The State of the Union

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Bush made his seventh State of the Union Address yesterday evening. Some small and rather anal joys from the speech:

-Bush appearing to grope Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's breast when shaking hands with her afterwards
-Bush winking at some audience member during a period of applause
-Jim Webb looking as though he was about to start laughing halfway through the Democratic rebuttal
-Bush smooching two women and getting grabbed by one of them on his way out of the Chamber
-According to CNN, Nancy Pelosi blinking about 85 times per minute during the speech

-The President talking about a man from the Congo coming to America to study at Georgetown, become a star athlete, and raise enough money to build a hospital in the Congo, potentially saving many lives (scattered applause)
-The President talking about the Baby Einstein program, which provides children with an early start in education, enriching the lives of many of the nation's youth (scattered applause)
-Bush talking about one man saving another guy in a subway station (huge, uproarious, long applause)

-Vice-President Cheney starting to zone out on the teleprompter, pop breath mints and start wiping his nose
-According to CNN (agian), John McCain appearing to fall asleep
-The President saying the word "Darfur" once, promoting increasing world awareness about the conflict when Americans lag the most in awareness about the conflict, and receiving a standing ovation for it
-The Supreme Court justices sitting down and not applauding the entire time
-The raised seats on either side of the aisle out of the Chamber making the President look about five feet tall

Disclaimer: In the long haul, Bush talked about some important stuff, and will be able to accomplish a lot of great things as long as he actually does what he talked about in his speech this time. I'm not trying to belittle the bravery of someone risking their life of someone else in a subway. Pointing all these things out was needless and nitpicky, and shouldn't be taken offensively towards the Prez at all.

Anyway.

Anybody else have fun with the thing?

[ Thursday, January 25, 2007 19:23: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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quote:
Originally written by Robinator is a Beefcake:

-Bush appearing to grope Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's breast when shaking hands with her afterwards
-Bush winking at some audience member during a period of applause
-Bush smooching two women and getting grabbed by one of them on his way out of the Chamber

Pervert.
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-According to CNN, Nancy Pelosi blinking about 85 times per minute during the speech
Well, Bush is stunningly stupid...
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-The President talking about a man from the Congo coming to America to study at Georgetown, become a star athlete, and raise enough money to build a hospital in the Congo, potentially saving many lives (scattered applause)
-The President talking about the Baby Einstein program, which provides children with an early start in education, enriching the lives of many of the nation's youth (scattered applause)
-Bush talking about one man saving another guy in a subway station (huge, uproarious, long applause)...not to belittle that

No surprise there. Many Americans tend to hold instant, spontaneous heroism with instantaneous results in a better light than humanitarian work which, while it helps more people than spontaneous heroism, is a gradual process.

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-The President saying the word "Darfur" once, promoting increasing world awareness about the conflict when Americans lag the most in awareness about the conflict, and receiving a standing ovation for it
Darfur? DARFUR?!? What does Darfur have to do with anything?

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-The Supreme Court justices sitting down and not applauding the entire time
Um... did you really expect them to applaud?
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-The raised seats on either side of the aisle out of the Chamber making the President look about five feet tall
I thought he was five feet tall. :P

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I used the speech as a good time to catch up on my crossword puzzle. It's amazing how long some one can talk without saying anything useful.

Most of the proposals were a rehash of earlier statements. As Webb pointed out the alternative fuels have been proposed for several years and not much has been done for an item from a State of the Union address.

Darfur isn't going anywhere since the US doesn't have ground forces it can spare for an oil poor area. The UN isn't able to get permission to do anything. The Arabs aren't going to go against one of their own to help out black Africans. Genocide as usual.

You can tell how much even the government thinks about it by who doesn't show up. You used to get all the Supreme Court justices and this time only 5 and those were mostly Republican appointees.
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It's one thing to feed people or work for the red cross. However, jumping in front of a subway train that is speeding toward you is completely different. They can't really be compared...

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-The Supreme Court justices sitting down and not applauding the entire time
After Saddam Hussein do you reall expect them to?

I pretty sure that George Bush's reign of terror is over. Finally.
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Ha ha ha. Reign of terror.

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Well it is a reign of terror. Most of the Middle Eastern countries are just waiting to be attacked, and the women near by him must be terrified.

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Bush appearing to grope Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's breast when shaking hands with her afterwards
-Bush winking at some audience member during a period of applause
-Bush smooching two women and getting grabbed by one of them on his way out of the Chamber

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That bit with the congresswoman not letting go of him for so long was a bit odd.

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