Pure Relief

The grind-it-out side of public policy occupied me this morning, as I went to the State House to listen to a subcommittee patiently work out the language of a bill. That done, I walked outside to see what was up on the State House plaza. And my day was made. A collection was underway for … Continue reading Pure Relief

The Observer (Almost) Gets it on Trump’s Tweets vs MSM/NFL etc

Buried in all the news about the NFL is a paragraph in this observer piece by Ashe Snow that perfectly encapsulates what the media don't get about Donald Trump and twitter Tweets mean nothing. It takes no effort at all to send one. Acting like Trump actually spent all day Monday caring about the NFL … Continue reading The Observer (Almost) Gets it on Trump’s Tweets vs MSM/NFL etc

Call for action: Ask Pres. Trump to suspend the Jones Act.

UPDATE 9/28/17 Trump temporarily lifts Jones Act to bolster Puerto Rico relief THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT While the NFL self-destroys, there are 3.5 million Americans who have more immediate concerns: The ones living in Puerto Rico. Seven days after Hurricane Maria, most of the island has no electricity, no running water, no internet. Cell phone … Continue reading Call for action: Ask Pres. Trump to suspend the Jones Act.

Puerto Rico: They call the wind Maria

Maria blows the stars around Sets the clouds a-flyin' Maria makes The mountains sound like folks was out there dyin' Maria (Maria) Maria (Maria) They call The wind Maria The scenes from Puerto Rico are horrific: Ruin, destruction, flooding, and no electricity, cell signals or clean water for three and a half million Americans. More … Continue reading Puerto Rico: They call the wind Maria

Neither Rain Nor Snow nor Honoring Bombmakers will keep Mayor De Blasio from the PR Day Parade

Both Fausta and I have written about the upcoming Puerto Rico Day Parade in which the organizers, not content to have the island in the news for fiscal bankruptcy decided to add moral bankruptcy to the list by honoring an unrepentant terrorist bombmaker involved in the killing and maiming of Americans. Fausta noted the long … Continue reading Neither Rain Nor Snow nor Honoring Bombmakers will keep Mayor De Blasio from the PR Day Parade

PR parade sponsors refuse to honor unrepentant terrorist

New York's Puerto Rican Day parade continues to lose sponsors after NY City Council Speaker Melissa Viverito named unrepentant terrorist Oscar López Rivera a “National Freedom Hero” who will be honored at the June 11th parade. First Goya Foods, the parade's largest sponsor throughout its 60-year history, pulled its $200,000. The NYPD Hispanic Society and … Continue reading PR parade sponsors refuse to honor unrepentant terrorist

The Great American Pension Swindle

By John Ruberry I hate to interrupt your day by veering away from such issues, well, issues to some, such as the Donald Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia or that nation's reputed hacking of the 2016 presidential election, but there is something more important that the mainstream media is only nibbling at the edges … Continue reading The Great American Pension Swindle

NYC to honor convicted terrorist as “National Freedom Hero”

Two days before leaving office, Barack Obama commuted Oscar López Rivera’s 70-year jail sentence unconditionally, along with 208 other grants of commutation. Oscar López Rivera was a founding member of the Marxist Puerto Rican nationalist terror group FALN (Frente Armado de Liberación Nacional). The FALN was the most organized, active, well-trained and deadly domestic terror group based in … Continue reading NYC to honor convicted terrorist as “National Freedom Hero”

Puerto Rico a dire warning for blue states

By John Ruberry If you believe that states--and commonwealths--cannot declare bankruptcy, you are technically correct. But last week a commonwealth, Puerto Rico, filed for bankruptcy in all but name, utilizing the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2016. That bill of course was written for Puerto … Continue reading Puerto Rico a dire warning for blue states

Fausta’s Puerto Rican Christmas menu

Christmas in my native Puerto Rico is an extended party. It starts around Thanksgiving week and ends after the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6th. Of all the countries I've visited, only France has more work holidays than Puerto Rico. In-between there are a lot of parties, and an endless array of delicious foods, most … Continue reading Fausta’s Puerto Rican Christmas menu