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Consider the likely response if...

A. PR's population was mostly middle-to-billionaire class white folks, or
B. Mercer Estate's helipad was submerged and unusable, or
C. The Koch Plantation security team was mostly disabled in the storm, or
D. Dozens of yachts were stranded, low on fuel and no shore power.

Some people were just asking....

All speculating aside, please consider helping the relief effort at:
http://hispanicfederation.org/media/press_releases/a_hurricane_relief_fund_for_hurricane_maria_victims_in_puerto_rico/
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 04:45 PM (0 replies)

Actually, Kansas 50X is what they want.

12-Step Playbook:

1. Get elected and in charge.
2. Cut budgets to bare bones level, citing need to lower taxes and reduce government involvement in people's lives.
3. Observe government departments failing due to budget cuts. Play lots of golf and spend time on Faux News bragging on your economic programs.
4. Blast government departments for failing in the media, and say that government doing anything is bad. Saturate news media with this mantra.
5. Privatize everything possible in government, starting with failing or stressed areas.
6. Drown as much of government as possible in bathtub.
7. See public enraged by lack of services, especially schools and roads.
8. Restore just enough government funding to quench public outrage.
9. Leave government job just before you're tarred and feathered, but first help elect another Republican.
10. Repeat Steps 1 through 9.
11. Take a cushy job with a large firm offering golden parachutes and/or become a right-wing media star.
12. Retire overseas or in a gated community with lots of security.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 02:09 PM (0 replies)

Yes, but the medium he uses is inappropriate for a president.

Presidents are supposed to issue statement via written press releases, formal written presidential statements and press conferences. This guy is not just discussing golf here.

One of the biggest problems if using "social" media is that it creates an air of informality, so "anything goes". You may have noticed that many republicans - when asked about his tweets - simply pass it off as nothing! So, he essentially gets a free pass to say anything below the dignity of the office, and get away with it. Unfortunately, the world is watching. There's nothing trite or off-the-cuff about many of his statements, they are implied policy statements - which are published in the press world-wide.

I'm afraid he's already been condemned as far as he can possibly be condemned. So, he's just using twitter to feed red meat to his base. He could care less what anyone else thinks.
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 12:38 PM (1 replies)

Bad part is tRump's got the bully pulpit.

Isn't there a way the public can petition Twitter to block his use of their service?

I still can't believe the damage to the USA caused his use of a stupid 140-character social media service!
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 12:13 PM (1 replies)

Same song, different singer, new verses for the song.

Remember Nixon's Southern Strategy with Spiro as lead singer? Racist morality play. Gingrich and many others have had hit versions on the charts for as long as I can recall.

The song has played in some form every day for decades on right-wing talk radio and Faux News. Racist morality plays.

This song is getting very, very old.
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 09:52 AM (0 replies)

Trump Tower in Hell is going to be beautiful...the very best ever....and with

an air-conditioned penthouse. Fire and brimstone hazards on the golf course. Hundreds of dancing she-devils to chase and grope.

After this Saturday, tRump makes even the best of us feel evil on Sunday morning.
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 09:24 AM (0 replies)

Republicans can't govern.

When your primary goal is to destroy the very organization you're working for, you can't govern it - or write an effective budget for it

Let them make their comparisons to running a business under that lens of critique.
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 09:08 AM (0 replies)

A place to contribute to PR:

Nelson Rosario referenced this charity as a good way to contribute to relief efforts in Puerto Rico :

"Unidos": A Hurricane Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico
http://hispanicfederation.org/media/press_releases/a_hurricane_relief_fund_for_hurricane_maria_victims_in_puerto_rico/

(snip)
A coalition of New York City civic leaders including Mayor Bill DeBlasio, U.S. Congress Members Nydia Velázquez and Adriano Espaillat, and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have joined the Hispanic Federation and its partnering community based organizations to launch “Unidos” (United), a hurricane relief fund to help those impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The fund will be managed by the Hispanic Federation, a leading Latino nonprofit organization with more than 25 years of experience in providing disaster-relief assistance to Latinos in the United States and Latin America. One hundred percent of the proceeds will help hurricane victims and the recovery efforts through fellow community and civic organizations in Puerto Rico.

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Charity Navigator rates the Hispanic Federation about as high as it gets:
https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4997

K & R Yes!

I hope Congress supports her appropriately now, and honors her appropriately afterward! She's a rescue angel!

Thanks, the complexity would make one's head spin.

Finally found a decent Wiki page on the topic. It's interesting but seems so foreign to us, just to maintain bloodline.

An novel observation from Wikipedia:
(snip)
The Coronation Chair constructed in 1296, with the Stone of Scone visible beneath the seat, has been used at the coronation of English and British monarchs for 700 years.

Source credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_to_the_British_throne
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