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January 31, 2021

The executive order by the president related to climate change and facilitating electric vehicles

was a stroke of genius. It arrived at exactly the right time. Not only is it necessary for existential reasons that we deal with climate change, it is also going to be a catalyst for car companies to fully commit.

We are seeing it right now with GM. The reason its a game changer is that even thought we had the technology and could scale it up, it, car makers were hesitant because they were not sure of both getting a market and having enough of one to justify big structural investments like charging stations all over the country.

The federal government declaring they are going to use electric vehicles changes all of that. The post office alone for example has a fleet of a 1/4 of a million trucks that are perfect for being electric. Their mail route is 50 miles or so and they come back to the warehouse every night (so they could be recharged easily).

I expect that the initiative will also include subsidies for car makers, tax incentives for people to buy such cars and ways to help build the infrastructure.

Ideally, President Biden will be able to build upon this EO to get actual legislation passed which strenghtens all of that.

January 29, 2021

Whose woods these are.

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost.
January 29, 2021

President Biden is very skilled.

He is several steps ahead of the republicans. He is phoning senators and reps and working behind the scenes to enact his agenda. Thats what skilled politicians do. Apparently he is working on Collins which I think is a good strategy with a 50/50 senate. As Jen Psaki said on Rachel tonight he is wielding the possibility of passing some of the legislation via reconciliation if needs be. Schumer , Biden and Pelosi are more than capable of outplaying the gop.

January 26, 2021

Bam !!!

McConnell is folding. He agreed to the rules.

January 26, 2021

Leader Schumer seems to have a plan regarding the passage of the rules of organization.

When Rachel asked him if McConnel could fillibuster the rules he said his caucus is united in not giving up to McConnel all the way to the most conservative members of the caucus. When she pressed he smiled and said stay tuned. He seem really confident. Thats a good sign.

on edit : as of 924pm mcconnel yielded and agreed to the rules.

January 23, 2021

interesting. 100 million vacinations first 100 days. at first they said it was too ambitious.

now that the Biden administration is running the show you start having people criticizing that for not being ambitious enough 🤯

its good to have a solid number as a target. If it can be more even better and im sure they will ramp up if they can but i find it ridiculous to start taking shots at Biden after 2 days on the job.

January 22, 2021

daily presidential schedule.

I know its released to the press pool every day. However, is there a link somewhere to access them ? I have not found it on whitehouse.gov so far. Anybody knows where to read them ?

January 21, 2021

Cleanup on aisle 13 ...

Looks like Biden is not wasting time cleaning house. So far he has fired the white house usher, the head of the NLRB , put the nsa guy michael elis on ice, who knows how many more.

I am glad he is clear eyed on the fact he cant trust anybody who was installed by Trump.

January 21, 2021

So what now ? Are we supposed to start bickering amongst each other

about which policy the Biden administration should do, not do, did not do fast enough, not progressive enough, too progressive, etc... ?

I hope we can enjoy the moment and move towards positivity. For the past four years most posts were about some catastrophic failure or decision the Trump admin did. He is gone now, I look forward to interesting debates about the future of the country and support of the monumental tasks the Biden administration has to undertake.

January 20, 2021

So is president Biden going to camp in the Rose garden ?

Since Trump did not evacuate the white house ahead of time and they have to disinfect, I wonder where president Biden and his wife are going to be ? Blair house ?

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