Bruce Hrobak from Billy Bones Bait and Tackle of Port St. Lucie…

One of the more unique aspects of having a genuine “people’s president”, are the unscripted moments when a generally invisible ordinary American is provided the opportunity to share their perspective.  Mr. Bruce Hrobak from Billy Bones Bait and Tackle of Port St. Lucie, did exactly that today in the White House.  [Watch]

[Transcript] President Trump […] And I also signed legislation authorizing $100 million to fight red tide — a big problem that some people don’t know about but, when you do know about it, that means trouble because it is bad — and other toxic algae that damages coastal areas. It’s causing tremendous havoc, and we have a way of straightening it out, and we’ll get it done.

We’re joined today by Bruce Hrobak, owner of Billy Bones Bait ‘N Tackle in Port St. Lucie — a place I know very well — Florida. His business was devastated by toxic algae from Lake Okeechobee.

Bruce, please come up and tell us about what’s happened and what we’re doing for you. Where is Bruce? (Applause.) Bruce. Hi, Bruce. Please.

MR. HROBAK: I really appreciate it, sir.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.

MR. HROBAK: Hello. How are you all today? All right, we have made a big trip up here to make sure we’re here. This is very important. This is my family’s business, okay? I’ve owned the Bait ‘N Tackle store since 2001 and been in Florida since 2006.

I have my son Tanner over here with me. He means the world to me. He is my best friend and my son. He’s actually a brain cancer survivor. You know, he beat it and now he’s 21, and — (applause) — thank you. Thank you.

I wanted to say — thank you. I wanted to say that, Mr. President, you’re not only doing a tremendous job all the way around, but you jumping into this environment brings my heart to warmth, knowing that what you’re doing is going — is the truth. It’s going wonderfully.

My business in 2018 was so horrible, we — I own two stores — we closed several days a week because of, you know, the algae and people being frightened, if they were afraid to touch the water and everything. I have a marine mechanic — I just wanted to say really quickly — has a bad infection in his arm from the marine algae and stuff.

But basically, your completion of this Herbert Hoover Dike is going to make a tremendous difference because we can store more water in Lake Okeechobee; safely store it there so the residents that are around there are safe. We care and we’re are concerned about them — us, on the coast. Believe me. And that the water does not go into the Caloosahatchee and to the St. Lucie estuary. It’s full of contanimants [sic] — contaminants and fertilizers.

And, Mr. President, you mentioned about the red tide. It is a natural occurrence. This fertilizer and all these contaminants is like a super power. And we have seen devastation on the west coast like none other before, in 2018.

So, I mean, I’m just so grateful for all the work you’re doing, sir, and everything. And the Everglades restoration. And also, I heard great news that the dike is going to be finished much sooner — ’22 than — 2022 — than expected.

So I personally want to thank you because this year they’re not dumping; our businesses are doing better. My wife don’t yell at me as much. (Laughter.) Well, that always happens.

So, you know, she says to me, “You’re going to be by the President talking.” And I says, “Oh, I don’t need no list or whatever. I’ve got a big mouth. I talk. I don’t care. I’m proud.” (Laughter.) I’m proud of who I am, and what I am.
I’m a licensed charter boat captain, and I’ve done it since 25 — since I’m 25 years old. And I just want to say thank you for the opportunity to speak. Thank you for everything you are doing, sir. I speak for so many people. You are — you bring my heart to warmth for everything you’re doing, and all the way around. (Applause.)

And, sir, my nephew — thank you all. My nephew Kenny Hrobak is like my son. He is in South Korea, right now, in the Army. And he’s doing things. And he is so proud of you, and those boys. They all just — I’ve never seen people that are so proud of our President. And I just — I’m amazed.

I mean, we stayed up to watch you that day when you got elected. We were like, “He’s got it! He’s got it!” (Laughter.) So — I’m sorry, I’m telling the truth. (Applause.)

Listen, my dad taught me — my dad taught me, “Don’t tell no lies.” And when you want me to shut up, I will. But I’m telling the truth. And dad always say — he looked a little like Donald Trump; he did a little bit. But you’re much handsomer. (Laughter.) Thank you. Thank you very much, sir. (Applause.)

I worked in the towers over there (inaudible). I really appreciate it. Thank you, sir. You have no idea how many people appreciate everything you’ve done. I mean it. Thank you so much.

THE PRESIDENT: That’s really nice . I appreciate it.

MR. HROBAK: I appreciate it.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.

MR. HROBAK: And I want to say one final thing. I’ve got a big mouth. (Laughter.) God bless America and God bless our President! Give him a hand. (Applause.) Trump 2020.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Bruce. Wow. Well, that was unexpected. We appreciate it, Bruce. (Laughter.) That’s better than any speechwriter I could get, right? (Laughter.) Who am I going to get like that? I appreciate it. Thank you.

MR. HROBAK: (Inaudible.) (Off-mic.)

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Bruce.

[Full Transcript]

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109 Responses to Bruce Hrobak from Billy Bones Bait and Tackle of Port St. Lucie…

  1. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    This gesture is why Trump rings true to Americans. Unscripted, raw, heartfelt, unstaged.

    Real deal stuff

    Liked by 65 people

      • Stringy theory says:

        Me too. That is a real American and so is our President.

        Liked by 26 people

      • swimeasy says:

        Well said Tea Rose! Same here Blind Squirrel!
        Thank you Sundance! Mr. Hrobak and his family are an inspiration!

        Liked by 16 people

      • Bob Parker says:

        Ditto on the tears.

        I can’t help but wonder if the Marxist Leftist Dems are going to launch an investigation into this event.

        The Dems simply cannot allow PT to enjoy any victories of any kind don’t ya know.

        Liked by 12 people

      • Kenji says:

        Me too. Tears, and all choked-up. Men like these are the salt of the earth. The same kind of men who organized the Houston flotilla. Men with both passion and compassion. MY President is TRULY a man of the people. You can’t FAKE it (like Biden, and every other selfish, politician). MY President my tinkle into a golden toilet in MaraLago … but he doesn’t piss on the common man … he genuinely cares for us. Something I have NEVER been able to say about a politician except maybe Reagan.

        BTW … just think of all the true ENVIRONMENTAL problems like the Red Tide we could address … if we weren’t WASTING our $$$$ on the FRAUD of global warming.

        Liked by 10 people

    • Mncpo(ret) says:

      I love him more every day. He is one of us.

      Liked by 26 people

    • John Allan Wilson says:

      George W Bush got reelected with the help of a picture of him hugging a little girl who lost her father in the Towers. He had tears in his eyes and it was an honest human moment that went viral. President Trump has it all and this moment noted above shows me we have the best president of my life time. I am so proud of President Trump!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. mikebrezzze says:

    Lmao@ this transcript . Where it says “mic off” he said “TRUMP 2020”

    Liked by 6 people

    • mikebrezzze says:

      Mod, please delete this, I’m wrong

      Liked by 1 person

    • sunnyflower5 says:

      That is the exact point FOX stopped covering this speech on Environmental Leadership. 🤣😂

      Liked by 3 people

      • margarite1 says:

        I turned on FOX this morning while getting ready for work and they had a rat party guy on who had a Spanish accent to present the insane side of the debate. I’ve had it with them.

        Liked by 8 people

        • FrogTongue says:

          margarite1, I only watch Maria, and to a lesser extent Tucker or Sean when they are covered on this blog site. Otherwise, fox can go away with the rest of cable “news”. When I want entertainment and commentary, Intellectual frog legs does it much better than any of the cable outlets ever did.

          Liked by 6 people

        • 1american1st says:

          That’s exactly why we changed to One America News…. too many RAT PARTY people on Fox now… Fox has lost their way. They forgot who made them #1, the people who were fleeing from the Main Stream Media aka the propaganda arm of the DEMOCRAT PARTY!

          When Fox hired that Traitor, Donna Brazile, I was done with Fox. Brazile was head of the DNC & a CNN correspondent in 2016 when she fed the debate questions to Hillary BEFORE the debate. She even admitted it. She should be in prison for interfering in our election, not jibberjabbering on Fox News! Didn’t the corrupt FBI indict a bunch of Russians for interfering in our 2016 election? Why didn’t we hear outrage from Dem politicians & the MSM over Brazile’s interference? Oh wait! She’s a Democrat! NOTHING has or will be done to her….

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  3. kittytrump84 says:

    Patriots are the finest people in existence.

    Liked by 22 people

  4. DJT2020 says:

    Trump has fallen in love with the People and the People in love with him. We are in such good hands.

    Liked by 36 people

  5. FL_GUY says:

    There was a time in this country when the White House did not have a fence or armed guards. People would stop in to see the President.

    Of course today, due to the EVIL, that degree of access just cannot be done. However, President Trump has brought more regular people to the White House as guests than any President in history. President Trump has once again made the White House, the house of We the People.

    Liked by 19 people

    • GrandpaM says:

      FL_Guy and in 2010 during the first go around of the Kenyan usurper they added the chicken wire to the fence. My guess was that it was the touch of ole Mike O.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. jmgreenwell says:

    Oh man. Bruce is the salt of the earth! Love him. Thanks for sharing, Sundance. He “brought my heart to warmth.” What a great guy!

    Liked by 27 people

    • Lucille says:

      Salt of the Earth, indeed!

      And “…brought my heart to warmth.” Isn’t that a great phrase! I’m going to start using it everywhere possible and give Bruce credit.

      Liked by 5 people

  7. 1stgoblyn says:

    Our VSPGPDJT is the real deal! He makes the ordinary every-day American citizen feel like they are the most important person in the room. And contrary to how the media like to portray our VSPGPDJT he does not make it all about himself. How many times do they have to see video such as this one to realize that? TRUMP 2020

    Liked by 20 people

  8. alliwantissometruth says:

    I can just imagine democrats sitting around mocking the speech of this everyday American

    But what they’ll never understand is Mr. Hrobak is an American in his heart and in his soul, and he and people like him are the reason this country is great. They’re the ones that make it all work, and without them, the snobby elitists wouldn’t have a free and wealthy country to spew their idiocy in

    A Hollywood type as a “hero” or Mr. Hrobak?

    Your answer says a lot about who you really are

    Liked by 29 people

    • Stringy theory says:

      Great comment.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Aeyrie says:

      I vote for Mr. Hrobak. So genuine, he’s priceless! 🙂

      Liked by 7 people

    • Eric French says:

      Simply put, Mr. Hrobak is US, we are HIM. We finally have a president who gets US!

      Liked by 11 people

    • MTeresa says:

      If you want something fixed, you call on someone like Mr. Hrobak – he’s the real deal. I’m so sick and tired of feeling like elitists (Democrats) in this country mocking folks like me and Mr. Hrobak. People like me who work hard, pay their taxes, and expect fair representation in our government. DJT is my President and I know he really does represent the People.

      I look at mugshots of Antifa and wonder, where the hell did these people come from? Mostly all white and probably all are graduates of elite universities. And guess what………..they must not be able to find work because they have useless degrees. If they had an education in something useful, my God, how could they not be working in this economy? All those Occupy Wallstreet nitwits …………some finally found work and the rest are living in Mom’s basement. What an awful hateful group of people. I don’t understand why some cities in this country allow them to cover their faces and carry weapons. They are no different than the KKK. Awful, hate-in-their-hearts, soulless people.

      Sorry – just on a roll tonight. Thanks for posting this SD. It can get pretty discouraging when you see stuff like Antifa, and the USA Women’s Soccer team disrespecting our President and our Flag. They disgust me.

      But this post absolutely made my night!

      Liked by 15 people

    • Yep, in profanity laden broken rants and with a hearty dose of pure hatred to spice it up.

      Very sad, and very infuriating to boot…

      Be ready, for anything.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Sentient says:

    Where we see a normal American, libs see a Nazi or a klansman. It must be horrible to live that way.

    Liked by 18 people

  10. Christopher A Wright says:

    Amen

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Bendix says:

    God bless America.
    This is our Environment President, because he loves the land, the land of the free.

    Liked by 9 people

  12. Dutchman says:

    Darn stupid phone! Started reading the transcript, and the screen got all swimmy, again!
    Must be a virus or something,…

    Liked by 17 people

  13. The Devilbat says:

    There is more than one red tide. One is in the ocean and the other is in Washington DC. It is known as the democratic party, a collection of bright red communists.

    Liked by 9 people

  14. grlangworth says:

    This guy was terrific. I particularly like that PDJT singled out the great job in a short time that Secy Perry has done on Nuclear power plant production. Nuclear Energy has been deliberately sabotaged in this country by no-nothings. I promise you they will rue the day.

    Liked by 13 people

    • WSB says:

      And I am now friends with someone who has been assigned the dismantling of our nuclear power plant in Peekskill, NY because Dictator Andrew Cuomo has deemed it should be closed within two years. 30% of NYC’s power. We keep hearing about a NG plant coming online.

      And our friend can see no reason this plant should be demolished. May God help us.

      Liked by 2 people

  15. Pa Hermit says:

    Amazing how POTUS finds these people who need no script to talk of their deep appreciation! Actually a vibrant breath of fresh air!

    Liked by 14 people

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Mr. Hrobak knows how to engage an audience! In that short time, while speaking from the heart, he included details that revealed what kind of a person he is and enriched his presentation: the struggles of his two stores, he has a son who is a survivor of brain cancer, the marine mechanic with infection from algae, the nephew who is like a son and is serving in Korea, the wife doesn’t yell at him as much, and so on.

      He brought us into his life and into his heart, a heart full of gratitude for President Trump.

      Liked by 14 people

  16. What a fabulous testimony from a REAL American. Thanks for linking that impromptu speech from Bruce Hrobak, a great American. Trump is working on REAL solutions to environmental disasters, unlike Obama who sat on disasters like the EPA Animus River sabotage, and the BP oil spill which Obama sat on for nearly half a year while having his EPA “study” possible solutions, then used the plan originally proposed by Haliburton to plug the damn hole.

    Trump has been the best president for the environment, bar none. Taking manufacturing away from the ChiComs is the number one thing we can do to stop pollution of our air and waters, as they care not a bit about environmental destruction and pollution. Trump has reduced nuclear fallout too, thanks to Trump releasing the NoKos from ChiCom control, and the cessation of nuclear bomb tests. Not to mention the fact that we are providing more energy to the world since Trump’s policies with our much cleaner extraction/refining/shipment methods, which reduces the pollution that the Russians, Venezuelans, and Middle East countries spew into the environment. Trump is the best jobs president God ever created, and the best environmental steward that God has ever created too. Take that, Leftists.

    Liked by 11 people

  17. visage13 says:

    That was so awesome to watch. Thanks for sharing that Sundance.

    Liked by 5 people

    • kp says:

      Human, we have a human in office, superhuman in his everyday accomplishments, but a huMAN none the less. Can’t be faked, not created by the press so he can’t be destroyed by the press.

      Emmanuel [God with us] walked as a huMAN to show us the path to follow. And HE sent us a modern day huMAN to remind us of our walk with HIM. None of us are perfect, we all have faults, but we can TRY to be human (no gender implied).

      God bless this man, our President, Donald J Trump.

      Liked by 3 people

  18. MAGADJT says:

    This is exactly what the left is afraid of. They know that POTUS can connect with people better than any other POTUS ever. He truly cares about regular people, and that is why his supporters won’t abandon him.

    Liked by 14 people

    • Joe2pt.0 says:

      I agree. President Trump cares about his country and her people. The previous POS didn’t and it was painfully obvious to me and -most- Americans.

      Liked by 6 people

  19. Rynn69 says:

    Only at the Treehouse. TY for sharing this real moment, Sundance.

    Looking at VSGPDJT’s face was telling…he really cares.

    Liked by 17 people

  20. teaforall says:

    Past several years we have been vacationing in Sanibel Florida. Last year the Red Tide was devastating. July – November 2018. Luckily we were there in April and not affected. This year we did noticed a difference. My Husband was surf fishing every day and only caught sm sharks. Last year we were eating fish every day that he caught.
    Thank You President Trump

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Artemis Gordon says:

    I watched the whole video posted here – I thought I could see PDJT tearing up as much as I was.

    Liked by 6 people

  22. Eric French says:

    Brings me to tears…we have needed Trump for so very long! He’s even better than I could have ever imagined. Just look at the response from Mr. Hrobak…ALL of us feel like that in one form or another…simply amazing and we are so very fortunate to have lived in this historic time.

    Liked by 15 people

    • grumpyqs says:

      I agree Eric; especially with your point that we have NEEDED a President like our POTUS Trump for a very long time. Campaign promises are meaningful, he does care about America and Americans and communicates like person-to-person; NOT as Master to Slave like all other politicians.

      Liked by 3 people

  23. Awesome guy, great speech. And, I saw my first Trump/Pence Keep America Great bumper sticker today…on the back of a big, shiny pick up truck. Made me smile, especially since I live in blue land.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Yy4u says:

      Littleflower — i saw a Trump Pence bumper sticker on a pickup too. I have a small Trump2020 flag that a stranger gave us when he saw my husband’s MAGA hat. We are out here..lots of us. We get a lot of thumbs up and “like your hat” from perfect strangers. We are safe because tho old folks whrn we are out walking we are walking sn 80 lb German Shepherd. 😁

      Liked by 12 people

    • Eric French says:

      Saw a guy in PA with a Trump 2020 flag waving from his truck bed, beautiful sight!

      Liked by 2 people

    • GrandpaM says:

      littleflower, we saw a bunch of Trump/Pence 2020 banners on the DC Mall on July 4.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Austin Holdout says:

      Hubby sent me a picture today of a car with a sticker that said “He won. Get over it.” Loved that.

      Liked by 4 people

  24. Joe2pt.0 says:

    That was sooo good!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Derek Hagen says:

    This guy is an example of why I’ve loved Americans since I was 8 years old when we first went to New Hampshire to visit relatives. Do anything for a stranger at the drop of a hat. I mean, I love Americans. It’s almost embarassing. I can’t even begin to explain it to my fellow Canadians. And VSGPDJT just lets him go at it, a guy who feels comfortable enough to stand up in front of everybody in the greatest place on the face of the earth and let it all out. And then some.

    We live in amazing times. I mean, we live in amazing times.

    Liked by 24 people

  26. Henry chance says:

    President Trump focuses on solutions.
    I can appreciate the algae plague.

    Our somewhat famous yacht club on a fresh water reservoir had algae blooms. We met with corporate and private farmers in the watershed and as they changed fertilizer and surface tillage practices, the blooms ended. Fertilizer runoff and in Floorida, sewage also. Runoff of fertilizer doesn’t help crop yields.

    President Trump is a genius in that he knows what is in it for the other party.

    The EPA is a oriented toward a punitive model. Not solutions oriented.

    Brainstorming solutions vs. Pelosie hissy fits.

    Liked by 11 people

  27. ristvan says:

    yuhno, I totally relate to this Fish Bait guy in a weird way. I owned a dairy farm in SW Wisconsin for 35+ years (sad, just sold). So a Fish Bait related very personal family story.

    All my new hard working farmer neighbors were just like him. Completed high school, went to work, some after a military enlistment. I was the fancy pants 3x Harvard grad ‘rich’ newbie pretend part time farmer who was trying to learn their ways from them. Their notion, not mine.

    Got farmer neighbors trust only after throwing a barn hoe down after my dilapidated second barn got restored at some considerable local contractor expense. Clean new plywood floor with new 2×12 stringers underneath. Put old (dating this to late1980’s) 60# square hay bails around the main barn floor perimeter for seating plus BYO food ‘tables’. Invited was pot luck, but had the local restaurant come cook more food just in case. Hired a local CW band. Damn, that barn rocked until we shut her down at midnight as agreed. Thought the hanging barn restored main floor was going to collapse from the dance sway–no exaggeration, at least a foot vertical. And that was just to a simple Texas two step. But, we immediately became accepted in our community for many decades.

    A closely related to my personal experience hypothesis. Our Blue Collar Billionaire PDJT learned ‘on the job’ early in construction in NYC do no different than I did much later on a much smaller scale on my WI diary farm. Except he learned it much better, and brought it to the WH.

    We are watching a true ‘blue collar billionaire’ working his Apprentice magic every day.

    Liked by 25 people

    • Dekester says:

      ristvan, thank you.

      God bless PDJT

      Liked by 3 people

    • And “THIS” is why I always look for a comment from “ristvan”!
      Insight. Truth. Facts.

      Like

    • mac says:

      Well said, Ristvan. You were smart to make such an effort to fit in, and they were lucky to have someone like you who would try that hard.

      You are dead on about President Trump, by the way. He really does “get” the American people, and he has an absolutely tremendous advantage in having a wife like Melania. Not only is she beautiful, which never hurts, she seems to be absolutely gifted when it comes to interpersonal relationships. She has more sheer grace than any First Lady I have ever seen.

      Of American Presidents in my lifetime (back to Ike), I would have to say President Trump is the best I’ve ever seen, even more so than the sainted Ronald Reagan, of blessed memory. I would crawl over broken glass to vote for President Trump in 2020.

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  28. bour3 says:

    That was fun.

    Liked by 4 people

    • rashomon says:

      Yes. Pres. Trump has that crooked little smile that just invites you to grin with him, find the joy in the moment, appreciate the peoples’ effort. He’s a total 180 from how the media paints him, and it is becoming more apparent every day as the propagandists get desperate.

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  29. Yy4u says:

    Littleflower — i saw a Trump Pence bumper sticker on a pickup too. I have a small Trump2020 flag that a stranger gave us when he saw my husband’s MAGA hat. We are out here..lots of us. We get a lot of thumbs up and “like your hat” from perfect strangers. We are safe because tho old folks whrn we are out walking we are walking sn 80 lb German Shepherd. 😁

    Liked by 6 people

    • Eric French says:

      I was out for pizza with my wife last night in Honesdale in northeastern Pennsylvania, saw a tall biker lookin dude walk by outside through the window of the restaurant; he had a sack with a little dog in it hanging around his neck, quite an odd sight.

      He quickly disappeared from view, and I thought he was coming into the restaurant, but he never appeared. We paid our bill and left the restaurant, and there he was sitting with two other people, at a table just outside the door…in the fourth place at the table sat the cutest little chihuahua you ever saw…sitting right on the table like a place setting!

      I say something to the guy about his cute dog, and says to me in a strong Mexican accent, “Nice hat man! And that’s straight from 100% Mexican-American, I love Trump!”

      This is in PA…Trump is going to wi in a yuge landslide.

      Liked by 11 people

    • MTeresa says:

      So that’s the secret! Wear your MAGA hat with an 80 lb German Shepherd!!! Someone should have told Jussie Smollet 😉

      Liked by 3 people

  30. Dee Paul Deje says:

    That Russian has the American accent down perfectly.

    Liked by 3 people

  31. SayItAintSoJoe says:

    The biggest polluters in the State of FL are the sugar cane farms. They are a huge lobby in FL too. I believe with DeSantis as governor the sugar industry may finally be losing its hold on the waterway front.

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  32. Pyrthroes says:

    Any would-be commissar, gauleiter, thinking to trade some gimlet-eyed Jeremy Fisher (er, Epstein) for DJT sixteen months from now is going to find he/she/its-self trawled like chum by an American electorate seeing Rats’ gender-bending, tinctured proctocranials for the reptilian guttersnipes they are.

    Not yet a third through his eight years, by January ’21 Pres. Trump will have remarkably powerful geopolitical currents in his favor. As ChiComs shuffle-off-to-Buffalo while Muskovy’s cobalt-clad Doomsday Device threatens everyone from Mongolian yak herders to Patagonian bootleggers with extinction for dissing Putin’s monomania, most of ye ole 20th Century’s hobgoblin obsessive-neurotics will have slithered to Tall Grass.

    From 2017 – c. 2040, in venues not blighted by Dark Age Muslump schlamperei, this post-Postwar Era will transition to a broader-visioned phase comparable to late Quattrocento, High Renaissance times. Drawn off-planet by a 70+ year Grand Solar Minimum shading to cyclical 102-kiloyear Pleistocene glaciations covering 60 – 70% of Earth’s habitable landmasses with ice-sheets two miles thick, by AD 2100 hyperlinked “exocetic symbionts” born 2038, peaking at age 58 in 2096, will have migrated en masse to giant intrasolar City-State refugia spinning ever-outward, to the stars.

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    • GrandpaM says:

      Pyrthroes, the LSM still be blaming the globul warming for the ice sheets.

      Like

    • tonyE says:

      No problemo…. magnetic containment nuclear fusion…. We’ll just warm up the continents. We’ll just generate something like 1.0 E+32 KwH… That ought to warm up the whole place and power the microwave/TV/toaster and wife’s hair dryer.

      Naturellement, mon ami, we can send the fascists and commies to Venus around 2050 in a fleet of Space X Super Duper Ultra Most Heavies ( Mk III )….. we keep Mars for ourselves.

      Aloha Akbar to them.

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  33. NewSister says:

    I wept, too… because i love America so much. 🇺🇲❤🇺🇲❤🇺🇲❤👍

    Liked by 2 people

  34. RJ says:

    I like Bruce!

    Liked by 1 person

  35. 124andmore says:

    Bruce Hrobak expressed, very well, how millions of us feel about President Trump. He is the hardest working president in my lifetime. He is accomplishing so much, despite the fact that he isn’t getting any help from the Democrats, no help from the lying media, and very little help from many Republicans in Congress.

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  36. WSB says:

    Just precious, Sundance. Thank you for posting this. God bless these patriots defending America.

    Liked by 2 people

  37. Paul B. says:

    Thank God for President Trump. I say it all the time, but it’s not a cliche. Trump’s term in office is a gift from Him and a joy.

    “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked rule, the people mourn.” -Pro 29.2

    Liked by 6 people

    • NICCO says:

      AMEN.

      Liked by 1 person

    • 1american1st says:

      Thank God the wicked lost power on January 20, 2017. I hope we never see another evil, demented, perverted, anti-American Democrat / Socialist / Communist in the WH again! Look at the damage they did to our country in 8 years! We are still trying to recover. Can you even imagine what shape we would be in now if Trump hadn’t won or if GOD FORBID …Crooked Hillary had won? I shudder to think….

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  38. NICCO says:

    God has raised this man up for such a time as this.We need to pray for him everyday,in fact several times a day.The righteous future of our nation depends on us

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  39. tonyE says:

    Awesome.

    This is really what I love about Trump. He knows how to be down to Earth and bring the best in people.

    I just got a Trump 2020 Camo hat… and I live in SoCal… 😉

    Actually, I got it in the good part of Calimexistan, while we were driving down the I5. Gassing up. There’s lots of part of California with good people like the boat capt’n…

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  40. Mr. Moriris says:

    We are with you Bruce Hrobak! We like results and we love our President.

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  41. Pew-Anon says:

    Amen.

    Definitely not low energy.

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  42. TwoLaine says:

    Tears. Very cool!

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  43. nimrodman says:

    Hrobak zeroed in on precisely the technological fix that is being instituted – higher dikes to retain more stormwater in Okeechobee.

    Next, they’ve got to tackle the underlying problem: too much nutrients in that stormwater, as some of it comes from agricultural land and its fertilizers.

    I’m sure experts are more informed than I, but I can envision a couple components of a fix:

    1. Some sort of aquatic reeds or grasses that can grow gangbusters on the excess nutrients, uptake them in plant tissue, and then be harvested and dried and burned in a biomass-to-energy plant.

    2. To the extent that nitrogen is decomposed anaerobically, that happens basically in mud. Oxygen gets depleted, then bacteria munch on nitrate / nitrite and convert it to nitrogen gas, N2, which is what 70 percent of our atmosphere is. It just off-gases. Roughly, I won’t look up the exact processes and intermediate nitrogen species just now.

    3. Wastewater (sewer) plants have nitrogen-reducing ponds that are anaerobic like what I’ve described. Theoretically, the Okeechobee stormwater can be routed thru such nitrogen-reducing ponds.

    I’m not sure if this is feasible, depending on the stormwater volume and realistic anaerobic pond sizes and contact times required. But these are the basic principles.

    But one way or another, they need to remove excess nutrients either with aquatic plants and harvesting, or managing a system of ponds and dikes that allow some ponds to go anaerobic in their muds.

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    • nimrodman says:

      … oh, and they need to keep advancing the Everglades “restoration plan” where they plan to re-route the water to the southwest, thru the Everglades “river of grass” (and muds) where it used to flow.

      The real problem up at Port St. Lucie and environs on the east coast is that the stormwater is being short-circuited and released right up there and it’s more nutrients than that area can handle.

      It’s a balance. They don’t want Naples on the southwest to go all to hell, but the east coast is really getting killed with the short-circuited stormwater releases up there because of insufficient holding capacity in Okeechobee and it’s retaining dike systems.

      I’m just recounting generally what I know, if anyone’s an expert, please clarify anything necessary, thx.

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