Tent Cities, Porta Potties, and Martial Law; the “New” New Jersey

No one wanted to talk about it. One person commented that it was “really frightening”. Now it is a reality and hardly anyone is talking about it; no one but the residents of tent cities sprouting up all over the East Coast. FEMA camps and martial law are becoming part of the lives of many Americans suffering from the effects of Storm Sandy. A few days after Sandy collided with the East Coast, I raised the specter of storm victims moving to FEMA Camps. It wasn’t a very popular article. My Read more […]

Chris Matthews: “I’m so glad we had that storm last week…”

Closing out election coverage on MSNBC, Chris Matthews praised the president, saying this: “I am so proud of the country. To reelect this president and overcoming — not because of the partisanship or even the policies. Here’s an African-American guy with an unusual background — part immigrant background, part African-American background — with all this assault on him from day one. From Mitch McConnell, from the clowns out there that will never be elected, never will be to anything. And the way Read more […]

Sandy Illustrates Obamanomics: “Free” Means Government First and Government Only

We all know that anti-gouging laws cause shortages. Other problems are also caused when the government complicates problems by trying to “help.” New York State is not the kind of place that would permit oil companies to sell gasoline in a hurricane-ravaged emergency zone. Instead, they insist on bringing it in and giving it away. “Fuel is on the way” promised Governor Andrew Cuomo to hurting New York residents. “The good news is it’s going to be free.” Except that free gas that no one can Read more […]

Are Sandy Refugees Moving to FEMA Camps?

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina displaced hundreds of thousands of City of New Orleans residents. Two hundred thousand Katrina refugees were relocated to Houston; the fourth largest city in the United States. Some 150 thousand never left and many are now being treated to the hospitality of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Ask most Houston residents if they would offer hospitality to future out-of-state storm refugees and I believe the majority would reply: “HELL NO!” The City of Houston Read more […]

Hollywood Twits Politcize Hurricane Sandy

According to White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, “It’s not time for politics.” Well said, Carney. I would find his statement more poignant if what he was saying wasn’t just noise coming out of his mouth. This type of forked tongue is a hallmark of the Obama era. The Left says one thing, and then does another. It very much reminds me of the January 8th, 2011 shooting in Tucson. Immediately following the attack, there was an outpouring of rebukes from the Left about hateful rhetoric supposedly Read more […]

Media’s Hype of Sandy and Obama’s Subtle Politicization of It

Hurricane Sandy has come and gone with a much less terrifying roar than the media had everybody fearing. So monstrous would this storm be that it was given the nickname Frankenstorm, its predicted damage bearing strong resemblance to the synopsis of the disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow. Yes, forty people have died from the storm, and it’s a shame they did not heed warnings to evacuate. But it’s far fewer deaths than seemed to be feared in the hysteria leading up to Sandy’s landfall. If these Read more […]

Politicizing Hurricane Sandy in Preparation for Obama Electoral Defeat

Hurricane Sandy has been turned into a political issue, but not in the way we might have expected. What I expected was that Democrats both in political office and the media would take the advice of Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel (and Obama’s former Chief of Staff): “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Specifically, I thought the storm would yield to hysterical cries once again from the left that we need to renew and refocus our efforts on climate change or global warming, whatever it is Read more […]