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Please comment on the State of the Union if you like. I’m going to be listening.

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  1. biggerbox  •  Feb 12, 2013 @10:22 pm

    The people applauding make it seem like only Democrats are in favor of putting the nation before party. I saw Elizabeth Warren, and Joe, and other Dems standing, but Orangeman was sitting stonyfaced.

  2. biggerbox  •  Feb 12, 2013 @10:26 pm

    Man, I wish Obama wasn’t so fixated on deficit reduction. Arrgh, he mentioned Simpson-Bowles again! Sigh. I’d like to have a liberal President some day.

  3. Carolyn heinz  •  Feb 12, 2013 @10:39 pm

    Not bigger government but smarter. Nice.

  4. biggerbox  •  Feb 12, 2013 @11:10 pm

    John Boehner’s facial expressions are amazing. He looks like he has a toothache, when he isn’t smirking in contempt. The best was when Obama challenged Congress to pass an immigration reform bill in a few months – he looked like he’d been kicked in the shin.

  5. Swami  •  Feb 12, 2013 @11:11 pm

    Boehner’s hip flask is burning a hole in his leg. And Lindsey Graham is seeing angels in the architecture.

  6. uncledad  •  Feb 12, 2013 @11:30 pm

    I love Ted Nugent, wango tango motherfucker

    Stockman, in a statement announcing the invitation, said he was “excited to have a patriot” like Nugent join him in the House chamber, and that afterward he’s sure “Ted will have plenty to say.”

    October 1977 interview

    High Times: How did you get out of the draft?

    Ted Nugent: Ted was a young boy, appearing to be a hippie but quite opposite in fact, working hard and playing hard, playing rock and roll like a deviant. People would question my sanity, I played so much. So I got my notice to be in the draft. Do you think I was gonna lay down my guitar and go play army? Give me a break! I was busy doin’ it to it. I had a career Jack. If I was walkin’ around, hippying down, getting’ loaded and pickin’ my ass like your common curs, I’d say “Hey yeah, go in the army. Beats the poop out of scuffin’ around in the gutters.” But I wasn’t a gutter dog. I was a hard workin’, motherfuckin’ rock and roll musician.

    I got my physical notice 30 days prior to. Well, on that day I ceased cleansing my body. No more brushing my teeth, no more washing my hair, no baths, no soap, no water. Thirty days of debris build. I stopped shavin’ and I was 18, had a little scraggly beard, really looked like a hippie. I had long hair, and it started gettin’ kinky, matted up. Then two weeks before, I stopped eating any food with nutritional value. I just had chips, Pepsi, beer-stuff I never touched-buttered poop, little jars of Polish sausages, and I’d drink the syrup, I was this side of death, Then a week before, I stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. poop, piss the whole shot. My pants got crusted up.

    See, I approached the whole thing like, Ted Nugent, cool hard-workin’ dude, is gonna wreak havoc on these imbeciles in the armed forces. I’m gonna play their own game, and I’m gonna destroy ‘em. Now my whole body is crusted in poop and piss. I was ill. And three or four days before, I started stayin’ awake. I was close to death, but I was in control. I was extremely antidrug as I’ve always been, but I snorted some crystal methedrine. Talk about one wounded motherfucker. A guy put up four lines, and it was for all four of us, but I didn’t know and I’m vacuuming that poop right up. I was a walking, talking hunk of human poop. I was six-foot-three of sin. So the guys took me down to the physical, and my nerves, my emotions were distraught. I was not a good person. I was wounded. But as painful and nauseous as it was – ‘cause I was really into bein’ clean and on the ball – I made gutter swine hippies look like football players. I was deviano.

    So I went in, and those guys in uniform couldn’t believe the smell. They were ridiculin’ me and pushin’ me around and I was cryin’, but all the time I was laughin’ to myself. When they stuck the needle in my arm for the blood test I passed out, and when I came to they were kicking me into the wall. Then they made everybody take off their pants, and I did, and this sergeant says, “Oh my God, put those back on! You fucking swine you!” Then they had a urine test and I couldn’t piss, But my poop was just like ooze, man, so I poop in the cup and put it on the counter. I had poop on my hand and my arm. The guy almost puked. I was so proud. I knew I had these chumps beat. The last thing I remember was wakin’ up in the ear test booth and they were sweepin’ up. So I went home and cleaned up.

    They took a putty knife to me. I got the street rats out of my hair, ate some good steaks, beans, potatoes, cottage cheese, milk. A couple of days and I was ready to kick ass. And in the mail I got this big juicy 4-F. They’d call dead people before they’d call my ass. But you know the funny thing about it? I’d make an incredible army man. I’d be a colonel before you knew what hit you, and I’d have the baddest bunch of motherfuckin’ killers you’d ever seen in my platoon. But I just wasn’t into it. I was too busy doin’ my own thing, you know?

  7. biggerbox  •  Feb 12, 2013 @11:31 pm

    “Marco!”

    “Rubio!”

    “Marco”

    “Rubio!”

    Every life at every stage? Really, Marco?

  8. biggerbox  •  Feb 12, 2013 @11:33 pm

    Marco seems to be talking about an Obama speech that happened only in his own head, not the one that we all just listened to.

  9. Bill Bush  •  Feb 12, 2013 @11:38 pm

    Marco Rubio is clearly as big a failure in the works as Romney. His rebuttal is dishonest and a rehash of Republican talking points. This is a guy who exposes himself to fact-checking so recklessly that he much not think there are any reporters left. If this speech does not get dissected, he may be right.

  10. biggerbox  •  Feb 12, 2013 @11:45 pm

    True, he’s got all the GOP tropes down. Did you catch that pivot from a balanced budget amendment to “protecting” Medicare all in one breath?

    That move for the water bottle was smooth, though, huh? ;-)

  11. uncledad  •  Feb 13, 2013 @12:24 am

    “not the one that we all just listened to”

    You can’t here them dog whislets? Your problem is that you trust them colored folk. Too much.

  12. Swami  •  Feb 13, 2013 @12:56 am

    Marco Wallenda…Bible says a slave can’t serve two masters. He’ll love one and hate the other.

    Marco going to be sing Debbie Boone’s hit song..Torn Between Two Lovers.

    I wonder where Marco is going to shake out when the GOP and the Baggers hit that proverbial fork in the road. It’s going to be a long road to 2016 and Marco isn’t going to arrive in his pristine state..He’ll have a lot of baggage by then..I think he just pissed of a bunch of women folk and blamed on the American Indians.

  13. c u n d gulag  •  Feb 13, 2013 @7:00 am

    I didn’t watch the SOTU, or the response from Rubio – or Paul.
    It’s probably the first one I’ve missed since one of Bush I’s.
    I was too pooped to tune in to the President talk a little bit of sense, and watch the socopathic troglodytes sit on their hands, and then have one or two of them gibber some nonsense in response.

    Frankly, the State of the Union, is divided, and sh*tty. Better than 4 years ago, but still fairly sh*tty for too many of us.

    I’d have known about it if he had, but I’d have loved to see him mention “Area 21″ in the SOTU – just for sh*ts and giggles, and to watch the righties heads explode.

  14. Swami  •  Feb 13, 2013 @2:13 pm

    uncledad….That’s was interesting to see the patriot Nugent’s line of bullshit..I can’t imaging someone boasting about being classified as a 4-F…And if I remember correctly the classification was issued by the Draft Board long before any induction physcial took place..I don’t doubt that he was walking around with a load of shit in his pants, but that wouldn’t disqualify him for military service. He would have needed a certifiable medical condition to get rejected.. and if his claim is true —which it isn’t — then he’s a certified nutjob.

  15. Swami  •  Feb 13, 2013 @2:36 pm

    Paulie says it ain’t fair that that Marco gets all the attention. ” I was the one who got clubbered for you guys..and you love Marco more than me. Well, I’m going to hold my breath until I die..then you’ll be sorry”.

  16. paradoctor  •  Feb 13, 2013 @7:39 pm

    uncledad: Ted Nugent is a fearless patriot for the republic of Ted Nugent, and nothing else.

    Maybe it’s just me, but every time I see the acronym SOTU, it collides in my head with STFU, yielding SOTFU; State Of The F***-Up. But that’s situation normal, isn’t it?

  17. Doug  •  Feb 13, 2013 @10:20 pm

    In one of the Star Trek TNG episodes, Data sets up a tachyon field to defeat a cloaked Romulan fleet. The ship that crosses the field will be revealed. I see that strategy in the democratic moves and in the SOTU address.

    Minimum Wage – Immigration Reform – Tax Reform – Violence Against Women – Gun Control : All these have strong populist backing. All of these will ‘reveal’ the positions of the GOP. They want to declare that they are for tax reform – for women’s rights and safety – that they have nothing against Hispanics and that they can do a better job of representing the poor.

    The Senate has the power to raise these issues – put them to a vote or force a GOP filibuster. Either way, the GOP will get hung out for being against popular initiatives. The only other course of action is for ‘sane’ republicans to break with the Tea Party, join a coalition of democrats and get some stuff done. (I’m not betting on that happening, but it would be the smart move if you aren’t in a ‘safe’ district.)

    The tachyon field was not a weapon – just a searchlight. The House will fight all the issues I mentioned, especially since Obama endorsed them. And they will be revealed even to low-information moderate voters. Pass the popcorn – this is getting entertaining in a train-wreck sort of way.

  18. justme277  •  Feb 14, 2013 @1:40 am

    I watched the address late last night. Sadly I had to be out last night. I watched the Guns Over People response( Who gave rubio the cotton mouth weed before the speech?- sorry but you only get cotton mouth like that from the sticky icky icky!) and I tried to watch that little tea party dweeb, but that guy only speaks to amuse himself ( and somehow he does!, figure that out!) and I only made it about half way thru- I didn’t see poopy pants or his press soiree, I had already spend all evening at a freak show baby sittting drunks and I couldn’t take anymore circus. Rubio had to be stoned.He accused Obama of saying things Obama didn’t even say, like the “big government” thing…after Obama had just said he wanted not bigger but smarter..I was like , whoa, did he just watch the same speech as we did?

    Obama gave a great speech, you wanna know how? They have spent all day on the right trying to discredit it. Do they EVER do their jobs? They remind me of soap opera people. They just don’t get it. The public polls say people want the things DONE Obama spoke of last night! And the people who don’t approve are all from places where they hate Obama, so it’s not like they will do the right thing next election and kick these obstructionists to the curb. We blame people like spray tan boy, but it is the residents of his state that support his points of view and others like him and they keep sending these folks to Washington to represent them. Who needs terrorists when our own are hell bent on holding this country back? Our own want to destroy us.

    I hope the women- and for that matter the husbands and fathers of this nations females were paying REAL close attention to spray tan boy when he sat motionless as Obama spoke of the equal pay act, the violence act. I hope the nation took note of the rights lack of support for a living wage as each one of them get paid 170 k a year or so. Reduce them to min wage by the hours they actually WORK (but not over 39 hrs a week so we don’t have to pay a part time worker health care) and see how many of them still want the job. No life time pension and benefits either! If they were forced to live on it for a full 4 yr term they might wanna raise it. If we really want to neuter them and get them to start behaving ( and weed out the trash) thats how. It could be done on a state by state campaign by voters flooding the phone of our congress and senate critters demanding they vote on lowering their wages to min wage PUBLICALLY and demand that our own reps vote FOR it. Those who would vote against it better take to the floor and explain why min wage is good enough for US but not them.

    On the gun issue, two fronts WILL resolve this issue IF we really want to. NRA must disclose their members information. Especially in light of them recruiting 5 time felons. Gun people don’t want a light shined on them, they like to lurk in the shadows..Look at the freak out they had when some paper published the names of gun owners in their towns. They are getting sued and even thought we are suppose to have a RIGHT to a free press they took the names down( cause gunnies only like CERTAIN rights). Members would drop out of the NRA by the multitudes if they thought the government MIGHT get access to their info, mark my words. If the gov even said they were considering obtaining the list from the NRA by some part of the patriot act ( which is a valid legal reason they could obtain it) members could quit (and would to avoid the black helicopter people from knowing who they are) ..That would end most of the NRA’S power..then the second front is it is time for a million parent march.I keep hearing ” there is 3 million of us” or “there is blah blah blah million guns in America” Yeah? Well there are millions MORE of us and it is time we showed em that. Pro gun sanity folks have a chance here , right now, at this time , to change who is in charge – if we miss the chance the death will keep on coming.We could replace the voice of the NRA.For our kids ( not just ours but our nations kids) we could do this. To make the world a little more safe- to shield them from this self made insanity. We could START to clean up this mess.

    Bill maher( whom I normally wish I was married to) really pissed me off when he suggested that there are just so many guns( he is right there) that there is nothing we can do- I cannot agree. Can we fix it all today, or tomorrow or even in a decade? No, LIKE GLOBAL WARMING, PROBABLY NOT! But is that an excuse not to try? Or to do nothing? Should I just cash it in and sit in the corner and wait for the neighbor to misfire his gun thru my wall while “cleaning it”? Just because we have a HUGE GIANT CLUSTER SCREW of a mess doesn’t mean we just toss up our hands and walk away. When earth quakes hit L.A do they look at it and say ” Ah shit, this is too big of a mess to clean up, lets just give up!” Or will we just throw in the towel on Jersey and other hard hit areas after Sandy? It was a good run, but just erase that state off the map, cause the mess was so big we could never get it ALL cleaned up, it’s best just to abandon it to rats. I think Bill should take a few more bong hits and rethink it( I would take one for the team and join him anyday)

  19. joanr16  •  Feb 14, 2013 @9:50 am

    Who gave rubio the cotton mouth weed before the speech?

    One look at Marco’s fake hairline tells me he’d never be that cool. I blame the fact that he had to speak nothing but dried-out husks of discredited nonsense. That will dry out the saliva pretty quick.

    Still, even more mockable than Jindal’s classic fail a few years back. Thanks for the laughs, GOP!

  20. c u n d gulag  •  Feb 14, 2013 @9:59 am

    HOKEY SMOKES, BULLWINKLE!!!

    Read Wayne LaPierre-anoid’s latest screed from the bomb-shelter:

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/13/stand-and-fight/

    Uhm…
    I’m fairly sure he’s not on drugs – well, at least minimally sure, maybe – but isn’t it time for someone to at least have a movie and book intervention for Wayne LaPierre-anoid?

    Methinks he’s got “Mad Max” and “Escape From New York” playing on an endless-loop on his DVD player, and he’s got “The Road” on every desk and in every john at home and at work.

    That is some post-Apocalypic nightmare landscape LaPierra-anoid’s got!
    “Visions” like this call for some serious medication under psychiatric observation. Straight-jacket, gurney, and a face-mask with mouth-guard are optional inside his gated cell – MANDATORY if he has to leave it..

    Perhaps LaPierre-anoid missed his calling – as a movie director or novelist of ‘end-of-times’ scenarios.

    WHAT A FUCKING LOON!!!

  21. joanr16  •  Feb 14, 2013 @11:46 am

    The “Daily Caller”? Don’t they mean the “Daily Howler Monkey”? I love this:

    TRENDING: VALENTINE’S DAY | TRANSCANADA PIPELINE | JANET NAPOLITANO | MARCO RUBIO | KATE MIDDLETON | STATE OF THE UNION

    It’s as if Matt Drudge was a 14-year-old girl. (Oh, wait….)

    Wayne LaPierre writes an extremely bulls*** screed and, you will notice, provides not one citation to document any of it. (Because he can’t.) Also, he forgot to mention what things looked like in Manhattan on 9/11/01, and in New Orleans right after Katrina. (Oh, wait….)

    Wayne’s screed is as realistic as a TV ad for herbal “male enhancement” products, and essentially serves the same purpose. But hey, Wayne, please keep up the talky-talk and the typey-type, because you’re doing a great job exposing just how completely nuts and immoral the NRA has become.

  22. joanr16  •  Feb 14, 2013 @11:52 am

    Reality check for Wayne:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/wayne-lapierre-more-guns_n_2681260.html

    I love the last paragraph, about the “response to the SOTU” that Wayne-o will be giving today. Is “Wild Turkey” the beverage?

  23. erinyes  •  Feb 14, 2013 @7:20 pm

    Marco Rubio doesn’t always drink water, but when he does, he does a funny little shuffle.
    Stay thirsty, my friend!



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