So Biden did his State of the Union last night and about half of it talked about Russia’s BS invasion of Ukraine and all the actions that have been taken by the US and our allies to put a crimp in Putin’s plans, and the other half was about various domestic agendas.
Of note was Biden’s plan for getting past the pandemic, which is definitely a plan, I guess. His “test and treat” thing where you get tested and get your antivirals right there at the pharmacy was interesting, but that has to be funded through Congress, along with his other initiatives, so I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.
He also talked a big game about giving cops more money so they can keep us safe or whatever and like, yes, when everyone rioted all summer long screaming #DefundThePolice, sending more cash to cops was exactly what we wanted them to do.
- PBS Newshour: 7 key takeaways from Biden’s 2022 State of the Union speech
- NPR: The White House has a new plan for COVID-19 aimed at getting things back to normal
- USA Today: Biden’s ‘fund the police’ comment draws backlash from some BLM activists, support from others
Meanwhile, in Ukraine, Russia is claiming they took a major city, but like… Russia lies about everything and Ukraine says they didn’t take the city?
- CNN: Ukraine denies that Kherson has fallen
- @CNN on Twitter: “This does essentially sound like the mayor, on his Facebook post, is admitting there is now a Russian military presence in that town that essentially are calling the shots on how people live their lives there.”
- Reuters: Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now (As of about 12:30 p.m. PST on March 2.)
- I mean, Twitter claims Kherson has been taken, for whatever that’s worth. 🤷♀️
And, just to wrap this thing up with a bit of a laugh…