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Statement of President Joe Biden on the Passing of Senator Bob Dole

Statement of President Joe Biden on the Passing of Senator Bob Dole
December 05, 2021
• Statements and Releases

A month after being sworn in as President, one of the first conversations I had with anyone outside the White House was with our dear friends, Bob and Elizabeth Dole, at their home in Washington. Bob had recently been diagnosed with lung cancer, and I was were there to offer the same support, love, and encouragement that they showed me and Jill when our son Beau battled cancer, and that the Doles have shown us over the half century we’ve been friends.

Like all true friendships, regardless of how much time has passed, we picked up right where we left off, as though it were only yesterday that we were sharing a laugh in the Senate dining room or debating the great issues of the day, often against each other, on the Senate floor. I saw in his eyes the same light, bravery, and determination I’ve seen so many times before.

In the Senate, though we often disagreed, he never hesitated to work with me or other Democrats when it mattered most. He and Ted Kennedy came together to turn Bob’s lifelong cause into the Americans with Disabilities Act — granting tens of millions of Americans lives of greater dignity. On the Social Security Commission, he led a bipartisan effort with Pat Moynihan to ensure that every American could grow old with their basic dignity intact. When he managed the bill to create a federal holiday in the name of Martin Luther King, Jr. — a bill that many in his own caucus opposed — I will never forget what he said to our colleagues: “No first-class democracy can treat people like second-class citizens.”

Another bipartisan effort, the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, provided school meals and food for nursing mothers and young children. It saved the lives of countless young people who would otherwise have died in infancy — and brought dignity to tens of millions of families at home and abroad. This work, for Bob, was about more than passing laws. It was written on his heart.

Bob was an American statesman like few in our history. A war hero and among the greatest of the Greatest Generation. And to me, he was also a friend whom I could look to for trusted guidance, or a humorous line at just the right moment to settle frayed nerves. I will miss my friend. But I am grateful for the times we shared, and for the friendship Jill and I and our family have built with Liddy and the entire Dole family.

Bob was a man to be admired by Americans. He had an unerring sense of integrity and honor. May God bless him, and may our nation draw upon his legacy of decency, dignity, good humor, and patriotism for all time.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/12/05/statement-of-president-joe-biden-on-the-passing-of-senator-bob-dole/

A.G. Merrick Garland should hire Glenn Krischner, Malcom Nance, Jill Winebanks, David Cay ...

... Johnson and Joyce Vance to go Trump and company after the House's 1/6 panel reports out.

Trump:

Worked with Russia to rat fuck the 2016 elections
Grifted 1.7 billion $s (David Cay Johnson)
Knowingly spread a deadly disease
Tried to violently overthrow the government up to and maybe including the murder of the Speaker of the House and
the Vice President of the United States.

2016 and the Organized Crime/Russia installation of Trump and others into our governments was part of the largest
crime to ever hit America and people need to be held accountable.

SCOTUS who really shouldn't be there

Justice Thomas: Anita Hill wasn't the only accuser of Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment. 3 other women
none of whom knew each other all had similar stories like Ms. Hill's. None of them were called.

Chief Justice Roberts: See Florida 2000

Justice Alito: See Florida 2000 and Ohio 2004 and see Creative Response Concepts totally staged Ms. Alito's
running from hearing room in tears because the Democrats were being too mean to her husband.

Justice Gorsuch: See Mitch McConnell's blocking of even having hearings for Merrick Garland after the death
Justice Scalia

Justice Kavanaugh: See perjury during his hearings. See the non investigation by the FBI into his background.

Justice Comey Barrett: See Trump and McConnell's installing her during a Presidential Election

5 of those Justices were installed with massive help from the right wing dark money group Judicial Crisis Network.
J.C.N was also the money and much of the media manipulation behind the blocking of Merrick Garland.

When the SCOTUS strikes down Roe v Wade we will have one more example of the minority controlling the majority
and the pushing of Chaos Theory by the right.

So the 15 y.o. Michigan shooter's parents were called into the school the morning of the shootings..

... because people at the school were worried about his behavior. So did they tell the school
that the father had just bought their son a 9-millimeter Sig Sauer pistol last Friday?

All of this was so preventable. The first part being what kind of idiot buys and gives an 9 mm
automatic pistol to a 15 year old boy? Let alone a 15 year old who was showing signs of behavior
problems. A simple warning to the school would have given them time to call the police and to be
on the look out for the shooter before anybody was shot.

(And both parents were right wing Trumpers too. )

Both parents should end up in prison for their actions/inactions too.

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Sheriff: Oxford High School shooting suspect used gun dad bought on Black Friday

The 15-year-old Oxford High School sophomore accused of fatally shooting three classmates and injuring at least eight other people used a handgun his dad purchased four days earlier on Black Friday, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said late Tuesday evening.

The weapon used was a 9mm Sig Sauer SP 2022 pistol, Bouchard said. The suspect, Ethan Crumbley, had three, 15-round magazines. That includes 11 rounds in the handgun and magazine and another seven in his pocket when authorities apprehended the suspect.

The sheriff said the suspect fired at least 30 rounds, a preliminary estimate based on shell casings found at the school. That likely indicates the shooter reloaded the handgun at least once during the shooting.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2021/11/30/oxford-high-school-shooting-suspect-used-gun-dad-bought/8817406002/

"It" has all become a big blur to me.

Was this the shooting in Michigan? Or Georgia? Or Maryland? Or California? Or New Jersey?
Or Illinois? Or Pennsylvania? Or South Carolina? I could keep going on and on. All this madness
happened in the last week. Fuck the NRA, fuck those gun nuts, and their 2nd amendment free-
DUMBS. (btw they don't follow the whole 2nd amendment either because these shooters are not
part of any "well regulated militia." ) What about all of our 1st amendment rights to peacefully
assemble?

How about a new law that says if you buy a gun and it is used in a mass shooting you go to
jail for 25 years? It is the guns. End of story.

I have owned A FEW GUNS and I have hunted, fished, and camped for years but if by giving up
my 2 20 gauge pump shotguns, .22 rifle, and 1 30-30 rifle (haven't fired it in years) I could help
stop this madness I would do so.


https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting

This is a good man and we are lucky to have him. A feel good thread.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/president-biden-shares-helpful-advice-during-nantucket-visit-with-girl-who-has-struggled-with-a-stutter/ar-AARj63G?ocid=uxbndlbing

President Joe made a point of meeting this young lady with stuttering issues and promised to help her with her problem.
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“Avery said to him ‘Mr. President, I have a stutter just like you,’” she wrote in the Facebook post. “He stopped everything, put his hands on her shoulders, looked her right in the eyes and said ‘Remember this: it doesn’t define you. I have had a stutter my whole life and I’m now the President of the United States. You can be anything you want to be.’ And he spent the next 10 minutes talking to Avery about his stutter, about the movie ‘The King’s Speech’ and some of the tricks he uses when the words get stuck.”

(BTW that State Cop behind the President is very much "on point."

https://twitter.com/rufusgifford/status/1465054165416267793

Dr. Fauci turns 81 on Xmas Eve. Time to change the name of Columbus, OH to Faucitown, OH.*

We need to: honor this great man, be honest about our our history, and "own the right wing."






Born Anthony Stephen Fauci

December 24, 1940 (age 80)
New York City, U.S.

Happy starving Northern Europeans getting saved by the Wampanoags and then getting wiped out day.



This tribe helped the Pilgrims survive for their first Thanksgiving. They still regret it 400 years later.

Long marginalized and misrepresented in U.S. history, the Wampanoags are bracing for the 400th anniversary of the first Pilgrim Thanksgiving in 1621


https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/11/04/thanksgiving-anniversary-wampanoag-indians-pilgrims/

Long marginalized and misrepresented in the American story, the Wampanoags are braced for what’s coming this month as the country marks the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving between the Pilgrims and Indians.

But the actual history of what happened in 1621 bears little resemblance to what most Americans are taught in grade school, historians say. There was likely no turkey served. There were no feathered headdresses worn. And, initially, there was no effort by the Pilgrims to invite the Wampanoags to the feast they’d made possible.

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For the Wampanoags and many other American Indians, the fourth Thursday in November is considered a day of mourning, not a day of celebration.

Because while the Wampanoags did help the Pilgrims survive, their support was followed by years of a slow, unfolding genocide of their people and the taking of their land.

Happy Thanksgiving

https://twitter.com/petermarksdrama/status/1324730576973238276

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But really I am thankful for President Joe because he protected this on his first full day on the job. The Copper
River and its Watershed along with where it goes into the ocean, Bristol Bay, Alaska. (The biggest source of wild
run salmon in the world.)



President Joe Biden protected this. Bears Ears/Grand Staircase-Esclante. To me, best POTUS ever





BTW TFG wanted to develop these lands for mining, oil, and gas drilling.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/07/climate/bears-ears-grand-staircase-escalante-biden.html (pay wall)


President Biden will reinstate and slightly expand the original 1.3 million acre boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. The size of the monument had been cut by about 85 percent by former President Donald J. Trump.



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