A possibly pyrrhic victory as Mitch McConnell abandons effort to “repeal and replace” Obamacare: Daily Bullshit, July 17, 2017

Updates

  1. Originally posted, July 17, 11:10 am.
  2. July 17, 10:36 pm:
    • The hiatus has been delayed. I ran into a problem uploading my main database. Succeeding at this is crucial. And, in the meantime, news has crept in.
    • Two more Republican senators opposed the Republican effort to (not really) “repeal and replace” Obamacare, leading Mitch McConnell to scrap the vote and seek instead to separate the repeal from the replacement.[1]
    • I read it so you don’t have to: Some politicians think that Jared Kushner’s security clearance should be revoked.[2] (Golden Showers)
  3. July 19, 3:46 am:
    • The aforementioned hiatus is back on. The database that contains all my archives has now supposedly been successfully loaded (not by me). I’ve made copies of recent additions to the archive. I need to upload a fresh copy of the database for the Daily Bullshit. I will resume work on this tomorrow and hopefully everything will be settled by July 22.
  4. July 19, 10:59 pm:
    • Second-level technical support was able to overcome my issue uploading the database. The new site is live and if you are seeing this it is because the DNS changes have reached you. I expect to resume updates on Friday, July 21.

Obamacare

Jordain Carney, “New GOP health bill lacks the votes to pass,” Hill, July 17, 2017, http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/342447-two-more-gop-senators-defect-on-healthcare-bill


Golden Showers

Katie Bo Williams and Jordan Fabian, “Questions grow over Kushner’s security clearances,” Hill, July 17, 2017, http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/342120-questions-grow-over-kushners-security-clearances


Hiatus announcement

Note: This project has been deferred.

So it’s been slow for a few days anyway, with little hitting my radar screen as worthy of note (although I have yet to look at my mail today) so today’s the day.

Owing to 1) the uncertainty of my living situation,[3] 2) the fact that as time has passed my dubious technical aptitude has seemed ever further out of date and 3) the fact that my intellectual development has proceeded on a different path from technology, I am in the process of stepping away from self-hosting my domains. My blog, Not Housebroken, at disunitedstates.org, has already moved. My email is now being handled through Google’s G Suites.

But today’s the big day. I have already begun the move of parts-unknown.org, which is the really big one. The site will remain accessible, but at some point today, I will change the IP address and DNS hosting to point to the new server (which I’m also hoping will offer better performance). If all goes well, for a period of 48 hours thereafter, you will be able to reach the site, but whether you see the old one or the new one will depend on whether the DNS updates have propagated to serve you. During this time, I need to keep the content in sync, but I am subject to the same vagaries as you and the best way to do this is simply not to update anything at all.

In truth, if all goes well, I can speed this up a little bit because I control the DNS for the old set-up and I believe I can update the old DNS to point to the new server. And in that case, updates may resume a bit earlier. But good practice says to say, “two days,” and I’m allowing that and a bit more.

  1. [1]Jordain Carney, “New GOP health bill lacks the votes to pass,” Hill, July 17, 2017, http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/342447-two-more-gop-senators-defect-on-healthcare-bill
  2. [2]Katie Bo Williams and Jordan Fabian, “Questions grow over Kushner’s security clearances,” Hill, July 17, 2017, http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/342120-questions-grow-over-kushners-security-clearances
  3. [3]David Benfell, “To my friends,” Not Housebroken, April 7, 2017, https://disunitedstates.org/2017/04/01/to-my-friends/

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