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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:10 AM

Maybe it's time to think of Sandy as Grover Norquist's bathtub.

How many Americans drowned because his vicious oath prevented updated infrastructure, practical research designed to deal with climate change, and gutted inspection that might have suggested generators don't belong in hospital basements...

To save billionaires from necessary taxation, Norquist and his accomplices have stripped our preparedness leaving us naked to any kind of invasion: seawater, wind, disease....

Benghazi terrorists killed 4 Americans. Sandy did more than that on one block. No terrorist ever destroyed a city or ravaged a coastline. Katrina and Sandy did.

Let's get serious and put serious money where the real danger is.



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Reply Maybe it's time to think of Sandy as Grover Norquist's bathtub. (Original post)
aquart Nov 2012 OP
peacebird Nov 2012 #1
Ninga Nov 2012 #2
RC Nov 2012 #3
PearliePoo2 Nov 2012 #4
malaise Nov 2012 #5
Ganja Ninja Nov 2012 #6
malaise Nov 2012 #7
tanyev Nov 2012 #8
malaise Nov 2012 #10
Berlum Nov 2012 #20
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Nov 2012 #9
spanone Nov 2012 #11
ananda Nov 2012 #12
leveymg Nov 2012 #13
madrchsod Nov 2012 #14
intheflow Nov 2012 #15
aquart Nov 2012 #16
intheflow Nov 2012 #23
mountain grammy Nov 2012 #21
Hydra Nov 2012 #26
intheflow Nov 2012 #28
Hydra Nov 2012 #30
Tennessee Gal Nov 2012 #17
CrispyQ Nov 2012 #18
SCVDem Nov 2012 #19
LoisB Nov 2012 #22
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #24
Gregorian Nov 2012 #25
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #27
DonCoquixote Nov 2012 #29

Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:15 AM

1. Well said! Great! K&R!

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:19 AM

2. Brilliant! Off you go to the K&R hall of fame!

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:23 AM

3. Sandy was Grover's bathtub.

 

That has a nice ring around the tub to it.

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:25 AM

4. Norquist is a treasonous bastard.

I'd love nothing better than seeing him swirling down the bathtub's drain.
(followed by a big dose of Draino to make sure the pipe doesn't clog)

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:25 AM

5. Effin' brilliant

spread this everywhere

Rec

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:25 AM

6. Maybe we should bury Grover up to his neck in the sand ...

before the next storm comes in.

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:38 AM

7. I wish SwampRat were around to deliver the graphics for this one

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:43 AM

8. I'm no SwampRat, but I've always liked this picture:

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Response to tanyev (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:48 AM

10. Bwaaaaaaaaaaah

I want him in the middle of a Sandy disaster area

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Response to tanyev (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:03 AM

20. Norquisling is Republican FAIL incarnate - leader of the Republican Hate America Club

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:47 AM

9. Maybe it's time to introduce Grover

to a louisville slugger?

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:49 AM

11. k&r...

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:49 AM

12. Just another inconvenient truth.

Into the beanie bag with you.

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:59 AM

13. The Rightwing should be given a bottle of Vodka, some Valium, and a hairdryer. Take a bath.

They'll feel better afterwards.

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 09:04 AM

14. you are right...

this is`t some disaster in the middle of the country where the media comes and goes. this hit in the home of the major news networks and one of the world`s largest metroplexs.


only the UNITED states of america`s has the resources to fund the rebuilding.

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 09:33 AM

15. I thought Katrina was Norquist's bathtub.

What Sandy has wrought is terrible, but for destruciton of life and property, it comes no where near Katrina. Mostly because of underfunding for flood remediation at the federal level, but also underfunding evacuation shelters and other emergency programs. The people of NY/NJ will be much more likely to find interim housing or navigate the FEMA beaurocracy because they have higher levels of education than most Southerners and many, many more buildings left standing. Not to diminish Sandy's impact on the lives affected and the costs (which will be higher because of denser infrastructure, inflation, and a higher standard of living pre-storm), but really. If Americans didn't realize what Republicans have brought down upon this country following Norquist's lead from Katrina, they sure ain't gonna learn it with Sandy.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 09:38 AM

16. Thank you for your concern.

You talk as if I've slighted Katrina. And with contempt for my countrymen. Also, you're wrong.

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Response to aquart (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:32 AM

23. I talk of no such thing.

I do not say you slighted either Katrina or your fellow countrymen. You give me no example of where I am wrong. And I resent you implying I'm a concern troll for apparently waking up the reality of Norquist's folly seven years before you did.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:13 AM

21. I have been thinking the same thing for the last few days.

If Katrina didn't prove to Americans the necessity of a well funded and well staffed disaster relief organization, nothing will. We all saw, and many experienced, our incompetent and uncaring government's response, or lack thereof, when the monster storm hit NO. The contrast for Sandy is right there in our face. Yet, millions will vote for Rmoney, who has promised to cut funding for FEMA and lay it on the states. Why is that? Why is that? He's white, that can be the only answer.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 02:05 PM

26. I hate to point this out

But Katrina didn't hit people the way it should have because a lot of the people who got screwed were black, poor or both, and those people don't count.

Sandy may get people thinking more sanely because the people affected will have been seen to not "deserve it."

Ugly, but that's my takeaway from this.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:55 PM

28. It's a good point.

I also think disasters are local, and affect locals more acutely. Sandy may well be the Norquist wake-up call for Northeasterners/people from the northeast because they are directly affected. I hope it doesn't take disasters of these magnitudes in all regions of the country for all regions to wake-up. And even then, Katrina didn't seem like much of a wake-up call for people affected in TX/LA/MS/AL.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 12:54 PM

30. It totally is local

But some things are bigger than their area. The Deepwater Horizon disaster and Fukushima come to mind- but most people still don't see the relation to Norquist's BS and these disasters.

They really should- the idea that regulation and disaster preparedness cost too much money and make Gov't "too big" means that people die and areas are made uninhabitable by humans and animals/plants.

What form do you like your cost in? Dollars or flesh? That's the Norquist choice.

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 09:50 AM

17. There are some things only the government can do.

Preventing and preparing for natural disasters is at the top of the list.

Grover and his minions should be held accountable for failing to see that their lame ass policies of cutting government funding are hurting this nation. This involves people's lives.

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 10:39 AM

18. Hurricane Sandy = Grover Norquist's Bathtub

I'm making a bumper sticker of that!

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 10:49 AM

19. Thelma and Louise Time

Let's go 'Off the Cliff'!

That will eliminate Grovers hold on the economy.

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:14 AM

22. Let's hope

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:38 AM

24. Maybe we should send Grover to clean out the subways

Of course we don't pay him cuz that's a tax

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 01:29 PM

25. This is what I call an "Amen" post.

My first instinct is to say it.

Maybe the unconscious are waking up. Maybe the evil authoritarians won't be in power to mess up the good things we plan to do for this country.

Maybe now we can make some real progress. We're only days away from finding out.

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 04:30 PM

27. Brilliant!

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Response to aquart (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 07:29 PM

29. Oh yes

But sadly, the only thing that could make griver drown is if her was founf to have ties to the Muslim brtoherhood, oh wait a minute:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1006345/posts

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