Don't want to get banned on Twitter, so....
fuck off and die marsha
fuck off and die marsha
"We have real concerns [about] the policies that our Saudi partners have pursued and, accordingly, the president-elect has said we will review the entirety of the relationship to make sure that, as it stands, it is advancing the interests [and is] respectful of the values that we bring to that partnership," Blinken said.
In December, Haaretz revealed some of Joe Biden’s previously undisclosed criticisms of Saudi Arabia. In 1986, the Delaware Senator told the Israeli U.S. ambassador he thought the Kingdom was “no more than a collection of 500 princes and their families.” Biden also said that “the fatal mistake in U.S. policy occurred in 1982, when it decided to strive for strategic consensus in the Persian Gulf. The result was a shift of the center of gravity from America’s true friend, Israel, to others [referring to the sale of warplanes to Saudi Arabia].”
I'm pleasantly surprised that Biden isn't taking the same "well, let's wait & see if they really want to compromise." approach that his young buddy Barack did with the GOP. He's also striking a really good tone. Maybe he'll be an OK President!
There's signs of a lack of understanding of white privilege, if you don't get why Obama had to do it like that. Pushing a partisan agenda through would have stuck to him in a way that it's simply not going to stick to Biden. That being said, I do agree that it'll be a good thing, in the long run, if Democrats have learned their lesson, from the experience.
Now, pass voting reform, and make Election Day a federal holiday, already.
The point Slim made about white privilege is true, but I also think liberals are much more fed up and unwilling to compromise with the GOP in 2021 than they were in 2009. A lot of progressive shit is gonna be passed in the next four years.
(2) EMPLOYEE.—Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 152(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following: “An individual performing any service shall be considered an employee (except as provided in the previous sentence) and not an independent contractor, unless—
“(A) the individual is free from control and direction in connection with the performance of the service, both under the contract for the performance of service and in fact;
“(B) the service is performed outside the usual course of the business of the employer; and
“(C) the individual is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, profession, or business of the same nature as that involved in the service performed.”.
In practice, that means ICE arrests would be limited largely to immigrants who have been convicted of felony offenses and are already detained in federal or state prisons.