Heartbreaking: Desperate people dumpster-diving for food in NYC

I had no idea the reality on the ground was this bad. This is Drudge’s lead story (OBAMA LEFT THEM BEHIND: HUNGRY DUMPSTER DIVING IN NYC) and I can see why. These people still without power are so hungry they’ve pried open a huge dumpster and are trying to find something to eat. It is heartbreaking.


It’s been several days since Sandy left her destruction. Why is it that we can’t get these people food? I know there are problems everywhere but this is what happens in third world countries. You’d think we could find a way to feed these people.

Perhaps it is underway thanks to NBC New York for running this story.

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  • proudhispanicconservative

    This is something that no matter if you are a democrat or liberal you have to be crying right now, I just thought I would never see this here. My God please help them and give them your loving hand in their hour of need.

    • M_J_S

      I don’t cry for liberals, my friend. They have taken upon their idiotic heads to help destroy my country. Good riddance!

    • Susanna958

      Sadly, they are Obama’s “Julia”.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    This is hard for me to believe. We were well warned, the groceries stores were packed last week and all weekend long — even on Monday before the storm really kicked up later in the day. I can’t imagine people don’t have some cans of food in their homes, cereal, pasta, etc. They have NOTHING in their cabinets that couldn’t get them through 3-4 days without starving?

    • Some of these people don’t have homes anymore. I was just watching a video of a man whose house is completely gone on Staten Island.

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        Oh, I know Scoop. I thought he said the lower east side of Manhattan. I don’t mean to sound insensitive, and Staten Island has definitely been forgotten (as have many other neighborhoods in NJ that are not “the shore” which seems to be getting all of the attention), but I’m flabbergasted — or maybe I just can’t believe it has actually come to this. It is indeed very, very sad. Unbelievable, but sad.

      • bullet2354

        Wal Mart and Sears could roll “100’s” of semi’s a day into those flooded areas and feed and supply millions of people – and do it in about 24-36 hours!
        But let’s watch to see how the State and Federal Government and FEMA work this out.
        Keep your camera’s rolling out there.
        God Speed.

        • tvlgds

          If they aren’t union drivers/workers, they’ll be thrown out!

    • I have to agree with you- It looks like a scene out of a movie. Who, media or not, would air a tragedy before feeding these people themselves? What are we going to see next; Obama on the back of a truck throwing out loaves of bread? I may be cynical from the lies we’ve seen from this administration, but NBC has earned its zero credibility along with those in charge.

      We already know from theblaze that restaurants were shut down (at least one) for giving out food. I will not believe it until I hear from a credible source that lives there. Surely there must be one person there that can verify.

    • stage9

      Dude, I lived through the tornadoes last year and trust me, as much as you might think you’re prepared, you just can’t prepare for something like this. We had cars backed up for miles at gas stations. Grocery stores and gas stations were only accepting cash because all electronic payment devices were out. There was no electricity for over a week. Fuel went quick as did propane tanks. We had to throw out all the perishable food we had just bought the previous week. We were getting no cell reception so we didn’t know if family was attempting to contact us or not. Roads were blocked by downed power lines and trees so travel was limited.

      In a city like NY I would imagine that things are worse. This is why living in urban areas is a horrible idea in times of natural disasters or outside attacks by some foreign enemy. You are immobilized and your food supply is limited. Millions of other people concentrated in a small area will be fighting for whatever non perishable food survives the disaster. Water is contaminated by flood water and disease quickly becomes an issue. In NY it’s worse. The water just sits and has no where to run off to. Much like New Orleans was.

      Crime is rampant because hungry people get desperate and moody.

      I called this last week. I told some friends that the storm wasn’t the worst part. Wait until AFTER the storm, that’s when the real terror begins!

      And so it has.

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        I’m in it right now. I live 15 minutes from NYC and there is devastation all around me. I am one of the few with power after 3 days without. I understand exactly what is going on but it is still hard for me to believe people need to dumpster dive.

        • stage9

          Well, I for one know what you’re going through. Keep your head up. I spent my time helping others during the aftermath of the tornado outbreak last year. I realized that there’s always someone worse off than you are. Glad you made it through.

          • RosiesSeeingRed

            I opened my house today to friends and neighbors who are still without power so they could warm up and eat a big bowl of homemade chicken soup, but none of us lost homes or had to deal with water this time (unlike hurricane Irene last year or the Halloween snowstorm that damaged so many homes). We all feel very blessed. I remember the tornadoes and I feel this compares, so I know you understand. This actually reminds me of how we all felt after the 9/11 attacks. There are sometimes no words. Tragedy has a way of pulling people together, which makes it even more so unbelievable that people are reduced to dumpster diving. I KNOW there’s help available…why haven’t these people been directed there… by the reporter, for starters!

            • stage9

              I’m not as familiar with NY. Is Staten Island isolated? It sounds like this is where some of these folks are:


              • RosiesSeeingRed

                Well it’s an island so it’s not connected except by bridges…but same for Long Island, so I wouldn’t say it’s isolated. I saw someone from SI comment on another site that they are always the forgotten borough…the last to plow when it snows, etc. Now that I have power again I have been watching the local NY news which is covering the storm and I have to say SI is barely mentioned.

          • tvlgds

            We went through it all with Katrina, although my parents were safely at my house in San Antonio, and my sister’s family was in Beaumont, TX-thankfully, they had gone back to the New Orleans area before Rita obliterated what Katrina missed between TX and FL, but we had the months of cleanup. Many of my cousins were in the Joplin tornado last year, including one who died from that fungus. I don’t wish this sort of thing on anyone

        • I’m glad you made it through too Rosie.

          • RosiesSeeingRed

            Thanks ABC!

      • Susanna958

        And they are due to get another storm next week.

    • Randall Hayden

      Yep, I typed a similar thing, b4 reading yours.

  • denbren52

    What happened to big government being the answer? It’s time for charity to take over. God’s servants will always be there. Glenn Beck had this one right. New Tork has devastated the churches of the city leaving them unable to help when they are needed the most. This will require long-distance mission trips.

  • 911Infidel

    This is just a small sampling of what would happen to this country in an EMP attack. You can’t rely on government for anything. You have to rely on the only two people that are reliable: yourself and God.

  • Rudy Guiliani spoke with Hannity, was very critical of how little the area’s infrastructure has been updated in recent years.

  • I heard Glenn Beck talking about Coney Island this morning. Lord this is horrible. I hate to see this, but unfortunately this seems to always happen in democrat run cities or states. I’m grateful for living where I do, where we can get stocked up every spring for hurricane season and be prepared.
    I wish I had money to send for help.

    • M_J_S

      Totally true. Next issue will be blue states like MD, IL, CA, etc going bankrupt and asking for red-state dollars. No thanks. Thank that bloated-idiot Christie, the peanut headed fool about to be defeated, Obama, and Bloomturd. With all the money he has you think he’d be lifting a finger to make things happen. Riiiiiiight.

  • warpmine

    While not saying New Yorkers deserve this, it’s over due in that you simply must realize just how fragile civilization is and just how vulnerable you become when dependent on government to do something. People across the country use to step in and help because they had plenty of money to divert but now thanks to Obama’s devaluation of the dollar, a recession, no a depression like economic condition, they can barely survive on what they’ve got. Every year this wipe has been in office, my money is stretched farther and farther on less and less because devaluation of the fiat money supply so I can little afford to help anyone out anymore.

    We all know how liberals spend their excess money….on political causes that destroy the very fabric of what use to be our country then they bitch and moan that conservatives are stingy with their spare cash.

    I learned last year to stock up and plan for natural disasters. These people were warned and probably couldn’t do anything about it because they’re so dependent on government services coming to the rescue on a daily basis. When the shyt hit the fan in the near future, you can bet these same types will be in your neighborhood looking for more than just a handout of food and warmth, they’ll be their with violence looking to take it from you by force because entitlement mentality has trained them to be this way. Sad, but true.

    We can only pray they learn this lesson well enough to realize these facts. Government is the problem. Government steals liberty from you to give security to other favorites.

    • Very well said warpmine. One of the things I have hated the most about this depression, is that I never have money to donate to causes much like this.

      Lord, I hope people realize some day to depend on You instead of government.

  • JeffWRidge

    Where is FEMA? Obviously it is up to the people to once again step in and do what the government apparently can’t or won’t. As RS put it, I didn’t realize that it was this desperate in NY. I don’t have much, but I will give what I can.

    • tvlgds

      We’ll see if Obummer gets the wrath that Bush got after Katrina!

      • JeffWRidge

        Oh yeah, I see that happening in my little crystal ball. Right after the New York Times endorses Romney for president.

      • JeffWRidge

        Oh yeah, I see that happening in my little crystal ball. Right after the New York Times endorses Romney for president.

        • tvlgds

          I hear ya. And the next Pope will be Baptist before either of those happens! 😀

  • detectivedick

    A leader such as Bloomberg, Obama or Christie could put out a call for National help and we would respond! I blame there ego’s for the suffering. Prayer may help, but action and people and equipment will make it happen. Just say the word and “We the People” will respond!

  • I don’t know about this. He didn’t interview any of them. The blond and the guy in the red shirt were laughing and he was filming with his cellphone. There ARE some people who just love free stuff and being “cheap”. Watch the tv show Extreme Cheapskates. You won’t believe how some people live. I think this is not what he’s trying to make it.

  • stage9

    Samaritan’s Purse is delivering relief to NY. I donated earlier. Here is the link if you’re interested:


    Let’s do what the federal government is incapable of doing: helping these people!

    • Thank you Stage9. An excellent organization for sure.

    • Patriot077

      Samaritan’s Purse is great.

      Also Glenn Beck’s charitable division, Mercury One, is collecting & distributing to NY. The entire donation goes to charity. They have sent two semi trucks so far, but that is a mere drop in the bucket in an ocean of need.

      The Salvation Army is also very good with low operational overhead.

      I wouldn’t give the Red Cross the time of day.

      • Watchman74

        I’ve only had one experience with the Red Cross after Hurricane Ike and I have to say they were on the ball. I remember they drove thru the streets passing out free meals and supplies for weeks after. The Salvation Army was also helpful, but I don’t think they had near the resources as the Red Cross. I was impressed by both of them. FEMA on the other hand was slow and useless like all government agencies.

      • Operation Blessing too is a great organization and one of the first to respond. http://www.ob.org/_programs/disaster/news/2012/dr_2012_1031_bringing_relief_to_sandys_victims.asp

        • Patriot077

          I think so too, ABC and that is one of the organizations Glenn Beck’s Mercury One is working with. I really like that all the money/goods goes to charity through local churches who know the needs of the community.

  • deeme

    If you have a home you should have insurance and you should be covered …If not then why is the President getting so much praise if he can’t even get food and Aid to these people.. and they were making fun of Romney on MSNBC for trying to do just that..so are churches..they were making fun of the community getting together and helping so maybe they said ok..let them see how much the government cares..I pray that this is hype…

    • many people do not carry flood insurance, which is a completely separate policy from your homeowners….you watch…the insurance companies will try and weasel out of paying by telling the property owner that they are not covered for “flood”, even if it started with a hurricane!

  • NOoooooooooo, what’s heartbreaking is that the entire nation could not escape predictions of doom regarding how devastating Hurricane Sandy would be for almost an entire week BEFORE the storm hit, and YET, there are people who did not have the foresight to store enough non perishable food to make it through a couple weeks without power, or a little gas and other provisions they might need. After Katrina, and 9-11, and many other disasters and all kinds of federal and state money POURING into “disaster preparedness” programs, training, classes, agencies, etc…and STILL we have people digging through dumpsters??? Come on people, pay attention.

    • stage9

      The one thing we need to be conscious of is that not everyone has a middle class to upper class income. Some people are very poor and preparing for a disaster is difficult. If you have no extended family it’s tougher. If you’re elderly and immobile it’s tougher still.

      IMO, as Conservatives, our first response should be to help any way we can. This is the compassion part of Conservatism. We complain when the government butts in, but if we don’t want the government helping then it’s left up to us to step in as private citizens and do all that we can to help our fellow man. Regardless of whether we feel they deserve it or not.

      • tvlgds

        Another thing is that most folks in NY don’t own cars!

    • wodiej

      I agree. People could have driven 50-100 miles to a nearby city and pitched a tent at a KOA or other campground, rented a motel room or rented a van and slept in it. For people who could not afford any of that, there are rescue missions and churches every where that can help. Many refused to evacuate.

  • Nukeman60

    So MSNBC slams Romney for raising food and water for these people – how petty and political he was! They claim he should just give money to the Red Cross. Well, I don’t think these people can eat money, even if Red Cross let it slip from their grubby little fingers. However, they could use the cash for burning to keep warm.

    Too many people in the big cities don’t know how to survive without big government in a disaster. I feel for them, as many probably never thought this could ever happen to them. I, for one, have food, water, a generator, guns and ammo to keep me going in an emergency.

    Granted, if a tornado hit my house like this Hurricane did to many there, then I would be hurting at first (but not for long). Knowing how to survive in the face of society’s collapse is something everybody should learn. We can’t always count on Obama coming in on a helicopter to shake our hands and then swiftly fly away.

    • famouswolf

      In Western Washington we get ‘refresher training’ for this stuff every few years, like in the Midwest with tornadoes. In Washington it’s wind storms. In late fall and early spring sometimes massive weather fronts come in off the Pacific with sustained winds that are anywhere from 30-40 mph up to 100+. Mix that with lots and lots of big trees with shallow roots and things get interesting. The prize since I’ve been here was the Inauguration Day storm in 1993. Our power was out for a week on that one, and some people next to us had their carport smashed by a 100′ tall, 15′ in diameter Douglas fir. So we are used to it. My point with this rambling is that it isn’t necessarily that people didn’t take care of themselves as that they simply didn’t have a good idea what it was going to be like. Seattle takes these windstorms in stride, but two inches of snow throws everybody and is treated like a big deal. People in Buffalo don’t even notice such a tiny snowfall. How often do they get hurricanes with eight feet plus base surge in NY?

      They deserve any help we can get to them, imo. Shoot, Seattle might get hit with a devastating windstorm next week, it’s the season (we once had a floating bridge across Lake Washington sunk by a windstorm over Thanksgiving weekend). We haven’t been ‘refreshed’ for a while now.

      • Nukeman60

        They deserve any help we can get to them, imo.‘ – f

        I agree. It’s who we are to help those in need. I just don’t think big city people put as much thought into self preservation as the rest of the country outside the massive cities. They are used to having everything at their fingertips and, like you said, when something comes along like this, no matter what the warning, they are unprepared.

        • I live in a low population area, and I have only been able to get one person to prepare for hard times. Most people just don’t care. I don’t really want to be the only person with any supplies, because they won’t last long when I have to give them to my family and friends who are starving. (because they didn’t prepare)

          I always like hearing that somebody is prepared. Glad to hear that you are.

          • Nukeman60

            It will be a tough choice, should hard times hit us. People don’t realize how quickly the grocery stores would empty and the gas stations would dry up. Perhaps Hurricane Sandy will shed some light on that situation, as it’s playing out now in New York.

            My heart does go out to these people and I’m donating to my favorite charities to help them. But I think they are realizing that if they aren’t prepared ahead of time, no amount of government aid can make things right immediately.

            I suspect there will be a lot more survivalists in New York from here on out. Perhaps, it might even change the political color of the state —— Nah.

            • I hear that the survival industry is booming. Long term self sufficiency is a good thing, as well. Individuals and communities need to get back to basics and be able to produce their own food. Hard times are coming no matter who is in office. It’s a financial certainty in my opinion.

      • colliemum

        Two inches of snow and everything breaks down – now that sounds familiar!
        It’s exactly the same over here in the UK: Atlantic gales are a fact of life, and unless they’re blowing by more than 90 mph, it’s no big deal.
        But snow – omigawd, it is not supposed to snow in the UK! Especially not because the Met Office told everybody that there’s this there global warming, and we won’t see snow no longer.
        And then it did snow, and the country was white from John of Groats to Land’s End, for days on end … each winter of 2009/10 and 2010/11. That was an – interesting experience.

        • It doesn’t matter what happens with the weather, it will be blamed on global warming. Al Gore and his buddies have set up carbon exchanges to get rich off of our carbon taxes, so they have to keep it going.

  • theresaaa

    Hard to believe this could happen in America .
    God bless these folks .

  • bjohnson55

    Unbelievable, if a Republican (Bush) were in office every lame stream media outlet would have camera’s rolling and talking heads wanting real time interviews with these poor people. Where is the lame stream media now? Same place as they are on the Benghazi story, in hiding? Me thinks so… This should never happen in the America I used to know.

  • sunnyblack76

    Where’s the outcry from all the Hollywood celebs and Kanye about how Obama doesn’t care b/c Obama hates white (and black) people! Where are the stories about how Obama rigged the levies so that only the poor New Yorkers and New Jersey citizens would suffer (‘er whatever their twisted logic is). Where are all the socio-economic discussions about how Obama is systematically murdering these people?

    BTW…picture above looks like a modern-day Obamaville.

  • Watchman74

    It’s only been a day or two? They must have done no preparation whatsoever.

    • Patriot077

      unless they lost it all.

      • Watchman74


  • sjmom

    It’s pitiful to know so many don’t have the bare necessities like food, heat and water.

  • toongoon

    So much for the Red Cross that Obama put all of his faith in and Romney got excoriated for trying to help.

  • so sad.

  • WND has a another article about this. It’s pitiful. God help these people. http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/are-you-ready-for-the-next-disaster/

  • loriannringold

    No Unions are involved so Obama does not care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Marridge

      Speaking of unions, there are non-unions crews from other states being turned away from the disaster areas because they are non-union……

      • Are you kidding?! oh crap, of course you’re not… this is just disgusting and evil!!

  • PJRodman

    Wait, I thought it was like TOTALLY stupid for Romney to send …like…food and water and stuff. They wanted money.

    • Patriot077

      Yes and the director’s salary is nearly $1 m annually!

      • Wrong. And who’s twisting people’s arms to accept free stuff? if you don’t like the Red Cross’s business structure don’t take crap from them.

        Obama’s America, hating every business and meddling in their affairs.

        June 2012:

        “Gail McGovern is our Red Cross president and CEO and is paid $500,000 a year — this is considered to be in the mid-range for a large nonprofit in the range of $3.4 billion a year.

        “She started with the Red Cross three years ago, and she has not taken any pay increases in those three years. And she has personally given $185,000 to the American Red Cross in charitable donations since becoming the CEO in 2008.

        “None of her salary comes from our disaster fundraising. So when people are giving to our disaster relief programs, only nine percent is administrative overhead — 91 percent goes to support the disaster relief efforts.”

        • Constance

          The problem with the Red Cross is that money donated to them does not necessarily go where you want it to. I could donate $100 to them today for assistance in New York, but they could instead use that for some assistance effort going on in another country entirely. This is what happened after 9/11. It is the reason so many people became angry with the Red Cross and have never forgotten it. They do good work, and I respect what they do, but if I contribute money for a catastrophe – that’s where I want my money to go. Not anywhere else.

        • Patriot077

          I’ve never taken “crap” from them and no longer fund them as I would rather donate to organizations that are more localized in their operations. That’s my preference.

          This is the latest I found from Forbes published 11/2011. Gail McGovern salary shown to be slightly over a million and 88% of donations support charitable activity. Please provide your source to support your stats as it appears her salary (taken from IRS documents) is double that you indicated.


        • I work with a Vietnam Vet who holds a grudge against the Red Cross for what they did in Vietnam. He said that they would set up coffee for the troops, for a price. He said that the Salvation Army was great though.

  • Obama’s America

  • The mainstream media was quick to crucify George W. Bush over Katrina, even though it wasn’t his fault at all. Do you hear the mainstream media griping about how Obama is handling this situation? Didn’t think so.

  • p m

    Dogs searching for bodies in sand-filled homes in south Staten Island, and yet…the New York Marathon is still on for Sunday. It’s usually worth about $340Million+ for local businesses, but if there’s no power and no food or water, what will these businesses be selling??


  • keninil

    People have no patience !! Can’t they wait for the NYC health inspectors to check to make sure everything is safe ?? Afterall, you can go without food for 3 weeks if you have water. Can’t they just wait ??

    • FACT: a health inspector tried to close a Chinese restaurant which was serving food at the candle light to the hungry

      • keninil

        It’s sad. I can believe it. Bureaucracy first !!

  • Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el

    I am sorry that these Americans are going through this in the greatest country on earth.. But one should also realize that this is a glimpse into the future if America was to allow Barack Hussein Obama 4 more years to destroy our republic………

    • konservative1

      So Obama is responsible for Sandy? As I suspected you are a BIRTHER!

      Five Reasons Obama is to Blame for Storm Sandy.
      From, Birthers_United.com
      By ignoring Trump, a charity will not get 5million, so God is angry and the storm comes.
      By making a joke about his birth certificate God is angry and the storm comes.
      By allowing democrats to ridicule Birthers God is angry and the storm comes.
      By allowing democrats to point out that the republican leaders and Karl Rove disavow Birthers God is angry and the storm comes.
      By simply existing God is angry and the storm comes.

      • Malkeil is saying that this is what our country will look like. That isn’t blaming Obama for the storm, that just means that we will be living like these people in this disaster area.

      • DebbyX

        You must look like pretzel with all the spinning you do on this site. But that’s what you Libs do best, twist in the wind.

  • Rocco11

    Where’s the rest of the world? Anybody jumping in to offer aid, like we always do?

    • non-union help not permitted, Fehrstein?!?!?!?

  • wodiej

    Where is the “great messiah obama” with his loaf of bread and fish to feed the starving millions?

    • chatterbox365

      He’s out campaigning and one of his stops is Vegas.

  • chatterbox365

    Wow…this is very sad and I don’t understand why we can’t get food and water to these people.

    Bloomberg endorses Obama over climate change while his fellow New Yorkers eat rotten food out of the dumpster.

  • colliemum

    And Mitt Romney is a bad, bad man because he bought food and necessities, and asked people to do the same, rather than shell out money to the Red cross who are …. where???

    • aussieguy64

      I get a bit weary about donating to charities these days and rather help people directly…Here in Australia, we often find that only 10% of the dollar we donate to something like World Vision, ends up to a kid in Africa/etc. The reality is that the money collection agency takes a considerable chunk. Not to mention the transport and infrastructure costs in getting food over there.

      …What I’m trying to say is that if the Red Cross is audited, don’t be surprised to find most of the money has already been gobbled up by anyone who wants “their cut”.

      • colliemum

        I agree – I’m not giving to the ‘big’ charities, like OXFAM, which has become a socialist entity.
        I’m giving to a small education charity which supports pupils in Uganda. I know the person who runs it, and he’s not ‘paying himself’, all the money goes to where it’s needed most.
        The only two ‘big’ charities I give money to are the Guide Dogs for the Blind (sponsoring puppies), and the Dogs Trust because they do not put homeless dogs to sleep.
        And then there is the Sally Army – never go past them – and right now the British Legion, who look after the widows and children of our fallen soldiers. I’m buying lots of poppies … the only drawback being that I tend to cry on the shoulders of our lovely veterans who’ve made it through WWII. Can’t help myself.

  • wodiej

    Let’s not forget our animal friends that were affected by the East Coast disaster as well. The SPCA from all over the country is stepping up to help.


    In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

    “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

    The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

    Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10:30-37

    • Constance

      The animals are always one of the first things I worry about in these situations. I’m a monthly ASPCA donor, and it is for reasons just like this. They can always use things too, like blankets and towels. Always a huge need for those cozy blankets. I will find some cheapo blankets and towels at yard sales or thrift stores and just drop off a bundle now and then at the county animal control or Humane Society. It’s like gold to them.

      • DebbyX

        To watch the helpless animals is heartbreaking. I always feel that people will find a way to survive. But our animal friends need our help. I too give to animal shelters, money well spent.

  • aposematic

    Stuff like this is only deemed a problem when the POTUS is a Republican.

  • Wow – and this in an election year. Guess they’re “Lucky” that Sandy hit just a week before the election otherwise, they would not have been “blessed” with an Obama photo-op.

  • Philo Beddoe

    Welcome to obama’s America

    • and non-union crews are NOT PERMITTED to help.
      What a FUBAR situation, what a FUBAR prezzy.

  • didn’t he say: “If you have a problem, call me, at the White House”?
    (he said that while being out of WH)
    I’ll bet any one $1000 there is no way you may call WH and speak with FuBar Ack.
    Or should I say : a total FUBAR?

  • Constance

    I am conflicted on this. Part of me wants to know why people were not better prepared in their own lives for disaster – it doesn’t take much to stock up even a week’s worth of food, water and some basic supplies. It also isn’t that difficult to fill your car with gas just before the storm and have a couple of containers of gas stored at home just in case. These are basic responsibilities that I think all people should manage to take care of for their families. However, I do understand that many people simply had to flee their homes, or have lost their homes in this disaster. For those people, it is unfair to ask why they were not prepared. Yet, for those people, why are there no proper shelters and food sources available? Where is the Red Cross here? Where are the churches and local charities? Nobody should be dumpster diving for food right now.

  • Kelly60

    Gee, and they crucified Bush over Katrina…just wow

  • SKL53

    Hey New York call the mayor’s office!!! Tell that jerk to send all the generators and food he is sending over to Central Park for the MSM on marathon sunday and instead feed the hungry!!! One generator lights and heats 400 homes!!! Mayor needs a lobotomy!!!!!!!!!

  • SKL53

    Blooming Idiot Bloomberg HATES Staten Island because the borough is Mostly Conservative.

  • LiveFreeOrDie2012

    I feel sorry for these people. But, sadly, they will decide that more government is the solution. It is a safe bet that some or all of those pictured laughed at the food insurance commercials that commonly appeal to those of us on the right.

  • Winston Smith 3rd

    This is the expected result when people rely on government to fix problems and take care of them. Why did these people have no emergency supplies, why do they have no food storage at home ? Living through Katrina I saw a lot of people with their homes gone and nothing to eat, nowhere to turn, the people who were feeding them, giving them clothes ? CHurch groups from all around the nation – where are the reports of the volunteer groups along the east coast – there are certainly many people volunteering and helping but I have not seen a single article yet!

  • DEC6

    NYC Mayor turned Obama away…his also refused help from FEMA. Yet cases of food is stacked in Central Park for the NYC Marathon this Sunday. This is Mayor Bloombergs fault not Obama. This is what happens when u elect a billionaire for your mayor.

  • DEC6

    NY Michael Bloomberg turned Obama away and refused help from FEMA…Central Park has cases of food and water stacked in it for this weekends NYC Marathon. This is not Obama’s fault this is the mayor’s fault. This is what happens when u vote in a billionaire mayor.

  • tvlgds

    Non union utility workers are being sent home, families are being tossed from hotel rooms to make room for marathon runners–so much for priorities. It’s criminal what they’re doing. Utility workers swarmed in from around the country to help and now they’re told to leave? Let that craphole rot!

  • I hope that this motivates people to start prepping.

  • RKflorida

    We were without power for 8 days and then again for 3 days during the 3 hurricanes that hit us in 2004. Of course the gas stations had gas, just no electricity for the pumps! This was during July in Florida. Heat index was about 104 or more for a couple of weeks. And yet, there was none of this going on. Didn’t these folks even get in enough food for 3 days? That’s like nothing, just a little bit of food. Small portable gas stove if necessary to heat water for coffee, and cook a little. It doesn’t take much to prepare for a few days or a week. I’m from NY and I don’t recall folks up there being so helpless when I lived there. I always thought they were a tough lot, but apparently there are a lot more helpless people who can’t take care of themselves even a little.

    • Most people now live day to day. They don’t plan ahead, or save money, on the whole.

  • DebbyX

    I’m not sure I believe this story. They don’t look desperate, they look like they’re just taking what is free. Call me cynical, but some people will take anything as long it’s free. If they were really hungry, they wouldn’t be taking pictures first, they’d be grabbing whatever they could get their hands on. Survival of the fittest.

  • As a former New Yorker I am appalled and disgusted with what I just viewed. I refuse to believe this is the same New York that weathered the terrorist attacks back in 2001. I always felt New Yorkers to be resilient and self-sufficient with a can do attitude second to none.
    I can see how this may happen with the Nanny State mentality that Mayor Bloomberg has brought to this once great metropolis. It is now the preeminent condition of the people being more government dependent then ever before. The question always is..where is the president? where is FEMA? and when is the government going to do something?.

  • Randall Hayden

    Is this this…
    Who does not food for several days of survival?
    Yah, I might have more food for than normal, being in earthquake territory, but…, normal kitchen stock regardless… .
    Bottom line is, who has only 1-2 days of food? Is it Mr. & Mrs. Dumass?

  • Randall Hayden

    Fuk’im, if they don’t agree w/me nopr planned.
    JK, but that’s how much of of MSM portray us….

    Personal example: Too long to explain — I gave money to a Black guy (OMG), & he was almost scared when I sarcastically said that I first said “no”, because I’m Repub.

  • AmandaMichille

    Even with the advantage of being right, you can never beat a man whose job depends upon your being wrong. Any number of good causes have in the end failed because it was the passionate against the <a href=”http://bitterbananas.com/some-desperate-ways-to-make-a-few-bucks-when-you-are-broke/”>desperate.</a> Luckily, England in the approach to World War II did not represent such a situation. Todd Zywicki, having just read Troublesome Young Men, here summarizes the story of the ouster of Chamberlain. I have been meaning to read that book for a long while; perhaps I will have a chance at the shore next week.