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2020-09-17 8:38:59 PM  
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2020-09-17 8:50:37 PM  
Because I'm sure they will immediately forget about the last three years of neglect.
 
2020-09-17 8:54:39 PM  
THREE farkING YEARS
 
2020-09-17 8:54:50 PM  
Such a timely response to Maria.
 
2020-09-17 8:57:07 PM  
Still better than Obama's response to Katrina.
 
2020-09-17 9:17:12 PM  

revrendjim: Still better than Obama's response to Katrina.


And more of an impact the Biden's mask mandate.
 
2020-09-17 9:38:09 PM  
That's a LOT of paper towels.
 
2020-09-17 9:44:40 PM  
This isn't for Puerto Rico. He's virtue-signaling the fence-sitters with someone else's money.
 
2020-09-17 9:49:12 PM  

Jack Sabbath: That's a LOT of paper towels.


A Bounty of paper towels.
 
2020-09-17 10:36:57 PM  
This is an admin that constructed three, THREE, new miles of border wall in 3 years, and that was something they actually wanted to do.

I imagine by 11/3, they'll have approximately 2 acres of PR rebuilt and all funds will have exhausted, with most going to shell corps shockingly owned by Trump cronies and sycophants.
 
2020-09-17 11:08:42 PM  

Jack Sabbath: That's a LOT of paper towels.


"We thank thee, Trump, for the Bounty we are about to receive . . . "
 
2020-09-18 12:00:27 AM  
Time to just admit them as a full state. +2 Senate seats and a few house seats is a good start.
 
2020-09-18 4:44:15 AM  
How many people in Puerto Rico have died preventable deaths in the last 3 years due to Trump doing nothing more than showing up for a paper towelboy photo op?
 
2020-09-18 5:36:09 AM  
Oh, look. The bully who's been picking on me for three years is suddenly being my pal now that he might get expelled and the teacher is watching! What a redemption arc!
 
2020-09-18 5:57:15 AM  
So we can expect them to start addressing the pandemic sometime round 2023?
 
2020-09-18 5:57:48 AM  

grokca: Jack Sabbath: That's a LOT of paper towels.

A Bounty of paper towels.


The quicker picker upper.
 
2020-09-18 6:00:05 AM  

Elvis Jagger Abdul-Jabbar: So we can expect them to start addressing the pandemic sometime round 2023?


The pandemic is after Space Force but before announcing an actual health policy.
 
2020-09-18 6:01:26 AM  

Elvis Jagger Abdul-Jabbar: So we can expect them to start addressing the pandemic sometime round 2023?


Just in time for the 2024 election. Absolutely. This will likely be in the form of forgivable loans to billionaires.
 
2020-09-18 6:03:42 AM  
We are going to destroy the republican party electorally.  This could be the greatest landslide in history.  We are a Progressive Social Democratic nation and we won't allow corporate Thieves to hold us back any longer.
 
2020-09-18 6:07:20 AM  

fragMasterFlash: How many people in Puerto Rico have died preventable deaths in the last 3 years due to Trump doing nothing more than showing up for a paper towelboy photo op?


At least he didn't have them tear gassed first.
 
2020-09-18 6:07:26 AM  
I don't see the connection. Pass my white cane so I can go over there and take a closer look...
 
2020-09-18 6:08:34 AM  

scottydoesntknow: This is an admin that constructed three, THREE, new miles of border wall in 3 years, and that was something they actually wanted to do.

I imagine by 11/3, they'll have approximately 2 acres of PR rebuilt and all funds will have exhausted, with most going to shell corps shockingly owned by Trump cronies and sycophants.


in this case, username not checking out.
 
2020-09-18 6:08:57 AM  
They're going to make a lot of announcements in the next month about what they are going to do on November 4th. Then promptly blame something else for why it never happened. The scam continues.
 
2020-09-18 6:09:05 AM  
Because hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans migrated to Florida when no help came three years ago? And they all plan on voting?

That's my guess.
 
2020-09-18 6:12:36 AM  

MegaLib: We are going to destroy the republican party electorally.  This could be the greatest landslide in history.  We are a Progressive Social Democratic nation and we won't allow corporate Thieves to hold us back any longer.


Whatever helps you sleep at night..

You have more faith in America than I do.  As long as red States with almost no one living there get the same number of senators as California, We are gonna have a hard time getting out from under conservative politics dominating our nation.
 
2020-09-18 6:14:07 AM  

MegaLib: We are going to destroy the republican party electorally.  This could be the greatest landslide in history.  We are a Progressive Social Democratic nation and we won't allow corporate Thieves to hold us back any longer.


ok buddy
 
2020-09-18 6:17:48 AM  
"Here, have more money!  Vote for me!  VOTE FOR ME!!!"
 
2020-09-18 6:24:33 AM  

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Statehood or GTFO
 
2020-09-18 6:25:51 AM  

OldRod: "Here, have more money!  Vote for me!  VOTE FOR ME!!!"


This is why I believe we'll have another stimulus payment before Election Day. Gotta buy those votes.

/with asshole's name on the check, naturally
 
2020-09-18 6:26:20 AM  
Trump is simply going to announce the release of the money that was promised three years ago.
 
2020-09-18 6:26:53 AM  
It is an absolute disgrace that the US is one of a handful of nations that disenfranchise its citizens (DC, PR, AS, GU, NMI, VI).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_​N​ations_list_of_Non-Self-Governing_Terr​itories#Current_entries
 
2020-09-18 6:27:35 AM  

MegaLib: We are going to destroy the republican party electorally.  This could be the greatest landslide in history.  We are a Progressive Social Democratic nation and we won't allow corporate Thieves to hold us back any longer.


Well,

1. I hope against hope that you are right.
2. Username checks out.
3. Threes.
 
2020-09-18 6:27:37 AM  
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2020-09-18 6:33:24 AM  
Any guesses as to how much of these funds will end up going to unqualified no-bid contractors, friends of Jared, or somehow get funneled into Trump's own companies?
 
2020-09-18 6:37:08 AM  
It's just about time for him to announce the executive order directing the US Treasury to issue a check for $10K to every registered voters in the 8 closest swing states to remind them how much Trump loves them.
 
2020-09-18 6:39:16 AM  

scottydoesntknow: This is an admin that constructed three, THREE, new miles of border wall in 3 years, and that was something they actually wanted to do.

I imagine by 11/3, they'll have approximately 2 acres of PR rebuilt and all funds will have exhausted, with most going to shell corps shockingly owned by Trump cronies and sycophants.


Looks like I need to start an LLC out of bumfark nowhere with my boys  Chad and Chet. Call ourselves "Hurricane Response and Reconstruction" or something and see how many contracts we can get.
 
2020-09-18 6:40:44 AM  
This is waaaaay late - as well as obvious and transparent. Trump will get nothing and like it, from the PR
 
2020-09-18 6:41:55 AM  

Unscratchable_Itch: Any guesses as to how much of these funds will end up going to unqualified no-bid contractors, friends of Jared, or somehow get funneled into Trump's own companies?


78%
 
2020-09-18 6:43:03 AM  

christofari: grokca: Jack Sabbath: That's a LOT of paper towels.

A Bounty of paper towels.

The quicker picker upper.


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2020-09-18 6:44:38 AM  

Ishkur: Because hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans migrated to Florida when no help came three years ago? And they all plan on voting?

That's my guess.


Seriously...don't count those as majority dem votes at all.  How the fark they still see Repubs as allies boggles my mind.

https://apnews.com/84a1fb34b62bd84cf1​c​7ee666654cf17
"According to the Florida Secretary of State, there were about 107,600 newly registered Hispanic voters in 2019. A majority - 46 percent - were registered as NPA. Thirty-three percent registered as Democrats, and 18% as Republicans."

Yeah, I know 1 in 3 as DEM...but 1 in 5 as REP and almost half NPA...and that's what worries me.  PR voters turned out less than Cuban voters.  Cubans typically affiliate with GOP because they've been told the DEM party is socialist and Castro and oogabooga bad.

How the fark have the DEM's missed the opportunity to run with the corruption of the GOP and paint them as the party of Castro, I don't get.  I was reluctant to call Florida a blue state, and thanks to the ratfarkery on overriding the restoration of felon voter restoration, I'm definitely seeing Florida as red.  Until the Governor's house is retaken, and more counties shifting blue, Florida is a lost cause.  Especially with how many razor thin outcomes always broke the way of the GOP...it's almost like they have party control over the voter registrations being purged, votes being discounted/thrown out, and vote calculations on their side...oh right.  It's not like most of the voters purged in Florida were DEM, or minorities or younger voters.  Wait, they were?

So yeah, Florida is farked unless you such a large turnout that it can't be disputed.  With Florida's polls constantly being within margin of error, you can count those 29 electoral votes for Trump.  So yeah, there's 11% of the EV votes needed.
 
2020-09-18 6:46:33 AM  
And how many people died in those three years that could have been saved if it was there when it needed it? THREE FARKING YEARS!
 
2020-09-18 6:52:06 AM  
It wouldn't surprise me if he intentionally withheld aid for three years so he could wait and use it for election points.
 
2020-09-18 6:54:32 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Unscratchable_Itch: Any guesses as to how much of these funds will end up going to unqualified no-bid contractors, friends of Jared, or somehow get funneled into Trump's own companies?

78%


What are the chances they come up with some "coincidence" like with the number of "illegals" apprehended?

"In a mere 14 weeks we've distributed 88% of the committed funds to reconstruction of the country of Puerto Rico.... What? Why are you looking at me like that? Teehee!"
 
2020-09-18 6:56:14 AM  

scottydoesntknow: This is an admin that constructed three, THREE, new miles of border wall in 3 years, and that was something they actually wanted to do.


You assume the Flim Flam Führer was telling the truth about the wall. He was certainly lying about Mexico paying for it.
 
2020-09-18 6:58:34 AM  

Hand Banana: It wouldn't surprise me if he intentionally withheld aid for three years so he could wait and use it for election points.


Wouldn't it have made more sense to just do this 3 years ago? You know, BEFORE hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans gave up on salvaging their homes and moved to places where their votes would actually count against him.
 
2020-09-18 7:03:19 AM  

MegaLib: We are going to destroy the republican party electorally.  This could be the greatest landslide in history.  We are a Progressive Social Democratic nation and we won't allow corporate Thieves to hold us back any longer.


I herewith bet 50€ that Trump will not accept an electoral defeat.
 
2020-09-18 7:03:22 AM  

OmnomnomCookies: Seriously...don't count those as majority dem votes at all. How the fark they still see Repubs as allies boggles my mind.

https://apnews.com/84a1fb34b62bd84cf1c​7ee666654cf17
"According to the Florida Secretary of State, there were about 107,600 newly registered Hispanic voters in 2019. A majority - 46 percent - were registered as NPA. Thirty-three percent registered as Democrats, and 18% as Republicans."

Yeah, I know 1 in 3 as DEM...but 1 in 5 as REP and almost half NPA...and that's what worries me. PR voters turned out less than Cuban


Considering how close Florida elections always are, that may be enough to push the state blue.

And if Trump loses Floridia, he's lost the Presidency.

I wonder if anyone will point that out on election night: Trump lost the moment he farked up hurricane Maria response efforts. And all because a lil ole mayor refused to show deferment to him.
 
2020-09-18 7:06:08 AM  

Hand Banana: It wouldn't surprise me if he intentionally withheld aid for three years so he could wait and use it for election points.


If this was all a long play he wouldn't have:

- Loudly and publicly complained that Puerto Ricans have cost America too much over the years, and that the local government is corrupt, and he doesn't want them to see one more penny of aid until they can prove they can take care of themselves.

- Privately made moves to try to sell Puerto Rico off, primarily in a bid to obtain Greenland in exchange because he thinks that's how modern diplomacy works.
 
2020-09-18 7:08:51 AM  
"You need to send money to those spi...uh, brown people in Puerto Rico. I'm getting killed by Biden there. I don't know why. They're lucky I haven't just deported them all to Mexico. They should be thanking me. If they don't vote for me, we're giving that country back to Mexico."
 
2020-09-18 7:14:25 AM  
The inoperative word here is "announce". He won't actually do a damn thing for Puerto Rico, except maybe ask an aid how they could fob this loser country(PR) off on some sucker.
 
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