Death Toll Rises to 14 After Texas Blast

Death Toll Rises to 14 After Texas Blast

There are 36 comments on the www.nytimes.com story from Apr 19, 2013, titled Death Toll Rises to 14 After Texas Blast. In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

As the authorities continued to sift through the debris left by the devastating explosion at a fertilizer plant here, scores of people were still missing, and the number of dead rose to 14, most of them firefighters and other emergency responders who were the first to arrive at the scene.

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Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#21 Apr 20, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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The plant didn't blow up during a democrat government, it blew up under a hypocritical teabagger government.
On Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) also asked President Barack Obama for a “quick turnaround” on federal aid.
We should debate the teabagger "pork" for about 3 months, then send a check.
Too bad the house is republican and they control the purse strings......no pork intended...LMAO

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#22 Apr 20, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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The plant didn't blow up during a democrat government, it blew up under a hypocritical teabagger government.
On Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) also asked President Barack Obama for a “quick turnaround” on federal aid.
We should debate the teabagger "pork" for about 3 months, then send a check.
We'll remember that when the next Andrew hits, boy.

Texas should keep the 227 billion per year and tell the feds to fk off. Your welfare checks will disappear real fast.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#23 Apr 20, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Sandy hit October 2012.........
Ted Cruz was NOT part of the senate until Jan. 2013...wallstreet.
The typo not withstanding.
He still voted.

Jan,.29th 2013

The Senate Monday night voted to approve the $50 billion Sandy recovery bill, a week after it was expected. Sen. Mike Lee led an effort on the right to “offset” the funding. His amendment was defeated.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#24 Apr 20, 2013
Rep. Bill Flores said he voted with other Republicans against a $50.7 billion emergency relief bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy because the bill was “laden with pork” and nonessential spending.

Flores, R-Bryan, earlier this month also voted against a bill to pay flood insurance claims from the storm.

“It was too large,” Flores said about the latest bill Wednesday.“It does more than meet the immediate needs of Sandy victims.”

Flores, whose district includes Waco, said he could have supported an earlier version of the bill with $17 billion in aid if it had been offset by federal spending reductions.

Wonder if he will tell the people of West, they get no relief checks until an "offset" is found?

Poor teabagger.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#25 Apr 20, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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He still voted.
Jan,.29th 2013
The Senate Monday night voted to approve the $50 billion Sandy recovery bill, a week after it was expected. Sen. Mike Lee led an effort on the right to “offset” the funding. His amendment was defeated.
Because the dem pork was still there...the dems didn't care about the Sandy victims.....only lining their pockets with more tax money..which they are really good at. Ask Nancy and Murtha's son, who is now being investigated.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#26 Apr 20, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
Rep. Bill Flores said he voted with other Republicans against a $50.7 billion emergency relief bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy because the bill was “laden with pork” and nonessential spending.
Flores, R-Bryan, earlier this month also voted against a bill to pay flood insurance claims from the storm.
“It was too large,” Flores said about the latest bill Wednesday.“It does more than meet the immediate needs of Sandy victims.”
Flores, whose district includes Waco, said he could have supported an earlier version of the bill with $17 billion in aid if it had been offset by federal spending reductions.
Wonder if he will tell the people of West, they get no relief checks until an "offset" is found?
Poor teabagger.
Taxpayers should not be responsible for morons who build homes on the ocean's edge..........period.

You want to build there, you assume the risks. DUH
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#27 Apr 20, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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The plant blew up due to an accident, loser. That is all, nothing to do with dems or republiccans..however another tragedy where people died and the left jumps on their usual "it's the righties" propaganda..Aurora, Sandy Hook, Gifford shooting...you lefties jumped on the air and said "righties!" Every authority proved different and you didn't mention it any longer.
Texas puts 227 billion a year into federal coffers..ten time more than your state, we get less back..Federal aid is for all states, not just blue ones that get more than their share back, got it pinhead??
The secret.......don't let dem congressmen put pork in federal aid...LMAO no debate necessary.
Buildings collapse all over California after earthquakes..but they're are democrat led...why don't they fix that?? Floods hit New York and New Jersey after Sandy, houses built near the beach got washed away..why didn't the democrat majority fix that???
You're so fkn predictable...blame game and all.
"Federal aid is for all states".

Except blue N.Y and N.J. states according to teabaggers.

But whine when it's in their own state.

In fiscal 2009, the IRS collected about $163 billion from Texans and the state received about $224 billion, for a net gain of $61 billion. Federal spending in Texas also exceeded tax payments in 2008 by $8 billion.

In 2009, most states — there were 45, including Texas — received more than residents paid in taxes. Though no data is yet available, DeLuna Castro said Texas will again receive more than residents paid in taxes in 2010.

Accidents and disasters happen, it's the response or lack of that teabaggers are so hypocriticle about.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#28 Apr 20, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Taxpayers should not be responsible for morons who build homes on the ocean's edge..........period.
You want to build there, you assume the risks. DUH
This, we agree on.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#29 Apr 20, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Because the dem pork was still there...the dems didn't care about the Sandy victims.....only lining their pockets with more tax money..which they are really good at. Ask Nancy and Murtha's son, who is now being investigated.
Identify this democratic "pork" and the person who placed it in the bill?

They should been able to do that easily, but didn't.

The "pork" would have been removed months ago.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#30 Apr 20, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
Rep. Bill Flores said he voted with other Republicans against a $50.7 billion emergency relief bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy because the bill was “laden with pork” and nonessential spending.
Flores, R-Bryan, earlier this month also voted against a bill to pay flood insurance claims from the storm.
“It was too large,” Flores said about the latest bill Wednesday.“It does more than meet the immediate needs of Sandy victims.”
Flores, whose district includes Waco, said he could have supported an earlier version of the bill with $17 billion in aid if it had been offset by federal spending reductions.
Wonder if he will tell the people of West, they get no relief checks until an "offset" is found?
Poor teabagger.
The people of West have already recieved two million in private donations from Texas citizens and surrounding states, dkhead. They have recieved food, clothing, housing and the children who are OK are headed to school Monday in a neighboring school district. See how it works?? Uh, no you're fkn demorat and you want to WAIT for the government to handle it...who can't even handle getting the veterans the help they need.

The federal aid will come quickly...the republcian led house will see to it. Meanwhile..when was the last time nobama visted the Sandy vitims who STILL haven't recieved aid??????????

Hurricane Sandy victim Scott McGrath went off on President Barack Obama and politicians in Washington who have allowed the nation to rack up debt while neglecting its own citizens. He reminded them “we run this country, not you” in an epic segment.

McGrath lamented the fact that nearly two months later, many Sandy victims still need aid and Congress has only been able to put forth a pork-filled bill that will only partially help those affected by the storm.

“He’s a phony. He’s a liar,” McGrath said of Obama.“He said to be face to face, that he is going to cut the red tape. We’re two months now no red tapes been cut.”
CNN January 2013...also on Fox, ABC and CBS. NBC was a little quiet about it. LMAO

Sorry screwball...it's not your decision about who gets aid..the West victims are way ahead of federal help..and will continue.

Idiot.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#31 Apr 20, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Identify this democratic "pork" and the person who placed it in the bill?
They should been able to do that easily, but didn't.
The "pork" would have been removed months ago.
I did already...you didn't read it apparently...

It was caught by repblicans and stopped.

the Sandy Scam Bill whose total price tag is $60.4 billion, also contains:

Senate Democrats are hoping to pass the bill before it gets too much attention. According to the Washington Times, "the Senate bill bypassed the committee process and is coming straight to the floor, where Majority Leader Reid announced that he would allow amendments — though he said he hopes to speed the bill through the chamber “very quickly.”"

150 million for fisheries as far away from the storm’s path as Alaska.
$125 million for the Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Watershed Protection program, which helps restore watersheds damaged by wildfires and drought.
$20 million for a nationwide Water Resources Priorities Study.
$15 million for NASA facilities, though NASA itself has called its damage from the hurricane ‘minimal.’
$50 million in subsidies for tree planting on private properties.
$336 million for taxpayer-supported AMTRAK without any detailed plan for how the money will be spent.
$5.3 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers – more than the Corps’ annual budget – with no statement of priorities about how to spend the money.
$12.9 billion for future disaster mitigation activities and studies, without identifying a single way to pay for it.

Reid tried to rush it through...he failed thank goodness.

Purcell: Nice try, my friend. Why does the emergency bill include $336 million for Amtrak-related expenses?

Obama spokesman: Amtrak is a common mode of transportation for New York residents to travel to Washington and go to the Smithsonian. We must make sure Sandy victims are not traumatized by broken-down trains..........HILARIOUS!!

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#32 Apr 20, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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This, we agree on.
It's a start...I guess.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#33 Apr 21, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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The people of West have already recieved two million in private donations from Texas citizens and surrounding states, dkhead. They have recieved food, clothing, housing and the children who are OK are headed to school Monday in a neighboring school district. See how it works?? Uh, no you're fkn demorat and you want to WAIT for the government to handle it...who can't even handle getting the veterans the help they need.
The federal aid will come quickly...the republcian led house will see to it. Meanwhile..when was the last time nobama visted the Sandy vitims who STILL haven't recieved aid??????????
Hurricane Sandy victim Scott McGrath went off on President Barack Obama and politicians in Washington who have allowed the nation to rack up debt while neglecting its own citizens. He reminded them “we run this country, not you” in an epic segment.
McGrath lamented the fact that nearly two months later, many Sandy victims still need aid and Congress has only been able to put forth a pork-filled bill that will only partially help those affected by the storm.
“He’s a phony. He’s a liar,” McGrath said of Obama.“He said to be face to face, that he is going to cut the red tape. We’re two months now no red tapes been cut.”
CNN January 2013...also on Fox, ABC and CBS. NBC was a little quiet about it. LMAO
Sorry screwball...it's not your decision about who gets aid..the West victims are way ahead of federal help..and will continue.
Idiot.
Well. if that's the case,

They don't need federal help.

All is good.

Then why are Texas politicians pleading for it?
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#34 Apr 21, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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I did already...you didn't read it apparently...
It was caught by repblicans and stopped.
the Sandy Scam Bill whose total price tag is $60.4 billion, also contains:
Senate Democrats are hoping to pass the bill before it gets too much attention. According to the Washington Times, "the Senate bill bypassed the committee process and is coming straight to the floor, where Majority Leader Reid announced that he would allow amendments — though he said he hopes to speed the bill through the chamber “very quickly.”"
150 million for fisheries as far away from the storm’s path as Alaska.
$125 million for the Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Watershed Protection program, which helps restore watersheds damaged by wildfires and drought.
$20 million for a nationwide Water Resources Priorities Study.
$15 million for NASA facilities, though NASA itself has called its damage from the hurricane ‘minimal.’
$50 million in subsidies for tree planting on private properties.
$336 million for taxpayer-supported AMTRAK without any detailed plan for how the money will be spent.
$5.3 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers – more than the Corps’ annual budget – with no statement of priorities about how to spend the money.
$12.9 billion for future disaster mitigation activities and studies, without identifying a single way to pay for it.
Reid tried to rush it through...he failed thank goodness.
Purcell: Nice try, my friend. Why does the emergency bill include $336 million for Amtrak-related expenses?
Obama spokesman: Amtrak is a common mode of transportation for New York residents to travel to Washington and go to the Smithsonian. We must make sure Sandy victims are not traumatized by broken-down trains..........HILARIOUS!!
Identify this democratic "pork" and the person who placed it in the bill?

You identified the pork, so did they, when the bill came up for a vote.

Now why didn't YOU, the Washington Times or CONGRESS identify the PERSON(S) who placed these items in the bill?

Again, you,congress or the Washington Times couldn't have been that concerned.

If they had done that, instead of WHINING, these items would have been removed last year.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#35 Apr 21, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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It's a start...I guess.
Yes but a lot more was damaged than just along the coastline.
FindingTruth

Asheville, NC

#36 May 3, 2013
I know what caused the West Texas plant to explode. It was an intentional murder. I have undeniable evidence of my claims.

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