Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Jaws Of Hurricane Sandy

I haven't posted any pics of the devastation here, where I dwell. That is purposeful, the last thing people who have lost everything need, is people taking pictures of their tragedy. My dad sent me these pics of sharks roaming in the streets of the Jersey shore, during the hurricane. 

Governor Chis Christie has asked for 100% help from FEMA. For debris removal, among other things. 

Who knew ? 

"Big Government" is usually the enemy, for Republicans, but Christie is right, Government is here for a reason. The cost of removing debris is going into the millions, if not billions. There are at least 22,000 homes that are uninhabitable, and people refuse to leave, some have no where else to go. I think this will bring up the issue of affordable housing, especially here in New Jersey, it is almost non-existent. People who have condemned homes are living with dangerous mold, but they will not leave their homes, and Christie does not want to use Eminent Domain to force people out. This tragedy has affected so many people, who will become homeless, if they have to leave their condemned homes.

There are so many people who have been displaced, and are living in hotels. FEMA is there for them to move on to "recovery" that is FEMA's goal.. But what if you have nowhere to go? Into The Jaws of Death,? I guess Tennyson is too dramatic.. They have survived so much. I hope FEMA and Christie will help these people.
Because the Shark insurance companies are abdicating any responsibility, here in Jersey. That is why Christie needs so much help. When the storm was downgraded into a "superstorm" not a hurricane, the insurance companies don't have to pay..


  1. Wow! I haven't read anything about sharks coming that far "inland" due to Sandy. Anyone get bit?

    By the fish variety of shark, I mean.

  2. As far as I know, no shark attacks, other than the human variety. But is does blow your mild to think they were swimming in places you used to walk...freaky.

  3. "Because the Shark insurance companies are abdicating any responsibility, here in Jersey."

    The first duty of insurance companies is to avoid, by all means possible, paying out claims. You can't operate profitably enough to reward the CEO with a humongous bonus if you keep on paying out claims.

    Once you understand this, the reluctance of the insurance companies to help the people they've insured is perfectly logical and reasonable.

    Get off their case! They're simply, like all other corporations, people, just like the Supreme Court says they are. And these people are merely trying to support the executive suite. You got a problem with that? Go rob a homeless person. Assuming, of course, that a homeless person is a person.

    Very crankily yours,
    The New York Crank