Staggering

I can not fathom what people are going through in the aftermath of Sandy. The damage is staggering.

It was good to see that Steve Lombardi, proprietor at WasWatching.com, checked in after being noticeably absent from his site for the last few days after Sandy.

Now at the 90 hour mark without power, heat, internet and land-line.

He counts himself as lucky in comparison to what is happening to so many.

Now is a good time to donate money and/or blood to the Red Cross, or to the charitable organization of your choice.

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  • Seems flippant to discuss in light of Sandy, but Ortiz signed for 2/$26, up to $30 if he hits all incentives, apparently.

    Pretty happy. They have room to spend, this won’t hurt them even if he sucks or breaks down, he’s been pretty effin’ good when not hurt, and it’s David Fuckin’ Ortiz, dude, the only 2004 guy left (and he should be the one if there is only one left).

    Devine November 4, 2012, 12:00 am
  • agree devine…signing ortiz to that deal seems like a no-brainer…my only concern would be how well he recovers from the heel injury…they must be confident that he will have a full recovery though…

    dc November 5, 2012, 8:43 am
  • Long time no see guys! Not sure where to post this, so I guess I’ll do it here:

    Four years ago this website had some pretty heated discussions about politics when Obama won the election. In particular, I wrote a lot of angry, nasty things about “socialism” and other vague threats to our country that were certain after Obama was elected. You can read the posts here: http://yfsf.org/yf-sf-get-out-the-vote/

    I just wanted to come back here and admit that I was wrong. Obama has been very reasonable in the last four years, far more so than his opponents give him credit for. While I still disagree with many of his policies, and still consider myself a fiscal conservative, I was proud to vote for Obama yesterday, and even prouder to see him win.

    That is all. Go Sox.

    Atheose November 7, 2012, 9:46 am
  • A pretty good day to lean to the left. I don’t agree with everything Obama has done, but he’s definitely an easy choice in this election for me.

    Locally for me, Washington state looks to legalize gay marriage and recreational marijuana.

    Votes are still being tallied for Washington state, but Washington looks to join Maryland and Maine in being the first states to win a popular election on gay marriage, and Minnesota rejected banning same-sex marriage, too, though in none of the four cases was it a blowout win for us homosexual supporters.

    Washington has definitely (despite the uncounted ballots) joined Colorado in legalizing weed, though it didn’t pass in Oregon–who knows what the feds will say about the Colorado and Washington measures, though?

    Two big thumbs up. More if I had more thumbs.

    Devine November 7, 2012, 1:45 pm
  • I am not a registered Democrat, as I just cannot stand how the Dem’s cannot get on the same page and advance a truly Progressive agenda, but I am certainly a Liberal.

    This election showed me that much of this country is like me, Progressive, and is tired of the rantings of the “moral majority” which seems to stand for division and represents the few. This country is changing and we need to embrace that. It sickens me that women have been reduced to abortion/birth control and hispanics to “illegals”. None of us are from here, aside from Native Americans, and women many times are the voice of reason and compromise. I am glad that the Right, which has been kidnapped by religious crazy people was handed their ass. Not in the Confederacy of course, where I live unfortunately, but in the rest of the country for certain. Progressive initiatives like marriage equality and marijuana legalization were passed in several states. I believe we are moving forward and I love it.

    Let the South rot, as long as they don’t hold up the progress of our Nation as a whole. Many people I am forced to deal with are still in the camp that Ath talked about and it’s just silly. We need fiscal conservatives to have a clear and real voice in the political process for our country to be as strong as it can. No question. Maybe the younger generations, like us Ath can create a Libertarian and Progressive Party to get things done again. We could agree on 75% of the problems that face us, once you take “god” out of the conversation.

    PS GO YANKEES!!!!

    krueg November 12, 2012, 10:55 am
  • Miami/Toronto trade…WOW.

    PLEASE TAKE AROD????????

    krueg November 13, 2012, 7:19 pm
  • Florida: there’s no there there.

    attackgerbil November 13, 2012, 9:34 pm
  • Ah, politics and tragedy.
    I am grateful I haven’t seen the destruction out east. I couldn’t handle it emotionally. I wish everyone who has to deal with it all the best.

    On the election, there was no way I wouldn’t vote for Obama. The list of reasons is long, and I’ll not waste time posting it. Suffice it to say that GOP obstuctionism, chicanery and the hateful tea party are up there pretty high. Obama understands that we’ve got to be a singular team going forward. Not Team Red and Team Blue, but Team USA. And you don’t do that by allowing wealthy, privaledged Americans to call themselves job creators and portray themselves as victims; you don’t get there by declaring class warfare on half of the country as you hide money in offshore bank accounts and fail to invest in your community and then accuse others of engaging in class warfare when they point it out.
    We have a long way to go. As long as Obama remains a pragmatic centrist and leads as such, we’ll get there. He’s the smartest guy in the room and always has been. If we let him lead, we’ll be just fine.
    So thanks to everyone who backed Obama, particularly Atheos who was open-minded enough to change his mind.
    (And for the record, I voted for plenty of Republicans here in Illinois.)

    I'mBillMcNeal November 15, 2012, 11:46 am
  • I'mBillMcNeal November 15, 2012, 3:22 pm
  • Very well said IBM. Love you man.

    krueg November 16, 2012, 7:41 pm
  • …and ath, IH, gerbs, dev, Brooklyn Decker, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon and Jeter.

    krueg November 16, 2012, 7:42 pm

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