The incredible, disappearing — incompetent — Team Biden

  
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By:   Karol Markowicz

The incredible, disappearing — incompetent — Team Biden
“The American people are not looking at cost-to-cost comparisons from this year to two years ago.” Huh? Prices have been up well over 5 percent over last year for the past several months; the nation hasn’t seen spikes so sharp in 13 years. And why wouldn’t we make comparisons? Biden made lavish promises as a candidate for president about how everything would run super well when he was elected. The country had been wrecked by Orange Man, and Biden would bring normalcy, sanity back to fix it...

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The regime is a total failure.  It is getting everything wrong on every issue.  There is not one thing that this President has done that is the right thing for America.  


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The incredible, disappearing — incompetent — Team Biden



Karol Markowicz


Last week was another bad one for the continually disappearing Biden administration.

As Americans took to social media to post pictures of bare Dunkin’ Donuts shelves, sold-out milk at big-box stores and other signs of an America in trouble, we learned that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been on paternity leave since August.

Buttigieg was always going to be a lightweight transportation chief. He got the job as a reward for dropping out of the presidential race and throwing his support to Joe Biden — and also because he said he likes trains, having gotten engaged at a train station.

My 5-year-old likes trains, too. Yet just because he can say “Choo choo!” with enthusiasm doesn’t mean he can oversee the country’s transportation system. When the country is having supply-chain problems, the transportation secretary’s skills and experience, let alone availability, become rather, uh, indispensable.

Buttigieg can take a two-month paternity leave, but the guy who runs the pizza shop down the block can’t just disappear for two months without putting someone else in charge. Someone has to make the calzone.

USA-BIDEN_SUPPLY_CHAIN_1.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1024 Team Biden’s continued mishandling of ships waiting to dock has caused prices of US goods to skyrocket for the first time since 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

The public didn’t even learn about Buttigieg’s break at the start, but only after transportation-related problems exploded around us. Who’s running the shop? Anyone?








This is all in keeping with the way a distracted, carefree, ideological Biden administration has operated the whole time. In September, the president took a weekend beach trip as the disaster on our southern border blew up and 14,000 Haitian migrants camped out under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. As the US pullout from Afghanistan turned into an unmitigated disaster, the president disappeared — surfacing later to claim it was an enormous “success.”

cnn-1.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1024 Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been reportedly on paternity leave since August as the supply chain problem grows. CNN

Now, as Americans start to worry about stocking their cupboards and buying Christmas presents, Biden goes more than a week refusing to take any questions. Sorry, but this is unacceptable, no matter who’s president.

Maybe we should’ve known: After all, Biden hid in his basement for much of his presidential campaign, and his aides routinely called early “lids,” telling the press the candidate would be unavailable for the day.

la-1.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1024 According to economists, the lack of goods being able to arrive at port has been feeding inflation, which is already very high. Mario Tama/Getty Images

But he wasn’t president then; now he is.

Nor are those of his surrogates not on paternity leave offering more reassurance. Last week, Biden chief of staff Ron Klain retweeted a tone-deaf reference to the supply-chain issues as “high-class problems.” Really? It sure doesn’t feel that high-class when people are worrying about getting staples for their home. We all remember the toilet paper shortages during the pandemic last year; did that feel “high-class”?

Asked if holiday gifts would arrive on time, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was positively arrogant: “We’re not the Postal Service,” she huffed.

USA-BIDEN_SUPPLY_CHAIN_2.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1024 Prices of goods have been up well over 5 percent over last year for the past several months; the nation hasn’t seen spikes so sharp since 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo/File Photo

Thanks for your concern, Madam Press Secretary.

The supply nightmare has also helped feed inflation: When you manage to find milk on the shelf, a gallon can cost over $8.

What’s Psaki’s answer? “The American people are not looking at cost-to-cost comparisons from this year to two years ago.” Huh? Prices have been up well over 5 percent over last year for the past several months; the nation hasn’t seen spikes so sharp in 13 years.

And why wouldn’t we make comparisons? Biden made lavish promises as a candidate for president about how everything would run super well when he was elected. The country had been wrecked by Orange Man, and Biden would bring normalcy, sanity back to fix it all. Why shouldn’t Americans expect that? Instead, they’re getting just the opposite.

“Look, folks,” Uncle Joe vowed last year, “we’re going to bring the Republicans and Democrats together and deliver economic relief for working families and schools and businesses.” No mention of struggling to find and buy cereal. No mention of administration officials who’d openly sneer at the problems of regular Americans.

No, Jen Psaki, you’re not the Postal Service. You’re worse at your job.

Biden & Co. never stop claiming they “inherited” all their problems from the previous administration. Yes, Joe Biden ran and won on not being Donald Trump. Someone needs to tell the president he can’t govern on that.


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XXJefferson51
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1  seeder  XXJefferson51    2 months ago
The public didn’t even learn about Buttigieg’s break at the start, but only after transportation-related problems exploded around us. Who’s running the shop? Anyone?

This is all in keeping with the way a distracted, carefree, ideological Biden administration has operated the whole time. In September, the president took a weekend beach trip as the disaster on our southern border blew up and 14,000 Haitian migrants camped out under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas . As the US pullout from Afghanistan turned into an unmitigated disaster, the president disappeared — surfacing later to claim it was an enormous “success.”

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been reportedly on paternity leave since August as the supply chain problem grows. CNN

Now, as Americans start to worry about stocking their cupboards and buying Christmas presents, Biden goes more than a week refusing to take any questions. Sorry, but this is unacceptable, no matter who’s president.

Maybe we should’ve known: After all, Biden hid in his basement for much of his presidential campaign, and his aides routinely called early “lids,” telling the press the candidate would be unavailable for the day.

la-1.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1024https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/10/la-1.jpg?quality=80&strip=all 1024w, 512w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" > According to economists, the lack of goods being able to arrive at port has been feeding inflation, which is already very high. Mario Tama/Getty Images

But he wasn’t president then; now he is.

Nor are those of his surrogates not on paternity leave offering more reassurance. Last week, Biden chief of staff Ron Klain retweeted a tone-deaf reference to the supply-chain issues as “high-class problems.” Really? It sure doesn’t feel that high-class when people are worrying about getting staples for their home. We all remember the toilet paper shortages during the pandemic last year; did that feel “high-class”?

Asked if holiday gifts would arrive on time, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was positively arrogant: “We’re not the Postal Service,” she huffed.

USA-BIDEN_SUPPLY_CHAIN_2.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1024https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/10/USA-BIDEN_SUPPLY_CHAIN_2.jpg?quality=80&strip=all 1024w, 512w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" > Prices of goods have been up well over 5 percent over last year for the past several months; the nation hasn’t seen spikes so sharp since 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo/File Photo

Thanks for your concern, Madam Press Secretary.

The supply nightmare has also helped feed inflation : When you manage to find milk on the shelf, a gallon can cost over $8.

What’s Psaki’s answer? “The American people are not looking at cost-to-cost comparisons from this year to two years ago.” Huh?

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1    2 months ago
 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1    2 months ago

Yes we do miss you President Trump! 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1.1    2 months ago

Speak for yourself.  

We were never energy independent when he was 'president'

What 'Middle East Peace'?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 months ago
Buttigieg was always going to be a lightweight transportation chief. He got the job as a reward for dropping out of the presidential race and throwing his support to Joe Biden

Nothing like a little bit of Quid Pro Quo.  (Wasn't that one of the hoaxes thrown at the last administration?)

Biden & Co. never stop claiming they “inherited” all their problems from the previous administration. Yes, Joe Biden ran and won on not being Donald Trump. Someone needs to tell the president he can’t govern on that.

Governing like that is all he's done for the past 9 months.  Not Trump means failing on so many different levels.  He's lived up to that every minute.  Even his most die hard supporters cannot list a single success since January 6th.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    2 months ago

How Democrats’ Obsession with Repealing Trump’s Policies are Hurting America

trumpism.jpg Hours after he was sworn in as President, Joe Biden signed fifteen executive orders, fourteen of which directed executive agencies to reverse policies, rules, and directives enforced by the Trump administration. This was no shock to political observers. However, Biden’s repeated emphasis on un-Trumping the White House, and Washington more generally, did set in motion a multi-faceted effort by a wide array of liberal Democratic bureaucrats, progressive lawmakers, and leftist activists all frothing over their chance to repeal Trump’s policies to the detriment of everyday Americans.

One of the clearest ways Democrats’ obsession with Trump has hurt America is a recent House-passed healthcare bill that will undo many of Trump’s actions on Obamacare, the single largest federal takeover of Americans’ healthcare.…

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JohnRussell
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2.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  XXJefferson51 @2.1    2 months ago

Politics Archives - AMAC - The Association of Mature American Citizens

Another XX source where every single article is attacking Biden and/or the Democrats. 

Do Republicans want to do anything positive for Americans, or just whine for the rest of our lives ? 

 
 
 
Ender
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2.1.2  Ender  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    2 months ago

Now we have that Cawthorn saying if republicans take back the chambers that he is going to prosecute Fauci and seize all Chinese assets...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Ender @2.1.2    2 months ago

I have a feeling even Republicans cant stand that kid. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    2 months ago
Another XX source where every single article is attacking Biden and/or the Democrats

That's rich coming from TDS Patient Zero.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.5  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  XXJefferson51 @2.1    2 months ago
However, Biden’s repeated emphasis on un-Trumping the White House, and Washington more generally

Traitor Joe's emphasis has done more harm in the last 9 months than anything we've seen in the last century.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.6  JohnRussell  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.4    2 months ago

You are clueless. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.7  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.6    2 months ago

Why?  Because I'm not stupid enough to believe the propaganda you've been peddling?  

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.4    2 months ago
That's rich coming from TDS Patient Zero.

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2.1.9  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    2 months ago

John, John, John.

If only you would go back and take a look at the last 5 and half years plus of non stop Democratic whining over Trump. It was beyond incessant, and always negative. Democrats and the left couldn't give a shit about doing any positive for Americans; it was the get Trump show 24/7. You are still giving us daily doses of anti-Trump BS and he isn't even in power any longer.

Also, name one damn thing positive Biden has done? Just one. Other than not being Trump; which billions of people all over the world accomplish each and every day.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.10  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1.9    2 months ago
If only you would go back and take a look at the last 5 and half years plus of non stop Democratic whining over Trump. It was beyond incessant, and always negative.

On the day Donald Trump was elected in 2016, he was a KNOWN pathological liar, crook, bigot, moron and cheat. 

OF  COURSE  PEOPLE OPPOSED  HIM !

It would have been insane if they didnt. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.11  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.4    2 months ago

All too true!  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.12  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    2 months ago

You’re attacking the alternative to the AARP now?  I’m a proud member of AMAC and look forward to getting a Medicare advantage plan rather than traditional Medicare when the time comes thanks to them.  No AARP medigap policy for me.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.13  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.10    2 months ago

Biden is worse than al that you attribute to Trump and ten some.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.14  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.10    2 months ago
On the day Donald Trump was elected in 2016, he was a KNOWN pathological liar, crook, bigot, moron and cheat.
OF  COURSE  PEOPLE OPPOSED  HIM !

So what you're saying is he is no different than Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schiff, Waters and every other politician in the world.  And there is a difference in opposing somebody and what we saw from the Democrats and the left.  That's not opposition.  That was an (and still is) abuse of power and dereliction of duty.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.15  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    2 months ago

Well, I’ll give Biden credit where it’s due:  

Biden says U.S. has a 'commitment' to defend Taiwan, should China attack

"I just want China to understand that we are not going to step back and we are not going to change any of our views," said Biden on Thursday

President Biden said Thursday during a CNN town hall event that the United States is committed to defending Taiwan should the island nation be attacked by China. 

"We have a commitment to do that," he said during the event held in Baltimore. "China knows the U.S has the most powerful military in the world."

n response to a question about Beijing's recent test of a hypersonic missile, Biden responded: "I don’t want a cold war with China, I just want China to understand that we are not going to step back and we are not going to change any of our views." 

As China's aggression escalates, Biden's comments mark a departure from the formerly held U.S. policy of "strategic ambiguity" toward the region. …

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Split Personality
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3  Split Personality    2 months ago

There is no regime.

Quite simply when the pandemic struck, people stopped buying unnecessary products almost in step with each surge.

The back up in the supply chain is world wide and should back ordered product miraculously appear in stores near you

there will still be dampened demand.

We could import a million drivers from China and there still won't be space to store the overstock.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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3.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Split Personality @3    2 months ago

There will only be dampened demand if Trump regulatory and tax policies are replaced by Biden and democrats choking regulations, tax increases and yet more inflationary spending. 
The Biden regime team is effing over the economy and the working and middle classes.  

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  XXJefferson51 @3.1    2 months ago

The usual sky is falling BS from whichever party is out of power.

yawn

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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3.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Split Personality @3    2 months ago

But you can't deny Biden has been a total failure

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3.2.1  Split Personality  replied to  Greg Jones @3.2    2 months ago

I can't agree either.

From 11/032020 to 01/20/2021 my portfolio gained 20%

From 01/20 to today I gained another 8%.

Wife and I both collect and both work as hard as we feel like.

Life is great.

How has Biden affected you personally?

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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3.2.2  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Split Personality @3.2.1    2 months ago

You don’t get any market returns credit for Biden until 1-21-21.  You all credited Obama all the way until 1-19-17 four years ago so we will do that for Trump now.  Be consistent.  

 
 
 
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3.2.3  Split Personality  replied to  XXJefferson51 @3.2.2    2 months ago
You all credited Obama all the way until 1-19-17 four years ago so we will do that for Trump now.

How about I speak for myself

and you speak for yourself?

Is that clear enough for YOU?

 
 
 
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3.2.4  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Split Personality @3.2.3    2 months ago

I said what I said and I stand by what I said, your objections to the contrary notwithstanding.  Period. 

 
 
 
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3.3  Ronin2  replied to  Split Personality @3    2 months ago

Split, there is no overstock. The consumer is already buying everything in sight- that is the reason there are shortages. Companies cannot get their product on the shelves fast enough. 

Why do you think the big box chains are chartering their own vessels with nothing but their product on it? Companies like Walmart have their own fleet of drivers. They are doing what is necessary to get the goods they need out of the port and onto the store shelves. Why? Because people have money burning a hole in their pockets- and if Walmart is the only place that has the merchandise consumers want they can name their own price! 

Think the US automakers don't want their goods off of those vessels? GM had several plants shut down for months because they couldn't get the parts they needed from China. They have vehicles sitting in lots waiting on semi conductors that they cannot move. The cost for a new or even used vehicles is sky rocketing. Think that GM wouldn't love to get their vehicles off the lot, and stop paying storage and taxes on them, and sold to customers? 

The whole supply chain problem is far more complicated than people make it out to be. We would be having this problem even w/o Covid 19.  

  1. The ports need massive upgrades and more room for storage, operation, and simply better flow between imports and exports. The vessels have gotten bigger and can hold more containers. The US is importing more goods than ever before thanks to companies sending production overseas. The ports have not advanced and grown to accommodate the increased flow.
  2. Lack of chassis. The rail and vendors are literally yanking chassis off the scrap heap as they can't build new ones fast enough. 
  3. Lack of drivers throughout the system. Elogs seemed like such a great idea when they came out; but they caused many of the older, more experienced, drivers to quit, retire, or become dispatchers. The trucking industry has never caught back up. Many carriers are now completely owner operators that set their own schedules and run the loads they want. DOT comes out and drivers take days off. Harsh winter like Chicago has this last year, and nothing is running until weeks after the weather breaks.
  4. Lack of warehouse space around the ports. We are a very large country; most think we have plenty of room. But ports located in major cities are completely out of warehouse capacity. The ability to expand and build more simply isn't possible. The amount of legal red tape and cost involved simply makes it impractical.
  5. Outdated rail system that can't handle the volume. Same as the ports- the rail hasn't grown to meet the increased flow of goods. Trying to expand ramps in large cities is going to be nearly impossible. There simply isn't room to do it; and they would have to fight legal red tape, zoning rights, and at times residential rules. 

No matter who was president they were going to face this situation. I don't fault Biden for things he has not control over. What I do fault Biden over is lack of workers. Paying people never ending unemployment, rent moratoriums, and continuous stimulus has made it so they don't have to work. Throw in the vaccine mandate and you have an upside down high unemployment with millions of jobs at every level needing to be filled.

What have now is unsustainable. The system is heading for total collapse. Throw in millions of illegals putting further strain on resources and infrastructure and all of the makings for a total economic collapse are there. This one will be much bigger than the housing and stock market collapse; and will take much longer to recover from. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3.3.1  Split Personality  replied to  Ronin2 @3.3    2 months ago
Split, there is no overstock

Sure there is, it just happens to be in containers in port and containers on boats. You may call it something else

but it's just semantics /s

Why? Because people have money burning a hole in their pockets-

Well which fucking version of Biden is destroying the nation does that notion fit into? ( Don;t tell XX ) /s

I don't fault Biden for things he has not control over.

Can you hold while I get a temperature check from Hell?

What I do fault Biden over is lack of workers. Paying people never ending unemployment, rent moratoriums, and continuous stimulus has made it so they don't have to work.

Biden was crucified for letting the Federal unemployment benefit of 300 a week expire 09/04/21.

That was roughly 6 weeks ago, what are all of those people living on?

The $600 Trump stimulus checks or the $1,200 Trump Checks or the Biden $1,400 stimulus check in March?

Biden says no more stim checks and no more UEI benefits.

More likely that hard headed people don't want to get vaccinated or be forced to wear masks at work

The system is heading for total collapse. Throw in millions of illegals putting further strain on resources and infrastructure and all of the makings for a total economic collapse are there. This one will be much bigger than the housing and stock market collapse; and will take much longer to recover from. 

There ya go, doom & gloom with  Illegals for icing.

/s

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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3.3.2  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Split Personality @3.3.1    2 months ago

He’s the one who is right here.  

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3.3.3  Split Personality  replied to  XXJefferson51 @3.3.2    2 months ago

If he's right then explain how Biden destroyed anything.

Are you pants aflame with money?

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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3.3.4  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Split Personality @3.3.3    2 months ago

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squiggy
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4  squiggy    2 months ago

Really, who gets a new job then skips out for two months? It’s not like his body’s been frazzled for the last year.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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4.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  squiggy @4    2 months ago

Especially when these issues were already a problem before he ever left on maternity leave in the first place.  

 
 
 
Ender
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4.2  Ender  replied to  squiggy @4    2 months ago

Everyone in congress?

 
 
 
squiggy
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4.2.1  squiggy  replied to  Ender @4.2    2 months ago

It would be funny if the guy wasn’t a stick in the eye of women who actually struggle with consequences.

 
 
 
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