Biden Bits: From the Biden family to all of yours, Happy Thanksgiving…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.


President Biden’s Public Schedule for Thanksgiving:

8:30 AMOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Out-of-Town Pool
11:30 AMThe President and The First Lady call members of the military to thank them for their service
Closed Press

President Biden has tweeted…

He has tweeted 2 times so far for Thanksgiving Thursday.

Yesterday, the White House posted the following Proclamation:

This Thanksgiving, as homes across America fill with laughter, favorite family foods, and the joy of friends and relatives reuniting, we give thanks for everything that is good in our lives and reflect on the many blessings of our Nation.

     This American spirit of gratitude dates back to our earliest days, when the Pilgrims celebrated a successful first harvest, thanks to the generosity and support of the Wampanoag people.  It inspired George Washington to give his troops a day of prayer and thanks amid fierce fighting for American independence.  It also moved Abraham Lincoln to proclaim Thanksgiving a national holiday, honoring America’s bounty and asking God to bring us together to care for one another and heal our Nation.

     Today, Jill and I share that same gratitude for America’s promise and for the millions of heroes across our country whose selflessness and care for their communities represent the best of who we are. 

     We are grateful for our family and friends and for all of our fellow Americans, even those whom we may never meet but rely upon nonetheless.  We are thankful for the scientists, researchers, doctors, and nurses who have kept us safe through a pandemic, and for the frontline workers who have kept essential services going by growing and providing food for our tables.  We are grateful to faith leaders for their counsel, comfort, and support.  We thank our brave service members and veterans who sacrifice so much for our freedom, and the first responders who put so much on the line to keep us all safe. 

     As Scripture says:  “let us rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances.”  This is a special time in the greatest country on Earth, so let us be grateful.  America is a great Nation because we are a good people.  This holiday, we celebrate all that brings us together, grounded in history and our shared hopes for the future.

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 24, 2022, as a National Day of Thanksgiving.  I encourage the people of the United States of America to join together and give thanks for the friends, neighbors, family members, and strangers who have supported each other over the past year in a reflection of goodwill and unity.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.

White House.gov. 11/23/2022.

The 35 second video was taken from Friendsgiving which the Biden’s attended on Monday.

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden: Happy Thanksgiving! We know that you’re with your family here, because military is family.

President Biden: Folks, it’s an honor for Jill and I to be here. By the way, I’m serving the mashed potatoes, so come to my place. You’re incredible. The American people have no idea the sacrifices you’re making. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you’ve done. And I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. God bless you all, thank you.

He included the First Lady in the above tweet:


Story Time:

We were suppose to go out for Thanksgiving Dinner. At the last minute (10:30/11:00 a.m. my time yesterday) plans were changed to dinner at my house.


On the whole; we had zero problem obtaining the items needed for Thanksgiving dinner. The house was mostly already clean, it’s under 20 people and we aren’t suppose to eat until 3 p.m. my time.


When last we met on Thanksgiving Eve, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 4 tweets giving him a Thanksgiving Eve Tweeting Total of 5 tweets and 0 retweets.


This is one of those things that President Biden and I are in full agreement. We have a responsibility to our men and women in the military. They risk their lives for us, the least we can do is make sure they have a better quality of life when they return home.


On November 18th BLS.gov said; Unemployment rates were higher in October in 24 states, lower in 1 state, and stable in 25 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Thirty-nine states and the District had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier, 1 state had an increase, and 10 states had little change. The national unemployment rate rose to 3.7 percent over the month but was 0.9 percentage point lower than in October 2021.

Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., October 2022, seasonally adjusted
             State                |          Rate(p)
--------------------------------------------------------------
United States (1) ...................|           3.7
                                     |
Alabama .............................|           2.7
Alaska ..............................|           4.5
District of Columbia ................|           4.8
Florida .............................|           2.7
Georgia .............................|           2.9
Idaho ...............................|           2.9
Illinois ............................|           4.6
Indiana .............................|           3.0
Iowa ................................|           2.9
Kansas ..............................|           2.8
                                     |
Maryland ............................|           4.5
Minnesota ...........................|           2.1
Missouri ............................|           2.6
Montana .............................|           3.0
Nebraska ............................|           2.4
Nevada ..............................|           4.6
New Hampshire .......................|           2.4
New York ............................|           4.4
North Dakota ........................|           2.3
South Dakota ........................|           2.4
                                     |
Utah ................................|           2.1
Vermont .............................|           2.3
Virginia ............................|           2.7
--------------------------------------------------------------
   (1) Data are not preliminary.
   (p) = preliminary.

All and all I do see at the check-out signs that inflation is at the very least stabilizing. As I said above we managed to find all the things we needed for our part of this dinner (my brother and sister-in-law are also providing food items) and including wine and booze our part totaled around 85 dollars which included finding another turkey, yes frozen, yes it did thaw out using the cold water soaking trick.



I’m truly grateful for all of you and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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