#12463 May 21, 2013
It will be interesting to see how Federal Disaster Aid plays out for Oklahoma following the tragic tornadoes.
Senators Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, both Republicans, are fiscal hawks who have repeatedly voted against funding disaster aid for other parts of the country. They also have opposed increased funding for FEMA which administers federal disaster relief.
Late last year, Inhofe and Coburn both backed a plan to slash disaster relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy. In 2011, both opposed legislation that would have granted necessary funding for FEMA when the agency was set to run out of money. Sending the funds to FEMA would have been "unconscionable," Coburn said at the time.
I hope those who survived the tragic tornadoes survive the poor voting choices Oklahoma's voters have made.
Voting Republican has real-world consequences to real people.
#12465 May 21, 2013
Luckily, the responsible adults are taking care of things:
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma as the state recovers from a massive tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, killing dozens and flattening entire neighborhoods.
Obama has ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts. Individuals and business owners affected by the disaster may apply for federal grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs.
The president promised federal assistance in a phone conversation earlier Monday with Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent a special team to Oklahoma's emergency operations center to help out and dispatch resources.
#12467 May 21, 2013
Ain't it humorous to watch all these Right Wing Wackos who slurp up all those benefits created with the blood and sweat of union workers, tell us all how bad unions are.
They love the 40 hour work week, overtime pay, vacations, family leave, minimum wage, safe working conditions, Social Security, Medicare, and the hundreds other benefits that allow them to live decent lives:
Then whine like little girls whenever some worker somewhere has a benefit they don't.
It's fine with these buffoons if some guy inherits billions and pays no taxes - but God forbid that some cop has a pension.
As the unions die, and the working class becomes more and more simply serfs to the ruling class, they'll continue to tell us how bad unions are, while they live in their cardboard boxes begging Romney for the chance to pilfer his garbage can for a chance to feed their kids.
And still they'll never learn.
Ah well... My pension check arrived last week with a nice COLA raise - thanks F.O.P.
#12468 May 21, 2013
GOP scandal-mongering making Obama more popular, GOP most unpopular in CNN polling history
MON MAY 20, 2013 AT 03:45 PM PDT
The media and Republicans may be screeching about President Barack Obama's scandals, but the American people are seeing through the BS.
CNN reported on Sunday that 53% of people questioned in the survey said they approve of the job the president is doing, with 45% saying they disapprove. The president's approval rating was at 51% in CNN's previous poll, from early April. The two point rise was well within the survey's sampling error.
The new numbers indicate that Obama remains popular, with 79% of Americans saying the president is likable.
But it's not just Obama. The Democratic Party went from a 46-48 favorable-unfavorable rating a month ago, to 52-43 in this latest poll. That's a net gain of 11 points.
As for impeachment-screeching Republicans? They're DOWN a net eight points from 38-54 a month ago, to 35-59 this week.
It turns out that:
* The American people just don't think that it's the worst scandal since Watergate that Obama called the Benghazi consulate attack an "act of terror" as opposed to a "terrorist attack".
* The American people just don't care that the IRS spent extra time looking at the applications of political groupsnone of which had their applications rejected, mind you.(Well, except for that one liberal group.)
* The American people can't be bothered to care that some reporters were spied on, after the GOP spent the last decade pushing for increased wiretapping powers in the name of "national security". This is exactly what Republicans wanted. No one believes they're really that outraged about it now.
So after the president's supposed worst week ever, with Republicans jumping in glee at the scandals, we find that the president's popularity has inched up, the Democratic Party's popularity is significantly up, and Republicans, at 59 percent unfavorable, are at their highest unpopularity level since CNN started polling the question in 1992.
Way to go, sherlocks.
#12469 May 21, 2013
We ALL know how the MSM & liberals will choose to TOTALLY ignore this story as looooong as possible. It could take weeeeeks. Meanwhile, as tragic as tornadoes are, the media will SATURATE us with sad stories involving this latest storm. Of course, more to be reported about Agelina Jolie's elective surgeries (doesn't matter, women do this everyday), and the upcoming Jodi Arias sentencing, and just about ANYTHING else they can report, other than the DARK turn the Benghazi cover up is about to take... Meanwhile, whistleblowers are lawyering up. More to come......
#12470 May 21, 2013
You Sir, are a genius.
Great great post.
As usual, just like the Right Wing Wacko greedy hypocrites did in Texas, La., Miss., Arkansas, Alaska, and everywhere else, the demands for federal funds and aid will echo needlessly through the halls of Congress.
The same Right Wing Wacko corporate tools who shout forever that we have to cut taxes on the rich and cut benefits for Americans, will be demanding the American taxpayer "help" by throwing money at them.
These are the same political buffoons who rant about welfare - unless of course it's corporate welfare to the Oklahoma oil companies and agribusiness - which of course magically is transformed from "welfare" to "investments in growth".
The same RWWs who hanged Obama in effigy in rural Oklahoma for his alleged leeeeeeeeberal socialist ways, will be demanding they get even more of that leeeeeeeberal socialist money than they usually slurp up.
Please don't send these hypocritical RWWs a dime. They need the opportunity to enjoy and experience what their policies really mean.
One exception might be, enact a federal law that says if local government is too damn stupid or corrupt to require storm shelters in all housing a and schools - make it federal law that all schools have to have readily accessible storm shelters. Damn, I went to school in the Midwest decades ago, and we had storm shelters even way back then.
Since: Nov 12
#12472 May 21, 2013
Obviously, what one chooses to bring to this thread is up to you. But would you please consider not trying to politicize the tragedy in Oklahoma. Any lost of life through any means, be it human evil or the awesome power of nature is tragic. But when children number so heavily among the casualties - it is just too raw. I would just ask you consider leaving Oklahoma out of the discussions.
#12473 May 21, 2013
I sooo agree. Why waste a minute more reading garbage about white robes & pointy hats, the blacks plan to invade the countryside, daddy killers burning down houses???
I read about four sentences of the Haiti post, WHAT WAS THAT????? And to think the American Psychiatric Association post, advertising a beaming Bill Clinton as their keynote speaker, was directed at me. That says it ALL!!
#12474 May 21, 2013
I can respect that. It is a terrible tragedy, exactly why I chose to refrain from reading this garbage yesterday.
#12475 May 21, 2013
Typical Right Wing "cop out".
When the crap hits the fan, and all those Right Wing hypocritical greedy demands and positions come home to roost, let's just avoid dealing with the idiocy of Right Wing positions.
Right Winger need to be held accountable for the positions they take, and the statements they make.
Let's let Right Wingers against strong building codes explain how in the tear 2013, storm shelters or basements aren't required in "tornado alley".
Strong building codes, and that hated government that enforces them - save lives.
Let's let Right Wingers who criticized and ridiculed poor blacks in New Orleans for not taking shelter criticize and ridicule average white folks in Oklahoma.
Let's let Right Wingers who continually demand the government's resources be cut, especially the Right Wing Wacko Oklahoma senators and representatives who voted against funding FEMA, explain now why more help can't be provided those folks in Oklahoma, and how they were completely wrong, so it doesn't happen again.
Right Wingers love to run and hide when the real world intrudes in their fantasies - but death, destruction, and suffering always follow.
Children, in Sandy Hook, or Oklahoma, always pay the highest price for Right Wing policies.
If you really give a damn about those kids, join us in fighting for moderate responsible policies that protect kids, instead of those that endanger them.
#12476 May 21, 2013
Here we go.....
We all know, no one politicizes a tragedy like liberals & the L wing MSM. It's the shameful truth.
#12477 May 21, 2013
Ohhh, for the children, for the children. Not one firearm law proposed by either side of the aisle would have prevented Sandy Hook. Nope, not even confiscation. As for OK, how could anyone even know? Maybe the children were in a storm shelter area of their building. Seeing as this morning they were claiming it may have been one of the strongest tornadoes on record, maybe current building codes weren't prepared for it. Obviously they weren't prepared for a massive tsunami in Thailand either.
You cannot simply blame acts of nature on politics. You can however blame how it is handled afterwards. To the best of my knowledge neither side of the aisle has a very good record.
#12478 May 21, 2013
You, Synergy, BIll in whatever need to give up. Your comments are baseless and you all are looking stupid. It all sounds like a FNC, G. Beck, Rush rehash. They make big bucks making stay at home retirees like you look stupid. But keep it up,I a need a laugh at least once a day.
Please go online and donate to the American Red Cross, they NEED the money to help the tornado victim's. I just gave $100, not much but every little bit helps. It will truly amaze me if any of your gang does. You are all so afraid some poor helpless lazy bum will get a free meal.
#12479 May 21, 2013
Since your spleen has busted and the venom is flowing out, perhaps you might explain why you liberaces havent built storm shelters, made stronger buildings, and protected the young in florida and other States. Explain why the liberaces havnt protected the folks in Louisana from Katrina(you were in charge). Explain why liberaces havnt protected the folks in NYC from Sandy(you were in charge).
Tell us again about how you left wing socialists are gonna protect us from natural disasters. You gonna dig shelters within every block in America's towns? You gonna put up windscreens against 200 mph winds? You gonna amass a quick response team every 5 miles within a city?
Us conservatives just want some answers from you sorry leftist socialists what are you gonna do??? Besides bit*h and complain about conservatives.
The Republican governor of OKLA declared a disaster, Obama (to save face and voters) agreed to provide disaster aid.
Each State is required to declare a disaster in order to receive federal aid in the form of low interest loans. All other aid to disaster is provided by local responders, out of State volunteer responders, charitable organizations, churches, red cross, etc.
All Obama did was fulfill his lawful requirements for federal monetary aid.
The real help comes from locals.
#12480 May 21, 2013
Obama prayed to the Devil for a respite from his trifecta problems. The devil, being devious, said he would answer with a 200 mph tornado and put a bug in the ear of liberaces the tornado was the fault of repubs.
Obama with glee will go golfing today, shoot his usual crummy score and come back home to Michelle, and decide he needs to go golfing more.
But the congressional hearings will go on and Obama will have to say many prayers.
Government incompetence is the norm, not the exception.
What private enterprise can do for $10, it takes $5,000 for government to do.
#12481 May 21, 2013
It's been proven over and over repubs are bigger givers to charity than the cheap skate liberal socialists.
Liberals like to stand up in public and brag "see how much I give."
While repubs give from the heart and keep it private between them and their Lord.
#12482 May 21, 2013
People give in different ways. How could you possibly put "giving" into a republican or democrat category? People are people.
#12483 May 21, 2013
I want to ask you the very same question you asked yesterday?.... "Do you sit at your computer all day reading this stuff?" ... You stated you are very, very busy & have little time to read such because you were much more involved in job growth & the economy. Well doll, check your watch, your 20 minutes are up..
#12484 May 21, 2013
Laws that are written today are not intended to effect the tragedies of the past, but to prevent or mitigate the tragedies of tomorrow.
“Liberals are closet raaacists!”
Since: Nov 08
#12485 May 21, 2013
AND they call themselves independent thinkers politically. What a hoot! This administration is perfect for them. They are TOLD what to do and how to think. That's perfect for a union thug.
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