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My boyfriend is a devoted Long Beach resident and below are his feelings on Superstorm Sandy that I believe each Long Beach resident feels as well and feel very strongly that it should be shared with all the residents of this wonderful town ...

This really sucks
I have to say
I have no home 
And no where to stay
Sandy came and took it all away
It is so sad I have to say

There is no water
There are no lights
There is no way to cook tonight

There are people looting
I don't understand
These are people with nothing
And you steal from their open hand

They funnel their gas
And work hard just to stand 
Their hands are all dirty
And feet beaten real bad

This is a travesty 
I've seen with my eyes
The water had come
And took everyone by surprise
It has taken their houses and their possessions too
But one thing it hasn't taken
Is our will to drive through 



foggyworld February 22, 2013 at 06:32 AM
Keep in mind that Fema is the agency that ordered 20,000 trailer homes for folks in New Orleans but never got around to delivering them to the people who needed them. Instead they still sit I believe all bunched up and rotting together. No one in their right mind would ever let those folks dispense funds for any purpose under the sun. Accounting is a word not spoken there.
foggyworld February 22, 2013 at 06:35 AM
A whole bunch of those Fema "employees" are actually contractors who were quickly hired but not to toss taxpayer money away. The sad part of this is that so many people still are in serious need of financial help and the little money that has gone out way too often went to people who in effect stole from their neighbors. Remember them when they come back.
foggyworld February 22, 2013 at 06:39 AM
And I made some up for the group but put them on Zazzle so people could buy things in colors and styles that I couldn't afford to stock. Go to llewellynh at their site. My best one starts of with: FEMA is a four letter word.
foggyworld February 22, 2013 at 06:43 AM
I don't dare look because I asked early on if we in the neighborhoods that the money was being spent on could at least initial some forms stating that yes, that work was done in our area on that date and by X number of people who spent X number of hours doing said work. They used equipment that I would identify as _____________. Now you know this didn't happen and yet I kept reading about the tons of money being spent in our war zone neighborhood and knew it wasn't true. Next to nothing was spent here and it still shows.
Karen M February 22, 2013 at 03:23 PM
@foggyworld, I didn't say I believed what he was selling. I research everything before I take anyone at their word. So far, like so many others, I've been told what they think people want to hear. I for one, don't think that I will be entitled to a dime because my home is a second home. Quite frankly, my husband and I are tired of the BS. I had a Fema rep call me last week and he told me that I should play the lottery; I would probably have better odds of obtaining some money than trying to secure grant money. So that tells you where thats going.

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