papatex: Anyway to cut costs.
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Cletus C.: Has Obama declared this an act of nature yet?Or is he blaming it on some incendiary hurricane-chasing youtube video?
Stile4aly: In the event of a Hurricane, Mitt Romney will be sure to see which way the wind is blowing.
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?
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.
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?
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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.
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.
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!
Mr. Right: physt: San Francisco earthquake of 1906... Great Chicago FireNeither 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 FEMAIf 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?
Noam Chimpsky: Hurricane Sandy left millions sufferingHey, 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?
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.
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.
Lost Thought 00: Lets just put every politics submission on the main page for the next week. Should be fun
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
Pool "asked Romney at least five times whether he would eliminate FEMA as president/what he would do with FEMA." He ignored the questions.
BravadoGT: No, Mitt Romney Doesn't Really Want to Kill Off FEMA, say right-wing nutjobs at....The Atlantic?
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