Weekend update

Sep. 25th, 2017 12:58 pm
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The care of my mother has passed to my family for the week. My brother & sister planned months ago to go to London to see the Ravens play and that's where they are at this writing. Wednesday was my day which went well. Thursday I'd just turned onto the beltway when my phone rang. My wife couldn't get her car started and so Thursday became my day as well. I didn't have anything planned. (We usually try and take a main course for her in case she doesn't care for the nursing home's choice). I stopped at a Giant and collected a few things at their deli.
Friday, my son went and managed to hook his laptop up to the room's TV and to the wifi at the nursing home. He got VUDU to work and showed her The Martian.
Saturday was my day. I took The Wrong Box, a 40 some year old British Comedy. Sunday we tried Law & Order which went over pretty well too.
I went to my orthopedist this week. Got a cortisone shot for my left elbow. The intermittent pain in my left hip and left knee he told me to ignore and see if it gets worse.
I also managed to have a dinner with [profile] soubrettic. That was pleasant.

Recently I've managed to watch (or re-watch) to the end on Netflix (Mostly), Longmire, Traveller, The Expanse, Van Helsing and I'm almost caught up on The Orvile.

Cabbage News Network Week #34

Sep. 15th, 2017 10:14 am
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Monday 9/11
  • DJT approves disaster declaration for Florida (source).
  • Reince Priebus and White House counsel Don McGahn lawyer up (source).
  • Last months Opioid emergency declaration has yet to translate into any action (source).

Tuesday 9/12
  • 2016 set a new high for U.S. median household income (source).
  • Hope Hicks named new WH communications director (source).
  • House adds amendment rolling back Sessions' civil forfeiture expansion to Defense appropriations bill (source).
  • Congress unanimously passes resolution denouncing hate groups (source).

Wednesday 9/13
  • U.S. stops issuing visas to Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because those countries aren't accepting their deportees (source).
  • Dept of Homeland Security sued over phone and laptop searches at the border (source).
  • U.S. bans Kaspersky software over espionage fears (source).
  • New House strategy for attacking ObamaCare, devolve everything to the states (source).
  • McCain opens up Defense appropriations bill to amendments. Amendment requiring a new Authorization of Military Force for current wars in the Mideast fails. Expected amendments include one on transgender rights in the military and more sanctions on North Korea (source)

Thursday 9/14
  • DJT attempting to make deal with Democrats on DACA (source).
  • U.S. sticking by Iran deal for now (source).
  • House passes a flurry of spending bills (source).
  • FTC launching investigation of Equifax breach (source).

Friday 9/15
  • DJT to seek extension of his travel ban which expires at the end of the month (source).
  • Vote on DoD appropriations expected Monday (source).
  • CIA seeking permission to conduct its own drone strikes independent of DoD (source).

Elsewhere in the world
  • Genocide in progress in Myanmar (source).


Legislative action this week

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