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Vice-President Joe Biden recently received a set of letters from a classroom of third-graders from North Philadelphia. The topic was gun violence. Today, the White House released audio of Biden reading excerpts from the letters. Here is a sampling:"Camilla says, 'I want to discuss with you why you want to stop gun violence. I think it's because you want less people passing away.'""Ishmael says, 'I heard you take care of gun violence. Maybe no guns at all, but the police can get safety guns. That will change the world.""Jacob: 'You can go out on the stage and just say, I
What a clash of styles it will be next Monday in Philadelphia. On campus: Joe Biden, VP of 44, keynote speaker. Kimmel Center: Laura Bush, First Lady of 43, addressing graduates of the School of Nursing. He, off-the-cuff. She, a former librarian. He, sure to offend at least someone. She, guaranteed to say nothing remotely controversial or unexpected. It's Penn graduation baby! Full schedule here. Baby!
Joe Biden's going rogue. He's going on a whirlwind, nationwide tour to shame Senators into expanding background checks and gun trafficking laws. It's so badass and double-secret the President of the United States doesn't know about it.Biden volunteered that he “hasn’t really discussed” his plans with Obama and plans to lead the gun control charge, according to a person who attended the meeting.Said another person at the meeting in question:“He was talking like he was going to be leading it, ” the law enforcement official said. “He didn’t mention any other senators in terms of leading the charge.”That's our Joe.
CBS Philly reports that Scranton's Joe Biden, the former U.S. senator from Delaware and current Vice President of the United States in Washington D.C., will receive the Pennsylvania Society Medal for Distinguished Achievement at that organization's annual holiday dinner which is, as always, in New York City. Amtrak, it must assumed, will be involved somehow.
Welcome to the grid, Dr. Biden. Now all we need is Amtrak Joe to revive his Twitter account, which never emerged from campaign mode, and is all but dormant. To speed up the process, I've created a new one for Joe that seems more appropriate, now that he's entered his second term in the White House. Meet @TransAmJoeBiden, who's finally embraced is Oniony alter-ego. Shirt or no shirt, actual candid tweets from Joe Biden would really make our day/week/existence. Change.org petition, anyone?
TMZ reports that at least a dozen "huge" celebrities have had their financial information stolen and published online: "A website -- we're not disclosing the name -- has posted social security numbers, mortgage amounts, credit card info, car loans, banking and other info of major celebs. In addition to Beyonce and Jay-Z ... the site has snagged financial dossiers of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Joe Biden, Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder andLAPD Chief Charlie Beck."TMZ added: "The site was not able to get a lot on Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton, but most of the others on the list
AP reports Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Penn's commencement ceremony May 13. "Biden has many connections to Penn. His granddaughter is a freshman and his son Beau, the attorney general of Delaware, is an alum. Biden also spoke at the 2010 graduation for Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice, when his daughter Ashley received a master’s degree." He'll receive an honorary degree, along with nine other notables attending the ceremony.
The internet has developed a collective case of the giggles lately thanks to George W. Bush. The former president has taken up painting in his retirement and, well, he really likes to create images of himself in the shower and dogs. Lots of dogs. Like, 50 freaking dogs.It seems a little silly and, to me, a little endearing that the former commander-in-chief has the same hobby as my three-year-old niece who paints pictures of a kitty cat named Booger. But hey, hats off to Dubya for being multi-faceted. After all, Bob Dole did Viagra commercials, which is at least 57 percent skeevier than naked shower self-portraits. Here, some suggestions for what current politicians should consider as post-political hobbies.
We've had some fun this week with Vice President Joe Biden's unexpected advice to a mother to buy a double-barreled shotgun "and fire two blasts outside the house" if she fears for her safety. The problem with that advice? In Delaware, where Biden lives, such action might be illegal:A sergeant with the Wilmington, Del., police department explained to U.S. News that city residents are not allowed to fire guns on their property.The sergeant, who preferred not to be identified, said that Wilmington residents are also not allowed to shoot trespassers. "On your property you can't just shoot someone," he said. "You