Weasel World Wednesday

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George Washington is not laughing.

Less than 24 hours after the House GOP voted to essentially eliminate the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), Republican lawmakers announced a reversal of the move. CNN reported:

In an emergency meeting just before noon Tuesday, House Republican lawmakers voted to strip the move on the ethics agency from a package of rules that is due to be voted upon later in the House of Representatives. Their decision to adopt the measure Monday night had opened splits in the GOP and put House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump on opposite sides of a key issue on the first day of the 115th Congress.

The initial vote to gut the OCE, which “was created in 2008 in the aftermath of a series of scandals involving House lawmakers,” came during an unannounced session late Monday, in which House Republicans voted “over the objections of Speaker Paul D. Ryan,” the New York Times reported.

“The changes would have renamed the OCE as the Office of Congressional Complaint Review and ensured that the office would not have been allowed to employ a spokesperson, investigate anonymous tips or refer criminal wrongdoing to prosecutors without the express consent of the Ethics Committee,” according to The Washington Post.

@ TRUTHDIG

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Why in such a hurry to rid themselves of the Congressional Cops, first kicking CSPAN to the curb now this? What are they trying to hide? Further investigation needed to get the tyrannical’s out! George is not pleased. (pic on wall in pic above), nor should we be, no quarter for Congressional traitors! Nay say We.

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22 Responses to Weasel World Wednesday

  1. micki says:

    Not sure the Congressional Repubs’ quick reversal on eliminating OCE will have a positive effect on their behavior, but it does show that when constituents raise a ruckus they reluctantly pay attention.

    …isn’t “Congressional Ethics” an oxymoron?

    ++++++++++++

    Ford cancels plans for Mexico plant

    Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that it was canceling plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and would instead invest $700 million to increase production in Michigan.

    Ford had come under heavy criticism from Donald Trump during the election campaign for plans to expand production in Mexico. But at a news conference on Tuesday, Ford’s chief executive, Mark Fields, said the company was optimistic that Trump and the new Republican-controlled Congress would pursue growth policies that will strengthen U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing.

    — THE NEW YORK TIMES

  2. David B. Benson says:

    15 °F, colder tomorrow. Clear.

  3. David B. Benson says:

    Just 27 minutes to the Old Post Office as crunchy, not slippery, under foot and pole.

  4. Den says:

    What did the head bumpkin say today? I have avoided the circus so far.

    It reminds me of the old TeeVee commercial; “When E.F. Hutton Talks, People Listen.”

    Now with the financial wizard, head bumpkin that Tweets, can send heads rolling in 140 characters or less putting poor old E.F. to shame by fully embracing the concept.

    Next they will be declaring Twitter and Facebook new States due to their population.

    Hey let’s party till it’s 2099!

  5. jimhitchcock says:

    ‘first kicking CSPAN to the curb now this?’

    Huh?

  6. º¿carol says:

    Darn, forgot to come here yesterday, not again. 😦

    It got cold out, 20° and lower tonight. Flurries all day, some landed on my car at eh rehab and I had to dig out the scraper/brush thing from the hatch. The first time I’ve had to use that on this vehicle. Wipers could have cleared the front window, but ice had formed so I had to scrape.

    If we get measurable snow, now going up to the rehab. Not driving 40 miles an hour for 30 miles, country roads that are usually 55 MPH.

  7. º¿carol says:

    I put MSNBC on in the LR when I played laser light w/ Quincy. I can’t watch that stuff anymore w/o getting mad. The guy interviewing a republican, then Debbie Stabenow about Obamacare and the republican’s plan to murder it, was more interested in poking Debbie about what the Dems are going to do, sounding more like the Dems are the enemy about the law. Sickening. She said what anyone would say, don’t blow the house up then later try to figure out how and when to build a new house. Tweak what we already have. I don’t know why the interviewer couldn’t be satisfied with that reply. It was hard to even fathom what he was trying to get her to say.

    As for talking to a republican on a show like that, what’s the use talking to them. They are all the same, the guy said the ACA had to go, everyone hated it, blah, blah, blah. They all sound nuts to me, I think every single republican in Congress is now insane and it’s unbelievable. Nuts in charge are now the norm.

  8. Den says:

    Carol when parking your car for the night shut it off with the wipers running so they stop halfway across the windshield then flip the wipers out and put a piece of cardboard big enough to cover the windshield on the windshield and flip the wipers back down on the cardboard to hold it from getting blown off, then the next day reverse the order of assembly, flip up the wipers, remove the cardboard, replace the wipers and go. Might work for the back window too if it has a wiper.

    Beats the hell out of scraping ice, an old Mineesoter trick.

  9. David B. Benson says:

    Nipped on the trip to the grocery store just now. Temperature declining as clear and sunless.

  10. Den says:

    When a nice idea goes bad:

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