October 30, 2012

Morning Open Thread
— DrewM

Hope everyone is safe. It's still not over, so if you're in PA, OH, IL, WI and even MI, it looks like you'll get a taste of Sandy.

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1 Foist!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 30, 2012 03:07 AM (UTq/I)

2 first

Posted by: perdogg at October 30, 2012 03:08 AM (oSdsj)

3 We are getting a lot of wind from Sandy here.. 20 foot waves in Lake Michigan.. they had to close the paths along the lakefront.  Nothing what you guys out east are experiencing though.  But Sandy is one helluva big storm!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 30, 2012 03:08 AM (UTq/I)

4 Hey, Hurricane Sandy is just like me, it only has one eye.

Posted by: Sandy Duncan at October 30, 2012 03:09 AM (ufLRj)

5 everything is A OK here in Western Pa. LOTS & LOTS Of Rain But they oversold the wind, The River that runs through my town has a Flood Warning on it though

Posted by: Evilpens at October 30, 2012 03:10 AM (ck76k)

6  I always forget where everyone is.. Drew.. are you in DC?

My bosses are there for a conference.. wondering how DC fared..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 30, 2012 03:10 AM (UTq/I)

7 Finally, a thread I can read. Oh, and 27th.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 30, 2012 03:10 AM (RYVE/)

8 Still windy and raining along the CT coast. Thankfully the power didn't go out. Kittehs being sensible and sleeping.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 30, 2012 03:11 AM (xj89Y)

9 We have Sandy-bands in the sky, here in western IL. A goodly wind out of the NE, playing havoc with my wood-stove.

Posted by: Lizabth at October 30, 2012 03:12 AM (JZBti)

10 4 Hey, Hurricane Sandy is just like me, it only has one eye.

Posted by: Sandy Duncan at October 30, 2012 08:09 AM (ufLRj)

 

My, oh my.  Bringing the funny right out of the box!

Posted by: Ammo Dump at October 30, 2012 03:12 AM (YYyqq)

11

Whew.  Glad that’s over with (at least here in Taxachusetts).  On the way in to work, I heard at least 15 dead.  Hope it wasn’t anyone in the Moron Nation.

 

In light of all the sad and bad and creepy news, here’s a story about a classic Hollywood practical joke:

 

If you ever watched the movie Sunset Boulevard, you’ll recall that, when Norma Desmond goes to Paramount to meet with Cecil B. DeMille, the great director is in the middle of shooting the movie Samson and Delilah.  And you might have heard, if you listened closely, DeMille give someone named “Henry Wilcoxon” an order to hold up a piece of drapery with his sword.

 

Henry Wilcoxon?  Who he?  Well, “Biff” Wilcoxon was one of DeMille’s favorite leading men, also acting as an associate producer to DeMille later in life.  If you’ve watched enough DeMille movies, you’ve seen him – the vicar in Mrs. Miniver, Marc Antony in Cleopatra, Richard the Lion-Heart in The Crusades, the captain of Pharaoh’s guards in The Ten Commandments. and Bishop “Oh, rat farts!” Pickering in Caddyshack.

 

So here’s the joke – during a publicity tour for Samson, Wilcoxon became extremely exhausted; suffering from pneumonia, in fact, and couldn’t wait to end the tour.  Finally, Richard Condon, the publicist, met Wilcoxon in his hotel suite and told him, “This is the last appointment.  It’s with a priest from the Legion of Decency and someone from the Protestant Women’s Council.  And that’s it.”

 

“Thank God,” Wilcoxon said.  “Let’s get it over with.”

 

Condon called in the priest, who was very much a tough Karl Malden type, and the woman, a pretty but prim spinster in a flowered hat and dress.  After a few polite preliminaries, the priest got down to business.  “Mr. Wilcoxon, we like the picture very much.  But there’s one thing you’ll have to change.”

 

Wilcoxon stiffened.  “Change?”

 

“Yes,” the priest went on.  “That scene where Samson and Delilah are walking hand in hand through the fields – you remember that one?  You’ll have to superimpose a picture of Jesus over it.”

 

“Are you out of your mind?” Wilcoxon exploded.  “That scene takes place centuries before Christ was born!  And besides, the movie is finished.  We’re going to release it.  What you’re asking me to do is impossible!”

 

Sensing some difficulty ahead, the woman from the Protestant Council excused herself at this point and stepped out of the room.

 

“You’re going to do it,” the priest snarled, “or the Legion is going to condemn the movie.  Now, are you going to call Mr. DeMille, or am I?”

 

The two men sat there, the priest smug and Wilcoxon wondering what he was going to do.  It was very hot in the suite, and both men were sweating.  The priest reached into his breast pocket for his handkerchief.  As he pulled it out, two condoms fell onto the carpet.  Wilcoxon’s face paled, but the priest only shrugged as he wiped his brow.

 

“Can’t be too careful,” he said as he picked up the condoms.  “There’s a lot of VD in my parish.”

 

At this point, the woman came back into the suite.  Except for her hat and steel-rimmed glasses, she was completely naked.

 

“OK,” she said.  “Who wants it first?”

 

For a moment, Wilcoxon sat there, too shocked to speak.  Then he started to laugh.  And so did everyone else.

 

After the laughter died down, Condon explained that the “priest” was a local actor and the Woman’s Council representative a hooker.  He’d hired them, written the scene and coached them.  The joke, Condon explained, was a way of cheering up Wilcoxon and thanking him, on behalf of Paramount, for all the work he’d done on behalf of the movie.

 

And, with a hooker in the room, did anything else happen?  Well, my source avoids its eye at this point, and so should we.

 

Hope you all have a wonderful day.  Stay safe, friends in a box.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 30, 2012 03:12 AM (zF6Iw)

12 Getting a small taste here in East Central Illinois. Wind is a lot higher than normal. That's ok though, it is not interfering with my calls to the coast to urge people to vote for barky.

Maybe it will later, once all the cell towers get knocked down.

Happy day.

Posted by: GMBsub assult group leader. Vegatable Liberation Front. at October 30, 2012 03:13 AM (kPe9l)

13 Sandy is almost as large as my ass.

Posted by: Candy the Hutt at October 30, 2012 03:13 AM (YOZSv)

14 Fuck it.  Barrel time.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 30, 2012 03:13 AM (zF6Iw)

15

4 Hey, Hurricane Sandy is just like me, it only has one eye.

 
Posted by: Sandy Duncan at October 30, 2012 08:09 AM (ufLRj)


Pffff...you want a fluckin' medal or something?

Posted by: Average Penis at October 30, 2012 03:14 AM (NBj0d)

16 This is encouraging: Jonah Goldberg has an op-ed on Benghazi in the LA Times. http://goo.gl/dR2Bc If this story breaks into the non-Fox MSM, the election is over.

Posted by: Scobface at October 30, 2012 03:15 AM (IoNBC)

17 Good morning, 'rons. Doocy on F&F asking Gov. Christie if he thinks Romney will visit NJ. Christie replies he doesn't give a damn about the election right now. Good for him.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at October 30, 2012 03:15 AM (5J54Q)

18 Why are people hanging up on me. I am only doing ear leaders work. They are making me sad.

Posted by: GMB sub assult group leader. Vegatable Liberation Front. at October 30, 2012 03:15 AM (kPe9l)

19
Barack Obama and Other Has-Beens


-Wall Street Journal


"In a different age, Mr. Obama would have been the guy who went out and bought an Edsel. In this age, Mr. Obama is the guy demanding that you buy an Edsel, too. That car is today called the Volt."


-Bret Stephens

Posted by: Doctor Fish at October 30, 2012 03:15 AM (lDWQr)

20 I wanna get in on this italics thing.

Posted by: Uncle Mikey at October 30, 2012 03:17 AM (8qoXL)

21 Today's poll averages:

R+0.81% - Current RCP Average
O+0.13% - Average using the 2008 turnout model
R+2.63% - Average using the D+3 turnout model
R+4.86% - Average using the 2010 turnout model
R+4.91% - Average using the 2004 turnout model
R+6.65% - Average using the Rasmussen Party ID turnout model

Romney gains another 0.1% in all the averages.  This is the third day in a row that Romney has moved up and strengthened his lead.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 30, 2012 03:18 AM (USExO)

22 Open tag madness!!!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at October 30, 2012 03:18 AM (5J54Q)

23 Make it stop!!!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at October 30, 2012 03:19 AM (5J54Q)

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 30, 2012 03:19 AM (USExO)

25 i think the suspension (due to the storm) of tracking polls will help the pollsters.  because on Wed or Thurs or whenever they are able to come back online, they can say "wow, Mitt has surged during the storm".

Posted by: kelley in virginia at October 30, 2012 03:19 AM (HNwOT)

26 Nice story Mr piercing. If chemjeff were here he could fix this.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 30, 2012 03:19 AM (RYVE/)

27 There. Better now. I'd better get a few months of AoSHQ Prime for this.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at October 30, 2012 03:19 AM (5J54Q)

28 Mooch says Barry is making Sandy his top priority. We know how that always works out. Now you NE folks are really fucked.

Posted by: MS Choksondik at October 30, 2012 03:19 AM (YOZSv)

29 Italics make the random shit I spew look more important. 

In the future, all press conferences will be in italics.

Posted by: Soon-to-be Ex-President Obama at October 30, 2012 03:19 AM (8qoXL)

30 thx Dave in Fla.  you be da man

Posted by: kelley in virginia at October 30, 2012 03:20 AM (HNwOT)

31 That was a rough storm. At one point in the night I wondered how weird it would be if the power went out here in OH.

Posted by: Up with people at October 30, 2012 03:20 AM (kzFo5)

32 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at October 30, 2012 03:20 AM (8y9MW)

33 PA voters: Gov Corbett just signed an executive order extending absentee ballot requests tonThurs 5 p.m. They are still due Fri 5 p.m.

Posted by: Liberty Lover at October 30, 2012 03:20 AM (b4W5O)

34 #5 >>everything is A OK here in Western Pa. LOTS & LOTS Of Rain But they oversold the wind, The River that runs through my town has a Flood Warning on it though<<

Had the opposite here in SW Virginia...finally got a good bit of wind yesterday afternoon and overnight (lots of gusts of about 50 mph and a bit over), but no precipitation at all, not enough to notice anyway (despite Weather.com's doppler radar insisting that it's been snowing here steadily for the last 12 hours or so).

Hope everyone who was in (or still is in) the thick of it came through okay.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at October 30, 2012 03:21 AM (qEkGZ)

35 from drudge: GALLUP: ROMNEY UP 52%-45% AMONG EARLY VOTERS... Oh, no! Disenfranchised Dems, only. Bad Sandy! Bad!

Posted by: 8 days at October 30, 2012 03:21 AM (LpQbZ)

36 Wisconsin? Seriously? The fuck?

Posted by: MadisonConservative at October 30, 2012 03:22 AM (sb+ta)

37 My wife just asked me why is Chris Christie suck in' Obama's dick? He was just on Fox over praising Obama's efforts for Sandy.

Posted by: CDR M at October 30, 2012 03:22 AM (dKV5k)

38 We are ok in Hudson valley... beer, whiskey supplies still good.

Posted by: real joe at October 30, 2012 03:22 AM (PD2ad)

39

Hope everyone is safe. It's still not over, so if you're in PA, OH, IL, WI and even MI, it looks like you'll get a taste of Sandy.

 

Wouldn't mind a taste of Sandy myself.

 

Duncan, that is.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 30, 2012 03:22 AM (zF6Iw)

40 Those italics weren't so bad. At least they leaned right.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at October 30, 2012 03:22 AM (YOZSv)

41 davidinvirginia:  where are you exactly?

Posted by: kelley in virginia at October 30, 2012 03:23 AM (HNwOT)

42 Cold and windy and rainy here in OH. In other words, a typical Oct. 30.

Posted by: Up with people at October 30, 2012 03:23 AM (kzFo5)

43 I am 75 miles of NYC. Storm didn't hit here. A tiny bit of drizzle, a couple of gusts of wind last night. Power stayed on.

Posted by: Victoria at October 30, 2012 03:23 AM (tV5ow)

44 Today's poll averages:

R+0.81% - Current RCP Average
O+0.13% - Average using the 2008 turnout model
R+2.63% - Average using the D+3 turnout model
R+4.86% - Average using the 2010 turnout model
R+4.91% - Average using the 2004 turnout model
R+6.65% - Average using the Rasmussen Party ID turnout model

Romney gains another 0.1% in all the averages. This is the third day in a row that Romney has moved up and strengthened his lead.
-----
Thanks Dave. Could you please write all that on a post-it note and slap it onto Ace's forehead? :-)

Posted by: davidinvirginia at October 30, 2012 03:23 AM (qEkGZ)

45 My wife just asked me why is Chris Christie suck in' Obama's dick? He was just on Fox over praising Obama's efforts for Sandy. Posted by: CDR M at October 30, 2012 08:22 AM (dKV5k) I didn't see that but it ticks me off to no end hearing about it. Barky didn't do shit (and didn't have shit to do). Anyone who treats Barky with any respect, at all, is a fucking idiot. Will these people never learn?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 03:24 AM (X3lox)

46 Today we get a taste of Sandy.
Tomorrow night a taste of Candy!

Posted by: Captain Couplet at October 30, 2012 03:24 AM (wtvvX)

47 Working a half-day today, got a doctor's appointment early in the afternoon, and then on the way home I'm stopping by our local city hall and voting against the Magic Negro!

Of course, everyone around here is, but still...

Posted by: Uncle Mikey at October 30, 2012 03:25 AM (8qoXL)

48 David Brooks on morning jerk all concerned that romney might not handle disasters well and that 'we don't know anything about him'.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at October 30, 2012 03:25 AM (YOZSv)

49

>>>That was a rough storm

 

It sure was! One of my trash cans blew all the way across HALF my yard! I couldn't believe it! I had to put a brick in it! O teh huuuu-manity!

 

/Seriously, if it affected you then OK you've a right to bitch. Here at Lake Ontario all the .gov's and weather peoples were screeching and it was BS right out the gate. I think a couple of people had basement floods [normal] and some lights went out [normal]. We're already getting ready for winter so this was nothing but heavy wind.

Posted by: uterus cannon at October 30, 2012 03:26 AM (3ZtZW)

50 Are the italics gone now? Can I continue my robo calling for barky without the slanted accent?

Posted by: GMB sub assult group leader. Vegatable Liberation Front. at October 30, 2012 03:26 AM (kPe9l)

51 The levy broke and three towns are underwater in NJ. Christie is speaking a little too soon. Barky has exactly three days to have it all rebuilt (8 hours to hand out the debit cards) or he hates white people.

Posted by: Up with people at October 30, 2012 03:26 AM (kzFo5)

52 My sister just texted me from Columbus, OH.  They have about an inch of snow there this morning.

Posted by: Liberty Lover at October 30, 2012 03:26 AM (b4W5O)

53 46 Today we get a taste of Sandy. Tomorrow night a taste of Candy! Posted by: Captain Couplet at October 30, 2012 08:24 AM (wtvvX) You boys can have taste of Candy anytime you want. Come and get it! There's plenty of Candy to go around.

Posted by: Candy the Hutt at October 30, 2012 03:27 AM (YOZSv)

54 David Brooks on morning jerk all concerned that romney might not handle disasters well and that 'we don't know anything about him'.

____

Yeah, I'm sure a former CEO and business executive has no idea how to handle a crisis..

[/roll eyes]

Posted by: Uncle Mikey at October 30, 2012 03:27 AM (8qoXL)

55 "I better get a few months of AoSHQ prime for this." How about your own Saturday morning cartoon instead? Hey kids. It's time for Captaaain Whitebread! He builds strong bodies 12 ways and keeps blogs safe from italics!

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 30, 2012 03:27 AM (JCIjD)

56 Actually, I think they should start naming Hurricanes after hookers, porn stars and rasslin' vixens....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 30, 2012 03:27 AM (wtvvX)

57 David Brooks can suck my crank. That is all.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 30, 2012 03:27 AM (OWjjx)

58 davidinvirginia: where are you exactly?

Posted by: kelley in virginia at October 30, 2012 08:23 AM (HNwOT)


Hey Kelley...Grayson County...up in the hills above the New River.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at October 30, 2012 03:27 AM (qEkGZ)

59 So, not to be all coldhearted or anything, but people have been screaming that this was the worst storm ever and it was gonna be Frankenstorm and all that shit. I see the flooding in the coastal areas. That happens, btw, with every single hurricane that makes landfall. But were is the "Frankenstorm" aspect? I mean, yeah, it's a big ass storm covering a lot of area, but again, it's a fucking Cat 1. We have worse thunderstorms here in FL.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 30, 2012 03:28 AM (da5Wo)

60 Thank G_d, President Eye Candy isn't personally in charge of the first responders, - he'd call them out and then leave them without a pot to piss in., like at the debates   Benghazi.

Posted by: Fritz at October 30, 2012 03:28 AM (/ZZCn)

61 I posted this on the dead thread below about Christie, glad I'm not the only that thinks it. My point is that Barry is going to milk this try to get his job approval rating up, and you know the MSM is going to use that little sound bite to their advantage. I know he has a job to do, but the disaster that Sandy left is nothing compared to what we will face if Barky gets elected. Christie didn't have to pile it on so thick.

Posted by: Spypeach at October 30, 2012 03:28 AM (pwTow)

62 Actually, I think they should start naming Hurricanes after hookers, porn stars and rasslin' vixens.... We could have named them after Obama scandals the media will not cover. That way the media would be forced to talk about it. This could be Hurricane Fast and Furious, or Hurricane Benghazi,. or..............

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 30, 2012 03:28 AM (OWjjx)

63 David Brooks on morning jerk Why does this tool still get invited to any show. He is such a slobbering fool at this point. Jerk David Brooks on morning jerk, more like it.

Posted by: 8 days at October 30, 2012 03:28 AM (LpQbZ)

64 It is called life....you deal with it no matter where you are.....the people in OH, IL and WI will be fine....more drama than warranted.  Cripe if this was Florida or Texas or Louisiana or Alabama all you would hear is that it happens when you live in a Hurricane State...well guess what the WHOLE EAST COAST is Hurricane Area....DUH!! As for the inland effects that happens when any storm comes inland and yes it combined with another storm...CALLED NATURE....as newsflash when you live next to water...it is beautiful and wonderful...but guess what when there are bad storms...YOU GET SURGE!!! Comes with territory....but sorry this idea that the rest of the US should just bury its head in the sand for pity is ridiculous.  You deal with it.  There is nothing that makes New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington or Baltimore anymore special or news worthy.  It is overblown as always.  Americans survive and will have plenty of help from others.  But I get tired of the END ALL whenever anything effects the Northeast....this would not be done if it was the Southeast, Northwest, West or anywhere else.  The Northeasterns grow up.....get you big girl/boy pants on and clean up.  Join the millions of others that have plenty of bad storms and move on. Monster Storm my foot...try Hurricane Andrew with 150 miles hr winds or Charley with 135 mile hour winds..those make this look like nothing.  The big deal here was SURGE which when you live next to water is a REALITY!

Posted by: bluerose75 at October 30, 2012 03:29 AM (HDcKc)

65 davidinvirginia:  beautiful country up there.  fighting 9th.

Posted by: kelley in virginia at October 30, 2012 03:29 AM (HNwOT)

66 We're in probably the only building in lower Manhattan with power thanks to a co-generation plant. Winds have died down and there was even a peek of sun a little while ago. The clean-up is going to take a loooong time.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 30, 2012 03:30 AM (+tqYo)

67 Is this thread unusually, uh, skinny?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 30, 2012 03:31 AM (piMMO)

68 59 - seriously. Winter is far worse. And that's mostly about digging. Bunch of candy-asses. I blame the popularity of pedicures for men. And rap music, but mostly because I blame rap music for everything.

Posted by: uterus cannon at October 30, 2012 03:31 AM (3ZtZW)

69

Scranton is under water and needs Federal aid to survive, but the republican's in Congress will deny them the right to live.  Vote for President Obama to save the people of my favorite city, Scranton.

Posted by: Joe "Dickhead" Biden at October 30, 2012 03:32 AM (lDWQr)

70 j.j., The cleanup will take forever if all you got is union labor looking at overtime.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 30, 2012 03:32 AM (he2LC)

71
It looks like supercharged and supersized SuperStorm Sandy (do you want fries with that?) came ashore a few dozen miles north of our Sussex County, Delaware beach abode.

Photos taken outside the development yesterday morning showed flooding, but if past experience holds, our property would have had water on it, but nothing substantial near the house. In any event, we knew the risks and we intend to cover the costs of any damage ourselves.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at October 30, 2012 03:32 AM (X5mRR)

72 Still no power but all is well here. Windy last night but I think the rain was light most of the night. At least that's what it sounded like and what the weather channel said. I actually enjoyed the ambience of candlelight last night. Really peaceful. The only other sign of Sandy in my development is more leaves than usual on the ground. Hope everyone else out there is safe.

Posted by: Chique d'afrique on her phone in SE PA at October 30, 2012 03:32 AM (BNuW6)

73 Pretty strong gusts here in SE MI.

Posted by: Quiz1 at October 30, 2012 03:32 AM (vA3os)

74 in NYC & other urban areas w/o power.  problematic.  glad to live out here in the country where I have a woodstove.

Posted by: kelley in virginia at October 30, 2012 03:33 AM (HNwOT)

75 Mary Poppins Perfectly Piercing - Where in Taxachusetts are you? I am within six miles of Boston. My entire street, if not more, lost power early, after 12 yesterday until 3 pm. I was afraid it would go out again, but so far it's been fine. From here, second floor, it doesn't look too bad out there. Trees have branches down but I'll know more when I go out. The Wall Street Journal must be out of power, I have online subscription and do not have emails today. It's 58 degrees in Boston and it's not raining now. Last night it was coming down in sheets. I hope everyone else didn't fare too badly. Carol

Posted by: CarolT at October 30, 2012 03:33 AM (z4WKX)

76 One good thing. Small miracles. Its a sad morning, so I won't have to listen to Gretchen Carlson force laugh at her own bad jokes.

Posted by: Up with people at October 30, 2012 03:34 AM (kzFo5)

77 >>>We're in probably the only building in lower Manhattan with power thanks to a co-generation plant.

Natural gas?  Not for long. When Bloomberg catches wind of this, you're emissions credits will necessarily skyrocket making this contingency cost prohibitive.

Posted by: Fritz at October 30, 2012 03:34 AM (/ZZCn)

78

61  Not to worry.  Chris Christie will get the credit for the rescue work being done in his state.  It is a stark contrast from what he is doing there compared to how democrats act - like the mayor of Atlantic City.  Obama won't be able be able to do much about taking credit for NJ except declare it a state of emergency, which he already did.  Watch him try to get some photo ops with Gov Cuomo.  Everyone will remember how Pataki and Guiliani and Bush handled NYC after 9/11.  Cuomo, Bloomberg and Obama are all tiny little opportunists in comparison. 

Leadership becomes obvious.  Obama already looks as if he's trying to 'spin' the storm to help his campaign.

Posted by: Liberty Lover at October 30, 2012 03:34 AM (b4W5O)

79 70 j.j., The cleanup will take forever if all you got is union labor looking at overtime. Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 30, 2012 08:32 AM (he2LC) The let me correct "loooong" to "loooooooooooooooooooooo.... ooong"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 30, 2012 03:34 AM (+tqYo)

80 The good thing about Sandy?


More coverage by Maria "BIG TITS" Molina.

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2012 03:35 AM (YdQQY)

81
69
Scranton is under water and needs Federal aid to survive, but the republican's in Congress will deny them the right to live. Vote for President Obama to save the people of my favorite city, Scranton.
Posted by: Joe "Dickhead" Biden at October 30, 2012 08:32 AM (lDWQr)


Yes, you love Scranton so much that you live in Greenville, one of the toniest sections of Delaware.

It reminds me of the old joke: "Of course labor leaders love the working class - that's why they do everything in their power to get out of it."


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at October 30, 2012 03:36 AM (X5mRR)

82

I'd better get a few months of AoSHQ Prime for this.

 

You'll get nothing and like it!

Posted by: Judge Smails at October 30, 2012 03:36 AM (BrQrN)

83 Bye Sandy....you came we saw, we yawned.

Now back to watching the Obama Campaign spiral into meltdown mode over the next week.

DEEE LISH US

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Benghazi Came Home to Roost Ali Muhammad Surpra-izi Amin U'rbu T'hol wright at October 30, 2012 03:36 AM (ovpNn)

84 I'm not sure what Christie thinks HE'S going to do about getting power back up. I don't know when electricity became a government thing. I am really so sick of the many, many people on both sides who act as if all things derive from government.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 03:36 AM (X3lox)

85 WSJ online is free to all today. Website is up, use it if you can. It's a good site for opinion pieces, except Peggy Noonan. I don't forget, she fawned over Obama four years ago. A woman who worked for Reagan fell for that bull. It is unforgivable.

Posted by: CarolT at October 30, 2012 03:36 AM (z4WKX)

86 davidinvirginia: beautiful country up there. fighting 9th.

Posted by: kelley in virginia at October 30, 2012 08:29 AM (HNwOT)


Sure is...prettiest place the wife and I have ever lived. Looks like Griffith won't have to do much fighting this time around. I've not seen a single sign for the Dem running against him, and he barely won in 2010.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at October 30, 2012 03:38 AM (qEkGZ)

87 Here's the biggest effect of Sandy I'm seeing so far: Usually by this time there are many more comments. Power outage?

Posted by: uterus cannon at October 30, 2012 03:38 AM (3ZtZW)

88 The cleanup will take forever if all you got is union labor looking at overtime. And, overtime expensive. Overpriced slow work.

Posted by: 8 days at October 30, 2012 03:38 AM (LpQbZ)

89 The MSM is NY based; they think the world ends just beyond the Savagelands (NJ). They can and will milk everything they can out of Frankenweinie, but everyone else will be bored of it this afternoon.

Posted by: Beefy Weatherman at October 30, 2012 03:39 AM (i7B17)

90 I don't know if anyone else has seen it, but Moe Lane has a piece up at his place showing where TFG's campaign sent out emails asking for volunteers to come in for a phone bank....in Annapolis, MD.....yesterday.....at 530pm.


Very slick.


Link in sig.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 30, 2012 03:39 AM (da5Wo)

91

Here's the biggest effect of Sandy I'm seeing so far: Usually by this time there are many more comments. Power outage?

 

Drowned hamsters.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at October 30, 2012 03:39 AM (BrQrN)

92 Where's Vic? 

Posted by: grease monkey at October 30, 2012 03:40 AM (VSWPU)

93

David Brooks on morning jerk all concerned that romney might not handle
disasters well and that 'we don't know anything about him'.

 

It's times like that I wish I could be a GOP talking head.  Because I'd have hit that cockweasel Brooks right back between the eyes: 

 

"We don't know anything about Mitt?  Well, Davey, just what did you know about the Indonesian Idiot except that his thick, throbbing perfect pants crease gave you a hard-on?  Who cares what you have to say anyway?  You're not a Republican.  You're not even a conservative.  You're a star-fucker.  That's all you are and that's all you'll ever be.  Now go get your fucking shinebox.  But first, you will blow me!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 30, 2012 03:41 AM (zF6Iw)

94 Cheerleader pics will take our minds off the storm.

Posted by: P. Aaron at October 30, 2012 03:41 AM (QGgxb)

95 32 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor. Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at October 30, 2012 08:20 AM (8y9MW) *********************** Hey, AllenG! I like the new tag line there. You oughtta start a blog or something so people can see it.

Posted by: Boomer Redneque, Schoolhouse Edition at October 30, 2012 03:41 AM (eQnzo)

96 Mooch says Barry is making Sandy his top priority. We know how that always works out. Now you NE folks are really fucked.

-----------

Is it mean of me to surmise that if this had hit in a conglomerate of red states in an off-election year, Choomy wouldn't have even donned his presidential windbreaker? 

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 30, 2012 03:41 AM (lTVJy)

97 To those who keep poo-pooing the severity of the storm and tossing out how you've seen worse.... Here's your award for having the biggest dick. Happy now? There have been numerous explanations on every news channel and numerous commenters have repeatedly explained how this storm was different. If you choose to remain ignorant, well then, that's your choice. But stop shitting all over those who ARE suffering in the wake. I can't imagine they give a shit what color the bus that hit them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 30, 2012 03:42 AM (piMMO)

98 I'm not sure what Christie thinks HE'S going to do about getting power back up. I don't know when electricity became a government thing. _____ I'm reminded of Cheney's efforts to get the power back up at the refineries after Hurricane Katrina, and the left being irate about it. Apparently they would have liked him to make sure it was up at the flooded and or destroyed houses first, $10 gasoline for the rest of us be damned.

Posted by: Up with people at October 30, 2012 03:42 AM (kzFo5)

99
This old adage still applies:

You don't own beachfront property, you only rent it from its landlord, Mother Nature.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at October 30, 2012 03:42 AM (X5mRR)

100 90 I don't know if anyone else has seen it, but Moe Lane has a piece up at his place showing where TFG's campaign sent out emails asking for volunteers to come in for a phone bank....in Annapolis, MD.....yesterday.....at 530pm. Why should your personal safety matter, peasant? Phone bank well and you may live.

Posted by: King Barack I - Lion of Hyde Park, Keeper of the Holy Sites of Chicago and Punahou at October 30, 2012 03:42 AM (KWdBa)

101 Aw yeah, just one week until the glorious R-Money beatdown. I don't think my Food Lion has enough popcorn.

Posted by: JDTAY at October 30, 2012 03:42 AM (a0nis)

102 polls for OH?  VA?  did yall see where one moron had volunteered to come to VA this weekend to door knock for Romney?  that doesn't sound like we are winning comfortably.

if Va goes for that O, I will be so embarrassed & ashamed

Posted by: kelley in virginia at October 30, 2012 03:42 AM (HNwOT)

103 Vic's here. Just slept late so no news.  I have to get up by 4 am to put all that together.


Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2012 03:43 AM (YdQQY)

104 Hey, AllenG! I like the new tag line there. You oughtta start a blog or something so people can see it. ***** Leave Allen G aloooonnne! Leave him alooone!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 30, 2012 03:43 AM (piMMO)

105 @103 Are you a union worker now?

Posted by: JDTAY at October 30, 2012 03:44 AM (a0nis)

106 vic:  are we paying you?

Posted by: kelley in virginia at October 30, 2012 03:44 AM (HNwOT)

107 Hey Vic.. just getting a little worried, is all. 

Posted by: grease monkey at October 30, 2012 03:44 AM (VSWPU)

108 "The cleanup will take forever if all you got is union labor looking at overtime.



And, overtime expensive. Overpriced slow work."


Thin of that scene in "The Money Pit" where a painter is making tiny strokes and Alexander Gudonov shows him how to make bigger strokes.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 30, 2012 03:45 AM (he2LC)

109 Think, not thin

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 30, 2012 03:45 AM (he2LC)

110 Vic's here. Just slept late so no news. I have to get up by 4 am to put all that together. **** Thanks for all the effort you put into keeping us informed.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 30, 2012 03:45 AM (piMMO)

111

Mary Poppins Perfectly Piercing - Where in Taxachusetts are you? I am within six miles of Boston.

 

Carol, I'm in Bradford, which is about 30 minutes north of Boston, right at the NH border.  We got some heavy rain, but it was mostly wind.  I rode a couple of hours out at the local Irish pub as long as the Bushmills held out, then headed home.  One tree down across my street, but I was able to backtrack.  Never lost power, and only had a few old branches down this morning.  We're safe, thanks be.

 

Are you N,S,E or W of Boston?  Glad to hear you're OK.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 30, 2012 03:45 AM (zF6Iw)

112 Dave in Florida, a quick question. If you were to recalculate based on Gallup's monster survey reported yesterday predicting the electorate to be R+1, would the results be just slightly stronger than the 2004 turnout model?

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at October 30, 2012 03:45 AM (JxMoP)

113 j.j., The cleanup will take forever if all you got is union labor looking at overtime.

______

Those doobies aren't going to smoke themselves, you know....

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 30, 2012 03:46 AM (lTVJy)

114

Alexandria Virginia here, right across the river from DC. Five inches of rain yesterday, gusty winds but appears to be no serious damage in my neighborhood. We never lost power. Buses and trains are not running this morning but will probably be back in service by noon.

Sympathies for the NYC and Jersey residents. They got slammed. 

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at October 30, 2012 03:46 AM (wuXkS)

115 Thin of that scene in "The Money Pit" where a painter is making tiny strokes and Alexander Gudonov shows him how to make bigger strokes. ***** Yep.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 30, 2012 03:46 AM (piMMO)

116 You know, I hear all the time how pretty it is out in the Virginia neck of the woods and see it some on/in tv/movies. I'll have to make it out that way before I pass. First trip though I think head north to see Rushmore then west to jellystone to see Yogi and Boo Boo.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 30, 2012 03:46 AM (cWpCn)

117 vic: are we paying you?

Posted by: kelley in virginia at October 30, 2012 08:44 AM (HNwOT)



I get a free subscription to AOS morning threads

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2012 03:46 AM (YdQQY)

118 There have been numerous explanations on every news channel and numerous commenters have repeatedly explained how this storm was different. If you choose to remain ignorant, well then, that's your choice. But stop shitting all over those who ARE suffering in the wake. I can't imagine they give a shit what color the bus that hit them. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 30, 2012 08:42 AM (piMMO) Not sure why this is such a big deal to you. The storm was not what it was hyped to be. Tough shit. On a regular day more than 20 people in the affected areas would have died on the roads, alone. Hyping up a falling crane (that was obviously faulty, to begin with) is dumb and ridiculous. Yes, it was a storm. Yes it was big. No, it was not the worst killer to hit the northeast. Not even close. Big storm surge and some flooding (most of which has since receded). People on the coast got some flooding. The horror. I live right in the line of the eye and had this superstorm go right over me. I've seen much much worse in this area. There wasn't even a comparison. What this storm had was its size and the storm surge. Other than that, the weather was not comparable to some real storms and blizzards that barrel through here.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 03:46 AM (X3lox)

119 Started to notice some wind at around 3 pm yesterday, but nothing out of the ordinary. Higher wind and rain in the middle of the night, but still not too bad. By 3 am it was over. No more rain, no more breeze. Location far upstate NY. They called off school yesterday at noon, and announced then there would be no school today. What a worthless call.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at October 30, 2012 03:47 AM (PH+2B)

120 Alexandria Virginia here, right across the river from DC. Five inches of rain yesterday, gusty winds but appears to be no serious damage in my neighborhood. We never lost power Ditto. I didn't know you were my neighbor, Jim. Howdy. This could have been so much worse. Thank God it wasn't.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at October 30, 2012 03:48 AM (KWdBa)

121

" did yall see where one moron had volunteered to come to VA this weekend to door knock for Romney? that doesn't sound like we are winning comfortably."

 

That's your evidence?  One  person? 

 

Also,   how's the weather and  the power  in  North Carolina  and Virginia?

Posted by: What at October 30, 2012 03:48 AM (4Xxp5)

122
97 To those who keep poo-pooing the severity of the storm and tossing out how you've seen worse.... Here's your award for having the biggest dick. Happy now?

There have been numerous explanations on every news channel and numerous commenters have repeatedly explained how this storm was different. If you choose to remain ignorant, well then, that's your choice. But stop shitting all over those who ARE suffering in the wake. I can't imagine they give a shit what color the bus that hit them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 30, 2012 08:42 AM (piMMO)



Easy killer. It ain't about dick measuring. I gave that up, well, when I realized I was Irish. What it is about is the news media crying wolf AGAIN. The truth of the matter is that this storm is nothing more than a big ass Cat 1 that hit a place that normally doesn't see this weather, but has seen it in the past. I have been watching/reading the news and I don't see anything different in severity here, than we see whenever any hurricane hits in Florida or the Gulf Coast or up into GA, SC, NC. You live here, can you honestly tell me that this damage is somehow so much more catastrophic that what happens when we get smacked?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 30, 2012 03:48 AM (da5Wo)

Posted by: davidinvirginia at October 30, 2012 03:49 AM (qEkGZ)

124 100 90 I don't know if anyone else has seen it, but Moe Lane has a piece up at his place showing where TFG's campaign sent out emails asking for volunteers to come in for a phone bank....in Annapolis, MD.....yesterday.....at 530pm. ***** He was still sending fundraising emails throughout

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 30, 2012 03:49 AM (piMMO)

125 Joe Bastardi (curmudgeonly weatherman)  said last night that we will see more NE hurrricanes in the next few years (just as we did in the 1950's) and it has nothing to do with global climate change. 

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at October 30, 2012 03:49 AM (wuXkS)

126 By way of compensation, everyone with Sandy complaints will get a second phone, and if you like your current insurance you may keep it an extra 8 days.

Posted by: Barack Obama at October 30, 2012 03:50 AM (+QKfp)

127
48 David Brooks on morning jerk all concerned that romney might not handle disasters well and that 'we don't know anything about him'.
Posted by: Ms Choksondik at October 30, 2012 08:25 AM (YOZSv)


Right. Romney retasked his campaign bus to help deliver relief supplies one day before the storm came ashore. On his campaign's dime.

Barky delivered pizzas to a campaign HQ in Florida and then flew back to DC on AF1 in order to don his commandin' clothes and spew his usual worthless blather over the airwaves. On our dime.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at October 30, 2012 03:50 AM (X5mRR)

128 Also, how's the weather and the power in North Carolina and Virginia? Northern VA has about 110,000 homes out. I bet they are back online today. Maryland is worse, but that's only because PEPCO is incompetent.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at October 30, 2012 03:51 AM (KWdBa)

129 Where at little shyning man? They did the same here in Rochester.

Posted by: uterus cannon at October 30, 2012 03:51 AM (3ZtZW)

130 For all those worrying about places like Virginia and Obio, here is a bit of news that may help you relax. Morning Jerk was all a buzz about how Obama had to send his best asset, Bill Clinton, to Minnesota and how Slow Joe was returning to Scranton to defend Pennsylvania. Clearly, Romney is playing offense, TFG is playing defense. That said: 7 days - do what ya gotta do.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 30, 2012 03:51 AM (OWjjx)

131 117 vic: are we paying you? Posted by: kelley in virginia at October 30, 2012 08:44 AM (HNwOT) Vic is the MAN! If the NYT board had a lick of sense, they would fire the entire editorial board and replace it with Vic and give him about two hundred pink slips to hand out at his pleasure.

Posted by: USA at October 30, 2012 03:51 AM (RIg+t)

132 26" of snow in Garrett County, MD.

Posted by: Evilpens at October 30, 2012 03:52 AM (ck76k)

133 Thanks for leaving out Indiana

Posted by: Tickled Pink at October 30, 2012 03:52 AM (f1ov2)

134

>>>What it is about is the news media crying wolf AGAIN

 

And speculating about election delays, don't forget that...

Posted by: uterus cannon at October 30, 2012 03:52 AM (3ZtZW)

135 You know, I hear all the time how pretty it is out in the Virginia neck of the woods and see it some on/in tv/movies.
I'll have to make it out that way before I pass.
First trip though I think head north to see Rushmore then west to jellystone to see Yogi and Boo Boo.

Posted by: teej says go to K-State at October 30, 2012 08:46 AM (cWpCn)

If nothing else, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway one fall when the leaves are at/near their peak.


Posted by: davidinvirginia at October 30, 2012 03:53 AM (qEkGZ)

136

Romney just  tweeted about donating to red cross, think i'll donate to him as well.

Posted by: spypeach at October 30, 2012 03:53 AM (pwTow)

137

It ain't about dick measuring.

 

That is not the AoSHQ I know and love.  People will measure my dick and thank me for the privilege!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at October 30, 2012 03:53 AM (BrQrN)

138 And speculating about election delays, don't forget that...

Posted by: uterus cannon at October 30, 2012 08:52 AM (3ZtZW)



MSM weathermen and election predictors seem to have about the same rate of success and accuracy...

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 30, 2012 03:54 AM (da5Wo)

139

120- Sean, you're in Old Town aren't you? Is it just me or are there a lot more Romney yard signs around than we usually see for an R presidential candidate in our little town?

 

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at October 30, 2012 03:54 AM (wuXkS)

140 "You live here, can you honestly tell me that this damage is somehow so much more catastrophic that what happens when we get smacked? " On a scale of weather, no. But they're obviously not prepared for it in the same way we are. Which is why the aftermath will probably be much worse than it is here even after a stronger storm.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at October 30, 2012 03:54 AM (qFpRI)

141 My wife just asked me why is Chris Christie suck in' Obama's dick? He was just on Fox over praising Obama's efforts for Sandy.

2016.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at October 30, 2012 03:54 AM (b0+LF)

142 Vic is the MAN! If the NYT board had a lick of sense, they would fire the entire editorial board and replace it with Vic and give him about two hundred pink slips to hand out at his pleasure.

Posted by: USA at October 30, 2012 08:51 AM (RIg+t)


Move to NYC????



Not a chance.

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2012 03:56 AM (YdQQY)

143 It's good to see a low number of deaths, and lesser destruction than could have been with Sandy. The MSM will milk this, however, to detract from Benghazi, all the way up to election day. (Although, it didn't stop Soledad from asking Christie this morning about its effect on elections. Christie said his Lt. Gov. is in charge of that, and making sure it's business as usual on election day.) And, leadership. Romney asks to pray for all effected, and directs them to give to the Red Cross. Leadership.

Posted by: 8 days at October 30, 2012 03:56 AM (LpQbZ)

144 Move to NYC???? Not a chance. Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2012 08:56 AM (YdQQY) You got a computer, you can work from home, on your porch, next to the dog and four fingers of Makers Mark.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 30, 2012 03:57 AM (kc2b9)

145 Have there been any reports of cannibalism yet (ala the Superdome in New Orleans,  18 hours into the heart-wrenching Katrina story)?

Posted by: alwyr at October 30, 2012 03:57 AM (Oh5R1)

146 Where is the information coming from that 1/3 of all voting Ohioans have already voted and those are breaking 2:1 for the Shitstain-in-Chief?  They were talking about it on The Five yesterday and Eric Bolling basically agreed with Beckel when he said that.  Then Bolling followed by saying Mitt needs 60% of the remaining vote in Ohio on election day.  WTH????  Where is this info coming from?  I find it really hard to believe.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 30, 2012 03:57 AM (lTVJy)

147 Q: What will Obama do with regards to Davis-Bacon?

Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 03:57 AM (opS9C)

148 Have there been any reports of cannibalism yet (ala the Superdome in New Orleans, 18 hours into the heart-wrenching Katrina story)?

Posted by: alwyr at October 30, 2012 08:57 AM (Oh5R1)


Is Shep Smith on location to report on them?

Posted by: davidinvirginia at October 30, 2012 03:58 AM (qEkGZ)

149 147 Q: What will Obama do with regards to Davis-Bacon? Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 08:57 AM (opS9C) The first thing he'll want to know is if it is as good as Oscar Meyer Bacon.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 30, 2012 03:58 AM (kc2b9)

150 149 147 Q: What will Obama do with regards to Davis-Bacon?
Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 08:57 AM (opS9C)


The first thing he'll want to know is if it is as good as Oscar Meyer Bacon.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 30, 2012 08:58 AM (kc2b9)



I thought muslims weren't allowed to eat bacon?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 30, 2012 03:59 AM (da5Wo)

151 20- Sean, you're in Old Town aren't you? Is it just me or are there a lot more Romney yard signs around thanwe usually see for an R presidential candidatein our little town? Carlyle actually. But my church is in Old Town so I am there 4-5 times a week, and yeah. It warms my heart to see all the RR signs in Old Town. I never thought I'd see that. I voted early last week and voted straight R with an undervote for the city positions. Judt too many Ds running for City Council. I figure if after the last four years you're unashamed to put a D after your name on a ballot, well, you're too stupid to make any decision more complicated than what to have for lunch.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at October 30, 2012 04:00 AM (KWdBa)

152 Where the FK is Geraldo? It aint a disaster without the crying.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 30, 2012 04:00 AM (kc2b9)

153 And the NY Slimes chimes right in (link on Drudge): A Big Storm Requires Big Government The "never let a crisis go to waste" retard crowd working to take over everything. They keep hope alive that the next fear-mongering session will bear its deadly fruit. If not, no big deal. They just move on to the next one, since they never seem to lose much credibility as they are wrong time after time.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 04:00 AM (X3lox)

154

so con-edison says 7-10 days to restore power...

 Can't they just put generators at polling places if power is not restored in time for elections?

Posted by: spypeach at October 30, 2012 04:00 AM (pwTow)

155 #148...on the imaginary cannibals, that is. I need more caffeine.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at October 30, 2012 04:00 AM (qEkGZ)

156 Honestly if I hadn't heard about frankenstorm, I don't think I would have been concerned last night. Just annoyed at losing power.

Posted by: Chique d'afrique on her phone in SE PA at October 30, 2012 04:01 AM (tmzN0)

157 Blue Ridge Parkway- Thanks for the tip. That's a great time to drive through Hoosier Nat'l Forest (I-64?) too. And western Kentucky Parkway in the spring for the redbuds and dogwoods. Just keep in mind that Kansas is flat and ugly and no one from California or New York should ever move here.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 30, 2012 04:01 AM (QbKVX)

158 Just keep in mind that Kansas is flat and ugly and no one from California or New York should ever move here. Meh, it grew on me after a while. Go Wildcats!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at October 30, 2012 04:02 AM (KWdBa)

159 Where the FK is Geraldo? It aint a disaster without the crying.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet

He rode it out in Al Capone's vault

Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at October 30, 2012 04:03 AM (+I8Mq)

160 Sean Bannion- I'm up in Del Ray. Is St Mary's your church? (I'm stereotyping.)  We go to the Presbyterian Meeting House next door.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at October 30, 2012 04:03 AM (wuXkS)

161 Breitbart reporting that BLS is[/] planning on releasing jobs report numbers Friday.  I guess they were able to massage the numbers juuuuust in time.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 30, 2012 04:04 AM (lTVJy)

162

No Tami yet this morning?

 

Haven't had enough coffee to be able to figure out who else isn't here...

Posted by: Mama AJ at October 30, 2012 04:04 AM (SUKHu)

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 30, 2012 04:04 AM (lTVJy)

164 Power's out here in MD, and it's extremely cold (apparently my house I just bought isn't that well insulated).  I guess this is that "afflict the comfortable" that Robert Reich was calling for.

And Primordial needs to STFU.  Those of us who are suffering from this thing really don't appreciate the poo-poohing.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 30, 2012 04:04 AM (jaLAQ)

165 163 Posted by: Lady in Black at October 30, 2012 09:04 AM (lTVJy) I agree completly, well said.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 30, 2012 04:05 AM (kc2b9)

166 Fox is showing the horror of sand on the streets in Jersey. Usually you have to truck sand in from hundereds of miles away for replenishment. Jersey only has to drag it back 2 blocks. The horror!!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 04:05 AM (X3lox)

167 SeanBannion- I'm up in Del Ray. IsSt Mary's your church? (I'm stereotyping.) We go tothe Presbyterian Meeting House next door. Yup that's it. The most Type A in the Diocese. Yes, many of our parishioners are uptight assholes. Feel my Christian charity.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at October 30, 2012 04:05 AM (KWdBa)

168 The media hyped the storm because that's what the media does. They are the modern day public "Boy Who Cried Wolf." Unfortunately, the media's tactics are one day going to get a lot of people killed. They'll hype and hype and when a real true killer storm comes, people will stay in their homes because they'll say exactly what my parents did, "Oh gosh, the news said the last three storms were going to be world-ending and they weren't anywhere close to bad." They will be complicit in the deaths of many one day...just watch.

Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at October 30, 2012 04:05 AM (WY3bD)

169 165 OSP

I have a way with wordz.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 30, 2012 04:06 AM (lTVJy)

170 And Primordial needs to STFU. Those of us who are suffering from this thing really don't appreciate the poo-poohing. Posted by: Ian S. at October 30, 2012 09:04 AM (jaLAQ) How does my pooh-poohing affect your life?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 04:07 AM (X3lox)

171 >>>Where the FK is Geraldo?

Hunkered down, fornicating with those Jersey Shore cockroaches?  Mother Nature hasn't created a storm big enough to take them out.

Posted by: Fritz at October 30, 2012 04:07 AM (/ZZCn)

172 @161: The BLS's "late numbers" thing was a trial balloon, and *everybody* shot it down.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 30, 2012 04:07 AM (jaLAQ)

173 First, BC, the Irish comment is hilarious. Second, I was speaking generally, and not to you. There have been some really nasty comments the last few days and it just finally got on my nerves, i.e. those claiming it wasn't even a Cat 1 and some kind conspiracy by TFG. It's just ridiculous. As for the storm itself, it is larger and due to the nature of the storm, the "eyewall" was larger than a typical tropical cyclone. Thank God it wasn't much worse.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 30, 2012 04:07 AM (piMMO)

174 new threadish

Posted by: 7 days at October 30, 2012 04:07 AM (LpQbZ)

175 ....those Jersey Shore cockroaches? Mother Nature hasn't created a storm big enough to take them out.


I'm afraid after the SMOD comes they could be the only survivors.

Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at October 30, 2012 04:08 AM (+I8Mq)

176 You got a computer, you can work from home, on your porch, next to the dog and four fingers of Makers Mark.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 30, 2012 08:57 AM (kc2b9)


Can't afford MM. Have to have cheap RnR.  How cheap am I?   Well I haven't turned on the heat yet and old 18 year old kitteh will not stay out of my lap.

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2012 04:08 AM (YdQQY)

177 Fox news - "Basically, you didn't expect anyone to have power, today. It's the exception if you have power." Yeah ... that's great. No hype, there.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 04:09 AM (X3lox)

178 @170: It's annoying as hell.  Just because you didn't get affected doesn't mean the storm was nothing.  Yes, it could have been much worse (I lived in FL for 18 years, I do know how this stuff works).  That doesn't diminish that it's a large serving of shit for many of us, or that Ace and Gabe are apparently MIA.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 30, 2012 04:10 AM (jaLAQ)

179 I'm afraid after the SMOD comes they could be the only survivors. You talkin' to me??? Getdafugouttaheah!

Posted by: Mike "The Situation" Cockroach at October 30, 2012 04:11 AM (KWdBa)

180 Meh, it grew on me after a while Shhhhh.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 30, 2012 04:11 AM (/tk/V)

181 Posted by: Ian S. at October 30, 2012 09:10 AM (jaLAQ) You're right. According to Fox, the whole northeast was expected to be without power, today.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 04:11 AM (X3lox)

182 Now here's outside kitteh coming home this AM with the weather in MontCo MD.
Well Dave, since I'm wet it's still raining outside.  I'm going to eat a little breakfast and then run across your desk until you let me back out.  Watch out or I may step in your oatmeal.

Posted by: DaveA at October 30, 2012 04:11 AM (MOWP1)

183 Thank God it wasn't much worse.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse


Agreed. Another 12" of surge and three more inches of rain could have been a catastrophe of Biblical proportions.

Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at October 30, 2012 04:12 AM (+I8Mq)

184 Breitbart reporting that BLS is[/] planning on releasing jobs report numbers Friday. I guess they were able to massage the numbers juuuuust in time.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 30, 2012 09:04 AM (lTVJy)




It makes you wonder what the real number is that freaked them out and what they'll release on Friday

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2012 04:12 AM (1Jaio)

185 It makes you wonder what the real number is that freaked them out and what they'll release on Friday Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2012 09:12 AM (1Jaio) I often wondered how long had we been bullshitted with figures and numbers before we figured out we were being bullshitted?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 30, 2012 04:13 AM (kc2b9)

186 RE; Unemployment numbers on Friday. If I were unemployed, I would worry about THAT more than some number from the govt. Do people vote on the number, or on their own lives, and those of their friends and families?

Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 04:14 AM (opS9C)

187 new one

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2012 04:15 AM (YdQQY)

188
178 @170: It's annoying as hell. Just because you didn't get affected doesn't mean the storm was nothing. Yes, it could have been much worse (I lived in FL for 18 years, I do know how this stuff works). That doesn't diminish that it's a large serving of shit for many of us, or that Ace and Gabe are apparently MIA.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 30, 2012 09:10 AM (jaLAQ)



His point, and mine, isn't that the storm was nothing. Of course it affected people and caused damage. It's a fucking hurricane. The point is that when you look at it in context of hurricanes, then it's nothing. And the "OMG!!!11!! Frankenstorm!!! NYC will be gone forever! We are all gonnnnnaaaa ddddiiiiieeeee!!!" reaction of the media is absurd and as DangerGirl said, it's gonna get people killed.


PS - Ace is MIA??? He posted all the way up until the ONT. Which is pretty standard. And he'll show up today around 2.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 30, 2012 04:16 AM (da5Wo)

189 has anyone seen yankeefifth?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Wearing her GIANTS jersey,team dagny at October 30, 2012 04:17 AM (Ho2rs)

190 @186: People vote on their sense of the economy, which is generally unrelated to the actual figures, or even to their friends and families.  TFG managed to steer that sense to his own benefit in '08; the people who believed him then likely now know what a real bad economy is.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 30, 2012 04:17 AM (jaLAQ)

191 Ya know, if I was a lesser man I'd make some sort of smarmy crack about "Tasting Sandy." Good think I'm way too mature, responsible, and adult to turn this thread into one extended tasty pussy thread. You're Welcome.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2012 04:17 AM (niZvt)

192 People that vote for JEF because of jimmied up numbers were going to vote for him anyway.

He's fooling the fools a little more. That's all

Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at October 30, 2012 04:17 AM (+I8Mq)

193

>>>How does my pooh-poohing affect your life?

 

He has to be on here, correcting you, for one thing.

Posted by: uterus cannon at October 30, 2012 04:18 AM (3ZtZW)

194 @188: The media sucks.  That's a prereq for posting here if you aren't Gerg.  It still comes off as dick-waving for folks like myself trying to figure out how I'm going to keep my cockatiel from dying of cold if the power's out for an extended period.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 30, 2012 04:18 AM (jaLAQ)

195 you know, i could look at monica molina with no clothes on. alot.

Posted by: whiskey tango at October 30, 2012 04:19 AM (JvP2I)

196 @195: Just as long as you don't try to look LIKE Monica Molina with no clothes on.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 30, 2012 04:19 AM (niZvt)

197 RE; Unemployment numbers on Friday. If I were unemployed, I would worry about THAT more than some number from the govt. Do people vote on the number, or on their own lives, and those of their friends and families?

Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 09:14 AM (opS9C)


I think (hope) that the things have gotten to the point of being so obviously BS and politically motivated that most people don't pay much if any attention to them anymore.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at October 30, 2012 04:20 AM (qEkGZ)

198 Good think I'm way too mature, responsible, and adult to turn this thread into one extended tasty pussy thread.



Over pork fried rice and sweet and sour sauce.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 30, 2012 04:20 AM (da5Wo)

199 BLS: The unemployment rate is 2.5%. We may have missed a few states but don't worry about that until after the election

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2012 04:21 AM (1Jaio)

200 Good think I'm way too mature, responsible, and adult to turn this thread into one extended tasty pussy thread.


Couldn't find the joke in there, could ya?

Posted by: fluffy at October 30, 2012 04:21 AM (z9HTb)

201 Oh, there's a veritable parade of Sandy Fluke jokes to be had out of this.  Even I'm not crass enough to deny that

Posted by: Ian S. at October 30, 2012 04:22 AM (jaLAQ)

202 188. Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 30, 2012 09:16 AM (da5Wo)

And now, to where the federal tax funds go ...

Posted by: sticky fingers and deep pockets at October 30, 2012 04:22 AM (BAnPT)

203 Heard someone yesterday still say they weren't voting (figuratively) for Romney. Reason, he's for the rich, and they didn't want him fucking up their $10,000 tax "refund", Needless to say, her existence depends on me, so after much arguing and threatening she's agreed to go to the polls today and vote for Romney whether she likes it or not. I basically said we are going, and you are voting for him or you're fired.

Posted by: Up with people at October 30, 2012 04:23 AM (kzFo5)

204 Got to get busy around here...you folks have a good one and stay safe if you're still in lousy weather or cleaning up thereafter.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at October 30, 2012 04:24 AM (qEkGZ)

205 196- i wouldn't wish that on anyone.

Posted by: whiskey tango at October 30, 2012 04:24 AM (JvP2I)

206 Schadenfreude http://tinyurl.com/8clprgx

Posted by: Crashpanic at October 30, 2012 04:25 AM (QYb3Q)

207 4 - I love Sandy Duncan jokes...

Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 04:25 AM (opS9C)

208 Rebooted the cable modem three times last night. This morning my brother's computer couldn't connect so five more reboots. Finally we're both online.

Posted by: Ed Anger at October 30, 2012 04:26 AM (tOkJB)

209 Meanwhile, back to what /really/ matters in life...

Smarter kids were drinking more as adults.

http://tinyurl.com/235xj8k

/Niedermeyer wants the source spelled out: Data from the National Child Development Study in the United Kingdom and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health in the United States./

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 30, 2012 04:26 AM (BAnPT)

210 Who is Monica Malina?

Posted by: Vic at October 30, 2012 04:27 AM (YdQQY)

211

'so if you're in PA, OH, IL, WI and even MI, it looks like you'll get a taste of Sandy.'

And ON

Posted by: Steve D at October 30, 2012 04:28 AM (p9ikY)

212 coolczech!!! have you seen yankee anywhere?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Wearing her GIANTS jersey,team dagny at October 30, 2012 04:28 AM (Ho2rs)

213 Anyone have any experience with the JHU CTY ?

Posted by: Jean at October 30, 2012 04:34 AM (tZYm2)

214

Good think I'm way too mature, responsible, and adult to turn this thread into one extended tasty pussy thread.



Over pork fried rice and sweet and sour sauce.

 

More like over lox and bagels, I'd think.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 30, 2012 04:34 AM (zF6Iw)

215 RE: Christie - IIRC, Obama declared emergencies in NY & MA before NJ... NJ was where is what to hit. Obama has a pattern of treating some states differently than others, depending on how they vote, and who their governor is.  I saw one of his news conferences yesterday, and he was laying it on a little thick about how caring Obama was.

Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 04:36 AM (opS9C)

216 "What did Valerie Jarret know and when did she tell Obama not to do anything?"

Posted by: Tonic Dog at October 30, 2012 04:38 AM (X/+QT)

217 I just bought a book of Flag "Forever" stamps.  The stamps have Old Glory and a single word.  On the top row, the stamps alternate with the words "Freedom" and "Liberty"; on the bottom row, the words are "Equality" and "Justice".   I'll save the bottom row propaganda for sending correspondence/money to the federal, state, and local governments.

Posted by: mrp at October 30, 2012 04:39 AM (HjPtV)

218 The point is that when you look at it in context of hurricanes, then it's nothing.

So insensitive...you know that New Yorkers losing their cable and being unable to get a latte is worse than thousands of poor brown people being killed.

I do feel sorry for the babies in the NICU that lost power and didn't have a generator.  Heads should roll for that. Fucking Bloomberg, harassing mothers over breast milk and letting basic hospital safety fall by the wayside.  Sue, babies. Sue like the wind.

Posted by: HeatherRadish, predenounced for your convenience at October 30, 2012 04:39 AM (ZKzrr)

219 The tact Romney has taken, has been to handle Obama with kid gloves. This is what you see here with Christie.

Posted by: Jean at October 30, 2012 04:39 AM (tZYm2)

220 Hey Morons. Finally got the site to load on my Blackberry. Can't get anything on my phone today for some reason. Anyway, we came throught the night just fine. Rockdad just got back from walking the dog and saw minimal damage in the neighborhood. Still no power here but we are hopeful that we will gert it back sooner than expected because the storm moved through really fast. This was a very bad storm for the Jersey and Delaware shores though. A levee has broken in one town in north Jersey. Hope everyone else is OK.

Posted by: rockmom at October 30, 2012 04:40 AM (5UcDQ)

221 >>Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 30, 2012 08:48 AM (da5Wo)



Hey, I'm Irish and I had to duck tape mine to my leg so it wouldn't take down any trees or wires.


Just part of what I do for my bi- annual Storm of the Century Prep.


I don't know how many lives I saved but nobody lost their lifeline to cable news and the vital weather updates.



......you're welcome

Posted by: ontherocks at October 30, 2012 04:41 AM (aZ6ew)

222 So, I'm just spitballin' here, but I think teh "voter defranchisement!!111!!!" from Sandeh is going to give us four years of "illegitimate president!!!111!!!" and "selected not elected!!!111!!!!" cries from the left. Just a hunch.

Posted by: jakeman at October 30, 2012 04:42 AM (96M6e)

223 I do feel sorry for the babies in the NICU that lost power and didn't have a generator. Heads should roll for that. Fucking Bloomberg, harassing mothers over breast milk and letting basic hospital safety fall by the wayside. Sue, babies. Sue like the wind.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, predenounced for your convenience at October 30, 2012 09:39 AM (ZKzrr)



What?!? What fucking hospital doesn't have a back up generator? So people on ventilators just die if a transformer blows?



Hell, the big hospital here in town has it's own power station. It actually makes so much of its own power, it sells some back to the local power company.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 30, 2012 04:43 AM (da5Wo)

224 Wait, is this weather or climate?

Posted by: VW Zao at October 30, 2012 04:44 AM (I7O5y)

225 214 Jean re CTY: Yes. Daughter went to one of the summer camps. Good programs. Not cheap but worthwhile.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at October 30, 2012 04:49 AM (wuXkS)

226

Ain’t it ironic. If the NE people fled to Loozyana, they’d be safe.  (This time.)  Remember how so many of the media pundits up in NYC and environs opined in 2005 that it was stupid to live on the Gulf Coast, with the constant threat of hurricanes?  Well, they were right, of course; it is stupid.  But their choice of dwelling place apparently isn’t any smarter.

That said, I don’t wish horrible destruction, dismemberment, or death on anyone.  Stay safe, folk.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 30, 2012 04:49 AM (BDU/a)

227 Is Shep Smith on location to report on them?

Posted by: davidinvirginia at October 30, 2012 08:58 AM (qEkGZ)

 

 

 

And where is Sean Penn?  Hey, this isn't an official disaster without him. 

Seriously though,  here in NW PA we had steady rain, some downpours and the wind gusted off and on during the night.  Went down to the lake front this AM and the waves were pretty typical for any storm this time of year.  No power outages but some flooding of creeks.  And the hype was pretty efficient.  I saw people leaving the stores yesterday with lots of bottled water and some stores sold out of flashlights.   Still, I would rather see that then those people having to be rescued because they refused to evacuate as some did in Queens. 

Posted by: Deanna at October 30, 2012 04:52 AM (jhCSX)

228 Bloomberg newser at 10am ET: http://tinyurl.com/9o4ld68

Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 04:54 AM (opS9C)

229 Storms like Sandy should be illegal.  They are a clear violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2385--Why isn't anyone charging Mother Nature?

Posted by: Michael Bannerman at October 30, 2012 04:55 AM (e8kgV)

230 Lost power last night after midnight. Back at 8:30 a.m. Still gray, cold, damp, trash-strewn here in West Philadelphia. Woke up in my Halloween costume, which means nobody succeeded in slipping me out of it. Actually, nobody tried. But it sounds more demure to say nobody succeeded.

Posted by: little miss spellcheck at October 30, 2012 04:55 AM (a5ljo)

231 #221Posted by: rockmom at October 30, 2012 09:40 AM (5UcDQ) Nice to see you back online and safe. Sounded like you were really sweating it out last night. Things got a little hairy here -- multiple power and cable outages -- but they were all relatively short. Haven't checked outside for damage yet but I don't expect anything major. Good luck with the power. Hundreds of thousands are without it.

Posted by: Ed Anger at October 30, 2012 04:56 AM (tOkJB)

232 What?!? What fucking hospital doesn't have a back up generator? So people on ventilators just die if a transformer blows?

I heard they had a generator but that it failed.

Which isn't good, but not as bad as just not having a generator.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at October 30, 2012 04:57 AM (8y9MW)

233

Okay now the italics are back to normal but I can't get the paragraph thingey to work.  This place hates me.

 

One good thing, Rasmussen has the PA Senate race as a virtual tie.  Casey 46%, Smith 45%.  If a Dem with the name Casey in PA is losing that doesn't look good for Obama's prospects.

Posted by: Deanna at October 30, 2012 04:57 AM (jhCSX)

234 The only effect of the storm where I live in Dutchess County, New York is that Fox, CNN, MSNBC and the Weather Channel are still down.

Posted by: Victoria at October 30, 2012 04:58 AM (tV5ow)

235 PA newspapers are aching to use "Mighty Casey has struck out as a headline."

Posted by: little miss spellcheck at October 30, 2012 04:59 AM (a5ljo)

236 Commenting is really spotty, the cable is very shaky. Funny, the TV is fine but the cable internet connection keeps going on and off.

Posted by: Ed Anger at October 30, 2012 04:59 AM (tOkJB)

237 PA newspapers are aching to use "Mighty Casey has struck out" as a headline.

Posted by: little miss punctuation at October 30, 2012 05:00 AM (a5ljo)

238 I live right in the line of the eye and had this superstorm go right over me. I've seen much much worse in this area. There wasn't even a comparison. What this storm had was its size and the storm surge. Other than that, the weather was not comparable to some real storms and blizzards that barrel through here. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 08:46 AM (X3lox) I am glad you are OK and it was not too bad for you. That does not mean that the people who lived in the 50-100 homes that burned in Queens, or the millions of people who will be without power for a week, or the three little towns in Jersey that drown when the levee broke, are not suffering. It is also a little too early to declare BFD. Towns are still underwater, they have not had a chance to do assessments, and we will see what high tide brings today. This is not a political issue

Posted by: Thunderb at October 30, 2012 05:00 AM (Dnbau)

239 What fucking hospital doesn't have a back up generator?

NYU.  They had one, but it didn't work, and nobody knew it wouldn't work (I don't know much about generators but I do know every disaster/prep thread here has reminders to test your generator periodically...). 

Nurses had to manually respirate patients while waiting for ambulances to get them transferred.

It makes me angry.

Posted by: HeatherRadish, predenounced for your convenience at October 30, 2012 05:01 AM (ZKzrr)

240 I heard they had a generator but that it failed.

Which isn't good, but not as bad as just not having a generator.


The functional effect is exactly the same as not having a generator.

Posted by: HeatherRadish, predenounced for your convenience at October 30, 2012 05:02 AM (ZKzrr)

241 Lost power for a couple hours overnight in central OH. My parents live just outside Philly (north), been without power since 8 pm yesterday, lost cable and phone even earlier, but basement is still dry. Some parts of town do have the juice going though.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at October 30, 2012 05:03 AM (1zwZo)

242 Hell, the big hospital here in town has it's own power station. It actually makes so much of its own power, it sells some back to the local power company.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 30, 2012 09:43 AM (da5Wo)

So you're saying it's an Irish hospital??

Posted by: El Zopilote at October 30, 2012 05:04 AM (inLRg)

243 I'm not super thrilled with Chris Christie right now. He could have praised Obama without slobbering all over him. And, he could have done it without throwing Romney under the bus. He does realize a lot of that FEMA money won't clear until Gov Romney takes office (my lips to God's ears) right?

There is a huge difference between "I am satisfied with how the federal government has handled this situation" and "President Obama has been just outstanding, just outstanding"

And, "I couldn't care less" about Romney's visit, could have been replaced with, "Once the immediate aftermath has been dealt with, and I have had time to properly assess the situation, I cannot wait to meet with (optional: my good friend) Governor Romney, so that he knows what kind of relief efforts are necessary in the upcoming weeks and months."

Posted by: Tickled Pink at October 30, 2012 05:06 AM (f1ov2)

244 Commenting is really spotty, the cable is very shaky.

Funny, the TV is fine but the cable internet connection keeps going on and off.


****

The cable guy explained to me that internet requires a much stronger connection than t.v.

I was surprised.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 30, 2012 05:08 AM (piMMO)

245

never lost power here (underground lines) in northern VA, but about 12K in the rural and older parts of the county did.  Some roads closed due to flooding and downed trees.  We didn't lose any trees, but some street trees one block over split and down.

Been raining since night before last, and last night the gusts were a bit hairy at times, but all well overall.

Who was it who had sister, BIL, MIL who stayed behind in NJ?  Hope they are safe!

 

Posted by: barbarausa at October 30, 2012 05:09 AM (WWeoI)

246 You really have to hand it to Obama 2008.  It turned out the vote better than anything in the last 40 years.

Exactly how a messageless campaign could repeat the same turnout, much less increase turnout even more, is beyond reason.

Obama 2012 met the same phenomenon that America-Online had … you can’t grow forever.  Much like Margaret Thatcher’s line about running out of other people’s money, you will eventually run out of other potential like-minded voters.

Posted by: Baron Vladimir Harkonnen at October 30, 2012 05:10 AM (e8kgV)

247 Christie is speaking jersey to Jersey people. I will translate "Now is not the time for political issues. I have a state to run and people who need me. I saw what happened to Texas last summer, and I will play nice for my people." Sorry he forgot to campaign for you

Posted by: Thunderb at October 30, 2012 05:10 AM (Dnbau)

248 Hell, the big hospital here in town has it's own power station. It actually makes so much of its own power, it sells some back to the local power company.


****

Baptist?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 30, 2012 05:10 AM (piMMO)

249 Obama has a pattern of treating some states differently than others, depending on how they vote, and who their governor is. I saw one of his news conferences yesterday, and he was laying it on a little thick about how caring Obama was.

Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 09:36 AM (opS9C)



Fuck that shit.  Tell how caring he is to the people in Kentucky that went through the ice storm with not a peep from the JEF and his toadies and also the people in Nashville who were hit by a flood and decided to take care of bidness by themselves.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 30, 2012 05:10 AM (2z9Ak)

250 The functional effect is exactly the same as not having a generator.

Certainly, but it changes culpability, or level thereof.

There are basically 4 possible scenarios here, and in only 2 of them does the hospital bear any responsibility for that failure.

1) No Generator (obviously the hospital would be responsible here)
2) Generator fails due to mechanical/maintenance issues (hospital responsible because that kind of thing should have been checked, found, and fixed in the week leading up to landfall)
3) Generator fails due to damage sustained in the storm (hospital not responsible- it's not like they can control the weather)
4) Generator works (no "responsibility" or "fault" to speak of at all).

Now, we know it wasn't #4, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't #1, but that still leaves a 50/50 chance that "sue like the wind" is not exactly called for.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at October 30, 2012 05:11 AM (8y9MW)

251 250 Captain Hate - IIRC, Obama was literally dining on $100/lb meat when people were suffering in the ice storm, and he didn't care. He is  a terrible man.

Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 05:15 AM (opS9C)

252 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at October 30, 2012 10:11 AM (8y9MW) From what I heard, the generator was in the basement, got flooded and burnt out. That came from the MFM so who knows if it's true or not. The hospital gets a solid B+ for planning, given what they were supposed to be planning for.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 05:15 AM (X3lox)

253 The JEF never did declare TX a disaster area after the hugh horrible wildfires last summer. He is a terrible man

Posted by: Thunderb at October 30, 2012 05:15 AM (Dnbau)

254 The former CINCPAC wants answers about Benghazi.

http://tinyurl.com/9tfmorf

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 30, 2012 05:16 AM (1GunI)

255 251 The functional effect is exactly the same as not having a generator. -
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther)

5) They forgot the Diesel fuel  to power the Generator...

Posted by: AmericanDawg at October 30, 2012 05:17 AM (XIsD/)

256 The cable guy explained to me that internet requires a much stronger connection than t.v. I was surprised. Cable internet is substantially bidirectional. It wasn't so long ago that we had to call on the telephone to get PPV.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at October 30, 2012 05:17 AM (ogdab)

257 Barky ignored the midwest floods in 2011. Pretended that nothing happened.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 05:17 AM (X3lox)

258 Despite appearing in an controversial ad for the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA, denouncing Romney’s role in the GS Technologies plant closing, [Donnie] Box, a lifelong Democrat, says he won’t be voting for the first time since 1971 because he has lost faith in politicians.

“I could really care less about Obama,” says Box. “I think Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard. He hasn’t done a godd*** thing that he said he would do. When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn’t do a damn thing. He doesn’t have the guts to say what’s on his mind.”

Posted by: Randolf Scott at October 30, 2012 05:18 AM (e8kgV)

259 Barky ignored the midwest floods in 2011. Pretended that nothing happened. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 10:17 AM (X3lox) He is a terrible man.

Posted by: Thunderb at October 30, 2012 05:19 AM (Dnbau)

260 No one and certainly not I, am calling for Christie to campaign during a time like this or use it for political gain.

All I am saying is I am sure he is/was prepared for all the questions. Surely he could have had better balanced answers. Kissing Obama's rear when he knows what Obama is.....a failed president helps no one, not Romney, not the country, not the people of his state.

Let's face it....Obama is doing HIS JOB. No more, no less. How would he have reacted if Sandy hit Northern Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina? Well, I guess we'll never know. And while I credit President Obama for doing what he is supposed to do (his job), it would be naive to believe that there isn't a small part of that administration calculating each move.

For the past month, I have asked who is running the country, as Obama has not been in DC dealing with the Benghazi crisis, handling the economy. He has not been doing his job for weeks now. It seems rather convenient that all of the sudden, now is the time for him to hunker down and do the job he was elected for in the first place.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at October 30, 2012 05:22 AM (f1ov2)

261 Blue states get quick service from TFG's FEMA. Red states suck hind tit.

Posted by: Jones in CO at October 30, 2012 05:23 AM (8sCoq)

262 Thanks Jim. Didn't know if it was for real or just an incredibly subtle and sophisticated marketing push.

Posted by: Jean at October 30, 2012 05:25 AM (uekSI)

263 Tickled Pink and POP, Did you hear Christie's press conference just now? A little too early to declare this was no big deal, a classic case of NE's over-reacting, or Christie's bad cause he forgot to campaign for Romney.

Posted by: Thunderb at October 30, 2012 05:26 AM (Dnbau)

264 Thunderb - I was being serious, not being sarcastic.

Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 05:28 AM (opS9C)

265 Didn't David Brooks praise jug ears for his calm response to Benghazi? That's like praising a guy in a coma for his calm response to a head-on collision.

Posted by: Northern Lurker at October 30, 2012 05:31 AM (cB5eO)

266 Thunderb - I was being serious, not being sarcastic. Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 10:28 AM (opS9C) I know. I am serious too. I put nothing past the JEF. He will take care of NYC and screw NJ. I love NJ. He is a terrible man. I am serious

Posted by: Thunderb at October 30, 2012 05:31 AM (Dnbau)

267 I wrote this on an earlier thread He needs money and help from the Feds to bail out his state. If he has to gobble the knob to get it, that's what he'll do. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 30, 2012 08:12 AM (kc2b9) before the storm even hit, the JEF had declared NY a disaster. Even though everyone in the free world knew landfall was gonna be in NJ. I live in TX now. This administration could not be bothered to lift a finger for the massive wildfire last summer. Why is that? Republican governor critical of the administration. Who is Christie. Republican governor critical of the administration. He knows Jersey got screwed by Sandy, and is gonna get screwed by the JEF. He has to make nice. At least till Jan.

Posted by: Thunderb at October 30, 2012 05:33 AM (Dnbau)

268 Posted by: Thunderb at October 30, 2012 10:26 AM (Dnbau) I had it on in the background but wasn't really listening. I said nothing about Christie's Romney comments. I didn't care for them but I didn't particularly care about them. I took issue with him treating Barky with any respect, at all. I really don't care what the situation is, Barky deserves no respect. It is destructive to America to treat the shithead as if he were anything but the inept traitor that he is. I don't understand why this escapes so many of these politicos after all these years. And there's not shit that Barky is going to do for Jersey out of the ordinary, anyway. I don't know what Christie could possibly think he's sucking up to. No matter what the damage in New Jersey is, if Barky is re-elected the damage to what's left of America will be finished and will render any considerations of New Jersey moot.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 05:34 AM (X3lox)

269 267 Thunderb - I don't disagree.

Posted by: Baldy at October 30, 2012 05:38 AM (opS9C)

270 POP Everyone nows where Christie stands regarding the JEF. The fact he is being cordial to the JEF during a time of crisis is not gonna make anybody vote for the JEF. Christie campaigns for Romney. Everybody knows that. Jersey is gonna vote for the JEF, regardless. If Jersey turns red this election, it will because of Christie. Would it make me feel better if he refused to take the JEF's call, and cussed him out. I guess. The JEF has refused to call red states disaster areas, or could slow aid to them. He has done it time and time again. If he does that to Jersey, on his way out the door, Christie will pay for it. Is that gonna help the cause, to have one less Republican executive?

Posted by: Thunderb at October 30, 2012 05:40 AM (Dnbau)

271 Regarding the NYU Hospital; all hospitals have some type of emergency generator system for when main power goes out.  Curious to hear the whole story of what happened.  Their generators would have to be tested on a monthly basis to ensure that they kick on properly and power is maintained to all of their critical circuits.

The hospital in Joplin that took a direct tornado hit a couple years ago had an F-150 thrown directly into their generators about 10 seconds into the event.

Could be anything from negligence to wind damage.

Posted by: Pete at October 30, 2012 05:43 AM (+GIS3)

272

South Eastern Ohio/ Carroll County:

Rainy, wet, chilly and kinda' windy but nothing serious...yet! Powers still on, phones still work, no trees or power lines down and for some stupid ass reason, schools here are closed but I don't know why!

Posted by: WhiteFalcon1 at October 30, 2012 05:46 AM (T1yEe)

273 Thunderb, I hear you. I am just very set in how I think everyone should treat Barky, always. In the end, I believe that is what would be best for America. I'm sad that no one treats him like that and has let him parade around for years and pretend that he gives a shit about America or has any competency at his job, at all (even aside from his constant treasonous actions). But, that's me. I've been saying this same exact thing since 2008 and there is little doubt in my mind that America would have been well-served if our GOPers (any of them) had adopted this attitude at some point in all those intervening years. Christie is going to do exactly what he wants to do, anyway, so I'm just opining in the wind, as it were. I don't think Christie's comments are going to make that much of a difference one way or another. They just rub me the wrong way and I don't think they're very productive (from any angle) anyway.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2012 05:48 AM (X3lox)

274 So the storm will just skip over us here in Indiana as it makes its way to IL and WI?

Its like we don't exist...

Posted by: Rachel at October 30, 2012 06:08 AM (Vdk6i)

275 A taste of Sandy, eh? Now everyone in the storm's path will know Danny Zuko's joy. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077631/fullcredits

Posted by: perturbed at October 30, 2012 06:29 AM (u6Ueb)

276 Who would all the dumb people in America look to, if not the Fat Bastard?

Posted by: sTevo at October 30, 2012 08:25 AM (sYewh)

277 I just got the very distinct impression that Christie is ticked at Romney.....I don't know why. He's gone on to say he doesn't give a darn about Election Day. I think that is going too far. Yes, his state and its citizens are hurting. I'm sorry for them. But, our country is hurting too. I'm in Indiana, and I'm hurting. People in Nebraska are hurting. People in Arkansas are hurting. I know he has a lot on his plate right now, but he SHOULD care about Election Day, because a whole lot of people, including New Jersians, will suffer under another 4 years of President Obama.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at October 30, 2012 10:18 AM (4XNti)

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