Up for Debate: Sandy's impact

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:55am

One of the worst storms in the nation's history has hit the Northeast. Post your reactions to the destruction, the impact (both short-term and long-term) and the response? And while politics seem very trivial at such a time, the country is still in the last week of an election. How might Sandy affect the election?


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134 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 10/30/12 at 1:14

lol brrrrk

By: Captain Nemo on 10/30/12 at 1:20

Dealing with trolls is a waste of time. Better (Flush) than to reason with Pedigreed Dumb-ass.

By: brrrrk on 10/30/12 at 2:17

Just heard that Mitt Romney was responsible for deregulating the Pharmaceutical Compounding company that caused to current meningitis outbreak. Imagine that....

By: brrrrk on 10/30/12 at 2:19

Romney’s lax regulation may have fueled meningitis outbreak ...


By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 2:21

Yep, I read that too, brrrrk. That decision was about as good as his suggestion to de-fund FEMA. He's not the guy to make big decisions.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/30/12 at 2:21

omg Is this the October Surprise?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 2:22

Could be.....

By: Captain Nemo on 10/30/12 at 2:23

He can make bid decision...they are just bad decisions.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 2:24

From these decisions and ideas one can see that being a corporate CEO does not translate to knowing how to do well in government. Sure, according to the "books" it may look good to loosen the regulations on pharmaceuticals and to lower funding for FEMA, but it doesn't work well in the real world.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/30/12 at 2:24

shb big

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 2:39

New Documents Reveal Romney Stole From Charity, Avoided Taxes


By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 2:40

The fund was set up in 1996, just 13 months before Congress cracked down on the scam. That Romney continues to use it to this day thanks to a loophole speaks volumes of how charitable he truly is. He set the trust up in order to avoid a potential 40% tax on his yearly earnings of just over $1 million from stock options he held. By setting up the trust, known as a charitable remainder unitrust, or “CRUT,” he could transfer the stock to that trust, which then can sell it, tax-free. The trust would then be free to invest the profits of the sale and earn money off of those profits

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 2:44

Governor Christie ‘Not Interested’ In Romney Photo-Op, Praises President Over Handling Of Storm


This hurricane has revealed a lot about both Presidential candidates, but also about Governor Christie. Obama has taken charge, and focused on the disaster, helping the people effected. Romney has used the disaster as a backdrop for his campaign, with token, worthless ‘aid’ efforts which do more harm than good. And Chris Christie is the real surprise here. With his reputation as a firebrand, and his outspoken and many times abrasive attitude, many expected him to reveal an obnoxious, out of touch brat who cared more about making this an opportunity to catapult himself to higher office. Instead, he revealed that despite his demeanor, he does in fact care about the people of his state, and for the office he holds. Instead of politics as usual, he shrugs off the pundits and focused on getting the job done first and foremost. The people of New Jersey are his people, and anything that hurts them, it hurts him.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 2:44

These are some of the things Governor Christie has been quoted as saying:

“He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything”

“I spoke to the president three times yesterday. He called me for the last time at midnight last night asking what he could do. I said, if you can expedite designating New Jersey as a major disaster area that that would help us to get federal money and resources in here as quickly as possible to help clean up the damage here.”

“The president was great last night. He said he would get it done. At 2 a.m., I got a call from FEMA to answer a couple of final questions and then he signed the declaration this morning. So I have to give the president great credit. He’s been on the phone with me three times in the last 24 hours. He’s been very attentive, and anything that I’ve asked for, he’s gotten to me. So, I thank the president publicly for that. He’s done — as far as I’m concerned — a great job for New Jersey.”

By: Captain Nemo on 10/30/12 at 2:50

Blanket all of this will fall on deaf ears. They only want to hear what they want to hear.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 2:52

I didn't post it for the trolls. They are beyond comprehension. I figured there must be lurkers out there who may be interested.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 2:54

Once again, Obama shows us that he knows how to lead.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/30/12 at 2:56

Hope is always a good thing. Sometimes I have to be remember of it.

By: yogiman on 10/30/12 at 3:04

Isn't funny, you all have been making comments about Mitt Romney and his sons not "volunteering" for service... but it's okay Bill Clinton and Barack Obama didn't volunteer.

It seems like all but two presidents from Harry Truman has served in our military. The two that didn't? Bill Clinton and usurper Barack Obama. But I guess that's alright because they are Democrats. The pictures shown of them are Billy Boy in his school bank uniform and Barack in his Islam faith uniform. Made them look cute, didn't it.

I guess they deserved to be president because they looked so good in their mirrors.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/30/12 at 3:06


By: Captain Nemo on 10/30/12 at 3:09

Well I hope you are happy Blanket. You post the truth and a troll pops its ugly head out from under the bridge. LOL

By: bfra on 10/30/12 at 3:10


By: Captain Nemo on 10/30/12 at 3:11

I need to get some things done while there is still daylight. For all the good people have a good night.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 3:12

Take care, Nemo. :)

By: Captain Nemo on 10/30/12 at 3:12

LOL @ brrrk

By: bfra on 10/30/12 at 3:12

Blanket - Thanks for the info & the back-up, which trolls never offer, because they can't. They don't have any proof to offer of thei BS they post and can't stand it when TRUTH is posted.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 3:14

Except for the conspiracy theory websites, bfra.

By: bfra on 10/30/12 at 3:14

Good one brrrrk!

By: bfra on 10/30/12 at 3:15

Blanket - They stay honed in on those like that is gospel.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/30/12 at 3:18

That's true.

By: Moonglow1 on 10/30/12 at 5:03

Moonglow1: Poor taste to politicize? Probably.

But, bottom line, if Romney were the President today, he would have this to say, "People, it's up to your state to help you. I want govt out of the way. Thereby, we have no FEMA. Nothing for you. Now if you want to convert to Mormonism, then I can send you a few missionaries. Otherwise, tough it out!"

Thank goodness President Obama is here to lead and to help with the full backing of the United States government.

Funny, in times like this, you don't hear Romney and Ryan talking about getting govt out of the way or getting rid of FEMA. Whose politicizing now!!

By: Moonglow1 on 10/30/12 at 5:10

Moonglow1: Blanket, I heard Christie too. At least he had the b#lls to say it. Unlike Romney who has no class.

Romney, what an #ss
No Class
So Crass
Tax Evader
See ya later
Middle Class
Kiss my A#ss
FEMA out of the way
No help for the middle class today
I"m off to the Caymans
Picking up my stash of cash

By: yogiman on 10/30/12 at 6:38

You're right, Moonglow1, Obama is here to lead the nation into bankruptcy. And he's doing and damn good job at it.

Let's see, how many trillions has he put us in in the past 4 years? At his rate, we'll be 24 trillion in the next four years.But what the hell, I know you can afford it and don't mind it.

By: Moonglow1 on 10/30/12 at 10:22

Moonglow1: To Yogi, click, flush