June 19, 2010 at 1:21 am in INFORUM
UPDATED 12:55 p.m.
WADENA, Minn. – City leaders got emotional today as they showed Sen. Amy Klobuchar the devastation left behind from Thursday’s tornadoes. Continue Reading
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I wonder where Michele Bachmann is? Probably making more money speaking at a teabaggers event. You know I feel so sorry for her constituents in MN. theydeserve better.
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I think I heard that Representative Bachman was defending the BP … what was it? She didn’t think they should be held responsible for the mess in the Gulf? I don’t recall.
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Looks like classic innuendo to me. If you do not have the facts, why do you launch a baseless attack against Ms. Bachmann? Politics only?
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Hey, at least we have two outstanding U.S. Senators! And after the census, who knows? Bachmann’s seat may just disappear.
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You consider Al Franken an outstanding senator? Wow you make me happy I moved to South Dakota a few years ago! I think it’s pretty telling that two of the three comments before mine were from the same person.
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I didn’t want to be insensitive about the tornado damage but all the comments that preceded mine seemed to be politically motivated and I didn’t want to let that go unanswered.
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I don’t think a tragic disaster like the tornado in Wadena is the time or place to be attacking political rivals and I went over the line a bit too. The BP disaster had nothing to do with nature’s fury in Wadena. I do give Senator Klobuchar credit for looking over what needs to be done now for Wadena. One thing to keep in mind is that US senators represent the whole state while US representatives represent just a portion of the state except for states like South Dakota and North Dakota that have only one representative for the whole state.
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Yeah, it is pretty petty for someone to turn a tradegy into a soapbox to play politics. May your neighborhoods NEVER be leveled and that you never have to go looking for your life, strewn in bits and pieces amoung acres of devastation.
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Yeah, it’s a good thing no one is doing that with the oil spill. oh, wait…..
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Ahh…so you can’t leave it alone, can you. An oil spill is equal in devastation to a tornado? Try finding your car 5 blocks away crumpled, YOUR DOG is missing, then comes limping home 36 hours later. yep, you betcha, the damage of the oil spill is larger to the environment, but people have a chance to pick up their lives and prepare. they may have to get oily, but do they run the risk of being sucked up, cut in half or being impaled by lumber, or sandblasted raw?. When the sirens go off, what will you grab first, IF you have a place to get cover?
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I don’t think it’s fair to the victims to say that one disaster is worse than the other. I’m sure we could both list equally devastating effects from the oil rig explosion (and deaths) and resulting environmental and economic disaster. Neither one will lessen the sad tragedy of the other nor the loss of life.
I didn’t compare the devastation. You did.
Now, your original point was “playing politics” with disasters and my point was that it was being done with the oil spill.
Please don’t put words in my mouth.
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Here, let me help you.
“I hope that they people affected by the tornados that hit MN the other day, get the help they need to start rebuilding their lives again.”
Think that works? I do. The folks I helped today, gave me hugs. Not everyone can come lend a hand or get the hugs and thank yous in person.
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BTW, when nature hits people with something like hurricanes, tornadoes, volcano eruptions and earthquakes, just who can the victims BLAME?
With the oil spill, there will alwa
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With the oil spill, millions will blame whomever it’s politically correct to blame, just pick a scapegoat that physically exists and apply the anger.
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Dont blame God. seems like most of the liberals in this country have written god off as an old superstition. so i guess every disaster is one way or another a man made disaster.
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If it was your family that had their lives destroyed by mother nature…not by the fault of some billion dollar oil company…you would care more about the tornado. Since obviously none of your family did because otherwise you would have commented on the poor people devestated by this tornado instead of more BP stuff…go to a BP page. Theres like a million of them.
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Kerry this article is about Sen. Klobuchar inspecting the Wadena tornado devastation. You [and Bruce] seemed to be wanting to make it political by implying that Rep. Bachmann should be touring the tornado damage and she wasn’t. It would be inappropriate for Rep. Bachmann to do that because I believe Wadena is in Representative Collin Peterson’s district. This article had nothing to do with the BP disaster which was a man caused accident while this devastating tornado was and Act of God. This was not the article to be bashing Rep Bachmann over or bringing Bp into the conversation.
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My mistake. I thought Wadena is in 7th district but I see it is in 8th district.
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This topic isn’t about the oil spill in the Gulf. It isn’t about the Tea Party movement. Considering that Wadena is in the 8th District (Rep. Oberstar’s), this isn’t even about Rep. Bachmann.
Please stay on topic, folks. I’m leery to let this conversation degrade into a run-of-the-mill politics fight.
Here’s a more relevant topic for discussion instead: What should Sen. Klobuchar and the federal government do for Wadena, if anything?
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Thanks Zac. I completely agree. If you go to http://www.wadena.org it has some very good aerial photos of the tornadoes devastation to help those of us who don’t live near Wadena a better idea of the amount of damage. If Wadena doesn’t qualify for federal disaster relief I don’t know what would.
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Thanks. I have people I know and love in the middle of that mess. If the NWS didn’t post warnings, and cautious officials hadn’t called off the parade, my family would have also been in the middle of that mess, preparing the marching band.
They are going to need a new High School, and there is talk that the College needs to be replaced. There is a community pool, bus garages and busses, county fairground and then there is the Community Center with hockey rink. numerous businesses that will need help to rebuild, 250+ homes damaged or destroyed and public utilities to be repaired or replaced. Insurance will help and I hope that both the state and fed government can find it in their budgets to help Wadena pick of the pieces and move forward.
With many communities struggling to build a new school for themselves, I can’t imagine the impact of having to replace that much of the educational and communityl infrastructure at once.
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Why do politicians always flock to a disaster and act like they can do something after they see the damage. To me, Klobuchar is just another rubber necker looking to see other peoples misfortune.
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Since this is a disaster and many Minnesotans and their property are affected, and Senator Klobuchar is their elected representative in the U.S. Senate, she can better represent them and their financial needs by seeing it first hand prior. My guess is that if she didn’t show up, someone would be complaining that she didn’t care. I didn’t think I would ever hear anyone complain when a U.S. Senator did show up in support of her constituents after a natural disaster.
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German Shepherd isn’t happy that Amy Klobuchar visited Wadena. Would you rather that no politicians came to disaster sites to see what help is needed? Though, If they didn’t, of course, you could then claim that they don’t care.
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I didn’t vote for her, but my honest question would be, “Why the H E double toothpicks would a Minnesota Senator NOT visit a town IN MINNESOTA that was so devastated by tornados?
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And that begs the question Alice. Where is the great Senator Al Franken?
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Don’t know wes, this article is about Sen. Klobuchar…
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True Alice but it seems like it would concern Franken also. I don’t think they divide states into two US senate districts.
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Looks like he phoned it in. Thanks Al.
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Nothing will every be good enough for you people. Let the cynicism and hate go. It will ruin your life.
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No hate at all Jonathan. All the hate seemed to be coming from people who wanted to slam Michelle Bachman commenting on an article that had absolutely nothing to do with politics unless you consider senator Klobuchar’s visit a political maneuver which of course it was not.
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