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!
If Democrats Just Put On These Handcuffs, Mitch McConnell Pinky Promises To Stop Hitting Them. Deal?
If Mitch McConnell wants to hold his breath until Chuck Schumer pinky swears not to get rid of the filibuster, he can have at it.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (oh, yeah, baby!) seems to be having a wee bit of trouble adjusting to his new JV status after Vice President Kamala Harris swore in Senators Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, and Alex Padilla yesterday. For some reason, McConnell is laboring under the delusion that he's still in charge and able to dictate the terms. Now he's demanding as a precondition to handing over the gavel that Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (is it hot in here?) promise not to nuke the filibuster.
And get this, he's promising to filibuster the resolution reconfiguring committees to reflect the Democratic majority status until he gets his way. Chutzpah!
Minority rights on legislation are key to the Senate. President Biden spent decades defending them. More than two d… https://t.co/kUp0tMVViv— Leader McConnell (@Leader McConnell)1611252570.0
Look at this filthy sumbitch!
There’s no bottom for this lady.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the GOP's burgeoning QAnon caucus is a racist, anti-Muslim bigot, and a 9/11 truther. She almost gives “Q" a bad name. Now, Facebook posts from the distant past of 2018 reveal some more garbage beliefs from the mixed-up mind of our new least favorite congresswoman.
A few months after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Greene posted a Fox News (where else?) article about Scot Peterson, the former Broward County sheriff's deputy who stayed outside while a gunman killed 17 people at the school. She thought — well, that's a strong word — it was suspicious that Peterson still received his retirement pension.
She could've just attacked pension plans in general, like a normal awful conservative, but instead she leapt on the conspiracy train and agreed with assholes who claimed the shooting was a “false flag" event.
Someone suggested that Peterson's retirement pension was actually a “kick back for going along with the evil plan." Greene responded, “My thoughts exactly!" because she too is an idiot. She said Peterson was “paid to do what he did and keep his mouth shut." Shadowy groups don't usually pay people for their cowardice.