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2017-09-24 07:24:11 AM  
if trump wanted to silence rumors and accusations of being a dick bag racist, he could have gone balls to the wall on aid for Puerto Rico.  that would have silenced a lot of the accusations of racism.  however, trump instead decided to declare war on the NFL.
 
2017-09-24 07:36:43 AM  
Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?
 
2017-09-24 07:57:09 AM  
So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.
 
2017-09-24 08:27:34 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?


SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.


Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.
 
2017-09-24 08:49:12 AM  
Amazon Washington Post is FAKE NEWS! There is no Porto Riko! Sad!
 
2017-09-24 09:14:18 AM  
There was no hurricane, it's a librul false flag by the deepstate set up to transfer wealth from bootstrappy red states and buy democratic votes by handing out free TV's and 0bamma phones to those people.
 
2017-09-24 09:34:44 AM  
Despacito.
 
2017-09-24 09:52:34 AM  

Weaver95: if trump wanted to silence rumors and accusations of being a dick bag racist, he could have gone balls to the wall on aid for Puerto Rico.  that would have silenced a lot of the accusations of racism.  however, trump instead decided to declare war on the NFL.


That wouldn't silence the accusations.
One act that doesn't include racism doesn't magically undo all the ones that did.
Anyhow, he's a bigger asshole than just your generic racist. There are at least 2 dozen mental and social problems he has, and those are just the ones that are obvious.
 
2017-09-24 09:53:16 AM  
Because of the power outages and fact that it's easier for the media to report on OMG!!NFL!11! this isn't getting much news, but in time it will possibly prove Katrina-like catastrophic. I feel badly for the people of PR.

Good thing the Prez is on task, asking people to donate and not forget the disasters...
 
2017-09-24 09:58:35 AM  
This is bad PR for PR.
 
2017-09-24 09:58:45 AM  
Somehow a racist New Yorker not helping Puerto Rico is not shocking me.
 
2017-09-24 10:01:59 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.


Agreed, but it'd be nice to reroute a few giant destroyers or an aircraft carrier to both deliver supplies and help out.  That $800 billion military budget ought to help out instead of swanning about in far-off forest waters (China, Japan, NK, Middle East, etc).  Just for a few weeks even.
 
2017-09-24 10:03:19 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.


No, no. It's because the US is racist 🙄
 
2017-09-24 10:04:57 AM  
Because they wont even play, let alone stand for, the national anthem.  Until those sons of biatches do so then they're all fired!
 
2017-09-24 10:09:30 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.


Sssshhhhh......you're ruining their narrative and stealing smart votes from them. Considering the widespread devastation across the US and its territories, the recovery effort has been pretty good so far.
 
2017-09-24 10:10:31 AM  

jethroe: Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.

Agreed, but it'd be nice to reroute a few giant destroyers or an aircraft carrier to both deliver supplies and help out.  That $800 billion military budget ought to help out instead of swanning about in far-off forest waters (China, Japan, NK, Middle East, etc).  Just for a few weeks even.


I understand what you're saying, but those are the wrong tools for the job. A hospital ship and a bunch of freighters are the correct tools.
 
2017-09-24 10:11:56 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.


This. And, thank you for saving me from having to spell it out for the League of Derp.

Don't get me wrong. There's plenty of things to criticize about this president and his administration. I do find, however, that most of it to be even more "derptastic" than we saw aimed at the previous office-holder...and that's saying a lot.

And because I know FARK, lemme go on and put it out there: I'm not Trump supporter and/or apologist. My preferred candidate wasn't even on the ticket.
 
All that said, hang in there, our Caribbean brothers and sisters. Help is on the way.
 
2017-09-24 10:14:12 AM  
¿Cruz Roja?

I'm sure all of us who pay enough in taxes to buy a new Mercedes each year wonder WTF none of that trickles down to help people.

For those 21 states with smaller populations than Puerto Rico, let this be the prequel to how your state fares when you depend on a great country out of the sheer need to survive.
 
2017-09-24 10:17:15 AM  

Weaver95: if trump wanted to silence rumors and accusations of being a dick bag racist, he could have gone balls to the wall on aid for Puerto Rico.  that would have silenced a lot of the accusations of racism.  however, trump instead decided to declare war on the NFL.


I was going to comment "better the NFL, than Afghanistan" but then I remembered, it's not really the NFL he has a problem with, it's the uppity players who dare to protest peacefully.  Then he takes that peaceful protest and goes through a convoluted chain of illogical horror to string "we don't want to be shot" into "Every cop is a murderer" into "our veterans died for our country" into "each and every one of them fought, served and died for my own personal narrow interpretation of the Constitution" and those bastards should be tried for treason.

While he's been distracted from murdering Afghani people, which is good.  He's setting back social reform instead.  I can only hope that the next thing he gets distracted by is Hollywood ratings, or golfing or something generally harmless.

Oh, and I can't really blame him personally for not supporting disaster relief in Puerto Rico, he doesn't seem to have involved himself with that all that much.  The less he involves himself with, the better.  If he tried, he'd just say something stupid and screw up the relief efforts.
 
2017-09-24 10:18:21 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: jethroe: Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.

Agreed, but it'd be nice to reroute a few giant destroyers or an aircraft carrier to both deliver supplies and help out.  That $800 billion military budget ought to help out instead of swanning about in far-off forest waters (China, Japan, NK, Middle East, etc).  Just for a few weeks even.

I understand what you're saying, but those are the wrong tools for the job. A hospital ship and a bunch of freighters are the correct tools.


Agreed.  I hope they're on their way.

I also read that there are 23 Superfund sites on PR, I hope nothing bad happens with those.
 
2017-09-24 10:20:26 AM  
Paywalled. Anyone have a synopsis?
 
2017-09-24 10:21:25 AM  

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.


On the contrary a majority of Puerto Ricans are white...Most of the Northwestern part of the island, anyway.
 
2017-09-24 10:23:07 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.


OH, BULLSHIAT.

They have these things now-- you may have heard of them-- called "airplanes". They get to places like Puerto Rico in mere hours. We could have had satellite phones, clean water and food, and makeshift shelters in place on THURSDAY. The President could have been a real leader and shown his face there on THURSDAY. Instead, he's sitting on the toilet tweeting about football players' mothers being biatches.

This isn't the 19th century. Ships don't take weeks to cross over from the mainland to islands like Puerto Rico anymore, since they have high-powered engines instead of galleys full of rowing sailors. We have airplanes that can land on the water, too. We have helicopters that can do the same.

Stop making excuses. We could have had aid and leadership there the day after the storm. It's now SUNDAY and the President is STILL sitting on the toilet tweeting insults at everyone he can think of.
 
2017-09-24 10:25:02 AM  

beezeltown: Paywalled. Anyone have a synopsis?


It's a shiat sandwich, and every Puerto Rican is gonna have to take a bite.
 
2017-09-24 10:25:46 AM  
Plus, shuttle over some Cuban doctors.  Say what you want about Cuba, but they practically have an army of doctors that go around helping poor countries.

/if Cuba can spare them at the moment
 
2017-09-24 10:25:54 AM  

beezeltown: Paywalled. Anyone have a synopsis?


No.  But six people will now chime in to tell you to open it with an incognito window.  Then a few people will respond with "screw that, I'm not letting their scripts run and put viruses on my PC."  Then some computer geek will mention something something about code.

I hope this was helpful.

/sorry
 
2017-09-24 10:26:22 AM  

T-Servo: Because of the power outages and fact that it's easier for the media to report on OMG!!NFL!11! this isn't getting much news, but in time it will possibly prove Katrina-like catastrophic. I feel badly for the people of PR.


Puerto Rico is getting shiat tons of press.
 
2017-09-24 10:29:16 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: jethroe: Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.

Agreed, but it'd be nice to reroute a few giant destroyers or an aircraft carrier to both deliver supplies and help out.  That $800 billion military budget ought to help out instead of swanning about in far-off forest waters (China, Japan, NK, Middle East, etc).  Just for a few weeks even.

I understand what you're saying, but those are the wrong tools for the job. A hospital ship and a bunch of freighters are the correct tools.


Wrong tools?  Hardly.  You do not have to use them for war.

A Nimitz class carrier holds around 3000 people, all highly trained in things like power systems, mechanics, engineering, etc.

So you are saying 3000 highly trained individuals in a ship stocked with supplies, vehicles, and knowledge is worse than some yahoo in the national guard.

Carriers are self containing and freighters are not.

Do you even logistics bro?
 
2017-09-24 10:29:22 AM  

WilderKWight: Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.

OH, BULLSHIAT.

They have these things now-- you may have heard of them-- called "airplanes". They get to places like Puerto Rico in mere hours. We could have had satellite phones, clean water and food, and makeshift shelters in place on THURSDAY. The President could have been a real leader and shown his face there on THURSDAY. Instead, he's sitting on the toilet tweeting about football players' mothers being biatches.

This isn't the 19th century. Ships don't take weeks to cross over from the mainland to islands like Puerto Rico anymore, since they have high-powered engines instead of galleys full of rowing sailors. We have airplanes that can land on the water, too. We have helicopters that can do the same.

Stop making excuses. We could have had aid and leadership there the day after the storm. It's now SUNDAY and the President is STILL sitting on the toilet tweeting insults at everyone he can think of.


As much as I'd like to lay it all on Trump, I'm more inclined to blame overall government incompetence as to the seemingly slow relief effort.  Trump too, but not solely.
 
2017-09-24 10:31:23 AM  
I was in San Juan and Rincon back in March.   Hope everyone recovers well, the people of Puerto Rico are awesome.   The Bacardi family(not corporation) is donating 3 million of their own money to the recovery, and the corporation is sending all if it's maintenance personnel from around the world to help as well.
 
2017-09-24 10:36:54 AM  

WilderKWight: Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.

OH, BULLSHIAT.

They have these things now-- you may have heard of them-- called "airplanes". They get to places like Puerto Rico in mere hours. We could have had satellite phones, clean water and food, and makeshift shelters in place on THURSDAY. The President could have been a real leader and shown his face there on THURSDAY. Instead, he's sitting on the toilet tweeting about football players' mothers being biatches.

This isn't the 19th century. Ships don't take weeks to cross over from the mainland to islands like Puerto Rico anymore, since they have high-powered engines instead of galleys full of rowing sailors. We have airplanes that can land on the water, too. We have helicopters that can do the same.

Stop making excuses. We could have had aid and leadership there the day after the storm. It's now SUNDAY and the President is STILL sitting on the toilet tweeting insults at everyone he can think of.


You have these things called "airports" that have to be functional to land airplanes at. Also, if you do manage to land, if these things called "roads" are flooded or otherwise impassable then you can't get the gear from the airplane to the people in cities far from the "airport".
 
2017-09-24 10:39:20 AM  
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Big bad wolf
Big bad wolf
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Tra la la la la
 
2017-09-24 10:40:12 AM  

WilderKWight: They have these things now-- you may have heard of them-- called "airplanes".


Explain in detail how we come up with enough planes to equal the carrying capacity of 11 freighters.
Explain in detail how we refuel such a large number of aircraft on that island.
Explain in detail how we coordinate such a large number of aircraft coming and going in a hurricane ravaged airport.
 
2017-09-24 10:42:34 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: T-Servo: Because of the power outages and fact that it's easier for the media to report on OMG!!NFL!11! this isn't getting much news, but in time it will possibly prove Katrina-like catastrophic. I feel badly for the people of PR.

Puerto Rico is getting shiat tons of press.


I'm in Europe now, almost nothing here. All the US news is about Trump waving his tiny bone spur at North Korea and ranting about pro athletes.
 
2017-09-24 10:44:49 AM  
This thread proves that liberals are sheepmere sheep. Easily dispersed if we strike the shepherd.
 
2017-09-24 10:45:29 AM  

theflatline: Do you even logistics bro?


Yes I do.
Obviously you do not.
 
2017-09-24 10:45:42 AM  

WilderKWight: Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.

OH, BULLSHIAT.

They have these things now-- you may have heard of them-- called "airplanes". They get to places like Puerto Rico in mere hours. We could have had satellite phones, clean water and food, and makeshift shelters in place on THURSDAY. The President could have been a real leader and shown his face there on THURSDAY. Instead, he's sitting on the toilet tweeting about football players' mothers being biatches.

This isn't the 19th century. Ships don't take weeks to cross over from the mainland to islands like Puerto Rico anymore, since they have high-powered engines instead of galleys full of rowing sailors. We have airplanes that can land on the water, too. We have helicopters that can do the same.

Stop making excuses. We could have had aid and leadership there the day after the storm. It's now SUNDAY and the President is STILL sitting on the toilet tweeting insults at everyone he can think of.


You're a special kind of stupid, aren't you? If there's debris and shiat on the runway, the planes can't land. If there's debris and shiat on wrecked roads, supplies can't get to remote area. So yeah, it's going to a while before the recovery effort is in full swing.
Your hatred of Trump and fear of a positive bump in popularity is blinding you to the obvious logistical problems facing Puerto Rico right now.
I guess I have to end this by saying I am not a fan of Trump. But let's wait before chastising him on this recovery effort. Otherwise, we're no better than the people who senselessly criticized Obama for eight years.
 
2017-09-24 10:46:01 AM  
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2017-09-24 10:47:58 AM  

whatsupchuck: Because they wont even play, let alone stand for, the national anthem.  Until those sons of biatches do so then they're all fired!


If you can find enough power to play the national anthem in Puerto Rico, I'd bet that they would stand up.
 
2017-09-24 10:48:19 AM  
Sorry, PR. Kinda busy right now twitter fighting with the NFL and North Korea. You'll just have to wait, ok?
 
2017-09-24 10:52:24 AM  

T-Servo: BarkingUnicorn: T-Servo: Because of the power outages and fact that it's easier for the media to report on OMG!!NFL!11! this isn't getting much news, but in time it will possibly prove Katrina-like catastrophic. I feel badly for the people of PR.

Puerto Rico is getting shiat tons of press.

I'm in Europe now, almost nothing here. All the US news is about Trump waving his tiny bone spur at North Korea and ranting about pro athletes.


That's your socialist press for you.
 
2017-09-24 10:53:48 AM  

cybrwzrd: WilderKWight: Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.

OH, BULLSHIAT.

They have these things now-- you may have heard of them-- called "airplanes". They get to places like Puerto Rico in mere hours. We could have had satellite phones, clean water and food, and makeshift shelters in place on THURSDAY. The President could have been a real leader and shown his face there on THURSDAY. Instead, he's sitting on the toilet tweeting about football players' mothers being biatches.

This isn't the 19th century. Ships don't take weeks to cross over from the mainland to islands like Puerto Rico anymore, since they have high-powered engines instead of galleys full of rowing sailors. We have airplanes that can land on the water, too. We have helicopters that can do the same.

Stop making excuses. We could have had aid and leadership there the day after the storm. It's now SUNDAY and the President is STILL sitting on the toilet tweeting insults at everyone he can think of.

You have these things called "airports" that have to be functional to land airplanes at. Also, if you do manage to land, if these things called "roads" are flooded or otherwise impassable then you can't get the gear from the airplane to the people in cities far from the "airport".


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2017-09-24 10:54:10 AM  

Richard Saunders: Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.

This. And, thank you for saving me from having to spell it out for the League of Derp.

Don't get me wrong. There's plenty of things to criticize about this president and his administration. I do find, however, that most of it to be even more "derptastic" than we saw aimed at the previous office-holder...and that's saying a lot.

And because I know FARK, lemme go on and put it out there: I'm not Trump supporter and/or apologist. My preferred candidate wasn't even on the ticket.
 
All that said, hang in there, our Caribbean brothers and sisters. Help is on the way.


Um, okay, then I'll rephrase.

Why aren't we hearing our president talk about this, instead of him screeching like a wounded baboon about overpaid football players not standing during a song?
 
2017-09-24 10:56:22 AM  

TabASlotB: [img.fark.net image 622x464]


Wow.

Do they know Puerto Rico is a US territory?
 
2017-09-24 10:59:44 AM  

cybrwzrd: You have these things called "airports" that have to be functional to land airplanes at. Also, if you do manage to land, if these things called "roads" are flooded or otherwise impassable then you can't get the gear from the airplane to the people in cities far from the "airport".

I hope the US only has to go to war in good weather in a theater with good roads, not too hilly, rest stops, nice hotels and restaurants, and 100 gb internet.

Unfortunately the Swiss are on to us.  The Belgians don't even want to hear this.
 
2017-09-24 11:00:58 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: WilderKWight: They have these things now-- you may have heard of them-- called "airplanes".

Explain in detail how we come up with enough planes to equal the carrying capacity of 11 freighters.
Explain in detail how we refuel such a large number of aircraft on that island.
Explain in detail how we coordinate such a large number of aircraft coming and going in a hurricane ravaged airport.


The Berlin Airlift.  Bad situation, right?  We found a farking way to fix it.  We found a way to shove a giant middle finger into the faces of those commie farks.

We need to find a way in this case too.  Supplies can be airdropped if landing is not possible.  In-air refueling has been a thing for decades.

I'd like to point out that Conservatives hate the idea of Puerto Rico becoming a state.  What better way to sour relations than by stalling on humanitarian efforts?
 
2017-09-24 11:06:30 AM  

Weaver95: if trump wanted to silence rumors and accusations of being a dick bag racist, he could have gone balls to the wall on aid for Puerto Rico.  that would have silenced a lot of the accusations of racism.  however, trump instead decided to declare war on the NFL.


What race are Puerto Rican's?
 
2017-09-24 11:07:09 AM  
Derp

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/09/23/federal-government-movin​g​-resources-support-puerto-rico-and-us-virgin

The Department of Transportation successfully opened five airports in Puerto Rico, and two airports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, for military and relief flights to bring in commodities, and lifesaving and life sustaining resources.

As of 8 a.m. EDT this morning, on Puerto Rico, the port of San Juan re-opened for daylight operations, and other ports are undergoing assessments.

As of 5 a.m. EDT this morning,  flights and sea vessels loaded with commodities are arriving or awaiting airport/port opening and clearance for delivery:
Six commercial barges already transported and delivered meals, water, generators, cots, and other commodities to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Millions of additional meals are being flown to Puerto Rico from staging areas in Kentucky and Florida.
DLA is transporting a shipment of 124,000 gallons of diesel fuel to Puerto Rico with arrival in the coming days.
 
2017-09-24 11:07:28 AM  

chuggernaught: I'd like to point out that Conservatives hate the idea of Puerto Rico becoming a state.  What better way to sour relations than by stalling on humanitarian efforts?


Maybe Puerto Rico needs to become many states.  Given a 3.4M population, and Vermont, Delaware, Alaska, Wyoming, South Dakota all hitting about that mark in combined population, how about North Pueto Rico, South Puerto Rico, West Puerto Rice, East Puerto Rice, and (for those bad hair days) Best Puerto Rico.

Hang on to your electoal college.
 
2017-09-24 11:08:37 AM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: cybrwzrd: WilderKWight: Odoriferous Queef: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why the f*ck hasn't the US mobilized to help these people? PR is nearly a freakin' state

/I guess they're too brown?

SpaceyCat: So... no national guard, FEMA, or other assistance for PR, because they're just a territory and a lot brown people live there.

Do some research.

It's an island. Ships don't go real fast and need a functional port.

The opening of the island's main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

FEMA will be taking satellite phones to all of Puerto Rico's towns and cities.

The National Guard is on scene.

It takes time.

OH, BULLSHIAT.

They have these things now-- you may have heard of them-- called "airplanes". They get to places like Puerto Rico in mere hours. We could have had satellite phones, clean water and food, and makeshift shelters in place on THURSDAY. The President could have been a real leader and shown his face there on THURSDAY. Instead, he's sitting on the toilet tweeting about football players' mothers being biatches.

This isn't the 19th century. Ships don't take weeks to cross over from the mainland to islands like Puerto Rico anymore, since they have high-powered engines instead of galleys full of rowing sailors. We have airplanes that can land on the water, too. We have helicopters that can do the same.

Stop making excuses. We could have had aid and leadership there the day after the storm. It's now SUNDAY and the President is STILL sitting on the toilet tweeting insults at everyone he can think of.

You have these things called "airports" that have to be functional to land airplanes at. Also, if you do manage to land, if these things called "roads" are flooded or otherwise impassable then you can't get the gear from the airplane to the people in cities far from the "airport".

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Helicopters have a pretty limited range and capacity compared to everything else, they're not a real viable solution.
 
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