Biden Bits: While Keeping Lit The Torch of Liberty…

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It’s Friday.

I’m still Wi-Fi-less…


President Biden’s public schedule for Friday 01/06/2023:

9:00 AM The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
The White House Closed Press
10:00 AM In-Town Pool Call Time
In-Town Pool
12:45 PM The President has lunch with The Vice President
East Room Closed Press

The above schedule was copied and pasted last night. It has not been update so far on Friday…

YouTube says the White House daily press briefing will happen at 12:45 p.m. D.C., time.


It’s been two-years since Twice Impeached 45 supporters attempted to overthrow our 2020 Presidential Election. I am not able to cover this in a objective way cause just thinking about it; brings on cuss words and rage.

The fucksticks hoped that by storming the Capitol they’d be able to murder then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and hang then-Vice President Mike Pence, hoping both those murders would toss the presidency back to Twice Impeached 45.

To mark this two-year anniversary President Biden will award the Presidential Citizens Medal to twelve January 6th heroes.

Politico says:

Among the 12 recipients Biden will award the medal to are several state officials who resisted pressure from Trump to overturn the election results, law enforcement officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6, and election workers who continued doing their jobs despite receiving harassment and threats during the 2020 election.

The Arizona House speaker during the 2020 election, Rusty Bowers, and the Michigan secretary of state during the election, Jocelyn Benson, will both receive the medal for resisting pressure to overturn the election results. Both officials were also recipients of the 2022 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award, a recognition given to public servants whose actions demonstrate qualities of politically courageous leadership.

Seven law enforcement officials will be presented with the medal, including members of the U.S. Capitol Police force and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, all of whom defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 and some of whom sustained injuries from the attack. One of the seven officers receiving the medal is the late Brian Sicknick, who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 and died a day later of natural causes, according to the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The other recipients of the medal include Fulton County, Ga., election workers Ruby Freeman and her daughter Shaye Moss, who have repeatedly been the target of harassment as Trump and his allies accused the pair of including fake ballots in Georgia’s election tally. Al Schmidt, a former civil servant, will also receive the award for keeping the vote tally going while serving as a city commissioner on the Philadelphia County Board of Elections despite pressure and efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Politico. 01/05/2023.

I had to use a media source as the White House has not posted an official statement yet.

YouTube tells me the President’s remarks are schedule for 2:00 p.m. D.C., time.


President Biden has tweeted…

He’s got 1 tweet so far for Jobs Report Friday…

I’m likely jumping the gun by sharing this, but Wi-Fi-less beggars can’t be choosers…

BLS.gov., said Friday:

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in December, and the unemployment rate
edged down to 3.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job
gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care, construction, and social assistance.

[snip]

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for October was revised down by 21,000, from +284,000 to +263,000, and the change for November was revised down by 7,000, from +263,000 to +256,000. With these revisions, employment gains in October and November combined were 28,000 lower than previously reported. (Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses and government agencies since the last published estimates and from the recalculation of seasonal factors.)

Bls.gov. 01/06/2023.

Near as I can tell December 2022’s Jobs Report beat expectations by adding 23,000 more jobs than predicted.

President Biden offered the following statement:

Today’s report is great news for our economy and more evidence that my economic plan is working.  The unemployment rate is the lowest in 50 years.  We have just finished the two strongest years of job growth in history.  And we are seeing a transition to steady and stable growth that I have been talking about for months.  We still have work to do to bring down inflation, and help American families feeling the cost-of-living squeeze.  But we are moving in the right direction.

The first two years of my presidency – 2021 and 2022 — were the two strongest years of job growth on record. And in December, the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in the last 50 years. Unemployment is near record lows for Black and Hispanic Americans, and the unemployment rate for people with disabilities has never been lower in our country’s history. At the same time, average monthly job gains have come down from over 600,000 a month at the end of last year to closer to 200,000 a month. This moderation in job growth is appropriate, and we should expect it to continue in the months ahead, even as we maintain resilience in our labor market recovery.

These historic jobs and unemployment gains are giving workers more power and American families more breathing room. Real wages are up in recent months, gas prices are down, and we are seeing welcome signs that inflation is coming down as well. It’s a good time to be a worker in America.

We have more work to do, and we may face setbacks along the way, but it is clear that my economic strategy of growing the economy from the bottom up and middle out is working. And we are just getting started. This month we are capping the cost of insulin at $35 per month for seniors. We are lowering Americans’ energy and utility bills. And shovels are hitting the ground all around the country to rebuild our infrastructure, supply chains, and manufacturing here at home. That’s how we build an America we all take pride in, where working families have good jobs and more breathing room, and the economy grows from the bottom up and middle out for the long haul.

White House.gov. 01/06/2023.

When Halodoc posted the post for Thursday, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 8 tweets giving him a Thursday Tweeting Total of 9 tweets and 0 retweets.

The YouTube (at 8:36 p.m. CA., time) is 1 hour and 19 minutes long. The remarks start at the 54 minute and 14 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.


Bills safety Damar Hill collapsed on the field Monday night after tackling Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins with a little over six minutes to go in the first quarter. Hill got to his feet only to fall backwards. He received CPR on the field before being taken UCMC were he remains in ICU.

On Thursday, the Buffalo Bills tweeted:

From the article:

Hamlin remains in intensive care in the surgical and trauma ICU room at the University of Cincinnati hospital, according to UC Health physicians William Knight IV, MD and Timothy Pritts, MD who were on the Zoom call and are part of the many individuals at the hospital helping treat Hamlin. He is still intubated to assist with breathing and the next hurdle in his recovery process is to progress to breathing on his own, according to both doctors.

“It’s not only that the lights are on. We know that he’s home. It appears all the cylinders are firing within his brain,” Dr. Pritts said.

When Hamlin awoke Wednesday night, one of his first questions he asked via writing was who won the Bills-Bengals game. Doctors told him, “You won. You’ve won the game of life.”

Buffalo Bills.com. 01/05/2023.

Monday’s game between the Bengals and Bills was postponed following the medical emergency. The NFL announced on Thursday the game has been cancelled.

A new update from the Bills team from Friday…


The full Federal Trade Commission announcement tweet thread…

You can find more information @FTC.gov.


Cincinnati Business Courier reported; Matt Cuff, the owner of the Just Q’in barbecue restaurant in Walnut Hills, had about 20 minutes notice that President Joe Biden was coming to chow down when he visited Cincinnati on Wednesday. A member of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s staff recommended the restaurant to Brown, who put in a good word with the White House, Cuff told the Business Courier.

They quote Cuff as saying:

I don’t know how often I’ll get to stand in a room and have a conversation with the president of the United States.

I took the opportunity to tell him my views on leadership. I believe in empowering the people around you to be better. We had a lot of things in common in terms how we view leading the people around us.

bizjournals.com. 01/05/2023.

The next 3 tweets focus on his remarks on border security.

President Biden: We can secure our border, fix the immigration system to be orderly, fair, safe, and humane. We can do all this while keeping lit the torch of liberty that has led generations of immigration to America — many of our forebearers, many of yours.

President Biden: So let me close with this. Our problems at the border didn’t arise overnight and they’re not going to be solved overnight. It’s a difficult problem. It’s clear that immigration is a political issue that extreme Republicans are always going to run on. But now they have a choice: They can keep using immigration to try to score political points or they can help solve the problem. They can help solve the problem and come together to fix the broken system.

The video is 41 seconds long. It’s taken from his remarks on border security.

President Biden: Immigration reform used to be a bipartisan issue. We can make it that way again. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s economically a smart thing to do. That’s why immigration reform is supported by everyone. Think of this now. I re- — want to remind the public: Immigration reform is supported by the American labor movement — unions. It’s supported by religious leaders. It’s supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We can secure our border, fix the immigration system to be orderly, fair, safe, and humane. We can do all this while keeping lit the torch of liberty that has led generations of immigration to America — many of our forebearers, many of yours.


The 50 second video clip is snips of President Biden’s remarks on Thursday from Kentucky. The YouTube is 19 minutes and 57 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: Folks, look, I wanted to start off the new year at this historic project here in Ohio and Kentucky with a bipartisan group of officials because I believe it sends an important message — an important message to the entire country: We can work together. We can get things done. We can move the nation forward. We just drop a little bit of our egos and focus on what is needed in the country.

President Biden: Look, it’s not just here that the Infrastructure Law is being used, and just ge- — we’re just getting started. We’re doing it all across America, from coast to coast.

President Biden: And we’re doing all this with American workers and American products that are made in America. It’s a simple concept. I can sum it up in two words: Buy American.

President Biden: All of this is about making an investment in America’s Heartland, in America’s people, in America’s future. It’s about making things in America again. It’s about good jobs. It’s about the dignity of work. It’s about respect. And, folks, it’s about damn time we’re doing it.


In other news:

The 118th Congress still doesn’t have a Speaker of the House after 11 rounds of voting Republican Congress-Elect Kevin “He Don’t Have the Votes” McCarthy (CA), has been unable to move the loser 20…

Allegedly, based on rumors only, the 12th round might be the charm Kevin is looking for or there will be a round 13…

Note the timestamps…(the tweets were issued two minutes apart)…

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1611386520123891713?s=20&t=9_zMfr8V-u04Cfe2TAWfMg

Who knows, at this point the writing on the wall is clear, even if he gets the gavel he’s a lamedick Speaker that is unlikely to last through the summer.

I have to admit, listening to today’s nomination speeches (I will likely mute a bunch of them) will be harder than it was yesterday, cause today is Jan. 6, and those fucking R’s are partly responsible for Twice Impeached 45 and his supporters continuing to think 2020 was stolen from their beloved cult leader.

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