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Full-blown TDS: Gov. Cuomo to sue President Trump over hurricane response in Puerto Rico

Hey New Yorkers: This is your tax dollars at work.

Maybe the good mayor should be asking the Puerto Rican bureaucrats what’s up with the report from the New York Times about the containers of hurricane donations found rotting in a Puerto Rico parking lot?

From NY Post: Gov. Cuomo vowed Sunday to sue President Trump over the federal response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico — accusing the president of violating the Constitution by abandoning residents of the American commonwealth.

Just days after vowing not to seek the White House in 2020, Cuomo repeatedly bashed Trump, portraying him as a racist bully during a speech at a predominantly Hispanic church in The Bronx.

Cuomo invoked both Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico and his defense of white nationalists who staged a deadly rally last year in Charlottesville, Va. “Somebody has to stand up to this president. He is a bully,” Cuomo said.

“You know how they handle a bully in The Bronx? He puts a finger your chest, you put one right back.”

Cuomo also said Trump “never tried” to help Puerto Rican victims of last year’s Hurricane Maria, which struck the island on Sept. 20, saying, “They got a different level of care than Texas and Florida and other states.”

We’re going to hold ‘King’ Trump to the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution said equal protection under the law. Puerto Rico did not receive equal protection under the law,” Cuomo said.

“We are going to sue President Trump. We are going to show this bully president that the law is the law.”

Cuomo, who got a standing ovation from the 300-plus congregants at the Heavenly Vision Christian Center, did not provide details of his planned legal action, or take questions afterward.

Trump last week lauded his administration’s handling of Hurricane Maria, a day after Gov. Ricardo “Ricky” Rossello Nevares raised the official storm-related death toll from 64 to 2,975.

“I think we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. “We’re still helping Puerto Rico.”

Cuomo — currently seeking a third term in office — was joined at Sunday’s appearance by officials including New York Secretary of State Rosanna Rosado, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and US Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights).

During his only debate with Sept. 13 Democratic primary challenger and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon, Cuomo last week promised to serve a full four years in office if re-elected.

“The only caveat is if God strikes me dead,” he said Wednesday.

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Trump-bashing Puerto Rican mayor facing FBI corruption probe

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz: Her t-shirt speaks volumes


This comes as no surprise. As most people know, Puerto Rico (run by demorats) has an “unshakable culture of corruption.”
From Fox News: The mayor of Puerto Rico who shot to international fame after criticizing President Trump for not doing enough to help Hurricane Maria victims is being investigated by the FBI on corruption charges, according to multiple news outlets.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and her administration are under fire for allegedly obstructing critical supplies from reaching victims of the category-4 hurricane that leveled much of the tiny U.S. territory nearly nine months ago.
The FBI reportedly launched the investigation following a February lawsuit filed by Yadira Molina, the former director of procurement. Molina claims she was retaliated against for reporting “alleged irregular acts” to the local comptroller.
“On February 21, Molina sued the city council after reporting alleged acts of corruption in the shopping division in the town hall under the administration of Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto,” according to El Vocero de Puerto Rico.
The report says Molina claims she was punished for reporting on the allegedly rigged system and that she was blocked from her right “to report wrongdoing in her capacity as a private citizen, not as a public employee.”
Shortly after Cruz became mayor, Molina claims a supply company was granted “preferred supplier” status which paid them more than three times what regular suppliers made. She also alleges that other city officials engaged in a corrupt scheme to steer business the preferred supplier’s way.
Concerns about Cruz are not new. There has been a growing backlash from frustrated residents who say they feel forgotten and say the mayor’s personal political ambitions are coming at the expense of the very people she’s supposed to be representing.
For example, at a time when residents needed food, water and shelter, Cruz hired extra photographers to follow her around post-storm. “She comes out, goes on television and pats herself on the back,” Simon Menendez, a small business owner in San Juan, told Fox News. “It stopped being about us a long time ago.”
A bartender at a popular hotel in Old San Juan told Fox she feels like a political pawn. But complaints from constituents are largely being ignored.
Instead, Cruz’s feud with the president over recovery efforts have turned her into a liberal star – and it’s a role she seems to be relishing. Her global close-up has morphed into a parade of self-promotion.
She’s showed up on numerous television shows – including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – and scored a high-profile invite to the State of the Union as the guest of New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. She was also featured on Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2018.
Last month, she traveled to Connecticut to receive the “Latina Champion” award at the Latinas & Power Symposium, which promotes Hispanic professional women. She then went on to Boston to receive an honorary doctorate and give the baccalaureate address at Boston University.
Back home in Puerto Rico, officials say the island remains in desperate need of help and is woefully unprepared should another storm hit soon. Among other things, there is little to no water or diesel fuel for generators. This year’s hurricane season started June 1.
A new Harvard University study published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates the number of people who died in Puerto Rico as the result of Maria could top 4,600. The official number issued by the U.S. territory is 64.
Multiple attempted to reach Cruz were unsuccessful.
An FBI spokesperson said the agency does not comment on ongoing investigations.
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DNC delegate threatens to kill Romney

Yesterday, The Blaze was at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC’s Time Warner Cable Arena, to interview DNC delegates about their political views.

But The Blaze’s reporter didn’t expect to receive this answer from Julia Rodriguez, a native of Puerto Rico and a DNC delegate from New York. Screaming into the microphone, Rodriguez said:

“Romney will destroy this country completely. If I see him, I would like to kill him!

See the video for yourself, here.

It is a federal crime, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, to transmit any communication containing a threat to injure the person of another.

To help the FBI and law enforcement to find and identify this death-threater, this is what death-threater Julia Rodriguez looks like:

The Green Papers website says Julia Rodriguez is a DNC delegate from Bronx, New York.

The liberal media and alphabet TV networks will never report this, so please help this go viral by e-mailing this to your list and posting this on your Facebook page.

Let’s make sure this dangerous woman, Julia Rodriguez, is put behind bars.

UPDATE:

A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Daily Caller that they are aware of the video of Julia Rodriguez and that they’re taking the “appropriate follow-up steps” with the woman.

Meanwhile, the Secret Service arrested an African-American North Carolinian, 21-year-old Donte Jamar Sims, who had made death threats on Twitter against Obama.

~Eowyn

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U.S. birth certificates and Social Security numbers sold on black market


Three years into his presidency, that curious occupant in the White House has still not produced his original hard-copy birth certificate, but instead has a team of lawyers whose job is to get judges dismiss, without hearing, one eligibility lawsuit after another. Nor has the matter of his Connecticut-prefix Social Security number been resolved.
For the naive, gullible, or just plain complicit people who still insist this man is legit, here’s news for you:

Birth certificate and Social Security number fraud is rampant.

The latest case is the arrest of 50 people for conspiring to sell hundreds of birth certificates, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses to illegal aliens in the U.S.
Danica Coto reports for the AP, January 1, 2012:

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Fifty people have been accused of conspiring to sell the identities of hundreds of Puerto Ricans to illegal immigrants on the U.S. mainland in the largest single fraud case ever for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE], authorities said Wednesday.

Hundreds of birth certificates, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses were sold for up to $2,500 a set as part of a black market ring based in Puerto Rico that operated from since at least April 2009, according to ICE Director John Morton. “The vast majority were legitimate documents obtained by fraudulent or false means,” he said.

[…] The documents would be sent through priority or express mail from Puerto Rico to brokers that operated in at least 15 states including Ohio, Texas, Florida and North Carolina, officials said.

About 80% of the documents involved were sold by Puerto Ricans whose names were on them, officials said. Those documents often were then used to apply for a driver’s license or a U.S. passport or to commit financial fraud. Puerto Ricans are often an attractive target because they are U.S. citizens with Hispanic surnames.

Morton said another 20 arrest warrants were issued on Wednesday in separate but similar cases, with 61 of 70 suspects either arrested or whose surrender was arranged.

[…] The 50 suspects were indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 29 on one charge each of conspiracy to commit identification fraud. If convicted, they face up to 15 years in prison.

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A different kind of Christmas card…

Nothing Says “Happy Birthday, Jesus!” Like a Leopard Devouring a Deer

Do you find this a little creepy?  San Juan, Puerto Rico mayor Jorge Santini’s family Christmas cards come with the saying, “Que esta Navidad ilumine tu sueño,” which translates to “May this Christmas light your dream” in English.
Santini defended the unusual card by saying he wanted to promote el Museo de Vida Silvestre (Museum of Wildlife), posing for five different shots around the museum. Other versions of the card include the family posing next to a penguin, and in front of an elephant greeting visitors.
Well, it may be a bit odd, but he is promoting something that he and the municipality founded.  But this card is not nearly as awkward as some of these beauties (from awkawrdfamilyphotos.com).

Betcha couldn’t guess this family loves to swim!

Wonder what baby will think?

Talk about creepy!

After seeing some of the other Christmas cards and photos, I’m not so sure that the Mayor’s is all that bad!
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