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    Joe Biden announces John Kerry as the new Climate Czar



    President-elect Joe Biden on Monday unveiled his nominations for top national security positions in his administration, tapping former secretary of state John Kerry as his climate czar and former deputy national security adviser Avril Haines as director of national intelligence.

    Full list:

    Secretary of State: Tony Blinken
    National Security Adviser: Jake Sullivan
    Director of National Intelligence: Avril Haines
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary: Alejandro Mayorkas
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations: Linda Thomas-Greenfield
    Special presidential envoy on climate: John Kerry

    https://twitter.com/JohnKerry - Biden transition names first Cabinet nominees - Axios

    Edit - President-elect Joe Biden has chosen former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary, a historic decision that could make her the first woman to lead the department, according to people familiar with the matter.: Biden chooses former Fed Chair Janet Yellen to be Treasury secretary

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    Just for fun, 2 edits......


    • Marc E. Elias - Pennsylvania Supreme Court AFFIRMS our 5 victories in Philadelphia and REVERSES our one loss in Allegheny County.


    Trump and his allies are now 1-35 in post-election litigation.: https://twitter.com/marceelias/statu...64425323503619

    • Biden wins Michigan again…….


    It’s officially: President Donald Trump has lost Michigan and there’s nothing he can do to stop it.: Trump officially loses Michigan as Republican announces certifying his election loss – Raw Story
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    Transition will begin: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...13908971261953





    Manu Raju - GSA’s Emily Murphy signs off and says the transition can begin: https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1331011299707408385




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    Interesting.

    General Services Administration recognises Joe Biden as 'apparent' winner of US election, clearing way for presidential transition to begin


    The US federal agency responsible for officially signing off on the presidential transition process has recognised Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the US election.
    The recognition from the General Services Administration clears the way for the start of a transition, despite US President's Donald Trump's refusal to accept the results of the election.

    General Services Administration recognises Joe Biden as '''apparent''' winner of US election, clearing way for presidential transition to begin - ABC News
    Once again Ant demonstrates his idiocy. I have a lazy keyboard and occasionally miss a letter.

    Furthermore, it is Panama Hat, KW, AO and Ant who all spell words wrongly....words which I knew how to spell in grade 5. But it's not just misspelling....they are words which have completely different meanings.

    It may seem petty for me to point it out....one does wonder if they ever read books. And wonder at their general level of education...

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    May I remind everyone:



    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    I'm looking forward to three of my next threads:
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    I hate quoting myself but:

    First words, first post:

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    President Joe Biden

    Peace out

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    May I remind everyone:
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Yup, I've gone there . . . Ohio, Texas and Florida. I'm calling it.
    ......

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    Yes, well . . . I mean . . . if we look at the BIG picture . . . the rest . . . pfft.



    An unrecognised genius, I am!

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    Same same . . . but different.

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    Be patient…..



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    So baldy orange loser twattered that the bint at the GSA was "threatened, harrassed and abused".

    But she ignored him and wrote the letter anyway.

    Good for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    So baldy orange loser twattered that the bint at the GSA was "threatened, harrassed and abused".

    But she ignored him and wrote the letter anyway.

    Good for her.

    She made that claim in her letter to President elect Biden.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/conte...-7e87fc2430dd/

    To be clear, I did not receive any direction to delay my determination. I did, however,receive threats online, by phone, and by mail directed at my safety, my family, my staff, andeven my pets in an effort to coerce me into making this determination prematurely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    She made that claim in her letter to President elect Biden.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/conte...-7e87fc2430dd/

    I didn't think my joke even needed a smiley, let alone an explanation.....

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    OK, great party- made all the more memorable because trump turned up as Bozo the Clown. But the party is over- now back to business:-


    Biden will have the presidency. But Republicans still have the power



    President Trump’s efforts to overturn the outcome of the 3 November election, which appear to be over, provided his opponents with a source of sadistic amusement. Trump’s self-humiliation in the eyes of the liberal world is complete. To his followers, of course, the fight goes on. And his Republican colleagues have reason to be cheerful. We should not allow the schadenfreude to distract us from this basic fact. Yes, Biden defeated Trump. But in that same election the Democrats failed to gain the majority of seats that the new president needs to actually put an end to the era of Republican dominance. Things might still go right in Georgia, but that would leave the Senate hanging by a thread.

    Four times, at moments of historic crisis, the US electorate has handed the White House to a Democrat – 1916, 1932, 2008 and 2020. But this year is the first time it has done so without also handing the Democrats a clear majority in Congress. The basic difference between Biden and his predecessors is that he lacks a solid political basis from which to wield power.

    Full Article- Biden will have the presidency. But Republicans still have the power | US politics | The Guardian


    I think we can safely assume, the incoming government can expect nothing else but Republican intransigence. Just like with Obama- who at least had a majority in Congress, but lacked one in the Senate.
    The GOP playbook is quite clear- do everything they can to stymie the Democrat policy agenda, so they can call it a "Lame Duck Presidency".
    Sigh. Not like Biden has a balanced, or friendly Supreme Court either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Just like with Obama- who at least had a majority in Congress, but lacked one in the Senate.
    Obama had Democrat majorities in both congress and the senate his first 2 years as president.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Just like with Obama- who at least had a majority in Congress, but lacked one in the Senate.
    He had both houses but was ineffectual as severalDems didn't support him and he tried too hard to get buy-in from the Repubs on issues

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    Hardline ticky-tacky partisan politics shouldn't play a role in intelligent discourse.
    Unfortunately, it does.

    Imagine a body political made up of those who didn't subscribe to an invented political identity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Hardline ticky-tacky partisan politics shouldn't play a role in intelligent discourse.
    Unfortunately, it does.

    Imagine a body political made up of those who didn't subscribe to an invented political identity.
    An interesting article in the Atlantic:

    ... few figures in modern history have done more than Gingrich to lay the groundwork for Trump’s rise. During his two decades in Congress, he pioneered a style of partisan combat—replete with name-calling, conspiracy theories, and strategic obstructionism—that poisoned America’s political culture and plunged Washington into permanent dysfunction. Gingrich’s career can perhaps be best understood as a grand exercise in devolution—an effort to strip American politics of the civilizing traits it had developed over time and return it to its most primal essence.
    How Newt Gingrich Destroyed American Politics - The Atlantic

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    It is not all bad in fact it is better than many of you lot are making it out to be. The orange moron is done for and Biden will still be able to use his sweeping executive powers to roll back a lot of the idiotic things he did including rejoining the Paris Accord for starters. Because Trump used executive orders to enact many of his policies they will be wiped away with the stroke of a pen. Not to mention that it looks like the moron trumpanzees may torpedo the Georgia run-offs in January.

    Even if the Democrats lose those races they face a favorable path to retake the Senate in 2022. So it could be a lot worse than it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    It is not all bad in fact it is better than many of you lot are making it out to be. The orange moron is done for and Biden will still be able to use his sweeping executive powers to roll back a lot of the idiotic things he did including rejoining the Paris Accord for starters. Because Trump used executive orders to enact many of his policies they will be wiped away with the stroke of a pen. Not to mention that it looks like the moron trumpanzees may torpedo the Georgia run-offs in January.

    Even if the Democrats lose those races they face a favorable path to retake the Senate in 2022. So it could be a lot worse than it is.
    As Bill Maher said, the fundamental problem is still the senatorial imbalance:

    E.g. Four seats for the redneck trumpanzee Dakotas (pop. 1.6m) vs Two seats for California (pop. 35.9m).

    The founding fathers were fucking idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    As Bill Maher said, the fundamental problem is still the senatorial imbalance:

    E.g. Four seats for the redneck trumpanzee Dakotas (pop. 1.6m) vs Two seats for California (pop. 35.9m).

    The founding fathers were fucking idiots.
    They had no idea of population and demographics. Today they would be on our side. The were not idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    The were not idiots.
    If not idiots, certainly slave-owning white supremacist males who didn't think past the tip of their noses and whose vague documents simply lend themselves to decades of wrangling - to wit the gun ownership debacle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    They had no idea of population and demographics. Today they would be on our side. The were not idiots.
    Exactly.

    They were idiots.

    They should have built in a mechanism to adjust.

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    Sadly they didn't have any fore knowledge of the future type of liberal/socialist/communist shitbags that would be working to destroy the USA back in their time any more than they knew about the internet and social media sites which would attract the dregs of society with a similar mind set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy John View Post
    liberal/socialist/communist shitbags that would be working to destroy the USA
    But whiny hypocritical right wing fucktards like you who vote outside their own best interests and are the ones who actually are the recipients of the largest amount of social welfare as all of your poorly run red states are broke and need federal assistance. Not to mention that you fucking hypocrites are totally ok with Socialism for corporations and the rich. You only take issue with it when it is poor people and minorities who benefit.

    This clip explains the GOP and its policies in a nutshell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy John View Post
    Sadly they didn't have any fore knowledge of the future type of liberal/socialist/communist shitbags that would be working to destroy the USA back in their time any more than they knew about the internet and social media sites which would attract the dregs of society with a similar mind set.
    Poor old Grumpy John seems a tad grumpier of late, I wonder why?

    Never mind Grumpy, Just keep in mind.

    HE'S YOUR PRESIDENT!
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    Get used to it snowflake.


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