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Oh my President Biden just went there. He drank from a bottle of water one handed

The Donald will put out one of his Presidential Proclamations out condemning the Presidents ability to drink

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.deseret.com/platform/amp/2017/11/16/20623234/trump-instantly-becomes-a-meme-after-he-sips-a-bottle-of-water-during-a-speech
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Sep 13, 2021, 10:35 PM (13 replies)

And just to add to a good night sleep, tornado watch in DC

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 481 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 10 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL MARYLAND
ANNE ARUNDEL HOWARD MONTGOMERY
PRINCE GEORGES
IN NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND
CARROLL FREDERICK
IN NORTHERN MARYLAND
BALTIMORE BALTIMORE CITY HARFORD
IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND
CHARLES
IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA
CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG
IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
ARLINGTON CITY OF ALEXANDRIA CITY OF FAIRFAX
CITY OF FALLS CHURCH CITY OF MANASSAS
CITY OF MANASSAS PARK FAIRFAX
FAUQUIER LOUDOUN PRINCE WILLIAM
STAFFORD
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ABERDEEN, ALEXANDRIA, ANNAPOLIS,
ARLINGTON, ARNOLD, ASPEN HILL, BALLENGER CREEK, BALTIMORE,
BEL AIR, BETHESDA, BOWIE, CAMP SPRINGS, CATONSVILLE, CHANTILLY,
CLINTON, COLLEGE PARK, COLUMBIA, DUNDALK, EDGEWOOD, ELDERSBURG,
ELLICOTT CITY, ESSEX, FAIRFAX, FALLS CHURCH, FALLSTON, FALMOUTH,
FREDERICK, FREDERICKSBURG, GAITHERSBURG, GERMANTOWN, GLEN BURNIE,
GREENBELT, HAVRE DE GRACE, HERNDON, JOPPATOWNE, LAUREL, LEESBURG,
MANASSAS, MANASSAS PARK, MCLEAN, ODENTON, PARKVILLE, PIKESVILLE,
POTOMAC, RANDALLSTOWN, RESTON, ROCKVILLE, SEVERN, SEVERNA PARK,
SILVER SPRING, SOUTH GATE, ST. CHARLES, STERLING,
SUITLAND-SILVER HILL, TOWSON, WALDORF, WARRENTON, WASHINGTON,
WESTMINSTER, AND WOODBRIDGE
Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:06 AM (12 replies)

Capitol Police Lt Mike Byrd, little help

I am stealing this from a late night thread from letmyoeoplevote but I think it needs to see the Light of day. Congressman Kildee wrote a letter to Lt Byrd thanking him for taking action to save his life on 1/6. He was in the House Chamber when Ashli Babbitt came through the window into the Speakers Lobby. On the letter is the address that we can send letters supporting Lt Byrd.

We should follow his lead and DU what we do best
We too should write letters to Lt Byrd thanking him.

I know there is a lot of raw emotion here about 1/6, but we should keep the letters positive, watching his interview you can see that he is still coming to grips with the shooting. By positive, I mean no comments like " you should have shot more" or "she bought the ticket she took the ride" He needs to hear positive messages of thanks.

The Lt has had his life turned upside down, He and his family have been threatened. He has spent the last 6 months being investigated by his own department, the Justice Department and Metropolitan Police. He was cleared by all, but that is a lot of stress to get out from under.

His brave actions protected Members of Congress, Congressional staff, the Officers under his command. his actions also ensured that the electoral votes were counted and the "peaceful" transfer of power occurred on 1/20/21.

I have already sent Lt Byrd a note.


https://twitter.com/RepDanKildee/status/1431061795259797504/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1431061795259797504%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democraticunderground.com%2F%3Fcom%3Dview_postforum%3D1002pid%3D15798093
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:51 AM (3 replies)

Award to the Non-Partisan Floor Staff of the US House and Senate


The attack on the Capitol on January 6 has left a scar on the congressional community which will last forever. Many Members of Congress, law enforcement officers and congressional staff have talked openly about the impact the attacks had on their mental well-being. Yet there is one group rarely heard from who played a crucial role on that fateful day: the nonpartisan floor staff of the US House and Senate. This is a group of public servants who are rarely recognized for their contributions, and yet without whom the engine of democracy would fail to function. On January 6 they were put in harm's way, asked to go above and beyond expectations, and worked with others to protect the peaceful transition of power which is the hallmark of our democracy. These public servants were the stewards of democracy when we needed them most and continue to perform admirably as silent patriots serving under the dome. We owe them our gratitude for their outstanding work before, during, and after January 6, 2021.

It is for these reasons that the Congressional Management Foundation has chosen an unusual tribute this year: bestowing a Special Democracy Award to the nonpartisan floor staff of the US House and Senate. We hope this recognition will for a brief moment shine a light on the work of these silent patriots, and demonstrate to the broader congressional community - and indeed all Americans - that democracy doesn't simply function by itself. Democracy needs dedicated public servants, willing to make sacrifices, to perform their jobs irrespective of ideology and political party. We congratulate these staffers for their continued service to the Congress and the American people.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Fri Aug 27, 2021, 07:19 PM (2 replies)

I usually don't watch Chuck Todd

But when I walked back in my office and he was on the screen…. He has changed none, it is the kick the shit out of the Biden Administration hour. Where was this guy the last 4 years. My god, he sucks.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Thu Aug 12, 2021, 01:55 PM (3 replies)

Please remember while Officer Daniel Hodges testifies

The day after almost being rushed to death, after being beaten, sprayed with chemicals, crushed by a mob he said

“ it was his pleasure to "crush a white nationalist insurrection."

"If it wasn't my job I would have done that for free. It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection," Daniel Hodges told NBC. "I'm glad I was in a position to be able to help. We'll do it as many times as it takes."

Hodges said he was pinned to the doorway while trying to push back the mob.

"They ripped my mask off. Stole my equipment. Beat me up. Sprayed me with everything," he said.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Tue Jul 27, 2021, 11:18 AM (48 replies)

The Winter Whitehouse (sarcasm), but only partly

I am thinking the Federal Government is going to have to take Mar a largo via Eminent Domain so that President Biden has the use of the Winter Whitehouse. Then the Secret Service will not have to pay those crazy bills to stay there when the President is there. TFG can stay there when the President is not there but there will be no more padding his pockets.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Tue Jul 13, 2021, 10:10 PM (10 replies)

I spent most of yesterday thinking and reflecting on what happened to our country 6 months ago

I reviewed my notes from that evening while everything was fresh in my mind. Here we are 6 months later I still can not believe that an insurrection took place, that the US Capitol was breached, the US Capitol, the most recognizable symbol of our democracy came under attack.

I am stunned that so many are not willing to believe their own eyes. They saw the attack, they know what happened, but, backed by FOX, OAN and others, they are acting as if what they saw was not real. It’s like it was a UFO, they know they saw something but they are not really sure what they saw.

The attack was violent, the sights, the sounds, the smells, the fear, the anger, the hostility, it was real, it happened, and I can’t for the life of me understand how anyone could not understand that.

It really worries me, we can laugh about stupid people believing in “alternative facts”, that the President is 6’4 and 240, that his inauguration was the largest ever, that Covid would just go away, that we would be open by Easter, that the vaccine is worse than covid…….the lies go on, but really, we all saw it, some closer than others

People died, a police officer was killed, two more later took their own lives, insurrectionists died and one was killed by a police officer. The building was in shambles, trash, weapons, broken glass and furniture, blood, shit and piss, yet members of Congress, those who were there will now tell us it was like any other tourist visit to the building.

I don’t understand, we all saw it, some live, some on tv in real time, some hours and days later, hell, the FB I just released new footage today.

We all need to wake the fuck up….. this happened, it was a real attempt to end the American experience in democracy and all these right wing fakers still try to tell us differently.

Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Jul 7, 2021, 12:30 AM (4 replies)

Absolutely insane ride home in Washington DC Suburbs

Literally almost blown off 395. I know how Dorothy felt. Trees were bending every which way.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Thu Jul 1, 2021, 09:36 PM (7 replies)

Still love the Brian Williams snark

When talking about Senator Johnson, comments, “Translated from the original Russian”. He is funny.

Dr Bedlia was trying to suppress a grin.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Jun 28, 2021, 11:48 PM (16 replies)
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