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Video: Staten Island Hurricane
Recovery Meeting Erupts in Rage

PJ Media, by Bryan Preston

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/30/2012 11:01:37 AM

“No one is doing what’s right for us!” “We go from one to another,” one homeowner said. “We go from FEMA to our homeowners. My homeowners’ insurance offered me $150. What can I do with that?” Borough President James Molinaro almost accidentally riffed the old Reagan line about the most terrifying words in the English language during Thursday night’s meeting: “We’re from the government, and we’re here to help.” “We are friends, we’re here to help,” he said. “There’s a lot of confusion. There’s a lot of statements and mis-statements being made by individuals.”

I feel really sorry for these people, but how many of them voted for Democrats knowing the results they are seeing will be guaranteed. The author asks the same question regarding the "malignant incompetent" 0bama. What a perfect description.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Drive, 11/30/2012 11:07:07 AM     (No. 9041244)

FYI, Staten Island routinely votes conservative which is probably why they getting the shaft. Only the North Shore is Democrat and it escaped most of the damage. This county has the only 2 GOP reps on City Council. I doubt that these Sandy victims even were able to vote.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 11/30/2012 11:07:17 AM     (No. 9041246)

They have voted democrat for years and reelecting the same incompetent politicians. They deserve every bad thing they are getting. They asked for it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Namma, 11/30/2012 11:08:20 AM     (No. 9041247)

just where is that "comedian" K.West...the one who claimed that Bush was the reason no one received help in N.Orleans after Katrina...seems to be very very quite these days.....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lanika, 11/30/2012 11:10:38 AM     (No. 9041257)

Wrong.S.I. voted for McCain and if they had been able to vote would have voted for Romney. The Democrats on the North Shore pushed Obama with the usual voter fraud.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 11/30/2012 11:14:26 AM     (No. 9041269)

Every dem mayor has treated S.I. like dirt.

Their long ago effort to secede failed. Sadly.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/30/2012 11:17:45 AM     (No. 9041280)

You mean to say Chuck Schumer wasn´t there to give insincere hugs and make meaningless promises (again) ?
There must not have been any television cameras around.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nvr4get911, 11/30/2012 11:23:37 AM     (No. 9041289)

Obama and Schumer were here took pictures and took FEMA with them as soon as they left. Most of these victims are white and middle class so they don´t deserve help, right?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: f64, 11/30/2012 11:29:43 AM     (No. 9041298)

James Molinaro is a member of the NY State Conservative Party. A founding member IIRC. He won his 3rd term in 2009 with 62%+ of the vote. Staten Islanders by and large don´t vote Dem.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/30/2012 11:41:37 AM     (No. 9041316)

And yet somehow "Obama´s Sandy response" helped him win re-election?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/30/2012 11:45:51 AM     (No. 9041323)

Staten Island went for Uhhhbama this year.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: beca, 11/30/2012 11:59:27 AM     (No. 9041343)

soooooooooooooo how many of you staten islanders voted for THE BOY CHILD WHO THINKS HE IS KING...the same one who promised you the moon and the sun........i could say you get what you vote for but somehow i think YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT...lying is nothing to this guy...FOOLS BEWARE in the future....duh

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ecclesiastes, 11/30/2012 12:54:48 PM     (No. 9041468)

Sounds like New Orleans to me.

How did a do-nothing outfit like FEMA get 700 people to show up? I think the only time FEMA got that much attention on the gulf coast after Katrina was when they were hiring.

I saw the debris at the first of the segment. Forget FEMA, why haven´t Staten Island residents cleared it?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rafter, 11/30/2012 1:28:41 PM     (No. 9041548)

This must be Bush´s fault.

It cain´t be the Messiah´s.
Cain it?
He perfect.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/30/2012 1:35:43 PM     (No. 9041573)

I have been through several hurricanes. I cleaned it up, hired repairmen, filed an insurance claim. What´s the problem here?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: msjena, 11/30/2012 1:39:01 PM     (No. 9041580)

I feel sorry for SI residents, having to pay the city income tax on top of state and federal--for what?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/30/2012 2:05:37 PM     (No. 9041650)

A summary of community action in NYC:

Karl Rove and George Bush were hung in effigy.

A resolution of thanks to President Obama was approved unanimously.

Everyone agreed that evil forces were to blame and oil companies create hurricanes.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: cartcart, 11/30/2012 2:08:44 PM     (No. 9041654)

Staten Islanders should have purchased their own insurance and they should have had flood coverage. You should not rely on the government to feed you, clothe you and house you. Oh, and deal with reputable insurance companies, will you? You probably boght the cheapest stuff out there. Hey, what can happen, right?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/30/2012 2:23:51 PM     (No. 9041680)

Responsible governments assess the probability and consequences of natural disasters. The direct hit by a Class 1 hurricane had to have been on the list. Raising the ends of the subway tunnels must have been considered. An evacuation plan and possibly even sea walls must have been considered.

Think for a moment of the trillions spent on global warming which just might occur in 100 years. Class 1 hurricanes hit the US maybe 40 times a year. Maybe we should rethink our priorities.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/30/2012 2:26:48 PM     (No. 9041684)

OP is right on. You know, Megyn had on a NYC firefighter. On the one hand he told the sad story of his half million dollar house´s destruction but would not say a word against ANY public officials and their sorry response. DEMOCRAT first and above all. Makes you ill.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/30/2012 3:34:30 PM     (No. 9041820)

#2 and 11, not many people in Staten Island would vote for Obama.

As #1 states, folks in Staten Island routinely vote for Republicans and Conservatives. IMHO, that´s why they´re not getting much help from FEMA.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: GOPinTN, 11/30/2012 4:28:35 PM     (No. 9041886)

#18 - We don´t get around 40 category 1 hurricanes per year. We´ve had a total of 116 in the 160 years (1851 - 2010).

The lesson we learned from the Nashville floods of 2010, was to stay as far away from the Feds as possible, and get to work ourselves, and accept the aid of NGO charities when possible.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: save America, 11/30/2012 4:48:39 PM     (No. 9041905)

Take the money they give you ,leave the pile of rubble and get out of there for good.I escaped from NY 16 yrs ago and it was the best thing I ever did in my life.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/30/2012 5:02:21 PM     (No. 9041921)

Not sure where #2 and #11 got their information, but it seems to conflict with others who are local and know how Staten Island (at least the part that suffered so badly) voted.

As for those who are blaming the SI homeowners for what they are now going through. it is rude and unkind when you have no idea of their circumstances. Kneejerkism at its worst.

And here for the "flood insurance experts" is the rundown on that subject:


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Reply 24 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/30/2012 5:10:40 PM     (No. 9041931)

OP and others, read #1, #4, #5, #8, and #20.

And Staten Island ia a world apart from what most here call "NYC".

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