The FAA needs to put the flaps down on the telecom industry

So I was watching the news this morning and seeing a bunch of finger pointing over the 5G roll out.
The airline industry is jumping up and down about the telecom industry and vice versa. What a joke.
What is it all about? In a nut shell the telecoms are rolling out their new 5g equipment. They are lighting up towers on new frequencies and the equipment in the airplanes has a sensitivity to those frequencies.
The aviation industry is up in arms over these frequencies and they do not want to fly the affected aircraft into areas where those towers are sitting. It is for our safety. For those aboard the craft as well as those below.
The telecoms in their normal our shit is more important than yours fashion says that the airlines need to take corrective action as a couple of other countries have done.
Well… who is correct? Whose fault is this? Well, I have a thought… how about there being two parties at fault.
The telecoms bought at auction, frequencies that were too close those used by the aviation equipment. Specifically the radio altimeter. This is a technology that has roots well before 5g. They failed to do their homework. understanding wavelengths and propagation is a pretty big part of their business for them to ignore it. I think that they figured that their wallets were more important than people lives.
Who is the other party I am pinning blame on? The FCC. I have not heard anything about them in this today. Of course I have been pretty busy working, so perhaps I missed that conversation. I was only seeing the two sides pointing at one another. Did they not see the potential for hazardous conditions? Is this the same (politicized) FCC leadership that sold us out to stop net neutrality?
The FAA should do whatever it can to protect their equipment, but in the end, it is the transmitting stations responsibility to play nicely with their neighbors. Their harmful interference needs to be curtailed. The telecom providers need to seek a different range of frequencies to deploy their network on. Oh… the equipment that they bought is not build for different frequencies? Well shit, that sucks then. Lives still do not outweigh dollars in a civilized society. Suck it telecoms find new frequencies. Break out your slide rules and figure it out.
Shame on the FCC for allowing this all to fall into place.

Do you have a different take on this? Fire up a comment and let’s discuss it.

The GQP couldn’t even make it look like they cared

This morning the U.S. Senate showed their true colors. They refused to take a stand for democracy and the people that protect it. My own Senator failed to vote and I find that concerning, though I know where she stands and likely had another obligation. It better well have better been important.

I pulled just the nays and not voting. I view the nays and simple fucking cowards that if it were legal, I would love to meet for mutual combat to teach them a lesson on what defending this country really means. For those that did not vote, I understand that some were unable to attend. Where the hell where they? The votes being held by the Senate are very close since the two parties have no clue what diplomacy and negotiation is.

As the Democrats crafted this bill they tried to work with the Republicans. The republicans would whine and cry about some point so the dems would relent and let them have their way. It looked like every last concession was granted. In the end they still could not prove that they had a spine and cared about our nation, people, Constitution… The Friday before we honor those that sacrificed everything, they chose to piss on the graves of our fallen. As a lover of our country and a veteran that served her, I am deeply offended. No, I will NEVER forgive the Nay votes listed below. Nor the will I look favorable on the GQP. Perhaps if the GQP returns to being the GOP and can have respectable and intelligent debates on the points and issues.

As far as I am concerned, those that did not vote are trying to hide. They wish to avoid the tantrum from the former Fuqtard in Chief. They are afraid that the truth will show that they were complicit, or in the least do not want to face the consequences for following the Orangatard even when they knew that it was not in the best interests of our nation and their constituents.

If you find a valid reason that a Senator did not vote, please comment with a source and I will either add the reason as a mitigating circumstance, or add it to their entry showing what kind of slime that they are.


Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
Blackburn (R-TN), Not Voting
Blunt (R-MO), Not Voting
Boozman (R-AR), Nay
Braun (R-IN), Not Voting
Burr (R-NC), Not Voting
Capito (R-WV), Nay
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Cotton (R-AR), Nay
Cramer (R-ND), Nay
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
Cruz (R-TX), Nay
Daines (R-MT), Nay
Ernst (R-IA), Nay
Fischer (R-NE), Nay
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Hagerty (R-TN), Nay
Hawley (R-MO), Nay
Hoeven (R-ND), Nay
Inhofe (R-OK), Not Voting
Johnson (R-WI), Nay
Kennedy (R-LA), Nay
Lankford (R-OK), Nay
Lee (R-UT), Nay
Lummis (R-WY), Nay
Marshall (R-KS), Nay
McConnell (R-KY), Nay
Moran (R-KS), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Not Voting
Paul (R-KY), Nay
Risch (R-ID), Not Voting
Rounds (R-SD), Not Voting
Rubio (R-FL), Nay
Scott (R-FL), Nay
Scott (R-SC), Nay
Shelby (R-AL), Not Voting
Sinema (D-AZ), Not Voting
Sullivan (R-AK), Nay
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Tillis (R-NC), Nay
Toomey (R-PA), Not Voting
Tuberville (R-AL), Nay
Wicker (R-MS), Nay
Young (R-IN), Nay

Ending the Filibuster?

There is quite a bit of talk about getting rid of the filibuster. Of course this seems to come up on any change in the party of power in the Senate as the losers start their tantrums. (Yes, both parties) The filibuster has a long history in the U.S. Senate.

However much like all of US politics, religion, societal norms, etc. it has been bastardized. What was once a political protest where the speaker took to the dais just like Jimmy Stuart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington has evolved. It has become a situation where the dissenting side asks for a cloture vote and if the dominant side cannot get 60+ votes, then the motion is killed.

C’mon you spineless pricks. The filibuster needs to be restored to it’s roots. If you wish to invoke it, you get your half fossilized ass up there are start speaking. If you and your allies do not have the ability to keep the floor, then you lose. It is a very simple concept.

Work is HARD… so do it! If it was easy, it wouldn’t be work, it would be play. We pay you far too much for you to play all day.