Northeast Blackout 2003

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by George Lawrence, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. Farmer John boasted: "Sorry man... this farmer John puts in an 8 hour yuppie
    day (which involves a
    great deal of walking I suppose), then comes home and changes his shoes
    (just like Mr. Rogers!) and puts in a good night of Farmer John duties. ...
    and then play drums for a couple of hours."

    and sound just like John Bonham? :-0
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    "John P." <JohnP6617@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:imh0b.50509$2x.19022@rwcrnsc52.ops.asp.att.net...
    > "Steve Gardner" <stevegardnermyclothing@cox.net> wrote in a message
    >
    > > One of the difference is that Farmer John was prepared to do some

    walking
    > > and wore the appropriate attire, specifically footwear. Do you think

    > Farmer
    > > John or Mrs. John would walk that in dress shoes? Talk them off an walk
    > > barefoot or in nylons? Not a good comparison.

    >
    > True enough. I also didn't consider that our poor yuppies, in addition to
    > being unprepared in the area of footwear, are also likely extremely out of
    > shape for lack of any physical activity more strenuous than hoisting their
    > cell phone to their ear.
    >
    > Sorry man... this farmer John puts in an 8 hour yuppie day (which involves

    a
    > great deal of walking I suppose), then comes home and changes his shoes
    > (just like Mr. Rogers!) and puts in a good night of Farmer John duties.

    ....
    > and then play drums for a couple of hours.
    >
    > Lets see if it's on the board.... BZZZZZZZZ... wrong answer. Still no pity
    > for yuppies taking a stroll.
    >
    >
  2. -MIKE-

    -MIKE- Guest

    > wow. what are you, 5?
    >
    > next you'll be saying that people working in the twin towers on 9/11
    > should be happy that they got off of work early!
    >
    > --
    > Joe.



    The new Hitler clause of internet debates.


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  3. "John P." <JohnP6617@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
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    > "Steve Gardner" <stevegardnermyclothing@cox.net> wrote in a message
    >
    > > Nice troll work John. Done with you.

    >
    > Darn. I can't believe I'll have to live without another "anyone who
    > disagrees with my pathetic whining is a troll" poster. If I buy you some
    > good walking shoes and promise to rub your feet at the end of the block

    will
    > you come back... please please please???
    >
    > Pfffft.
    >
    > AMF



    JOhn- I do not live there. I have not whined. I have taken exception to YOUR
    whining about the people there and what happened that day. You generalize,
    you have simple solutions(get a room, stop and buy shoes). You make these
    statements in hopes of getting a rise out of those who had the misfortune of
    experiencing this. That is your motivation...and that is trolling.
  4. -MIKE-

    -MIKE- Guest

    I think both sides are showing some overreaction and a little lack
    of understanding. One one hand, yes I would very worried about a
    wife or daughter getting home, with no way to contact them and no
    way to go get them (I saw the traffic). Most women would have
    bloody feet having to walk that far in dress shoes. Many men would
    be dehydrated and shaking after 10 miles of walking.

    And yes, the media blew it way out of proportion. The took a very
    important story and tried to turn it into a catastrophe. They were
    reckless and irresponsible. The story, the truth of the story, was
    important enough to garner the coverage it got. They didn't have to
    play it up the way they did and elude to terrorism every five
    minutes.

    What impresses me the most is something that I don't think would've
    gone the same, before 9-11. They way people were so calm. There
    was no wide spread looting, no mass panic and rioting. I'm sure
    there were isolated incidents which we'll hear about in three months
    on Dateline NBC. But all in all, I think anyone with a hankering
    to cause trouble, knew that this *new* New York City would've have
    raised up and kicked their asses, had they started anything. It was
    great to hear about people pulling together and helping each other,
    instead of being selfish. That's impressive and something to be
    proud of.

    What doesn't impress me is how people are complaining about what a
    hardship it was. I have to agree it was a major inconvenience. It
    certainly ranks a ten on the pain in the ass scale. But sorry,
    spend a week in a third world country-- see what those people have
    to go through every single day of their lives, to simply survive--
    and you'll be happy to go through what you did, a few times a year.
    They got a very tiny taste of what it's like for millions and
    millions people who live without transportation, electricity,
    sanitation or plumbing, clean water, or any shoes at all. Oh yeah,
    and food.


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  5. morris

    morris Guest

    "John P." <JohnP6617@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message news:<vog0b.149789$Oz4.40572@rwcrnsc54>...
    > "Dan Radin" <danradin@snet.net> wrote in a message
    >
    > > If you saw the massive number of people walking, and the people lined up
    > > waiting for the power to come back on for the gas pumps, you might change
    > > your tune.
    > > I was there.
    > > New Yorkers amazed me with their stength and stability. Why don't you try
    > > walking from Wall Street to Queens or Brooklyn or Long Island after

    > putting
    > > in an eighth hour day.

    >
    > <busting out my violin>
    >
    > Oh... sob... the horror! Those poor yuppies.
    >
    > OMG Dan. I'm not sure whether to laugh or just shake my head. Out here in
    > the far burbs, Farmer Bob walks farther from his tractor to the house just
    > for lunch, after putting in 7 house BEFORE lunch. Then he walks back out to
    > do at least another 7 after lunch.



    ha !!!!!!........ from midtown to Jamaica Queens is a lot longer than
    your country -ass bullshit.........

    dickhead.....
  6. "morris" <onedropper@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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    > "John P." <JohnP6617@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message

    news:<vog0b.149789$Oz4.40572@rwcrnsc54>...
    > > "Dan Radin" <danradin@snet.net> wrote in a message
    > >
    > > > If you saw the massive number of people walking, and the people lined

    up
    > > > waiting for the power to come back on for the gas pumps, you might

    change
    > > > your tune.
    > > > I was there.
    > > > New Yorkers amazed me with their stength and stability. Why don't you

    try
    > > > walking from Wall Street to Queens or Brooklyn or Long Island after

    > > putting
    > > > in an eighth hour day.

    > >
    > > <busting out my violin>
    > >
    > > Oh... sob... the horror! Those poor yuppies.
    > >
    > > OMG Dan. I'm not sure whether to laugh or just shake my head. Out here

    in
    > > the far burbs, Farmer Bob walks farther from his tractor to the house

    just
    > > for lunch, after putting in 7 house BEFORE lunch. Then he walks back out

    to
    > > do at least another 7 after lunch.

    >
    >
    > ha !!!!!!........ from midtown to Jamaica Queens is a lot longer than
    > your country -ass bullshit.........
    >
    > dickhead.....


    LOL!

    "It's funny, cuz it's true" - Homer J. Simpson

    CM
  7. Dan Radin <danradin@snet.net> wrote:

    > If you saw the massive number of people walking, and the people lined up
    > waiting for the power to come back on for the gas pumps, you might change
    > your tune.


    Come on Dan. New Yorkers actually having to walk! Yeah that is a REAL
    emergency! And people had run their cars so low on gas that they
    didn't have enough to get home? How many could that have been. If it
    was more than a few that ALSO says something about people needing a
    lesson in how America *used* be about self-reliance and not gummint
    handouts and Big Brother being there to "save" you.

    > I was there.


    Good. Did the exercise do you some good? My mom who is over 80
    had no power either, but as an old farm girl, it was no big deal.
    Has our country come to this? We have to tell ourselves that loss
    of power is an "emergency" so we can feel proud of how well we can
    cope? This is sad.

    > New Yorkers amazed me with their stength and stability. Why don't you try
    > walking from Wall Street to Queens or Brooklyn or Long Island after putting
    > in an eighth hour day.


    Puleeze. They "amazed" you because they could deal with a power outage
    and after having practiced twice before, at that! Is this how soft
    we've all become? Hey I walk all over the damn place and think
    nothing of it. I ride my bike every day and I'm an old geezer!
    And an "eighth hour" is probably exactly how much "true" work
    some of those people are putting in.

    I knew I'd get slammed for being "insensitive" but I'm sorry,
    I'm a totally unrepentant sinner.

    As for you Dan, Turn of your TV. (And while you are at it shut
    off the cable and rip down that satellite dish) put on some
    nice comfortable shoes and take a nice long walk. And while
    you are out doing that, use your brain a bit to think instead
    of letting the TV do it for you. It will strengthen your legs
    and improve your double pedal licks.

    Benj
    (Now where did I put that DVD of "grumpy old men")
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  8. DrumSac

    DrumSac Guest

    onedropper@earthlink.net (morris) wrote in message news:<c153605b.0308182304.1367223a@posting.google.com>...
    > "John P." <JohnP6617@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message news:<vog0b.149789$Oz4.40572@rwcrnsc54>...
    > > "Dan Radin" <danradin@snet.net> wrote in a message
    > >
    > > > If you saw the massive number of people walking, and the people lined up
    > > > waiting for the power to come back on for the gas pumps, you might change
    > > > your tune.
    > > > I was there.
    > > > New Yorkers amazed me with their stength and stability. Why don't you try
    > > > walking from Wall Street to Queens or Brooklyn or Long Island after

    > putting
    > > > in an eighth hour day.

    > >
    > > <busting out my violin>
    > >
    > > Oh... sob... the horror! Those poor yuppies.
    > >
    > > OMG Dan. I'm not sure whether to laugh or just shake my head. Out here in
    > > the far burbs, Farmer Bob walks farther from his tractor to the house just
    > > for lunch, after putting in 7 house BEFORE lunch. Then he walks back out to
    > > do at least another 7 after lunch.

    >
    >
    > ha !!!!!!........ from midtown to Jamaica Queens is a lot longer than
    > your country -ass bullshit.........
    >
    > dickhead.....


    Yeah, seriously. Go brush your tooth, Jethro.

    -Sac in the City
  9. Dan Radin

    Dan Radin Guest

    <bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net> wrote in message
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    > Dan Radin <danradin@snet.net> wrote:
    > > If you saw the massive number of people walking, and the people lined up
    > > waiting for the power to come back on for the gas pumps, you might

    change
    > > your tune.

    >
    > Come on Dan. New Yorkers actually having to walk! Yeah that is a REAL
    > emergency! And people had run their cars so low on gas that they
    > didn't have enough to get home? How many could that have been. If it
    > was more than a few that ALSO says something about people needing a
    > lesson in how America *used* be about self-reliance and not gummint
    > handouts and Big Brother being there to "save" you.


    Once YOU've walked from manhattan to northern new jersey or western
    connecticut, then I'll listen to what you're saying. Until then, forget it.

    > > I was there.

    >
    > Good. Did the exercise do you some good?


    I'm in fine shape. I ran a half marathon two weekends ago. I'm sure carrying
    all of my brother's worldly possessions down the pitch black stairs was
    rough on my dad. I'm not complaining. I was fine. But I do have compassion
    for all those people I saw streaming across the bridges without any idea how
    they were getting home to an outer borough, town, or even a different state.
    I have compassion for those who were trapped in packed rush hour elevators.
    I have compassion for those who were trapped in the trains we saw stopped
    along the tracks and the ones we heard about trapped in the tunnels. Maybe
    these are everyday occurences for you, but I guess I'm just not interested
    in living in your world. From what I saw, there was no looting, no violence.
    The city pulled together in a calm, organized fashion, and I'm proud of New
    Yorkers for their strength and stability. If you're not, then so be it. I
    didn't grow up on a farm, and I'm proud that my parents and grandparents
    worked hard so I didn't have to.
  10. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "Dan Radin" <danradin@snet.net> wrote in message
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    > I'm in fine shape. I ran a half marathon two weekends ago. I'm sure

    carrying
    > all of my brother's worldly possessions down the pitch black stairs was
    > rough on my dad.


    Rough? I'm sure it was. But was it really _that_ bad? It was just one day in
    a long life.

    > I have compassion for those who were trapped in packed rush hour

    elevators.
    > I have compassion for those who were trapped in the trains we saw stopped
    > along the tracks and the ones we heard about trapped in the tunnels.


    Yep, that sure would suck. I'd hate for it to happen to me. Miserable as
    hell, sure. But not a life-changing tragedy.

    > Maybe
    > these are everyday occurences for you, but I guess I'm just not interested
    > in living in your world. From what I saw, there was no looting, no

    violence.

    Dan: there ain't supposed to be. Reminds me of a Chris Rock routine: "I take
    care of my kids. I ain't _never_ been in jail".

    > The city pulled together in a calm, organized fashion, and I'm proud of

    New
    > Yorkers for their strength and stability.


    I'm glad there was no violence and that all y'all feel good about
    yourselves. It's hard to impress us Westerners though; out here we got folks
    that will cut their own arms off with a leatherman tool, bandage the stump
    and walk miles for help.

    Glenn D.
  11. John P.

    John P. Guest

    "George Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote in a message

    > and sound just like John Bonham? :-0


    When I was 12. I'm past that now! ;-)
  12. John P.

    John P. Guest

    "morris" <onedropper@earthlink.net> wrote in a message

    > ha !!!!!!........ from midtown to Jamaica Queens is a lot longer than
    > your country -ass bullshit.........


    When we'd do practice landings at Camp Lejeune, NC. After the final landing,
    rather than coming back aboard ship for a ride back to the base, the Marines
    would walk back from the landing site. ... carrying all their gear .... 36
    miles .... in combat boots.

    When I was in Beirut, we'd *run* six miles from our camp on the beach,
    around the airport, to go get breakfast.

    .... and no one in NY *had* to walk anywhere.

    > dickhead.....


    Obviously a well thought out response. You seem well versed in the art of
    debate. I bow to the master.
  13. John P.

    John P. Guest

    "DrumSac" <drumsac@yahoo.com> wrote in a message

    > Yeah, seriously. Go brush your tooth, Jethro.


    Ooohh... Owwww... I'm speechless. I can't tell who is the more intelligent
    of the two, you or Morris. Then again, I was never much good with fractions.
    ;-)
  14. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "John P." <JohnP6617@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > When we'd do practice landings at Camp Lejeune, NC. After the final

    landing,
    > rather than coming back aboard ship for a ride back to the base, the

    Marines
    > would walk back from the landing site. ... carrying all their gear .... 36
    > miles .... in combat boots.
    >
    > When I was in Beirut, we'd *run* six miles from our camp on the beach,
    > around the airport, to go get breakfast.
    >
    > ... and no one in NY *had* to walk anywhere.
    >
    >
    > Obviously a well thought out response. You seem well versed in the art of
    > debate. I bow to the master.
    >

    Jiminy. Who screwed up and taught jarheads to read and write? ;)

    Glenn D.
  15. John P.

    John P. Guest

    "Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.dowdy@nospam.com> wrote in a message

    > Jiminy. Who screwed up and taught jarheads to read and write? ;)


    I don't think anyone did... I was in the Navy on the ship that dropped the
    grunts off. :-D
  16. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "John P." <JohnP6617@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
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    > "Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.dowdy@nospam.com> wrote in a message
    >
    > > Jiminy. Who screwed up and taught jarheads to read and write? ;)

    >
    > I don't think anyone did... I was in the Navy on the ship that dropped the
    > grunts off. :-D
    >

    Hey, you know why the Navy has Marines on board ship?







    Wait for it...







    Here it comes...







    Because sheep would be too obvious.


    Glenn D., ex-Army
  17. John P.

    John P. Guest

    "Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.dowdy@nospam.com> wrote in a message

    > Because sheep would be too obvious.


    Are you implying we *didn't* also have sheep onboard?? :-O
  18. morris

    morris Guest

    "John P." <JohnP6617@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message news:<Ycu0b.53608$2x.20775@rwcrnsc52.ops.asp.att.net>...
    > "morris" <onedropper@earthlink.net> wrote in a message
    >
    > > ha !!!!!!........ from midtown to Jamaica Queens is a lot longer than
    > > your country -ass bullshit.........

    >
    > When we'd do practice landings at Camp Lejeune, NC. After the final landing,
    > rather than coming back aboard ship for a ride back to the base, the Marines
    > would walk back from the landing site. ... carrying all their gear .... 36
    > miles .... in combat boots.


    oooh..... tough guy..you and tim o'brian. next time do it in heels
    like the secrataries did. maybe i'll be impressed.
    >
    > When I was in Beirut, we'd *run* six miles from our camp on the beach,
    > around the airport, to go get breakfast.



    >
    > ... and no one in NY *had* to walk anywhere.
    >

    and how the FUCK were they supposed to get home to their wife and
    kids? Asshole....

    > > dickhead.....

    >
    > Obviously a well thought out response. You seem well versed in the art of
    > debate. I bow to the master.


    good, now fuck yourself.
  19. morris

    morris Guest

    oops..

    Tim O'Brien, not O'Brian
  20. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "morris" <onedropper@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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    > "John P." <JohnP6617@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message

    news:<Ycu0b.53608$2x.20775@rwcrnsc52.ops.asp.att.net>...
    > >
    > > When we'd do practice landings at Camp Lejeune, NC. After the final

    landing,
    > > rather than coming back aboard ship for a ride back to the base, the

    Marines
    > > would walk back from the landing site. ... carrying all their gear ....

    36
    > > miles .... in combat boots.

    >
    > oooh..... tough guy..you and tim o'brian. next time do it in heels
    > like the secrataries did. maybe i'll be impressed.


    Why in the heck were they wearing high heels?

    Glenn D.

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