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(Splinter News)   Article complains that Puerto Rican town where Trump tossed paper towels to desperate residents still doesn't have water or electricity. How ungrateful. Water? Electricity? Should he have tossed water balloons and taser people? People are never happy   ( splinternews.com) divider line
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2017-10-11 05:39:48 PM  
Well, maybe if they hadn't used all those paper towels to soak up all the water...
 
2017-10-11 05:45:59 PM  
"Have fun!"

Famous last words....
 
2017-10-11 07:49:56 PM  
Puerto Ricans must have forgotten that he ate a taco bowl on cinco de mayo.  What more can he do?  The answer is none.  None more.
 
2017-10-11 08:00:59 PM  

wejash: "Have fun!"

Famous last words....


"Have a good time" But close enough.
 
2017-10-11 08:28:50 PM  
That is one of the most farked up things I've heard a modern President doing.
 
2017-10-11 08:56:08 PM  
Yeah, trump needs to personally get out there and fix the power lines and truck food and water all over PR.
 
2017-10-11 08:57:56 PM  
Infrastructure is hard. I guess Trump was supposed to go in and fix the power generators himself?
 
2017-10-11 08:58:32 PM  

Mugato: That is one of the most farked up things I've heard a modern President doing.


Stick around.  You ain't seen nothin' yet.
 
2017-10-11 09:07:28 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Infrastructure is hard. I guess Trump was supposed to go in and fix the power generators himself?


Maybe instead of picking fights w/ Tennessee senators, he should be putting his much talked about infrastructure bill in front of Congress?
 
2017-10-11 09:09:34 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Infrastructure is hard. I guess Trump was supposed to go in and fix the power generators himself?


Well, during the campaign he literally said, "I alone can fix it!" So he's either a narcissistic moron or he's stole Fix-It-Felix's magic hammer
 
2017-10-11 09:09:47 PM  

Trocadero: AverageAmericanGuy: Infrastructure is hard. I guess Trump was supposed to go in and fix the power generators himself?

Maybe instead of picking fights w/ Tennessee senators, he should be putting his much talked about infrastructure bill in front of Congress?


I think I remember now. The President can introduce bills in Congress.

Oh wait, no, he's actually prohibited from doing so by the Constitution.

But sure, blame Trump for Congress' lack of action. That's always a lot of free points.
 
2017-10-11 09:11:07 PM  

weddingsinger: AverageAmericanGuy: Infrastructure is hard. I guess Trump was supposed to go in and fix the power generators himself?

Well, during the campaign he literally said, "I alone can fix it!" So he's either a narcissistic moron or he's stole Fix-It-Felix's magic hammer


He's a narcissistic moron. Obviously.
 
2017-10-11 09:12:05 PM  

Satan's Superfluous Nipple: Yeah, trump needs to personally get out there and fix the power lines and truck food and water all over PR.


The President of Mexico was alongside civilians the whole night of September's latest earthquake. He may be a POS president, and may not have done work, but him being there makes him connect with the people.
 
2017-10-11 09:12:55 PM  
Wait, is this in Pwerto-Rico or Porto Rico?
 
2017-10-11 09:14:07 PM  
He threw some "you don't need them" flashlights too. Maybe he can go back and throw some extra batteries.
 
2017-10-11 09:14:14 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-10-11 09:14:40 PM  

CygnusDarius: Satan's Superfluous Nipple: Yeah, trump needs to personally get out there and fix the power lines and truck food and water all over PR.

The President of Mexico was alongside civilians the whole night of September's latest earthquake. He may be a POS president, and may not have done work, but him being there makes him connect with the people.


Give me a break. Trump could personally cure cancer and you guys would biatch about it.
 
2017-10-11 09:14:58 PM  

Mugato: That is one of the most farked up things I've heard a modern President doing.


With an added dash of dickishness.

I miss dear departed mom every day, but she would LOSE her everloving mind if she were alive to see this travesty.
 
2017-10-11 09:15:56 PM  

Satan's Superfluous Nipple: CygnusDarius: Satan's Superfluous Nipple: Yeah, trump needs to personally get out there and fix the power lines and truck food and water all over PR.

The President of Mexico was alongside civilians the whole night of September's latest earthquake. He may be a POS president, and may not have done work, but him being there makes him connect with the people.

Give me a break. Trump could personally cure cancer and you guys would biatch about it.


Well...?.
 
2017-10-11 09:17:31 PM  
Satan's Superfluous Nipple:

Give me a break. Trump could personally cure cancer and you guys would biatch about it.

If he does that, be sure to let us know.
 
2017-10-11 09:18:35 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Satan's Superfluous Nipple:

Give me a break. Trump could personally cure cancer and you guys would biatch about it.

If he does that, be sure to let us know.


If he had the ability, the big pharmaceutical companies would have killed Trump a long time ago.
 
2017-10-11 09:18:52 PM  

Satan's Superfluous Nipple: Yeah, trump needs to personally get out there and fix the power lines and truck food and water all over PR.


I am curious, does your head get in the way when Trump tries to scratch his butt?
 
2017-10-11 09:20:09 PM  
img.fark.net
Next time he can bring them some of this, and the electricity to freeze it.
Oh, wait. It went bankrupt, like everything else he touches.
 
2017-10-11 09:22:52 PM  

Satan's Superfluous Nipple: CygnusDarius: Satan's Superfluous Nipple: Yeah, trump needs to personally get out there and fix the power lines and truck food and water all over PR.

The President of Mexico was alongside civilians the whole night of September's latest earthquake. He may be a POS president, and may not have done work, but him being there makes him connect with the people.

Give me a break. Trump could personally cure cancer and you guys would biatch about it.


He could personally invent whole new types of cancer and you would be here defending him.
And laughing behind your keyboard, because I guess this is funny.
 
2017-10-11 09:23:11 PM  

Catlenfell: [img.fark.net image 540x600]
Next time he can bring them some of this, and the electricity to freeze it.
Oh, wait. It went bankrupt, like everything else he touches.


Soon to be a major motion picture!
https://www.gofundme.com/everything-trump-touches-dies-film
 
2017-10-11 09:38:26 PM  

Satan's Superfluous Nipple: CygnusDarius: Satan's Superfluous Nipple: Yeah, trump needs to personally get out there and fix the power lines and truck food and water all over PR.

The President of Mexico was alongside civilians the whole night of September's latest earthquake. He may be a POS president, and may not have done work, but him being there makes him connect with the people.

Give me a break. Trump could personally cure cancer and you guys would biatch about it.


The idea that he would connect with the poors or the fact that he could cure cancer, not sure what scenario is more redicululous
 
2017-10-11 09:43:22 PM  

Satan's Superfluous Nipple: CygnusDarius: Satan's Superfluous Nipple: Yeah, trump needs to personally get out there and fix the power lines and truck food and water all over PR.

The President of Mexico was alongside civilians the whole night of September's latest earthquake. He may be a POS president, and may not have done work, but him being there makes him connect with the people.

Give me a break. Trump could personally cure cancer and you guys would biatch about it.


Remember all the respect THIS guy got.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/13/obama-signs-6​3​-billion-law-cancer-research-drug-treadment/95382708/
 
2017-10-11 09:44:58 PM  
Well, they can burn the paper towels, I imagine.
 
2017-10-11 09:46:59 PM  
I say we eat the chicken, and use the paper towels for musket wadding!
 
2017-10-11 09:53:50 PM  
the power infrastructure is completely obliterated, it takes longer than a couple of days to replace transformers/switch gear (replacements for that stuff arent just sitting around), repair power lines, install new poles, etc.  its even worse when the roads are washed out and need to be repaired/bypassed.

when puerto ricos only power provider filed for bankruptcy, its plants were an average of 44 years old, and it called its own equipment "degraded and unsafe"

thats what decades of mismanagement from the puerto rican government get you when disaster strikes twice in a row
 
2017-10-11 09:58:10 PM  
Water balloons? Trump would probably do this to them

img.fark.net
 
2017-10-11 09:59:29 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Puerto Ricans must have forgotten that he ate a taco bowl on cinco de mayo.  What more can he do?  The answer is none.  None more.


Cinco De Mayo is a Mexican thing. The Chicano out front should have told you. Also for the last time Puerto Ricans are Americans who don't have to standup for the anthem if they don't want to.
 
2017-10-11 10:06:21 PM  

Bearishlyphat: the power infrastructure is completely obliterated, it takes longer than a couple of days to replace transformers/switch gear (replacements for that stuff arent just sitting around), repair power lines, install new poles, etc.  its even worse when the roads are washed out and need to be repaired/bypassed.

when puerto ricos only power provider filed for bankruptcy, its plants were an average of 44 years old, and it called its own equipment "degraded and unsafe"

thats what decades of mismanagement from the puerto rican government get you when disaster strikes twice in a row


The deaths have started because of preventable water-borne illnesses.

So if your point is that the people of PR deserve what is happening to them now, then there is a lot of money and support that can be yanked straight back out of Texas, Florida, Alaska, Louisiana, the Carolinas and many other places that have been hit with a variety of disasters in the last several years.
 
2017-10-11 10:14:45 PM  
3.5 million people on a bankrupt island with no infrastructure and major road damage, having to be supplied entirely by ship. Even the beginnings of fixing that will take years, not weeks. People seem to think that pointing out that they don't have things means that those things must quickly appear and if they don't, government has 'failed'. That isn't how the world works.
 
2017-10-11 10:19:50 PM  

Bearishlyphat: the power infrastructure is completely obliterated, it takes longer than a couple of days to replace transformers/switch gear (replacements for that stuff arent just sitting around), repair power lines, install new poles, etc.  its even worse when the roads are washed out and need to be repaired/bypassed.

when puerto ricos only power provider filed for bankruptcy, its plants were an average of 44 years old, and it called its own equipment "degraded and unsafe"

thats what decades of mismanagement from the puerto rican government get you when disaster strikes twice in a row


Not to mention that the government gave away free power to municipalities and government entities, who then did smart things like build ice skating rinks. In the tropics.
 
2017-10-11 10:25:48 PM  

Bearishlyphat: the power infrastructure is completely obliterated, it takes longer than a couple of days to replace transformers/switch gear (replacements for that stuff arent just sitting around), repair power lines, install new poles, etc.  its even worse when the roads are washed out and need to be repaired/bypassed.

when puerto ricos only power provider filed for bankruptcy, its plants were an average of 44 years old, and it called its own equipment "degraded and unsafe"

thats what decades of mismanagement from the puerto rican government get you when disaster strikes twice in a row


would you bark the same bark about a city that was built 3 feet under sea level and protected by pumps that were more than 50 yrs old?

Until everyone understands that "they" is "us" --- every slight to your personal belief will push us apart.

I love my dead gay son
 
2017-10-11 10:40:37 PM  
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2017-10-11 10:42:17 PM  
The infrastructure, which was in nothing akin to decent condition before this disaster, has been ruined beyond all hope of speedy repair.
Unless you've got a magic wand then millions will be without power for the next year. This is a brute force effort with no fast results to be expected.
Water is easier to remedy since the plumbing was below ground. Many pipes are still fractured tho, so expect delays.

/now that it's raining again, expect the delays to suffer further delays.
 
2017-10-11 10:45:58 PM  
Well, I, for one, think they should fire the President of Puerto Rico for gross incompetence.
 
2017-10-11 10:47:06 PM  
So hurricanes are political, but Libby lib rapists are not political?  Oh Fark, you are so consistent.
 
2017-10-11 10:59:33 PM  

freetomato: Mugato: That is one of the most farked up things I've heard a modern President doing.

With an added dash of dickishness.

I miss dear departed mom every day, but she would LOSE her everloving mind if she were alive to see this travesty.


Same with my boyfriend.  One thing I'm glad about is he didn't live long enough to see Trump get the big chair.  Colorectal cancer did him a solid, let me tell you---he *HATED* Trump years before it was fashionable.
 
2017-10-11 11:03:20 PM  

wearetheworld: So hurricanes are political, but Libby lib rapists are not political?  Oh Fark, you are so consistent.


If you want to broach the topic.
List of women Trump harassed.
 
2017-10-11 11:03:25 PM  

way south: The infrastructure, which was in nothing akin to decent condition before this disaster, has been ruined beyond all hope of speedy repair.
Unless you've got a magic wand then millions will be without power for the next year. This is a brute force effort with no fast results to be expected.
Water is easier to remedy since the plumbing was below ground. Many pipes are still fractured tho, so expect delays.

/now that it's raining again, expect the delays to suffer further delays.


You need power for the pumps and filtration/treatment systems to work.  That won't be fully back until the power's back too.
 
2017-10-11 11:08:54 PM  
The full-throated defense of Trump's lack of will and lack of ability is impressive.
 
2017-10-11 11:21:59 PM  

wejash: Bearishlyphat: the power infrastructure is completely obliterated, it takes longer than a couple of days to replace transformers/switch gear (replacements for that stuff arent just sitting around), repair power lines, install new poles, etc.  its even worse when the roads are washed out and need to be repaired/bypassed.

when puerto ricos only power provider filed for bankruptcy, its plants were an average of 44 years old, and it called its own equipment "degraded and unsafe"

thats what decades of mismanagement from the puerto rican government get you when disaster strikes twice in a row

The deaths have started because of preventable water-borne illnesses.

So if your point is that the people of PR deserve what is happening to them now, then there is a lot of money and support that can be yanked straight back out of Texas, Florida, Alaska, Louisiana, the Carolinas and many other places that have been hit with a variety of disasters in the last several years.


my point is understand the scope of the problem and the complexity of the solution.
 
2017-10-11 11:24:41 PM  

Wookie_Jesus: Bearishlyphat: the power infrastructure is completely obliterated, it takes longer than a couple of days to replace transformers/switch gear (replacements for that stuff arent just sitting around), repair power lines, install new poles, etc.  its even worse when the roads are washed out and need to be repaired/bypassed.

when puerto ricos only power provider filed for bankruptcy, its plants were an average of 44 years old, and it called its own equipment "degraded and unsafe"

thats what decades of mismanagement from the puerto rican government get you when disaster strikes twice in a row

would you bark the same bark about a city that was built 3 feet under sea level and protected by pumps that were more than 50 yrs old?

Until everyone understands that "they" is "us" --- every slight to your personal belief will push us apart.

I love my dead gay son


yes; we are trillions behind in critical infrastructure spending.  this issue is a "we" issue, and we keep kicking the can down the road.

see how your state fares: https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/state-by-state/
 
2017-10-11 11:24:55 PM  

wearetheworld: So hurricanes are political, but Libby lib rapists are not political?  Oh Fark, you are so consistent.


Umm... wouldn't it be that hurricanes *shouldn't* be politcal, and neither should rapists?  Libby libs hate Weinstein same as we hated Trump (and Cosby and...).  FEMA should NOT be political at all.  It shouldn't matter where these people are, they deserve all the help we can give them.

So, to some other posters, the complaint isn't that Trump (or whomever) should be able to wave a magic wand and fix everything.  The complaint is that the island is so devastated that the relatively modest emergency response is grossly inadequate to get people even drinking water and food.

Having FEMA remove information about anything negative going on in Puerto Rico from their website is definitely making it political.  Trump complaining about the budget and offering a loan of $5 billion to put towards rebuilding the initial efforts for island recovery is making it political.
 
2017-10-11 11:47:13 PM  

wejash: So if your point is that the people of PR deserve what is happening to them now,


He specifically said the government, not "the people of PR".  You are trying to hard to hard to invent things to be outraged about.
 
2017-10-11 11:48:01 PM  
The Teresienstadt showcase resort had the same problem.  Word got out.

Where Trump went in Texas during Harvey was a good predictor -- he stayed about two hundred miles away -- the distance from DC to NYC.
 
2017-10-11 11:48:49 PM  

Bearishlyphat: wejash: Bearishlyphat: the power infrastructure is completely obliterated, it takes longer than a couple of days to replace transformers/switch gear (replacements for that stuff arent just sitting around), repair power lines, install new poles, etc.  its even worse when the roads are washed out and need to be repaired/bypassed.

when puerto ricos only power provider filed for bankruptcy, its plants were an average of 44 years old, and it called its own equipment "degraded and unsafe"

thats what decades of mismanagement from the puerto rican government get you when disaster strikes twice in a row

The deaths have started because of preventable water-borne illnesses.

So if your point is that the people of PR deserve what is happening to them now, then there is a lot of money and support that can be yanked straight back out of Texas, Florida, Alaska, Louisiana, the Carolinas and many other places that have been hit with a variety of disasters in the last several years.

my point is understand the scope of the problem and the complexity of the solution.


Yeah, tell that to the idiot in cheef. He doesn't understand the scope or complexity of his job.
 
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