New Jersey and New York are still reeling from the punch Hurricane Sandy gave them, Pennsylvania is already starting to recover. (My mother and sister in two different locations in the state had power within 48 hours.) Why is the extent of the damage so bad? Global warming? Nope — the storm, as in New Orleans a few years back — slammed a major population area. It was inevitable. What was not was the pathetic work being done by the super-smart politicians in charge (just as in Katrina/Rita, or even Hurricane Andrew.)
Staten Island is apparently a wasteland with up to 80,000 people in dire need of food, water, fuel, clothing, and power…none of it forthcoming. “We’re going to die! We’re going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people!” Donna Solli told visiting officials. “You don’t understand. You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. It’s been three days!”
Hmm…about the same time it took officials to get off their duffs during Andrew and Katrina/Rita. Maybe Obama hates white people, as Bush “hated blacks?” Maybe running for re-election is more important than managing the crisis, or responding to an attack on an American embassy in a foreign country? Or could it be that the federal government is generally inept at pretty much anything they do?
And it’s not just the feds — Mayor Michael “Super Nanny” Bloomberg may have saved you from the evils of large-sized drinks, but apparently he could give a shit about the people under his watch freezing to death. There’s three generators that could power hundreds of houses (or a bunch of relief tents, perhaps) available, but Bloomie needs them for the New York Marathon. That’s right, a bunch of people running around Manhattan is more important than getting aid to people. For a guy that is making a big deal over the threat of global climate change, you would think he might have prepared better for weather-related disasters…or maybe he was going to get to it after his smoking ban, salt ban, trans-fat ban, big drink ban…
“Since emergency executive orders have been issued, the governor, mayor — or even President Obama — could take the generators for a more important use, explained Pace University law professor Bennett Gershman.” So once again — your would-be aristocrats have more important things to do than their jobs. Maybe the residents of Staten Island should have a run up to Central Park and hang the old boy. I’m sure there’s canapes there for the guests. As for the rest of you…it’s dumpster diving for food. [Video here.]
In New Jersey, another example of how public service worker unions are screwing you, volunteers coming to the state (and in this case, specifically Seaside Heights) were turned away by union workers. Hey, Seaside Heights…you have power yet? Maybe you should consider this next time you vote for pro-union, big government politicians.
And at least the sociopathic Janet Napolitano hasn’t let this crisis go to waste. When her FEMA response teams do f#$% all, she’s out trying to sell the onerous Cybersecurity Bill that has been — for good reason — stalled in the legislature.