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(Vanity Fair)   In a move that would have been appropriate at any time in the past 200 years, Biden officially declares Florida a disaster. Stay safe, Florida Farkers   (vanityfair.com) divider line
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2022-09-29 12:28:05 PM  
28 votes:
Go on, DeSantis. Bite that hand.
 
2022-09-29 12:29:48 PM  
24 votes:
omg why is he doing this in an election year
 
2022-09-29 2:15:45 PM  
15 votes:

whidbey: Pork1: [Fark user image 320x240] [View Full Size image _x_]

Do Texas.


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2022-09-29 1:42:55 PM  
14 votes:
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2022-09-29 12:31:50 PM  
12 votes:
They also had a hurricane.
 
2022-09-29 12:36:07 PM  
11 votes:
fake hurricane, it is all cgi and lego
 
2022-09-29 12:39:57 PM  
11 votes:

Fear the Clam: Go on, DeSantis. Bite that hand.


DeSantis is getting his $ in exchange for virtually nothing. There is no hand to bite. "Thanks for the $, suckers".

Biden should have required a 180 day moratorium on migrant construction workers as a condition. He failed. Ron won this public perception battle easily, as much as I hate to admit it.
 
2022-09-29 12:38:45 PM  
10 votes:
DeSantis will get more from Biden than any Democrat ever would.  Democrats kiss the hands that slap them.
 
2022-09-29 12:43:53 PM  
10 votes:
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2022-09-29 12:50:15 PM  
8 votes:

pastramithemosterotic: Disaster? Nah. Massive trees fall in my backyard all the time
[Fark user image 425x318]


I'm not sure if you know this, but the sky shouldn't be sideways.  Are you sure you aren't in a disaster?
 
2022-09-29 12:39:18 PM  
7 votes:

whidbey: Probably the biggest reason NOT to elect Republicans to power:

Natural Disasters.



Does anybody like you?
 
2022-09-29 1:25:50 PM  
7 votes:
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2022-09-29 1:37:49 PM  
6 votes:

LiveDemo: Hinged: whidbey: Probably the biggest reason NOT to elect Republicans to power:

Natural Disasters.


Does anybody like you?

I love Whidbey.


me too!

may be a point against him (  . .)
 
2022-09-29 12:36:54 PM  
5 votes:
Before we spend federal funds to help them, shouldn't we balance the budget?
 
2022-09-29 12:47:10 PM  
5 votes:

Hinged: whidbey: Probably the biggest reason NOT to elect Republicans to power:

Natural Disasters.


Does anybody like you?


The truth isn't a popularity contest.

Sorry that facts upset you.
 
2022-09-29 12:50:48 PM  
5 votes:
So as it turns out Ron sent those migrants to Mass for their own safety, what a nice guy.
 
2022-09-29 12:52:19 PM  
5 votes:

the_rhino: pastramithemosterotic: Disaster? Nah. Massive trees fall in my backyard all the time
[Fark user image 425x318]

I'm not sure if you know this, but the sky shouldn't be sideways.  Are you sure you aren't in a disaster?


Stfu, I've been doing everything from my phone for 24 hours
 
2022-09-29 12:56:24 PM  
5 votes:

maxandgrinch: It's good that one of the original bastions of investigative and breaking news was on hand to report this to us.  Thank you Vanity Fair


Maybe the "real" media needs to get its shiat together and start being journalists instead of being Democrat Bashers.
 
2022-09-29 1:25:24 PM  
5 votes:

Hinged: whidbey: Probably the biggest reason NOT to elect Republicans to power:

Natural Disasters.


Does anybody like you?


I love Whidbey.
 
2022-09-29 1:58:45 PM  
5 votes:
I don't believe what I just wrote, by the way. It was just cathartic to lash out. Because a lot of people on this site were definitely calling for death in February 2021.
 
2022-09-29 2:00:18 PM  
5 votes:

Gonz: I don't believe what I just wrote, by the way. It was just cathartic to lash out. Because a lot of people on this site were definitely calling for death in February 2021.


It's a troll.

Block it.
 
2022-09-29 3:19:44 PM  
5 votes:

Gonz: whidbey: Gonz: I don't believe what I just wrote, by the way. It was just cathartic to lash out. Because a lot of people on this site were definitely calling for death in February 2021.

It's a troll.

Block it.

No, I think it's important to remind people that ghouls on this site celebrated the death of my friend Gene. See, Gene was a musician- he played boogie-woogie piano, and he was good at it. For some reason that could only be traced to personal politics, he lived in the live music capital of North America. And at some point during those 4 days when we were living like it was 1870, Gene froze to death in a cheap Austin apartment that didn't have a fireplace, insulation appropriate for harsh winter weather, or electricity.

And a large number of posters here were completely OK with that, because of Texas' state-level politics. Said he deserved it. So, yeah, I'm still bitter. Anyway, here's Gene.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/7qiw8cBscCg]


I'm a Texan.

I've been here since the 70's.

It can get cool here.  That's true.


I can asure you of one thing, though.

NOBODY freezes to death in Texas.
 
2022-09-29 12:30:06 PM  
4 votes:
Ship them a box of bootstraps and prayers
 
2022-09-29 12:33:57 PM  
4 votes:

Fear the Clam: Go on, DeSantis. Bite that hand.



That sums up this website perfectly.
 
2022-09-29 12:39:11 PM  
4 votes:
Florida would be one of the best states for a great rewilding project.  Lots of biological diversity, still, a lush climate that will quickly overgrow our damage, and now the demolition is off to a good start.  It could be one of the great wildlife refuges of the world, with all that coast and all that area to expand.

All right, Floridians, it's time to give back, like you're always talking about, but never do, because you're way too arrogant for that.  Florida is being handed back to nature.  The Villages--yeah, get the fark out of there.
 
2022-09-29 1:43:14 PM  
4 votes:

Marshmallow Jones: Private_Citizen: [Fark user image image 850x380]
Biden is a better man than I, because I would NOT be able to resist rubbing DeSantis' nose in his hypocrisy.

That's why Biden's the Pres and you're a dopey nobody on the internet.  Funny how that works.


Thanks, your marshmallow is in the mail.
 
2022-09-29 12:31:15 PM  
3 votes:
Well, I'm glad they're going to learn their lesson about what living in a society is a d what is and isn't socialism....wait wait I can't even finish that with a straight face.


The state that did everything in their power to purposely increase the pandemic for America is now asking for help from the people they farked over.

Sometimes it's hard to be moral.
 
2022-09-29 12:32:56 PM  
3 votes:

IRestoreFurniture: Well, I'm glad they're going to learn their lesson about what living in a society is a d what is and isn't socialism....wait wait I can't even finish that with a straight face.


The state that did everything in their power to purposely increase the pandemic for America is now asking for help from the people they farked over.

Sometimes it's hard to be moral.


Especially to people that don't deserve morality.
 
2022-09-29 12:34:32 PM  
3 votes:
There's no socialism necessary. I'm sure rugged individualism and Jesus will take care of everything.
 
2022-09-29 12:35:25 PM  
3 votes:
"Oh yeah, well, I declare the Biden presidency a disaster!"
 
2022-09-29 12:37:46 PM  
3 votes:
Probably the biggest reason NOT to elect Republicans to power:

Natural Disasters.
 
2022-09-29 12:46:17 PM  
3 votes:

backhand.slap.of.reason: DeSantis will get more from Biden than any Democrat ever would.  Democrats kiss the hands that slap them.


That's true.   Bill Clinton was always looking for the person who despised him the most and would do anything to make that person like him, and everyone knew it.   I'm not sure if that's a character flaw or w/e, but it's a darn sight better than what the GOP players are about.
 
2022-09-29 12:47:56 PM  
3 votes:
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Greetings from Windy Fort Lauderdale
 
2022-09-29 1:33:33 PM  
3 votes:

EyeballKid: Thanks for reminding me to donate to Martha's Vineyard refugee aid.


the $43,000 raised was given to a local non-profit that has a $16 million fund, after the 50 people were escorted away.
 
2022-09-29 1:38:08 PM  
3 votes:

Unsung_Hero: Continually helping people who have proven they will gladly watch you suffer and die is not a good social behaviour.


yes the entirety of a state can be covered with your brush strokes.  it's time for you to grow up.
 
2022-09-29 1:41:54 PM  
3 votes:

Private_Citizen: [Fark user image image 850x380]
Biden is a better man than I, because I would NOT be able to resist rubbing DeSantis' nose in his hypocrisy.


That's why Biden's the Pres and you're a dopey nobody on the internet.  Funny how that works.
 
2022-09-29 3:59:24 PM  
3 votes:

Hinged: Gonz: whidbey: Gonz: I don't believe what I just wrote, by the way. It was just cathartic to lash out. Because a lot of people on this site were definitely calling for death in February 2021.

It's a troll.

Block it.

No, I think it's important to remind people that ghouls on this site celebrated the death of my friend Gene. See, Gene was a musician- he played boogie-woogie piano, and he was good at it. For some reason that could only be traced to personal politics, he lived in the live music capital of North America. And at some point during those 4 days when we were living like it was 1870, Gene froze to death in a cheap Austin apartment that didn't have a fireplace, insulation appropriate for harsh winter weather, or electricity.

And a large number of posters here were completely OK with that, because of Texas' state-level politics. Said he deserved it. So, yeah, I'm still bitter. Anyway, here's Gene.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/7qiw8cBscCg]

I'm a Texan.

I've been here since the 70's.

It can get cool here.  That's true.


I can asure you of one thing, though.

NOBODY freezes to death in Texas.


Don't you get tired of playing this deplorable character?
 
2022-09-29 4:40:32 PM  
3 votes:
I have that user blocked Gonz

Take a walk.
 
2022-09-29 12:29:24 PM  
2 votes:
"We're doing everything we can to make it comfortable until a comically-large state-sized trenching machine can be found"

//good luck with desantis, cuba!
 
2022-09-29 12:31:55 PM  
2 votes:
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Biden is a better man than I, because I would NOT be able to resist rubbing DeSantis' nose in his hypocrisy.
 
2022-09-29 12:40:04 PM  
2 votes:
Disaster? Nah. Massive trees fall in my backyard all the time
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2022-09-29 12:43:44 PM  
2 votes:

Ishkur: rudemix: Hopefully DeSantis acts like a grownup in this one moment and extends his hand towards Biden for the good of the people in his state. And then, like they did to that amorphous mass of flab from Jersey when he worked with Obama, his party can castigate, excoriate, and excommunicate him before he follows up on his greater than zero chance to be president.

Word is Biden personally called every elected official in the state yesterday. Not a single one returned his call, except for one: The lone Democrat.


lol every elected official? that would be a neat trick.
 
2022-09-29 12:45:07 PM  
2 votes:

KingBiefWhistle: iron_city_ap: Fear the Clam: Go on, DeSantis. Bite that hand.

DeSantis is getting his $ in exchange for virtually nothing. There is no hand to bite. "Thanks for the $, suckers".

Biden should have required a 180 day moratorium on migrant construction workers as a condition. He failed. Ron won this public perception battle easily, as much as I hate to admit it.

Yeah that's some sociopath shiat, you don't start putting conditions on getting out to save lives and provide relief


No, you don't. Give them what they need. But you can wish that they gain some humility, considering their previous antics.
 
2022-09-29 12:59:43 PM  
2 votes:

chasd00: Ishkur: rudemix: Hopefully DeSantis acts like a grownup in this one moment and extends his hand towards Biden for the good of the people in his state. And then, like they did to that amorphous mass of flab from Jersey when he worked with Obama, his party can castigate, excoriate, and excommunicate him before he follows up on his greater than zero chance to be president.

Word is Biden personally called every elected official in the state yesterday. Not a single one returned his call, except for one: The lone Democrat.

lol every elected official? that would be a neat trick.


If they're not returning his calls he could get through all 30 of them in like 5 minutes.

During a disaster or any serious national tragedy, 95% of the President's time is spent calling people. That's all he does. He doesn't organize the Weeners/help/safety/relief efforts, he doesn't arrange logistics and time schedules -- he's got people and departments and agencies to do all that.

His job is to call local leaders and assure them.

It's actually one of the few things Biden is probably the best in the world at, because nobody knows how to deal with grief and trauma better than him.
 
2022-09-29 1:02:24 PM  
2 votes:

whidbey: Hinged: whidbey: Probably the biggest reason NOT to elect Republicans to power:

Natural Disasters.


Does anybody like you?

The truth isn't a popularity contest.

Sorry that facts upset you.


Whidbey will always hang out but he never once paid for drugs.
 
2022-09-29 1:11:09 PM  
2 votes:

Hinged: Fear the Clam: Go on, DeSantis. Bite that hand.


That sums up this website perfectly.


bite me once, shame on you.
bite me twice go fark yourself DeSantis
//still can't get over the lack of shame.  shortly after shipping Venezuelan asylum seekers to Massachusetts, he has the nerve to request federal assistance.
///uncle Joe is truly the adult in the room.  if it were me, I would provide the federal aid only on the condition that Ron DeSantis give up US citizenship and move to Venezuela.
 
2022-09-29 1:37:48 PM  
2 votes:

Hinged: whidbey: Probably the biggest reason NOT to elect Republicans to power:

Natural Disasters.


Does anybody like you?


A whole lot more than like you.
 
2022-09-29 1:37:53 PM  
2 votes:

pastramithemosterotic: Disaster? Nah. Massive trees fall in my backyard all the time
[Fark user image 425x318]


You know the hurricane was so intense it flipped the ground over.
 
2022-09-29 2:12:15 PM  
2 votes:

Pork1: [Fark user image 320x240] [View Full Size image _x_]


Do Texas.
 
2022-09-29 3:04:22 PM  
2 votes:
Can we pass a bill excluding Florida from receiving federal money? Also they shouldn't be allowed to discharge any debt just because a massive hurricane destroyed everything. And where is ~my~ money!?

/this post is about student loans
 
2022-09-29 3:13:51 PM  
2 votes:
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2022-09-29 3:15:27 PM  
2 votes:

whidbey: Gonz: I don't believe what I just wrote, by the way. It was just cathartic to lash out. Because a lot of people on this site were definitely calling for death in February 2021.

It's a troll.

Block it.


No, I think it's important to remind people that ghouls on this site celebrated the death of my friend Gene. See, Gene was a musician- he played boogie-woogie piano, and he was good at it. For some reason that could only be traced to personal politics, he lived in the live music capital of North America. And at some point during those 4 days when we were living like it was 1870, Gene froze to death in a cheap Austin apartment that didn't have a fireplace, insulation appropriate for harsh winter weather, or electricity.

And a large number of posters here were completely OK with that, because of Texas' state-level politics. Said he deserved it. So, yeah, I'm still bitter. Anyway, here's Gene.

GENE'S BOOGIE WOOGIE (LIVE) - GENE TAYLOR
Youtube 7qiw8cBscCg
 
2022-09-29 3:37:47 PM  
2 votes:

Unsung_Hero: asciibaron: Unsung_Hero: Continually helping people who have proven they will gladly watch you suffer and die is not a good social behaviour.

yes the entirety of a state can be covered with your brush strokes.  it's time for you to grow up.

Elections have consequences.


the consequences of elections in Philadelphia is more taxation with less security from gun violence, so there is that.
 
2022-09-29 4:01:16 PM  
2 votes:

Gonz: whidbey: Gonz: I don't believe what I just wrote, by the way. It was just cathartic to lash out. Because a lot of people on this site were definitely calling for death in February 2021.

It's a troll.

Block it.

No, I think it's important to remind people that ghouls on this site celebrated the death of my friend Gene. See, Gene was a musician- he played boogie-woogie piano, and he was good at it. For some reason that could only be traced to personal politics, he lived in the live music capital of North America. And at some point during those 4 days when we were living like it was 1870, Gene froze to death in a cheap Austin apartment that didn't have a fireplace, insulation appropriate for harsh winter weather, or electricity.

And a large number of posters here were completely OK with that, because of Texas' state-level politics. Said he deserved it. So, yeah, I'm still bitter. Anyway, here's Gene.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/7qiw8cBscCg]


imageproxy.ifunny.coView Full Size
 
2022-09-29 5:27:37 PM  
2 votes:

dylanthomas: So as it turns out Ron sent those migrants to Mass for their own safety, what a nice guy.


On Monday I literally told my aunt that she and her husband should go to the nearest state government office and present themselves as Venezuelan refugees as the fastest way out of Florida.

// She said she'd have to drive to Texas for that to work.
 
2022-09-29 12:31:11 PM  
1 vote:
Hopefully DeSantis acts like a grownup in this one moment and extends his hand towards Biden for the good of the people in his state. And then, like they did to that amorphous mass of flab from Jersey when he worked with Obama, his party can castigate, excoriate, and excommunicate him before he follows up on his greater than zero chance to be president.
 
2022-09-29 12:34:04 PM  
1 vote:
It's good that one of the original bastions of investigative and breaking news was on hand to report this to us.  Thank you Vanity Fair
 
2022-09-29 12:34:27 PM  
1 vote:
Do we have paper towels incoming and a couple of guys from Whitefish Montana coming in to build the power system?
 
2022-09-29 12:36:35 PM  
1 vote:

Private_Citizen: [Fark user image 850x380]
Biden is a better man than I, because I would NOT be able to resist rubbing DeSantis' nose in his hypocrisy.


Aid for me, not for thee liberal moochers
(even though NJ and NY give more than they get back)
 
2022-09-29 12:38:22 PM  
1 vote:

rudemix: Hopefully DeSantis acts like a grownup in this one moment and extends his hand towards Biden for the good of the people in his state. And then, like they did to that amorphous mass of flab from Jersey when he worked with Obama, his party can castigate, excoriate, and excommunicate him before he follows up on his greater than zero chance to be president.


I'm waiting for the "DeSantis uses FEMA aid money to send migrants to Long Island" article, personally.
 
2022-09-29 12:38:56 PM  
1 vote:
Heard a press conference with DeSantis a day or two before Ian hit. He said:

"We're prepared to share all information with the White House if they're interested."

Like the Biden administration is really so petty as not to be interested in helping out people who are in middle of a natural disaster.
 
2022-09-29 12:40:06 PM  
1 vote:

rudemix: Hopefully DeSantis acts like a grownup in this one moment and extends his hand towards Biden for the good of the people in his state. And then, like they did to that amorphous mass of flab from Jersey when he worked with Obama, his party can castigate, excoriate, and excommunicate him before he follows up on his greater than zero chance to be president.


Word is Biden personally called every elected official in the state yesterday. Not a single one returned his call, except for one: The lone Democrat.
 
2022-09-29 12:43:12 PM  
1 vote:

iron_city_ap: Fear the Clam: Go on, DeSantis. Bite that hand.

DeSantis is getting his $ in exchange for virtually nothing. There is no hand to bite. "Thanks for the $, suckers".

Biden should have required a 180 day moratorium on migrant construction workers as a condition. He failed. Ron won this public perception battle easily, as much as I hate to admit it.


Yeah that's some sociopath shiat, you don't start putting conditions on getting out to save lives and provide relief
 
2022-09-29 12:45:38 PM  
1 vote:

SolderGlob: rudemix: Hopefully DeSantis acts like a grownup in this one moment and extends his hand towards Biden for the good of the people in his state. And then, like they did to that amorphous mass of flab from Jersey when he worked with Obama, his party can castigate, excoriate, and excommunicate him before he follows up on his greater than zero chance to be president.

He'll scream about socialism and communism while he's in line to cash the checks Biden gives him.


Just like everyone else that pulls the R lever.

It's all "fark this socialism!" until they get sent the check, same as it ever was. Socialize the risk, privatize the profit.
 
2022-09-29 12:46:10 PM  
1 vote:

KingBiefWhistle: iron_city_ap: Fear the Clam: Go on, DeSantis. Bite that hand.

DeSantis is getting his $ in exchange for virtually nothing. There is no hand to bite. "Thanks for the $, suckers".

Biden should have required a 180 day moratorium on migrant construction workers as a condition. He failed. Ron won this public perception battle easily, as much as I hate to admit it.

Yeah that's some sociopath shiat, you don't start putting conditions on getting out to save lives and provide relief


This. That's something Trump would (and did) do. First responders don't do quid pro quo.
 
2022-09-29 1:11:11 PM  
1 vote:

dylanthomas: jclaggett: dylanthomas: So as it turns out Ron sent those migrants to Mass for their own safety, what a nice guy.

The ones from Texas? Yeah, getting out of Texas is a good thing.

Whoops.  The move was so on brand for Deathsantis I forgot it was actually TX.


It's both. The ones sent to Massachusettes were sent by DeSantis. He and a Abbott are in a race to see who can be the most loathsome human.
 
2022-09-29 1:22:36 PM  
1 vote:
I give it three days until Trump shows up and gives out a handful of boxes of play-do and crayons and gets a few pictures taken and his base eats it up with a spoon.  worshiping him for the compassionate soul that he is, unlike the dementia patient in DC that blah blah blah

Three days
 
2022-09-29 1:23:07 PM  
1 vote:
There are supposed to be BootStrappy Republicans in the state of Florida. They should reject, out of hand, any handout from the Gross and Ugly Federal government as being overreach and just bad for everyone.
They should raise taxes so the good folks of Florida pay to rebuild, not the evil Federal Government.
/Bootstrappy  my ass
//They take any handout given
///And won't pay for anything from their own pocket
 
2022-09-29 1:41:05 PM  
1 vote:

jso2897: Hinged: whidbey: Probably the biggest reason NOT to elect Republicans to power:

Natural Disasters.


Does anybody like you?

A whole lot more than like you.


Yep. Hngd is a 3 week old account, and I've already marked it in maga orange.
 
2022-09-29 1:42:07 PM  
1 vote:

Tymast: fake hurricane, it is all cgi and lego


MYSTERIO
 
2022-09-29 1:57:37 PM  
1 vote:

asciibaron: yes the entirety of a state can be covered with your brush strokes.  it's time for you to grow up.


Google "site:www.fark.com texas power". I'd sure hate for some Floridian who was calling for everyone in San Antonio, Austin, and El Paso to freeze to death to suddenly need a little assistance. Or any thread about hurricane relief in New Orleans, for that matter.

They live in Florida. The state is barely above sea level. Can't even dig out a basement without a lot of engineering. If people suffer and die? GOOD. Serves 'em right.
 
2022-09-29 2:21:37 PM  
1 vote:

Pork1: whidbey: Pork1: [Fark user image 320x240] [View Full Size image _x_]

Do Texas.

[Fark user image 320x240] [View Full Size image _x_]


I love it when Fark delivers. :)
 
2022-09-29 3:31:52 PM  
1 vote:

Hinged: Gonz: whidbey: Gonz: I don't believe what I just wrote, by the way. It was just cathartic to lash out. Because a lot of people on this site were definitely calling for death in February 2021.

It's a troll.

Block it.

No, I think it's important to remind people that ghouls on this site celebrated the death of my friend Gene. See, Gene was a musician- he played boogie-woogie piano, and he was good at it. For some reason that could only be traced to personal politics, he lived in the live music capital of North America. And at some point during those 4 days when we were living like it was 1870, Gene froze to death in a cheap Austin apartment that didn't have a fireplace, insulation appropriate for harsh winter weather, or electricity.

And a large number of posters here were completely OK with that, because of Texas' state-level politics. Said he deserved it. So, yeah, I'm still bitter. Anyway, here's Gene.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/7qiw8cBscCg]

I'm a Texan.

I've been here since the 70's.

It can get cool here.  That's true.


I can asure you of one thing, though.

NOBODY freezes to death in Texas.


I see you've been properly corrected, so let me just add...

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-09-29 3:56:34 PM  
1 vote:

Gonz: Hinged: NOBODY freezes to death in Texas.

Did you miss February of last year? 

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/REQoUTNqpY0]


I think they're being way too literal. Acksully it was hypothermia! Yes he didn't quickly freeze into a block of ice like Jack in the Shining.
 
2022-09-29 4:16:37 PM  
1 vote:

Gonz: And a large number of posters here were completely OK with that, because of Texas' state-level politics. Said he deserved it


Well that should be easy to prove.

I mean I believe that people said that Texas got the politicians people wanted, who made those choices that lead to people freezing to death, and as far as anyone can tell will still continue to re-elect those same folks and don't appear to hold those responsible accountable for the deaths that not just happened, but were avoidable. I don't think anyone said 'well I hope Gene dies, he has it coming' but I didn't read all the comments at the time.

It would be kinda ghoulish to take your ire of a friend dying and to use their death to waggle your finger at some internet randos instead of, I don't know, the people who made the decisions that lead to your friends death and did fark all afterwards about preventing it from happening again.

But hey everyone grieves different.
 
2022-09-29 4:23:40 PM  
1 vote:

Lumbar Puncture: Well that should be easy to prove.


I was posting in some of those threads.  I don't discount the possibility of 1 or 2 trolls saying horrible shiat.  I imagine some people posting that Texans reap what you sow when you elect someone like Abbott but I certainly don't recall Farkers celebrating the death of anyone.
 
2022-09-29 4:53:51 PM  
1 vote:

mrshowrules: Like I said, possibly 1 or 2 trolls, nobody celebrating specific deaths of anyone including your friend.  Why didn't you direct your ire to that the asshole in that thread instead of painting Farkers with a broad brush?


"Oh, no, we didn't mean an actual person who died. We just meant the concept of people in a geographic region dying. See, that's funny."

Why do I paint with a broad brush? Because no one else in the community thought they needed to bother to speak up. And when people tell you who they really are, don't argue with them.
 
2022-09-29 5:04:43 PM  
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Gonz: mrshowrules: Like I said, possibly 1 or 2 trolls, nobody celebrating specific deaths of anyone including your friend.  Why didn't you direct your ire to that the asshole in that thread instead of painting Farkers with a broad brush?

"Oh, no, we didn't mean an actual person who died. We just meant the concept of people in a geographic region dying. See, that's funny."

Why do I paint with a broad brush? Because no one else in the community thought they needed to bother to speak up. And when people tell you who they really are, don't argue with them.


Well I've seen Farkers called out for precisely that type of heartlessness.  However, they are frequently they are automatically or manually ignored as trolls.  Why not direct your anger to the people that actually caused your friend's death?
 
2022-09-29 5:24:01 PM  
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Gonz: whidbey: Gonz: I don't believe what I just wrote, by the way. It was just cathartic to lash out. Because a lot of people on this site were definitely calling for death in February 2021.

It's a troll.

Block it.

No, I think it's important to remind people that ghouls on this site celebrated the death of my friend Gene. See, Gene was a musician- he played boogie-woogie piano, and he was good at it. For some reason that could only be traced to personal politics, he lived in the live music capital of North America. And at some point during those 4 days when we were living like it was 1870, Gene froze to death in a cheap Austin apartment that didn't have a fireplace, insulation appropriate for harsh winter weather, or electricity.

And a large number of posters here were completely OK with that, because of Texas' state-level politics. Said he deserved it. So, yeah, I'm still bitter. Anyway, here's Gene.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/7qiw8cBscCg]


My very progressive, and very gay daughter lives in Austin with her wife. I very much understand you.
 
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