Free of the specter of the Angel Moroni, Queens residents now afflicted by simple morons

LIPA executive tells customers without power to go on the Internet to download repair forms. His suggestion was not well received.

A Long Island Power Authority official told a crowd of 300 Rockaway residents that they would need to hire a licensed city electrician to inspect their homes before LIPA could restore power, and suggested the homeowners print out inspection forms — from the Internet.

But the idiocy was just starting – how’s this for corporate (and Nanny, “Big Gulp” Bloomberg) rule making?

[H] omeowner Jim Silvestri, asked whether he could use a Nassau County-certified electrician and was told no.

“There’s not enough licensed electricians in the City of New York to take care of this,” Silvestri whined. Just another ungrateful homeowner refusing to see the imperative for keeping everyone safe.

12 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

12 responses to “Free of the specter of the Angel Moroni, Queens residents now afflicted by simple morons

  1. Do you know that the “compny” is owned/controlled by NY STATE & at least 3 of the board members have been named by Cuomo.
    It was put together by daddy Cuomo as part of reelection strataegy to not allow Brookstone Nuclear energy plant to no open even though it was built.
    After election he ran it for 6 minuets to “to verify construction was correctly done” then funded 45 million in waste removal by union only jobs……
    Do not forget that Sen. Suethemall etc. have squelched other power sources from coming to LI by way of conduits……

  2. Anonymous

    I was out on Long Island last weekend delivering my generator to someone in need. It was a war zone. LI has a larger population than New Orleans and they have been without power for 2 weeks. FEMA is no where to be found. Where is the outrage over our governments abject failure to assist in this area? I ask again….where is the outrage? Oh, I forgot, the adminstration gets another bye from the media whose job it is to keep our gov’t in check.

  3. Lets hope one live-wire licensed electrician will be around when Obama comes to NY this week….. Here Mr. President, stand in THIS puddle!!!!!!! But first, hold hands with Cuomo and Christie. And Schumer too. 😇

  4. Anonymous

    why cant we expose the the ownership of LIPA and do something about it. The theft is remarkable including the unions with their demands. How can we allow our government to be so costly in ineffective???? We all know it to be true and complain among each other but all falls on deaf ears while they laugh their way to public funds and benefits and of course power.

  5. Cos Cobber

    When its all over, a review of LIPA will demonstrate that government is a better regulator than it is a service provider. When the government attempts to provide a service, the government employees take over and productivity & innovation wane. The motive to provide, cost manage and innovate is gone.

    By no means does CL&P or others get a pass, we need to review their actions as well, but I think we will find that because CL&P has a profit motive and because management is more concerned about self preservation rather than running a jobs program with 6 hrs workdays, it does a better job.

    LIPA needs to be privitized and let government do what it does better and that is regulate rather than serve.

  6. Walt

    Dude –
    It is incredible what some of these people are going through. And Sir Golfsalot can’t get up here until Thursday? Could you imagine the MSM reaction if GWB played golf while Katrina was going on?

    Anyhows, these types of disasters are what we pay taxes for. NOT ENTITLEMENTS!!

    All of the effective relief efforts have come through the PRIVATE SECTOR!! Just ask the folks in Staten Island who helped the most. Not FEMA. Not the Red Cross. THE COMMUNITY!!

    Anyone who supports big government, who believes the government will be there when you need them, is an idiot. So please contact me. I have a bridge you will love.
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  7. Fred2

    EOSR : That’s just a scary thought: President Biden.

    On second thought…. That’s less scary than the last election.

  8. Cos Cobber

    And in other news, I see the police officers have returned to wasting time at construction sites.

    No reflective jacket, no flag or stop/slow sign and only passively involved in the traffic control. What a waste. By the way, the out of state passenger I was traveling with offered up – without solicitation – the same observation; that CT’s use of officers is ridiculous and he noted that they dont even come prepared to direct traffic.

  9. Earth Image

    Stamford has had a good program for training non-police personnel to be card-carrying traffic flag-persons. Eye contact and control of the road by gestures, signs and attention is key to safety for all. Most of that is lacking in Greenwich situations.

  10. Fred2

    It strikes me that a LOT of organizations do not seem to have anything resembling a disaster plan with a “how to reboot from big messes” section.

    Seems like a lot of ball dropping going on by people who should have been paid to know better.

  11. Mazama

    “How can we allow our government to be so costly in ineffective???? We all know it to be true and complain among each other but all falls on deaf ears while they laugh their way to public funds and benefits and of course power.”

    The principle that creates this situation is “concentrated benefits from dispersed costs”. Those who receive the concentrated benefits – unions, management, politicians – are willing to bring immense resources of time and money to focus on what they want. Those who pay the costs do not, individually, have enough at stake to fight it effectively. As the nation becomes increasingly divided into “government class” and everyone else it’s basically a case of highly organized unions, politicians, and organized beneficiaries of government programs – now 40-45% of the U.S. population – pitted against the rest of us. And it’s getting worse quickly.