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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2021, 12:40:34 PM »
Yeah, the Cabinet looks pretty solid if nothing else.
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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2021, 02:23:09 PM »
My observation has been that you get the best success from hiring good people, giving them what they ask for, and staying out of their way.  I also have high hopes for the Cabinet, especially Garland as attorney general.
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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #62 on: January 20, 2021, 11:48:12 AM »
I'm having the kids watch the inauguration.  Simon's starting class, which is TV off time, but this is important.
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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #63 on: January 20, 2021, 11:49:35 AM »
Done.

With that one word, a telegraph operator on a desolate plain in Utah signaled the uniting of the country via railroad.  I'm using it here in much the same way.  Joseph Biden is now the President of the United States.  Along the way, we saw the Pledge of Allegiance signed in ASL by a uniformed woman of color. This is the America I want.
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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #64 on: January 20, 2021, 01:04:04 PM »
Congratulations. Now for the cleanup.
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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #65 on: January 20, 2021, 01:18:08 PM »
Done.

With that one word, a telegraph operator on a desolate plain in Utah signaled the uniting of the country via railroad.  I'm using it here in much the same way.  Joseph Biden is now the President of the United States.  Along the way, we saw the Pledge of Allegiance signed in ASL by a uniformed woman of color. This is the America I want.

And a Latino entertainer speaking Spanish during the inauguration.



Isnt it refreshing for America to have a First Lady who spent her life educating and improving the lives of others rather than trying to hook the richest douche-bag by flaunting her genitals in magazines?
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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #66 on: January 20, 2021, 03:22:48 PM »
Congratulations to Doug for breaking the glass ceiling for men everywhere.

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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2021, 03:50:24 PM »
I'm told Twitter has bestowed upon him the privileged moniker @SecondGentleman.  I have a bottle of champagne that's been chilling in the fridge since November.  'Twill be opened tonight, after work.
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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2021, 03:53:04 PM »
I'm told Twitter has bestowed upon him the privileged moniker @SecondGentleman.  I have a bottle of champagne that's been chilling in the fridge since November.  'Twill be opened tonight, after work.

Don't you mean freedom sparkling wine?

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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2021, 06:19:53 PM »
Well, it's Moët & Chandon, whatever that turns out to be in properly fair-trade-recognized nomenclature.
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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2021, 06:24:30 PM »
Well, it's Moët & Chandon, whatever that turns out to be in properly fair-trade-recognized nomenclature.

Oh, the GOOD stuff!

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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2021, 06:31:06 PM »
And a Latino entertainer speaking Spanish during the inauguration.



Isnt it refreshing for America to have a First Lady who spent her life educating and improving the lives of others rather than trying to hook the richest douche-bag by flaunting her genitals in magazines?
Eh, I'm not going to disparage her for doing adult material. I am going to for many things, but not that.

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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #72 on: January 20, 2021, 07:39:14 PM »
Well, it's Moët & Chandon, whatever that turns out to be in properly fair-trade-recognized nomenclature.

That checks out. Proper champagne.

I for one had a lovely madras from my local with proper naan. It wasn't a celebratory thing. I didn't go shopping today because the weather is terrible so my dinner plans were thrown out.

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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2021, 10:30:34 AM »
They do have their American subsidiary Domaine de Chandon in Napa Valley, California.  Well worth a trip to their "sparkling wine" winery, and dinner at l'Etoile restaurant there.
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Re: The Biden Presidency
« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2021, 10:38:52 AM »
Done.

With that one word, a telegraph operator on a desolate plain in Utah signaled the uniting of the country via railroad.  I'm using it here in much the same way.  Joseph Biden is now the President of the United States.  Along the way, we saw the Pledge of Allegiance signed in ASL by a uniformed woman of color. This is the America I want.

I have a friend whose daughter is hearing-impaired, and I messaged my friend immediately about that.  Four years ago, there'd been someone signing in a Hillary Clinton commercial, and my friend's daughter used that as part of an impassioned plea to her father as to why voting for Clinton was so important.  I suspect Jennifer Lopez spoke Spanish up there not because it was planned but because she could, with the full support of the people there.

Meanwhile, in actual getting things done, I feel like the Biden executive orders about the pandemic have just been mostly "we have been begging for this since March."  That it's still a relief . . . tells you something.

We had steak last night.
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