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State of the Union!

pO157.

Posted to Politics on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 09:26:02 PM EST (promoted by Acefantastik). RSS.

President Obama addresses the United States (and world) at 9pm EST. The President is expected to demand tax reform while the Republican response is expected to blame him for the economy. Obama is expected to ask Congress for a wide variety of initiatives, many of which are already declared dead on arrival by pundits.

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Milk of Michellia

Acefantastik.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 12:53:05 AM EST

none

The entire speech was a centrist bore-fest, but it was "competent".  Likewise, Governor Daniels' response was also adequate, yet boring as all hell.

My favorite part of the speech was Mrs. Obama visibly groaning over her husband's "crying over spilt milk" joke.   I LOVE HER.  

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Re: State of the Union!

tjb.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 02:27:02 PM EST

none

What was up with the protectionism?  Can anybody really look at this chart and claim with a straight face that China is the reason manufacturing jobs have been decreasing in the US as opposed to automation?

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Re: Automated Teller Machines!

zyxwvutsr.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 03:12:33 PM EST

5.00 (astute)

In another discussion with one of these simpletons who wish we had more manufacturing jobs I pointed out that if the same fraction of the US workforce was in manufacturing today as in 1950, their total output at today's productivity would exceed the entire manufacturing output of the world by a good margin.

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No futon. Hesitate.

Ephraim Gadsby.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 03:02:09 PM EST

none

"I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury poisoning"

In your faces, mercury poisoners of kids!

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Re: No futon. Hesitate.

natophonic.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 03:07:01 PM EST

none

This is what will push gold past $3000/ounce.

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Re: No futon. Hesitate.

zyxwvutsr.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 03:13:02 PM EST

none

What, he's going to outlaw CFLs?

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Re: No futon. Hesitate.

Ephraim Gadsby.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 03:36:03 PM EST

none

I'm conflicted - I'm against CFL's, but I'm for poisoning children with mercury.

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Re: No futon. Hesitate.

zyxwvutsr.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 03:39:16 PM EST

none

We could put in their vaccinations instead.

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Re: No futon. Hesitate.

Gaius Petronius.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 03:43:12 PM EST

none

aren't they already?

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Re: No futon. Hesitate.

zyxwvutsr.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 06:33:29 PM EST

none

The nanny state is working to take it out of our children's vaccines and put it into light bulbs instead.

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broken glass is a vegetable

gerrymander.

Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 02:59:39 PM EST

none

Add CFLs to the new school lunch restrictions, and problem solved!

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State the Onion

keta.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 03:27:42 PM EST

none

I liked the bit where Boehner started weeping.

And that cutaway to Cantor counting to ten with his fingers was inspirational, too.

Sterling stuff.

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Those unfit, atone

Ephraim Gadsby.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 03:53:00 PM EST

none

"we stopped a surge in Chinese tires"

In USA thanks to Obama surging Chinee tire get rolled back on Fu!

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Re: Those unfit, atone

Ephraim Gadsby.

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 04:02:51 PM EST

none

"I want to cut through the maze of confusing training programs so that from now on people like Jackie have one program, one website"

In your face Thomas Jefferson who never put it all on one website for people like Jackie!

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State of the Obama

Ephraim Gadsby.

Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 03:54:15 PM EST

none

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Re: State of the Obama

keta.

Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 04:06:05 PM EST

none

Re: the last link, why do you think this is, Urk?

I mean, as someone who has used both "nigger" and "coon" on this board recently to describe black people, I'd really like to hear your take on why Obama is so very polarizing.

Seriously.

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Re: State of the Obama

Ephraim Gadsby.

Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 04:36:58 PM EST

none

His focus has been enacting failed left wing policies. His charisma was a mirage, in actuality he has an icy, distant personality, and is lazy. He hasn't reached out to those not in his core constituencies. Many who voted for him believed (delusionally) if he were elected President Americans would be able to move on from the "racism" of the past, and that his example would improve the behavior of blacks. That hasn't happened, of course, and he's made no effort in that direction.

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Re: State of the Obama

keta.

Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 04:58:04 PM EST

none

Well I guess we'll just have to leave it to you and others who throw around the terms, "nigger" and "coon" to "improve the behaviour of blacks," for which you seem so very much concerned.

And nice dog whistle with the "lazy" descriptor.

Are you a Tea Party supporter, Urk?  because if you are I have a news flash for you - spoiled petulant children are very seldom satisfied, if ever.

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Re: State of the Obama

Ephraim Gadsby.

Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 05:13:52 PM EST

none

I described violent criminals as niggers and coons. Aptly. If that upsets you, maybe Novy will let you cry on his shoulder. Obama is lazy, that's not a "dog whistle". I have no use for dog whistles. Though to be fair, some of his listlessness likely stems from depression.

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