Presidents Day 2021 Open Thread

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  1. skeptical citizen says:

    Glad to call Joe Biden "my President"

    Could never say that about Dosimpotus Trump

  2. Duke Cox says:

    Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris on this Presidents Day. Integrity has returned to the White House.

    I note that VicePresident Harris' niece was scolded by the White House for using the VPs' image to sell shirts and stuff. She was told to stop doing it.

    Different, huh?

    • JohnInDenver says:

      And we have the first White House staff departure, too.  TJ Ducklo, an assistant press secretary upset about having ethics questioned by having a relationship with a journalist covering the White House.  His tactics?  He "threatened Palmeri over her piece, vowing he would "destroy her" if she published it. Ducklo, according to the story, also made misogynistic comments to Palmeri and referenced Palmeri's own personal life, accusing her at one point of being "jealous" about his relationship with McCammond."  The outcome:

      Ducklo was suspended Friday for one week without pay after Vanity Fair story published earlier that day a reporter from Politico was working on an article about his romantic relationship with a reporter from another news outlet.

      Multiple White House officials described the situation as untenable because they did not feel a one-week suspension was sufficient. Another source familiar with the situation said no one expressed that sentiment directly to the leadership of the press and communications office. This person said Ducklo's resignation was a result of a realization by the press and communications leadership that there needed to be a conversation with Ducklo about what was best for President Joe Biden, and whether his remaining on the job represented the standard this administration tried to set.

    • Gilpin Guy says:

      yes

      In the old days, we called it ethics.

  3. davebarnes says:

    Today is Remember the Maine Day 

  4. Golden Girl says:

    So proud of President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.  Relaxing with family at Camp David more than prepares him for the battles ahead with a 50-50 Senate. And there will be battles – count on it!

     

  5. Mr. L. Prosser says:

    Happy and relieved as anyone to have President Biden and Kamala Harris in the top spots but just to put things in perspective: ''My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.''

    —President Harry S. Truman

  6. kwtree says:

    Tom Tomorrow wrote:

    I spent the last few days cartooning this one in real time, beginning with the assumption that acquittal was a foregone conclusion, which sadly proved accurate.

  7. MichaelBowman says:

    Why is this insufferable prick still Postmaster General? (and for the love of Goddess bring back postal banking)

    Postmaster general’s new plan could include slower mail and postage hike

     Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is set to implement a new strategic plan that includes higher postage rates and the elimination of first-class tier of mail, two sources familiar with the move told to NBC News on Friday.

    Davison added that higher prices “will force more mail out of the system and contribute to a postal system death spiral.”

    Even though the press wants us to believe it’s impossible to remove DeJoy, here’s a roadmap: 

    Fire Louis DeJoy

    Democrats shouldn’t be scared of changing how the post office is run. They would not exactly be tinkering with a perfectly designed system. It has just failed at its supposed goal of insulating the agency from political forces. The last year showed that, if it is even possible at all to design an agency to be impervious to partisan meddling, assigning its governance to nearly equal parts Republicans and Democrats is not an effective way to do it. (See also: the Federal Election Commission.) Fixing the USPS is an obvious and immediate priority. Joe Biden and congressional Democrats should simply do whatever they need to do in pursuit of that goal, without worrying about the artificial obstacles in their way.

  8. itlduso says:

    Mitch McConnell and the GQP’s US Constitution:

     

     

    Yeah, it’s a blank page.  Whenever necessary, they write their own new amendments such as temporarily contending that a President can’t appoint a Supreme Court Justice in the last year of his/her term, and you can’t hold an Impeachment trial if a President has already left office. 

    Their idea of a Constitutional originalist is to write an originally new Constitution.

  9. MichaelBowman says:

    The Proprietor of Shitters is making Sarah Palin look like an Einstein:

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Kinda’ funny how when her lips move twitter that it’s Fluffy’s voice that comes out . . .

      (And, did Fluffy Q-bie just admit that Biden was President? Could be time for some CD-3 censure?!)

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Has Boebert found anyone willing to be her Communication Director (again)? 

      I know it is difficult to speak truth the the Representative, but someone should whisper to her that she needs more than 6 words of a joke/observation to make an impact on someone who has been in office longer than she's been alive.

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