Normally, I’d post a song here, but given that today is the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Capitol; I’m gonna be doing something different.
When Biden Bits was posted for Wednesday, President Biden had tweeted 2 times. He added 4 tweets giving him a Wednesday Tweeting Total of 6 tweets and 0 retweets.
The First three tweets focus on the Coronavirus. The first two tweets are video snips taken from remarks he gave on January 4th, 2022.
President Biden: And I’ll give it to you straight, as I promised you I always would: We’re going to see, as you all have been hearing, continued rise in cases. Omicron is very transmissible — transmissible variant, but much different than anything we’ve seen before. And — but you can protect yourself. And you should protect yourself, quite frankly. Get vaccinated. Get boosted. There’s plenty of booster shots. Wear a mask
while you’re in public. Because what we know is this: The impact from the rising cases depends on the effect on the person based on whether that person — what their vaccination status is.
President Biden: The third point I’d like to speak about is — also is on treatments. For those at high risk who do get COVID-19, we now have a new Pfizer pill that greatly reduces the risk of hospitalization and death. I’m pleased to say that, on Christmas Eve, we shipped out the first batch of these pills that we received — we purchased and received. And more will be shipped this week. We’re already — they’re already saving lives. But due to the complex chemistry of the pills — to make the pill, it takes months, literally, to make a pill. But production is in full swing. The United States has more pills than any other country in the world. And our supply is going to ramp up over the coming months as more of these pills are manufactured.
The full CDC statement:
Today, CDC is endorsing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation to expand eligibility of booster doses to those 12 to 15 years old. CDC now recommends that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.
Data show that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen protection against Omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. ACIP reviewed the available safety data following the administration of over 25 million vaccine doses in adolescents; COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for adolescents aged 12-17.
[CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is quoted as saying]:
It is critical that we protect our children and teens from COVID-19 infection and the complications of severe disease. Today, I endorsed ACIP’s vote to expand eligibility and strengthen our recommendations for booster doses. We now recommend that all adolescents aged 12-17 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their primary series. This booster dose will provide optimized protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. I encourage all parents to keep their children up to date with CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine recommendations.CDC.gov. 01/05/2021.
The video shared in the tweet was first posted on November 21st, 2021.
From the Biden Bits article I posted on November 22nd, 2021:
Lawrence Brooks is 112 years old and is the oldest living World War II veteran. The Military Times wrote an article about Brooks published on Veterans Day that explained Brooks’ health is rapidly declining and what he wanted most was a new Army uniform to replace the original that was lost in Hurricane Katrina.
Brooks was presented with an authentic reproduction WWII uniform and his old unit’s badge during a recent short stay in the New Orleans VA hospital at the beginning of November. Brooks’ health is declining rapidly and he is adamant about spending his remaining days at his home with family. God-willing, he says he plans to wear his khakis this Veterans Day.
“This is it,” said Brooks. “This is the uniform I wore in Australia.”
Brooks says he has never forgotten his unit’s motto, and repeats it aloud, “acts, not words.” For historians, the battalion was re-designated the 91st Engineer General Service Regiment late in the summer of 1942. According to Richard W. Stewart, the army’s former chief of military history, the battalion was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for service in Papua and the Meritorious Unit Commendation in the Asiatic-Pacific theater.
A framed portrait of Brooks is all that remains from his time in the service. Brooks never rose above the rank of private first class, but in the photograph taken in 1943, he has several stripes on his sleeve. The “Ike” jacket is also missing regulation pins and insignia. Asked about the mystery of the uniform’s inconsistencies, Brooks dissolves into laughter.
“That was the officer’s coat,” said Brooks. “The officers’ club had a big party. I had to wear the officer’s uniform to get in the club. They wanted to sneak me in.”Military Times.com. 11/11/2021.
On Wednesday, the National WWII Museum announced Brooks death; The National WWII Museum is saddened to hear of the passing of Lawrence Brooks, who died today, January 5, 2022. At age 112, he was the oldest known living US veteran. AP News reported yesterday that Brooks’ death was also confirmed by his daughter.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the attack on our Capitol building. The attack was carried out in the hopes that Twice Impeached 45 supporters would overturn the 2020 Presidential Election and hand the throne to Twice Impeached 45.
It’s hard to know what to say; what to share about that date only one-year ago. But, as I was preparing for this day I reviewed a few posts from the Blender.
It was an interesting review and let me tell you something it invoked the same emotions I felt at the time. From fuck this is unbelievable to omg how predictable this type of outcome was given the behavior from before the election, during the election, and after the election of Twice Impeached 45.
Over the last year we’ve learned or had confirmed that behind the scenes Twice Impeached 45 and sick fucks were attempting to overthrow our government.
I know that sounds absurd to say, but…
Of course the R’s continue to try and downplay the events that happened on January 6th, 2021, fighting against the Select Committee investigating the attack. But make no mistake the attack was not the start of the coup attempt or hope to overthrow the free and fair election. That started months before and continues today…
Onward to today.
As the News Blender featured this morning, President Biden and Vice President Harris offered remarks to mark the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Capitol.
President Biden has tweeted so far 5 times for Thursday…
The White House has not upload the video for remarks, but the live feed shared below is cued to when Vice President Harris begins her remarks. Her full remarks can be found here. The White House has not posted President Biden full remarks.
President Biden: (30:45) For the first time in our history, a President had not just lost an election, he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power. As a violent mob breached the Capitol. But they failed. They failed. And on this day of remembrance we must make sure that such an attack never–ever–happens again.
President Biden: (36:09): And here is the truth. The former President of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. He’s done so because he values power over principle. Because he sees his own interest as more important than his country’s–Americas interest. And because his bruised ego matter more to him than our democracy or Constitution. He can’t accept he lost.
President Biden: (45:05) You can’t love your country only when you win. You can’t obey the law only when it’s convenient. You can’t be patriotic when you embrace an enable lies.
I would normally not post this bullshit garbage from Twice Impeached 45, but well…
Lawmakers are currently remembering January 6th, 2021…
I’m hoping the above feed includes the events happening in the House that start at noon D.C., time. Or this one from…
The daily press briefing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. D.C., time.