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Rhiannon12866

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Hometown: NE New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Serious Snow Country :(
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Journal Archives

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 2/28/18

Donald Trump Is Coming For Your Guns



Depending on who you ask, Donald Trump either 'led' or 'was there for' a bipartisan conversation on gun reform.



Hope Hicks Is Way Too Good At Goodbyes (And Good Lies)



The Trump administration lost its Communications Director. (Anything longer than a month is considered 'seasoned' in this White House.)



'Tough Cookie' Jeff Sessions Defends Himself Against Trump's Attacks



Stephen gives the yummy Attorney General the floor for much longer than the five-second rule.



Jared Kushner Gets Demoted In Real Time



The President's son-in-law gets downgraded. Over and over and over.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Mar 1, 2018, 03:53 AM (7 replies)

The Daily Show: Ben Carson Lives Large as the HUD Secretary



Despite budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary Ben Carson allocates nearly $200,000 to new furniture for his office.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:04 AM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers - Jared Kushner's Security Clearance, Ted Cruz's Smile - Monologue - 2/27/18

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:10 PM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 2/27/18

Jared Kushner Lost His 'Top Secret' Privileges



Jared Kushner is now an out-of-the-loop in-law after his security clearance was downgraded from 'top secret' to just 'secret.'



Johnnie Walker Gets A Lady Friend: Jane Walker



No would should ever have to be a drink alone. Introducing Johnnie Walker's feminine counterpart: Jane Walker.



Profiles In Discourage: Arthur Jones, The GOP's Actual Nazi



In another edition of 'Midterms 2018: Profiles in Discourage,' Stephen introduces America to an actual Nazi representing the GOP for Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, Arthur Jones.



Delta's New Pre-Flight Safety Announcements



In response to his threatening of Delta Airlines, these flight attendants have worked Georgia's Lt. Governor Casey Cagle into their pre-flight announcements.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Feb 28, 2018, 04:06 AM (2 replies)

A look at transportation safety rules sidelined under Trump

President Donald Trump says his administration has ended more unnecessary regulations than any previous administration. In response to his orders, the Transportation Department has withdrawn, repealed, delayed or put on the back burner at least a dozen significant safety rules, according to an Associated Press review of the department's regulatory actions over the past year.

A look at some of those regulations:

AUTOMOBILES

—A 2016 proposed rule to require new cars and light trucks be able to communicate wirelessly with each other to avoid collisions, one of the most promising technologies for reducing traffic fatalities, is languishing. The White House has moved the proposal from its list of active rulemakings to its long-term agenda, which means no action is expected before the end of the federal fiscal year on Sept. 30, if at all. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said it is still reviewing public comments on the proposal and no final decision has been made.

—A rule adopted in 2016 in response to a congressional directive requires that new hybrid and electric vehicles emit sounds when traveling at low speeds to alert pedestrians and cyclists to their approach. The government estimates the rule would prevent 2,800 injuries over the life of each model year of the vehicles.

Ten days after Trump took office, two auto industry trade associations petitioned DOT for an extra year to comply with the rule. The deadline for full compliance with the rule was Sept. 1, 2019, but in a notice posted online over the weekend DOT said is granting the request for an extra year, among several other changes sought by automakers. The new compliance date is Sept. 1, 2020.


Much more: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/article202120969.html



FILE - In a Dec. 1, 2013, file photo, an Amtrak train, top, traveling on an unaffected track, passes a derailed Metro North commuter train, in the Bronx borough of New York. President Donald Trump is putting the brakes on attempts to address dangerous transportation safety problems from speeding tractor-trailers to sleepy railroad engineers as part of his quest to roll back regulations across the government. Mark Lennihan, File AP Photo
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Feb 28, 2018, 03:03 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Old Characters, New Storylines - Looking Ahead to the 2018 Midterms



Trevor looks at the familiar faces hoping to fill congressional seats in the 2018 midterms, including Mitt Romney, Bernie Sanders's son Levi and "Clueless" star Stacey Dash.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:39 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - The Check In: The Opioid Epidemic



Seth takes a break from breaking news to check in on President Trump's promise to do everything in his power to fight the opioid epidemic.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:25 PM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump's Military Parade, RubGrub - Monologue - 2/26/18





Amber Says What: The Winter Olympics



Late Night writer Amber Ruffin recaps what's happening in pop culture news.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:20 PM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 2/26/18

Trump Claims He Would Have 'Run' Into The School



During Monday's meeting with governors, Donald Trump proposed one thing that might have prevented the school shooting in Florida: himself.



NRA Members Are Losing Perks



NRA members still have their AR-15's but saying goodbye to '15% off.'



A Snake Responds To Trump's 'Snake' Poem



A serpent in attendance at CPAC 2018 had trouble swallowing Trump's favorite xenophobic (and ophidiophobic) anecdote whole.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Feb 27, 2018, 03:55 AM (5 replies)

AP Exclusive: Transport safety rules rolled back under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a clear, dry June evening in 2015, cars and trucks rolled slowly in a herky-jerky backup ahead of an Interstate 75 construction zone in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Barreling toward them: an 18-ton tractor-trailer going about 80 mph.

Despite multiple signs warning of slow traffic, the driver, with little or no braking, bashed into eight vehicles before coming to a stop about 1˝ football fields away. Six people died in the mangled wreck and four more were hurt. The driver was convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges last month.

In response to this and similar crashes, the government in 2016 proposed requiring that new heavy trucks have potentially life-saving software that would electronically limit speeds. But now, like many other safety rules in the works before President Donald Trump took office, it has been delayed indefinitely by the Transportation Department as part of a sweeping retreat from regulations that the president says slow the economy.

An Associated Press review of the department’s rulemaking activities in Trump’s first year in office shows at least a dozen safety rules that were under development or already adopted have been repealed, withdrawn, delayed or put on the back burner. In most cases, those rules are opposed by powerful industries. And the political appointees running the agencies that write the rules often come from the industries they regulate.


Much more: https://www.apnews.com/1936e77a11924c909880f1ef014c7ca7/AP-Exclusive:-Transport-safety-rules-rolled-back-under-Trump


This October 1, 2016, file photo, provided by the National Transportation Safety Board shows damage done to the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, N.J., after a commuter train crash. President Donald Trump is putting the brakes on attempts to address dangerous transportation safety problems from speeding tractor-trailers to sleepy railroad engineers as part of his quest to roll back regulations across the government. (Chris O’Neil/NTSB photo via AP, File)
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Feb 27, 2018, 03:43 AM (7 replies)
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