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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Delingpole: Liberals to Trump-Supporting Tangier Island ‘We Hope You Drown’

Angry liberals are wishing death on a tiny, vanishing island in Chesapeake Bay because its inhabitants mostly support Donald Trump and refuse to think correct thoughts about climate change.

Tangier Island in the middle of Chesapeake Bay, about an hour’s boat ride from the Virginia mainland, rises only a few feet above the waterline and has been slowly eroded by the sea since it was first colonized in the 1600s. Now its 500 remaining residents are desperate for federal support because it is on the verge of disappearing.

But when they asked for support from Donald Trump to help them build a wall – a sea wall, this time, to hold back the eroding waves – it prompted a barrage of hate from outsiders. Their crime, apparently, was to blame the island’s plight on natural erosion and not rising sea levels caused by man-made climate change.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haters gonna hate. I hope he does help preserve the island. It represents a vanishing way of life in very rural America. Saving it would be at a fraction of the cost of what's spent on slum and blight. The hardworking people of Tangier need help and it's an appropriate role for government.

Jim said...



It would be nice if Terry McAuliffe would have used the money he spent setting up felons to vote for Hillary on this project.. I'm sure Virginia could come up with a lot of the funding for this.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the raid by 50 federal agents from the US Fish and Wildlife Service including 2 helicopters , numerous Coast Guard and MD DNR & VA marine police on all the oyster companies in Crisfield and oystermen from Tangier is also retaliation. The head of the US Fish & Wildlife is an Obama appointee.I hope President Trump is made aware of this unfortunate waste of the tax payers money at the very least.

Anonymous said...

Liberals always hate. It's in them and this is all they know...no common sense, no critical thinking skills, no 'good' ideas...ignorance breeds ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Lovely people, aren't they? Im convinced the more someone claims to be compassionate, the more evil he is

Anonymous said...

I do not wish any ill to befall the people of Tangier Island but I do have a question:

When the primary mantra of conservatives is "cut spending", how can an island with such a heavily conservative (yet small) population be so selfish as to ask the federal government for millions of dollars?

Anonymous said...

The same way our politicians rammed Obamacare down our throats all the while keeping their own cream of the crop insurance. Don't question why a small island that needs help would ask for federal funding when our senators and congressmen are robbing us blind.

Anonymous said...

They are asking for help to maintain a lifestyle that has gone on for centuries that when it is gone, will be a sad day. They work and pay taxes and I would much rather my tax dollars go to them than to people who don't work or pay taxes. Maryland is helping Smith Island and I don't understand why Virginia can't help Tangier Island. It is a project well worth backing. We spew sand on the beach in Ocean City and the Delaware beaches, why should these people have to forfeit the only home they have ever known. Please help them, President Trump!

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of people who work and pay taxes that do not ask for government help, even when they desperately need it.

Anonymous said...

12:37 And there are plenty of people taking my tax dollars for sitting on their lazy arse. Would rather see my tax dollars go to tangier island than ebt island 😏

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOO!!!... 11:19 just got BURNED!!!

Anonymous said...

Look liberal dems bet you never complained when we did little to help New Orleans that just about wiped out a big part, you also did not want to help New Jersey when they suffered the same fate a large hurricaine, maybe the next hurricaine will be in your laps and erosion from what ever shore you are near. You are indeed haters but you did not criticize I bet Obama when he blamed our special responders in Texas when five were shot down and killed trying to defend innocent people in their path, that if you don't remember was Black Lives Matter and the start to all their hoopla. Put your brain in gear we are all Americans and at times need help.

Anonymous said...

I doubt Trump is going to spend any money on Tangier. I'm pretty sure when he assured them that nothing would happen to the island and it would still be there years from now, it's because he doesn't believe in global warming and that the water is rising around them.

Anonymous said...

Every year "beach replenishment" uses millions to pump sand on naturally-shifting beaches--every big storm washes it away--at least the Tangier project will be more substantial than sand on a barrier island.
Let the wealthy landowners of OC and Rehobeth finance beach replenishment--they're who benefits from it, not me--I can't afford those overpriced plastic tourist traps.

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:42, maybe you should first read the article before you open your pie hole.

The Island is sinking doofus. The water is not rising.

Must be publicly edumacated.