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State of the Union thread - Tuesday (January 25th) at 9 PM

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  • enc0reenc0re Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Are there more webstreams besides the White House one? I'll be in class until 9PM and won't have time to hunt them down myself beforehand.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Pokemon Champion (retired) Ann ArborRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    C-SPAN's is usually pretty good.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava If I confuse you, I blame the infant sleep-deprived new mommyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I would imagine that most of the major news outlets online will carry a stream. The quality of the stream may differ from place to place.

    I intend to watch it on msnbc simply because that's the channel on my tv i have memorized

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  • enc0reenc0re Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Oh good god I was being dumb. I had my mind all wrapped up and thought it was Tuesday already.

    Boy was I confused when I couldn't find any stream after coming home.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    it is tuesday

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    will we have a YOU LIE moment this time?

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  • kildykildy Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    The only heckle I will accept would be Kanye West rushing the podium and interrupting the President.

    So on a more serious note: what's the deal with the two rebuttals? Did Bachmann just decide to go all mavericky or something and run an unsanctioned one, or did the GOP feel they needed to run with two?

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  • TheBlackWindTheBlackWind Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    will we have a YOU LIE moment this time?

    I kind of doubt it after the Giffords incident, but you can never be sure...

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  • YougottawannaYougottawanna Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    kildy wrote: »
    The only heckle I will accept would be Kanye West rushing the podium and interrupting the President.

    So on a more serious note: what's the deal with the two rebuttals? Did Bachmann just decide to go all mavericky or something and run an unsanctioned one, or did the GOP feel they needed to run with two?

    I think Bachmann has gone rogue on this one. I suspect this is part one of her "run for President" plan, a prospect which makes me giggle uncontrollably so I try not to think about it.

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  • rndmherorndmhero Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Yea, the Bachmann one is not GOP-sanctioned. Should be good for the SotU blooper reel.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    rndmhero wrote: »
    Yea, the Bachmann one is not GOP-sanctioned. Should be good for the SotU blooper reel.

    Which actually makes it the more interesting one.

    This should be a fun night, folks! Get the popcorn ready! (but not right now, it will be cold and nasty before the SotU starts).

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    When are the GOP rebuttals scheduled to take place? Right after the SotU takes place or what?

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  • rndmherorndmhero Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    The Hill wrote:
    Only one television network — CNN — plans to air Bachmann's response to President Obama in its entirety, which she'll deliver separately from the official Republican response. She will make her remarks to the Tea Party Express, which will live-stream her speech on its website.

    NBC, CBS, ABC and the Fox broadcast network won't air Bachmann's address, according to spokesmen.
    GOP aides are unhappy with the decision, because it risks making the opposition look conflicted -- as if the two are trying to upstage one another -- muddling GOP efforts to offer a unified response.

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm surprised MSNBC isn't running her speech, if only to get Mathews' hate-boner all worked up on live TV again.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm surprised MSNBC isn't running her speech, if only to get Mathews' hate-boner all worked up on live TV again.

    Matthews is in the shop getting some cogs changed.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm surprised MSNBC isn't running her speech, if only to get Mathews' hate-boner all worked up on live TV again.

    YOU ARE NOW ALL THING OF CHRIS MATHEW'S HARD ON

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  • Psycho Internet HawkPsycho Internet Hawk Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm not sure if any opposition speech will be better than watching Bobby Jindal's political rise come to a dead stop on national television a few years back.

    I sill think Bachmann's handlers will keep her mostly under control, but who knows? Maybe not!

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  • OctoparrotOctoparrot Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm not sure if any opposition speech will be better than watching Bobby Jindal's political rise come to a dead stop on national television a few years back.

    I sill think Bachmann's handlers will keep her mostly under control, but who knows? Maybe not!

    I don't watch rebuttals, what was so bad about Jindal's speech?

    Also, any bets when debates come he's called Pee-OOSH Jin-DAL instead of by nickname?

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Octoparrot wrote: »
    I'm not sure if any opposition speech will be better than watching Bobby Jindal's political rise come to a dead stop on national television a few years back.

    I sill think Bachmann's handlers will keep her mostly under control, but who knows? Maybe not!

    I don't watch rebuttals, what was so bad about Jindal's speech?

    Also, any bets when debates come he's called Pee-OOSH Jin-DAL instead of by nickname?

    He was pretty much Howdy Doody.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Pokemon Champion (retired) Ann ArborRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Octoparrot wrote: »
    I'm not sure if any opposition speech will be better than watching Bobby Jindal's political rise come to a dead stop on national television a few years back.

    I sill think Bachmann's handlers will keep her mostly under control, but who knows? Maybe not!

    I don't watch rebuttals, what was so bad about Jindal's speech?

    Also, any bets when debates come he's called Pee-OOSH Jin-DAL instead of by nickname?

    He was pretty much Kenneth the Page.

    Fixed.

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    On my god, I can't un-see it now bum.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Octoparrot wrote: »
    I'm not sure if any opposition speech will be better than watching Bobby Jindal's political rise come to a dead stop on national television a few years back.

    I sill think Bachmann's handlers will keep her mostly under control, but who knows? Maybe not!

    I don't watch rebuttals, what was so bad about Jindal's speech?

    Also, any bets when debates come he's called Pee-OOSH Jin-DAL instead of by nickname?

    Remember when the Iraq press guy spent a half hour talking about how the Iraqi army would roll over the invaders?

    Like that, but as Elmer Fudd with a speech coach.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    Also "Why are we wasting money researching volcanoes?" and then WPowkaslspaklzaoKrigstein blew up.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    It always stuns me how ill-informed conservatives are on scientific research.

    "Why are we wasting money studying fruit flies!?"

    In a speech at a place where people were being helped by fruit fly research.

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  • kildykildy Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    MKR wrote: »
    It always stuns me how ill-informed conservatives are on scientific research.

    "Why are we wasting money studying fruit flies!?"

    In a speech at a place where people were being helped by fruit fly research.

    The volcano thing was just funny though. If there is a god, that was totally god watching the speech, doing a spit-take with his drink of choice, and phoning in a proper response.

    But yeah, mostly it was him having absolutely no charisma while trying to be his most charming "you should get to know me and like me" pre-presidential run speech.

    Bachmann.. I'm not sure what I think of that. She's basically running her response in the perfect place: direct marketing to the only people it will play well with. It's not going to play much to the base (they won't see it), and won't play much to liberals (again, won't really see it/care), and only really risks being terribly stupid and trying to wedge the tea party away from thinking they're republicans. If anything, the GOP should be helping her write it to make sure it's not either crazy as hell or divisive among their base.

    I guess the cynic in me sees value in direct marketing crazy shit to people who want it, if you can keep it out of the spotlight from everyone else.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Pokemon Champion (retired) Ann ArborRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    If you're a fan of the crazy, CNN has decided to air Bachmann. Because journalistic standards are for losers.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm not going to be home until around 10 tonight, so I'm going to miss big swaths of this.

    Hopefully I can find a replay stream on the internet after the fact.

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    If you're a fan of the crazy, CNN has decided to air Bachmann. Because journalistic standards are for losers.

    If almost no one else is doing it, I can see why they would. Hell, if nothing else it gives them practically the first shot at any hilarity that crops up.

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  • galenbladegalenblade Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ut oh. Apparently the main piece to the SOTU tonight is a 5 year budget freeze on discretionary spending.

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    galenblade wrote: »
    Ut oh. Apparently the main piece to the SOTU tonight is a 5 year budget freeze on discretionary spending.

    How big of an idiot is Obama?

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    HamHamJ wrote: »
    galenblade wrote: »
    Ut oh. Apparently the main piece to the SOTU tonight is a 5 year budget freeze on discretionary spending.

    How big of an idiot is Obama?

    I'm going to say its pandering.

    I'll hold judgment until its done.

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  • kildykildy Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I feel this may be a heavy drinking SotU if that's accurate.

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  • galenbladegalenblade Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    HamHamJ wrote: »
    galenblade wrote: »
    Ut oh. Apparently the main piece to the SOTU tonight is a 5 year budget freeze on discretionary spending.

    How big of an idiot is Obama?

    I'm going to say its pandering.

    I'll hold judgment until its done.

    I'm really hoping that's a sop he'll be throwing, and not something he's going to actively try for.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Pokemon Champion (retired) Ann ArborRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    It's kind of irrelevant as this Congress isn't going to allow increases in spending anyway. Decreases in revenue sure, but not so much with the increases in spending.

    And obviously no one will remember the promise when the 113th Congress is seated, hopefully with considerably more liberals.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Bush said we were going to go to mars in his SOTU address too.

    So wait until stuff actually happens.

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Bush said we were going to go to mars in his SOTU address too.

    So wait until stuff actually happens.

    No. He shouldn't even be saying it.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    HamHamJ wrote: »
    Bush said we were going to go to mars in his SOTU address too.

    So wait until stuff actually happens.

    No. He shouldn't even be saying it.

    ok....

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  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I usually look forward to political speeches and the like. I even watched every Bush SotU even though I didn't like his presidency. However I'm just not looking forward to some centrist platitudes and reaching across the aisle. Does anyone else feel this way?

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Pokemon Champion (retired) Ann ArborRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I usually look forward to political speeches and the like. I even watched every Bush SotU even though I didn't like his presidency. However I'm just not looking forward to some centrist platitudes and reaching across the isle. Does anyone else feel this way?

    Pretty much.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava If I confuse you, I blame the infant sleep-deprived new mommyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    yeah, pretty much.

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