For once, I arrived at the Montlake Ale House with time to spare. We now have MSNBC on the tube, and are awaiting the end of the Tweety show and the start of SOTU coverage.
I am hoping some of my co-bloggers will show up and contribute to this thread (naturally, we didn’t plan anything in advance).
Have at it with all things SOTU in this comment thread.
5:59: Now that Obama is done with the final election of his life, I hope he uses this SOTU address to come clean about his BIRTH CERTIFICATE!
6:12: My prediction: At some point during the address, Justice Alito jumps up and yells, “You lie!.”
6:14: [N in Seattle]: It ought to be a good speech…today isn’t his anniversary….
6:16: “Tonight, thanks to the grit of the American people” [and no thanks whatsoever to the do-nothing House] “there has been much progress.”
6:19: There is a glistening in Boehner eyes. Obama will bring him to tears any minute now.
6:25: Biden seems to be working on his tax returns while listening to the adress.
6:27: [Carl] John Boehner and the Republicans refused to agree. Why do they hate the full faith and credit of the United States???
6:31: [Carl] The 4-freedoms speech was that greatest SOTU address ever, and it had only 3 or 4 applause breaks.
6:32: [N in Seattle] There would have been more if it had been on TeeVee.
6:38: [Darryl] Al Franken’s burden is that he cannot ever, ever smile in these types of occasions, lest people accuse him of being a comedian.
6:54: [Darryl] Did anyone notice the Boehner isn’t wearing a flag lapel pin? Why does he hate America?!?
7:13: [Darryl] Gawd…I hate the “anecdotes time” during these addresses.
7:28: Overheard at the Ale House: “When is the Republican response?” “Wait…didn’t we just hear the Republican address?”
7:30: Marco Rubio has the biggest ears I have ever seen on a human.
7:34: Somebody should clue Rubio in: When you repeat “Obama’s plan to grow the government” over and over again and throw out terms like “Obama’s obsession with raising taxes,” people recognize that you are engaging in political mud-slinging rather than presenting any serious point.
7:40: Water! I need WATER!
7:50: No luck finding the Rand Paul teabagger response on the tube. How tragic.