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The Country of Puerto Rico, Part 3

It’s been a week since Maria hit Puerto Rico and coverage of in the NYTimes and WaPo has been sinful. The articles are infrequent and scarce.

Yesterday, the NYT reported that there is a growing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. YESTERDAY. What am I missing?? There was also one Op/Ed about eliminating the Jones Act that is costing Puerto Rican’s more in goods shipped to the island.

Finally, today, WaPo has a couple of posts on Puerto Rico that I didn’t have to search for under the hamburger.

One was on Trump’s inadequate response. He called the situation “deep trouble”. It sounds very much like what we say about Bangadeshis who are swept out to sea during a cyclone. “Those poor people. Tsk, tsk. What a shame.”

I can only assume this was a marketing decision intended to enhance “shareholder value” and Puerto Rico is just not as clickable as Graham-Cassidy or the NFL.

But it’s worse than that. Trump hasn’t mentioned Puerto Rico at all since Wednesday and what’s the first thing he comments on now? Take a look:

WTF?? What does owing money to Wall Street have to do with getting on the ball about a growing humanitarian crisis affecting 3.5 million AMERICANS? At times like these, forgetting about the bankruptcy is not only necessary, it’s the moral thing to do. People’s lives are at stake.

This is beyond sickening.

What a shame for the poor Americans in Puerto Rico. Those poor people.

Stephen Colbert still has a new Hurricane Relief page up just for Puerto Rico. Check it out.


Tuesday: Parisian Chic in Pittsburgh

My beigey pink, pointy toed Jimmy Choo knock offs match my shirt. Skinny jeans. Did not brush my hair today. Just ran some serum through it. It’s all wavy and bangy. Trying a sample of a Diptyque perfume that smells a little like Chanel No 5.

Feeling very Ines de la Fressange.

Unbuttoned top button of shirt.

Rebuttoned it on the bus.

Let’s not get carried away here.