Originally Posted by copernicus
The people of Breezy Point, Rockaway, Staten Island, Garrison Beach, Long Beach, Lyndenhurst, Massapequa, New Jersey, and all other areas not mentioned think you are very wrong and wish they a warm house like yourself........
Oh, I know all about it teach. I've had many a week long power outage in the past - Thing is downed power lines and trees are the stuff Con Ed PSE&G Verizon, the Cable Companies and LIPA has to plan for, they are regulated by the PSC (Big Govt). If noone or no utility can plan for the amount of downed wires in any storm , it is unconscionable that it will be taking up to a week for many to get their power back as colder weather sets in because union thugs are refusing to work with non-union crews.
of the kind that the stimulus was supposed to support instead of your bloated pay packet are major public works - LIE, I-95, Bridges, Roads which in the main remained intact. The NYC subway and some tunnels flooded, but they will not have to be rebuilt.
One of my best friends lives 2 blocks from the shore in Long Beach, he (IMO foolishly) chose not to evacuate because all of his neighbors stuck around too (they didnt want to be looted, some had old, solid, multistory homes they thought could withstand the storm) and he got 2' of water in his basement-lost some appliances and his heat/hot water apparatus along with a 20 yr old vehicle parked on the street. He and his wife will probably be staying at my house for part of the month he expects to be awaiting complete repair. Has no idea when power will be back.
You know who came down his street with supplies...Catholic Charities and Fresh Direct, not the Red Cross or FEMA
Of course there is isnt good news in any of this but there is huge irony in that the OP in his leftward lurch wanting so much to pump/prop up B. Hussein when he "looked Presidential" for a day reaching around w/ Christie Creme then blew outta town faster than Sandy to the next fundraiser...now anyone can see the combined Federal and Local response has been just as poor if not worse than Katrina-gas shortages caused by MSM causing panic and poor planning not to mention 0's war on big oil, unmonitored union thugs happy to let folks shiver in the dark by shutting out nonunion workers / working like human snails, Bloomberg's ignoring SI and the outer boroughs, The wondrous Red Cross handing out Hot Chocolate and Cookies instead of blankets, FEMA running out of water, supplies etc...OweBowMao now wont even answer questions about it, some leadership that is. The Left/Big Gov't wanted ownership of the response and it sucks big time, they can and shall have it.