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1 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:56:38pm

Allow me to take a moment to give a shout-out to all the wingnuts who were sure this time last year that a Republican would be giving this speech tonight.

2 thedopefishlives  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:58:38pm

What’s the derp drinking game for tonight? I imagine one will be every time a prominent GOPtard (or all of them) refuse to applaud for anything the President says.

3 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:59:36pm

Boehner looks cheery as ever.

4 CarleeCork  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:59:49pm

Here’s hoping the Nuge acts out and the Secret Service takes him down.

5 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:59:57pm

And by “cheery” I mean “constipated.”

6 Bubblehead II  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:00:05pm

Who needs a drinking game? I’m just going to drink.

7 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:00:24pm

re: #1 Targetpractice

Allow me to take a moment to give a shout-out to all the wingnuts who were sure this time last year that a Republican would be giving this speech tonight.

Now that’s a quality gloat.

8 bratwurst  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:01:03pm
9 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:02:10pm

I am disappointed at the lack of apostrophe. We have multiple presidents with cabinets now, apparently.

10 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:02:20pm

SHE IS BEAUTIFUL YOU RETARDED FUCK

11 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:02:38pm

He’s late again. NARCISSIST!

12 Bubblehead II  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:02:38pm

What’s with the green ribbons?

13 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:03:10pm

re: #12 Bubblehead II

What’s with the green ribbons?

They’re memorials to the Sandy Hook victims.

14 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:03:32pm

The room can barely contain the glee of Boehner. Why the long face, John?

15 Stanley Sea  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:03:42pm

re: #12 Bubblehead II

What’s with the green ribbons?

Sandy Hook

16 Bubblehead II  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:03:53pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

They’re memorials to the Sandy Hook victims.

Thank You. Wasn’t aware of that.

17 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:04:04pm

Is John Boehner really wearing an orange tie?

18 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:04:51pm

My drinking game is to drink every time someone on twitter mentions their State of the Union drinking game.

19 Kaessa  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:04:59pm

re: #17 Charles Johnson

Is John Boehner really wearing an orange tie?

It’s to match his skin. Red would clash.

20 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:06:13pm

re: #18 The Mountain That Blogs

A sip for every mention of Nugent.

21 erik_t  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:06:40pm

re: #18 The Mountain That Blogs

My drinking game is to drink every time someone on twitter mentions their State of the Union drinking game.

Dibs on his truck.

22 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:08:05pm

YouTube live video feed not doing very well.

23 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:08:52pm
24 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:09:32pm

The President is on his way in. Now for the hand-shaking gauntlet.

25 Bubblehead II  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:09:39pm

Using the CNN feed. So far no problems.

26 Stanley Sea  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:09:48pm

re: #15 Skeetghazi

Sandy Hook

And its stark who’s wearing & who isn’t.

27 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:10:08pm
28 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:10:33pm

I need more monitors. Ideally, my computer room would look like a more modern version of the War Room from Dr. Strangelove.

29 Bubblehead II  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:11:17pm

re: #26 Skeetghazi

And its stark who’s wearing & who isn’t.

Isn’t it though.

30 Kaessa  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:12:02pm

I love how the kids in the room are really excited. :)

31 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:12:14pm

Here comes da judge!

32 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:12:38pm

Michelle Obama waved to him and it was so cute. (My feed may be delayed.) I squealed.

33 thedopefishlives  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:13:36pm

re: #32 klys

Michelle Obama waved to him and it was so cute. (My feed may be delayed.) I squealed.

I’ll freely admit to not being terribly attracted to Michelle, but I absolutely love the fact that they are an adorable happy couple.

34 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:14:15pm

I changed the channel to CSPAN because I could not stand the chattering on CNN.

35 Political Atheist  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:14:23pm

Boehner just ate a lemon. Or so it appears…

36 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:15:06pm

re: #34 Vicious Babushka

Watching on PBS myself.

37 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:15:07pm

re: #1 Targetpractice

Allow me to take a moment to give a shout-out to all the wingnuts who were sure this time last year that a Republican would be giving this speech tonight.

YOU LIE!

38 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:15:11pm

14 minutes so far for the entrance.

39 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:15:37pm

Youtube feed seems to be lagging behind.

40 thedopefishlives  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:15:57pm

re: #35 Political Atheist

Boehner just ate a lemon. Or so it appears…

Pucker up tight, Captain Douchecanoe. We’re gonna enjoy watching you squirm.

41 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:16:38pm
42 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:16:43pm

Why is it, every time I see Congress in session, I feel like I’m looking at a retirement community?

43 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:17:30pm

re: #42 Targetpractice

Why is it, every time I see Congress in session, I feel like I’m looking at a retirement community?

Get off my lawn!

44 erik_t  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:17:33pm

re: #42 Targetpractice

Why is it, every time I see Congress in session, I feel like I’m looking at a retirement community?

Because it’s a bunch of old rich people who would rather sit around and bitch at each other about how things used to be, and get paid for it, rather than get anything done?

45 Political Atheist  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:17:39pm

re: #42 Targetpractice

Why is it, every time I see Congress in session, I feel like I’m looking at a retirement community?

Wishful thinking maybe?

46 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:18:10pm

Any Nuge sightings yet?

47 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:18:34pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

YouTube live video feed not doing very well.

Anon claimed they’re going to disrupt the speech. C-span doing well and I’m glad the made the journalistic choice to not include the White House generated graphics.

48 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:18:37pm

I was going to watch the TGDN feed, but the Michelle insults just make me so sick that I shut down the tweetdeck.

49 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:18:59pm

is teh nugent there?

50 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:19:05pm

What’s on those pins Ryan and others are wearing?

51 thedopefishlives  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:19:20pm

re: #48 Vicious Babushka

I was going to watch the TGDN feed, but the Michelle insults just make me so sick that I shut down the tweetdeck.

Yeah, tonight is going to be a bad night to hang out with the #TGDN crowd. The raw, uncensored hatred will just be oozing from that particular sewer.

52 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:19:31pm

re: #50 The Mountain That Blogs

The green pins are for remembering the victims of Sandy Hook.

53 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:19:50pm

Some folks still clinging to the rubble.

54 Political Atheist  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:20:00pm

re: #46 Kragar (Antichrist )

Any Nuge sightings yet?

Nah, he’s flying to Big Bear to object to gun control proposals.
/ (how do you do a half size sarc tag?)

55 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:20:05pm

“or who you love”

56 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:20:27pm

Does Boehner have a complete wet bar set up?

57 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:20:56pm

re: #56 Killgore Trout

Does Boehner have a complete wet bar set up?

Certainly looks like he could use a drink to drown his sorrows right now.

58 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:21:12pm

re: #48 Vicious Babushka

I was going to watch the TGDN feed, but the Michelle insults just make me so sick that I shut down the tweetdeck.

59 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:22:36pm

A match made in wingnut heaven:

60 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:23:14pm

I took a tiny little peek and UCCHHH

61 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:23:17pm

Congratulations, PotUS Mitt Romney.

62 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:24:29pm

Republicans are forgetting that their image makeover requires more smiling.

63 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:24:43pm

And Boehner’s got that hang-dog look that says “And he expects me to get this through the House?”

64 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:25:23pm

Ugh, Simpson-Bowles invoked.

65 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:25:29pm

Watch Boehner’s lips. He is either having false teeth problems, or something else.

66 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:25:32pm

re: #63 Targetpractice

And Boehner’s got that hang-dog look that says “And he expects me to get this through the House?”

Being Speaker is teh hard!

67 Stanley Sea  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:25:49pm

re: #34 Vicious Babushka

I changed the channel to CSPAN because I could not stand the chattering on CNN.

BBC for fun

68 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:26:32pm

re: #62 jaunte

Republicans are forgetting that their image makeover requires more smiling.

I’m sure they are all looking at Obama thinking, that guy has out foxed us on just about everything we tried to do.

69 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:27:52pm

The grapes, they are so sour.

70 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:27:59pm

Biden jumping the gun on the clap clap

71 thedopefishlives  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:28:42pm

Night Lizardim. Enjoy the speech and the thorough ass-whupping the Prez is about to hand to his not-so-worthy opponents. Catch y’all on the flip side.

72 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:28:53pm

Someone give Biden a vuvuzela!

73 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:29:11pm

re: #70 geoffm33

Biden jumping the gun on the clap clap

I think REO Speedwagon just came up on shuffle on his ipod.

74 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:29:30pm

Pretty sad that “let’s uphold the full faith and credit of the United States of America” is a line worthy of a standing ovation and not you know…a given.

75 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:30:03pm

re: #72 Varek Raith

Someone give Biden a vuvuzela!

Sounds good. What is it?

76 Stanley Sea  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:30:29pm

re: #72 Varek Raith

Someone give Biden a vuvuzela!

L O L

77 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:30:43pm

CNN focuses on John of Orange for a second, with the camera angle making him look like he’s already three sheets to the wind.

78 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:30:51pm

re: #69 jaunte

The grapes, they are so sour.

After all the years the Republicans have waged class warfare against the middle class, I’m glad that we finally have someone fighting back.

79 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:31:01pm

re: #75 Achilles Tang

Sounds good. What is it?

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

The most annoying thing on the planet.

80 Ghost of Archangelus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:32:03pm

re: #75 Achilles Tang

Sounds good. What is it?

Brace yourself…

81 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:33:02pm

Obama proposes jobs for robots.
/Metallic golf clap

82 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:33:14pm

re: #79 Varek Raith

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

The most annoying thing on the planet.

I see. I did imagine it was a kind of ultrasound.

83 erik_t  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:33:21pm

re: #79 Varek Raith

The most annoying thing on the planet.

Haters gonna BRZRZRZRZRZRZRZRZRZRZRZRZRZRZRZRZRZRZ

84 William of Orange  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:33:23pm
85 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:33:45pm

re: #77 Targetpractice

CNN focuses on John of Orange for a second, with the camera angle making him look like he’s already three sheets to the wind.

I expect him to start nodding off.

86 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:33:54pm

And here comes the energy and climate change discussion…

87 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:34:22pm

i heard that they told nugent he wouldn’t be allowed into the sotu unless he was shaved, greased, and crated

88 Ghost of Archangelus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:35:01pm

“American energy”, here we go…

89 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:35:05pm

The GOP is pretty much sitting on its hands with this section.

90 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:35:45pm

re: #89 lawhawk

The GOP is pretty much sitting on its hands with this section.

And the last 4???

91 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:35:51pm
92 Ghost of Archangelus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:35:56pm

“We must do more to combat climate change” wingnut heads exploding in three… two.. one…

93 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:36:07pm
94 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:36:08pm

That was a funny moment.

95 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:36:23pm
After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future. We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years. We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas, and the amount of renewable energy we generate from sources like wind and solar – with tens of thousands of good, American jobs to show for it. We produce more natural gas than ever before – and nearly everyone’s energy bill is lower because of it. And over the last four years, our emissions of the dangerous carbon pollution that threatens our planet have actually fallen.

But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. Yes, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods – all are now more frequent and intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science – and act before it’s too late.

The good news is, we can make meaningful progress on this issue while driving strong economic growth. I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago. But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will. I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy.

Four years ago, other countries dominated the clean energy market and the jobs that came with it. We’ve begun to change that. Last year, wind energy added nearly half of all new power capacity in America. So let’s generate even more. Solar energy gets cheaper by the year – so let’s drive costs down even further. As long as countries like China keep going all-in on clean energy, so must we.

In the meantime, the natural gas boom has led to cleaner power and greater energy independence. That’s why my Administration will keep cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits. But I also want to work with this Congress to encourage the research and technology that helps natural gas burn even cleaner and protects our air and water.

Indeed, much of our new-found energy is drawn from lands and waters that we, the public, own together. So tonight, I propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an Energy Security Trust that will drive new research and technology to shift our cars and trucks off oil for good. If a non-partisan coalition of CEOs and retired generals and admirals can get behind this idea, then so can we. Let’s take their advice and free our families and businesses from the painful spikes in gas prices we’ve put up with for far too long. I’m also issuing a new goal for America: let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years. The states with the best ideas to create jobs and lower energy bills by constructing more efficient buildings will receive federal support to help make it happen.

96 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:37:08pm

Climate change.

Glad I am not watching TGDN. They must all be an erupting Vesuvius of rage.

They are the Vuvuzela of Rage.

97 Bubblehead II  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:38:41pm

Climate Change. That’s going to piss the wingnuts off.
CHINA!!!!!! COAL!!!!!!! ECONOMIC POWER HOUSE!!!!!!

Record breaking smog, not so much a problem.

98 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:39:37pm

Wow, a smile from Boehner. Hell done froze over.

99 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:39:37pm

Infrastructure

100 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:39:54pm

re: #98 Targetpractice

Wow, a smile from Boehner. Hell done froze over.

Over what?

101 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:40:20pm

Haha.

Cut some more ribbons, Congress.

102 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:40:29pm

sounds just like that communist eisenhower with his gummint roads

103 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:41:24pm

Get that smile off your face Boehner what Obama said wasn’t funny. it was smart that’s something you republicans can’t understand.

104 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:42:50pm

Fix it first program. That’s not even scratching the surface - when you’ve got sewers, water delivery, and utility infrastructure in need of upgrades across the board, whether it’s to improve reliability, or to weather “proof” from storms, flooding, and other natural disasters.

Fact is that with inflation at the rate it is, and interest rates actually pushing negative, there’s no better time to invest in infrastructure, but the GOP will block even the most modest infrastructure programs. And building infrastructure will result in a significant payback for all - in more money for manufacturing, jobs in engineering, planning, architecture, construction, and then retail - and the benefits will expand resulting from more efficient infrastructure.

105 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:43:31pm
106 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:43:47pm
107 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:44:03pm

Education? THE HORROR!

108 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:44:05pm

i think the nba should lead the way in reducing team pregnancy

109 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:45:09pm

So far everything I hear is common sense. Which means they will all be opposed at every turn.

110 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:45:25pm

“High quality pre-school education available to every child in America.”

Absolutely fantastic idea, regardless of the many obstacles to actually getting it done.

111 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:46:18pm
112 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:46:53pm

OH NOEZ GERMANY YOU SEE HE IS LITERALLY HITLER!! #HITLAR #OBONGO #ASDF #OICU812

113 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:48:16pm

what kind of a harness do you use with immigrants?

114 Kaessa  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:48:25pm

Love the idea of the college scorecard.

115 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:48:59pm

re: #112 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

OH NOEZ GERMANY YOU SEE HE IS LITERALLY HITLER!! #HITLAR #OBONGO #ASDF #OICU812

I am glad somebody is watching TGDN so I don’t have to.

116 Ghost of Archangelus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:49:11pm

Comprehensive immigration reform. Good luck on that one with the TeaPartyGOP…

118 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:51:05pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

“High quality pre-school education available to every child in America.”

Absolutely fantastic idea, regardless of the many obstacles to actually getting it done.

The GOP will take that to mean the President is in favor of vouchers.

119 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:51:31pm

Minimum wage! Wingnuts freaking out because they think workers should be paid a bowl of rice and gruel a day.

120 Stanley Sea  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:52:00pm

The only difference from Rubio coming over as a child and every Dreamer is one thing: we hate Castro so you are cool. Extreme inequality.

121 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:52:01pm

Republicans don’t hate women.

They’re just against women making as much as men. Boehner.

122 Bubblehead II  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:52:12pm

I want to see the TPgop rebuttal. Anybody have a link?

Charles?

123 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:52:41pm

Thats going to make some heads explode.

124 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:53:07pm

re: #121 klys

Republicans don’t hate women.

They’re just against women making as much as men. Boehner.

I don’t see how this can be enforced. I am not allowed to ask how much my co-workers are making.

125 Petero1818  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:53:17pm

apple now moving offshore again

126 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:53:21pm

re: #119 Vicious Babushka

Minimum wage! Wingnuts freaking out because they think workers should be paid a bowl of rice and gruel a day.

Sad part is many of those wingnuts are earning minimum wage now, and they spend it all on guns.

127 EmmaAnne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:53:36pm

What is that shiny thing in front of Boehner?

128 steve_davis  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:54:10pm

re: #2 Ghost of a Dopefish

What’s the derp drinking game for tonight? I imagine one will be every time a prominent GOPtard (or all of them) refuse to applaud for anything the President says.

That would result in death by drowning.

129 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:54:27pm

re: #116 Ghost of Archangelus

Comprehensive immigration reform. Good luck on that one with the TeaPartyGOP…

If they don’t get in done because of the Teabaggers, then the Teabaggers can probably kiss the Hispanic vote goodbye for a couple generations. if they haven’t already done that.

130 recusancy  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:54:37pm

re: #127 EmmaAnne

What is that shiny thing in front of Boehner?

A dry bar

131 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:54:40pm

Is it just on my end, or is the youtube feed stuttering pretty badly right now? I had plenty of bandwidth and low latency.

132 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:55:12pm

re: #131 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Is it just on my end, or is the youtube feed stuttering pretty badly right now? I had plenty of bandwidth and low latency.

Stuttering for me, too.

133 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:55:14pm

re: #124 Vicious Babushka

I don’t see how this can be enforced. I am not allowed to ask how much my co-workers are making.

I really think that general statistics, at least, should be published for companies over a certain size.

134 Alexzander  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:55:14pm

It is struggling for me too …

135 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:55:24pm

re: #122 Bubblehead II

Rubio’s excerpts are at the WSJ. Full text not yet available.

Paul’s rant excerpts are here.

136 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:55:30pm

re: #125 Petero1818

apple now moving offshore again

That tapping sound you hear is hippies tweeting about corporate greed from their Ipads.

137 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:55:34pm

re: #132 OtterQueen

Stuttering for me, too.

It’s having some serious issues.

138 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:56:39pm

Drones!

139 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:57:23pm

Drones!

140 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:57:33pm

And the whining that Obama just lost Afghanistan begins… NOW

141 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:57:42pm

Boobs!

142 Alexzander  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:57:55pm

Drones!

143 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:58:00pm

re: #139 Gus

Drones!

Dronerific!

144 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:58:02pm

Drones?

145 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:58:23pm
146 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:58:26pm

re: #144 geoffm33

Drones?

Drones.

147 Randall Gross  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:58:32pm

Droneghazi.

148 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:58:39pm

Drones with their own 3d printers to make smaller drones.

149 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:58:41pm

re: #145 Vicious Babushka

Drones

150 Alexzander  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:58:43pm

re: #144 geoffm33

Drones?

In my uterus?

151 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:58:46pm

HE MENTIONED LIBYA!!!!1 BENGHAZI!!!

152 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:58:50pm

re: #146 Killgore Trout

Drones.

Drones!

153 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:58:51pm

re: #136 Killgore Trout

That tapping sound you hear is hippies tweeting about corporate greed from their Ipads.

It is corporate greed.

154 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:59:37pm

re: #149 Killgore Trout

Drones

Tea Party.

155 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:59:44pm

re: #150 Alexzander

In my uterus?

No, that would be Republicans in your uterus.

156 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:00:08pm

re: #155 moderatelyradicalliberal

No, that would be Republicans in your uterus.

Again? Dammit, I had the exterminator in last week.

157 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:00:48pm
158 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:01:12pm
159 steve_davis  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:01:13pm

re: #65 Achilles Tang

Watch Boehner’s lips. He is either having false teeth problems, or something else.

Well, he’s got the drinks tray right there in front of him, but he’s sulking because he can’t get enough time off camera to mix up the grasshopper.

160 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:01:24pm

But wait! Anonymous thinks cyber attacks is a human right. LOL True story. Derp. DDOS attack paid for by mommy and daddy’s corporate supported trust funds. :P

161 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:01:26pm

Well, that was weird. CNN feed on my iPad just dropped there for a second.

162 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:01:38pm

re: #141 Varek Raith

Katy Perry!

163 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:02:25pm

re: #156 klys

Again? Dammit, I had the exterminator in last week.

They’re looking for all of the dead babies you killed with your birth control pills. If only our bodies could just shut it all down like with rape.

164 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:02:57pm

Burma?

165 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:03:16pm

Insert “Trans-Europe Express” by Kraftwerk here…

166 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:03:29pm

re: #162 lawhawk

Katy Perry!

Booobs…..What are we talking about?

167 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:03:32pm

How quickly will the GOP take that “I want our country to be like that” out of context to make it seem that Obama wants the US to be Burma?

168 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:03:45pm

re: #163 moderatelyradicalliberal

They’re looking for all of the dead babies you killed with your birth control pills. If only our bodies could just shut it all down like with rape.

Which is different how?/

169 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:03:54pm
170 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:04:07pm

Stand with Israel!

171 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:04:16pm

Zionist! Boobs! Drones!
This speech is getting better.

172 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:05:50pm

re: #168 Achilles Tang

Which is different how?/

I’m talking about legitimate rape, of course.

//

173 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:06:01pm

Support for Israel and a lasting peace, which he’s going to deliver when he visits Israel next month. But he hates Israel and is undermining its security! 11TY!

174 Political Atheist  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:06:05pm

What is wrong with Bidens eye? I hope he is ok.

175 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:06:17pm

I missed the part about boobs.

176 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:06:34pm

re: #174 Political Atheist

What is wrong with Bidens eye? I hope he is ok.

He kept winking at John.
/

177 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:06:36pm

Who is that lady sitting between Michelle Obama and Jill Biden?

178 Dancing along the light of day  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:06:48pm

re: #164 Killgore Trout

Burma?

Shave!

179 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:06:49pm

Equal benefits? ITS THE DEVIL!

180 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:07:27pm
181 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:08:08pm

re: #180 jaunte

2-for-1 drink specials.

182 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:08:16pm

re: #174 Political Atheist

What is wrong with Bidens eye? I hope he is ok.

Beer pong accident. He’ll be fine

183 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:08:33pm

re: #180 jaunte

The bartender pouring his drink at the other end of the bar?

184 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:08:54pm

The right to vote, lay in on hard and deep for the cheating GOP.

185 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:09:13pm

re: #180 jaunte

Tell him there’s an open bar in the other room and he’ll jump right up.

186 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:09:17pm

Improve voting? COMMUNISM!

187 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:09:26pm

Justice Ginsberg isn’t looking particularly well btw.

188 prairiefire  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:09:46pm

re: #177 The Mountain That Blogs

Who is that lady sitting between Michelle Obama and Jill Biden?

Is it that 100 year old lady that had to wait in a long line to vote?

189 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:09:47pm
“We can fix this.”

HE TOTALLY WANTS TO FIX THE ELECTIONS!!!1!

190 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:09:54pm

re: #174 Political Atheist

What is wrong with Bidens eye? I hope he is ok.

191 ninja cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:10:15pm

re: #174 Political Atheist

Scratched eye w/his contact lens. Whole eye is red.

192 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:10:20pm

More voting by mail. Then, when they finally kill off the post office, FedEx and UPS will rake it in.

193 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:10:44pm

Here comes the gun control portion of the speech, and Obama’s simply asking for an up or down vote. The GOP can’t even be bothered with that, courtesy of the NRA

194 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:11:36pm

re: #187 lawhawk

Justice Ginsberg isn’t looking particularly well btw.

Because she isn’t. She has pancreatic cancer. If Mitt Romney had won the election he would’ve filled her seat with another Alito, Scalia or Thomas. I’ll think about that the next time PBO disappoints me in some way. His winning a second term is worth that alone.

195 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:11:37pm

Boehner is standing??

196 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:11:47pm

If you want to vote no, go ahead, you soulless bastards.

197 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:12:00pm

Oh dear. Gabby Giffords made my cry.

198 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:12:06pm

“They deserve a vote.” Damned straight, they do.

199 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:12:27pm

Her parents. Oh god. My heart breaks.

200 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:13:06pm

re: #194 moderatelyradicalliberal

I understand that, but I think she’s looking even worse than she has in quite some time and I do think that the President may be nominating her replacement before long.

201 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:13:22pm

re: #198 Targetpractice

“They deserve a vote.” Damned straight, they do.

Funny democracy we have. It’s not about the vote, it’s about being allowed to vote.

202 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:13:31pm

Oh, she is a NICU nurse at NYU Langone. Go her.

203 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:15:01pm

102 years old. Now that is dedication.

204 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:15:06pm

She’s 102 years old. Boehner, GET OFF YOUR ASS.

205 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:16:08pm

is frank capra directing this part?

206 bws58  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:16:15pm

Can this guy be president? Oh wait, he is….sigh :)

207 prairiefire  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:16:18pm

There she is! Goooooo, Desilene!

208 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:16:42pm

Tonight, the role of heartless, dour, old, disapproving Republican bastard has been played by John Boehner.

209 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:17:10pm

I’m not a fan of John Boehner under any circumstances, but he’s really seeming conspicuously crass tonight.

210 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:17:22pm

Goddamn, now that was a great way to end it all.

211 steve_davis  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:17:35pm

re: #180 jaunte

An open wet bar.

212 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:17:36pm

ok, enuf common sense and anodyne sentiments

let us have teh crazy talk!

213 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:17:44pm

Boehner is one petty bastard.

214 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:17:55pm

CNN confirming Dorner is deceased.

215 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:17:55pm

Late save IMO. ;)

216 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:18:11pm

re: #209 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

It’s hard to be the guy who can’t deliver anything other than a No vote on anything being proposed tonight, even the most sensible stuff.

217 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:18:33pm

So what’s everyone’s prediction for the major wingnut freakout over this speech?

There’s so much red meat here, it’s hard to know where to start.

218 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:18:39pm

Well American friends, how was it?

219 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:18:54pm

Breaking; Drone sited over Boehner’s head.

220 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:19:11pm

And next up, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio…

221 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:19:19pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

So what’s everyone’s prediction for the major wingnut freakout over this speech?

There’s so much red meat here, it’s hard to know where to start.

Think one of the big things will the minimum wage proposals.

222 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:19:29pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

Got a link for The Rand Paul Experience?

223 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:19:47pm
224 Alexzander  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:19:51pm

Where can I watch the GOP response?

225 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:19:54pm

Quamdiu, et gratias enim omnes pisces - / Pope Benedict

226 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:20:00pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

#1 Complaint: “Minimum wage hike will kill the economy.”

227 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:20:33pm

re: #220 Kragar (Antichrist )

And next up, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio…

Do we have to?

228 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:20:55pm

re: #225 lawhawk

That song was the only good thing about the Hitchhiker’s Guide movie.

229 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:21:00pm

re: #96 Vicious Babushka

Climate change.

Glad I am not watching TGDN. They must all be an erupting Vesuvius Krakatoa of rage.

They are the Vuvuzela of Rage.

FTFY

230 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:21:01pm

{turn on Fox News} {literally the first word I hear is Solyndra}

231 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:21:13pm

Wow, I really missed it. Which rights is he taking away..?

232 prairiefire  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:21:15pm

There’s my Claire in the red suit.

233 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:21:15pm

re: #223 Charles Johnson

Which rights was he taking away? The right to be bigoted assholes?

234 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:21:31pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

Minimum wage, the climate change stuff, the infrastructure stuff, the up/down vote on gun regulations, debt ceiling, etc.

But their ire and attention will focus on the lack of a mention of Benghazi or Ambassador Stevens.

235 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:21:39pm

re: #231 OtterQueen

Wow, I really missed it. Which rights is he taking away..?

re: #233 Kragar (Antichrist )

Which rights was he taking away? The right to be bigoted assholes?

Same.

236 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:21:43pm

re: #233 Kragar (Antichrist )

Which rights was he taking away? The right to be bigoted assholes?

Probably “They deserve a vote.”

237 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:21:50pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

So what’s everyone’s prediction for the major wingnut freakout over this speech?

There’s so much red meat here, it’s hard to know where to start.

I doubt there will be any substance and little direct critique; just the usual generalities about free enterprise (free for all).

238 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:21:55pm

re: #221 Targetpractice

Think one of the big things will the minimum wage proposals.

And the very definition of voting against your own interests.

239 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:22:29pm
240 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:22:35pm
Just like his passion on taking rights away in HHS regs

Taking away men’s rights to deny poor working women birth control.

241 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:22:59pm

My vote goes to “exploiting” the Sandy Hook victims to force his own extreme agenda down Americans’ throats!!!!!

243 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:23:38pm
244 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:23:48pm

Ugh. No rebuttals for me. I mean, I can see the point of a rebuttal but not from extremists of any stripe.

245 Stanley Sea  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:24:06pm

re: #218 b_sharp

Well American friends, how was it?

Biased of course, but I vote great. America’s potential.

246 ಠ_ಠ  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:24:41pm

Anyone else see Boehner roughly pull the President’s arm in during their handshake? Looked like he was trying to appear dominant or some-such gorilla shit. He Just looked like an enormously disrespectful and belligerent twat.

247 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:24:43pm

Rand Paul thinks the US credit down rating was due to our debt? He’s either really stupid or simply a liar. Or both.

248 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:25:07pm

The pulled a body out of the cabin, won’t say who until they’ve ID’d forensically.

249 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:25:17pm
250 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:25:18pm

re: #246 ಠ_ಠ

Anyone else see Boehner roughly pull the President’s arm in during their handshake? Looked like he was trying to appear dominant or some-such gorilla shit. He Just looked like an enormously disrespectful and belligerent twat.

Hahaha, dangly parts!

251 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:25:22pm

re: #246 ಠ_ಠ

Anyone else see Boehner roughly pull the President’s arm in during their handshake? Looked like he was trying to appear dominant or some-such gorilla shit. He Just looked like an enormously disrespectful and belligerent twat.

Yeah, that was weird.

252 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:25:31pm

re: #244 Gus

Why have one when you can have two at twice the price (Rubio and Paul). /

253 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:25:33pm
254 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:25:35pm

re: #246 ಠ_ಠ

Anyone else see Boehner roughly pull the President’s arm in during their handshake? Looked like he was trying to appear dominant or some-such gorilla shit. He Just looked like an enormously disrespectful and belligerent twat.

I noticed it.

255 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:25:53pm
256 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:26:25pm

That was funny. He signed a speech for a man, then signed another for a lady, using the same pen while the guy was reaching for his pen back, but the lady got it. Then the guy got it back from the woman after the president passed.

257 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:27:10pm
258 austin_blue  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:27:26pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

So what’s everyone’s prediction for the major wingnut freakout over this speech?

There’s so much red meat here, it’s hard to know where to start.

Doing anything about climate change/gun laws/tax revenue/financial regulation will cause the ruin the economy.

Given where the money is, I’ll bet financial regulation.

259 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:27:38pm

re: #256 Achilles Tang

That was funny. He signed a speech for a man, then signed another for a lady, using the same pen while the guy was reaching for his pen back, but the lady got it. Then the guy got it back from the woman after the president passed.

PEN REDISTRIBUTION!

260 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:27:40pm

re: #256 Achilles Tang

That was funny. He signed a speech for a man, then signed another for a lady, using the same pen while the guy was reaching for his pen back, but the lady got it. Then the guy got it back from the woman after the president passed.

Obviously that’s the next outrageous outrage. Three-shell signing pen switcharoo.

261 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:27:43pm

re: #250 Varek Raith

Hahaha, dangly parts!

Petite Penis Pantomime.

262 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:27:46pm

Where’s guns?!?!?

263 William of Orange  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:28:58pm

Whatevah….

264 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:29:10pm
265 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:29:25pm

Rubio will be on C-Span shortly.

266 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:29:28pm

re: #262 Gus

Where’s guns?!?!?

They’re all being used in TGDN profiles.

267 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:30:19pm

re: #265 Gus

Rubio will be on C-Span shortly.

[Link: www.c-span.org…]

268 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:30:39pm

Abortion!

269 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:30:42pm

re: #264 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Interesting. Griff Perry doesn’t think America is great. Republicans must hate him.

270 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:30:55pm

It was subtle.

271 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:31:31pm

re: #265 Gus

Rubio will be on C-Span shortly.

I can easily predict his whole speech. Anyone who’s been paying attention to the GOP can. They’re like robots.

272 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:31:45pm

Marco Rubio’s comb over makes me giggle.

273 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:31:51pm
274 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:31:57pm

rubio doesn’t have the president sound

275 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:32:01pm

re: #262 Gus

Where’s guns?!?!?

Or drones?
Seriously though, it was a very lackluster speech. Mostly boiler plate generic stuff, some soaring rhetoric, predictable emotional moments. Not much vision, no bold plan,nothing to challenge the status quo. More of a safe campaign speech than a bold second term agenda. Get ready for four years of nothing.

276 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:32:07pm

Free enterprise - subsidies and tax breaks for big corporations.

277 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:32:28pm

Turned off Rubio. Looked like an SNL skit, confusing.

278 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:32:43pm

re: #275 Killgore Trout

Or drones?
Seriously though, it was a very lackluster speech. Mostly boiler plate generic stuff, some soaring rhetoric, predictable emotional moments. Not much vision, no bold plan,nothing to challenge the status quo. More of a safe campaign speech than a bold second term agenda. Get ready for four years of nothing.

Lol.
Because the GOP would’ve gone for bold!

279 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:32:46pm

oh, is this the non wingnut republican speech?? really??

280 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:33:01pm

Rubio is lying right off the bat.

281 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:33:28pm

re: #280 Achilles Tang

Rubio is lying right off the bat.

that explains the ears

282 Mich-again  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:34:02pm

re: #275 Killgore Trout

I thought it was a great speech. You’re harshing my buzz.

283 gwangung  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:34:04pm

re: #275 Killgore Trout

Or drones?
Seriously though, it was a very lackluster speech. Mostly boiler plate generic stuff, some soaring rhetoric, predictable emotional moments. Not much vision, no bold plan,nothing to challenge the status quo. More of a safe campaign speech than a bold second term agenda. Get ready for four years of nothing.

Then there should be no problems in passing most of this, eh?

284 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:34:32pm

Rubio is whining about Obama’s unfairness.

285 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:34:35pm

Deregulation and get rid of Obamacare I sure didn’t expect to hear that./
Same GOP as it was before the election, they haven’t learned anything.

286 celticdragon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:34:45pm

re: #208 Charles Johnson

Tonight, the role of heartless, dour, old, disapproving Republican bastard has been played by John Boehner.

I am soooo tweeting this…

287 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:34:47pm

re: #281 engineer cat

that explains the ears

they are big and long. i never noticed.

288 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:34:57pm

re: #282 Mich-again

I thought it was a great speech. You’re harshing my buzz.

He’s under the odd impression that the GOP is willing to compromise with Obama on anything.
Weird, since I figured he was a realist.

289 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:35:11pm

re: #284 jaunte

Rubio is whining about Obama’s unfairness.

Which is pretty much the GOP’s only defense anymore. “He’s being too mean on us!”

290 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:35:22pm

re: #275 Killgore Trout

Or drones?
Seriously though, it was a very lackluster speech. Mostly boiler plate generic stuff, some soaring rhetoric, predictable emotional moments. Not much vision, no bold plan,nothing to challenge the status quo. More of a safe campaign speech than a bold second term agenda. Get ready for four years of nothing.

It reminded me of his stump speeches from last summer… But! Last minute save and a good one.

291 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:35:46pm

re: #289 Targetpractice

Which is pretty much the GOP’s only defense anymore. “He’s being too mean on us!”

“Free the rich! Maybe they’ll hire you!”

292 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:35:57pm

Way better than Rubio. :D

293 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:36:17pm

re: #292 Gus

Way better than Rubio. :D

Amen.

294 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:36:18pm

“does that mean there’s no role for government?”

republican roles for government:

womb control
keeping scary black people away
fighting the threat of rising wages

295 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:36:29pm

Rubio seems really nervous. Dry mouth, a bit twitchy… could it be he’s actually uncomfortable lying?

296 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:36:36pm

Privatize him.

297 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:36:37pm

SOLYNDRA!!

298 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:36:40pm

Can’t imagine how nutty Paul is going to sound if Rubio’s the ‘sane’ one…

299 Achilles Tang  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:36:42pm

just 4 percent growth per year, by doing nothing??

300 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:36:47pm

Yes, the economy did shrink the last quarter…because of government budget cuts!

301 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:37:11pm

Rubio’s parroting a laundry list of rancid, stale right wing talking points.

302 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:37:15pm
303 goddamnedfrank  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:37:16pm

re: #275 Killgore Trout

Or drones?
Seriously though, it was a very lackluster speech. Mostly boiler plate generic stuff, some soaring rhetoric, predictable emotional moments. Not much vision, no bold plan,nothing to challenge the status quo. More of a safe campaign speech than a bold second term agenda. Get ready for four years of nothing.

I thought his Soilent Green initiative and proposal to make prisoners run a deadly gauntlet of professional stalkers were both pretty avant garde.

304 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:37:19pm

Rubio: Solandra and drill, baby, drill. Yawn.

305 bratwurst  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:37:30pm

re: #275 Killgore Trout

Or drones?
Seriously though, it was a very lackluster speech. Mostly boiler plate generic stuff, some soaring rhetoric, predictable emotional moments. Not much vision, no bold plan,nothing to challenge the status quo. More of a safe campaign speech than a bold second term agenda. Get ready for four years of nothing.

Image: concerns.jpg

306 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:37:37pm

re: #301 Charles Johnson

Rubio’s parroting a laundry list of rancid, stale right wing talking points.

He’s reading somebody else’s speech.

307 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:37:42pm

Coal and oil lets fuck the worlds climate even more.

308 celticdragon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:37:48pm

re: #291 jaunte

FreeBlow the rich! Maybe they’ll hire you!”

Hey, they are called the Koch brothers for a reason, no?
//

309 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:37:49pm

christie would cut him to ribbons inside of two primaries

310 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:37:54pm

Drymouth attack.

311 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:37:56pm

re: #286 celticdragon

I am soooo tweeting this…

Sent you an email earlier

312 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:38:00pm

re: #282 Mich-again

I thought it was a great speech. You’re harshing my buzz.

KT has never been the same since he was passed over for promotion at the Argument Clinic.

313 Mattand  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:38:25pm

re: #312 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

KT has never been the same since he was passed over for promotion at the Argument Clinic.

[Embedded content]

No, he wasn’t.

314 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:38:25pm

re: #312 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

KT has never been the same since he was passed over for promotion at the Argument Clinic.

[Embedded content]

That’s not true.

315 Mich-again  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:38:27pm

Has Rubio brought up the other GOP myth about Job Creationism? I switched over to basketball after the SOTU.

316 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:38:30pm

This is the GOP’s Great Brown Hope for winning over Latino voters. Oy.

317 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:38:32pm

re: #306 Targetpractice

He’s reading somebody else’s speech.

318 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:38:50pm

re: #310 jaunte

Drymouth attack.

Big time. He needs to slow down.

319 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:38:59pm

re: #313 Mattand

No, he wasn’t.

re: #314 Varek Raith

That’s not true.

Same. Exact. Time.

320 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:38:59pm

re: #306 Targetpractice

He’s reading somebody else’s speech.

this speech is so old we should all be able to give it ourselves by now

321 celticdragon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:39:06pm

re: #311 Kragar (Antichrist )

Sent you an email earlier

Cool, thanks!

322 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:39:32pm

re: #295 OtterQueen

Rubio seems really nervous. Dry mouth, a bit twitchy… could it be he’s actually uncomfortable lying?

No, that can’t be it. He lied about his parents escaping Castro’s Cuba even though they left three years before Castro took over.

He’s worried about his comb over moving out of place.

323 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:39:44pm

Chewing that aged trickledown jerky.

324 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:39:48pm

Whoa. Kind of feel bad for Rubio.

325 Mich-again  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:39:52pm

I’m waiting for him to repeat the speech en Espanol..

326 RadicalModerate  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:40:15pm

And Marco Rubio tells his first pants-on-fire lie regarding the national debt

327 Stanley Sea  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:40:27pm

re: #282 Mich-again

I thought it was a great speech. You’re harshing my buzz.

That’s his LGF purpose. Depressing for us and him.

328 celticdragon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:40:28pm

re: #320 engineer cat

this speech is so old we should all be able to give it ourselves by now

You can take any random 15 GOP speeches and make a Mad Libs generator that is utterly infallible.

329 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:40:39pm

Oh! Mom on Medicare, just like Paul Ryan.

330 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:40:45pm

Ugh. Garbling words. Gah.

331 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:40:48pm

re: #327 Skeetghazi

That’s his LGF purpose. Depressing for us and him.

His antics amuse me.
:)

332 Mattand  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:40:49pm

re: #319 Varek Raith

re: #314 Varek Raith

Same. Exact. Time.

No one expects the simultaneous Python reference!

333 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:40:50pm
334 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:40:51pm

The Balanced Budget Amendment? Mein Gott, they must have slipped him one of Newt’s speeches from ‘96.

335 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:40:59pm

WATER!

336 Alexzander  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:41:24pm

What re: #274 engineer cat

rubio doesn’t have the president sound

Agreed. Quite surprised at how pour this is.re: #324 Gus

Whoa. Kind of feel bad for Rubio.

Agreed.

This is almost as bad as Jindal’s. I think he just ruined his pres. candidate positioning.

337 Mich-again  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:41:26pm

Rubio is high school debate team quality.. This is bad.

338 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:41:29pm

That wasn’t water in there.

339 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:41:40pm

Rubio’s no heavyweight.

340 celticdragon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:41:47pm

re: #334 Targetpractice

The Balanced Budget Amendment? Mein Gott, they must have slipped him one of Newt’s speeches from ‘96.

In a minute, he will take out his new Contract with America…New and Improved!

341 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:41:50pm

Moral breakdown!

342 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:41:51pm

Wow, this is such a fail.

343 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:42:10pm

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the guy that Time Magazine just dubbed the “Republican Savior.” I’m not sure this kid is old enough to shave.

344 Mich-again  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:42:14pm

He looks like a cleaned up version of the monster in Young Frankenstein..

345 Mattand  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:42:25pm

re: #327 Skeetghazi

That’s his LGF purpose. Depressing for us and him.

The Balance Fairy demands sacrifice! In equal amounts, of course.

346 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:42:32pm

re: #339 Tigger2

Rubio’s no heavyweight.

And a policy moron.

347 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:43:05pm
348 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:43:10pm

What is this….?

349 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:43:13pm

Oh, for fuck’s sake.

350 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:43:17pm
351 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:43:26pm

This guy’s rent property was foreclosed on, but he knows about how we should succeed.

352 Decatur Deb  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:43:32pm

Rubio is good but I’m just not in the market for a timeshare.

353 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:43:48pm

re: #352 Decatur Deb

Rubio is good but I’m just not in the market for a timeshare.

Ouch, man.

354 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:44:18pm

Yeah, this is great and all, but where’s the real GOP rebuttal? Seriously, this is it?

355 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:44:24pm
356 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:44:27pm

God.

357 RadicalModerate  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:44:44pm

And we have a microphone failure.

This is just a comedy of fail for the RNC.

358 bratwurst  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:44:54pm

Bobby Jindal is having a hearty laugh right about now.

359 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:44:54pm

Where’s my gong? Can someone get me my friggin’ gong?!

360 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:45:00pm

Economic liberty to this asshole means the liberty to die from a treatable disease because you can’t afford healthcare, the liberty to work for $3 an hour because your parents weren’t rich and you couldn’t go to college…

361 Alexzander  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:45:04pm

RUBIO IS OUT.

What an embarrassment for the GOP. Get your shit together.

It is going to take me hours to get that dry mouth sound out of my head.

362 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:45:31pm
363 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:45:43pm

Can’t wait to see Rand Paul if that was the sane one.

364 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:46:08pm

if this was campaign season, we could follow him around offering him water

365 RadicalModerate  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:46:13pm

Paul Ryan is on CNN right now.

He sounds…bitter.

366 Mich-again  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:46:15pm

Next up.. Gene Gene, the Dancing Machine!!

367 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:46:42pm

re: #364 engineer cat

if this was campaign season, we could follow him around offering him water

368 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:46:44pm

re: #363 The Mountain That Blogs

Can’t wait to see Rand Paul if that was the sane one.

Now THAT is a terrifying thought.

369 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:46:55pm

re: #365 RadicalModerate

Paul Ryan is on CNN right now.

He sounds…bitter.

I’m still trying to figure out what the button is on his suit.

370 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:47:43pm

Uh oh. Rambling C-Span caller is rambling.

371 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:48:01pm
372 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:48:09pm
373 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:48:11pm

re: #370 Gus

Uh oh. Rambling C-Span caller is rambling.

CAMERA to the rescue!
/

374 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:48:37pm

Bobby Jindal on NBC

375 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:49:04pm
376 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:49:26pm

This is so beautiful! *sniff*

377 RadicalModerate  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:49:46pm

Hehe. Paul Ryan just threw Mitt Romney under the bus regarding minimum wage reform

378 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:49:50pm

ryan preaching success through lower loopholes

379 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:50:42pm

re: #377 RadicalModerate

Hehe. Paul Ryan just threw Mitt Romney under the bus regarding minimum wage reform

No honor among thieves.

380 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:50:44pm

Where is evilhobbit Rand?

381 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:50:54pm

Dear Paul,
U mad bro?

382 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:51:18pm

[Link: www.cnn.com…]

Here’s Rand

383 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:51:44pm
384 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:51:50pm

That was one of the most awkward moments in recent political memory. I loved it so much.

385 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:51:53pm
386 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:52:43pm
387 webevintage  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:53:11pm

I can’t stop laughing.

388 Alexzander  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:53:28pm

re: #384 Charles Johnson

That was one of the most awkward moments in recent political memory. I loved it so much.

Agreed. I’m glad to have shared it with LGF.

389 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:53:29pm

re: #365 RadicalModerate

Paul Ryan is on CNN right now.

He sounds…bitter.

cnn has gingrich

this is an untreatable condition and i don’t want to get infected

390 Mich-again  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:53:47pm
391 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:54:07pm

Penny plan!

392 celticdragon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:54:33pm

My God, that was comedy gold. Rubio, that sound you hear is your Presidential campaign dieing slowly in the desert.

Of thirst.

393 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:54:59pm

Methinks the Cuban Comb Over is a dud.

394 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:55:14pm
395 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:55:20pm

The GOP is so 19th century.

396 RadicalModerate  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:55:48pm

Rand Paul is trying to sell the idea that going to sequester regarding the budget/debt is a good idea.

And demanding a balanced budget amendment.

Never mind the fact that out-of-control spending during the last 40 years have all happened under Republican administrations.

…and here goes a cry for isolationism and nationalism.

397 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:55:56pm

Deficit, printing money, spending….

The horse is dead, Paul!

398 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:56:04pm

re: #393 moderatelyradicalliberal

Methinks the Cuban Comb Over is a dud.

399 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:56:22pm

Horse laugh!

400 Mich-again  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:56:26pm

re: #397 OtterQueen

Deficit, printing money, spending….

The horse is dead, Paul!

Has he said FIAT CURRENCY! yet

401 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:56:48pm

re: #384 Charles Johnson

That was one of the most awkward moments in recent political memory. I loved it so much.

Nixon.

402 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:57:15pm
403 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:57:24pm

re: #400 Mich-again

Has he said FIAT CURRENCY! yet

[Link: www.cnn.com…]

I didn’t hear it, but I’m half watching the hockey game we recorded.

404 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:57:42pm

Marco, recommendation for the future: Write your own speeches. Or, at the very least, decline to read ones that the party leadership shove in front of you five minutes before you’re supposed to make them.

405 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:57:45pm

Rand, you are full of shit.

406 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:58:08pm

re: #405 Varek Raith

Rand, you are full of shit.

And coming from a Sith lord, that’s saying something.

//

407 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:58:14pm

re: #405 Varek Raith

Rand, you are full of shit.

That’s a feature, not a bug.

408 RadicalModerate  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:58:41pm

re: #384 Charles Johnson

That was one of the most awkward moments in recent political memory. I loved it so much.

“Please continue…” might have it beat.

409 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:58:44pm

OBAMAPHONE!

410 Tigger2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:58:48pm

re: #405 Varek Raith

Rand, you are full of shit.

He’s a Paul.

411 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:58:54pm

It’s the Obama SOTU Curse. Any politician who delivers the Republican response is suddenly tongue-tied and dry-mouthed, and their career dies.

412 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:58:55pm

re: #398 Lidane

I love that woman. I hope she brings here Broadway show about Ann Richards to Texas.

413 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:58:55pm

re: #406 Targetpractice

And coming from a Sith lord, that’s saying something.

//

Right!
Damn, at least I can pull off a convincing con!

414 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:59:02pm

re: #410 Tigger2

He’s a Paul.

Paulbot 2.0.

415 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:59:40pm

Charter schools.

416 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:59:51pm

re: #412 moderatelyradicalliberal

I love that woman. I hope she brings here Broadway show about Ann Richards to Texas.

It was at the Paramount here in Austin for a while. I tried getting tickets but it was hard.

Revival plz. I adore her.

417 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:59:55pm

Oh, fuck it.
*Closes cspan tab*

418 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:00:03pm

It begins!

This isn’t worth a page, but it’s probably good for a laugh (freeper posting):
Drone controlled by Chinese agent shows Dorner died in fire in cabin

There is also this:
Oh the gun nuts are gona off now baser on what the PTUS

At first I thought it was some kind of triple-secret freeper/tealiban code, but they apparently don’t understand it any better than I do.

Huh?

Someone’s been playing the Obama SOTU drinking game.

IB4Z !!!

Please explain. Something was lost in translation.

419 ReamWorks SKG  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:00:09pm

As you all well know, I’m a right-wing extremist.

And *I* thought it was a pretty good state of the union.

So there!

420 RadicalModerate  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:00:23pm

Vouchers!

421 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:00:27pm

re: #384 Charles Johnson

That was one of the most awkward moments in recent political memory. I loved it so much.

Please continue, Republicans.

422 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:00:38pm
423 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:01:31pm

re: #411 Charles Johnson

It’s the Obama SOTU Curse. Any politician who delivers the Republican response is suddenly tongue-tied and dry-mouthed, and their career dies.

Obama has that Clintonian ability to make his opponents look ridiculous by just opening their mouths.

424 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:01:41pm

re: #416 Lidane

It was at the Paramount here in Austin for a while. I tried getting tickets but it was hard.

Revival plz. I adore her.

I’d drive to Austin if I had to, but hopefully it will come to Dallas. We’re blue now so I think we deserve it.

425 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:02:01pm

King Obama! Secret lists! Recess appointments!

426 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:02:02pm

OUTRAGE!

427 blueraven  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:02:16pm

Well at last Rubio should get the opening skit for SNL this week.
If not, they suck.

428 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:02:36pm

re: #423 Targetpractice

Obama has that Clintonian ability to make his opponents look ridiculous by just opening their mouths.

To be honest, they don’t need any help looking stupid. It’s got to be in their DNA.

429 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:02:56pm
430 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:03:06pm

re: #427 blueraven

Well at last Rubio should get the opening skit for SNL this week.
If not, they suck.

I expected him to end his speech with “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”

431 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:03:10pm

Rand has more clichés than Rubio.

432 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:03:24pm

re: #418 Shiplord Kirel


Wow. I’ve never been on Free Republic before. This is amazing.

433 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:03:49pm

re: #431 jaunte

Rand has more clichés than Rubio.

And nothing more.

434 blueraven  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:04:00pm

re: #430 Targetpractice

I expected him to end his speech with “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”

I could have sworn Sean Hannity wrote that speech.

435 RadicalModerate  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:04:23pm

Rand Paul sounds like some bizarre fusion of a televangelist and Ayn Rand.

436 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:05:16pm

re: #432 OtterQueen

Wow. I’ve never been on Free Republic before. This is amazing.

I lived there for two years. I just about died laughing.

437 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:05:28pm

re: #435 RadicalModerate

Rand Paul sounds like some bizarre fusion of a televangelist and Ayn Rand.

You just described the modern Republican Party.

438 Alexzander  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:05:57pm

re: #433 Joanne

And nothing more.

At least he speaks with more authenticity and conviction.

439 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:05:58pm

re: #434 blueraven

I could have sworn Sean Hannity wrote that speech.

Hannity can write?

440 RadicalModerate  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:07:40pm

CNN reporting that it has been confirmed the body pulled from the burned cabin in California is that of Christopher Dorner.

441 Romantic Heretic  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:08:27pm

re: #340 celticdragon

In a minute, he will take out his new Contract with on America…New and Improved!

FTFY.

442 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:08:42pm

re: #440 RadicalModerate

CNN reporting that it has been confirmed the body pulled from the burned cabin in California is that of Christopher Dorner.

That single shot reported was probably him eating a bullet.

443 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:08:53pm

re: #438 Alexzander

At least he speaks with more authenticity and conviction.

Which should scare every thinking person.

444 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:09:21pm

re: #440 RadicalModerate

CNN reporting that it has been confirmed the body pulled from the burned cabin in California is that of Christopher Dorner.

445 palomino  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:09:51pm

re: #435 RadicalModerate

Rand Paul sounds like some bizarre fusion of a televangelist and Ayn Rand.

That’s the best, most accurate description I’ve heard of today’s GOP in quite a while.

446 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:09:51pm

Wabbit season!

447 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:10:25pm
448 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:10:30pm

re: #444 Gus

For crying out loud…
So…
No one knows shit?
Got it!
/

449 engineer cat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:11:02pm

rubio’s new nickname: lurch

450 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:11:15pm

All I’ll say is if that’s not Dorner, then the LAPD is in pretty deep shit.

451 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:11:19pm
452 blueraven  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:11:20pm

re: #439 b_sharp

Hannity can write?

Well he has some books I think and a radio & TV show. But all I ever hear him do is spout off a litany of things Obama supposedly says about republicans: they want dirty air and dirty water, don’t care about disabled children and the elderly, blah, blah, blah.

The exact same straw argument Rubio parroted.

453 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:11:23pm

re: #448 Varek Raith

For crying out loud…
So…
No one knows shit?
Got it!
/

Duck season!

454 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:12:04pm

re: #453 Gus

Duck season!

FIRE!

455 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:12:27pm

How long before Steve Stockman publishes an article in Guns and Ammo suggesting the Dorner raid was done to justify banning assault weapons?

456 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:12:51pm

re: #404 Targetpractice

Marco, recommendation for the future: Write your own speeches. Or, at the very least, decline to read ones that the party leadership shove in front of you five minutes before you’re supposed to make them.

I thought Sen. Rubio did quite well. At the least, it will enhance his stature, rather than diminish it as happened to Bobby Jindal.

457 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:13:34pm

re: #455 The Mountain That Blogs

How long before Steve Stockman publishes an article in Guns and Ammo suggesting the Dorner raid was done to justify banning assault weapons?

I’ll be curious as to what weapons eventually do turn up. He was boasting in his manifesto about having a .50 cal rifle and a SA-7 surface-to-air missile. Won’t be surprised to find out that the majority of his arsenal was semiauto handguns.

458 blueraven  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:13:59pm

re: #456 Dark_Falcon

I thought Sen. Rubio did quite well. At the least, it will enhance his stature, rather than diminish it as happened to Bobby Jindal.

Um…No

459 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:14:43pm

re: #456 Dark_Falcon

I thought Sen. Rubio did quite well. At the least, it will enhance his stature, rather than diminish it as happened to Bobby Jindal.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….

…seriously though, have you even looked at Twitter? Rubio’s “water bottle” moment is to the GOP SOTU response what Clint’s empty chair was to the GOP convention.

460 ReamWorks SKG  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:14:50pm

A scan of twitter for #Dorner shows that about 50% of twitterers are on his side. I didn’t expect that.

461 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:15:11pm

re: #456 Dark_Falcon

I thought Sen. Rubio did quite well. At the least, it will enhance his stature, rather than diminish it as happened to Bobby Jindal.

In way over his head was all I saw.

462 Bubblehead II  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:15:38pm

Night Lizards. Been a long day. May the Deity of your choice smile upon you.

Sleep well.

463 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:15:45pm

re: #456 Dark_Falcon

I thought Sen. Rubio did quite well. At the least, it will enhance his stature, rather than diminish it as happened to Bobby Jindal.

If quite well as in he didn’t fall over, I’d agree. Guy came off looking like a trainee used car salesman to me.

464 RadicalModerate  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:16:34pm

re: #444 Gus

Yeah, just watched the LAPD news conference who are stating emphatically that no body has been found in the building. Apparently there is some discrepancy with CNN’s sources.

465 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:17:18pm

re: #455 The Mountain That Blogs

How long before Steve Stockman publishes an article in Guns and Ammo suggesting the Dorner raid was done to justify banning assault weapons?

Unlikely. Given that Dorner’s manifesto openly called for gun control, there is no way you can call his actions a ‘false flag’. No, he nailed the red flag of No Quarter to his mast and may now have been sunk under it. (Sorry, but I liked the naval metaphor.) His actions were too obvious for conspiracists to latch onto; They’re more likely to latch onto his allegations instead.

466 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:17:39pm

So. I am watching the Jon Stewart bit about gay marriage being approved in Great Britain and it features bits about the debate from their House of Commons.

The conclusion is their system of government is a lot more fun than ours. At least for the spectating.

467 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:17:53pm

re: #460 ReamWorks SKG

A scan of twitter for #Dorner shows that about 50% of twitterers are on his side. I didn’t expect that.

I think a lot of people everywhere have had, or know of people who’ve had, bad experiences with the police. It’s not just LAPD.

468 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:18:22pm

re: #464 RadicalModerate

Yeah, just watched the LAPD news conference who are stating emphatically that no body has been found in the building. Apparently there is some discrepancy with CNN’s sources.

This is all kinds of annoying.

469 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:18:25pm

re: #466 klys

So. I am watching the Jon Stewart bit about gay marriage being approved in Great Britain and it features bits about the debate from their House of Commons.

The conclusion is their system of government is a lot more fun than ours. At least for the spectating.

Always liked Robin Williams description of Parliament as “Congress with a two-drink minimum.”

470 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:18:34pm

re: #459 Interesting Times

I’m not reading Twitter. I’ve got research to do. I’ve enough time to be here, but not to be on Twitter as well.

471 Mich-again  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:19:21pm

re: #456 Dark_Falcon

I thought Sen. Rubio did quite well. At the least, it will enhance his stature, rather than diminish it as happened to Bobby Jindal.

By any chance, might you also have a case of cottonmouth? /

472 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:19:27pm

re: #435 RadicalModerate

Rand Paul sounds like some bizarre fusion of a televangelist and Ayn Rand.

Just like Daddy.

473 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:19:29pm
474 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:19:36pm

re: #467 Joanne

I think a lot of people everywhere have had, or know of people who’ve had, bad experiences with the police. It’s not just LAPD.

There’s truth to the adage that a liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.

475 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:20:27pm

re: #473 wrenchwench

Everybody eager to be the first to announce his demise. Fucking ghouls.

476 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:20:40pm

re: #473 wrenchwench

What is Obama hiding? There should be a Congressional panel on this.

477 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:21:01pm

re: #471 Mich-again

By any chance, might you also have a case of cottonmouth? /

Nope, they don’t live near me. They are mostly found in southern Illinois, especially in swamp areas.

/Ask a silly question…

478 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:21:57pm
479 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:22:01pm

re: #477 Dark_Falcon

Nope, they don’t live near me. They are mostly found in southern Illinois, especially in swamp areas.

/Ask a silly question…

Had a scary close encounter with a copperhead when I was 10.

480 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:22:24pm

re: #460 ReamWorks SKG

A scan of twitter for #Dorner shows that about 50% of twitterers are on his side. I didn’t expect that.

500 million people on Twitter. There are a lot of complete fucking morons out there.

481 blueraven  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:22:37pm

re: #470 Dark_Falcon

I’m not reading Twitter. I’ve got research to do. I’ve enough time to be here, but not to be on Twitter as well.

Chris Matthews called the speech tiddlywinks and he was right. 9th grade debate club level. Terrible presentation. Nothing good to say about it.

482 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:22:46pm

re: #478 wrenchwench

Ouch, that’s about as bad as the joke I heard when the fire started, about how black smoke meant they hadn’t selected a new Pope yet.

483 goddamnedfrank  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:22:55pm

re: #473 wrenchwench

484 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:23:13pm

re: #475 Targetpractice

Everybody eager to be the first to announce his demise. Fucking ghouls.

Not ghouls so much as they hate him and after he killed another cop they wanted him to have died. If he has gotten away again, then California’s law enforcement has just gotten another major black eye. The police desperately want that not to be true.

485 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:23:24pm

re: #456 Dark_Falcon

I thought Sen. Rubio did quite well. At the least, it will enhance his stature, rather than diminish it as happened to Bobby Jindal.

Dude, no. He’s going to be mocked ruthlessly for it, just like Jindal’s Kenneth the Page wannabe fail and Clint Eastwood’s incoherent speech at the RNC.

486 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:23:35pm

re: #470 Dark_Falcon

I’m not reading Twitter. I’ve got research to do. I’ve enough time to be here, but not to be on Twitter as well.

Okay then, I’ll give you a sampler:

487 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:24:21pm

re: #473 wrenchwench

I do wonder to what extent this might have to do with the fact that the LAPD isn’t the one in control of this crime scene and might therefore be at somewhat of a disadvantage compared to reporters on the scene.

Logic does suggest it unlikely that whoever was in that cabin got out.

488 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:24:25pm

re: #483 goddamnedfrank

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Well played! Upding.

489 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:24:45pm

REMAINS IN BIG BEAR CABIN POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS BELONGING TO D.B. COOPER.

490 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:25:20pm

re: #489 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

REMAINS IN BIG BEAR CABIN POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS BELONGING TO D.B. COOPER.

Jimmy Hoffa.

491 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:25:24pm

re: #484 Dark_Falcon

Not ghouls so much as they hate him and after he killed another cop they wanted him to have died. If he has gotten away again, then California’s law enforcement has just gotten another major black eye. The police desperately want that not to be true.

I was speaking of the news networks wanting to be “first” to run the “exclusive” of his assuming room temperature. Vultures, the lot of them.

492 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:25:35pm

Here’s how identifying Dorner’s remains works. First you find human remains. Then, you look for undamaged identification. If it’s a driver’s licenes that identifies the body as Dorner, then you can preliminary identify the body as Dorner. However, it still needs to be confirmed. Then, the remain goes to the coroner where you match the dental remains with dental records. Unless that’s all been done, we have no body.

493 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:25:47pm

re: #489 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

REMAINS IN BIG BEAR CABIN POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS BELONGING TO D.B. COOPER.

Generalissimo Francisco Franco.

494 ReamWorks SKG  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:25:53pm

re: #467 Joanne

Exactly. I don’t think most of these people are really pro-murder, it’s just that they like to show proof of LAPD incompetence.

495 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:26:12pm

re: #464 RadicalModerate

Yeah, just watched the LAPD news conference who are stating emphatically that no body has been found in the building. Apparently there is some discrepancy with CNN’s sources.

Yeah. It’s called CNN. :D

496 OtterQueen  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:26:20pm

re: #486 Interesting Times

And that’s why Sarah Palin requires bendy straws in her speaking contracts.

497 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:26:46pm
498 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:26:52pm

re: #479 Varek Raith

Had a scary close encounter with a copperhead when I was 10.

Copperheads are venomous, but its very rare for them to deliver enough venom to kill. Not so cottonmouths, which are often capable of delivering a fatal bite. Both snakes use hemotoxic venom that causes the victim to die of literal blood poisoning.

499 SpaceJesus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:27:04pm

Dorner is still on the fucking loose?

500 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:27:25pm

re: #486 Interesting Times

Okay then, I’ll give you a sampler:

If he had said, ‘Excuse me…’ and smiled, and took a drink as though it weren’t theft, it might have worked. But there’s no excuse for the smile at the end of the speech. It was worse than Herman Cain’s smile.

501 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:27:36pm

re: #499 SpaceJesus

Dorner is still on the fucking loose?

No confirmation.

502 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:27:39pm
503 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:27:58pm

re: #492 Gus

Here’s how identifying Dorner’s remains works. First you find human remains. Then, you look for undamaged identification. If it’s a driver’s licenes that identifies the body as Dorner, then you can preliminary identify the body as Dorner. However, it still needs to be confirmed. Then, the remain goes to the coroner where you match the dental remains with dental records. Unless that’s all been done, we have no body.

Dorner was in the Navy, so positive ID will be made by DNA if a body is found.

504 jaunte  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:28:28pm

re: #499 SpaceJesus

Dorner is still on the fucking loose?

505 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:28:47pm

re: #503 Dark_Falcon

Dorner was in the Navy, so positive ID will be made by DNA if a body is found.

Even worse in that DNA ID takes a lot longer than dental records.

506 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:29:08pm

re: #503 Dark_Falcon

Dorner was in the Navy, so positive ID will be made by DNA if a body is found.

Meaning it would probably take a week?

507 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:29:32pm

re: #491 Targetpractice

I was speaking of the news networks wanting to be “first” to run the “exclusive” of his assuming room temperature. Vultures, the lot of them.

True, but that’s to be filed under the category of “Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown.”

508 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:29:54pm

re: #505 Gus

Even worse in that DNA ID takes a lot longer than dental records.

And in the event of a fire, is all the more difficult by the easier DNA being damaged. Depending on how badly the body’s burned, they may have to obtain marrow just to get a DNA match.

509 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:30:12pm
510 klys  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:30:21pm

re: #492 Gus

Here’s how identifying Dorner’s remains works. First you find human remains. Then, you look for undamaged identification. If it’s a driver’s licenes that identifies the body as Dorner, then you can preliminary identify the body as Dorner. However, it still needs to be confirmed. Then, the remain goes to the coroner where you match the dental remains with dental records. Unless that’s all been done, we have no body.

To be fair, we would have a body. That part is pretty hard to confuse.

The question is whose body.

511 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:30:48pm

re: #506 Gus

Meaning it would probably take a week?

Perhaps less, assuming the sample the navy got from Dorner was properly extracted and stored.

512 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:31:08pm

re: #510 klys

To be fair, we would have a body. That part is pretty hard to confuse.

The question is whose body.

That too. First you need remains/body. So far. No remains.

513 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:32:13pm

They’d probably use a police dog.

514 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:32:50pm

Off to bed, before the media declares me dead.

515 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:33:08pm

re: #512 Gus

That too. First you need remains/body. So far. No remains.

The first step in getting that body is a structure that is safe to enter. It just went up in flames today. It’s going to take a bit of time before they can get in there to survey the damage.

516 palomino  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:33:18pm

re: #465 Dark_Falcon

Unlikely. Given that Dorner’s manifesto openly called for gun control, there is no way you can call his actions a ‘false flag’. No, he nailed the red flag of No Quarter to his mast and may now have been sunk under it. (Sorry, but I liked the naval metaphor.) His actions were too obvious for conspiracists to latch onto; They’re more likely to latch onto his allegations instead.

Adam Lanza’s actions were pretty obvious too. Has that stopped conspiracy nuts from latching onto Newtown as some sort of Obama administration covert op to bring about more gun control?

517 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:33:53pm

re: #494 ReamWorks SKG

Exactly. I don’t think most of these people are really pro-murder, it’s just that they like to show proof of LAPD incompetence.

More than a show of incompetence, unfortunately. The want to see comeuppance (not really in terms of the murders, but the manifesto and bringing it to the light of day). It’s unfortunate this is who became their poster child.

518 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:36:21pm

re: #516 palomino

Adam Lanza’s actions were pretty obvious too. Has that stopped conspiracy nuts from latching onto Newtown as some sort of Obama administration covert op to bring about more gun control?

The difference is that Dorner openly stated support for gun control. A conspiracy is by definition hidden, and a ‘fall guy’ who expressed open support for the conspiracy’s aims makes little sense. The conspiracist mind is far more likely to be drawn to Dorner’s corruption allegations, as those suggest an actual conspiracy.

519 palomino  Wed, Feb 13, 2013 12:53:15am

re: #518 Dark_Falcon

The difference is that Dorner openly stated support for gun control. A conspiracy is by definition hidden, and a ‘fall guy’ who expressed open support for the conspiracy’s aims makes little sense. The conspiracist mind is far more likely to be drawn to Dorner’s corruption allegations, as those suggest an actual conspiracy.

Thank you, Dr. Freud, but your psychoanalysis (from afar) doesn’t help much.

What we actually do know about the conspiracist mind is that it will latch onto anything that confirms the pre-existing extremist ideology (left, right, whatever) that motivates it. Lanza consipiracists aren’t thinking rationally to begin with; the idea that Dorner could spur similar conspiracy theories isn’t really that far fetched given how insane and inane these theories are.

520 Jimmah The Unacceptable  Wed, Feb 13, 2013 4:31:59am

re: #275 Killgore Trout

Or drones?
Seriously though, it was a very lackluster speech. Mostly boiler plate generic stuff, some soaring rhetoric, predictable emotional moments. Not much vision, no bold plan,nothing to challenge the status quo. More of a safe campaign speech than a bold second term agenda. Get ready for four years of nothing.

Ah the unmistakeable aroma of butthurt. This might be a good time to admit that you voted for Romney, don’t you think?

521 sffilk  Wed, Feb 13, 2013 6:01:24am

I don’t watch the State of the Union address anymore. Haven’t for years. Why? Because no matter what the president says (on either side), Congress is going to follow its own agenda and the good ideas, if any, that the President makes during the speech will be kicked by the wayside.


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