Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, Republicans in Pennsylvania have responded to the state Supreme Court's order to draw new congressional maps by drawing maps that are even more lopsided in their favor. Of course.

Meanwhile, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Harvey Weinsten and the Weinsten Company because company executives knew exactly what was happening and, rather than stop it, the board forced employees to help Weinstein manage and cover it up.

Finally, townsfolk in Puerto Rico have started banding together to rebuild their electric grid themselves because no one from the government has showed up.

"If we don't do this, we'll be without power until summer," said Vice Mayor Edgardo Vazquez, who is using hand-drawn maps to organize a brigade that includes teachers, handymen, a postal worker and an accountant, backed by municipal workers with professional equipment, tools and experience in light electrical work. [...]

In Coamo, frustrated by months of heat and darkness, 60-year-old homemaker Carmita Rivera called a meeting at her home in mid-January to try to find local solutions to the problem.

"Desperation set in," Rivera said. "We all felt like: 'What about us? We're human beings. Enough is enough.'"

Fifty people showed up and swiftly went to work. In late January, a group of neighbors laid a 300-pound wooden electric post atop two logs and tipped it into a freshly dug five-foot hole.