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Capitol Police under fire again after evicting National Guard Troops and making them rest in a parking garage

https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/1352467369000624129
Yeah, even with my military ties, I cannot get upset over this specific issue. Before hand, the troops were billeting in the halls of surrounding office buildings and with all the transition activity, they were told to move to the garage. It is like asking the construction crew to take their break outside instead of inside your house because they would be in the way of another crew that was actually working. But the bigger question is why were the troops billeting in hallways of office buildings to begin with? Why were they deployed without any means of billeting? Several reports indicate they were sleeping on the floor and only then were cots brought in for them to use. Curious how they are getting fed or are they subsiding on MREs? The whole things was not thought out very well and begs the question as to just how capable is the Army in regard to emergency deployment.
 
Today’s episode of what did we learn today?

"The [economic] crisis is only deepening. It's not getting better."

"There is nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months."

I don’t know about you guys but the optimism is really too much to handle. It’s easy to see why this guy obtained more votes than any president before him.
 

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Not surprising to be honest. I've got 1 friend that I keep in touch with that self-admits would happily welcome full blown socialism and she and her friends were pissed when Biden was selected as the nominee. For those people, anyone right of AOC is unacceptable.
You left out a key detail.
Does she shave her pits?

A good friend of mine is pretty conservative and lives just across the river from Portland in Washington state. We are meeting up in Idaho next month for a ski trip. He is a pretty lively talker as is. I can't wait to get a few beers in him and ask how Portland is these days.
 
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I don’t give a flip about political pissing matches;
1) get the vaccine rolled out;
2) save lives;
3) get economy and
4) the schools back to full blast ;

If any of you are more concerned about the police vs National guard issue than the above issues ; you need a 48 hour cleanse of your news sources.
 
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I don’t give a flip about political pissing matches;
1) get the vaccine rolled out;
2) save lives;
3) get economy and
4) the schools back to full blast ;

If any of you are more concerned about the police vs National guard issue than the above issues ; you need a 48 hour cleanse of your news sources.
Just relax. Biden's going to ramp up the vaccination rate from 1M/day to 100M over his first 100 days.
 

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Just relax. Biden's going to ramp up the vaccination rate from 1M/day to 100M over his first 100 days.
To be fair this was a campaign promise made when we were vaccinating half that. Now with more vaccine and possibly a new one it looks like a low goal to meet. But it's still impressive considering 12 months ago we were just starting to realize this would be a problem.
 

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To be fair this was a campaign promise made when we were vaccinating half that. Now with more vaccine and possibly a new one it looks like a low goal to meet. But it's still impressive considering 12 months ago we were just starting to realize this would be a problem.
Technically, leadership knew about in February per the Bob Woodward interviews.
 
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To be fair this was a campaign promise made when we were vaccinating half that. Now with more vaccine and possibly a new one it looks like a low goal to meet. But it's still impressive considering 12 months ago we were just starting to realize this would be a problem.
Actually, when they were campaigning we were vaccinating nobody. Roll out of the vaccines did not occur until mid-December.