Biden Bits: Four Big Things…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Tuesday.

When Biden Bits was posted for Monday, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 4 tweets giving him a Monday Tweeting Total of 5 tweets and 0 retweets.

The video snip is 19 seconds long.

President Biden: Today, I want you to know that if you’ve already ordered free tests, you can now order another round shipped directly to your home, and for free, so we’re prepared no matter what COVID-19 brings. Go visit Get your free test today.

I visited the above website on Monday which sends you to During my visit it told me if I’d already received the first round of free tests to “come back later”. I guess it’s later cause now it’s telling me “If an order was previously placed for your address, you can place a second order now.”

My order has been placed as of 6:34 a.m. CA., time.

Tuesday, President Biden is traveling to Texas, on Monday he explained the purpose of his trip.

From his State of the Union remarks:

President Biden: So tonight, I’m offering a “Unity Agenda for the Nation”: four big things we can do together, in my view.

Beating the opioid crisis

President Biden: First, beat the opioid epidemic.  (Applause.)  There’s so much we can do: increase funding for prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery; get rid of outdated rules and stop doctors and — that stop doctors from prescribing treatments; stop the flow of illicit drugs by working with state and local law enforcement to go after the traffickers.  (Applause.) And if you’re suffering from addiction, you know — you should know you’re not alone.  I believe in recovery, and I celebrate the 23 million — 23 million Americans in recovery.  (Applause.)

Better mental health care

President Biden: Second, let’s take on mental health — especially among our children, whose lives and education have been turned upside down. The American Rescue Plan gave schools money to hire teachers and help students make up for lost learning.  I urge every parent to make sure your school — your school does just that.  They have the money. We can all play a part.  Sign up to be a tutor or a mentor. Children were also struggling before the pandemic: bullying, violence, trauma, and the harms of social media. As Frances Haugen, who is here tonight with us, has shown, we must hold social media platforms accountable for the national experiment they’re conducting on our children for profit.  (Applause.)  Folks — (applause) — thank you.  Thank you for the courage you showed. It’s time to strengthen privacy protections; ban targeted advertising to children — (applause); demand tech companies stop collecting personal data on our children. And let’s get all Americans the mental health services they need — (applause) — more people can turn for help and full parity between physical and mental healthcare if we treat it that way in our insurance.  (Applause.)

Ending cancer as we know it

In his address the above was his fourth item:

President Biden: And fourth and last, let’s end cancer as we know it.  (Applause.)  This is personal.  (Applause.)  This is personal to me and to Jill and to Kamala and so many of you.  So many of you have lost someone you love — husband, wife, son, daughter, mom, dad. Cancer is the number-two cause of death in America, second only to heart disease. Last month, I announced the plan to supercharge the Cancer Moonshot that President Obama asked me to lead six years ago. Our goal is to cut cancer death rates by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years.  And I think we can do better than that: turn cancers from death sentences into treatable diseases, more support for patients and families. To get there, I call on Congress to fund what I called ARPA-H — (applause): Advanced — Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health.  Patterned after DARPA in the Defense Department, projects that led — in DARPA — to the Internet, GPS, and so much more that make our forces more safer and be able to wage war more — with more clarity. ARPA[-H] will have a singular purpose to drive breakthroughs in cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes, and more. A Unity Agenda for the nation.  We can do these things.  It’s within our power.  And I don’t see a partisan edge to any one of those four things. 

Supporting our veterans

President Biden: Look, the third piece of that agenda is support our veterans.  (Applause.)  Veterans are the backbone and the spine of this country.  They’re the best of us.  (Applause.) I’ve always believed that we have a sacred obligation to equip those we send to war and care for those and their family when they come home. My administration is providing assistance and job training and housing, and now helping lower-income veterans get VA care debt free. And our troops in Iraq have faced — and Afghanistan — have faced many dangers.  One being stationed at bases, breathing in toxic smoke from burn pits.  (Applause.)  Many of you have been there.  I’ve been in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan over 40 times.  These burn pits that incinerate waste — the wastes of war, medical and hazardous material, jet fuel, and so much more. And they come home — many of the world’s fittest and best trained warriors in the world — never the same: headaches, numbness, dizziness, a cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin.  I know. 

They include the interruption by no-class hag here calling her an “audience member”. I’m gonna skip it.

President Biden con’t: One of those — one of those soldiers was my son, Major Beau Biden.  I don’t know for sure if the burn pit that he lived near — that his hooch was near in Iraq and, earlier than that, in Kosovo is the cause of his brain cancer and the disease of so many other troops.  But I’m committed to find out everything we can. Committed to military families like Danielle Robinson from Ohio, the widow of Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson.  He was born a soldier.  Army National Guard.  Combat medic in Kosovo and Iraq.  Stationed near Baghdad, just yards from burn pits the size of football fields. Danielle is here with us tonight.  They loved going to Ohio State football games.  (Applause.)  And he loved building Legos with their daughter.  But cancer from prolonged exposure to burn pits ravaged Heath’s lungs and body. Danielle says Heath was a fighter to the very end.  He didn’t know how to stop fighting, and neither did she. Through her pain, she found purpose to demand that we do better.  Tonight, Danielle, we are going to do better.  (Applause) The VA — the VA is pioneering new ways of linking toxic exposures to disease, already helping more veterans get benefits.  And tonight, I’m announcing we’re expanding eligibility to veterans suffering from nine respiratory cancers. I’m also calling on Congress to pass a law to make sure veterans devastated by toxic exposure in Iraq and Afghanistan finally get the benefits and the comprehensive healthcare they deserve.  (Applause.)

The YouTube is 1 hour and 15 minutes long. I’ve cued it up to where he lays out his “Unity Agenda”.

Fact-sheet: Addressing Addiction and the Overdose Epidemic.

Fact-sheet: Supporting Veterans Experiencing Financial Hardship and Addressing the Harmful Effects of Military Environmental Exposures.

Fact-sheet: President Biden to Announce Strategy to Address Our National Mental Health Crisis, As Part of Unity Agenda in his First State of the Union.

Fact-sheet: President Biden Reignites Cancer Moonshot to End Cancer as We Know It.

For Tuesday, March 8th, 2022, the President has received his daily brief. The President plans to offer remarks on new actions taken to hold Russia accountable for their attack on Ukraine. As I said above he will travel to Texas today to remark on expanding healthcare for veterans.

The above is CNN‘s live updates to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. According to them “three sources familiar with the matter” have said that President Biden is expected to announce a ban on Russia oil, natural gas, and coal imports to the U.S..

They also say that we are going it alone on a full ban while the EU plans to “cut Russian gas imports by two-thirds this year, and eliminate its overall need for Russian oil and gas “well before 2030.””

At 10:30 a.m. D.C., time there is no pre-announcement of the upcoming announcement posted at the White House.

President Biden has tweeted…

President Biden has tweeted once and retweeted once so far for Tuesday.

His retweet:

The above video is 1 minute and 18 seconds long. The White House posted her remarks which she reads in the video address.

From soft lullabies to battle cries for justice, women nurse and nurture, teach and build, lead and dream our world forward each and every day.
Women have never been silent, but women have been silenced. That’s because our voices are powerful. When we raise them, we can tear down injustice, topple tyrants and demagogues and shatter the shields of oppression.

This International Women’s Day, we honor women throughout the world who courageously use their voice, no matter the cost.

To our sisters from Ukraine who are fighting to keep their country free and their families alive: We stand with you in solidarity.

To our sisters in Russia who are protesting and speaking out against the invasion at great personal risk: We see your courage.

To women warriors around the world, those fighting for justice and working for change: Thank you for building a better future for all of us.

White 03/08/2022.

His tweet:

His full statement:

On International Women’s Day, we recognize the achievements of women and girls in the United States and across the globe, celebrate the progress we’ve made, and recommit ourselves to the work that remains to deliver the full measure of equity, dignity, and opportunity due to all women and girls.

Every person deserves the chance to live up to their full God-given potential, without regard for gender or other factors.  Ensuring that every woman and girl has that chance isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s also a strategic imperative that advances the prosperity, stability, and security of our nation and the world.  Yet too often, in too many places, women and girls face obstacles that limit their possibilities and undermine their participation in economic, political, and social life.  These barriers have been exposed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which disproportionately affected women’s labor force participation, elevated the burden on both paid and unpaid caregivers, and increased the incidence of gender-based violence.

Improving the status of women and girls strengthens economies, democracies, and societies across the board.  That’s why I made gender equity a cornerstone of my Administration by creating the White House Gender Policy Council shortly after taking office a year ago.  It’s why we issued the first-ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality — an ambitious agenda to support women and families through both domestic and foreign policy.  It’s why we’ve invested in child care and supported women’s economic opportunity through the American Rescue Plan; fought to reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act; addressed the scourge of sexual assault in the military through sweeping military justice reforms; signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into law; launched a whole-of-government effort to protect reproductive rights; advanced women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution, stability and security; and created a Gender Equity and Equality Action Fund to promote the economic security of women around the world.   And it’s why I’m proud that my FY 2023 Budget will request $2.6 billion for foreign assistance programs that promote gender equality worldwide, more than doubling the amount requested for gender programs last year.

On this day and every day, let us recognize that all of us have a better future when women and girls can reach their full potential — and together, let’s renew our efforts to advance dignity, equality, and limitless possibilities for all.

White 03/08/2022.

His remarks on actions against Russia are expected around 10:45 a.m. D.C., time.

He added his tweet for the above live remarks.

The daily press briefing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. D.C., time. It’s in the form of a press gaggle aboard Air Force One.

President Biden’s remarks are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. D.C., time.

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