Posts Tagged ‘SOTU’

The “Where did I hear that before?” roundup

Friday, February 15th, 2013

If you thought you’d heard it before, yes, you’d heard the State of the Groundhog,

Ed Morrissey points out that a minimum-wage hike is the wrong way to lift working poor, but Ed misses the point: politicians don’t want to lift the working poor. Instead they prefer doom, despair and agony if it serves their purpose,

No doom, despair and agony for Obama. After a $900 Valentine’s Day dinner, Obama’s spending a few days on Florida’s Atlantic Coast

relaxing with friends he did not identify. Mrs. Obama’s office did not respond to a question about her plans for the weekend.

[Update: Michelle’s going to Aspen.]
This will be his second vacation of the year. Back on 9/11/12 he did nothing on Benghazi, when he was President AWOL:

On the night of 9-11, after the US Embassy in Cairo was stormed, and after hearing that the US Consulate in Benghazi was under attack, Barack Obama did nothing.

After being briefed by his top security advisers at a pre-planned meeting in the White House around 5:30 PM EST, he never picked up the phone again to see how things were going. And four innocent Americans including the US ambassador to Libya, were slaughtered.

This email was sent to State Department officials, White House officials, Secret Service officials at 6:07 PM EST on 9-11, from Benghazi officials the night of the terrorist attack.

The email clearly blamed Al-Qaeda linked group Ansar al-Sharia for the attack on the US consulate.
This was before the lifeless body of Ambassador Stevens was dragged from the consulate ruins.

This was at least the third email sent to the White House on 9-11 from Benghazi.

Now that Lautenberg is finally(?) retiring – unlike the last time he retired, when he said “Just when i thought i was out, they pull me back in” –

everybody in NJ wants to be a Senator.

Why Should I Care About the U.S. Debt?

Name the party!

No biological clock for men: Cary Grant was a first-time dad at age 65, and now Steve Martin’s a first-time dad at 67.

Hugo Chavez? He’s aliiiive!

Why Was an Iranian Official Found with Millions in Venezuelan Money?

Meteorite Strikes Central Russia, Up To 500 Injured, not to be confused with the asteroid heading our way today.

You learn something new every day: Penises are called chubbies.

Stay thirsty, my friends

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Members of the media can’t notice Joe Biden’s brain farts malapropisms, but they’re outraged that Marco Rubio sips water.

Behold the Marco Rubio water bottle,

“Send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you. … He hydrates you too,”

Salud!

UPDATE,
Linked by Bits Blog and Peach Pundit. Thank you!
Linked by Georgia Slate. Thank you!


SOTU day!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The President will give his annual State of the Union address tonight. Expect two things:
1. Bogus promises:

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2. An ‘extremely aggressive and partisan’ speech:

If it weren’t for Woodrow Wilson, I’d be able to watch ‘Vegas’ on Tuesday night. Citizen Kane‘s on TCM tonight, though.

The SOTU in 30 words or less, UPDATED with the most offensive line

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

You can read the full text of the State of the Union address here, or you can can summarize it in 30 words or less:

  • A catchy phrase “borrowed” from Newt’s Contract With America: Winning the Future. (3 words)
  • Sputnik! (1 word)
  • And, as MOTUS put it in 25 words,

    a country where all Americans can enjoy smoked salmon served to them on a solar powered high speed train, served by well educated illegal immigrants

There you have it, in 30 words or less.

400 people approved of the speech, according to CBS News.

Nothing unusual about that.

As Hugh Hewitt said, An Exhausting Speech From An Exhausted President.

Sweetness and Light’s fact-checking the AP “fact-checkers”, and TigerHawk has two questions, but Jim’s got it down to five words.

Post re-redacted to include two missing paragraphs.

UPDATE
Patterico has The Most Offensive Line in the State of the Union. Go read it.

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Tanks for Hugo, bankrupt states, the Supremes, and the roundup

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

J. E. Dyer looks at the topography affecting those tanks Hugo Chavez is receiving from Russia:
Bridges to Bogotá.

Mary O’Grady reports that The U.S. Defends Democracy in Haiti
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice backs the OAS’s report of fraud in Haiti’s presidential election.

James Pethokoukis asks, Did Wall Street nix GOP push to let states go bankrupt?

Bipartisan seating for the SOTU address tonight? Not for Nancy Pelosi: Pelosi not sitting with Cantor, despite his invitation. Tweet Of The Day: Don’t Wait To Ask The Girl To The Prom Edition. Since she won’t be sitting behind the President, we shall be spared the sight of Nancy as cheeleader-in-chief to Obama’s every word:

Thank goodness for small favors.

Justice Scalia says he hasn’t “gone to the State of the Union in at least 10 years, and I’m not starting tomorrow night either.” Roger Kimball also has the State of the Union Blues. I think I’ll head out to meditation class.

Over at MSNBC, [Chris] Matthews Ties Tea Partiers to ‘Nazi Stuff’ Moments After Bashing [Glenn] Beck for ‘Violent Rhetoric’. Beck is in hot water with Liberals and the New York Times for pointing out Frances Fox Piven’s calls for violence. At the Wall Street Journal, James Taranto uncovers the real Advocate of Violence
Frances Fox Piven and the New York Times’s dishonest campaign for “civility.”
American Power has video of Beck’s follow-up,

Matt Keller ponders The Most Useful College Class I Ever Took, or: “Everyone Loves Raymond, unless Raymond owns more land than you and his Livestock eats your feed” Via Pundette, Mark Steyn writes about the Danish show trials,

The Danish Member of Parliament Jesper Langballe commented on the Hedegaard case and was himself charged with “racism”. While preparing his defense, he was also told by the court that “defendants in cases brought under Article 266b are denied the right to prove their case”.

Oh.

That’s why these are heresy trials, and only the first of many. The prosecutors think Hedegaard, Langballe, Wilders, Mrs Sabbaditsch-Wolff et al are apostates from the new state religion of multiculturalism. Thuggish Muslim lobby groups, on the other hand, consider them heretics against Islam. In practice, it makes little difference, and multiculturalism is merely an interim phase, a once useful cover for an Islamic imperialism so confident it now barely needs one. The good news is that European prosecutors are doing such a grand job with their pilot program of show trials you’ll hardly notice the difference when sharia is formally instituted.

Back in the USA, just because you’re a Cabinet member doesn’t mean the POTUS can spare any time with you, and just because you are First Lady doesn’t mean you can get good tailoring.

Last but not least, Artsy And They Spared Us the Speedos

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