Obama Golfs While Millions Still Don't Have Power, Gasoline, or Homes

Incredible.

Glenn Reynolds compares the similarities between Katrina and Sandy -- and notes the contrasts in the press' coverage of the story between Obama and Bush.

Is the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy turning into Katrina-on-the-Hudson? Pretty much, and that tells us some things about Sandy, and Katrina, and the press.

One parallel: A late evacuation order. Even before the storm struck, weatherblogger Brendan Loy -- famous for calling for early evacuation of New Orleans before Katrina struck -- criticizing Mayor Bloomberg for not ordering early or extensive enough evacuations in New York, and for making the "ignorant" statement that Sandy wouldn't be as bad as a hurricane.

...

So: late warnings, confused and inadequate responses, FEMA foul-ups and suffering refugees. In this regard, Sandy is looking a lot like Katrina on the Hudson. Well, things go wrong in disasters. That's why they're called disasters. But there is one difference.

Under Katrina, the national press credulously reported all sorts of horror stories: rapes, children with slit throats, even cannibalism. These stories were pretty much all false. Worse, as Lou Dolinar cataloged later, the press also ignored many very real stories of heroism and competence. We haven't seen such one-sided coverage of Sandy, where the press coverage of problems, though somewhat muted before the election, hasn't been marked by absurd rumors or ham-handed efforts to push a particular narrative.

Mary Katharine Ham notes that FEMA is doing a poor job of meeting citizens' needs, but the media doesn't think that's such a bad thing anymore.

But you’d be hard-pressed to find a story about Sandy and FEMA without a sentence like this:

“She applied for FEMA assistance the day after Sandy hit, but said she hadn’t heard back.”

Or this:

“FEMA hasn’t done anything else. The inspector came out and he inspected the damage and that was it. He said he was going to forward it to his headquarters and I will hear from them, that’s it.” When asked if he has heard from anyone? Daily quickly responded, “No.”

Liberal critics always seize upon things like that to say "The media is reporting it, duh, that's where you're getting it," but there is a difference between a one or two sentence notation and "demanding answers" and "finding out who to blame" and running story after story on the incompetence of the head of FEMA and writing op-eds about the general lack of competence of the Administration and its general lack of compassion for citizens in need.

When the liberal media doesn't like someone, one sentence like "FEMA didn't call back" is the predicate for an editor assigning six or ten reporters to do follow-up stories. "Flood the zone," Howell Raine called this kind of coverage, when you assign a bunch of reporters to the story to insist to the public -- through repetition and devotion of resources -- that this is Important and the public Should Take This Very Seriously.

For God's sake, Anderson Cooper and Shep Smith were peddling Twitter hoaxes about people eating babies in the SuperDome.

You all know the head of FEMA under Bush: Michael Brown. The media made sure you did.

Can you name Obama's head of FEMA?

No, right? You can't, right?

That's because the media is not conducting a flood-the-zone campaign against him, as they did against "Brownie" (Brown just serving as a proxy for attacking The Demon Bush).

In this case, they're keeping the disaster and the suffering as far from their Beloved Precious as possible.

Posted by: Ace at 11:10 AM



Comments

1 Technically golfing isn't resting, so h's not lying about not resting until.... fill in the blank.

Posted by: Whatev at November 14, 2012 11:12 AM (2t6Gz)

2 Brilliant!!!

Yes, the media coverups continue. They need to be called out and new media heralded by the repubs, plain and simple!!

Posted by: Prescient11 at November 14, 2012 11:12 AM (tVTLU)

3 "He said he was going to forward it to his headquarters and I will hear from them, that’s it."



FORWARD!!!

Posted by: Tami at November 14, 2012 11:13 AM (X6akg)

4 Media Delenda est!!!!!!!!

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at November 14, 2012 11:13 AM (R9579)

5 Obama has to work on his chip shots.

Posted by: dantesed at November 14, 2012 11:13 AM (se6KE)

6 J nap right?

Posted by: California red at November 14, 2012 11:13 AM (DXTKe)

7


They normally eat babies in Staten Island and Brooklyn, so there's no "news" there.

Posted by: imp at November 14, 2012 11:13 AM (uj0ZX)

8 I'm not forming any opinion on this until Chris Christie weighs in.

Posted by: kallisto at November 14, 2012 11:14 AM (jm/9g)

9 The New York Hired, Liberal Democrat Union Member Media is the greatest threat to this Nation's existence, and it has been for a very long time.



We need to cut their financial throats any way we can think of to do so. We need to mock and ridicule them at every opportunity, and we need to vocally and physically confront them at every opportunity.



We need to make them more afraid of us than they are of the Muslims.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at November 14, 2012 11:14 AM (R9579)

10 Obama has to work on his chip shots.


Ha,ha I read that as work on his "cheap" shots!

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at November 14, 2012 11:15 AM (9+ccr)

11 Worst president and media in the last 100 years.

When a pub finally gets back in, they need to cancel certain slots and include new media in the press pool. Seriously, these guys are the f'ing worst.

Posted by: Prescient11 at November 14, 2012 11:15 AM (tVTLU)

12
Hmmm...I think Obama needs a hobby of some sort.

Like Presidenting.

Posted by: El Kabong, Honorable Moron from AZ at November 14, 2012 11:16 AM (F/CvB)

13 Did anyone expect any different from SCOAMF Part Deux after re-election?

I expect even worse behavior now that the restraints are off.

Posted by: mpfs at November 14, 2012 11:17 AM (iYbLN)

14 BLAH BLAH BLAH. I cannot help but think that al;l we get here and other sites is more of the same and nothing changes in thye end. We lose. Thecountry loses and we let the frustration kill us.

Posted by: giftogab at November 14, 2012 11:17 AM (QW2hm)

15 Sandy a Cat.1 Katrina a Cat.3 ....I guess there isn't much of a difference then?

Posted by: Paladin at November 14, 2012 11:17 AM (hxLER)

16 I selfishly avoided the 'what do we do now' wailing over the past week. Now I think I'm ready to engage. I have a plan (but don't we all...lol).

Posted by: Tonic Dog at November 14, 2012 11:17 AM (X/+QT)

17 Whoever the head of FEMA, uh, is, uh, is doin' a heckuv a job!

Posted by: Baracka at November 14, 2012 11:17 AM (53Nsb)

18 The Media is the "Fourth Estate" of Government, and it has been completely in the hands of the left for many decades now. *IT* is the "branch" of government that decides who wins elections, and until we take it over or destroy it (same thing) it is going to continuously defeat us before we get a chance to compete for the available seats in the real government.



Media Delenda est!!!!!!

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at November 14, 2012 11:17 AM (R9579)

19 It's not like New York City has several large airports that are functional.

Recall that Katrina "scraped the earth" such that the nearest airport, the one that Gore flew his plane to with supplies, was several hours away from New Orleans.

_

Posted by: BumperStickerist at November 14, 2012 11:17 AM (RuUvx)

20 Every time I see that little white ball,
I think of my Staten Island folks.

Posted by: USS Obama at November 14, 2012 11:17 AM (rzTDZ)

21 Why is there not a thread on Petraeus testifying? Or did I miss it?

Posted by: teebone at November 14, 2012 11:18 AM (YtLSL)

22 "Sandy a Cat.1 Katrina a Cat.3 ....I guess there isn't much of a difference then?"

The media came up with "Total Kinetic Energy" TKE to explain that Sandy, because of the total kinetic energy involved was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more powerful than Katrina - so, Science.

Shut up.

_

Posted by: BumperStickerist at November 14, 2012 11:18 AM (RuUvx)

23 Breitbart had it right. The foe we need to be concentrating our fire-power on is, and has been for a long time, the Liberals who control the media.



We need to cut their throats and watch them starve. (Metaphorically, of course.)

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at November 14, 2012 11:19 AM (R9579)

24 The MFM is the enemy.

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 11:19 AM (YdQQY)

25 Burn down the media first.

Posted by: EC at November 14, 2012 11:20 AM (GQ8sn)

26 MFM: Katrina!!! Bush!!!! Katrina!!! Bush!!!! Sandy.....err.....what?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 14, 2012 11:20 AM (1Jaio)

27 21
Why is there not a thread on Petraeus testifying? Or did I miss it?

Posted by: teebone at November 14, 2012 11:18 AM (YtLSL)


Like he is going to say anything bad about obama...Wish he would, but don't expect it...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at November 14, 2012 11:20 AM (9+ccr)

28
I swear, it's like he's DARING the media to come after him. Testing the limits, seeing what he can get away with.

Next week he'll show up to a press conference with white powder under his nose and call Jake Tapper a 'fag'.

Posted by: El Kabong, Honorable Moron from AZ at November 14, 2012 11:20 AM (F/CvB)

29
Unlike Bloomberg, every actual weather guy I read was saying the storm surge would be bad due to the high tide. How is it New York has apparently never done a single thing to protect its subway system from storm surge?
Why do we, as a species it seems, keep ignoring the fact the sea likes to move around?

Not to be overly dramatic, but a hundred foot tidal wave isn't the rarest of events people used to think. Thanks to science from astronomy to geology we now know the gods are even angrier than the Greeks thought.

Posted by: Beagle at November 14, 2012 11:20 AM (sOtz/)

30 Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy. Media Enemy.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at November 14, 2012 11:20 AM (R9579)

31 I feel really badly for the residents of NY and NJ whose homes were destroyed by the storm, but who voted for Barry and, therefore, got what they asked for, TWICE.

Posted by: huerfano at November 14, 2012 11:20 AM (bAGA/)

32 We all know that It's what the media chooses to push and what it chooses not to.

For GODS sake, the CBS news Bureau chief flat out said they were not going to push certain angles in the election and that it was up to Romney to do it.


They aren't even making the pretense of hiding their collusion anymore.

THEY ARE COLLABORATORS AND MUST BE DESTROYED!

Posted by: General Woundwort at November 14, 2012 11:20 AM (RrD4h)

33 I bet contributions are down too. No reporting means to me its all good. Back to normal. So their bias is hurting the 'folks.' But you know what, they love that Government, and except for the morons there, they fucking deserve it.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at November 14, 2012 11:21 AM (UU0OF)

34 Everything is fine ... now .. watch this drive.

Posted by: president say stuff at November 14, 2012 11:21 AM (evdj2)

35 23 Posted by: DiogenesLamp at November 14, 2012 11:19 AM (R9579)


I would argue a more important and definitely long-term goal would be the education system.

That's what gave rise to the media and the culture of Anti-Americanism we have now.

That is strategic and vital. And I fear we do not have time. It took at least 50 years to get us where we are. But we have to save our children if we are to save ourselves and our republic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 14, 2012 11:22 AM (vCK/R)

36 27 Donna I agree, but surprised there is not more talk of DP testifying.

Posted by: teebone at November 14, 2012 11:23 AM (YtLSL)

37 The one ad that McCain ran that struck a nerve with the Obama team was the "celebrity" ad. The left has demonized the rich so well, why don't we tie that label around Obama's neck?

I know, WE tried, so it all comes down to how to get the message out to the low info masses and change the narrative.

I still like the idea of pulling resources and buying an existing network. Any other ideas out there?

Posted by: parteagirl at November 14, 2012 11:23 AM (PvZ9T)

38 Liberal critics always seize upon things like that to say "The media is reporting it, duh, that's where you're getting it," but there is a difference between a one or two sentence notation and "demanding answers" and "finding out who to blame" and running story after story on the incompetence of the head of FEMA and writing op-eds about the general lack of competence of the Administration and its general lack of compassion for citizens in need.

_____________________

Shep Smith and Geraldo haven't given their--

Oscar vying performances--yet.

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:23 AM (r2PLg)

39 I would bet cash money that President Obama will not play a public round of golf with scoring per PGA rules.

No mulligans, no 'inside the handle' gimmes, no foot wedges ... my guess is that he'd be lucky to break 100.

in public. per PGA rules.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at November 14, 2012 11:23 AM (RuUvx)

40
Seriously, I think Obama is at the threshold where only rape and/or murder are disqualifying offenses.

And the MFM is going to need a taped confession and DNA evidence gathered by non-white cops to proceed before going to air.

Posted by: El Kabong, Honorable Moron from AZ at November 14, 2012 11:23 AM (F/CvB)

41 Petraeus isn't testifying today.

Its the FDA about the fungal stuff in the steroids.

Posted by: mpfs at November 14, 2012 11:23 AM (iYbLN)

42 Obama made a pledge to get out of DC more often during his second term. I can't imagine that NY golf courses are up to his high standards, though.

Posted by: Fritz at November 14, 2012 11:24 AM (/ZZCn)

43 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 14, 2012 11:24 AM (8y9MW)

44 Last night I was channeling surfing and NBC "news" ran a story about how everyone was helping each other out. Everyone was cheerful and upbeat and it was all happiness and rainbows. Nothing about FEMA or the government clusterfuck. You'd think that someone had a flooded basement and the neighbors were all pitching in to help clean it up

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 14, 2012 11:24 AM (1Jaio)

45 Was Twitter even around during Katrina?

Posted by: runninrebel at November 14, 2012 11:25 AM (J4gw3)

46 It occurs to me that we needed to do more to disrupt Obama's Lucky Election Day Basketball Game.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 14, 2012 11:25 AM (ou/rY)

47 "The Republicans are eating babies at the Statue of Liberty!!!"

Shep Do These Pants Make Me Look Fat Smith


Posted by: mpfs at November 14, 2012 11:25 AM (iYbLN)

48 How is it New York has apparently never done a single thing to protect its subway system from storm surge?

What, and divert resources away from the ongoing fight against tasty tender baked goods?!

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 14, 2012 11:26 AM (/kI1Q)

49 Was Twitter even around during Katrina?

Twitter was around before 9/11.

Posted by: EC at November 14, 2012 11:26 AM (GQ8sn)

50 Incredible? You mean predictable.

Posted by: MoKim at November 14, 2012 11:26 AM (kprEX)

51 15
Sandy a Cat.1 Katrina a Cat.3 ....I guess there isn't much of a difference then?


Posted by: Paladin at November 14, 2012 11:17 AM

I maybe taking your comment out of context but if I read it correctly Fuck You. I have to many people around me hurting right now who have lost just about everything but their lives to get into my hurricane is bigger than your hurricane bullshit.

Posted by: Long Island at November 14, 2012 11:26 AM (hl8SI)

52 Was Twitter even around during Katrina?

Forget it. He's rolling.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 14, 2012 11:27 AM (/kI1Q)

53 29 Posted by: Beagle at November 14, 2012 11:20 AM (sOtz/)


New York City, traditionally has been relatively safe from weather extremes, blizzards and heatwaves
notwithstanding. To prepare for every type of contingency, even ones that rarely (and that is the key word) affect you would be astronomically cost prohibitive.

Hence, we do not require earthquake preparedness in building codes. Flooding actually is much more common in places like northern New Jersey along the Passaic River during heavy rainy seasons.

Despite Irene and now Sandy, hurricanes that strike NYC and cause major damage are rare. The last one that did that was 1936 or '38.

It's a matter of playing with the odds.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 14, 2012 11:27 AM (vCK/R)

54 Can you name Obama's head of FEMA?

No, right? You can't, right?

_______________

Nope.

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:27 AM (r2PLg)

55 we can shout this shit til we're blue in the face- but if it's only reported on Fox or Rush, it didn't happen


the only ones listening to us... is us

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 14, 2012 11:28 AM (8sCoq)

56 I am weary of having to spend all of my time worrying about what the totalitarian collectivists (Obama and his crew) are going to do next to further enslave me in legion with the useful idiots that comprise the sophisticated elites (Chief Justice Roberts and assorted RINOs).

The democrats have assembled their dependent class proletariate mob while the republicans have compromised our Liberty andsubmitted to the totalitarian demands of the democrats piece by piece.

This U.S. Government is conducted in bad faith. It's a con game run by the Democrats to centralize power while the Republicans provide a facade ofthe system having a modicum of fairness and following the constitution.

I don't blame Romney, I don't blame SoCons, FiCons, NeoCons or any other Cons. I blame all those people who would strip me of my Liberty, acting in direct opposition of the Constitution's plain meaning. The people are not my countrymen, and I have nothing in common with them to any desire continued political and economic unity with them.

We are at the end of the road in this experiment in mixing people who embrace Socialism and those who embrace Liberty.

Posted by: Minueman at November 14, 2012 11:28 AM (XDZNJ)

57 hey all you crybabies in NY & NJ, tfg said to call him at the white house if you needed help.

Oops sorry he's out golfing

Posted by: cicero skip at November 14, 2012 11:28 AM (3m9Uc)

58 Can you name Obama's head of FEMA? No, right? You can't, right?
_________________________
Arnold Palmer?

Posted by: Roy at November 14, 2012 11:28 AM (VndSC)

59 I still hear comments on right wing blogs by people who think black people resorted to cannibalism during Katrina. It says a lot about what they choose to believe.
Sandy is the shape of things to come unfortunately and FEMA won't be able to cope.

Posted by: kevinw at November 14, 2012 11:29 AM (ncq1x)

60 Brown is a radio host on the 850 KOA 50000 watt blowtorch.

With a big fucking raping lib David Sirota.

Posted by: twoslaps at November 14, 2012 11:29 AM (N36ZX)

61 I'm starting to get out of my "let it burn" mind set to "Don't get mad get even."Just have to find a good way to do that...In the mean time "let it burn!."

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at November 14, 2012 11:29 AM (9+ccr)

62 Obama hates white people!

Posted by: Peter Rock at November 14, 2012 11:29 AM (m2CN7)

63 >>>Can you name Obama's head of FEMA?

Pimp with a Limp?

Posted by: El Kabong, Honorable Moron from AZ at November 14, 2012 11:29 AM (F/CvB)

64 This is why I actually support "secession"--i.e., some kind of split--as a long term possibility. Because it is a cultural imperium of the Left, of the kind I consider suitable for devolution into fascism or statism.

Posted by: A. at November 14, 2012 11:29 AM (ha1w2)

65 Heh. Do a Google search for 'FEMA Director' and you get a shit ton of articles criticizing Brownie for criticizing Obama/FEMA.

Posted by: RWC at November 14, 2012 11:29 AM (fWAjv)

66 Ace, you may be overlooking something more important than the obvious that the press is in the tank for Obama, namely the the victims this time are smack in the middle of a city that the press will eventually take more seriously than they ever would New Orleans and that these victims are not getting their information on Obama's royal indifference from the press, they're getting it directly from the wind, the rain, the cold, and the streets.

The real problem, the time-delayed fuse in this grenade in the heart of Northeastern liberalism, is that these thousands of victims are still cut off from creating meaningful communication of their own with the rest of us via Facebook, emails and so forth, but that story will eventually emerge and with a vengeance. These aren't the broken poor of the Ninth Ward, these are an enormous number of middle and upper middle class citizens of arguably America's most important city, and they will most definitely make themselves heard sooner or later.

I wouldn't want to be the administration that let them marinate in seawater when they finally do speak out in unison.

Posted by: Peter at November 14, 2012 11:29 AM (9FQ7y)

67 Let it burn.

Then it won't be so dark. Or cold.

Posted by: BuddyPC at November 14, 2012 11:30 AM (jfUIE)

68 I'm going to pretend to take no joy in the irony. Let's say it's "sad for the nation" that Mitt "He who will not be named" would be right in his wheelhouse with a crisis like this. Just like saving the Olympics, or keeping a year's worth of food -- he wouldn't even need that non-functioning election database up in Boston.

He'd be kicking asses in the nicest way possible, impeccable sleeves rolled up, bringing in the sheaves with a big dumb smile on his face. But...we didn't want that.
Maybe some unfortunates could pile up debris along the Staten shore, to spell out "Help Us Mitt." Or "Do-Overs."

Ayn Rand really loved New York. I'm happy for her that she didn't have to live to see this. Although you know she saw it coming. It's right there, on page 2,122.

Posted by: comatus at November 14, 2012 11:30 AM (qaVK+)

69 We need to make them more afraid of us than they are of the Muslims.
Posted by: DiogenesLamp at November 14,

Why are they afraid of the muslims?

There's your answer to make them afraid.

Posted by: blindside at November 14, 2012 11:30 AM (x7g7t)

70 55 we can shout this shit til we're blue in the face- but if it's only reported on Fox or Rush, it didn't happen


the only ones listening to us... is us
Posted by: Jones in CO at November 14, 2012 11:28 AM (8sCoq)

___________________

This.

And, The President of the United States and Hollywood in a consorted effort have done their best to marginalize it.


You are not cool if you watch FOX.

Worse--the rest of the media sits there while FOX is--"not invited".

Think about that one.

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:31 AM (r2PLg)

71 Mr President, I'm ready for my close up now!

Posted by: Chris Christie at November 14, 2012 11:31 AM (wwsoB)

72 >Obama made a pledge to get out of DC more often
during his second term. I can't imagine that NY golf courses are up to
his high standards, though.


Posted by: Fritz at November 14, 2012 11:24 AM (/ZZCn)

Now that Ogabe has decreed Fed lands off limits to oil and gas, they are ripe for golf course developmentunionized constructionunionized staffing

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 14, 2012 11:31 AM (8sCoq)

73 Fore more years.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at November 14, 2012 11:31 AM (71LDo)

74 a consorted effort

Oops! have whores on the brain--

*concerted* effort.

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:32 AM (r2PLg)

75 Yesterday, I bought shoes (necessary purchase!).

Merchant: Would you like to make a $1 donation to Sandy victims?
Me: Nope.

Posted by: MoKim at November 14, 2012 11:32 AM (kprEX)

76 @34

And that was a master stroke of propaganda.

That shot of bush saying that was before 9/11 even happened it was cut in such a way as to leave the impression that he was out of touch.


They are tricky bastards.

Posted by: General Woundwort at November 14, 2012 11:33 AM (RrD4h)

77 I still hear comments on right wing blogs by people who think black people resorted to cannibalism during Katrina. It says a lot about what they choose to believe.

I'm pretty sure your sarc meter needs to go to the shop.

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at November 14, 2012 11:33 AM (evdj2)

78 This is what really worries me. We've already seen that the media will simply ignore anything that might hurt Obama. Fast and Furious? Benghazi? Some of the more annoying trolls are already laughing at us for thinking such things are serious.

Reality is what the media tells us it is. That scares the hell out of me.

Nothing will be done about any Obama scandals, present or future. Because the media won't allow them to be real.

Sandra Fluke's birth control, on the other hand . . . now THAT shit is real.

We're doomed. Let it burn.

Posted by: tsj017 at November 14, 2012 11:33 AM (4YUWF)

79
TFG cares so for the poor,
He's working hard to make some more.
"Check out this drive."
"Fore!"

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at November 14, 2012 11:33 AM (yn6XZ)

80 Dammit

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 14, 2012 11:33 AM (evdj2)

81 >>>55 we can shout this shit til we're blue in the face- but if it's only reported on Fox or Rush, it didn't happen
the only ones listening to us... is us

That...pretty much sums everything up.

Posted by: El Kabong, Honorable Moron from AZ at November 14, 2012 11:33 AM (F/CvB)

82 And Ann Coulter was dis invited to give a talk at Fordham Un. The Republican group invited her, and the President uninvited her. Said she says hateful things... So much for free speech...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at November 14, 2012 11:34 AM (9+ccr)

83 "AM Professor: ‘Apostle Barack’ Sent to ‘Create Heaven on Earth’"- http://bit.ly/W7yn3b (NRO)

Posted by: 80sBaby at November 14, 2012 11:34 AM (YjDyJ)

84 Look we can further boycott NBC, and ESPN (the bank for ABC) but we also have to go alternative and guerrilla.
Sandy has the potential to finish Doomberg and Cuomo in public life. We have to go around the media filters to the public.

Posted by: Iblis at November 14, 2012 11:34 AM (U0ndG)

85 My brother had to move to Jersey last year. New job, plus the wife insisted on returning. Monmouth C.
He figured if he had to pay their real estate rates, he would build exactly what he wanted.
The first thing he did was stake out the most elevated hill plot he could find.

Posted by: BuddyPC at November 14, 2012 11:34 AM (jfUIE)

86 Somebody should make Christie eat it!

Posted by: Walkers! at November 14, 2012 11:34 AM (YEG/L)

87 Again, it is time to begin wide spread character assassination of all reporters. That is all. Ugly public rumors to keep them on the up and up. The carrot hasn't worked, it is time for the stick.

Posted by: gulfkraken at November 14, 2012 11:34 AM (WBfjO)

88 >>>Can you name Obama's head of FEMA?

Eva Longorrhea?


Let it burn.


Then it won't be so dark. Or cold.


Albany outlawed fire in 2009. Heh.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 14, 2012 11:35 AM (/kI1Q)

89
Media Delenda est!!!!!!!!


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at November 14, 2012 11:13 AM (R9579)All evidence to the contrary.Did you even read the post?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 14, 2012 11:35 AM (GsoHv)

90 OT

We were talking about CoD earlier this morning, so I read the wiki on the plot for Black Ops 2.

Not surprised. More convoluted and absurd than a 9/11 Troofer's mindthoughts and soulpatterns.

Posted by: EC at November 14, 2012 11:35 AM (GQ8sn)

91 On a lighter note via Drudge:

In the phone call to authorities, Jill Kelley, a party hostess and unofficial social liaison for leaders of the U.S. military's Central Command in Tampa, cited her status as an honorary consul general while complaining about news vans that had descended on her two-story brick home overlooking Tampa Bay.

"You know, I don't know if by any chance, because I'm an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property. I don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well," she told the 911 dispatcher Monday.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 14, 2012 11:35 AM (YEG/L)

92 Obama hates white people!

FIFY

Posted by: Hollowpoint at November 14, 2012 11:35 AM (SY2Kh)

93 This is what really worries me. We've already seen
that the media will simply ignore anything that might hurt Obama. Fast
and Furious? Benghazi? Some of the more annoying trolls are already
laughing at us for thinking such things are serious.

Reality is what the media tells us it is. That scares the hell out of me.

Nothing will be done about any Obama scandals, present or future. Because the media won't allow them to be real.

Sandra Fluke's birth control, on the other hand . . . now THAT shit is real.

We're doomed. Let it burn.


Posted by: tsj017 at November 14, 2012 11:33 AM (4YUWF)



MFM - Minitrue: We have always been at war with Eastasia

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 14, 2012 11:35 AM (1Jaio)

94 I noted in a previous thread that one of my SILs picked O over R because of his awesome response to Sandy. I'm sure there are more out there
It won't change the results of the election but all this negative stuff coming out after the election (and proof that some of it was held back to help O in the election is)will hopefully make some people rethink their allegiance to O.
And the MSM needs to be torched somehow

Posted by: NoBama12 at November 14, 2012 11:35 AM (ykY2u)

95
The difference is in a press conference asking a prez " Why aren't you and FEMA helping the victims of Sandy when they are suffering just as the victims of Katrina?" vs. "Are you still enchanted by the White House?"

The first question would also require a follow-up to his lying non-answer answer.

But alas.... don't get into a natural disaster when there is a democratic president, nobody will hear your screams.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 14, 2012 11:35 AM (PHb2k)

96 Here's an example of what we do instead of a boycott, or in addition to a boycott. People need to go to these areas and document the hardships. Devote websites to it, make documentaries, shorts, webvideos, slideshows, etc.

Give those people who are deeply interested in this subject an alternative to the MSM. We need to do this with news in order to break Progressive State MSM. We need to do this sort of thing in entertainment to break Hollywood. We need to do this sort of thing to break public education.

We have to support the parallel systems and draw people away from the Statist systems.

Posted by: runninrebel at November 14, 2012 11:36 AM (J4gw3)

97 Yeah, I googled "who is the head of FEMA" it's William Craig Fugate by the way. But the next headline is Michael Brown wiki, then articles by the following places, wapo, huffpost, mother jones, yahoo, hip hop wired, ALL criticizing Michael Brown in his response to FEMA's attempts in New York

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at November 14, 2012 11:36 AM (NzBQO)

98 Goldwater said if NYC floated out to sea, it would be an improvement to the eastern seaboard. Ford to City: Drop Dead. Remember "Environmentalists -- Let Them Freeze in The Dark"?

But, we never actually did that. They are getting it now from their own.
Not that there's any lesson to be learned. Just observing. It's all right there, in that one book.

Posted by: comatus at November 14, 2012 11:36 AM (qaVK+)

99
the worst part of Gov Christie's groveling:

As soon as he was faced with adversity, Mr Fiscal Conservative got on his hands and knees and begged the Federal government to bail him out.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 14, 2012 11:36 AM (v8xyR)

100 For God's sake, Congress hasn't even passed a budget in, what, 4 years? AND IT'S NOT EVEN A STORY.

Obama's had two budgets rejected by margins similar to his margins of victory in certain precincts . . . AND IT'S NOT EVEN A STORY.

Nothing to see here, citizens! Move along.

Posted by: tsj017 at November 14, 2012 11:36 AM (4YUWF)

101 Are we near 100 yet?

I frickin ' missed that the crazy twin in the Petraeus Penthouse was loaned--


$300,000--from a Democrat fund raiser.

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:36 AM (r2PLg)

102 It's time to nuke the "fourth estate"... those bastards have been kissing Choomer's ass for so long (at the request of Axeldouche and Jackass Jarrett) that they see him doing no wrong.

Posted by: Mjölnir, the banhammer from the gates of Hell at November 14, 2012 11:37 AM (Jls4P)

103 Kanye just told me that "Obama hates white people".

No, really he did.

Posted by: DavidM at November 14, 2012 11:37 AM (R/e5b)

104 The Magic Negro can do no wrong

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 14, 2012 11:37 AM (jE38p)

105 Kanye just told me that "Obama hates white people".

And he meant it as high praise.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 14, 2012 11:37 AM (/kI1Q)

106 it's William Craig Fugate

_____________

"Fugate"!?

LOL!

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:37 AM (r2PLg)

107 These are the people that now control your health care and consequently your life.

Posted by: jukin at November 14, 2012 11:38 AM (WGm5T)

108 Why don't you CRACKA'S leave me alone... let me go work on my "game" in peace.

BTW - go get me a waffle...

Posted by: Choomer in Chief at November 14, 2012 11:38 AM (Jls4P)

109 Am I the only one thinks the solution here is the national GOP confronting the media directly about this?

Have Rubio do an interview on GMA, and point out that Obama is fucking golfing in the middle of a crisis and the media hasn't bothered to point it out?

Posted by: El Kabong, Honorable Moron from AZ at November 14, 2012 11:38 AM (F/CvB)

110 Twitter was around when the cavemen ate that mammoth in France.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at November 14, 2012 11:38 AM (71LDo)

111 I wonder if anyone remembers that President Clinton never visited the WTC aftter the first bombing in 93? The press made sure that was not a commonly known fact because that could hurt their man and his legacy.

Posted by: Peter Rock at November 14, 2012 11:38 AM (m2CN7)

112 F___ Up-Gate!

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:38 AM (r2PLg)

113 People need to go to these areas and document the hardships. Devote
websites to it, make documentaries, shorts, webvideos, slideshows, etc.


This. We have members of Moron Nation there. How about making photo-journals of the situation. Show the lack of FEMA response. Document your own problems getting "help" from the Government.

Put it up on Facebook and Blogs- and then link to it so the rest of us can find it.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 14, 2012 11:38 AM (8y9MW)

114 87 Again, it is time to begin wide spread character assassination of all reporters. That is all. Ugly public rumors to keep them on the up and up. The carrot hasn't worked, it is time for the stick.
Posted by: gulfkraken at November 14, 2012 11:34 AM (WBfjO)

Perhaps just posting that they insulted the prophet Moahammad.

Let the muzzies take care of the rest.

Posted by: blindside at November 14, 2012 11:39 AM (x7g7t)

115 MFM - Minitrue: We have always been at war with Eastasia


Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 14, 2012 11:35 AM (1Jaio)
EXACTLY1984 is pretty much here. We're living it.

Posted by: tsj017 at November 14, 2012 11:39 AM (4YUWF)

116 ya gotta beat the media

ATTACK the media


Breitbart knew this


it's not enough to have Fox out there with a different viewpoint- it's still ABCCNNNBCCBSNPRPBS v Fox

we have to go after their media- undermine their reporters. expose their lies- not once, but like a constant drumbeat, 24/7- and it can't just be talking heads on TV, but GOP rank and file have to get onboard as well--

One thing you'll notice about democrats is, they have EXCELLENT message discipline- every swinging dick with a D after the name sings the same tune, 24/7----- WE DON'T

wE NEED to have everybody- bloggers, radio, TV, GOP pols on camera- calling out the other side 24/7--- using the words 'LIE' or LIARS'


the time for niceties has passed--- we can play smashmouth or we can file off to the camps like sheep

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 14, 2012 11:39 AM (8sCoq)

117 Petraeus now indicating he will testify.

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:39 AM (r2PLg)

118 O'Bumbles will be a 2 handicap when Hillary takes over.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at November 14, 2012 11:39 AM (71LDo)

119
I still hear comments on right wing blogs by people who think black
people resorted to cannibalism during Katrina.
Posted by: kevinw at November 14, 2012 11:29 AM

mmm... mmm... mmm...

Posted by: Obama's Minute Rice at November 14, 2012 11:40 AM (rzTDZ)

120 NJ went easily to Obullshit, and even in supposedly conservative Staten Island, the SCOAMF beat Romney

Right now, it seems that the only politician getting any heat over this is Andrew Cuomo, because if he runs in 2016, they want to make this his Katrina.

They'll toss Fat Man under the bus at their earliest convenience

As Bloomberg is Gov. Lepetomaine level incompetent, the elites love him, the Broadway shows and restaurants never lost power, and they loved his press conferences with the Marlee Matlin hand language and the butchered Spanish


Posted by: kbdabear at November 14, 2012 11:40 AM (wwsoB)

121
Petraeus now indicating he will testify.

Now that everyone has had time to get their stories straight.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 14, 2012 11:41 AM (v8xyR)

122
its a case of Fugategate. or maybe Fugateaquiddick since people drowned.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 14, 2012 11:41 AM (PHb2k)

123 Lord Rainbowshanks (thanks, EoJ) tells the cast of "Homeland" he often "pretends to work" while catching the show (via Breitbart's Big Hollywood).

Why is anyone surprised he doesn't give a fat rat's ass about people suffering?

Thanks, libs!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 14, 2012 11:41 AM (UOM48)

124
And this points out the worst of the problem for conservatives. The media controls the top-of-the-mind awareness of most Americans. They do so in such a way to help liberals and hurt conservatives.

And. We. Have. No. Answer. To. It.

Posted by: Meremortal at November 14, 2012 11:41 AM (1Y+hH)

125 I'm about 100 miles from the coast line and today as I drove around the 'tree people' had trucks still lined up on both sides of the street. Stick my head out the back door and all you hear are chainsaws going in every direction. It's now what? Two weeks later?

If that was 'only' a Cat 1 (albeit one with super low barometric pressure) and probably just a tropical storm when the eye went overhead, then I never want to live nearer to the coast.

Yeah, I'm prolly a NE pussy. One who cuts down 100 foot tall trees all the time and has a lot of respect for their ability to fuck you up for good.

But like I said before, the utilities can spend money on converting their coal plants to run on NG, or they can trim trees, but I doubt their budgets permit both.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 14, 2012 11:41 AM (feFL6)

126
Petraeus is a bum. He'll come out of this better off than all of us.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 14, 2012 11:41 AM (v8xyR)

127 I was int he process of posting this on Facebook until I read this:

For God's sake, Anderson Cooper and Shep Smith were peddling Twitter hoaxes about people eating babies in the SuperDome.

Twitter was released a year after Katrina.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at November 14, 2012 11:42 AM (HSQgV)

128
FEMA is doing a poor job of meeting citizens' needs...






New York County went for Obama with 84% of the vote.

Shame that isn't working out like they expected.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 14, 2012 11:42 AM (kdS6q)

129 Posted by: Fnord at November 14, 2012 11:41 AM (hoJnS)


Exhibit A in why trying to reason with Liberals is useless.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 14, 2012 11:42 AM (8y9MW)

130 Look we can further boycott NBC, and ESPN (the bank for ABC) but we also have to go alternative and guerrilla.
Sandy has the potential to finish Doomberg and Cuomo in public life. We have to go around the media filters to the public.
Posted by: Iblis at November 14, 2012 11:34 AM (U0ndG)


Yes, but HOW? The only way I know to fight the media, is to become one of them, fight on their playing field. We can't create a new network, FOX proves that won't work. We have to obtain an existing one. And SLOWLY, INCREMENTALLY, so as not to frighten the masses, change the narrative.

The left has known how to do the baby steps thing. My only hope is that the coming destruction is so swift and bone-rattling, that it wakes enough people up.

Posted by: parteagirl at November 14, 2012 11:43 AM (PvZ9T)

131
Where's yo doallah?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 14, 2012 11:43 AM (PHb2k)

132 If something happens that makes President for Life Hussein look bad and the media doesn't report on it, did it really happen? I don't think so.

New tactic: call/ write local media and ask why they have not been touring President Obama's success in the region hit by Sandy. It's all fixed, right? So why aren't they talking about it?

Posted by: shibumi at November 14, 2012 11:43 AM (z63Tr)

133 Graham & McCain are having a press conference now. These two were leading the calls to get us involved in Libya! They are calling for bipartisanship in investigation into Benghazi. Kelly Ayotte is on now, she's a good senator.


I say special prosecutor!

Posted by: CarolT at November 14, 2012 11:43 AM (z4WKX)

134 Meanwhile, what's really important: Malia, Fashion Icon.
http://is.gd/myp21D

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 14, 2012 11:43 AM (/kI1Q)

135 Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets".

It was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched that July.

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 14, 2012 11:43 AM (8sCoq)

136 Pipe down! Accept your lot, serfs!

Posted by: Quenn Michelle at November 14, 2012 11:43 AM (ypzqs)

137 Heh. And now those living in already high tax states like NY and NJ will get hit with new, higher taxes, thanks to the idiot they elected. Serves 'em right. Pay up suckas!

Posted by: CarolLK at November 14, 2012 11:43 AM (2mYTU)

138 Barry: What crisis? I did a photo op and the drooling cretins fell for it and I got re-elected. My plan worked. There's no crisis as long as I don't miss my tee time

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 14, 2012 11:44 AM (1Jaio)

139 Sandy
Christie
ORCA
Benghazi cover ups

The Terrible "Ifs" accumulate ....

Posted by: kbdabear at November 14, 2012 11:44 AM (wwsoB)

140 Is my connection acting up, or is there a faint whiff of ozone in here?

Posted by: comatus at November 14, 2012 11:44 AM (qaVK+)

141 It's a matter of playing with the odds. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 14, 2012 11:27 AM (vCK/R)/////// ////// /////Calculated over the next fiscal year or to the next election. The Mayans built anumber of structures close to the ocean. But in their later periodsthey moved inland. Remember those medieval Japanese "don't build below this line" stone markersthey pointed out after the tsunami?

Posted by: Beagle at November 14, 2012 11:45 AM (sOtz/)

142 Once again, France takes the lead in world affairs by announcing their support for the Syrian rebels.

According to the New York Times,President François Hollande recognized the Syrian rebel coalition, making France the the first Western nation to do so.

France also led the way supporting the uprising in Libya, under French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the Spring of 2011.

That led Republicans such as Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham to criticize the president for “leading from behind” in the conflict.


Again I must point out that the Syrian "Opposition" is infested, if not lead, by radical islamists who hate Israel, The USA, and The West. French Foreign Policy, appeasing since 1932

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 14, 2012 11:45 AM (jE38p)

143 Imagine if Sandy had been a Category 5 hurricane instead of a borderline Category 1. You think Obama would have gotten the Bush treatment from the media then?

The correct answer would be "No".

Posted by: Marmo at November 14, 2012 11:46 AM (QW+AD)

144 I have noticed one thing the MFM has done about Sandy. They have been quick to excoriate the power company for not having power back already.


No mention of the fact that the areas are still flooded. No mention that the unions turned away power comany help.


Yes, the MFM is the enemy and we should treat them that way.

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 11:46 AM (YdQQY)

145 Won't matter, most, if not all, NYCers will still vote Dhimmicrat........

Posted by: MtTB at November 14, 2012 11:46 AM (lQCe+)

146 New Yorkers have the government they wanted

you know they pay $15 for a pack of smokes in NYC?


suckers

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 14, 2012 11:46 AM (8sCoq)

147 Do you guys know --


Jill Kelley's crazy twin was loaned $300,000 by a Democrat fundraiser and Democrat ex-state senator.

And in court documents filed by Kelley's sister Natalie Khawam, she name-drops both Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island -- who both have ties to a Providence, RI, lawyer/Democratic fundraiser who loaned a whopping $300,000 to Khawam.

NY Post

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:47 AM (r2PLg)

148 French Foreign Policy, appeasing since 1932

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 14, 2012 11:45 AM (jE38p)

Do you know why the Bois de Boulogne is lined with trees?

The Germans like to march in the shade.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 14, 2012 11:47 AM (GsoHv)

149 El Kabong, you're right, he is daring the media to call him out but they won't.

McCain is now saying what we've said all along, that no one died in Watergate! This man has to retire, he's got no life in his voice. I am furious about the debacle in Benghazi, I can feel it when I type this.. Why is he speaking in a monotone??

Posted by: CarolT at November 14, 2012 11:47 AM (z4WKX)

150 France is still hoping for the Sykes-Picot Agreement to be brought back. They held Syria for...I'd have to look it up, but let's say quite some time.

By golly, this calls for a truly bipartisan special committee! That'll do 'er.

Posted by: comatus at November 14, 2012 11:48 AM (qaVK+)

151 No mention that the unions turned away power company help.

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 11:46 AM (YdQQY)

I think that was just a rumor.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 14, 2012 11:48 AM (GsoHv)

152 Jill Kelley and her husband are $2 million in debt in part due to her lavish parties.

And her twin is bat-shit crazy.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 14, 2012 11:48 AM (UOM48)

153 It was Hillary Clinton who told Issa about the 50 minute tape.

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:48 AM (r2PLg)

154 >The correct answer would be "No".

Posted by: Marmo at November 14, 2012 11:46 AM (QW+AD)

and here's why:
"Because some problems are just too big for any one President to solve"
Bill Clinton used this one at the Dem convention... and you will hear it all next year when the economy goes off the rails----- mark my words, the economic problems will be described as beyond the power of anyone to fix

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 14, 2012 11:49 AM (8sCoq)

155 I sure wish people would get serious about mocking Obama's golf game.

It really is the only thing he cares about and he is getting no better. He's in the Charles Barkley category of golf swings. His swing looks more like a seizure.

He is terrible and the American people have a right to know. What does it say about a man who obsesses so much about being successful at something in which he has no chance of succeeding.

"Wow Obama! You made a par! Nice 73! Do you want to play the back nine? Because, you know, you're horrible. By number 4 I wanted to break my 6 iron over my knee and impale myself on the shaft."

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at November 14, 2012 11:49 AM (RyDvL)

156 I have noticed that many, including Ace, have said recently that they want to boycott, or destroy some leftist institution such as the MSM, or Hollywood, or college professors or such. It just doesn't sound good. The semantics are wrong. Don't use the words boycott, destroy, crush etc. Instead, lets all agree to say that we need to Fundamentally Transform these groups. That way, when the Dem Party/Marxists/lefties accuse us of hatefully trying to destroy these groups we can say, no, we simply want to Fundamentally Transform them. We beat them at there own game and Alynsky them, Breitbart Style.

Posted by: ronnie raygun at November 14, 2012 11:49 AM (VDovR)

157 29 How is it New York has apparently never done a single thing to protect its subway system from storm surge?

--------

How do you expect a civil engineer to concentrate long enough to design flood prevention systems when he's laboring under the pain of knowing that someone, somewhere might be able to buy a 32 oz. Big Gulp?

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at November 14, 2012 11:49 AM (FzhYM)

158 Too bad..............They voted for it, now they live with it.......

Posted by: Wall_E at November 14, 2012 11:49 AM (48wze)

159 Jill Kelley and her husband are $2 million in debt in part due to her lavish parties.

And her twin is bat-shit crazy.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 14, 2012 11:48 AM (UOM4

______________

They were both in debt.

First generation Lebanese twins--but skirting around CENTCOM.

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:50 AM (r2PLg)

160 We're months, if not weeks, away from the media starting to report multiple hole in ones on each Obama golf excursion.

Posted by: Dave S. at November 14, 2012 11:50 AM (/BwGa)

161 151 No mention that the unions turned away power company help.

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 11:46 AM (YdQQY)

I think that was just a rumor

Little bit of both, out of state workers were held up in VA, waiting on union 'paperwork' What I believe happened, they were turned away since they had no union 'paperwork' but when the media got a whiff of it, they backtracked and blamed a paperwork mix up.

Posted by: Cu'Chulainn at November 14, 2012 11:51 AM (Vk2CC)

162 I think that was just a rumor.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 14, 2012 11:48 AM (GsoHv)

No it wasn't. They had news interviews of the crews. I posted links to them during some of the morning threads.

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 11:51 AM (YdQQY)

163 I would agree with J.J. Sefton completely. We need to start at the Pre School level and we need to be very blunt with it. We need to discredit their leaders and put safeguards in place so the teachers are forced to teach certain topics exactly as we need them to be taught. We need to follow the Texas school board model in some respects in that Conservative States need to pass manditory laws about this. We also need to mandate this at the Post Secondary level. If nothing else it will halt the left and safe guard conservative states.
Next the topic of the economy. We really do need to go Galt in a big way. We need to do it now and we need to do it nation wide. It needs to be organized by bloggers like Ace and Michelle Malkin, and all the other big Conservative bloggs. We need to interconnect better and to act in an organzied way. If we pick a target we need to pick it carefully so that we know we will get results and then work our way up from there. That is what the left does and we need to copy their playbook.

Posted by: southdakotaboy at November 14, 2012 11:51 AM (JaJ3u)

164
First generation Lebanese twins--but skirting around CENTCOM.

---

Dammit, I thought someone said LESBIAN twins.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 14, 2012 11:51 AM (e0xKF)

165 I don't twitter, but some of you morons that do could try tweeting the breathless tweets some media stars madeduring Katrina, only labeled as about Sandy, until an "Oops, that was Katrina..." at the end. Could be quite illuminating, but not of course to the lo-info folks who elected Obama.

Posted by: sherlock at November 14, 2012 11:51 AM (U+goV)

166 To be fair, O'Bumbles is playing a course with a lot of water hazards.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at November 14, 2012 11:52 AM (YYyqq)

167 45 Was Twitter even around during Katrina?

----------

Yeah, well, the trouble this time is clearly due to those evil industrialists who refuse to develop a wind-powered Obama Pho' that can be handed out to allow access to twitter during emergencies.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at November 14, 2012 11:52 AM (FzhYM)

168 They even posted a letter that one of the utilities got from the union. And it wasn't isolated incidents either.

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 11:52 AM (YdQQY)

169 116 ya gotta beat the media

ATTACK the media


Breitbart knew this


it's not enough to have Fox out there with a different viewpoint- it's still ABCCNNNBCCBSNPRPBS v Fox

we have to go after their media- undermine their reporters. expose their lies- not once, but like a constant drumbeat, 24/7- and it can't just be talking heads on TV, but GOP rank and file have to get onboard as well--

One thing you'll notice about democrats is, they have EXCELLENT message discipline- every swinging dick with a D after the name sings the same tune, 24/7----- WE DON'T

wE NEED to have everybody- bloggers, radio, TV, GOP pols on camera- calling out the other side 24/7--- using the words 'LIE' or LIARS'


the time for niceties has passed--- we can play smashmouth or we can file off to the camps like sheep



OK, but HOW? How do we speak out against a media who has more microphones than we do? We're a mouses squeak compared to a lion's roar.
It's David vs. Goliath. What's our small smooth stone that will take these giants down?

Posted by: parteagirl at November 14, 2012 11:53 AM (PvZ9T)

170
@ 155
I thought he shot an 18 score everytime he played golf? Just like Kim-Jong Il. A hole in one on every hole. At least, according to the media, that is. I think Dear Leader needs to Fundamentally Transform his golf game, because, you know, he sucks.

Posted by: ronnie raygun at November 14, 2012 11:53 AM (VDovR)

171 The real problem, the time-delayed fuse in this grenade in the heart of Northeastern liberalism, is that these thousands of victims are still cut off from creating meaningful communication of their own with the rest of us via Facebook, emails and so forth, but that story will eventually emerge and with a vengeance. These aren't the broken poor of the Ninth Ward, these are an enormous number of middle and upper middle class citizens of arguably America's most important city, and they will most definitely make themselves heard sooner or later.

Boy, I'd love to have some of what you're smoking. If you honestly think any of these "citizens" are going to lay blame at TFGs feet, you're a delusional fool. This is all Bush's and the GOPs fault, because - well, who needs a reason? It will never be the fault of the rotten leftist scum infesting this country, and the sooner you wake up and smell the coffee, the better.

And, yes, I'm sorry for any good, hardworking people caught up in this, but frankly, my give-a-shit meter is pegged out. I already told my pastor (who's putting together a caravan of supplies to be trucked out to NY and NJ) that he won't be getting a dime from me. I said that these were the people who spent eight years calling Bush a chimp and insisting he hated black people so much he let them die during Katrina. And now, afteroverwhelmingly reelecting the same sort of lying, crackheaded race-baiting asshole who got them into this situation in the first place, they think people like me are going to pull them out of their mess. So as far as I'm concerned, they can freeze to death in the dark.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 14, 2012 11:53 AM (zF6Iw)

172 I pointed out on twitter tht NY/NJ was in worse shape timeline for timeline than NOLA....that's reality maybe some HTML-Fu artist can make a blitz on it?

They are so full of shit I'd invite 'em for tea in my garden to help the crops grow.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 11:54 AM (LRFds)

173 There is a 50 minute video that was operated by someone in the TOC from the cameras at the Consulate.

The Consulate after it was penetrated with an IED--it was made evident that no one was available to operate the cameras from inside the TOC.

The Consulate was upgraded with an Imminent Danger Warning System the operators inside the TOC activated that system and sent the video back to the Security Operations Center at State.

Charlene Lamb watched that in real time--and it most likely covers the beginning of the attack.

That 50 minute video after Issa accidentally found out about it via Hillary--

has now been made classified. (after the fact.)

State still has a copy of it.

Posted by: tasker at November 14, 2012 11:54 AM (r2PLg)

174 Why doesn't every Rep Congress/Spokeshead start their interview with the MSM with "Again, congratulations on getting your candidate elected"? And then see where the interview goes from there.

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at November 14, 2012 11:54 AM (RyDvL)

175 If Honey Boo Boo America didn't see the wreckage and suffering on "Jersey Shore", did it make a sound?

Posted by: kbdabear at November 14, 2012 11:55 AM (wwsoB)

176 New one

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 11:55 AM (YdQQY)

177 The Hill reports that Christie's career is not looking too bright right now!

Sherlock, I like your idea about twitter, I don't either.
Add Benghazi to that, the low info folks don't know about that either.

Posted by: CarolT at November 14, 2012 11:55 AM (z4WKX)

178 15 Paladine,

Well the difference is that Katrina had hard evacuations and stablization ops by now.

Sandy has Predient Fuzzy Zoeller at his work desk....on hole 17.

Fuck the media.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 11:55 AM (LRFds)

179 We've become a banana republic without the bananas.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 14, 2012 11:56 AM (feFL6)

180 77 I'm pretty sure your sarc meter needs to go to the shop shopping.

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fixt

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at November 14, 2012 11:56 AM (xGZ+b)

181 178 Fnord,

We secede send 'em to us we'll put 'em to work or in jail or hang 'em.

I'm done going left.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 11:56 AM (LRFds)

182
@ 175
Answer: No
But Sandy sure did Fundamentally Transform Staten Island, the Jersey Shore and those areas didn't it!

Posted by: ronnie raygun at November 14, 2012 11:57 AM (VDovR)

183 Sandy has Predient Fuzzy Zoeller at his work desk....on hole 17.

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Where's my fried chicken and collard greens, Moochelle? And none of that heavily leaded crap you grew out in the garden.

Posted by: President Fuzzy Zoeller at November 14, 2012 11:58 AM (e0xKF)

184 Someday, dozens of budding journalists will be given thousands of lectures during their scholastic careers regarding the malfeasance and failures of the turn century Media Complex and the dire ramifications and repercussions thereof.
Thousands of weighty tomes will be written by unemployed journalism graduates shaming their forbears for allowing such a disgrace to befall a noble and, needless to say, important aspect of life in the USA.
Excerpts of passages from the weighty tomes will be read, repeatedly, in hundreds of textbooks by journalism undergrads who will then endlessly quote, misquote, and rephrase them in their turgid term papers.

Someday.

Posted by: CozMark at November 14, 2012 11:58 AM (P0AbR)

185 No mulligans, no 'inside the handle' gimmes, no foot wedges ... my guess is that he'd be lucky to break 100.



Having seen his golf swing...which rivals his baseball pitching motion...my bet is that he couldn't break 120 unless he was playing putt-putt.

Posted by: NC Ref at November 14, 2012 12:00 PM (dVJLS)

186 97 Yeah, I googled "who is the head of FEMA" it's William Craig Fugate

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Isn't thatLatin for "RUN AWAY!"?

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at November 14, 2012 12:00 PM (NmR1a)

187
@ 177
Chris Christie Fundamentally Transformed the trajectory of his career path in the Republican Party with his slobbering ass licking and photo op'ing of Obama after Sandy.

Posted by: ronnie raygun at November 14, 2012 12:00 PM (VDovR)

188 They're probably stacking the frozen bodies in warehouses so that unpleasantness won't disturb the sheeple.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 14, 2012 12:00 PM (/f80E)

189 >>I think that was just a rumor.

A rumor with a sound-bite?

Posted by: garrett at November 14, 2012 12:01 PM (ylHp2)

190 183 PFZ,

Thanks I needed the chuckle and you got the reference....the whitest black man in north america is king because of tribalism.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 12:01 PM (LRFds)

191 The MBM is doing quite a bit of coverage on Sandy;

How these wonderful compassionate celebrities are holding fashion shows for Sandy victims with proceeds going to the Red Cross, and how they're tweeting to their fans to give to the Red Cross

If you think those still suffering have a low opinion of FEMA, you should hear their complaints about the Red Cross

But hey, the CEO is doing her part for distressed 5 star restaurants in Manhattan

Posted by: kbdabear at November 14, 2012 12:01 PM (wwsoB)

192 OK, but HOW? How do we speak out against a media who has more
microphones than we do? We're a mouses squeak compared to a lion's
roar.

It's David vs. Goliath. What's our small smooth stone that will take these giants down?


I posted a suggestion up-thread. HuluPlus shows. Do local-national reporting (even if you don't do the fiction shows I suggested).

By which I mean this: the Dextrosphere has adherents across the nation. So you get people in Dallas to report from Dallas, and people from LA to report form LA, and people from NYC to report from NYC.

Kickstarter is our friend, here, I would think. Let's say you had 3 crews for the NY Metro area, 3 for LA, and a few scattered around the rest of the country. A good quality video camera (not quite "professional" but really good) isn't all that expensive. A good microphone likewise. And you can set up a production studio in your own garage for around $10K.

How long do you think it would take to get a Kickstarter project to fund, say $50K for such a thing? The reporting crews would have work for peanuts (which means, probably in their off time) until you could get some real investment, but I bet it could be done.

Or even skip HuluPlus. Doing web publishing of multimedia content is becoming ridiculously easy.

The purpose of this is not a web channel, itself, but to get the infrastructure in place to (as others have suggested) purchase one or more local stations broadcast frequencies.

It's a long game, but it's the only one we have to combat the media.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 14, 2012 12:01 PM (8y9MW)

193 Relax, guys. Relax! Obama's on this. He's just figuring out who's ass he needs to kick.

Posted by: Warden at November 14, 2012 12:02 PM (0DlnM)

194 >>>NY Post Posted by: tasker

All these assholes - the generals, their wives, their bimbos and their cuckhold husbands are up to their necks in donk politics.

Did you see the article about the other sister trying to claim that she was entitled to diplomatic protection from reporters? LOL

Posted by: Walkers! at November 14, 2012 12:05 PM (YEG/L)

195 Ace - I'm glad you said that about the media and specifically regarding he storm. I started writing more about politics on my blog when Katrina hit. I was in Louisiana at the time for a golf event. Nobody was worried about the storm. I flew home to CA and landed and first heard about the storm. The way the press covered it you would have thought the Gulf Coast had a months warning and Bush should have moved Louisiana to Nebraska.

Today, I am sick and tired of seeing all these bromides about how Mitt lost and he didn't do that or this or was an imperfect candidate. Hogwash. He frankly was more perfect than Reagan. If you can't win with a lilywhite successful business man with nary a skeleton in his closet while running against a serial liar and incompetant than something is really wrong.

And it is the media. From the networks to late night talk to Rock Center to the streets. The waive of liberalism is way against us. Read any other blog or comments to posts and you will see the left spew untruths and wildly distorted facts. And I'm not sure all ther info comes from MSNBC. It seems many on the left have been indoctrinated with lies, but from where? Mother websites or from Obama stooges themselves. I've seen many people say Romney was going to outlaw abortion and birth control! I'm sorry what debate was that?

A sorry sorry situation. And this can't be fought just by Fox and some bloggers. Anybody got a solution!

Posted by: Rock at November 14, 2012 12:06 PM (nPei1)

196
Oh, and why would anyone lend that woman 300k unless she was peddling influence?

Posted by: Walkers! at November 14, 2012 12:07 PM (YEG/L)

197 Hello, White House? This is Chris Christie calling....again. I've left scores of messages for the President, but he hasn't returned any of my calls since November 6. Is there a problem here? Please have him call me!

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at November 14, 2012 12:07 PM (wbmaj)

198 195 Rock,

Yup but I can't do it alone none of us can.

We can just wave and vote with our feet.

Show me blue team.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 12:09 PM (LRFds)

199 197 Hello, White House? This is Chris Christie calling....again. I've left scores of messages for the President, but he hasn't returned any of my calls since November 6. Is there a problem here? Please have him call me!

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I guess Christie didn't realize the significance of the $20 on his nightstand.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 14, 2012 12:10 PM (e0xKF)

200 The federal government today can tell you what kind of insurance to buy, what you can grow in your back yard, what kind of car you can buy and what kind of gas you can put in it. But they can't tell you who approved Fast and Furious or even how it was supposed to work, they can't tell you why the President's personal representative in a foreign country was left to die defenseless in a hostile country, they can't tell you why the department assigned to help you in a disaster can't help you, and it can't tell you what the President knows about anything.

Except that he loves you unlike those evil Republicans, and he personally killed Bin Laden, that is.

Posted by: Socratease at November 14, 2012 12:11 PM (iVBDH)

201
El Presidente will never forgo one opportunity to knock the crap out of white balls.

Posted by: Sphynx at November 14, 2012 12:12 PM (j2McS)

202 I really would like to see more conservatives/Republicans fight for truth on the MSM programs. Everybody is too damn polite on Meet the Press et al. Now that the election isn't own the line the gloves should be off. I know we get castigated when we do but we must. And always have a smile on your face.

Posted by: Rock at November 14, 2012 12:13 PM (nPei1)

203 When W was in charge, he was in charge of everything and accountable for every detail, according to the press and the pop culture morons (see conyeah west). With Obama, he's only to blame if good stuff happens.

Posted by: Sphynx at November 14, 2012 12:15 PM (j2McS)

204
@ 202
Yes Take off the gloves. Just like the Dems did post 2004 election. Bitch about everthing they do. Everything.
Woop.Woop, Woop..Woop, Woop Oppum Breitbart Style!

Posted by: ronnie raygun at November 14, 2012 12:17 PM (VDovR)

205 Which reminds me of the Superdome debacle in NO when the entire field was shat upon. What, they had no trash cans at the Superdome? Take turns sitting and shitting you nasty fucks.

Posted by: Sphynx at November 14, 2012 12:17 PM (j2McS)

206 Hey, hows that ING NY Marathon cancellation working out for ya?

Posted by: David C. at November 14, 2012 12:26 PM (ZtMso)

207
Katrina remains the quintessential example of the country losing its mind.

Sure, the "press" is a farce. Nothing new there.

But during Katrina, the country showed just how stupid, and ignorant, it is.

People don't even understand the basic structure and functions of the lavishly financed government they support. FEMA is not a first responder. Everyone get that? FEMA is NOT the big player in a disaster. Doesn't have the responsibility, the funding, the personnel, the legal authority - nothing. It has a role, but mostly to write checks - and even more, to assist states and local govts. (the REAL responsible parties in disasters) to prepare for disasters. How many people even understand this?

Does NASA clear roads of snow in Yellowstone park? Does Treasury run embassies and consulates?

Katrina was a mega-disaster for Mississippi - whole towns actually wiped off the map. It was a property disaster for New Orleans thanks to poor levy construction. The self-evacuation of NO was the largest urban evacuation in US history.

The scandal in Katrina was, of course, the criminal incompetence of NO govt. and the state govt. under Governor Blanco. Period. The federal response - from all players, incl. the military, which pitched in as it can sometimes do in these situations - was exccellent. The hysteria was 100% ridiculous, and misinformed.

The collapse of the press as an information medium - its transformation into a crude propaganda arm of one party, itself hurtling towards the fringes of idiocy and extremism - and the characteristic Iwo Jima Japanese soldier-like refusal of the Bush Admin. to educate the public (same thing as defending itself, given the total press distortion), made "Katrina" this false reference point that it remains. Even here, on this blog.

But as the recent election showed, the country gets what it deserves. If enough people are so misinformed, so practically unintelligent, so racist, greedy, or lazy to re-elect the worst president in US history, they will reap the consequences. With mythology crowding out actual facts in so many areas of public life. it's very hard to see a way back. Even if markets suddenly reappear and do their job, the majority will have no more understanding of what happened than a hamster watching a digital camera display photos. And thus, there will be little chance of learning and correcting their ways.


Posted by: non-purist at November 14, 2012 12:34 PM (UViC2)

208 Who cares? Let blue state big govt voters suffer.

Posted by: Trump at November 14, 2012 12:36 PM (BV2Ir)

209 Where's Kanye West when you need him? I can see the anger and frustration now: "Barack Obama doesn't care about white people!"

Posted by: JoeyPalmTree at November 14, 2012 12:45 PM (lhQRS)

210 208 Trump,

Wonder what refusing to let them keep us from our resources would look like?

Imagine people setting up shale extraction with an armed mob for security.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 12:45 PM (LRFds)

211 The Red Cross doesn't need food, it needs $$$$$





In Sandy response, some Red Cross, FEMA workers stayed in plush NYC hotel

http://tinyurl.com/9wd9hja

Posted by: kbdabear at November 14, 2012 12:59 PM (wwsoB)

212 @171: "Because iniquity will abound, the charity of many will grow cold" Matt. 24:12.

Posted by: Tim the Enchanter at November 14, 2012 01:12 PM (izA2D)

213 I'm in the last week of a 3-week business trip in Europe. CNN here has been running a self promo spot in which Kristie Lu Stout says their job (paraphrasing) is to highlight an issue and frame the debate about it. Setting aside for the moment the fact that she's totally wrong and CNN's job is to report facts, left unsaid is that CNN gets to pick which issues to highlight, and how the debate on said issue is framed.

I'm done with the lot of them.

Posted by: ericinva at November 14, 2012 01:15 PM (wLNVu)

214
Andrews AFB has three golf courses, the longest being 6700 yards from the tips with a rating of 72.1.
And I'll bet he plays from the whites. Pussy.

Posted by: letitbeme at November 14, 2012 01:20 PM (i5FjP)

215 Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Posted by: Jared Loughner at November 14, 2012 01:23 PM (e8kgV)

216 This is a scandal ... We'll call it First-Union-Gate .. err .. F-U-Gate

Posted by: Jared Loughner at November 14, 2012 01:24 PM (e8kgV)

217 Several people above asking who the current FEMA Director is under Pres. Obama. The FEMA website lists 48 people in "Leadership" roles within FEMA but no one is identified as the Director of FEMA.! ??? And if you do a Google search for "Current Director of FEMA" it only comes back with "former FEMA Director Micheal Brown" slamming him. No finds for a current director! Why not promote one of the 48 listed FEMA "leaders" and fire the other 47 to start our budget cuts. I can't imagine it would degrade FEMA's current response.

Posted by: RandyinVA at November 14, 2012 01:24 PM (zrHuH)

218 I love this country. I hate what it's become.

Posted by: ToursLepantoVienna at November 14, 2012 01:26 PM (CrJzY)

219 218 TLV,

a country is an address I loved our nation and it's been gone awhile.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 01:37 PM (LRFds)

220 He is terrible and the American people have a right to know. What does
it say about a man who obsesses so much about being successful at
something in which he has no chance of succeeding.

You could say the same about Romney

Posted by: kevinw at November 14, 2012 02:18 PM (wHprZ)






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