I think one could convincingly “live blog” the SOTU by:
1. Getting the early written version (published by several news outlets)
2. Picking out sentences completely at random every minute or two, quoting them, and following that with a random selection from the following list:
– “That’s unconstitutional”
– “Pretty much what he said last year”
– “No one cares”
– “Lamest statement of the year”
– “Something only a lame duck would say”
– “We’ve got three more years of this screwup?”
– “Harry Reid looks like he’s sucking a lemon”
– “Why did they applaud that?”
– “I can’t stand this anymore”
Yes, but I’m wittier than that.
Yes, indeed. My idea was more of thought experiment. Sort of a limited Turing test.
Who the hell watches YouPorn anymore? It’s XVideos now…
MSN had a headline “Obama to Congress: ‘Give America a raise'”
Did he actually say that?
Yes. Yes he actually said those exact words.
I’m not sure I’m content to Let It Burn anymore. Now I mostly spend my time looking for a burning torch and some sort of accelerant.
Tonight, this chamber speaks with one voice to the people we represent: it is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong.
… this is as close as Obama got to stating in clear terms the “state of the union” … why not just say the “government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem” ?
It is the citizens who make the union strong……or weak. I don’t think our union has ever been weaker, and I’m glad I don’t have to hear fake BS about how strong or united we are.
Because we are not.
And that’s fine really.
Notice how he tried to turn it around. It’s our citizens fault when the state of the union sucks.
“They that sow Affirmative Action, shall reap the incompetent victims”
Except he’s kinda right. Look at the free sh*t coalition – it kind of is their fault.
“I’m king. Congress can go to hell.”
All I heard were tears of impotent rage from the POTUS, and they were delicious…
I’m betting those tears of impotent rage will be even more flavorful next year if the Democrats lose the Senate.
I have not watched a SOTU since the magic of the interwebs has allowed me to read the transcript the next morning. This is the first year in many, many years I have not watched it nor read the transcript. And I will not waste my time reading it. Put me in the let it burn camp.
Great post! By far the best live-blog I’ve seen yet on the SOTU.
Didn’t watch it (haven’t owned a TV since 2007), didn’t read a transcript, didn’t pay one minutes attention outside of snarky comments.
I’ve seen death, and blood, and guts, but Der Obamafuhrer turns my stomach.