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Old 07-05-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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Where's FEMA? Where is the emergency response? Where is the president? Where is the media outrage? Where is............ah never mind a democrat is in the white house.

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 1 million homes and businesses in a swath from Indiana to Virginia remained without power on Wednesday, five days after deadly storms tore through the region.

The outage meant no July 4 Independence Day holiday for thousands of utility workers who scrambled to restore lingering power outages.

Much of the damage to the power grid was blamed on last weekend's rare "derecho," a big, powerful and long-lasting wind storm that blew from the Midwest to the Atlantic Ocean.

Violent weekend storms and days of record heat have killed at least 23 people in the United States since Friday. Some died when trees fell on their homes and cars, and heat stroke killed others.

Energy provider Dominion Virginia Power said emergency crews were working around the clock to deal with 60,000 outages for its customers throughout Virginia as of noon Wednesday.

Service for virtually all customers in Northern Virginia and the Richmond metropolitan area who lost electric service because of the storms should be restored by Friday night, said Daisy Pridgen, a Dominion spokeswoman. In a few instances, work may continue into Saturday where there was extreme damage, she said."

More than 1 million in U.S. still without power 5 days after storm- swissinfo
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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so your blaming Obama because people don't have power???
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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You're doing a heck of a job...
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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Where's FEMA? Where is the emergency response? Where is the president? Where is the media outrage? Where is............ah never mind a democrat is in the white house.

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 1 million homes and businesses in a swath from Indiana to Virginia remained without power on Wednesday, five days after deadly storms tore through the region.

The outage meant no July 4 Independence Day holiday for thousands of utility workers who scrambled to restore lingering power outages.

Much of the damage to the power grid was blamed on last weekend's rare "derecho," a big, powerful and long-lasting wind storm that blew from the Midwest to the Atlantic Ocean.

Violent weekend storms and days of record heat have killed at least 23 people in the United States since Friday. Some died when trees fell on their homes and cars, and heat stroke killed others.

Energy provider Dominion Virginia Power said emergency crews were working around the clock to deal with 60,000 outages for its customers throughout Virginia as of noon Wednesday.

Service for virtually all customers in Northern Virginia and the Richmond metropolitan area who lost electric service because of the storms should be restored by Friday night, said Daisy Pridgen, a Dominion spokeswoman. In a few instances, work may continue into Saturday where there was extreme damage, she said."

More than 1 million in U.S. still without power 5 days after storm- swissinfo
As someone studying meteorology and as someone that represents a broad spectrum of political ideas I will tell you that people like us do feel that in this case the president may not be doing enough. Massive power outages makes conditions much more dangerous during a heatwave and I honestly wish this story was more covered by the media and I am quiet disappointed in the person I elected.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:43 PM
 
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so your blaming Obama because people don't have power???
Although Obama cannot be blamed for the natural event and it does take quiet some time to restore power, the disaster-related government agencies should be more urgent into helping these people, providing them with water and cooling and the community should be paying more attention for the young and elderly in the neighborhoods.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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so your blaming Obama because people don't have power???
Fools blamed W for Katrina, so why not?

Duh!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:45 PM
 
Location: NC
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Fools blamed W for Katrina, so why not?

Duh!
So I take it that makes you a fool? After all your justification for doing it is "fools blamed W for Katrina, so why not."

It is the proverbial they jumped off a bridge so I should too argument.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:48 PM
 
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Fools blamed W for Katrina, so why not?

Duh!
Swooners don't like it when their feigned outrage is turned back at em do they? lol

No if Bush were still president the media would ensure this debacle of leadership by leaving all those pour souls without EBT cards loaded would cost him the election that I can guarantee. Crazy Louie Farrakaaaaaaan would be out screaming how Bush blew up transformers to kill all the old folks and on and on.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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Why isn't Craig Fugate helping those folks out liberals?? I mean after all according to wiki he trained in high school as a volunteer firefighter. He surely knows how to handle this mess.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Fugate
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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So I take it that makes you a fool? After all your justification for doing it is "fools blamed W for Katrina, so why not."

It is the proverbial they jumped off a bridge so I should too argument.
Whats that make you?
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It is funny because if Republicans had their way the very land that sign is on would be a festering swamp, because none of them were useful in dealing with hurricane Katrina.
Please share with us all the GOP plans to keep the lands a festering swampland... and then explain to me why it was ok for you to say something that stupid, but not others question why Obama hasnt called for emergency action to get power back on?

Poor people are suffering, dont you care about them?
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