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August 28: Harvey Continues to Deluge Houston

by Countable | 8.28.17

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MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching
  • Harvey and its aftermath. The National Weather Service has called flooding from the storm "unprecedented." "The breadth and intensity of this rainfall are beyond anything experienced before," the weather service said. "Catastrophic flooding is now underway and expected to continue for days." The storm has already killed five people in Texas, with the death toll expected to rise. Much of Harvey’s wrath was directed at Houston, the fourth most populated U.S. city. President Donald Trump plans to visit Texas on Tuesday to survey the damage.
What’s Worth Watching
  • More protests and anti-protests. On Sunday, black-clad anarchists stormed a Berkeley rally against hate and attacked at least five pro-Trump demonstrators. As The Washington Post reported, "The group of more than 100 hooded protesters, with shields emblazoned with the words ‘no hate’ and waving a flag identifying themselves as anarchists, busted through police lines, avoiding security checks by officers to take away possible weapons. Then the anarchists blended with a crowd of 2,000 largely peaceful protesters who turned up to demonstrate in a ‘Rally Against Hate’ opposed to a much smaller gathering of right-wing protesters."

The President: D.C.

  • 11:30 AM EDT - The President meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

  • 12:30 PM EDT finds the President having lunch with VP Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

  • At 2:00 PM EDT, the President meets with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

  • Trump welcomes President Sauli Niinistö of Finland at 3:15 PM EDT, then has a number of meetings with him, culminating in a joint press conference at 4:20 PM EDT.

The House of Representatives: OUT OF SESSION

The Senate: OUT OF SESSION

Hope you’re safe from Harvey, CountaFamily.

"Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable." —Diane Ackerman

—Josh Herman & Asha Sanaker

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  • Christine
    08/28/2017
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    God be with the people, first responders and support people of Texas. Amazing how Republican Senators Cruz & Cornyn request federal funding for Harvey relief when they both voted NO for NY State Sandy relief in 2012. Americans really need to unite in times of catastrophe. Unfortunately, more will happen. Feds have to figure out response $$$ NOW. Just saw Rep. Farenhold (another Sandy NO) saying they need relief $.

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  • OlderNWiser
    08/28/2017
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    Deepest sympathy for the people and animals of Texas. I heard a conservative Republican pundit-- whose name escapes me, as do most names--sorrowfully admit that the Republican Party has become the party of racism, hatred, and division. I know there are many sincere conservatives, but the party has been taken over by hatred. Ted Cruz is iconic of the party at this time tragically, just when we most need to unite as Americans to take care of each other. Global climate change causes drought alternating with more severe flooding following more violent storms. Fascist Nazis and other white supremacists are hiding behind religion to act out their terrorist agenda with the tacit approval stated and repeated by the man called president Who wants to be our dictator for life and will succeed in his appalling ambitions if we don't stay active and don't get him out Now!

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  • Ticktock
    08/28/2017
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    Go figure how the worm turns when it's Cruz's & Cornyn's home state, but that's a Republicans for you. Non for you but all for me.

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  • Dave
    08/28/2017
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    Sense this is being reported by mainstream media is this fake new? When Louisiana and others had flooding Cruz and other republicans voted agains federal funding support, but now it his state and he wants help. He is voting for it? Go figure.

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  • Abbi
    08/28/2017
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    I'm worried for the people not checked on regularly... and if people can be ignored what of the zoos and animal shelters?

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  • Susan
    08/28/2017
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    The current disaster in Texas is heart wrenching. They need aid desperately. I notice that 2 senators who voted against aiding Sandy victims are now asking for aid for their state. We remember, Senators Cruz and Comyn , and yes, your hypocrisy is showing.

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  • Janet
    08/29/2017
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    Do not let trump come to Texas tomorrow. We need our first responders on ground saving citizens who are losing their homes and drowning. Stay in your golden trump tower or Mara logo. We got it here in Texas. Know you would rather take federal money to build your so called wall than save lives in Texas. Oh by the way, how is it going for Mexico to pay for wall? Mexico, our allies offered their help in Texas. Mexico did same help with Katrina. Trump, Quit dividing our country. Please do not come to Texas. We need boots on ground to save lives and don't need your rally campaigns or politics.

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  • Azrael
    08/28/2017
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    Someone with some intestinal fortitude tell the babbling idiot to just shut up and let the adults handle the emergency

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  • GatewayJohn
    08/28/2017
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    Another Inconvenient Truth!

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  • Joanne
    08/28/2017
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    The violence at these anti Hate rallies is feeding right into trump and white supremacists. This is exactly what they want. If you want to prove you hate the violence , STOP the violence!!! DON'T give into them and bring yourself down to their level!!!

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  • Courtney
    08/28/2017
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    Make him stop talking about the wall. Now is not the time to talk about building the wall between the United States and Mexico. Our efforts need to be directed towards monies that will benefit people and not an insane and asinine wall. I am tired of him di I ding our country. We don't want the wall. We don't have time for this nonsense. Tell him so now! The need for federal monies will be stressed beyond measure and our residents will need all the help they can get. We don't have money or time to worry about this unnecessary wall. Let's prioritize and truly put Americans first. I will be offended if you don't speak up and stand up for people who are needing true leadership.

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  • Gordy
    08/28/2017
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    It's easy to watch on tv, hard to imagine what people are going through! God bless all the people inolved from those in need and those who are pouring there blood sweat and tears into helping,these are the people the word hero is reserved for! Those who make politics of this are FOOLS, ignore them and focus on those who care about peopl!

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  • Lou
    08/28/2017
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    Heartfelt sympathy and praying for the citizens of southeast Texas. Hopefully all will be rescued in time. Sad that it took a disaster of this magnitude to NOT have to see/hear Trump all over the TV! The media is doing a very good job reporting this and doing what they can to help rescue people and pets. I hope I don't hear 45 calling this fake news!

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  • NoHedges
    08/29/2017
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    I want to know what the 50 Texas billionaires who have received government kickback for more than 10 years, with the claim of fueling the economy, are doing to send some of that fuel down to their fellow Texans. I am serious! Either the wealthy elites show evidence of providing substantial help in their state or it goes on record that padding the wallets of all those Texas billionaires and multimillionaires DOES ABSOLUTELY NO FLIPPING GOOD! 😡And if one single federal tax dollar goes to help out the those same wealthy elite ... ... then I might just start offering a boat to rides in exchange for a promise to vote against any and all baby boomers. ⚠️

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  • Chester
    08/28/2017
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    I'm sure Climate Change fanatics will blame it on Man Made Global Warming!Climate Change is a Hoax and the below Bible scripture proves it. It all started with Global Warming but since it wasn't really getting any warmer they changed it to Climate Change. The climate is always changing. The Democrats started this hoax because it's a money maker for the Democrat party, more government control and to tax Fossil Fuels. If they can't predict the weather within a weeks time how can they predict it 30-50 years from now? It's a Hoax! While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭8:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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  • Kirstyn
    09/01/2017
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    I pray for Texas as of right now. Thank god for all the kind hearted people who are helping and who have helped and donated. God bless the firefighters, police, citizens, etc. If I could I would drive over there right now and help as much as I could.

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  • Chickie
    09/09/2017
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    Now that we are facing even more tragedy with Irma, hate MUST take a backseat! #45's agenda is now to feed his base. His self-serving ego wants total adoration and will stop at nothing to obtain it. If it encourages racism and division, 'oh well! At least my base loves me'! #45 made a point in his speeches to point out how many came out to see him when he was in TX...seriously? 😳

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