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Thanksgiving is Thursday…

President Biden’s Public Schedule for Monday, November 21st 2022:

9:00 AM The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
The White House Closed Press
10:30 AM In-Town Pool Call Time
The White House In-Town Pool
11:15 AM The President pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey
South Lawn Open Press [RSVP here by 7:00 AM]
2:50 PM Out-of-Town Pool Call Time
Joint Base Andrews Overhang Out-of-Town Pool
4:00 PM The President and The First Lady depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn Open Press
4:20 PM The President and The First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews en route Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
4:40 PM Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
5:25 PM The President and The First Lady arrive at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina
MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, NC Out-of-Town Pool
6:00 PM The President and The First Lady participate in a Friendsgiving dinner with service members and military families as part of the First Lady’s Joining Forces Initiative
MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, NC Open Press
8:20 PM The President and The First Lady depart Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina en route Joint Base Andrews
MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, NC Out-of-Town Pool
9:30 PMThe President and The First Lady arrive at Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
9:40 PMThe President and The First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews en route the White House
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
9:50 PMThe President and The First Lady arrive at the White House
South Lawn Out-of-Town Pool

I’m attempting to get the post posted in time for the annual Presidential Pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey.

The audio only press gaggle is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. D.C., time.

The Friendsgiving Dinner is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. D.C., time. A live feed will likely be provided in the Note.

I’m changing things up for today; that’s my way of telling you my readers that I’m bored. Super bored. Boring is good in a lot of ways I’m thankful for bored. Bored is not so good when trying to write. LOL.

Anyhoo, for today and maybe today only, who knows???

I’m gonna highlight some tweets and post my first thoughts to other tweets.

President Biden has tweeted…

We got 2 tweets so far for Monday.

When the post was posted for Friday, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 6 tweets and 1 retweet giving him a Friday Tweeting total of 7 tweets and 1 retweet.

The YouTube is 7 minutes and 44 seconds long.

His full remarks:

Hello, everyone up there on the board.  (Looks at screen behind him.)  I want to thank you — all of you — for joining today.

I just got back from an overseas trip where I spoke in Egypt at the COP27 — the United Nations Climate Conference — and then to the leaders of the ASEAN countries in Cambodia.  We also met with the Indo-Pacific allies, including a trilateral meeting with Japan and the Republic of Korea and with President Xi in Bali, as well as the leaders of the G20 and the countries with many of the largest economies in the world.

It was clear to me, and I think to most people, in those meetings that the United States is as well or better positioned than any other nation in the world to lead the world on the economy in the years ahead. And there’s a strong sense from all the leaders of the world of the strength of the American economy, and we’ve seen the willingness to want to work together and also here at home. We had an extraordinary two years of progress, from the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act.

But what I’m most excited about is that people are starting to see the impact of these legislative achievements in their own lives.  We’re just getting started.  We passed them this year, but now they’re really going to kick into effect.  It’s going to accelerate in the months ahead.

And the implementation of these legislative achievements are going to be one of the key parts of the success, I believe, for the economy.

And that’s one of the reasons why I wanted to bring us together today.  You know, I’ve called together a group of labor leaders and business leaders to discuss progress in building the economy from the bottom up and the middle out. And we’re in — and our — and they have been partners in creating the jobs of the future and in building a world-class workplace ready to compete to fill those jobs. And our approach, I believe, is working.  The economy grew at 2.6 percent last quarter while inflation started to slow and unemployment started — stayed low.

But what — what do these economic statistics really mean to people?  Well, here’s what they mean, in my view:

We’ve added jobs every single month of my presidency — more than 10 million jobs total.  Seven hundred thousand of them were manufacturing jobs. 

Inflation at the grocery store is coming down slightly.  Prices for things like clothes and televisions and appliances are going down as well as we head into the holidays. This week we saw the growth in prices in business pay for goods and services to come down as well.  Gas prices are down.

But it’s going to take — it’s going to take time to get inflation back to normal levels as we keep our job market strong.  So we could see setbacks along the way, I don’t doubt that, but thus far we’re in good shape.  But we’re laser-focused on that.

In the six short weeks — in six short weeks, Americans are going to start to feel the effects of the Inflation Reduction Act. 

Come January 1st, seniors with diabetes on Medicare are going to pay no more than $35 a month for a prescription of insulin.  Some pay as much as $400 a month now.  And this matters to folks like Bob, who lives on Long Island, who has — had diabetes for nearly 50 years.  And he’s had a leg amputated and has issues with eyesight because of the complications of his diabetes.

Bob came to the White House a few months ago and talked about how he has to pay $300 out of pocket every 90 days for his insulin.

Now he won’t have to choose that, beginning January 1st, paying for a trip between — choosing between a trip to see his grandkids or to pay for his insulin in order to survive. 

This matters.

There are millions of folks like Bob across the country — people who are going to get a little more breathing room come January 1st.  And every Bob — for every Bob, there’s a person who won’t have to pay $100 or as much as $200 for a shingles vaccine anymore.  Come January 1, seniors on Medicare Part D will get the recommended vaccines, like shingles vaccines, for free, no copay.  All of this matters.

Right now, four out five folks who sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act can get healthcare coverage for $10 a month or less.  These lower rates were set to expire on January 1st of this coming year, but instead we were able to extend them. 

If you need health insurance, you can sign up for those lower rates right now.  Just go to

Already we’ve seen a nearly 40 percent increase in new sign-ups over last year.

We’re also helping folks save money on their energy bills.  Starting January 1, you can get up to $3,200 tax credit to make your home more energy efficient.

You can get up to a $600 tax credit for new windows, $500 for new doors, $2,000 to install a heat pump, $600 to replace electrical panels.

These are what — here’s what this means: If you’re living in a home with drafty windows and doors, starting January 1, you’ll be able to save up to $1,100 on the cost of replacing them.  And that’s just on the upgrade.

You’re also going to save a lot of money going forward because your utility bills will be lower.  And that’s good for your wallet, but it’s also good for the environment because you’re using less energy.

And that’s not all.  If you want to install solar panels on your roof, you can get a tax credit for 30 percent of the cost.  It’ll bring down the cost of installation by about $7,500. 

And when you get to keep savings money on your electric bills for the remainder of the year, it’s about $300 a year on average.

Look, if you switch to an electric pump to heat your home, you can get a tax credit covering up to $2,000 of the cost.  But that heat pump — that heat pump is going to save you hundreds of dollars a year on your energy bills, depending on where you live and what kind of heating system you rely on today.

Look, we’re talking about real money here, to save, people.  And it’s just going to start kicking in now.

By taking action, we’re making real progress in strengthening and stabilizing our economy, giving Americans across the country some breathing room.

To build on this progress is not just acting, but it’s listening.  That’s why I’m here today to open — open to good ideas to continue bringing inflation down and to continue creating an economy that works for everyone with these business and labor leaders who are in front of me here.

Folks in this room — American labor unions, American companies — are key to building an economy from the bottom up and the middle out, as I said.

I look forward to continuing to partner with them and  hearing their thoughts about things I should do and should not do, ways we can continue to strengthen the American economy, and about how we can work together going forward.

And now I’m going to turn it over to Brian Deese, Director of the National Economic Council, and he’s going to continue this meeting.  And I’ll intervene along the way. 

But again, thank you all for being here.  I really appreciate your help and advice.  Brian, it’s all yours. 

White 11/18/2022.

The 17th of November the BLS said:

It’s a ten second gif with no sound and just text.

See his full remarks from Friday.

It’s not wrong inflation will take time to come down and as I said before some prices simply will not fall to the prices we grew accustomed too.

The video is 1 minute and 40 seconds long.

President Biden: Junk fees cost Americans tens of billions of dollars every year. Weighing down family budgets and making it harder for people to pay their bills. Imagine, like millions of Americans this time of year, you’re planning to take your family on a trip to visit your grandparents for the holidays.

President Biden con’t: First, you go to book your flight and search for the best price. But you later find out the airline charges you an extra 50 bucks, so you can sit next to your child on a flight. Or an additional $50.00 because you need to check a bag.

President Biden con’t: Second, you go online to buy a ticket for a holiday show the whole family’s been waiting to see. When you go to pay for it you’re charged an additional hundred dollars in fees on top of the list price for the tickets. That’s another $100.00.

President Biden con’t: Third, you realize that grandma and grandpop need better internet service to send videos they took of their grandkids. You go online and find a better internet plan, but because you still have time left on the internet contract you originally had, you get hit with a $100.00 early termination fee.

President Biden con’t: Fourth, you go to check out at the hotel you’ve been staying at, only to find out that hotel has tacked on a resort fee to your bill. That’s another $100.00.

President Biden con’t: Fifth, you go to drop off the rental car at the end of the trip and you see you’ve been charged $100.00 in airport and other fees you had no idea about.

President Biden con’t: These surprise fees that your family didn’t plan for. And that’s why my administration is taking action to eliminate and reduce these so-called “junk fees”. We’re requiring airlines and travel sites, and internet companies to do a better job of disclosing the prices and fees up front. And calling out companies that rely on these types of fees.

Saturday’s Tweeting Total was 6 tweets and 0 retweets.

See his full remarks from Friday…

My almost Biden Bits headline was; Biden Bits: Boom…

Sunday’s Tweeting Total was 7 tweets and 0 retweets.

AP News reported on Sunday that a 22-year-old gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs. He killed five people 25 were injured. The gunman was stopped when a patron; grabbed a handgun from the suspect and hit him with it, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers told The Associated Press. The person who hit the gunman had him pinned down when police arrived, Suthers said.

They go on to say that seven people were reported in critical condition but it’s unclear if all suffered gunshot wounds. Several were injured in the process of fleeing the gun fire.

President Biden a statement on the shooting:

While no motive in this attack is yet clear, we know that the LGBTQI+ community has been subjected to horrific hate violence in recent years. Gun violence continues to have a devastating and particular impact on LGBTQI+ communities across our nation and threats of violence are increasing. We saw it six years ago in Orlando, when our nation suffered the deadliest attack affecting the LGBTQI+ community in American history. We continue to see it in the epidemic of violence and murder against transgender women – especially transgender women of color. And tragically, we saw it last night in this devastating attack by a gunman wielding a long rifle at an LGBTQI+ nightclub in Colorado Springs.

Places that are supposed to be safe spaces of acceptance and celebration should never be turned into places of terror and violence. Yet it happens far too often. We must drive out the inequities that contribute to violence against LGBTQI+ people. We cannot and must not tolerate hate.

Today, yet another community in America has been torn apart by gun violence. More families left with an empty chair at the table and hole in their lives that cannot be filled. When will we decide we’ve had enough? We must address the public health epidemic of gun violence in all of its forms. Earlier this year, I signed the most significant gun safety law in nearly three decades, in addition to taking other historic actions. But we must do more. We need to enact an assault weapons ban to get weapons of war off America’s streets. 

Today, Jill and I are praying for the families of the five people killed in Colorado Springs last night, and for those injured in this senseless attack.

White 11/20/2022.

President Biden issued the following statement on Transgender Remembrance Day:

There is no place for violence, hatred, and bigotry in America. Yet, tragically, as last night’s attack in Colorado Springs reminds us, too many LGBTQI+ people in the United States—and around the world—continue to face unconscionable attacks. This is especially true for transgender Americans. On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the 32 transgender Americans known to have been taken from us this year by horrific acts of brutality. The true toll is likely much higher, with Black and brown transgender women disproportionately targeted.
In the face of this ongoing assault, my Administration remains deeply committed to strengthening the rights of LGBTQI+ Americans, including transgender Americans. Since taking office, we have made it possible for transgender service members to once again serve proudly and openly in our military, improved the travel experience for transgender Americans, and provided resources to support the mental health of transgender kids and their families. I’ve directed my team to coordinate across the federal government to combat violence against transgender people and advance equality. I continue to urge state leaders to combat the disturbing wave of discriminatory state laws targeting young transgender Americans—legislation that hurts young people who aren’t hurting anyone. With Congress poised to pass the bipartisan Respect For Marriage Act, I also reiterate my call for them to likewise pass the Equality Act and provide long overdue protections to transgender and all LGBTQI+ Americans.
This is a matter of safety and basic dignity. As we mourn the lives we’ve lost, let us resolve to continue building a country where every American can live free from fear and discrimination.

White 11/20/2022.

Personal news: My mom has shingles she’s out of the danger zone now. But she’s been miserable for weeks. Get vaccinated people. It might not prevent disease but sure in the hell makes the disease easier to cope with.

It’s true that jobs have been added every single month since President Biden took office. It has an asterisk to note that millions of those jobs “added” were just jobs coming back post pandemic.

Campaign season:

He was tagged in two tweets Word Press doesn’t recognize the tag. I decided to exclude them from his tweet count as he did not tweet them.

The screen shot via Twitter.

The tweet as it appears in WordPress.

The White House posted the following statement; The President and First Lady Announce the Marriage of their Granddaughter Naomi Biden to Peter Neal

Today at the White House, the President and First Lady hosted the wedding of their granddaughter Naomi King Biden to Peter George Heermann Neal.  The wedding ceremony took place at 11:00 AM EST in front of approximately 250 guests on the South Lawn.

“It has been a joy to watch Naomi grow, discover who she is, and carve out such an incredible life for herself,” said the President and First Lady.  “Now, we are filled with pride to see her choose Peter as her husband and we’re honored to welcome him to our family. We wish them days full of laughter and a love that grows deeper with every passing year.”  

Following the marriage ceremony, the President and First Lady hosted a wedding luncheon for family and the wedding party in the State Dining Room of the White House. A reception with dessert and dancing will take place later this evening.

A White House photo of the wedding will be available at:

White 11/19/2022.

The shared photo is the only photo available at the link. sigh. I’m at the time crunch. I’ll look for more photos later.

The screen shot via Twitter.

The tweet as it appears in WordPress.

The video is 1 minute and 12 seconds long. The gist of the video is President Biden telling them how great they are and good luck.

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