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Not that this needs said, but this is not the American flag.

Not that this needs said, but the only reason these people are still alive is because they're white.

Not that this needs said, but this is one of the most shameful statements and moments in the entire history of the United States, and everyone knows it, even -45 who incited it and then went and hid like the coward he is.

He should resign in shame immediately. Every Republican who supported it should do the same. And whatever prosecution is available should be hard and fast.

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Good morning.

This is the last that Donald Trump will be president.

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He created chaos and broke so many systems, from gutting agencies of experienced specialists to changing laws to harm our environment, to breaking long time alliances. He broke our society, broke the laws, and I hope he pays the price because we are.

Trump EPA weakens PFAS protections:
EPA launches attack on Biden climate rules — The FERC plan-
politico.com/newsletters/morni

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Just because I'm curious (boosts welcomed).

When you cross your fingers, do you:

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@TonyStark Vaccines will do the most good in people's arms. I'm grateful to see competent coming to help us all deal with Covid.

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Undermining democracy isn't a proud American moment. Everyone involved should have resigned or been forced to by now.

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What it looks like 8 blocks from the Capitol Building this morning.

Yet most Republicans won't act to hold the cause accountable and far too many have resigned from their Cabinet posts to try to make us think they're not responsible.

It's despicable that our Capitol has to look like this before for the Inauguration of a fairly and freely elected President.

Nobody will ever forget who is responsible.

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Biden’s selections are based on abilities and qualifications, unlike Trump’s choices, based on who will simply agree with him or create profit from the government along with destroying it. Dr. Kessler is exactly the type of person you would think should lead this situation. He’s a win for sure.

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@TonyStark It's sure nice to see real public servants coming into these important jobs.

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How refreshing it is to actually see qualified, knowledgeable, intelligent, experienced and caring people appointed to critical leadership positions in this country. What a novel approach to governing! It's been MIA for 4 years.

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Dr David Kessler helped speed the development and approval of the AIDS drug in 1990s and is more than remembered well for it. Excellent choice.

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This is more like it!
Good to see someone with a scientific background instead of the usual Republican deniers of science, public interest, decency, facts, etc...
I can get used to this new administration!

So glad that David Kessler will be a formal part of this administration. A track record of getting things done in government as well as the character to speak truth to power is exactly what this country needs right now leading the vaccine efforts.

He resigned from boards that were in conflict of interest to his previous FDA appointment. That says a lot. He fought against big tobacco. He has fought against AIDS. He has worked in other administrations. He has fought against monetary mismanagement at University of California and was a whistleblower. He was a chairman of Science in the Public Interest. Now there's a novel idea that needs to be restarted. He is a good choice for many more reasons.

Biden Picks Former F.D.A. Chief to Lead Federal Vaccine Efforts: nyti.ms/3nHhsbj

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rayn.bo -- general fashy freeze peach doucherocketry, public timeline is full of Intellectual Dork Web reposting bots

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This kind of thing is what I was afraid of happening. -
Fueled by the US Capitol siege, violent extremists with 'political grievances' will likely pose the 'greatest domestic terrorism threats in 2021,' intelligence report says a.msn.com/01/en-us/BB1cJKFB?oc

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@LukasMurch @NatashaRomanoff @MariaHill In Philadelphia, we have a Working Families Party member on City Council. Two seats are reserved for minority party members. Two WFP candidates ran and one beat an incumbent Republican. Not ranked choice, just what can happen with other viable parties.

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This is the right use of Philly's unofficial motto. Even clean cut Californian Swalwell was thinking fuck and not fool though.
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