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(Nola.com)   We may get to find out how well FEMA works during a government shutdown. Tropical Storm Karen forms in the Gulf of Mexico, may impact the Gulf Coast as a hurricane this weekend   (nola.com) divider line 124
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2013-10-03 08:35:22 AM
This should end well.
 
2013-10-03 08:39:40 AM
Here's where to aim, Karen:

www.newyorker.com
 
2013-10-03 08:56:42 AM
B0BummerAckbar cares more about cramming hot, meaty, throbbing health insurance down our expectantly moist throats than he does keeping people safe from natural disasters.
 
2013-10-03 09:01:22 AM
God help us all if hurricane Karen finds tropical storm Henry's gun.

i218.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-03 09:02:20 AM

BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:

[www.newyorker.com image 580x440]


It's gonna be kind of hard for a hurricane to hit Montana.
 
2013-10-03 09:07:42 AM

Shostie: BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:

[www.newyorker.com image 580x440]

It's gonna be kind of hard for a hurricane to hit Montana.


Fortunately, Fartbongo's weather machine hasn't been affected by the shutdown. Expect a Class 5 Hurricane over Billings MT later next week.
 
2013-10-03 09:10:19 AM

Shostie: It's gonna be kind of hard for a hurricane to hit Montana.


Pray harder
 
2013-10-03 09:13:20 AM
Judging by what happened in the wake of Katrina, I dare say those of us in New Orleans probably wouldn't notice any difference. I'd prefer we not test that hypothesis, though.
 
2013-10-03 09:18:03 AM

Nabb1: Judging by what happened in the wake of Katrina, I dare say those of us in New Orleans probably wouldn't notice any difference. I'd prefer we not test that hypothesis, though.


Never fear; Anderson Cooper will done his tights and cape and save you all.
 
2013-10-03 09:22:01 AM

kronicfeld: Nabb1: Judging by what happened in the wake of Katrina, I dare say those of us in New Orleans probably wouldn't notice any difference. I'd prefer we not test that hypothesis, though.

Never fear; Anderson Cooper will done his tights and cape and save you all.


Someone tell Sean Penn to load his shotgun.
 
2013-10-03 09:26:10 AM
*cracks knuckles*

Ok, I'mma revel in a hurricane named after me, until it starts killing people. Then not so much.
 
2013-10-03 09:34:01 AM

what_now: *cracks knuckles*

Ok, I'mma revel in a hurricane named after me, until it starts killing people. Then not so much.


I'm kind of surprised that there's never been a Hurricane Patrick.
 
2013-10-03 09:47:00 AM

Shostie: what_now: *cracks knuckles*

Ok, I'mma revel in a hurricane named after me, until it starts killing people. Then not so much.

I'm kind of surprised that there's never been a Hurricane Patrick.


I'm waiting on a Hurricane Spongebob.
 
2013-10-03 10:12:09 AM
Newsflash worthy?

Well, Neil Armstrong's death didn't get that, and yet a storm that might just turn into a bigger storm that might just make landfall is deserving of such?
 
2013-10-03 10:19:37 AM

cman: Newsflash worthy?

Well, Neil Armstrong's death didn't get that, and yet a storm that might just turn into a bigger storm that might just make landfall is deserving of such?


Neil Armstrong died last year. Let it go, man.
 
2013-10-03 10:22:15 AM
Is a memorial at risk?
 
2013-10-03 10:49:43 AM

cameroncrazy1984: cman: Newsflash worthy?

Well, Neil Armstrong's death didn't get that, and yet a storm that might just turn into a bigger storm that might just make landfall is deserving of such?

Neil Armstrong died last year. Let it go, man.


Yeah, I should...

But its different when I am angry!
 
2013-10-03 10:54:53 AM

cman: cameroncrazy1984: cman: Newsflash worthy?

Well, Neil Armstrong's death didn't get that, and yet a storm that might just turn into a bigger storm that might just make landfall is deserving of such?

Neil Armstrong died last year. Let it go, man.

Yeah, I should...

But its different when I am angry!


Here:
www.plehns.com
 
2013-10-03 10:56:36 AM

cman: cameroncrazy1984: cman: Newsflash worthy?

Well, Neil Armstrong's death didn't get that, and yet a storm that might just turn into a bigger storm that might just make landfall is deserving of such?

Neil Armstrong died last year. Let it go, man.

Yeah, I should...

But its different when I am angry!


I have submitted exactly one newsflash article in my Fark history

/the result was, shall we say, unexpected?
//I won't do THAT again
 
2013-10-03 10:57:08 AM

kronicfeld: Nabb1: Judging by what happened in the wake of Katrina, I dare say those of us in New Orleans probably wouldn't notice any difference. I'd prefer we not test that hypothesis, though.

Never fear; Anderson Cooper will done his tights and cape and save you all.


I'm gonna head out to the airport and wait for Soledad O'Brien to come rescue me.

In tights.

Well, off to the ole bunk.
 
2013-10-03 11:48:46 AM

BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:

[www.newyorker.com image 580x440]


The Texas portion of this also corresponds to the drought map, so bring it on, Karen!
 
2013-10-03 11:55:45 AM
FEMA is an essential service and has not been closed I know 2 people who work for FEMA and while they are complaining about having to cancel scheduled vacations, they are still going to work and getting paid.
 
2013-10-03 12:02:21 PM
Current models:

my.sfwmd.gov
 
2013-10-03 12:22:44 PM

Tom_Slick: FEMA is an essential service and has not been closed I know 2 people who work for FEMA and while they are complaining about having to cancel scheduled vacations, they are still going to work and getting paid.


Once the shutdown ends, that is.

BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:

[www.newyorker.com image 580x440]


It is always a safe bet to assume that Gulf hurricanes will make landfall at or near deep-red GOP districts.  That is sort of bread-and-butter GOP country, there.
 
2013-10-03 12:26:59 PM

BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:

[www.newyorker.com image 580x440]


Not enough surveyor marks.
 
2013-10-03 12:52:04 PM
Why don't they just call it hurricane Obama? It's all going to be his fault right?
 
2013-10-03 12:56:39 PM
FEMA will still be operational.
 
2013-10-03 12:57:10 PM
Obama doesn't care about black people.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-03 12:57:11 PM
God hates false Christianity about as much as he hates the gehy.
 
2013-10-03 12:57:37 PM
Pray for Omarion.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-03 12:58:10 PM

www.hotflick.netToastTheRabbit: FEMA will still be operational.


It's the shadow government, after all.
 
2013-10-03 12:58:24 PM
Would that be the worst thing?  A couple of good disasters and people might actually start holding the idiots in charge responsible.

Maybe.

/probably not.
 
2013-10-03 12:58:26 PM
Ha Ha! It's funny cause they don't work when the government isn't shut down.
 
2013-10-03 12:59:21 PM
I'll be glad to see those red state retards suffer, I already emailed my rep about withholding aid to red state districts with representatives who enabled the shutdown.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-03 12:59:35 PM

China White Tea: Would that be the worst thing?  A couple of good disasters and people might actually start holding the idiots in charge responsible.

Maybe.

/probably not.


I wonder if they would blame Bush for the poor response since so many LA bozos blame Obama and HE wasn't around at the time.
 
2013-10-03 01:00:25 PM

BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:


Only one each from Mississippi and Alabama? They know who pays for all the hoverounds.
 
2013-10-03 01:00:29 PM

China White Tea: Would that be the worst thing?  A couple of good disasters and people might actually start holding the idiots in charge responsible.

Maybe.

/probably not.


Knowingly, willfully, and unnecessarily causing the deaths of citizens will be a little more than just people holding people responsible
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-03 01:01:27 PM

gilgigamesh: kronicfeld: Nabb1: Judging by what happened in the wake of Katrina, I dare say those of us in New Orleans probably wouldn't notice any difference. I'd prefer we not test that hypothesis, though.

Never fear; Anderson Cooper will done his tights and cape and save you all.

I'm gonna head out to the airport and wait for Soledad O'Brien to come rescue me.

In tights.

Well, off to the ole bunk.


Sorry.  You get Al Roker.

www.aoltv.com
 
2013-10-03 01:01:39 PM
Alright! First hurricane party at my new house!

/speaking of which, I need to make sure my generator is still good...
 
2013-10-03 01:01:54 PM
FEMA isn't much help anyway*.  Dealt with them a year ago - more interested in disaster-porn photo ops than actually doing anything.  Actually had my wife and I take a mattress off the rubbish pile and photograph us putting it back on as two of their employees swooped in to "help".  It was both funny and infuriating.  My wife was even more pissed off than I was.

*And by FEMA, I mean the six employees I dealt with, who may or may not represent the agency as a whole
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-03 01:02:27 PM
www.dailyramblings.com
 
2013-10-03 01:03:25 PM

d23: Sorry. You get Al Roker.


In tights?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-03 01:03:56 PM

skozlaw: d23: Sorry. You get Al Roker.

In tights?


Unfortunately for you, yes.
 
2013-10-03 01:04:01 PM

factoryconnection: It is always a safe bet to assume that Gulf hurricanes will make landfall at or near deep-red GOP districts.


Given the size of the typical hurricane, even Sandy made landfall "at or near" deep-red districts.

Granted, Karen is on path to nail Chocolate City.
 
2013-10-03 01:04:05 PM

super_grass: I'll be glad to see those red state retards suffer, I already emailed my rep about withholding aid to red state districts with representatives who enabled the shutdown.


Yeah, because that's exactly how a democratic republic works.   You should run for Congress.
 
2013-10-03 01:04:51 PM

d23: Unfortunately for you...


That's what YOU think.
 
2013-10-03 01:05:00 PM

FLMountainMan: FEMA isn't much help anyway*.  Dealt with them a year ago - more interested in disaster-porn photo ops than actually doing anything.  Actually had my wife and I take a mattress off the rubbish pile and photograph us putting it back on as two of their employees swooped in to "help".  It was both funny and infuriating.  My wife was even more pissed off than I was.

*And by FEMA, I mean the six employees I dealt with, who may or may not represent the agency as a whole


Telling them to "fark off" wasn't an option? Just say "You want a photo op of y'all helping? Go rip out my carpets and all the drywall below 4 feet. Take as many pictures as you want."
 
2013-10-03 01:05:54 PM

d23: skozlaw: d23: Sorry. You get Al Roker.

In tights?

Unfortunately for you, yes.


I think you mean "unfortunately for Al." Any port in a storm, my friend.
 
2013-10-03 01:06:19 PM
Not to worry, the sun will explode long before that happens.
 
2013-10-03 01:06:22 PM

Shostie: BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:

[www.newyorker.com image 580x440]

It's gonna be kind of hard for a hurricane to hit Montana.


thanks, Shostie!!!

/but, it's 24 degrees, windy as hell and snowing.  So, we've got that going for us.
 
2013-10-03 01:06:39 PM

mooseyfate: Telling them to "fark off" wasn't an option? Just say "You want a photo op of y'all helping? Go rip out my carpets and all the drywall below 4 feet. Take as many pictures as you want."


Consider who you're responding to. Do you honestly think his little story even happened?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-03 01:07:02 PM

This text is now purple: factoryconnection: It is always a safe bet to assume that Gulf hurricanes will make landfall at or near deep-red GOP districts.

Given the size of the typical hurricane, even Sandy made landfall "at or near" deep-red districts.

Granted, Karen is on path to nail Chocolate City.


So, if it hits the deep red districts the spending will be good.  If it nails C.C. then it's bad.

Got it in Evernote.
 
2013-10-03 01:07:28 PM

mooseyfate: I think you mean "unfortunately for Al." Any port in a storm, my friend.


This thread is now rule 34 on Al Roker.
 
2013-10-03 01:07:57 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: cman: cameroncrazy1984: cman: Newsflash worthy?

Well, Neil Armstrong's death didn't get that, and yet a storm that might just turn into a bigger storm that might just make landfall is deserving of such?

Neil Armstrong died last year. Let it go, man.

Yeah, I should...

But its different when I am angry!

I have submitted exactly one newsflash article in my Fark history

/the result was, shall we say, unexpected?
//I won't do THAT again


moar details!!!!!
 
2013-10-03 01:09:12 PM

skozlaw: mooseyfate: Telling them to "fark off" wasn't an option? Just say "You want a photo op of y'all helping? Go rip out my carpets and all the drywall below 4 feet. Take as many pictures as you want."

Consider who you're responding to. Do you honestly think his little story even happened?


I'm not familiar with FLmountainman's past works. Sorry. If he lives in Florida, though, I wouldn't consider it terribly unlikely.
 
2013-10-03 01:12:20 PM

ds_4815: Current models:

[my.sfwmd.gov image 800x600]


That is how God tells the Bible Belt that He thinks they're a bunch of assholes, too.
 
2013-10-03 01:13:25 PM

what_now: *cracks knuckles*

Ok, I'mma revel in a hurricane named after me, until it starts killing people. Then not so much.


Sorta cool story:
In 2004 we had three hurricanes run around the same area in Florida. Two if them formed my friends first and last name.
 
2013-10-03 01:15:11 PM

super_grass: I'll be glad to see those red state retards suffer, I already emailed my rep about withholding aid to red state districts with representatives who enabled the shutdown.


It's nice to see that the orderlies let you use the computer every now and then, but shouldn't you get back to your finger paints and eating glue.
 
2013-10-03 01:17:08 PM
What I find so funny is that people need FEMA in the first place. Get a plan and be ready. I can see clearing roads, medical care, food and shelter and helping maintain order, but passing out food and providing homes for years after the storm is just stupid.
 
2013-10-03 01:19:38 PM

ds_4815: Current models:

[my.sfwmd.gov image 800x600]


Looks like New Orleans had better start stocking up on beer...
westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com

/Lootie? Not in a Photoshop?
//it's more likely than you think
 
2013-10-03 01:19:39 PM

BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:

[www.newyorker.com image 580x440]


I've never noticed that California is split blue and red almost directly down the middle going West to East. What a weird phenomenon.
It's like no matter where you are in the state you step over the magical line in the middle and you're in red state, take a step back and you're in blue.
 
2013-10-03 01:20:01 PM

nekom: This should end well.


It's not like they've finished cleaning up from the last time. Expect Monday to bring a fresh "Looty" meme.
 
2013-10-03 01:21:39 PM
It's a weak tropical storm, a rainmaker more than a wind hazard.  I doubt that the oil rigs will even shut down.
 
2013-10-03 01:21:54 PM
Yes a lot of people will suffer and die but it might prove some point that might be good for my political party, so hey fark em.

They're obviously mentally deficient since they live in one of the states that doesn't agree with me politically. Even the children, they should have been born to blue parents if they didn't want to suffer.
 
2013-10-03 01:22:10 PM
I know how this ends:

ramakblog.files.wordpress.com

/Watched it last night
//Had a few friends over, and some beers
///Hilarious
 
2013-10-03 01:25:26 PM

ds_4815: Current models:

[my.sfwmd.gov image 800x600]


So basically... nothing to worry about yet?
 
2013-10-03 01:26:17 PM

kaduh: super_grass: I'll be glad to see those red state retards suffer, I already emailed my rep about withholding aid to red state districts with representatives who enabled the shutdown.

It's nice to see that the orderlies let you use the computer every now and then, but shouldn't you get back to your finger paints and eating glue.


Let me guess, Texan?
 
2013-10-03 01:26:20 PM

SuperNinjaToad: BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:

[www.newyorker.com image 580x440]

I've never noticed that California is split blue and red almost directly down the middle going West to East. What a weird phenomenon.
It's like no matter where you are in the state you step over the magical line in the middle and you're in red state, take a step back and you're in blue.


The entire west coast is so divided.  Oregon and Washington are exactly like that, too.   It's like the Cascade range has a magical derp field at the top.
 
2013-10-03 01:26:35 PM
Once again looks like the Blue states will have to bail out the Red states, farking moochers.
 
2013-10-03 01:28:25 PM

Nadie_AZ: cman: cameroncrazy1984: cman: Newsflash worthy?

Well, Neil Armstrong's death didn't get that, and yet a storm that might just turn into a bigger storm that might just make landfall is deserving of such?

Neil Armstrong died last year. Let it go, man.

Yeah, I should...

But its different when I am angry!

Here:
[www.plehns.com image 617x775]


I just found out Neil Armstrong is dead and started sucking down my milkshake twice as fast.  So, real kick.

/Seriously, how was that not all over the news?
 
2013-10-03 01:35:18 PM

mike_d85: /Seriously, how was that not all over the news?


I... O_o

It kinda was.
 
2013-10-03 01:35:44 PM

FLMountainMan: super_grass: I'll be glad to see those red state retards suffer, I already emailed my rep about withholding aid to red state districts with representatives who enabled the shutdown.

Yeah, because that's exactly how a democratic republic works.


It's pretty much how this democratic republic works stumbles from one manufactured crisis to the next.
 
2013-10-03 01:36:31 PM

mike_d85: Nadie_AZ: cman: cameroncrazy1984: cman: Newsflash worthy?

Well, Neil Armstrong's death didn't get that, and yet a storm that might just turn into a bigger storm that might just make landfall is deserving of such?

Neil Armstrong died last year. Let it go, man.

Yeah, I should...

But its different when I am angry!

Here:
[www.plehns.com image 617x775]

I just found out Neil Armstrong is dead and started sucking down my milkshake twice as fast.  So, real kick.

/Seriously, how was that not all over the news?


The excuse they gave was that everyone was on vacation

Seriously
 
2013-10-03 01:38:05 PM
I'm sitting at the dock on a vessel getting paid to NOT go to sea because of the storm so I'm getting a kick.....

/suck it furloughed biatches!!!
//not really furloughed biatches, I hope common sense breaks out and y'all go back to work.
///but I ain't holding my breath.
/Vslashies come in 4s now.
 
2013-10-03 01:38:25 PM
Seriously?

img.fark.net
 
2013-10-03 01:46:20 PM

kronicfeld: B0BummerAckbar cares more about cramming hot, meaty, throbbing health insurance down our expectantly moist throats than he does keeping people safe from natural disasters.


New monitor, please.

d23: God hates false Christianity about as much as he hates the gehy.


But not as much as he hates Cleveland!
 
2013-10-03 01:46:51 PM
It's fun to find out how a government agency works during a national emergency with minimal essential staffing!

/obscure?
 
2013-10-03 01:51:30 PM

StrikitRich: It's a weak tropical storm, a rainmaker more than a wind hazard.  I doubt that the oil rigs will even shut down.


Current projections have it close to (or attaining) Cat 1 status just before landfall. Not exactly weak.

/Granted, it'll probably start to slough off some speed in the overnight hours, but would expect it to re-fire and sustain itself
 
2013-10-03 01:55:35 PM

ds_4815: Current models:

[my.sfwmd.gov image 800x600]


Personally, I like the XTRP track; it's the only one going near Harry Reid's district
 
2013-10-03 01:55:39 PM
we definitely need more rain in texas.
 
2013-10-03 01:55:56 PM

This text is now purple: factoryconnection: It is always a safe bet to assume that Gulf hurricanes will make landfall at or near deep-red GOP districts.

Given the size of the typical hurricane, even Sandy made landfall "at or near" deep-red districts.

Granted, Karen is on path to nail Chocolate City.


Once you go black...
 
2013-10-03 02:00:11 PM

MonstarMike: Seriously?

[img.fark.net image 673x281]


Also: someone to fark. A lot.
 
2013-10-03 02:00:31 PM
It's not as if the private sector can do any better wrt gouging.
 
2013-10-03 02:01:10 PM
Glad they think HAARP is essential. Anything to fark the people right?
 
2013-10-03 02:03:02 PM

MonstarMike: Seriously?


Sure. A nice pinot noir goes very well with mayhem and destruction. Just be sure to keep one hand over your glass to prevent glass shards and rainwater from falling in the wine as it alters the taste a little.
 
2013-10-03 02:04:46 PM

ds_4815: Current models:

[my.sfwmd.gov image 800x600]


Sooo...the Mid-Atlantic will be getting rain sometime between Monday and Wednesday next week.  Alrighty then!
 
2013-10-03 02:07:59 PM

super_grass: kaduh: super_grass: I'll be glad to see those red state retards suffer, I already emailed my rep about withholding aid to red state districts with representatives who enabled the shutdown.

It's nice to see that the orderlies let you use the computer every now and then, but shouldn't you get back to your finger paints and eating glue.

Let me guess, Texan?


Correct.  Let me guess, Moran?
 
2013-10-03 02:08:09 PM
Too bad the democrat party rejects any funding bill that doesn't include the very unpopular Obamacare.

The GOP passes funding for veteran's benefits or parks or cancer research, and each are voted down by democrats because they don't also include Obamacare.

If the dems can't have their takeover of 20% of the economy, they refuse to allow any government.  The low infos and some of the press say this is the GOP's fault, and that's really ok.  Whole lot of brawndo drinking out there.

FEMA is useless anyway.  we saw that with NOLA and with NJ.  Maybe this time people will learn they cannot depend on a federal government that has been taken over for vote buying schemes.
 
2013-10-03 02:11:13 PM

what_now: *cracks knuckles*

Ok, I'mma revel in a hurricane named after me, until it starts killing people. Then not so much.


My mom is named Karen, too, and if this hurricane is anything like her, it will just wander aimlessly for a while then go to sleep before 9.  No big deal.
 
2013-10-03 02:11:18 PM
We've seen how FEMA works while funded. If anyone can tell the difference it will be from the improvement.
 
2013-10-03 02:11:26 PM
people have been losing jobs/houses etc for years now.
but all of a sudden it is important because we have a forced smaller government unit
 due to arguments, crap laws and the total inability to be fiscally responsible

bring on the meteors!
 
2013-10-03 02:13:48 PM

StrikitRich: It's a weak tropical storm, a rainmaker more than a wind hazard.  I doubt that the oil rigs will even shut down.


Of course they are gonna shut down. It's the perfect excuse to raise prices for a while.
 
2013-10-03 02:14:53 PM

kaduh: Moran


Another fine product of Texas education.
 
2013-10-03 02:17:51 PM

mooseyfate: FLMountainMan: FEMA isn't much help anyway*.  Dealt with them a year ago - more interested in disaster-porn photo ops than actually doing anything.  Actually had my wife and I take a mattress off the rubbish pile and photograph us putting it back on as two of their employees swooped in to "help".  It was both funny and infuriating.  My wife was even more pissed off than I was.

*And by FEMA, I mean the six employees I dealt with, who may or may not represent the agency as a whole

Telling them to "fark off" wasn't an option? Just say "You want a photo op of y'all helping? Go rip out my carpets and all the drywall below 4 feet. Take as many pictures as you want."


We were irritated enough when they asked us to restage throwing it back on (it was almost 100 degrees out with Florida humidity).  We didn't know they'd then swoop in to act as if they'd helped.

But yeah, we should have told them to fark off when they asked for the photo in the first place.
 
2013-10-03 02:20:14 PM

super_grass: kaduh: Moran

Another fine product of Texas education.


Really?  You've been here plenty long, shame on you.
 
2013-10-03 02:21:48 PM
FEMA employees are categorized as "essential employees" and are not subject to the Republican shutdown.
 
2013-10-03 02:25:13 PM

MonstarMike: Seriously?


Well, yeah. Wine, beer, and spirits aren't just great for the obvious reasons, they're also a very harsh environment for harmful bacteria to grow. Days after heavy rains and flooding, ground water could be contaminated by any number of things that could make you sick and kill you, so a glass of sterile wine or beer is a much better alternative. Good enough for the European settlers, good enough for me.
 
2013-10-03 02:25:48 PM
Estes Park, Colorado here.  FEMA is here right now because of the flooding.  They are still doing their jobs. It's a town of 6,000 or so, and if there were any complaints, it would get around town fast.  The Red Cross is also here, along with a few other disaster vehicles and the National Guard.
 
2013-10-03 02:26:33 PM

santadog: Estes Park, Colorado here.  FEMA is here right now because of the flooding.  They are still doing their jobs. It's a town of 6,000 or so, and if there were any complaints, it would get around town fast.  The Red Cross is also here, along with a few other disaster vehicles and the National Guard.


That's awesome! Hope things get under control for y'all soon!
 
2013-10-03 02:55:03 PM
Wow, talk about the perfect storm...
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-10-03 02:59:51 PM
But will a Farker be trapped with a laptop in a warehouse where he keeps us riveted to our computers all night?
 
2013-10-03 03:19:18 PM
It would be nice to get some rain up here (Dallas).
 
2013-10-03 03:48:02 PM

super_grass: I'll be glad to see those red state retards suffer, I already emailed my rep about withholding aid to red state districts with representatives who enabled the shutdown.


I get the sentiment, but two things:

One, we still are a United States. If your child bickers and claims he's been reading about emancipation laws and wants to live off the land with his dumbass girlfriend, you typically don't let him. Like it or not, this country remains a family. Yeah it sucks, but as long as some hick in Alabama remains a US citizen, he's entitled to the same protections everyone else is.

Admittedly, I do chuckle when people like Rick Perry wonder aloud about secession yet are the first ones begging the fed to save his ass.

Two, several of these states have some really cool cities. You really can't live anywhere without being at risk of some natural disaster. Just because a bunch of rednecks from gerrymandered districts are too stupid to vote with their heads instead of their easily pliable emotions doesn't mean we all suck.
 
2013-10-03 04:01:45 PM

BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:

[www.newyorker.com image 580x440]


Are you saying you want ObamaCare?
 
2013-10-03 04:08:38 PM

skozlaw: Obama doesn't care about black people.


Came for this. Also Fartbongo, the Weather Machine, Hurricane Obama and praying for Omarion.

Farkers didn't let me down.

Hey how about some of that rain head towards Oklahoma? We could use it. Thnx.
 
2013-10-03 04:10:14 PM

Shostie: BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:

[www.newyorker.com image 580x440]

It's gonna be kind of hard for a hurricane to hit Montana.


She would like to have seen Montana.
 
2013-10-03 04:18:28 PM

Nabb1: Judging by what happened in the wake of Katrina, I dare say those of us in New Orleans probably wouldn't notice any difference. I'd prefer we not test that hypothesis, though.


People still live in NOLA? I'm in BR. I thought all you buggers had moved up here.
 
2013-10-03 04:20:51 PM
Looks like its headed right toward all those states whose reps voted to shut down the gummint.  That's a shame.
 
2013-10-03 05:00:00 PM
BRING IT!
 
2013-10-03 05:21:00 PM

Limeyluv: Nabb1: Judging by what happened in the wake of Katrina, I dare say those of us in New Orleans probably wouldn't notice any difference. I'd prefer we not test that hypothesis, though.

People still live in NOLA? I'm in BR. I thought all you buggers had moved up here.


I hate posts like these because I can never tell if they're sarcastic or just stupid.

NOLA has survived the recession better than many other cities. Some surrounding areas look like the storm happened yesterday, but to be fair, a lot of them looked that way in 2004. If you visit today you'll find record-breaking hotel occupancy, new construction (non-Katrina) sites, and a cultural and social vibe still unparalleled by nearly any US city, despite our small size compared to nearby places like Houston and Atlanta. Our convention center is damn near world class and is consistently booked. Our transvestites remain alarmingly good at what they do. The streetcar lurches and rumbles under a canopy of live oaks on St. Charles. The smell of jasmine and honeysuckle is in the air even in October, though not in the French Quarter, where tourists piss on and trash the place. Our new-ish mayor is not a household name because he's actually a smart, albeit not perfect guy. We're just glad he doesn't say something disturbingly retarded whenever someone points a camera at him.

Meanwhile, when I went to Baton Rouge a few weeks ago I was so bored I just stayed in the hotel and watched porn (great town if you're an LSU student, tho). You guys do have some decent food though. I don't understand why we can't get a farking link of boudin in New Orleans that doesn't taste like rice stuffed in fat. I've spent my entire adult life here looking for some !@$#@! decent boudin. Christ. I usually order the stuff frozen from a couple places in and around Lafayette.

To not end on a sour note, thanks for taking my friends in. I was here and was eventually forced to leave. I wished I had gone to Baton Rouge because at least you guys have real food. Not that it wouldn't have taken five hours to get. We ended up eating the food a local Houston church provided. Just basic sammiches and little dinner salads with veggies and a choice a dressing packets. It tasted great because we knew it was coming from the heart. I spent a few minutes talking to the guy running the show and, having only a brief moment to judge character, I wrote his church a check for a $100. Yes, a check. It's how people pay rent even in 2013, and I only had it on me because I thought I'd need it for some reason or another. They had set up in the parking lot of the only motel we could find and were there for every meal of the day. Bonus: No proselytizing. They were just there to feed a large chain motel (price-gouged, of course) with free protein and veg.

Oh, and here's something we'll agree upon: At this stage, there is a raging debate over who really runs Bartertown the NFC. My hope, as I assume yours is, is the Saints.
 
2013-10-03 05:45:34 PM

dickfreckle:



Oh, and here's something we'll agree upon: At this stage, there is a raging debate over who really runs Bartertown the NFC. My hope, as I assume yours is, is the Saints.

i1090.photobucket.com

Dream on!
 
2013-10-03 06:12:51 PM

Rent Party: dickfreckle:


Oh, and here's something we'll agree upon: At this stage, there is a raging debate over who really runs Bartertown the NFC. My hope, as I assume yours is, is the Saints.



Dream on!


Saints vs. Seahawks adds another lesion to my liver every year.
 
2013-10-03 06:17:56 PM

Rent Party: dickfreckle:


Oh, and here's something we'll agree upon: At this stage, there is a raging debate over who really runs Bartertown the NFC. My hope, as I assume yours is, is the Saints.

[i1090.photobucket.com image 395x177]

Dream on!


Hey man, I actually agreed with the power rankings this week (SEA/NO #2 and #3 respectively). I kinda like the Seahawks, but you better believe I don't want to go to Qwest again (Christ, every time I mention that game I have a facial tic). I want that seed, dammit. Presuming things continue on course, it should be interesting in a few months. All I know is that it's possible we're gonna have to do this again, and this time both of us might show up 12-4, 13-3, or whatever instead of you stumbling in backward into home advantage.

/thread is about dead, so I don't feel too badly about 'jacking it
///in San Deigo
 
2013-10-03 06:27:46 PM

dickfreckle: Rent Party: dickfreckle:


Oh, and here's something we'll agree upon: At this stage, there is a raging debate over who really runs Bartertown the NFC. My hope, as I assume yours is, is the Saints.

[i1090.photobucket.com image 395x177]

Dream on!

Hey man, I actually agreed with the power rankings this week (SEA/NO #2 and #3 respectively). I kinda like the Seahawks, but you better believe I don't want to go to Qwest again (Christ, every time I mention that game I have a facial tic). I want that seed, dammit. Presuming things continue on course, it should be interesting in a few months. All I know is that it's possible we're gonna have to do this again, and this time both of us might show up 12-4, 13-3, or whatever instead of you stumbling in backward into home advantage.

/thread is about dead, so I don't feel too badly about 'jacking it
///in San Deigo


The Seahawks offense has been faking it all year long.    I love RW, but I wish they could teach him to be six inches taller.   They are a couple of really lucky breaks away from being 2-2.  D'Angelo Williams was punching it right up the gut of that offense in Carolina, right up until he fumbled it in the red zone.    And that they walked out of Houston with a win is nothing short of a gift from God Matt Shaub.

But none of that matters.   It's Homer time.

Go Hawks!
 
2013-10-03 06:34:18 PM
...up the gut of that *defense*...
 
2013-10-03 06:45:20 PM
A lot of Federales are not working, but guess who is? FEMA, that's who. I think this is when they are going to finally do it - while the other Feds aren't around to stop them and while we are all distracted. A lot of Farkers will probably be in the camps receiving the other kind of ObamaScare. There will probably be death panels too. But that's OK because God turned His back on Amerika a long time ago. Don't bother praying it is too late. We should have been praying all along.

First, leaders like Ted Cruz, Michelle Bachman, and Rush Limbaugh will have unfortunate "accidents," then it will be gun confiscation, martial law and FEMA camps in football stadiums across the US of A. So if your local high school or pro football team cancels their game Friday night, you better head to the hills before the barbed wire goes up. And yes, you better pray to the LORD to restore our Christian Republic of America to His graces.
 
2013-10-03 07:01:38 PM

phrawgh: A lot of Federales are not working, but guess who is? FEMA, that's who. I think this is when they are going to finally do it - while the other Feds aren't around to stop them and while we are all distracted. A lot of Farkers will probably be in the camps receiving the other kind of ObamaScare. There will probably be death panels too. But that's OK because God turned His back on Amerika a long time ago. Don't bother praying it is too late. We should have been praying all along.

First, leaders like Ted Cruz, Michelle Bachman, and Rush Limbaugh will have unfortunate "accidents," then it will be gun confiscation, martial law and FEMA camps in football stadiums across the US of A. So if your local high school or pro football team cancels their game Friday night, you better head to the hills before the barbed wire goes up. And yes, you better pray to the LORD to restore our Christian Republic of America to His graces.


I remember hearing about Walmarts being set up as concentration camps.

I have a copy of William Cooper's "Behold a Pale Horse" and in it he warns that no patriot should ever be at home or at the home of a relative during a holiday (most likely Thanksgiving)...that's the most likely time for martial law to happen.

(I also wonder if you're serious or saying this with tongue firmly in cheek.)
 
2013-10-03 07:07:07 PM

what_now: *cracks knuckles*

Ok, I'mma revel in a hurricane named after me, until it starts killing people. Then not so much.


What if they are Texans?
 
2013-10-03 07:21:27 PM
Welp, there go gas prices, just as they were about to creep down to $3.00 a gallon around here.
 
2013-10-03 09:27:54 PM

Moodybastard: what_now: *cracks knuckles*

Ok, I'mma revel in a hurricane named after me, until it starts killing people. Then not so much.

Sorta cool story:
In 2004 we had three hurricanes run around the same area in Florida. Two if them formed my friends first and last name.


Charlie Frances(sis)?
 
2013-10-03 11:21:54 PM
I work for a certain agency and am getting a kick.

They're already working to get essential personnel who have been furloughed back into work, starting tomorrow, I believe.

Many are not furloughed anyway, including me, because our pay does not come from annual appropriations. Most of the several hundred people at my office have been at work this whole time, and we've been doing what we can to get ready for this.
 
2013-10-04 10:04:07 AM

swingbozo: FEMA employees are categorized as "essential employees" and are not subject to the Republican

Democratic shutdown.

Quit repeating the Big Lie.  Obama and Reid could stop this idiocy in a second if they weren't hell-bent on preserving Obama's "legacy".
 
2013-10-04 10:47:38 AM

Mouser: swingbozo: FEMA employees are categorized as "essential employees" and are not subject to the Republican Democratic shutdown.

Quit repeating the Big Lie.  Obama and Reid could stop this idiocy in a second if they weren't hell-bent on preserving Obama's "legacy".


I prefer my idiots to be amusing. You're one, but not the other. Go back to the drawing board and work on it, son.
 
2013-10-04 04:05:04 PM

SuperNinjaToad: BunkoSquad: Here's where to aim, Karen:

[www.newyorker.com image 580x440]

I've never noticed that California is split blue and red almost directly down the middle going West to East. What a weird phenomenon.
It's like no matter where you are in the state you step over the magical line in the middle and you're in red state, take a step back and you're in blue.


It's funny 'cause it's true. The closer you are to the coast, the bluer it gets.

It's no longer Northern vs. Southern California (although that is still a thing), but more coastal vs. inland. Inland Red California sucks but most of our foods grows there, and as the bumper stickers say when you're insulting a farmer try not to do it with your mouth full.
 
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