Quotes of the day

posted at 10:48 pm on January 24, 2011 by Allahpundit

“President Barack Obama will call for new government spending on infrastructure, education and research in his State of the Union address Tuesday, sharpening his response to Republicans in Congress who are demanding deep budget cuts, people familiar with the speech said.

“Mr. Obama will argue that the U.S., even while trying to reduce its budget deficit, must make targeted investments to foster job growth and boost U.S. competitiveness in the world economy. The new spending could include initiatives aimed at building the renewable-energy sector—which received billions of dollars in stimulus funding—and rebuilding roads to improve transportation, people familiar with the matter said. Money to restructure the No Child Left Behind law’s testing mandates and institute more competitive grants also could be included.

“While proposing new spending, Mr. Obama also will lay out significant budget cuts elsewhere, people familiar with the plans say, though they will likely fall short of what Republican lawmakers have requested.”

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“When President Barack Obama steps into the House chamber Tuesday to deliver his second State of the Union address, ambience will trump substance.

“In his speech, the president will talk about jobs, the deficit and the future of the nation’s troubled economy, but most of the attention is going to be on the theatrics in the room. It will be a night defined by the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and murder of six bystanders in Tucson less than a month ago and the highly public soul-searching that has played out since then on the need for greater civility in political debate…

“As aides have been circulating drafts of Tuesday’s address, the word buzzing around the White House has been ‘confidence’ — a reassertion that America will remain a dominant economic and international player despite the rise of China and the rate of unemployment’s hovering just below 10 percent.”

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“Some liberal lawmakers are also trying to read between the lines in Obama’s speech, looking for places where his rhetoric might not match his intent. For example, if the president uses terms like ‘investments,’ that’s an indication that Obama still believes in more government stimulus…

“A labor official, who asked not to be identified in order to speak more candidly about the president’s political situation, noted that ‘the midterm elections freed’ Obama to work independently and without regard to his party’s left.

“‘The left understands that the choice in 2012 will be Obama or somebody far worse,’ the official said. ‘They will have no choice, no matter what Obama says in the State of the Union address. No matter how much we complain, he knows that at the end of the day, we will be supporting him in 2012 — and that affects what he can do now. The choice for us will be an administration that disappointed us or a Republican administration that will be out to destroy us.’”

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“On ABC’s ‘This Week with Christiane Amanpour’ Sunday, Washington Post columnist George Will was soundly dismissive of the event, likening it to a ‘pep rally.’

“‘A, they’re overrated — the next morning, the country is still a complex continental country with muscular interests in politics as its own momentum,’ Will said. ‘Between Jefferson and Woodrow Wilson, no one delivered this in person. They sent the report to Congress in writing. But, now we’ve turned this into this panorama. In which an interminable speech, every president, regardless of party — tries to stroke every erogenous zone in the electorate and it becomes a political pep rally, to use the phrase of Chief Justice [John] Roberts last year. If it’s going to be a pep rally with the president’s supporters of whatever party standing up and bringing approval and histrionic pouting on the part of the other, then it’s no place for the judiciary, no place for the uniformed military, and no place for non-adolescent legislators.’”

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How many lockers was this dweeb stuffed into?

Did he get lawyers to block that info too?

Inanemergencydial on January 24, 2011 at 10:51 PM

I wonder if Alito is going?!?..:)

Dire Straits on January 24, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Will pretty accurately sums it up in that last quote.

brak on January 24, 2011 at 10:51 PM

“President Barack Obama will call for new government spending on infrastructure, education and research in his State of the Union address Tuesday,

S where’s the disclaimer ‘This is not a repeat of 2009′?

BigWyo on January 24, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Kash for Klunkers II.

hepcat on January 24, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Well I’m counting on you guys to watch it. I don’t have the stomach for it.

sandee on January 24, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Will pretty accurately sums it up in that last quote.

brak on January 24, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Nice Post!..He did sum it up well!..:)

Dire Straits on January 24, 2011 at 10:54 PM

The new spending could include initiatives aimed at building the renewable-energy sector—which received billions of dollars in stimulus funding—and rebuilding roads to improve transportation, people familiar with the matter said.

Great idea! It worked so well the first time! Let’s do another!

predator on January 24, 2011 at 10:54 PM

You know the NYT, WashPo, etc already have their fawning, love gushing articles about the SOTUS written already. Right?

portlandon on January 24, 2011 at 10:54 PM

In which an interminable speech, every president, regardless of party — tries to stroke every erogenous zone in the electorate

I’m not the biggest George Will fan, but that right there is a great.

Weight of Glory on January 24, 2011 at 10:55 PM

“‘The left understands that the choice in 2012 will be Obama or somebody far worse,’ the official said. ‘They will have no choice, no matter what Obama says in the State of the Union address. No matter how much we complain, he knows that at the end of the day, we will be supporting him in 2012 — and that affects what he can do now.

Not necessarily; they can (and will) stay home.

yogi41 on January 24, 2011 at 10:56 PM

In which an interminable speech, every president, regardless of party — tries to stroke every erogenous zone in the electorate

I never want to hear George Will speak of Erogenous Zones.

Never.

portlandon on January 24, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Alito is definitely going, though he will be wearing a rain poncho to shield him from the spit flying out of Schumer’s braying-jackass mouth as Chuck howls in his ear.

Bishop on January 24, 2011 at 10:57 PM

He’s proposing more spending. WPE! Doesn’t understand anything about how money flows and works. I take that back. He does understand how overspending does work to bring down this country.

Mirimichi on January 24, 2011 at 10:58 PM

I work second shift, so I couldn’t watch it if I wanted to, and if I were off work that night I think I’d opt for something more entertaining. Maybe Purdue at Ohio State.

predator on January 24, 2011 at 10:58 PM

The ‘mesmerizing’ Cash for Clunkers Pimp will try to fool a nation, and a world.

No, thank you.

Schadenfreude on January 24, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Bishop on January 24, 2011 at 10:57 PM

I hust heard this evening that Alito will not be there.

predator on January 24, 2011 at 10:59 PM

So infrastructure, transportation and renewable energy are the places packed with liberal moocher supporters? Nice to know. This is exactly where the GOP congress should be looking.

promachus on January 24, 2011 at 11:00 PM

“What a wonderful Speech.”

-Ed Morrissey & Allahpundit

//

portlandon on January 24, 2011 at 11:00 PM

The new spending could include initiatives aimed at building the renewable-energy sector—which received billions of dollars in stimulus funding

Which hasn’t produced jack-diddly except for new expensive buildings which now stand idle and out of work employees who built a grand total of 12 solar panels.

This will be a sop to the leftist azzhats who dream of windmill-powered cars and solar-heated teepees.

Bishop on January 24, 2011 at 11:01 PM

sneak preview

alternate caption: big-eared buffoon

alternative alternative caption: Jug-eared Jesus

hillbillyjim on January 24, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Bishop on January 24, 2011 at 11:01 PM

ROFL..:)

Dire Straits on January 24, 2011 at 11:04 PM

[Will]..”every president, regardless of party — tries to stroke every erogenous zone in the electorate”

But this President is stroking erogenous zones of thousands each day at the airports.
Feel the luv?

Electrongod on January 24, 2011 at 11:05 PM

I hust heard this evening that Alito will not be there.
predator on January 24, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Can you blame him? At the last SOTU Alito was denigrated by the President and he had a gaggle of demorats all but punching him in the back of the head during their reaction to the remarks.

Bishop on January 24, 2011 at 11:05 PM

YOU LIE!!

Just thought I would get that out of the way early.

Shiny_Tiara on January 24, 2011 at 11:06 PM

I wonder if Alito is going?!?..:)

Dire Straits on January 24, 2011 at 10:51 PM

I heard on the radio that he’ll be in Hawaii giving a speech.

SouthernGent on January 24, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Yeah Bishop, I remember that. If I were the conservative members of the court, I’d boycott en masse.

predator on January 24, 2011 at 11:07 PM

The only reason to watch is the trained seal buffon act. Clapping their flippers and jumping up and down. Can we get some balls for their noses?

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2011 at 11:08 PM

YOU LIE!!

Just thought I would get that out of the way early.

Shiny_Tiara on January 24, 2011 at 11:06 PM

+1

predator on January 24, 2011 at 11:08 PM

YOU LIE!!

Just thought I would get that out of the way early.

Shiny_Tiara on January 24, 2011 at 11:06 PM

This should be silk-screened on T-shirts and draped over the back of every chair before hand.

Electrongod on January 24, 2011 at 11:08 PM

TIME FOR A SOTU DRINKING GAME!!!!

Kini on January 24, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Liberal media preview: “This was his best speech evah!”

JohnJ on January 24, 2011 at 11:09 PM

But this President is stroking erogenous zones of thousands each day at the airports.
Feel the luv?

Electrongod on January 24, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Eww.

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I heard on the radio that he’ll be in Hawaii giving a speech.

SouthernGent on January 24, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Sounds like a good trip for him..:)

Dire Straits on January 24, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I’m going to keep score:

“initiative”

“investment”

“foster”

I think “initiative” might be the surprise winner. TOTUS knows “investment” is being exposed so it may cut down on its use.

forest on January 24, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Clapping their flippers and jumping up and down. Can we get some balls for their noses?

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Remember Pelosi’s jumping up and down cheerleading act? After five or six of those, Biden started getting a look on his face that said, “Oh crap, not again!” Hilarious.

predator on January 24, 2011 at 11:10 PM

TIME FOR A SOTU DRINKING GAME!!!!
Kini on January 24, 2011 at 11:08 PM

And Bammy Bingo.

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Kini on January 24, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Always!..You have to drink every time Obie says “Let me be clear”..:)

Dire Straits on January 24, 2011 at 11:11 PM

“What a wonderful Speech.”

-Ed Morrissey & Allahpundit

//

portlandon on January 24, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Er, +10000

“As King, one must find the good in any situation.”

Longshanks

GnuBreed on January 24, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Rush said if you want to have a drinking game and be totally bombed 20 minutes into the thing, just drink a shot every time you hear the words “investment” or “civility.”

predator on January 24, 2011 at 11:12 PM

I’m sure everyone is just dying to see how “fashionable” Michelle “My Belle” Obama and Sheila Jackson Lee are dressed!..:)

Dire Straits on January 24, 2011 at 11:13 PM

>Remember Pelosi’s jumping up and down cheerleading act? After five or six of those, Biden started getting a look on his face that said, “Oh crap, not again!” Hilarious.

predator on January 24, 2011 at 11:10 PMVividly. Will she be seated with the rabble? Maybe next to someone with a taser?

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Sheila Jackson Lee: Does this dress make my butt look big?

Answer: No. Your butt makes your butt look big.

predator on January 24, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Um,block quote,Katy?

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Who will be the lucky recipient of PBHO’s pre speech “shout out”?

Bishop on January 24, 2011 at 11:16 PM

katy,
someone needs to slip her a valium or two about 20 minutes prior.

predator on January 24, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Eww.

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2011 at 11:09 PM

:)
Sorry ’bout that.

Electrongod on January 24, 2011 at 11:17 PM

I have such Obama fatigue. Think I’ll watch the Purdue/Ohio State game and catch Ryan’s reply on You Tube.

gophergirl on January 24, 2011 at 11:17 PM

When he does something presidential let me know.

Limerick on January 24, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Let’s have another round of Sweating to the Socialists!

Kini on January 24, 2011 at 11:18 PM

I would love to see…

… Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West walk up to the podium before the speech, look the American people in the eye, then subtly turn off Obowma’s teleprompter.

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2011 at 11:20 PM

When he does something presidential let me know.

Limerick on January 24, 2011 at 11:17 PM

That will be easy. When he walks up to the podium then again when he leaves. That’s about the only similarity that he has with presidents being presidential.

Electrongod on January 24, 2011 at 11:22 PM

George Will is right.

INC on January 24, 2011 at 11:23 PM

I would love to see…

… Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West walk up to the podium before the speech, look the American people in the eye, then subtly turn off Obowma’s teleprompter.

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Or not so subtly.

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2011 at 11:24 PM

LOL this guy hasn’t learned a thing… he’s replaying the fall of 2008, as though the last 2 years didn’t happen.

DaveS on January 24, 2011 at 11:26 PM

So American Idol will be on two different channels tomorrow night? The magic of television.

Bishop on January 24, 2011 at 11:27 PM

All of this…

… and the thousands who marched on the Capital today in defense of the unborn goes unnoticed.

Maybe I missed it in the “Headlines”…

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Maybe I missed it in the “Headlines”…

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Interesting that. Yet if a couple of dozen numbnuts show up at a recruiting office it’s a “throng” that shows that Americans are opposed to our military presence in this place or that.

predator on January 24, 2011 at 11:31 PM

All of this…

… and the thousands who marched on the Capital today in defense of the unborn goes unnoticed.

Maybe I missed it in the “Headlines”…

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Well, we can’t have the dreaded “Social Cons” hijacking the agenda, now can we? A fetus here, a baby there,… what the hell?

I can see Sarah Palin from here…

hillbillyjim on January 24, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Well I’m counting on you guys to watch it. I don’t have the stomach for it.

sandee on January 24, 2011 at 10:52 PM

I’m a glutton for punishment, so I’ll try to sit through it. I figure it’ll be a repeat of last year’s SOTU though, right down to the pivot towards jobs.

Doughboy on January 24, 2011 at 11:38 PM

That picture up front is weird.

Schadenfreude on January 24, 2011 at 11:39 PM

So American Idol will be on two different channels tomorrow night? The magic of television.

Bishop on January 24, 2011 at 11:27 PM

The One is the American Idle, wity man.

Schadenfreude on January 24, 2011 at 11:41 PM

so I’ll try to s_it through it.

I’ve got this extra “h” laying around. Any ideas?

hillbillyjim on January 24, 2011 at 11:41 PM

predator on January 24, 2011 at 11:31 PM
hillbillyjim on January 24, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Yeah…

… We can’t have THAT now, can we?

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Maybe I missed it in the “Headlines”…

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Santorum and Sharpton went after each other on Hannity.

John the Libertarian on January 24, 2011 at 11:42 PM

I think Nancy should chug a couple of these before the SOTU.

http://tinyurl.com/6hvrtmc

predator on January 24, 2011 at 11:44 PM

John the Libertarian on January 24, 2011 at 11:42 PM

I posted a working link of the Woodson Packers video on The Obie Bounce thread..:)

Dire Straits on January 24, 2011 at 11:46 PM

“Won’t Get Fooled Again”

“Meet the new boss/Same as the old boss”.

The Who

The first President to achieve SOTU banality. No one cares to hear it, not even George Will.

Speakup on January 24, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Because mentioning the march alongside the continuing horror stories about the abortion slaughterhouse wouldn’t have made sense….I guess.

Bishop on January 24, 2011 at 11:48 PM

T

he Obie Bounce thread..:)

Dire Straits on January 24, 2011 at 11:46 PM

I’ll go check it out…

John the Libertarian on January 24, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Woodson Packers vid

Dire Straits on January 24, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Great RIP! Thanks!

John the Libertarian on January 24, 2011 at 11:55 PM

7% and Bishop:

Don’t go gettin’ all religion-y now; wouldn’t be seemly in this new climate of “hate-free free speech”, whatever the hell that is.

hillbillyjim on January 24, 2011 at 11:55 PM

John the Libertarian on January 24, 2011 at 11:55 PM

Good speech for sure..:)

PS..Your Welcome..:)

Dire Straits on January 24, 2011 at 11:57 PM

My fellow citizens, While the Republicans are sippin’ slurpees, I’ve been working very hard giving Obamacare Waivers to my union friends. We’ve currently put in place, 222 waivers! This is the MOST waivers ever issued by a sitting president.

TN Mom on January 25, 2011 at 12:02 AM

hillbillyjim on January 24, 2011 at 11:55 PM

I don’t take advice from you Palin-bot “true conservatives” and your belief that the stupidest woman in the world can possibly win an election ever again.

Castle-Specter 2012

Bishop on January 25, 2011 at 12:03 AM

like 4X DUDE

Limerick on January 25, 2011 at 12:04 AM

I’ll be working tomorrow afternoon… Remember to drink every time he mentions ‘civility’ or ‘investments’

El_Terrible on January 25, 2011 at 12:06 AM

like 4X DUDE

Limerick on January 25, 2011 at 12:04 AM

She musta had a big cushion.
QOTD kinda slow for ya, eh?

Kini on January 25, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Castle-Specter 2012

Bishop on January 25, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Holy Guacamole, Batman.

~~~~~shivers~~~~~

hillbillyjim on January 25, 2011 at 12:23 AM

OT: I saw Reuters advertising a most reassuring book earlier today by George Friedman called “The Next Decade.” maybe I’m simply grasping at straws for a glimmer of hope as the media salivates over the decline of the US, but it appears to be an encouraging read, i.e. The U.S. Becomes an empire. Also read an article by Chinese think-tank saying that U.S. Is virtually invincible for the next 30 years. Dare I hope?

andy85719 on January 25, 2011 at 1:06 AM

hillbillyjim on January 25, 2011 at 12:23 AM

Palinbot. You don’t know a successful team when you see it.

Snowbilly Wasilla can’t win against Obama, we need people who can appeal to the moderates, so enough with the outdated social-con ideas about abortion and gun control being bad; it’s time to move on to Centristville.

Snowe-Crist 2012

Bishop on January 25, 2011 at 1:07 AM

Castle-Specter 2012

Bishop on January 25, 2011 at 12:03 AM

We must look to the future.

Murkowski/Lieberman 2012.

El_Terrible on January 25, 2011 at 1:08 AM

Why not just run a tape of Barry’s last set of vacuous SOTU lies that had no effect?

Unemployment is stillover 9%, oil (heating fuel, diesel, kerosene and gasoline) prices are rising, foreclosures continue, mortgage loan “adjustments” failed to do anything meaningful, salaries are stagnant, and the hundreds of billions expended to “stimulate” things only propped up the banks and insurance and auto company failures so that they can keep on failing… on our dimes.

SOTU needs to be replaced with STFU.

profitsbeard on January 25, 2011 at 1:10 AM

The new spending could include initiatives aimed at building the renewable-energy sector—which received billions of dollars in stimulus funding

Just ask Spain how this worked out for them!

bluemarlin on January 25, 2011 at 1:17 AM

Because mentioning the march alongside the continuing horror stories about the abortion slaughterhouse wouldn’t have made sense….I guess.

Bishop on January 24, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Yeah…

… that would be a crying shame.

/

Specter/Lieberman 2012…

… Listening to two years of campaign mumbling would be a hoot!

Seven Percent Solution on January 25, 2011 at 1:26 AM

It will be a night defined by the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and murder of six bystanders in Tucson less than a month ago and the highly public soul-searching that has played out since then on the need for greater civility in political debate…

So … doubling down on stupid …..

“Mr. Obama will argue that the U.S., even while trying to reduce its budget deficit, must make targeted investments to foster job growth and boost U.S. competitiveness in the world economy. The new spending could include initiatives aimed at building the renewable-energy sector—which received billions of dollars in stimulus funding—and rebuilding roads to improve transportation, people familiar with the matter said. Money to restructure the No Child Left Behind law’s testing mandates and institute more competitive grants also could be included.

So … doubling down on stupid …..

I bet I could go on like this for a while before it stopped being true…

There Goes The Neighborhood on January 25, 2011 at 1:35 AM

I have a fantasy.

Right before the speech, some patriotic bastard loads a copy of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ into the teleprompter.

I can dream, can’t I?

trigon on January 25, 2011 at 3:12 AM

Dear Rep. Jan Schakowsky­,

It appears that the Tea Party/Repu­blican dark dream will become reality soon in America. I saw this coming and moved to Europe. Now I live in a nice country with fantastic socialized medical care and a government that cares about the people who voted them into office.

I believe it will take more courage than has been displayed by Democrats to stop this wave. The right wing has control of the media and a propaganda machine second to none. They have more money and have dumbed down the electorate enough that they can manipulate them easily.

Turning this around will take great courage, intelligen­ce and strategic thinking by the best and brightest Progressiv­es.

If this wave is not stopped that dark future will be a reality within 4 years and then what will the American people do?

None of the options are very attractive for America or the rest of the world that is so interconne­cted with America.

If Congress were full of courageous people like Alan Grayson this might be turned around. If the left created a superior propaganda machine this might be turned around.

This is funny!

Kini on January 25, 2011 at 4:04 AM

The right wing has control of the media and a propaganda machine second to none. They have more money and have dumbed down the electorate enough that they can manipulate them easily.

If this wave is not stopped that dark future will be a reality within 4 years and then what will the American people do?

If the left created a superior propaganda machine this might be turned around.
=========================

This is funny!

Kini on January 25, 2011 at 4:04 AM

Kini: Where to begin,

When their Progressive World/Belief/Cult/Mindsets
finally see the truth…*shudders/horrors* to think
how they will react!!!

And,if Liberals want their Party back,before its too late,
they will confront the Progressive Socialists who have hi
jacked their current party,and have spawned The (Hope/Change)
MoonBat Fanatics,like the qoute above,

btw,excellent intell/spy/mission grab,on exposing a Zombie
ObamaVoterBot!!:)

canopfor on January 25, 2011 at 4:51 AM

For reseach!
=====================
Hopey’s 2010 SOTUA Speech,with highlighted,

America
I
Me
My
——
and,

Word Frequency:

the 326
and 234
to 230
of 166
that 166
we 163
our 121
a 114
in 101
I 96
for 80
it 78
======
======

http://www.scribd.com/doc/25957182/2010-State-of-the-Union-Speech-Barack-H-Obama-Jr

canopfor on January 25, 2011 at 5:14 AM

Oops,s/p,thats research.

canopfor on January 25, 2011 at 5:17 AM

Monday, January 24, 2011
The True State of the Economy

By Alan Caruba

The mainstream media will fall all over itself to put a good face on the President’s State of the Union speech. Time was when Presidents simply sent a written message to the Congress (Article II, Section 3) to be read in chambers, but we must now suffer through an hour and a half of madcap Democrat applause and frozen Republican silence.

http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/
===================================
Sunday, January 23, 2011
My Advice to the POTUS about the SOTU

By Alan Caruba

Some of you will have more important things to do on Tuesday evening than to listen to President Barack Hussein Obama’s second State of the Union, commonly referred to as the SOTU and, of course, he is the POTUS.

Is there an acronym for B-O-R-I-N-G and P-R-E-D-I-C-T-A-B-L-E?

http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-advice-to-potus-about-sotu.html

canopfor on January 25, 2011 at 5:24 AM

Is there an acronym for B-O-R-I-N-G and P-R-E-D-I-C-T-A-B-L-E?

canopfor on January 25, 2011 at 5:24 AM

Yes, STFU !

Jeff2161 on January 25, 2011 at 5:47 AM

it’s bowling night, so i know the HA crew will have a fantabulous thread for me to read through upon my return…

drink one for me!

thanks for sitting through this re-election campaign pep rally

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:21 AM

canopfor on January 25, 2011 at 5:14 AM

yepper

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:24 AM

PREDICTION:

“When President Obama steps into the Chamber….”

……..Republicans will fall over themselves in worship of our great healer.

GIRD YOUR LOINS……..prepare for disappointment.

PappyD61 on January 25, 2011 at 6:46 AM

GIRD YOUR LOINS……..prepare for disappointment.

PappyD61 on January 25, 2011 at 6:46 AM

i’m afraid your prediction will more than likely come true

*sigh*

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:50 AM

PREDICTION:

“When President Obama steps into the Chamber….”

……..Republicans will fall over themselves in worship of our great healer.

GIRD YOUR LOINS……..prepare for disappointment.

PappyD61 on January 25, 2011 at 6:46 AM

I believe there is a good reason for that. Conservatives are classy people and to treat him the way the dems treated Bush is unacceptable. The problem is that the reps think there are only two choices: Demrat type classlessness or total prostration.

I have a novel idea, how about, oh, something like, “Trust but verify”?!!!!!

csdeven on January 25, 2011 at 7:01 AM

The next President really must do away with the SOTU show.

Just as a cost-cutting procedure, a simple canned video with written message would do just fine.

The message from the next President needs to be simple: this government will be on an austerity budget that only funds things the Constitution mentions. Things Congress would like to have are luxuries, and this Nation cannot afford them now or in the future.

Then that is sent every few months to remind Congress of the simple facts of life, that income must equal or exceed outgo and we do pay off our debts.

Really, an austerity White House either re-using past furniture and appointments or re-utilizing cast-offs from agencies going away would set a very real tone to the Congress and the Nation. Toss in cheap video and text, and a brand new way of running the country will be seen… less pomp, less circumstance, more brass tacks in front of the beast that has become government.

ajacksonian on January 25, 2011 at 7:04 AM

ajacksonian on January 25, 2011 at 7:04 AM

sounds good, but wonder if the blm and the rest would have a kiniption due to no speech

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 7:11 AM

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