Wednesday, September 27, 2017


While everybody is worried about football . . . THE PLIGHT OF AMERICAN CITIZENS HIT BY A HURRICANE IS BEING IGNORED amid culture war and cable TV news chatter.

Check a local connection to a humanitarian crisis:

Congressman Cleaver Signs Letter to President Calling for Aid to Puerto Rico

Cleaver joins over 100 U.S. Representatives who are calling for an increased military response to the hurricane ravaged area

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II joined 144 Members of Congress in signing a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to provide additional assets to those suffering from the aftermaths of a devastating hurricane. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were directly hit by Hurricane Maria resulting in several days of widespread power outages and reduced telecommunications.

“We know there are DOD (Department of Defense) elements helping today, and all the service members involved are working very hard, but we are concerned that the scale of DOD assets supporting the operation are inadequate. Thus, we write to urge you to further mobilize the Department of Defense to immediately deploy additional resources in support of Puerto Rican and U.S. Virgin Island recovery efforts,” the letter read.

Congressman Cleaver has been advocating for Congress to pass an aid package to assist Puerto Rico.

“American lives depend on it,” said Congressman Cleaver. “It’s time to stop with the distractions and concentrate on our fellow citizens. Start working to aid Puerto Rico now,” he continued.

Residents are in desperate need of more water, food, medicine and fuel. The letter states that there are numerous municipalities in Puerto Rico that are inaccessible from the ground, which is where DOD engineer and aviation assets would be most helpful.

“With millions of U.S. citizens stranded in remote areas without basic necessities, engineers are needed first to clear the roads,” the letter states.

Full text of the letter can be found below.

September 27, 2017

President Donald J. Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Trump:

On September 20th, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands endured a direct impact from Hurricane Maria. With winds up to 160 mph, Hurricane Maria devastated these islands, caused significant power outages, destroyed telecommunications infrastructure, and thereby paralyzed region. Given the impact of the damage and the population of 3.6 million American citizens affected, we are concerned that federal efforts to date have been insufficient to address the severity of the situation. We know there are DOD elements helping today, and all the service members involved are working very hard, but we are concerned that the scale of DOD assets supporting the operation are inadequate. Thus, we write to urge you to further mobilize the Department of Defense to immediately deploy additional assets in support of Puerto Rican and U.S. Virgin Island recovery efforts.

As you know, the Department of Defense has additional capabilities that could help alleviate suffering in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and prevent this catastrophe from worsening. First and foremost, a senior general officer must be appointed to work with FEMA to manage a joint response assist with the recovery effort on the ground, and enable local constituencies to have a single point of contact. This was done in response to Hurricane Katrina, and we feel the same approach is warranted now for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

As we are sure you are aware, in Puerto Rico, there are numerous municipalities that are inaccessible from the ground, which is where DOD engineer and aviation assets would be most helpful. With millions of U.S. citizens stranded in remote areas without basic necessities, engineers are needed first to clear the roads. Additional aviation assets are needed to get relief supplies to isolated locations. Additionally, substantial ground and air logistics support is required to get aid to the island, rescue stranded citizens, and provide them with supplies and thereafter assist with the restoration of power and telecommunications infrastructure if needed. To fulfill DOD’s mission, we believe the aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln, should be sent to Puerto Rico, similar to its deployment to Miami following Hurricane Irma.

DHS has indicated it has “provided more than 1.5 million meals, 1.1 million liters of water, nearly 300 infant and toddler kits, and nearly 12,000 emergency roofing kits to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria’s landfall.” While these meals and resources are profoundly needed, unfortunately, there is a large portion of the population that has been underserved.

Lastly, the Department has critical resources that could assist with addressing security issues. We have heard reports that the ongoing supply shortages are causing looting and crime. We were recently informed of armed gangs ransacking a warehouse that distributes food and supplies. Defense Department personnel could provide essential support to local law enforcement in both Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to ensure relief supplies are delivered to those most in need– and that those that have already been immensely devastated by the hurricane, do not need to fear for their lives when filling up their gas at the pump or securing food for their family.

We thank you for your immediate attention to this matter. Please feel free to contact our staffs with any questions.

We look forward to your timely response.


Anonymous said...

Do they have a football team?

Aunt Esther said...

Shut up you old fish-eyed fool.

Anonymous said...

Trump already pledged whatever help they need they would get, wtf is he talking about????

Anonymous said...

Fred says people heard that black is beautiful then they took one look at Aunt Esthers family and said hold everything.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver and Mad Maxine Waters are quite the pair. By the way Cleaver, WTF are you talking about you scam artist piece of shit who had done nothing to help the inner cities in the last 30 years. How much taxpayer $ has this motherfucking welfare leech wasted?

Anonymous said...

I can't stand Cleaver. He is a grifter, race-baiter, the if, and con-man hiding behind the cloth. That said, he is right. People in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are suffering badly. In the end what some football players do during a song doesn't matter and it's past time the President leads and do what he's supposed to do.

Anonymous said...

Grifter, fake clergyman wants car wash loan forgiveness for all Puerto Ricans.

Anonymous said...

Invite the PR to your house, you pay for it.
Quit using other peoples money.

Anonymous said...

Give the Puerto Ricans free car washes you crooked bastard.

Anonymous said...

As usual, Cleaver is all talk and no action. How much of his $200,000 plus income did he donate to Puerto Rico? I'm guessing ZERO.

Anonymous said...

Does this idiot realize you can't mobilize and have a massive relief effort for millions of people on an island onshore in 24 or 48 hours?

Anonymous said...

Really Cleaver? Did you NOT HEAR what Trump said? I swear Clever is really STUPID! Trump could do miracles and you liberals would slam him, all because you didn't win. PATHETIC

Get a life Cleaver and pay your bills, YOU WILL NEVER AMOUNT TO ANYTHING!

Anonymous said...

The rules, as stated on pages A62-63 of the league’s game operations manual:

The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.

During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.

agentzero said...

4-6 months for much of island without electricity, just imagine

Anonymous said...

How much of Cleavers money is he sending down there and when is he flying down to help out?

Best find that out first and learn if he walks the walk or he talk should just shut he grifter minstrel mouf.


Polar Bear said...

Does that nig nog have a fucking car wash in Puerto Rico ????? WTF

Anonymous said...

A massive evacuation and recovery plan should have unfolding 24, 48, and 72 hours PRIOR to the hurricane. This wasn't a surprise.

But by all means, lets hear the excuses. It's an island. We can't drive trucks there. I have to go campaign for a losing GOP senate candidate. I need to fly to Indy and pitch a massive tax cut for my cronies. Here's another 20 tweets about the NFL.

The tangerine Idi Amin is seriously AWOL. People are dying and the clock continues to run - now at 183 hours since the hurricane hit. Where are naval ships with medical facilities, medicine, food & water, fuel & generators, guard troops to clear damage and deliver supplies? Where are the air lifts to get supplies to the interior? US citizens are waiting.

Even worse than Puerto Rico being ignored, the USVI were hit twice and are forgotten. The president should deploy the an abundance of military assets from the most powerful Navy and Air Force in the world which he commands and instead he's still making small talk about sending thoughts and prayers.

Incompetent. Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Hey there douchebag homosexual agenda liberals Bitch worthless piece of crazy shit stains cleaver , why's don't you go to the Porto Rico Rico and give out free money and doing some actual work , you blow hard chicken shit bitches !?¿¡?

Anonymous said...

^^ The Russian bots have shown up.

Turn on spell check, comrades.

Putin is expecting some quality, or at least a little coherence, from his paid trolls.

Anonymous said...

Congressman Carwash needs to shut the fuck up and if he wants to help, go down to PR and help take supplies already down in the ports and drive or walk it to people.

Bowtied Silverback said...

Hey asshole,you ever see how big naval vessels are?
Kind of hard to dock in whats left of the damaged ports but you wouldnt know that because you are too busy with your cute little quibs about orange men and dictators...get the cock out of your throat.

Anonymous said...

Ya know they been docking Big Naval Vessels in PR for a long time.
The military can fix a port to dock rather quickly.

Or they can drop anchor and use smaller boats or helicopters to ferry in the supplies.

Normally you are not this off kelter Bowtied. What douchebag triggered ya?

Anonymous said...

Ok I see it was 11:10 PM....Carry on Bowtied. Sorry

Anonymous said...

Cling to the discredited Russia meme!!

Anonymous said...

Fucking Cleaver is ignorant scum. Career bureaucrats working at FEMA have stated over and over that they are doing what they are supposed to be doing and that most of the snags in PR have to do with PR. Trump is not ignoring PR. What is the problem is the same shit we had in New Orleans. PR has done absolutely nothing to establish its own required emergency planning and services. So now they sit on their derelict asses and shrug their shoulders. Trump, FEMA nor the entire Federal government can spin shit into gold and broke ass PR has no reason to believe everyone else should have done teh planning or the job for them. 90 percent of PR is little more than a freaking banana republic. The fucktards have gotten their tit in a wringer by sitting on their corrupt asses thinking when an emergency comes along Uncle Sam and the Good Weather Faerie would come along and do their work for them.

Anonymous said...

Silverback's all aflutter because his dad's a tranny.

Bowtied Silverback said...

originality at its finest.

Anonymous said...

My boats are too big. There is a Trump excuse if I ever heard one.

Who knew it was a island surrounded by an ocean? Who knew there were Americans there? They don't even speak English.

Blaming the victims is not a good strategery. A little blame can go to the NFL distracted twatter-in-chief.

Full mobilization of military assets (naval, air and ground) with command level decision making on the island should have been done a week ago. Anything short of that now is prolonged and ongoing failure for the orange Julius Caesar.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Has the answers, but not a clue what the questions are.