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(Talking Points Memo)   Not news: the only votes against Hurricane Sandy relief came from Republicans. Fark: One of them represents a Gulf Coast district that received millions in aid after Hurricane Katrina   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 313
    More: Ironic, Hurricane Katrina, Gulf Coast, Republican, Palazzo, R-MS, relief, Biloxi  
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2013-01-04 04:32:36 PM  
i40.tinypic.com

you don't say!
 
2013-01-04 04:33:46 PM  
talkingpointsmemo.com

btw, is there a particular DC barber where all republicans get their hair done?
 
2013-01-04 04:36:50 PM  
Southern republicans vs Northern republicans.  FIGHT!
 
2013-01-04 04:46:36 PM  

FlashHarry: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 660x441]

btw, is there a particular DC barber where all republicans get their hair done?


The LEGO Store in Alexandria.
 
2013-01-04 04:57:56 PM  
 After the first week, aid started flowing to us (Katrina) pretty well. Yes, that first week was hell on Earth but at least the aid arrived. You have to remember that no one was working, and not everyone has 50k in their accounts to start rebuilding. There were tons of clusterfu*cks following the first wave of aid, but the immediate stuff was handled OK. And I'll go on record saying that it was bit-partisan disaster.

Except now it seems entirely one-sided. And we're not talking about New Orleans or some po-dunk town in MS. It's the jewel of the US and the financial capitol of the world. And you assholes want to hold it hostage.

This...this is just wrong. It's America, not some theoretical country Ayn Rand would have been proud of (during the 10 years it would survive under her plans). We take care of each other. Even Louisiana, broke as she is, has sent several forms of aid. If we can be arsed to send our emergency workers, trucks, and equipment, why can't you dicks pass a bill?
 
2013-01-04 04:58:44 PM  

Sgt Otter: FlashHarry: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 660x441]

btw, is there a particular DC barber where all republicans get their hair done?

The LEGO Store in Alexandria.


And I was thinking  Kinder Cuts/
 
2013-01-04 05:04:17 PM  
Dear New Jersey,
your bootstraps are in your shoes which happen to be located right on your feet. Now start pulling.
Love and kisses,
Southern Republicans
 
2013-01-04 05:09:34 PM  
I'm not sure what this guy was seeking to accomplish.  I seriously doubt folks in Biloxi would be angry at him for voting in favor of this bill.  Then again, I could be wrong.
 
2013-01-04 05:15:56 PM  

ParallelUniverseParking: Dear New Jersey,
your bootstraps are in your shoes which happen to be located right on your feet. Now start pulling.
Love and kisses,
Southern Republicans


To be fair, that's what they told us about Katrina. Funny how things change.

Another thing that has changed: not too many people are accusing residents of NY or NJ for being ineligible for aid because they were dumb enough to live there. You can't live anywhere in this country without a reasonable risk of a natural calamity. Some are worse than others (New Orleans is, sure) but no matter where you live, eventually you'll be bitten in the ass to the tune of billions of dollars.

 So to all you assholes from the Katrina threads years ago - screw you. And screw these Republicans denying aid.
 
2013-01-04 05:19:07 PM  

Nabb1: I'm not sure what this guy was seeking to accomplish.  I seriously doubt folks in Biloxi would be angry at him for voting in favor of this bill.  Then again, I could be wrong.


HURRICANE SANDY ISN'T IN THE CONSTITUTION
 
2013-01-04 05:22:20 PM  

dickfreckle: Another thing that has changed: not too many people are accusing residents of NY or NJ for being ineligible for aid because they were dumb enough to live there. You can't live anywhere in this country without a reasonable risk of a natural calamity. Some are worse than others (New Orleans is, sure) but no matter where you live, eventually you'll be bitten in the ass to the tune of billions of dollars.

So to all you assholes from the Katrina threads years ago - screw you.


That didn't go unnoticed by a lot of us in New Orleans, but I just say take the high road.

That didn't stop me from making a snarky comment on FARK about having a serious discussion about whether we should rebuild Manhattan if it's just going to get hit by another storm one day...
 
2013-01-04 05:24:00 PM  

FlashHarry: Nabb1: I'm not sure what this guy was seeking to accomplish.  I seriously doubt folks in Biloxi would be angry at him for voting in favor of this bill.  Then again, I could be wrong.

HURRICANE SANDY ISN'T IN THE CONSTITUTION


Are you saying there is no Amendment granting us the right to bear natural disasters?
 
2013-01-04 05:26:12 PM  

FlashHarry: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 660x441]

btw, is there a particular DC barber where all republicans get their hair done?


That's not hair.  That's the alien swarm brain parasite.
 
2013-01-04 05:27:11 PM  

Nabb1: I'm not sure what this guy was seeking to accomplish.  I seriously doubt folks in Biloxi would be angry at him for voting in favor of this bill.  Then again, I could be wrong.


They had a problem with democrats adding pork for their own pet projects. THAT is why this country is in such a debt crisis.
 
2013-01-04 05:29:02 PM  

FloydA: FlashHarry: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 660x441]

btw, is there a particular DC barber where all republicans get their hair done?

That's not hair.  That's the alien swarm brain parasite.


Can't be a brain parasite on his head. It would starve to death and fall off.
 
2013-01-04 05:31:18 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Nabb1: I'm not sure what this guy was seeking to accomplish.  I seriously doubt folks in Biloxi would be angry at him for voting in favor of this bill.  Then again, I could be wrong.

They had a problem with democrats adding pork for their own pet projects. THAT is why this country is in such a debt crisis.


Maybe you could expose the 'pork' in this bill (hint, there is none).
 
2013-01-04 05:33:44 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Nabb1: I'm not sure what this guy was seeking to accomplish.  I seriously doubt folks in Biloxi would be angry at him for voting in favor of this bill.  Then again, I could be wrong.

They had a problem with democrats adding pork for their own pet projects. THAT is why this country is in such a debt crisis.


Of course they were loaded with pork, but if you are from a district that recently received similar emergency aid, let someone else make that gesture.  Or make a big stink about having to vote for it in spite of being loaded with pork.
 
2013-01-04 05:44:40 PM  

FloydA: That's not hair.  That's the alien swarm brain parasite.


2.bp.blogspot.com

another one. they're breeding!
 
2013-01-04 06:02:29 PM  

dickfreckle: Except now it seems entirely one-sided. And we're not talking about New Orleans or some po-dunk town in MS. It's the jewel of the US and the financial capitol of the world. And you assholes want to hold it hostage.


To a degree, I think it's because it's the Northeast.  There is, and has been for quite a while, the constant message that the region including and north from DC and including and south of Boston is the root cause of Everything Wrong With America.  DC is "out of touch politicians," NYC is Wall Street (the 1%, stock market, "banksters"), the UN (relinquishing sovereignty to global governance/ the New World Order), the Nanny State (much of it Bloomberg anti-smoking, anti-soda, anti-trans fats related), and contrary to American "Heartland" values, and Boston (via Harvard) is emblematic of academia attempting to "brainwash kids with liberalism."

When painted for that brush for so very long (with a pause for a couple of years starting with 9/11, for NYC anyway), it's probably a bit easier for politicians in the rest of the country (especially from Republican districts) to say fark 'em, let them suffer a bit.
 
2013-01-04 06:09:55 PM  
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2013-01-04 06:20:01 PM  
It's not ironic. It's business as usual.
Team A does something/needs something/says something. Team B objects vociferously, calls them names, and shuts them down.
Later, Team B does/needs/says the same thing. Team A says "Hey, what about last time when you we against this?" Then Team B calls Team A hypocrites.
 
2013-01-04 06:22:19 PM  

FlashHarry: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 660x441]

btw, is there a particular DC barber where all republicans get their hair done?


He's going for the Ellen Page look.

img2.timeinc.net

Almost there!
 
2013-01-04 08:01:14 PM  
I heard he also saved the Queen.

/obscure?
 
2013-01-04 08:20:43 PM  
Punchable face, punchable ideology... what's not to punch?
 
2013-01-04 08:44:45 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: They had a problem with democrats adding pork for their own pet projects.


Because it's all 100% one-sided.

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2013-01-04 08:56:14 PM  
It's known as, "F*ck you, I got mine!"

God bless America!
 
2013-01-04 08:58:24 PM  

CreamFilling: It's not ironic. It's business as usual.
Team A does something/needs something/says something. Team B objects vociferously, calls them names, and shuts them down.
Later, Team B does/needs/says the same thing. Team A says "Hey, what about last time when you we against this?" Then Team B calls Team A hypocrites.


Yeah but see these guys are ALL on the same team. Its Repubs screwing over Repubs. Specifically Chris Christie who desperately needed that money to balance NJs books THIS year. By delaying the vote till after the new year they have really screwed him over.
 
2013-01-04 09:06:06 PM  

quickdraw: CreamFilling: It's not ironic. It's business as usual.
Team A does something/needs something/says something. Team B objects vociferously, calls them names, and shuts them down.
Later, Team B does/needs/says the same thing. Team A says "Hey, what about last time when you we against this?" Then Team B calls Team A hypocrites.

Yeah but see these guys are ALL on the same team. Its Repubs screwing over Repubs. Specifically Chris Christie who desperately needed that money to balance NJs books THIS year. By delaying the vote till after the new year they have really screwed him over.


Maybe they are trying to get him back for his post-Sandy Obama lovefest?
 
2013-01-04 09:07:10 PM  

quickdraw: CreamFilling: It's not ironic. It's business as usual.
Team A does something/needs something/says something. Team B objects vociferously, calls them names, and shuts them down.
Later, Team B does/needs/says the same thing. Team A says "Hey, what about last time when you we against this?" Then Team B calls Team A hypocrites.

Yeah but see these guys are ALL on the same team. Its Repubs screwing over Repubs. Specifically Chris Christie who desperately needed that money to balance NJs books THIS year. By delaying the vote till after the new year they have really screwed him over.


There are more teams than just Dems and Repubs. And I'm sure they feel no remorse in screwing over Christie after the way he screwed over the entire party before the election. At least that's the way they see it.
 
2013-01-04 09:09:33 PM  
There's a desire to stick it to the ungodly, liberal, snooty Northeast. I really believe that.
 
2013-01-04 09:12:57 PM  

coco ebert: There's a desire to stick it to the ungodly, liberal, snooty Northeast. I really believe that.


I think he was just being a Republican.  Remember, Cantor blocked all aid to Joplin too.
 
2013-01-04 09:23:56 PM  

Via Infinito: quickdraw: CreamFilling: It's not ironic. It's business as usual.
Team A does something/needs something/says something. Team B objects vociferously, calls them names, and shuts them down.
Later, Team B does/needs/says the same thing. Team A says "Hey, what about last time when you we against this?" Then Team B calls Team A hypocrites.

Yeah but see these guys are ALL on the same team. Its Repubs screwing over Repubs. Specifically Chris Christie who desperately needed that money to balance NJs books THIS year. By delaying the vote till after the new year they have really screwed him over.

Maybe they are trying to get him back for his post-Sandy Obama lovefest?


Yeppers.
 
2013-01-04 09:27:17 PM  
I wasn't aware we needed disaster relief reform.  A disaster happens, you pay for it.  At least that's how it worked before Cantor's Howling Commando's took over.
 
2013-01-04 09:28:08 PM  
FWIW, Palazzo wasn't the incumbent congress critter when Katrina hit the Gulf Coast shores.
 
2013-01-04 09:41:49 PM  

GAT_00: Remember, Cantor blocked all aid to Joplin too.


And to be fair, he wanted Earthquake aid to his own district to be offset by spending cuts. So, at least he's semi-consistent.
 
2013-01-04 09:48:50 PM  

Mentat: I wasn't aware we needed disaster relief reform.  A disaster happens, you pay for it.  At least that's how it worked before Cantor's Howling Commando's took over.


Well its not their fault Obama used his time machine too many times destabilizing the ozone layer and creating a vortex in the space time continuum that unleashed Sandy on the shores of those godless heathens in the Northeast.
 
2013-01-04 09:50:02 PM  
And no matter what this is definitely not the time to talk about global warming.
 
2013-01-04 09:51:19 PM  
The Sandy relief legislation passed overwhelmingly on Friday, with the only "no" votes coming from Republican members.

before I go on a rage fueled rant against these...gentlemen....does anyone know why they voted against it?  was it the usual bullshiat about 'too much pork barrel spending' or did they have something OTHER than the standard issue whiny biatchiness to add to the discussion?
 
2013-01-04 10:10:40 PM  

Weaver95: The Sandy relief legislation passed overwhelmingly on Friday, with the only "no" votes coming from Republican members.

before I go on a rage fueled rant against these...gentlemen....does anyone know why they voted against it?  was it the usual bullshiat about 'too much pork barrel spending' or did they have something OTHER than the standard issue whiny biatchiness to add to the discussion?


What the hell kind of a question is that? They voted against it because they're evil and it doesn't put money into their own pockets.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-04 10:29:20 PM  

Weaver95: The Sandy relief legislation passed overwhelmingly on Friday, with the only "no" votes coming from Republican members.

before I go on a rage fueled rant against these...gentlemen....does anyone know why they voted against it?  was it the usual bullshiat about 'too much pork barrel spending' or did they have something OTHER than the standard issue whiny biatchiness to add to the discussion?


Is it because they are assholes with no sense of human decency?
 
2013-01-04 10:31:18 PM  

abb3w: And to be fair, he wanted Earthquake aid to his own district to be offset by spending cuts. So, at least he's semi-consistent

a complete douche
 
2013-01-04 10:47:02 PM  

CreamFilling: Weaver95: The Sandy relief legislation passed overwhelmingly on Friday, with the only "no" votes coming from Republican members.

before I go on a rage fueled rant against these...gentlemen....does anyone know why they voted against it?  was it the usual bullshiat about 'too much pork barrel spending' or did they have something OTHER than the standard issue whiny biatchiness to add to the discussion?

What the hell kind of a question is that? They voted against it because they're evil and it doesn't put money into their own pockets.


I'd at least like to try to give the Republicans the benefit of the doubt before accusing them of being heartless bastards.  granted, based on past behavior patterns they probably ARE heartless bastards....but lets confirm that before calling 'em out on it.
 
2013-01-04 11:13:06 PM  

Weaver95: CreamFilling: Weaver95: The Sandy relief legislation passed overwhelmingly on Friday, with the only "no" votes coming from Republican members.

before I go on a rage fueled rant against these...gentlemen....does anyone know why they voted against it?  was it the usual bullshiat about 'too much pork barrel spending' or did they have something OTHER than the standard issue whiny biatchiness to add to the discussion?

What the hell kind of a question is that? They voted against it because they're evil and it doesn't put money into their own pockets.

I'd at least like to try to give the Republicans the benefit of the doubt before accusing them of being heartless bastards.  granted, based on past behavior patterns they probably ARE heartless bastards....but lets confirm that before calling 'em out on it.


It bodes very well for the Dems that there is a whole group of Republicans determined to stay on the wrong side of Chris Christie.
 
2013-01-04 11:21:10 PM  

fusillade762: FlashHarry: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 660x441]

btw, is there a particular DC barber where all republicans get their hair done?

He's going for the Ellen Page look.

[img2.timeinc.net image 400x400]

Almost there!


That's Marie Osmond, stupid.
 
2013-01-04 11:30:02 PM  

dickfreckle: why can't you dicks pass a bill?


They did. some coonts thought that they could showboat by voting against knowing it would pass. They will find it is a mistake of course because 'not being a total dick' is a positive position generally.
 
2013-01-04 11:33:36 PM  
Power suck it Club For Growth.
 
2013-01-04 11:34:04 PM  
Those 67 republicans voted against it to punish Chris Christie for making Romney look bad.
 
2013-01-04 11:34:19 PM  
Well below 50% of the population of NYC ain't white. 35% are foreign-born. Doesn't sound like Real Americatm to me.
 
2013-01-04 11:37:26 PM  
Remind me why Boehner even had this vote? Christie should take the money and return it to the government - New Jersey is fine and already gets too much federal funds anyways.
 
2013-01-04 11:37:29 PM  

Weaver95: before I go on a rage fueled rant against these...gentlemen....does anyone know why they voted against it? was it the usual bullshiat about 'too much pork barrel spending' or did they have something OTHER than the standard issue whiny biatchiness to add to the discussion?


After a disaster, it's no time to ask "why are we aiding fisheries in Alaska". Only an unAmerican fascist would refuse to sign blank checks for billions in non-disaster spending.
 
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