30/10/2012

Hurricane Sandy and the Obama administration

Dan Majestic writes from Washington: Call me a cynic, but I have my doubts about hurricane Sandy.
Obama hurricane Sandy
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not some hurricane denier and I won’t dispute the fact that Sandy is real and has caused some serious anxiety among the folks living along the US East Coast. Mr Obama got loads of free publicity, having taken on Sandy all himself, while his rival, who naturally had to cancel his election effort as well, to avoid criticism for ignoring people’s suffering, was left on the sidelines.
New York City storms
English: Hurricane Dennis on August 28, 1999. ...
Hurricane Dennis on August 28, 1999. Dennis was an irregular hurricane that trailed up the East Coast.
The size of possible damage that Sandy could inflict was mentioned a lot in advance, something in the area of $20 billion upwards. Again, they could have said $30 billion and even $40 billion. Who could have argued with that? Federal government agencies were told to close down their buildings in New York and not open them on Tuesday, obviously leading private companies to follow suit. Now these are just snippets of a a post made earlier today over on Stirring Trouble Internationally- A humorous take on news and current affairs. You may want to go over and comment on the full article.   

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