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Trump will have an xcuse on the hurricane
Posted by: samintx
Date: September 12, 2018 05:34PM
Trump has been ballyhooing the great prep we have. Believe me if something goes wrong with FEMA or any prep he will say the hurricane was worse than predicted. Anything going wrong will not reflect on his prep orders(which he probably had no hand in).He will find someone or something to blame.
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Re: Trump will have an xcuse on the hurricane
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: September 12, 2018 05:36PM
agree smiley

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Re: Trump will have an xcuse on the hurricane
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 12, 2018 05:39PM
"Heck of a job Brownie" Who will play Brownie for this hurricane.
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Re: Trump will have an xcuse on the hurricane
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: September 12, 2018 06:05PM
I think you underestimate his ability to brag about his failures.

Look at how he describes the mess he made in Puerto Rico.
[www.vanityfair.com]

Trump Reassures Carolinas by Calling Puerto Rico Response “Incredible”
If the president’s take on Maria efforts is any indication, residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia should be very afraid.


...President Donald Trump said almost nothing about the disaster for nearly a week, seeing as he was preoccupied by attacking N.F.L. players for kneeling during the national anthem. When he finally tuned in to the humanitarian crisis, it was to remind Puerto Rico about all the money it owed Wall Street (“must be dealt with”), and to claim, against all evidence to the contrary, that FEMA was doing a great job in the U.S. territory. That pronouncement, of course, was followed by a Twitter attack on the mayor of San Juan for having the audacity to ask for more help from the federal government.

When he actually saw fit to visit Puerto Rico, he tossed rolls of paper towels into a crowd like he was working the T-shirt gun at Madison Square Garden on a Friday night, and told Puerto Ricans that their hurricane wasn’t “a real catastrophe like Katrina,” because the official death count at that point was only around 16. Later, that number would rise to nearly 3,000. So it was a bit surprising to hear the president claim on Tuesday that the government’s response to the disaster was an “incredible, unsung success,” a claim he doubled down on Wednesday morning...

The president’s assessment, of course, is wildly disturbing as it relates to his grasp on reality and his sense of empathy. But it also sends a terrifying, real-time message to the people currently facing the monster Hurricane Florence that guy in charge of relief efforts will consider any situation wherein fewer than 3,000 people die to be a heroic success with literally no room for improvement.




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Re: Trump will have an xcuse on the hurricane
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 12, 2018 08:52PM
To his credit, he now knows that land surrounded by water is called an island.



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Re: Trump will have an xcuse on the hurricane
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 12, 2018 10:04PM
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Speedy
To his credit, he now knows that land surrounded by water is called an island.

"Not many people knew that". Next he can discover what a continent is.
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Re: Trump will have an xcuse on the hurricane
Posted by: steve...
Date: September 12, 2018 10:14PM
He said they were getting tremendous accolades on hurricane prep.

Our president is an authority on blowing hot air.




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Re: Trump will have an xcuse on the hurricane
Posted by: Pam
Date: September 13, 2018 06:07AM
I'm sick and tired of hearing FEMA reps talk about partnerships with state and local authorities and others. Those partnerships are there and have been there. FEMA is the partner who has repeatedly dropped the ball on their end. As every threat happens you see utility trucks, EMS, volunteer search and rescue from other states hitting the road. Beer companies switch their lines to water. Charities stage themselves. Virginia has an area wide search conference yearly that includes all state and local resources (including military) as well as volunteer SAR. Ordinary people step up to help those around them. It really angers me to hear FEMA lecture. FEMA did nothing for my area after Isabell when we were without power for 5 days. Not a single bottle of water or bag of ice.

Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Hawaii need special plans that requires the federal government to take the lead. It's inexcusable for this admin and FEMA to continue to deny that they failed in Puerto Rico and that people died as a result.
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Re: Trump will have an xcuse on the hurricane
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 13, 2018 07:13AM
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steve...
He said they were getting tremendous accolades on hurricane prep.

Our president is an authority on blowing hot air.

The Hard Blow and The Blow Hard
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Re: Trump will have an xcuse on the hurricane
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: September 13, 2018 07:14AM
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Pam
It really angers me to hear FEMA lecture. FEMA did nothing for my area after Isabell when we were without power for 5 days. Not a single bottle of water or bag of ice.

Per recently disclosed agency reports and disclosures from FoIA requests, one of the problems with the response in PR was that FEMA's plan for hurricane relief was based on a category-1 hurricane. They continued to operate under the category-1 hurricane plan for a week after the storm hit. Another problem: The only operational plan they had for folks on the ground in PR was based on the model of a small tsunami hitting a beach town, not on a hurricane flattening the island. Another problem: Before the storm hit, they emptied out all of the emergency supplies from local warehouses and sent it all to the U.S. Virgin Islands after they forgot that the islands were US territories and denied them storm prep two weeks earlier and then had to scurry to help those other people that they abandoned. There was not a single cot or tent or blanket left in the FEMA warehouses in PR and the only bottled water in storage was for FEMA workers to drink when the storm hit.

There's a long trend of gutting/raiding FEMA's budget and appointing incompetents to run it under every republican administration since Reagan. When Bush brought it under Homeland Security, that was a big nail in the coffin. There are only so many hits than an agency can take before it turns into a useless bureaucracy. Seems that it's time to end it and create a new agency outside of Homeland Security. (Does everything that Homeland Security touches turn to garbage? We may need to take a close look at the Coast Guard.)



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Re: Trump will have an xcuse on the hurricane
Posted by: Pam
Date: September 13, 2018 08:24AM
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Sarcany
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Pam
It really angers me to hear FEMA lecture. FEMA did nothing for my area after Isabell when we were without power for 5 days. Not a single bottle of water or bag of ice.

Per recently disclosed agency reports and disclosures from FoIA requests, one of the problems with the response in PR was that FEMA's plan for hurricane relief was based on a category-1 hurricane. They continued to operate under the category-1 hurricane plan for a week after the storm hit. Another problem: The only operational plan they had for folks on the ground in PR was based on the model of a small tsunami hitting a beach town, not on a hurricane flattening the island. Another problem: Before the storm hit, they emptied out all of the emergency supplies from local warehouses and sent it all to the U.S. Virgin Islands after they forgot that the islands were US territories and denied them storm prep two weeks earlier and then had to scurry to help those other people that they abandoned. There was not a single cot or tent or blanket left in the FEMA warehouses in PR and the only bottled water in storage was for FEMA workers to drink when the storm hit.

There's a long trend of gutting/raiding FEMA's budget and appointing incompetents to run it under every republican administration since Reagan. When Bush brought it under Homeland Security, that was a big nail in the coffin. There are only so many hits than an agency can take before it turns into a useless bureaucracy. Seems that it's time to end it and create a new agency outside of Homeland Security. (Does everything that Homeland Security touches turn to garbage? We may need to take a close look at the Coast Guard.)

The Trump admin has taken 200 million from various DHS agencies for it’s immigration war. Including the Coast Guard, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, Federal Law Enforcement training offices, TSA, cyber security office, and Customs and Border protection.
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