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(CBS News)   Gov Bobby Jindal (R -La) experiences his "Come to Obama" moment   (cbsnews.com) divider line 95
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2012-08-28 02:16:59 AM  
10 votes:
Sorry Bobby, it all went to billionaires' tax refunds.
2012-08-28 08:22:12 AM  
9 votes:
He doesn't have a hurricane voucher? He could shop around for the cheapest hurricane disaster aid assistance. He's got 24 hours to do it.
Bobby feels very entitled and loves that government hammock.
2012-08-28 08:16:06 AM  
9 votes:
Maybe the state of Louisiana could sue the RNC for praying the storm away from their convention and towards New Orleans.
Yes, yes, you can't sue someone for acts of God, but I don't see why you can't sue them for their actions which lead to God changing his mind and shifting his point of aim.
2012-08-28 03:17:52 AM  
9 votes:
Like he didn't think another hurricane might hit.

Shoud've started a Hurricane Savings Account (HSA).
2012-08-28 02:42:11 AM  
6 votes:
At least it's not a volcano, right?
2012-08-28 02:34:25 AM  
5 votes:
Jindal, a Republican, shot back late Monday in a letter to the Obama administration that the declaration fell short of the help he was requesting.

It's nice to see Republicans be all bootstrappy and shat.

Give him all he asks and more, and make sure there is a bumper sticker on every piece of equipment that says "WE built this."
2012-08-28 09:29:11 AM  
4 votes:

Sgt Otter: SAND BERMS!


www.mindhuestudio.com
2012-08-28 08:30:43 AM  
4 votes:
Give them the money. Just require Jindal to do a photo-op shaking hands with Obama.
2012-08-28 08:20:19 AM  
4 votes:

impaler: Jindal, a Republican, shot back late Monday in a letter to the Obama administration that the declaration fell short of the help he was requesting.

It's nice to see Republicans be all bootstrappy and shat.

Give him all he asks and more, and make sure there is a bumper sticker on every piece of equipment that says "WE built this."


www.bartcop.com

Jindal should ask the RNC for help.
2012-08-28 08:13:29 AM  
4 votes:
It's not wasteful spending if it benefits Republicans.
2012-08-28 02:36:31 AM  
4 votes:

Hobodeluxe: [thinkprogress.org image 533x240]

once you get some of that Obama stimulus package you gotta come back for more.


Once you go black?
2012-08-28 09:32:10 AM  
3 votes:
"They'll be fine. We tithe!"

downloads.thedaily.com
2012-08-28 08:53:17 AM  
3 votes:
The Free Market decided you didn't pray hard enough, so you're getting hit by a hurricane. Don't insult its Invisible Hand further by asking for government bailouts. Instead, have faith in its Divine Bootstraps.
2012-08-28 08:28:47 AM  
3 votes:
This shows that welfare just creates dependency; you give, they only ask for more. The evils of socialism can turn even the most bootstrappy of Republicans into a welfare queen.
2012-08-28 08:28:42 AM  
3 votes:

r1niceboy: And then when Obama questions the spending, Jindal will claim he's abandoning Louisiana to the elements.


It's not fair to hold conservatives to their beliefs when it comes time for them to actually hold fast to their beliefs.

Conservatives are like petulant teenagers. They think they're an island of solutions and can do everything for themselves, know better than everyone else, etc, but the instant you actually leave them to their own devices when things get a little rough they have a hissy fit, start crying for mommy and scream that it's unfair that you're doing exactly what they asked you to.

I'm all for helping them with their little hurricane problem because, as a liberal, I understand how reality works, but I'm still going to mock the shiat out these knobs every time they come pestering for a handout as long as they keep up this stupid "GOVERNMENT CAN'T DO ANYTHING RIGHT, SHRINK IT, NO VOLCANO MONITORING!" garbage. 

Just don't waste my money buying bootstraps, okay guys?
2012-08-28 08:21:06 AM  
3 votes:

LivingDeadX1: Good to see the Fark Libs taking the high road in the face of a impending emergency.

/Using "emergency" lightly
//Got gonna be a big storm


Translation - "LOOK OVER HERE! LOOK OVER HERE! PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE HYPOCRISY!"
2012-08-28 08:18:25 AM  
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
"Come to Butthead..."
2012-08-28 02:05:03 AM  
3 votes:
thinkprogress.org

once you get some of that Obama stimulus package you gotta come back for more.
2012-08-28 10:26:38 AM  
2 votes:

Thunderpipes: impaler: Jindal, a Republican, shot back late Monday in a letter to the Obama administration that the declaration fell short of the help he was requesting.

It's nice to see Republicans be all bootstrappy and shat.

Give him all he asks and more, and make sure there is a bumper sticker on every piece of equipment that says "WE built this."

Obama wants to deny funds paid by taxpayers in the first place? Fine. The state can declare its citizens immune from federal income tax.

Man, libs are dumbasses.


On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being stick your dick in a light socket and 10 being that you think you can shiat play-doh, how stupid are you?
2012-08-28 09:56:57 AM  
2 votes:
gaspode: He is asking the feds to guarantee to pay for literally everything the state spends associated with the storm. This from someone from a statist party who openly mocks federal spending on important emergency related issues.

This cannot be repeated enough. Once again, it's the hypocricy of the GOP that is drawing the fire in here, not the expense of helping Louisiana (again) fix a problem that they should have foreseen and prepared for (again).

Louisiana will be helped, just not by airlifting Governor Jindal pallets of no-strings-attached money to do with as he sees fit. He can stamp his tiny little feet all he wants, but it's not gonna happen.
2012-08-28 09:56:30 AM  
2 votes:

andhravodu: Lost Thought 00: It's not wasteful spending if it benefits Republicans.

Please don't be obtuse. The dude is asking for help to the state he governs. It's an entire state with people who have experienced tragedy not too far out. This isn't a my party vs. other party moment


I think you are the one being obtuse. Maybe if republicans would quit yelling about socialism and how bad government is we wouldn't want to rub their noses in stuff like this. They want to pretend that taxes are unfairly redistributed instead of acknowledging that there is a need in a civilized society to share certain burdens.
2012-08-28 09:36:33 AM  
2 votes:
Sorry bud, we turned it into a voucher program. Here is your buck two fifty. Make due. We are balancing the budget and all. Time to get boot strappy and make it work
2012-08-28 09:34:44 AM  
2 votes:

andhravodu: This isn't a my party vs. other party moment


Neither is the whole recession, but judging from congress and the endless anti-abortion bills, apparently there is no depth that they won't sink to win one for the party.
2012-08-28 09:08:37 AM  
2 votes:
Can Democrats and the Left be any farking dumber?



I cannot stand your stupidity.
2012-08-28 08:37:11 AM  
2 votes:
Give them the aid they need, then publicly call them on demanding Federal welfare.
2012-08-28 08:22:56 AM  
2 votes:

andhravodu: Lost Thought 00: It's not wasteful spending if it benefits Republicans.

Please don't be obtuse. The dude is asking for help to the state he governs. It's an entire state with people who have experienced tragedy not too far out. This isn't a my party vs. other party moment


You should tell Jindal that.
2012-08-28 08:18:49 AM  
2 votes:

Lost Thought 00: Kibbler: We will need offsetting cuts in spending on defense and oil subsidies.

What if we ban abortion instead?


Makes sense.
2012-08-28 08:17:49 AM  
2 votes:

Lost Thought 00: It's not wasteful spending if it benefits Republicans.


Please don't be obtuse. The dude is asking for help to the state he governs. It's an entire state with people who have experienced tragedy not too far out. This isn't a my party vs. other party moment
2012-08-28 08:17:18 AM  
2 votes:
Good to see the Fark Libs taking the high road in the face of a impending emergency.

/Using "emergency" lightly
//Got gonna be a big storm
2012-08-28 03:29:07 PM  
1 votes:
Another Republican leader of an ignorant backwater with his hand out.
2012-08-28 02:40:32 PM  
1 votes:
As long as none of it goes to schools.
2012-08-28 01:22:00 PM  
1 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2012-08-28 01:08:55 PM  
1 votes:
I think Jindal should hire Curt Schilling as a consultant on this matter. Curt is really great at procuring government funds.
2012-08-28 11:48:28 AM  
1 votes:

RussianPooper: What's strangest about it is that the expression, "hoist yourself by your own bootstraps", is meant to be absurd in the first place, and they have co-opted it as an example of their self-reliance.


Who co-opted it now? I've never seen a rightwinger use the term.
2012-08-28 11:30:55 AM  
1 votes:
Obama should hold an hour-long press conference detailing his decision-making process in this matter, specifying how the funds are going the be used, discussing the importance of federal aid to the states, etc.

. . . just so he can use the terms "Bobby Jindal" and "government money" in the same sentence a thousand times.
2012-08-28 10:41:10 AM  
1 votes:

RyogaM: memtastic: Doh: Link

FTA: But the damage in the other three counties was significant too: In Cleveland County, 154 homes were damaged, including 141 destroyed. Of those, 127 were uninsured. In Oklahoma County, 38 homes were damaged, including 33 destroyed. Of those, 31 were uninsured. In Payne County, 63 homes were damaged, including 53 destroyed. Of those, 59 were uninsured.

What the hell? Are we becoming a nation of morons?


05.images.fireden.net
2012-08-28 10:37:07 AM  
1 votes:
Bobby Jindal is the bum who asks you for a dollar outside the Newark Penn Station McDonald's so he can get a burger, and then when you're kind enough to give him one he asks for another dollar for some fries.

Fark him.
2012-08-28 10:19:09 AM  
1 votes:

impaler: Jindal, a Republican, shot back late Monday in a letter to the Obama administration that the declaration fell short of the help he was requesting.

It's nice to see Republicans be all bootstrappy and shat.

Give him all he asks and more, and make sure there is a bumper sticker on every piece of equipment that says "WE built this."


Obama wants to deny funds paid by taxpayers in the first place? Fine. The state can declare its citizens immune from federal income tax.

Man, libs are dumbasses.
2012-08-28 10:15:58 AM  
1 votes:

RyogaM: If Jindal really, really wants this money, no strings attached, a big ol' black check, he does have other options than Obama. He is free to write a letter to the Republican leadership in the House and the Senate and request that they provide the funds he seeks. It's not that hard.


No, they won't. The Congress may appropriate money for such a purpose, but they have no authority to disburse it. That authority resides solely with the Office of the President of the United States. He is the chief executive and he runs the government, not Congress.
2012-08-28 10:11:21 AM  
1 votes:

Barricaded Gunman: gaspode: He is asking the feds to guarantee to pay for literally everything the state spends associated with the storm. This from someone from a statist party who openly mocks federal spending on important emergency related issues.

This cannot be repeated enough. Once again, it's the hypocricy of the GOP that is drawing the fire in here, not the expense of helping Louisiana (again) fix a problem that they should have foreseen and prepared for (again).

Louisiana will be helped, just not by airlifting Governor Jindal pallets of no-strings-attached money to do with as he sees fit. He can stamp his tiny little feet all he wants, but it's not gonna happen.


This. Brand new walnut desks and Mont Blanc pens for managers and a new Mercedes for regional department heads can be hidden in the expense sheets as office supplies and transportation, but it doesn't do a thing for actual disaster relief. Allowing contractors to send old, worn out heavy equipment to be destroyed in the aftermath, only to be replaced by shiny new equipment at federal gov expense doesn't do shiat for disaster relief.
2012-08-28 10:10:57 AM  
1 votes:

Mrbogey: trotsky: The idiots on the right made stupid shiat like "federal aid for emergencies" a partisan issue. Hell the idiots on the right make everything a partisan issue.

Because it was right-wingers who flooded this thread and started the political talk.

Jackass.


Wait, we can't talk politics on a thread that is clearly a political topic? You really must be a Tea Party member.
2012-08-28 10:10:10 AM  
1 votes:
Nice to see the little right-wing biatches in here. HELLO biatchES
2012-08-28 10:08:53 AM  
1 votes:
If Jindal really, really wants this money, no strings attached, a big ol' black check, he does have other options than Obama. He is free to write a letter to the Republican leadership in the House and the Senate and request that they provide the funds he seeks. It's not that hard.
2012-08-28 10:08:31 AM  
1 votes:

GooberMcFly: andhravodu: Lost Thought 00: It's not wasteful spending if it benefits Republicans.

Please don't be obtuse. The dude is asking for help to the state he governs. It's an entire state with people who have experienced tragedy not too far out. This isn't a my party vs. other party moment

You should tell Jindal that.


Actually, he isn't asking for "help to the state he governs" - he's already getting that. What he is asking for, according to the article, is that the federal government pay not just for the direct federal assistance his state is already receiving, but also that the federal government reimburse his state government for the help his government was already paid to provide (y'know, that whole "taxes" thing.)

That's the embarrassment here. After his bootstrappy posturing, he now thinks it's OK to tell the federal goverment to support his state in its entirety because it had an unforeseen emergency. He doesn't just want "help", he wants Big Guv'mint to make it all better at the expense of the taxpayers from the rest of the country - one of the very things about which he and others of his ilk whine incessantly.
2012-08-28 09:59:59 AM  
1 votes:
the best thing to do, IMHO, would be to evacuate ALL of NO, break all the levees and let the water find its level. Then rebuild on higher ground. Think of all the jobs that would create!
2012-08-28 09:59:30 AM  
1 votes:

andhravodu: PC LOAD LETTER: andhravodu: Lost Thought 00: It's not wasteful spending if it benefits Republicans.

Please don't be obtuse. The dude is asking for help to the state he governs. It's an entire state with people who have experienced tragedy not too far out. This isn't a my party vs. other party moment

Give me a fracking break. He rejected the expansion of Medicaid, which also helps people in the state he governs. Not affording medical care is pretty damn tragic. Just not at "dramatic" as a Hurricane. It really doesn't matter if you are miserable because you lost your house or because you can't afford medical care you need. Sometimes the two are related, as well.

Sure he has his problems. But in case of an impending storm which needs immediate attention, are you looking to make this our guy vs. their guy?


I didn't give a "guy" on the other "side". Here's a raving hypocrite, like Ron Paul with his "earmarks are bad, except for when I need them" crap. You can't make a principled stand and then go against that principle. He should not have done the stunt about Medicaid, it's stupid. He only serves his people when it's politically convenient. Good for him for requesting aid. It doesn't mean I can't call him an insufferable hypocritical douchebag nontheless.
2012-08-28 09:54:33 AM  
1 votes:

the1hatman: but "your team" is no better


You are really wrong. Does it physically hurt to be so profoundly stupid?
2012-08-28 09:51:11 AM  
1 votes:
photos1.blogger.com
2012-08-28 09:50:05 AM  
1 votes:

JackieRabbit: johnnyrocket: How is this not hypocrisy for Jindal to want to suck off the government teat?

Bad: the government liberals wasting money by sending it to other states
Good: the government liberals giving money to my state
Today: mumbling...Thank you, we sure appreciate that fark you, not enough money and too many restrictions
Tomorrow: those bleeding-heart liberals are going to break us!!!!! All they can do is spend, spend, spend!!!!!

Lather, rinse, repeat...


ftfy
2012-08-28 09:47:54 AM  
1 votes:

johnnyrocket: How is this not hypocrisy for Jindal to want to suck off the government teat?


Bad: the government liberals wasting money by sending it to other states
Good: the government liberals giving money to my state
Today: mumbling...Thank you, we sure appreciate that
Tomorrow: those bleeding-heart liberals are going to break us!!!!! All they can do is spend, spend, spend!!!!!

Lather, rinse, repeat...
2012-08-28 09:44:53 AM  
1 votes:

KarmicDisaster: Headso:
If you have to deal with a higher level of corruption to get people aid in certain parts of the nation than so be it, if corruption in government is suddenly a priority than deal with it after the fact.

Is that why we give food aid to North Korea when we know that most of it goes straight to feed the army? In the hope that some will reach the actual starving people?


No, we give food aid to North Korea because China doesn't want millions of starving North Korean refugees pouring across their border. It's a simple way to endear ourselves to China that also happens to have humanitarian benefits.
2012-08-28 09:42:12 AM  
1 votes:

KarmicDisaster: Preparedness for local emergencies is the state's job. Especially if the emergency recurs frequently and you have warning that it is coming. It's your job Jindal, do it. The Federal government should not write you a blank check. If we had what you have been bleating about it would not be coming to help after the disaster either. Do your job.


I actually don't mind a governor asking for emergency funds.

I do mind this governor, who argues the federal government should not spend money on volcano monitoring and satellites (some of which provide us with weather updates) and should instead concentrate on the economy, publically chastising the federal government when they don't give him more emergency funds.
2012-08-28 09:40:29 AM  
1 votes:

immrlizard: Sorry bud, we turned it into a voucher program. Here is your buck two fifty. Make due. We are balancing the budget and all. Time to get boot strappy and make it work


Every state should get a voucher for based on the amount of tax as it paid in. Be careful what you wish for Republicans, I think that this would actually be a good idea to balance the budget. Bring it on.
2012-08-28 09:34:55 AM  
1 votes:

tfresh: OMG its for an incoming hurricane! What's wrong with you people?!


What's wrong with us is we're sick of hearing farkers like Jindal scream about "SMALL GOVERNMENT!" and "OBAMA'S BLOOD MONEY!" until they actually need help, and then it's all "GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!"
2012-08-28 09:33:40 AM  
1 votes:

andhravodu: Lost Thought 00: It's not wasteful spending if it benefits Republicans.

Please don't be obtuse. The dude is asking for help to the state he governs. It's an entire state with people who have experienced tragedy not too far out. This isn't a my party vs. other party moment


But on the other paw, he has in the past come out against all forms of federal spending, disaster assistance, hurricane studies and detection, volcano and earth quake studies and detection. And now he's asking for all this money, plus money they would have spent even if there wasn't a hurricane. This isn't the first time the state has had to deal with a hurricane, shouldn't have they prepared for this?
2012-08-28 09:33:30 AM  
1 votes:
If nothing else, I hope this focuses attention on the fact that Obama's FEMA director actually worked for 20 years in emergency management, as opposed to the Brownie - hired AFTER 9/11 - whose resume was Dancing Horse Society Director.
2012-08-28 09:31:17 AM  
1 votes:

More_Like_A_Stain: Headso: These welfare states need our tax money in these situations, at the end of the day playing politics with disaster relief funding is farked because there are real people in desperate times. These poorer states should be paid back 100%.

Even if the money was spent ineffectively? Or worse, in a blatantly corrupt fashion? Because that's what seems to be the request here. FEMA has a pretty good track record everywhere they've been needed, except when LA and NOLA officials are involved. Disaster relief aid is offered and available, but Jindal wants a blank check instead. No, that doesn't sound fishy at all.


If you have to deal with a higher level of corruption to get people aid in certain parts of the nation than so be it, if corruption in government is suddenly a priority than deal with it after the fact.
2012-08-28 09:30:28 AM  
1 votes:
Preparedness for local emergencies is the state's job. Especially if the emergency recurs frequently and you have warning that it is coming. It's your job Jindal, do it. The Federal government should not write you a blank check. If we had what you have been bleating about it would not be coming to help after the disaster either. Do your job.
2012-08-28 09:25:33 AM  
1 votes:
Let's clear one thing up: barring a secret fark account or two, no one in here is actually in a position to withhold funding from Louisiana. So the sudden influx of neocons accusing liberals of playing politics with disaster relief is both misguided and hilarious.

Thanks to the liberal belief that the federal government is here to help in every way feasible, Louisiana will get all the federal aid that it needs. All commentary in this thread to the contrary is just us liberals having some fun at Jindal's expense because of the hypocritical nature of his policies versus this request.
2012-08-28 09:22:43 AM  
1 votes:
Sure thing, Piyush, just tread water 'till we get there.
2012-08-28 09:17:53 AM  
1 votes:
did it just get KOS-y in here?
2012-08-28 09:17:19 AM  
1 votes:

RexTalionis: Monongahela Misfit: Oh, and instead of spending how Much Fed money on Moving Fed people into the state, wouldn't just underwriting the cost of Local response teams be less expensive, and more effective?

No. For two reasons:
1) Police, firefighter and local response team overtime is expensive. A police officer can double or triple his base compensation through overtime. Having to pay overtime for a state's entire contingent of police, firefighters and national guard would not be cheap.

2) Expertise. Sometimes, only the federal government has the right expertise for a job. For example, the Army Corp of Engineers may take relatively little expense and effort to rebuild a destroyed structure that may take much more manpower and manhours to build by local authorities who might not have experience or expertise in doing so.


The Muthaship: Who complains about federal spending when it is for disaster aid?

Nobody. It's one thing that people don't mind having their tax dollars used for.

The fact that people need federal assistance in emergencies doesn't disqualify them from saying the government overreaches in other areas. The money the feds spend comes from the people they are helping to begin with.


Perhaps. Maybe if Louisiana was having some kind of unexpected emergency like a earthquake, volcano or zombie invasion. However, the problem here is hurricanes are very common on the Gulf Coast. And the expenses associated with Gulf Coast hurricanes aren't some crazy completely unexpected event. It wouldn't be difficult at all for the government of Louisiana to tax its residents at a rate that would allow them to accumulate a rainy day fund to cover these expenses. Instead, they will just pass the cost on to the rest of the country while keeping their tax rate low. This is Republicanism 101.
2012-08-28 09:16:48 AM  
1 votes:

LouDobbsAwaaaay: I don't know. We wouldn't want to offend the bootstrappy conservatives by implying they didn't build that themselves. Maybe we should just let them deal with it on their own.


Indeed. Obama doesn't need the heavily Republican city of New Orleans' vote. Leave them to their own devices.
2012-08-28 09:14:56 AM  
1 votes:

karnal: erveek

karnal: Sure - turn this natural disaster into a partisan play. Obama's defining moment!? Nope - his defining moment was the killing of Bin Laden....and we all know how much he had to do with that.

Remember when Obama said that we would go into Pakistan to kill bin Laden? Remember how Republicans screeched in horror that he would invade our best chums in the world who would never harbor any terrorists?

Of course you don't. Fox News told you it never happened.


Is that what NBC News told you?
Here's your card:
[rlv.zcache.com image 400x400]


Please, tell me how you're rubber and I'm glue.

Face it. Obama gave the order. When that happened, you turned pro-bin Laden. Why do you want the terrorists to win, sympathizer?
2012-08-28 09:14:54 AM  
1 votes:
I don't know. We wouldn't want to offend the bootstrappy conservatives by implying they didn't build that themselves. Maybe we should just let them deal with it on their own.
2012-08-28 09:11:54 AM  
1 votes:
Jindal is making this an us vs. them. Not anyone on Fark. He is setting up a future talking point that will go like this

"We lost X number of good people and Y number of homes in New Orleans. It is truly a tragedy. And it could have been avoided if OBAMALAMADINGDONG had just allowed the good people of the great state of Louisiana to manage the disaster instead of getting BIG GUBMENT involved."

So to those who are fooling themselves into believing this is non-partisan, mark my words.

/Party before Country
2012-08-28 09:07:24 AM  
1 votes:
Ya, remember when the GOP wanted to withhold funds to rebuild Joplin when half the town was wiped of the map by a tornado? Because the were too busy holding the economy hostage and destroying our credit rating?

/ Good Times...
2012-08-28 09:07:08 AM  
1 votes:

The Muthaship: Who complains about federal spending when it is for disaster aid?


The GOP.
2012-08-28 08:59:26 AM  
1 votes:

andhravodu: Lost Thought 00: It's not wasteful spending if it benefits Republicans.

Please don't be obtuse. The dude is asking for help to the state he governs. It's an entire state with people who have experienced tragedy not too far out. This isn't a my party vs. other party moment


Except that the Governor of that state you mentioned *is* making it a "my party vs. other party" moment.

It would behoove you to not be so obtuse to this.
2012-08-28 08:59:09 AM  
1 votes:

planes: During his 2009 GOP Response to Obama's ''State of the Nation'' speech, Bobby Jindal said during Katrina, he helped a sheriff battle government red tape to rescue stranded victims. The sheriff was there, but Bobby wasn't. (new window)


We've gone over this. He was recounting an exchange with Harry Lee he had. Harry Lee was never one to not rant and argue well after an issue had been settled. The whole faux controversy is a good example of how something can be nebulous enough that it can be spun into a lie.
2012-08-28 08:57:09 AM  
1 votes:
Bootstrap it Jindal. Show us how it is done. The Federal Gov is not under any obligation to repay states for emergency preparedness measures, that's your job, do it. Pass a law allowing more Federal control if you don't like that, you socialist. GO AHEAD DO IT.
2012-08-28 08:56:32 AM  
1 votes:
"However, the state's original request for federal assistance ... included a request for reimbursement for all emergency protective measures. The federal declaration of emergency only provides for direct federal assistance."


No, that's a republican statement. He's worried about the money NOW. The people aren't nearly important as they money.
Rmoney....my mind on money and money on my mind
2012-08-28 08:51:51 AM  
1 votes:

karnal: Sure - turn this natural disaster into a partisan play. Obama's defining moment!? Nope - his defining moment was the killing of Bin Laden....and we all know how much he had to do with that.


Remember when Obama said that we would go into Pakistan to kill bin Laden? Remember how Republicans screeched in horror that he would invade our best chums in the world who would never harbor any terrorists?

Of course you don't. Fox News told you it never happened.
2012-08-28 08:48:34 AM  
1 votes:
Wow ... that's pretty socialist of him. I thought socialism was the death of America and something that republicans were 100% against. Until their state needs some money I guess.
2012-08-28 08:48:17 AM  
1 votes:
I laugh at Jindal's humiliation. Like all Republicans, he deserves to be publicly mocked for his short-sightedness and total lack of ability to deal with the real world. Sorry, Bobby.

Here's how you make the world a better place: take all of the supa-fat idiots who voted for you, peel them out of their Hoverrounds, tie them together into a raft, and float to Galt's Gulch when the levee breaks?
2012-08-28 08:46:48 AM  
1 votes:

RassilonsExWife: But.. but... government is the DEVIL!!! 

/Two-faced jackasselephant




FTFY.
2012-08-28 08:45:36 AM  
1 votes:

Charles Martel: [willdo.philadelphiaweekly.com image 211x300]

Or we could just put this guy in charge of New Orleans -- again.


What's this "we" shiat Scotsman?
2012-08-28 08:44:25 AM  
1 votes:

Vegan Meat Popsicle: LivingDeadX1: Good to see the Fark Libs taking the high road in the face of a impending emergency.HOW DARE IT BE SUGGESTED THAT A CONSERVATIVE HOLD TO HIS OWN BELIEFS! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

Go be butthurt somewhere else crybaby. Louisiana will get what it needs (unlike the last time we had this problem) and asschunks like Jindal and his supporters will get the taunting and mockery they deserve.

Then the asschunks will go right back to bleating about how the government can't do anything right while cashing their government checks.


The best part is how conservatives accuse liberals of living in a fantasy world of rainbows and unicorns. Yet time and time again when disaster strikes, the first place these anti-government dickholes run to is the government.

And the best part? The government will help out here and not demand a dime in return from Louisiana, unlike say if it were a private enterprise. Whose philosophy is pure fantasy again?
2012-08-28 08:41:44 AM  
1 votes:
Perfect set up. Now when a hurricane hits he will blame Obama for not helping.

F*ck him and his anti volcano monitoring.

*eyeballs Rainier
2012-08-28 08:40:44 AM  
1 votes:

Monongahela Misfit: Also, Bobby is staying home to watch over and protect his state, instead of grandstanding at the RNC.


Bobby is staying home because he wasn't invited. The storm just gives him a convenient cover story and allows him to be a martyr.
2012-08-28 08:34:14 AM  
1 votes:

LivingDeadX1: Good to see the Fark Libs taking the high road in the face of a impending emergency.HOW DARE IT BE SUGGESTED THAT A CONSERVATIVE HOLD TO HIS OWN BELIEFS! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!


Go be butthurt somewhere else crybaby. Louisiana will get what it needs (unlike the last time we had this problem) and asschunks like Jindal and his supporters will get the taunting and mockery they deserve.

Then the asschunks will go right back to bleating about how the government can't do anything right while cashing their government checks.
2012-08-28 08:31:32 AM  
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Scorpius.Raven: How many times have Republican governors and senators protested overreaching federal influence, only to accept federal aid, ask for more federal aid, then complain when the federal aid isn't up to their expectations?


This.
2012-08-28 08:31:10 AM  
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LivingDeadX1: Good to see the Fark Libs taking the high road in the face of a impending emergency.

/Using "emergency" lightly
//Got gonna be a big storm


The idiots on the right made stupid shiat like "federal aid for emergencies" a partisan issue. Hell the idiots on the right make everything a partisan issue.
2012-08-28 08:30:12 AM  
1 votes:
How many times have Republican governors and senators protested overreaching federal influence, only to accept federal aid, ask for more federal aid, then complain when the federal aid isn't up to their expectations?

/has to be a lot
//would be really nice (on both sides of the aisle) if principles didn't vanish when the wallet comes out
2012-08-28 08:28:08 AM  
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andhravodu: Lost Thought 00: It's not wasteful spending if it benefits Republicans.

Please don't be obtuse. The dude is asking for help to the state he governs. It's an entire state with people who have experienced tragedy not too far out. This isn't a my party vs. other party moment


He is asking the feds to guarantee to pay for literally everything the state spends associated with the storm. This from someone from a statist party who openly mocks federal spending on important emergency related issues.
2012-08-28 08:24:27 AM  
1 votes:
Obama's America. Release the longform instructions on how to work the Weather Dominator, Obama.
2012-08-28 08:22:26 AM  
1 votes:
I can see it now... Federal money helps rebuild the state. Jindal and the GOPers continue to attack Obama for the "you didn't build that," comment.
2012-08-28 08:21:22 AM  
1 votes:
I love it, Obama offers boots on the ground, and Jindal is all "no no, just cut us a check for everything we spend!"

What's he planning on paying for? I would assume emergency personnel and supplies, which Obama's offering directly.

If I were to put on my tinfoil hat, I'd say there's some profiteering by some rich old men that Bobby wants to launder through this emergency.
2012-08-28 08:17:23 AM  
1 votes:
Why doesn't Jindal reject this blood money? After all, it's coming from a Democrat.
2012-08-28 08:14:42 AM  
1 votes:

Kibbler: We will need offsetting cuts in spending on defense and oil subsidies.


What if we ban abortion instead?
2012-08-28 08:12:32 AM  
1 votes:
We will need offsetting cuts in spending on defense and oil subsidies.
2012-08-28 07:33:44 AM  
1 votes:

teto85: Sorry Bobby, it all went to billionaires' tax refunds.


Let's be fair. Some of it went to jet engines the Air Force doesn't even want.
2012-08-28 02:45:10 AM  
1 votes:

LIGAFF: At least it's not a volcano, right?


Damn, I forgot about that particular Epic Fail. If Jindal starts scoffing at the CDC, we are well and truly farked.
2012-08-28 02:01:52 AM  
1 votes:
Seriously, Piyush? fark you.
2012-08-28 01:57:09 AM  
1 votes:
So now he DOES want the federal government to pay for everything.

I guess we aren't supposed to notice (again)?
 
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