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STATE OF THE UNION -- 2005 [Live Thread]
2/2/05

Posted on 02/02/2005 3:43:44 PM PST by Timeout

The pre-spin: Bush will spend about 1/2 the speech on foreign policy, 1/2 on domestic, with heavy emphasis on Social Security reform. It's said he will provide a detailed tutorial on the SS system and its problems with a few details on his personal accounts proposal.

Laura's guests are said to be an Afghan voter and an Iraqi voter (too bad there's no Ukrainian wearing an orange hat!).

Should we start a drinking game on how many times the pool camera swings to Hillary? Hmmm. Probably not...it would likely hamper out typing ability.

Word on the blogs has it that the closing part of the speech is a hum-dinger. Set your VCR's.

Report here on outrageous MediaCrat spin before AND after the SOTU. Pictures and screen caps welcome.


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To: Timeout

1,951 posted on 02/02/2005 6:41:41 PM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: Fenris6

You made it downstairs for a bit, eh?


1,952 posted on 02/02/2005 6:41:42 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: Fenris6

Minute? Ya got nanoseconds.


1,953 posted on 02/02/2005 6:41:50 PM PST by Maigrey ("... I will stand in front of the box to put my heart in it." - Mohammed from Iraq the Blog)
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To: lawgirl
"He looks SO young and wonderful and vibrant tonight!"

He does! Except for the extra grey hairs, I don't think President Bush has aged much these last four years.

1,954 posted on 02/02/2005 6:41:55 PM PST by mtngrl@vrwc ( We cannot change the direction of the wind... but we can adjust our sails.)
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To: Cheryllynn
what are the DUmmies up to?

They see their power quickly dissapating. They are being dumped into the ashbin of history. And they don't like it. However, they can't seem to do anything about it.

1,955 posted on 02/02/2005 6:41:55 PM PST by jackbill
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To: Howlin

Prez standing up for the allies the Dems say don't exist!


1,956 posted on 02/02/2005 6:41:59 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: Howlin

I agree with that.


1,957 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:02 PM PST by cyborg
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To: NonValueAdded

Better in fact.

5 choices based on S&P 500/Wilshire 4500/ EAFE Index/ Lehman Bros Aggregate Bond Index/ and default 100% allocation to non-negotiable US Gov bonds.

The plan expenses average .08% (that's not a misprint point-oh-eight but my data is a couple of years old) and the C Fund (S&P) is somewhere around .10%. Even cheaper than index funds because they are based on ETF's and managed in enormous quantity by Barclays Global.

Nice, nice, plan.


1,958 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:04 PM PST by HRoarke (Please nominate Hillary!)
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To: Fenris6

I am spinning my wheels just trying to keep up with this thread! LOL!


1,959 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:06 PM PST by lawgirl (Proud 2 time voter for George W. Bush as of 7:21 AM CST, November 2, 2004. LUVYA DUBYA!!)
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To: onyx

Slug a drink. Nu-ku-lur!


1,960 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:07 PM PST by Maigrey ("... I will stand in front of the box to put my heart in it." - Mohammed from Iraq the Blog)
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To: MystIV

Sheesh, is there any station that won't be covering her response? I can't stand listening to that woman.


1,961 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:08 PM PST by jennyjenny
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Many of us disagee with the President on immigration policy. Nothing new was mentioned tonight. We've debated that at length. We will continue to do so. Let's not turn this thread into a bicker fest.

Those of you who join me in disagreeing with the President on immigration, let's be reasoned in our approach here.

Thanks.
1,962 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: cyborg
Poor Ted Kennedy... Sean Hannity plays him trying to say his name every day!

Have you heard Rush's ten minute thing on it? He has Paul Shanklin singing "osama obamba" to the tune of La Bamba. I about died. He spent ten minutes talking about it a week or so ago and interspersing some of the other babbling Kennedy has done in the past few years - e.g. the reelect Clinton speech etc... "george's bush" and all that. It has you rolling on the floor before he's done.

1,963 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:09 PM PST by Terriergal (What is the meaning of life?? Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever.)
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To: lizma
Sounds like he announced tonight he's dumping his amnesty program

He never had an amnesty plan.

1,964 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:10 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: BurbankKarl
So, the Joint Chiefs are allowed to clap for military talking points?

I think they do when he praises the troops or talks about their successes but not anything domestic related.

1,965 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:10 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: NautiNurse

I'd like my payout today, plus accrued interest.


1,966 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: Dog
Slow down people....I can't get a word in...

Roger that!

1,967 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:15 PM PST by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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Nu-Ku-lar ... drink cue!


1,968 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:19 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" HRC 6/28/2004)
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To: BurbankKarl

Don't ask me about the protocol for the Joint Chiefs, but methinks because they're supposed to be non-political jobs, that would seem about right.


1,969 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:19 PM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: NautiNurse

Biden! ROTFLOL! "plugs" good one!


1,970 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:20 PM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: longtermmemmory

I think this is one of the best SOTU address I've ever heard.


1,971 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:21 PM PST by DJ88
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To: Bahbah

BAHBah tower your are cleared to take off.


1,972 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:21 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: arasina

I said hello to everyone 300 posts back....you all missed it.


1,973 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:26 PM PST by Dog
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To: TomGuy

Rummy is looking good too.


1,974 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:29 PM PST by lawgirl (Proud 2 time voter for George W. Bush as of 7:21 AM CST, November 2, 2004. LUVYA DUBYA!!)
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To: OXENinFLA
Checked the bar?

How about the reflecting pool?
1,975 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:29 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: alnick

but Denny still looks like he is passing a kidney stone.. poor Denny......liven up my man


1,976 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:29 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Done. Thanks for the reminder!


1,977 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:36 PM PST by mack98 (check out the latest washington dc '05 photos at http://community.webshots.com/user/luzsa2004)
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To: All

So much for (ahem...)UNILATERALISM...


1,978 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:37 PM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: ChicagoRighty
THE DUmies must be using copious amounts of environmentally friendly toilet paper to wipe their brick shaped excretions.
1,979 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:38 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Howlin

Yeah, because he is free. No worries about re election. A second term can be either a blessing or a curse. In President Bush's case, I think it is going to be the best four years of his eight year presidency.


1,980 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:41 PM PST by Beeline40@aol.com (What is an Esthetician...?)
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To: Timeout

1,981 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:46 PM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: mhking

>> Can anyone imagine what is going on in DU-land?

Who cares?<<


Everyone loves a good meltdown... this one must be an extremely messy one.


1,982 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:49 PM PST by ChicagoRighty (Surrounded by libbies and damn tired of it!)
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To: hole_n_one

Shiela is that a camera and can I put my face in it Jackson........You H_!

1,983 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:49 PM PST by cbkaty
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To: lawgirl

Have to read the thread to see shat's going on. Don't have TV in my puter room. Thanks all!


1,984 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:52 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: kellynch

41 used to be my hero as I have met him on many occasions and absolutely love him but I have to tell you - I'M W'S BIGGEST FAN.....I LOVE THIS MAN!


1,985 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:55 PM PST by BamaDi
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To: MystIV
ROFL!....not sure I'll watch crazy Nancy...
1,986 posted on 02/02/2005 6:42:56 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: lawgirl

despair and hatred- more love for our enemies. replacing hatred with hope....


1,987 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:05 PM PST by lawgirl (Proud 2 time voter for George W. Bush as of 7:21 AM CST, November 2, 2004. LUVYA DUBYA!!)
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To: cbkaty
Sounds like you've met a few of the Belles of the DNCs party wing.

"What? No, I'm not carrying carpet remnants in my blouse!"
1,988 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:05 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Children classics updated for Islam, "If you're happy and you know it, go Kaboom!")
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To: COEXERJ145
"Sounds like he announced tonight he's dumping his amnesty program."

Seeing how he never had one to begin with he hasn't had to dump anything.

Oh yes, just keep repeating that, and I'll bet 2 or 3 hundred Americans will eventually believe it.

1,989 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:07 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (No more illegal alien sympathizers from Texas. America has one too many.)
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To: Txsleuth
Gosh, you'd think this guy has a MBA or something from some fancy egghead school.......

But, they said he was stupid?

As I posted a long long time ago. Never never never play poker with George W. Bush.

1,990 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:13 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Denny Crane: "I look to two things: First to God and then to Fox News.")
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To: lawgirl

Rummy ALWAYS looks good to me. ;p


1,991 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:13 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: DJ88
It is a very good speech so far.
1,992 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:13 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: relee
Bush will continue to run the vermin to ground, under the ground and make them part of the ground.

My number one issue.

1,993 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:16 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Howlin
"Oh, so now you're saying there is NO PLAN?"

NO PLAN that's been implimented yet.

And I sure didn't quite get the details in the ten seconds the President proposed "THE PLAN."

1,994 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:16 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: ChicagoRighty

DU-land is doing lines now and throwing the noose over the rafters


1,995 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:20 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: All

Is it me or does Hitlery look like she was weaned on a pickle?


1,996 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:23 PM PST by fastattacksailor (Humiliate Islam: It's certainly asking for it!)
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To: Two-Bits
Has anyone seem Teddy?

He may be out cruising, looking for another woman to kill.

1,997 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:23 PM PST by Lazamataz (Proudly Posting Without Reading the Article Since 1999!)
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To: ElRushbo

THE FORCE OF HUMAN FREEDOM!!!


1,998 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:23 PM PST by doug from upland (THE RED STATES - celebrate a great American tradition)
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To: NorCalRepub

I agree. Denny looks constipated.


1,999 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:27 PM PST by Diverdogz
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Radicalism and ideologies of murder"

Are we talking about liberalism?

2,000 posted on 02/02/2005 6:43:29 PM PST by Terriergal (What is the meaning of life?? Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever.)
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