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(Miami Herald)   Maria is Trump's Katrina. No, really   ( miamiherald.com) divider line
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2017-09-27 03:03:20 AM  
Actually, Trump is Trump's Katrina.

And, unfortunately, America's.
 
2017-09-27 03:31:20 AM  
 
2017-09-27 03:53:08 AM  

fusillade762: The Trump administration on Tuesday denied a request from several members of Congress to waive shipping restrictions to help get gasoline and other supplies to Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria.

DHS waived the act following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit the mainland U.S.


I think trump is making it abundantly clear he doesn't give a f*ck about Puerto Rico.  it probably hasn't occurred  to him yet that all those brown people are going to migrate to the mainland and really start screwing up GOP primary races....
 
2017-09-27 04:05:12 AM  

Weaver95: fusillade762: The Trump administration on Tuesday denied a request from several members of Congress to waive shipping restrictions to help get gasoline and other supplies to Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria.

DHS waived the act following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit the mainland U.S.

I think trump is making it abundantly clear he doesn't give a f*ck about Puerto Rico.  it probably hasn't occurred  to him yet that all those brown people are going to migrate to the mainland and really start screwing up GOP primary races....


They won't even need to migrate. Hispanics around the nation are keenly aware of Trump and the GOP's views.
 
2017-09-27 04:12:04 AM  

whither_apophis: They won't even need to migrate. Hispanics around the nation are keenly aware of Trump and the GOP's views.


yeah, and every last one of them is watching the leader of the united states act largely indifferent to what's going on in PR.  Trump could at least pretend to care...but nope, he'd rather lose a twitter slap fight with the NFL.
 
2017-09-27 05:13:37 AM  
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Second verse, same as the first..
 
2017-09-27 05:19:31 AM  
Well good thing they don't have any votes in the EC.
 
2017-09-27 05:23:35 AM  
I wouldn't be shocked if PR decides that it doesn't want to be a part of the US anymore after this.
 
2017-09-27 05:23:48 AM  
It's ok.  FEMA's boss, DHS, will ban photography and voice communication on the island of 3.5 million people, since knowledge of the piles of corpses will compromise National Security.   Only Holocaust deniers over at Breitbart will be the only media allowed on the island.
 
2017-09-27 05:31:47 AM  

themindiswatching: I wouldn't be shocked if PR decides that it doesn't want to be a part of the US anymore after this.


Seriously.  If we can't be there for this as we have been for other mainland disasters in the actual 50 states, WTF are they fooling around with the US for?  They're clearly being sent a message that they're on their own.

Katrina was decades of fark-ups on an epic scale coming to a head PLUS some ignorance when it happened.  But it eventually... too slowly... got handled.  Because like it or not (and some people don't) my city here of New Orleans is part of the USA.

PR?  Does Trump even know what our relationship is with them?

I don't expect us to have the SAME level of response to every disaster in the ENTIRE world as we do to ones on our own land... but you do know we have a somewhat close relationship with PR, right?  Right?  Civics class?
 
2017-09-27 05:38:35 AM  

Weaver95: I think trump is making it abundantly clear he doesn't give a f*ck about Puerto Rico.


To be fair, he did seem concerned about the real victims in all of this, the banks.
 
2017-09-27 05:40:55 AM  

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Glory to the LORD and HIS works!

/best LORD ever
 
2017-09-27 05:43:18 AM  
I'm glad Mark Walker is focused on how this will affect approval ratings not you know, millions of American lives.
 
2017-09-27 05:46:02 AM  

groppet: Well good thing they don't have any votes in the EC.


Good thing residents of Puerto Rico are free to move anywhere in the US.

I hear they're large Puerto Rican communities in Florida and Pennsylvania.
 
2017-09-27 05:48:44 AM  

themindiswatching: I wouldn't be shocked if PR decides that it doesn't want to be a part of the US anymore after this.


I hope not. This shows that they SHOULD be a US state. It'd be a lot farking harder to ignore PR if it was an actual state, with votes that mattered and such.

But then corporations would lose that source of cheap, exploitable labor, and there'd be more likely-Democrats in Congress, so as long as the Republicans can prevent it, PR will remain in limbo.
 
2017-09-27 05:55:13 AM  

LordJiro: so as long as the Republicans can prevent it, PR will remain in limbo.


so what happens if/when Puerto Rico starts shopping around for a new nation to help 'em out?
 
2017-09-27 05:59:22 AM  

downstairs: I don't expect us to have the SAME level of response to every disaster in the ENTIRE world as we do to ones on our own land... but you do know we have a somewhat close relationship with PR, right?  Right?  Civics class?


While overall i agree with the sentiment of your post, I think it's important to point out that this part is a bit off base. Puerto Rico IS our own land. It is part of the United States and its residents are U.S. citizens. As such, they should receive the same aid as U.S. citizens who happen to live in Florida or Texas.
 
2017-09-27 06:04:16 AM  

Weaver95: LordJiro: so as long as the Republicans can prevent it, PR will remain in limbo.

so what happens if/when Puerto Rico starts shopping around for a new nation to help 'em out?


We get the war that the hawks have been longing for?
 
2017-09-27 06:06:30 AM  

Weaver95: so what happens if/when Puerto Rico starts shopping around for a new nation to help 'em out?


Canada gets an amazing summer vacation location. Puerto Rico gets single payer.
 
2017-09-27 06:07:35 AM  

tiiger: Weaver95: so what happens if/when Puerto Rico starts shopping around for a new nation to help 'em out?

Canada gets an amazing summer vacation location. Puerto Rico gets single payer.


not a bad idea.  and I wouldn't blame PR for bailing on the United States after Trump's actions.
 
2017-09-27 06:10:35 AM  

whither_apophis: Weaver95: fusillade762: The Trump administration on Tuesday denied a request from several members of Congress to waive shipping restrictions to help get gasoline and other supplies to Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria.

DHS waived the act following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit the mainland U.S.

I think trump is making it abundantly clear he doesn't give a f*ck about Puerto Rico.  it probably hasn't occurred  to him yet that all those brown people are going to migrate to the mainland and really start screwing up GOP primary races....

They won't even need to migrate. Hispanics around the nation are keenly aware of Trump and the GOP's views.


This.

In Florida alone, there are 847,550 Puerto Ricans.

Florida went Trump in 2016 by 112,911 votes.

/originally wrote "There are 847,550 Puerto Ricans living in Florida alone", but that sounded sad
 
2017-09-27 06:12:36 AM  

tiiger: Weaver95: so what happens if/when Puerto Rico starts shopping around for a new nation to help 'em out?

Canada gets an amazing summer winter vacation location. Puerto Rico gets single payer.


FTFY
 
2017-09-27 06:13:12 AM  
Become?
 
2017-09-27 06:13:20 AM  

eiger: downstairs: I don't expect us to have the SAME level of response to every disaster in the ENTIRE world as we do to ones on our own land... but you do know we have a somewhat close relationship with PR, right?  Right?  Civics class?

While overall i agree with the sentiment of your post, I think it's important to point out that this part is a bit off base. Puerto Rico IS our own land. It is part of the United States and its residents are U.S. citizens. As such, they should receive the same aid as U.S. citizens who happen to live in Florida or Texas.


Oh!  I think you got my post wrong (or I said it wrong, I just woke up.)  When I say the "ENTIRE world" I mean places like Africa and Mexico, etc.  They can't expect the same aid as we give Houston or New Orleans.  BUT... PR should expect this.  They are part of the US, just not an official state.

So I meant what you said.
 
2017-09-27 06:17:01 AM  
Hell, call it his Benghazi.  His refusal to help will cause many more deaths than that event.
 
2017-09-27 06:19:23 AM  
gee, maybe if the prior administration (i voted for twice) would have addressed the infrastructure problems and mounting debt years ago, spending money on these americans instead of foreigners and illegal immigrants, they wouldn't be in such dire straights.
 
2017-09-27 06:26:30 AM  

Popular Opinion: gee, maybe if the prior administration (i voted for twice) would have addressed the infrastructure problems and mounting debt years ago, spending money on these americans instead of foreigners and illegal immigrants, they wouldn't be in such dire straights.


Why won't Obama lead!!!!!
 
2017-09-27 06:28:21 AM  

Popular Opinion: gee, maybe if the prior administration (i voted for twice) would have addressed the infrastructure problems and mounting debt years ago, spending money on these americans instead of foreigners and illegal immigrants, they wouldn't be in such dire straights.


Why did you vote for them if they sucked so much?
 
2017-09-27 06:31:17 AM  

Lady J: Popular Opinion: gee, maybe if the prior administration (i voted for twice) would have addressed the infrastructure problems and mounting debt years ago, spending money on these americans instead of foreigners and illegal immigrants, they wouldn't be in such dire straights.

Why did you vote for them if they sucked so much?


better than the alternative. i still think he was a good president, but every administration makes mistakes.
blaming the next one isn't exactly fair, even it is trump.
 
2017-09-27 06:44:28 AM  
How DO you solve a problem like Maria?
 
2017-09-27 06:48:38 AM  
In Trumps mind, he doesn't actually realize PR is part of the United States.  It's just some island full of Mexicans, so why should we help them?

Remember his indifference to North Korea saying they would nuke Guam? Same thing. I really don't think he realizes they are actually Americans
 
2017-09-27 06:52:46 AM  

stevecore: In Trumps mind, he doesn't actually realize PR is part of the United States.  It's just some island full of Mexicans, so why should we help them?

Remember his indifference to North Korea saying they would nuke Guam? Same thing. I really don't think he realizes they are actually Americans


glad we have some many experts on what is in president peckerwood's head.

the head of FEMA arrived in PR a few days ago, and nobody is ignoring them.
 
2017-09-27 06:56:32 AM  
I don't think he realizes he's wearing pants.
 
2017-09-27 06:58:25 AM  
PR is not predominantly white. Thus, PR is screwed.

This is just another "Trump plays to his base" story.
 
2017-09-27 07:00:50 AM  

70Ford: I don't think he realizes he's wearing pants.


well trump is a drama queen so he may not be actually wearing any pants

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2017-09-27 07:04:52 AM  

Weaver95: not a bad idea. and I wouldn't blame PR for bailing on the United States after Trump's actions.


What would happen if the northern coastal states bail on the US and try to join Canada?  That would be a political shiat storm.
 
2017-09-27 07:05:22 AM  

Popular Opinion: stevecore: In Trumps mind, he doesn't actually realize PR is part of the United States.  It's just some island full of Mexicans, so why should we help them?

Remember his indifference to North Korea saying they would nuke Guam? Same thing. I really don't think he realizes they are actually Americans

glad we have some many experts on what is in president peckerwood's head.

the head of FEMA arrived in PR a few days ago, and nobody is ignoring them.


Maybe you can enlighten me as to why it took him a farking week to even respond to the hurricane?  They have been completely without power for about six days now.   So since it sounds like you have a better idea of what's going on in his bat shiat insane head,  please enlighten me.  I'm sure he had his reasons
 
2017-09-27 07:10:04 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: How DO you solve a problem like Maria?


Trump can bring blight in America
Money makes might in America
Life is all right in America
If you're all white in America
 
2017-09-27 07:11:16 AM  

stevecore: Popular Opinion: stevecore: In Trumps mind, he doesn't actually realize PR is part of the United States.  It's just some island full of Mexicans, so why should we help them?

Remember his indifference to North Korea saying they would nuke Guam? Same thing. I really don't think he realizes they are actually Americans

glad we have some many experts on what is in president peckerwood's head.

the head of FEMA arrived in PR a few days ago, and nobody is ignoring them.

Maybe you can enlighten me as to why it took him a farking week to even respond to the hurricane?  They have been completely without power for about six days now.   So since it sounds like you have a better idea of what's going on in his bat shiat insane head,  please enlighten me.  I'm sure he had his reasons


i'm sure if he tweeted 100 times, you'd just complain about him tweeting instead of working.
all the tweeting in the world isn't going to restore power, but you just keep doing what you do to help, ok?
 
2017-09-27 07:13:05 AM  

SpaceyCat: Weaver95: not a bad idea. and I wouldn't blame PR for bailing on the United States after Trump's actions.

What would happen if the northern coastal states bail on the US and try to join Canada?  That would be a political shiat storm.


UCAS forever baby!  i'm totally gonna be a street shaman.
 
2017-09-27 07:13:26 AM  

CarnySaur: Hell, call it his Benghazi.  His refusal to help will cause many more deaths than that event.


-ghazi is for manufactured scandals. People are dying because of inaction. This is a real scandal.
 
2017-09-27 07:14:28 AM  

Popular Opinion: gee, maybe if the prior administration (i voted for twice) would have addressed the infrastructure problems and mounting debt years ago, spending money on these americans instead of foreigners and illegal immigrants, they wouldn't be in such dire straights.


Whataboutism!  Drink!
 
2017-09-27 07:19:42 AM  

Number 216: 70Ford: I don't think he realizes he's wearing pants.

well trump is a drama queen so he may not be actually wearing any pants

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Look at those gams!
 
2017-09-27 07:24:36 AM  
We should resurrect Teddy Roosevelt have him hogtie Trump to a pack of wild horses and drag him until no remains are left
 
2017-09-27 07:27:37 AM  

70Ford: Number 216: 70Ford: I don't think he realizes he's wearing pants.

well trump is a drama queen so he may not be actually wearing any pants

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Look at those gams!


I'd rather not.
 
2017-09-27 07:41:24 AM  

whither_apophis: Weaver95: fusillade762: The Trump administration on Tuesday denied a request from several members of Congress to waive shipping restrictions to help get gasoline and other supplies to Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria.

DHS waived the act following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit the mainland U.S.

I think trump is making it abundantly clear he doesn't give a f*ck about Puerto Rico.  it probably hasn't occurred  to him yet that all those brown people are going to migrate to the mainland and really start screwing up GOP primary races....

They won't even need to migrate. Hispanics around the nation are keenly aware of Trump and the GOP's views.


Actually, they do. Puerto Ricans can't vote for president and don't have a representative in Congress.

I don't think Trump realizes that Puerto Ricans are US citizens and can move to the mainland anytime they want.
 
2017-09-27 07:48:12 AM  
He's not worried. He'll just delete the tweets.
 
2017-09-27 07:49:20 AM  

whither_apophis: Weaver95: fusillade762: The Trump administration on Tuesday denied a request from several members of Congress to waive shipping restrictions to help get gasoline and other supplies to Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria.

DHS waived the act following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit the mainland U.S.

I think trump is making it abundantly clear he doesn't give a f*ck about Puerto Rico.  it probably hasn't occurred  to him yet that all those brown people are going to migrate to the mainland and really start screwing up GOP primary races....

They won't even need to migrate. Hispanics around the nation are keenly aware of Trump and the GOP's views.


On the other hand, the country and suburbs in Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin would be perfect places for them to be relocated.
 
2017-09-27 07:49:35 AM  
Don't worry, Trump is on this. Let's check his Twitter feed this morning.
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OH JESUS F*CKING CHRIST!!!

Meanwhile in Puerto Rico people are begging for food and water:
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-27 07:54:00 AM  

CarnySaur: Hell, call it his Benghazi.  His refusal to help will cause many more deaths than that event.


Doesn't the 3/5ths compromise apply here though?
 
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