Random Thoughts (Political Edition)



“Some are even boasting from region 6B [Houston] that they went on a free vacation to Dubai because they used all the hotel points they accumulated from CWOP hotel stays,” said Shaun Santiago, a former Child Protection Investigations program director in an email to the federal court on Sept. 15. Santiago did not name any individuals.
 

Having witnessed the foster care system and the "you're not in the system, but you're about to be" children with fucked up parents, this angers me. Fucking shit stains.
 
If you are Wyndham Diamond you are Caesars Diamond and can get 2 Free Nights at Caesars Palace Dubai Bluewaters Island
 
If you are Wyndham Diamond you are Caesars Diamond and can get 2 Free Nights at Caesars Palace Dubai Bluewaters Island

I didn’t know it’s possible to pack that many things that I do not want into one single sentence. Congratulations, I am impressed! 😂
 
I did not even understand ANY of that 🤷‍♂️ yay me?

Probably.

Wyndham Rewards is the loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and you’d have to spend quite a lot of money on hotel nights to reach Diamond status. Since their most widely available chains are of a distinctly “this’ll do for one night” character, that status is one thing that I do not want.

Apparently, Wyndham Rewards partners with the equivalent loyalty programme at Caesars Entertainment or there’s a way to get a status match at Caesars for Wyndham Diamond members. A casino hotel is one of the last places where I’d want to spend any of my time, so I don’t want that status or the two free nights either.

As for Dubai, I hope I don’t need to explain why I have no desire to visit.

In short, the whole thing is a picture perfect example of nasty people exploiting others for their personal gain and spending the dirty money (or bonus miles/points or whatever) on things that anyone with the tiniest bit of good taste wouldn’t desire in the first place.
 
Have I been not paying attention until recently? It seems like the impending doom of government shutdown is happening more and more...


It's an easy thing to overlook, and it is a yearly deal.
 
Have I been not paying attention until recently? It seems like the impending doom of government shutdown is happening more and more...

It's "only" happened 14 times since 1980 (when these first started due to a change in the understanding of the law)

There were 8 shutdowns under Reagan, the longest being 3 days.
Then there were 3 between '90 and '95
Then none until 2013.

It's even happened when both houses of Congress were controlled by the same party (and it's happened to both parties), having to do with presidential vetos.

A relatively easy to read history:
 
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Trump had one that was the first time a president caused a shutdown.
 
I agree with the GOP on this one.
 
Amusingly the punishment for pulling a false fire alarm in D.C. is a fine "not to exceed $100". Not sure how that compares to other cities but I found it amusing.

The way I understand it, is that this was a building he was leaving (not the main capitol where the voting would take place) trying to get out a side exit closer to where he was headed.. These exit doors have big red signs on them that said "TO OPEN, PRESS FOR 30 SECONDS UNTIL ALARM SOUNDS" or something to that affect.

While it's still suspicious, there's (IMO) a non-zero chance it was an honest mistake, yet still did demonstrates poor judgment.

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The full frame:

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If I were in a rush to get to a vote, saw a door I've walked past 1000 times and the sign said "push until alarm sounds - door will unlock"...I feel like there's plasible deniability with a momentary lapse of reason, but...yeah...dummy.
 
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How many rounds does it take to elect someone else? Anyone want to set the over/under? lol
 
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