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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

Looks like Joe really PO'd Mariah! But who is really using who? What a relationship! They are both kicking up Hell in California...
and we're all stuck in the middle of this terrifying drama.

Oh way out here they got a name
For rain and wind and fire
The rain is Tess, the fire Joe
And they called the winds Mariah!

Wow, he's HOT!

Posted by Backseat Driver | Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:53 PM (3 replies)

OMG - I scored a copy of Rachel's book "Blowout"

at the library. It's a Quickread for one week, but because it was reserved I get it for the normal checkout period. YAY!
Posted by Backseat Driver | Mon Oct 28, 2019, 10:33 PM (1 replies)

Can't they get that slug presentable for his address?

Posted by Backseat Driver | Wed Oct 23, 2019, 11:18 AM (4 replies)

T-Mobile and Sprint approve $26.5B merger


FCC Officially Approves Massive $26B T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to formally approve the massive $26.5 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger on Wednesday.

That vote comes just a few months after the Department of Justice gave T-Mobile and Sprint the green light to continue with the deal. Before that DoJ decision in July, the merger spent more than a year stuck in regulatory limbo.

While FCC Chairman Ajit Pai suggested that he would vote to approve the deal back in May, support for the merger wasn’t unanimous among FCC commissioners. The vote passed along party lines with the two Democrat commissioners dissenting, an FCC source told The Verge (though an official statement has yet to be released).

One of the Democratic commissioners, Jessica Rosenworcel, expressed her disapproval in an op-ed for The Atlantic today. In the piece, she says the deal will only hurt consumers by driving up prices and reducing competition. [snip]

Oh yeah, more winning on the way for regular workers and/or consumers - NOT!

Posted by Backseat Driver | Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:51 AM (2 replies)

Denver goes from 83 to 19 degrees in just 18 hours


DENVER (KOMO) -- I have never lived in Denver, so I'll have to defer to those who have lived or still live there:

How do you handle your wardrobe in the autumn?

As a radical shift in the weather came rolling across the Rockies, the Mile High City went from summer to winter Wednesday ... in mere hours...[snip]

Posted by Backseat Driver | Fri Oct 11, 2019, 01:34 AM (7 replies)

A girl's best friend (?)


This Is the World's First Diamond Within a Diamond

Russian miners unearthed a gemological oddity—a type of rare diamond called a Matryoshka diamond. It is thought to be the only one on the planet and the first of its kind, but has not yet been assigned a monetary value, according to a statement.

Named for the famed Russian nesting doll toys, the Matryoshka diamond is a tiny, tabular-shaped diamond encased within a larger diamond. Incredibly, there is enough space within the larger diamond, that the smaller specimen rattles inside, the report said. The outer gem is roughly .62 carats, but the inner gem is much smaller, weighing only about .02 carats. '[snip]
Posted by Backseat Driver | Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:05 PM (0 replies)


And no Attorneys General Took to change...along the way, Sessions, legally recuses, not so the current one. In fact, his past op-ed opinions about sitting WH Executive should have thrown down a serious red flag to his confirmation at all.

From Lawrence E Walsh's, Independent Counsel, Iran/Contra
Executive Summary


This report concludes with Independent Counsel's observations and conclusions. He observes that the governmental problems presented by Iran/contra are not those of rogue operations, but rather those of Executive Branch efforts to evade congressional oversight. As this report documents, the competing roles of the attorney general -- adviser to the President and top law-enforcement officer -- come into irreconcilable conflict in the case of high-level Executive Branch wrongdoing. Independent Counsel concludes that congressional oversight alone cannot correct the deficiencies that result when an attorney general abandons the law-enforcement responsibilities of that office and undertakes, instead, to protect the President.

Independent Counsel asks the Congress to review the difficult and delicate problem posed to the investigations and prosecutions by congressional grants of immunity to principals. While recognizing the important responsibility of Congress for investigating such matters thoroughly, Congress must realize that grants of use immunity to principals in such highly exposed matters as the Iran/contra affair will virtually rule out successful prosecution.

Independent Counsel also addresses the problem of implementing the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) in cases steeped in highly classified information, such as many of the Iran/contra prosecutions. Under the Act, the attorney general has unrestricted discretion to decide whether to declassify information necessary for trial, even in cases in which Independent Counsel has been appointed because of the attorney general's conflict of interest. This discretion is inconsistent with the perceived need for independent counsel, particularly in cases in which officers of the intelligence agencies that classify information are under investigation. This discretion gives the attorney general the power to block almost any potentially embarrassing prosecution that requires the declassification of information. Independent Counsel suggests that the attorney general implement standards that would permit independent review of a decision to block a prosecution of an officer within the Executive Branch and legitimate congressional oversight.

Bolding mine. Oops - edit for link: https://fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/execsum.htm

Sorry, but feeling so "triggered" this PM as this impeachment inquiry moves forward alongside this whistleblower stuff. Time hasn't yet healed some very old wounds. Think I need to give it a break
Posted by Backseat Driver | Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:06 PM (0 replies)

Another "pressured" foreign president?

Who actually "wrote" this one from this bi-partisan committee of Congress, and how is it "different" from the current scandalous behavior of persons within this admin? Also not familiar with any actual "withholding" of monies or "good will" to this country, but interested if it also represents a threat. Perhaps it was discussed here way back when? I'm just curious as to this community's consensus though seriously no fan of this "whistleblower gone wrong" nor his aggregated "complaints and document site" that jeopardizes any and all government's national security.


Posted by Backseat Driver | Thu Oct 3, 2019, 10:36 AM (1 replies)

Eligibility requirements for Arlington burials to change


The Acting Secretary of the Army announced today proposed changes to eligibility criteria at Arlington National Cemetery. This begins the process for the federal government to prepare for the public rulemaking process which includes public feedback to the proposed changes. [snip]


Let's make one more change, something along the line of: No hallowed resting place, here nor in any VNC for anyone who did not honorably serve and/or was investigated and tried for "high crimes and misdemeanors" regardless of disposition.
Posted by Backseat Driver | Thu Oct 3, 2019, 10:04 AM (2 replies)

Next Mercury in retrograde Oct 31 through Nov 20


Several days coinciding with Samhain (Halloween/All Saints Day) and Dia de los Muertos
Posted by Backseat Driver | Tue Oct 1, 2019, 06:36 PM (9 replies)
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