September 30, 2017

Trump tweets attacks on a Puerto Rico Mayor after she begs for help. Here’s Lin Manuel Miranda’s response(s).

Relephant bonus [image]: “Redditor claims to be Puerto Rican, gets called out, then forgets to switch accounts before claiming to be (different) multiracial user defending first post.


In times of need, we see how we show up. President Trump has surprised few by talking a big game, playing two separate golf trips, taking credit for FEMA just as he was planning to gut and cut it…all while doing little—particularly if those in need are brown and “away.” ~ ed.

Relephant bonus: Tesla quietly shipping hundreds of battery packs to be paired with solar panels to Puerto Rico ever since the storm cleared: Tesla employees are currently installing the batteries and repairing solar systems, as well as coordinating efforts with local organizations. (ecowatch.com)

Puerto Rico Rejects Loan Offers, Accusing Hedge Funds of Trying to Profit Off Hurricanes.

Pitbull sends private plane to Puerto Rico to transport cancer patients.

Royal Caribbean sends cruise ship to help evacuate people from Puerto Rico.

Mark Cuban loaned the team plane to J.J. Barea so he could bring supplies to his family in Puerto Rico.

Read the NY Times coverage here. Excerpt:

“Mr. Trump lashed out at Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of the Puerto Rican capital, in a series of tweets on Saturday morning, one day after she appeared on television and described in stark terms the dire conditions on the island. The president accused Ms. Cruz of “poor leadership” and implied that Puerto Ricans were relying too heavily on the federal government, adding that they “want everything to be done for them.”

Ms. Cruz responded to Mr. Trump’s comments in an interview on MSNBC, saying: “I was asking for help. I wasn’t saying anything nasty about the president.”

She added: “This is a time when everyone shows their true colors. I have no time for distractions. All I have is time for people to move forward, get help.”



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Raymond Maxwell Oct 1, 2017 2:55pm

This is a bunch of nonsense. A waste of time reading.

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