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(National Review)   NRO: "Does anyone else find it deliciously ironic that Hurricane Sandy has forced the suspension of the Obama campaign?" People capable of human emotion: "Considering the death toll is at 38 and climbing, no, not really"   (nationalreview.com) divider line 354
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2012-10-30 07:09:34 PM  

randomjsa: Well i suppose after Benghazi he couldn't be seen jetting off to a campaign event during an emergency... Again. Plus there are those nice local and state services that are taking care of a lot of the problem for you so you can take all the credit if things work out and blame them if they don't.


I can't decide which is worse... that you don't really believe what you post, or that you do.
 
2012-10-30 07:10:33 PM  

Weaver95: this was one of Limbaugh's main talking points today - he was actually gleeful and happy that Obama had to call off his campaign schedule in order to do his job as President. Rush was happy over the death and destruction, seeing it as a good thing for the GOP in general, and Romney in particular.

ladies and gentlemen, I give you the face of the modern Republican party.


actually i think this looks better for Obama, he gets to look presidential and being proactive and doing his job.

Romney should shut up otherwise he looks like he's pandering and grabbing attention from the disaster. (he probably also would look hopeless and clueless with a shovel)

He really doesn't have a stake in it at all (other than his mansions), if he were some elected official he would at least have a reason to be there. And him just being there draws away resources that the area needs...
 
2012-10-30 07:10:35 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: sense of prospective


-_o
 
2012-10-30 07:11:37 PM  

zerkalo: What kind of pant-load actually sits down in front of a computer to compose this?

[img.youtube.com image 480x360]

Oh. Carry on


That hateful little shiat can't even count to potato.
 
2012-10-30 07:13:11 PM  
Recall that John McCain disastrously suspended his "campaign" four years ago to sit around and look worried about the unfolding financial crisis, and while that alone did not cost him election, it did allow candidate Obama to both eat McCain's lunch out on the hustings and appear as "no-drama Obama" to an electorate that knew virtually nothing about the nice young man, in contrast the panicky old codger whose ability to influence the course of events was precisely zero.

That is one long sentence.
 
2012-10-30 07:13:26 PM  

pute kisses like a man: StubhyGraham: Nabb1: This is just insane. We should not be bickering about politics at a time like this. The real discussion we should be having is whether or not we should rebuild Manhattan. I mean, those people chose to live in a place where this could happen. Look at it - all that flooding from just a category 1.

Now this is how trolling should be done.

i don't think it's trolling... it's more of a what's good for the goose is good for the gander logical argument

so, i don't think it's trolling. i think it's satire. satire is significantly above trolling. trolling is failed satire (and that's if it's good trolling).


I call that snark. Doesn't snark have to have a cutting edge to it? Does dark count? Snark can be satire, or a backwards compliment, in my mind.
And it always must be intellectually superior to what it mocks.


I see what you mean about satire, though. Perhaps that is a better way to define what I see.

Farkism 10:30: Trolling is failed satire.
 
2012-10-30 07:13:29 PM  

pciszek: palladiate: Nabb1: This is just insane. We should not be bickering about politics at a time like this. The real discussion we should be having is whether or not we should rebuild Manhattan. I mean, those people chose to live in a place where this could happen. Look at it - all that flooding from just a category 1.

I have to say I'm very pleasantly and genuinely surprised we haven't yet seen an article from some derpmonger saying exactly this.

As a preface, nothing I am about to say should be construed as to imply that the mayors and governors of the places in the path of Sandy, or the president of the United States, have not done their duty to their people. It appears that every logical preparation was made, and we should be glad that this is winding down with as few casualties as there have been.

Before Sandy hit, someone who lived in a more hurricane-prone portion of the country expressed the opinion that this storm was being disproportionally hyped because it was New York that was at risk. At the time I thought that was unfair, that the northeast had such a higher density of people and property that even a milder hurricane could do more harm there. But considering that this hurricane has killed dozens of people, while gulf coast states get hurricanes that kill hundreds and sometimes thousands...yes, I now think that this hurricane is getting more attention than some deadlier ones, and the fact that it hit the hubs of several media organizations and financial empires may have something to do with that.

NYC should be grateful that a hurricane that killed 38 people can be called "NY's worst storm ever." Other cities have seen much worse.


I no longer feel badly for thinking this all day.
 
2012-10-30 07:14:02 PM  
Conservative = sociopath.
 
2012-10-30 07:16:12 PM  

bugontherug: Conservative = sociopath necrophiliac.


FTFY
 
2012-10-30 07:16:22 PM  
Millions of people have died during Obama's presidency. People die. Probably more people would have died in that region if the storm hadn't hit, so it was a net life saver.
 
2012-10-30 07:17:16 PM  
What a scumbag. Making political hay out of 40 dead people's corpses before they're even cold.
 
2012-10-30 07:17:31 PM  

Virulency: Weaver95: this was one of Limbaugh's main talking points today - he was actually gleeful and happy that Obama had to call off his campaign schedule in order to do his job as President. Rush was happy over the death and destruction, seeing it as a good thing for the GOP in general, and Romney in particular.

ladies and gentlemen, I give you the face of the modern Republican party.

actually i think this looks better for Obama, he gets to look presidential and being proactive and doing his job.

Romney should shut up otherwise he looks like he's pandering and grabbing attention from the disaster. (he probably also would look hopeless and clueless with a shovel)

He really doesn't have a stake in it at all (other than his mansions), if he were some elected official he would at least have a reason to be there. And him just being there draws away resources that the area needs...


yes but that's the point - the Republicans don't WANT Obama to be seen doing his job. hell, they REALLY don't want Obama to be seen as effective either. it is the GOP position that Obama should fail in all things. Even if that means US citizens will be hurt in the process. Limbaugh was in effect saying that those people who were harmed by the storm (either by loss of life or property) were 'acceptable losses' just so long as Obama pays a political price for it.

that's what's so disgusting about the modern incarnation of the GOP. nothing matters to them except winning. if US citizens have to die well then so be it. acceptable losses and all that.
 
2012-10-30 07:18:42 PM  

bugontherug: Conservative = sociopath.


Oh, I don't think that's completely fair...

Noam Chimpsky: Millions of people have died during Obama's presidency. People die. Probably more people would have died in that region if the storm hadn't hit, so it was a net life saver.


...never mind.
 
2012-10-30 07:24:36 PM  
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-30 07:25:33 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: bugontherug: Conservative = sociopath necrophiliac.

FTFY


If I had it, or had the motivation to find it, I would post that quizzical dog image here.
 
2012-10-30 07:27:10 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: naughtyrev: If I remember correctly, there was a crisis 4 years ago in New York that led to the suspension of campaigning, and it led to a resounding Obama victory.

Neither were President at the time.


Yeah, but Bush wasn't running for a second term.
 
2012-10-30 07:27:15 PM  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Competent leadership after a natural disaster?

This is bad news... for Obama.


Yeah... he's going to be stuck in this godforsaken gig for another 4 years.
 
2012-10-30 07:29:03 PM  

bugontherug: If I had it, or had the motivation to find it, I would post that quizzical dog image here.


The chickens. They died months ago.
 
2012-10-30 07:29:26 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Imagine the right wing outrage if he didn't suspend his campaign.


Oh honey, they'd be outraged any which way he turned. Surely we must realize this by now!
 
2012-10-30 07:29:33 PM  
For those who DNRTFA, the 'delicious irony' refers to when John McCain suspended his campaign in 2008 because of the financial crisis. You know, the one that did not directly cause any deaths or property damage.
 
2012-10-30 07:31:50 PM  

The Lone Gunman: For those who DNRTFA, the 'delicious irony' refers to when John McCain suspended his campaign in 2008 because of the financial crisis. You know, the one that did not directly cause any deaths or property damage.


What about all those people who jumped on Wall Street? Weren't there more than a few banged up Beemer hoods?
 
2012-10-30 07:33:37 PM  
The last time Obama partied in Vegas during a crisis it cost him. This is too little too late.
 
2012-10-30 07:34:29 PM  

Weaver95: that's what's so disgusting about the modern incarnation of the GOP. nothing matters to them except winning. if US citizens have to die well then so be it. acceptable losses and all that.


And why its really refreshing to see Governor Christie come out and actually say good things about the administration's help. I don't think I'll ever agree with the man politically, but I'm really eager to see if he stays (relatively) honest when he goes for the big chair in 2016.
 
2012-10-30 07:35:02 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: bugontherug: If I had it, or had the motivation to find it, I would post that quizzical dog image here.

The chickens. They died months ago.


I do confess to a slight suspicion this one is deliberately (and likely meaninglessly) cryptic for the specific purpose of causing me to cock my head, and look at my monitor with a quizzical expression. Much like this dog:


i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-30 07:35:03 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: bugontherug: If I had it, or had the motivation to find it, I would post that quizzical dog image here.

The chickens. They died months ago.


I've gone with "guanopsychotic necropoultrophilia" to define the weapons-grade idiocy running the GOP right now.
 
2012-10-30 07:36:17 PM  

manfriend: The last time Obama partied in Vegas during a crisis it cost him. This is too little too late.


Wat?
 
2012-10-30 07:36:18 PM  

naughtyrev: If I remember correctly, there was a crisis 4 years ago in New York that led to the suspension of campaigning, and it led to a resounding Obama victory.


Actually, it didn't. The GOP screwed the pooch so hard that they couldn't take it for a walk without having a soothing cream handy, that a Democrat was going to win the White House no matter what.

The Dems crushed the GOP in 2006 and the GOP responded by refusing to admit that they made any mistakes. Voters resented it and they got even crushiered in 2008. We're lucky John Edwards didn't win the nomination because, like I said, it was just a Democrat's year.
 
2012-10-30 07:37:15 PM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Weaver95: that's what's so disgusting about the modern incarnation of the GOP. nothing matters to them except winning. if US citizens have to die well then so be it. acceptable losses and all that.

And why its really refreshing to see Governor Christie come out and actually say good things about the administration's help. I don't think I'll ever agree with the man politically, but I'm really eager to see if he stays (relatively) honest when he goes for the big chair in 2016.


he'll be lucky if his fellow Republicans don't eat him alive for saying that sort of thing in public.
 
2012-10-30 07:42:16 PM  

Weaver95: Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Weaver95: that's what's so disgusting about the modern incarnation of the GOP. nothing matters to them except winning. if US citizens have to die well then so be it. acceptable losses and all that.

And why its really refreshing to see Governor Christie come out and actually say good things about the administration's help. I don't think I'll ever agree with the man politically, but I'm really eager to see if he stays (relatively) honest when he goes for the big chair in 2016.

he'll be lucky if his fellow Republicans don't eat him alive for saying that sort of thing in public.


If they do, they'll be feasting for weeks! Wokka Wokka! =D

...

Tough crowd....
 
2012-10-30 07:44:35 PM  

palladiate: Is this the thread where we chastise libby libs for their hypocritical glee at Isaac hammering the RNC? Or is that a few down?


Isaac didn't hammer the RNC. There was a mild sprinkle in Tampa that day.
 
2012-10-30 07:46:15 PM  
The irony of the irony, ironically, is that nobody will notice.
 
2012-10-30 07:47:29 PM  

Birdshead: The irony of the irony, ironically, is that nobody will notice.


Mainly because there is nothing ironic, delicious or otherwise, to be seen.
 
2012-10-30 07:53:01 PM  

manfriend: The last time Obama partied in Vegas during a crisis it cost him. This is too little too late.


Benghazi *DRINK*
 
2012-10-30 07:54:13 PM  

zerkalo: manfriend: The last time Obama partied in Vegas during a crisis it cost him. This is too little too late.

Benghazi *DRINK*


Get out of the Politics tab, or you'll be dead by morning.
 
2012-10-30 07:56:39 PM  
Wow, I know Republicans are for the most part scum of the earth but even I didn't think they'd be celebrating a natural disaster like this.
 
2012-10-30 08:01:30 PM  
Email I sent to NRO:

Subject: Nailed it!

Dead Americans make the best platform to stand on to make a political point. You guys represent the best of us.

Somewhere William Buckley is cheering for a higher body count.

USA! USA! USA!

/yeah I know they won't get it
//I feel better, that's what counts
 
2012-10-30 08:11:03 PM  

GAT_00: It's getting hard for me to express the level of hatred I have for the GOP anymore. I just don't have words for it.


They're not just poking us in the eye; they're trying to destroy us.

We will probably need to deny them of control for a decade or two, at least before they start being deterred from all their shiat-farkery and reform into a party or parties that function, as opposed to the mess of various evils (for example the way that people vote against their economic well being for intolerant social policies, or the republican noise machine, the nazi methods of repeating lies and attacking strengths, painting enemies with their own flaws, systematic manipulation of elections, just to name a few) that the republican party is today, to say nothing of that ad-hoc hateball called the tea party.

Imagine an America who's conservatives are reasonable, tolerant, and able to compromise. Now think about how long it will take to get there.

We can make a difference. We have made a difference. We will continue to make a difference.
 
2012-10-30 08:11:29 PM  

quizzical: pciszek: yes, I now think that this hurricane is getting more attention than some deadlier ones, and the fact that it hit the hubs of several media organizations and financial empires may have something to do with that.

NYC should be grateful that a hurricane that killed 38 people can be called "NY's worst storm ever." Other cities have seen much worse.

Wallstreet is shut down, New York, one of the largest economies in the world is at a stand still, international travel is affected, and the people of the city can't get around because the farking subway system flooded. There have been fewer lives lost but the amount of property damage is going to be epic.


people are less important than property?
like the rich are more important than the poor,
and corporations are more people than people....
 
2012-10-30 08:14:02 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: people are less important than property?
like the rich are more important than the poor,
and corporations are more people than people....


Yes dear.
 
2012-10-30 08:16:18 PM  

Weaver95: Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Weaver95: that's what's so disgusting about the modern incarnation of the GOP. nothing matters to them except winning. if US citizens have to die well then so be it. acceptable losses and all that.

And why its really refreshing to see Governor Christie come out and actually say good things about the administration's help. I don't think I'll ever agree with the man politically, but I'm really eager to see if he stays (relatively) honest when he goes for the big chair in 2016.

he'll be lucky if his fellow Republicans don't eat him alive for saying that sort of thing in public.


He might have been trying to stay in the graces of NJ's voters.
 
2012-10-30 08:16:37 PM  
STOP LOOKING PRESIDENTIAL!

//shakes tiny fist
 
2012-10-30 08:16:59 PM  

BMulligan: deadcrickets: Pffft... real office workers need Wordstar!

Maybe that's it. MSWord is for office workers; WPWin is for writers.


vi

Cheers

//Now get off my lawn
 
2012-10-30 08:18:17 PM  

Bloody William: Now, thanks to Sandy, Obama's a prisoner in his own White House, reduced to the role of First Suit as he poses for photo-ops and feigns concern about the plight of Snooki and others along the Jersey Shore

Half of Manhattan and all of Staten Island and spots throughout the other boroughs are without power, the storm has farked up plenty from Delaware to Maine, and dozens of people have died. It's going to take days for the most populated areas to clean up, weeks at best for rural areas. Eat all the dicks, you shiathead.


That's nice. Limbonehead not only gloats over Obama having to work, he takes time out to make fun of Jerseyites, as if because Snooki lives there, their problems aren't really real.

Why not just drive over and piss on the East Coast, Rushbo?
 
2012-10-30 08:19:03 PM  

Tad_Waxpole: palladiate: Is this the thread where we chastise libby libs for their hypocritical glee at Isaac hammering the RNC? Or is that a few down?

Isaac didn't hammer the RNC. There was a mild sprinkle in Tampa that day.


Ain't no misplaced sense of moral superiority like libtard misplaced sense of moral superiority.
 
2012-10-30 08:21:18 PM  

Brian_of_Nazareth: BMulligan: deadcrickets: Pffft... real office workers need Wordstar!

Maybe that's it. MSWord is for office workers; WPWin is for writers.

vi

Cheers

//Now get off my lawn


CSB:

In law school, I worked as a research assistant to a very eccentric professor who was working on a couple of casebooks. He paid me mostly to reformat his text into LaTEX, which required telneting into his Linux box. All the while, I kept thinking that I could have done everything in WP in half the time. Then he died.
 
2012-10-30 08:22:12 PM  

Diogenes: Weaver95: Nabb1: This is just insane. We should not be bickering about politics at a time like this. The real discussion we should be having is whether or not we should rebuild Manhattan. I mean, those people chose to live in a place where this could happen. Look at it - all that flooding from just a category 1.

I say we build a giant wall around New York City, then we could empty all our prisons into the city and let them all survive (or not!) inside.

I like it. Plus, Kurt Russel's career could use a boost.


The real depressing thing to me about that movie was when I found out that they filmed it in St. Louis.

I mean I knew we have our dumpy parts of town but sheesh.
 
2012-10-30 08:23:01 PM  
Let's not leave out McCain campaigning for Romney today at one of the Romney "relief events" and going off on the President over Libya. Class act to the end you farking cocksucker, running your mouth while they're pulling bodies out of the rubble.
 
2012-10-30 08:23:18 PM  

GWSuperfan: Rabbitgod: Mike Chewbacca: Bloody William: gilgigamesh: xanadian: sigdiamond2000: I'm guessing this either gets removed from NRO pretty quickly or this guy is forced to issue a follow-up non-apology apology.

Quick! Cache that puppy!!

*yoink*

[i260.photobucket.com image 850x477]

Nice screencap, but without something incriminating from your browser, it just seems to be lacking something to me.

Dude, every one in a while I go back to that thread and laugh, and laugh, and laugh. Thank you.

[img805.imageshack.us image 850x477]

I would have gone for a tab open to /r/clopclop but the google search works too


Since I don't know what that is, and you do, I'm going to assume that you are a very sick puppy....
 
2012-10-30 08:24:24 PM  
OK, couple points here:

(1) A death toll of 38 in an area with that concentrated a population means that there have been deadlier light drizzles. I don't think this storm is really pushing us much beyond what we're prepared for, media hyperbole aside. The East coast isn't as consistently prepared for the weather going batshiat as the gulf coast, but neither are they stupid.

(2) The president jetting around literally making sure citizens are being taken care of is only a campaign suspension in the official sense. Not exactly going to be a huge hit to his numbers that he's doing a highly visible and unarguably beneficial part of his job in the lead-up to the election.

//Not saying that he's doing it as a publicity stunt, it is in fact his job and he's got a history of taking that seriously. Just saying that Obama is likely not too worried that a few days of not campaigning are going to kill him in this case.
 
2012-10-30 08:25:04 PM  

BMulligan: Brian_of_Nazareth: BMulligan: deadcrickets: Pffft... real office workers need Wordstar!

Maybe that's it. MSWord is for office workers; WPWin is for writers.

vi

Cheers

//Now get off my lawn

CSB:

In law school, I worked as a research assistant to a very eccentric professor who was working on a couple of casebooks. He paid me mostly to reformat his text into LaTEX, which required telneting into his Linux box. All the while, I kept thinking that I could have done everything in WP in half the time. Then he died.


Two things you need to know about me:

1. LaTEX blows goats,
2. Unix ain't Linux

Otherwise, CSB.

Cheers.
 
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