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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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1 posted on 02/02/2005 3:43:45 PM PST by Timeout
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To: Timeout

Hi!


2 posted on 02/02/2005 3:44:32 PM PST by silent_jonny (The Nightime Sniffling Sneezing Coughing Aching Stuffyhead Fever So You Can Freep Medicine)
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To: Timeout

It will be interesting to see how Bush handles a speech full of numbers, projections and math. My prediction: he carries it off...and all the media will act flabbergasted.


3 posted on 02/02/2005 3:45:31 PM PST by Timeout (Dems have been saying no for 10 years. Now they can SCREAM it.)
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To: Timeout

I was wondering when the thread would go up. Thank you, and holding my spot.


4 posted on 02/02/2005 3:46:13 PM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: Timeout
It will be interesting to see how Bush handles a speech full of numbers, projections and math. My prediction: he carries it off...and all the media will act flabbergasted.

You don't get an MBA if you can't handle numbers, projections and math :-)

5 posted on 02/02/2005 3:46:57 PM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: Timeout
The media will act flabbergasted?????? :)
6 posted on 02/02/2005 3:47:16 PM PST by silent_jonny (The Nightime Sniffling Sneezing Coughing Aching Stuffyhead Fever So You Can Freep Medicine)
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To: Timeout; Howlin; MEG33; Peach; ohioWfan; cyncooper; cyborg; onyx; Mo1; Carolinamom; LisaMalia; ...

SOTU Live Thread Ping


7 posted on 02/02/2005 3:49:51 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (PEST/Suicide Hotline 1-800-BUSH-WON)
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To: Timeout

Here's hoping that President Bush holds up an ink stained index finger and points it at the Special K twins from MA.


8 posted on 02/02/2005 3:49:56 PM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Timeout
Word on the blogs has it that the closing part of the speech is a hum-dinger. Set your VCR's.

Haven't been on the blogs today. Any hint what they are refering to?

9 posted on 02/02/2005 3:49:58 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: Timeout; 1stMarylandRegiment; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; ...
HEY........I'm glad I looked!!!!

Live thread for SOTU!!!






***This is the LIVE THREAD PING LIST; if you want ON the list, please Freepmail me.

10 posted on 02/02/2005 3:50:09 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: Timeout

Thanks, been waitin' for the thread to kick-start.


11 posted on 02/02/2005 3:50:35 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: silent_jonny

LOL! Another drinking game!

Every time a reporter says Bush was "misunderestimated" again....drink!


12 posted on 02/02/2005 3:50:49 PM PST by Timeout (Dems have been saying no for 10 years. Now they can SCREAM it.)
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To: Timeout

I'm hoping for another homerun! We'll know how well W did, by how much the pundits whine on T.V. after.


13 posted on 02/02/2005 3:51:12 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: Timeout
I think it's interesting how the Democrats have been "responding" to the President's speech for the past few days already. My guess is that their official response tonight will be a "See, we told you so" kind of thing.

He could perform miracles tonight, but the media and the Democrats would still come out attacking him.

I just like watching the crowd to see which Congrescritters embarrass themselves on national television.

14 posted on 02/02/2005 3:51:15 PM PST by SaveTheChief (There are 10 types of people -- those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: Timeout

I hear about halfway thru the speech he'd going to point to Senator Kerry and shout "Loser!! Loooooooooser! BWA-HAhahahaa!"


15 posted on 02/02/2005 3:51:15 PM PST by theDentist (Jerry Springer: PBS for White Trash)
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To: Howlin

Thanks


16 posted on 02/02/2005 3:51:31 PM PST by firewalk
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To: TADSLOS

>Here's hoping that President Bush holds up an ink stained index finger and points it at the Special K twins from MA.<

Most excellent comment!


17 posted on 02/02/2005 3:51:55 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: Timeout
God Bless you GWB!

I'm shocked that there hasn't been one snarky immigrant comment made yet. You guys are losing your touch.
18 posted on 02/02/2005 3:52:37 PM PST by Tempest (Click on my name for a long list of press contacts)
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To: Timeout
You got to love it, the dims trotted out the SS sky is falling routine all these years but now it's just fine.

Hahaha.

I continue to be amazed at how our President has improved
his oratory. I got a feeling this one is going down in the
books.

Heard more of a blurb about the inked finger (A Fr original
idea.) on the radio, expect there may be some in the audience tonight. Heard Kooksinich on Hannidy's radio program today, the man is a lunatic!
19 posted on 02/02/2005 3:52:42 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Timeout
Word on the blogs has it that the closing part of the speech is a hum-dinger. Set your VCR's.

Any details?

20 posted on 02/02/2005 3:53:01 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Timeout
It will be interesting to see how Bush handles a speech full of numbers, projections and math.

I thought that was his strong point. Or maybe it was just compared to Al Gore's fuzzy math anything makes sense.

21 posted on 02/02/2005 3:53:03 PM PST by swheats
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To: Howlin

BBL


22 posted on 02/02/2005 3:53:06 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Howlin

mark for later


23 posted on 02/02/2005 3:53:14 PM PST by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: Timeout

Thanks for starting the thread. Placemark!


24 posted on 02/02/2005 3:53:39 PM PST by adaven
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To: Timeout

Well, hello!
Thanks for starting the thread.


25 posted on 02/02/2005 3:54:19 PM PST by LadyPilgrim (Sealed my pardon with His Blood, Hallelujah!!! What a Savior!!!)
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To: SaveTheChief

Hehe, I LOVE it when they have those sour puss looks on their faces, and they have to sit on their hands and remain in their seats, because there is NO WAY they can give GWB any credit for ANYTHING!!!! Hehe, it is like watching the internal war going on, because they know their constituents are watching.

Here's to hoping the camera goes to the Dems early and often to show this!


26 posted on 02/02/2005 3:54:23 PM PST by rlmorel
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To: Howlin

BRING IT ON!!


27 posted on 02/02/2005 3:54:23 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: tet68

Ready for a good dose of Strategery + Schardenfreude applied to the dems


28 posted on 02/02/2005 3:54:27 PM PST by spokeshave (Strategery + Schardenfreude = Stratenschardenfreudery)
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To: Howlin; Timeout

Did you folks see that Pelosi intends to refer to our military as "occupiers?" Oh yes, and I recently posted the AP story of Al-Zawhiri saying the same thing.


29 posted on 02/02/2005 3:54:35 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Howlin
Every time he gives a major speech, I wonder when we will ever hear about THIS again:

Probably not tonight. But I just know there will be a very poignant time when he will show us that badge again.

30 posted on 02/02/2005 3:54:53 PM PST by Timeout (Dems have been saying no for 10 years. Now they can SCREAM it.)
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To: Timeout
it would likely hamper out typing ability

Technical Foul. You started early!!

31 posted on 02/02/2005 3:55:03 PM PST by fuquadukie (If you can't hang with the big dogs, then don't jump off the porch.)
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To: Howlin

What time is the speech?


32 posted on 02/02/2005 3:55:16 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: swheats

I have heard it said that GWB is a pretty good poker player.

I don't think he minds one bit being misunderestimated, plays into his hands.


33 posted on 02/02/2005 3:55:43 PM PST by rlmorel
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To: Timeout
Every time a reporter says Bush was "misunderestimated" again....drink!

Let me go get the quarter-barrel (and call in sick to work tomorrow :-)

34 posted on 02/02/2005 3:55:46 PM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: Timeout
. . . . . . . .

(bread crumb trail)

35 posted on 02/02/2005 3:55:51 PM PST by tomkat (custom furniture and cabinetry)
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To: mylife

9ET/6PT


36 posted on 02/02/2005 3:56:04 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (PEST/Suicide Hotline 1-800-BUSH-WON)
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To: TADSLOS

"Here's hoping that President Bush holds up an ink stained index finger and points it at the Special K twins from MA."

LOL! Would give left ..um lung to see that.


37 posted on 02/02/2005 3:57:21 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: rlmorel

He probably enjoys giving his detractors enough rope to hang themselves with. I know I would.


38 posted on 02/02/2005 3:57:22 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (PEST/Suicide Hotline 1-800-BUSH-WON)
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To: TADSLOS

"Special K"

I like it. :-)


39 posted on 02/02/2005 3:57:25 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: TADSLOS
Here's hoping that President Bush holds up an ink stained index finger and points it at the Special K twins from MA.

There's a senator that's going to - and urging others to. I'm gonna be watching for that.

We should all 'wear' an ink stained finger tomorrow wherever we go. Not say a word, just go quietly about our "business as usual' - with our Royal cobalt blue (blue/purple) fingers.

Any lefties get "offended" or give us lip - just smile, no discussion, and walk away.

I dare any boss to make an issue of it - far less prove it's a reprimand-able offense. ;o)

40 posted on 02/02/2005 3:57:45 PM PST by maine-iac7 (...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Thanks for the info


41 posted on 02/02/2005 3:57:51 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife

9 PM EST.


42 posted on 02/02/2005 3:58:04 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Did you folks see that Pelosi intends to refer to our military as "occupiers?"

It's hard to believe she's representing an American state.

43 posted on 02/02/2005 3:58:31 PM PST by swheats
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To: spokeshave

44 posted on 02/02/2005 3:58:32 PM PST by rlmorel
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To: Timeout
Bush will spend about 1/2 the speech on foreign policy, 1/2 on domestic, with heavy emphasis on Social Security reform.

How is the media reporting this? "Pres. Bush will spend about half the speech on foreign policy, half on domestic policy, and the another half on Social Security."

45 posted on 02/02/2005 3:58:39 PM PST by My2Cents ("I look to two things: First to God and then to Fox News.")
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To: TADSLOS

Oh, wouldn't that be fabulous?


46 posted on 02/02/2005 3:58:48 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Any details?

None. I read over at NRO that his speechwriters told everyone the ending is really good. That's all.

47 posted on 02/02/2005 3:59:00 PM PST by Timeout (Dems have been saying no for 10 years. Now they can SCREAM it.)
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To: rlmorel
They are really embarrassing themselves right now, and I think any continued obstructionism will help us gain more seats in the next election. If they prove to be as pigheaded as Daschle was, they may very well get the same treatment!
48 posted on 02/02/2005 3:59:05 PM PST by SaveTheChief (There are 10 types of people -- those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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How about bumping this thread up on the sidebar? I almost didn't see it! Granted it's a mite early, but ...

Many thanks.

49 posted on 02/02/2005 3:59:23 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: mylife; Howlin

CSPAN will be doing a SOTU preview show at 8ET.


50 posted on 02/02/2005 3:59:46 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (PEST/Suicide Hotline 1-800-BUSH-WON)
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