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  •  More and better democrats - Sandy refugees (2+ / 0-)
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    citizenx, Lujane

    There are 3 Republican House seats in southern New York, in areas that were devastated by storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. Start thinking about progressive candidates to put against these guys next cycle?

    NY-03 Peter King (R)
        (Long Island, including south shore)
    NY-09 Bob Turner
        (R) (Includes the whole Rockaway Peninsula - GONE - due to redistricting)
    NY-13 Michael Grimm (R)
        (Staten Island + part of Brooklyn water front - Likely perp walk - is under investigation by the FBI)

    There are a whole lot of progressive democrats in the Occupy Sandy Relief effort, who may not call themselves progressive democrats (YET!). When we support them now, they may join us later.

    They are serving people whose lives have just been shattered. When they recover from this storm disaster, we  can't let them learn that government's slow response here means that government should be small enough to drown in a bathtub.

    Red Cross sends a truckload of blankets to Occupy Sandy – NYTimes

    Occupy Sandy Relief started their main hub in the Rockaways with a solar powered generator from Greenpeace.  Before long, the National Guard was relying on OccupySandy to distribute food and water.  The slow motion Red Cross sent a truckload of blankets on Thursday night, 10 full days after the storm. But hey, late is better than not at all.

    Occupy Sandy's direct action, with their motto of "Solidarity, Not Charity" and their ability to organize boots on the ground, is breaking down walls that have been used to divide us. This is community organizing. It is apolitical and non-religious.

    When you have Greenpeace, the NY National Guard, and the Red Cross all supporting Occupy Sandy, along with a long list of local organizations, you know they are doing something right.

    •  Did Mittster's truck ever arrive? MSM follow food? (1+ / 0-)
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      While trucks of foods are on the table, a question that's  been bothering me: did the MSM ever report if Mitt's truck reached NJ?  After all, all it took was to do what Big Bird did in one of the Muppet movies, as a kossian whose comment went unbookmarked, suggested.

      Follow the food.
      But then can they find their way to Sesame Street?

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:50:41 PM PST

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      •  That was going to NJ - don't know if it arrived (1+ / 0-)
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        BlueStateRedhead

        but it would be nice to know for sure that it did.  If you find out let us know.

        •  Don't know how to google it which is why I asked. (0+ / 0-)

          I can;t even imagine how to google it, as New jersey finds relief from Romney could mean two very different things.

          But next time I want relief from our relief from Romney, I will google it.

          "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

          by BlueStateRedhead on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:37:34 PM PST

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          •  The latest thing I could find was from Oct 30 (1+ / 0-)
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            BlueStateRedhead

            but not press that it ever arrived anywhere.

            Romney Campaign Bus Being Used For Hurricane Relief Efforts

            http://iowntheworld.com/...

            Home - by Cardigan - October 30, 2012 - 08:00 America/New_York - 24 Comments

            TownHall

            In a true example of leadership, Mitt Romney has sent his campaign bus to aid in hurricane relief as Hurricane Sandy prepares to slam into the northeast as early as tonight. Donations were being accepted today at the Romney campaign Virginia headquarters. Ann Romney was scheduled to appear in New Hampshire tomorrow, but has canceled plans so resources can be spent helping people affected by the storm.

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