My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:29 am

So how was it?
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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by ed » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:13 am

missed it. Do we have a wall?
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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by Skeeve » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:31 pm

I just woke up and found a link and just started watching....


President Donald Trump HEATED State of the Union Address from Washington DC


Note: His wife got the 1st round of applause (from the start of the speech) so...
Then Skank Of America could start in...

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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:12 pm

This is more political silliness, but fuck it:

Boy named Trump who fell asleep during State of the Union hailed a hero

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An 11-year-old boy called Joshua Trump who was invited by his presidential namesake to his State of the Union speech fell asleep and has been hailed as a hero of the anti-Trump resistance.
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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:22 pm

ed wrote:
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missed it. Do we have a wall?
I still have no idea what he said, but of one thing I am certain.

Sorry no wall. :P
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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:24 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:12 pm
An 11-year-old boy called Joshua Trump who was invited by his presidential namesake to his State of the Union speech fell asleep and has been hailed as a hero of the anti-Trump resistance.
:jaded:
I'm glad to hear it, because if he had stayed awake and politely applauded, he'd have been getting death threats by now.

So The Don is foiled again. :cowbell:
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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:35 pm

xouper wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:29 am
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:25 am
. . . At least it doesn't pretend NOT to be fiction.
Please explain what parts of the 2019 SOTU pretended NOT to be fiction.

Please be specific. Thanks.
No idea. LIke I said, I found the continuing adventures of Ex-spy Micheal Westin and co. to be far more compelling than the prospect of watching Trump pat himself on the back for 90 minutes.

Every other state of the union I have ever seen, regardless of president or party, has been nothing but an extended, self-congratulatory propaganda exercise though. No reason to suspect it was any different this year.
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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:40 pm

So then is it the consensus here that the SOTU has at least enough connection with reality to be a pack of lies, rather than pure fantasy?

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:09 pm

CBS News poll say 76% of viewers "approve" of Trump's SOTU.

Reactions:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3725674/posts
Synopsis: Pleased but skeptical.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211781937
Synopsis: OUTRAGE!
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:17 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
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Every other state of the union I have ever seen, regardless of president or party, has been nothing but an extended, self-congratulatory propaganda exercise though. No reason to suspect it was any different this year.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:43 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Every other state of the union I have ever seen, regardless of president or party, has been nothing but an extended, self-congratulatory propaganda exercise though. No reason to suspect it was any different this year.
This year had dancing cats! And a lot of fat women wore white!

You missed the dancing cats, Nyarl.

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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by xouper » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:07 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:35 pm
LIke I said, I found the continuing adventures of Ex-spy Micheal Westin and co. to be far more compelling than the prospect of watching Trump pat himself on the back for 90 minutes.
I'll accept that. No quibble there. Almost anything would be more compelling than the SOTU.

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:35 pm
xouper wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:29 am
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:25 am
. . . At least it doesn't pretend NOT to be fiction.
Please explain what parts of the 2019 SOTU pretended NOT to be fiction.

Please be specific. Thanks.
No idea. . . . Every other state of the union I have ever seen, regardless of president or party, has been nothing but an extended, self-congratulatory propaganda exercise though. No reason to suspect it was any different this year.
OK, thanks for explaining what you meant. If your phrase "doesn't pretend NOT to be fiction" was intended to mean an "extended, self-congratulatory propaganda exercise", then I'll accept that as a clarification (keeping in mind that propaganda is not necessarily fiction), and we can move on.

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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:09 pm

Now if the President had Bruce Campbell give the speech in his stead, that might be worth watching
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:33 pm

Groovy.

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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:41 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:33 pm
Groovy.

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In fact, that should be the bulk of the speech. Bruce just goes to the podium and says “The Union is groovy. Thank you and goodnight”
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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:47 am

Trump is very "pro-life", but back when he was just a rich famous guy he said he was "very pro-choice".
Something I vaguely recall, but recently noted in a speech by Andrew Cuomo in response to SOTU.

Notion making the rounds over by Free Republic: Proves Trump has gotten SAVED. :o
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Re: My Fellow Americans, the State of the Union Is Stupid

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:11 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:47 am
Trump is very "pro-life", but back when he was just a rich famous guy he said he was "very pro-choice".
Something I vaguely recall, but recently noted in a speech by Andrew Cuomo in response to SOTU.

Notion making the rounds over by Free Republic: Proves Trump has gotten SAVED. :o
I think it proves that he ran for president as a Republican, nothing more.

It's quite simple. Whatever his previous positions were, once he decided to seek the Republican nomination, there are certain "boxes that must be checked". The same is, of course, true for Democrats. Democrats will never nominate a "pro-life" candidate, nor Republicans a "pro-choice" one.

Same reason why Mitt Romney's position on the issue was different when he ran for Governor of Massachusetts than when he ran for president.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:20 am

Pelosi invented sarcastic clapping?

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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:21 am

Or perhaps you prefer:
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