Hurricane Sandy victims given short shrift

House Speaker John Boehner had promised that in the waning hours of the 112th Congress, the House would be allowed to vote on a $60 billion relief package for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. The bill had already passed the Senate.

But no such vote was held, probably because Boehner lacked the stomach to ask his caucus to support such a bill right after forcing through the much-despised fiscal-cliff legislation. The decision means that an infusion of federal aid will be delayed for another month if not longer, a fact that has Northeast congressmen and governors, including Republicans, spitting mad.

For those unable to view video, here’s a few excerpts from the diatribe delivered on Fox News by U.S. Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican:

“I thought it was absolutely indefensible, it’s inexcusable. … Every penny that was asked for was documented, every document they requested, we gave them. We were told that everything was fine.”

“I’m not taking this as a personal offense. I’m talking about the thousands of people in my district, the hundreds of thousands of people throughout the New York-New Jersey area. Within 10 days after (Hurricane) Katrina, $60 billion was appropriated. Nine weeks after Sandy, not one penny has been appropriated. These Republicans have no trouble finding New York when they’re out raising millions of dollars. They’re in New York all the time filing their pockets from New Yorkers. I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds. Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.”

“Why the Republican Party has this bias against New York, this bias against New Jersey, this bias against the Northeast. They wonder why they’re becoming a minority party, why we’re going to be a party of the permanent minority? What they did last night was so immoral, so disgraceful, so irresponsible. They’re supposed to be the party of family values, and yet families that are starving, families that are suffering, families that are spread all over and living in substandard housing. This was a disgrace, they are inexcusable. As far as I’m concerned, I’m on my own. They’re going to have to go a long way to get my vote on anything….”

“Gov. Christie, he’s the one, the Republicans put him out front. ‘He’s our man, he’s our blue-collar candidate, he’s the guy who represents the heart and soul of the Republican Party.’ He went everywhere for Republicans all over they country. And what did they do? They knifed him in the back.”

– Jay Bookman

489 comments Add your comment

Granny Godzilla

January 2nd, 2013
1:18 pm

Oh my!

Squabbles inside the GOP?

Who’d a thunk it?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 2nd, 2013
1:19 pm

Well, I say not a penny for them Northreners. It’s about time they got some of the hurricanes and tornados we deal with every year. Let them suck it up or learn to vote Republican.

It’s getting colder out here, folks. Brrrr! Have a good Hump Day everybody.

stands for decibels

January 2nd, 2013
1:19 pm

oh, stop whining, Peter. That’s your penny-wise/pound-foolish party just being its penny-wise/pound-foolish self.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 2nd, 2013
1:20 pm

Oh, and second! (Dang Granny!)

stands for decibels

January 2nd, 2013
1:20 pm

Shorter Peter King:

Free stuff is a Good Thing when it’s *my* peeps’ free stuff.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 2nd, 2013
1:22 pm

House Speaker John Boehner had promised that in the waning hours of the 112th Congress, the House would be allowed to vote on a $60 billion relief package for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Boehner’s broken promise.

Ideology above all else.

DannyX

January 2nd, 2013
1:23 pm

You’re doing a heck of a job Boehnie!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 2nd, 2013
1:27 pm

If Hurricane Sandy had been called Hurricane 9/11 9/11 9/11, NY would have their money. Also we’d be bombing some random cloud formation.

Heh, heh, heh.

getalife

January 2nd, 2013
1:29 pm

Well, it is a spending bill so the gop already voted for our President’s spending bill with the mcconnell compromise..

Baby steps for the gop.

Fred ™

January 2nd, 2013
1:29 pm

Geez, and I wasted a perfectly good drama queen post downstairs on a now dead thread……….

getalife

January 2nd, 2013
1:30 pm

BTW, extreme weather is the new normal so funds need to be set aside for future disasters. There will be plenty more to come.

DannyX

January 2nd, 2013
1:31 pm

Rep King (R), Boehner (R) is just waiting for the $30 billion in offsets you need to come up with.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 2nd, 2013
1:32 pm

“knifed him in the back”

Hmmmm, I bet the conned will be objecting to that violent language just like they did when Obama mentioned a knife fight. :D

It is rather disgusting that the GOP continues to try to hold disaster victims as hostages to revictimize them. But its a repeated cycle from the GOP.

Fly-On-The-Wall

January 2nd, 2013
1:32 pm

A typical response from the Party of NO.

TaxPayer

January 2nd, 2013
1:34 pm

Republicans are clearly still soul searching. Where did they misplace them.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 2nd, 2013
1:34 pm

Fred, don’t worry. I am sure we’ll see the drama queen post at the Blog Emmy awards as a top nominee. :D

Fred ™

January 2nd, 2013
1:34 pm

Not saying I don’t think we should help those people up north, (even the New Yorkers I suppose), but am I the only one who sees the irony of a Congressman from the Party of CUT FEMA NOW crying for Disaster relief?

Does it not show the hypocrisy of such calls? It is NOT “socialism” to help your fellow citizens dammit, it’s just basic human decency.

Hell, I’d even give Del the coat off my back if I saw him homeless on the street freezing. (And yes, before anyone asks the stupid question I HAVE literally given the coat I was wearing to folks on the street, more than once. My wife won’t buy me any expensive coats anymore.)

I HOPE the Republicans will look at this, as Gov. Christie did and begin to dial back on their stupid and their rhetoric. I wish some of our far right wingers HERE would do the same.

Fly-On-The-Wall

January 2nd, 2013
1:35 pm

These Republicans really do believe that they must destroy this country to save it. The only part they’re working on though is the destroy part.

TaxPayer

January 2nd, 2013
1:35 pm

Fred,

You don’t have to limit yourself to being the queen of drama on just one thread. :grin:

Joe Hussein Mama

January 2nd, 2013
1:37 pm

DannyX — “Rep King (R), Boehner (R) is just waiting for the $30 billion in offsets you need to come up with.”

I’m sure you said that in jest, but I certainly hope that’s not what’s going on in Boehner’s head.

Fred ™

January 2nd, 2013
1:38 pm

LOl Tax and Keep. I wasn’t doing a dying swan, I was commenting on TC someone doing one………..

getalife

January 2nd, 2013
1:39 pm

I am encouraged by our pols the last couple of days. It has been rare to see the gop doing the right thing so we should let them know they are doing the right thing.

Voices of reason and compromise will drown out the tea party cons.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 2nd, 2013
1:41 pm

It has been rare to see the gop doing the right thing so we should let them know they are doing the right thing.

Give them a cookie.

I believe Robert Brown from Gwinnett has a box or two — or he did earlier this morning.

Granny Godzilla

January 2nd, 2013
1:41 pm

Vaughn Sterling CNN‏@vplus

Rep. Peter King just indicated to @CNN he is *not* ruling out switching parties over the GOP refusing to help provide Sandy relief

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Thanks but no thanks.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 2nd, 2013
1:42 pm

Fred — “Not saying I don’t think we should help those people up north, (even the New Yorkers I suppose), but am I the only one who sees the irony of a Congressman from the Party of CUT FEMA NOW crying for Disaster relief?”

Yes, but did Congressman King ever say such a thing publicly? I wouldn’t want to tar him unfairly.

That said, I personally think King is a sack-o-crap for other reasons, but if he never slagged on FEMA or other weather disaster sufferers, then I don’t think it would be fair to criticize him on that basis.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 2nd, 2013
1:43 pm

And for those who are still whining about the failure of Obama to get a “grand deal”: https://my.barackobama.com/fiscal-cliff-env

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 2nd, 2013
1:45 pm

Kam, yep but if that Farm Bill has not been fixed (not sure if included in last nights bill) then he is going to blow a gasket at the cost of cheese on his Papa John’s pizza. ;lol:

barking frog

January 2nd, 2013
1:48 pm

Disaster relief should not be in any way political nor in any way delayed.
I was saddened to see so many people waiting by their destroyed homes
for relief that was going to be a long time arriving.

DannyX

January 2nd, 2013
1:48 pm

“I’m sure you said that in jest, but I certainly hope that’s not what’s going on in Boehner’s head.”

I sure hope not also. It just exemplifies the whole con con of the past few years. Remember Republicans all gathered around spouting their “offsets” baloney with glee. Everything was going to be offset in their unskewed reality. The offset talking point caught fire on the blogs, every con blogger used it twice in each sentence. Of course when reality sets in Republicans like King want no part of.

Mick

January 2nd, 2013
1:48 pm

Gov’t is only good when republicans in their district need it, then all of a sudden it matters. New Jersey is a donor state with all of its federal tax revenue, why should they get the shaft in their moment of need?
Strange how we can always find money for war isn’t it???

TaxPayer

January 2nd, 2013
1:50 pm

I’m thankful to not be waiting for the Republicans to find their souls.

Thomas Heyward Jr

January 2nd, 2013
1:50 pm

“Why the Republican Party has this bias against New York, this bias against New Jersey, this bias against the Northeast.”
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Because of terrorist-coddling jerk-wads like you ……Pete King.
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And last time I checked, New York and New Jersey where the highest taxed states in the WORLD.
Where did all that money go to.
Keep your Kim Kardashians and Snookie and Jersey-shore freaks.
We’ll keep our money.
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And looking on the Positive side……maybe those dumb Jersiacs will see what relying on Fed.gov daddy will get them.

curious

January 2nd, 2013
1:51 pm

How much does it cost to keep milk prices own?

Are all milk drinkers Democrats, since only Democrats get “free stuff”?

Why am I being forced to pay for somebody’s milk?

Joe Hussein Mama

January 2nd, 2013
1:52 pm

T. Heyward — “And looking on the Positive side……maybe those dumb Jersiacs will see what relying on Fed.gov daddy will get them.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They%27ll_Know_We_Are_Christians

:roll:

barking frog

January 2nd, 2013
1:52 pm

Enter your comments here ‏

DannyX

January 2nd, 2013
1:53 pm

“And looking on the Positive side……maybe those dumb Jersiacs will see what relying on Fed.gov daddy will get them.”

Thomas I believe you have the north confused with the south when it comes to handing out federal dollars.

Btw, How is Gov Deal’s port dredging project coming along? And did Deal (R) suggest any offsets?

Jm

January 2nd, 2013
1:54 pm

Peter King is always full of bluster.

If Democrats were willing to cut spending elsewhere in order to pay for the emergency aid, this would’ve been comparatively simple.

With Tax and Spend Democrats, that was impossible. So the bill was pulled. Probably to be reintroduced in a few days, and NY/NJ/CT won’t be getting $60 Billion to pay for gilded bomb proof flood proof subway stations. They’ll be getting a much smaller amount, the amount related to what they really need.

If they want to upgrade their assets while they’re at it, they should use local money to do that.

Jm

January 2nd, 2013
1:54 pm

Peter King = the Barney Frank of the Republican Party.

DannyX

January 2nd, 2013
1:56 pm

“If they want to upgrade their assets while they’re at it, they should use local money to do that.”

Maybe Deal can give New Jersey a few federal port dredging dollars.

Fred ™

January 2nd, 2013
1:57 pm

Wow, Adam AND Jm all in the same day?

Finally get over the butt hurt of the election Jm?

Fiscal Cliff and More

January 2nd, 2013
1:57 pm

At the center of the 157-page bill adopted early Tuesday are provisions to raise taxes on the wealthiest households and to make permanent Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class. The bill now goes to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

But senators also extended higher rum excise taxes to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and provided tax breaks to a wide range of other groups and interests, including motorsports entertainment complexes and mine rescue teams.

Among the other sweeteners:

* special expensing rules for certain film and TV productions

* tax-exempt financing for New York Liberty Zone, an area around the site of the World Trade Center.

* extension of American Samoa economic development credit

Congressional lawmakers often insert pet projects and other unrelated provisions into major “must do” bills in the last days of a legislative session, when it is more likely that quick passage will occur.

Green energy was another big winner in the bill. Roughly a dozen provisions would extend credits and incentives for plug-in electric vehicles, energy-efficient appliances, biodiesel and renewable diesel, and other alternative energy initiatives.

The legislation also would kill the part of Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act designed to let millions of elderly and disabled people get help at home rather than be placed in institutional care, which tends to be more expensive.

Democrats acknowledge that the insurance initiative known as the Community Living Assistance Services and Support program, or CLASS, is financially flawed but they had argued it should be fixed rather than ended.

The House voted to repeal that provision 11 months ago.

Also tucked in the bill, known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, are measures to avert the so-called “dairy cliff” – a steep increase in milk prices that would otherwise take place this year.

The measures would extend farm subsidy programs and prevent dairy subsidies from reverting to 1949 levels, which would have meant retail milk prices could have doubled to about $7 per gallon.

One thing lawmakers did not slide into the legislation: a raise for themselves. The Senate bill says members of Congress will get no cost-of-living adjustment in their pay for fiscal year 2013.

getalife

January 2nd, 2013
1:57 pm

Actually, King is fighting for his voters and doing his job while his party plays games full of drama.

The real drama queens are the gop not Fred.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

January 2nd, 2013
2:00 pm

“Hurricane Sandy victims given short shrift”…and all because Christie gave President Obama a hug…

DannyX

January 2nd, 2013
2:00 pm

Fiscal Cliff and More, why didn’t you mention the NASCAR tax break extension Republicans demanded?

fair and balanced

January 2nd, 2013
2:01 pm

Well Chris Christie is getting punished for being bipartisan, cozying up to Obama and stabbing the GOP in the back before the election. Heck the others are just a bunch of Dem liberal governors- let their citizens rot. Now if this was a terrorist attack and New York City had a Republican mayor and governor, we would be talking massive aid.

Tom Sawyer

January 2nd, 2013
2:01 pm

So, you blame the GOP? Seriously? No blame for Obama? Katrina was ALL Bush’s fault. But Obama is blameless. Yak squeeze.

Adam

January 2nd, 2013
2:02 pm

Yes, Hurricane Sandy victims need relief. Without offset.

Fiscal Cliff and More

January 2nd, 2013
2:02 pm

DannyX it is there….read it again…

But senators also extended higher rum excise taxes to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and provided tax breaks to a wide range of other groups and interests,

including motorsports entertainment complexes and mine rescue teams.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

January 2nd, 2013
2:02 pm

While being laid up with my knee surgery…

“As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly realized that I don’t really give a damn.

If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks lots of water, and is still fat.

A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.

A tortoise doesn’t run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.

And you tell me to exercise?? I don’t think so.

Now that I’m older here’s what I’ve discovered:

I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.

Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

If all is not lost, then where is it?

Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few.

It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.

If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.

When I’m finally holding all the cards, why does everyone want to play chess?

Its not hard to meet expenses… they’re everywhere.

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter… I go somewhere to get something,
and then wonder what I’m here after

Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.”

Towncrier

January 2nd, 2013
2:02 pm

Just curious, Jay – aside from endlessly seeking fodder to find fault with Republicans, have you ever written a column about the failings of the Red Cross (which so many celebrities and in the media asked us to support over the years)? I am, as most here know, a conservative. But I find myself strangely in agreement with an article like this one:

http://socialistworker.org/2012/11/19/red-cross-missing-in-action

getalife

January 2nd, 2013
2:04 pm

Christie is blasting the gop.

The blind lock step voting for the gop is over.

Long live herding cats like the dems.

Fred ™

January 2nd, 2013
2:07 pm

TC: I’ll bet the Mormons were there though. I don’t donate to the Red Cross and I’m not a Mormon, but I’m thinking of tossing a few bucks to their relief program. It’s awesome. If EVERYONE treated folks in need the way the Mormons do, there would be no one in need.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 2nd, 2013
2:07 pm

If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

TaxPayer

January 2nd, 2013
2:08 pm

The real drama queens are the gop not Fred.

Well that is a given.

getalife

January 2nd, 2013
2:08 pm

Of course, it is the civil war to blame.

con red state Rebels refuse to help con Yankees.

I blame the sons of confederate soldiers.

Towncrier

January 2nd, 2013
2:09 pm

“TC: I’ll bet the Mormons were there though. I don’t donate to the Red Cross and I’m not a Mormon, but I’m thinking of tossing a few bucks to their relief program. It’s awesome. If EVERYONE treated folks in need the way the Mormons do, there would be no one in need.”

My best friend is a Mormon (though we don’t often discuss the particulars of his religion). I know they do a lot to help people, but wasn’t aware they are this well regarded. I’ll look into it. Thanks for the tip.

Fred ™

January 2nd, 2013
2:11 pm

LOL josef: I didn’t remember him being from Oklahoma. But it makes sense. Remember, Oklahoma was settled by outlaws and losers who couldn’t make it anywhere else. Their “mascot” is the Sooner. What’s a “Sooner?” A Sooner is a cheating slimy SOB who busted into the land grab early so they could steal the choice land before they were supposed to.

I always tell folks that Oklahoma was the only place I have ever been where folks will actively plot and plan and scheme for 6 months to cheat you out of a PENNY.

Regnad Kcin

January 2nd, 2013
2:12 pm

“Why the Republican Party has this bias against…the Northeast.”

Just like willie! :)

Joe Hussein Mama

January 2nd, 2013
2:13 pm

C. Sharpe — “If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.”

My Uncle Ray is in his mid-80s, lives in Columbus, OH and loves him some Ohio State football. And he was a US Mail postal carrier for over 30 years, *walking* his route during most of that time.

About 20 years ago, not long after he retired, he was having some chest pains, so he and Aunt Sue went to the doc. There were some funny sounds in his chest, so a cardiologist looked closer and — yikes — triple bypass time. :eek:

When the surgeon came in to check on him the day after the bypass, Doc Heartcutter commented that other than the blockages, Uncle Ray had one of the strongest tickers he’d ever seen in a retired man. And when he was informed of Uncle Ray’s career in the USPS, he said ‘if you’d worked at a desk all your life instead of carrying that sack of mail around, I don’t think you’d have made it.’

So maybe not immortality, but a few more years of life. ;)

Thomas Heyward Jr

January 2nd, 2013
2:14 pm

Joe Hussein Mama

January 2nd, 2013
1:52 pm

T. Heyward — “And looking on the Positive side……maybe those dumb Jersiacs will see what relying on Fed.gov daddy will get them.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They%27ll_Know_We_Are_Christians
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Your confusing voluntary Christian charity with government coerced theft.
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There’s a big difference but I wouldn’t expect a brain-washed product of government schools to know the difference.
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Ignorance is not a sin.
But NOT doing something ABOUT your ignorance is.
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Know it, learn it…………live it.

Fred ™

January 2nd, 2013
2:15 pm

Whoops. Wrong blog on that last entry. It belongs downstairs and with a copy/paste it will BE there……….

josef

January 2nd, 2013
2:16 pm

I think we can forgive the Northeasterners for their frustration. This is, after all, new territory for them. Maybe they ought to go ask Haley Barbour.

And who’s on the spot every time doing what needs to be done with no questions asked? The Salvation Army. I’ve my issues with them in the theological and political arenas, but when it comes to boots on the ground…they do it…

Jm

January 2nd, 2013
2:17 pm

Why does it take Biden to negotiate for the Democrats? Seems neither Reid nor even the President are up to the job.

you can't fix stupid or Democrats

January 2nd, 2013
2:17 pm

You forgot to tell everyone that only 27 billion was for Sandy the rest was pork project put on by Senate Democratics…Is it time that you in liberal press start checking before opening that big hole on your face. So bill has to trim down to just for Sandy but liberal just want to call names and blame GOP. In1930’s Germany Government used the media to put down one part of the population and make them less human so they can do away with them later.

maximum

January 2nd, 2013
2:17 pm

Ignorance is bliss for cons like T Heyward Jr, given the well-documented higher per capita federal spending in “red” states.

Aquagirl

January 2nd, 2013
2:18 pm

Their “mascot” is the Sooner. What’s a “Sooner?”

If you don’t understand a mascot’s name DON’T ASK.

http://www.risd.edu/About/News/Scrotie_Responds/

Uh Huh

January 2nd, 2013
2:19 pm

@Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 2nd, 2013
1:32 pm
“knifed him in the back”

Hmmmm, I bet the conned will be objecting to that violent language just like they did when Obama mentioned a knife fight.

It is rather disgusting that the GOP continues to try to hold disaster victims as hostages to revictimize them. But its a repeated cycle from the GOP
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Disaster victims who VOTED REPUBLICAN have been BAMBOOZLED

AGAIN by the REPUBLICANS because they are NOT RICH.

If you want to live like a CON….VOTE for a DEMOCRAT.

stands for decibels

January 2nd, 2013
2:20 pm

Not that it’s especially on topic, but I gotta say, I’m not surprised that the Northeast’s gun nuts are every bit as a-holish as GA’s.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/newspaper-hires-guards-gun-map-uproar-article-1.1231381

Armed guards are protecting the offices of a New York newspaper after it received threats for publishing a map showing the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties.

The security guards will stand watch outside the Journal News’ Rockland County office through at least Wednesday, the Rockland Times newspaper reported.

The Gannett-owned paper angered gun owners and gun rights advocates last month when it published the interactive map on its website, LoHud.com, in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre.

Soothsayer

January 2nd, 2013
2:20 pm

Well, Jay, a billion here a billion there. Pretty soon you’re talking about some real money.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 2nd, 2013
2:21 pm

T. Heyward — “Your confusing voluntary Christian charity with government coerced theft.”

No, I’m pointing out the kind of hypocrisy and douchebaggery that would *refrain* from “voluntary Christian charity” in order to ‘teach a lesson’ to people it didn’t like.
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“There’s a big difference but I wouldn’t expect a brain-washed product of government schools to know the difference.”

So you’re saying one would need to be a brainwashed product of organized religion to know the “difference,” right? :roll:

“Ignorance is not a sin. But NOT doing something ABOUT your ignorance is.”

I am totally and completely immune from sin, so you know what you can do with your advice.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 2nd, 2013
2:21 pm

In1930’s Germany Government used…

Godwin’s Law proven yet again.

This time in 64 comments, certainly not a record but worthy of note.

josef

January 2nd, 2013
2:22 pm

FRED

Got that! Remind me elsewhere and I’ll fill you in on the role a certain Steel Magnolia played in the development of the railroad infrastructure there!

My niece and her husband recently moved there. She was, uh, advised that she might want to be careful where and when she used her maiden name! :-)

Fred ™

January 2nd, 2013
2:23 pm

you can’t fix stupid or Democrats

January 2nd, 2013
2:17 pm

You forgot to tell everyone that only 27 billion was for Sandy the rest was pork project put on by Senate Democratics…Is it time that you in liberal press start checking before opening that big hole on your face. So bill has to trim down to just for Sandy but liberal just want to call names and blame GOP. In1930’s Germany Government used the media to put down one part of the population and make them less human so they can do away with them later.
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Yup, just like you Republicans and hate speech radio and good old FOX does now.

Godwins rule: You lose.

DannyX

January 2nd, 2013
2:23 pm

“In1930’s Germany Government used the media to put down one part of the population and make them less human so they can do away with them later.”

Good grief, another brain dead Republican talking point making the rounds.

Granny Godzilla

January 2nd, 2013
2:24 pm

you can’t fix stupid or Democrats

January 2nd, 2013
2:17 pm

You forgot to tell everyone that only 27 billion was for Sandy the rest was pork project put on by Senate Democratics…Is it time that you in liberal press start checking before opening that big hole on your face. So bill has to trim down to just for Sandy but liberal just want to call names and blame GOP. In1930’s Germany Government used the media to put down one part of the population and make them less human so they can do away with them later.
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Dedicated to you and all the severely paranoid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmYIo7bcUw

Fred ™

January 2nd, 2013
2:25 pm

Aquagirl

January 2nd, 2013
2:18 pm

Their “mascot” is the Sooner. What’s a “Sooner?”

If you don’t understand a mascot’s name DON’T ASK.
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LOL on Scrotie, but I am 100% correct on the Sooner…….

josef

January 2nd, 2013
2:25 pm

K’CHAK

Beat me to it!!! :-)

FRED

And I see Indigo’s Siamese Twin joined at the a33 is in… :-)

Towncrier

January 2nd, 2013
2:26 pm

“Good grief, another brain dead Republican talking point making the rounds.”

It is strange how the same demeaning phrase is used by all:

http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-03-11/news/why-i-am-no-longer-a-brain-dead-liberal/

Regnad Kcin

January 2nd, 2013
2:28 pm

“So, you blame the GOP? Seriously? No blame for Obama?”

Sure, when Obama, as leader of the house, pulled the bill…wait, it was Boenher?

Yup, no blame for Obama at all.

td

January 2nd, 2013
2:29 pm

Unemployment checks for 4 years now is the new welfare program.

For Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, the “fiscal cliff” fight came down to one thing: the unemployment checks the government will still be able to send to thousands of his constituents.

“When I go to church on Sunday, I know that I will see people with the assurance that pretty soon an unemployment check is in the mail,” he said.

Mr. Davis said he’d come to the floor Tuesday after speaking with two constituents who’d called his office begging him to vote against the cliff deal, which extended tax cuts for most Americans, allowed rates to rise for the wealthiest and included $330 billion in other new spending such as the expanded unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless.

He told those constituents the unemployment benefits were too critical to too many Illinois residents for him to vote no.

Every lawmaker brought those kinds of stories to his or her vote on Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/jan/2/rep-davis-unemployment-check-mail/#ixzz2Gqdmhbs9
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Granny Godzilla

January 2nd, 2013
2:29 pm

Oh and I think the Godwins Law stuff is going to pop up qite a bit over the next few days….

“Leading Conservative Religious Organization Warns That Christians Will Soon Be Treated Like Blacks In Jim Crow Era”

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/02/1386001/afa-christians-2060/

Joe Hussein Mama

January 2nd, 2013
2:29 pm

Aquagirl — “If you don’t understand a mascot’s name DON’T ASK.”

Show me one’a them thar Georgetown Hoyas, then :D

DannyX

January 2nd, 2013
2:31 pm

“Dedicated to you and all the severely paranoid”

Granny that is hilarious! You know all of the major liberal media networks are using that video to open their programs now.

Aquagirl

January 2nd, 2013
2:31 pm

LOL on Scrotie, but I am 100% correct on the Sooner……

What’s more American than stealing land? Are you a communist?

Probably an unnecessary link if you have my sense of humor, but guess what happened when the Nads played the Narraganset Clams? Yeah, you guessed it. Run clam, ruuuuunnnnn!

http://www.risd.edu/About/News/Go_Nads/

williebkind

January 2nd, 2013
2:31 pm

““Why the Republican Party has this bias against New York, this bias against New Jersey, this bias against the Northeast. They wonder why they’re becoming a minority party, why we’re going to be a party of the permanent minority?”

They are a minority party in those states. Why would you feed the wolves? They never vote conservative. Why cant the DNC provide the assistance. They are money grabbers from that area.

Jay

January 2nd, 2013
2:33 pm

“You forgot to tell everyone that only 27 billion was for Sandy the rest was pork project put on by Senate Democratics”

“Stupid,” how can I “forget” to tell everyone something that is flatout untrue in the first place?

The bill did contain a few items unrelated to Sandy. $2 million for a new roof for the Smithsonian, for example. $41 million for repairs at military bases, including Guantanamo, along the hurricane path. And $150 million for emergency relief for the Alaskan fishing industry. The industry had already applied for and qualified for such aid under current federal law; the bill merely accelerates the payout.

Now personally, I’d be fine with not funding such relief, but U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, was not.

All in all, the Sandy bill contained a lot less supposed pork than most such bills, certainly nowhere even close to the $33 billion in pork that you allege.

Towncrier

January 2nd, 2013
2:34 pm

“When I go to church on Sunday, I know that I will see people with the assurance that pretty soon an unemployment check is in the mail…”

Oh…He won’t reflect upon the following verse?

“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? (1 John 3:17)

deegee

January 2nd, 2013
2:34 pm

As always, your projects are pork, my pork are projects. Peter King opposed the 2009 economic stimulus package but voted for the Wall Street bailout bill. Peter King has been a congressman since 1993. Time to vote these blowhards out of office.

DannyX

January 2nd, 2013
2:34 pm

“They never vote conservative.”

Right willie, New Jersey would never elect a Republican governor. Right? A Republican governor that will probably run for president.

josef

January 2nd, 2013
2:35 pm

The mascot of my hometown’s school is the Trojans… one of their taunts…you can f with us, but not on the field… :-)

curious

January 2nd, 2013
2:35 pm

Jm

January 2nd, 2013
2:17 pm
“Why does it take Biden to negotiate for the Democrats? Seems neither Reid nor even the President are up to the job.”

There are times when the 3rd stringer is all it takes. This was the time.

Towncrier

January 2nd, 2013
2:36 pm

Okay…I’m out guys. Be good.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

January 2nd, 2013
2:36 pm

Great headline:

“The GOP Clown Car Crashes, Again”

td

January 2nd, 2013
2:36 pm

Give up $30 billion in Medicaid cuts or FS then I am sure the Republicans would pass the bill in a heartbeat. What is more important? Problem solved.

Fred ™

January 2nd, 2013
2:38 pm

Dang Jay, I thought you would be more mellow after being away from our bad influence for so long, but you seem grumpy?

What chapped your ass?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzU9FgNTYrU

DannyX

January 2nd, 2013
2:39 pm

““If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? (1 John 3:17)”"

Republicans hate that. A brother in need is just another leeching moocher. Open your New Republican Bible Towncrier, that verse has been cut.

williebkind

January 2nd, 2013
2:40 pm

Granny Godzilla

January 2nd, 2013
2:29 pm
Well we do not want to repeat a bad history moment do we GG?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 2nd, 2013
2:41 pm

Countersuggestion: I’d suggest that if you need offsets, give up some military budget…. What’s the point of an armed forces if the people are suffering. Include a few oil subsidy cuts and close a few more corporate tax loopholes and we’ve got it done.

Doggone/GA

January 2nd, 2013
2:41 pm

“A brother in need is just another leeching moocher”

But you see, that verse is talking about VOLUNTARY contributions…not “forced” ones. And nevermind that such voluntary contributions don’t EVER come near being enough to help all who need help. Just ask the organizations and churches that get them.

williebkind

January 2nd, 2013
2:42 pm

Morons – people who live on or near water without flood insurance or a second residence.