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BUILD 45! College Students Are Raising Money For A Trump Statue In PUERTO RICO

Written by K. Walker on June 17, 2019

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How likely is it that you’ll see this on CNN?

Slim and None and Slim is out of town.

The College Republican Federation is raising money to build a bronze statue of President Trump to be placed in front of the capitol building in San Juan. The “Walkway of Presidents” currently has statues of nine U.S. Presidents that have made official visits to the island during their term in office.

Melvin Soto Vazquez, the vice president of the federation, explains that the statue is being crowdfunded because of fiscal restraints aimed at curtailing non-essential public works projects. The legislature of Puerto Rico is also quite hesitant to allocate funds to commission the statue for President Trump, so, the college Republicans decided to take the task on themselves. They started a GoFundMe campaign called “Build 45!” with a goal of $45,000 for the statue but so far, they have only managed to raise around $6,700.

Watch Vazquez talk about the statue to Daily Caller reporter, Stephanie Hamill:

These college kids are fans of the President and want his likeness in front of the capitol building. They think that he’s been doing quite a lot for Puerto Rico by allocating billions in aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Of course, you’d never hear that on the Media(D).

These young Republicans also want to have the first statue of President Trump on U.S. soil. Wouldn’t that be a thumb in the eye to the leftists? Pretty cool, guys!

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A.F. Branco Cartoon – Getaway

President Trump stays in Washington DC eager to make a deal as Democrats living it up at a Puerto Rico getaway while Federal employee’s go without a paycheck.

Democrats in Puerto Rico GetawayPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
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A.F. Branco Cartoon – Own Goal

Democrats and the media want to blame Trump for the shutdown but it’s the Pelosi and the Democrats that are refusing to negotiate with Trump.

Pelosi Will Not Compromise with TrumpPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
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“Act of God”

In their non-stop bash Trump fashion the Leftist Mainstream is now blaming Trump for hurricane Florence and the death of thousands in Puerto Rico.

Trump and Hurricane FlorencePolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.
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A.F. Branco has taken his two greatest passions, (art and politics) and translated them into the cartoons that have been seen all over the country, in various news outlets including “Fox News” and “The Washington Post.” He has been recognized by such personalities as James Woods, Sarah Palin, Larry Elder, Lars Larson, and even the great El Rushbo.

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No Water, No Power: 21 Photos of Puerto Rico’s Isolation

Reported by  Kelsey Lucas / /

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Rosa Maldonado, 87, is taken to the hospital after sitting in a sweltering damaged home in the La Perla neighborhood in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

It’s been over a week since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico and most of the U.S. territory still has no electricity or running water. Here’s a look at some of the destruction and isolation the island is experiencing.

People fill containers with water from a tank truck at an area hit by Hurricane Maria in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Sept. 26, 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Julia Davila, who stayed in a shelter at City Hall during storm, returns to her La Perla neighborhood in Old San Juan to view the damage. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Ysamar Figueroa, carrying her son Saniel, looks at the damage in the neighborhood after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria, in Canovanas, Puerto Rico.  (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

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A man walks past a damaged church with U.S. and Puerto Rico flags in Carolina, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Hurricane Maria’s path of destruction in a rural neighborhood in Hayales De Coamo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Seven-year-old Karlian Mercado lies on the part of her destroyed home that used to be her bedroom. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

A man carries a container filled with water on the street in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

The city of Hayales De Coamo, Puerto Rico, suffers gas and water shortages, lack of phone service, internet, and accurate news after Hurricane Maria lashed the island. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Carmen Marrero rests while she cleans debris from her house in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Water damage isn’t the only destruction Hurricane Maria left in people’s homes. Toa Baja residents clean mud from their flooded house. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Manuel Torres weathered the hurricane inside his Old San Juan home because he said it was not easy in the shelter for his 87-year-old mother who had had three heart attacks and a stroke last year. After the storm passed, she was taken to a hospital feeling ill from sweltering heat and lack of drinking water. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Yamary Morales looks at the damage at a neighbor’s house in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Marks of the flood water level are seen on the walls of a house Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

Residents form lines by car and by foot as they wait for several hours for gas in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Carl Juste/TNS/Newscom)

Residents of the Zapateria Pizarro area of the oceanside town of Loiza begin to clean up after Hurricane Maria rolled through the island. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Irma Torres walks out from what is left of her home in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

People stay on the roof of a damaged house in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Newscom)

San Juan residents deal with navigating high water as many streets remain flooded and blocked by fallen power lines, trees, and debris. (Photo: Carl Juste/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Ismael Freytes, 69, cleans mud from his family home where water reached over 5 feet high during the hurricane. He lost everything. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Employees clean a gas station store covered in mud in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press/Newscom)


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Additional Politically INCORRECT Cartoons for Wednesday September 20, 2017

Puerto Rico has Voted to Become the 51st State

Posted by    Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 6:00pm | 6/11/2017 – 6:00pm

Puerto Ricans went to the polls today to vote on possible statehood with America. The majority of people voted yes, but only 23% of the people voted, which could call into question the validity “of the nonbinding referendum.”

From The Wall Street Journal:

According to early results on a government website, statehood drew 97% of support with more than 90% of votes counted Sunday afternoon, but a turnout of about 23% reflected the success of a boycott effort led by opponents.

If the turnout is too low, political foes to statehood will say the vote isn’t credible, which could further hurt Puerto Rico’s already daunting chances of getting Congress to grant the island full admission to the U.S., said Christina Duffy Ponsa, an expert on constitutional law and Puerto Rican statehood at Columbia Law School.

The Popular Democratic Party, the major opposition party, asked people to boycott the vote. The party wants “to keep the island’s current status, though with more autonomy.” It also claimed that “the referendum is rigged in support of statehood, in part because the governing party had initially sought to exclude the territorial option from the ballot.”

Two other parties boycotted the vote.

This is the fifth time Puerto Rico has voted for statehood. In 2012, the results came out in favor statehood, “but the results were questioned and Puerto Rico’s status remained the same.”

If the referendum stands, the Congress needs to approve it.

Would Congress Approve?

Congress would probably deny the petition since Puerto Rico remains in a financial crisis. I blogged in May that the island has sought “bankruptcy” protection since it faces $123 billion in bond and pension debts.

The Puerto Rico Financial Oversight and Management Board invoked the Puerto Rico Debt Relief Bill, which Congress passed in 2016. As a territory, the island cannot receive the same Chapter 9 protections like the states.

With that law invoked, the island’s “standoff with creditors” will now go “before a federal judge in San Juan in a restructuring process known as Title III.” Supreme Court Justice John Roberts will select a judge to hear the case. He may choose any federal judge he wishes.

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