Monday, January 30, 2017

Warm Weather Riding and Day Ten

We ran the air conditioner today.  Yay!  We rode the 32 mile loop, with a tailwind and then a headwind.  It was good.

The executive order signed today will remove two existing regulations for each one new regulation imposed.  This probably will not be good for us, the animals or the environment.
Today Sally Yates, the acting Attorney General has told the DOJ not to defend the legality of the Trump Muslim ban.  It will be very interesting to see what happens next.  Update to post - he fired her.
Also today, Iraq has banned Americans from entering their country.  The 6,000 US soldiers currently on the ground there can't be feeling good about this. Iraq was an ally in the war against ISIS before the president said we should take their oil, and banned their people from entering into the US.
On Saturday, Steve Bannon was been given a permanent seat on the National Security Council.  Michael Flynn, another right wing conspiracy theorist will have a permanent seat, as well.  General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will not have a permanent seat, nor will the Director of National Intelligence.

Steve Bannon is one of the scariest people I've seen.  Salon did a good article on him.  Having him and Michel Flynn on the National Security Council without adult supervision is just giving me the willies.

It took him ten days, but we're now on our way to a constitutional crisis. 

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