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  1. Patradomous

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    Jay "Baghdad Bob" Carney was asked about the election being delayed or postponed due to the weather.

    He said basically no comment. So you know its already in the works.
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    impossible, federal law says it's impossible

    the only thing they can do for the affected is let them submit absentee ballots afterwards
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    sweet jump to an assumed assumption followed by an ending conclusion.

    link?
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    No, it does not.

    http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/RL32471.pdf
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    so it would be CONGRESS postponing the election? not Jay "Baghdad Bob" Carney?

    according to the original post, WE ALL KNOW its already in the works...

    frickin congress...
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    Hey they delayed the NFL trade deadline:)
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    Patra, you didn't post your source. So, my question to you is, Are you trying to deceive us, are you referring to a different quote, or are you relying on a biased website for your info? Please reply.

    In his answer below, it's quite clear that he simply "does not know the answer to that question." So, where is the talk of delaying the election? What's your source?

    Will Obama Cancel the Election? Find Out By Clicking Here!

    Q: Jay, some of the utilities are saying that the power is going to be out in some areas for up to 10 days, which would obviously include Election Day. Is there any contingency planning to alter the Election Day schedule because of this?

    CARNEY: I think that is not something I’m able to address...

    Q: Would the President have the power to adjust Election Day?

    CARNEY: I don’t know the answer to that question. I think you’re getting way ahead of yourself here.
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    Wow. That sounds an awful lot like you're calling Patradomous a liar there. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............
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    Well, believe it or not, there are states in the country - most states in fact - who are not affected by this storm. So I don't see anything that constitutes a "National Emergency" going on.
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    i think just doing late absentee ballots is enough , not delaying the election
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    Well then maybe that's the answer Jay Carney should have given the reporter who asked the question in the first place.

    Unless, of course, some people actually think 19 states plus DC and over 50,000,000 people affected really could be considered a "national emergency."

    A state-by-state look at what's happened with Hurricane Sandy, and what to expect - NY Daily News
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    awesome...

    doubly so...

    fail thread. ... mainly because the OP almost never does a "Crazy Ivan" and returns to acknowledge the fail.
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    Well, let's look at the first state on your silly little list there:

    CAROLINAS - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 14 members of a crew forced to abandon a tall ship about 90 miles off the North Carolina coast and continued to search for two other crew members. The storm lashed barrier islands and rendered several homes and businesses nearly inaccessible.

    Hmmmmmmm.... well I guess that's actually 2 states. But geez, you're right. Some ship 90 miles off the coast of North Carolina needed to be rescued and unfortunately, there appears to have been lives lost. I guess both those states are completely paralyzed and will be absolutely unable to recover anytime in the next 8 days. :rolleyes:
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    Well ... what every kid will want to know.

    Do they get the 4th and the new date out of school?:confused:
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    If you'll notice, it's not "my silly little list," it's a state-by-state accounting by The NY Times.....

    And yes, North Carolina has gotten far more damage than one ship sinking.

    NC coast weighs damage as Sandy strengthens | abc11.com
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    Well, depends on what you call a "national emergency". Was 9-11 one? It "only" effected 300 people and their families. This storm is in the process of disrupting the lives and safety of many more people. They both migh be considered national emergencies depending...
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    Yes, the Outer Banks experienced some flooding, which happens there about 10 times a year out there. That's what happens when you have a thin stretch of land which is totally surrounded by ocean and inlets on all sides and, in most places, doesn't even get above a couple feet above sea level.

    Seriously, Mrs. By using the Carolinas as an example of 2 of the "19 states" affected by this storm, you do nothing but weaken your own argument. Your contention would be much stronger if you simply used a much lower number of states but focused on ones that were really affected.

    To put the NC geography into northeasern teams, what you're saying is literally the equivalent of someone saying "The Isles of Shoals are flooded, so we need to cancel all traffic and activity throughout all of New England."
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    Apple and oranges, my friend. At the time, we had no idea what was going on. We had no idea what was happening and we had no idea what was coming. Before this storm even hits land, I can say with absolute certainty that the folks in Wyoming will be unaffected.

    Look, I know all the pols are going to call it a national emergency. They'd be fools not to because of the fallout. I just see no reason to postpone an election which isn't scheduled for another 8 days.
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    Neither do I. I'm betting that no one who has any say in the matter is either.

    And folks in Wyoming who needed Wall Street to stay open today were effected. Same for those in California doing business with those in MD, NJ and NYC. THis storm is a big one. Not so much in Wyoning, but for the largest centers of populatiuon in the US, it's big.

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