HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Rhiannon12866 » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Next »

Rhiannon12866

Profile Information

Gender: Female
Hometown: NE New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Serious Snow Country :(
Member since: 2003 before July 6th
Number of posts: 132,269

Journal Archives

Jill Wine-Banks' pin today:

https://twitter.com/JillWineBanks/status/1086603909412605952
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jan 19, 2019, 09:05 AM (4 replies)

Hyundai, Kia recall 168,000 vehicles due to increased fire risk

DETROIT – Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from improper repairs during previous recalls for engine failures.

The affiliated Korean automakers have been dogged by fire and engine failure complaints from across the nation. They’re both under investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has been trying to figure out whether initial recalls covered enough vehicles. But the agency is mostly closed due to the shutdown.

In addition to the recall, each automaker says it will do a “product improvement campaign” covering a total of 3.7 million vehicles to install software that will alert drivers of possible engine failures and send the cars into a reduced-speed “limp” mode if problems are detected.

NHTSA employees who do safety investigations and recall notifications are not at work. Under normal circumstances, the agency would review the recalls to make sure they are adequate and post details on the agency website. It also would monitor notices to customers, and make sure customers could check to see if their vehicles are included.

Kia spokesman James Bell said the company is proceeding with the recall and campaign regardless of government delays.


More (Includes video): https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2019/01/16/hyundai-kia-recall-168-000-vehicles-due-increased-fire-risk/2598469002/

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jan 19, 2019, 07:17 AM (3 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Author Rebecca Traister: Angry Women Are Bringing About Change



Author Rebecca Traister writes in her new book, 'Good and Mad,' that the anger of women is bringing about changes to the political structure.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jan 19, 2019, 05:37 AM (4 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 1/18/19

Doin' It Donkey Style: Which Democrats Are Running?



Stephen sizes up the Democratic presidential field for 2020, which has begun to take shape with announcements from Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, and Julián Castro.




Bring Me The Blood Of The Young!



A company is offering to fill your veins with the blood of young people, for a modest fee of $8,000 or more. Would you give it a try?




Uninformed Correspondent: Bootsie Hits Comic Con



The Late Show's uninformed correspondent, Bootsie, heads to New York Comic Con for a crash course on science fiction and superheroes.




Stephen's Audience Q&A: How To Write A Good Joke



Stephen does a Q&A with the studio audience before every show. Tonight he met another Steve, and revealed the two step process to writing a good joke.




Art Responds To Karen Pence



History's most famous paintings have some opinions on Second Lady Karen Pence teaching at a school that bans gay students.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jan 19, 2019, 05:27 AM (3 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Season Premiere - 1/18/19

Monologue: Shutdown Showdown



Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including the ongoing government shutdown, President Trump's shady lawyers and his latest spat with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.




Marshawn Lynch



Raiders running back and Beast Mode inspiration Marshawn Lynch responds to a Trumpian insult and addresses the NFL's restrictions on its players.




New Rule: Middle Class Squeeze



In his first New Rule of the season, Bill bemoans the state of America's shrinking middle class.




Overtime: Marshawn Lynch, Barney Frank, Catherine Rampell, Erick Erickson



Bill Maher and his guests answer viewer questions after the show.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jan 19, 2019, 01:39 AM (17 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump's "Countrty" Tweet, Michelle Obama's Birthday - Monologue - 1/17/19






Back in My Day: The Bird Box Challenge, Eating Romaine Lettuce



Seth reminisces about a simpler - albeit recent - time when government shutdowns didn't cause delays at airports.




Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Trump Meets Clemson Tigers, Chris Christie's Memoir



Seth's favorite jokes from the week of January 14.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jan 19, 2019, 01:05 AM (2 replies)

The Daily Show: Theresa May's Brexit Deal Defeat, Netflix's Price Surge & Trump's Fast-Food Feast



British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan fails big in Parliament, Netflix raises its subscription price, and Donald Trump treats the Clemson Tigers to fast food.




The A-Mexican Express Card: Buy Whatever You Want, Mexico’s Paying For It



With the A-Mexican Express Card, you can buy whatever you want. Mexico will pay for it.

Featuring Jaboukie Young-White, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr.



Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jan 19, 2019, 12:55 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Theresa May's Brexit Deal Defeat, Netflix's Price Surge & Trump's Fast-Food Feast



British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan fails big in Parliament, Netflix raises its subscription price, and Donald Trump treats the Clemson Tigers to fast food.




The A-Mexican Express Card: Buy Whatever You Want, Mexico’s Paying For It



With the A-Mexican Express Card, you can buy whatever you want. Mexico will pay for it.

Featuring Jaboukie Young-White, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr.



Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jan 19, 2019, 12:51 AM (0 replies)

Colorado Joining California in Mandating Electric-Vehicle Sales

Colorado moved to boost electric-car sales by taking the first step toward adopting a zero-emission-vehicle mandate patterned after one in California that’s under threat from the Trump administration.

Democratic Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order directing Colorado environmental officials to propose the zero-emission-vehicle rule by no later than May 2019 to the state’s Air Quality Control Commission.

The mandate would make Colorado the 10th state to join California’s electric-car posse that’s enacted rules requiring automakers to sell more electric cars each year. California regulators estimate the program will lead to pure-electric and plug-in hybrid cars accounting for 8 percent of auto sales in the state by 2025.

“As we continue to move towards a cleaner electric grid, the public-health and environmental benefits of widespread transportation electrification will only increase,” Polis said in a statement.

The nine other predominantly Democratic-leaning states include New York, Massachusetts and Oregon. They have established similar electric-car requirements by using a provision of the U.S. Clean Air Act that allows states to adopt rules California developed, which Polis’ executive order cited. The act gives California the authority to set rules more stringent than federal standards.

This group and other states are positioning themselves as a bulwark against the Trump administration’s push to ease cleaner-vehicle rules. Federal regulators have proposed capping national fuel-economy and carbon-emissions requirements for new autos at a 37 mile-per-gallon fleet average after 2020. Standards set by the Obama administration would’ve increased the average to 47 mpg by 2025.


Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-17/colorado-joining-california-in-mandating-electric-vehicle-sales?srnd=premium

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jan 18, 2019, 08:08 AM (4 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 1/17/19

Nancy Pelosi Struck A Nerve With Donald Trump



In response to Speaker Pelosi's disinvitation to the State of the Union, Trump seemed to take pleasure in cancelling Speaker Pelosi's 'excursion' to a warzone.




We've Come A Long Way From 'No Collusion'



It's been a long journey from 'No collusion!' to 'I never said there was no collusion between the campaign.'




Stephen Colbert's Cyborgasm: CES 2019



Optimus Prime chairs, wifi-capable wood, and smart bras. Stephen recaps the International Consumer Electronics Show 2019.




Food Inspectors Send An S.O.S.



Unaware that the government shutdown has left many food inspectors working without pay? Check your food.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jan 18, 2019, 05:12 AM (9 replies)
Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Next »