Late Night Puerto Rico Open Thread: Lest We Forget

Under normal circumstances, I’d be posting this tomorrow when more readers would see it… but Murphy only knows what skeletons will fall out of various Repub closets for this week’s Friday News Dump…

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    Quaker in a Basement says:

    So now Puerto Rico is a colony? And they owe us tribute?

    Is Dinesh a time traveller from the 18th century?

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    @Quaker in a Basement: I think maybe we should… ignore that guy.

    To paraphrase a tweet that’s stuck with me, the internet works better when you share the things you want other people to see…

    ETA not intended as a criticism of this post!

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    westyny says:

    @Quaker in a Basement: Idiot time traveller, to cite Ruben Bolling.

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    TriassicSands says:

    Dinesh D’Souza is like Donald Trump — there is absolutely no bottom to the pit of awfulness in which he thrives. No matter how bad DD’S is today, he will find a way to be worse tomorrow. That’s because his audience is Republicans and they are never satisfied with yesterday’s abominations.

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    patrick II says:

    Trump and the big money men on Wall Street want Puerto Rico to be a disaster — if a hidden one. Puerto Rico had debt problems before Maria, and their power company was a cause of much of it. After the hurricane, in addition to giving P.R. little debt relief the Trump and the Republicans imposed a tariff on imports from P.R., stifling what little industry they had — much of it the manufacture of medicine. They have made sure Puerto Rico received little debt relief putting them in the position of borrowing even more money to rebuild.
    With fewer jobs and less money, there will be bankruptcies which the banks will take advantage of, and there has already been a bill proposed to privatize the power company (unsaid, but after forcing it into bankruptcy). The Republicans and their money men see a wounded animal and they are going to kill it and eat it.
    For those of you who have not read “Shock Doctrine” — you should but only if you want to become as cynical as me.

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    Duane says:

    @TriassicSands: D’ Louza just got to tne colony thing first. Plenty of wingnuts wish they had thought of it. The search for peak wingnut never ends.

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    Ruckus says:

    I had this whole stick about dds being an asshole and really it wasn’t worth the pixels it cost to type it. 5 words is all it really takes.
    He’s just a fucking asshole.

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    jl says:

    That is yet another unimaginably stupid and vile thing I’ve seen today. But so butt ignorant I couldn’t help but laugh.
    D’Souza obviously has no idea what Puerto Rico is, or what the many businesses very important for the US economy (of which PR is part) do there.
    We need to add Alexander Hamilton’s phrase.”A spectacle both hilarious and disgusting’ to the rotating heads.

    I always like to find a silver lining, and will think of a superlative to congratulate D’Souza onhis moronic tweet. And, only think I can think of is that it tops the BS Trump has emitted recently. And that is an accomplishment. He should get an award of some kind.

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    NotMax says:

    Glad all over (once more) that my computer set-up doesn’t display anything embedded within tweets.

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    smike says:

    Some kind of award like a pardon, maybe?

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    montanareddog says:

    Dinesh D’Souza probably thinks that the Puerto Ricans cannot be American because they are brown, with loose sexual morality and funny-sounding foreign names. Oh, wait!

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    montanareddog says:

    @montanareddog: And they have criminal tendencies, too!

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    Jay says:

    It’s supposed to be Convicted Felon D’nesh,

    It’s always supposed to be Convicted Felon D’nesh,

    That’s his nym, forever.

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    Chetan Murthy says:

    @Jay: Surely D’Felon D’vorce D’spousa, no?

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    smike says:

    It only makes sense that dotus would pardon a criminal immigrant instead of sickin’ ol’ Beauregard on him.

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    NotMax says:

    @Chetan Murthy



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    sm*t cl*de says:

    So his point is that Puerto Rico is not sufficiently exploited to qualify as a colony, and is the net recipient of US largesse? One more argument for granting it the status of a State, albeit a Southern one?

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    Amir Khalid says:

    “Obscene” is not too strong a word for Dinesh D’souza’s characterisation of Puerto Rico as a colony — especially since he uses it to justify the Trump administration’s cruel abandonment of Americans there and its indifference to their suffering. Someone hould ask D’souza if he believes that Haiti, one of the poorest countries on Earth, should be paying the billions that France, one of the richest, is still demanding for the value of French-owned slaves lost when Haiti gained independence two centuries ago.

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    SFAW says:

    Hey, D’Felon, Pooooo-AIRRR-to Reee-co (as your fucking moron “leader” pronounced it last year, thinking he was being cool/funny) apparently provides yet another set of persons that you racist, fascist motherfuckers can lie about.

    Take your fucking Backpfeifengesicht the fuck out of America, fuckwad.

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    Evil Paul says:

    Well, if we’re going 18th century here, allow me to dust off this little gem:
    “No taxation without Representation!”

    Statehood for Puerto Rico!

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    Tokyokie says:

    @NotMax: @NotMax: Are you referring to the Cole Porter tune with the refrain, “It’s D-gusting, it’s D-mented, It’s D’souza.”

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    J R in WV says:

    What a surprise, Dinesh D’Souza is a colonial imperialist pig who believes we should be stealing improverished third-world nations blind, like the British Raj did his home nation of India. I’ve visited poor territories like the Virgin Islands, and saw people living on beautiful beaches under broken boats turned upside down. Scratching for a living, anything to earn a crust.

    No thanks, Dinesh, that’s not how a moral nation makes a living.

    Morally, we need to pour resources into those poor island nations to save them from the calamity of tropical storms. Perhaps you don’t believe in helping others, but just because you have no morality, no sense of proper ethics, don’t believe in what is taught in the Bible by Christ, doesn’t mean we all have to be greedy selfish pigs like you.

    You set such a fine example of greedy pig.

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    Johnny Gentle (famous crooner) says:

    Rick Scott is flying the Capitol’s flags at half-mast because, like, he totally cares about Puerto Ricans and isn’t blatantly pandering for their vote. A flag at half-mast a year later is perhaps even worse than “thoughts and prayers” at the time of the incident.

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