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Old September 30th, 2017, 09:56 AM   #31
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The government response here has been nothing like Texas and Florida. It will be Don the Cons Katrina IMO.


That's why the docks are groaning with goods.

The regressives, trying to use a natural disaster for political ends.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 09:58 AM   #32
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Now now, Tris. Dotard's brilliance far outweighs his faults. Example:

"This is an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water". Then he sent thoughts and prayers to the people of Puerto Rico. For a minute there I thought he was going to refer to Two Corinthians. Sadly he didn't. )-:

https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...ater/23227747/
Some aid showed him a map of the Caribbean and he said:"so that's what Puerto Rico is!"
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Old September 30th, 2017, 10:05 AM   #33
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The government response here has been nothing like Texas and Florida. It will be Don the Cons Katrina IMO.
That's right, your opinion.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 10:22 AM   #34
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That's right, your opinion.

Note how regressives are using a natural disaster (piled upon a man made mess that is Puerto Rico) for political purposes. And their wet dream of 'Katrina'. Except that was also a lie, need I mention Ray Nagin (now doing 10-years), and Kathleen Blanco?

Bush never fought the lie, Trump has and will. And therein lies another reason for TDS, Trump fights back, unlike Republicans normal ineptitude, and regressives hate when people fight back.


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Old September 30th, 2017, 10:24 AM   #35
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You cannot source any of this because it's bullshit.
Distribution of delivered essentials is presenting a problem.

Puerto Rico aid is trapped in thousands of shipping containers
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Several mayors of Puerto Rican cities have said that they have received speedy response to their requests from the feds. Just heard that on radio.
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As usual, the TrumpsterSuckers rush to defend him, based on the lies they hear from Rush and FauxNews, not to mention the TrumpsterFire himself and his flunkies.

Meanwhile, there is the reality of the actual situation on the ground on the island....(from the article in post #13)....

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — The gulf between what Trump administration officials in Washington are saying about hurricane recovery efforts and what people in Puerto Rico are seeing on the ground came into sharp view Friday, as the mayor of the territory's capital city made an exasperated plea for help that seemed to capture the collective despair of the island's residents.

The administration has continued to defend its handling of the disaster, which has swelled into a humanitarian crisis amid widespread shortages of water and electricity, while local officials and residents alike have continued to plead for basic necessities.

Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, gave voice to this tension on Friday [YESTERDAY] when she criticized acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke's assertion that the federal response is "a good-news story in terms of our ability to reach people" and the relatively low death toll. In televised interviews, she said the situation on the island is anything but good news, with people scraping for food, and for their lives.

Cruz delivered what she described as a "mayday" call to Washington in a news conference Friday, decrying federal and local government logistical failures in delivering basic goods to communities across Puerto Rico. She said the federal response has "collapsed", emotionally describing how provincial mayors have tried unsuccessfully to retrieve critical goods from the government command center in San Juan.

"People are dying in this country," Cruz said. "I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying. If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy."

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello acknowledged Friday that the initial response was inadequate. "The response still is not where it needs to be, certainly it's not," Rosselló told MSNBC on Friday morning. He added: "We do need more help."

Millions across Puerto Rico — a U.S. territory that is home to more than 3 million American citizens — have struggled since Hurricane Maria tore across the island on Sept. 20, leaving them without access to electricity, drinking water, food and medical supplies. Hospitals have lost power, leading to concerns of a public-health emergency.
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Neighboring mayor praises Trump, says San Juan mayor playing 'politics,' AWOL at meetings


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Over three million Americans without electricity or water.
And less response than was supplied to Houston or Florida.

The Jones Act was suspended immediately for Houston and Florida, it took a week for it to happen for Puerto Rico, because "shipping interests" told Trump it wasn't a good idea.

The economic devastation of the island is enormous, the electric grid needs to be rebuilt, surely the commonwealth will default on it's debt.
What should we do when a part of America is destroyed by a natural disaster?

The amount of aid that will be required over the coming years is enormous, will we supply it?

If we don't, there will be hundreds of thousands if not millions who come to the mainland, and they will be entitled to get welfare, they are Americans.
A national embarrassment.

Only made worse by the national embarrassment that occupies the White House.
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I don't remember you bitching when he did it for Houston and Florida.

Why didn't you then?
I never realized he did until the Puerto Rico disaster lies began. But you are right, there was no need at all to suspend it then either.
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