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Political: Millions without power and gasoline lines, but I'm still voting for Obama and having a marathon!

Are New Yorkers dumber than people in New Orleans?

It's been four days since the storm and millions are without power! And where is Obama? Campaigning.

But it is the state's responsibility, right?


by the voice of reason November 2, 2012 10:45 AM


They got people eating out of garbage cans... Yet they are going to run?


WOW!

I would be pissed off!!!
by FromTheRight November 2, 2012 10:51 AM


They were told to evacuate. That means LEAVE their town. If they choose to return to a place with no power or gasoline, that's their problem!

They're not too bright are they?


by Steven701 November 2, 2012 11:13 AM


They moved generators for electricity for the marathon while all the poor are without power. That's called taking care of your own, right? But I'm still voting for Obama!
by the voice of reason November 2, 2012 11:22 AM


Lots and lots Lots and lots Lots and lots Lots and lots Lots and lots Lots and lots people cant manage a trip to the city to aquire an I. D.

How can they be expected to GTFO?

How about strapping backpacks full of water and food onto the the backs of runners and let them deliver to the old and sick that cant make it to the door, much less, out of the city...

by FromTheRight November 2, 2012 11:25 AM


No sympathy.
Insurance and evacuation.

Any other course is theirs alone.
by turdly November 2, 2012 11:27 AM


They were told to evacuate. That means LEAVE their town. If they choose to return to a place with no power or gasoline, that's their problem! They're not too bright are they? by Steven701 November 2, 2012 11:13 AM


No sympathy.Insurance and evacuation.
Any other course is theirs alone.
by turdly November 2, 2012 11:27 AM


you two are dumb as a bag of rocks, or at least as heartless and clueless on the struggles of the poor. where did/do they have to go? oh? it's not "your problem"???
by dark pool November 2, 2012 11:31 AM


Generators are useless if even one power line is down.
The whole grid is negated by one line on the ground.
Generators go to viable grids.
It doesn't matter who wants it, it goes to viable grids.

Seek knowledge not sound byte articles.
If you do not know, find out.

There are thousands of reasons the generators aren't where the uninformed think they should be.

Some of you are just too stupidtoeven wipe well let alone surmise.

And how many of you whiners are on the road to N.Y. to help?

Shut up or take action.
by turdly November 2, 2012 11:37 AM


It is not my problem.
It is a local problem.

I think you have poor and immobile confused.
by turdly November 2, 2012 11:38 AM


It is not my problem.
It is a local problem.

I think you have poor and immobile confused.
by turdly November 2, 2012 11:40 AM


Why spend your time trying to get gas if it takes hours to get gas and hours to get to work?

Why doesn't Obama tell these people to stay home and help clean up their neighborhood?

And now the press is to blame in regards to insurance claims.

Was it a hurricane or a super storm? Billions of dollars at stake over one word.
by the voice of reason November 2, 2012 11:40 AM


Generators are useless if even one power line is down.
The whole grid is negated by one line on the ground.
Generators go to viable grids.
It doesn't matter who wants it, it goes to viable grids.
by turdly November 2, 2012 11:37 AM

Hey, stupid. Point is, if they could power 5 houses, or one food mart to open and provide gas, or countless other things isn't that a better use then a bunch of morons running a marathon?

Someone should really drop you off at the pool
by Climate Change is 4 Nincompoops November 2, 2012 11:47 AM


The only reason why this storm is getting attention is because so much damage took place in just a matter of hours. President Obama has done far, FAR, F-A-R more damage to this country in the past 4 years but because it's been spread out over time, it barely hits the radar of brainless Americans.

If they didn't insure, that's their problem, not mine.




by Steven701 November 2, 2012 11:53 AM


Five houses is 12 people.

There is really really something wrong with you.
If you're not on your fairy winged horse, flying to the rescue personally, you have no right to try ( ineffectively) to invoke shame nor press your opinion.


My actions mirror my opinion.
Your actions mirror my opinion.
by turdly November 2, 2012 11:58 AM


Some people may have returned to try to protect what little they have left from looters.


My heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones and their homes. It is a very tough time to have start over from scratch...
by trishy1010 November 2, 2012 11:59 AM


If my house was in one of those neighborhoods, I would want to go back and protect what is left of my shit. I would also have a portable generator, like I do, and the back of the pick up would have a months worth of generator gas, food and water in it...And a whole bunch of baby wipes incase the shower wasn't working.


Otherwise I would be visiting family in another state.

by YATI November 2, 2012 12:02 PM


you two are dumb as a bag of rocks, or at least as heartless and clueless on the struggles of the poor. where did/do they have to go? oh? it's not "your problem"???
by dark pool November 2, 2012 11:31 AM

They had places to go. Is saving a stick built possession more valuable than saving your family?

Use your brain. Pool the little money they have together with neighbors and leave and get to an outlying shelter somewhere. There are ways to get out. Get creative.

If you live near an ocean, you better have a damn good plan to get somewhere FAST if need be. History has proven that time and time and time again. Being poor shouldnt reflect lack of intelligence, but maybe it does.


by Unfair and Imbalanced November 2, 2012 12:03 PM


My family pictures are on line.
My insurance is in order.
Heirlooms will become treasured stories instead of treasured treasure.

Life goes on.





Plan accordingly.
by turdly November 2, 2012 12:03 PM


NY also needs $$ to clean up and take care of the portions of the city that weren't damaged

the marathon brings in somewhere around 350 MILLION $$ into the local economy

they might just need that money
by LOANMAN November 2, 2012 12:09 PM


The reason why this storm has so much coverage is that it affected 1 in 6 Americans.

It has devastated one of our most populous regions and an area critical to our economy

Maybe Bloomberg is right - the marathon needs to go as scheduled because it is a major boost for hundreds of mom-and-pop businesses who employ thousands - thousands who can't afford to miss a day of work

The attitude that this is a "local problem" and that "people should have gotten out of the way" or that "tough luck, they chose to live there" is complete and utter bullshit.

Natural disasters are not a local problem; they are not a political problem; they are an American problem (props to LBJ).


All must aid the many who are affected. It is fundamental to human compassion and the prime directive of government.

Nothing comes before the pressing need of the injured, the hungry, the homeless.

My church, like thousands of religious organizations across the country, as well as secular groups, are gathering all we can in aid to help our fellow Americans.

Politics do not matter. Location does not matter. Only the clear and immediate need for aid and comfort matters.

Even the most selfish and cynical must understand that next time disaster may strike him or her, and that it will be the concern and generosity of our Northeastern citizens to come to the rescue.


I can't believe the attitude of some people regarding the misfortune of our brothers and sisters in the several states affected by this storm.

by The Truth November 2, 2012 12:10 PM


THESE United States, not THE United States.

Sovereignty is a double edge sword.

You will not TAKE from mine be ause yours failed to prepare.

I will give as I choose.

My giving depends on a lot.
$10,000 in life relieving goods to a single mom who can't get ahead
A kick in the ass to a meth head trying to steal my wife's purse.

All else is gray, but entirely at my discretion.
I carry a $3,000,000 umbrella.
They can carry basic insurance.



by turdly November 2, 2012 12:17 PM


I find the concern for the poor in New Orleans compared to the poor in the North East to be just amazing. When it was N.O. it was Bush's fault now that Obama is the President it's the poor's fault...

In either case these are Americans that need out help...regardless.
by trishy1010 November 2, 2012 12:18 PM


THESE United States, not THE United States.

Sovereignty is a double edge sword.

You will not TAKE from mine be ause yours failed to prepare.

I will give as I choose.

My giving depends on a lot.
$10,000 in life relieving goods to a single mom who can't get ahead
A kick in the ass to a meth head trying to steal my wife's purse.

All else is gray, but entirely at my discretion.
I carry a $3,000,000 umbrella.
They can carry basic insurance.



by turdly November 2, 2012 12:18 PM


And how many of you whiners are on the road to N.Y. to help?

Shut up or take action.
by turdly November 2, 2012 11:37 AM


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Can't Turdster. I'm not Union..



by BuySide November 2, 2012 12:21 PM


No difference form me.
I thought they should have burnt NO to the ground and moved it North to blm land.
by turdly November 2, 2012 12:23 PM


No difference form me.
I thought they should have burnt NO to the ground and moved it North to blm land.
by turdly November 2, 2012 12:23 PM


I see. We have to have a marathon because it is about money.

Screw community and people in the community helping their own. Let the rest of the country bail the unfortunate out.

The people in business that need the marathon to make their business successful are too busy making money to care for their homeless neighbor. Let others outside the area pay for the poor.

If nothing comes before the pressing need of the injured and homeless, why have a marathon?

Oh wait, people need to make money. That will solve everything that is wrong.

Yup, we will get Obama to print money to solve our problems because we can't print money. Money solves everything, right?


So tell me again how taking those generators to use for the marathon is comforting those that lost everything?
by the voice of reason November 2, 2012 12:35 PM


TVOR, I think you're generalizing too much.

Are you suggesting that no one in the disaster area is helping? Come on.

Are you suggesting that the entire economy in the affected area should be closed so that workers have even more time to help out? Are you nuts?

So lets close hospitals, lets close the utilities, lets shutter gas stations and grocery stores and clothing stores, because those people don't "need to make money" they should be out in the streets cleaning up.

In fact, let's go with your argument. Throw everybody out of work. Screw them all. They're just a bunch of dirty money grubbing profiteers, aren't they, those gas station attendants and shelf-stockers. Ant-like communism is the order of the day in your world, it seems.

by The Truth November 2, 2012 12:54 PM


How many million cars on the road to evacuate? traffic jams on normal business days and you think they could get out, even in five days?

NY State is my home....I have disowned the city most of my life but that doesn't mean I disown the people.....

but they're rich white folks...so they can help themselves.....scoff tsk
by you started it November 2, 2012 1:13 PM


Those that provide should be open Truth. Things like food shelter and clothing are fine.

But if power is out and you can't send your kids to school, what is the best use of your time?

It's a disaster area, so you mobilize locally to take care of the situation instead of having it drag out for months.

Solve the problem in a few weeks and not politicize it.

Since most of the mainstream media is there this will be sensationalized way more than New Orleans.
by the voice of reason November 2, 2012 1:18 PM


Wow turdly acting sanctimoniously. Who would have thought that would happen on this particular thread.

I always wonder about the person telling any and everybody on an anonymous blog about how they have their shit together.

I have a feeling turdly is full of shit and living in a basement apartment off of govy aid.


by MTB November 2, 2012 1:52 PM


Having photos backed up and insurance paid is as basic as putting gas in your car before it runs empty.


I'm sorry such basics sound so formidable to you.

If any of you do not have an umbrella call your agent today.
by turdly November 2, 2012 2:16 PM


"Since most of the mainstream media is there this will be sensationalized way more than New Orleans."
by the voice of reason November 2, 2012 1:18 PM

Many of those media people are experiencing disaster for the first time as they discover Starbucks is closed and bloggers are offline. They'll have to get their facts on scene like the old days.
by The Truth November 2, 2012 2:32 PM


Loanman,

This "race" will not bring in anything like $350m. With no public transportation, no restaurants open, no hotel rooms because of the lack of power. Where are those folks that you seem to think are coming going to sleep, crap, eat and most obviously even get there?

Get a clue.
by BuySide November 2, 2012 2:36 PM


One generator to service few people.
Which people. I'm sure you're going to say the group of four hundred homes that you live in.

Here's the equality some of you want, and you do not want it.

Maybe services are being diverted in the pursuit of equality.
by turdly November 2, 2012 2:53 PM


"Mayor Bloomberg Invokes 9/11 To Defend Decision To Hold Marathon"

Click Here



xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


"Marathon Runners Form Protest Group To Spurn Starting Line And Volunteer On Staten Island Instead"

Click Here


/maybe they can bring cups that hold more than 16oz to help bail water quicker...



by FromTheRight November 2, 2012 3:59 PM


"Officials Announce NYC Marathon Has Been Cancelled"


Click Here


i wonder if those that did evacuate their homes (as instructed), will be let back in the hotel rooms they were evicted from....


by FromTheRight November 2, 2012 5:27 PM


Send them to Manhattan, Kansas.

Am I too cynical in thinking that the anger toward Bloomberg for not cancelling the marathon in the beginning wouldn't be as severe if it weren't for that recent endorsement?
by The Tolerant Educator November 2, 2012 5:37 PM


If you are voting for that white hater,you are not having a marathon---you are having an aneurysm.
by Cedonulli2 November 3, 2012 4:13 PM


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