America is back. Joe Biden, lets see what unfolds....

DonDeeHippy

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Joe Biden

@JoeBiden


America is back.


It's interesting to see how Biden is organizing himself and the new government...
As the election is over thought it was about time to do a new thread...
Will he be a McDonald's president, where you know your level of disappointment before you even walk in the door or will he surprise us....
 

DonDeeHippy

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Joe Biden

@JoeBiden

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Nov 24

I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see red and blue states, but a United States. And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people.

Anyone who wants a COVID-19 test should be able to get one. Period.

To the families and friends of those we've lost due to COVID-19 — Jill and I send our love and prayers. We know how tough it is to find purpose in the memory of the loved one you lost. It will take time — but you will find it, and we will find our purpose as a nation.

It’s not enough to praise our essential workers — we have to protect and pay them.

I’m keeping in my prayers all of our friends and neighbors in Hurricane Iota’s path and those impacted by Hurricane Eta across Central America. The increasing frequency of these powerful storms is another reason that fighting climate change will be one of my top priorities.

Today's news of a second vaccine is further reason to feel hopeful. What was true with the first vaccine remains true with the second: we are still months away. Until then, Americans need to continue to practice social-distancing and mask-wearing to get the virus under control.

Just a few of his tweets from the last week....
Now just have to wait until January to see if he puts his money where his mouth is...
 

DonDeeHippy

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'A cabinet that looks like America'
The presentation of the new cabinet members chosen for the incoming Joe Biden presidency, in Wilmington, Delaware, has wrapped up, with the team taking no questions from the assembled press.
Vice president-elect Kamala Harris was the last speaker and praised the choices and the team just presented to the public: Antony Blinken for secretary of state, John Kerry as climate envoy (a brand new cabinet post), Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the United Nations, Avril Haines to be director of national intelligence, Alejandro Mayorkas as incoming secretary of homeland security and Jake Sullivan as national security adviser.
“They are, to a person, the right women and men for these crucial positions,” Harris said, adding they are expected “to be focused on one thing, and one thing alone, doing what is best for the people of the United States of America.”
 

DonDeeHippy

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'Paris alone is not enough'
John Kerry, picked for a new cabinet post of climate csar, said that the world must come together “using every tool we have” to take action on the climate crisis.
“Paris alone is not enough,” Kerry said, referring to the international climate accord that Donald Trump pulled the US out of, as he announced soon after he took the White House in 2016.
The accord is meant to avert climate disaster in the next decade.
Kerry said the Biden-Harris administration is “determined to seize the future now and leave a healing planet to future generations.”

This is one area I'll be following, hopefully they will make changes...
 

MilesAway

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China is stealing America's prestige .... Dmi temp is a joke and the multi year sea-ice in the arctic is all but gone.
 

HBS Guy

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Looks like a stable, experienced team. Doubt there will be many surprises but the US needs stability now after 4 years of a baby as POTUS!

Trump will still try to overturn the election result in Congress.
 

DonDeeHippy

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Joe Biden
@JoeBiden

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5h

I believe America is strongest when we work with our allies. It's how we keep this country safe, counter terrorism and extremism, control this pandemic, deal with the climate crisis, and so much more.


who cares what Trump does... It's a new day.... purple bounce
 

MilesAway

Bongalong
Looks like a stable, experienced team. Doubt there will be many surprises but the US needs stability now after 4 years of a baby as POTUS!

Trump will still try to overturn the election result in Congress.
The USA needs some UHVDC if it wants to utilise it's renewable potential: there are deserts close to major populations that should make it worthwhile 🤔
 

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Biden: 'our democracy was tested this year'
Biden says this “grim season of division” is going to give way to a year of “light and unity.”
“This is a great country. We are a good people. This is the United States of America.”
He says a sense of history “can help arm us against despair” and invokes the struggles of past generations in a call for Americans to meet the crisis.
The motivating force behind change, he says, is “love”.
“Sounds corny but it was love, plain and simple. Love of country. Love of each other.”
The country is not perfect he says but “we’ve always sought to form a more perfect union”.
“Let’s be thankful for democracy itself,” he says. He mentions the record turnout in the middle of a pandemic. “Simply extraordinary.”
“Our democracy was tested this year, and what we learned is this. The people of America are up to the task.”
 

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Joe Biden

@JoeBiden


As tough as this moment is in the country, as dark as these days of winter seem, I am still more optimistic about the future of this country than I have been my whole career. There is nothing beyond America’s capacity if we work together.
 

DonDeeHippy

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Congress certifies Biden win
The teller, senator Amy Klobuchar, reports: “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the president and the vice president according to the ballots that have been given to us.”
Applause in the room.
Pence says Biden “has received 306 votes” and Trump “has received 232 votes.”
“The announcement of the state of the vote by the president of the senate shall be deemed as sufficient of the election of the president and the vice-president,” Pence says.
It’s done. Closing prayer.
 
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