January 25, 2011

Here's where I blog everything about the State of the Union address that doesn't involve the text.

I've already blogged the text. That's done! No more fretting over typing out what the Prez is saying in real time. Been there. Done that. This post is for everything else. What are they wearing? Who's falling asleep? What was that funny look? Where did he stumble over the text? All style and no substance, except to the extent that style is substance, baby.

UPDATE: Thanks for keeping this going in the comments. I don't have much to say about the visuals. The House fixtures looked surprisingly shabby on HDtv. Obama spoke slowly, had some gray hair, and made stabbing gestures with the pinched-together fingers of his left had. The mixing of the Democrats and Republicans in the audience really did — as critics warned — have the effect of making it look as though everyone supported him, but perhaps the demonstrations of support were a bit more toned down than they would have been if the parties had kept separated.

UPDATE 2: Instapundit has a grim screen capture. Was O's suit that blue?!

AND: As for that look, I think that's the Boris Karloff look.

CONFESSION: I slept through parts of it.

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rastajenk said...

I'd like to see Boehner doing a sudoku.

And then, to kick it up a notch, slam it down when he realizes he's f-ed it up.

That would be cool.

mesquito said...

If I go to bed right now I'll be able to sleep 7 and 1/2 hours.

Revenant said...

The text is usually all I'm exposed to. On the west coast I'm usually still at work when the SOTU starts.

Plus, I prefer to text over audio and video anyway. It lets me focus on content instead of style.

madawaskan said...

Do we get to vote for:

Cutest Couple in the audience?

How about Unlikeliest.

Most Likely to Succeed.

Shanna said...

I was about to say I can't watch because I canceled my cable and don't have any tv, but apparently you can watch this stuff live on hulu...you can even pick your news channel! And watch the pre game. Cool!

That said, I doubt I can deal with the actual SOTU.

Lem said...

I see Roberts is there..

virgil xenophon said...

I've got it muted with text on--can't STAND to hear sound of his voice..


wV: stfart---LOL

Shanna said...

Apparently all the ladies are forced to wear red jackets (but no red suits).

Almost Ali said...

Lots of familiar faces in the SOTU crowd. A real collection of human garbage.

Tea Party at Perrysburg said...

OMG, Michelle's dress. I swear I saw her SPANX when she hugged that lady. Horrifying. That is one wide load.

AJ Lynch said...

The Ensign or the Chief Justice?


wv= mingl [have they turned the lights down low?]

Almost Ali said...

Oh, there he is! The Jive Turkey!

America's Politico said...

Prof. Thanks for your blogging. Things are good in Chicago. We are helping the next Mayor (Rahm). He will be the POTUS in 2020 after many years as the Mayor.

rastajenk said...

I also want to see Joe Wilson yell, "STFU you POS" at the POTUS during the SOTU.

Lem said...

I dont see Gifford's husband next to Michelle..

All the lib judges there.. including Kennedy.

Tea Party at Perrysburg said...

OMG the Sotomayor hair from behind is a NIGHTMARE. The Kagan hair. Balding. I don't think I can survive this, just on style alone.

virgil xenophon said...

I STILL think it bad form for EITHER the JCS or the SCOTUS to EVER attend what is a political event.

Florida said...

I was kind of hoping Cantor would saunter up to Pelosi and punch her back twice as hard.

Alas, Cantor appears to be a pussy.

Tea Party at Perrysburg said...

I see Boehner's wearing a lilac tie in memory of Pelosi's purple victory suit.

MayBee said...

Wolf Blitzer was just trying to sell the idea that Obama's tie (purple) is symbolic and chosen carefully. Yes, Obama's tie represents the political parties, but Michelle's red dress did not represent the political party of her guest.

The Musket said...

lots of gray in his hair tonight, daughter 4 noticed he hasn't said 'um' yet, daughter 3 thinks he said we were a democracy and that Boehner looks bored.

Almost Ali said...

Enough already. Bring on Michelle Bachmann.

edutcher said...

I wonder if Pelosi Galore and Lurch will bring their real faces.

Almost Ali said...

Boehner looks ill.

The Musket said...

daughter 3 is on a roll --
our paychecks aren't bigger - we're just able to keep more of it, lol

Dr. Phil Conor said...

He's trying so hard to be inspirational and falling flat.

BJM said...

Pap.

I must sort my sock drawer...I'm out.

Bob Ellison said...

Well, about fifteen minutes in, all Obama has to say is how we voters sent him and the rest to Washington to do stuff to enable us to succeed.

No, O. We sent lots of people in 2010 just to get you jerks out of the way.

Coketown said...

You can also watch the speech with supplementary charts and graphs here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/state-of-the-union-2011

Because you're too fucking stupid to watch a speech without visual aids.

Tea Party at Perrysburg said...

Blinky blinky. Finger pointy.Hands fluttering.
"Vacant store fronts, shuttered windows." How about DESERTED OIL RIGS?
Fishing boats sitting in the dock?
Coal mines silent??
Light bulb factories shut down?
How bout that, HUH?
Another pull on the bottle is appropriate.

Lem said...
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Almost Ali said...

...I know things are tough out there, but please be assured that Michelle and I are having a great time.

MayBee said...

He's using a new concerned cadence I hadn't heard before.

"We're the home of the worlds _best_ colleges and universities"

Florida said...

"Bring on Michelle Bachmann."

Yea, baby!

Let's hope she fires at these fuckers with both barrels and remains on target long enough to strike a blow for Tea Partiers across all battle lines, demolishing all opposition in her path.

And does so in a stylish dress and coquettish demeanor.

Lem said...

Obama sounds hollow..

AJ Lynch said...

Lem:

You did not get my Ensign Roberts joke!

Itouchayoface said...

I can't stop watching Obama's eyes shift between the teleprompter and the audience.

Tea Party at Perrysburg said...

Glowering look. Eyes meeting the teleprompter. Hey, this is mah moment!
This is mah time!
This is mah inspiration for y'all!
EW, what's wrong with Gary Locke's eye? EW! It's all bloody!

Coketown said...

"The future is ours to win."

Manifest Destiny--to the future! He's sounding pretty jingoistic with all this talk about kicking every other country's ass. It's so Bushian.

q12345q6789 said...

@ May Bee

I noticed this seemingly labored new enunciation style.

Lem said...

Obama sounds defeated

Almost Ali said...

Oh, he thinks JFK invented wishful thinking. And now he can, too.

Florida said...

"I can't stop watching Obama's eyes shift ..."

Yeah, they're kinda shifty, ain't they?

AJ Lynch said...

"We're the home of the worlds _best_ colleges and universities"

That's true. Schools like Harvard & Yale have sent thousands of misguided grads to our Capitol where they work hard at wrecking the country.

And for that, the rest of the world is thankful and so they rank those colleges among the best!

Almost Ali said...

THAT'S IT! Solar shingles!

Lem said...

You did not get my Ensign Roberts joke!

Sorry. too obscure for me ;)

michaele said...

He's also dipping down into his "husky" register to express real caring. Michelle did this in her in person pitch in Copenhagen to get the Olympics and it sounded so phony.

Almost Ali said...

And Utopian vehicles!

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Every time I see the acronym for State of the Union I think STFU. Why is that?

madawaskan said...

Yesterday's energy...

Obama you are it!

David said...

Is Os hair gray, or not gray?

(I'm not watching because I dislike seeing our elected representatives jump up and down at applause lines like trained seals.

If they learned to toss beach balls back and forth with their noses, I would watch.)

Lem said...

That "clean energy" pitch fell flat.

Did he just say "think about it"?

Coketown said...

He's confusing college degrees with education...

Tea Party at Perrysburg said...

Let me sum up the speech in the words of the inimitable Buzz Lightyear.

To infinity and beyond.

AprilApple said...

We need more taxes, regulations, and 2000+ page legislative bills passed. That will save us.

virgil xenophon said...

AJ/

Education??

"We are in a race between education and disaster." *

---Dewey

*Put 2 dollars on disaster..

Coketown said...

Replacing No Child Left Behind?! Is that any way to honor Ted Kennedy?

I actually do like what I'm hearing about education policy.

The Musket said...

Public education stinks so instead of just dumping more money, we're going to dump money and add regulation -- yah - that will work. He's holding his hands as if he's holding all those students and schools in his hands - as they race to the top.

homeschoolers -- no government help - there's a reason those kids are generally better educated.

Lem said...

Hillary looks like she just got out of the shower.

Florida said...

"Obama sounds defeated ... "

No he doesn't.

You know what he sounds like? He sounds like a man who has run out of ideas. Who has, after two short years, exhausted his repertoire of Saul Alinsky's trite tricks.

Anybody who believes that Facebook represents the best of what America can produce is a fucking buffoon - bereft of any knowledge of our history or any respect for our capabilities.

He knows he is surrounded now by his own people ... devoted to the singular purpose of ensuring that his political career is finished ... not because he is black, or because he was a bad person, but because his ideas are fucking moronic.

He surrounded himself with the people who brought him to power and they fucked it up for him, and now he's throwing every single one of them under a bus.

But he has nowhere to go.

Nowhere to hide.

He'll limp out the next two years passing proclamations.

He should save us the trouble and leave a winner.

q12345q6789 said...

@ David:

1. "I'm not watching because I dislike seeing our elected representatives jump up and down at applause lines like trained seals."

Actually it's a really sedate affair, the vibe could be described as "Benedryl Cocktail Hour".

2. Also, Hair = Peppery-Salt in color

Lem said...

This is the quietest SOTU ever!!

Dr. Phil Conor said...

False enthusiasm falling flat.
Phoney, phoney, phoney.

Where's the beef?

David said...

You did not get my Ensign Roberts joke!

Mistah Roberts, He Dead.

Almost Ali said...

Oral defecation.

Florida said...

"Hillary looks like she just got out of the shower."

Hillary looks like she hasn't taken a shower in quite some time.

Bob Ellison said...

I give up (about 25 minutes in). This speech is like Postum. He's not saying anything substantial. Maybe he'll get to that late in the speech, when only the liberals are left watching and listening.

AprilApple said...

I'll take democrats seriously on education when they agree to abolish the teachers union and allow competition and choice.

jrberg3 said...

Is he going to start singing a Bruce Springsteen song shortly?

David said...

q12345q6789 said...
@ David:
Actually it's a really sedate affair, the vibe could be described as "Benedryl Cocktail Hour".


Let me know if they start throwing beachballs with their noses.

Mary Beth said...

Everyone is wearing the Tuscon shooting black and white ribbon.

Revenant said...

The reason.com liveblog had a great comment about the speech: "this is like a Bruce Springsteen b-side".

I like Bruce, but -- yeah.

Coketown said...

There is no reason to spend money on college degrees for 50+ year-olds. It is a drain, it puts upward pressure on tuition, and diverts scholarship money away from young struggling students and gives it to bored housewives whose husbands don't want to finance their latest whim.

The Musket said...

There ARE a lot of red blazers out there -- solidarity with Michelle O's state dinner dress perhaps?

Biden looks like he still can't believe the dems were able to pull it off and get the white house and that he's vp.

Kerry looks ill

wv: snersh -- Kerry looks snershed

Quayle said...

Poor Obama - he so badly wants to rule and do so much good, but he was outwitted ab initio by a bunch of dead white males

MayBee said...

AJ Lynch- I didn't mean to comment on the substance. I was trying to find a way to write out his new cadence. He gets kinda breathy on a word or two every sentence.

AJ Lynch said...

I heard today that Obama has not spoken to six of his Cabinet heads in his first two years in office.

Therefore, I suggest those six departments be dissolved and their budgets be zeroed out ASAP.

jrberg3 said...

We are going to ride that high speed rail right out of this recession!!

prairie wind said...

Facebook? I've heard of it... sounds familiar... Yeah! Now I remember. Sarah Palin has a li'l ol' Facebook page.

Almost Ali said...

If Boehner has any balls, he'll reach down and slap that jive turkey upside the head.

We'll see.

Lem said...

The speach is a rippoff of Bill Clintons bridge to the 21st century..

q12345q6789 said...

Obama makes a joke about avoiding TSA pat-downs on hi-speed rail.

YOU LIE!

Florida said...

"I'll take democrats seriously on education when they agree to abolish the teachers union and allow competition and choice."

I'll take them seriously when they stop raping our children.

http://antimisandry.com/female-pedophiles/big-list-female-predator-teachers-students-3668.html

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Dead white males opposed everything Obama has proposed!! Starting with this!:

In July, 1798, Congress passed, and President John Adams signed into law “An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen,” authorizing the creation of a marine hospital service, and mandating privately employed sailors to purchase health care insurance.
This legislation also created America’s first payroll tax, as a ship’s owner was required to deduct 20 cents from each sailor’s monthly pay and forward those receipts to the service, which in turn provided injured sailors hospital care. Failure to pay or account properly was discouraged by requiring a law violating owner or ship’s captain to pay a 100 dollar fine.


What does Obama not get about Founding Father Factlessness and Fetishism that all the ignorati do?

Coketown said...

Obama. Get with the program. We don't have money to spend on infrastructure. In fact, we spent $250 billion in 2006 on infrastructure.

This high speed rail--

OH SNAP! JAB AT THE TSA!!!

--emphasis is a total non-starter. We don't need fast trains. The northeast corridor wants high speed rail. The rest of us don't care.

The Musket said...

Hey - Iowa and Alabama. I grew up in one and live in the other. Don't worry Obama - even though you mentioned us in the SOTU, we still don't like you.

Florida said...

"Obama makes a joke about avoiding TSA pat-downs on hi-speed rail."

This is a signal to the terrorist what the next target should be. He's actually telling them where our security is weakest.

This guy isn't just a buffoon ... he's dangerous and puts American lives at risk with this sort of stupid fucking comment.

madawaskan said...

Oh gawd he made the

without the patdown ...

Bribe -slash -lie.

Anyone over the age of fifteen should remember or know about the bombings in London and Madrid.

Sorry to harp on this but holy PollyAnna.

Did a twenty year old write this speech?

David said...

And You May Ask Yourself
What Is That Beautiful House?
And You May Ask Yourself
Where Does That Highway Go?
And You May Ask Yourself
Am I Right?...Am I Wrong?
And You May Tell Yourself
MY GOD!...WHAT HAVE I DONE?

Almost Ali said...

Someone wake up Althouse.

Coketown said...

So he said a few minutes ago he was going to take $4 billion from the oil industry and give it to the clean energy industry, and now he's complaining about our tax code favoring some industries over the other.

Lem said...

Obama has not said what the state of the union is.. 45 minutes in

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

The Golden Spike was the first step in bringing Marxism to America.

David said...

"Did a twenty year old write this speech?"

Obama's principal speechwriter will turn 29 this year.

madawaskan said...

Terrorists don't need a heads up from Obama on this.

They've been bombing trains for decades-just ask India.

This is more of the same from Democrats-they have their heads buried in the sand.

AprilApple said...

We need government "investments" to do everything. We are blind and helpless with out government "investments".

David said...

Lem said...
Obama has not said what the state of the union is..

He's showing, not telling.

Almost Ali said...

Obama has not said what the state of the union is..

We are now a banana republic.

Almost Ali said...

...pre-Mugabe, stage one.

AJ Lynch said...

That is funnny. Althouse may have fallen asleep.

Lem said...

Iraq and Afghanistan.. what happened?

What debt?

Coketown said...

I'm done. So boring. Lots of empty seats. And no close-ups of Rand Paul. He's such a dreamboat.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Obama should propose that public servants get paid to do NOTHING! That is the way the Founders wanted it. Public salary, do nothing! If the government does anything it will kill our freedoms!1!1!!! FOREVER11!!!!!!!!

madawaskan said...

David-

Obama's principal speechwriter will turn 29 this year..

Well they need to fire the kid or some "adult" beside Obama should have to read it before it hits the teleprompter.

Coketown said...

I'm also curious why the TSA wouldn't be in charge of any government-run high speed rail system. There's no guarantee they wouldn't be there, checking bags, giving handjobs, and making like generally miserable.

Almost Ali said...

Enough with the opening act. We want...

Bachmann! Bachmann! Bach...

AprilApple said...

Obamacare - Hey “Anything can be improved”! Then why did they shove it down our thoats? The mess is clearly untenable.

madawaskan said...

And,

what the hell is his Asian fixation?

China might have high speed rail but a large portion of the country doesn't have a pot to piss in-quite literally.

[wv:jacks]

q12345q6789 said...

The Car in the ditch is now the plane without an engine.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Money that goes to tax breaks is not really money. It's FREEDOM! (For China).

madawaskan said...

How about when China-all of it- gets indoor plumbing-then and only then we'll match them on the high speed rail.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Better yet: When China gets freedom and democracy then they can get our money.

Quayle said...

"The Car in the ditch is now the plane without an engine."

But he thinks that the way to lighten the load is to take all the oil out of the engine, and tie the propellers down with red tape.

And how will the plane fly then, Mr. President?

MayBee said...

madawaskan- yeah, I was just thinking someone should have taken him to a public toilet while he was in China.

AprilApple said...

Freeze domestic spending for five years? Piss off. That's not a cut nor is it savings. The democrat's trillions and trillions of dollars in debt cannot simply be "frozen".

E.M. Davis said...

Too busy watching Ohio State put the smackdown on Purdue.

The Musket said...

Boehner looks like he's bored to tears - like he's having to sit through a beginner violin recital.

Fair Tax - YES!

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

EVERY.WORD.THAT.COMES.OUT.OF.OBAMA'S.MOUTH.IS.A.LIE.

Quick! He just used a conjunction! Get him, boys!

Lem said...

Wow Obama made a marijuana joke..

This is the president we got people.

jrberg3 said...

i will veto it...and this time i'm serious!

Almost Ali said...

All the wisdom of a street-corner jive turkey..

Bachmann. Bachmann. Bach...

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

WORST STATE OF THE UNION EVAR!!1!

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

BOooh! Obama is bad!11!

Irene said...

The line about things getting complicated when the salmon gets smoked was pretty funny.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

(Throws spitballs).

q12345q6789 said...

"smoked salmon"
That was the most awkward joke delivery / audience response EVAR!

I know I'm being snarky, but snark is all that is keeping this interesting.

Did Republicans made too much of "earmarks"? Obama's gonna veto 'em ALL NOW! Sooo... Congress will start calling them something else now?

Lem said...

It took a while for the general to realise he was praising the soldiers

AprilApple said...

Obama and the dems are going to further reduce our healthcare costs. LOL. With trillions and trillions of new unfunded mandates, more red tape, never ending government agencies, and punitive tax rates on the already bled-dry private sector.

You go, Obama!

Irene said...

"That was the most awkward joke delivery / audience response EVAR!"

That's because it reminded everyone that Obama still smokes.

And salmon is controversial among the New Agers and Greenies.

Oh! He just said, "Ta-LEEH-bahn."

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Obama is boring us. Like a teacher assigned to a special needs class, he needs to make this more interesting and participatory. Involve the audience more, somehow. Stop making this government thing so removed from us! We want participation. And lobbying! LET US IN! LORD OF THE FLIES RULES YOU SNOBBY ELITIST INTELLECTUAL!

E.M. Davis said...

Ritmo is really bringing the clever tonight.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

When Obama proposes sensible ideas, it just makes us inferior for not having thought of them. What an asshole.

Who is he to tell us that life isn't perfect? Who is he to tell us that there are national problems worth addressing? Jerk.

Lem said...

hey Obama got his gray back..

wasaup with that?

q12345q6789 said...

This is less a "State of the Union" than a "State of The Last Year of My Speeches Greatest Hits".

Except that apparently if China has 90% extreme poverty but also has more high-speed rail - We should be more like China.

/snark.

Lem said...

Obama got gray.. but no groove

Tunisia?.. is that a lost aunt?

wv slump..

AJ Lynch said...

Three Obama SOTU speeches down and only one to go!

Almost Ali said...

And what about all those pat-downs, red-light cameras, and wild car chases, sucka!

Eleven cops down in 24hrs. Seems like folks are a tad on edge. Sucka.

edutcher said...

Mary Beth said...

Everyone is wearing the Tuscon shooting black and white ribbon.

It's Civility Chic.

AJ Lynch said...

That is funnny. Althouse may have fallen asleep.

She's so bored she and Meade went upstairs to proclaim the state of their union.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

How dare Obama praise China for doing anything worth learning from? They are a poor country run by communists and therefore CAN'T DO ANYTHING WELL. AT. ALL.

They can't even use utensils. Obama is stupid.

Scott M said...

@Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene

One can usually spot a moby not by the words they write, but by the amount of caps they use to make their point.

q12345q6789 said...

I think that more people would support R&D expenditures, Big Infrastructure Revitalization efforts, etc., etc. - IF we still had *any* faith in the political class and it's hand-maiden bureaucracy and special interest crony-corruption.

Almost Ali said...

OMG, he's s-t-i-l-l talking!

Quayle said...

@Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene

You've made a tremendous point with your posts;

which is that you got nothing.

edutcher said...

"The future is ours to win."

Somewhere in the background Michelle is singing, "Que sera, sera".

WV "gunke" (no kidding) And so appropriate.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Quiet Scott. Obama is stupid and you know it. He is praising the feats of a country that can't. even. use utensils.

What a tool. What an imbecile.

q12345q6789 said...

@ Quayle

it is a troll.

do not feed the trolls.

Lem said...

The best line he might have saved it for last.

American exceptionalism.

Obama is running for president again.

Almost Ali said...

STFU!

Bachmann. Bachmann. Bach...

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Don't get me wrong. I was so impressed with Scott and Quayle's reasoning skills that I thought of going the non-satire route. But it didn't make the point as well.

So I am just trying to see things their way.

michaele said...

The way Obama says "Tali-bahn", I always think that would be a good name for a Bollywood dance group.

q12345q6789 said...

Keep it together Boehner!
Hold it in... You can do it!
Oh.. is he? uhh...

No!!
Didn't cry!
Good job, my man.

Quayle said...

Do not feed trolls.

Ah, yes, sorry.

AJ Lynch said...

Althouse: Jeez it's 10:10 and the president is still at it- did he start speaking at 9PM sharp?

Scott M said...

"The future is ours to win"

Well, aside from the fact that we had already won it and decided to parcel it out while mainlining progressive pablum, doesn't "winning" the future denote exceptionalism and competition?

I mean...how can we be one on this Spaceship Earth if WE beat the living shit out of everyone else trying for it? Doesn't the very concept of winning cut against the liberal gib?

Lem said...

3 or 4 hour day..

That's overtime for Obama ;)

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Right. So much less credible a character than someone who calls "himself" "123456789"!

LOL.

Lem said...

The state of our union is strong..

lame..

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

My name is 109234748539849573458897345 and I am here to say that there are people here, who don't go by mere numbers alone in referring to themselves, who should just NOT be taken seriously.

Only the number-people are serious. 1203973547309034508350945494

Coketown said...

There were several moments when it was abundantly clear that he was holding in a fart. That was the most riveting part of the speech.

q12345q6789 said...

"We do big things!"
Smallest round of applause thus far.

"The State of our Union is Strong."
Phew! I was worried.
I wish he'd just said that at the beginning. And saved me some time.

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Calypso Facto said...

First post-SOTU media question: how did the mixed seating "sell" at home?

Wow. That's all you got?

AprilApple said...

The future is ours to tax and spend, and create all sorts of new government agencies that will lower your healthcare costs.

David said...

Llllllllllllllooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnn gggggggggggggggggg speech.

Das said...

moving forward going forward into the future going forward freeze high speed freeze oil companies bad don't add to the deficit but spend and move forward frivolous tax codes veto ears and pets moving forward as one into the future our courages men and women in uniform moving forward into a strong future as one

Timon said...

Dr. Kutner is on at the white house

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

You are using irony! You MOBY!

I am on to you and this irony thing of yours! Your attempts to point out the inconsistencies in my reasoning will. not. work!

I am entitled to make no sense at all and don't you forget it. MOBY!!!!

edutcher said...

Am I the only that thinks that "future" line may turn into his WIN button?

Or that business about shared leadership (or whatever it was) was him saying, "I lost"?

The only thing he didn't say was, "Try to say something good about America".

David said...

Since LBJ, State of Union speeches over one hour:

LBJ: 1
Clinton: 7
Obama: 2

All others: 0

DADvocate said...
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DADvocate said...

I saw by the picture at Instapundit that John Boehner not only has a better tan than Biden, he's darker than Obama. Obama's sporting the gray hair again, too.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

So are we agreed?

Obama is stupid, boring and useless. And his hair is sooooo not like Ronald Reagan's.

His Brylcreem is not conservative enough.

The Musket said...

Did he say anything - or did he just ramble?

wv: berneure --- what Obama just dumped on us.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Instead of wasting his time going on and on about transportation, education and science, Obama should have just lowered his head and blasted a big ray of Brylcreem onto the audience, and through the video cameras. That would have brought America back on track. And scared the Muslim Communists, too.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Paul Ryan's hair is just soooo much better than Obama's.

That's how I know he's a better politician.

q12345q6789 said...

Paul Ryan's up.
GO!

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Wave that coif over me, Paul!

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

I am positively salivating over Paul Ryan's hairdo.

It makes me feel all economistical and stuff.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

That's right! Responsibility. Constitutionality. No right to commit big government atrocities like this.

Too bad the Repubs got a guy to speak that they don't listen to themselves.

Roux said...

I missed the whole thing. We had dance practice for our Mardi Gras ball. The POTUS started as we went in and finished up his last sentence when we got back in the truck. That should tell you how long it was because 20 couples danced a routine and had to go back and practice certain parts.

What a looooooosssserrrr.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Obama has trashed the ideals of the Founding Fathers.

He must be watched. very. carefully.

Pogo said...

I went and worked out instead. I figgered the synopsis was 'I'm gonna take yer money and spend it on green jobs grooming unicorns and you can't do a damn thing about it'.

Or along those lines. Me, i'd rather listen to Yoko sing.

Trooper York said...

Who would watch something like this?

You guys are gluttons for punishment.

You might as well be Jets fans.

Same old Jets.

Same old Obama.

The Fashion Show is on. Why not tune in and listen to Iman mispronounce new words.

You will get a lot more out of it.

q12345q6789 said...

Ryan's speech:

- Mostly Boilerplate. But, at least I really believe Ryan when he says he wants to tame the government debt beast... Obama, not-so-much. Bourne out by Obama's actions, not words. It's possible Ryan will fail in deeds too - we'll see.

- Republicans really do need to do a better job of viscerally explaining why they say they care about these things. As evidenced by Pres. Obama's speech: Most Americans do not understand the finer points of our economic woes. Very, very many of us don't even know what, exactly, a Trillion dollars even means numerically.

- Overall, I expect both speeches to go into the dustbin of history right about now.

Almost Ali said...

You guys are gluttons for punishment.

Sacrifice, the price of [limited] freedom. And getting more limited by the minute.

Because I Said So said...

Paul Ryan had me at "hello"...I though he did a wonderful job concisely stating a conservative philosophy and contrasting it with the presidents last two years of actions.

Pogo said...

WV: bumsing
Def: SOTU speech

DADvocate said...

Obama has trashed the ideals of the Founding Fathers.

He must be watched. very. carefully.


Amen. Definitely a red doper diaper baby communist.

The worst SOTU speech I never listened to. Watching Petticoat Junction is definitely better.

johannalapp said...

The Senate GOP Caucus had an intervention with Boehner and made him quit Restasis cold turkey.

Major drug withdrawal, plus jonesing for a smoke. You'd look jumpy too.

cold pizza said...

Wait! Petticoat Junction was on? Damn! -cp

wv: bresser: one who bresses the Hory Saclament

q12345q6789 said...

@Althouse:

"CONFESSION: I slept through parts of it. "

A thoroughly better use of your time.

PatCA said...

Frostiest date: Weiner/King.

There won't be a second one.

Anita said...

"Obama is stupid, boring and useless."

He's not stupid....

JorgXMcKie said...

@PatCa, don't you just love saying "Weiner/King" though?
;->=

Methadras said...

I am the Great Obama!!! See my powers of misdirection, persuasion, and illusion!!! I am now Ronald Reagan Lite!!! and now for my next trick...

jimspice said...

Oh, Boehner cried alright: http://twitpic.com/3tfpyz

I'm pretty sure his hometown success story was pointed out just for that purpose. And it worked.

Das said...

Obama reminds me of my favorite hippy line from the 60s:

'Someday tomorrow will come.'

(from the song "Someday" by Moby Grape - a cool song BTW)

q12345q6789 said...

@jimspice

that is an... unfortunate pic for Boehner. And I saw the biographical quip moment and I thought there might be some less than noble rationales for it as well.
I saw him wavering;
but I was looking and I didn't see any actual tears. But I did watch it on a computer monitor over a webfeed via PJTV/Hulu and I could be wrong.

dave in boca said...

Why was Boehner wearing a tie the color of the SEIU union thug indigo brigades? Biden was flaunting his plugz and flashing his toothy grin as often as possible.

This is from the instant replay as I actually fell asleep around 830PM until midnight, and was awakened by a hailstorm in boca, of all things. Looking back on parts of the speech, methinks the heavens themselves did protest this imbecility across the land.

Almost Ali said...

The morning after, and the jive turkey is still president.

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