Karma, again: Liberals already tying Oklahoma relief efforts to Superstorm Sandy aid vote

Residents of Oklahoma are all too familiar with tornado season, but there’s a new cycle that’s popped up in association with natural disasters; every major storm in a conservative area is now followed by claims of “karma”-driven payback linked to the House’s Sandy relief aid vote soon after the new year. It happened after tornadoes hit Georgia in January, and it’s already begun in connection with the tornadoes which destroyed Moore, Oklahoma just two hours ago. Republicans opposed the Sandy relief package because it was stuffed with pork. As Rep. Paul Ryan explained in a statement, “nearly half of the money in the bill won’t be spent until 2014 or beyond. In fact, some of the new spending would be for claims unrelated to Hurricane Sandy.”

That excuse didn’t wash with opponents, who revive the Sandy aid vote with each new natural disaster. Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald has an enemies list handy.

Those takers in the red states just keep on taking.

https://twitter.com/hotelkeys/status/336602899402592256

News flash: there was no pork in that Sandy aid bill. All that nonsense about money going to fisheries in Alaska and the Head Start program and Amtrak? Right-wing nonsense.

Eichenwald isn’t alone is rushing to politicize the Oklahoma tornadoes. He and Lizz Winstead have company.

Fortunately, many still incensed by the Sandy aid vote are graciously willing to let the people of Oklahoma have assistance despite the sins of their elected leadership.

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Eichenwald’s on a roll, which we join in progress. He concedes that not all Republicans were blaming Superstorm Sandy on gay marriage.

Related:

As tornadoes hit South, libs claim payback for Sandy relief vote; ‘Let them suffer’

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    I hate people.

    • Joe W.

      You and me both, my friend. That’s why I retired & dropped out and got myself a small little piece of Texas, 10 miles from the nearest town, and that town is tiny. No libs, no gays, no gangsters, no illegals…just me, my wife and my animals. Happy as a clam, too.

      • John

        The rest of us would like to thank you for moving there also.

        • Garth Haycock

          From what leftist site did you copy and paste that weak insult?

        • DrSamHerman

          My, John, what a lack of original wit you have.

      • Fritzster

        Oh man, that’s the best kind of land. I love the small businesses too, they’re all unique there.

      • Ethel Arauz

        I too thank you for moving away. If only all the other hateful right wing hypocrites moved along with you. I hear glen beck is peddling land to build his own right wing utopia. The rest of the country won’t miss you. Red states take in more federal welfare program money than they pay out in taxes.

        • Joe W.

          It is ignorant moon bats such as you who have causd me to lose my faith and hope in my country and people. For your information, the State of Texas is one of the few states that can exist without the rest of y’all. We have all of the resources, agriculture, universities, economy, job market, defense capability, and any other necessity for independence. You fools on the left, with your utopian ideals, rooted in socialism and Barack Obama’s unicorn fart lies have literally given away the greatest nation in the history of the world. And, yes, Ethel, I hate you for that.

        • $1014973

          Shut up Ethel and vacuum my damn floors. Dishes aren’t going to wash themselves either.

        • Ronald Green

          Hateful? Look at the pot calling the kettle black. Suck on a rotten tomato libtard.

        • Kevin Gallagher

          That’s funny because you idiot liberals look at state totals instead of individual totals. Southern Republican states also have the highest concentration of minorities and in case you didnt know, minorities receive much more welfare than white people.

          • v1cious

            “In case you didnt know, minorities receive much more welfare than white people.”

            I swear it never fails. Twitchy accuses people of playing the race card, and then someone will make a comment like this.

      • v1cious

        Gotta hand it to you Joe Bob, you are every negative Tea Party stereotype manifested into a single human being. That is quite an accomplishment.

        • Joe W.

          Hey, it’s my old pal from the Houston Ghetto, home of that intelligent Sheila Jackson Lee, Tyrone Shoelaces!!!!! How y’all doin’, Bro?? Only a week to go and your welfare check should hit your EBT. Guess you’ll just have to mug some white dudes to get yo crack til then, eh?? Be careful out there, Tyrone.

          • v1cious

            That’s the Joe Bob I know and love. Never change.

          • Joe W.

            You can count on it.

    • Gallatin

      I despise libturds.

    • exLibtard

      I’ll be more precise; I hate liberals.

  • DorothyGrissom

    In a word: VULTURES

  • V the K

    Progressive Motto: Never let a tragedy go to waste; always be the most massive d-bag possible.

    • http://twitter.com/soogienabrabs soogienabrabs75

      Yep, because reality has a liberal bias.

      • Gordon

        Wait, you mean reality is a d-bag?

      • digitalPimple

        Yup all that liberal bias coming from the White House these days is absolutely based in reality.

    • logicrules

      The innocently good: “what can I do to help?”

      The exploititavely political: “fresh carrion! Let us feed!”

  • ObamaFail

    These lib morons don’t realize that the problem with getting the Sandy relief bill passed was because the Democrats filled it with a bunch of wasteful pork spending. Republicans wanted all of the extra stuff that had nothing to do with aid for victims of Sandy taken out of the bill. So they should be blaming their liberal heroes that they worship.

    • praymorenow1

      As Larry Elder says, facts are like kryptonite to a toe tag liberal.

    • exLibtard

      You’re being silly with such fact-based commentary. MSNBC, Daily Kos, Media Matters, and others in the Reality-Based community™ all say that the evil GOP blocked the Hurricane Sandy relief funding. If you disagree, you are living in the FOX News ideological bubble.

    • justlisa

      Exactly!

    • Sonya A. Willis

      Too much logic! Too much logic!

  • Harry A

    this is not the time for this, their are literally people still buried and others are looking for loved ones. no class, but that has come to be expected from them.

    if/when an aid bill is passed through congress, then we can have these conversations and if it contain pork i expect that these principled individuals will stand sure and steadfast in their beliefs. a bill concerning only the devastation in OK, focused solely in helping these people is what they deserve. not an attempt by other congressmen to get “gifts” for their district off the back of those affected.

    • twolaneflash

      So, you’re saying we have to pass it to see what’s in it? Been there. Done that.

      • digitalPimple

        I think Harry was trying to say when a bill is drafted and coming up for a vote.

      • Harry A

        sorry should have used the word “drafted” and not “passed”

  • TJ

    The bigger question should be why is not the whole Sandy affected area back to normal as they got the money they wanted even if some GOP voted no. Prince Harry would have no where to tour with the Governor if the area was all fixed. People would not be stealing the copper pipes out of partially repaired homes if they where all fixed and people where living in them. The picture of people using the damaged board walk and roller coaster would be everywhere if the federal tax money really mattered in helping them.

    • praymorenow1

      Please stop mentioning things that do not exist….clearly all is well, otherwise the ‘news’ media would be covering it constantly, and Sean Penn would have been there in a rowboat.

    • digitalPimple

      It’s going to take years to rebuild.

      a) amount of devastation.
      b) Unions work hourly.
      c) see b

      • TJ

        Was the delays because the federal dollars where not allocated in a few days when they were in a week. Some want the money now and even if takes a decade to rebuild that few days of delay to read the bill was political and a reason to smear the GOP.

  • Steve_J

    Speaking of “Sandy”, how’s all that help cutting red tape promised by Obama working?

  • greatunconformity

    There should be no political point scoring, from either side, while people are still searching for the bodies of children.

  • Jack Deth

    An aid bill may be generated in the House. It will pass and go to the Senate. Then onto Obama’s desk. Where it will be ignored until about 750 million in pork is added to a later revision. Where Obama may sign it. Around Christmas time.

    Why hurry giving aid to a state that had absolutely no counties voting for Obama in either elections?

    • Leslie Indresano

      Not buying it. Those same Republicans voted against the earlier Sandy relief when it was only a fraction of the amount (9 Billion compared to the 50 that eventually passed.) Further, Republicans continue to demand FEMA be abolished. I hear them all the time decrying irresponsible home owners for not having proper insurance. They argue “personal responsibility” when it happens to others, but come hat-in-hand when it happens to them. (No, I’m not a Democrat. I’m someone who actually pays attention.)

  • Stone Bryson

    Heartless bastard.

  • grais

    I’d like to know, specifically, which GOPers said Sandy was God’s will because of gay marriage.

    I think this Whatisname guy may just be a friggin’ liar.

    • Gordon

      He’s having flashbacks to 1986 or somewheres near that when Pat Roberson said it. Now it’s his favorite crutch.

    • $1014973

      I think it was the same guy who said the Benghazi attack was due to a video.

  • pp91303

    Liberals are disgusting people. They have spent the last week justifying the IRS scandal and defending Obama’s multiple abuses of power and now they politicize a disaster where 24 grade school children have reportedly been killed. Liberals are ghouls. Decent people have to get up off their collective a$@ and take this country back. It seems like evil is winning.

    • paul

      The IRS official who started the tea party investigation was a Bush appointed, fairly conservative employee. They actually used to work for Grover Norquist.
      Of the 300 political parties investigated during that time, only about 70 were conservative… If anything, conservatives were under-targeted.
      One of four things actually happened: 1) this person is a plant from the Bush administration trying to take down Obama–a “false flag”. 2) this person is just doing their job like anyone with a moral for would. 3) you’re an idiot. 4) urine idiot.
      I could go for either 2 or 3. Don’t let facts get in the way of your belief(s).

      • digitalPimple

        Really? So a Bush appointee. He also picked Roberts… You were saying?

        Again, if it was not the case, than why did the report say so? Why did the IRS official specifically apologize for it before the report came out?

        Try again moron.

        • paul

          good job – you didn’t let the facts get in the way of your beliefs

          • digitalPimple

            That’s a real cute one-liner you got their cupcake. Hurry and run along. The village must be missing it’s idiot about now.

      • pp91303

        Nice try numb nuts. Shulman is a Democrat and he donated to Obama’s campaign in 2012. Bush was an idiot who tried to be bi-partisan by appointing democrats to posts (see George “WMD’s are a slam dunk” Tenet for another incompetent Democrat in the Bush adminstration).

        Haven’t you been listening to the miscreants spreading out through the media spewing Obama’s talking points, this was the work of mid-level bureaucrats. We know that because Obama said so. Therefore, Shulman had nothing to do with it. Or is Obama lying?

        There aren’t 300 political parties you idiot. You are hilarious, the IRS Inspector General already invsetigated and determined that conservative groups were purposely being targeted, he identified a written document that listed criteria for flagging a group for harassment like having “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in the name and “criticizing how the government is being run”. The IRS has already admitted that the findings of the Inspector General are true. The IRS targeted conservative groups. The IRS illegally gave Pro Publica the pending 501(c) applications of over 20 conservative which the Soros funded propaganda organization published. The IRS illegally demanded donor lists, names of employees and the “content of members’s prayers” from these conservative groups. Donors like Van Der Sloot and Adelson were audited and harassed.

        The IRS has already admitted to the acts you are denying yet you mindlessly repeat talking points from the liberal echo chamber. You are like a low IQ Japanese soldier on an island who doesn’t know WWII is over. FU moron.

      • detroit19

        Shulman may have been a Bush appointee, but he was an Obama donor.

      • detroit19

        Shulman may have been a Bush appointee, but he was an Obama donor.

    • Mark81150

      I was at Hotair right after Sandy..

      nobody said anything but offer prayers, best wishes.. pledge aid..

      but when a red state is hit, 24 children killed.. he dances on the dead.. there must be a very special place in Hell for him..

      • digitalPimple

        No one said it. Some liberal friend of his told him that and he’s dumb enough to believe it.

      • Joshua Murphy

        He’s just hurting. He lost a friend in Sandy and as a result took a lot of the loose talk that went around at that time quite personally. I think folks just don’t understand the power and impact of their words. Especially on the internet.

        • $1014973

          Did his buttplug get destroyed by the salt water?

          • Joshua Murphy

            SicSemperTyrannis – That’s an ugly response to a tragedy. Much like Eichenwald’s dig at conservatives.

          • $1014973

            Do you think I give a damn? That lying scumbag brings politics to something that should be a-political. I hope his punk ass rots in hell for what he wrote.

          • Joshua Murphy

            I guess I just hope you care :)

          • $1014973

            For people like you and him? Not an ounce. I wouldn’t pee on either of you if you were on fire and I really had to go.

            Hopefully there is a special place in hell for people who politicize the deaths of children just because they happen to live in a red state. And a place right next to it for those who defend them.

          • Joshua Murphy

            Where have you seen me say he was right? He said something he can’t unsay, something he’ll regret.

          • $1014973

            You have been excusing what he said up and down here. That’s where you and I obviously differ. In my world there is no excuse for that type of filth. In yours I imagine there is always an excuse.

          • Joshua Murphy

            I suppose we will have to settle at disagreeing. I see a strong distinction between excusing or pardoning and reaching for understanding. Hate the sin, not the sinner; to put it colloquially.

          • Joshua Murphy

            Grace can be a beautiful thing, SicSemper. It’s never fair. People don’t get what they deserve. But that’s why it’s called grace.

          • $1014973

            Sorry, I don’t believe in excusing. Pardoning is for someone else to decide but excuses are just that. The death of humanity was when people stopped seeing good and evil for shades of gray.

          • Joshua Murphy

            But there IS good and evil. Evil words are not washed clean by good intent. Nor are they excused by an understandable reason. Words cannot be unspoken, and so should be spoken with care.

            Mercy and excusing are different animals. I choose to hope for Mr. Eichenwalds ultimate goodness, despite his foolish words. Perhaps if I had never spoken harshly in my life, I would feel more comfortable condemning him, but I’m not fit to cast that stone. You, me, Eichenwalds, thank God we don’t always get what we deserve, yes? :)

            Peace, brother.

          • Joshua Murphy

            But there IS good and evil. Evil words are not washed clean by good intent. Nor are they excused by an understandable reason. Words cannot be unspoken, and so should be spoken with care.

            Mercy and excusing are different animals. I choose to hope for Mr. Eichenwalds ultimate goodness, despite his foolish words. Perhaps if I had never spoken harshly in my life, I would feel more comfortable condemning him, but I’m not fit to cast that stone. You, me, Eichenwalds, thank God we don’t always get what we deserve, yes? :)

            Peace, brother.

        • pp91303

          Including Eichenwald right? He doesn’t understand how repugnant it is to politicize the death of 51 people? The problem for liberals is that we know it isn’t their pain that causes them to politicize everything, it is their narcissism. They used the death of the children of Sandy Hook for their own benefit and now the mock the death of people from flyover country that they think are beneath them. It is disgusting and your defending him is equally as disgusting.

          • Joshua Murphy

            I don’t think it’s disgusting to humanize someone’s actions, even unfortunate knee-jerk reactions like Eichenwald’s. It’s OK to give grace, even to an enemy.

          • $1014973

            No, it’s not. Liberals are destroying this nation and the only thing they deserve is a boot on their throat.

          • Joshua Murphy

            Do you think a politician could save the world?

          • $1014973

            No, but a politician can end it, or at least my way of life.

          • Joshua Murphy

            Perhaps so.

            If you don’t want to answer this question I’d understand, but now I’m curious. What IS your way of life? And what is being done to threaten it?

          • $1014973

            My way of life is one where I’m rewarded for the work I put in, and held accountable for the work I don’t. It’s called accountability.

            That is what I believe in, and that is my way of life. And idiots like obama think that I should have things taken from me to support those who choose not to be accountable for what they have done. Not to mention the demonizing those who choose to work hard by your president.

            My way of life is now responsible for nearly 17 trillion in debt and growing at an extraordinary rate. And the very people who were born with a hand out will not ever pay a dime of what they have caused.

            That quite frankly makes me sick to my stomach.

          • Joshua Murphy

            Thanks for answering me, you didn’t have to, so I appreciate it.

            I’m not going to debate you, by the way. But if you’d be willing to answer another question, I’m still curious.

            You say “your president”. Do you not think of him as your president? Or do you think of his as your president whether you like it or not?

          • $1014973

            He is my president because I am a citizen of this country and he was duly elected by the rule and law of this nation. What sets us apart from hundreds of those who came before us is the peaceful transition of leadership based on the will of the people. It’s what makes us great, and yes, better than anyone else.

            But he has no honor, he is unfit to lead and his election is an indictment of our electorate more than anything. I will do what I have always done, and that is wait until his term is up and do my best to ensure that someone like him is never elected again.

            But since we’re talking openly here, I think this country is doomed. Too many people vote for stuff and too few realize who absolutely screwed we are going to be when the debt hits 20, 25 trillion. 50% of all tax revenue will be going to debt service, which means an additional 50% will need to be raised through taxes. It’s a death spiral that we will not recover from.

            And most of the people of this nation could care less.

          • Joshua Murphy

            Thanks, I like your answer. A lot.

            It’s all too easy to believe the US is past the point of no return. What you said, about general apathy, is spot on. For me, even worse than the apathy is utter lack of unity. A house divided cannot stand.

            I think that’s why I find it so important to understand men who make terrible statements like Eichenwald. If we can bury our fury enough to stop crucifying each other every chance we get… But that’s an even longer shot than us backing off this “fiscal cliff” :)

          • $1014973

            Scumbags, both of them. These vile creatures share nothing in common with me and I could give a rat’s dingle berries what happens to either.

        • $1014973

          Pure and utter garbage. I follow the news on an hourly basis and I have never, ever heard anyone say Sandy was God’s work because of gays. He just made that crap up to justify his hatred of children who happened to live in Oklahoma.

          I guess being a liberal is truly a reason to never be sorry. But guess what, I’m not buying what you are selling.

        • Ronald Green

          Is he a n adult? If he is then, he needs to quit wetting his liberal diapers. But the truth is, that’s just his excuse. If you read all of his crap, he doesn’t mention his ‘friend’ until after he’s getting heat for being a ghoul/troll. And that behavior is typical of most libtards.

          • Joshua Murphy

            I must admit, the thought has crossed my mind for the very reason you stated

          • Ronald Green

            Then we agree.

          • Joshua Murphy

            I’m afraid I can’t agree with you. We see the same behavior but have come to two very different conclusions. I see a fool and feel sympathy. To me, it seems you see an enemy and chosen to respond to his anger with just more anger. I don’t see this as any sort of agreement.

    • exLibtard

      I used to sympathize with the “no evil, just wrong” view of liberalism. Liberals keep giving me good reasons to reject such silly notions.

  • RightFinShark

    Rot in Hell ,Kurt Eichenwald, you POS. How dare you turn this tragedy into a political debate when there are 24 dead school children buried underneath rubble right now.

    GO STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!

    • Mark81150

      People that evil, are demanding control of our lives..

      and he calls us stupid… when his lie is pointed out.

  • http://twitter.com/gak451 Creigh Tompkins

    I called him a piece of dung. Not the whole thing, just a minor sliver of craphole leftover. I stand by my comment.

  • Gallatin

    Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald.

    Vanity Fair, really??? Contributing editor, WOW!

    Your tweets are fine kurty, being an ass hat is the only way anyone is ever going to notice you.

    • Mark81150

      an EDITOR?

      and he’s that friggin stupid to claim a Bill 110 pages long is really just 1 page?

      that flippin stupid?

      gah… goes to show the quality or lack there of in his rag.

      • Ronald Green

        He finally says ‘as passed’, which means after all the liberal pork spending was removed. He just ‘forgot’ to mention that. I would like to say a lot more about his hopeful demise, but that karma thing, you know. I’ll just let it happen to him.

  • Gallatin

    Kurt Eichenwald
    @kurteichenwald
    It’s amazing to me how many conservs on
    this feed cite documents they never read, based on internet bull. Read
    the stuff, folks. Ur wrong.

    So you read the Affordable Care Act? If not you are an ass hat.

  • http://twitter.com/razor419 razor419

    here’s a link the to actual bill. 110 pages…

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr152pcs/pdf/BILLS-113hr152pcs.pdf

    • Gallatin

      Yep same link and same bill I found, and I only read the first page because the ass hat said it was only one page long. He also said not to believe everything I saw on the internet and to only believe what obscure editors for obscure magazines like Vanity Fair said, so I only read the first page. Did I mention he was an ass hat?

      • Mark81150

        Please, continue… can never hear that enough.

      • $1014973

        The problem with our retarded liberal stalker Ethel is that she assumes that everyone else is as dumb as she is. Truth is, she probably could only read the first page of the bill, so she assumed it was just one page long. That or she heard it was just one page at the birthday party for her gay friend who allegedly served in the military in her alleged hometown of Ft. Bragg.

        Or perhaps she’s so idiotic that she thinks she can pass off the relief bill as the separate action regarding federal insurance, which may actually have been one page long.

        But carry on Ethel, and remember, we’re not laughing at you, we’re crying that someone like you ever attained the right to vote.

  • detroit19

    Despicable…

  • TocksNedlog

    Eichenwald The Straw-Man Slayer

  • Conservagrl

    I have a question, do all “progressives” have the same middle name and the name is “Douche”? pronounced the elitist grey poupon “Doushay” way of course.

    • Joshua Murphy

      My middle name is Oren :)

      • Duane Savage

        Nice to meet you Douche Oren

        • Joshua Murphy

          No no no… You have to put your pinky out when you say it

  • Gallatin

    Kurt Eichenwald
    @kurteichenwald
    U cant’ say the opposition of tornado state reps to the bill that passed was because of pork when approved bill was 1 page long.

    Really? One page long, link to bill ass hat.

  • NRPax

    So I have a simple solution: Let the states keep more of their money, strip power from the federal government and make them get the hell out of the way when disasters strike. The feds can step in only if they are asked to.

    • Ethel Arauz

      Red states take in more money from the federal
      Government to supplement their lack of taxing. Red states take in more welfare programs funds than they collect in taxes leaving the rest of the country paying for their failed policies. Also, the federal government does stay away unless the governor calls the president asking for help. The funny this is that the GOP governors call the president about 5 minutes after disaster strikes.

      • Joe W.

        Provide your source, bigmouth, or STFU.

        • $1014973

          Her gay friend heard it at the local bathhouse.

          • v1cious

            Hey look , another homophobic post.

        • v1cious
          • Joe W.

            So you provide a New York Times chart from 2005 that includes Social Security and Medicare payments as proof?? Fail, Tyrone.

          • Guest

            In other words, you didn’t read the article.

          • v1cious

            In other words, you didn’t read the whole article. Geez, Joe Bob, I know you’re not keen on the book learnin’, but it had colorful pictures.

            Anyway, here’s a better summary:
            http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/how-the-poll-was-conducted.html?ref=us
            http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/02/12/us/entitlement-map.html?ref=us

          • Joe W.

            And apparently, reading comprehension was not part of your curriculum at da continuation skool you dropped out of, Bro. I do NOT regard the NY Times as a reliable source for anything. Unless you can provide some data from a credible, impartial source, I won’t even bother to link to it. Hope that doesn’t ruin your day, Cat Daddy. But, is it does….deal with it. BTW, how much IS a little bag of crack these days, and how do you afford it??

          • v1cious

            Of course, should have saw that coming. It’s still a mystery to me how you access the internet. Library? Phone? The numbers were taken from the BEA, not the New York Times. Sorry, I didn’t have any impartial sources like Fox News and Newsbusters.

          • Joe W.

            At least I didn’t steal my computer from the guy down the street, Tyrone. There are plenty of impartial sources for information out there, idiot. Ever hear of “Google”…or “Bing”?? Do your own damned research and use reliable sources before you attempt to spread your liberal BS here.

          • v1cious

            Built it, actually. Some of us “Ghetto thugs” can do that. This is clearly a losing battle. I just told you those numbers came straight from the BEA, not the article… But since your google-fu is better than actual government numbers, I really have no more to say.

          • Joe W.

            Hallelujah, and praise the Lord. But I’ll wager you’re NOT finished spouting your liberal pablum, LeRoy.

          • Joe W.

            Mother Jones??? Bwahahahahahahahahahaha…snort..snort…what’s next, Trayvon?? Media Matters??

      • Ronald Green

        Where’s that rotten tomato?

      • rosetta_stoned

        Also, the federal government does stay away unless the governor calls the president asking for help

        And I’m just sure you were running your mouth saying the same thing about Chimpy’s supposed botched response to Katrina, right?

      • NRPax

        Red states tend to be lower-income which means on average, less money goes to the feds.

        As for “failed policies”? Please; I lived in California for over a decade and I live in Maryland now. I see more evidence of failed policies in those states than in Oklahoma.

        As for the governor calling the President? That’s part of the job, regardless if he’s a Democrat or Republican.

      • NRPax

        Red states tend to be lower-income which means on average, less money goes to the feds.

        As for “failed policies”? Please; I lived in California for over a decade and I live in Maryland now. I see more evidence of failed policies in those states than in Oklahoma.

        As for the governor calling the President? That’s part of the job, regardless if he’s a Democrat or Republican.

      • redheadgrl

        “Also, the federal government does stay away unless the governor calls the president asking for help.”

        Then you are admitting that Mr. Bush did nothing wrong in waiting for a request from the governor of LA during Katrina (Blanco – D) when she waited THREE WHOLE DAYS to ask the federal government for help. Thanks for finally being truthful.

  • $27789750

    Don’t worry. The low info voter will not notice this either.

  • Gallatin

    Kurt Eichenwald
    @kurteichenwald
    @hotelkeysIt is amazing the red states are net gainers on taxes (get more fed.
    aid then they pay) & blue mostly net losers. But red scream.

    Oh aren’t you two ass hats precious. Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, especially if it comes from any agency of this administration.

  • Mark81150

    A liar, a hateful douchebag, and a moron..

    and Karma loves to give folks like him colonoscopies.. because the only politicization done, was democrats screaming relief relief.. while padding the Bill full of crony payback cash..

    I really hope he gets the karma he’s earned..

    37 dead, more to come..

    and this ghoul is smirking… may he rot in Hell.

    • Ethel Arauz

      The majority of the pork was put in by republicans, lmao!

      • Joe W.

        You gotta lot of azz to laugh off, too, idjut.

      • $1014973

        Sure it was retard.

      • Ronald Green

        Damn, I still can’t find that rotten tomato.

  • twolaneflash

    Dear @kurteichenwald, would you come paint my house? Your paintbrush is so broad, won’t take no time at all.

  • digitalPimple

    If any GOP person tries to load the aid bill with pork as the Dems do and did (with SANDY) you can bet they will be met with the same condemnation.

  • twolaneflash

    Speaking of relief bills, Nashville is still waiting for relief from the 2010 500-year flood. Liberals are all hat, no cattle.

  • Thought Criminal #1

    Look on the bright side. At least the little ghoul isn’t whining about global warming.

  • mbs235

    Regardless of whether or not Oklahoma gets federal aid, we will take care of our own.

    • Ethel Arauz

      Really? Then I expect all donations from outside of OK be given back. I guess I should expect a return of my $100 donation just given to the Red Cross.

      • $1014973

        No, because your alleged $100 donation went to palestinians.

      • Ronald Green

        What? A liberal actually gave something to charity? I don’t don’t believe it!!! Where is that rotten tomato?

      • redheadgrl

        call them up and ask for it back. Or ask that they donate it to another cause.

  • Garth Haycock

    Isn’t Vanity Fair a magazine for regressive women? Is that why an effeminate little weasel like Eichenwald writes for it? What was the problem, he was rejected by Wimp Magazine for Androgynous Liberals?

  • Anthony Deisla

    I love it when all these latte liberals in blue states talk about the taxes they pay and how they subsidize everyone else, but who fights our wars? Who grows the food that feeds the country. No the blue states.

    • Joshua Murphy

      I’m not OK with this, man. I do personally think it’s great that our country can serve it’s disaster victims through tax money. But I also grew up in southern Indiana, farming and supporting the military. It’s not a great feeling getting painted as a “latte liberal” who doesn’t give a damn about hard work. It’s just not true.

    • Ethel Arauz

      Dumbest comment…ever! You just broke the Internet for stupidest post in history. Who picks those crops, my dear. There is food grown in blue states- – a lot of it. Liberals don’t buy food? We actually support paying more for quality American grown food.
      As far as who fights the wars? You deserve a slap for that one. My 3 LIBERAL marine cousins would take issue with that statement. I live next to Ft.Bragg (Fayetteville,NC) and live among troops. A LOT of troops are liberals, buddy. I take it my friend’s sacrifice doesn’t count because she was a gay soldier

      • $1014973

        A lot of troops aren’t liberals you idiot. I can’t say I’m surprised that you know some liberal ones based on your idiotic liberal slime posts, but that doesn’t mean they are anywhere near the majority.

      • Ronald Green

        Is that why the military voted 80% for Mitt in the last election? Your ‘gay’ friend may have served, but what did she ‘sacrifice’? She lose a limb or just a thumb nail? And before you try me out, I put 20 years into the Army as an Armored Crewman. So have your BS sob story straight libtard, cause I ain’t buyin what you’re sellin’. Damn, where Is that rotten tomato?

        • $1014973

          I must admit there is nothing funnier than a liberal claiming that many of the armed forces are liberal. I assume it’s always either a flat out lie, or in the case of Ethel based on knowing a handful of people who obviously share the same political orientation.

          • Ronald Green

            I met very few, but I was in Armored units and not some rear echelon pog outfit.

      • Anthony Deisla

        Struck a nerve didn’t I. Lol I knew it wouldn’t take long for some liberal idiot to respond. How many farmers do you know? I grew up on a farm, and lived in 3 states. I have never met a liberal farmer.

        As for who fights wars? Allow me to double down. I served a full term in the military, and 8 out 10 people who served with me were either white, from the south and conservative, and come from conservative backgrounds. So that right there kills your argument.

        Also, who polices our streets? Not Liberals. Who creates our jobs? Not liberals.

        To your cousins who are “Marine Liberals” I ask them this. Why are they in the military? They should have been in when Clinton was in office and tried to cut their pay, as Obama is doing now. Secondly don’t they realize that most liberals are against them, and what they do.

        SLAP

        Feel the sting?

  • praymorenow1

    Can you wait until they pull up the last child from under the rubble, and notify their parents, before you go Maddow-Matthews-Bette Midler in tone on the rest of us?
    I guess not…..

    Some GOP’ers? What member of Congress, what Governor, Mayor, Senator said this sir? Oh wait, it was some 90’yr. old pastor or one of the Church of The Phelps Family Members Only….or some odd online person in their basement. OK.
    I recall Mikey Moore asking why the terrorists hit NYC on 9/11 when they voted for the other guy? He quickly took that down.
    If the Republicans put several hundred million dollars of unrelated PORK on the OK relief bill, I hope the Democrats do not pass it. If the Republicans do what the Dems did, & add all sorts of unrelated relief items in an election year end run….the Dems should not vote on it, & stall. Good.
    But, I doubt that will happen because the OK relief will never receive the same attention that a NYC NJ disaster did…..where all the networks live & thrive…their own backyard.
    OK will come thru as it always does….they’re self-reliant people, who will accept assistance (tax money they put in to the pockets of DC too remember)…..and know they have to do most of the hard work themselves.
    It’s a natural disaster…..and naturally kind hearted people on their own will pour funds into OK to help.

  • Crow

    Not one Oklahoma county carried Obama, tell him to stay away from us we need not his lies or promises his Fed gov is not welcome in Oklahoma, we will do for our own.

    • Duane Savage

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Ethel Arauz

      I guess all donations from liberals will not be accepted? Good to know. I should expect a refund soon.

      • $1014973

        Do you pay taxes? Oh wait, only in obamaland can you actually get a refund on taxes you didn’t pay.

      • Ronald Green

        You ain’t donated squat! So shut up.

        • $1014973

          But of course she has. She said so, on the internet.

          • Ronald Green

            Yeah and I own the Brooklyn Bridge too.

      • Anthony Deisla

        Except Conservatives donate FAR more than liberals.Look it up.

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Liberals are disgusting people.

  • Jules

    Kurt Eichenwald is one nasty man. I’ve seen several of his shameful and classless rants on Twitter in the past. He always plays dirty like a Lib; he slings mud and resorts to name calling. I seriously think there is something wrong with him. We know he’s lacking a heart.

  • thejfx

    Eichenwald, et al. appear to be tragic cases of humanity. Aside from the demented mindset that runs straight to the politicization of the deaths of fellow human beings, his facts are false, and conveniently misleading. I’ve read the “one page bill” and all 14 Amendments that he fails to mention (the last being passed last month). Lastly, the House appropriates funds, and the final “one page bill” (with 14 amendments) still has unrelated pork in it. I guess I should expect nothing less than hatred and omission from a fraudulent ideology.

  • barfomer

    Scumbucket libs already dancing on the OK victims . PIGSANDLIBSMATETOGETHER

    • TexSizzle

      That’s an insult to pigs.

    • TexSizzle

      That’s an insult to pigs.

  • paul

    Re-read all the comments below first, then read all the comments on the hurricane article covered on the New York Times. You guys are awesome.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/us/tornado-oklahoma.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

    • jennaz

      couldn’t do it.

  • SDN

    When the Feds stop stealing my tax money, I’ll stop asking for my share back.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    A lot of them, except for representatives in the affected districts, will probably vote against a relief bill if it’s loaded with pork, and I expect them too.

  • Joshua Murphy

    Kurt,
    This hurts to read, man. It’s an insanely small (and kinda crazy) minority of people who actually said Sandy was God’s will. And comments like this aren’t going to heal the grief brought by tragedy, but will drive wedges in a time when this country (world) need bridges more than ever…

    I’m sorry you’re hurting.

    Josh

    • Duane Savage

      ….insanely small as in Westboro Baptist.

      • Joshua Murphy

        Exactly. And they should in no way be lumped in with the GOP.

  • publikwerks

    First off, I’m a liberal.
    It’s crap to say God caused this. And it’s crap to make political points while people are dying. This guy is a donkeypit(replace donkey and pit with synonyms).

    • therantinggeek

      +1

    • therantinggeek

      +1

  • DONTREADONME

    I don’t know why he said the text of the bill was one paragraph, Oh that’s right liberals don’t spend more than 1 minutes surfing the huffington propaganda site. HR 152 is pages of pork under the auspices of Hurricane Sandy. HR 41 was one paragraph dealing with an increase in borrowing from $20B to $30B for National Flood Insurance Program which is what was touted as the Sandy Relief Bill that the liberals use. Unfortunately for the libs it was HR 152 that was the issue that conservatives and Red state GOP had a problem with. Read HR 152, I know for libs it is a bit much.

  • detroit19

    When your first reaction to a natural disaster involving the injury/death(s) of fellow human beings, is gloating about your (perceived) superiority in thought, word or deed becomes your belief/reality/morality…color me disgusted. Where do I turn in my Human Race membership card?

    • $1014973

      I bring you northeastern United States. The most disgusting collection of liberals ever unleashed on this planet.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Oklahomans will take care of themselves instead of whining about federal money.

    • Duane Savage

      Your brothers in Texas are more than willing to help. You’ll see…

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        I don’t live there but I have friends that do.

    • Red Fred

      Yes, they will. And as stated below, Texans will stand by them. Truth.

  • Duane Savage

    Liberalism really is a mental disorder. I thought people were just saying that to be funny.

  • LordElrond09

    I got a better idea, why don’t we pay attention to what is going on with the trio of scandals that just came to light instead of worrying about BS rhetoric by some flaming moron on the left?

  • Heather

    people suck! We are all humans, where is the compassion? Oh yes, everything is political.

  • dagnytaggart

    Perhaps my memory had faded, but I mostly remember people praying for the East Coasters hit by Sandy, particularly on the day of the storm and the immediate days following, and people trying to keep politics out of it, and the few who tried to drag it in being chastised. (Well, except for BHO, who flew right out to make empty promises, the media IGNORED that he politicized it) I also remember most objections to the Sandy relief being about the pork that was buried in it, right up to the bitter end, not about wanting to prevent people who needed help from getting it. I would love to see an accounting today of what’s gone to actual relief and what’s disappeared into shady politician’s pockets. As for today’s tragedy, I pray for the families who lost beloved family or friends, pets and property. We can fight later about what the aid package should look like, today it was in poor taste to bring it up, just as it would have been (or was?) back then. This guy is a class A jerk.

  • $1014973

    Just like the non-existent video that didn’t cause the Benghazi attacks, is there one person out there who ever heard a single person say Sandy was God’s will because of gays? If that was the case, Key West would have been obliterated many moons ago.

    • Guest

      Tru dat!

  • $1014973

    Hey, I had a friend that allegedly died during Sandy so that makes it okay that I just smeared the deaths of children only because they were born in a red state.

    The best thing about instant media is that you truly get to know what disgusting and putrid people liberals can be. Not just your run of the mill ones, but idiots like kurt who have hit the mainstream.

    Don’t think for one minute that I would lift a finger to help a man like that just because he’s a fellow citizen. To say I could care less what happens to people like kurt would be the understatement of the century.

    • Ronald Green

      I’m with you on that. Can we include Ethel too?

  • raldy

    This guy is a dick. He’s as corrupt as the administration in office. I’m spittin’ furious right now. Facts mean absolutelyl nothing to douchbags like this. But wait….it won’t be long before the idiots in congress “ban” severe storms.

  • DrSamHerman

    Hypocrisy watch: Let’s watch leftist idiot reporters like Kurt Eichenwald whine about “Republicans using a tragedy to score political points” while his little sociopath brain laughs at this. Disgusting piece of trash.

    • $1014973

      I’m still waiting to hear who these alleged Republicans were who said it was because of gays. First I’ve heard of that, ever. But of course it’s the first anyone has heard that he lost a friend during Sandy and that is the cause for all his anger. How convenient.

      • Ronald Green

        He didn’t ‘lose a friend’ until he started getting a lot of flak for his mental flatulence. I don’t say liberalism is a mental disorder. I say it is a disease like cancer, that needs to be eliminated.

  • AZWarrior

    It is called insurance. Aid is only a handout to those who are UNABLE to care for themselves, not for the UNWILLING. .

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Except for the FACT that the KKK was a creation of the DEMOCRATS, you might have a point.

    As it is? You just proved yourself yet another #LowInfoLib

    • Leslie Indresano

      Mike, your lack of historical understanding is sad and makes you look very ignorant. Yes, once upon a time the Republicans freed the slaves even. The Southern Democrats of the KKK ilk are now members of the GOP thanks to the Republican southern strategy to capitalize on Southern racism. (Sadly, the GOP is no longer the party of Lincoln.)

      • redheadgrl

        Sorry, hun, but Senator Byrd, a member of YOUR party, was the Grand Wizard of the KKK. Know of what you speak, please.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tom.riley.39904 Tom Riley

        As usual … the liberal is WRONG … trying to rewrite history .. they did NOT switch sides …

        Here’s the TRUTH!!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3LqPedoxSk

      • mike_in_kosovo

        The Southern Democrats of the KKK ilk are now members of the GOP thanks to the Republican southern strategy to capitalize on Southern racism.

        Speaking of historical understanding… maybe you can tell us just WHY those hardcore racists would flock over to the party that had just overwhelmingly passed the Civil Rights Act.

    • Leslie Indresano

      Mike, your lack of historical understanding is sad and makes you look very ignorant. Yes, once upon a time the Republicans freed the slaves even. The Southern Democrats of the KKK ilk are now members of the GOP thanks to the Republican southern strategy to capitalize on Southern racism. (Sadly, the GOP is no longer the party of Lincoln.)

  • mike_in_kosovo

    You want to know what state took more in stimulus funds than any other in the country? TEXAS!

    Incorrect. DC, then Hawaii.

    Looks like the koolaid, snake oil and bullshit is, like usual, coming from the #LowInfoLibs

  • Ronald Green

    Mmmm, let’s see… yep! all the usual libtard insults and all in one place. Can you say hateful hypocrite? There, I knew you could.

    • redheadgrl

      So tolerant of MICIA to appreciate other views than your own. If she’s a true liberal, isn’t she supposed to be tolerant of ANY lifestyle?

      • Ethel Arauz

        Once again, all the bigots demonstrate why the lost the last two elections and why they will continue to lose elections for decades to come. That is until all the mentally ill in your party die out.
        What’s the point of being tolerant if one tolerated intolerance? Seriously…. You’re that obtuse?
        It’s good to know the majority of the country does not agree with any of the vile conservatives who have shown how Christian they are. It’s hilarious when conservatives prove they are as hateful as the rest of the country thinks they are.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Actually, it’s hilarious when progressives prove themselves to be even *MORE* hateful and intolerant than they think conversatives are.

          You know, sort of like you did right there…hypocrite.

          • redheadgrl

            right?

        • redheadgrl

          sorry you feel the need to attack Ethel, but yes, tolerating what one considers intolerant is the very definition of tolerance. Even if you disagree with one’s beliefs, it is no need to call each other “vile”, “hateful”, “bigots”, “obtuse”. Notice I did not use any of those words in my statement, however you, of the oh-so-tolerant and loving left, did. Hopefully as you grow older, you will understand the difference between hating someone because of their political view and disagreeing with that same person.

  • Ronald Green

    See? You said it again. Must give you headaches to be such a hypocrite.

  • 3seven77

    Wow. So much bigotry, venom and ignorance packed into a single comment. Your mother must be so proud of you.

  • 3seven77

    Somehow I think the people of Oklahoma will get just as much Federal aid money as the people of Nashville did when their city flooded.

  • praymorenow1

    What an idiotic thing to tweet….because if the esteemed journalist, poster, Tweeter, were to bother to do any homework, he would find the lawmakers have approved billions in relief to cities, towns, counties, states for years….year in & year out….& most of it very underreported. There is a disaster of one kind of another happening regularly, & years – YEARS of state & federal assistance is needed.
    From Ohio & Northeast & Washington & Oregon & California disasters in the Bush years, and guess what, they got federal assistance.
    Duh……….Sandy Superstorm funds (that particular round of funds, $ was already sent from the get go – again, duh……….) were in question as part of the election year ‘pork’ that was tagged on to the bill….again, that one bill. Other Sandy bills have gone thru.
    Dems wanted lots of pork in there, and they got a lot of it thru anyway.
    One last thing: FEDERAL ASSISTANCE IS NOTHING MORE THAN ‘OUR INDIVIDUAL CITIZEN & INDIVIDUAL STATE’ TAX DOLLARS….. The federal govt. did not create the dollars, they TAXED it out of citizens from 50 states…..US.

  • exLibtard

    Oooo! You called me WAYCIS. That’s soooo intimidating. I think I’ll shut up now.

    Looking at your posts on blogspot, I’m having flashbacks of the mindless, bigoted groupthink-inspired rhetoric that regularly came out of my mouth when I was a libtard.

  • sukietawdry

    I wonder if people on the left will ever get it through their heads that states don’t “fund the federal coffers.” Federal taxpayers do and it doesn’t matter in which state they live or do business. If every federal tax-paying individual and business moved to, say, the very red Lone Star State (which could happen), would Kurt & Co throw bouquets at Texas in appreciation of its funding the federal coffers, or would they explain it’s people and businesses who pay the taxes, not the state of Texas?

    This is a nonsensical argument yet they invariably think themselves clever for making it.

  • Joe W.

    Do you eat with that mouth, skank??

  • daeghrefn

    “I knew people who drowned in Sandy. And I had to put up w/ 3 mos of “God’s vengeance” and….”

    Ummmm…I honestly never heard that.

  • Roto

    Obama is in front of the cameras…. guess he read the newspaper.
    CNN just called him “Healer in Chief”……… I’m gonna be sick…

  • Kate

    I don’t remember anyone saying Sandy was “karma” for gay marriage. At least, no mainstream conservative.

  • Princess_Jen

    Dumbasses doing what comes natch, political payback.

  • stillinthe60s

    Note to self….remember the video of Red State Americans running to help their fellow citizens compared to the video of Blue State Americans who were screeching at their politicians as well as some of their governors squealing like stuck hogs because nanny state wasn’t coughing up government assistance big enough or fast enough no matter how much they verbally fellated Obama.

  • Red Fred

    To say Eichenwald is a POS, is an insult to sh*t. Lower than whale dung.

  • v1cious

    For all the finger-waving, no one here has been able to dispute the actual point. Funny how quick they were to draft a bill after disaster struck close to home.

  • Ronald Green

    And I guess you think things are just peachy under O and his Democraps? Got you an Obama phone too?

  • Jack Deth

    Jeebus, lady:

    You sure do spend a lot of time and energy articulating ass backwards vile political bile best suited for DU or Kos.

    Only someone so woefully ignorant as yourself would so lamely attempt to reclassify an Act of God as an act of politics.

  • Joe W.

    They “featured” you in order to point out the vile nature of ghouls such as you. Do the good people of Oklahoma a favor and keep you filthy azz out of their fair state. They have enough trouble without a flaming, ignorant, hate filled liberal moon bat getting her loony nose in their business.

  • Joe W.

    They “featured” you in order to point out the vile nature of ghouls such as you. Do the good people of Oklahoma a favor and keep you filthy azz out of their fair state. They have enough trouble without a flaming, ignorant, hate filled liberal moon bat getting her loony nose in their business.

  • daeghrefn

    “Every single one of you espousing some line about who is right or wrong- are all WRONG.”

    That’s not necessarily true, and you know it. You’re just being self-righteous. I don’t recall a lot of conservatives hopping on the Sandy disaster just after it happened to make political points.

  • Bill Kelly

    Sorry but the powers that be decided my comment calling out all the political BS was too much for you all to handle.

    What I said was accurate. It is absolutely true. Not self-righteous. I was not speaking about SANDY, I was talking about this incident. The political diatribe from all sides is disgusting and pathetic.

    Delete this as well, but the amount of BS going on while people are suffering is exposing those doing it for what they are. Regardless of political stripe, yelling about politics while fellow Americans were devastated by a tornado is the lowest form of discussion.

    I will repeat that for the slow kids……If you are debating politics instead of finding a way to help, you are scum. Don’t call yourself a patriot and then use the suffering of your countrymen to espouse your political viewpoint. It makes you look petty and pathetic.

    To the Editors and staff of this site. Does it offend you that a 17+ year US Army Veteran does not drink from the Kool-aid of your personal political leaning, or was something I said a little too honest and real for you to allow those following whatever political slant you agree with?

    Censorship is a tool of a coward afraid of opposing thought. Considering your extreme leaning towards Republican/ Conservative thought, I considered you above this tactic. I guess not.

  • daeghrefn

    “I will repeat that for the slow kids……If you are debating politics instead of finding a way to help, you are scum.”

    And being so bright yourself, you surely know what a “false choice” is. People here are commenting on a lib trying to score political points off a tragedy. And the act of disagreeing with that lib makes them “scum”. Show me some examples of prominent and not-so-prominent conservatives going on endlessly that Sandy was a result of God’s “vengeance”.

  • Bill Kelly

    At what point did I say that this idiot was right? I called out everyone -from all political leanings- to listen to the better angels of their souls.

    You are reading my disgust as directed towards Conservatives, I am not directing it towards any particular group. Conservative Tea Partier, Liberal Whack-job, Libertarian pot smoker….doesn’t matter. I was saying that instead of feeding into hate and anger, why not come together as AMERICANS.

    The inability to see that in a time of crisis you can put down your politics, and lend a hand is not reserved to any political party or leaning.

  • daeghrefn

    “At what point did I say that this idiot was right? I called out everyone -from all political leanings- to listen to the better angels of their souls.”

    Deflection. I never said you said he’s right. I said you set up a false choice. This liberal tries to score points off this disaster. We point out that fact. Therefore, we are arguing politics instead of “helping”. We are “scum”. It’s called “false choice”, precluding the possibility that one can “help” and at the same time call out attempts to score political points.

  • Bill Kelly

    I just think it smacks of the level of political BS that colors peoples whole life. There is no room left to show concern for your fellow human beings. I did not set up a false choice, you simply don’t agree that the inability to unstick your head from your 5th point of contact and put down the pitchfork for one bloody second is disgusting. Yes this idiot did something stupid, and every silly little comment on here (that will have no real impact) is just people singing to the choir. SO yes, though it may offend you, I find the lack of EXPRESSED concern rather repugnant. Anyone attempting to “score political points” over this is below pond scum. But feeding into the same vitriol without any real plan to effect a real solution is just as bad. Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it is raining.

  • Bill Kelly

    I just think it smacks of the level of political BS that colors peoples whole life. There is no room left to show concern for your fellow human beings. I did not set up a false choice, you simply don’t agree that the inability to unstick your head from your 5th point of contact and put down the pitchfork for one bloody second is disgusting. Yes this idiot did something stupid, and every silly little comment on here (that will have no real impact) is just people singing to the choir. SO yes, though it may offend you, I find the lack of EXPRESSED concern rather repugnant. Anyone attempting to “score political points” over this is below pond scum. But feeding into the same vitriol without any real plan to effect a real solution is just as bad. Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it is raining.

  • daeghrefn

    .” I did not set up a false choice…”

    You did, and you keep at it. But it’s OK. It must be nice to be so noble and above it all.

  • daeghrefn

    .” I did not set up a false choice…”

    You did, and you keep at it. But it’s OK. It must be nice to be so noble and above it all.