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Posted: 01 November 2012 08:03 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I hope all my forum-mates in the American North-East are safe and dry.
And do what the authorities tell you to do, don’t be a jackass.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 08:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks!  My wife and I got lucky; Hadley, Mass., only got a little wind and rain and we didn’t lose power for even a minute.  But lots of people have had a much harder time.  I hope others in the region will check in here and let us know how they’re doing.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Lucky here, too.  Southern tip of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes.  Sandy brushed up against us to the south and then didn’t take the expected turn north at the next lake over to the west.  We got just a little rain and barely any wind.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Not really impacted up here in Toronto. But my family down on the Jersey Shore are all safe. My brother Carlos is without power, and the roof of his church sustained some minor damage, but nothing worse than that. My aunt and uncle were flooded out; the damage is substantial, but fortunately only material. And of course, my old stomping grounds, the Seaside Heights boardwalk, is gone.

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Posted: 03 November 2012 02:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Nice post, OP, and echoed on this side of the world, too.

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Posted: 03 November 2012 04:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Yes indeed, here’s hoping you weather the storm (and that interminable election too!)

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Posted: 05 November 2012 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Those long gas lines in New Jersey and into Pennsylvania are starting to ease, as more gas stations come back online and fewer people need gasoline to power their generators.  Power is still out in large areas of Northern New Jersey and Northeast Pennsylvania but getting pieced back together.  These prolonged outages are mostly caused by damaged equipment and poles that need replacing, rather than by a lack of manpower.  I was trapped at home for a day by downed trees and wires, and together with power, cable TV, internet and local radio out it was a little frustrating trying to find out what was happening locally.  Cell phones were a real blessing.

The power outages and gas lines up here in northwestern New Jersey are an inconvenience and a financial burden (major for some, minor for others) but compared to the devastation along the coast I’ll take it.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I don’t read the meta discussions as often as I should, and only just observed this thread. Let me add my sympathy and good wishes to those of other well-wishers.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 02:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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And, Deo gratia, the election is well and truly over.  Even more than the “wrong” candidate winning, I feared another protracted debacle like our 2000 election.

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Posted: 09 November 2012 11:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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And now… the 2016 campaign begins!

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Posted: 10 November 2012 10:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Well I suppose I can hardly complain when an off-topic thread goes off-topic…

The Repugnicans show no signs of learning anything from this defeat so the major battle in 2016 will be between Biden and Clinton. Almost felt sorry for Turdblossom.

[ Edited: 10 November 2012 10:54 PM by OP Tipping ]
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Posted: 19 November 2012 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I had to look up Turd Blossom and refuse to comment on a distant election (But that was in another country:/And besides, the wench is dead).
The British press adapted Romneyshambles from omnishambles, as described here.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 12:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Hadn’t heard omnishambles on this side, but I like it; it provides a useful less-offensive alternative to clusterfuck.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 02:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Did hear Romneydirectional (wrt flip-flops).

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