I know it's sort of weird to split the discussion, but if we could keep this thread [the Metatalk thread] to being mostly check-in and drop links and other discussion stuff in the other thread [this thread], that would be helpful. Not mission critical, but helpful.
DO NOT SELF DEPLOY. WAIT TO BE ACTIVATED.
I'm seeing this everywhere as well (I'm in TX). I believe the immediate concern is keeping roads clear.
In King's telling, Boehner's decision was a "a cruel knife in the back." Later in the day, New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie also wondered what had come of his party, calling the decision "callous" and "disgusting," and adding: "This used to be something that was not political."
Reps. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) and Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) are the only two members of the New York–New Jersey delegation [out of eight] to oppose the measure.
Foreshadowing what would happen one year later with Hurricane Sandy aid, New Jersey Republican Reps. Chris Smith and Rodney Frelinghuysen both pressure Boehner to approve the funding.
In Oklahoma, the rate of residential broadband adoption was 62.5% in 2010, slightly below the national average of 65%. However, this rate masks a significant “digital divide” between rural and urban parts of the state, with 68% of urban households having a broadband connection compared to only 50% of rural households (ESA and NTIA, 2011).
Blazecock Pileon: Oklahoma Senators Jim Inhofe, Tom Coburn, Face Difficult Options On Disaster Relief
Oklahoma Senators Jim Inhofe, Tom Coburn, Face Difficult Options On Disaster Relief
Oklahoma GOP Sen. Tom Coburn Will Seek To Offset Tornado Aid
Coburn’s Office Slams ‘Crass’ Critics On Oklahoma Disaster Aid
Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-OK) office on Tuesday afternoon slammed critics of his position that any additional disaster relief funds to tornado victims in his state must be offset with spending cuts.
"It is crass for critics to play disaster aid politics when first responders are pulling victims from the rubble," his office said in a memo to reporters.
Inhofe: Oklahoma Disaster Relief Will Be Different Than ‘Slush Fund’ For Sandy
“[Sandy aid] was totally different,” Inhofe said on MSNBC Tuesday morning. “They were getting things, for instance, that was supposed to be in New Jersey. They had things in the Virgin Islands. They were fixing roads there, they were putting roofs on houses in Washington, D.C. Everybody was getting in and exploiting the tragedy that took place. That won’t happen in Oklahoma.”
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