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  • 2 Comments about TSOTU Address

    01/26/2011 4:15:25 AM PST · by DBCJR · 2 replies
    Making the Tucson shooting about political extremism is misunderstanding mental illness and politicizing a tragedy. Freezing the current spending levels is making trillions of dollars of deficit the routine business of our country.
  • The State Of Confusion Address: The Bad, The Ugly, The WTF

    01/26/2011 1:07:20 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 40 replies ^ | January 26, 2010 | Alan Levy
    Is it me or is the game passing Chairman Obama by ? The 2011 State of Confusion Address proved one thing: Our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama is a shadow of his former self. We did not see the fiery, charismatic demogogue of the 2008 Popularity Contest. Last night, we saw a shell shocked man who knows the gig is up. It was almost sad to watch. Obama looked like as if he were barefoot and standing on shards of broken glass. It was almost as if you could feel his discomfort. I don't know if Obama's still smarting from...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    01/25/2011 9:10:57 PM PST · by abigail2 · 15 replies
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  • Some State of the Union disingenuous word play: subsidy vs. investment

    01/25/2011 8:20:49 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 2 replies
    Did you catch that? “Instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy, let’s invest in” alternative energy. When it’s an industry he doesn’t like – oil, for example – he is quick to recognize that government subsidy is in fact “subsidizing.” But when it’s an industry he favors – like uneconomical foo-foo alternatives like solar or wind, then it’s an “investment.” How about this...
  • Factbox: Reactions to the State of the Union address

    01/25/2011 7:42:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/25/11 | Reuters
    (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday. His speech challenges Republicans to adopt limited spending cuts and focus on job-creating investments. Here are some reactions to the speech. House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, in remarks prepared as the official Republican response: "Last year -- in an unprecedented failure -- Congress chose not to pass, or even propose a budget ... Our forthcoming budget is our obligation to you -- to show you how we intend to do things differently, how we will cut spending to get the...
  • Forget This Year's State of the Union, What About The One After The Next Election?

    01/25/2011 7:21:57 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-25-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    I talked to a psychic about what the future holds and I've got good news and bad news about it. The good news is Obama isn't president after 2012. The bad news.... The only glimmer of hope I can offer is that she had to ask why I wanted to see her, so maybe she's a fraud Democrat.
  • Obama, the centrist? Look for signs he doesn’t mean it

    01/25/2011 4:59:23 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    President Obama this evening likely will seem to nudge toward the center, in light of the fact Democrats have been trimmed from the ranks of Congress and his first two years haven’t exactly drawn a standing ovation by the rest of the nation. Since he hasn’t advanced any further far-left schemes lately, the president’s favorable ratings have improved. That’s another result of public perception that he’s not quite as frighteningly radical now as he was earlier. The fact is, this all is window dressing. Has this leopard changed its spots? Listen closely tonight. When he calls for. . .
  • Republican and Marxist Date Night in D.C.

    01/25/2011 4:47:15 PM PST · by cj in tx · 14 replies
    Gulag Boundd ^ | January 25, 2011 | Sher Zieve
    Never before has a State of the Union address drawn such attention for such an absurd notion. The capitol is atwitter over who will sit with whom on their first official Congressperson-to-Congressperson dates. What should I wear, will I clash with what he/she is wearing? Who will drive? Is it okay for me to wear cologne/perfume? Should I place my arm in his/hers or should we just hold hands and sing “Kumbayah?” So many questions for such an expected giddy whirlwind of a night! And why all of this excitement? For the first time in four years the Republicans...
  • Live Thread: Barack Obama Presents the State of the Union Civility Sham Wow 9 p.m. EST 1/25/11

    01/25/2011 3:23:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 582 replies
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | Kristinn
    Live from Congress!It'ssssss.....Barack Obama!Starring in the State of the Union Civility Sham Wow!Featuring Joe Biden as Happy Clappy!And John Boehner as the Angry White Man Who wants to Kill Old People, Take Away a Woman's Right to Choose, Enslave Blacks, Deport All Hispanics, Cut Taxes for the Rich, Starve the Poor, Take Away Their Healthcare and Privatize Social Security and Medicare."Investments...Civility...Jobs...Civility...Investments...Civility...Jobs...Civility"
  • You've Never Seen a State of the Union Address Like This Before

    01/25/2011 3:17:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    The White House ^ | January 24, 2011 | Macon Phillips
    We're putting the finishing touches on a new feature for that will offer an enhanced viewer experience for President Obama's State of the Union address. As President Obama addresses the Nation, will offer a companion stream of visual aids, like charts and quick stats to provide context and emphasize key points.
  • Obama State of the Union: spending, but (uhhh) restraint

    01/25/2011 12:03:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/25/11 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – Eager to show some budget toughness, President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to call for a five-year freeze on all discretionary government spending outside of national security, the White House said Tuesday. The move is almost identical to the freeze Obama called for in his address to the nation last year at this time — his current proposal would cover five years, not three years — and ultimately it may have little effect. Congress decides the budget on its own terms, and Obama has even less sway than he did in his first...
  • Obama’s Spending Freeze is the Same Old, Same Old…

    01/25/2011 11:48:59 AM PST · by SalAOR · 14 replies
    Axis of Right ^ | 1/25/2011 | Sal
    In tonight’s State of the Union Address (join us tonight beginning at 8:45 PM EST for liveblog coverage), President Obama is expected to propose a five-year spending freeze for non-defense discretionary spending. Such a freeze, while a good baby step, will do nothing to reign in the spending spree that Congress has been on since 2008. So, we’d freeze the budget, but not roll back any of the trillions of dollars in additional spending that Obama has added to the federal budget since his inauguration in 2008. Besides, this whole proposal sounds a little too familiar. I feel like we’ve...
  • Obama Is "Clueless": Peter Schiff Weighs in on SOTU, Jeff Immelt's New Gig

    01/25/2011 8:44:39 AM PST · by cowboyway · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Jan 25, 2011, 11:28AM EST | Aaron Task
    President Obama is expected to call for increased spending on R&D and infrastructure during Tuesday's State of the Union address, according to reports. The president is also expected to call for a decrease in corporate tax rates as part of his recent pro-business offensive that has already seen the appointments of executives William Daley and Jeffrey Immelt to senior advisory roles, and a promise to reduce onerous regulations. (See: Obama Shows His True Colors ... and They're (Still) PRO-Business) But talk is cheap and Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital, says President Obama is "clueless" about what the economy...
  • Islam and the State of the Union

    01/25/2011 8:36:01 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    The state of our union is . . . denial — at least when it comes to Islam.” I’m not holding my breath waiting for President Obama, as denier-in-chief, to make that pronouncement when he addresses the nation this evening at one of Leviathan’s more notorious wastes of time, the State of the Union address. Indeed, Washington’s annual celebration of itself, high on pageantry and bereft of substance, is unlikely to dwell much on the “religion of peace,” notwithstanding its centrality — acknowledged or not — to much of U.S. policy. Such silence is fitting, as is its flip side:...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe: "What Should Obama Say Tonight?"

    01/25/2011 7:49:27 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 24 replies ^ | 1/25/11 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    Sad to say, what I wrote last year at this time is hardly less apt today: “The State of the Union Address is ordinarily a bore. It generally consists of a laundry list of proposals, and the list nearly always seems interminable. If Barack Obama has moxie, however, tonight could be different. His State of the Union Address could be a real game changer.” “Here,” I then wrote, “is how he could do it – if he was really intent on saving his Presidency and on turning a disgraceful performance in that office into something worthy of eulogy. This evening,...
  • A Recipe for 2011 State of the Union Cookies

    01/24/2011 7:03:43 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-24-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Apparently one representative from the Republican and Democratic caucuses were charged with writing a recipe for cookies commemorating the bipartisan spirit of this years State of the Union address, which was suggested by Democrats after they lost their historic grip on power. Yeah yeah, that's just right-wing conspiracy theory bluster. It might be just me, but it seems easy to figure out which side contributed to each section of the recipe... ---------- 2011 State of the Union Bipartisan Chip Cookies: • 3/4 cup sugar • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar • 1 cup butter, softened • 2 large eggs,beaten...
  • Length of State of the Union Addresses in Minutes

    Length of State of the Union Messages and Addresses (in minutes)L. Johnson (1966) - Obama
  • George Will: Hey, That State Of The Union … It’s Nothing More Than Stroking Erogenous Zones

    01/24/2011 10:24:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | January 24, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    Well … I think he’s right. Afterall, most of these speeches ultimatelty are “pep rallies”. But not just for the party in power, although that most assuredly is the biggest draw. But also for the American people. Still aren’t we past this? So when you tune in tomorrow night will you be looking for the President to stroke your political erogenous zones? Insert applause here. Donna Brazile does her best to put the best spin on this … it’s for the people … but is it what the people really ned to hear from their President. I’m with Will. Send...
  • Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage

    01/24/2011 12:54:09 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 22 replies
    Tv Newser ^ | January 24, 2011 | Alex Weprin
    All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening. On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams anchoring along with “Meet the Press” host David Gregory. ABC has Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring, joined by a number of correspondents, hosts, and analysts, including Jake Tapper, Christiane Amanpour, Jonathan Karl and Deborah Roberts. On CBS, “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead the coverage, joined by CBS reporters and analysts. On the Fox broadcasting network, Fox News Channel’s...
  • Ex-Clinton adviser Mark Penn gives the President advice on his State of the Union speech

    01/23/2011 11:08:12 AM PST · by Slippery Jim · 6 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/23/11 | Mark Penn
    In his State of the Union, President Obama has the opportunity, and even mission, to articulate the new direction he has taken in his presidency since the shellacking in the 2010 midterm elections. There is no doubt that he has radically changed course by backing the Bush tax cuts, sending olive branches to big business and reshuffling his team.... The best I can make of the Obama retooling is that it will be based on something less coherent but potentially just as potent--a revised economic philosophy that is based more on private sector renewal while holding firm to liberal views...