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Jeff Danziger

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  1. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    Well gee, if our legislators could just address the problem and not have to fill bills up with non related items MAYBE money could be allocated for and spent for the PEOPLE that NEED it.

    Nope gotta have that PORK!

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/01/02/the-pork-filled-and-expensive-nonrelief-sandy-relief-bill-n1477710

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    It is interesting watching Republicans with a tad of moral fiber calling the rest on the carpet, for being total jerks. Of course it’s also interesting how many of them ignore the “general welfare” clause, unless it’s for contractors, their buddies, or political contributors.


    Spent many years, professionally, and as a volunteer helping people in such “accident or disaster” situations, and never considered it “liberal” OR “conservative”, just the responsibility of a fellow human, supporting a republican democracy.

  3. kamwick

    kamwick said, almost 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Aw, but then you happen to be a reasonable human being, friend. Unlike others I could mention…

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    @rightisright

    “Taker Nation”? Obviously you didn’t listen to Gov. Christie. He made it clear – and it was later confirmed by the media – that NY and NJ are paying much more INTO the federal budget as they get OUT of it! But that doesn’t fit your agenda about liberals, so it can’t be true, right?

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 2 years ago

    Is it just me or am I seeing pink elephants?

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    The people need help, for sure. But why don’t they get help from insurance? Well, two reasons: 1) they didn’t have insurance because it would be very costly to insure a building that is basically on a sand-dune in the ocean and 2) the insurance policy is written in a way that allows the company to ignore any “act of god”.

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    The first point begs the question: why do people build there? The whole reason for the existence of New York City (and supporting areas) is that where land and water meet opportunity arises. Shipping, trading, fishing – most big and prosperous cities are on the waterfront. But if you get too close you’ll get drowned. So zoning- and building-codes should keep that in mind: quays to the front, people to the back!

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    The second point should – basically – be the end of insurance. Why buy insurance when these guys can simply claim divine intervention and withhold the check? That’s unfair to the customer! And then there is this thing with wind vs. water. They say things like “yeah, you have flood insurance, but the water was pushed into your house by the wind, and you don’t have wind insurance”. Put all these weasels against the next wall and rat-tat-tat-tat, that will teach them!

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Morty: a valid consideration, when folks build on barrier islands, or rebuild for the third time in a fire ecosystem in a canyon in California, never even “building to the environment”, they should NOT get insurance, or bailed out by the government. But when “unusual” events are the cause? Building on flood plains, even when government constructed levees make such land use feasible, isn’t always “bright”. But, who ever over-estimated the intelligence of the “populace”, it wasn’t P.Tl Barnum.

  8. Joe

    Joe said, almost 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Whither New Orleans? Can we throw Louisiana back (and Jindal!). Or is it too late?

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 2 years ago

    Christie body slammed Boehner.
    It was awesome.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Gov Christie is turning out to be a pretty good democrat.

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    HAR!!

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    @Joe

    The problem with NOLA is pretty unique, as I learned in 2006 or so: the city has actually sunk, under it’s own weight, below sea-level (over centuries). Somehow I can’t blame people who don’t want to give it up, such a rich culture and so on.

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    But there is no technical solution, and with rising sea-levels and the city still sinking the next catastrophe is only a matter of time. Look at the satellite-pictures of the coastal erosion. They are defenseless! And due to global warming hurricanes will probably be more frequent and powerful. I have no solution, thank God I’m not really a tyrant or even a politician :-)

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