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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 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...
 
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