Biden-Harris Presidency Thread

Maybe I'm not a politician, but I doubt Joe considered his WH-appropriate dog size options 12 years ago when he decided to get Champ
Yeah and some of the others weren't chosen after becoming president either (even Obama's weren't really chosen, IIRC Ted Kennedy gave them as a present). It's just thinking back I can only remember relatively small dogs so it was an interesting contrast.
 

Litheum94

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Love that all of the things they warned would happen under socialism already happen every day in the US. At least Cuba didn't have armed police guarding the dumpsters.
It’s amazing how many threads you discover that you’re way behind on when you didn’t have power for almost a week...

But anyway, the police have been talking about how they need more money to make sure that the public is safe, so I’m really happy to see them protect a dumpster full of food instead of doing wellness checks on the elderly and at risk people during one of the worst storms and power outages Portland has ever seen. I for one, feel so much safer on the streets of my city.
 
Yeah and some of the others weren't chosen after becoming president either (even Obama's weren't really chosen, IIRC Ted Kennedy gave them as a present). It's just thinking back I can only remember relatively small dogs so it was an interesting contrast.
Ted had the same breed, a Portuguese Water Dog, but I don’t think they were kin.

Ted’s dog was named “Splash” which, uh, is a hell of name for him to pick.
 
Maybe this is better suited for the First World Problems thread, but $1,400/week pre-tax isn’t exactly fuck you money. My wife is a director-level federal employee, and even though she makes half of what she could be making in the private sector (a fact that I bring up quite often, much to her annoyance), this would still be such a big pay cut for her that we’d consider it a last resort.
 
Maybe this is better suited for the First World Problems thread, but $1,400/week pre-tax isn’t exactly fuck you money. My wife is a director-level federal employee, and even though she makes half of what she could be making in the private sector (a fact that I bring up quite often, much to her annoyance), this would still be such a big pay cut for her that we’d consider it a last resort.
Was actually trying to figure out if teachers are federal employees (we aren’t) because this would be a pay increase... 😂
 
Maybe this is better suited for the First World Problems thread, but $1,400/week pre-tax isn’t exactly fuck you money. My wife is a director-level federal employee, and even though she makes half of what she could be making in the private sector (a fact that I bring up quite often, much to her annoyance), this would still be such a big pay cut for her that we’d consider it a last resort.

Just another example of Dems finding the dumbest way to do anything. The $1400 cap is a callback to the most recent stimulus payment to try to normalize that in the public's mind as an appropriate amount for government benefits which is an unnecessary imposition on federal paid leave. It's also ridiculous to cap people out on paid leave at an amount inconsistent with their normal rate of pay. The purpose of paid family leave is to allow people to make medical and family decisions without having to choose between their health/family or financial stability. Advancing an incomplete paid leave policy just shows they aren't serious about it and coming in ready to concede a substantive policy to get to say they did something (like with the ACA).

The argument that this is a bailout for bureaucrats is too dumb to even waste time with a response.
 
Why is an employer providing their employees paid family leave controversial?
You'll have to remind me where schools were proven to be super spreader locations. Because they weren't. The damage being done to students cannot be calculated because they're not in the classroom. Domestic violence, malnutrition and being set back in education is going to do more damage long term than some pesky virus that has barely any impact on the young. Special exceptions should be made for those with conditions that could have a larger negative impact due to covid. And teachers should be pushed up the list for vaccinations based on their age as well. Anyone 40+ should be eligible because the compounding effects of having 1:30 or whatever ratio of teacher:students will help us return to normal quicker when they're in school.

As far as the actual dollar amounts, it's still hilarious. The dems promised $2k for votes and then immediately backed off that promise to turn around and spend tax payer dollars to pay employees 4x as much who could WFH to not WFH. Instead of spending that dough, turn it around and vaccination teachers. Buy the new J&J before it hits the street and use those supplies to vaccinate teachers, this way anyone on the jabs won't be pushed aside. A lot can be done, but won't be done because these politicians are just flat out stupid. Then use the J&J for students, it may be less effective, so use it on the populations that are already not at high risk. We should be in a race to return to normal because the now year-long stay at home orders is having devastating impacts that will ripple for years. Schools should be the easiest to reopen.
 
Can Biden fix the fucking mail already?

This little dweeb down at USPS says they're going to delay first class mail even more... meanwhile I've got checks that are already taking 2-3 weeks in cases to get to suppliers in the northeast. I just had a check take 2 months to get to Toronto, Canada! (although I'm sure part of that was Canada's fault). Mail in town has been slow too... up to a week. To go like 5 freakin' miles.

Lick. My. Balls. This country is fucking wrecked in so many ways right now.
 

Josh

All Mods Are Beautiful
You'll have to remind me where schools were proven to be super spreader locations. Because they weren't. The damage being done to students cannot be calculated because they're not in the classroom. Domestic violence, malnutrition and being set back in education is going to do more damage long term than some pesky virus that has barely any impact on the young. Special exceptions should be made for those with conditions that could have a larger negative impact due to covid. And teachers should be pushed up the list for vaccinations based on their age as well. Anyone 40+ should be eligible because the compounding effects of having 1:30 or whatever ratio of teacher:students will help us return to normal quicker when they're in school.

As far as the actual dollar amounts, it's still hilarious. The dems promised $2k for votes and then immediately backed off that promise to turn around and spend tax payer dollars to pay employees 4x as much who could WFH to not WFH. Instead of spending that dough, turn it around and vaccination teachers. Buy the new J&J before it hits the street and use those supplies to vaccinate teachers, this way anyone on the jabs won't be pushed aside. A lot can be done, but won't be done because these politicians are just flat out stupid. Then use the J&J for students, it may be less effective, so use it on the populations that are already not at high risk. We should be in a race to return to normal because the now year-long stay at home orders is having devastating impacts that will ripple for years. Schools should be the easiest to reopen.
@Arbitrator's bot has come alive.
 

OceanOfMead

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Can Biden fix the fucking mail already?

This little dweeb down at USPS says they're going to delay first class mail even more... meanwhile I've got checks that are already taking 2-3 weeks in cases to get to suppliers in the northeast. I just had a check take 2 months to get to Toronto, Canada! (although I'm sure part of that was Canada's fault). Mail in town has been slow too... up to a week. To go like 5 freakin' miles.

Lick. My. Balls. This country is fucking wrecked in so many ways right now.
Yes?
 
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