I had intended to live blog the President’s State of the Union Address.
Unfortunately I was stuck in a meeting that went long and I couldn’t get out of.
Then I was stuck in traffic – which at least gave me an (almost) uninterrupted hour to listen to the speech live.
And I got to listen to the
Republican TEA Party rebuttal, and really, what a treat that was.
So I don’t, as yet, have a blog post for you on this subject, but I will. Be patient.
In the mean time, you may consider this an open thread to discuss the SOTU address.
I’ll get the ball rolling with a brief exchange I was part of a couple days ago:
Him: This guy [Obama] just needs to shut the fuck up. What’s the point of this stupid speech? It’s just another opportunity for Dear Leader to grandstand and he already did that once this month [via his inaugural speech apparently]. He sure loves the camera, hope his teleprompter doesn’t crap out. Maybe they should put the Constitution on it and he can read that.
Me: You do know that Constitution requires the President to report the state of the union to Congress on a regular basis, right? This isn’t optional, I’m just saying.
Him: You’re just saying. You’re just saying. No it doesn’t. It’s just something presidents do. God, you liberals really need to try reading the actual Constitution sometime!
Me: Are you kidding m… ah, to hell with it. I guess you’re right. Maybe I’ll take your advice and reread the Constitution. Where’s a good place to start? Article Two, Section Three maybe?
Him: Try reading it from the beginning instead of cherry picking!
Me: Whatever you say.
Also, Dear NPR, it is not, repeat not, goddamned necessary to interrupt the speech to tell us we’re listening to the speech. Your idiotic broadcast format sucks giant hairy donkey balls, please stop it.
Also, was I the only one waiting for Ted Nugent to rush the podium? I would have paid money to see the Secret Service taze him into a drooling cucumber.
It’s been just one of those weeks, you know?
So anyway, feel free to discuss the Address, the rebuttals, the prebuttals, the head buttals. Also, if anybody knows exactly what speech Marco Rubio was talking about, do tell, because it sure as hell wasn’t the same State of the Union Address I listened to.
Try to stay on topic, please.
A detailed analysis of the speech and it’s various responses will follow, likely tomorrow.