A look at the garbage dump that Mitch McConnell made, and how to Superfund that shit!
We are now stans of Judge Victoria Roberts.
Judge Roberts has been a United States district judge for the Eastern District of Michigan since 1998.
Judge Victoria Roberts of U.S District Court in Detroit writes @JoeBiden to inform him she is taking senior status https://t.co/HdmCfhdywv— davidshepardson (@davidshepardson)1611167439.0
February 24, 2021 will be my last day in regular active service as a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. I intend to continue to provide judicial and administrative services as a Senior Judge under 28 U.S.C. § 371(e)(1) and the Rules of the Sixth Circuit for Certification of Senior Judges. It has been my honor to serve.
With respect, I congratulate you on your election as the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris on her election as Vice President.
She had that letter READY AND WAITING for the second Joe and Kamala were sworn in.
Show me the vacancies!
And that stockpile isn't Jared's any longer.
Joe Biden isn't wasting any time getting to work on the coronavirus pandemic, the issue that more than any other sent him to the Oval Office. Yesterday, Biden rolled out a 198-page national strategy for controlling the pandemic, along with 10 new executive orders aimed at starting to put that strategy in place. That's in addition to several pandemic-related orders in his first burst of ordering executively on Wednesday. A full year into the outbreak in the US, Biden is finally doing what public health experts have been calling for from the very beginning: asserting federal leadership to deal with the pandemic.
Biden, unlike that other guy, didn't try to downplay the gravity of the situation we face: The death toll from coronavirus is likely to reach 500,000 in the next month, and the virus will not just suddenly go away:
The cases will continue to mount, we didn't get into this mess overnight, and it's going to take months for us to turn things around. [...] But let me be equally clear, we will get through this, we will defeat this pandemic, and to a nation waiting for action, let me be the clearest on this point: Help is on the way.
About damn time.
Libs, consider yourself OWNED!
You might have heard yesterday or this morning that CNN had a hot scoop what said the Biden administration was having to start from square one on COVID vaccine distribution, because of how the Trump administration had left them "no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to speak of." Which would be both amazingly bad and also par for the course for what we expect from the previous know-nothing fascist regime!
CNN's piece had anonymous quotes like this:
[I]n the immediate hours following Biden being sworn into office on Wednesday, sources with direct knowledge of the new administration's Covid-related work told CNN one of the biggest shocks that the Biden team had to digest during the transition period was what they saw as a complete lack of a vaccine distribution strategy under former President Donald Trump, even weeks after multiple vaccines were approved for use in the United States."
There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch," one source said.
Another source described the moment that it became clear the Biden administration would have to essentially start from "square one" because there simply was no plan as: "Wow, just further affirmation of complete incompetence."
However you interpret those quotes, the Biden administration got them a nice shit sandwich tied up in a nice shitty bow, sounds like. That said, if you read the headline and the quotes themselves, you can see how there might be some gray area between LIT'RALLY no plan and something more akin to "this fuckin' shit is some fuckin' shit, we're gonna have to start all over." Either way, again, both amazingly bad and also par for the course from the Trump administration.
No theatrics, no talk of crowd size. What are these people UP to?
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki held her first White House press briefing yesterday, and surprised many by taking questions and answering them without sounding the least bit defensive or snotty to the assembled reporters. There wasn't a bit of drama at all, so of course that threw social media for a loop, with people raving about how remarkably unremarkable the whole thing was. Psaki even promised to keep holding pressers every weekday, though she added that there would be no weekend press briefings because, she asserted, "I'm not a monster." Here's the entire 31-minute briefing, cued up to its actual start time for your convenience:
Did you notice how she didn't accuse any of the reporters of being fake news, or of being out to destroy Joe Biden? Weird!