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The lack of federal stimulus checks, the continuation of I.C.E, universal health care not being taken up, no federal minimum wage at $15 an hour (which is still less with inflation then people were making in the 1960s) and student loans continuing to be a weight on US citizens, is not surprising (hey, Democrats are still capitalists).

Not keeping up with any of those promises will certainly be a problem going forward.

Not that I'm surprised.
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2010 all over again in 2022, then it’ll be nothing but one bullshit fake impeachment after another in between tax cut bills.
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I'm getting the impression the Biden administration is still ... American.
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Former MI gov. Jennifer Granholm is your new Secretary of Energy.
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They need to stop piddlefarting around with the Minimum wage thing. It needs to happen, but it needs to be done on its own merits. They need to stop making it a rider on other bills.
They need to move on with immigration reform, too.
And the health care problem. Focus on those three things, and get at least one of them done before the frigging Rethuglicans have an opportunity to shift back into power.
Failing that, we are fucking doomed.
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They need to stop making it a rider on other bills.
Isn't every bill in the US of A a massive Frankenstein's monster of unrelated bits?
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They need to stop making it a rider on other bills.
Isn't every bill in the US of A a massive Frankenstein's monster of unrelated bits?
Not all of them. But that has become more the rule than the exception.
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New broom, same as the old broom.
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Merrick Garland confirmed as attorney general, turning page on Trump era | Merrick Garland | The Guardian

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I love how this thread makes it onto page two.

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Roman Catholic bishops in the US have voted to press ahead with moves that could result in Joe Biden being banned from receiving communion because of his stance on abortion, and that risks increasing tensions in a divided church.

After three days of online debate, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted by three to one to draft new guidance on the eucharist. The unexpected strength of support for the move among the bishops was a rebuff to the Vatican, which had signalled its opposition.

Biden, a devout Catholic who attends Mass every weekend and carries a rosary that belonged to his late son, said in response to the vote that the matter was private: “I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

Conservative bishops are behind the push to draw up a new teaching document expected to say that Catholics who diverge from the church’s standpoint on abortion should be denied holy communion.

Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, who proposed the motion, said: “We need to accept the discipline that those who obstinately persist in grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.”

Cardinal Raymond Burke, a leading conservative and critic of Pope Francis, has previously said that politicians who “publicly and obstinately” support abortion are “apostates” who should not only be barred from receiving communion but deserve excommunication.

But some US bishops warned against the “weaponisation” of the eucharist. Speaking at the USCCB meeting, Cardinal Blase Cupich, the archbishop of Chicago, said most priests would be “puzzled to hear that bishops now want to talk about excluding people at a time when the real challenge before them is welcoming people back to the regular practice of the faith and rebuilding their communities”.
Aren't they supposed to listen to the Pope?
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Ask him about the priests who molest(ed) children. Let's see his stance soften on that.
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I’m always amused when magical thinking runs up against reality. I would presume that if the eucharist turns into the body of christ in the mouth, an all powerful God that doesn’t like what you are doing would just *not* transform the bread into flesh, or better yet, make it taste like sewage. Nope, instead a group of old men must make a decree.

Besides, if the bread turns to the body of christ in the mouth, but it doesn’t specify what part of his body, does that mean every mass someone in the congregation eats the dick of christ?
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Jennifer Abruzzo was a lawyer with the National Labor Relations Board for over two decades. She is eminently well-qualified for the job of NLRB General Counsel. However, so butthurt were RepubliQans over the firing of Trump appointee and all-around piece of shit Peter Robb that the VP had to shlep on down to the Senate and cast a tiebreaking vote to get Abruzzo confirmed.
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I'm becoming increasingly worried about Biden's mental health. How bad does he need to get before the V.P. takes over? The media were all over Trump when he spouted nonsense, but mostly seem to give Biden an easy ride.


I know that video is from a distasteful, right-wing, channel. Did they somehow fake, or heavily edit, Biden's answers to the interviewer's questions?
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The whole “Biden has dementia” thing is conservative BS, and I wonder if it’s a bit of projection given the state of Trump.

Oh sure, they repeat that stumble twice to make it look bad, but do they include his words right after,
Biden Transcript THE PRESIDENT: What they’re telling me is, “Let us decide, based on scientific data, in how we proceed. Do it the way we would ordinarily do it.”

Look, for example, everybody talks about how, you know, this virus came — this — this — the drugs that are designed to kill the virus came along so quickly. They’ve been working on it for two decades. There’s nothing quick about this. It’s been over two decades.

So people said, “I’m not taking a drug that was approved so quickly.” It’s been two decades. The truth is we haven’t said it enough to people to allay their feals [sic]. There’s nothing — their fears. This is nothing that just happened yesterday and they said, “Well, let’s take a shot on this.” And there’s a process. Usually the process takes the better part of a year or more to get some of these things decided.

But the expectation — they’re not promising me any specific date — but my expectation, talking to the group of scientists we put together — over 20 of them, plus others in the field — is that sometime maybe in the beginning of the school year — at the end of August, beginning of September, October — they’ll get a final approval saying the FDA said, “No, this is it. It’s good.”

But again, one last thing. I — we don’t talk enough to you about this, I don’t think. One last thing that’s really important is: We’re not in a position where we think that any virus — including the Delta virus, which is much more transmissible and more deadly in terms of non — unvaccinated people — the vi- — the various shots that people are getting now cover that. They’re — you’re okay. You’re not going to — you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.

Just imagine, Trump on stage talking to someone and staying on topic for multiple paragraphs without wandering.
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That does seem much more coherent, and better than anything Trump could ever string together.

The last bit of his statement is wrong though. Vaccinations to a great extent prevent you getting seriously ill or dying from COVID, and they reduce your chances of becoming infected. But it's not true to say, "you're not going to get COVID if you get these vaccinations". Trump would have been corrected if he had stated that lie, and Biden should be too.
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Fact check: Biden makes false claims about Covid-19, auto prices and other subjects at CNN town hall - CNNPolitics
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But then, during a third exchange, Biden said that since the vaccines "cover" the highly transmissible Delta variant of the virus: "You're not going to get Covid if you have these vaccinations."
Facts First: Biden's second claim -- that vaccinated people are "not likely to get sick" -- was accurate. But the blanket promises in his first and third comments -- that vaccinated people are simply "not going to be hospitalized," "not going to die" and, even with the very contagious Delta variant, "not going to get Covid" -- were inaccurate.
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However, Biden’s statement in this case was not accurate, because some people with vaccine immunity in rare cases develop what are known as “breakthrough” infections. (No vaccine is 100 percent effective.)
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“We’re not in the position where we think that any virus, including the delta virus, which is much more transmissible and more deadly in terms of unvaccinated people, the — the various shots that people are getting now cover that,” he said. “You’re OK. You’re not going to — you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.”

As we’ve just explained, the vaccines are not perfect, so Biden can’t guarantee that a vaccinated person won’t fall ill with COVID-19.
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President Joe Biden offered an uncategorical guarantee Wednesday that people who get their COVID-19 vaccines are completely protected from infection, sickness and death from the coronavirus. The reality is not that cut and dried.

The vaccines are extremely effective but “breakthrough” infections do occur and the delta variant driving cases among the unvaccinated in the U.S. is not fully understood.
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