More On The Way

Julia Jacobo posted this over on ABC news Saturday.

PHOTO: This satellite image obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows (L-R) Category 1, Hurricane Katia; Category 5, Hurricane Irma and, Category 1, Hurricane Jose, Sept. 7, 2017.

The rest of the 2017 hurricane season will be ‘active’ with more storms to come, NOAA meteorologist says

Meteorologists predicted the 2017 hurricane season to be a busy one, and the activity may continue in the coming months, Dr. Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster for NOAA, told ABC News.

“We certainly expect more storms to come,” Bell said.

The official hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, but the most active months are August, September and October, Bell said.

“We are right in the heart of an active season right now,” he said.

And the Atlantic is 1-2 degrees warmer than average (fake news? you be the judge). As the old salts say, batten down the hatches – it looks like it might be rough one.

What with Hurricane Jose doing pirouettes in the Atlantic (Did they predict that?  I don’t think so.) we could be in for another couple months of wait and see, hope and pray, and all that jazz.

I’d suggest stocking up on rum – it’s kinda traditional for the Caribbean and points south.

Beauregard goes all Suth’un on the Senate

By Pogo, a Trail Mix Contributor

In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week, Attorney General Beauregard Sessions went all suth’un on the Senators.

WaPo reports:

Sessions opened his testimony to the panel with a fiery assertion that he never had any conversations with Russians about “any type of interference” in the 2016 presidential election.

“The suggestion that I participated in any collusion … is an appalling and detestable lie,” Sessions said.

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“If any brief interaction occurred in passing with the Russian ambassador during that reception, I do not remember it,” Sessions said. If he did have a conversation with the ambassador, it was “certainly nothing improper.”

Why, suh, th’ mere suggestion that I would do such a dishonorable thing is an insult to me and to mah family name.  Why, in a different time I would call you out and challenge you to a duel.

(So if he can’t remember having a conversation with Sergei, how can he say whether that conversation could or could not be improper?  But I digress).

He went on to say things like:

“I am not able to discuss with you or confirm or deny the nature of private conversations that I may have had with the president on this subject or others,” Sessions said.

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) pressed Sessions to explain how he could decline to answer questions about his talks with the president without the White House asserting executive privilege.

“I am protecting the right of the president to assert it if he chooses, and there may be other privileges that apply,’’ answered Sessions. “At this point I believe it’s premature for me to deny the president a full and intelligent choice about executive privilege.’’

And this, ladies and gentlemen is gobbledygook from the Attorney General of the United States.  So exactly WHY did he go before the Senate Intelligence Committee again?   Not to put too fine a pint on it, but I’d say your continued engagement as Mad Magazine’s image person is secure.

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Can the So-called President be Removed Under our Constitution?

By Pogo, a Trail Mix Contributor

Yesterday on WaPo, Joel Goldstein published an article entitled Trump opponents have rediscovered the 25th Amendment. Here is what you should know about it. Although it is not really much of a source for travelling, hopefully, down that road it is worth the read, particularly this section:

Section 4: The amendment empowers the vice president and Cabinet to declare a president incapacitated

The section that some have recently discussed addresses the problem of a president who is unable or unwilling to acknowledge his or her inability “to discharge the powers and duties” of the presidency.

Under current law, the vice president and a majority of “the principal officers of the executive departments” — which the legislative history makes clear are essentially the Cabinet officers listed in the line of presidential succession — may declare the president incapacitated by a written notice to the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate. At that point, the vice president automatically takes over presidential powers and duties as acting president.

While it offers little hope of seeing the so-called President kicked out in the foreseeable future, one can hope, right?

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Is this the Beginning of the End?

By Pogo, a Trail Mix Contributor

So the so-called president asked the DIRECTOR of the FBI to let the Flynn investigation go. Hmmm, would that constitute obstruction of justice … particularly if he fires the DIRECTOR of the FBI when he didn’t let it go?

And really, as the so-called president has to be thinking, “What the hell is a MemCon anyway?” And what the hell, who knew Comey kept notes?

 

Heheheheh. Drip, drip, drip.
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Nancy on a Roll

By Pogo, a Trail Mix Contributor

Well, the Republican House got just enough votes (217) to pass a “health care” bill by 4 votes and its purpose – to give a tax break to the top 2% – succeeded in spades. WaPo’s excellent article on it is here.

Nancy, on fire, let fly. After telling those who voted for this nonsense that they can’t hide, that it is tattooed on their foreheads, she left no doubt, saying, “You will glow in the dark on this one.”

Pelosi warned: “So don’t walk the plank, especially unnecessarily.”

Even Joe Manchin – WV’s favorite sell out – told president drumpf that the people of WV who never had health insurance and access to healthcare before Obamacare didn’t know how they got it, but he would make sure they know how they lost it. Apparently even he was inspired by Nancy.  As they used to say, You Go Girl.

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