I Would SOTU 4 U!!!

Ore : 7:55 AM

Well, not really. I mean, it's the same as it always was: he mentions a lot of things we're going to do that we really won't, and a lot of things we aren't doing that we in fact are.

My nitpicks:

"...with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work..."

Wait, is he talking about hamburger-manufacturing careers? Or have Americans finally emigrated en masse to India and China?

"...in the last year alone, the United States has added 2.3 million new jobs."

And this is spectacular why, exactly?

"America's prosperity requires restraining the spending appetite of the federal government."

That's just too rich for words.

"Small business is the path of advancement, especially for women and minorities, so we must free small businesses from needless regulation and protect honest job-creators from junk lawsuits."

If by "small business" you mean multi-billion-dollar corporation, and by "advancement" you mean enrichment, and by "women and minorities" you mean those men and women (mostly white) who are already so fucking rich they don't know what to do with the (mostly) ill-gotten lucre they already possess, and by "junk lawsuits" you mean being sued by the parents of the girl whose intestines were vacuumed out of her anus by your product.

I'm not even going to start on the "frivolous asbestos claims" part. I'm already feeling a mite ill.

"My Clear Skies legislation will cut power plant pollution and improve the health of our citizens."

Yes, because it's done so well so far.

"I urge Congress to pass legislation that makes America more secure and less dependent on foreign energy."

So we can stop invading oil-producing nations.

Ha. Gotcha, suckas.

"...you and I will work together to give this nation a tax code that is pro-growth, easy to understand, and fair to all."

That is to say, places the lion's share of the tax burden on those who can least afford it, and gives breaks to the people who really don't need them.

"Social Security was a great moral success of the 20th century, and we must honor its great purposes in this new century. (Applause.) The system, however, on its current path, is headed toward bankruptcy."

Gee, I wonder why? Don't suppose it could have anything to do with the fact that your administration has nearly bankrupted the treasury? Nah...

[note: What kind of a self-aggrandizing freak do you have to be to include in parentheses where the crowd applauded you? Unless that's the cue for those of us reading online to spontaneously jump from our workstations and clap maniacally, and perhaps flash a purple finger...]

"Because marriage is a sacred institution and the foundation of society, it should not be re-defined by activist judges."

"So I'm going to appoint activist judges who rule that marriage is what James Dobson says, and who will re-define what the Bill of Rights and the Constitution stand for."

And leave it to a Republican to add an amendment to the Constitution that restricts rather than enumerates rights.

"The Constitution also gives the Senate a responsibility: Every judicial nominee deserves an up or down vote."

Yeah, what's this "advise and consent" bullshit, anyhow?

"We will pass along to our children all the freedoms we enjoy -- and chief among them is freedom from fear."

"Except when a Republican-controlled government deems it necessary and expedient for you to be a-feared a' sumthin'. In those cases buy duct tape, and rat on your neighbor with the 'Kerry/Edwards '04' banner on his lawn."

"That country [Iraq] is a vital front in the war on terror, which is why the terrorists have chosen to make a stand there."

Silly me. I thought they did so because we made it convenient for them when we invaded and destroyed that country.

"Recently an Iraqi interpreter said to a reporter, 'Tell America not to abandon us.'"

"...So I responded by telling him that I've decided not to ask Congress for any more reconstruction funds. Heh, heh, heh."

"As Franklin Roosevelt once reminded Americans..."

Okay, I got nothin' else. Good taste prevents me from repeating any more.

Which is fine. There's plenty more to nitpick, Lord knows. But I've got to go to the bank and get the dog to the groomers.


posted by teh l4m3 at 7:55 AM | Permalink |

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Comments for I Would SOTU 4 U!!!
My disdain and utter detachment started with the Coretta Scott King comments at the beginning of his speech last night. If I have said it once, I will say it again, do you honestly think if MLK had lived to see this day, prominent Republicans would be so willing to quote him and honor his wife so freely?

And there you go!

I am sure they'll quote MLK as they vote against his ideals. Bullshit V. Results and the Bullshit has won.

This is why I didn't watch it.

So guys, when you think about it, the Republican position hasn't really changed all that much since the 60s: The only good or useful Negro is a dead Negro...

I didn't watch the address. But the front page of The Toronto Star had this headline above the fold today: Bush targets U.S. oil 'addiction'. My first thought was that it had Baptist/preachy flavour. You know, "just say no." The story also mentioned that Cindy Sheehan was arrested on Capitol Hill just before the address began.

madame: re: Sheehan.

Unbelievable. It's straight out of Invastion of the Body Snatchers. "Protester!"

African Americans are still the lowest on the Republican rung. Bush caters to the Mexicans and Latinos and various other oppressed groups before them. (Not that any of those groups should be excluded either). He doesn't want them dead, well actually he does, because he either wants them cleaning his house or fight in Iraq.

I will say it again, after he smiled and clapped for the family of the fallen solider in the speech, "Fuck you, Mr. Bush!" When you send those skank daughters of yours there and get some of your OWN flesh in the game, then I'll believe your cause.

And the oil statement: "Hello George, it's kettle. Your good ole friend from Halliburton and Texas."

AG is all riled up!

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