Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Masters of disaster

Oyster Creek

Such a pretty name. Wait, what?
MYFOXNY.COM - An alert was declared at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey because of water exceeding certain high water level criteria in the plant's water intake structure, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Oyster Creek plant is in Lacey Township, N.J. It gets its cooling water from the Barnegat Bay.  It is the nation's oldest nuclear power plant.
Republicans are begging that Sandy not be "politicized". Who can blame them? Remember, right after Eastwood's empty-chair speech at the RepubliConvention, Romney mocked Obama:.
President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans — [pauses for audience laughter(!)] — and to heal the planet. MY promise is to help you and your family.
TruthOut reports that yesterday, the Romney campaign said that the candidate still stands behind a statement he made during a 2011 Republican debate, in which he called for liquidating FEMA, saying the agency should be  privatized or have its powers given over to the states. He don't want no big gummit.

And then there's Bloomberg
SALON.COM - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tellingly misinterpreted a reporter’s question during a pre-Sandy press conference Sunday. When asked about what would happen on Rikers Island — New York’s main prison complex –  during the storm, Bloomberg responded, “Jails are secure … Don’t worry about anyone getting out.”
Turns out, there was no evacuation plan for the prison's 12,000 inmates (93% black and Latino) in the path of the hurricane.

1 comment:

  1. Republicans are begging that Sandy not be "politicized"

    Are they kidding. Romney has already broken the no-campaigning pledge and is holding a rally in Ohio. http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/while-obama-earns-praise-chris-christie-hurricane-response-romney-breaks-pledge


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