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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Newly sworn in President Joe Biden and his advisers are inheriting no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to speak of from the Trump administration, sources tell CNN, posing a significant challenge for the new White House.

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We are about to hear this on many subjects. The Trump admin was built on lies. All of the things they should have been doing and claimed they were doing that they never did any actually planning or took any action on will soon be coming to light.

#1 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-01-21 10:13 AM | Reply

It is up to the ststes.

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2021-01-21 10:29 AM | Reply | Funny: 6

Good thing Biden setup a Covid task force in November.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-01-21 10:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Democrats have had 12 months to come up with a plan. Biden was vice-president for eight years, he knows how to run the American goverment. He has known he was going to be president for almost three months, where is his plan?

#4 | Posted by jdmeth at 2021-01-21 10:35 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

How does one devise a plan without knowing what one is dealing with first? Because Trump refused to concede, he ordered his administration to withhold all information.

#5 | Posted by Y_Knot at 2021-01-21 10:41 AM | Reply

How does one devise a plan without knowing what one is dealing with first?

#5 | POSTED BY Y_KNOT AT 2021-01-21 10:41 AM | FLAG:

It's not an unknown. You're doing with somebody going out of their way to obstruct you and give you zero info. That gives you a blank slate to design a program that can move rapidly.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-01-21 10:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Seems to me that Sleepy Uncle Joe needs to take more "Executive Time" to figure out how to fix all of Trump's f-ups. Who knew it would take more than 24 hours?

#7 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-01-21 10:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Doesn't any of this fall under dereliction of sworn duty?
He technically quit first week of October anyway so no surprise.
Biden did say yesterday he was gonna be brutally honest and tell us the truth even if we don't like what we hear.
Givem a chance..

#8 | Posted by penguinhead at 2021-01-21 10:58 AM | Reply

Trump is an incompetent, vain, entitled, irascible, stupid idiot. He left the office in disgrace, knocking over vases along the way. Biden has enough good advisors to tackle this problem in the near future. I hope he can do it.

#9 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-21 11:05 AM | Reply

Seriously! "Sleepy Uncle Joe?!" This has to be the fasted
moving Presidency of my lifetime (age 53) I've lost track how many
Presidential Orders and Signing Statements he has already
made, and today is only his 1st Full Day!

Oh wait, I forget, Republicans are just being hypocritical
Republicans and not giving the man a chance already...
and from Day One!

Give me a $%^&*$! break!
Crawl back in your Q-anon hole already...

#10 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-01-21 11:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The only plan Trumpy ever had was to loot the treasury for his rich "friends" and stuff his own pockets with as much of that phat taxpayer loot as possible.

Mission Accomplished!

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-21 11:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

So, this in part explains why Trump wouldn't permit those transition meetings with the Biden people. Didn't want to let them know that no one was doing anything.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2021-01-21 11:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

#12

My thoughts exactly.

#13 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2021-01-21 11:28 AM | Reply

I'll give you a 100 to 1 odds on a supersize Big Mac, that Trump never, in his life, did his own homework.

#14 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2021-01-21 11:31 AM | Reply

Coincidence that on inauguration day the vaccine is in short supply? I think not. Trump wanted to dump the pandemic on Biden on his first day in office instead of actually trying to limit the spread of the virus. Biden will bounce back and get things rolling but Americans should put the blame for the short supply of vaccine where it belongs....squarely on Donald Trump. If that miserable pile of you know what really cared about Americans or the Presidency he would have insured a huge supply of vaccine would be uninterrupted but that would have benefited Joe Biden so he just didn't do it.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-21 11:32 AM | Reply

"It is up to the ststes."

Dumbest plan ever because Americans are free to travel from one state to another. We need a national plan which Biden says he is going to give us.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-21 11:35 AM | Reply

So, this in part explains why Trump wouldn't permit those transition meetings with the Biden people. Didn't want to let them know that no one was doing anything.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2021-01-21 11:19 AM | Reply | Flag:

This was the logical conclusion to his presidency. He only planned for vaccinations up to December. Even if he won re-election he still would have negligently ignored the problem because golfing is more important.

Criminal negligence all around.

This is why he refused to let the transition have access.

#17 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-01-21 11:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The Democrats have had 12 months to come up with a plan"

We haven't even known the coronavirus existed for 12 months and during that it was the Trump administration's job to come up with a plan.

So yeah while you're at it try and blame Democrats for the weather, for a lack of good TV shows, and for the fact that you couldn't-------- in a w****house.

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2021-01-21 11:41 AM | Reply

Come on Dems, you won!! You don't have to use anonymous sources to spread your misinformation. I guess old habits are hard to break. It's the Reps' turn to use anonymous sources for spreading misinformation. Try to be better than them, PLEASE! It doesn't take a lot of effort, seriously.

The part I find funny though is the fact that Dems will tout vaccine disbursement as a win. Of course vaccine rollouts are going to increase under Biden...he has 4 years to make it happen. The drug companies are able to create more and more drug companies are coming out who release them. Availability is skyrocketing at a time when demand is high...so it's very natural everything is going to increase until we have it contained. And, concurrently, infections are going to go down. This isn't the act of a POTUS, this is an act of humans working together to address a serious problem. The world has seen it happen many times before and it follows the same pattern. Something sucks, then sucks more, then improvements are made, things start sucking less, humans get over it and it becomes a non-issue. Welcome to reality. The only thing Biden can do about any of this is to make things worse, which I have no belief he will. As long as he doesn't get in the way of this process, it is going to happen whether he is in office or Big Bird is in office.

#19 | Posted by humtake at 2021-01-21 12:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

" hypocritical Republicans"

Flag: Superfluously Redundant

#20 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2021-01-21 12:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#19 | Posted by humtake

Donald Trump stopped working on COVID because he is Olympian quality lazy and more specifically because he never cared that people like you, or your family, lived or died.

#21 | Posted by Zed at 2021-01-21 12:46 PM | Reply

How do you vaccinate a society when those who need it are largely unable to get it on their own, and those who are able to get it don't want it.

It seems that in a lot of places they're giving the vaccine to whomever is available rather than have it go bad.

#22 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-01-21 01:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#19 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

I see you've learned nothing in the last 4 years.
Things don't happen on their own or by magic, people make them happen.
Competent people, I mean.

#23 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-01-21 01:26 PM | Reply

First case of COVID in the U.S. was one year ago today.

Trump said it would just 'go away' when cases began to grow.

24,000,000+ cases and 400,000+ deaths later ...

And he had no plan whatsoever to get shots in arms.

#24 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-01-21 04:04 PM | Reply

"You don't have to use anonymous sources to spread your misinformation."

You mean like Qanon?

You have a lot of gall (mostly bile) accusing Dems of spreading misinformation after you Trumptilian idiots attacked your own capitol...

Wait for it..

...based on misinformation from an anonymous source.

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-21 04:05 PM | Reply

It is up to the ststes.

#2 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2021-01-21 10:29 AM | FLAG:
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As always washing Dotard's balls until the end. Snippy you should rent yourself out to a golf course this summer, you might be able to earn some scratch and move out of your mother's basement.

The fact is that only the President of the United States can order the Defense Production Act, which should have been activated for PPE and testing supplies long ago. The fact that there STILL aren't N95 masks for everybody who wants a supply and testing for everybody who wants one is completely unacceptable! It should now be implemented for vaccine production as well.

The President is the only one who can order the US military, national guard and FEMA to set up field hospitals and vaccination sites. They can be staffed by locals, but should be overseen by the Feds.

The federal government is the only government entity that can legally run a deficit in order make sure enough resources are provided for vaccinations. The states and localities have seen their budgets hit hard by the Trump virus, and many are at risk of having to lay-off Firefighters, Police Officers and other essential workers.

There have already been several major communications breakdowns between Dotard's Regime and the locals regarding the number of vaccinations to expect and the number that are actually delivered. That has to stop, because that in itself is very wasteful. I know our county was expecting about 30k vaccinations, and had set up infrastructure for that. When they got 10% of the expected number, most of those sites had to be shut down. I know people who are desperate for their shot, and can't find out where they can get it. It's obvious the Drumpf Regime are a bunch of complete incompetents. Fortunately the Biden Administration is full of competent, experienced, intelligent people who will get the job done. Unfortunately we now see that the Regime was blocking them from learning that there was no distribution plan, which means President Biden's people have to come up with one from scratch, which takes some time, and could have been done over the past month had they known.

#26 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-01-21 04:45 PM | Reply

Re #26

Everything you said was true. However. Snippy and his kind could care less. And it's probably too much information for a deplorable to absorb in one sitting anyway.

You are casting those pearls of information before Trumptilian swine.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-21 04:58 PM | Reply

#26

You're sort of right.

But you're just as wrong.

Trump was an abject failure, but so was pretty much every other national leader. IRT COVID, you trade liberty for safety.

So said Benjamin Franklin, "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

#28 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-01-21 05:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Benjamin Franklin wasn't talking about a pandemic, dumbass.

Benjamin Franklin didn't think it was wrong to quarantine plague ships.

Only Trumpers (and laissez-faire Capitalists) are that myopic.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-21 05:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Those who would give up essential Liberty"

Since you brought it up:
Name the essential liberties you've given up.

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-21 05:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Benjamin Franklin wasn't talking about a pandemic, dumbass."

Cool.

So he really had no problems with people giving up personal freedom?

That's new to me. I wasn't aware.

Hmmm. I guess we may have just as well remained subjects of the crown.

#31 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-01-21 05:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Name the essential liberties you've given up."

Pretty much all of them...when I took the oath.

#32 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-01-21 05:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"So he really had no problems with people giving up personal freedom?"

Benjamin Franklin owned slaves.
Is that something a person who has problems with people giving up personal freedom does?

You tell us, Madbomber.

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-21 05:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Franklin lost his son to small pox.

He had no problem with rights and the corresponding responsibilities shifting during a pandemic.

#34 | Posted by Tor at 2021-01-21 05:17 PM | Reply

"Name the essential liberties you've given up."
Pretty much all of them...when I took the oath.
#32 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Well then, you deserve neither liberty nor security, according to you.
So what's the problem, exactly?

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-21 05:18 PM | Reply

"Well then, you deserve neither liberty nor security, according to you."

I deserve none of the above.

When the boss tells me to get on a plane to Somalia, I get on a plane to Somalia. I can do this or find a new job.

But you're not me. You deserve to choose as a free person between liberty and security, but only for yourself.

#36 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-01-21 05:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Franklin lost his son to small pox."

Basing your person views on your own experiences is the sign of a small person.

Like someone saying that the US should kill all Muslims because they had a friend or family who died in 9/11.

#37 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-01-21 05:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Franklin lost his son to small pox."

And he regretted not inoculating his son against smallpox, by cutting him and rubbing some smallpox pus into the cut.

The cost of his liberty to not get cut was death. And that's a square deal, according to MadBomber.

Curious, MadBomber. Did you have your children vaccinated?

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-21 05:31 PM | Reply

You deserve to choose as a free person between liberty and security, but only for yourself.
#36 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

You deserve it too. And you still can choose. And you do, when to go to work, so don't act like you've given up anything that can't be clawed back.

#39 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-21 05:32 PM | Reply

"When the boss tells me to get on a plane to Somalia, I get on a plane to Somalia. I can do this or find a new job."

You are aware it's the same in the private sector, right?
I reckon you have less wiggle room in the military, sure. But if you took a private sector job that says 50% travel, and you refuse to travel, you're gonna get restaffed.

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-21 05:36 PM | Reply

The Democrats have had 12 months to come up with a plan. Biden was vice-president for eight years, he knows how to run the American goverment. He has known he was going to be president for almost three months, where is his plan?

#4 | POSTED BY JDMETH

I have to point this out. This is how ridiculous Trumpers are.

NO MENTION that Trump didn't put any plan in place despite Operation Warp Speed. NO MENTION that it was his job. NO MENTION that Trump blocked Biden from any information on the distribution.

Instead, it's "Biden should have a plan ready to go without any numbers on vaccines, transportation, storage, people in place, or any current plan in place." And of course, "Biden was VP for 8 years before Coronavirus was even an issue so he should magically have a full distribution plan in place!"

JDMETH couldn't even get the number of months since the election right.

I'm willing to bet JDMETH has a lot of QAnon gear and Meth pipes.

#41 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-01-21 05:55 PM | Reply

"Basing your person views on your own experiences is the sign of a small person."

Calling Benjamin Franklin a small person is the sign of an ignoramus.

#42 | Posted by Tor at 2021-01-21 06:21 PM | Reply

Trump's national Covid plan was found on a post-it note stuck to the bottom of the White House toilet tank lid. Written in black sharpie marker it reads, "HERD IMMUNITY".

#43 | Posted by LiquidCake at 2021-01-21 08:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's national Covid plan was found on a post-it note stuck to the bottom of the White House toilet tank lid. Written in black sharpie marker it reads, "HERD IMMUNITY".

#43 | Posted by LiquidCake

Yep. He cast America's experts in infectious disease aside and instead listened to a bat sh** crazy retired radiologist he saw on FoxNews who pushed 'herd immunity,' which would result in millions more deaths.

#44 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-01-21 09:11 PM | Reply

It is up to the ststes.

#2 | Posted by Sniper

...when the president is an incompetent moron.

Which is why our death rate is so much higher than every other civilized country.

#45 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-22 12:38 PM | Reply

Basing your person views on your own experiences is the sign of a small person.

#37 | Posted by madbomber

You mean like the people who say they never needed government assistance therefore no one deserves government assistance?

Or the people who say climate change won't hurt them personally therefore we don't need to do anything about it?

#46 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-22 12:39 PM | Reply

Or perhaps you're referring conservative politicians who are anti gay until they find out they have a gay relative?

#47 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-22 12:41 PM | Reply

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