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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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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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