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Thu Sep 28, 2017, 12:34 AM

The Mad King said it was too hard to get aid to Puerto Rico because you can't drive a truck to it...

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I was planning on sending them a donation on behalf of the people of Florida and Texas until yesterday, when I heard our president, civilian Commander in Chief of the US Air Force and US Navy, say that it was really too hard to get help to Puerto Rico, because ...because... it is an island surrounded by water in the Atlantic Ocean, and you can't just drive a truck down there like you can to Texas and Florida. As is typical of his rhetorical style, he repeated these thoughts several times just to make sure we got the point. PR: just too hard for the mighty US to get to in any kind of hurry.

I lost it at that point.

I grew up on an island myself -- full of Americans of all colors, as it happens, and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, as it happens. People in Hawai'i are Americans --as are the people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Islands. THIS is now the criterion for not receiving timely aid from Uncle Sam, to whom we all pay taxes?

This makes my teeth itch, it is so awful. But that's how I ended up sending my 300 bucks to Direct Relief earmarked for some American islands in the Atlantic Ocean. If it were not for the president's comments, I would have simply said: where most needed -- but I kind of lost it.

Please help -- where most needed.


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Reply The Mad King said it was too hard to get aid to Puerto Rico because you can't drive a truck to it... (Original post)
Hekate Sep 2017 OP
world wide wally Sep 2017 #1
Hekate Sep 2017 #2
world wide wally Sep 2017 #3
dalton99a Sep 2017 #8
GallopingGhost Sep 2017 #4
Hekate Sep 2017 #5
yuiyoshida Sep 2017 #6
denbot Sep 2017 #7

Response to Hekate (Original post)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 12:52 AM

1. Just like we couldn't get to Iwo Jima

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 01:29 AM

2. I fcking hate him so much. I have been numbed and exhausted since November 8, but this...

...just... Gaaaaaaah.

It's like everything we already know about him served up in a bowl of excrement and all wrapped up with a big bow: the arrogance, self centeredness, utter lack of empathy, complete ignorance of the functions of the US government, ignorance of the functions of his office, and absolute inability to even pretend to care about anything beyond his next Tweet and his next bowel movement.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 01:34 AM

3. His constant lies make me want to puke... and he is lying every time he says anything... even his

phony expressions are lies.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 06:07 AM

8. +1

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Response to Hekate (Original post)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 01:39 AM

4. Thanks for the info.

I was fretting today about who to donate to where the money would actually go to help the people of PR.

Asshole is a compliment for him. Assholes have a purpose.

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Response to Hekate (Original post)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 03:22 AM

5. Self kick

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Response to Hekate (Original post)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 03:36 AM

6. I could say this every day,

He truly is an Asshole.

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Response to Hekate (Original post)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 04:47 AM

7. K&R

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