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(Salon)   Oklahoma tornado aid "totally different" from Hurricane Sandy aid, says Senator James Inhofe (R-Hypocrite)   (salon.com) divider line 54
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2013-05-22 09:18:01 AM  
He voted against the pork in the Sandy bill.  There will be zero pork in this bill as pork goes to other districts, necessary allocations go to mine.
 
2013-05-22 09:23:07 AM  
This is the definition of conservative "values".
 
2013-05-22 09:23:32 AM  

EvilEgg: He voted against the pork in the Sandy bill.  There will be zero pork in this bill as pork goes to other districts, necessary allocations go to mine.


Yep. It's only "pork" if it's for someone else's constituents.
 
2013-05-22 09:23:47 AM  
" he wants to make sure federal aid goes where it is needed - and is not wasted"

//aka wasted on people who voted for Fartbongo
 
2013-05-22 09:25:48 AM  
Tornado damage is affecting them....so BIG difference
 
2013-05-22 09:27:43 AM  
Do we really need multiple threads to explore the well known fact that Oklahoma is represented in the Senate by troglodytes?
 
2013-05-22 09:27:52 AM  

clkeagle: Yep. It's only "pork" if it's for someone else's constituents.


Any specific disaster bill should fund solely the recovery after disaster that just happened - don't put a lot of other spending in there that has little or nothing to do with the disaster.

That being said, Inhofe is an insufferable dick.
 
2013-05-22 09:28:00 AM  
 
2013-05-22 09:28:41 AM  
How many of this thread do we really need? We expecting him to show up and be like. "Well I've been a heartless jerk! Let me change my ways, right quick!"?

Also, continuing to parse this as "aid" is different instead of "the bill" is different isn't helping.

Dude is wrong, you don't need to mischaracterize what he's saying to make that point.
 
2013-05-22 09:29:01 AM  
Inhofe contended on Tuesday that the Hurricane Sandy relief bill was different because it was filled with pork.

Here's the Sandy relief bill, motherfarker http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr41/text

Point out where all that pork is.
 
2013-05-22 09:29:06 AM  
Why should MY tax dollars go to a bunch of people stupid enough to live where there are natural disasters?  Besides, they're all just going to spend it on "they grills and monies fo dey baby mamas" just like they always do!

I bet Obama is loving these free government handouts to these 47% THUGS that voted for him.
 
2013-05-22 09:31:24 AM  
Hypocrites, illiterates, racists, sexists, homophobes, anti-education types, the incurious, those who view ignorance as a badge of honor, the malcontented - these exist in some amounts in all political parties. But only in the GOP do they have a happy, welcoming home where those attributes are celebrated and encouraged.
 
2013-05-22 09:31:41 AM  

BMulligan: Do we really need multiple threads to explore the well known fact that Oklahoma is represented in the Senate by troglodytes?


They should be shamed endlessly until they resign from office. They should never be mentioned or spoken to without this being the only topic of conversation until their political lives are forfeit
 
2013-05-22 09:31:54 AM  
Sandy was the wrong way to do aid. Why appropriate a vast sum up front, itleads to waste and fraud . How about pay as you rebuild. The 99 hurricane was paid out in 4 bills. Nobody knows what sandy will cost yet.

How dare the senator point this out. How dare he ask for offsets to pay for it.

The liberal way is to throw money at the problem without oversight.
 
2013-05-22 09:32:17 AM  
Yes because money to ensure that certain disasters don't have the same effect in the future when rebuilding thus costing us more in the long term is obviously pork.

God what an insufferable jack hole.

Why do you people vote for a jack hole Oklahomans? Seriously I'm genuinely curious.
 
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2013-05-22 09:34:28 AM  
It would be a shame if everyone in Oklahoma got a circular indicating how difficult it will be to get relief fund because of the bridges their Senator has burned.
 
2013-05-22 09:39:38 AM  
A tornado, the third in a decade, in the same place with no due protection for adults or kids is certainly different from a super hurricane that flooded half of Manhattan and decimated parts of Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island wiping out infrastructure that still hasn't all come back. Why Day After Tomorrow was airing on HBShowtime simultaneously is sheer Nostradamus.

People vote same until they're hurting. But it's all good, he'll get to vote for Sandy again, because OK will be tacked on the end.
 
2013-05-22 09:39:56 AM  
Step 1 : Obstruct Legislation
Step 2 : When something HAS to pass (or everyone looks like D-Bags and gets fired) throw everything you can at it to to see what sticks.
Step 3 : Claim it was stuffed with "Pork" except for the "Necessary Allocations" for YOUR constituents.
Step 4 : Vote against Obamacare
Step 5 : See Step 1
 
2013-05-22 09:40:09 AM  
I'm not only worried about the pork,
I'm worried about The Pig

/the one voting...
 
2013-05-22 09:42:37 AM  

MyRandomName: Sandy was the wrong way to do aid. Why appropriate a vast sum up front, itleads to waste and fraud . How about pay as you rebuild. The 99 hurricane was paid out in 4 bills. Nobody knows what sandy will cost yet.

How dare the senator point this out. How dare he ask for offsets to pay for it.

The liberal way is to throw money at the problem without oversight.


So when a contractor says "I estimate it will cost $100,000 to rebuild your washed-away house" do you then say "I'll give you $873.50.  Go ahead and get started.  The rest is coming soon, I promise."
 
2013-05-22 09:43:14 AM  

MyRandomName: Sandy was the wrong way to do aid. Why appropriate a vast sum up front, itleads to waste and fraud . How about pay as you rebuild. The 99 hurricane was paid out in 4 bills. Nobody knows what sandy will cost yet.


Oh, sure. That sounds efficient. People always make their best decisions when they're under intense political pressure, and the best contracts are always the ones that you negotiate with a gun at your head.
 
2013-05-22 09:43:21 AM  
Wow. Inhofe is pissing me off so much that I feel violent. Were I in proximity to him, it would probably be best that we never enter the same room. Fortunately, this is not the case.
 
2013-05-22 09:43:47 AM  
cdn2-b.examiner.com
"It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds"
 
2013-05-22 09:47:54 AM  
So if the final relief bill has any aid assigned outside Oklahoma, we can assume that Inhofe will vote against it then.

Sure he will.
 
2013-05-22 09:49:12 AM  

BMulligan: Do we really need multiple threads to explore the well known fact that Oklahoma is represented in the Senate by troglodytes?


Sure. What I find interesting is that I've been looking through Oklahoma news outlets and it appears that there is practically a media blackout on Coburn and Inhofe's comments regarding funding. Barely mentioned, if it is mentioned, and I've yet to see one on the front page.
 
2013-05-22 09:49:17 AM  
Chicken files for trial separation as rumors of Pig F*cking run rampant.
 
2013-05-22 09:49:52 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: So if the final relief bill has any aid assigned outside Oklahoma, we can assume that Inhofe will vote against it then.

Sure he will.


He will vote against any aid assigned outside of the greater Moore region, of this I am certain.
 
2013-05-22 09:52:28 AM  

MyRandomName: Sandy was the wrong way to do aid. Why appropriate a vast sum up front, itleads to waste and fraud . How about pay as you rebuild. The 99 hurricane was paid out in 4 bills. Nobody knows what sandy will cost yet.

How dare the senator point this out. How dare he ask for offsets to pay for it.

The liberal way is to throw money at the problem without oversight.


I'm going to take a wild guess that you have no clue how government appropriations work and/or have not actually read the Sandy relief bill.
 
2013-05-22 09:54:02 AM  
This aid will go towards getting Real Americans™ get back on their feet so they don't wear out their bootstraps. It's totally different than the government handouts to those jobless commie-pinko wealth-redistributionists up in New England.
 
2013-05-22 09:59:06 AM  
Douchebowl hypocrit! NYC to Douchebowl, drop dead!
 
2013-05-22 09:59:47 AM  

RexTalionis: BMulligan: Do we really need multiple threads to explore the well known fact that Oklahoma is represented in the Senate by troglodytes?

Sure. What I find interesting is that I've been looking through Oklahoma news outlets and it appears that there is practically a media blackout on Coburn and Inhofe's comments regarding funding. Barely mentioned, if it is mentioned, and I've yet to see one on the front page.


Well, why should their constituents be infromed about this? Is it really any of their business what their Senators actually do in Washington, D.C.?
 
2013-05-22 10:02:44 AM  
I dare some "safe" senator like, say, Chuck Schumer, to tack on a piece of pork just to see if Coburn and Inhofe would vote against aid to Oklahoma.
 
2013-05-22 10:05:19 AM  
Is it too son to point out that the phrase "you Reap what you sow" has its basis in a biblical passage that says "and you sow the wind, you shall reap the whirlwind"?   seems oddly appropos right now
 
2013-05-22 10:06:05 AM  

Stile4aly: So when a contractor says "I estimate it will cost $100,000 to rebuild your washed-away house" do you then say "I'll give you $873.50. Go ahead and get started. The rest is coming soon, I promise."


I take it you've never built a house before. You never pay the whole price up front.

If you ever approach a contractor and say, "I want a house, here's $500,000, you will indeed spend at least $500,000 on your house."
 
2013-05-22 10:07:09 AM  
Barack Obama doesn't care about white people.
 
2013-05-22 10:08:43 AM  
Here's an idea!

When the vote comes up for Oklahoma disaster relief, instead of Pork, add the 82 Nominations that have been blocked over the past 4 years.
 
2013-05-22 10:12:00 AM  

EvilEgg: Marcus Aurelius: So if the final relief bill has any aid assigned outside Oklahoma, we can assume that Inhofe will vote against it then.

Sure he will.

He will vote against any aid assigned outside of the greater Moore region, of this I am certain.


And he will also want US to pay for it.

So bootstrappy.
 
2013-05-22 10:13:13 AM  

MyRandomName: Sandy was the wrong way to do aid. Why appropriate a vast sum up front, itleads to waste and fraud . How about pay as you rebuild. The 99 hurricane was paid out in 4 bills. Nobody knows what sandy will cost yet.

How dare the senator point this out. How dare he ask for offsets to pay for it.

The liberal way is to throw money at the problem without oversight.


You know how I know you have no idea what the hell you're talking about?
 
2013-05-22 10:15:45 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: MyRandomName: Sandy was the wrong way to do aid. Why appropriate a vast sum up front, itleads to waste and fraud . How about pay as you rebuild. The 99 hurricane was paid out in 4 bills. Nobody knows what sandy will cost yet.

How dare the senator point this out. How dare he ask for offsets to pay for it.

The liberal way is to throw money at the problem without oversight.

You know how I know you have no idea what the hell you're talking about?


A rather consistent posting history since 2007?
 
2013-05-22 10:15:53 AM  

Mrbogey: Stile4aly: So when a contractor says "I estimate it will cost $100,000 to rebuild your washed-away house" do you then say "I'll give you $873.50. Go ahead and get started. The rest is coming soon, I promise."

I take it you've never built a house before. You never pay the whole price up front.


I've always done 1/3rd 1/3rd 1/3rd, if you can get a contractor to start a job doing a major rebuild with 900 bucks he's probably a crackhead.
 
2013-05-22 10:18:25 AM  

TabASlotB: Marcus Aurelius: MyRandomName: Sandy was the wrong way to do aid. Why appropriate a vast sum up front, itleads to waste and fraud . How about pay as you rebuild. The 99 hurricane was paid out in 4 bills. Nobody knows what sandy will cost yet.

How dare the senator point this out. How dare he ask for offsets to pay for it.

The liberal way is to throw money at the problem without oversight.

You know how I know you have no idea what the hell you're talking about?

A rather consistent posting history since 2007?


Yeah, there's that too.  It's time for him to drag an alt out, it'll be here any second.
 
2013-05-22 10:22:35 AM  
"Sen. James Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, argued that there is no comparison between Hurricane Sandy relief, which he voted against last fall, and aid for his state in the wake of Monday's devastating tornado because 'New York and New Jersey vote Democrat and my state votes repub.'"
 
2013-05-22 10:30:49 AM  

wxboy: I dare some "safe" senator like, say, Chuck Schumer, to tack on a piece of pork just to see if Coburn and Inhofe would vote against aid to Oklahoma.


All that needs to be done is for Obama to say that he would sign the Oklahoma disaster relief bill into law to get Coburn and Inhofe (and the rest of the GOP, for that matter) to vote against it. No pork necessary.
 
2013-05-22 10:36:25 AM  
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2013-05-22 10:38:56 AM  

Mrbogey: Stile4aly: So when a contractor says "I estimate it will cost $100,000 to rebuild your washed-away house" do you then say "I'll give you $873.50. Go ahead and get started. The rest is coming soon, I promise."

I take it you've never built a house before. You never pay the whole price up front.

If you ever approach a contractor and say, "I want a house, here's $500,000, you will indeed spend at least $500,000 on your house."


Why would you do that instead of asking for an estimate as was suggested above?

/Your end quotation mark is in the wrong spot.
 
2013-05-22 10:50:08 AM  
This "man" is a pigfarker. That should be his new nickname, Sen. Jim Pigfarker.
 
2013-05-22 10:54:35 AM  

Mrbogey: Stile4aly: So when a contractor says "I estimate it will cost $100,000 to rebuild your washed-away house" do you then say "I'll give you $873.50. Go ahead and get started. The rest is coming soon, I promise."

I take it you've never built a house before. You never pay the whole price up front.

If you ever approach a contractor and say, "I want a house, here's $500,000, you will indeed spend at least $500,000 on your house."


That's not what I'm suggesting.  I would go to the contractor and say "I'll agree to your estimate of $100K, but I want a weekly track of spending and an explanation for any variance of more than 5%"
 
2013-05-22 10:57:05 AM  
Yeah, and he's a shiat smear on the ass of American politics, too.
 
2013-05-22 11:12:52 AM  

Mrbogey: Stile4aly: So when a contractor says "I estimate it will cost $100,000 to rebuild your washed-away house" do you then say "I'll give you $873.50. Go ahead and get started. The rest is coming soon, I promise."

I take it you've never built a house before. You never pay the whole price up front.

If you ever approach a contractor and say, "I want a house, here's $500,000, you will indeed spend at least $500,000 on your house."


Wow, that's insightful.


That would be a good reason not to hand a blank check to contractors on no-bid minimal-doc deals too then. I wonder how the Senators of Oklahoma voted on those deals during the Iraq War. I'm sure they completely opposed these deals and held hearings to stop it.
 
2013-05-22 11:13:41 AM  
So, I'm not a meteorologist or anything, but could someone explain to me how Hurricane Sandy managed to avoid  every state along the east coast except for NY and NJ?  I'm failing to find how iit attributed to zero damage outside those two states, and thus any recovery from devastation from its vicinity is "pork" and not part of the clean up.

I've even read that "mitigation for future storms" was considered pork, but wouldn't that be equivalent to post-OK tornado relief funding helping citizens relocate out of Tornado Valley, or building better foundations and more solid houses?  Does the Three Little Pigs really need to be read into the record in Congress?
 
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