After Taking a Victory Lap Photo Op, Obama Leaves an Apocalpyse-Struck New York and New Jersey To Fend For Themselves

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Via Hot Air, New York City — and large swaths of New Jersey, too — are currently wastelands without power, food, or drivable roads.

…I did not witness a single Red Cross Truck or FEMA Vehicle or in lower Manhattan. Recall the assistance these agencies provided after 9/11 – this is NOT HAPPENING. There are bound to be hundreds of elderly people, rich and poor, who live on the upper floors of buildings with elevators that are now disabled. IF POWER IS NOT RESTORED, THIS WILL MOVE FROM BEING AN ECONOMIC DISASTER TO A HUMANITARIAN DISASTER…

…In New Jersey, entire sections of the shore were essentially wiped off the map by the storm. Flotsam and broken timbers are left behind. Beach towns are are now just beaches.

Staten Island — part of New York City that rarely gets much media coverage, as reporters don’t live there — is devastated. At least 19 people are dead; they’ll probably find more bodies.

Watch the video there. FEMA’s not in Staten Island, by the way. I remember the media being very angry at George Bush for not directing FEMA to New Orleans in a manner they judged timely…

…Whether global warming contributed to Sandy or not, an AGW true believer in a position of power should have had special concerns about flooding and protecting infrastructure. To preach it and not act is as silly as a guy running for reelection on his terrorist ass-kicking credentials refusing to consult his counterterror team during a terrorist attack. But then, this is the myth of Bloomberg the visionary manager. The days-long power outage in Queens that I endured six years ago also happened on his watch; he could have used that as a catalyst to make upgrading the city’s old power grid his cause celebre, but he’s much more of a guns-and-Big-Gulps sort of “visionary” than a guy concerned with keeping the lights on and the trains running…

…you can skip on flood protection or upgrading your power generation and transmission, and you can jet off to Vegas during a crisis (again) or meet with the swells gathered for the New York City marathon instead of seeing to relief efforts.

You believe in Global Warming, and you yap some words about it sporadically. You are therefore disburdened of actually having to take any actions before, during, or after storms…

Read the entire article at Ace of Spades HQ.

CAJ note: A man in black face? Imagine if a Republican had thrown this Halloween party after Hurricane Sandy? Are you tired of this hypocrisy yet? See the larger photo and read the article at the Daily Mail.

Has anyone seen my eyebrow? Bette lost most of her costume as the fun night progressed.


Update: Is Staten Island Hurricane Sandy’s Superdome?

During Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the Superdome became a symbol of government assistance gone wrong. Images of desperate survivors begging for help and basic necessities became iconic representations of the human devastation the storm brought to the city. Now, the 5th borough of Manhattan is suffering the same type of neglect.

Investors Business Daily: Staten Island residents say their island is the “forgotten borough” of New York City. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, they say that reputation is sticking.

“They forgot about us,” Staten Island resident Theresa Connor, 42, told Reuters of the most isolated and least populous borough of New York City. “And (Mayor Michael) Bloomberg said New York is fine. The marathon is on!”

Staten Island was the hardest hit of New York City’s five boroughs, with 19 deaths, the most of any borough, according to the Staten Island Advance . There were 41 total deaths from Sandy in the city as of Friday morning…

New Jersey Residents Furious at NBC

Hope I can get this email through…still no power and can only get cell svc a few mins at a time every few hours…

There’s a big benefit concert for Sandy victims including a lot of NJ stars–Bruce, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Sting, etc. NBC and tv networks are touting it, commercials are saying it’s to raise money and cheer up folks in NJ.


NJ 101.5, our local FM talk radio station – which is the only link to life we all have right now – has been saying for days that they’re trying to get NBC to let them broadcast it on the radio for us. No idea where those talks are, you’d have to check, but it will be shameful if that doesn’t happen.

Typical celebrity lib and lamestream media BS. Act like you’re doing a noble thing, meanwhile the people you claim to be “cheering up” can’t even partake. Rubbing salt in the wound.



A larger image of the photo can be seen at the link.

Also, Michael Bloomberg Wants People To Run Over The Dead Bodies Of Sandy’s Victims UDATE: Generators For Marathon, Not Victims

…There are no words to describe Michael Bloomberg’s decision to allow the NYC Marathon to be run as scheduled this Sunday. If there were they would include, callous, despicable, contemptible and criminal. But those words do not convey the level of stupidity and cruelty involved.

Each year the NYC Marathon starts its five borough tour of the city on Staten Island. Right now Staten Island is a disaster area in every sense of the term. The majority of the deaths in NYC from Sandy happened on Staten Island and vast swaths of the Island (which is essentially a barrier island for Manhattan) are still flooded, homes have been destroyed, people are missing (door to door searches for the dead haven’t begun yet) and survivors have been left with out food, water and shelter…

…What Michael Bloomberg is doing is putting the NYC Marathon over the health and well being of the people of New York City…


Chris Christie: I’ll take help from anyone with Sandy…unless they’re Non Union?

Chris Christie made a big fuss about complementing President Obama for helping out in NJ and made a point to make everyone know it didn’t matter where the help came as long as the help came. Apparently there are exceptions: Non-union Ala. crews turned away from Sandy recovery You’ve got to be kidding me…

Update 2: Headlines at HillBuzz:

Update 3: Hurricane Horror: New Yorkers Defecating in Apartment Buildings (Video)

…49,000 New Yorkers Are Trapped In Public Housing Buildings Without Power
Stranded New Yorkers are defecating in apartment buildings…

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