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It takes a hurricane for the Mayor of New York to realize there are homeless?

“We don’t have a lot of empty housing in this city,” Mr. Bloomberg said at a news conference on Sunday. “We are not going to let anybody go sleeping in the streets or go without blankets, but it’s a challenge, and we’re working on that as fast as we can.”



New York City officials said on Sunday that they faced the daunting challenge of finding homes for as many as 40,000 people who were left homeless after the devastation of last week’s storm, a situation that the city’s mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg, compared to New Orleans’s after Hurricane Katrina.

The mayor said that the 40,000 figure was the worst possible case given by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and that a more realistic assessment was 20,000 people — most of them residents of public housing. Even in the best possible case, he said, the task will be formidable.

“We don’t have a lot of empty housing in this city,” Mr. Bloomberg said at a news conference on Sunday. “We are not going to let anybody go sleeping in the streets or go without blankets, but it’s a challenge, and we’re working on that as fast as we can.”

It is a task shared throughout the region, as officials in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut struggle to meet the demands of those whose homes have been left uninhabitable. In some cases, the solution may be a familiar, if unwelcome sight: the trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/nyregion/freezing-temperatures-complicate-storm-recovery.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121105&_r=0


Not to detract from the plight of the people of New York and New Jersey, I just wonder if he realizes there were people sleeping on the street before the storm?
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:51 AM (11 replies)

Ex-mayor erects statue of himself at Michigan home

Former Flint mayor's bronze statue is surrounded by six lions.

DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The former mayor of Flint, Mich., who resigned in 2009 while facing a recall has erected a bronze statue of himself outside the gated entrance to his home.

The Flint Journal reports that the statue of Don Williamson in Genesee County's Davison Township, near Flint, is surrounded by six bronze lions.

On the base of the statue are the words: "The Colonel's Inc. Founded by Donald J. Williamson May 10, 1984. His motto 'Success is the best revenge.'"

Williamson says the statue was made 20 years ago and was originally displayed at The Colonel's Inc., the auto parts firm where he made his fortune.

http://t.news.msn.com/pop-culture/ex-mayor-erects-statue-of-himself-at-michigan-home/
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Nov 3, 2012, 02:01 PM (0 replies)

Check out last man standing on ABC now

Family feud politics.
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 08:02 PM (10 replies)

Ohio’s Ballot Woes Could Delay Election Results For Weeks

Pollsters and pundits have trained their eyes on Ohio, where President Obama maintains a narrow lead over Mitt Romney just days before the election. According to exit polls, Obama’s lead is even stronger among early voters. But several recent developments threaten to disenfranchise many of these voters and plunge Ohio into a bureaucratic nightmare on election night.

The Columbus Dispatch reported on Thursday that a data-sharing glitch and mistakes by election officials have caused thousands of absentee ballot requests to be rejected. While Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted maintains that this was a computer error, the Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates found an abnormally high rate of rejected absentee ballot requests in Cuyahoga County, a Democratic stronghold that includes Cleveland. The Cuyahoga Board of Elections determined that 865 ballot requests had been erroneously thrown out.

If these voters try to cast their vote in person, they will likely be forced to use a provisional ballot, as the absentee ballot error has thrown their registration status into question. At least 4,500 registered voters across the state will be left waiting for their absentee ballots, while as many as 6,000 provisional ballots cast by registered voters could be tossed out. The provisional ballots that do not get thrown out won’t be counted until November 17, according to state law, further dragging out the confusion.

This absentee ballot fiasco is just the latest in Ohio’s dysfunctional election saga. On Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals allowed Husted to discount ballots cast by people directed to the wrong polling station by a pollworker — one of the most common errors that led to thousands of votes getting thrown out in Ohio’s dysfunctional 2004 presidential election.


http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/11/01/1122641/ohios-ballot-woes-could-delay-election-results-for-weeks/?mobile=nc



Welcome to 2000!
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 03:27 PM (15 replies)

It's not about the paycheck...

Almost all of the republican ads running in Ohio saying they will create 12 million jobs all follow up wit the line "it's not about the paycheck"

I hear this in every congressional, senatorial and presidential ad for the republican candidate.

Code for, don't expect to get a livable wage?

That's what it sounds like.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Oct 31, 2012, 01:44 PM (5 replies)

Is the devistation from Sandy going to eclipse that from Katrina?

Is the devistation going to dwarf the devistation of previous storms?

We already know the response is far superior as is shown by the responses from republicans.


Edit to change title for clarity that I was asking about the devistation, not the overall disaster as Katrina disaster involved the poor response by bush and Co. This is not going to be part of the equation this time.



Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:15 AM (12 replies)

If romney seriously wanted to help storm victims, he would do this...

Open his home to people who are displaced, feed them and give them a warm place to sleep.

That his the furthest thing from what his form of compassion could demonstrate.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Oct 30, 2012, 07:32 PM (5 replies)

The Land of Opportunity - A man and his generator...



People in New York's Tribeca neighborhood, without power because of superstorm Sandy, wait for a chance to charge their mobile phones on an available generator setup on a sidewalk, Tuesday, Oct. 30. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.

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Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Oct 30, 2012, 06:56 PM (0 replies)

President speaking now on MSNBC

Love it he keeps using "Lean Forward" in the speech.
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Oct 30, 2012, 02:59 PM (0 replies)

The Romneybots are rabbid

I talked to my 89 year old dad last night. Wanted to talk to him in the event Sandy took our power for several days. H lives in Iowa and is a life long Democrat and retired AFL-CIO member.

He was all excited because the local football team was one win away from the championship. But then he went on about a phone call he had received a few days before. It was from my youngest brother who has become the most extreme right wing wackjob.

My dad was upset about this phone call because my brother was harrasing him about his vote and his religion. Dad told me that he was going to hell according to my brother because he is voting for Obama and is Catholic.

Now first of all, we were raised Catholic and now my brother is ridiculing it like it is a cult or something, this really made my dad angry.

Second, my brother knows well where my parents always stood politically, my mother always worked for one campaign or another, we always had big parties in the back yard with some big name Democrats of the day attending. And with dad being in a union, he knew where to put his support.

So my brother is so rabid, that he calls his father and harassed him over his vote. He made the mistake of telling my dad that Romney was like Reagan. I am sure dad went ballistic on that one, it was during the Reagan's union busting that my father was forced to retire early.

Dad indicated that this was not the first such call from my brother. What is wrong with someone who can't accept that their own father has different views than they do?

I don't even talk with my brother any more because he is so radical.



Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Oct 30, 2012, 02:16 PM (43 replies)
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