Why Did It Take A Catastrophe?

Jules

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Since Ian, Floridians have come together. DeSantis has stopped his campaign of division and is now working for all of Florida. We are united.

A devastating hurricane has united us. Why can't it stay this way?
 

Peter Andersen

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Vice President Harris came in for a torrent of criticism after telling an audience that “communities of color” would be first in line for relief in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
“We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity,” she said during a discussion with Priyanka Chopra at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum on Friday.
“If we want people to be in an equal place sometimes we need to take into account those disparities and do that work,” she added.

Harris’ remarks immediately came in for backlash, including from Christina Pushaw, rapid response director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“This is false. @VP’s rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background,” Pushaw said.

If a hurricane hits a state, we should expect the government to help all those affected: black, brown white, purple, green,”

Even Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, chimed in saying resource allocation “should be according to greatest need, not race or anything else.”
 

Steam Flyer

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Because the party of authoritarianism and privilege is maintained by fomenting hatred. Scapegoating. They all have grievances and they all want to blame somebody else.
 

Steam Flyer

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...

Even Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, chimed in saying resource allocation “should be according to greatest need, not race or anything else.”

I didn't expect to have my point so quickly validated that my post came right under a prime example.

Who needs more, a lazy retiree who would not prepare and refused to evacuate, and lost all his jewelry (old white guy on news this morning screaming exactly that), or a poor minority family that also lost everything?
 

Jules

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Two words, Money and Power....
Right now Rubio is running this dark, divisive ad, using most of the ad to demonize Val Demmings. If he went out into the communities hardest hit by Ian and recorded himself helping the people and uniting them, that, to me, would almost secure his reelection. And if he won primarily on that platform, why not make that his legacy?

It seems a no-brainer.

I guess that's why I'm not a politician.
 

Jules

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Just sent this to Rubio:

The eye of Hurricane Ian passed right over our house. And while the destruction was massive, we have all become united, working together to help our fellow Floridians in need. This unity makes handling this disaster so much easier.

Senator Rubio, please stop this campaign of division. Get that awful dark and divisive ad off the air. Show yourself uniting us and working to rebuild our state. We need positive leadership. That's what makes us great. This campaign of division has to stop because it's doing more damage than 100 Ians.
 

Mrleft8

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Just sent this to Rubio:

The eye of Hurricane Ian passed right over our house. And while the destruction was massive, we have all become united, working together to help our fellow Floridians in need. This unity makes handling this disaster so much easier.

Senator Rubio, please stop this campaign of division. Get that awful dark and divisive ad off the air. Show yourself uniting us and working to rebuild our state. We need positive leadership. That's what makes us great. This campaign of division has to stop because it's doing more damage than 100 Ians.
He'll never see it.
 

billsreef

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Right now Rubio is running this dark, divisive ad, using most of the ad to demonize Val Demmings. If he went out into the communities hardest hit by Ian and recorded himself helping the people and uniting them, that, to me, would almost secure his reelection. And if he won primarily on that platform, why not make that his legacy?

It seems a no-brainer.

I guess that's why I'm not a politician.
In that vote to pass the CR to continue funding the federal and government, including the disaster relief for Florida, Rubio was a chicken shit and didn't even show up to vote. Scott voted no. Rubio is up for reelection, he needs to loose.
 

veni vidi vici

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Since Ian, Floridians have come together. DeSantis has stopped his campaign of division and is now working for all of Florida. We are united.

A devastating hurricane has united us. Why can't it stay this way?
‘Tis the human condition
 

Bus Driver

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there is a racist admin in power
Vice President Harris came in for a torrent of criticism after telling an audience that “communities of color” would be first in line for relief in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
“We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity,” she said during a discussion with Priyanka Chopra at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum on Friday.
“If we want people to be in an equal place sometimes we need to take into account those disparities and do that work,” she added.

Harris’ remarks immediately came in for backlash, including from Christina Pushaw, rapid response director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“This is false. @VP’s rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background,” Pushaw said.

If a hurricane hits a state, we should expect the government to help all those affected: black, brown white, purple, green,”

Even Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, chimed in saying resource allocation “should be according to greatest need, not race or anything else.”
As usual, you make sure to focus on that which you want to object.

"It is our lowest income communities, and our communities of color, that are most impacted by these extreme conditions".
 

Mrleft8

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According to overheard conversations at the check out line in the store yesterday, "[Black people] are driving from all over the state down to Ft. Meyers to loot the rich neighborhoods. They're breaking in to houses with people inside and just taking what they want because the police are too busy to stop them."
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They mostly look like entitled white kids to me.
 

veni vidi vici

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According to overheard conversations at the check out line in the store yesterday, "[Black people] are driving from all over the state down to Ft. Meyers to loot the rich neighborhoods. They're breaking in to houses with people inside and just taking what they want because the police are too busy to stop them."
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They mostly look like entitled white kids to me.
The scammers that pillaged during the Covid financial relief are already at the head of the line!
 

Swimsailor

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this is why

there is a racist admin in power
Vice President Harris came in for a torrent of criticism after telling an audience that “communities of color” would be first in line for relief in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
“We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity,” she said during a discussion with Priyanka Chopra at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum on Friday.
“If we want people to be in an equal place sometimes we need to take into account those disparities and do that work,” she added.

Harris’ remarks immediately came in for backlash, including from Christina Pushaw, rapid response director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“This is false. @VP’s rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background,” Pushaw said.

If a hurricane hits a state, we should expect the government to help all those affected: black, brown white, purple, green,”

Even Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, chimed in saying resource allocation “should be according to greatest need, not race or anything else.”
First, i don't give 2 shits about what the world's richest man thinks.

Second, how dare a woman of color point out disparity among races in a time of need right? We should just make sure white people continue to receive aid more proportionately, yeah?
 

badlatitude

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Preposterous. Where do you find this crap? I noticed that once again you seem to be taking credit for this post. Why do you do that? It is clearly a published article, why do you refuse to give someone proper credit? Even if they are a huge asshole for writing unbelievably stupid nonsense.
 




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