Mexico Offers Hurricane Relief Aid To Texas

The Dallas Morning News reports:

The Mexican government expressed its solidarity Sunday with the United States following the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and offered assistance to Texas. Mexico offered to help Texas deal with the disaster, “as good neighbors should always do in trying times.”

On Sunday evening, Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray [photo] and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke by telephone. Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, the Mexican consul general in Austin, said he has been in constant communication with the governor’s office to determine how Mexico can best help.

“As we have done in the past, Mexico stands with Texas in this difficult moment,” Gonzalez said. Twelve years ago, following Hurricane Katrina, Mexico sent troops and a vessel filled with food, medicine and water to aid victims in New Orleans.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    But, but, they’re bad hombres and rapists and whatnot, huh….?

    • Rex

      Some, I assume, are good people.

  • Butch

    And if I”m remembering correctly, Mexico’s food got to New Orleans before any U.S. relief did……

    • Mike Carey

      If I recall correctly, in 1974 following the disastrous Cycone Tracy in Darwin, the first aid aircraft to arrive was an Indonesian Air Force C-130. That is not to impugn the massive Australian relief effort that followed, just to note that neighbours can sometimes respond very quickly. Australia returned the favour after the Aceh tsunami in 2004.

      • ColdCountry

        Neighbors helping neighbors, as it should be.

        I seem to recall that a number of nations offered to come help after Katrina, but that they were rejected. Gotsta keep them furriners out, you never know, some may have stayed illegally.

        • Mike Carey

          Sad!

          • ColdCountry

            Yep. And, imo, not very smart. People, and nations, don’t like feeling beholding, but they do want to feel like they are making a positive difference. Being able to receive help gracefully is as important as giving help selflessly.

        • charemor

          A number of nations also offered to help after 9/11 but Dubya said we didn’t need help – we should just go shopping.

      • Friday

        Darwin’s actually a lot closer to Indonesia than, effectively, any big city in Australia. There’s a lot of outback between there and anywhere. (It’s also why that’s where the Japanese attacked in WWII.)

        • Mike Carey

          True, it is.

    • ColdCountry

      See, that’s why we need a wall! Those Mexicans are fast! What? they came by water? Well… build a seawall!

    • Mike in Texas

      Mexican Army went to an evacuation center in San Antonio. Mexican Navy went to Biloxi, according to this article. I remember when they came to San Antonio. But you’re on track about something getting to NO earlier than FEMA or National Guard. I remember that too, just not what it was.

      “In a scene that would have given Donald Trump heart palpitations, 200 flag-waving Mexican troops breached the U.S. border outside Laredo, Tex., 10 years ago and advanced unopposed up Interstate 35 to San Antonio.

      “It was the first time a Mexican army had marched on San Antonio since 1836 when Gen. Santa Ana massacred besieged Texas independence fighters at the Alamo.”

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-mexicans-crossed-our-border-to-feed-our-hungry/2015/08/28/347342e4-4cee-11e5-84df-923b3ef1a64b_story.html?tid=ss_fb-amp&utm_term=.ba30bce8310b

  • Robert Flanagan

    Mexico, outclassing the asshole in the White House.

    • Butch

      I struggle to name anything that doesn’t.

    • bambinoitaliano

      A slug could outclass the shit gibbon.

      • David Walker

        And a well-placed slug could deck him. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a punch to the face would change 45?

    • Rex

      That’s actually pretty easy to do.

    • Rich

      An actual ass hole outclasses the asshole in the White House.

    • Actually not so classy if you recall the “help” they provided after Katrina. They, GWB, Dem leaders, and the media helped displace American hurricane victims with illegal aliens to do rebuilding jobs. Nagin and a few others spoke out against that at the time but he was shouted down (by those like Jason Zengerle).

      As a result, many American hurricane victims remained on public assistance and rebuilding money flowed to crooked contractors (mostly linked to the GOP, but one or two to the Dems) and out of the U.S. (remittances help prop up the MX govt).

      They want money and political power, “class” has nothing to do with it.

    • Koolhed

      Turd World countries like Mexico should help their own country. We don’t need their crap!

  • AtticusP

    What a wonderful thing to do!

    And it has the added benefit of getting under you-know-who’s very thin orange skin.

    A win – win for sure.

  • shellback

    Another way Mexico can help – Off Dump.

  • Gustav2

    67 Republican’s voted against HR 41 (Sandy relief), six from Texas. Can’t wait to see Louis Gohmert vote yes for this one

    • Strepsi

      In a Congress of stupid racist assholes, he’s one of the stupidest, most racist, and assholiest.

  • Todd

    GODDAMN those thieves and rapists !!!!!

    • David Walker

      Obviously, they’re using this as a diversion.

  • bkmn

    Its a shame we can’t deport Trump somewhere, anywhere.

    • Ross

      …like outer space.

      • Bluto

        Not Uranus but perhaps bannon’s.

        • Butch

          Surface of the sun would work.

    • Galvestonian

      Cheetolini’s Grandfather was once an immigrant. Donald Trump’s German grandfather who had earlier lived in the U.S. and had fallen on hard times here and had returned to his home town in Germany to seek prosperity but was ordered by a royal decree to leave Bavaria and never return, in turn he wrote a letter pleading the prince regent of Bavaria not to deport him.

      Friedrich Trump wrote the letter in 1905 when he returned to Germany with his wife and daughter after having emigrated to the US.
      German authorities had given him eight weeks to leave and denied him repatriation because he failed to complete his mandatory military service and to register his initial emigration to the US 20 years earlier.
      In the letter, Mr Trump described the moment he received the news from the High Royal State Ministry he had to leave as “a lightning strike from fair skies”.
      “We were paralysed with fright, our happy family life was tarnished. My wife has been overcome by anxiety, and my lovely child has become sick,” he wrote.
      “Why should we be deported?” he asked, “This is very, very hard for a family. What will our fellow citizens think if honest subjects are faced with such a decree.”
      The letter, translated from German into English and published in Harpers Magazine, shows how desperate Mr Trump was to remain with his family in Bavaria.
      Writing to Luitpold, prince regent of Bavaria, he begged for mercy.
      He said: “In this urgent situation I have no other recourse than to turn to our adored, noble, wise, and just sovereign lord, our exalted ruler His Royal Highness, highest of all, who has already dried so many tears, who has ruled so beneficially and justly and wisely and softly and is warmly and deeply loved, with the most humble request that the highest of all will himself in mercy deign to allow the applicant to stay in the most gracious Kingdom of Bavaria.”
      Mr Trump was born in the village of Kallstadt, in the Rhineland region in west Germany in 1869.
      He left the country at the age of 16 with little possessions and went to the US in the hope of making fortune.
      He trained to become a barber and he went on to run a restaurant, bar and allegedly even a brothel and became a wealthy man.
      Despite his letter, Mr Trump was not allowed to stay in Bavaria and returned to New York, where he settled with his family.

      • ColdCountry

        “In this urgent situation I have no other recourse than to turn to our
        adored, noble, wise, and just sovereign lord, our exalted ruler His
        Royal Highness, highest of all, who has already dried so many tears, who
        has ruled so beneficially and justly and wisely and softly and is
        warmly and deeply loved, with the most humble request that the highest
        of all will himself in mercy deign to allow the applicant to stay in the
        most gracious Kingdom of Bavaria.”

        Dear gods! Laying it on a little thick, isn’t he? I’d have rejected him just for thinking I’d fall for that bs.

      • BobSF_94117

        “We were paralysed with fright, our happy family life was tarnished. My wife has been overcome by anxiety, and my lovely child has become sick, my bone spur has been acting up,” he wrote.

      • Hue-Man

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93b037fb3d63018fb03e45be151cfaa5c5d61f35d4238842ba5fc9861aef87a6.jpg
        Caption: The Arctic Restaurant and Hotel, owned by Friedrich Trump in Bennett, B.C. in 1899, is being reconstructed by Parks Canada in collaboration with the Carcross Tagish First Nation (Meagan Campbell)
        Donald Trump’s ancestral brothel gets a new lease on life
        http://www.macleans.ca/news/donald-trumps-ancestral-brothel-gets-a-new-lease-on-life/

      • Dagoril

        “Why should we be deported?” he asked, “This is very, very hard for a family. What will our fellow citizens think if honest subjects are faced with such a decree.”

        Hmmm. it is a pickle. Maybe it had something to do with you repeatedly violating Bavarian law.

      • Niblet58

        I wish they had let him stay…..

  • Galvestonian

    This is so cool … I love this.

  • Rocco

    Leading by example…

  • Keith D Plane

    the orange shitstain will probably put some demand out there before he will allow aid to come in.

    • bambinoitaliano

      And channel the money for his Wall project.

      • Tawreos

        After it makes a stop in his pockets for a while

        • bambinoitaliano

          It’s typical behavior of third world dictator at the helm. Selling the country of major projects. Getting lucrative pay off from contractors and corporations involve in the projects. Many references from the developing countries who build bombastic structures or highways that stroke the egos of their citizens while money is being send to these dictators foreign bank accounts.

    • kirby7771

      you are probably right.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Todd20036

      But they sent no help whatsoever after the Bowling Green Massacre.

  • Tawreos

    It is nice to see that our neighbors still remember how to act like neighbors, now if we could get the Toddler in Chief to return the favor.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Not even after you bath and change his diaper and fed him follow by a long nap. His every waking moment is one tantrum after another.

  • AtticusP

    And out of gratitude, Trump will announce that he is giving Mexico a 10% discount on his fucking wall.

  • JW Swift

    But, but…

    How will they ever afford to help Texas AND pay for the wall?

    They must be doing a lot better than we thought down there… (/s)

    • bambinoitaliano

      ” No. They illegal cross over, stole our jobs and rob our money! Now they are pretending to help us to appear generous. ” That will be the kind of spin of the ungrateful racist assholes.

  • Halou

    And not a single book promo or reference to election results. How does Mexico do it?

  • PickyPecker
    • Pip

      Look at all of them, taking the jobs from all of those good ‘murican folks that were lining up to help out their fellow Americans during the crisis.

  • Harveyrabbit
    • Gigi

      I laughed, but I really shouldn’t have. Sad.

    • TexasBoy

      None of which are made in the USA

    • Hank

      Check the water for Cholera!!!

    • Strepsi

      I laughed, and then checked the handle to see if it was real — Trump is so extreme he’s breaking satire AND Godwin’s Law…

    • McSwagg

      I guess you haven’t seen the $40+ cases of water on sale in Houston Friday and Saturday.
      https://i.redd.it/ht2kpu5b7zhz.jpg

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Ben in Oakland

      Sure it will help. All of the water will stay on the US side, and Mexico won’t get any.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Can we make him president? Him or the Canadian PM? Or the Irish PM? Or anyone else? Please?

    • jsmukg

      Oooooh. For anyone remotely human, that would smart. For Twitler, of course….

  • motordog

    Would this be an appropriate point for Mexico to do a ‘mic drop’?

    • bambinoitaliano

      Mulitple unit on the head of the orange shit head? Yes!

  • Gigi

    “WE DON’T WANT NO MEX-E-CANS HERE…unless they’re comin’ to save our asses then we’re a-ok with them and would welcome them with open arms. Just don’t send us the rapists and the drug dealers. Thanks!!” — Average Concervative Texan

    • bambinoitaliano

      ” The only good Mexicans are those who gave us money and free labor. They all turn rapists and robbers once we have no use of them. Sad! “

      • JW Swift

        “They are, surprisingly good, however, at lawn care.”

        “But lock the doors while they’re working so they don’t break-in and rape us or steal something. And come to think of it, pass a bunch of laws to ensure that they don’t get legal status to be too comfy living here, and so they don’t get to partake of our schools, hospitals, etc.” (/s)

  • Halou

    Since this is being handled by the state governor Trump is in no position to refuse the help, which is most fortunate. Though the Mexicans should still be wary of emboldened ICE agents?

  • motordog

    How far will the recover have to progress before Trump claims a glorious victory in how he singlehandedly restored the entire state? A week? A day or two? Has anyone checked twitter in the last half hour?

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • The_Wretched

      In law school, I was a somewhat polarizing figure. I’d point out that politics seemed to drive outcome in certain cases. Citizens United is one of those cases where the ‘legal reasoning’ is window dressing.

    • jimbo65

      Frustrates me to no end that we got Citizens United as the result of the first ascension of an illegitimate president. If the election of 2000 hadn’t been stolen, we wouldn’t have gotten Roberts and Alito in the Supreme Court.

      • jsmukg

        THIS.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Somehow, Trump will say again something about Mexico going to pay for the wall.

  • Paula

    Mexico is sending help, provisions, and supplies. And the U.S. is gonna’ pay for it.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Burrrrrrrrrrrnnnn.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Love me some Mexican men.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      I’ll be right over.

      • Treant

        Swing past here on your way home.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        I’m in Washington State. Lets meet in the upper BC.

  • Jon Doh

    I hope Mexico will loan us some workers to help rebuild after the water goes away. There has to be a shortage with all the deportations. I haven’t seen a building crew in years that wasn’t mainly made up of Mexicans

  • TheManicMechanic

    Trumpers will take the food and supplies with one hand and beat the table demanding a wall with the other.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Good for them.

  • justmeeeee

    When Mexico sends a truckload of food to Tejas, Trump will claim it’s beginning to reimburse for the wall!

  • Stubenville
  • dcurlee

    This is how a nation responds. Politics aside to help humanity. Trump could take a lesson but as they say can’t teach an old dog new tricks

  • JWC

    Hey Donny don’t you just hate it when humans interact with humans and deny you any chance of press What you have said and done tio Mexico you should be vastly embarassent and ashamed

  • stanhope

    But sweetest, how are they going to get that aid over here with trump’s wall and all LOL. Besides, aren’t they all criminals?

  • Ken M

    I don’t suppose even a simple Thank You went out to either Mexico, or Canada. Trump is such a fool. I guess his rule must be, “if they can pay to aid us, they can pay for the wall.”

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    Generous gesture.
    Nice poke in the eye of Agent Orange as a bonus.
    What’s not to like?

  • EqualityForAll

    Oh no. Trump will find a way to seize the funds offered by Mexico meant to assist the recovery effort in Texas and use it to fund his ridiculous wall. I would stake my life on that.