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Residents Dig Out After Tornadoes Strike Midwest

There are 20 comments on the National Public Radio story from Apr 15, 2012, titled Residents Dig Out After Tornadoes Strike Midwest. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Sue Lord is dwarfed by the debris from her home, which is piled up on the neighbor's home, following a tornado in Woodward, Okla., on Sunday.

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Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#1 Apr 15, 2012
How long before they all want the federal government to give them some money?
Curtis Lowe

San Antonio, TX

#2 Apr 15, 2012
We never had tornados before Al Gore opened his big fat mouth. Where's Vera Baker?
Cleo

Marquette, MI

#3 Apr 16, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
How long before they all want the federal government to give them some money?
about two minutes after touch down.

No more FEMA for natural disasters. Either increase the building codes, move the utilities underground, or rebuild without federal money. Time for the neocons to walk the walk that they have been talking for everyone else.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Apr 16, 2012
Cleo wrote:
<quoted text>
about two minutes after touch down.
No more FEMA for natural disasters. Either increase the building codes, move the utilities underground, or rebuild without federal money. Time for the neocons to walk the walk that they have been talking for everyone else.
did the neocons abuse the situation in New Orleans?
Cleo

Marquette, MI

#5 Apr 16, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
did the neocons abuse the situation in New Orleans?
Why only bring up New Orleans? Why not bring up Florida and Alabama and texas as well?

“oderint dum metuant”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#6 Apr 16, 2012
The Midwest from Burlington Iowa and South were completely flooded out three years ago.

No FEMA, No Government, No looting.

We recovered and we recover every time the Mississippi floods especially in the northern Midwest.

On the Illinois side our Governor never even showed up, and we lost complete towns along the river.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#7 Apr 18, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
did the neocons abuse the situation in New Orleans?
No, just the Bush imbeciles. Just before the hurricane hit N.O.
and Bush was told that Hurricane Katrina would be the "big one,"
he jumped on Air Force One and flew out to Arizona to cut birthday cake with John McCain. Missing in action again.

"Hurricane? What hurricane? Ho-hum...."

That pretty well summed up Bush's presidency.
Indifference. Criminal incompetence. You name it.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#8 Apr 18, 2012
Cleo wrote:
<quoted text>
Why only bring up New Orleans? Why not bring up Florida and Alabama and texas as well?


You'll notice that Republican governors like to badmouth the federal government, bad mouth the stimulus, but when it comes time to get
some of the goodies for their state they are right there taking credit.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#9 Apr 18, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
No, just the Bush imbeciles. Just before the hurricane hit N.O.
and Bush was told that Hurricane Katrina would be the "big one,"
he jumped on Air Force One and flew out to Arizona to cut birthday cake with John McCain. Missing in action again.
"Hurricane? What hurricane? Ho-hum...."
That pretty well summed up Bush's presidency.
Indifference. Criminal incompetence. You name it.
who was the best, Bush, or obama?
Cleo

Marquette, MI

#10 Apr 18, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
You'll notice that Republican governors like to badmouth the federal government, bad mouth the stimulus, but when it comes time to get
some of the goodies for their state they are right there taking credit.
oh yes.
Realism at its Best

United States

#11 Apr 18, 2012
Leave it to the idiots on Topix to turn The Woodward Tornado and its aftermath into a political issue.
Sarah

Oklahoma City, OK

#12 Apr 18, 2012
I love to read the posts from Michigan. I am proud to live in Woodward, and no one is asking for Federal money. Are you afraid that Obama will send our town some of your welfare money? Get a job and don't worry about it.
Cleo

Marquette, MI

#13 Apr 19, 2012
Sarah wrote:
I love to read the posts from Michigan. I am proud to live in Woodward, and no one is asking for Federal money. Are you afraid that Obama will send our town some of your welfare money? Get a job and don't worry about it.
I'm sure that you do. Unlike you, I don't get welfare. By the way, how much money did you say that your state wasn't asking for in disaster aide?
Sarah

Oklahoma City, OK

#14 May 1, 2012
Dear Cleo: No federal aid has or will be sent to Woodward. We are making it just fine without the help of the socialistic president you elected 4 years ago. As for my job, I am in the oil industry, that brings fossil fuel to surface so it can be refined and used to power the union vehicles that are made in your area. Oil is $104 per barrel. If we were in a union, like all of the NE is, it would have to be $250 a barrel just to break even. We were ran out of PA because of the EPA and other assholes like you.
Now, tip toe to bed, and don't wake your mommy when you crawl in the sack with her.
Cleo

Marquette, MI

#15 May 2, 2012
Sarah wrote:
Dear Cleo: No federal aid has or will be sent to Woodward. We are making it just fine without the help of the socialistic president you elected 4 years ago. As for my job, I am in the oil industry, that brings fossil fuel to surface so it can be refined and used to power the union vehicles that are made in your area. Oil is $104 per barrel. If we were in a union, like all of the NE is, it would have to be $250 a barrel just to break even. We were ran out of PA because of the EPA and other assholes like you.
Now, tip toe to bed, and don't wake your mommy when you crawl in the sack with her.
Well thank God that my hard earned money is going to rebuild your state, however my taxdollars are being used to susidize your industry. Seems to me that you're also one who is benefitting from socialism. suck it up buttercup, you too are a part of socialism.

Obama 2012
Sarah

Ames, OK

#16 May 4, 2012
Your hard earned money is not going to rebuild our state. You see Michigan and Oklahoma are 2 different states. A state is something we have 50 of. States have borders. Michigan is in the NE and Oklahoma is in the Midwest. My industry would do just fine without your money. I would guess my tax dollars went to bail out your industry last year. Would you be a auto industry union member? Just as I thought.
Also, subsidize is spelled like I just spelled it, not like you tried to. Go get a warm glass of milk, and go to bed. You are cranky today.
Cleo

Marquette, MI

#17 May 4, 2012
Sarah wrote:
Your hard earned money is not going to rebuild our state. You see Michigan and Oklahoma are 2 different states. A state is something we have 50 of. States have borders. Michigan is in the NE and Oklahoma is in the Midwest. My industry would do just fine without your money. I would guess my tax dollars went to bail out your industry last year. Would you be a auto industry union member? Just as I thought.
Also, subsidize is spelled like I just spelled it, not like you tried to. Go get a warm glass of milk, and go to bed. You are cranky today.
Actually, Oklahoma receives from the federal government more money than it pays to the Fed...therefore other states, like Michigan, are in fact subsidizing your state.

Not to mention the free money that your industry gets year after year from the government. So, if your industry is doing so well, why not get off the welfare train?

I'd be proud to be a union member, however I am not. However, I do support the unions in their quest to get better pay and benefits for those who work for a living.
Woodward Resident

Euless, TX

#18 May 12, 2012
Michigan unemployment rate March 2012: 8.5%

Oklahoma unemployment March 2012: 5.4%

Cleo, hope you are enjoying your unemployment benefits.

http://www.bls.gov/lau/
Cleo

Marquette, MI

#19 May 12, 2012
Woodward Resident wrote:
Michigan unemployment rate March 2012: 8.5%
Oklahoma unemployment March 2012: 5.4%
Cleo, hope you are enjoying your unemployment benefits.
http://www.bls.gov/lau/
And how much free money does Oklahoma and the oil companies get to keep?

Not all of Michigan is in the automotive business. Try to keep up with the times.
Cleo

Marquette, MI

#20 May 12, 2012
Woodward Resident wrote:
Michigan unemployment rate March 2012: 8.5%
Oklahoma unemployment March 2012: 5.4%
Cleo, hope you are enjoying your unemployment benefits.
http://www.bls.gov/lau/
No unemployment for me...I'm self-employed. tsk.tsk.

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