:59

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I'm sorry to disappoint you Raspy, but I call them like I see them. Not every situation is one that has to be connected to the President.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/29/12 at 6:02

Well done gdia. The fringe right has seen the light.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/29/12 at 6:06

The connections to President Obama is their knowing that their fears are in their heads. They see themselves as defeated.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/29/12 at 6:12

It looks like my departure from Durham will be delayed because of wreaks on I-40. I suppose I will have breakfast and monitor the situation.

Kept up the good fight gdia.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/29/12 at 6:15

Speaking of Loner.. I hope the storm has weaken to a breeze by the time it reaches you.

By: yogiman on 10/29/12 at 6:22

I don't know what kind of effect it could have had overall, but back in the early 50s a test was made during several hurricanes by flying planes through the eye of hurricanes and dropping dry ice and it killed the storm.

I never read any more about it after the test was finished. It was determined by the aerologists to be a will of God.

By: Kosh III on 10/29/12 at 6:23

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/oct/28/2nd-desjarlais-girlfriend-talks-tennessee/

Rep. SleazeJarlais was poking more than one patient and toking weed as well.

By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 6:39

Kosh III - All the repubs on here think that is OK, he is one of them, same ilk.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/29/12 at 6:40

The H M S Bounty has been lost off the Carolina coast. Will the fringe blame this on Obama?

I'm head out now.

By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 6:40

Almost forgot (flush)

By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 6:41

Nemo - Have a safe trip!

By: yogiman on 10/29/12 at 6:43

You're just "speaking" for yourself because you can't tell the difference between the two parties, bfra.

By: slacker on 10/29/12 at 6:45

I'll have no opinion until I hear from Jim Cantore.

By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 6:48

(flush)

By: yogiman on 10/29/12 at 6:57

Are you washing your hair again, bfra?

By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 7:01

(flush)

By: BenDover on 10/29/12 at 7:04

Don't worry about it govskeptic... they're just p*ssed that your vote for Romney is going to count twice and theirs for Obama won't count at all.

By: yogiman on 10/29/12 at 7:07

Have you Obama fans thought about January 20 as the inauguration day? It's on a Sunday, so Romney can't takeover until Martin Luther King's, Jr's day.

I'll bet Barry will be disappointed having to give HIS office up on Dr. King's day.

By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 7:09

Ben should get more familiar with the voting process, then his comments wouldn't sound so stupid.

By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 7:09

(flush)

By: yogiman on 10/29/12 at 7:09

How many times a day do you wash your hair, bfra? You better be careful; it's seeping into you brain a lot.

By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 7:11

(flush)

By: yogiman on 10/29/12 at 7:13

Damn it's done hit heavy, bfra (bad f@rts repeating again). You're flushing your whole body down the commode now... brain (or lack of it) included.

By: gdiafante on 10/29/12 at 7:17

Right Ben. That just tears me up...because my life centers around this election...I can think of nothing else...

Stop being a douche and pay attention, there's bad things happening right now.

By: gdiafante on 10/29/12 at 7:18

It still amazes me how f'ing stupid these guys are...

By: BenDover on 10/29/12 at 7:18

Actually if the 10% margin for Romney in the state holds (which is most certainly will) bfra it's really more like 2.182 to 1 when you consider Tennessee gets the state bump of 2 electors over the 9 based on Tennessee's proportion of US population.

By: BenDover on 10/29/12 at 7:22

No... bad things happening is when the two ex Navy seals who jump in to try to save the Ambassador and his staff light up the enemy with coordinates and laser targeting and then the finger of God never comes down to destroy those terrorists.

It seems Obama finally got that 4am call and couldn't pull the trigger.

By: Loner on 10/29/12 at 7:26

Good morning, Nashville.

Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the East Coast and the NCP asks its posters: How destructive do you think the overall impact will be to residents, infrastructure, the economy, etc.?

I'm no meteorologist; I leave that stuff to the professionals.....apparently, this is going to be a "big one".....we shall see.

By: gdiafante on 10/29/12 at 7:27

Wipe your ass with the Fox talking points, Ben. Millions of people and property are in danger with this storm. Get your head out of Romney's ass for five minutes and take a look around.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/29/12 at 7:32

I hope that everyone who was told to evacuate did so.

By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 7:32

Hard to decide which has the most inane comments, Ben or yogi!

By: Loner on 10/29/12 at 7:32

Sorry, Ben, but President Obama nailed Osama Bin Laden....Obama made a tough decision...his entire legacy depended on the success or failure of the mission...Obama bet the farm and he won....President Obama has a proven track record of being able to make the big decisions.....Willard Romney has always evaded the big decisions, just like he evaded service in the US armed forces, evaded paying taxes, evaded big questions during the campaign...etc.....Darth Evader does not have the right stuff to be POTUS ...BHO does.

By: gdiafante on 10/29/12 at 7:33

And yeah, I'm pissed, I have family and friends in the path of the storm, so to hear these local yahoos obsess over Obama over and over like some horny teenager masturbating over the school yearbook is sickening.

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By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 7:34

Loner - Take care! From what they are forecasting, that destruction could go several miles inland.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/29/12 at 7:34

Be safe, Loner!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/29/12 at 7:35

g, I hope your family weathers the storm ok.

By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 7:37

Right with you gdiafante, I have friends & family in & around DC, Maryland & the Virginias. So heres wishing for safety for ALL..

By: BenDover on 10/29/12 at 7:37

A seventh grader would have know to pull the trigger when your consulate is under attack by Al Qaeda... and the 7th grader wouldn't have waited 6 months for Valerie Jarrett's permission before striking to take out bin Laden.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/29/12 at 7:40

Forecasters said the combination of it with the storm from the west and the cold air from the Arctic could bring close to a foot of rain in places, a potentially lethal storm surge of 4 to 11 feet across much of the region, and punishing winds that could cause widespread power outages that last for days. The storm could also dump up to 2 feet of snow in Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57541877/hurricane-sandy-gains-strength-speed-on-east-coast-path/

Another site said that there could be blizzard conditions as far west as West Virginia. In October????? YIKES.

By: Loner on 10/29/12 at 7:40

The biggest danger to life and limb could come in the form of flying political lawn signs? In the "swing states", flying political lawn signs could present a real hazard to humanity....harpooned by a Romney & Ryan lawn sign - what a way to go.

By: bfra on 10/29/12 at 7:41

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Bush played for 8 yrs. & couldn't "pull the trigger" as yogi jr. says. But then he didn't want to rile his family friends, the Bin Ladens.