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2012-10-29 09:14:56 AM
15 votes:

Cythraul: Elegy: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Where are all the private citizens flying their C-130s into the eye of the storm to help us predict the path? Their profit motive and the free market will deliver a TRUE forecast.

I won't believe he's a REAL businessman until he proposes selling our poorest-performing branch office -- MIssissippi -- to Mexico in order to save costs to the company.

As a former Mississippian, I resent that comment, sir.

Alabama is clearly the low performer. We have both Tunica and Biloxi.

Why is always a fight over Mississippi and Alabama over who is the more uneducated and poor?


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2012-10-29 08:35:37 AM
11 votes:
Where are all the private citizens flying their C-130s into the eye of the storm to help us predict the path? Their profit motive and the free market will deliver a TRUE forecast.

I won't believe he's a REAL businessman until he proposes selling our poorest-performing branch office -- MIssissippi -- to Mexico in order to save costs to the company.
2012-10-29 09:20:40 AM
7 votes:
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2012-10-29 09:08:42 AM
6 votes:

Elegy: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Where are all the private citizens flying their C-130s into the eye of the storm to help us predict the path? Their profit motive and the free market will deliver a TRUE forecast.

I won't believe he's a REAL businessman until he proposes selling our poorest-performing branch office -- MIssissippi -- to Mexico in order to save costs to the company.

As a former Mississippian, I resent that comment, sir.

Alabama is clearly the low performer. We have both Tunica and Biloxi.


Why is always a fight over Mississippi and Alabama over who is the more uneducated and poor?
2012-10-29 09:18:28 AM
4 votes:

Cythraul: Elegy: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Where are all the private citizens flying their C-130s into the eye of the storm to help us predict the path? Their profit motive and the free market will deliver a TRUE forecast.

I won't believe he's a REAL businessman until he proposes selling our poorest-performing branch office -- MIssissippi -- to Mexico in order to save costs to the company.

As a former Mississippian, I resent that comment, sir.

Alabama is clearly the low performer. We have both Tunica and Biloxi.

Why is always a fight over Mississippi and Alabama over who is the more uneducated and poor?


Because we like to fight with our Alabamian cousins - before making sweet sweet love to them.

/married an Alabama girl
//not my cousin
2012-10-29 10:33:29 AM
3 votes:
Dear White House,

Could you please send us more money? Last year, we all spent that block grant 'o FEMA dollars on new Humvees. You know? so's we could get to the disasters faster. And we didn't have no disasters. So's this year, when we got our FEMA dollars, we went ahead and bought lift kits and chromium rims for the Humvee. So's we can get to disasters faster and fancier. We also threw our selves a big "Year o' No Disaster Party" and Cleetus took one of the humvees on a B - double E - R run and wound up at the E - Single R hospital. Can't say what happened to the Humvee 'cause he bit his tongue and he don't know all his letters. The Christian based school learning taught him God's a talker, not a writer. You don't need to know your words.

Anyhoo, as you probably seen on the TV, we had one of them storms blow through here. We is in a dastardly mess. The rich people say they cancelled their insurance just before the storm so the FEMA dollars will rebuild their summer homes fer nuttin. Well, I can't tell them their summer home is now a chrome spinner on a Humvee that may or may not be at the bottom of Bottomeless Pond. Rich people don't like that kind o' news.

And the poor people. Don't get me started on them. They's all up in the capitol moanin' about being hungry and thirsty and filthy and the nearest Walmart is now scattered clean to Kentucky. And their Magic Money Cards don't work cause the laptop that we use to disburse the welfare money got blowed away too. So we could use a new laptop with he software package Uncle Sam Shiats Today version 3.4 (Kathy don't like 4.0 - too confusing)

So, if'n you could fly down here with a nice laptop and one of those big checks and hand me the check so's we can get the rich people's home rebuilt (and get the poor some building jobs supervisin' the Mexicans who will do the real work), every thing will be hunky-dory again.

Thank you for your time and I look for you and your giant check soon
Seamus "Shameless and Blameless" Peppers
Governor
The Kangaroo State
2012-10-29 09:49:57 AM
3 votes:

Cletus C.: Wait a minute. I thought the president got the blame for natural disasters. Now it's the guy running against the president?


Yes, that is exactly what is happening. Everyone is blaming Romney for a natural disaster. You sure are perceptive.
2012-10-29 09:35:13 AM
3 votes:
Besides Alabama and Mississippi can just borrow money from their parents.

Or Mississippi can sell of redundant letters. Welcome to Mispi
2012-10-29 09:26:07 AM
3 votes:

MonkeyAngst: sodomizer: Cythraul: Why is always a fight over Mississippi and Alabama over who is the more uneducated and poor?

Why don't we just sell off the places full of useless hipsters, like Seattle and Austin?

Mexico might pay a lot for them.

Hey, whoa, whoa. I like Austin. Can't we just sell off the hipsters?


The small. semninal Mexican Hipster industry just doesn't have the capacity to absorb that kind of volume.
2012-10-29 09:25:47 AM
3 votes:

wingnut396: Elegy: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Where are all the private citizens flying their C-130s into the eye of the storm to help us predict the path? Their profit motive and the free market will deliver a TRUE forecast.

I won't believe he's a REAL businessman until he proposes selling our poorest-performing branch office -- MIssissippi -- to Mexico in order to save costs to the company.

As a former Mississippian, I resent that comment, sir.

Alabama is clearly the low performer. We have both Tunica and Biloxi.

Fark it, sell both.

But wait. that puts Louisiana at the bottom then. At least let me move first.
Think of the savings that we could earn by selling the mouth of the Mississippi to say, a shipping interest in Saudi Arabia and then leasing access back from them.


MarketWatch.com, dated sometime in 2015:

"Bain Capital is pleased to announce it has formally acquired Mississippi from the United States. The Gulf coast is to be downsized and outsourced to India to decrease overhead costs, while the northern portion of the state will be shut down and parted out to Arkansas, Tennessee and Prince Edward Island, Canada."
2012-10-29 09:04:28 AM
3 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Where are all the private citizens flying their C-130s into the eye of the storm to help us predict the path? Their profit motive and the free market will deliver a TRUE forecast.

I won't believe he's a REAL businessman until he proposes selling our poorest-performing branch office -- MIssissippi -- to Mexico in order to save costs to the company.


As a former Mississippian, I resent that comment, sir.

Alabama is clearly the low performer. We have both Tunica and Biloxi.
2012-10-29 01:48:27 PM
2 votes:

coeyagi: authorizeduser: coeyagi: authorizeduser: Oh no! How will people recover from disasters without an inept, quasi-military to provide an official ambiance and impression of organization?

Short answer: Haiti.

Long Answer: Your mom.

Longer Answer: Seriously, just go to Freepland if you want to drop this crap. FEMA may be far from perfect, but to argue that it would be better if every state had a smaller budget for disaster relief and not be able to pool their resources as easily.... is retarded.

Yes; I'm sure Haiti would be at the bottom of the ocean, if it weren't for FEMA. We already have the Red Cross for international relief efforts, which is privately funded and far more proficient with its dollars.

There is nothing preventing states from collaborating directly with one another on relief efforts; nor is there anything preventing states from maintaining a disaster relief budget that properly reflects the challenges of its geographic region. What exactly is it that you think FEMA does that is so proprietary?

Gee, I don't know, it has more experience and can coordinate with the states and other national resources. Do you think states are going to be individually more capable of coordinating resources from the Red Cross than the federal government?

No, of course you don't, you just can't take your mouth off of RON PAUL's dick for 3 seconds and come to grip with reality.


To go one step further, isn't the definition of FEDERAL GOVERNMENT "states collaborating directly with one another [and] maintaining a budget that properly reflects the challenges of their geographic regions"?

We should get rid of the federal government because states can recreate a ... federal government?
2012-10-29 10:51:29 AM
2 votes:

way south: monoski: way south: If nothing is done soon, it probably wont matter if FEMA exists as a giant sinkhole in the federal budget.

Besides if your area suffers catastrophic loss you should just borrow the money from your parents. This is how Mittens thinks

...And where are they supposed to borrow the money from?
This credit trains going to end somewhere
no matter how awesome Obama is.


Oh no! You mean that the system proposed by mitt would not work? Well I guess according to your logic you should vote for the other guy.
2012-10-29 10:32:59 AM
2 votes:
After the storm Obama will point out how Romney would have left the states to fend for themselves. Which, could give him VA, NC, and possibly Ohio (if the storm cuts inland and makes it over the mountains).

The GOP will counter with accusing Obama of politicising a natural disaster.
2012-10-29 10:30:38 AM
2 votes:
So funny story - one of my coworkers who lives near a major river has had his house flooded three times. Badly, like whole first floor under water, insane repairs, has spent half the time he's owned it living in hotels, etc. To the point he and his family were just going to walk away from the loan and fark all.

FEMA came to the rescue, bought the house from him, and knocked it down. He now lives in a new, nice house at higher evelation. Nicest guy in the world and deserves it.

The point? He considers himself a libertarian.
2012-10-29 10:02:41 AM
2 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Where are all the private citizens flying their C-130s into the eye of the storm to help us predict the path? Their profit motive and the free market will deliver a TRUE forecast.


unskewedforecast.com???
2012-10-29 09:56:00 AM
2 votes:

ghare: NateGrey: FLMountainMan:

I am sure you being a Republican had nothing to do with your attitude toward them.

/Vote Republican

What can you expect from a moron who thinks there are mountains in Florida??


You've obviously never been in Florida. There are gradual inclines here that go all the way up to 40-50ft high. The mountains of Clermont are a wonder to behold.
2012-10-29 09:55:19 AM
2 votes:
It's almost like God is trying to point out how bad a choice Romney is.
2012-10-29 09:53:13 AM
2 votes:

Philip Francis Queeg: Wi8ll Romney have the guts to tour the devastated areas telling the people there in person "Fark you, you should be on your farking own. If I'm elected I won't lift a finger to assist you in the slightest. Farking takers like you are what's killing this country."


All those Northeasterners were asking for it. They should have had the foresight to see that the region is rife for freak multi-faceted storms that pop up every century or so.

And even knowing that this is all their fault, they're still too lazy to call their parents and ask for money to rebuild their homes. Hell, just go live in your vacation house for awhile. It won't kill you. Farking poors.
2012-10-29 09:45:46 AM
2 votes:

bluefoxicy: Actually since I have a radio operator's license I can be conscripted into the disaster recovery service, so why do we need FEMA?

Yes, it's a draft that's not called a draft.


Relaying storm spotter reports is just like being put into the Marine Corps and deployed to Vietnam.
2012-10-29 09:18:42 AM
2 votes:

Cythraul: Why is always a fight over Mississippi and Alabama over who is the more uneducated and poor?


Because they're uneducated and poor?
2012-10-29 09:03:10 AM
2 votes:
Well, this certainly provides for the common defense and promotes the general welfare. It will secure the blessings of liberty, too...if we will just elect this great man!
2012-10-29 01:39:23 PM
1 votes:

authorizeduser: coeyagi: authorizeduser: Oh no! How will people recover from disasters without an inept, quasi-military to provide an official ambiance and impression of organization?

Short answer: Haiti.

Long Answer: Your mom.

Longer Answer: Seriously, just go to Freepland if you want to drop this crap. FEMA may be far from perfect, but to argue that it would be better if every state had a smaller budget for disaster relief and not be able to pool their resources as easily.... is retarded.

Yes; I'm sure Haiti would be at the bottom of the ocean, if it weren't for FEMA. We already have the Red Cross for international relief efforts, which is privately funded and far more proficient with its dollars.

There is nothing preventing states from collaborating directly with one another on relief efforts; nor is there anything preventing states from maintaining a disaster relief budget that properly reflects the challenges of its geographic region. What exactly is it that you think FEMA does that is so proprietary?


Gee, I don't know, it has more experience and can coordinate with the states and other national resources. Do you think states are going to be individually more capable of coordinating resources from the Red Cross than the federal government?

No, of course you don't, you just can't take your mouth off of RON PAUL's dick for 3 seconds and come to grip with reality.
2012-10-29 01:38:31 PM
1 votes:

SlappyKincaid: We had a very interesting conversation in the other thread about Sandy. Originally I was thinking it's possible for the states to coordinate their own disaster relief and I think in some cases that is true but when something truly major hits the combined resources of the non-affected states is an excellent thing to have. Farkers made some excellent points I had not considered.
I believe Romney is wrong on this one.


What kind of a thoughtful, well-reasoned comment is that? You're not even giving us anything to attack here.

We don't care for your kind 'round these parts.
2012-10-29 12:25:07 PM
1 votes:

Mouser: So, Romney thinks getting rid of FEMA, and leaving it to bankrupt states to figure out how to save their own citizens when we have a national disaster, is the more "moral" thing to do

As opposed to leaving it up to the bankrupt Federal government, I presume.


Please, tell me how this country is bankrupt. You do realize bankruptcy is a legal process. Exactly what court woudl that be filed in?

If you're going to falsely claim that being in debt constitutes bankruptcy, then everyone with a mortgage is bankrupt.

If you're just going to claim we're broke, are we about to default on our bonds? Are we remotely close to needing to do that? Are the markets unwilling to buy t-bills? Do you grasp that on short term treasury bills the real interest rate is *negative*?

Right now the federal debt held privately (i.e., not intergovernmental borrowing) is about 60% of GDP. In 1946, it was double that. Were we bankrupt then?

This is how you become stupid: take an actual problem, like our national debt. Apply a term, like bankruptcy, that does not describe the situation, does not have any real meaning at a national level. Then throw the term around as if it really describes the situation.

Congratulations, you have managed to sound completely stupid.
2012-10-29 12:11:13 PM
1 votes:

lennavan: jayhawk88: So clarification here: Is he suggesting that states shouldn't get any money from the fed to help with disasters, or simply that the fed should give money directly to the states and allow them to manage the spending/allocation of it?

Mitt Romney would like to answer your question, however before he answers it, he needs to know which answer would get you to vote for him.


I need polling data to say that "83% of undecided voters prefer a candidate with a gunshot wound to the head."
2012-10-29 11:57:39 AM
1 votes:

Hunter_S_Thompson:
Are you dense? Do you not understand the difference between people who are lifelong welfare/assistance recipients solely because it enables them live without care and government providing basic infrastructure (as it should)?


I am not making this up. ...


I see that you live in Illinois, which is one of the 40 states with time limits on how long you can receive welfare. There is a lifetime limit of 60 months. Most states (and I'm not sure about Illinois on this point) also have limits that don't let you stay on the welfare rolls continuously, for example Rhode Island limits welfre to a maximum of 24 months within any 60 month period.

In theory its possible for people to move from state to state to get around this, but in practice people that poor aren't all that likely to do so. They're barely feeding themselves.

While we're poking holes in your myths about welfare, how about the whole "why work? free money!" meme..

Welfare pays very, very little money. Here's an example, a woman with one child, who receives $584 a month. That's less than $20 a day. Even if you add in food stamps ($8.72 a day for two people), that's not exactly living high on the hog. Work a minimum wage job just two full days a week, toss in the earned income tax credit, and you're making more money (and still qualify for food stamps).

I've known people on welfare. All but one were on it for less than a year, the one exception was a single mother who was on it for two years while going to a trade school. Every single one had an unexpected event that put them in a bad situation (death of the family breadwinner, fleeing an abusive spouse, .hit 18 and kicked out of foster care with no resources, etc)

If you think $20 a day is enough to pay for rent, clothes, utilities, transportation, and have enough left over for booze or drugs, you're just delusional.

So, you're delusional. And a liar.
2012-10-29 11:28:08 AM
1 votes:
Oh no! How will people recover from disasters without an inept, quasi-military to provide an official ambiance and impression of organization?
2012-10-29 11:19:46 AM
1 votes:
Yes, if there's one thing I admire about Republicans, it's their consistent support for really stupid ideas. They can always be counted on to be consistently stupid. I'd expect nothing more of President Romney.
2012-10-29 11:15:34 AM
1 votes:
There once was a man named Mittens,
With money he was verily smitten,
When in came a storm,
which is perfectly norm,
And he said, "Just throw them a pittance!"
2012-10-29 10:56:45 AM
1 votes:
I don't understand the problem. Bootstraps work best when floating on flood waters, waving in hurricane winds, or buried under the rubble of a two-story house.

Go ahead. It'll be fun to watch half the red states drive to Rmoney's house and dry-gulch him after the next climate change-enhanced Tornado Alley Tournament.
2012-10-29 10:55:05 AM
1 votes:
bmadore.squarespace.com

Strangely on topic.

/I'm sure someone has a better one.
2012-10-29 10:54:19 AM
1 votes:

Hunter_S_Thompson: bluefoxicy: drug money

I'm not saying that every case is like this. But every case I've ever seen is like this. To the other poster who had such an eloquent response to me: I'm not farking shiatting you! They seriously say they "want a job", but then never get up before noon because they were up all night screwing around. Then say they don't even look for a job because "everywhere piss tests". Then they'll say they're going to quit smoking pot or taking pills, and sometimes it lasts a few days or 4 or 5, but since they keep hanging out with other lowlives, they're right back doing the same shiat.

This is just one more reason I think companies shouldn't drug test for menial jobs like gas station clerk or Arby's fry cook. It gives people an excuse to not even look for jobs. I say hire whoever, you're going to know if they're a screw up within the first week, so if they can't do it just fire them. No need to base it on a urinalysis.

But back on topic, I know there are certainly cases where people just fell on hard times. I don't think welfare should be disbanded. But the disillusioned government worshippers have to admit there are certainly cases like this. I see it all day, every day, and it's not getting any better. If you have to pass a piss test to get paid to do work, you should have to pass one to get paid to not work.


About half of all welfare recipients leave the program in a year or less. 70% within two years.

Your lazy ass relatives, friends and fictional characters are the exception
2012-10-29 10:52:15 AM
1 votes:

way south: monoski: way south: If nothing is done soon, it probably wont matter if FEMA exists as a giant sinkhole in the federal budget.

Besides if your area suffers catastrophic loss you should just borrow the money from your parents. This is how Mittens thinks

...And where are they supposed to borrow the money from?
This credit trains going to end somewhere no matter how awesome Obama is.


Another Republican who never took, let alone passed, economics.
2012-10-29 10:51:19 AM
1 votes:
bmadore.squarespace.com

Frankly, I'm surprised he has the support he does. Would you expect anything better from a horse-show guy? Just look at the one Bush put in charge of FEMA during Katrina and you'll see how good a man who plays with show horses does managing natural disasters.
2012-10-29 10:48:30 AM
1 votes:

Hollie Maea: Imagine the logistical nightmare of the fifteen or so states about to be hit each with their own organization and beurocracy trying to deal with this and coordinate efforts. I thought conservatives were supposedly all about efficiency.

Also imagine West Virginia trying to pay for disaster response out of their own pocket.



Can we pay with couches?
2012-10-29 10:44:48 AM
1 votes:

Hunter_S_Thompson: Philip Francis Queeg: Hunter_S_Thompson: I am not making this up. This is the exact life of *everyone* I have ever met who is on welfare. They are not bad people, they are smart, useful individuals, but they have no motivation to do anything else because they are able to "get by" doing nothing. I know a man that is illiterate, yet still manages to work doing hard labor to provide for his family and refuses assistance. They aren't well off, but they "get by". If he can do it, so can the lazy farks that only want to party, get farked up, and have no responsibility at all. I'd love to party all day and night...but I have to go to work.

Bull farking shiat.

That's the best you've got?


What if I told you that every rich person I knew was a sociopathic serial killer who was also a pedophile?
2012-10-29 10:42:00 AM
1 votes:

Hunter_S_Thompson: Philip Francis Queeg: Hunter_S_Thompson: I am not making this up. This is the exact life of *everyone* I have ever met who is on welfare. They are not bad people, they are smart, useful individuals, but they have no motivation to do anything else because they are able to "get by" doing nothing. I know a man that is illiterate, yet still manages to work doing hard labor to provide for his family and refuses assistance. They aren't well off, but they "get by". If he can do it, so can the lazy farks that only want to party, get farked up, and have no responsibility at all. I'd love to party all day and night...but I have to go to work.

Bull farking shiat.

That's the best you've got?


gibberish really doesn't deserve any better.
2012-10-29 10:36:25 AM
1 votes:
You know, the issue keeps coming up.

The only problem ,as Romney sees it, is people.
They just get in the way and fark up all of his corporate cultivation.
Money is his friend. It likes him and just hangs out w/ him. People, not so much.
Partisan hacks love him and just hang out w/ him. People, not so much.
Morally bankrupt leaders of industry love him and just hang out w/ him. People, not so much.
If we could just get rid of people, his ideas/plans/cons would be fine.

Maybe we will come back to Romney for advice after the disaster.
2012-10-29 10:34:26 AM
1 votes:

bluefoxicy: verbaltoxin: Congratulations, you thought up and posted the stupidest possible response.

Well, second stupidest.

Your argument that X isn't X because it's not as severe as other X you're familiar with is pretty dumb. Like claiming someone with an apartment and cable TV isn't "poor" because living paycheck to paycheck barely able to afford food and gas isn't the same thing as sleeping in your own piss in the back alley and wishing you'd had something to eat in the past three days. The first one needs to drop their cable TV--and of course that will give them $50/mo more, not much but really if that's a good chunk of money then they're unequivocally poor.

Yes, when the government calls me and says, "You are now performing X task for the Government because we need mobilized bodies," I am being conscripted. That the task doesn't involve a gun isn't important. Hell, the United States SS (Selective Service) actually states that if you can't perform in combat, they can still draft you and use you in communications and logistics, which is really the same thing you're doing when drafted by FEMA.

So suck it.


How many times have you had to endure this tyrannical slavery? I can only imagine how you have suffered.

Never Forget!
2012-10-29 10:18:11 AM
1 votes:

jayhawk88: So clarification here: Is he suggesting that states shouldn't get any money from the fed to help with disasters, or simply that the fed should give money directly to the states and allow them to manage the spending/allocation of it?


Uhhh... which one would you prefer it to be?
2012-10-29 10:13:23 AM
1 votes:
What a dumbass. Block grant to the states? We already give the states annual block grants for emergency preparedness. Some of the states do a good job with the money. Others essentially waste it. All of them scream for FEMA whenever anything happens.

Maybe Mittens should privatize FEMA and rename it the 1%EMA. 47% need not apply.
2012-10-29 10:06:34 AM
1 votes:
As pre-insane Dennis Miller put it about abortion: "You want to states to decide? The states can't pave the farking ROADS."

Romney's derp is GOP Governing 101. Here in PA the GOP governor and GOP-controlled House and Senate slashed school funding, leading to 20,000 teachers being fired, test scores cratering and local property taxes going through the roof. But, it was all good, because the legislature got to run campaign ads bragging they didn't vote to raise taxes.

Instead of providing an actual government service like disaster relief Romney and his ilk want to just let the states handle it -- the same states run by governors and legislatures who would watch their own mother get dragged off by Slayer's road crew if calling 911 meant getting a stern look from Grover Norquist. If I may repeat myself from earlier today here, if it was up to them the rescue helicopters would drop credit card swipers down to people stranded on rooftops before agreeing to lower a rescue basket, and no, we don't take farking *Discover*.
2012-10-29 10:04:25 AM
1 votes:

coeyagi: Will Cain on CNN just lied that Romney didn't say he was either going to turn FEMA over to states or privatize it.


But, but the liberal media!!!
2012-10-29 10:02:19 AM
1 votes:
Romney makes Guiliani look good.  And that's before the nice dress, wig, and makeup.
2012-10-29 10:01:12 AM
1 votes:
www.freestaterevolution.com
2012-10-29 09:51:14 AM
1 votes:

The Decider: Americans have an attention span of about a week and a half


Really? A whole week and a... SQUIRREL!
2012-10-29 09:49:43 AM
1 votes:

NateGrey: FLMountainMan:

I am sure you being a Republican had nothing to do with your attitude toward them.

/Vote Republican


What can you expect from a moron who thinks there are mountains in Florida??
2012-10-29 09:48:05 AM
1 votes:

Carn: karnal: FEMA SUCKS.
It should be handled at a state level.
Right now, it is a top heavy bureaucracy that most times has neither the desire nor the information needed to effectively coordinate a kid's birthday party let alone a major relief effort.....and when the power to control the relief funds has federal policymakers using it to to help reelection campaigns by spending money on key political districts, it loses any effectivenessit might have had.

So it's your belief that state governments are not beauracracies. That's cute.


Exactly. Most state governments are run far worse than the federal government. States are no magic haven of perfect government. It's funny when you ask many republicans about what is so bad about allowing the federal government to run services they'll point to how miserable their local DMV is.
2012-10-29 09:45:02 AM
1 votes:

Carn: karnal: FEMA SUCKS.
It should be handled at a state level.
Right now, it is a top heavy bureaucracy that most times has neither the desire nor the information needed to effectively coordinate a kid's birthday party let alone a major relief effort.....and when the power to control the relief funds has federal policymakers using it to to help reelection campaigns by spending money on key political districts, it loses any effectivenessit might have had.

So it's your belief that state governments are not beauracracies. That's cute.


Well everyone knows the way to make a bureaucracy more efficient is to give it access to more money.
2012-10-29 09:44:16 AM
1 votes:
Wait a minute. I thought the president got the blame for natural disasters. Now it's the guy running against the president?
2012-10-29 09:41:31 AM
1 votes:
Wi8ll Romney have the guts to tour the devastated areas telling the people there in person "Fark you, you should be on your farking own. If I'm elected I won't lift a finger to assist you in the slightest. Farking takers like you are what's killing this country."
2012-10-29 09:35:10 AM
1 votes:
You know if we sell off our low end performers, maybe we could but a trendy upstart like Alberta.
2012-10-29 09:30:07 AM
1 votes:
hilobrow.com
2012-10-29 09:22:46 AM
1 votes:
Rmoney agrees with you.

Really
2012-10-29 09:20:05 AM
1 votes:

Cataholic: So we have a headline from a crappy blog claiming he is doubling down...and one from huffpo using the exact same statement to say he is flip-flopping. Which is it?


Yes.
2012-10-29 09:19:22 AM
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sodomizer: Cythraul: Why is always a fight over Mississippi and Alabama over who is the more uneducated and poor?

Why don't we just sell off the places full of useless hipsters, like Seattle and Austin?

Mexico might pay a lot for them.


Hey, whoa, whoa. I like Austin. Can't we just sell off the hipsters?
2012-10-29 09:19:19 AM
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jayhawk88: So clarification here: Is he suggesting that states shouldn't get any money from the fed to help with disasters, or simply that the fed should give money directly to the states and allow them to manage the spending/allocation of it?


Yes.
2012-10-29 09:18:35 AM
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star_topology: So he's against the Dept of Homeland Security and the Patriot Act now?

This will go over well.


Yes, both of which were created by Obama when he went to 2001 in his hot tub time machine.
2012-10-29 09:18:29 AM
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Don't worry, once the storm passes and FEMA is shown to have mitigated the storm's effects, Romney will say he's always supported it and it was his idea in the first place.
 
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