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(Daily Kos)   Why hasn't Romney talked about his record managing emergencies? Because as Governor, he vetoed a flood prevention project for a town that later flooded, then ignored requests for help from a second flooded town   (dailykos.com) divider line 271
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2012-10-30 05:51:06 PM  

dickfreckle: Weaver95: Mugato: Why won't he make with his tax returns? He's a shady motherfarker, who hasn't got that already?

Even among GOP voters, the answer I get most from them is that they're not voting FOR Romney, they're voting against Obama. not exactly a ringing endorsement for the Republican party. At this point the only thing holding them together is the fact that they hate Obama.

Conversely, I'm not voting for Obama as much as I'm voting to keep these genuinely evil GOP skid marks from tanking my country. As a president, he's nowhere near liberal enough for me - but he's also not crazy, evil, or particularly motivated by greed. He's a solid man who seems to have the best interests of my country at heart.

You know the "GOP is the worst enemy this country has ever faced" meme? Well, yeah. That's not even hyperbole. They're just that farking awful.


Quite right.

I don't think many Farkers have paid much attention to my political judgments over the years -- but, if they have, they'll know I've never been a huge Barack Obama fan.

But, I've always been against the Republicans holding the country hostage for its temerity of electing a Democrat to the presidency.

That, more than anything, is why I voted for Barack Obama this year: to show Republicans that their ransom will not be paid, that I will not negotiate with terrorists.
 
2012-10-30 05:57:42 PM  
*smirk*
 
2012-10-30 06:21:59 PM  

eraser8: I don't think many Farkers have paid much attention to my political judgments over the years -- but, if they have, they'll know I've never been a huge Barack Obama fan.

But, I've always been against the Republicans holding the country hostage for its temerity of electing a Democrat to the presidency.

That, more than anything, is why I voted for Barack Obama this year: to show Republicans that their ransom will not be paid, that I will not negotiate with terrorists.


Completely understandable. I was ambivalent about Obama in 2008. I really liked McCain and if he had not insulted my entire gender by picking Palin as his VP, I would have seriously considered voting for him. That mistake made my choice for me.

I've been watching for the last 4 years. Obama isn't bad. Not as liberal as I'd like and he's definitely no Bill Clinton. But the choice this year is between the scary unhinged derp coming from the frothy right wing bigots and Barack Obama. My choice this year was not difficult. I happily voted for Obama today.
 
2012-10-30 06:44:30 PM  
Many Republicans will actually think the point made in the headline is a good thing.

Via Infinito: I've been watching for the last 4 years. Obama isn't bad. Not as liberal as I'd like and he's definitely no Bill Clinton. But the choice this year is between the scary unhinged derp coming from the frothy right wing bigots and Barack Obama. My choice this year was not difficult. I happily voted for Obama today.


Same here, but yesterday.
 
2012-10-30 06:52:11 PM  
Free market dictates that if there was no profit in saving those towns then we should let them fail.
 
2012-10-30 06:55:53 PM  

Lando Lincoln: It's a given that Republicans are assholes. If the Democrats don't stop the Republicans from being assholes, then that means that the Democrats are weak and shouldn't be elected anymore. So vote Republican.


Democrats are pussies. And pussies don't like dicks, because pussies get farked by dicks. But dicks also fark assholes. And if they didn't, your assholes would shiat all over everything.
 
2012-10-30 06:57:29 PM  

Weaver95: Elzar: More liberal deflection away from the failed policies of B. Hussein - what about Guantanimo? Did Obama close it? Nope - in fact they probably didn't even prepare for Sandy.

Proof of Obama's failure on emergency management was seen in his administration's handling of all the OWS events which occurred in life-threatening winter conditions - and yet his thugs in blue could be seen beating down innocent Americans who have been steam-rolled by the liberal agenda. Not even a single warm blanket, cup of soup or tent offered by FEMA during the trying times of OWS.

Obama also failed spectacularly to pass armed psycho reform legislation which would have prevented the multiple mass shootings we have seen in the last four years.

He also failed to pass legislation preventing the Waconda oil spill - now there is an emergency failure of epic proportion. But no, instead lets talk about a little 3-day Nor'easter and how the Katrina response was one of Obama's signature accomplishments.

/ No think like liberal groupthink

I honestly can't tell if this is serious or not....


Then s/he's succeeded!

/he's relatively new, but already reaching Pocket Ninja-levels of hilarity
//at least from what I've seen
 
2012-10-30 06:57:53 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-30 06:58:15 PM  

Weaver95: Elzar: More liberal deflection away from the failed policies of B. Hussein - what about Guantanimo? Did Obama close it? Nope - in fact they probably didn't even prepare for Sandy.

Proof of Obama's failure on emergency management was seen in his administration's handling of all the OWS events which occurred in life-threatening winter conditions - and yet his thugs in blue could be seen beating down innocent Americans who have been steam-rolled by the liberal agenda. Not even a single warm blanket, cup of soup or tent offered by FEMA during the trying times of OWS.

Obama also failed spectacularly to pass armed psycho reform legislation which would have prevented the multiple mass shootings we have seen in the last four years.

He also failed to pass legislation preventing the Waconda oil spill - now there is an emergency failure of epic proportion. But no, instead lets talk about a little 3-day Nor'easter and how the Katrina response was one of Obama's signature accomplishments.

/ No think like liberal groupthink

I honestly can't tell if this is serious or not....


Of course it's serious. A stroke is always serious.
 
2012-10-30 06:59:41 PM  

Diogenes: Elzar: He also failed to pass legislation preventing the Waconda oil spill

Isn't that where the Black Panther is from?


60% of the time Black Panther works everytime...
 
2012-10-30 07:00:12 PM  

BMulligan: Weaver95: Elzar: More liberal deflection away from the failed policies of B. Hussein - what about Guantanimo? Did Obama close it? Nope - in fact they probably didn't even prepare for Sandy.

Proof of Obama's failure on emergency management was seen in his administration's handling of all the OWS events which occurred in life-threatening winter conditions - and yet his thugs in blue could be seen beating down innocent Americans who have been steam-rolled by the liberal agenda. Not even a single warm blanket, cup of soup or tent offered by FEMA during the trying times of OWS.

Obama also failed spectacularly to pass armed psycho reform legislation which would have prevented the multiple mass shootings we have seen in the last four years.

He also failed to pass legislation preventing the Waconda oil spill - now there is an emergency failure of epic proportion. But no, instead lets talk about a little 3-day Nor'easter and how the Katrina response was one of Obama's signature accomplishments.

/ No think like liberal groupthink

I honestly can't tell if this is serious or not....

Of course it's serious. A strokeheart attack is always serious.


FTFY
 
2012-10-30 07:00:26 PM  
As a United States Senator, Barrack Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling. But as President, he needed it raised. So, hypocrite, or pandering politician?

You be the judge.
 
2012-10-30 07:02:25 PM  
Hey now - play fair! Romney's record as Governor of Massachusetts, like his record at Bain Capital, is off limits.
 
2012-10-30 07:02:52 PM  

Empty Matchbook: Weaver95: Elzar: More liberal deflection away from the failed policies of B. Hussein - what about Guantanimo? Did Obama close it? Nope - in fact they probably didn't even prepare for Sandy.

Proof of Obama's failure on emergency management was seen in his administration's handling of all the OWS events which occurred in life-threatening winter conditions - and yet his thugs in blue could be seen beating down innocent Americans who have been steam-rolled by the liberal agenda. Not even a single warm blanket, cup of soup or tent offered by FEMA during the trying times of OWS.

Obama also failed spectacularly to pass armed psycho reform legislation which would have prevented the multiple mass shootings we have seen in the last four years.

He also failed to pass legislation preventing the Waconda oil spill - now there is an emergency failure of epic proportion. But no, instead lets talk about a little 3-day Nor'easter and how the Katrina response was one of Obama's signature accomplishments.

/ No think like liberal groupthink

I honestly can't tell if this is serious or not....

Then s/he's succeeded!

/he's relatively new, but already reaching Pocket Ninja-levels of hilarity
//at least from what I've seen


Then let's not jinx 'im.
 
2012-10-30 07:03:05 PM  

Hunter_Worthington: DERP!


Nice try at a dodge though
 
2012-10-30 07:04:01 PM  
Did someone say Greenfield, Massachusetts?

i.usatoday.net

I wonder what Penn thinks about this... Romney didn't help his hometown, so government didn't intrude into the lives of the people. Isn't that what Penn's libertarian friends would call a win?
 
2012-10-30 07:05:20 PM  

mrshowrules: Nadie_AZ: This warmed the cockles of the talkers' hearts at Fox News, of course, where no one doubted that Romney was not, repeat NOT campaigning. He was just helping box up some canned goods to help in the relief effort, and, heavens, if some photographers or some voters happened to be nearby, that was swell too.

Doesn't sound beyond the scope of logic. BUT

But had anyone at the Romney campaign bothered to ask the Red Cross, they would have been informed that collecting canned is exactly what they don't need.

From their site:

The American Red Cross does not accept or solicit small quantities of individual donations of items for emergency relief purposes. Items such as collections of food, used clothing, and shoes often must be cleaned, sorted, and repackaged which impedes the valuable resources of money, time, and personnel that are needed for other aspects of our relief operation.

Link

There are dipshiats where I work which are collecting grocery store bags which they weave into this shiatty mats which they apparently are donating to Haiti because there is apparently a shortage of shiatty mats there and they lack the labour force to weave plastic bags into mats.

I'm not joking. They have collection bins on every floor and several employees are doing the weaving and I assume someone is paying the post to get them to Haiti. Well paid employees also.

I shake my head. If employees instead donated their time spent doing this in salary dollars they could probably pay to build a decent sized health clinic or school house in Haiti. What do we give them instead, shiatty plastic mats.

From their perspective it is like a billionaire knitting you a sweater. Nice sweater and the thought was nice but if you could instead had given us a fraction of the money you made in the time it took you to make that sweater we could could reduced infant mortality by 10% or have functional water treatment plan


Goddess this is depressing.
 
2012-10-30 07:05:36 PM  
IF he gets elected, storms like this will bend him over.
 
2012-10-30 07:05:38 PM  
Should you be able to build a house or a town anywhere and the governor should be obligated to protect it from flooding? Massachusetts has lots of areas that aren't wise places to put a town or a house. Same can be said for every state.
 
2012-10-30 07:06:25 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Yeah, but those Salt Lake City Olympics...he did a good job, there.


You mean a good job of getting money from the federal gov.

Link
 
2012-10-30 07:07:07 PM  

wildcardjack: Did someone say Greenfield, Massachusetts?

[i.usatoday.net image 490x360]

I wonder what Penn thinks about this... Romney didn't help his hometown, so government didn't intrude into the lives of the people. Isn't that what Penn's libertarian friends would call a win?


Probably. I am sure there were enough churches and community centers to deal with the destroyed infrastructure.
 
2012-10-30 07:07:40 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Should you be able to build a house or a town anywhere and the governor should be obligated to protect it from flooding? Massachusetts has lots of areas that aren't wise places to put a town or a house. Same can be said for every state.


Yes, and those tend to be the places where food grows and where ports can be located. Have you had yourself checked for late-stage syphilis lately?
 
2012-10-30 07:08:48 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Should you be able to build a house or a town anywhere and the governor should be obligated to protect it from flooding? Massachusetts has lots of areas that aren't wise places to put a town or a house. Same can be said for every state.


I am sure all the GOP voters affected by the flooding and benefitted from government assistance agree with you.

//sadly, they really do.
///tards
 
2012-10-30 07:08:50 PM  
I think Obama needs to capitalize off Rmoney wanting to get rid of FEMA more than he already does.
 
2012-10-30 07:10:11 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I think Obama needs to capitalize off Rmoney wanting to get rid of FEMA more than he already does.


Yeah, but when is it no longer TOO soon? 8 am Nov. 6th? Maybe he'll sway 3 undecideds.
 
2012-10-30 07:12:43 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Should you be able to build a house or a town anywhere and the governor should be obligated to protect it from flooding? Massachusetts has lots of areas that aren't wise places to put a town or a house. Same can be said for every state.


Yup because bodies of water have never ever been important to humans whatsoever.
 
2012-10-30 07:13:05 PM  

dickfreckle: Weaver95: dickfreckle:
You know the "GOP is the worst enemy this country has ever faced" meme? Well, yeah. That's not even hyperbole. They're just that farking awful.

I just don't want to live under a theocratic government. Obama isn't a theocrat and the GOP is...so the choice is pretty simple.

I used to get annoyed by all the "American Taliban" remarks. But the past few years in particular have made me realize that's what the GOP strives to be. And they're wrapping it in flags and calling it "Liberty."

Granted, not all Republicans think this way. But there's enough of them to genuinely unnerve me. And you gotta wonder about how many Jesus-freaks would ride on Romney's coattails should he win.


As some Farker said before (can't remember who) the GOP seems to consist mainly of Randroids and Rapture Bunnies.
 
2012-10-30 07:14:40 PM  

dickfreckle: Weaver95: dickfreckle:
You know the "GOP is the worst enemy this country has ever faced" meme? Well, yeah. That's not even hyperbole. They're just that farking awful.

I just don't want to live under a theocratic government. Obama isn't a theocrat and the GOP is...so the choice is pretty simple.

I used to get annoyed by all the "American Taliban" remarks. But the past few years in particular have made me realize that's what the GOP strives to be. And they're wrapping it in flags and calling it "Liberty."

Granted, not all Republicans think this way. But there's enough of them to genuinely unnerve me. And you gotta wonder about how many Jesus-freaks would ride on Romney's coattails should he win.


Perhaps one day actual conservatives can reclaim their party. I hope so, for all our sakes.
 
2012-10-30 07:16:35 PM  
Honest, non trolling question. I'm not on here a lot so I really don't know...

Why are most farkers liberals?
 
2012-10-30 07:17:45 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I think Obama needs to capitalize off Rmoney wanting to get rid of FEMA more than he already does.


i say let his surrogate handle it. its beneath the president himself. beneath bill clinton though? dunno about that
 
2012-10-30 07:18:00 PM  

ck819: Why are most farkers liberals?


Because you have to read to understand most of the non-pornography content on the internet.
 
2012-10-30 07:18:12 PM  
www.apfn.org

"My instructions to the federal agencies has been, 'Do not figure out why we can't do something. I want you to figure out how we do something. I want you to cut through red tape. I want you to cut through bureaucracy. There's no excuse for inaction at this point. I want every agency to lean forward and to make sure that we are getting the resources where they're needed as quickly as possible. I want to repeat, my message to the federal government: no bureaucracy; no red tape. Get resources where they're needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration."
 
2012-10-30 07:19:13 PM  
Mitt's going to be in a tough spot later this week... he'll be forced either to congratulate Obama for doing a good job, or to criticize him and risk looking unpresidential for playing politics during a national disaster.

I wonder how his campaign will handle this down the stretch...
 
2012-10-30 07:20:51 PM  

ck819: Honest, non trolling question. I'm not on here a lot so I really don't know...

Why are most farkers liberals?


You should have been here 8 years ago.
 
2012-10-30 07:23:15 PM  

Elzar: More liberal deflection away from the failed policies of B. Hussein - what about Guantanimo? Did Obama close it? Nope - in fact they probably didn't even prepare for Sandy.

Proof of Obama's failure on emergency management was seen in his administration's handling of all the OWS events which occurred in life-threatening winter conditions - and yet his thugs in blue could be seen beating down innocent Americans who have been steam-rolled by the liberal agenda. Not even a single warm blanket, cup of soup or tent offered by FEMA during the trying times of OWS.

Obama also failed spectacularly to pass armed psycho reform legislation which would have prevented the multiple mass shootings we have seen in the last four years.

He also failed to pass legislation preventing the Waconda oil spill - now there is an emergency failure of epic proportion. But no, instead lets talk about a little 3-day Nor'easter and how the Katrina response was one of Obama's signature accomplishments.

/ No think like liberal groupthink


Dude - the problem is still the same - by any reasonable measure, Romney looks ten times worse. "Obama Sucks" won't cut it, even to the extent that you can prove your case - you have to offer somebody better, or at least as good - and that ain't Romney.
I'm not going to fire my mechanic for working too slow and then hand the keys to the guys who wrecked the car in the first place.
 
2012-10-30 07:23:58 PM  
extras.mnginteractive.com
 
2012-10-30 07:24:17 PM  

ck819: Honest, non trolling question. I'm not on here a lot so I really don't know...

Why are most farkers liberals?


I can only assume it's because to defend the GOP these days you have to spew nonsense since that is what the GOP is peddling. So those who do are overwhelmed by liberal Farkers who see through the bullshiat that Fox News et al is feeding them and eventually give up or turn to trolling. Those Farkers who are conservative but not party loyalists to their death are few and seem to have little cause for defending the absolute fascist Bronze Age feces being touted by their more die hard colleagues.
 
2012-10-30 07:24:46 PM  

DeltaPunch: Mitt's going to be in a tough spot later this week... he'll be forced either to congratulate Obama for doing a good job, or to criticize him and risk looking unpresidential for playing politics during a national disaster.

I wonder how his campaign will handle this down the stretch...




You are misunderestimating the man. He can do both, certainly in the same paragraph and probably in the same sentence.
 
2012-10-30 07:24:52 PM  

sprawl15: ck819: Why are most farkers liberals?

Because you have to read to understand most of the non-pornography content on the internet.


Yeah, so why are most Farkers liberals?
 
2012-10-30 07:25:06 PM  
"They'll be fine. We tithe!"

downloads.thedaily.com
 
2012-10-30 07:25:14 PM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
Appropriate.
 
2012-10-30 07:26:25 PM  

ck819: Honest, non trolling question. I'm not on here a lot so I really don't know...

Why are most farkers liberals?


Premise of question rejected. I don't think most Farkers are liberals. The fact that Reagan Republicans are now referred to as "liberals" by the extreme right doesn't make them that.
 
2012-10-30 07:26:27 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Should you be able to build a house or a town anywhere and the governor should be obligated to protect it from flooding? Massachusetts has lots of areas that aren't wise places to put a town or a house. Same can be said for every state.


so blame the victim? that's your solution?
 
2012-10-30 07:26:30 PM  
Why are liberal and conservative tags that are thrown around like coupons at a consumer convention?
 
Have a conver-fexing-sation for once in your life.
 
2012-10-30 07:27:15 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: BMulligan: Weaver95: Elzar: More liberal deflection away from the failed policies of B. Hussein - what about Guantanimo? Did Obama close it? Nope - in fact they probably didn't even prepare for Sandy.

Proof of Obama's failure on emergency management was seen in his administration's handling of all the OWS events which occurred in life-threatening winter conditions - and yet his thugs in blue could be seen beating down innocent Americans who have been steam-rolled by the liberal agenda. Not even a single warm blanket, cup of soup or tent offered by FEMA during the trying times of OWS.

Obama also failed spectacularly to pass armed psycho reform legislation which would have prevented the multiple mass shootings we have seen in the last four years.

He also failed to pass legislation preventing the Waconda oil spill - now there is an emergency failure of epic proportion. But no, instead lets talk about a little 3-day Nor'easter and how the Katrina response was one of Obama's signature accomplishments.

/ No think like liberal groupthink

I honestly can't tell if this is serious or not....

Of course it's serious. A strokeheart attack potato is always serious.

FTFY


Cheers.

/It actually is more of a french fry, I think, average at best
 
2012-10-30 07:27:46 PM  

ivan: Yeah, so why are most Farkers liberals?


Well, if the right could make an argument other than "OBAMA BAD", I guess it would even out.
 
2012-10-30 07:28:30 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Should you be able to build a house or a town anywhere and the governor should be obligated to protect it from flooding? Massachusetts has lots of areas that aren't wise places to put a town or a house. Same can be said for every state.


should the taxpayer pay for Christie's cardiologist?
 
2012-10-30 07:29:29 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Should you be able to build a house or a town anywhere and the governor should be obligated to protect it from flooding? Massachusetts has lots of areas that aren't wise places to put a town or a house. Same can be said for every state.


Should you be allowed to accumulate property you lack the means to protect, and then expect the state to arrest and jail anyone who takes it from you at MY expense? Take care of your own property, you socialist leech. You should have planned better.
 
2012-10-30 07:29:34 PM  

ck819: Honest, non trolling question. I'm not on here a lot so I really don't know...

Why are most farkers liberals?


Most farkers aren't. at best they're moderates (and more than a little insane). you assume an inherent bias with your question though. I don't think you realized it, so I'll let it slide.

that said, the GOP types define anyone who isn't a Jesus loving authoritarian as a dirty librul hippy. if you aren't with them, you're against 'em. Democrats and 'liberals' tho, they tend to see things in various shades of grey.
 
2012-10-30 07:30:59 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: ck819: Honest, non trolling question. I'm not on here a lot so I really don't know...

Why are most farkers liberals?

Because most conservatives can't tolerate so much stupidity. I've donated my time to help out the retarded and other special needs types in the past so I've developed a strong tolerance and sort of an amusement to the liberal psychopathy. This is true, not being sarcastic. I can understand most conservatives' repulsion to it, though. You will lose a few IQ points debating these folks, but I had plenty to spare.


case in point - if you aren't with him, you're against him. no grey areas, no compromise - completely black and white thinking.
 
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