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(Salon)   Mitt flips on FEMA as inconvenient timing rears its ugly head. In other news the earth still revolves around the sun and water is still wet   (salon.com) divider line 60
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2012-10-30 12:35:14 PM
4 votes:

papatex: Anyway to cut costs.


Are you cutting costs by removing the space between "any" and "way"?
2012-10-30 12:25:44 PM
4 votes:
2012-10-30 12:15:39 PM
4 votes:
♪♫ When | tim-ing reared its | ug-ly head, ♫♪
♫♪ He | took the | opp-′site | stance in- | -stead. ♪♫
♪♫ | Brave-est of the | brave, Sir | Rom-ney! ♫♪
2012-10-30 12:13:19 PM
4 votes:
DRINK!

i171.photobucket.com
2012-10-30 12:48:38 PM
3 votes:
I guess the trees along the eastern seaboard are the perfect height now.
2012-10-30 12:45:54 PM
3 votes:

Cletus C.: Has Obama declared this an act of nature yet?

Or is he blaming it on some incendiary hurricane-chasing youtube video?


Last I heard, Obama was blaming the gales of butthurt coming from your ass.
2012-10-30 12:41:55 PM
3 votes:

Stile4aly: In the event of a Hurricane, Mitt Romney will be sure to see which way the wind is blowing.


The fact that it's usually blowing in all directions will suit him nicely then.
2012-10-30 12:25:43 PM
3 votes:
crooksandliars.com
2012-10-30 12:09:33 PM
3 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2012-10-30 12:08:07 PM
3 votes:
latinorebels.com
2012-10-30 02:12:52 PM
2 votes:
bmadore.squarespace.com

Just keep talking, Mitt. That'll work.
2012-10-30 02:01:44 PM
2 votes:
If you tape the Romney campaign logo onto a weathervane, it will start to spin so fast it will open up a dimensional portal to the Ogdru Jahad.
2012-10-30 01:05:54 PM
2 votes:

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Noam Chimpsky: If this means people have to move out of hurricane and earthquake zones, tough shiat.

I always get a kick out of stupid comments like this. Where do you think people are going to go that they aren't going to be subject to the potential for some catastrophic event?


I live in a tent in a bootstrap factory, so I'm all set.
2012-10-30 12:57:46 PM
2 votes:

Cletus C.: Vodka Zombie: Cletus C.: Has Obama declared this an act of nature yet?

Or is he blaming it on some incendiary hurricane-chasing youtube video?

You're trying too hard. Go to bed.

Perhaps you're right. This is no time to joke. Businesses Obama built are being destroyed.


i301.photobucket.com
2012-10-30 12:51:23 PM
2 votes:

verbaltoxin: GardenWeasel: Cletus C.: Has Obama declared this an act of nature yet?

Or is he blaming it on some incendiary hurricane-chasing youtube video?

Last I heard, Obama was blaming the gales of butthurt coming from your ass.

May I use that?


♫ The shills it is said, never give up their derp, when the gales of butthurt come early... ♫
2012-10-30 12:41:10 PM
2 votes:
In the event of a Hurricane, Mitt Romney will be sure to see which way the wind is blowing.
2012-10-30 12:40:15 PM
2 votes:
I know this joke's been told into the ground, dug up, washed off, killed with fire, and exorcised, but it still applies:

A liberal, a conservative and a moderate all walk into a bar. Bartender says "Hi, Mitt".
2012-10-30 12:30:40 PM
2 votes:
"Cross our hearts and hope to die, we believe in all these things; but we do not like the way the present Administration is doing them. Just turn them over to us. We will do all of them-we will do more of them, we will do them better; and, most important of all, the doing of them will not cost anybody anything."
2012-10-30 12:29:52 PM
2 votes:
I really want to vote for Mitt Romney, but since I won't know what his opinions will actually be on election day until election day I haven't actually made up my mind yet.
2012-10-30 12:25:12 PM
2 votes:
A friend of mine referred to a new theory called "Quantum Romneyism". It proposes that Mitt Romney holds a superposition of all political opinions which, when observed, collapse based on the audience.
2012-10-30 12:16:07 PM
2 votes:
I hope Palin is on hand to save Alaska from Putin!
2012-10-30 12:14:49 PM
2 votes:

Cletus C.: Has Obama declared this an act of nature yet?

Or is he blaming it on some incendiary hurricane-chasing youtube video?


That joke was worse than the hurricane.
2012-10-30 12:09:14 PM
2 votes:
Romney flip-flopped on another issue?

i.imgur.com

Well, no shiat.
2012-10-30 12:08:55 PM
2 votes:

Maud Dib: [latinorebels.com image 550x448]


*shakes tiny etch a sketch*
2012-10-30 12:08:01 PM
2 votes:
At this point I feel like the admin is adding the apostrophe just to fark with us
2012-10-30 12:07:43 PM
2 votes:
Wow, now I really don't know who to vote for. This is disturbing my brain cells.
2012-10-30 04:44:26 PM
1 votes:

mark12A: Big organizations are inherently dangerous,

Who certifies the quality and strength of materials and fasteners that hold virtually everything together? A private organization called ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials)

Why can't the functions of the FDA be provided by a similar organization? Who pioneered consumer safety? Not the government. Underwriters Labs (UL) did. Yeah, the little UL tag on your toaster cord.

We don't NEED the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It's a government boondoggle.


ASTM members = ~30,000
UL employees = ~10,000
CPSC employees = ~500
2012-10-30 04:42:18 PM
1 votes:
img255.imageshack.us
Bf+
2012-10-30 03:15:54 PM
1 votes:
no no no I never said I'd eliminate FEMA. The states currently getting funds will see no change in their program.
The other states will be given vouchers for disaster relief, and they can go shopping to find the best disaster relief provider that's right for them!
2012-10-30 02:05:55 PM
1 votes:

M-G: Obama campaign needs to hammer VA with ads of Mitt's quote about getting rid of FEMA. Sure, the right-wing pundits will cry foul, but they're going to biatch about whatever he does anyway.


I don't think people want to hear Obama talk about some Sandy Virginia.
2012-10-30 01:41:57 PM
1 votes:
i449.photobucket.com
2012-10-30 01:38:51 PM
1 votes:
Noam Chimpsky may be the dumbest motherfarker I've ever seen parading around as a "smart" person.
2012-10-30 01:31:22 PM
1 votes:

stonicus: Republican mantra to disaster relief:

*right hand is crushed in an accident*
Right hand: Aggggh!!! Help!!!
Left hand: dude, will you shut up already? And no, you can't have any of my blood, you had your own!
Right hand: come on leftie, I'm gonna die if you don't help me! My death will cause trouble for the entire body and will result in suffering for all other body systems and organs, including you.
Left hand: stop being a mooch and asking for a handout!
*later, as leftie is rotting away from gangrene*
Left hand: stupid right hand! I win!!!
Left hand: stupid gangrenous right hand! This is all your fault! I was doing great until you got me all diseasy! You better help me out of this mess, you stubby sumbiatch!


FTFY
2012-10-30 01:29:17 PM
1 votes:
Republican mantra to disaster relief:

*right hand is crushed in an accident*
Right hand: Aggggh!!! Help!!!
Left hand: dude, will you shut up already? And no, you can't have any of my blood, you had your own!
Right hand: come on leftie, I'm gonna die if you don't help me! My death will cause trouble for the entire body and will result in suffering for all other body systems and organs, including you.
Left hand: stop being a mooch and asking for a handout!
*later, as leftie is rotting away from gangrene*
Left hand: stupid right hand! I win!!!
2012-10-30 01:15:10 PM
1 votes:

Mr. Right: physt: San Francisco earthquake of 1906... Great Chicago Fire
Neither one of those were national events. Nice try comparing apples to fruit nobody has ever heard off.

Both were more devastating than Katrina. New Orleans isn't national either.

physt: Compare that to Katrina in New Orleans and the wonderful work of FEMA
If you studied a little history, you'll learn that the previously effective FEMA under Clinton was gutted and run by an unqualified Bush appointee. Way to deflect the blame from Republicans...


If you weren't a rabid partisan hack, you'd know that FEMA was no more effective under Clinton - it was never tested as severely. Nor was it gutted by Bush. Way to dodge criticism of a bureaucracy with partisan snark.

physt: Your post would have been complete except for your missing call to cut taxes for the wealthy.

I didn't mention taxes at all. But, since you brought them up, how is it fair that middle class working folks keep paying taxes that end up in FEMA rebuilding the yacht basins for the rich bastards up and down the coast after hurricane season?


They guy called "Mr. Right" just called someone a partisan hack.
2012-10-30 12:56:02 PM
1 votes:
water is still wet

But is Lemonade still Lemon, Wet and Good?
2012-10-30 12:47:24 PM
1 votes:

Noam Chimpsky: Hurricane Sandy left millions suffering

Hey, wasn't this at about the time of the Katrina disaster where the Huffington Post claimed the cannibalism had begun? About lunch time the day after?


There was no cannibalism, they all died of dysentery on the Oregon trail.
2012-10-30 12:45:06 PM
1 votes:
MitTron must pander. Pander. Pander. MitTron must pander.


www.clivebanks.co.uk 


Seriously at this point if you don't line who MitTron claims to be, just wait five minutes.
2012-10-30 12:42:07 PM
1 votes:

zarberg: pxsteel: I don't see this as a flip flop.

Under the current system, Fema has to get involved.

Romney would like it to be at the state level, which is where it should be. Federal $ would still be doled out, but the operation would be handled by the state. State programs are usually more efficient than federal programs, reducing the cost.

Explain to me how state programs are more effective when they're right smack in the middle of the disaster.


The issue is capacity not who can do it better. If a city exceeds their response capacity, they go to the State, if the State exceed their response capacity, they go to the Feds.

I assume under Romney, the State would go directly to the UN for help.
2012-10-30 12:40:17 PM
1 votes:

theorellior: AFKobel: Governor Romney, there are times when we're fifty states and there are times when we're one country, and have national needs. And the way I know this is that Massachusetts didn't fight Germany in World War II or establish civil rights. You think states should do the governing wall-to-wall. That's a perfectly valid opinion. But your state of Massachusetts got $12.6 billion in federal money last year - from Nebraskans, and Virginians, and New Yorkers, and Alaskans, with their Eskimo poetry. 12.6 out of a state budget of $32 billion. I'm supposed to be using this time for a question, so here it is: Can we have it back, please?

Why the fark are you addressing Massachusetts when talking to Romney? He has fark-all to do with this state now, and he has everything to do why this state has had some recent budget problems. And Massachusetts is still a net contributor to the federal coffers, so you can take your request and stick it up your ass.


it's a reworked west wing quote.
2012-10-30 12:37:10 PM
1 votes:

Lost Thought 00: Lets just put every politics submission on the main page for the next week. Should be fun


This guy is an inch away from becoming president of the USA. You don't think that's even mildly important?
2012-10-30 12:35:19 PM
1 votes:

Pool "asked Romney at least five times whether he would eliminate FEMA as president/what he would do with FEMA." He ignored the questions.

- Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) October 30, 2012


Brave Sir Romney.
2012-10-30 12:30:06 PM
1 votes:
Like any federally-run agency, you can't cut it cold turkey. You have to phase it out gradually.
2012-10-30 12:26:42 PM
1 votes:
I'll repost what I saw on GMA this morning since we're talking FEMA:

I just saw Chris Christie (on Good Morning America) praise Obama, the Administration, and FEMA for their performance working with NJ regarding Sandy.

My first thought:
"A nationally-known Republican who may well run in 2016 is praising Obama's job performance a week before the election on a nationally broadcast morning show?!" (I think in long, comma-free sentences)

I can't remember the last time a well-known Republican who is still active in politics praised Obama for anything. Well, except for Mitt at the last debate saying Obama's foreign policy was what he'd do, but he'd do it better. Not sure if that counts....
2012-10-30 12:23:56 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-30 12:23:30 PM
1 votes:
Governor Romney, there are times when we're fifty states and there are times when we're one country, and have national needs. And the way I know this is that Massachusetts didn't fight Germany in World War II or establish civil rights. You think states should do the governing wall-to-wall. That's a perfectly valid opinion. But your state of Massachusetts got $12.6 billion in federal money last year - from Nebraskans, and Virginians, and New Yorkers, and Alaskans, with their Eskimo poetry. 12.6 out of a state budget of $32 billion. I'm supposed to be using this time for a question, so here it is: Can we have it back, please?
2012-10-30 12:22:46 PM
1 votes:
2012-10-30 12:22:42 PM
1 votes:

BravadoGT: No, Mitt Romney Doesn't Really Want to Kill Off FEMA, say right-wing nutjobs at....The Atlantic?


So what your article states is that Romney left enough wiggle room to talk out of both sides of his face again. Well that's quite an endorsement.
2012-10-30 12:20:38 PM
1 votes:
People don't understand, funding FEMA is immoral! It's immoral! See we should let the state's decide how to do it, that way it's not immoral.

You see how that works?

Federal Emergency Management Agency = immoral
State Emergency Management Agency = moral

See, states can do everything. They are magical AND moral. Except invading Iran. Then we will ask states to send their people to other countries to die for us. Which is absolutely the moral thing to do.

That's what people just don't understand in America. We are America! We live in a country that is made up of tiny countries! A union of tiny countries into one country that's the same country! It's brilliant, really. And we don't have to help each other out except to attack other countries. I mean sure, we mostly all speak the same language. And sure, we have the same currency. And our businesses are intertwined all over the country. And our systems of roads, bridges, and waterways span across different states, sure. Oh and people can move between countries and often do a lot. But we should let states each invent totally different rules so that we're confused by each state's rules and therefore we no longer function as a country but a set of independent countries where rape babies are OK in some places. That's how it works, people! America! Freedom! Eagles! Rape Babies!
2012-10-30 12:17:29 PM
1 votes:
As we noted yesterday, eliminating the federal component of disaster relief is a terrible idea. And after Hurricane Sandy left millions suffering

Aw, the suffering millions. Silly ass libs.
2012-10-30 12:16:46 PM
1 votes:
He did it; he really did it.
2012-10-30 12:16:13 PM
1 votes:
States are already first responders. The whole point of FEMA is to provide them any aid if it reaches beyond what they can handle. The Romney campaign has a knack for using lots of words to say precisely nothing.
2012-10-30 12:15:03 PM
1 votes:

Cletus C.: Has Obama declared this an act of nature yet?

Or is he blaming it on some incendiary hurricane-chasing youtube video?


You're trying too hard. Go to bed.
2012-10-30 12:14:10 PM
1 votes:
This article went green at about 12:05. From the thread below:

President declares federal disaster area in NY in the wake of hurricane Sandy. Romney to announce his severe love for FEMA and federal disaster aid by noon today

I'll call it a win for Fark.
2012-10-30 12:11:25 PM
1 votes:
Has Obama declared this an act of nature yet?

Or is he blaming it on some incendiary hurricane-chasing youtube video?
2012-10-30 12:09:02 PM
1 votes:
holy crap, mitt romney is lie... changing his mind?!?!?! this changes everything!
Skr
2012-10-30 12:08:34 PM
1 votes:
While I am all for people evolving their opinions and not being shackled to one doctrine... this really reeks of horse malarkey.
2012-10-30 12:08:13 PM
1 votes:
Romney's just shaking things up a bit:

latinorebels.com
2012-10-30 12:07:39 PM
1 votes:
He's very consistent at being inconstant a total douchebag.
2012-10-30 12:07:06 PM
1 votes:
Lets just put every politics submission on the main page for the next week. Should be fun
 
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