Comments for: Sandy strengthens as hurricane barrels toward New Jersey

Posted Oct. 29, 2012, at 5:57 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 29, 2012, at 8:06 p.m.

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie ordered coastal barrier islands and casinos in Atlantic City evacuated: “If you’re staying there, you’re just stupid — I mean, just plain stupid to stay,”

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  • Anonymous

    I like Christie!! :)

    • Anonymous

      I do too, he gets it done, reminds me of Mr. LePage.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah,they are both obese

        • Anonymous

          True, but they Get-R-Done…….They actually have a back bone..

          • Anonymous

            oh really

          • Anonymous

            This is exactly what I would expect a LePage supporter to say.

          • Anonymous

            Keep taking Govt handouts buddy..

          • Anonymous

            Well, that’s a very rash assumption.. And completely irrelevant, I might add

          • Anonymous

            Not rash at all, right to the point…People dont like to hear the truth…Human nature.

          • Anonymous

            It would only be the truth, if only I actually received “government handouts”

          • Anonymous

            Calling people stupid (even if they are), is not leadership, in any form.

      • Davida Willette

        lepage will get his state blown apart no state of emergency jerk

        • Anonymous

          Im sure the State of Maine will be ok….Stay inside and you will be ok….Why should me be under a state of emergency??? You will get some rain, big deal..

    • Anonymous

      He is begging Obama for $$$$.

      I like that.

      Yessah

  • County Escapee

    The weather people have cried ‘WOLF’ so many times that I’m not so sure…

    • Anonymous

      the sheep are scared.

      • Anonymous

        Well considering the weather people aren’t magical fortune tellers and do the best they can to predict the path of a storm, I’d say you should be happy we have this technology to forewarn us.  If they didn’t give the public sufficient notice and people were hurt, you people would be the first to scream about how the NWS dropped the ball.  Seriously, would you rather be safe or sorry?  It’s not about crying wolf, and it’s the people with your attitude who are the one’s swept away because your cynicism resulted in being unprepared.

        • Anonymous

          you dont know what your talking about.

          • Anonymous

             So you know what you are talking about

          • Anonymous

            How so?  Am I wrong in assuming you wouldn’t complain if a major natural disaster came unforseen due to the NWS not doing their homework and you were somehow hurt, lost your home, etc?  Or wrong in that the NWS acually IS a fortune teller  and somehow enjoy watching people get their panties in a bunch over an overexaggerated storm in which there is no true danger?  Please explain.

        • Anonymous

           Yes you are right it gives people time to decide what they want to do  .

      • Anonymous

        Some people arent smart enough to figure out that its raining out and to move to higher ground if it floods.. Sheep fits the billet, you are correct…Some people would be lost with out the Govt..

        • Anonymous

          How about there are cases in which people have never encountered a natural disaster and so they aren’t sure what they should do?  I don’t think it’s fair calling people stupid, as it’s human nature to want to find safety when it’s threatened, especially in an unfamiliar situation.

        • And a lot of people are lost without their bible and the church to tell them what to do. Sheep indeed.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe if Jesus told them to run, that would be different. ;)

      • Anonymous

        Baaaaaaaaaaaaaah  Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

      • Anonymous

        And the 65+ dead already are dead.

        • Anonymous

          They were choosing not to follow those dumb sheep, I guess.  Look where that got them! (and that is in no way a callous remark about those who have lost their lives.)

    • Anonymous

      I think it is safe to say something is going to happen somewhere.  With that knowledge, I guess it would be better to safe than sorry. I have a relative who works for the Commonwealth of Mass and their governor has declared a state of emergency. That will keep the roads clear for emergency vehicles as they may be needed. And I don’t have to worry about a family already in harms way, that she would be forced to be out in conditions that may become very dangerous, to get to work.

      • County Escapee

        It just so happens that I live in Boston and Gov. Patrick declared a state of emergency just so he could legally call for emergency equipment. Same old same old.

        Edit: At 11:20 I got a robo-call from the city that there will be trash pickup today and tomorrow. Emergency indeed!

        • eyevabigun

          I can see all the barrels rolling down the street now!

          • County Escapee

            As long as they’re empty, who cares? let the owners chase them down! :)

        • Anonymous

          Did you live in Boston in ’78? After that storm,which was initally forecast as flurries, it took days to get sufficient gear into the city to deal with the mess. The T was down for days. I walked from CHMC to Kenmore, rode to Maverick in E Boston, and walked to Winthrop from there. Every day to see my youngest brother who became ill at the peak of that storm.

          • County Escapee

            I lived in Keen,NH, but traveled RT2 to Boston twice a week. No one was allowed in for about 10 days I believe. Now, the weathermen usually hit the panic button. The storm pretty much peaked here at 2pm, was all gone by 10pm, and since 9am today, the streets here are dry with lots of blue in the sky

    • Anonymous

      Friends from Quebec called last night as they drove to Fl. for the winter.  They said they literally saw “Hundreds” of Electric Co. trucks heading north and many had huge red hearts on the door panels.  Also several fleets of Ambulances were seen heading north.  It is better to cry Wolf and be prepared than to stupidly do nothing.

      • County Escapee

        When we had the Halloween snow last year, N-Star was woefully unprepared down here, so they sent for the troops this time because the State will fine them big time if it happens again. More overreaction.

        • Anonymous

          Was going to write a nice reply but thought it would be wasted here. Best wishes for your safety and well being during this storm that you feel is creating “More Overreactions’…

          • County Escapee

            I5t’s nice to be nice as long as you have a realistic and logical thing to say. :)
            WOLF! WOLF! Every storm since the mess up forecast blizzard of ’78 has them all running scared. If it does turn out to be THE big blow, what can we do about it? Buy bread and milk and maybe a generator? C’est le vie!
            I live on the 11th floor….

          • eyevabigun

            Hope you don’t have big windows up there in the stratosphere!

          • Anonymous

            Can only hope you are not in a wheel chair. and bet you know noone in a nursing home or who owns a dairy farm or anyone who lives on the shore. show some compassion man and keep your radio on WRKO. Howie Carr will tell you how the weather is.

          • County Escapee

            Anyone in a wheelchair would call for THE RIDE, Anyone who has a house on the shore deserves it, My cows grazing on the Common don’t blow over that easily, Compassion for who? The ones in the hospices where I volunteer? WOLF! :)

          • Anonymous

            Trolls can be soo mean and not at all amusing.

          • County Escapee

            Yes they be very annoying too. But having spoken nothing but my logical truth, with a bit of dry humor, I think I just might start taking big offense…. :(
            Take just ONE thing I’ve said and come up with an intelligent rebuttal or silence would be appreciated.

            Edit Since somebody was irritated by my comment and flagged it, here’s the jist of it: Nobody in a wheelchair goes out in a storm, or simply calls The Ride. Boston has no cows. I’ve volunteered in 2 hospices. Any one who lives on ‘the shore’ knows what to expect and choose to accept the risks

        • Anonymous

           Overreaction is better than underreaction.

          • County Escapee

             Nice and normal reaction, but watch the weather forecasts. We in Boston have already reached the height of our wind according to the Weather Channel and it’s only 2 PM. The length of wind is our only concern. No panic mode here…

    • eyevabigun

      Penelope Panics. We get what we get. We always get through it.

    • I’m willing to bet the man who went out joking thought the same thing as you did. He is now in the hospital after tree branches fell on him.

      I’m also willing to bet the 5 who so far have died in NY state also thought it wasn’t going to be a big deal also.

      As I said yesterday. People with your attitude end up dead.

      • County Escapee

        I was speaking of the local weather predictors here in Boston, and I was right!
        Rutland, Ma even had a town meeting last night! the storm was over by 9pm and the streets were dry with blue patches in the sky by 9am today. There were no injuries with only a few trees and a 10×10 tin garden shed blown over.

        Anybody that’s dumb enough to go out in a hurricane should expect a branch on the head, or worse. Darwinism

  • Anonymous

    I love Gov Christie ordered, he takes charge…..He has to lead his people, some people are to numb to know what to do..

    • Anonymous

      Governor of Massachusetts took charge, too, but he’s a Democrat. Oh well. Also, when is the media going to connect the dots between extreme weather, climate change, and this storm which is extreme in its size of wind field, snowfall amounts, duration of winds, and path? Maybe it is too numb to know what it is seeing.

      • Anonymous

        I dont think climate change has anything to do with this storm…

        • Anonymous

          Wrong – the loss of arctic sea ice has already affected the polar jet.

          Instead of an east-west flow, it has slowed and meandered causing slow-moving deep troughs and ridges over North America.

          This caused the unusual negatively tilted trough and blocking high that is bringing Sandy into the coast.

          Warmer than average sea surface temperatures have allowed Sandy to maintain itself as a hurricane at mid- latitudes – in late October.

          Don’t kid yourself.

          Yessah

          • Anonymous

            Oh my, Im panicing now…..The end is near……I see the light…

          • Anonymous

            Why don’t you drive down to the Jersey Shore today and tell us all about it.

            Yessah

          • Anonymous

            Im not that far from there, just a tad south…So I will man up and ride it out..Plus New Jersy is a dump……So I stay away from there..

            Yessah

          • Anonymous

            In Hurricane Country, those that are stupid enough to “man up and ride it out” are asked by first responders to  mark their name and SS number on their arms or tie an ID tag to their toes.

            We call them “casualties”.

            Yessah

          • Anonymous

            Beleive me Dr. Stevey prepares…… I wont flood, have generator and cold beer….

            Yessah

          • Anonymous

            Sandy’s central pressure dropped from 951 mbar to 946 mbar overnight.

            Its sustained winds increased from 75 to 85 mph.

            It has created a huge fetch of tropical storm force winds that is building massive waves.

            It is expected to hit near high spring tide.

            It is expected to curve back to the east and pass over northern Maine later this week.

            Anyone that does not take this storm seriously is a serious fool.

            Yessah

          • Anonymous

            you don’t know what your talking about.. The people who ordered your thought pattern forgot to tell you they got causght in a lie

      • Anonymous

         How long has it been since Maine has had a real good hurricane?  Last one I remember was Bob, the rest have just been the remains.  Statistically speaking, these storms are normal to have every once in a while.  Claiming climate change on every variance from the average weather is a great way to lose credibility.  In addition, in order for any significant change, humans would have to eliminate a large portion of our 18% at most portion of greenhouse gasses.  This would ultimately require either a huge decrease in standard of living or a large decrease in the human population.  Additionally, the US can do a great deal of damage to it’s own manufacturing ability while just transferring the manufacturing to more pollution during production China.  This as a result would do more harm than good.

  • Anonymous

    We will soon see where the urban culture of extreme dependency gets you. There has got to be an App for this. tap  tap  tap

  • Anonymous

    Is there anyone better than Christie? He says it like it is and doesn’t blow sunshine up your butt.

    • Anonymous

      Fo Sho…..People get scared of him..

  • Anonymous

    The American people have become Sheep…….Hillarious…..Man up and take charge for yourself….

    • Anonymous

      During the GOP debates Rmoney called federal disaster relief “immoral” and proclaimed he would shut down FEMA.

      Under Rmoney, NJ would be living the Atlas Shrugged nightmare – and left to fend for itself.

      Oh yeah – NJ Governor Christie praised Obama for the a disaster declaration he issued – that will ramp up relief efforts after the storm hits.

      Thank The Invisible Sky People  that you don’t live on the NJ coast today.

      Yessah

      • Anonymous

        He did, provide the link that he said relief was immoral please…I would love to see it..

        • Anonymous

          /Hurricane Sandy now threatens the eastern seaboard of the United States. You can follow the storm here. As
          the storm disrupts the final days of the presidential election, it’s
          important to think about the candidates’ positions on disaster relief.

          During the GOP primary, as the candidates pitted themselves against
          each other in a contest to see who could call for more austerity, Mitt
          Romney used a question about whether more FEMA fund should be allocated
          without spending cuts to call the money the federal government spends on disaster relief “immoral”:

          We cannot — we cannot afford to do those things without
          jeopardizing the future for our kids. It is simply immoral, in my view,
          for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on
          to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before
          it’s paid off. It makes no sense at all.

        • Anonymous

          Look it up yourself.

          Low information much?

          Yessah

          • Anonymous

            You just proved to everyone that what you posted was total BS…

            Yessah…

          • Anonymous
          • Anonymous

            OMG, the huffington post…. More hype…

          • Anonymous

            You are spinning faster than Sandy – LOL!

            Yessah

          • Anonymous

            Romney: Absolutely. Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better. Instead of thinking in the federal budget, what we should cut – we should ask ourselves the opposite question. What should we keep? We should take all of what we’re doing at the federal level and say, what are the things we’re doing that we don’t have to do? And those things we’ve got to stop doing, because we’re borrowing $1.6 trillion more this year than we’re taking in. We cannot – ”
            King: Including disaster relief, though?
            Romney: We cannot – we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off. It makes no sense at all.

            He said it is immoral how much we spending, including disaster relief. 

          • Anonymous

            Immoral on some of the waste  that happens with disaster relief….Disaster relief fraud  exists big time, …. We spend more money on disaster relief in other countries than we do in this country…Time to take care of ourselves…

          • Anonymous

            Maybe that’s what you believe, but that’s not what Romney said. You owe an apology to a few posters on here as you were wrong. 

          • Anonymous

            No, Im not wrong…. You guys believe what other people say…..Romney saying that disaster relief is immoral is a total lie… No one with a brain would say that….

          • Anonymous

            I provided you with the transcript. The fact that you can deny what is directly in front of you is absurd. 

          • Guest

            He did say that, it’s true, Romney has no brain.

          • Anonymous

            Send a link that Romney specifically said that disaster relief is immoral…..Do it….You wont find it….You guys are so full off bs the Christmas goose is embarrassed..

          • PabMainer

            It’s always interesting that some of the more simple mindsets cannot discern context and an overall understanding of more than one thought…..it’s obvious that Gov. Romney called the total “debt” we are accumulating for future generations to repay immoral, and that includes the federal monies spent on disaster relief…..it is also very interesting that when Gov. Romney spoke during the debates re: giving the oversight for healthcare, education, welfare etc. to the individual states that the President had little comment….it is vey obvious that the Federal Gov. is way too wasteful and not accountable with our monies and I would certainly wish to have more of my tax with holdings go to state level government to deal with issues rather than sending these dollars to D.C……too much Federal control….deal with issues more on a state and local level…..

          • Anonymous

            Thank you.. Wolfndeer  is one… Read what they want to…
            They amaze me…
            Context….

          • Anonymous

            He said racking up more and more debt and saddling our kids with it is immoral.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhXyJeKaj8E

    • Anonymous

      Man up in This Society ?

      • Anonymous

        I know, there is still a few of us..

        • Anonymous

          Yeah,I have all my disaster supplies in my man-purse

    • Anonymous

      What’s funny, is those who use the Palinesque Man up thing. 

      • Anonymous

        Are you one of the sheeple????? Need the Govt to guide you???

        • Anonymous

          It’s telling …. when the talking points your’re spoon fed are so old they begin to stink.

          • Anonymous

            Come on SwampDinkie….. Not true….Holla if you hear me…

  • Anonymous

    Sending thoughts and prayers to our fellow citizens in Sandy’s path….God bless.

  • Obama is out campaigning in Florida and apparently could care less about the magnitude of this storm.

    • Anonymous

      Give moi a break

    • Jim

      Actually, he cancelled his meetings in Florida and is in DC.

    • Anonymous

      if the extremists controlled the weather this is the storm they send.

    • Anonymous

      NO you are wrong.  He is in DC and has ordered Help for those who need it and will cut through the red tape to get them help sooner than later.  It is him either seeking votes or being a leader.  Preferably being a leader but still does not get my vote. 

      • Anonymous

        Telling the public that the emergency departments will implement their procedures is important.

        • Anonymous

          Absolutely.

  • Anonymous

    Oh I agree……..Ive had 4 inches of rain over night.. And it hasnt arrived… I will be getting hurricane force winds….I love rough weather…

  • well lets all be careful driving with debris in the road and never drive thru flooded streets if you cant see thru the water then you cant tell if the road has opened up into a sinkhole , also b verycarefulwih generators  if we do lose power remember dont run them inside a garage or basement and also be very careful with candles it seems when we losepower theres  always that person who lit the candles and burnt down tere house , we mainers are tough and we survive storms thru helping out our neighbors and not waiting for fema to hand us anything thats what makes maine different from down south  be safe and pray for those in sandys direct path

  • Anonymous

    DC, BOSTON and NY ….  Penance

    • Anonymous

      Shut up. 

    • Davida Willette

      yes exactly 

  • Anonymous

     nice view of Jersey City,NJ webcam with zoom and pan control. High Res come watch the wakes.
    http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newjersey/jerseycity/

    • Anonymous

      Large pot of stew cooking….. Prepared with radio, flashlight, candles and my board games…….. Taking care of my elderly folkes……checked on my neighbors……..I will  enjoy the solitude.     Let the storm blow………… 

  • Anonymous

    A very informing article! I had been under the impression that the Gov. of CT. was a republican … and that his first name was Daniel …. thanks for making me aware BDN

  • It’s amazing how they are shutting down all mass transit, that’s pretty impressive I would at-least think the buses could run. Oh well good luck everyone 

  • Davida Willette

    why hasnt Lepage called a full state of emergency

    • Anonymous

      I thought we were already in one

      • Anonymous

        The previous state of emergency was for the disappearance of the mural.

        • Anonymous

          So true, I wish people would worry about bigger things than the mural….

          • PabMainer

            I heard that Gov. Christie has used the mural panels to board up his home’s windows……good use for the things as far as I am concerned…..

          • Anonymous

            I think it should be used for wiping Dr. Stevey’s butt……OMG did I say that????  :)

    • Anonymous

      Emergency for what?????? You want some Govt hand out dont you…
      It will be ok…

  • Anonymous

    Repent! for the end is near!!!

    • Anonymous

      we got a pizza and a rack a beer, but  I’m truly sorry for not getting more cigars.

  • Anonymous

    seriously guys, by the time sandy reaches us it’ll just be a weak storm.
    30 to 40 mph winds, not a lot of rain, 

    • PabMainer

      Current reports are the storm is speeding up which means that it is predicted to possibly hit land in S. Jersey as a hurricane….possibly 90+ mph winds….current wind gusts there on the coast are at 74+/-mph…..the water and wind combo could prove to be and cause major devastation…..obviously we could see minor to moderate negative effects here in Maine…..be prepared for the worst scenario and then anything less should not cause major issues…..

      • Anonymous

        Dr. Stevey is scared…….

        • PabMainer

          Slow deep breaths will help…..

          • Anonymous

            So true…..

          • Anonymous

            Invite me over for a beer…..Lets bypass the bull…

    • Anonymous

      Yeah ….. well where we are a blue jay farts and the power is down, talk about weak wind.

      • Anonymous

        Swampboy, time to relax……..

        • Anonymous

          BVDee’s ….. I’m relaxed, your the one suffering from the Hebegee’s

          • Anonymous

            Not I…. Relax and it will be ok after tomorrow, being high strung will kill you buddy….

          • Anonymous

            weak cheese BVeeD

  • Bring it!

  • Anonymous

    It’s ok Sheeple…. Just relax…

    • PabMainer

      I’m relaxed…..and comfy too….and happier than a witch in a broom factory…..

      • Anonymous

        You are tough like me….Good man..

      • Anonymous

        As I said relax……

    • Anonymous

      What next will we hear the Tarzan yell from you as you thump your chest with your bleeding knuckles?

  • Anonymous

    It was 83 years ago the stock market crashed, seems funny, Sandy has shut down the market, onthe 83rd anniversay of the crash.

  • Anonymous

    I hope no rescue people get hurt or killed when they try to assist the idiots who refuse to evacuate & then change their minds. Anyone who does that should have to pay the cost involved.

  • Anonymous

    A bill collector from New Jersey has been calling me every day for the past 2 months and leaving a message on my answer machine.  They did NOT call today. 

    Hurricane Sandy, do your thing to New Jersey. Make it a parking lot

    • Melting Granite

       You wish for the destruction of all of New Jersey because you refuse to pay your bills?

      Classy.

      • Anonymous

        The bill belongs to the person who had my cell phone number before me.  Some Jewish surnamed guy in Augusta.   The broken English collectors  wont take no, i am not him.
        So yes, away with all of New Jersey !

        • Melting Granite

           Oh, okay, that makes more sense.

    • Anonymous

      pay your bills, deadbeat.

  • Anonymous

    i wonder how long it will take romney to deny he said that federal disaster relief should be turned over to the states and private sector.

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