Joe Biden is (currently) President of the United States

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not impressed so far

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:09 (three months ago) link

Good morning!

meticulously crafted, socially responsible, morally upsta (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:09 (three months ago) link

neanderthal lol

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:15 (three months ago) link

Great, another US politics thread

scampish inquisition (gyac), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:18 (three months ago) link

also the fourth or fifth thread about joey joe joe junior shabadoo

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:19 (three months ago) link

Great, another US politics thread

― scampish inquisition (gyac), Wednesday, January 20, 2021

pomenitul, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:25 (three months ago) link

yet another big representation day for all wizards of making women uncomfortable

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:26 (three months ago) link

good luck usa

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:27 (three months ago) link

Continued from: Joe Biden, Senator from Citibank (oops, DELAWARE), to Run for President

― the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:09 AM (twenty-one minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I've repeatedly been told that that thread was the "Joe Biden sucks" thread. What attitude toward Joe Biden does this thread take?

jaymc, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:31 (three months ago) link

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course

pomenitul, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:32 (three months ago) link

Given that this is still ilx, it's going to be "Joe Biden sucks" here too, I'm predicting.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:33 (three months ago) link

Joe Biden is president, still sucks, and this will be discussed at length in this and twenty other threads

scampish inquisition (gyac), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:33 (three months ago) link

Yeah, I mean, I'm sure people will talk about how much Joe Biden sucks wherever they like, but in that other thread, if I pushed back on "Joe Biden sucks" posts, I would be told "Hey, this is the 'Joe Biden sucks' thread, there are a bunch of other Joe Biden threads you can post on." Just want to get a sense of what's appropriate here.

jaymc, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:36 (three months ago) link

just to clarify: this thread is intended solely for discussion of the long term viability and survival statistic rates for the north island brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli)

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:39 (three months ago) link

Hold on now, Trump still has another 10 minutes of so.

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:43 (three months ago) link

Celebrity inauguration just another reminder of exactly how good policy should be, and strive to be, performed in as boring a way as is possible bg the least glamorous people in the room

Qanondorf (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:45 (three months ago) link

Inaugurations /= policy

meticulously crafted, socially responsible, morally upsta (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:51 (three months ago) link

good duck usa

estela, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:58 (three months ago) link

tbc it wasn’t pushing back on, or genuinely engaging with, “joe biden sucks” posts that got that response, it was complaints that there were “joe biden sucks” posts in the decade-and-a-half-long joe biden sucking thread, and wishes that people making individual posts about joe biden doing & saying new, specific things that sucked would instead make posts about joe biden smelling of vanilla and puppies.

Keen to learn about the migratory habits and camouflage patterns of various species of African moths in this new thread.

shivers me timber (sic), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:58 (three months ago) link

xpost: aw dammit

shivers me timber (sic), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:59 (three months ago) link

APAB

Left, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:34 (three months ago) link

tbc it wasn’t pushing back on, or genuinely engaging with, “joe biden sucks” posts that got that response, it was complaints that there were “joe biden sucks” posts in the decade-and-a-half-long joe biden sucking thread, and wishes that people making individual posts about joe biden doing & saying new, specific things that sucked would instead make posts about joe biden smelling of vanilla and puppies.

I don't feel like relitigating, but I'm hoping that this new thread can be a good all-purpose President Joe Biden thread and not be viewed as a "Joe Biden sucks" thread. Feel free, of course, to post about how Joe Biden sucks.

jaymc, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:43 (three months ago) link

Why the need at all for a joe biden, prez, thread when there is tbf a us politics thread which he presumably now somewhat comes under the remit of

Qanondorf (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:47 (three months ago) link

#∞thread

Alba, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:47 (three months ago) link

I made that point several times but idk you know how they are

scampish inquisition (gyac), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:48 (three months ago) link

Murrah and i do

Qanondorf (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:49 (three months ago) link

BoJo thread should get routinely updated in retaliation.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:49 (three months ago) link

Would say we need a betting pool thread for the first coup but they already made it clear that Venezuela is top of the list.

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:51 (three months ago) link

also the fourth or fifth thread about joey joe joe junior shabadoo


I searched thread titles containing “Biden” earlier today and got 23 results (that was before this one)

Trump gave me 84 results, Obama 116 - don’t see jb getting quite so many. He has two RIP threads which might get some play before he reaches those numbers

Yelp for gyros (wins), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:54 (three months ago) link

inshallah

Left, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:57 (three months ago) link

Feel free, of course, to post about how Joe Biden sucks.

― jaymc, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:43 (fourteen minutes ago) link

We've got this.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:58 (three months ago) link

https://www.whitehouse.gov/
we got new website

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:59 (three months ago) link

Please let us just enjoy this for a day for a month.

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:00 (three months ago) link

Joe Biden sucks, what has he done for me so far it’s been an hour

Canon in Deez (silby), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:01 (three months ago) link

Nobody is allowed to enjoy anything fyi, this cannot be news at this stage surely

Qanondorf (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:04 (three months ago) link

everyone is allowed to enjoy trump's humiliation

Left, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:06 (three months ago) link

Now we can get back to business as usual: smart, responsible, and technically legal war crimes as well as a robust package of corporate kickbacks coupled with targeted (and likely temporary) social programs

— Edward Ongweso Jr (@bigblackjacobin) January 20, 2021

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:07 (three months ago) link

Gurramahagutt cinnte

Qanondorf (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:07 (three months ago) link

xxp there just shouldn't be a "and trump lite is great" clause attached to the celebration of it

Left, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:08 (three months ago) link

Lots of "Liberals howled when Trump ________________. But when Biden _____________ there wasn't a peep" madlib columns are itching to be filled out.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:09 (three months ago) link

well tbf I haven't heard much liberal condemnation of biden's concentration camps yet

Left, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:09 (three months ago) link

can we still call them that when a good guy is in charge

Left, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:10 (three months ago) link

I still kinda can’t believe we made it.

Everything's Blue In This Whorl (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:13 (three months ago) link

atm feeling mostly like we've been helplessly standing by as someone hacked their way through the dam that keeps us all from drowning, and Biden is the dude who is currently blocking that crude hole with his wizened body. I am thankful to have him plugging up the hole while we do something about the water that's currently up to our noses, and we'll see if he's able to do anything beyond that.

Vladislav Bibidonurtmi (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:15 (three months ago) link

countdown to Biden reversing some Trumpian atrocity of an Executive Order later today and the Republicans immediately co-opting #Resist hashtag... 3... 2...

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:30 (three months ago) link

i'm preparing to endure an enormous amount of bullshit from the left and the right for the rest of my life

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:40 (three months ago) link

congratulations to america on their new rapist president

— abolish the police (@infinite_scream) January 20, 2021

Left, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:40 (three months ago) link

from the center it's all coming up roses tho

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:41 (three months ago) link

All Presidents Are Biden

Florida Man vs. California Bill (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 22:30 (three months ago) link

scum

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EsLy4xwVgAAHccq?format=jpg&name=small

Left, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 22:36 (three months ago) link

did I say four years? nah — eight years

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 22:39 (three months ago) link

YOUNG N'REFINED

Florida Man vs. California Bill (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 22:41 (three months ago) link

warren g. tryharding in that photo

Florida Man vs. California Bill (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 22:41 (three months ago) link

I can't believe
Warren lowered tax on wealth

shivers me timber (sic), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 23:01 (three months ago) link

just two more presidents and we can complete the panini wallchart

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 23:07 (three months ago) link

I have seven fuckin bush srs, hate that

Qanondorf (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 23:07 (three months ago) link

Has anybody seen the new president? https://www.instagram.com/p/CKSkiRzj3zc/?igshid=s865dtzbw4hh

BrianB, Thursday, 21 January 2021 02:38 (three months ago) link

Decker is - my- President.

Boring United Methodist Church (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 21 January 2021 02:48 (three months ago) link

This is very presidential.

NEW: The Biden admin is reopening an overflow facility in Texas for unaccompanied migrant children apprehended at the US-Mexico border. It comes amid an increase in apprehensions + reduced capacity limits at other facilities due to Covid-19. https://t.co/MYRvIr9gm6

— Priscilla Alvarez (@priscialva) February 2, 2021

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 22:10 (three months ago) link

"It comes amid an increase in apprehensions." It would be nice to know the time frame being referenced here by "amid". Also, it was reported that ICE literally refused to comply with Biden's EO stopping this policy and it isn't clear to me if ICE has yet decided to comply.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Wednesday, 3 February 2021 22:18 (three months ago) link

"Under President Donald Trump, the US-Mexico border operated under hardline policies intended to keep migrants out of the United States, including a policy that required asylum seekers to stay in Mexico until their court dates in the US and a public health order allowing quick expulsion of migrants encountered by border agents.
Moves to increase capacity and shelter for migrants are indicative of one of the looming challenges for the Biden administration -- more migrants at the border -- but also signal a shift from the Trump administration's posture of turning everyone away."

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 22:24 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

not good, man
https://i.imgur.com/p20vfbf.jpg

Joe Bombin (milo z), Thursday, 29 April 2021 04:10 (one week ago) link

eh, that's just standard issue politicospeak, like those endless kitchen tables they love so much

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Thursday, 29 April 2021 04:12 (one week ago) link

only one country can win each century, every historian knows that

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Thursday, 29 April 2021 04:37 (one week ago) link

Canada won last century but the US has a great shot at winning this one

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/wilfrid-laurier-canadas-century-1904

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Thursday, 29 April 2021 04:39 (one week ago) link

like those endless kitchen tables they love so much

Chuck Schumer and the Smithenbergs

(imo it's good if politicians don't formally message insanely racist and imperalist and incomprehensible nonsense, even if other politicians have done so earlier)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Thursday, 29 April 2021 04:48 (one week ago) link

As I was listening to the speech, I also wondered if perhaps Biden views rhetoric like that as a potential path to bipartisanship (or at least greater internal cooperation): identifying a common enemy that the country can unite behind to defeat.

There's a definite rally-the-troops quality to lines like this:

Can our democracy deliver on the most pressing needs of our people? Can our democracy overcome the lies, anger, hate and fears that have pulled us apart?

America’s adversaries – the autocrats of the world – are betting it can’t. They believe we are too full of anger and division and rage. They look at the images of the mob that assaulted this Capitol as proof that the sun is setting on American democracy. They are wrong. And we have to prove them wrong. We have to prove democracy still works. That our government still works – and can deliver for the people.

I don't know if the rhetoric will actually be persuasive, or if it's even a wise long-term play. But it feels like there's a political calculation behind it, at least to some degree.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 April 2021 04:50 (one week ago) link

a potential path to bipartisanship (or at least greater internal cooperation): identifying a common enemy that the country can unite behind to defeat.

https://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/review/primary_image/reviews/starship-troopers-1997/Starship-Troopers-image.jpg

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Thursday, 29 April 2021 05:24 (one week ago) link

watchmen or what have you

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Thursday, 29 April 2021 05:34 (one week ago) link

Suspicious that Joe Biden might just believes in American imperialism and his thirst for bipartisanship follows from that rather than vice versa.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Thursday, 29 April 2021 06:13 (one week ago) link

https://theintercept.com/empire-politician/

this guy thinks so too

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Thursday, 29 April 2021 06:25 (one week ago) link

oooh. I was wondering what scahill was up to lately.

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Thursday, 29 April 2021 06:34 (one week ago) link

it's a good resource even if you don't agree with all his framing of Biden's stances

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Thursday, 29 April 2021 07:03 (one week ago) link

President Biden calls for Congress to pass the Equality Act with a message to trans Americans:

"For all transgender Americans watching at home, especially young people ... I want you to know your president has your back." pic.twitter.com/fQCXKQBWCS

— The Recount (@therecount) April 29, 2021

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 29 April 2021 12:56 (one week ago) link

Lately I just assume that anything posted about Biden to any of these threads is some gotcha moment that makes him look like a clueless buffoon or racist or warmonger or fascist or whatever, so I end up watching or reading it several times, scratching my head, trying to figure out what he did or said wrong. Like seeing a New Yorker cartoon but struggling to get the punchline.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 29 April 2021 13:06 (one week ago) link

I thought his address dragged towards the end--I cut out at one point--but the first half was good. The one thing I thought he might get grief over was a throwaway aside: he was talking about cars lined up for food baskets and he said something like "and these were nice cars," as if that made the matter more urgent. Wasn't mentioned, though, in anything I've seen or heard.

clemenza, Thursday, 29 April 2021 13:53 (one week ago) link

blinkered Blinken needs to be shot into the sun and fuuuuuck all this posturing re China and po faced handwringing over leftist governments in S America, but I’ll say it: Biden is so far is the best prez of my lifetime. I have no illusions where his loyalties lie, or that he has anything approaching actual principles. but at least he (or tbh his handlers, cry about it) are attempting to respond to the moment in a way that makes some sort of sense. I know I’m gliding past a lot of gross shit re immigration and cop fondling and needlessly cruel healthcare policy and and etc etc, but hey

keep up the pressure imo and never ever stop bullying neolib politicians and their flacks online.

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Thursday, 29 April 2021 14:19 (one week ago) link

Probably the furthest left on economic policy since LBJ?

o. nate, Thursday, 29 April 2021 14:29 (one week ago) link

He’s gonna buy a military confrontation in the South China Sea with all those trillions

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Thursday, 29 April 2021 14:29 (one week ago) link

This is like a laser-guided missile at the top 0.1%:

Senior administration officials confirmed that the plan would include an increase in the top income tax rate from 37 per cent to 39.6 per cent for Americans earning more than $400,000, eliminate the preferential tax treatment of capital gains and dividends for those earning more than $1m and scrap provisions allowing people to pass unrealised capital gains to their heirs free of tax.

o. nate, Thursday, 29 April 2021 15:59 (one week ago) link

More like a half-filled water balloon, but I'll take it.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:17 (one week ago) link

I mean it will be amazing if it passes intact. The Democratic party has rich donors too. But it's definitely bold by Capitol Hill standards.

o. nate, Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:30 (one week ago) link

And on top of their proposed international framework to end corporate tax evasion on a global scale, it's even more impressive.

o. nate, Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:31 (one week ago) link

Late to the party but wanted to point out that the image sic posted upthread

https://i.imgur.com/D8KQ4Ga.jpg

Was (on Reddit) accurately captioned "Joe Biden Fingering A Minor."

Ezra Kleina Nachtmusik (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:46 (one week ago) link

One could list the shortcomings of Biden's program—I could do without "beat China"—but these initiatives are all very good. The repudiation of trickle-down is a huge ideological shift. And it's massively popular—instant polling had approval around 80%. Didn't expect this of him.

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) April 29, 2021

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:58 (one week ago) link

RIP Morbs.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 29 April 2021 17:03 (one week ago) link

Is Biden finally figuring out that the Democratic platform is actually popular?

DJI, Thursday, 29 April 2021 17:41 (one week ago) link

it is kind of eerie how well biden's platform tracks with general sentiment (relatively left on economic issues, hard right on immigration)

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Friday, 30 April 2021 02:05 (one week ago) link

So...you mean populist ethno-fascism?

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Friday, 30 April 2021 12:04 (one week ago) link

not quite that far but I've posted that study before about how those positions are (depressingly) the most popular respectively

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Friday, 30 April 2021 18:06 (one week ago) link

what is going on in this photo?? this is like how they shot Lord of the Rings

The Bidens and the Carters at the Carter home in Georgia, last week: @CarterLibrary pic.twitter.com/uz4yGsfAc1

— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) May 4, 2021

frogbs, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 03:57 (one week ago) link

you can see the strings on Jimmy

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 03:58 (one week ago) link

looks like they're on the set of Three's Company

mark e. smith-moon (f. hazel), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 04:00 (one week ago) link

The suit is a little too blue

JoeStork, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 04:06 (one week ago) link

what is going on in this photo?? this is like how they shot Lord of the Rings


Lol!

DJI, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 05:23 (one week ago) link

very Lynchian too

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 05:28 (one week ago) link

it's gonna hurt when jimmy dies

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 06:58 (one week ago) link


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