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It's Flag Day in Puerto Rico



There is at least one American territory where the stand-up-when-the-President-tells-you-to brouhaha is not pertinent, the island of Puerto Rico. 

Apparently, some storm lashed the island and left a bit of a mess. The President is probably demanding flag-obedience before unleashing any aid. 

Speaking of aid, here is a mental aid in the form of visual imagery.


US government satellite image shows Puerto Rico blackout

Satellite images show night in Puerto RicoImage copyrightTWITTER @NOAASATELLITES
Image captionSatellite images show nighttime in Puerto Rico before the storm (above) and on 25 September (below), four days after the storm struck

Millions of people in Puerto Rico remain without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria, a new image taken by a US government satellite shows.

Outside the capital city San Juan, residents are still isolated without power or communications, and it may take months to restore, officials warn.

Clean water and medicine are also scarce, locals residents report.

The island's governor warned on Monday of a "humanitarian crisis occurring in America", and called for more aid.

"Puerto Rico is part of the United States, and we need to take swift action," Governor Ricardo Rossello told CNN.

"This is a major disaster," he added, calling on the US Congress to produce "something tangible, a bill that actually answers to our need right now".

Back to your regular programming, where dissent is cancer.


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Trump: We're getting 'really good marks' for Puerto Rico response



Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he hopes there will be movement "soon" on aid for Puerto Rico and other U.S. regions impacted by recent storms.

“We want the people of Puerto Rico and the islands to know that we are thinking of them and — more importantly — we want them to know that we will continue to work with FEMA, the Department of Defense, and the rest of the administration to help in the recovery," McConnell said in a statement. "And I expect we’ll hear more soon on what additional resources will be necessary in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the paths of the storms."

While Trump has shifted his social media focus to include Puerto Rico at the start of this week, he spent much of the weekend engaged in an online tirade against the NFL. That Trump’s attention was so centered on football players protesting and not on an ongoing humanitarian crisis in a U.S. territory prompted criticism that the White House pushed back against at Monday’s press briefing.

“It really doesn’t take that long to type out 140 characters and this president is very capable of doing more than one thing at a time and more than one thing in a day,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. “We’ve done unprecedented movement in terms of federal funding to provide for the people of Puerto Rico and others that have been impacted [by] these storms, we’ll continue to do so.”


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Do not criticize ... or speak your mind, ungrateful Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico ...

...  be complimentary (about administration-led disaster response or the happy talk of Elaine Duke ) ... 

... or the President will turn "nasty" himself ...

Say that things are going well, or ...

... become part of the mob ...

It's fey canoes if you find problems in the response to the devastation.

Shame, shame shame.  Pick a fight with the President and his leadership, and you will get what you deserve: Hoopla!

share.png Washington Post:
Lost weekend: How Trump's time at his golf club hurt the response to Maria … At first, the Trump administration seemed to be doing all the right things to respond to the disaster in Puerto Rico.  —  As Hurricane Maria made landfall that Wednesday, there was a frenzy of activity publicly and privately.
Undercover Blue / Hullabaloo:   Hurricane Don by @BloggersRUs
i11.jpgshare.png Brandon Carter / The Hill:
Trump slams Puerto Rico: ‘They want everything to be done for them’  —  President Trump on Saturday criticized Puerto Rico's “poor leadership” and defended his administration's response to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria's devastation on the island in an early morning series of tweets …
i9.jpgshare.png Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Lashes Out at Puerto Rico Mayor Who Criticized Storm Response  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at the mayor of San Juan on Saturday for criticizing his administration's efforts to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, accusing her of “poor leadership” and implying that the island …
i134.jpgshare.png Ellen Mitchell / The Hill:
‘Not enough’ troops, equipment in Puerto Rico, says general in charge of relief  —  The Defense Department has not sent enough troops and vehicles to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but will soon send more, according to the three-star general newly in charge of coordinating the military response.
i17.jpgshare.png New York Times:NEW!
One Day in the Life of Battered Puerto Rico  —  6 a.m.  —  Near Corozal  —  The sun rose Wednesday morning in the low mountains of north-central Puerto Rico, near the town of Corozal, to reveal the world that Hurricane Maria has made: shattered trees, traffic lights dangling precipitously …

Play a little golf, solve a little crisis ...

Spank a few bottoms, sink a few balls ... and set the tone for disaster-management. 

"Classy Trump" explains the basics.


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"Nobody could have done what I’ve done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation. So much work!"


But all good things must come to an end:

Was a time when hurricanes and tropical storms were not handled properly by the executive ..

An overview:


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