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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Lin-Manuel Miranda writes a touching, emotional plea for helping out Puerto Rico during its time of crisis   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2017-09-27 08:07:47 AM  
Justin Bieber.
 
2017-09-27 09:33:39 AM  
Yeah, Trump ain't reading all that sh*t. Should have made it short and in the kind of language he understands:

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2017-09-27 09:36:25 AM  
Contrary to what you may have heard, Puerto Rico is getting *MASSIVE* amounts of federal aid.  Even the Progressive Democratic governor of Puerto Rico is praising the Trump administration:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/devastated-puerto-rico-needs-unprecede​n​ted-aid-says-governor/
JOHN YANG: Governor, are you getting all the aid you need or getting it fast enough from the states?

GOV. RICARDO ROSSELLO: First of all, we are very grateful for the administration. They have responded quickly.

The president has been very attentive to the situation, personally calling me several times. FEMA and the FEMA director have been here in Puerto Rico twice. As a matter of fact, they were here with us today, making sure that all the resources in FEMA were working in conjunction with the central government.
We have been working together. We have been getting results. The magnitude of this catastrophe is enormous. This is going to take a lot of help, a lot of collaboration. So, my call is to congressmen and congresswomen to take action quickly and conclusively with an aid package for Puerto Rico.

That doesn't mean the job is anywhere near done, especially because of the logistical issues with getting supplies to Puerto Rico (you can't just drive them there, you have to ship them via the sea, or airlift them), and the internal logistical issues in Puerto Rico (many roads are still blocked, preventing trucks from delivering aid to remote areas outside of the six open ports), but whining about NFL tweets, or saying this is "Trump's Katrina"*.  It's not.  The federal response so far has been excellent so far, but more needs to be done, and blaming the president who was on top of it from the start seems petty.

*Bush's Katrina wasn't as bad as the media made it out to be:  Remember all the fake news from the media about rapes and murders in the Enormodome and the fake news about residents shooting at rescuers?  Nobody talks about the literally tens of thousands of tons of supplies FEMA including nearly 6 million meals pre-positioned in the south in anticipation of Katrina.  Then there was the aftermath:  http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/252119-d​onna-brazile-​praises-bushs-katrina-response-on-flight-with
 
2017-09-27 09:53:30 AM  
dittybopper:

We know. You might have added that FEMA's Brock Long is acclaimed as one of the President's best appointees.

Surely that's no reason to discourage private initiative to put PR back on its feet or claim it isn't necessary because the President and his team have got this, move along, nothing to see here.

A couple of other things:

1. I remember the fake news about assaults at the Superdome. I recall conservatives ate it up like candy and used it to argue that Those People weren't worth trying to help.

2. Lin-Manuel Miranda didn't even bring up the subject of Donald Trump. You did.
 
2017-09-27 10:26:01 AM  

MikeyFuccon: dittybopper:

2. Lin-Manuel Miranda didn't even bring up the subject of Donald Trump. You did.


The post literally above Ditty's was about Trump.
 
2017-09-27 10:29:31 AM  
Anybody else hitting their saturation point about this Miranda guy?  Go away for a bit already.
 
2017-09-27 10:31:12 AM  
He is a celebrity who has made a lot of money, so his opinion is invalid.
 
2017-09-27 10:32:36 AM  

George_Spelvin: Anybody else hitting their saturation point about this Miranda guy?  Go away for a bit already.


Damn, I was kidding.
 
2017-09-27 10:39:05 AM  
I thought this guy is Puerto Rican? How is this all in English?
 
2017-09-27 10:41:20 AM  

George_Spelvin: Anybody else hitting their saturation point about this Miranda guy?  Go away for a bit already.


No.  However, we have all gone well past the saturation point on Trump and trolls carrying water for Trump.

Can they go away forever already?
 
2017-09-27 10:56:33 AM  

This text is now purple: MikeyFuccon: dittybopper:

2. Lin-Manuel Miranda didn't even bring up the subject of Donald Trump. You did.

The post literally above Ditty's was about Trump.


But Lin-Manuel Miranda still didn't bring up the subject of Donald Trump.  Marc Anthony did.
 
2017-09-27 11:14:04 AM  

dittybopper: Contrary to what you may have heard, Puerto Rico is getting *MASSIVE* amounts of federal aid.  Even the Progressive Democratic governor of Puerto Rico is praising the Trump administration:


Of course  he's praising getting aid, but it doesn't mean it is enough.

44% of the population on the island doesn't have drinking water per the DoD.
The National Guard only has 3k personnel mobilized. 
Even McCain is urging the administration to waive the Jones Act
USNS Comfort didn't launch until a week after landfall and is still a week away.
11 of 69 hospitals have power or fuel for their generators. 
Only 6 planes are arriving per hour, for a populace of over 3 million.
https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1325245/dod-partner-agen​c​ies-support-puerto-rico-virgin-islands-hurricane-relief-efforts/
 
2017-09-27 11:34:15 AM  

thehobbes: Of course  he's praising getting aid, but it doesn't mean it is enough.

44% of the population on the island doesn't have drinking water per the DoD.
The National Guard only has 3k personnel mobilized. 
Even McCain is urging the administration to waive the Jones Act
USNS Comfort didn't launch until a week after landfall and is still a week away.
11 of 69 hospitals have power or fuel for their generators. 
Only 6 planes are arriving per hour, for a populace of over 3 million.


I tried to read this in Lin Manuel's trademark staccato and it doesn't work at all.
 
2017-09-27 11:49:31 AM  
Seeing a lot of cynicism on Fark and elsewhere, so...

I lost my home to a fire once. It was a hideous situation that taught me a lot about what it means to have your security in life taken from you.

I was fortunate enough to have insurance and to have family to take me in. Life got back to normal within a few weeks, and we'd replaced all our things within a year.

Many of these folks not only lost everything, but it may take years for things to get back to normal for them. Some have lost everything they spent a lifetime acquiring with little chance of ever getting back to that state. Others are struggling with illness, infirmity and hunger due to the limited resources and difficulties providing consistent aid (due in large part to the lack of effective air traffic control until very recently). It's highly likely many people lost pets and have family members who are missing and feared dead. Many have children who will be forever traumatized by this disaster, and they're doing their best to keep their kids happy and healthy despite the enormous hardship they're facing.

It sucks that our government isn't doing everything in its power to focus on this issue and point a national focus towards public and private aid. But it's even worse that the suffering of people who are US Citizens has been politicized because of Donald Trump and that so many folks are falling for it.

My advice to anyone reading is to stop being so cynical about the suffering of others and, at the very least, donate something to aid relief efforts. If you were in the shoes of our Puerto Rican countrymen and countrywomen, you'd wish the same could be done for you.
 
2017-09-27 11:52:32 AM  
'Twas a man named Lin-Manuel Miranda
With an ass like a young Henry Fonda --
To Americans he pleaded:
"More assistance is needed!"
As he cruised by in his sick lowered Honda.
 
2017-09-27 12:20:04 PM  

thehobbes: Even McCain is urging the administration to waive the Jones Act


McCain has never been in favor of it.

You may notice that Arizona doesn't have many shipyards.
 
stk [TotalFark]
2017-09-27 12:46:04 PM  

IHadMeAVision: 'Twas a man named Lin-Manuel Miranda
With an ass like a young Henry Fonda --
To Americans he pleaded:
"More assistance is needed!"
As he cruised by in his sick lowered Honda.


A young playwrite, one Lin-Man Miranda
Spoke up and had one big demand: a
Recognition of need
From a man fueled by greed
And not tweets written from the veranda.
 
2017-09-27 02:30:05 PM  
Guess he's wishing he hadnt insulted our VP Pence now. GFY LIN
 
2017-09-27 03:09:42 PM  

thehobbes: dittybopper: Contrary to what you may have heard, Puerto Rico is getting *MASSIVE* amounts of federal aid.  Even the Progressive Democratic governor of Puerto Rico is praising the Trump administration:

Of course  he's praising getting aid, but it doesn't mean it is enough.

44% of the population on the island doesn't have drinking water per the DoD.
The National Guard only has 3k personnel mobilized. 
Even McCain is urging the administration to waive the Jones Act
USNS Comfort didn't launch until a week after landfall and is still a week away.
11 of 69 hospitals have power or fuel for their generators. 
Only 6 planes are arriving per hour, for a populace of over 3 million.
https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1325245/dod-partner-agenc​ies-support-puerto-rico-virgin-islands-hurricane-relief-efforts/


It also merits mention that Puerto Rico is left with no other option than to kiss the ring in the current state because if he were to antagonize the president aid could slow down really easy.

FEMA doing what they should be doing absolutely isn't an endorsement of the President's role.  The President as it stands has don't nothing but tweet defensibly and take credit for the work done by one of his rare competent choices.  His dragging his heels on sending aid where aid is needed.

As it currently stands Orlando is still birthing the USNS Comfort.  http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:45​5294/mmsi:3​68817000/vessel:USNS%20COMFORT
SO....why isn't it on its way?

Its a naval ship, why hasn't it gotten sailing orders?
 
2017-09-27 06:50:41 PM  

TrumpWINS: GFY


your a horrible human being and prove there is no god, because god would strike you dead for proving he can make mistakes by creating you
 
2017-09-28 07:23:15 PM  
How about he goes over there and stays?
 
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