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Saturday, September 02, 2017

Really?


At some point I just give up....but no, he's not through yet:

In a subsequent visit to the First Church of Pearland in the Houston suburbs, Trump reminded flood survivors that he had declared Sunday a national day of prayer.

“So go to your church and pray and enjoy the day,” he said.
Oh, we will!

On Saturday morning, the AP reported, authorities found and elderly woman floating face-down in water in her flooded home in Port Arthur, Texas. Her death brings the count of Harvey’s fatalities to at least 47, a number that could increase exponentially as floodwaters recede in the coming days.

At least 75 local schools are too damaged by the storm to open this fall, meaning more than 10,000 school children will be displaced.

Additionally, dozens of toxic waste storage sites in the Houston area have flooded, raising fears that dangerous chemicals could spread around the region, contaminating local wildlife and the water supply. 
Great progress!  Yeah, history doesn't repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes:

Almost everyone I’ve talked to says, ‘We’re going to move to Houston.’ What I’m hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality.

And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this, this is working very well for them. 
Although this is more on point, and DeLay was from Sugar Land (just south of Houston):

 "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?" –House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-TX), to three young hurricane evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome in Houston, Sept. 9, 2005

What did Houston do to deserve this, and then to get Republicans to come here and make it worse?

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