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2017-09-26 10:34:22 AM  
NOTE:  but they DID waive the Jones Act in order to allow oil tankers from the EU to bring extra gasoline to the East Coast.
 
2017-09-26 10:45:24 AM  
"The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
...
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world"

It's time to break the law, Puerto Rico.
 
2017-09-26 11:20:38 AM  
Well, of course not!  He told them to pay their bills first!  Money is more important than lives subby!
 
2017-09-26 11:20:43 AM  

Nadie_AZ: It's time to break the law, Puerto Rico.


Yeah, in this case it is certainly easier (and better for millions at risk) to seek forgiveness, not permission.

That or expect 2 million refugees (again, odd since it's the same country) in central Florida turning that state a deep blue.
 
2017-09-26 11:21:13 AM  
I'm telling you, Trump want's that place wiped out so he can create Trump island.
 
2017-09-26 11:21:47 AM  
"What can I do to hurt a nonwhite population today...."
 
2017-09-26 11:25:25 AM  

Moroning: Well, of course not!  He told them to pay their bills first!  Money is more important than lives subby!


Fun fact. Trump had a golf course there that filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and stuck PR with a $38M bill. If it was still open and profitable, he would have sent half the military there to help.

Wonder if he'll try and scam some of the disaster dollars to reopen it or just file a claim and profit from it.
 
2017-09-26 11:27:08 AM  
It's been 7 days. No power. No running water. Tens of thousands of people downstream from a failing dam. They are running out of food, gasoline, medicine, diapers, and there is NO REAL HELP en route.
 
2017-09-26 11:27:25 AM  
Don's worry all. The sainted Donnie Duas Trullas is going to fly out there next week to see how bad the damage is. Soo don't worry.  He's doing something. The best kind of thing.

/what a [redacted]
 
2017-09-26 11:27:28 AM  

abhorrent1: Moroning: Well, of course not!  He told them to pay their bills first!  Money is more important than lives subby!

Fun fact. Trump had a golf course there that filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and stuck PR with a $38M bill. If it was still open and profitable, he would have sent half the military there to help.

Wonder if he'll try and scam some of the disaster dollars to reopen it or just file a claim and profit from it.


The story from a few years ago
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-international-gold-club-puerto-r​i​co-files-for-bankruptcy-2015-7
 
2017-09-26 11:27:54 AM  

Epoch_Zero: "What can I do to hurt a nonwhite Americans today...."


FTFY
 
2017-09-26 11:28:42 AM  

ginandbacon: It's been 7 days. No power. No running water. Tens of thousands of people downstream from a failing dam. They are running out of food, gasoline, medicine, diapers, and there is NO REAL HELP en route.


But, but.....the National Anthem is being disrespected!
 
2017-09-26 11:29:33 AM  
This is why we hate Trump, you know. Its shiat like this.
 
2017-09-26 11:29:49 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Nadie_AZ: It's time to break the law, Puerto Rico.

Yeah, in this case it is certainly easier (and better for millions at risk) to seek forgiveness, not permission.

That or expect 2 million refugees (again, odd since it's the same country) in central Florida turning that state a deep blue.


We were warned that he was a secret Democrat.
 
2017-09-26 11:30:15 AM  
And they're not sending our hospital ship because it would need helicopters to ferry folks back and forth and that would just be too hard. Go Navy.
 
2017-09-26 11:33:09 AM  
It's not a State, it doesn't have the same priority.  This is as it should be.

Call him out for his real issues.  Whining about nonsense just undercuts the impact when there's a real complaint.
 
2017-09-26 11:33:46 AM  
They get the Taxation. They get NO representation

If the people want Democracy and a Government that supports them and not just the rich you will need to fight for it. The Corporations, the Wealthy Elite and their Lobbyists STOLE your democracy a long time ago. It's time to wake up and decide if your "rights" are worth fighting for, or if you're fine with the way things are going
 
2017-09-26 11:34:05 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: That or expect 2 million refugees (again, odd since it's the same country)


The term for that is Internally Displaced Person
 
2017-09-26 11:34:21 AM  
Oh look this thread again. I'll just add my comment from the other thread.

Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.
 
2017-09-26 11:35:15 AM  

ds615: It's not a State, it doesn't have the same priority.  This is as it should be.

Call him out for his real issues.  Whining about nonsense just undercuts the impact when there's a real complaint.


Oh look.  It's a new drewg who's content to let 3.5 million people suffer because it's not a "real issue" because they aren't a state.

fark you, you worthless drewg.
 
2017-09-26 11:35:45 AM  

cybrwzrd: Oh look this thread again. I'll just add my comment from the other thread.

Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.


Well, and shiat like this.
 
2017-09-26 11:35:47 AM  

ds615: It's not a State, it doesn't have the same priority.  This is as it should be.

Call him out for his real issues.  Whining about nonsense just undercuts the impact when there's a real complaint.


For the love of anything I hope you're joking.

And if not, fark you.  They're people.  No one should give a fark what their nationality is.  They need help.  We can help.  That should be the end of the discussion and the start of the action.
 
2017-09-26 11:35:58 AM  

ds615: It's not a State, it doesn't have the same priority.  This is as it should be.


The residents of Puerto Rico are United States Citizens. They deserve exactly the same effort and response as any other citizen, even someone as vile as yourself.
 
2017-09-26 11:36:04 AM  

ds615: It's not a State, it doesn't have the same priority.  This is as it should be.


So why shouldn't foreign ships be allowed to deliver aid?
 
2017-09-26 11:36:23 AM  
Well, I guess you haven't been paying attention. They aren't exactly the same color down there, and they talk funny too. We are currently looking into a wall...
 
2017-09-26 11:36:25 AM  
Surely Trump has a plan for this, I mean, gosh, he's so charismatic, so he must be good for the job.
 
2017-09-26 11:36:57 AM  

Percise1: Well, I guess you haven't been paying attention. They aren't exactly the same right color down there, and they talk funny too. We are currently looking into a wall...

 
2017-09-26 11:37:05 AM  

cybrwzrd: Oh look this thread again. I'll just add my comment from the other thread.

Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.


take trumps dick out of your mouth before speaking
 
2017-09-26 11:37:11 AM  

ds615: It's not a State, it doesn't have the same priority.  This is as it should be.

Call him out for his real issues.  Whining about nonsense just undercuts the impact when there's a real complaint.


Ha ha, you are right, Americans dying from a natural disaster should be low on the list of real complaints, like football players taking a knee during the national anthem and shiat.

Gee I wonder what the real reason they are 'low priority' is?

The president himself is actively evil at this point.
 
2017-09-26 11:37:29 AM  

cybrwzrd: Oh look this thread again. I'll just add my comment from the other thread.

Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.


Please justify refusing to waive the Jones Act rules for Puerto Rico, as was done for oil shipments to the mainland.
 
2017-09-26 11:37:39 AM  

Archidude: ginandbacon: It's been 7 days. No power. No running water. Tens of thousands of people downstream from a failing dam. They are running out of food, gasoline, medicine, diapers, and there is NO REAL HELP en route.

But, but.....the National Anthem is being disrespected!


Oh right...
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2017-09-26 11:37:45 AM  

ds615: It's not a State, it doesn't have the same priority.  This is as it should be.

Call him out for his real issues.  Whining about nonsense just undercuts the impact when there's a real complaint.


Real complaints like the Emmys ratings, SNL, football players and stuff like that? Those real issues?
 
2017-09-26 11:38:04 AM  

cybrwzrd: Oh look this thread again. I'll just add my comment from the other thread.

Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.


On day 6 they were passing disaster relief bill for Texas.

They announced they expect they'll do Puerto Rico's in a couple of weeks.

Gee, I wonder what could be different.

Its not about completely restoring power.  They need more help.  They need responders and basic supplies so people don't starve or run out of oxygen or die from lack of medical care.
 
2017-09-26 11:38:19 AM  

ginandbacon: It's been 7 days. No power. No running water. Tens of thousands of people downstream from a failing dam. They are running out of food, gasoline, medicine, diapers, and there is NO REAL HELP en route.


Should have thought of that before they decided to be non-white.
 
2017-09-26 11:38:25 AM  

Gyrfalcon: cybrwzrd: Oh look this thread again. I'll just add my comment from the other thread.

Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.

Well, and shiat like this.


The new talking points must be out, and they smell just like the old Republican talking points on a fark load of issues.  "We can't fix everything right now with magic, so what is the point of trying?"
 
2017-09-26 11:39:16 AM  

bluenovaman: Tr0mBoNe: Nadie_AZ: It's time to break the law, Puerto Rico.

Yeah, in this case it is certainly easier (and better for millions at risk) to seek forgiveness, not permission.

That or expect 2 million refugees (again, odd since it's the same country) in central Florida turning that state a deep blue.

We were warned that he was a secret Democrat.


You joke, but there's this view:

'"Globalist," a word that has taken on many definitions but in this case meant he was part of a vast, arcane conspiracy. They believed that establishment politicians wanted to turn red states like Idaho blue by starting wars and then importing refugees from those war zones as cheap labor who would not only displace American workers but also reliably vote Democratic.'

From an article on how fake news destroyed a small town in Idaho.
 
2017-09-26 11:39:26 AM  
I suspected Trump's response to PR would be inadequate, but I didn't expect a naval blockade.

Why is Trump blockading Puerto Rico?  Does he hate them?
 
2017-09-26 11:39:28 AM  

cybrwzrd: Oh look this thread again. I'll just add my comment from the other thread.

Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.


Sure, but how about ensuring poeplenwith aid available can deliver it?
 
2017-09-26 11:39:46 AM  
God, these insipid piece of shiat Drewgs are out in full force this morning.
I haven't paid for TF ever, but now I need to add a note to my profile so people quit farking gifting it to me.
 
2017-09-26 11:40:25 AM  

cybrwzrd: Oh look this thread again. I'll just add my comment from the other thread.

Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.


You really shouldn't talk when your mouth is full.
 
2017-09-26 11:40:31 AM  
What do you bet the Velveeta urinal cake doesn't even know Puerto Rico is a US territory?
 
2017-09-26 11:41:01 AM  

weddingsinger: ds615: It's not a State, it doesn't have the same priority.  This is as it should be.

Call him out for his real issues.  Whining about nonsense just undercuts the impact when there's a real complaint.

For the love of anything I hope you're joking.

And if not, fark you.  They're people.  No one should give a fark what their nationality is.  They need help.  We can help.  That should be the end of the discussion and the start of the action.


Just for reference, their nationality is American because they are US citizens.
 
2017-09-26 11:41:33 AM  

weddingsinger: cybrwzrd: Oh look this thread again. I'll just add my comment from the other thread.

Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.

On day 6 they were passing disaster relief bill for Texas.

They announced they expect they'll do Puerto Rico's in a couple of weeks.

Gee, I wonder what could be different.

Its not about completely restoring power.  They need more help.  They need responders and basic supplies so people don't starve or run out of oxygen or die from lack of medical care.


"When Puerto sends us people, they are not sending us the best looking, or the ones with the best asses, they are sending us the short ones, the fat ones, I am sure some or good people who want to become Americans.  Did I mention I had a golf course in Puerto Rico?  Beautiful place, only problem was all the damn Puerto Ricans and their san cocho".
 
2017-09-26 11:42:14 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: NOTE:  but they DID waive the Jones Act in order to allow oil tankers from the EU to bring extra gasoline to the East Coast.


Priorities.
 
2017-09-26 11:42:41 AM  

Majin_Buu: What do you bet the Velveeta urinal cake doesn't even know Puerto Rico is a US territory?


Did you know it's an island? In the ocean? And it's a big ocean, in case you didn't know.

/yes he said that
 
2017-09-26 11:42:55 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: cybrwzrd: Oh look this thread again. I'll just add my comment from the other thread.

Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.

take trumps dick out of your mouth before speaking


Problem is that he can type just fine with it in there
 
2017-09-26 11:42:57 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Nadie_AZ: It's time to break the law, Puerto Rico.

Yeah, in this case it is certainly easier (and better for millions at risk) to seek forgiveness, not permission.

That or expect 2 million refugees (again, odd since it's the same country) in central Florida turning that state a deep blue.


I'm okay with turning Florida permanently blue.
 
2017-09-26 11:43:08 AM  

ds615: It's not a State, it doesn't have the same priority.  This is as it should be.


Are there other states completely without power that we don't know about?
 
2017-09-26 11:43:46 AM  

Gyrfalcon: This is why we hate Trump , you know. Its shiat like this.


and the people who voted for him.
 
2017-09-26 11:43:56 AM  

Markoff_Cheney: Gyrfalcon: cybrwzrd: Oh look this thread again. I'll just add my comment from the other thread.

Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.

Well, and shiat like this.

The new talking points must be out, and they smell just like the old Republican talking points on a fark load of issues.  "We can't fix everything right now with magic, so what is the point of trying?"


It's not like we have a floating hospital that could be deployed to Pue...what? Two? Wow. Uhhhh. **smokebomb**
 
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