Wednesday Open Thread | US Virgin Islands: What about us?

We know why they have been ignored.
Same reason why Puerto Rico has been ignored.
The complexion of the majority on the island.

It really IS that simple.

US Virgin Islands: What about us?
By Mitch Miller
September 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — It can take years to recover from a major hurricane, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were struck by two Category 5 hurricanes last year, some of the most powerful storms to ever sweep through the Caribbean.

So why don’t we hear about how those tiny tropical islands are recovering?

That’s what Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-V. I.) wants to know. The lawmaker, the islands’ delegate to Congress, says it’s time to give the islands some attention.

“We are still [awaiting] a visit, from President Trump. He never visited the Virgin Islands,” she said Friday at a U.S. Capitol news conference where she spoke with other Democratic lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Plaskett added that she’s also disappointed in the lack of media coverage of recovery efforts on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

“You all quite often get very distracted by the shiny tweet that the president puts out,” she said, noting there are still residents who don’t have roofs on their homes, nearly a year after Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma swept across the islands.

The island of St. John was one of those hit hard.

“This is the only place in the United States that has been hit by two Category 5 hurricanes — ever — within a 10-day span. And we don’t hear about us in the news. Are we not Americans? Do we not serve in the military? Do we not do the things that all Americans do?” she said.

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61 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | US Virgin Islands: What about us?

  1. Liza says:

    He won’t. Flake will vote for Kavanaugh. Bank it.

  2. Just lying for no reason. He’s mentally unstable.

  3. Ametia says:


  4. Ametia says:

    Don’t let up folk! Take all these TURDS DOWN

    Explosive new allegations against Kavanaugh demand a full investigation — now
    The accusations are piling higher and higher.

    By Paul Waldman •

    Read more »

  5. Ametia says:

    LOL Don’t mess around with Avenatti

  6. rikyrah says:

    Jeff Merkley will announce that he’s seeking an injunction in federal court designed to stop a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh, asserting an obstruction of his constitutional duty to advise and consent on nominees.

  7. Ametia says:
  8. rikyrah says:

    NEW: @NBCNews has obtained sworn and signed declarations from 4 people who corroborate Christine Blasey Ford’s claims of sexual assault against Kavanaugh, sent to Senate Cmte.— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) September 26, 2018

  9. rikyrah says:

    Trump to Take Over Defense of Kavanaugh
    September 26, 2018 at 12:13 pm EDT

    President Trump “has grown increasingly dissatisfied with the way Brett Kavanaugh has defended himself in wake of sexual assault allegations that have threatened to derail his Supreme Court nomination,” CNN reports.

    It has led the President to believe that he must personally take charge of defending his embattled nominee ahead of Thursday’s critical appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Trump made the decision to hold a news conference on the eve of the hearing, making it the fourth he has held as president.

    The news conference is scheduled at 5 p.m. ET.

  10. I saw Carson yesterday. He was walking around in the living room. I picked him up and planted kisses all over his little cheeks. He smiled and played awhile and when I went to put him down on the floor, he drew his legs up. He didn’t want me to put him down. 😍😍😍

    When I got ready to leave, I kissed him and said bye Carson, he was standing by his daddy and he waved as he walked towards me and raised his arms for me to pick him up. LOL! Just too sweet.

    Since he’s walking around now, I’m going to buy him some baby gates to block him off from certain areas.

  11. Ametia says:


  12. rikyrah says:

    About as apt a description of Kavanaugh as possible:

    tcatherine djchefron • 37 minutes ago
    He is about as horrible a person as I could imagine to be on the Supreme Court. Vicious, biased and proud of it, a liar, a bully, a machiavellian type of sociopath, a privileged believer in amassing power over other people, a sexual abuser, and an advocate of torture.

  13. rikyrah says:

    26% is below the crazyfication factor 😒😒 😒

  14. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : September 26, 2018

    habiliment: noun huh-BIL-uh-munt

    1 plural : characteristic apparatus : trappings
    2 a : the dress characteristic of an occupation or occasion — usually used in plural
    b : clothes — usually used in plural

  15. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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