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  •  It's going to be a long hard winter for the folks (10+ / 0-)

    in Colorado.... Congress being shits isn't helping.  Along with Murphoney... why haven't Congressional Democrats put forth anything resembling a bill for emergency relief?  What's so different from the Colorado Floods and Superstorm Sandy??

    •  Republicans didn't even want to help (8+ / 0-)

      with relief for Superstorm Sandy damages.  They seem to think weather disasters are a local issue, until it happens in their own back yard or to their own family.

      •  Yeah, I know the Republicans don't give a damn. (2+ / 0-)
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        a2nite, Involuntary Exile

        But, why hasn't the Dems presented anything like they did after Superstorm Sandy?

        •  FEMA funding remains intact (3+ / 0-)
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          and should be sufficient to deal with this crisis... if the staff isn't furloughed.

          As for the Corps of Engineers, I suppose Obama could federalize the Utah NG and order them to report for duty (and get paid with IOUs) like any other active duty unit... but unless he does, they report to the governor of UT.

          As devastating as this disaster is for the folks in Co, it's dwarfed in scope by Sandy.  That was a storm that did damage in almost a third of the country. Storm surge of 8 or 10 feet in Chicago?  All the way to New Jersey, NYC, Philly...  There was just no way that was going to get fixed without adding a lot of money to the effort.

          Maybe if the GOP would just deal with existing crises without manufacturing new ones this wouldn't have to happen.

          I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

          by mojo11 on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 08:52:10 AM PDT

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          •  Red areas who voted for represenatives against (2+ / 0-)
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            shoeless, BachFan

            any government help should not receive help.

            Otherwise, they get their cake and eat mine too.

            Republicans would have no problem playing hard ball, so there is no reason we shouldn't do the same.

            •  Not doing the same as a republican (2+ / 0-)
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              mojo11, eagleray

              is what keeps our humanity in tact.

              Thinking of others and helping them even though they would rather watch me die is what makes me a Liberal.... and a Human.  

              We can always make more cake... to share.  :)

              "Love One Another" ~ George Harrison

              by Damnit Janet on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 10:23:39 AM PDT

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            •  As tempting as it is to say (3+ / 0-)
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              nchristine, eagleray, Damnit Janet

              let them sleep in the bed they made, I'm with Jane on this one.  Doing the right thing, the merciful thing, rather than the "fair" or "just" thing is what keeps us form becoming the thing we hate.

              And besides, it allows us to feel all morally superior and shit.

              I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

              by mojo11 on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 10:32:32 AM PDT

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              •  Then they win every time. We are the insurance (0+ / 0-)

                policy they never bought.

                •  We are the human. (0+ / 0-)

                  Hate and revenge only breed more hate and revenge.  

                  If anything else, your attitude about kicking them in the teeth while they are down - won't even affect them - but you might be sending messages to people around you ... like your kids.  

                  Try killing em with kindness.  Especially when they are "down".

                  Compassion takes practice.  It's hard work.  

                  That's why war is so  much easier.  It doesn't take critical thought, compassion or mercy.  

                  Good luck.  

                  "Love One Another" ~ George Harrison

                  by Damnit Janet on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 12:37:32 PM PDT

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