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Re: Trump And His Administration (Day to Day Thread)
« Reply #405 on: September 25, 2017, 10:45:05 AM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

He has no time to deal with Puerto Rico.  He's too tied up dealing with the real important issues like feuding with professional athletes/sports leagues on Twitter.


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« Reply #406 on: September 25, 2017, 10:49:12 AM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

I'm curious about this myself. It could be that our territories are responsible for their own police powers. Perhaps FEMA funding doesn't extend there. It may require a specific congressional appropriation?


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« Reply #407 on: September 25, 2017, 10:51:57 AM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

Fewer white people?

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« Reply #408 on: September 25, 2017, 10:55:28 AM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

Nevermind.

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Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status.

https://www.google.com/amp/abcnews.go.com/amp/International/wireStory/aid-begins-flow-hurricane-hit-puerto-rico-50055774


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« Reply #409 on: September 25, 2017, 11:09:31 AM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

Fewer white people?

You guys need to make everything about race I see.

Sad...

This is why Trump is going to be president again in 2020.



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« Reply #410 on: September 25, 2017, 11:14:25 AM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

Fewer white people?

You guys need to make everything about race I see.

Sad...

This is why Trump is going to be president again in 2020.

The Russia stuff isn't about race. Neither are his questionable business practices, obvious misogyny, terrible foreign policy..everythings, his utter lack of decorum, his inability to find good workers to power his administration.....

There's lots of stuff to talk about. Just this particular thing seems race-adjacent.

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« Reply #411 on: September 25, 2017, 11:32:18 AM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

Fewer white people?

You guys need to make everything about race I see.

Sad...

This is why Trump is going to be president again in 2020.

The Russia stuff isn't about race. Neither are his questionable business practices, obvious misogyny, terrible foreign policy..everythings, his utter lack of decorum, his inability to find good workers to power his administration.....

There's lots of stuff to talk about. Just this particular thing seems race-adjacent.

Since Puerto Rico is getting Federal aid, I don't see how making this about race is accurate or helpful.


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« Reply #412 on: September 25, 2017, 12:55:02 PM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

He has no time to deal with Puerto Rico.  He's too tied up dealing with the real important issues like feuding with professional athletes/sports leagues on Twitter.
Puerto Rico is financially independent.
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« Reply #413 on: September 25, 2017, 12:58:49 PM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

Fewer white people?
what are you saying? trump is now racist against whites? Puerto rico is 75% white. Houston is 49% white.

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« Reply #414 on: September 25, 2017, 01:05:53 PM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

He has no time to deal with Puerto Rico.  He's too tied up dealing with the real important issues like feuding with professional athletes/sports leagues on Twitter.
Puerto Rico is financially independent.

And your point being?


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Re: Trump And His Administration (Day to Day Thread)
« Reply #415 on: September 25, 2017, 01:06:42 PM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

Fewer white people?

You guys need to make everything about race I see.

Sad...

This is why Trump is going to be president again in 2020.
2020?  I'm not sure he will be prez in 2019, or even 2018.  Again? Ha! After Mueller kicks him to the curb, he's going to rise like a phoenix from the ashes?  Doubtful.  When you've been the worst president in US history, you don't re-invent yourself, you just fade away...watch his house-of-cards tumble, and step aside so you don't get caught up in the pile of xxxx that will be the avalanche of his downfall.
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« Reply #416 on: September 25, 2017, 01:19:11 PM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

Fewer white people?

You guys need to make everything about race I see.

Sad...

This is why Trump is going to be president again in 2020.
2020?  I'm not sure he will be prez in 2019, or even 2018.  Again? Ha! After Mueller kicks him to the curb, he's going to rise like a phoenix from the ashes?  Doubtful.  When you've been the worst president in US history, you don't re-invent yourself, you just fade away...watch his house-of-cards tumble, and step aside so you don't get caught up in the pile of xxxx that will be the avalanche of his downfall.
he's one of the best in history. Maybe to crooked Hillary Supporters he's bad though. Thankfully that's a minority in this country. 2020 another trump victory
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« Reply #417 on: September 25, 2017, 01:29:42 PM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

Fewer white people?

You guys need to make everything about race I see.

Sad...

This is why Trump is going to be president again in 2020.
2020?  I'm not sure he will be prez in 2019, or even 2018.  Again? Ha! After Mueller kicks him to the curb, he's going to rise like a phoenix from the ashes?  Doubtful.  When you've been the worst president in US history, you don't re-invent yourself, you just fade away...watch his house-of-cards tumble, and step aside so you don't get caught up in the pile of xxxx that will be the avalanche of his downfall.
he's one of the best in history. Maybe to crooked Hillary Supporters he's bad though. Thankfully that's a minority of people in this country. 2020 another trump victory
Try again.  Hillary won the popular vote by nearly 4 million. 

Re: Trump And His Administration (Day to Day Thread)
« Reply #418 on: September 25, 2017, 01:31:22 PM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

Fewer white people?

You guys need to make everything about race I see.

Sad...

This is why Trump is going to be president again in 2020.
2020?  I'm not sure he will be prez in 2019, or even 2018.  Again? Ha! After Mueller kicks him to the curb, he's going to rise like a phoenix from the ashes?  Doubtful.  When you've been the worst president in US history, you don't re-invent yourself, you just fade away...watch his house-of-cards tumble, and step aside so you don't get caught up in the pile of xxxx that will be the avalanche of his downfall.
he's one of the best in history. Maybe to crooked Hillary Supporters he's bad though. Thankfully that's a minority of people in this country. 2020 another trump victory
Try again.  Hillary won the popular vote by nearly 4 million.

And Trump won the electoral vote in a landslide. The only vote that matters....

Re: Trump And His Administration (Day to Day Thread)
« Reply #419 on: September 25, 2017, 01:31:49 PM »

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Shifting gears a bit: why is there virtually no response from the Trump Administration with regards to Puerto Rico? It is a true disaster that makes what Houston has gone through look tame by comparison (and that's not intended to downplay what Houston residents are experiencing).  There is essentially no way off the island, and basic services (power, water) will be out months even with an immediate and full-fledged response -- and it could be a year or more without it.

Is it because it's a territory?  Trump signals he'd be willing to go to war over threats to Guam, which is a much smaller and more distant territory, so maybe not.  Something else?

Fewer white people?

You guys need to make everything about race I see.

Sad...

This is why Trump is going to be president again in 2020.
2020?  I'm not sure he will be prez in 2019, or even 2018.  Again? Ha! After Mueller kicks him to the curb, he's going to rise like a phoenix from the ashes?  Doubtful.  When you've been the worst president in US history, you don't re-invent yourself, you just fade away...watch his house-of-cards tumble, and step aside so you don't get caught up in the pile of xxxx that will be the avalanche of his downfall.
he's one of the best in history. Maybe to crooked Hillary Supporters he's bad though. Thankfully that's a minority of people in this country. 2020 another trump victory
Try again.  Hillary won the popular vote by nearly 4 million.
the popular vote wasn't a contest, so how did she win? What was her prize?