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Candidate Reaction: Hurricane Ike Threatens Gulf Coast

Sen. Barack Obama released the following statement on the hurricane whose leading edge is already battering Galveston, Tex.:

"As another storm threatens the Gulf Coast, I'm praying for the safety of all those in Hurricane Ike's path, and urge everyone to heed the warnings of local authorities and seek safer ground immediately. Those who choose to stay are putting not only themselves at risk, but the emergency personnel working to ensure their safety. Now is the time to help those who want to leave but aren't able to -- and once the storm passes, we must work to provide swift relief wherever it is needed."

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 12, 2008; 3:38 PM ET
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Am I like the rest of the idiots here, typing away at people with differing opinions who really could careless about what I think? Remember this-I am correct and you are wrong!! Now let us all go and get a life and a perhaps a little more exercise. Put away from this electronic contraption and do something different.

Posted by: David | September 19, 2008 4:55 AM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican Party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon, former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.
Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search. AIPAC and PNAC are the military industrial complex.
Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican Party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda? The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about religion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic surveillance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangelicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, lipstick and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continuously for over 30 years. Yes the left has their own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican administration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the Constitution) is happening right in front of us. The consolidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever, gridlocked legislature with only two parties for representation, a judiciary that just kowtows to the executive branch). No real independent journalism. Cameras placed on every street corner. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, incrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

Posted by: Anonymous | September 13, 2008 5:02 AM | Report abuse

"And all those who look like him?" Maybe God should take out Racist Idiots like you first.

Posted by: "Dead Serious* STUPID | September 12, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

It is essential that we continue to associate Barack Obama with Islam. That is how this man will be defeated in November and all those looking like him won't have a chance at the presidency for the next 50 years.

Remember: Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

Posted by: Dead serious | September 12, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

God is a moron. So are you.

Posted by: canadas conscience | September 12, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

At last! Sarah Palin speaks what many of us have felt ever since Hurricane Rita. God is trying to show us that we cannot be so dependent on Gulf Coast/Texas refineries and oil production and MUST drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for America's sake and stability. God is not pleased at the inaction by our US Congress. Not only will drilling lift the penance of further hurricanes in the LA/Texas area but will help us wean dependence off foreign oil.

THANK GOD for Sarah Palin!

Posted by: Audrey | September 12, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Osama bin Laden is laughing his head off everytime he prays that the USA will be hit by a natural disaster.... and it happens!

Now who says there's no muslim God?

Posted by: Georgia Cracker | September 12, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

McCain and Obama couldn't give a rat's ass about the hurricane and its destruction. They're both simply concerned with saying words that might bring them more votes.

Posted by: Cynical Through Evidence | September 12, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

God is a man-made invention in an old story book used by america to pillage and plunder the world in the name of religion.

Now mother nature is pillaging and plundering back. I hope america sinks.

Posted by: canadas conscience | September 12, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

If Hurricanes are Acts of God then the revelation is
bUSh hurt Iraq/Iraqis, God hurt US/Americans.

1991 George HW bUSh invaded Iraq
1992 Hurricane Andrew.
2003-present George W bUSh invaded/occupied Iraq
2004 Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne.
2005 Katrina, Rita.
2006 Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Florence.
2007 Dean, Erin.
2008 Fay, Gustav, Ike, …

Posted by: scooterlibre | September 12, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Pray for Omarion.

Posted by: studebaker hoch | September 12, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Climate change and environmental catastrophy will be the death of all humans. Now go jump in your SUV and run away from the hurricane. Smucks.

Posted by: canadas conscience | September 12, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

We are hearing from the canidates, but "Good Question" where is president Bush?

Posted by: unk | September 12, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Again, WHERE IS PRESIDENT BUSH?

We know he set up a command post to combat the previous hurricane. Surely he is again taking the lead, probably setting up a joint state/federal command post with Governor Perry this very instant.

Posted by: eRod | September 12, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Truth can be irritating to some.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I agree the headline was misleading and politics should be left out of this. We should be praying for those in Ike's path.

Besides, when the Republicans don't have a legitimate issue to stand on, which is most of the time, they always turn to the smear campaign, throwing crap as fast as they can as a distraction. Their own followers are ignorant zealots, so of course we'll get people throwing out the "N" word and criticizing those who live their. Hypocritical to call themselves Christians, but so is the entire party.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

scratch the rest of the world, are you satisfied that the last 8 years have made you and your family better as it relates to the previously mentioned items?

Posted by: unk | September 12, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Hey "Houston Resident":
The references to lack of responsibility in development refers to irresponsible urban planning, as demonstrated by the residential developments on the sand spits in Galveston. It is motivated by greed, not altruistic goals and national ideals. Now it is estimated there will be 1 TRILLION in property losses. Remember Galveston in 1900: 6,000 killed. Hellooo.

Posted by: eRod | September 12, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

eRod ---- actually, I am (surprise, surprise) an unemployed poet. I collect welfare checks that are funded by the taxes you pay and then I sit at Starbucks, sip my soy milk latte or fuschia chai and cut and paste my mindless drivel all over the internet! the height of excitement to me is when someone like you notices me and responds! I feel so, so, very special now!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

decent on all of the above
compared to the rest of the world
we are still the largest economic,military
etc. power in the world
god bless america!!

Posted by: rob hunt | September 12, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

"The statment "pull your self by your bootstraps" is not for this kind of situation. He was talking about those who help themselves not those elderly and disabled persons. Stop taking his comments out of context and get back to real problems. Lke what about Katrina and how the gov. handled that problem."

OH - I SEE. You know what the Larry was intending to say when he made that statement, right? Because you know him and have had a conversation with him right? He made a glaringly obtuse and general statement. You have your "interpretation" and I have mine.

Posted by: Bryan | September 12, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Who is content on the current state of the US..as it relates to the below items:

The Wars
Economy
Health Care
Education
Taxes

Posted by: unk | September 12, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey "Anonymous": You have waaay too much time on your hands. GET A JOB. Nobody reads your long-winded diatribes.

Posted by: eRod | September 12, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

let's leave politics out of this for the moment please, and lets hope & pray for minimal impact on the family & friends
in the path of this destructive monster.

Posted by: rob | September 12, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

i can guarantee.. that Texas has already been declared a federal disaster and will rcv money NLT Saturday night!

Posted by: unk | September 12, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I am for Barack and like him, I pass wind in the direction of the east five times a day as I scream a blood curdling, "alluahau akubaaar!!!!!" Long live Rev. Wright!

Posted by: Naomi Schiff | September 12, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Palin's church, The Assembly of God, was started by a black man.

Posted by: William Seymour | September 12, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

The statment "pull your self by your bootstraps" is not for this kind of situation. He was talking about those who help themselves not those elderly and disabled persons. Stop taking his comments out of context and get back to real problems. Lke what about Katrina and how the gov. handled that problem.

Posted by: Phill | September 12, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

The next time you stop at a traffic light. Think about how a negro, just saved your life.

Everyone deserves to be helped!

Posted by: unk | September 12, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Headline promised "candidates" but I guess only one candidate has noticed that there is a hurricane bearing down on Texas.

Posted by: Naomi Schiff | September 12, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican Party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon, former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.
Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search. AIPAC and PNAC are the military industrial complex.
Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican Party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda? The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about religion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic surveillance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangelicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, lipstick and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continuously for over 30 years. Yes the left has their own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican administration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the Constitution) is happening right in front of us. The consolidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever, gridlocked legislature with only two parties for representation, a judiciary that just kowtows to the executive branch). No real independent journalism. Cameras placed on every street corner. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, incrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

To those clamoring that we shouldn't live here in Houston, given that it's prone to one hurricane every 25 years, at that you shouldn't have to spend money to help us, let us consider some key points.

1) Every part of the US is vulnerable to a natural disaster of some sort. No where is "completely safe" all the time.

2) We produce 25% of the gasoline you consume. It's so efficient and so cheap, because it's right next to where the oil is produced.

3) Look around your house, nearly everything in it contains something made here. Like plastic? Like electronics? Like energy?

4) We're the 4th largest city in America, and the fastest growing of the large cities for a reason. We have lots of natural resources readily available, and we produce a heck of a lot more of that "precious tax money" than you might be aware of.

"And once again people won't be able to pull themselves up by their bootstraps."

5) To presume that we won't be able to take care of ourselves, is a foolish notion. We've dealt with plenty of serious issues in a rapid and efficient manner. (Remember Allison?) Don't forget, we have taken in so many others from their disasters along the gulf, we have a ready system here. We're nothing if not very self-reliant here.

We'll take care of our neighbors and ourselves. The rest of you sitting high and dry mouthing off like foolish children just keep watching your TV and bemoaning the state of the world. We have work to do, and are ready to do it.

Posted by: houston resident | September 12, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

robby, your comment needs an answer. "don't live where hurricanes hit, in flood plains, etc".

Well, for your information, that would be most of the United States. Hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast and East Coast states, tornados hit numberous states, earthquakes occur in many states, floods happen all over the place whether in the flood plain or not, fires destroy many, many homes, and this goes on and on.

LESSON FOR YOU; MOTHER NATURE DOES WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

People who live in flood plains get flooded out, federal govt bails them out. They go back and build in the same spot.. what is to understand. Has nothing to do with income, race or education. It is nothing more than taking a handout.. I will even give you a "bail them out once" scenario... but bail them out twice.. shame on us.

Posted by: robby | September 12, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Just kidding ---- let them drink sea water! As long as they drill our gas and refine it, I'm happy! I say, "have a Fresca!" Shelley, are you single?

Posted by: Luke | September 12, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Republicans continue to LIE: Obama is a Christian.

Right Wing liars need to decide: Do you criticise Obama for his association with his former Christian church or do you spread lies about his religion?

I'm amazed you have nothing else to discuss in terms of substantial issues.

Democrats are deeply concerned that the next VP might be a woman who can not tell the truth (bridge to nowhere, Alaska secession, etc), who does NOT believe in science (wow, that's good for our national security and economic security), and who has not a clue about the international scene and national security beyond always going to the topic of "ALASKA has oil..."

Come on. There has never been a ticket that is quite as disturbing as an old white man (a fair and apt description) whose temper is legendary (McCain) and a woman who's command of English is right up there with Bush and whose OJT requirements are apparently not supported by anything except a deep and abiding faith in her maker... We don't need people who claim to be deeply religious, we need people who are intelligent, open minded and if they are religious who know it is an act of personal faith.

Posted by: vic | September 12, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

It's hilarious how some people just simplify it down to "Don't live in flood plains". That's all good and well if you are healthy and have plenty of money, but many people can't afford to move. We all need to have a little more empathy here.

Posted by: Luke | September 12, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

"Get a clue, don't live in flood plains, don't live where hurricaines hit."

Who is going to run the refineries that refine oil into gas for your car? And who is going to man the shipping lanes for goods you buy? And who is going to catch the fish, or till the lands that provide the food you eat?"

Suggestion: expand your understanding.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Terry Collins:

I am wondering if you have a real grasp of the various subtleties of the written word.

Before you go bashing the journalists here, may I suggest that you learn the difference between the words "effect" and "affect".

Posted by: lindsay | September 12, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Ike is and will effect millions of lives. I hope and pray that we see very little death from this very large and dangerous beast. The destruction will be massive. Galveston will probably end up like New Orleans. I am sitting at home which has been prepared for the surge as we are in direct path of the eye of Ike. One can only wait. I urge the people of the United States to be generous of monetary funds and other means to all the people who will lose their homes and possessions (and perhaps lives) as Houston was very generous to the victims of Katherina. We all must help one another, whether in the U.S. or abroad as we are all God's children.

Posted by: Waiting for Ike | September 12, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I don't mind giving our taxes for aide as long as is doesn't go to the negros.

Posted by: Jethro | September 12, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

that's okay. we know that he does the alluahu akubaar thingee five times a day as faces east!

Posted by: Shelley | September 12, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

OSKI, WHAT A STUPID COMMENT YOU MADE. DO YOUR RESEARCH.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Larry, your intention behind your post did not match our perception of your communication.

So, consider my response to others who actually agreed with your statement.

Posted by: Shelley | September 12, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Get a clue, don't live in flood plains, don't live where hurricaines hit. Until the Govt stops bailing out stupid people, they will continue to do stupid things. I thought the headline read: "Candidate(s)" react to hurricaine, yet I only read B. Hussein Obama's response. Funny, once again he thinks he is already president... he is a senator from Illinois... lets get all the responses from all the senators around the country.. geeze.

Posted by: robby | September 12, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I think that we should be more prepared.

Posted by: Ricky | September 12, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

WHERE IS PRESIDENT BUSH??????

Posted by: eRod | September 12, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I assume he's praying to allah

Posted by: oski | September 12, 2008 4:16 PM

I assume you're an ass

Posted by: Fa-Shizzle | September 12, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Oh . . . he's SO considerate. NOW I'll vote for him.

PASS

Posted by: D | September 12, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

"I assume he's praying to allah."

Oh give it a rest -- if the only "criticism" you can say about Obama is to repeat what isn't true, then I feel so much better voting for him.

And can we for once focus on what's important right now?

Posted by: Shelley | September 12, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Sorry if you didn't recogonize the sarcasm.

Posted by: Larry | September 12, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Larry, what an absurd statement to make. The reason why we have national systems in place to deal with such major storms, is so that when on area is hit with something incredibly devastating, other areas can help. Then, when those other areas are also hit with disasters, the hurricane communities will return the help.

It's not only humanitarian, it's efficient.

It's a pity the country has so many who are not only self-centered and selfish, but also short sighted.

We are all neighbors of each other. Well, most of us.

Posted by: Shelley | September 12, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I assume he's praying to allah

Posted by: oski | September 12, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

"And once again people won't be able to pull themselves up by their bootstraps"

Huh? You think living through a hurricane is a simple thing to do? You think the thousands of elderly and disabled can pull up their bootstraps after a hurricane takes down their home? You made of stone, man?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Several items that concern me about your "newspaper"
1. your election articles come across very slanted.
2. You constantly tell readers how issues will effect their lives rather than report and let them determine.
3. Does just reporting the news not sell enough papers?

Posted by: Terry Collins | September 12, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

And once again people won't be able to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

Posted by: Larry | September 12, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

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