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People in Puerto Rico were told to register

for assistance from FEMA online.

This isn't funny anymore. People are dying because TrumpCo are stupid and greedy.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Sep 30, 2017, 06:38 AM (8 replies)

The Last Mile

The problems in Puerto Rico are not new. The hardest part of any relief organization is the last step that actually puts supplies and services in the hands of those who need it. It is called "The Last Mile." This is not just a disaster relief concept. It pertains to any delivery system.

If you google this term, you will find reams of articles about this problem. Every incident is unique. What may wirk in one area may not work in another. Those in charge of that portion of the operation need to be open to new ideas and be able to work to find a solution if the first method proposed breaks down.

There was ZERO excuse for not having people, supplies, manpower and a chain of command set up to help Puerto Rico. The first problems they are running into now could have been mitigated by planning and foresight.

I wish everybody from Trump on down could be abandoned on a deser island.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Sep 29, 2017, 07:30 AM (2 replies)

This is why Trump won't waive the Jones Act.

"Trump on why he won’t waive the Jones Act: “A lot of people who are in the shipping industry don’t want” it lifted."

Keelhaul them!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Sep 27, 2017, 01:37 PM (32 replies)

What a retrospective.

I lived through the sixties.
I did not want to go through it again. It should not be forgotten but we back to arguing about basic rights and principles.
My Lai.....Kent State..... Tet....Civil Rights.....killing of civilians.....MLK.....RFK....
JFK....Malcolm X.....

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Sep 27, 2017, 08:39 AM (1 replies)

Dale Earnhardt Jr

"All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable-JFK"

Your move NASCAR.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:29 AM (59 replies)


The poet Robert Burns could not stand criticism. If you want to insult somebody, he has a certain style.
A letter to a critic:
"Ellisland, 1791.

Dear Sir:

Thou eunuch of language; thou Englishman, who never was south the Tweed; thou servile echo of fashionable barbarisms; thou quack, vending the nostrums of empirical elocution; thou marriage-maker between vowels and consonants, on the Gretna-green of caprice; thou cobler, botching the flimsy socks of bombast oratory; thou blacksmith, hammering the rivets of absurdity; thou butcher, embruing thy hands in the bowels of orthography; thou arch-heretic in pronunciation; thou pitch-pipe of affected emphasis; thou carpenter, mortising the awkward joints of jarring sentences; thou squeaking dissonance of cadence; thou pimp of gender; thou Lyon Herald to silly etymology; thou antipode of grammar; thou executioner of construction; thou brood of the speech-distracting builders of the Tower of Babel; thou lingual confusion worse confounded; thou scape-gallows from the land of syntax; thou scavenger of mood and tense; thou murderous accoucheur of infant learning; thou ignis fatuus, misleading the steps of benighted ignorance; thou pickle-herring in the puppet-show of nonsense; thou faithful recorder of barbarous idiom; thou persecutor of syllabication; thou baleful meteor, foretelling and facilitating the rapid approach of Nox and Erebus.


Thou dotard!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Sep 22, 2017, 01:40 PM (5 replies)


They apparently are sharing their guest lists with ICE.

If this proves out, I hope they go bankrupt.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Sep 13, 2017, 03:54 PM (45 replies)

Irma heading straight for me.

Question is whether it will veer east some and stay over water or grind up the coast.
Either way we are screwed.

My brother informed me that nothing would be left.
He might be right.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Sep 7, 2017, 02:45 AM (49 replies)

Wooooo! People in NE SC not playing.

Stores are being emptied of coolers, water, batteries, and whatever else.
There is usually a lot more time before this starts.
They see what's coming.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Sep 6, 2017, 01:11 PM (1 replies)

Fire ants

If you want some protection from floating fire ants, mix up a spray bottle of dish soap and water. The soap will cause the floating mass to break apart and they gone drown.
I'd just avoid them and leave them alone unless they came calling.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Sep 6, 2017, 06:31 AM (4 replies)
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