Same old politics in Puerto Rico


After the people of Puerto Rico came out in mass … then this happened!! … Five weeks ago, Wanda Vázquez Garced refused to become the next Governor of Puerto Rico.
“Not me!” she declaimed. “Find someone else!”
Then someone escorted her up Mount Quarantania and Vázquez changed her mind. On August 7, 2019, Vázquez was sworn in as the 187th Governor of Puerto Rico … will have to be corrected in November 2020!!

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

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Five weeks ago, Wanda Vázquez Garced refused to become the next Governor of Puerto Rico.
“Not me!” she declaimed. “Find someone else!”

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/28/us/puerto-rico-governor-successor-declines-job/index.html

Then someone escorted her up Mount Quarantania, and Vázquez changed her mind.

On August 7, 2019, Vázquez was sworn in as the 187th Governor of Puerto Rico…

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/25/puerto-rico-who-is-wanda-vazquez-poised-replace-gov-rossello/1824814001/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governors_of_Puerto_Rico#List_of_Governors_of_Puerto_Rico

And in five short days, she evolved from a terrified civil servant to a spinmeister par excellence.

Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced


On Sunday August 11, Gov. Vázquez found a tiny sacrificial lamb and heaved it toward the bloodthirsty mob. She cancelled a $450,000 contract between PREPA (the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority) and Stantec, a Canadian consulting company.

https://ktla.com/2019/08/12/puerto-rico-gov-vazquez-moves-to-suspend-450k-hurricane-recovery-contract/

The very next day, Monday August 12, Gov. Vázquez announced that she “might” declare a “state of emergency” with respect to violence against Puerto Rican women.

https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/locales/nota/wandavazquezevaluadeclararunestadodeemergenciaporlaviolenciadegenero-2511311/?fbclid=IwAR2hwpumR6RSXrlvbpEckbpSexVRz1TJgno7-12BtwCIT0zOY7qdaSfrUKQ

Both of these announcements are facially proactive: showing that this…

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The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery


Domino Sugar Company played a major role in the development/take over of Puerto Rico’s economy and agriculture. NEVER FORGET THAT … ‘Domino Sugar’s Chalmette Refinery in Arabi, La., sits on the edge of the mighty Mississippi River, about five miles east by way of the river’s bend from the French Quarter, and less than a mile down from the Lower Ninth Ward, where Hurricane Katrina and the failed levees destroyed so many black lives. It is North America’s largest sugar refinery, making nearly two billion pounds of sugar and sugar products annually.’

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A report by Khalil Gibran Muhammad for The New York Times.

Domino Sugar’s Chalmette Refinery in Arabi, La., sits on the edge of the mighty Mississippi River, about five miles east by way of the river’s bend from the French Quarter, and less than a mile down from the Lower Ninth Ward, where Hurricane Katrina and the failed levees destroyed so many black lives. It is North America’s largest sugar refinery, making nearly two billion pounds of sugar and sugar products annually. Those ubiquitous four-pound yellow paper bags emblazoned with the company logo are produced here at a rate of 120 bags a minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week during operating season.

The United States makes about nine million tons of sugar annually, ranking it sixth in global production. The United States sugar industry receives as much as $4 billion in annual subsidies in the form…

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Biden Stands Strong(?)


Biden is basically saying that his LIE does not matter … as he stated: DETAILS DON”T MATTER!! … sorry, Sir! They matter to THIS VOTER!!

In Saner Thought

I wish I was talking about him standing strong behind some good progressive policies but in this case I am talking about him struggling to defend his lie.

Which lie is that, professor?  Let me remind you what lie……https://lobotero.com/2019/08/30/bidens-new-gaff/

Biden is basically saying that his LIE does not matter……

Last week, the Washington Post detailed how Joe Biden had jumbled up three different war stories into one as part of a campaign anecdote about the bravery of troops. Biden initially defended the accuracy of his account, but he’s now acknowledging the flub while calling it meaningless in the grand scheme, reports NPR. “The details are irrelevant in terms of decision-making,” Biden says in an interview with Asma Khalid. The 76-year-old has long been prone to gaffes, but he says voters should not be concerned. When pressed on the details in the war story, for example, he said: “That…

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I Hate Cowards


Perfectly stated … this says it best: The GOP is not alone in the crowded cowards field … the DNC/Dems/liberals are just as guilty as the GOP … they talk and talk and yet let it go on as it is …

In Saner Thought

Especially political cowards….and that is what we have now in DC…..a pack of spineless, whimpering cowards that will allow violations of the Constitution just to appease their donors, their controllers, their puppet masters.

Sorry but that is NOT who I want to run my government.

Of course I am talking about the GOP and Repubs/conservs……the elected reps and the supporting public are silent as the President violates the Constitution almost daily……all because the agenda is far more important that the nation and its people to the GOP.

That’s the rub, though. Most of the chickenbutt Senate Republicans looking to be re-elected in 2020 from safe red states aren’t sweating a potential Democratic challenger. What keeps them up late at night with Pepto in hand is the threat of a primary challenge from the right. All of them live in terror that some fire-breathing MAGA hat with an AR-15 strapped to…

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Hurricane Dorian …. “🙏🏽 Early Morning Update: Cat 2 …. #WeAreSafe …. Orlando, FL 🙏🏽 …. “!!


~~September 4, 2019~~

DODGED THE BULLET A SECOND TIME

I left Puerto Rico about one week ago with Dorian on my tail.

Arrived in Florida to watch it grow to the best it became and expecting a landfall in the mainland.

Thoughts and prayers with the people of The Bahamas!

~HURRICANE DORIAN~
Update provided by weather.com
(Time… 8 AM)
Decreased to Category 2. 
Winds: 105 mph, with gusts of 125 mph.

Preparation paid off.
HortyRex©

Hurricane Dorian is lashing the northeast coast of Florida and will soon begin its siege of storm surge flooding, high winds and flooding rain from Georgia to South Carolina, North Carolina and southeast Virginia.
Dorian’s maximum winds have backed off from Sunday’s peak, currently a Category 2 hurricane.

Regardless, Dorian will have significant, damaging impacts near and along the Southeast coast through Friday.

  • AT A GLANCE
  • Dorian’s outer rainbands are lashing central Florida’s east coast and southeast Georgia.
  • Coastal flooding and beach erosion has already occurred along the east coast of Florida.
  • Hurricane and storm surge warnings are posted from Florida’s east coast to eastern North Carolina.
  • Conditions will worsen along the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday.
  • Peak impacts will arrive in North Carolina and southeastern Virginia Thursday into Friday.
  • Dorian could then strike Atlantic Canada as a post-tropical storm this weekend.