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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 109
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2012-10-30 02:58:05 PM
22 votes:
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.
2012-10-30 03:10:09 PM
7 votes:
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.
2012-10-30 09:58:11 PM
6 votes:
i46.tinypic.com
2012-10-30 04:24:34 PM
6 votes:
First of all, WTF is ironic about any of this? Secondly, John McCain was candidate who had no particular authority or expertise with respect to the economic crisis, when even the "experts" were befuddled about what exactly was happening and what to do about it, whereas BARACK OBAMA IS THE F*CKING PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES and is dealing with a known crisis and doing a pretty good job of it so far (at least, according to that far-left libby Chris Christie).

no wonder the media lefties are shouting about changing the date of the election.

Yeah, about that...I followed your handy link, and found out that the article discusses whether it is possible to move the date of an election, in terms of the Constitution, federal and state law, etc., and concludes that it is possible, but it would be a huge clusterfark that no one wants and no one is "shouting about" doing it.

You are a f*cking asshole, Michael Walsh.
2012-10-30 06:01:39 PM
5 votes:
Ugh, you're talking about people who throw money into the faces of people afflicted with Parkinson's. People who scream from the audience "Let Them Die" when questions concerning the uninsured ill are brought up in GOP Debates. People who vocally boo armed servicemen who have defended our country because of who they love.


Is becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between a Republican and a clinically diagnosed sociopath.
2012-10-30 03:16:14 PM
5 votes:

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


The professionally offended are ready for any scenario.
2012-10-30 03:15:45 PM
5 votes:
Actually, it's beginning to look like Hurricane Sandy has basically created the best possible campaign ad for Obama.

"When disaster strikes, he'll actually get shiat done and help people"

That said, even if it gives Obama the election I wish to god it had never happened, even if my preferred candidate lost the race as a result.
2012-10-30 03:14:18 PM
5 votes:
Imagine the right wing outrage if he didn't suspend his campaign.
2012-10-30 06:26:24 PM
4 votes:
Let me get this right.

Benghazi: Obama is just a loser because he went to a fund raising, campaign event when Americans were in harm's way.
Sandy: Obama is just a loser because he is suspending campaign events when Americans are in harm's way.

Its almost like no matter what Obama does, Republican partisan hacks will say he did it wrong.
2012-10-30 05:55:38 PM
4 votes:

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?


As I recall, libby libs were making fun of Republicans for choosing to put their convention--which could have been held in a number of different places--in a hurricane zone during hurricane season. Nobody cheered on the hurricane.

If you want to make fun of the people who tried to go jogging in Central Park during hurricane Sandy, be my guest.
2012-10-30 03:57:14 PM
4 votes:
Honeslty, at this point, handling Sandy is the best possible campaigning he can do.

It shows the nation "Hey folks, this is how I handle a crisis. You think the other guy would do this? You know, the guy who wanted to gut FEMA?
2012-10-30 03:42:34 PM
4 votes:
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.
2012-10-30 06:55:05 PM
3 votes:

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.
2012-10-30 06:31:01 PM
3 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: But can the sudden withdrawal from campaigning help?

 
At this point, the election is too close for it to hurt him and if this is managed effectively and competently (and it seems to be going that way) it's a nice reminder to people right before the election that Obama is good at being the adult in the room.
 
Immaterial though. This is what he has to do, campaign be damned.
2012-10-30 05:55:39 PM
3 votes:
There seems to be a bit of history revision going on here. When John McCain suspended his campaign in order to deal with the financial crisis, I thought he was being a bit of a drama queen. Not because the crisis wasn't a crisis, but because he seemed to have an overinflated opinion of the importance of his presence in Washington. But hey, he was taking his job seriously and I wasn't going to rag on that.

Except that it turned out to be a lie. He made a huge stink about cancelling his appearance on David Letterman's show, only to be caught by Letterman's cameras sitting in the make-up chair prepping for an interview with Katie Couric. The whole "rush back to DC" routine was just more of the Maverick's horse shiat.
2012-10-30 03:53:09 PM
3 votes:
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.
2012-10-30 03:47:03 PM
3 votes:
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.
2012-10-30 03:17:24 PM
3 votes:

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?


You're in an alternate universe where Isaac actually hit Tampa. We're over here in the real world where Isaac veered off into Mississippi.

But yay, dead people, amirite?
2012-10-30 03:00:40 PM
3 votes:
DEAD AMERICANS! WOOHOO!

GOTCHA, 0BAMA!!11!!!!

/f*cking scum
2012-10-30 10:30:14 PM
2 votes:

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 10:12:34 PM
2 votes:

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 08:45:24 PM
2 votes:

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 08:24:24 PM
2 votes:
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 08:11:03 PM
2 votes:

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 07:04:56 PM
2 votes:
Hey, NRO. Some people realize that there are more important things happening right now, such as trying to prevent a repeat of Katrina's horrifying results. There is nothing "delicious" about this. If we, as a nation, choose to use these events as opportunities to keep spinning bullshiat political cheapshots rather than help our fellow man, than we're completely farked.

Oh, and fark you, NRO. Fark you.
2012-10-30 06:15:51 PM
2 votes:

Felgraf: beta_plus: Obama looks tired.

[www.rawstory.com image 615x345]

Don't you think Obama looks tired?

Do you ever have the ability to come up with an original thought or insult, or have you been reduced to merely parroting what so-called leftists say?

/You know, sort of like Romney's whole foreign policy plan.
//Also, you.. can't really even see the president's facial expression in that picture. It's kinda blurry. Making your post all the more strange and nonsensical.


I have observed that some "conservative" themed humour is an attempt to copy jokes originating either from "liberal" humourists or from nonpartisan sources, but with a failure to comprehend the actual source of the humour. I have observed this trend in other discussions. This may be a consequence of more traditional, "original" conservative-themed humour lacking actual subtlety and often being too blunt to be humourous.
2012-10-30 06:12:58 PM
2 votes:

beta_plus: Obama looks tired.

[www.rawstory.com image 615x345]

Don't you think Obama looks tired?


imageshack.us
2012-10-30 06:06:37 PM
2 votes:

beta_plus: Obama looks tired.

[www.rawstory.com image 615x345]

Don't you think Obama looks tired?


Do you ever have the ability to come up with an original thought or insult, or have you been reduced to merely parroting what so-called leftists say?

/You know, sort of like Romney's whole foreign policy plan.
//Also, you.. can't really even see the president's facial expression in that picture. It's kinda blurry. Making your post all the more strange and nonsensical.
2012-10-30 06:01:50 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-30 05:54:39 PM
2 votes:
Wait I'm confused... are the Republicans happy that Obama suspended his campaign because "LOL like McCain and look how he lost!", or are they outraged that he suspended his campaign becuase "OMG he's taking photo ops and acting prezidenshul!!11!"?

Or perhaps they've all taken a cue from Romney and embrace both cases in quantum superposition?
2012-10-30 05:52:55 PM
2 votes:
I find it interesting that Rush thinks this is bad for Obama. If you were to politicize this I think it's great news for him. He gets to flex his commander in chief muscles at the last second for something that has captured the nations attention. He may not be hanging out in Ohio, but I would assume he is racking up points with voters. I personally see this as the worst thing that could happen to Romney. He can't get any face-time without looking insincere or for photo-ops.
2012-10-30 04:51:05 PM
2 votes:

Nabb1: That was an abomination. A "Highlander 2"/"Godfather 3"-level cinematic hate crime. But, the story went that Russell was presented with two scripts and the studio would green light whichever one of the two he wanted. One was the sequel to "Escape from New York." The other was a sequel to "Big Trouble in Little China." I think all us dodged a huge bullet there, assuming that would have done to "Big Trouble in Little China" what "Escape from LA" did to its predecessor.


I sat my wife down to watch BTILC and introduced it, in my opinion, as the last movie that ever needed to be made, period. That Hollywood should have just shut down and gone dark afterward, since nothing would be able to top it, ever.

She.... thought I oversold it. A bit.
2012-10-30 04:05:17 PM
2 votes:

gilgigamesh: Weaver95: 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.

ooo...we could put him in charge.

Just as long as we don't follow up the inevitable success of this idea with a cheap, half-assed attempt at trying the same thing in L.A. that will completely ruin the franchise.


That was an abomination. A "Highlander 2"/"Godfather 3"-level cinematic hate crime. But, the story went that Russell was presented with two scripts and the studio would green light whichever one of the two he wanted. One was the sequel to "Escape from New York." The other was a sequel to "Big Trouble in Little China." I think all us dodged a huge bullet there, assuming that would have done to "Big Trouble in Little China" what "Escape from LA" did to its predecessor.
2012-10-30 03:57:51 PM
2 votes:

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 hate myself for this, because New Yorkers were completely awesome to me in particular and New Orleans in general during Katrina.

A woman I never met before -- a friend of a friend -- literally gave me the keys to her Chelsea apartment and told me to stay as long as I wanted while she went and stayed with her girlfriend in Jersey.

Yet I can't help myself. It's too perfect.

www.jjthreads.com
2012-10-30 03:54:58 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-30 03:43:16 PM
2 votes:

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*

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Nice screencap, but without something incriminating from your browser, it just seems to be lacking something to me.
2012-10-30 03:16:21 PM
2 votes:
Stay classy you filthy farking scumbags!
2012-10-30 03:13:52 PM
2 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: DEAD AMERICANS! WOOHOO!

GOTCHA, 0BAMA!!11!!!!

/f*cking scum


Benghazi-gate hasn't gone anywhere. Gotta find some local corpses to hump and a different tone to the humping.
2012-10-30 03:05:05 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-30 03:00:08 PM
2 votes:
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.
2012-10-30 02:59:54 PM
2 votes:
...and then there's these assholes
2012-10-31 05:52:19 AM
1 votes:

thamike: thomps: ftfa: Meanwhile Romney gets to hold the ball and run down the clock;

and on top of all the other ridiculousness, he sincerely believes romney is winning.

"Hold the ball and run down the clock." Looks like NRO cleaned up their first idea for an analogy.

Say it a few times. Now say it like a 1900 number ad.


Do they know that running out the clock is what teams do when they're ahead? Mitt's taking a knee while he's still down by a touchdown.
2012-10-31 03:48:02 AM
1 votes:

that bosnian sniper: archichris: The inflated numbers of deaths come from the rebuilding phase.

...and why the fark did the US "have" to rebuild Iraq again?


lol 2013 and we still have "Bush was justified" trolling.

That's some fine staying power there, Lou.
2012-10-31 02:13:43 AM
1 votes:
...this is the talking point? That Obama canceled his campaign stops to go be the President? Wow, what hydrocephalic rape-baby with half a coat hanger sticking out of his head over at the RNC banged that one out?

I would have figured the talking point would be "Obama's only working overtime on hurricane relief because the election's a week away, and only cares so far as it will help get him re-elected".
2012-10-31 01:20:56 AM
1 votes:

archichris: Pincy: archichris: ndubyaj: The death toll is more than 38. People who aren't American still count as people.

Dont forget the 300 mexicans who died as a result of Obamas 'fast and furious' operation.

And the 4 americans in Libya who died while killing over 60 Jihadists while obama sat and watched.

and the thousands of Military service personnel in Afghanistan who have died under his command with no clear path to victory and no right to defend themselves.

And the afghan civilians he has killed with predator drone strikes by accident.

Nah, if there wasnt a chance to look presidential and score some polling points he wouldnt even notice a storm that killed 40 or more people.

Unless it was on someone elses watch.....Like Bush....then Obama would be the first in front of a camera yelling about blacks drowning in New Orleans. Nevermind the fact that Democrats were and always have been in charge of New Orleans, and left the poor in the 9th ward to die because it was too much effort to force them to evacuate.

So I'm assuming you haven't had a good night's sleep in years since you are obviously distraught over the hundreds of thousands of innocent people GWB killed in Iraq?

fireside68: archichris: ndubyaj: The death toll is more than 38. People who aren't American still count as people.

Dont forget the 300 mexicans who died as a result of Obamas 'fast and furious' operation.

And the 4 americans in Libya who died while killing over 60 Jihadists while obama sat and watched.

and the thousands of Military service personnel in Afghanistan who have died under his command with no clear path to victory and no right to defend themselves.

And the afghan civilians he has killed with predator drone strikes by accident.

Nah, if there wasnt a chance to look presidential and score some polling points he wouldnt even notice a storm that killed 40 or more people.

Unless it was on someone elses watch.....Like Bush....then Obama would be the first in front of a camera yelling abo ...


There were quite a few civilian deaths in Iraq/Afghanistan when bush was in office, but rather than call it for what it is they were labeled insurgents or terrorists. And why does everyone keep bringing up the embassy attack? Yes it is tragic, but in conflict-ridden countries, embassies do get attacked. During practically every president's terms embassies have been attacked. It is an unfortunate consequence of being active in the world.

Furthermore Fast and Furious, while a colossal fark-up cannot solely be laid at Obama's feet. Look at some pictures of confiscated cartel weapons and money; they can get weaponry with or without the help of incompetent federal agencies. It wasn't very well thought out, but at the end of the day the intention was to see how weapons get trafficked from the U.S. into the hands of the cartels.
2012-10-31 12:57:45 AM
1 votes:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: 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.

Why would a screencap get thrown out?


And what has he done besides the same damn thing every president does? They all send in Fema and say they will cut red tape. The only difference in outcome is the people in the disaster area. If they are capable, they will dig themselves out with local support and federal money.

If they are incapable they will sit in their FEMA trailers and expect a forever handout. FEMA is actually very small, more of a coordination bureaucracy than anything else.

When severe weather devastated a small Ky community last summer, local people marshaled support and got food and clothes and shelter to the effected before the President even acknowledged it had happened. The red cross showed up looking for donations and found locals already laundering donated clothes and packing care boxes and coordinating relief. Since no one was sitting around complaining the press packed up and left. Story over.
2012-10-31 12:56:56 AM
1 votes:

archichris: ndubyaj: The death toll is more than 38. People who aren't American still count as people.

Dont forget the 300 mexicans who died as a result of Obamas 'fast and furious' operation.

And the 4 americans in Libya who died while killing over 60 Jihadists while obama sat and watched.

and the thousands of Military service personnel in Afghanistan who have died under his command with no clear path to victory and no right to defend themselves.

And the afghan civilians he has killed with predator drone strikes by accident.

Nah, if there wasnt a chance to look presidential and score some polling points he wouldnt even notice a storm that killed 40 or more people.

Unless it was on someone elses watch.....Like Bush....then Obama would be the first in front of a camera yelling about blacks drowning in New Orleans. Nevermind the fact that Democrats were and always have been in charge of New Orleans, and left the poor in the 9th ward to die because it was too much effort to force them to evacuate.


I would pray for you to loose your head from the trappings of your anus.


I, unfortunately, am atheist. Your farking head can stay up there for all I care.
2012-10-31 12:25:41 AM
1 votes:
The death toll is more than 38. People who aren't American still count as people.
2012-10-31 12:05:10 AM
1 votes:
Douchebags got to douche their Sandy vajayjays it seems.

It says more about the folks who are pleased that people died and are trying to get their lives together, than the President who is doing his damn job. Then again, it's not like Romney has any responsibilities to take care of during this time.
2012-10-31 12:05:04 AM
1 votes:

Don't Troll Me Bro!: "____ 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 you know what? This is Obama's Katrina! Th two storms were very different, of course, but in terms of impact they were in the same league. And how did Obama's Katrina differ from Bush's Katrina? Well, it's still too early to say, of course - theres still plenty of time for an epic cock-up - but so far, the response to Sandy has been quick, appropriate, and well organized. In other words, everything that Bush's Katrina was not.
2012-10-30 11:31:58 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-30 11:26:49 PM
1 votes:

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 11:04:27 PM
1 votes:

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 11:00:50 PM
1 votes:

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 10:43:10 PM
1 votes:

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 10:05:05 PM
1 votes:

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 09:31:07 PM
1 votes:

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 09:28:32 PM
1 votes:
It's like Hurricane-ee-ain
on your wedding day...
2012-10-30 09:20:01 PM
1 votes:

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 09:19:01 PM
1 votes:
valar_morghulis:

Who are you talking to?
2012-10-30 08:43:51 PM
1 votes:

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 08:30:06 PM
1 votes:

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 08:29:35 PM
1 votes:

randomjsa: Hurr durr Benghazi herpy derpy doo


Like a goddamn broken record.
2012-10-30 08:25:04 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-30 08:22:12 PM
1 votes:

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 08:21:18 PM
1 votes:

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 08:18:17 PM
1 votes:

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 08:16:59 PM
1 votes:

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 07:46:15 PM
1 votes:
The irony of the irony, ironically, is that nobody will notice.
2012-10-30 07:36:18 PM
1 votes:

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 07:35:03 PM
1 votes:

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 07:24:36 PM
1 votes:
i45.tinypic.com
2012-10-30 07:09:34 PM
1 votes:

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 07:02:37 PM
1 votes:

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.imgur.com
2012-10-30 06:45:01 PM
1 votes:

wingnut396: Its almost like no matter what Obama does, Republican partisan hacks will say he did it wrong.


www.ameritalent.com
2012-10-30 06:42:55 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-30 06:41:24 PM
1 votes:

beta_plus: Obama looks tired.

[www.rawstory.com image 615x345]

Don't you think Obama looks tired?


No, he looks like a determined man doggedly heading for the next crisis with a firm step.
2012-10-30 06:41:02 PM
1 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Once again we have an instance where the derpiest of the derps are trying to project Bush's faults onto Obama, as if they feel that if only they can find an equivalent Obama match for every one of Bush's failures, they will finally...have success? Or something. I don't get it because I can't just flip a switch and make myself a schizoid asshole.

In any event, in this case they are trying to make this Obama's Katrina. Of course, the Katrina debacle was entirely due to Bush and Brownie sitting on their asses and not reacting quickly or thoroughly. Given that we already know that Obama reacted very quickly, and very thoroughly (based on statements from NJ governor and GOP blow-up mascot Chris Christie), the equivalency is non-existent.

Which surely just enrages the teahadists even more...


Exactly this. Obama's win destroys the entire foundation that the Republicans live by. He's a nonwhite Democratic president doing a great job in the face of Republican ignorance and lockstep. Not only that, he's doing this in the aftermath of the most destructive and ignorant Republican administration in living memory. Not only is there no way to really attack Obama without being called on their racism, they also are trying to find past to harken back to and find it populated by Republican failure: Nixon's corruption, Reagan's horrible financial policies, and both Bush wars on top of Dubya's horrific divisive politics and outright incompetence. And this is before the Democrats started cherrypicking fiscal conservatism for their own ends.

It is funny for the Republicans to admit how flawed Dubya was by constantly trying to compare it to Obama. They know he's a farkup and has doomed their party in the eyes of future voters. Right now they're just clawing onto a dream of America they helped destroy with their obnoxious politics. Even if it means enjoying the deaths of a few dozen people, just as long as their America has a chance of lasting just a few more years.

Being a Republican is just pathetic to anybody in today's world with a shred of dignity and self-worth.
2012-10-30 06:39:19 PM
1 votes:

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

This is bad news... for Obama.

Yea, anything to help cover up his leadership with BENGHAZI


Stop talking shiat.
2012-10-30 06:31:13 PM
1 votes:

GoldSpider: It's not like anyone tried to use Katrina for political leverage.


NO, people used Bush's failure in HANDLING Katrina.
2012-10-30 06:29:14 PM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Hopefully this cuts some enthusiasm for Obama's campaign and pushes Romney over the top.


Maybe if more people died, you could REALLY use it as political hay!

You are a waste of skin.
2012-10-30 06:24:00 PM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Hopefully this cuts some enthusiasm for Obama's campaign and pushes Romney over the top.

 
Nothing hurts an incumbent quite like competent crisis management!
 
Oh wait, no, that's not true.
2012-10-30 06:19:00 PM
1 votes:
"an electorate that knew virtually nothing about the nice young man"

4 years later and they're still pushing this BS. It's as if they went back to 2008 to see if they can reuse anything that'll get the blah man out of the Whitehouse.
2012-10-30 06:16:25 PM
1 votes:

A Dark Evil Omen: Aaron Haynes: 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?

"libby lib" here, I had no glee at Isaac, especially since I have family not far from Tampa. Thanks for being a jerk and generalizing, though.

No one did. As usual, the rightists are being utter trash to distract from TFA, in which they are utter trash.


...... And where they utter trash.
2012-10-30 06:09:24 PM
1 votes:

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.


Why do you listen to Limbaugh. He's like a bad advertising campaign. if you pay attention to him -if only to mock him- you're just making him stronger. Just don't look. Just don't look.
2012-10-30 06:07:22 PM
1 votes:
Once again we have an instance where the derpiest of the derps are trying to project Bush's faults onto Obama, as if they feel that if only they can find an equivalent Obama match for every one of Bush's failures, they will finally...have success? Or something. I don't get it because I can't just flip a switch and make myself a schizoid asshole.

In any event, in this case they are trying to make this Obama's Katrina. Of course, the Katrina debacle was entirely due to Bush and Brownie sitting on their asses and not reacting quickly or thoroughly. Given that we already know that Obama reacted very quickly, and very thoroughly (based on statements from NJ governor and GOP blow-up mascot Chris Christie), the equivalency is non-existent.

Which surely just enrages the teahadists even more...
2012-10-30 06:05:07 PM
1 votes:
In which our author is the Board Vice President of a Soviet and Stasi Era Museum in sunny California funded by an obsessed young trust fund baby with a third of a billion to spend  And he misses his buddy Breitbart.
2012-10-30 05:59:01 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-30 05:55:36 PM
1 votes:

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

Medium-old-school farkers see what you did there, William.

(golf clap)


it was sorta funny. Then I saw who said it, and it was fantastically funny.
2012-10-30 05:55:20 PM
1 votes:
Dead Americans == smirking Republicans
2012-10-30 05:52:54 PM
1 votes:

Aaron Haynes: 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?

"libby lib" here, I had no glee at Isaac, especially since I have family not far from Tampa. Thanks for being a jerk and generalizing, though.


No one did. As usual, the rightists are being utter trash to distract from TFA, in which they are utter trash.
2012-10-30 05:49:09 PM
1 votes:

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


.
2012-10-30 05:48:54 PM
1 votes:
My simply reply --

@NROcorner do you really see everything through the eye of an election? The President has a job to do. #NROscumbags

To think that the carbon used to make this farking asshole could have been something useful, like a pencil.
2012-10-30 05:46:08 PM
1 votes:
Well, it's certainly not optimal.
2012-10-30 05:43:25 PM
1 votes:

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

The professionally offended are ready for any scenario.


This phrase needs to gain wider traction.
2012-10-30 04:56:13 PM
1 votes:

namatad: 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
FFS, we rebuilt that shiathole called norleans, you can count on NYC being rebuilt.
LOL


cyberbrethren.com
2012-10-30 04:44:23 PM
1 votes:

Mentat: Farking sociopaths.


But it does explain a few things, don't it?
2012-10-30 04:12:36 PM
1 votes:
farking piece-of-shiat subhuman garbage.
2012-10-30 04:07:13 PM
1 votes:

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


i.imgur.com
2012-10-30 04:01:05 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: 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.

ooo...we could put him in charge.


Just as long as we don't follow up the inevitable success of this idea with a cheap, half-assed attempt at trying the same thing in L.A. that will completely ruin the franchise.
2012-10-30 03:31:00 PM
1 votes:

xanadian: Uh. So has Romney, to a point. Didn't he have his campaign bus helping with evacuations or something? Although, Romney doesn't have this pesky thing called a "job" he has to do...


No
2012-10-30 03:23:26 PM
1 votes:

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!!
2012-10-30 03:22:24 PM
1 votes:

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.


Yeah. I think this may even be too derptastic for NRO.
2012-10-30 03:22:08 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I don't doubt these people's humanity, I do however doubt their sense of perspective


This is what I'd like to think. We *all* seem to get too wrapped up in the politics.
2012-10-30 03:19:08 PM
1 votes:
I'm guessing this either gets removed from NRO pretty quickly or this guy is forced to issue a follow-up non-apology apology.
2012-10-30 03:18:06 PM
1 votes:
Uh. So has Romney, to a point. Didn't he have his campaign bus helping with evacuations or something? Although, Romney doesn't have this pesky thing called a "job" he has to do...
2012-10-30 03:14:46 PM
1 votes:

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, because Isaac and Sandy are exactly the same thing.
2012-10-30 03:06:50 PM
1 votes:
I find it deliciously ironic that same timing has illuminated Trump as a delusional hack yet again. For someone who is apparently into heavy real estate in NYC and AC, his priorities seem farked up.

But hey glad he extended his deadline, was worried there for a second.
2012-10-30 03:05:47 PM
1 votes:
Is this the thread where we chastise libby libs for their hypocritical glee at Isaac hammering the RNC? Or is that a few down?
 
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