Really?!: Bloomberg diverts resources to NYC Marathon while city struggles to recover – UPDATED

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UPDATED: The New York Times has confirmed at 5pm ET Friday the NY Marathon will not take place on Sunday DETAILS

Common sense died today in a truly obnoxious fashion thanks to of non-other-than your least favorite mayor, Michael Bloomberg.

While Bloomberg’s city, and the entire Tri-State area, is hurting from the aftermath of one of the biggest storms the country has ever seen, he’s decided to move forward with the New York City Marathon. Yes, despite the millions of New Yorkers without power, homes completely destroyed, the climbing death toll, and countless other issues (like a major gas shortage), Mayor Bloomberg will be diverting countless resources to the marathon.

In utter disbelief, Glenn explained how much of a slap in the face this is to those suffering around the city.

“If you’ve never been to New York or you’ve not lived in New York, you don’t know what it takes to run, for instance, the Macy’s Day Parade.  The Macy’s Day Parade, they take down light poles. The cost of doing anything in New York is astounding.  To do the New York City Marathon,” Glenn explained, “you have to have city trucks and city workers out putting barricades on all of the streets, and they start doing that days in advance.”

The marathon brings in tens of thousands of people from all over the world — it is an international event. There are huge tents, giant signs, water stations, food stations, clocks, generators — it’s enormous. So while downtown Manhattan is transportation-less, possibly still without power; while the people of Staten Island are trying to rebuild what’s left of their homes; while the citizens of Coney Island fight off looters, Mayor Bloomberg will divert NYPD, water, generators, city workers and more to the Marathon.

“You have people in Staten Island who are crying out for food,” Glenn said. “You have the mayor saying we have to put cops on all of the bridges and all of the tunnels for checkpoints because everybody who comes in has to have three people in their car or they can’t come in.  So he’s putting checkpoints at all of the bridges and tunnels because traffic is so bad because of the hurricane, and yet he’s blocking the streets this weekend to run the New York City Marathon.”

When Glenn lived in New York City, he could see Coney Island from his apartment. The people there are crying out for water, food, electricity and safety. There are looters, now labeled “wolf packs,” that have citizens so scared that they won’t even leave their homes. While the citizens of New York are doing what they can to survive, their nightmare of a mayor is more worried about how many ounces of soda they ingest at one time and that all of the people coming in town to run his precious marathon have their hotels rooms. So all of the people who have hotel rooms right now and don’t have a house to go to will be kicked out of their hotel because somebody’s coming in to run the race.

Glenn had a better idea for the runners:

“What do you say you have the people grab the water from the tables that you’re setting up and you have those runners who are the best in all the world run up 70 flights of stairs to the elderly people that live up at the top who cannot take an elevator down and may not have water,” Glenn suggested. “Has anybody checked on them?  No.  Because you live in New York and you don’t know your neighbors.”

Earlier in the show Glenn shared some of the devastating stories that are now being reported in the wake of the horrible storm — stories that will make any humane individual question Mayor Bloomberg’s sanity for moving forward with the race this weekend, just days after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the region.

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The starting line for the race is being prepped on Staten Island — one of the hardest hit areas in New York. While the rest of the island is left to deal with the aftershocks of the hurricane, the notion of diverting even one police officer, one responder, one asset away from this carnage is beyond irrational.

“On Nelson Avenue, not far, an elderly couple was found dead, pinned beneath a 41‑foot power cruiser that had been lifted up by the storm.  Lifted up in the harbor a mile away and dumped on this elderly couple,” Glenn told listeners. “But don’t worry about that.  We’ve got to set up the starting line for the New York City marathon.”

In another story, two days ago, right at the starting line, police found the bodies of two young boys, ages 2 and 4. They were swept away in their mother’s arms after her SUV had been taken over by waves. They had nowhere to go — there was nothing the mother could do. The waves overwhelmed the SUV and swept the children out to the sea.

“They found the bodies two days ago, where they are now setting up water tables and clocks and they’ll have the start gun,” Glenn said.

In a basement on Beach Avenue, the mayor of the town, age 51, was found in the basement of his home arm-in-arm with his 20-year-old son. Both were dead.

This is not a partisan issue, Glenn explained, this is an issue of sanity and common sense. America is wide awake, and it’s the out-of-touch politicians who are in desperate need of a wakeup call.

“I am so sick and tired of these politicians telling us who we are, telling us how to live,” Glenn said. “Take your 16‑ounce soda, Mayor Bloomberg, and shove it up your ass.  You’re telling me that I don’t have the common sense to stop drinking, if I wanted 18 ounces of soda, I’m just reckless?  And you are setting up the New York City marathon two days after this stuff?  Are you out of your mind?  Take your soda and shove it up your ass.  Mayor Bloomberg and progressives like him, both Republican and Democrat, are damn near insane.  They are out of control.”

Sandy and Benghazi are a wake-up call to the way progressivism has changed the country and the attitude of many Americans toward government. Big government is not a solution to a crisis, it is a mechanism that hides or uses a crisis to gain more power and control. The president told the leaders of the communities in the Tri-State area to overlook the red tape, not to take no for an answer — but what happens when it’s the community leaders who are saying no? Does he follow-up? Does he ask Mayor Bloomberg about his priorities of the marathon versus the people left dark in the destruction on Staten Island?

No. He takes his endorsement and leaves.

Glenn explained that this is why America must once again look to it’s neighbors, churches, and religious organizations for help when they need it. Your neighbor won’t put a race above your personal well-being. A government official won’t pray with your or help you cope with personal loss after a storm like Sandy.

“Let Sandy and Benghazi be a wake‑up call,” Glenn told listeners. “You have damn near been fundamentally transformed.  This is your last call, America.  This is it.  You don’t think it makes a difference?  It does make a difference.  It does.  There is no difference between the way the president is handling Sandy and how the president handled Benghazi.  He went out and campaigned.  He did his little show and he went out and campaigned.”

“Benghazi, he left Americans to die.  He left Bloomberg to run the New York City marathon.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    This is a clear example of why government cannot be depended upon, as it will fail at the time people expect it to be at its finest. 

    Bloomberg cares nothing for the people of what he sees as his own personal fiefdom. He acts as an ‘enlightened despot’ who is above all things, and if he ignores it, then it will go away once and for all. 

    There are stories on the web and radio about people driving through and giving blankets, food and water to those in need while the government is nowhere in site save for the marathon preparation. It is people, individual and groups, seeking to make the difference in the lives of those needing the help.

    Depend on the government, as Bloomberg, Obama and the Democratic lunatic leaders demand and you set yourself up for your own destruction in the end when they fail to help out. In the end, we only have our family and our neighbors to depend upon and work with when our backs are put to the wall.

    May God continue to inspire people to aid and assist the needy and hurt and helpless from the storm; and may He bless everyone’s efforts and assistance for much good in the end.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Learn well and understand clearly the lesson of the Hurricane – depend upon community or depend upon a massive, uncaring and incapable government that thinks it knows better on how to help people: which can be trusted upon in the moment of crisis?

    We are seeing a time for Americas people to show the world what it means to be Americans at their finest – in crisis we shine in helping one another out.

  • Anonymous

    Its time to airlift supplies to American citizens – another thing that would help alleviate some building tension – clear a few main roads – highways etc. and fly in a few tankers full of petrol and give the gas away for free -   

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Michael Bloomberg response let them eat low fat cake. They are patting themselves on the back for the mediocre job of helping people find food and shelter. They ignore them and it will bit Obama in the rear. You think these people will vote for the people that refuse to help them Bloomberg and Obama are the same heartless people. Where is the outcry left or you guys only care about victims hurricane victims under a republican. Vote for the left and this is the type of backstabbing you will get.

  • Anonymous

    this “scumbag” president calls himself a christian !!! , what a f@#$%# joke !!!!!!! , go ahead you “clueless americans re-elect this ” asshole ” and see what happens in the next four years !!!!

  • Anonymous

    So here is the conundrum.  Do I send money to help the PEOPLE of New York who voted to Bloomburg and Obamo (not all certainly but enough of them to have gotten these guys elected), and thereby support their choices (which obviously now have consequences).  While I feel horrible for the people of New York (and as a former resident of New York myself I feel a kinship), at what point do we say “gee, what did you expect when you elected these clowns-and darn, I guess now you will have to live with the consequences of your vote?”  I am really truely honestly torn.  I know as a moral person I should offer help, but at what point do people have to learn a lesson?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.franklin.3910 Bob Franklin

    Are you kidding me? New York can certainly walk and chew gum at the same time. Let the Marathon happen… Thats tens of millions in revenue that doesn’t come out of the taxpayers pockets. People crying for food? why didn’t they stock up? On the one hand you decry the lack of personal responsibility in the world and on the other you want the world to stop when some group suffers? Life is a series of problems that we solve one at a time. Get on with it.

  • James Thomas

    Free gas…no way.  

  • Anonymous

    And now, isn’t it about time for the Obumholes to take off on another $20,000,000 taxpayer paid vacation?  

  • Anonymous

    While it is awful to see people suffering and in trouble it is not like this happened as a surprise.  We had a WEEK’S notice.  It is time for people to take responsibility for themselves! 

  • Anonymous

    Typical liberal, Bloomberg is! He waited until people flew in from all over the world, to find no hotel rooms, in a city that doesn’t sleep even if it could, before he cancelled the marathon. That folks, is the definition of leadership! Incompetence personified and YOU New Yorkers continue the lie that is the Dumocrats Party. You perpetuate the absence of cogent thought. For the rest of America: Let this be a lesson well learned; Look what has happened on the east coast. This is our future should you decide to vote for the morons currently running the country.

  • Anonymous

    When Romney got the relief effort going for the east-coasters, he was ridiculed and called a scumbag. Bloomberg gets a visit from Obummer and it hits ront page news! That visit is all that New Yorkers will get from Obummer. I just wonder how New York will vote come next tuesday.

  • Anonymous

    DO NOT SEND A DIME! LET THEM FIGURE THIS ONE OUT FOR THEMSELVES! This is the moral thing to do. I can assure you, It will be a lesson well learned.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t vote for Obama either had to vote for that pin-headed RINO McCain, but Obama became my president just like everyone else. Not everyone voted for that self-cenered
    selfish mayor, they shoudn’t have to suffer, OF COURSE you help New Yorkers they’re your fellow Americans, and they’re suffering, its called being humane, wedo it for animals can’t we do it for our fellow countrymen.

  • Anonymous

    Are you really that heartless? Kind of scary if you are, how about the elderly and children? When Americans are suffering you come to their aid, or there will be no one to come to yours, its not the governments place its OURS we take care of our own!!

  • Anonymous

    Flooded homes make the food supplies inedible, maybe a lot of them did prepare but food supples have been ruined. What about those people?

  • Anonymous

    I was hoping someone would respond..thank you. How exactly are you planning to help? If you live on the east coast and have the funds to help, by all means do. You and others with the means should pool your resources and help those that need it. I don’ t live anywhere near the disaster, otherwise I would not only physically help, I would get my church to get involved as well. We wouldn’t need to be told. Unfortunately, try getting money from some in NY. Especially those living on the west side.
    And you are right, Let the government clean up; We can take care of our own.

  • Anonymous

    the money you donate, where or whoes pocket will it go.?????

  • Anonymous

    Gotta love the absolute gut-wrenched sincerity of both – Glenn’s concern for our nation’s future and his outrage at the people in power who do anything but love and lead and truly help.  In Halloween terms, it’s like being stuck on a ride of terror.  Anyone have more details on the countless lay and professional volunteers from other parts of the country who, at their own time and dime, trekked to NY to help the thousands of victims of the Sandy storm disaster but were turned away because they were non-union?  Can you spell “OUTRAGEOUS!” ?  Also, what irony that the government has to minimize itself or suspend its regulations that normally limit and hamper, in order to allow help to this disaster-ridden area.

  • Anonymous

     The Idea of even Hosting this Marathon in the face of such a Disaster, fully exposes the basic HUMAN disconnect Liberals have with reality, and just how out of touch they are with the natural ability to correctly identify genuine priorities, that used to be  “common knowledge” by even the lowliest individual within our society.
        This “mindset” is the reason why Liberals can point wildly and shout at the top of their lungs over individual suffering, ( either real or imagined) and demand that someone take care of it; while they continue to concern themselves with themselves, and not have to be personally bothered with any of it.
        Which is exactly why Benghazi is not so much a problem for most Liberals. It didn’t happen in their neighborhood, and no one they knew or loved perished in those attacks. So expecting them to feel outrage over something that is obvious to any rational person, is akin to asking them to get personally involved, and they just don’t have the common decency it takes TO BE BOTHERED. Not to mention they’d have to concede failure on the part of their Liberal Messiah who is doing as they themselves approve, by simply not dealing with the world as it is.
         Liberals are empty people with meaningless lives, living entirely for their own selfish purpose, caring for no one but themselves and their pristine,higher than you or I, world view.
         The closest you’ll come to finding a Liberal getting involved with anything, is when the cause springs forth from  a Notion or a feeling they invent. And the cause or idea: if actually realized, would mean absolutely nothing worthwhile to any man woman or child who may actually be in need of basic life necessities anywhere in the world.
     That is why I HATE LIBERALS!

  • Anonymous

    ah peanut, there in lies the conundum.  If I help New Yorkers (which I would like to do) I can’t give only to those that took responsiblity.  I have to allow my aid to be “redistributed” to those that did not take responsibility on the backs of those that did. I know one’s first reaction is “of course we help” but when one really stops for a minute to decide at what expense (and I don’t mean monetarily entirely) and will any change come because of it…..I guess I find it hard to find a reason to do so. 

  • Anonymous

    true and well said, but after all is said and done they will still continue to re elect the same people into office.  Half of New York could die from hunger and exposure from this storm and the majority of New Yorkers will simply step over their cold dead bodies to re-elect every democrat politician.   

  • Anonymous

    Answer: Glenn Beck and Mercury Arts are collecting money,100% of what you donate goes to the aid of New Yorkers, trucks with supplies have already been sent, more on the way, here is a link to help:www.fundly.com/mercury-one-disaster-relief-fund.    Thanks for helping, I am on the east coast but down south.

  • Anonymous

    AFTER 4 YEARS OF OBAMA THEY SHOULD BE USED TO IT BY NOW.

  • Anonymous

    well said.  Why isn’t every hollywood liberal on a bus right now (or flying in on their private jets) filled with water, food, and gas (paid for by their multi million dollar movie contracts) and personally handing out these items to people in need?  Guess it is beneath them, but I guess the minute that starving, thirsty, cold liberal New Yorker wants to see a movie they will gladly fork over $15.00 to see their idols on the big screen.  And that is why liberalism continues to flourish. 

  • Anonymous

    Answer: Glenn Beck and Mercury Arts are collecting money,100% of what you donate goes to the aid of New Yorkers, trucks with supplies have already been sent, more on the way, here is a link to help:www.fundly.com/mercury-one-disaster-relief, I am on the east coast but in the south and yes I am helping.

  • Anonymous

    1. The truck drivers better be union drivers or they won’t be let into the city.
    2. I wonder how many people that show up for the free aid won’t really need it, they just want to take more. 

    God I hate being so cynical, but after the last four year, I guess we have been “taught” to be cynical. 

  • Anonymous

    We learnt the lessons after a quake where students from Universities, schools and farmers mobilised and came into suburbs destroyed to clean up houses and streets. Red cross and Salvation Army distributed food and water. Shelters for the homeless were set up by Civil Defence (volunteer organisation, Government Funded).
    The best lesson of all is do not trust the Insurance Companies to pay out or to insure those flooded properties ever again or Government to fix things.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_35MPTDB2N5XSTJ4ZTMF2VGBO3M football mama

      There was a couple of things that bothered me today as people were coming in with water and food for the people there.   1)  There was a whole lot of complaining about what folks had brought in for them!  They were ACTUALLY UPSET that the folks who volunteered their time to help them get the necessities didn’t bring generators or gasoline or charged chargers so they could charge their phones or so they wouldn’t have to drive 60 miles or more to find gasoline.
    2)  There were very few of those that were part of the report that actually cared about anyone but themselves. 

    I live in the Southeast of the United States.  When there is a storm (whether it is summer, fall, winter, or spring), folks here come together to work to check up on others; help anyone who needs help; take food or supplies to each other.  I just don’t understand the whole mindset of people who were almost like mobs attacking reporters and screaming out about the things that weren’t brought.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Glenn,  you spoke for so many of us.  It was bad enough when Bloomberg announced his support of Obama but to even consider having the marathon when people a few miles away have not been able to get out of their homes or to have funerals for the dead, the Mayor was a total jerk.  The pressure from you and other known voices finally Shamed him into reality.  He was all about showing NYC to the World and disregarding the New Yorkers who just lost a lot more than a marathon race.  As our niece would say,” he is a pooh pooh head”.  Thanks Glenn.

  • VindicatorX

    FEMA has a bunch of barely used trailers left over from Katrina… Actually, why don’t they have loaner generator systems for disaster relief? At least people could stay warm and or run the refrigerator if they had a small electrical power source – and the gas to run it, until Con-ED decides to accept help with power restoration from the non-union volunteers who drove up from down south to help, (that they have been turning away).

    Because they aren’t members of the electricians local in NY or NJ they can’t help save people or make their suffering a bit less??? I think that’s a decision by union leaders that need to be made public. They are not helping people by denying them help. Unions need to shut up, get out of the way and go back to work.

  • Sandie

    DOE Fossil Energy NEWSALERT:

    “WASHINGTON – As part of the government-wide response and recovery effort for Hurricane Sandy, President Obama declared that Hurricane Sandy has created a severe energy supply interruption and directed the Energy Department to loan the Department of Defense ultra-low sulfur diesel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will begin drawing down stocks from the heating oil reserve terminal in Groton, Connecticut as early as tomorrow. The fuel, which will be distributed to state, local and federal responders in the New York/New Jersey area, will be used to provide additional supplies to ensure continued response and recovery efforts. This includes fuel for emergency equipment and buildings, including electrical generators, water pumps, GSA buildings, trucks and other vehicles.

    “Today’s announcement is part of the broader federal effort to respond to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said Secretary Chu. “This loan from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve will help ensure state, local and federal responders in the impacted area have access to the diesel fuel they need to continue response and recovery efforts.”

    DLA estimates that it will initially draw down two million gallons of fuel from the reserve, but the Energy Department stands ready to make available additional fuel as needed.”

    All well and good, but it doesn’t help all those people directly with no gasoline for their vehicles or their own generators, if they have a home to use one on, or any diesel equipment they personally own. It is Friday, why is Obama just getting to this NOW? Janet Napoliotano is still scratching her head trying to figure out what she is doing with the relief aid they are sending in now but as usual, she is saying everything is working fine!

  • VindicatorX

    Another fine example of his trademark lead from behind the eight ball style. Delayed knee jerk reactionary response to immediate needs at it’s governmental finest.

    You would think there would be a pool of individual household supplies – food, water, fuel, clothing, medicines, power generation equipment, for each family in a disaster area, held in logistics depots ready for deployment at a moment’s notice in sites all over the country. That would be part of FEMA’s job, and what have they done to prepare for such events since Hurricane Katrina? ABSOLUTELY NOTING WHAT SO EVER!

    “I’m from the Government and I’m here to be seen, photographed, videotaped, and then I’m off to Air Force One to continue my continuous campaigning activities.”

    I’m Barack Obama, and I approved this message…

  • Sandie

    NY & NJ after Sandy is far smaller than Louisiana, Alabama etc after Katrina, and he can’t handle it – neither can his FEMA or his DHS . . . where are all the cries of anger from the left? The accusations? All NY & NJ are getting is the empty chair.

  • Anonymous

    Where is the President. This Teflon president has for four years been running about the world making LONG speeches, and during this terrible time he has not taken 5 minute moments to speak to his nation, to reassure, to give hope, to praise those who help and sacrifice. Instead we now hear his spokespersons saying he is on top of things, showing him having meetings. The one time he shows it is for a photo in New Jersey. Surely, this is a unacceptable behaviour, but nothing seems to stick. 

  • Anonymous

    WE do it because it is the right thing to do; to help each other. That is what makes our countries humane and great and why people flock here. 

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely! It is OUR responsibility. Forget government. 

  • Anonymous

    WHAT President???  We haven’t had one for 4 years! This Commie muslim dictator is nowhere near the levels to be called President! I say lock him up & throw the key away for Treason against the United States! The “So Called” Mayer of N.Y.C. is just as bad. Put them both in the same cell!

  • Sandie

     Can’t blame you – after what happened in Louisiana after Katrina with people taking advantage of the outpouring of others generosity/help, and even what some did after 9/11, it can make one think twice about it. And yes – after the past 4 years, who wouldn’t be cynical?

  • VindicatorX

    It’s what we have come to expect from Barack – “He’s going to require you have some skin in the game…”, was how Michelle put it in the 2007 campaign.

    What she meant was he would make sure it was your ass on the line and not his.

  • Anonymous

    You are very lucky. It does take a village for folks to come together. My husband and I have our church on the west coast. We barely know our neighbors…..we would be there for them should they need us and hope it would be reciprocal. Human nature is such that we can be humble or selfish all in one breath. There’s a lot to be said when one is grounded in faith.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you peanutlady…so sorry for the first impression. Thanks for the info.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t hate them……pity and pray for them. Funny, can’t stand them, but if in need, I would come to their rescue and probably so would you.

  • Sandie

    Bloomberg finally saw the light – the dimming of his political light -  so he cancelled the marathon!

  • Guest

    How dare you blame anything on Barack Obama – he is the Mess-iah and Michelle is a Goddess. You f#@cking morons are all alike. You believe Beck’s lies – look here http://www.sharethisurlaboutglenbeck.com for proof of what a liar he is you Beckerhead.
    This is your one and only warning. If you persist with your stupid flame war, I will ask the FBI to deal with your criminal behavior. Actually I have told them already and I told them I never threatened anyone and that you are all liars. I am not crazy either. I take my meds all the time – well almost all the time. It’s Becks fault when I don’t. I have to go now so don’t follow me…

  • landofaahs

    For many years I have thought and still think that the only marathon that should be ran in NY city is the one that takes you the hell out of there permanent like.  In fact, any large city should be avoided.  You do not want to be there when the economy crashes.  

  • http://twitter.com/fawnday Dawn Brayton

    There is an upside to this story hard as it is to find one. Every person who would be coming to do the marathon not only could help the relief effort instead but also take the story back to their own country(since people all over the world run that race)so the rest of the planet can put together their own fundraisers for NYC.

  • Anonymous

    From what I understand, the area in most need of help is traditionally Democratic. What better way then, to win them over to the genuine hospitality of conservatism. Sometimes life is our best teacher…and what this teaches, as you hit on, democrats cannot be relied upon. Taking responsibility for themselves/ourselves might mean – voting Romney this next Tuesday.

  • Anonymous

    Just found out this morning that – yes – the governor of NY is giving away free gas.

  • VindicatorX

    It’s about time Obama took responsibility for something. He’s a pathetic imitation of a man, and his failures are already haunting him.

  • VindicatorX

    It gets worse – apparently there is a NYC Department of Buildings that has a regulation requiring multi- resident buildings to have an auxiliary power system so the elevators can be operated. There were a lot of buildings – some government assisted housing for seniors – that were in excess of 12 stories tall which had no elevator service available even though code required it. I wonder how many people are going to be put on trial over this?

    Basically, if you were a senior citizen in one of those buildings, you were trapped. If there had been a fire, the resulting loss of life could have been very tragic indeed. I think this storm will have repercussions long after the reconstruction phase of recovery.

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/downloads/bldgs_bulletins/bb_2011-018.pdf

    NYC Buildings Department
    280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
    Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

  • Sandie

    Will we see any of this on MSNBC, CNN or the other alphabets? I doubt it. Protect the messiah!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001865028025 Karen Lee Zieminski Munson

    Years ago my husband left me with two boys to raise ages 2 and 4. NO extended family. I went to school and became a certified Firefighter/EMT. I lived week to week. My boys saw the Drs a lot due to chronic illnesses (Epilepsy and Asthma). Yes, we had insurance but still had a lot of co-pays to pay. Anyway, we lived hand-to mouth. I did not apply for it (even my church didn’t know it) but some years we only had a special Thanksgiving or Christmas spread because my postman put our name in for the holiday box. I did not apply for food stamps, although I could have. I am a conservative, and I always thought that those less fortunate than me needed it more.

    I live in FL and let me tell you, EVERY hurricane season I dreaded it, because I had no extra $$$ to buy water, xtra canned stuff, etc. Basically, there was always more week left than paycheck. It’s been 29 years and I am now retired, and my boys are in their 30′s and married. I can prepare now…but they can’t as they are working several part-time jobs and don’t make enough for xttra. One has a new baby with SERIOUS health issues.

    Sure, there are some that could have and should have prepared. But you don’t know …..there are oldsters in their 80′s who stayed in their 11th floor apt. in Staten island because they had no extended family to help and no where to go and no xtra $$$ to allow them to go..There are also single parent families and other families that have had their jobs cut, or their health undercut and they don’t have xtra either. I think that YOU are ONE COLD ***********!!! YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT PEOPLE are going through or have gone through. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHY they are going through what they are going through. Talk about MORAL…you are IMMORAL!  And, I can guaranteed you this, what you cause to go around will come back to you, a hundred fold, you ******. 

    For those of you that DO care, you can send blankets, funds, etc. through your American Legion to the Legion halls in the affected areas. Also, Glen’s charity is taking needed supplies there and you can always contribute. Joyce Meyer ministries, the Salvation Army, and the Southern Baptist convention are all helping also. Your local Fire Company is probably also helping to raise funds because several Volunteer Fire companies in NY and NJ lost their apparatus. And those companies are out there NOW, helping their own community even though they have also lost much. Are we a caring people or are we NOT? Let God be the judge and let us serve our fellow mankind.

  • Anonymous

    You missed my point altogether! Did you not remember what happened with monies sent to the unfortunate people from Katrina? It never got to them! I sent money. And thank you for calling me a sh’thed. There’s class missing in all walks of life! Lady, you have no idea what I give to charity and I need not worry about what goes around comes around. I am grounded in faith and charity.

    My point, to those missing it, is this: Give of your time and donate food but be careful who you send money to. I trust Glenn’s Mercury Arts.

  • Anonymous

    This is not the only stupidity going on in NY National Guardsmen bunking down between relief efforts are being booted out of their armory for a Victoria Secret fasion show! Talk about B.S.!

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/military_helpers_stripped_mLCcBppGJPy9IMwjH2ZgCN

    How many other ways are resourses being wasted because of government stupidity?

  • Anonymous

    I like to say N.Y. is a great place to be from……. Far From that is….. I moved south to Virginia and never looked back…… 

  • Anonymous

    A concert in Ohio, Filled with all the greatest stars in the entertainment industry, All there for the sole purpose for the re- election of BHO. Really Mr. President? Wouldn’t it make more sense to use that money go towards the unfortunate souls on the east coast?
    Really Mr. Springsteen……your neighbors down the road from where you live are suffering and you’re in Ohio to help re-elect the scourge of free men?

    Anyone that thinks Barack Hussien Obama stands for the oppressed better look around you first before casting a vote that would give him another four years!

  • Anonymous

    He’s another one that has over-stayed his welcome. People better not forget about Bloomberg when it’s time for a change of guard in NY. This guy is bad news!j

  • Anonymous

    I do hope those who suspected this charming individual of being a progressive, Can now rest assured in knowing they were right. Another disgrace to the American experience…..a freaking, lying liberal with a conscience of a rat, who thinks he is greater than the total sum of a human heart.

  • Anonymous

    Shame on you Bob Beckel…..how easily lies roll off your tongue! Are we better off than we where four years ago he asks? Yes, says the lying liberal to the audience of The Five on FNC.