OUT. Of water.

HOW can that be possible.

It boggles the mind.

They don’t even have a fucking CONTRACT yet. YET! And won’t have any water to the DISTRIBUTION CENTERS ~ NOT THE PEOPLE SUFFERING, MIND YOU ~ until Monday.

How is that possible?


Hannity’s shock audio: Union members shout ‘Scabs!’ and ‘Scumbags!’ at utility crews in New York

*UPDATE: The Daily Caller has learned that the audio Sean Hannity played during his Friday, Nov. 2 broadcast was taken from a 2011 union protest against replacement workers during a Verizon strike. A YouTube video of the protest carries a description naming the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, local 827, as the source of the comments. That union local is based in East Windsor, N.J.

…New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pledged Friday that he wouldn’t permit union interference with power restoration, but the governments of New York state and New York City have been silent on the matter. (RELATED: Christie threatens “Disaster Control Act” order to guarantee nonunion utility workers can help restore NJ power)

The audio Hannity played Friday featured what he said were “union thugs” berating utility workers from Alabama.

“That’s who you hurt, scumbags! That’s who you fucking hurt! Scumbags!” a loud voice on the audio recording is heard shouting. ”Fuck all of you fucking [unintelligible]! That’s who you hurt! You’re taking it from our families! Good jobs!”

“Go back where you came from! Look at her face! Scab! Look at her face, scab! That’s who you’re hurting, scab! You feel good tonight? Go home, you bunch of scabs! That’s who you’re hurting! Taking our jobs! That’s who you’re hurting, scabs! You’re hurting families!”

Bet there’s some cold people shivering in the dark who’d be interested in how concerned the Unions are for their well being in the middle of a natural disaster.

We treated those out-of-state crews ~ specifically the one from Texas fixing the lines in our neighborhood after Ivan ~ like Gods come down from Olympus, lemme tell you. And to a person, the whole Gulf Power Company bunch were damn sure glad to have them. Same for the hundreds of out-of-state trucks that came in for Bertha and Fran clean-up in N.C. Freakin’ heroes.

These people…speechless. I’m speechless.

*Thanks for the heads up to leelu in the comments for the DC correction.

12 Responses to “FEMA Is OUT OF WATER”

  1. Julie says:

    Wasn’t there truckloads of bottled water shipped to NYC for the marathon? Why don’t they use that? But the real question is, has FEMA learned NOTHING since Katrina?!

  2. Mrs. Who says:

    Anheuser-Busch is sending canned water, and it should have been in New Jersey today. I hope they’re not having to work through FEMA.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    Well, who’s to know, right? The Decatur AL electric crew had to work thru a union ~ even as volunteers in hurricane relief, so they went home.

    It’s just the most improbable, unbelievable thing to me. I’m gobschmacked.

  4. JeffS says:

    Jeez. That is freakin’ INSANE, FEMA and union both.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    I don’t know what to think. But the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” keeps running through my head…”Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.”

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Addendum. We saw SQUAT from feds after Charley. Local gov’t (city, not even county) came through with water and ice. S.A. was all over. Red Cross even helped some. But the feds? Nada.

  7. leelu says:

    Apparently FEMA hasn’t read their own website about disaster preparation.

    Thank God Bush isn’t in charge!

    About the Hannity audio – the Daily Caller has updated their story, saying the audio was from a year or so ago.

    Fake but accurate, I guess.


  8. Kathy Kinsley says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, put JEB Bush in charge of FEMA – and give him the power. He’s the best disaster-manager I’ve ever seen. He made mistakes on Charley. But he learned. FAST.

  9. leelu says:

    Kathy… I perhaps forgot to add a sarcasm/irony tag to my previous comment. I know zip about Jeb Bush, and you sound like you know whereof you speak.


  10. leelu says:

    THS – de nada. Not good for Hannity, tho.

  11. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Actually – leelu – wasn’t really in response to your comment – I knew you were talking about the BRO. 🙂

    They aren’t at ALL the same, despite being related.

  12. Kathy Kinsley says:

    P.S. And I know you were ragging on the BLAME George thing. 😉

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