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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 08:29:35 PM

randomjsa: Hurr durr Benghazi herpy derpy doo


Like a goddamn broken record.
 
2012-10-30 08:30:06 PM

Brian_of_Nazareth: 1. LaTEX blows goats gnus,
2. Unix ain't Linux GNU's not Unix


Not fixed, exactly, but it amuses me.
 
2012-10-30 08:30:37 PM
No gnus is good gnus.
 
2012-10-30 08:33:56 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


I remember the screen cap in question, but for the life of me I can't remember the thread... care to help with a link?
 
2012-10-30 08:34:40 PM

Rapmaster2000: This Obama campaign is like rain a hurricane on your wedding day, don't you think?


FTFY
 
2012-10-30 08:35:54 PM
Just a friendly reminder as we get closer to the election, folks: If you believe someone is trolling, the best way to handle it is ignore.
 
2012-10-30 08:36:24 PM

BMulligan: Brian_of_Nazareth: 1. LaTEX blows goats gnus,
2. Unix ain't Linux GNU's not Unix

Not fixed, exactly, but it amuses me.


Fair enough

Cheers.

//BSD is still way better for servers, if only for the daemon stickers
 
2012-10-30 08:37:46 PM

dahmers love zombie: Noam Chimpsky: I blow goats for pocket change.

You know, every time you open your yap, you reinforce the concept that conservatives are simply evil.


None of what he says even makes sense. How could it possibly be evil?
 
2012-10-30 08:38:16 PM

Moderator: Just a friendly reminder as we get closer to the election, folks: If you believe someone is trolling, the best way to handle it is ignore.


*Plonk*

/kidding.
 
2012-10-30 08:41:47 PM

LarryDan43: Rush's contract is up during the next Presidential term. He needs Obama to win to keep his ratings high. A Romney win would cost him millions.


shiat, more of the shills have arrived
 
2012-10-30 08:43:51 PM

Moderator: Just a friendly reminder as we get closer to the election, folks: If you believe someone is trolling, the best way to handle it is ignore.


Or as I do, take names for future laughing at once the election is over and Obama wins his second term.
 
2012-10-30 08:45:24 PM

Jim_Callahan: 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.


1. True, but the death toll isn't really what caught people off guard. What was surprising was the power outages and the storm surge into the subways.

2. Disasters have the potential to be either incredibly good or incredibly bad for Presidents, depending on how they respond. A weak response can irreparably harm a President's image, if you know who, I mean what I mean.
 
2012-10-30 08:54:31 PM

Lando Lincoln: randomjsa: Hurr durr Benghazi herpy derpy doo

Like a goddamn broken record.


benghazi is the GOP's 'issue of choice'. I have no idea why they think this is going to win Romney the election but...meh. let 'em rant.
 
2012-10-30 08:59:10 PM
He got to Florida and turned around. A wise choice.
Better late than never.
 
2012-10-30 09:03:57 PM

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.


mgnews.ru

Unlike NRO, Obama is totally hot.
 
2012-10-30 09:08:49 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?

Yes, it is. You'll look like a farking idiot for doing so but be my guest.
 
2012-10-30 09:09:12 PM

beta_plus: 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.

LOL!

[meowcheese.com image 500x332]


It would be so delicious if the companies that insure Wall Street told them to go FARK themselves.
 
2012-10-30 09:13:10 PM

TV's Vinnie:

Or as I do, take names for future laughing at once the election is over and Obama wins his second term.


Ya, that didn't work out well for me. I took screen captures of the people saying that Obamacare was going to be ruled unconstitutional. When it was upheld I would post them back in related threads but my posts got thrown out by the mods.

This post could very well be thrown out just for mentioning that but I will stay on topic by saying that Fartbama is actually doing a pretty good job with the hurricane response.
 
2012-10-30 09:17:11 PM

beta_plus: Obama looks tired.

[www.rawstory.com image 615x345]

Don't you think Obama looks tired?


Well, yes, Mr. Troll. He's the President of the United States... you know, actually managing a national disaster of epic proportions. Not clearing brush.

Are you even trying anymore? LOL.
 
2012-10-30 09:19:01 PM
valar_morghulis:

Who are you talking to?
 
2012-10-30 09:20:01 PM

mrshowrules: TV's Vinnie:

Or as I do, take names for future laughing at once the election is over and Obama wins his second term.

Ya, that didn't work out well for me. I took screen captures of the people saying that Obamacare was going to be ruled unconstitutional. When it was upheld I would post them back in related threads but my posts got thrown out by the mods.

This post could very well be thrown out just for mentioning that but I will stay on topic by saying that Fartbama is actually doing a pretty good job with the hurricane response.


Surprised they got thrown out. Confronting people with their own words seems like fair play to me.

What's the purported logic behind not allowing us to hoist folks?
 
2012-10-30 09:28:32 PM
It's like Hurricane-ee-ain
on your wedding day...
 
2012-10-30 09:29:52 PM

jasimo: mrshowrules: TV's Vinnie:

Or as I do, take names for future laughing at once the election is over and Obama wins his second term.

Ya, that didn't work out well for me. I took screen captures of the people saying that Obamacare was going to be ruled unconstitutional. When it was upheld I would post them back in related threads but my posts got thrown out by the mods.

This post could very well be thrown out just for mentioning that but I will stay on topic by saying that Fartbama is actually doing a pretty good job with the hurricane response.

Surprised they got thrown out. Confronting people with their own words seems like fair play to me.

What's the purported logic behind not allowing us to hoist folks?


I think it has to do with biggest bed-wetters complaining.
 
2012-10-30 09:31:07 PM

whidbey: It's like Hurricane-ee-ain
on your wedding day...


It's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a sand bag machine and some plywood to cover up your windows.

/got nothing.
 
2012-10-30 09:35:47 PM

mrshowrules: whidbey: It's like Hurricane-ee-ain
on your wedding day...

It's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a sand bag machine and some plywood to cover up your windows.

/got nothing.


It's like goin' crazy when you're already nuts!

/Jimmy the cab driver
//Get off my lawn
 
2012-10-30 09:40:13 PM
Comment and response from two of the readers:

redfate • 7 hours ago
Deliciously ironic? The plight of Snooki?
The storm's current death toll is 38.

LordBobo • 2 hours ago
Lets be honest.. its all east coast states.. so they're mostly voting DemocRAT. Nothing to see here.

Don't you just want to see how LordBoBo is at a party?
 
2012-10-30 09:44:22 PM

mrshowrules: whidbey: It's like Hurricane-ee-ain
on your wedding day...

It's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a sand bag machine and some plywood to cover up your windows.

/got nothing.


Do they even make sand-bag machines?
 
2012-10-30 09:46:56 PM

Gyrfalcon: mrshowrules: whidbey: It's like Hurricane-ee-ain
on your wedding day...

It's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a sand bag machine and some plywood to cover up your windows.

/got nothing.

Do they even make sand-bag machines?


Yes. Very popular in Manitoba (Canada's flood capital). You feed it bags/sand and it shoots out sandbags on a conveyor.
 
2012-10-30 09:58:11 PM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-30 10:04:59 PM
Shrugging Atlas: It's like goin' crazy when you're already nuts!

it's like meeting the girl of my dreams and finding out she's five
 
2012-10-30 10:05:05 PM

TV's Vinnie: Moderator: Just a friendly reminder as we get closer to the election, folks: If you believe someone is trolling, the best way to handle it is ignore.

Or as I do, take names for future laughing at once the election is over and Obama wins his second term.


Don't bother. Most, if not all, will just disappear, only to reappear in 2015 or so.
 
2012-10-30 10:06:19 PM
Soymilk: Don't you just want to see how LordBoBo is at a party?

pretty sure I work with him
 
2012-10-30 10:12:34 PM

Weaver95: Lando Lincoln: randomjsa: Hurr durr Benghazi herpy derpy doo

Like a goddamn broken record.

benghazi is the GOP's 'issue of choice'. I have no idea why they think this is going to win Romney the election but...meh. let 'em rant.


They think it is Obama's Iranian hostage crisis, and Romney as their Reagan..

However, by bringing up Libya, do they look a little foolish, considering the last big act of violence towards Americans by Libya was Pan Am 103. A state sponsored terrorist attack that killed 200 Americans, and Reagan and Bush I could not successfully extradite the attackers back to the U.S.

In fact, Shrub tried to make an alliance with Gaddafi, who okayed that attack. 

The GOP. All hat, no cattle.
 
2012-10-30 10:18:40 PM

Gyrfalcon: Jim_Callahan: 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.

1. True, but the death toll isn't really what caught people off guard. What was surprising was the power outages and the storm surge into the subways.

2. Disasters have the potential to be either incredibly good or incredibly bad for Presidents, depending on how they respond. A weak response can irreparably harm a President's image, if you know who, I mean what I mean.


The immediate death toll might be under 100. But the long-term (as in next few months to a year) could be severe. All that water will contribute to a number of diseases in the same way that the WTC destruction caused respiratory problems for a large number of people, with the total count not determinable for many years to come.
 
2012-10-30 10:29:28 PM

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.


Thanks, that was a good 2 hour distraction from politics. I needed that.
 
2012-10-30 10:30:14 PM

Gyrfalcon: 1. True, but the death toll isn't really what caught people off guard. What was surprising was the power outages and the storm surge into the subways.


Yeah, that's kind of the downside of living in an area where big storm systems happen but are infrequent. Like I said, not quite as prepared as the people on the gulf coast, where not having the supplies to go a few days without power during storm season is viewed as almost criminally irresponsible.

Still, largely we saw this coming and got our ducks in a row fast. So the unrelenting media panic is somewhat undeserved. Even the word "disaster" is maybe being misapplied a bit. It's not like Katrina or even Joplin, the coast is taking a pounding but it's not outright getting rolled in unexpected ways or anything.

Though, all that said, this has sort of highlighted the need to have the northeast actually enforce building standards for once. Which, y'know, they won't do, as an 80 degree summer killed like 50 people a couple years ago up there and no lessons were learned.
 
2012-10-30 10:37:28 PM

deadcrickets: BMulligan: 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'll be honest - I often find you annoying at best. However, given the idiotic "they decided to live in a flood plain!" nonsense that you had to endure during and after Katrina, I'm gonna give you a big ol' THIS!!! on this occasion.

gilgigamesh: You can tell I still use Wordperfect.

OH GOD THE SHAME

WordPerfect is the shiznit. I have no idea how anyone can get any writing done with MSWord, possibly the shiatiest piece of software ever.

Pffft... real office workers need Wordstar!



pffffttt....namby pamby....

/vi
 
2012-10-30 10:43:10 PM

Soymilk: LordBobo • 2 hours ago
Lets be honest.. its all east coast states.. so they're mostly voting DemocRAT. Nothing to see here.


I'll bet anything I own LordBoBo considers himself a Christian.
 
2012-10-30 10:45:31 PM

Im_Gumby: 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

I remember the screen cap in question, but for the life of me I can't remember the thread... care to help with a link?


Check Bloody's profile for linky
 
x23
2012-10-30 10:46:41 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?


can you remind me again how many people at the RNC were killed due to Hurricane Isaac? thanks!

conservative sure do seem to get a hard-on for people dying. disgusting.
 
2012-10-30 10:50:06 PM
 
2012-10-30 10:53:15 PM

El_Perro: Does anyone else find it deliciously ironic that Hurricane Sandy has forced the "suspension" of the Obama campaign while the president play-acts the role of nurturer-in-chief in the aftermath of the storm? 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.

No, I recall that McCain was criticized for making a big deal out of suspending his campaign (while at the same time politicizing it by asking Obama to suspend his campaign and postpone a debate) in order to race back to Washington to deal with a situation that, as a Senator, McCain had little role in fixing. Here, by contrast, Obamahas quietly called off his campaign events to remain in Washington, where he, as Presidet, is responsible for overseeing a multi-state relief effort.


I recall McCain demanding that all campaigning stop while they go to Washington over the crisis, then spending most of that time continuing to campaign.
 
2012-10-30 10:58:53 PM

Empty Matchbook: Remember: Obama "abandoning" his campaign to actually be presidential and deal with a crisis in a way befitting his office is going to make voters LESS LIKELY to vote for him because he's not "actively campaigning."


You might be right. But in the end, it makes me respect President Obama even more.
This is a trivial choice for him. You do your job. Period. If you lose the election, because you did the right thing and did your job, then 1) you didnt deserve the reelection and 2) god help us as a nation.

In the end, I think that Sandy pretty much nails his reelection. People with hearts will be able to look and see that he is the man that they want when the shiat hits the fan. Not some toad who is worried about photo-ops.
 
2012-10-30 10:59:26 PM

Jairzinho: GardenWeasel: 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.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Still epic after all these years.

What? Talking about the shemale thing? I still remember that!


That was funny, but this is specifically a reference to furry and fursuiter bookmarks on the browser window.
 
2012-10-30 11:00:50 PM

Jim_Callahan: 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.


I agree on (2), but I don't see the logic at all in (1) -- "Not many people died, so it couldn't have been that bad." There's a lot of be said about being prepared for emergencies, and NYC has been almost obsessed with disaster readiness since the first WTC bombing ~20 years ago. The city smartly shut down public transportation (which is a way of life in parts of the city) to keep people at home and protect their assets in safe places. The mayor's been great about communication and prioritizing resources in getting the city up and running again.
 
2012-10-30 11:01:05 PM

MrPenny: pffffttt....namby pamby....

/vi


aTHIS.
 
2012-10-30 11:04:27 PM

Jim_Callahan: Gyrfalcon: 1. True, but the death toll isn't really what caught people off guard. What was surprising was the power outages and the storm surge into the subways.


Yeah, that's kind of the downside of living in an area where big storm systems happen but are infrequent. Like I said, not quite as prepared as the people on the gulf coast, where not having the supplies to go a few days without power during storm season is viewed as almost criminally irresponsible.

Still, largely we saw this coming and got our ducks in a row fast. So the unrelenting media panic is somewhat undeserved. Even the word "disaster" is maybe being misapplied a bit. It's not like Katrina or even Joplin, the coast is taking a pounding but it's not outright getting rolled in unexpected ways or anything.

Though, all that said, this has sort of highlighted the need to have the northeast actually enforce building standards for once. Which, y'know, they won't do, as an 80 degree summer killed like 50 people a couple years ago up there and no lessons were learned.


Oh, I dunno...Like I said last night on a different thread, lessons are learned and changes implemented; it's just that the process is continual and always lags behind any evolving situation. So, for instance, lessons learned and changes made from Katrina prevented those problems from cropping up during Sandy--but anything that didn't occur then were not foreseen and hence not planned for, and thus are problems today. They'll be fixed before the next major storm and won't be issues, but there will be something that didn't happen now that will become a problem then...and so on, and so on.

Just like out here in CA: They fixed everything for a lateral-slip fault, then we get hit with a quake from a vertical-thrust fault and it's got different dynamic force; they fix for that and we get a horizontal-thrust fault...and so it goes. Then you have (both here and back where you are) new people moving in who have no clue what to do in whatever kind of emergency is common there--West Coasters who aren't prepared for snow or East Coasters who don't know what to do in earthquakes. Then they die. It's always like that in catastrophes. But things are usually better than last time.
 
2012-10-30 11:26:49 PM

valar_morghulis: beta_plus: Obama looks tired.
[www.rawstory.com image 615x345]
Don't you think Obama looks tired?
Well, yes, Mr. Troll. He's the President of the United States... you know, actually managing a national disaster of epic proportions. Not clearing brush.
Are you even trying anymore? LOL.


Obama's not wearing make-up like Romney is. His emotions actually show in his face.
 
2012-10-30 11:31:31 PM

Aaron Haynes: Thanks for being a jerk and generalizing, though

A Dark Evil Omen: the rightists

neenerist: straw boy

cryinoutloud: But like the guy right below you said--you probably don't have a very good sense of perspective.

ultraholland: Yes, it is. You'll look like a farking idiot for doing so but be my guest.


Holy mother of all things, I was being freaking sarcastic about Republican hypocrisy over this. I thought that was apparent :(
 
2012-10-30 11:31:58 PM

Pincy: 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.


"____ is Obama's Katrina" being toted out for the first two years of his presidency for every little thing gave me the impression that they were not just gonna celebrate if something actually did happen, but wanted something terrible to happen on his watch. But hey, let's hope for thousands of our countrymen dying awful deaths, several hundred billion dollars in damage, and hundreds of millions of man-hours worth of lost productivity. It's all worth it so long as we can use it to attack Fartbongo.
 
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