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(Huffington Post)   Romney in CNN debate: Get rid of FEMA, let states handle disasters. Romney campaign now that there's a major emergency: We need to make sure states "have the resources and assistance they need"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 58
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2012-10-29 12:13:26 AM
21 votes:
If it's left up to states to handle disasters, what state will be chosen to handle his campaign?
2012-10-28 11:55:42 PM
11 votes:
To be fair, in a flood situation, flip-flops will substitute for oars quite nicely.
2012-10-29 12:04:23 AM
10 votes:
Would someone please stop taking Schrödinger's candidate out of his box?
2012-10-29 12:34:14 AM
8 votes:
Romney: "The Federal agency that I don't believe in better not screw up its response to a storm strengthened by a global warming phenomenon that I also don't believe in."
2012-10-29 01:28:13 AM
6 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: cman: propasaurus: cman: FFS GUYS, STOP USING HIS OWN WORDS AGAINST HIM

Its farking unfair

Troll harder...

wait, what?

I think we need to get back to the most important issue of this election: Kenyan abortions.

Are you pro- or anti- ?


I am an undecided voter. YOU BETTER CATER TO MY NEEDS CANDIDATES
2012-10-29 08:19:54 AM
5 votes:
If Obama hadn't shrunk the Navy down to the size of Bolivia's we wouldn't have to worry about this shiat. President Romney would just line up his thousand one-mile long Freedom Class Carriers into a wall like a Spartan phalanx that would not only prevent the hurricane from hitting the United States, but would deflect it onto Europe and wipe out all the socialist there.
2012-10-29 03:57:06 AM
5 votes:

propasaurus: Romney has been consistently white


americablog.com
2012-10-29 01:18:49 AM
5 votes:
FFS GUYS, STOP USING HIS OWN WORDS AGAINST HIM

Its farking unfair
2012-10-29 12:07:09 AM
5 votes:
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2012-10-29 03:32:39 AM
4 votes:
i1125.photobucket.com

/Scuse me while I whip this out.
2012-10-29 12:44:54 AM
4 votes:
Romney could walk into the middle of a park, shoot a dog in the head, and immediately condem everyone for letting him shoot that dog, and 40% of this country would still vote for him. This changes nothing.
2012-10-29 04:11:29 AM
3 votes:
If you hold up a plate with two slits in it in front of Mitt Romney and place a screen behind it, you can clearly see an interference pattern on the screen, demonstrating the dual quantum nature of Romney.
2012-10-29 12:58:05 AM
3 votes:

themindiswatching: coco ebert: An honest question for conservatives or Republicans: without referencing Obama or the Democrats, can you please explain how you reconcile voting for a man who has such a careless disregard for consistency of any kind? How do you know what he believes in or what he will do when president?

None of that matters with a blah man in the White House.


BEIGE/BRAH 2012!!!!!1!
2012-10-29 12:56:07 AM
3 votes:

coco ebert: An honest question for conservatives or Republicans: without referencing Obama or the Democrats, can you please explain how you reconcile voting for a man who has such a careless disregard for consistency of any kind? How do you know what he believes in or what he will do when president?


Romney has been consistently white and not Obama.
2012-10-29 08:25:16 AM
2 votes:
It will be SO much better to have 50 different EMAs controlled by legislatures packed with lawmakers who ask Grover Norquist's permission to use a second square of toilet paper and then seeing people trapped on rooftops waving over a Private Rescue helicopter...and seeing the crew lower a credit card swiper before lowering the basket.

"Who knows Morse Code for 'No, we don't take Discover?'"
2012-10-29 07:09:36 AM
2 votes:

Launch Code: obama said he'd protect Americans but sat back and watched as 4 Americans got slaughtered then lied about the reason to protect his next day fundraising trip. obama said he'd get the unemployment rate down to 5.6% in his first term. It's now over 8% (7.8% if you cook the books).


While he was sitting back and watching that, was he in a high backed leather arm char, with a white care on his lap? Did he stroke the cat and cackle to himself?
2012-10-29 06:11:43 AM
2 votes:
He's just trying to protect Real 'Muricans from those filthy Union Thugs who risk their lives to save you when you dial 911 -- and don't even hand out a bill when they're done!
No profit, no chance to outsource!
2012-10-29 04:24:30 AM
2 votes:

SlappyKincaid: Genevieve Marie:
I'm kind of hoping that the storm impact isn't as bad as predicted and all disaster relief efforts run according to plan, personally. That way residents of these states get the help they need quickly, and the rest of us are spared from ever having to hear that speech.

Everyone wins!

I completely agree. I truly hope this becomes a non-issue. The way every meteorologist is talking about this, I doubt it, but I do hope you're right!



I have never wanted to see a right turn happen so much in my life than this week.
2012-10-29 03:35:42 AM
2 votes:
DAMN YOU TTIM YENMOR.
2012-10-29 01:23:14 AM
2 votes:

propasaurus: cman: FFS GUYS, STOP USING HIS OWN WORDS AGAINST HIM

Its farking unfair

Troll harder...

wait, what?


I think we need to get back to the most important issue of this election: Kenyan abortions.
2012-10-29 01:17:22 AM
2 votes:
So taking money from California to provide disaster relief to Missouri is now socialism. Except when it goes to Massachusetts.

Obama needs to just troll the fark out of him by demanding that defense spending be handed over to the states.
2012-10-29 12:54:36 AM
2 votes:

coco ebert: An honest question for conservatives or Republicans: without referencing Obama or the Democrats, can you please explain how you reconcile voting for a man who has such a careless disregard for consistency of any kind? How do you know what he believes in or what he will do when president?


None of that matters with a blah man in the White House.
2012-10-29 12:16:07 AM
2 votes:
Meanwhile, Chris Christie canceled a trip to campaign for Romney to go back to NJ and tell the press that Obama is awesome for his response to the storm so far.

/facepalm Mittens
2012-10-28 11:53:09 PM
2 votes:
FTA: Mitt Romney was asked, in the context of the Joplin disaster and FEMA's cash crunch, whether the agency should be shuttered so that states can individually take over responsibility for disaster response. "Absolutely," he said. "Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction.

UPDATE: "Gov. Romney wants to ensure states, who are the first responders and are in the best position to aid impacted individuals and communities, have the resources and assistance they need to cope with natural disasters," the Romney official said.

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So in other words, kill FEMA and stop Federal aid.... until it's needed, and then, what? Reopen it? And then shut it down again? LOL at the logic of these fools.
2012-10-29 11:47:38 AM
1 votes:
I can't wait to see Romney's smirk after thousands are left dead and homeless.
2012-10-29 09:01:34 AM
1 votes:

wongway: So just how will FEMA fix the OBAMA disaster?

25 Million out of work

16 Trillion in Debt?

Can anyone imagine whats thats going to look like if Obama get back in?

Can we all just Say Greece?


Account created: 2012-10-17 19:02:23

Did Greece cut spending??!?
2012-10-29 08:39:21 AM
1 votes:

timujin: It's an illogical use of resources. No matter what state you're in, a certain amount of your state's funds are allocated to emergency response. And may be enough for most problems. However, to have a force capable of dealing with the extremes, those problems that only come along once every few years or decades, would require allocating money for personnel, facilities and supplies that would spend the rest of the time doing nothing. Having that "extra firepower" centralized so that it can be allocated in one state this year, another the next, spreads that cost around and allows the individual states to use their resources for other, more pressing issues.


Well I suppose some states could get together and decide to spread around the risk and agree to some mutual support.
A sort of United group of States. But at all costs keep the government out of it. Right?
2012-10-29 08:32:36 AM
1 votes:
Can we wrap Mitt in copper wire and place him inside a magnetic field.
I'm sure he spins fast enough to generate a few megawatts / hour.
2012-10-29 08:06:43 AM
1 votes:

wongway: Do Dem-o-rat gov's know how to even call for help?

Dem's are just that stupid.


Hey, look everyone, it's winterwhile's new 10-day old alt.
2012-10-29 07:05:18 AM
1 votes:

Launch Code: obama said he'd protect Americans but sat back and watched as 4 Americans got slaughtered then lied about the reason to protect his next day fundraising trip. obama said he'd get the unemployment rate down to 5.6% in his first term. It's now over 8% (7.8% if you cook the books).


Called it!
2012-10-29 05:50:18 AM
1 votes:

WorldCitizen: Gee, Romney is now saying something completely opposite of something he just recently said? I am SHOCKED!

Apparently, lying isn't one of the morals Republicans are concerned about.


Morals? What do mushrooms have to do with this?
2012-10-29 05:18:22 AM
1 votes:

propasaurus: We should be 50 3033 individual countries.


Decentralization!
2012-10-29 05:09:04 AM
1 votes:
Yes old white men, his d*ck is probably bigger than yours, get over it!!
2012-10-29 05:04:51 AM
1 votes:

coco ebert: An honest question for conservatives or Republicans: without referencing Obama or the Democrats, can you please explain how you reconcile voting for a man who has such a careless disregard for consistency of any kind? How do you know what he believes in or what he will do when president?


"It's not so much that I'm voting for Romney, rather I'm voting against Obama who is a Kenyan born fascist, communist, socialist, apologizing, muzzlim."

TL;DR: "Because Obama is a darkie."

/Study it out, buddy.
2012-10-29 04:04:15 AM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: I never believed in shape shifters until I saw that man attempt to debate Obama.


I believe the political correct title is "changeling", you bigot
2012-10-29 04:03:15 AM
1 votes:
I never believed in shape shifters until I saw that man attempt to debate Obama.
2012-10-29 04:00:04 AM
1 votes:

Mikey1969: There is a reason that a lot of this stuff is done at the federal level.


I no rite? Federales jist wanna take away mah freedumbs.
2012-10-29 03:58:56 AM
1 votes:

propasaurus: I can't wait for the shills to get here with their rationalizations for this. Talking points are being distributed right about now.
I'm sure it'll be something about bloated federal government stealing tax money from citizens/states and the states could do better without burdensome federal FEMA/EPA regulations, but since FEMA hasn't been abolished yet we deserve to get back all the tax money we've paid into the failed bureaucracy and Obama failed to respond in time because he's punishing red states for not voting for him.
And something something Benghazi.


but....but....but....but....but....but....but....OBAMAPHONES IN BENGHAZI.
2012-10-29 03:48:34 AM
1 votes:
Of course, when he says the states should have the resources and assistance they need, he means the all-benevolent and community-loving private corporations, who will be happy to discount the prices on their emergency goods so they only make a 10% profit rather than their usual 30%. This is, of course, because the big bad EEEEEEEEEEBIL gubmint can't do anything right.
2012-10-29 03:47:48 AM
1 votes:

Genevieve Marie: gameshowhost: Can I ruin the thread?

MITT ROMNEY IS A CHODE

DAMN YOU GAMESHOWHOST

We are acting like grownups here!


*teehee*
2012-10-29 03:46:40 AM
1 votes:

gameshowhost: Can I ruin the thread?

MITT ROMNEY IS A CHODE


DAMN YOU GAMESHOWHOST

We are acting like grownups here!
2012-10-29 03:38:30 AM
1 votes:

log_jammin: Genevieve Marie: I'm afraid this battle station will be quite operational should unpleasantness arrive.

I'm not going to make a joke about your red alerts.



That's probably good. Honestly, that was just a decent excuse for a Star Wars joke. I got nothing.
2012-10-29 03:37:33 AM
1 votes:

propasaurus: We should be 50 individual countries.


It'd be constant war. I know I'd be down with invading a near by Country state.

\looking at you Kansas
2012-10-29 03:35:51 AM
1 votes:

log_jammin: DORMAMU: Genevieve Marie: log_jammin: well that was refreshing.


It was actually.

Good thread so far, folks.

U just jinxed it

screw you man. she did not!


I'm afraid this battle station will be quite operational should unpleasantness arrive.
2012-10-29 03:33:23 AM
1 votes:

katfairy: cman:

I dunno about you, but I dont want some Texas hick who has no concept of the culture I was raised in having significant power to control what goes on in my neck of the woods. I dont want some racist Mississippian being able to tell me "You cant do that" for something that is acceptable for here in Maine.

Down there they can't even figure out when Patriots' Day is supposed to be, let alone how to live in a state that actually has real seasons.



You know, I'm pretty stoked about my impending move to New England. I've lived in Louisiana, Georgia, and now Texas. It'll be nice to live somewhere where I'm an average liberal instead of a crazy liberal.
2012-10-29 03:25:26 AM
1 votes:
Wow, God really hates Mitt Romney.
2012-10-29 03:09:28 AM
1 votes:

SlappyKincaid: I follow politics pretty closely however I am lacking in understanding about FEMA. I know what the acronym means but I can't find a true reason why they are not superfluous.


Yes, but last I checked your profile admitted you were living in the State of Denial; there may be a connection.

a.imageshack.us
 

Since "superfluous" implicitly requires relation to a purpose, which requires an ought-ordering of is-choices, the use of the word "true" induces me to suggest Hume's "A Treatise of Human Nature" to your attention.
2012-10-29 02:24:06 AM
1 votes:
We should be 50 individual countries.
2012-10-29 01:13:21 AM
1 votes:

propasaurus: shower_in_my_socks: It'll be fun watching Romney attempt to criticize Obama's Federal response to a disaster after demanding that the Feds shouldn't respond at all.

It is a guaranteed certainty. There is absolutely no question at all that Romney and the GOP will be screaming about Obama's cuts to FEMA and how they're hurting the disaster response.


I'm guessing they will start slamming Obama for the disaster response before Sandy makes landfall. Hell I will go out on a limb and predict that some right wing arsehole accuses the Obama administration of with holding much needed relief from New Jersey deliberately to get back at Gov. Chris "sausage fingers" Christie. One of the usual trolls in the media will be "asking questions" before noon. Rush will compare it to the events in Benghazi by mid week.

The election has already started. It's on baby. Reality has been suspended for the next 9 days.

It will not show up on the radar for TWC but Frankenstorm is going to collide with election 2012 Derpstorm. I'm frightened by that. Don't stare into that abyss too long folks. It can't be good for you.
2012-10-29 12:55:00 AM
1 votes:
I can't wait for the shills to get here with their rationalizations for this. Talking points are being distributed right about now.
I'm sure it'll be something about bloated federal government stealing tax money from citizens/states and the states could do better without burdensome federal FEMA/EPA regulations, but since FEMA hasn't been abolished yet we deserve to get back all the tax money we've paid into the failed bureaucracy and Obama failed to respond in time because he's punishing red states for not voting for him.
And something something Benghazi.
2012-10-29 12:50:24 AM
1 votes:
Fark you Mitt.
2012-10-29 12:42:04 AM
1 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: Romney: "The Federal agency that I don't believe in better not screw up its response to a storm strengthened by a global warming phenomenon that I also don't believe in."


Any good conservative already knows global warming is a hoax; it's Obama's misuse of HAARP that is causing the natural disasters.
2012-10-29 12:34:23 AM
1 votes:
Gee, Romney is now saying something completely opposite of something he just recently said? I am SHOCKED!

Apparently, lying isn't one of the morals Republicans are concerned about.
2012-10-29 12:29:47 AM
1 votes:
It'll be fun watching Romney attempt to criticize Obama's Federal response to a disaster after demanding that the Feds shouldn't respond at all.
2012-10-29 12:26:47 AM
1 votes:
Mittens ist ein arseloch
2012-10-29 12:20:45 AM
1 votes:
I thought Bobby Jindal was pretty much the winner of the "predict the next natural disaster by noting what agency I propose to eliminate", but honestly, Mittens, you're just so. damn. good.
2012-10-29 12:14:22 AM
1 votes:
This is Jindal's volcano gaffe all over again. "Fark FEMA! ...Holy shiat, we need FEMA!"
2012-10-29 12:12:38 AM
1 votes:
Reading between the lines: I'm attacking the President for an inadequate response to a disaster that hasn't happened yet.

It's the same thing as Libya. He's can't even bother to wait for the facts to come in, he's already attacking. Hell, he's attacking before the disaster.

Lionel Mandrake: [i159.photobucket.com image 294x300][i159.photobucket.com image 294x300]


Seriously, that might give me nightmares. Why?
 
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