A message board of disillusioned Democrats gives the real story of the Sandy "rescue":
I finally spoke to my sister yesterday..I heard something in her voice I never heard before...I was trying to be softly upbeat with her..but her voice broke my heart ...that when I hung up..I cried like a baby..she sounded "broken" is the only word I can think of to describe how she sounded..she lives very close to SeaSide Heights.
Let me tell you this..the people there are not getting help..my sister made me very aware of this..she screamed..where is the help??
My sister has had no power since Monday afternoon..it's gotten cold..
That means no computer..no TV..no heat..no refrig that works..spoiled food..and no way to cook it if they had it!
Yesterday my sisters great worry was her water pipes would freeze ..with no heat on.
I asked her if she had enough blankets..and she got angry( frustrated) and said it doesn't matter..everything is wet..
They have not seen the Red Cross..
FEMA came through her street the first morning.,handing out papers telling them to sign up on their Internet web site..or twitter..my sister screamed at me asking.."how the fuck do I sign up for help with no fucking power??7"
They are now telling people the military will come to them to vote Tuesday..my sister said..they better watch themselves..the people where she is might rip their heads off..
No food, no heat she said..but they want their freaking vote!
No FEMA..no Red Cross she said..but they will have military there for their vote!
Let me just add I just got ahold of my Brother in Atlantic Highlands NJ ..he is really angry..they still have no power either..and he is agry at Christie and Obama!! And he is cussing like crazy. Pissed as all get out!
He says..no food..no gas..no power..he has been charging his cell phone in car..and sitting in car for heat with his wife..and now almost out of gas in car and no where to get gas!
It's awful people..with no end in sight for the people in areas hard hit!
And they are NOT getting the help they need.
Just remember twitter and Facebook are not frequented by many people in their 50' s and 60's and 70's....and that is what people with no power are being told to go to for FEMA help!
What a fucking joke!
I just talked to my aunt..she is in mid 70s..she is in high school shelter...my cousin took a boat over to her house..house has major damage..but is standing..my cousin was stopped by authorities three times while crossing Barnegat Bay to her house..which is good that he was stopped..he was told Pirates are going to LBI at night robbing houses by boat! Homeowners are banned from going to our Island..,but pirates are going to island by boat..robbing us..and yet homeowners haven't even seen our homes since the island was evacuated.
1-2days before the storm.
This is the very reason people are reluctant to evacuate. Particularly older folks.
So while Obama campaigns,..people Are starving..and cold..and without heat..without a way to feed their families..and many are still buried under debris in Staten Island!
People are under water still..and many wont have power for at least another week.
And another storm is on the way!
FEMA is doing nothing in their lives..
People are begging for food and water! And dry blankets!