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Democrat Hurricanes Versus Republican Hurricanes

willis9 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:14 PM
Why ,though there was over a weeks warning did not every one that owned a car have a full tank? It is common knowledge among normal people that gas pumps need electricity and that power failures are common in hurricanes. Preparedness starts with the individual. Many large buildings had central heating systems that had little fuel on hand and the heat was circulated by fans they also would not work with out electricity, hot water systems often use electric pumps. People depending on the government are pathetic.
Mike2065 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 12:37 AM
Unless you are unemployed thanks to Obama and couldn't afford to stock up like that!
BBBrad Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 9:46 PM
Willis, we had full tanks. Funny thing, though, when you drive your car it uses gas and then you need more. Does this happen on your planet? And generators use gas and need to be replenished. Don't assume people didn't prepare.
activated Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 3:19 PM
common knowledge among normal people. I dont think most of those folks even think normal. "SOMEONE" will always be there to give them, do it for them or to blame.
NewJAl Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:20 PM
City people trust the infra-structure, and often have little knowledge of even how to be self-sufficient. I don't blame them. They devote themselves to other interests, and pay the utility bills. But even I can see ways they could have been helped.
Where were the unused trailers, that were available, albeit unused, during Katrina?
And I do not imagine the human suffering has stopped, although the newspeople have moved on. Here in NJ, certain islanders were allowed back on their island this past week.
I would add that the blankets the red cross gave out were uselessly thin.
Just a few days after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the New York Times' Paul Krugman crowed triumphantly about the federal government's response to the disaster. "[A]fter Katrina the government seemed to have no idea what it was doing; this time it did. And that's no accident: the federal government's ability to respond effectively to disaster always collapses when antigovernment Republicans hold the White House, and always recovers when Democrats take it back."

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