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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    A while ago while watching the news and I overheard Biden thanking some supporters,…….. “see you at the inauguration”. I thought Biden might hold a small private (invitation only) indoor event because of Covid.

    Sent a note to my daughter asking if she wanted to attend. She was thrilled.
    Just arrived. Little late.

    The Garnet section would have been very nice.


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    Company officially nixes Keystone XL pipeline

    The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline announced on Wednesday that it's officially scrapping the project after President Biden nixed a border-crossing permit for it.

    A statement from TC Energy said that after "a comprehensive review of its options, and in consultation with its partner, the Government of Alberta, it has terminated the Keystone XL Pipeline Project."

    "We value the strong relationships we’ve built through the development of this Project and the experience we’ve gained," François Poirier, the company's president and CEO, said in a statement.

    The company also said that it will work with regulators and others to safely terminate the project.

    The news was first reported by the Washington Examiner.

    On his first day in office, Biden decided to revoke the key permit for the project, garnering cheers from many environmental and indigenous groups and ire from conservatives.

    In an executive order doing so, Biden argued that the proposed oil pipeline "disserves" the U.S. national interest and that "leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration's economic and climate imperatives."



    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    U.S. image abroad rebounds sharply with Biden in office

    Percent who have confidence in the U.S. president to do the right thing regarding world affairs

    The United States' image around the world has sharply improved since President Biden took office after dipping during the Trump administration, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in 16 countries.



    The big picture: The high marks come as Biden embarks on his first overseas trip as president. Though opinions of the U.S. have broadly increased internationally, people in allied countries did not express great confidence in the U.S. as an ally and were also concerned about its domestic politics.

    By the numbers: More than 6 in 10 people in the surveyed countries said they have confidence in Biden to do the right thing in world affairs.

    In 12 of the surveyed countries, a median of 75% expressed confidence in Biden, compared with 17% for Trump in 2020.

    Dr. Jill Biden in Europe


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    Again the Arsenal... (it really wouldn't be very wise to start a fight without an Arsenal...)


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    better than being putin - the arsehole of the world

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    'What kind of fan fiction comic book is this?' Time magazine is mocked for its fawning cover with wrinkle-free Biden in aviators 'taking on Putin' ahead of their meeting at Geneva summit

    President Joe Biden-biden-time-jpg


    Time magazine mocked for fawning cover with Biden in aviators 'taking on Putin' | Daily Mail Online

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    Haven't touched that rag going on two decades.

    Biden cover...........ridiculous.

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    Biden "definitely" brings U.S. back into "club," Macron says at G7

    U.S. President Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were all smiles and handshakes during their first formal, in-person meeting on Saturday, with Macron telling pool reporters "it's great to have the U.S. president part of the club."

    Why it matters: Biden has made rebuilding the United States' global leadership central to his foreign policy, frequently touting, "America is back."

    "What you demonstrate is that leadership is partnership," Macron told Biden during their breakout session on the side of the G-7 summit in England

    Details: The two leaders discussed a wide range of issues, including NATO, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic.

    First lady meets with U.K. military families during G-7

    First lady Jill Biden spent part of Saturday meeting with British veterans, first responders and their families on the sidelines of the G7 summit, according to pool reports.

    Why it matters: The first lady has prioritized participating in military-focused events during the trip to highlight her Joining Forces initiative.


    • Biden and former-first lady Michelle Obama led the program during the Obama administration.
    • Biden said this April that the relaunch of the initiative will focus on U.S. military family employment and entrepreneurship, as well as making sure families can get quality child care when needed.


    Zoom in: The U.S. president met with members of the group Bude Surf Veterans, according to Reuters.


    • The first lady told the group that she owned a surfboard. "It was white with a big butterfly,” she added.


    In photos: Harris shows up at Pride parade in downtown D.C.


    Vice President Kamala Harris dropped in at the Capitol Pride Walk And Rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

    The state of play: Harris and second gentleman, Doug Emhoff, joined the crowd, who welcomed them with cheers, according to press reports.

    The visit had not been on the vice president's public schedule.

    The big picture: Pride celebrations are taking place across the country this weekend, a year after many similar events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    What they're saying: “We need to make sure that our transgender community and our youth are all protected. We need, still, protections around employment and housing,” Harris said. “There is so much more work to do, and I know we are committed.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Haven't touched that rag going on two decades.

    Biden cover...........ridiculous.
    I’m sure the publishers are gutted by the fact that you don’t subscribe. Dollars to donuts, you had no problem with
    Dipshit Donny on the cover.

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    Some wise words from Jon Stewart — as per usual — talking about "progressophobia" where Gen Z (and others) are unaware there was actually a world before they were born, yet they are unable or unwilling to contextualize their grievances.


    One example he gave was Kevin Hart who said: "You're witnessing white power and privilege at an all-time high".


    Stewart's reply to Hart was — "This is the problem with wokeness; it doesn't have to make sense or jive with the facts or ever be challenged lest the challenge itself be conflated with racism."


    Stewart starts with some video of Joe Biden:




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    Jon Stewart?

    That's not Jon Stewart, FaRT.

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    Yea ... Bil Maher, like it states in the title.

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    Biden concludes first G-7 as president declaring 'America is back at the table'

    President Biden on Sunday sounded a triumphant note at the conclusion of the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in the United Kingdom, declaring "America is back at the table" while making thinly veiled swipes at the foreign policy of former President Trump.

    "The lack of participation in the past and full engagement was noticed significantly, not only by the leaders of those countries but by the people in the G-7 countries. America is back in the business of leading the world alongside nations who share our most deeply held values," Biden said in opening remarks at a press conference before departing for London to meet with Queen Elizabeth II.

    Biden pointed to U.S. commitments to fight the coronavirus pandemic and climate change and its loyalty to NATO allies and others in implicit and at times explicit rebukes of Trump's foreign policy.

    The president had made clear throughout the lead-up to the weekend's summit that his goal was to reassure allies the U.S. was returning to center stage and could be counted on to tackle global problems, and he was adamant during Sunday's press conference that he was successful.

    "I felt a genuine sense of enthusiasm that America was back at the table and fully, fully engaged," Biden said.

    "Bottom line is I think we’ve made some progress in reestablishing American credibility among our closest friends and our values," he added.

    Biden knocked Trump when he said the U.S. does not view NATO "as a sort of protection racket," but as critical for domestic security. Trump repeatedly chastised NATO allies for failing to pay more to the alliance and reportedly wanted to leave the alliance, questioning its usefulness.

    The president also swiped at his predecessor on the issue of climate change, which Trump repeatedly questioned and downplayed in favor of boosting the economy. Trump skipped the climate session at the 2019 G-7, the most recent one to be held in person.

    "One of the things some of my colleagues said to me while I was there is 'Well, United States leadership recognizes there is global warming,'" Biden said. "I know that sounds silly, but we had a president last who basically said it's not a problem, global warming."


    • President Biden and Jill Biden meet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle



    In other news………

    Fox News - Caitlyn Jenner calls out Jimmy Kimmel after he mocked her candidacy for California governor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel View Post
    Some wise words from Jon Stewart — as per usual — talking about "progressophobia" where Gen Z (and others) are unaware there was actually a world before they were born, yet they are unable or unwilling to contextualize their grievances.
    FaRT is unaware that's Bill Maher, an asshole not fit to tie Stewart's shoe laces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel View Post
    Jon Stewart
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    jive with the facts
    dance FaRT, dance!



    Pray tell, wasn't one of the things you used to drone on about endlessly...banned posters returning with new nicks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    FaRT is unaware that's Bill Maher, an asshole not fit to tie Stewart's shoe laces.
    Regardless, he makes a good point.


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    To me it seemed a rather laboured and obvious point, about one stupid comment from a guy (Hart) who, let's face it, doesn't seem very bright.

    Maher tends to choose sitting ducks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Maher tends to choose sitting ducks.
    He does.

    And that's a common criticism of him, that he's always punching down.

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    Oh, and a green to anyone who can spot the mistake in the phonetic script.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    To me it seemed a rather laboured and obvious point, about one stupid comment from a guy (Hart) who, let's face it, doesn't seem very bright.

    Maher tends to choose sitting ducks.
    He's one of the few with the balls to call out America for not making any effort on obesity, especially when it's been a factor in 70% of Covid deaths.

    He's also a staunch free speech advocate and despite being on the left side of the spectrum frequently criticises his own party for putting off voters with all their woke nonsense.

    He's spot on that they provide the right with ample evidence to support their "radical socialist" nonsense.

    I like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    FaRT is unaware that's Bill Maher
    It didn't take long for FaRT to make an ass of himself.

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    And a picture is worth a thousand words.


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    Please explain.


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    ^ and La Conta" we have this guy sitting down for over an hour with a foreign media, WTF.


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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    U.S. image abroad rebounds sharply with Biden in office

    Percent who have confidence in the U.S. president to do the right thing regarding world affairs

    The United States' image around the world has sharply improved since President Biden took office after dipping during the Trump administration, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in 16 countries.



    The big picture: The high marks come as Biden embarks on his first overseas trip as president. Though opinions of the U.S. have broadly increased internationally, people in allied countries did not express great confidence in the U.S. as an ally and were also concerned about its domestic politics.

    By the numbers: More than 6 in 10 people in the surveyed countries said they have confidence in Biden to do the right thing in world affairs.

    In 12 of the surveyed countries, a median of 75% expressed confidence in Biden, compared with 17% for Trump in 2020.

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