NYC doesn’t want to be rescued

| November 5, 2012 | 30 Comments

In a link sent to us by Country Singer to our buddy JammieWearingFool, folks from the National Guard who have resting up between shifts helping in the recovery of the city torn apart by Hurricane Sandy are being evicted from their armory to make room for Victoria’s Secret crew members preparing for a show later this week;

About 300 uniformed personnel have been bunking down at the armory at various times since Sandy hit.

But their numbers will be reduced to 60 by Wednesday for the event, which is featuring Rihanna and Justin Bieber.

Last night, about 150 of the personnel were crammed into a space meant for 50 as Victora’s Secret workers moved in equipment and set up temporary dressing rooms.

A massive transformer generator was being brought in for the show, and a huge Sony video board was hauled to the site.

So, you have New Jersey turning away non-union power crews, Nanny Bloomberg turning away National Guard members because they touched guns once, and now this. And, oh, yeah, they had to apply political pressure to Bloomberg to get the NYC Marathon cancelled – and those generators are still standing idle from the last reports I’ve read.

It sounds to me like they have leadership problems up that way that can only be remedied at the ballot box.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    New Jersey isn’t turning away non-union power:
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/sandyunion.asp

    The rest? Yeah, totally stupid.

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    The real question is this: are the ladies of NG getting free Victoria’s Secret lingerie, and will they and the NG guys get to be in the fashion shoot and get paid for it?

  3. Whitey_wingnut says:

    At the start the unions in NJ were not wanting non-unions help. They are still being “bullied” by the union workers and given the shit job details from what I’ve been told.

    They could easily be fixed at the ballot box, but NYC keeps picking retards to run their city.

  4. CavScout says:

    FYI –

    Victoria’s Secret actually *helped* the NastyGirls … uh, National Guard … ;)

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/victorias-secret-sandy/all/1

  5. EGS says:

    didn’t bloomberg get the term limit changed?

  6. Green Thumb says:

    Wow.

    I do not know what else to say.

  7. PintoNag says:

    How exactly did VS move NG personnel out of an armory? An NG commander put up with that without a fight?

  8. H1 says:

    Errrr…
    The show must go on?
    Surprised VC doesn’t see the optics on this.

  9. UpNorth says:

    Anon, regardless, Snopes is not a trustworthy site any more.

  10. OWB says:

    Besides, the union issue supposedly went away when Big Sis suspended the Jones Act for the duration of the emergency. (That was last week, after the initial stops in NJ by the union thugs. No, I do not have a cite for that. I was sitting in the dark at the time, listening to the transister radio – CBS news.)

  11. FltMedic says:

    I left Jersey back in 98 when I enlisted the first time and never looked back.

    The North East elects retards and now they are paying the price. I find it very hard to have much sympathy in this case.

  12. Common Sense says:

    @1 – Snopes is wrong. Christie and the union goon tried to come back and say it wasn’t true, but the guys on the ground were told that they had to join the union or go home.

    I can’t find the post I read yesterday about it, but on Long Island, they also said they had to pay into the union in order to work there:

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/03/amid-sandys-devastation-long-island-union-sent-written-demand-to-florida-utilities-pay-dues-or-stay-home/

  13. Common Sense says:

    Oh, and a big part of the gasoline problem is that people aren’t allowed to pump their own gas in NJ and the stations can’t raise their prices to hire more workers.

    Disaster recovery works far more efficiently if the government would just get out of the way.

  14. Anonymous says:

    @12 Well, that doesn’t make Snopes wrong – it makes the person who told the crew that they had to be union members wrong. Christie and the utility companies have come out and said that any help is welcome, union or not.

    There will always be idiot union leaders, but in situations like this common sense typically prevails.

  15. mbroughton says:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/sandyunion.asp

    i.e. Don’t believe anything you hear/read from the MSM. Then again…it’s probably true. OBTW, remember to vote for Mitt Romney tomorrow!!!! New Jersey really sucks, Christy is a closet democrat also!

  16. Guy says:

    I was at monmouth for a few months of training… The stupid in the northeast is strong.

    WTF you mean you cannot make a left turn in NJ?

    seriously strong

  17. Anonymous says:

    @17 Oh, I have no doubt that union idiots would TRY to do that, but that’s still different from official policy – New Jersey wasn’t refusing any help. Idiot union leaders were just trying to pull a fast one.

  18. Ex-PH2 says:

    We all know that MCPO NYC USN (Ret) has been incommunicado for some time, owing to the side effects of Hurricane Sandy and the loss of power. However, I have it on good authority that he is actually on a secret squirrel mission, the details of which will soon be released to those who have a need to know.

    http://social.entertainment.msn.com/movies/blogs/paralleluniverse-blogpost.aspx?post=813424df-4469-44e3-8969-e54dbe3b33c1&gt1=28187

  19. UNIONS IN HURRICANE-RAVAGED AREAS TURN AWAY NON-UNION ASSISTANCE

    In a two-page Oct. 29 contract, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) local 1049 demanded union dues, pay hikes and benefit contributions from Florida electric utilities before its workers would be permitted to help reconnect power to Long Island communities. The demand came as Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the Northeastern United States, stranding tens of millions without electricity.

    The “Letter of Assent,” which The Daily Caller obtained from the Florida Municipal Electric Association, demanded 11 separate financial commitments from municipal power companies and electrical cooperatives in the Sunshine State. The agreement, for any utility that decided to sign it, would have been in force from Oct. 29 to Nov. 29.

    Apparently the union dropped these demands on November 1… three days after Barry Moline, executive director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association, lodged a complaint with a national trade group. Moline confirmed that people in the storm-ravaged area suffered because of this delay…

    So does anyone really think these crews from right-to-work states are burning up gas and overtime, driving expensive equipment to New York and back, just so they can make up nasty stories about union thuggery? It’s especially tough to buy that after seeing documentary evidence of the IBEW’s demands.

  20. Ex-PH2 says:

    Golly, can somebody rub sippy’s nose in this?

  21. Anonymous says:

    @20 I don’t think anyone is making up stories. I’m saying there’s a difference between official policy (which is they’ll take any help they can get) and what the unions try to pull (thievery, misery and intimidation).

    I hope we see suits filed against the unions by people who were impacted because they turned away good, qualified help. These idiots are a miserable blight on mankind.

  22. MCPO USN NYC (Ret.) says:

    @ 19 In a bunker … in Albany … no sh*t!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, talk shit about the Guard. It represents 15 percent of our OIF/OEF casualties. Keep talking shit.

  24. SFC Holland says:

    @24 kinda out of the blue there guy. You care to elaborate?

  25. Twist says:

    @24, So we can’t make fun of the AF either? I don’t think I have seen anyone on here downplaying the Guard casualties. If memory serves me the only time I have really seen anyone get nasty is a couple of Marines a while back. Besides that we all rib each others branch all in good fun. Grow some thicker skin.

  26. Ex-PH2 says:

    Master Chief, good to see you back in working order.

    How was the parallell universe of HALO4?

    I hear the new threat can be eliminated in short order. Maybe today.

    Or is this still too hush-hush to discuss in open company?

  27. OWB says:

    @ #26: Sure you can! I do it, too. Now, if you try to take on the ANG, that is another matter entirely – then you must deal with me, and there are some who might say that is not a particularly wise thing to do. ;)

  28. Twist says:

    Hey I used to be in the Indiana ANG until I went Active Duty. Does that give me a pass to pick on the Guard?

  29. Anonymous says:

    Sorry – 24 was me – drunk and emotional. No more no less.

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