Friday, November 2, 2012

- Quest For Fire

On Route 9 there is a Hess station which has power, and gas, and 3,000 people with red plastic bottles waiting in line for generator fuel. On Rt 33 there is another which has cars line up for 2.5 miles waiting for fuel. Continue south on the NJ Turnpike (where you are laughably reminded that carrying fuel in extra tanks is illegal) and at the Woodrow Wilson Service area near exit 5 there is about 100 cars. On the northbound side you can pull straight up to the pumps.

The power will be off for a few more days at an absolute minimum. I'd say it's more like a few weeks. And when people are cold and in the dark, and the great huge bloated machine of big government is unable to help them to the degree they want, this will get ugly and involve violence. It will only get worse when the only people the government sends will be national guardsmen with rifles instead of Charity employees with food, fuel, and water.

This is too big an issue for the government to do well. My bet is that they'll keep order, but just barely. People have been civil up to now (in my area anyway) but they aren't going to stay that way. You'd think all the leftists in NJ and on Staten Island would be happy about living the environmentally "sustainable" dream. We're all cold and in the dark just like the global warming alarmists and enviro-whackos always wanted. So what's the problem?

Of course, they all wanted this life for someone else - they didn't think it would be them having to live it. So while Mayor Bloomberg and the elites party at the generator heated tent in Central park, the commoners will be shivering and rethinking their political views. Then they'll arm themselves with sticks and bats and go rob the local Supermarket.

The liberals of greater NY are being mugged by reality as we speak.

15 comments:

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

I was told by a PD officer that they shutdown all the gas stations near me. The lines were creating too many traffic jams and fights were breaking out.

So I have 1/2 a tank of fuel left in my generator after which I go dark. I got my fingers crossed that since across the street has power, at some point they will re-energize my portion of the grid.

chess said...

I bet the libtards would sell their soul for some carbon emissions bout now..To hell with their footprint!
I worry with the National Guard coming in cause this could get real ugly. Thats when I start hearing in my head---4 dead in Ohio.
Tom re the preppers out grillin their spam on the weber?

Bzod said...

We went up to stay with relatives in Essex County, NJ Wednesday night as our Monmouth County house will be without power for next few weeks. Wife got in a gas line at 5:45 am today in Essex Co, station opening at 7:00. National Guard and local police monitoring the line. She estimates she was about 100 in line, and now about 250 cars in line behind her. As of 8:00 AM, she txted she has about 30 cars to go. So 3 hours minimum, provided they don't run out before she makes the front. Unsustainable. Perhaps the immediate praise heaped on BO/Christie/FEMA response will be revisited. One can dream...

Tom said...

For me, the most inconvenient thing has been the communications blackout. I'll be driving along and get 16 text messages at once when I get into a cell coverage area. It's like poking your head up from underwater. Frith and I were finally able to communicate directly this AM for the first time since we lost power.

I've yet to wait in a gas line.

ikaika said...

Executive order suspending Elections is next under pretext on protecting voter rights...
Next - Martial Law in NJ and Staten Island.

Christie must give the Unions a beat down and allow volunteer electrical crews to restore the grid.
It could be a Reagan moment for him.

When the firt reports of shootings over fuel (as it will be reported, even though it will probably a castle doctring situation) expect Martial Law.

Tom said...

Where oh where is the first deputy assistant undersecretary for compliance enforcement assessment when you need [insert gender neutral third person pronoun here...].

If only we had made the proper 'investments in the future'. If only those greedy rich people had just paid more in taxes instead of trying to greedily improve the energy delivery infrastructure to get more... ptuey.... profits.

At least we can be comforted by the fact that the environmental lobby managed to sue them and keep such foolhardy spending from occurring.

Tom said...

BTW, I know NJ is turning away non-union help, but are we ensuring that the help that does slip past the union watchdogs are complying with all local rules regarding diversity? Do we have the proper amount of left handed, one eyed, black midgets working on those power crews?

Maybe we better put the whole 'recovery' thing on hold until we can ensure that these important guidelines are being followed to the letter? I'm sure the peasants... er... citizens don't mind waiting a little longer for such an important issue.

ikaika said...

Been speaking to more people everyday. Talking about how a lot did not prepare. I had posted a thread back in August when Isaac was approaching. The only thing I left out was having pre-cooked pasta and rice on hand...

http://freenj.blogspot.com/2012/08/triple-whammy-isaac-approaches-with-two.html

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

I am in line at a Hess station right now. I wish i had one additional 5 gal gas can. I also need to figure out how to get some heat going with limited power. It was a wee bit chilly this morning

chess said...

Hell if you have any large windows putting black rugs/clothing etc in sunshine will soak up more radiant energy that a light colored rug. Sort of like a thermal swimming pool cover.

Wheres the enlarge my johnson at? I thought Tom might be starting up a 1-900 line to pay for gas

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Looting and mayhem in Nurse Bloomberg's domain.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/hurricane-sandy-looting-brooklyn-coney-island_n_2047183.html

Shooting a few of these animals as an example would cut down on the bad behavior.

chess said...

Isnt this unfolding like Katrina except now we have a demi-God as president..???

We get fomo and Im off to the great white north...Had nuf

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to the RFNJ community. You crazy cats. Rubber is hitting the road now as the host observed for all the "libtards" in NY/NJ.

I'm out in my west coast redoubt, still prepping away but it's balmy and 70's during the day. High 50's at night. When you guys get through this one, seriously think about getting out. There is no future in the tri-state area. Be it climatic events, AQ strikes or energy wars, that place is not sustainable.

Solidarity from an ex-Jerseyite the west.

frithguild said...

Looting was pretty widespread in Asbury night before last..Gas siphoning in the middle of the night is common. Generators being stolen while they are running. Some staties in Asbury today but not much. National Guard is in Belmar - there they will stay - no bad optics for Obama. You will likewise see no reports what is really happening down here.

chess said...

Thus BHO and the media kissing the demi-Gods ass.
Stay safe guys.I told someone last pm that I shudder to think if this was August !st and temps were mid 90s and no a/c......