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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:19 PM

Texas wants federal disaster aid it refused to give others


DailyKos 4/18/13
Texas wants federal disaster aid it refused to give others

U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, whose district includes West, called on all Americans to pray for the victims of this tragedy.
"I am grateful for all of the police, fire, emergency responders and volunteers from our community and around the state who have come to aid those in need," he said. "Our offices will continue to monitor the aftermath and be on hand to assist our friends and neighbors throughout the recovery process."


How does Flores plan on assisting? By asking for federal aid presumably (his prayers won't accomplish anything tangible), the same kind of federal aid he voted against for Sandy victims.

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U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas released a joint statement saying they are among those grieving for those who were injured or lost loved ones in the blast.
"We) are grateful to the firefighters and first responders who risked their own lives to keep others safe," they said. "We ask all Texans to keep West in their thoughts and prayers. We remain in communication with Gov. Perry's office and emergency management officials, and stand to offer whatever support we can."

Both Cornyn and Cruz voted against Sandy aid as well, of course. What kind of aid do they think they are proposing for West? Aside from their prayers, that is.


Markos has a point. Either we're all in this together, or we're not.

Not that any of our idiot Congressmen/Senators would get it.

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sonias Apr 2013 OP
ZRT2209 Apr 2013 #1
Ilsa Apr 2013 #2
Warpy Apr 2013 #4
Ilsa Apr 2013 #5
Bucky Apr 2013 #3
sonias Apr 2013 #6
EC Apr 2013 #7
ashling Apr 2013 #11
PDittie Apr 2013 #8
DhhD Apr 2013 #9
sadbear Apr 2013 #10
ashling Apr 2013 #12
sonias Apr 2013 #14
blkmusclmachine Apr 2013 #13
kentauros Apr 2013 #15

Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:25 PM

1. No.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:31 PM

2. I hope the senators from the northeast

Mention this for the record as they vote to approve aid for the traumatized citizens of West. I hope they rub it in that tragedy can occur anywhere, and we're all in this together. I hope they show them what assholes they are.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:43 PM

4. Yeah, they need to rub their noses in this, hard.

However, that town might never recover from this. One industry towns often don't when the one industry blows up or shuts down. There are good people there and they need our help.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:48 PM

5. ITA. Note that I stated that the NE Congresscritters should vote FOR

Assistance, not decline it. They just need to rub Cruz', etc noses in it, that they are better, more compassionate people than the senators from Texas.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:39 PM

3. Someone remind these Christian paragons of the Golden Rule

When someone's hurting, we don't ask them how much gold they have.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 05:05 PM

6. They're not really practicing Christians

They claim that label in name only. True hypocrisy.

Of course it doesn't hurt to try to shame them either!

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:06 PM

7. So will Cruz and Cornyn be begging like they made

King and Schumer beg?

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Response to EC (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:00 PM

11. Oh God, I hope so

It would be fun to watch Cruz grovel for federal $

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:38 PM

8. My favorite part was when

Rick Perry thanked Obama in advance for a "quick turnaround" on federal aid for an emergency he hasn't declared yet. That is some brass.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 07:02 PM

9. I hope that President Obama makes a decision on aid based on receiving a verbal and written

request from both Cornyn and Cruz as they monitor Governor Perry' Office.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:34 PM

10. Flores is my representative...

and damn, is he a fucking creep.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:02 PM

12. Perry probably thinks tha this was

A North Korean missile

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Response to ashling (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:30 PM

14. Yep - now that's a good idea

He will probably try that frame next.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:05 PM

13. "I got mine. F/ck y'all."

 

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 12:00 PM

15. I do agree that the Congresspeople and Senators need to rub this

in the faces of our "representatives" when they do give aid. I'm all for that.

But, man, there sure are a lot of mean and selfish Liberals on DU lately. Thankfully, a few understand about taking the high road, especially when confronted with a disaster, of any kind.

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