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Old 20th January 2021, 02:03 PM   #121
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Watching Joe Biden's speech was like seeing miners trapped underground for four years at last being rescued and seeing daylight against all odds. Well, Clinton fell asleep, but for once I thought it was a good speech and from someone who seems so...so...well, so normal .

I liked that the 'hero' policeman, Eugene Goodman - who played the fool in the face of an angry mob and led the morons er, the revolting gentlemen - in the wrong direction during the Capitol Hill riot - was the gent in a camel coat and blue scarf escorting Kamala Harris. Apparently he has now been promoted and has a posh title.
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Old 20th January 2021, 02:15 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
Watching Joe Biden's speech was like seeing miners trapped underground for four years at last being rescued and seeing daylight against all odds. Well, Clinton fell asleep, but for once I thought it was a good speech and from someone who seems so...so...well, so normal .

I liked that the 'hero' policeman, Eugene Goodman - who played the fool in the face of an angry mob and led the morons er, the revolting gentlemen - in the wrong direction during the Capitol Hill riot - was the gent in a camel coat and blue scarf escorting Kamala Harris. Apparently he has now been promoted and has a posh title.
THe guy is a hero,...he led the mob away from where the Veep was. He desrves all the priase he is getting.
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Old 20th January 2021, 02:21 PM   #123
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I'm gonna sleep a lot easier tonight knowing the nightmare that was the last four years is over.
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Old 20th January 2021, 02:41 PM   #124
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
Bingo.

Not to mention that the new POTUS makes Ronald Reagan look like a young whipper snapper. He is going to need some terrific advisors if he is going to make any impact.
He'll surround himself with good advisors, and unlike Trump, he'll actually listen to them because, again unlike Trump, he doesn't think he knows more than everyone else in the world. That's because, once more unlike Trump, he isn't a sociopath with NPD.
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Old 20th January 2021, 02:56 PM   #125
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Originally Posted by crescent View Post
Not that it matters, the military will arrest Biden at any moment and return Donald T to the White House.

It was all over social media, so it must be true.

Any moment now....
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Hmmm....

Still waiting. Any moment....

Almost there....



On twitter, Parlertakes is interesting to scroll through today. It's got reactions from a fair number of Q-disciples. It runs the gamut from denial, to sadness to anger - as one would expect.
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Old 20th January 2021, 03:11 PM   #126
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Biden signs the COVID executive authority.
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Old 20th January 2021, 03:12 PM   #127
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USA rejoins the Paris Accord.

(missed hearing the Healthcare EA).
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Old 20th January 2021, 03:12 PM   #128
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
He'll surround himself with good advisors, and unlike Trump, he'll actually listen to them because, again unlike Trump, he doesn't think he knows more than everyone else in the world. That's because, once more unlike Trump, he isn't a sociopath with NPD.
To his credit, he has a lovely dog who seems to love him. That gets bonus points from me.
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Old 20th January 2021, 03:39 PM   #129
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
Chris Wallace of FOX News praised Biden's inaugural speech. It did not go down well over on The Federalist:

With this attitude, which should come as no surprise, we should expect no change from the far right.
Miller was looking for a soundbite because we all know that's the really important thing.
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Old 20th January 2021, 03:46 PM   #130
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
So refreshing to see a Presidential speech.
Yes, that's what a real President is like, not a stupid, cowardly, narcissistic cretin who can't string three words together without lying.
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Old 20th January 2021, 03:52 PM   #131
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
I thought Joe's speech was excellent and cut right to the point.

By the way, what did William Henry Harrison have to say that was so important that it took him three hours?
Here you go.
"I'm a tough Westerner among this effete Easterners. Also I'm not an uneducated idiot, no matter what people say, as can be seen from the elaborate speech I'm giving.
Oh and I'm not a puppet operated by Clay and Webster".

Though "I should have worn a coat" is a decent summary. [Yes I know]
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Old 20th January 2021, 04:04 PM   #132
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Old 20th January 2021, 04:15 PM   #133
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I'm gonna sleep a lot easier tonight knowing the nightmare that was the last four years is over.
Thanks much!

I feel the same way.
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Old 20th January 2021, 04:30 PM   #134
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So refreshing to see a Presidential speech.
With complete sentences that make sense. What a concept!
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Old 20th January 2021, 04:36 PM   #135
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I think that bill is supposed to be brought up tomorrow. I hope the attempt is at least good for a laugh.
To hell with impeachment. He needs to be prosecuted. Let's get him into Supermax in Florence, CO, along with the Unabomber.
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Old 20th January 2021, 04:37 PM   #136
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Hmm, looks like Biden has busy first day.

So, when Second Amendment is repealed?
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Old 20th January 2021, 04:50 PM   #137
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Originally Posted by Mader Levap View Post
Hmm, looks like Biden has busy first day.

So, when Second Amendment is repealed?
Well, that takes 2/3 of House and Senate + ratification by 3/4 of state legislatures, so probably not gonna happen any time soon. Since we have a conservative Supreme Court, maybe we can go with an originalist interpretation "arms" are muzzle loading flintlock weapons. 2nd amendment doesn't apply to any of the new-fangled multi-shot stuff.
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Old 20th January 2021, 05:00 PM   #138
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To his credit, he has a lovely dog who seems to love him. That gets bonus points from me.
Absolutely. Trump had a dog once. It peed on his leg. Dogs are good judges of character.
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Old 20th January 2021, 05:03 PM   #139
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Absolutely. Trump had a dog once. It peed on his leg. Dogs are good judges of character.

Agreed. Like the new avatar pic.
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Old 20th January 2021, 05:05 PM   #140
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Originally Posted by Mader Levap View Post
Hmm, looks like Biden has busy first day.

So, when Second Amendment is repealed?
He has to outlaw God, make it illegal to say "Merry Christmas", and legalize marriage between people and sheep first.
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Old 20th January 2021, 05:07 PM   #141
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Agreed. Like the new avatar pic.
Thanks. Finally figured out the diff between a profile pic and an avatar pic. Doh. I plead being an old fart.
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Old 20th January 2021, 05:08 PM   #142
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Already Jen Psaki is a breath of fresh air.
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Old 20th January 2021, 05:18 PM   #143
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I thought Joe's speech was excellent and cut right to the point.

By the way, what did William Henry Harrison have to say that was so important that it took him three hours?
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Old 20th January 2021, 05:25 PM   #144
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Old 20th January 2021, 05:26 PM   #145
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I thought Joe's speech was excellent and cut right to the point.

By the way, what did William Henry Harrison have to say that was so important that it took him three hours?
Found his speech, all 8,445 words of it.

https://www.bartleby.com/124/pres26.html

Shemp's Notes version: tl:dr
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After the Inauguration Ceremonies today I laid out in the easy chair and conked out for several hours. A very deep relaxing nap. I felt a lot of tension leave today.
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Old 20th January 2021, 05:36 PM   #147
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Gabbo: "I don't like it. He's got Lady Gaga, Garth Brooks, Jennifer Lopez, and Tom Hanks. Who do we have?"
Trump: "The 4th best Hercules."
Gabbo: *Jaw falls off*
I sincerely hope, for the sake of your immortal soul, that Mickey Hargitay is #1 on your Herculeses list. This is beyond politics. This is Herculeses!!!
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I noticed that Justice Sotomayor pronounced VP Kamala Harris' first name wrong. (accent on the second syllable). Most glaring because VP Harris repeated it the right way in the response.
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Old 20th January 2021, 05:49 PM   #150
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
Found his speech, all 8,445 words of it.

https://www.bartleby.com/124/pres26.html

Shemp's Notes version: tl:dr
"I proceed to state in as summary a manner as I can my opinion...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah..."
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I noticed that Justice Sotomayor pronounced VP Kamala Harris' first name wrong. (accent on the second syllable). Most glaring because VP Harris repeated it the right way in the response.
I noticed it, too. The Justice must have been mortified when she realized what she'd done.
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I thought Joe's speech was excellent and cut right to the point.

By the way, what did William Henry Harrison have to say that was so important that it took him three hours?
It reminds me of Gettysburg where Edward Everett, who was famous for his oratory, spoke for two hours. Lincoln spoke for not quite three minutes. Yet no one remembers what Everett said.
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I sincerely hope, for the sake of your immortal soul, that Mickey Hargitay is #1 on your Herculeses list. This is beyond politics. This is Herculeses!!!
Steve Reeves. Fight me.

(Lou Ferrigno and Ah-nold are 2 and 3)
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It reminds me of Gettysburg where Edward Everett, who was famous for his oratory, spoke for two hours. Lincoln spoke for not quite three minutes. Yet no one remembers what Everett said.
Funny, I was thinking the same thing. Everett's speech was written down so we do know what he said.

Still I use to know Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by heart. Can't say I know a single line of Everett's speech.
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Today, we swore into office a Catholic as President, a mixed race female as Vice President, a Jewish man, a Hispanic and an African American into the United States Senate.

The beautiful colors of America.
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Steve Reeves. Fight me.

(Lou Ferrigno and Ah-nold are 2 and 3)
Ah....Saturday mornings and Steve Reeves as Hercules on TV back in the 60's.
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Funny, I was thinking the same thing. Everett's speech was written down so we do know what he said.

Still I use to know Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by heart. Can't say I know a single line of Everett's speech.
We know what he said but no one remembers what he said even though the critics lauded his speech at the time and panned Lincoln's. Makes me want to give Stephen L Miller the one finger salute:

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Everyone, recite 3 lines from Biden’s speech from memory.
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I was at work and don't care about the poems & songs & speeches & such, but, when we were getting close to time for the oath, I had it streaming on my phone just so I could turn the volume up on that part and let the others in the office hear it happening.

I don't like Biden or expect much good from him, but the single word that best describes my feeling when it happened is "relief"... not "Gene Kranz finally sitting down at the end of Apollo 13" or "watching the cavalry charge down the hill at the end of The Two Towers" relief, but a bit of relief.
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I was at work and don't care about the poems & songs & speeches & such, but, when we were getting close to time for the oath, I had it streaming on my phone just so I could turn the volume up on that part and let the others in the office hear it happening.

I don't like Biden or expect much good from him, but the single word that best describes my feeling when it happened is "relief"... not "Gene Kranz finally sitting down at the end of Apollo 13" or "watching the cavalry charge down the hill at the end of The Two Towers" relief, but a bit of relief.
I told someone, "I saw someone name Not Trump get sworn as President."


I don't expect great things from Biden, but if the truth be told, I don't want great things from Biden. I just want him to not be Trump.
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For truly great things Biden is not the person I'd have picked, but I expect at least a few pretty good, pretty decent things, and not so many awful ones, and in the context of the time I think it will feel pretty great.
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