Monday, January 28, 2008

State of the Union Address

The short and accurate version:

Outright lies, misrepresentation, Republican red meat, meaningless words, fear mongering.

US troops are good - we all agree - no reflected glory on George II.

You expected otherwise?

I watched so you wouldn't have to (not quite true - my wife wanted to see it). Still a major sacrifice on my part...

I threw nothing at the TV, yelling doesn't count.


KISS said...

I refuse to watch the lip-smacking, smirking son-of-a birth[ I apologize to all female canines].
This is from Greg Palast, one of my heroes.
"In his State of the Union, the President asked Congress for $300 million for poor kids in the inner city. As there are, officially, 15 million children in America living in poverty, how much is that per child? Correct! $20.

Here’s your second question. The President also demanded that Congress extend his tax cuts. The cost: $4.3 trillion over ten years. The big recipients are millionaires. And the number of millionaires happens, not coincidentally, to equal the number of poor kids, roughly 15 million of them. OK class: what is the cost of the tax cut per millionaire? That’s right, Richie, $287,000 apiece."
There was much more about how vouchers are helping poor rich folk and does nothing for a real poor family. What school will take a kid for $3,500.00 for the year? In Oregon $7,000.00 is the state financed amount. But a rich family can use it and considered it 3-4 car payments on a Mercedes.

Jeff Alworth said...

It was also a bizarrely recylced SotU--the points were predictable, but even the language seemed recycled. A sad coda for a malignant presidency.

Chuck Butcher said...

I prefer my short version to his

KISS said...

As much as I love you, Chuck, you are such a believer. You would sooner choose a bastard over a bastard due to their party. You do not see a bigger picture.

Chuck Butcher said...

Oh KISS, it's a mostly bastard over a complete bastard. Really it is, and it is nothing I'd sooner do. Thus my activism, my Party participation, to have better choices - but in the end I have what I have at any moment in time.

Debbie said...

Chuck: I'm a Conservative, Republican, but you would be shocked at the number of those like me, who are exceedingly upset with Bush et al.

It's depressing, they are all a bunch of idiots, out for themselves, liars who will say anything to get in office. We are disgusted. You and I are probably more alike than either one of us would like to admit.

Thanks for visiting.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth