Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Missed It

Just as I suspected, I didn’t make it until nine last night to hear the speech. I’ll leave it to you guys to tell me what I missed. From what I’m hearing on TV this morning, there was nothing earth shaking or momentous.

On another note, have you seen Hillary’s video announcing her candidacy for president? I haven’t watched it from start to finish but I have seen parts of it on cable news shows. I have trouble concentrating on what she’s saying because my eyes are drawn to the French doors behind her. I keep expecting Bill to appear on the other side of the doors, smile and give the famous Bill Clinton thumbs up. It just seems like something he would do.
Saturday Night Live might want to work on that.


Blogger Frederick said...

That's o.k. I have it on youtube at my site can't miss it!

***parody alert***

January 24, 2007 4:26 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

Different day, same old shit.

January 24, 2007 4:50 AM  
Blogger Michael Bains said...

I made it through (most of) one glass o' wine, then fell asleep watching NFL Replay. The only thing I feel I "missed" was the Dem response afterwards.

We'll catch up. {-;

January 24, 2007 4:53 AM  
Blogger FreakyNick said...

I saw a skit where they had Obama in the French doors holding a sign "Go Obama".

The Bill "thumbs up" would have been hilarious.

January 24, 2007 5:07 AM  
Blogger Blue said...

I wasn't going to watch, but I couldn't help myself. I poured a nice glass of wine, turned the TV on, muted the sound, played "The Fool on the Hill" throughout the speech, had another glass of wine. I don't think I have ever enjoyed watching the chimp give a speech more.

January 24, 2007 6:26 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

I didn't see it, but i went and got Webb's response and posted it at my place. Quite a contrast to Chimpy's stuttering, bumbling collection of mangled sentence fragments. Quite a contrast to that worthless, spineless Republicunt frat boy who went AWOL on his own National Guard service and who is now the pResident of the United States.
"Tonight we are calling on this president to take similar action, in both areas. If he does, we will join him. If he does not, we will be showing him the way."

January 24, 2007 6:43 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

I started watching the SOTUS, but when he got to the part where the earmarks are a problem, and balancing the budget is a problem, and Congress better do sumpin about it Chop Chop!! It turned my stomach to hear him blaming the excesses of his own party on the dems and mispronouncing the party name, and all the rest. I just turned it off, before my head exploded.

He's a rat bastard, and that's all there is to it.

January 24, 2007 7:05 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

You missed absolutely nothing from I can gather. I, of course, did not watch it but every summary and commentary worth reading says it was a complete bust. Jim Webb's response, however was fabulous and just what we needed.

January 24, 2007 7:20 AM  
Blogger JM said...

That might be what it takes to make me become a Hillary supporter; too bad you aren't a campaign adviser. I think she needs the wisdom that you could provide. I thought her recent appearance at a local NYC clinic was ill-advised, since appearing behind a podium of the "Chelsea Clinton" health center might create the wrong impression to those who didn't know it was the name of the neighborhood and not her daughter.

January 24, 2007 7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss Bill.

January 24, 2007 8:18 AM  
Blogger Agi said...

I might consider taking Bill again but would most defintely skip on Hillary.

January 24, 2007 8:48 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hope your feeling better!

You missed nothing. As usual, he said nothing. He's trying to pander to the Democrats.

January 24, 2007 10:20 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Suddenly Bush is concerned about the federal budget. He's a schmuck. Nothing new. But Jim Webb, now that was a rebuttal. Made me so happy to hear a strong response. I heard someone say we shouldn't be surprised if Jim Webb is being considered already for Veep. Imagine that.

January 24, 2007 10:22 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

In her interview with Olbermann, there was a burning fire in a fireplace behind her, but they way it was set up, it looked like the flames of Hades over her shoulder. As for the SOTU speech - what is the other word for crap? You needed waders to watch and I think those attending needed full dress Hazmat uniforms.

January 24, 2007 10:36 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I didn't see the SotU either. But one person I bumped into said thusly:
The one thing it did was prove that there is no such thing as white supremecy.

I'm paraphrasing, but you get the jist.

January 24, 2007 10:38 AM  
Blogger Fixer said...

The only thing the Chimp said worth listening to were the words 'Madame Speaker'.

January 24, 2007 11:59 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Because style seems so much more important than substance these days, and since I already pretty much knew what Dumbya was going to say, I was paying more attention to mannerisms.

I got home about halfway through the speech, just about at the point where he started jabbering about Iraq. What I noticed first was that he didn't look as nervous as I thought he might be... no real "deer in the headlights" moments. I was repulsed when he was speaking worshipfully of the props in the audience, extolling their virtues and accomplishments... with his Texas accent thing going. He didn't slip into the "folksy" persona until it was time to portray himself as sentimental and wise about what makes America great. Then he slipped back out of that affected behavior as he finished his talk.

I suppose what I learned from the content of his speech (what content there was) is that he still views other nations as individuals rather than as places populated by millions of people; that those nations are like rowdy teenagers who need to be punished in order for us to keep them in line; and that he still thinks such an outlook/approach will lead to a better world. Sigh...

Sure, Dumbya's tax credit for insurance premiums may sound great but this morning on NPR someone said this isn't going to do much for the working poor in our country, or for the middle class because it will be the middle class doing most of the paying. They described this idea as basically equivalent to throwing a 10-foot-rope to someone in the bottom of a 40-foot well. It may help the poor a little bit, but it won't do much, and it will make the middle class poorer.

Dumbya's policies re. the deficit have apparently reduced it somewhat, but the budget might have been balanced already without his tax cuts for the wealthy. Maybe when Dumbya is out of office, the Democrats can repeal that kind of crap.

I think BBC said it best:

"Different day, same old shit."

January 24, 2007 12:02 PM  
Blogger Blackdog said...

I fell asleep too, so I guess I did myself a favor. Watching the idiot-in-chief is bad for your emotional well being.

January 24, 2007 12:36 PM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Damn blogger.
I watched it (and Chris,Keith & Tom, then Jim) for you,so fear not. What all above said pretty much sums it up. You missed less than you might have thought.

January 24, 2007 12:48 PM  
Blogger Handsome B. Wonderful said...

I thought Hillary looked too much like she was trying to sell me something. Like a vacuum salesperson or something. Or those annoying magazine points sales folks. She tries too hard.

I'm all about the future and therefore Obama.

January 24, 2007 3:59 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Bill does light up a room.

January 25, 2007 2:41 AM  

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