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(whptv.com) Hero Hundreds of motorists stranded in 50-mile backup on interstate. National Guard responds within 24 hours with blankets and supplies, because it was so much worse than sitting on rooftops during a flood or something   (whptv.com) divider line
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2007-02-15 6:16:33 PM  
You're going to hammer the PA. National Guard
for doing a good job?
 
2007-02-15 6:18:43 PM  
CrotchBeard

...and helicopters. Louisiana had 2 available after Katrina, all the others were in Iraq.
 
2007-02-15 6:25:05 PM  
CrotchBeard: Most of the Louisiana National guard was deployed to Iraq during/after Katrina.

Raises an obvious question: Why isn't the PA National Guard in Iraq ? Do they hate America ?
 
2007-02-15 6:25:35 PM  
Its because the people on the interstate in PA weren't black.

submitter is a cocksmoker
 
2007-02-15 7:18:26 PM  
Wow-- It is obvious that nobody that has posted here has served... your lack of knowledge is astonishing. Instead, all you chumps are so partisan that you want to take a good story and turn it into a lib/con debate (excluding albanynyguy).

The vast majority of military equipment doesn't go with each new unit that goes in/out... they usually "fall on" equipment that is already there. Besides, the NG usually gets the crap equipment anyway... so they're more than happy to get the good stuff upon arrival and leave their "training" stuff back in the states.

FarkinNortherner: Check out the 28th Infantry Division's contributions (and losses) in Iraq. Yeah, the 28th is the PA National Guard, and two of those killed happened to be good friends of mine. Educate yourself before speaking out of your ass.

So, yeah, retards, just take a good thing such as the NG helping out stranded motorists and spin it to your political agenda. But realize that not everyone cares about partisan politics, and those are usually the ones that are actually out there helping others. And yet YOU are the ones to criticize...

/not submitter
//steps off soapbox
 
2007-02-15 7:56:53 PM  
sparty:Check out the 28th Infantry Division's contributions (and losses) in Iraq. Yeah, the 28th is the PA National Guard, and two of those killed happened to be good friends of mine. Educate yourself before speaking out of your ass.
Uhuh. No part of 'Do they hate America ?' suggested to you that I was being sarcastic ?

steps off soapbox

No, you fell off and landed flat on your arse, sunshine. If it wasn't so painful to watch it would be funny. Are you sure Fark is the place for your delicate sensibilities ?
 
2007-02-15 8:40:33 PM  
Delicate sensibilities? C'mon, your post didn't sound sarcastic-- but rather partisan and ill-informed. Hopefully since you've been able to muster up the intestinal fortitude to actually educate yourself.

/doubts it.
 
2007-02-15 9:14:43 PM  
My post stands on its own slender merits as a repost to anyone who would suggest that it is in some way wrong for the National Guard to be available to deal with this situation. It was self evidently sarcastic, as you well know. Ironically, by wilful obtuseness, you're attempting to brew up a partisan argument where, in my case, none was being offered.

Unlike realising you were barking up the wrong tree, it requires little in the way of intestinal fortitude (especially when already aware of the fact) to know that the Guardsmen were involved in the recent recruiting station blast in Ramadi.
 
2007-02-15 9:55:51 PM  
FarkinNortherner: repost

Did you mean "riposte"?
 
2007-02-15 10:02:06 PM  
Coincidentally the sheet of ice made the roads in that 50 mile stretch the smoothest in all of PA ...
 
2007-02-15 10:04:30 PM  
letdown102

haha

I remember when PA got the worst rating. but at least they do the construction work AT NIGHT NOW WHEN NOONE'S ON IT

I wonder when they'll get to 76.
 
2007-02-15 10:06:23 PM  
BizarreRecords

Not too sure about that. some were filming it for the IMAX theatre, you know, for those of us that pay money to see how lucky we are, so we feel better about it.

or something.
 
2007-02-15 10:11:41 PM  
Shadowspawn: I wonder when they'll get to 76.

The Schuylkill Expressway is what I imagine driving through hell is like and unfortunately, it is part of my daily commute. The person who designed it - if they are not already dead - should be taken out behind the barn and shot repeatedly in the face. Repeatedly. Two lanes going into one of the largest cities on the east coast with left and right exits and merges the entire way, plus what starts as the leftmost lane after you pass the tollbooths in Valley Forge becomes an exit only lane on the far right ... I need to stop now, I could fill pages with my anti-76 rants. Shot in the face repeatedly, I tell you!
 
2007-02-15 10:22:37 PM  
Did these people shoot at the NG when they tried to help them? No.
 
2007-02-15 10:22:40 PM  
Its a chilly night out. This thread shows promise of keeping me warm with a potential flame war. Burn baby Burn.
 
2007-02-15 10:24:08 PM  
CrotchBeard: Well, this will probably qualify me as "Internet Tough Guy"

Ah reckon.
 
2007-02-15 10:24:56 PM  
sparty:

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Congratulations! Pick up your certificate:

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Now:

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And quit throwing a fit, troll.
 
2007-02-15 10:27:14 PM  
CrotchBeard You know, all the stuff that was conspicuously absent.

Yea. Because when that stuff was offered to Blanco she refused to let the feds deliver it.
 
2007-02-15 10:27:18 PM  
The only way to win an argument on the internet is to get the other guy really pissed off.

/of course, you're still retarded
//especially you're evangelical or for some unfathomable reason still like George Bush
///obligatory comment about my slashies
 
2007-02-15 10:28:45 PM  
shouldn't chester77 get one of those certificates as well for having the headline fly right over his empty cranium?
 
2007-02-15 10:28:56 PM  
chester1977
Its because the people on the interstate in PA weren't black.
submitter is a cocksmoker


I lold
 
2007-02-15 10:29:06 PM  
People stranded in cars on an interstate in wintertime: very few would have the means to survive more than a day.

People stranded on rooftops in summertime: can survive for weeks with supplies they should have bought in advance of the approaching storm.
 
2007-02-15 10:29:29 PM  
Bash on them because they don't help Katrina victims, then bash on them because they're helping stranded drivers in PA.

Oh and sparty, I have served and I hate both parties equally so keep your generalisations to yourself.
 
2007-02-15 10:29:53 PM  
I'm on sparty's side. Plus I hate 76 as well, I had to drive on it the 5 years I lived in Philly, bleah
 
2007-02-15 10:30:58 PM  
Hey Sparty, it's never a good idea to inadvertently insult those who have served.

/Gulf War vet
 
2007-02-15 10:30:58 PM  
Ex-Republican: or for some unfathomable reason still like George Bush

Maybe some people really get off on train wrecks.
 
2007-02-15 10:31:16 PM  
The situation on the interstate was probably unforseen. Hurricane Katrina was predicted several days ahead of time, and the people were told to evacuate. Some didn't.
 
2007-02-15 10:31:46 PM  
sparty: Delicate sensibilities? C'mon, your post didn't sound sarcastic

Yes it did. "*insert words* hate America?" is practically a cliche.
 
2007-02-15 10:31:52 PM  
mikem004: Plus I hate 76 as well,

Nothing worse than Satans Turnpike (I-76 on the east side of the Blue Ridge Plaza)

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2007-02-15 10:33:16 PM  
It's easy to drive a Humvee on snow. It's not so easy to drive a Humvee in 9 feet of water.
 
2007-02-15 10:33:22 PM  
There's a stack of wool blankets sitting in a pile in the basement of the capitol building in Hburg, ya know.
 
2007-02-15 10:34:57 PM  
 
2007-02-15 10:36:19 PM  
Well, Blanco didn't ask for the national guard until it was much, much too late. I for one prefer having local government decide when the military moves into an American city. Unless anyone in this thread wants Bush to have the legal authority to "cross the Rubicon" shut the fark up. The last thing we need is Bush and ilk (or any president) to have the authority to mobilize the national guard domestically without proper authority. Blanco and Nagin are far worse than Bush on that issue, and that says more than anything else I could type would.

/The less power a president/any president has in regard to local issues the better
 
2007-02-15 10:38:15 PM  
CrotchBeard: I never served

I sure you served... me fries at Burger King.
 
2007-02-15 10:39:05 PM  
I was in a bad traffic jam on Monday. After doing construction work in the rain and 40 degree weather (installing control systems for A/C units so I was both inside and outside the entire day) for 8 hours, then getting caught in that farking mess (truck driver had a blow out and spilled a toxic/flammable substance all over the farking road. I don't know what caused the blow out, but if it was something that a tire change and the last truck stop could have prevented than someone needs their truck driving ass fired), I'd have to say that being stranded in your car listening to traffic reports telling you (an hour late) to avoid the road you're on to avoid the traffic jam is worse than being stranded on a rooftop because at least you have somewhere to pee and you can stand up.
 
2007-02-15 10:39:27 PM  
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2007-02-15 10:39:30 PM  
Sitting in a car in 20-30°f will make you dead just a little faster than sitting on a rooftop in the mid 80's never mind the danger of CO2 gas creeping in while you run your engine to keep the heater going.

U-Rah to the national guard and all the others going out into the nasty weather to help strangers.

If you arent willing to go out and do it yourself keep your piehole shut.

/US Army FA Ft Sill, Ft Knox, Baumholder FRG
//CAARNG 112th Engineers
 
2007-02-15 10:39:47 PM  
sparty Hopefully since you've been able to muster up the intestinal fortitude to actually educate yourself.


I must know the what the end of this sentence
 
2007-02-15 10:39:57 PM  
Did FEMA follow up with money cards for strippers and tattoos?
 
2007-02-15 10:40:08 PM  
2007-02-15 10:30:58 PM ToxicMunkee

Hey Sparty, it's never a good idea to inadvertently insult those who have served.

/Gulf War vet


Fixed it for ya, TM...

/Air Force Vet
 
2007-02-15 10:40:09 PM  
Looks like FarkinNortherner brought in a big one this evening.
 
2007-02-15 10:40:32 PM  
Trollicious headline.

The response to the situation in New Orleans was shameful. The response to this situation has been much better.

Hopefully, what happened in New Orleans will never be repeated. Not that anyone thought such a thing could happen. It was, shocking, and should be held as a shameful example of what not to do again.
 
2007-02-15 10:40:42 PM  
Seriously, they forecasted this storm for days. PennDOT can't do squat to clean up after a storm that is in NO WAY anywhere near an emergency inducing storm? Hope they enjoy wasting millions of taxpayer's dollars and costing freighters millions more. If ANY company in the country was run as poorly as our government agencies the executives would be fired and the company bankrupt.

/bitter
//because I have to drive tomorrow
///from Philly to Rochester
 
2007-02-15 10:42:23 PM  
bberg:People stranded on rooftops in summertime: can survive for weeks with supplies they should have bought in advance of the approaching storm.

I don't take issue with the PA guard helping out here or anything, it sounds like they did an excellent job. What I take issue with is the seeming idea that thousands of low-income families in poor N.O. neighborhoods have enough flexible income to "stock up" for what might be weeks without power. It's not like a lot of them can call their brokers and say "hey, I need to sell a few shares of AT&T, I need some cash, and quick!".

/grumpy
//not a personal attack
///dickbag ;)
 
5OV
2007-02-15 10:42:38 PM  
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2007-02-15 10:42:56 PM  
EvilClosetMonkey:

So...stay home.

/s'okay...I said you could
//but if ya have to drive...be careful
 
2007-02-15 10:43:47 PM  
I'm still roffling over the fact that someone took the "Why does ____ hate America" cliche for SERIOUS.
 
2007-02-15 10:45:35 PM  
76 isnt so bad heading west..but yea, if you take it into philly it's another story. they're finally fixing most of it, though. and how about the philly stretch of 95 being done? didn't think i would live to see it, it'd been in the works since i was little.

i almost miss that one part southbound about 10 minutes north of philly when it was literally lane yahtzee, lines everywhere, people freaking out. woo.
 
2xu
2007-02-15 10:45:39 PM  
Really sick of Katrina whiners. they should have farking left when a farking hurricane bigger than farking TEXAS was headed straight for them. I remember seeing a story of a guy who had no money and WALKED his a$$ out of New Orleans to get away. My wife is from New Orleans and she said it's like God used Katrina to flush the toilet bowl that New Orleans was/is.
 
2007-02-15 10:46:18 PM  
God bless us everyone. Except Nagle. He can DIAF. And a side question: food and water is all that, but did they set up porta-potties around the freeway?
 
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