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***2013 State of the Union Thread***
02-12-2013, 07:21 PM
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***2013 State of the Union Thread***
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White House Countdown stream to SOTU:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/state-union-countdown

White House Live Streaming of SOTU:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

CSPAN live streaming:
http://www.c-span.org/SOTU/

The White House is also again featuring an enhanced viewing experience of the SOTU:
Watch an enhanced version of the President's speech with charts, graphs and data only on WhiteHouse.gov. Use the hashtag #SOTU
http://www.whitehouse.gov/state-of-the-union-2013

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***2013 State of the Union Thread*** #1 - janedrake - 02-12-2013, 07:21 PM
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02-12-2013, 08:05 PM
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Let's get started here!

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02-12-2013, 08:06 PM
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What are the green ribbons that some senators have on?

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02-12-2013, 08:18 PM
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(02-12-2013 08:06 PM)azmouse Wrote:  What are the green ribbons that some senators have on?

http://live.usnews.com/Event/State_of_th...g_02122013
Dozens of members of Congress as well as guests for the State of the Union wore green and silver ribbons on their lapels to remember the victims of gun violence.

Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin, a survivor of an accidental gunshot that left him paralyzed, spearheaded an effort to get members of Congress to give one of their tickets to a victim of gun violence. The ribbons were sent by residents of Newtown, Conn., the site of the elementary school shooting that left 20 children dead in December. The ribbons are Sandy Hook Elementary School colors.

Participating members include:

Jim Langevin (RI-2)
Keith Ellison (MN-5)
Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4)
Rosa DeLauro (CT-3)
David Cicilline (RI-1)
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader
Ron Barber (AZ-2)
Susan Davis (CA-53)
Diana DeGette (CO-1)
Tammy Duckworth (IL-8)
Elizabeth Esty (CT-5)
Lois Frankel (FL-22)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1)
Janice Hahn (CA-44)
Jim Himes (CT-4)
John Larson (CT-1)
Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)
Ed Markey (MA-7)
Jim Moran (VA-8)
Gloria Negrete-McLeod (CA-35)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)
Ed Perlmutter (CO-7)
Jan Schakowsky (IL-9)
Brad Schneider (IL-10)
Bobby Scott (VA-3)
Mike Thompson (CA-5)
John Tierney (MA-06)
Krysten Sinema (AZ-9)
Chris Van Hollen (MD-8)
Juan Vargas (CA-51)
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL-23)
Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD-5)
Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-8)
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02-12-2013, 08:14 PM
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Boehner is such a dillweed. He can't even rise to the level of statesmanship to not take the surly out of his face as the Prez enters.
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02-12-2013, 08:18 PM
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(02-12-2013 08:14 PM)janedrake Wrote:  Boehner is such a dillweed. He can't even rise to the level of statesmanship to not take the surly out of his face as the Prez enters.

well yeah, but on the positive side, he's still a lovely shade of orange. Grin

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02-12-2013, 08:33 PM
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(02-12-2013 08:18 PM)azmouse Wrote:  
(02-12-2013 08:14 PM)janedrake Wrote:  Boehner is such a dillweed. He can't even rise to the level of statesmanship to not take the surly out of his face as the Prez enters.

well yeah, but on the positive side, he's still a lovely shade of orange. Grin

Is that what that color is! Wink
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02-12-2013, 08:39 PM
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(02-12-2013 08:33 PM)janedrake Wrote:  
(02-12-2013 08:18 PM)azmouse Wrote:  well yeah, but on the positive side, he's still a lovely shade of orange. Grin

Is that what that color is! Wink

Just saw this Tweet:

Lauren‏@MovesLikeBiden
someone just asked me why "the guy on the right" look so pissed off. i said it was because he had to leave his tanning booth

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02-12-2013, 08:19 PM
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Loved that opening --
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02-12-2013, 08:20 PM
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Thanks for the ribbon info, janedrake.

Smile

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02-12-2013, 08:21 PM
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(02-12-2013 08:20 PM)azmouse Wrote:  Thanks for the ribbon info, janedrake.

Smile

Cheers, Azmouse. Wave
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02-12-2013, 08:21 PM
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"Put the nation's interests ahead of party"

Lots of applause.

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02-12-2013, 08:21 PM (This post was last modified: 02-12-2013 08:22 PM by janedrake.)
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And love this -- "The American people don't expect us to solve every problem, but they do expect us to put the interests of this nation above party."
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02-12-2013, 08:22 PM
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(02-12-2013 08:21 PM)janedrake Wrote:  And love this -- "The American people don't expect us to solve every problem, but they do expect us to put the interests of this nation above party."

I think that was a jab at the right
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02-12-2013, 08:25 PM
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(02-12-2013 08:22 PM)72ptheriot Wrote:  
(02-12-2013 08:21 PM)janedrake Wrote:  And love this -- "The American people don't expect us to solve every problem, but they do expect us to put the interests of this nation above party."

I think that was a jab at the right

Looked more like a 'left hook' to me! Tongue
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02-12-2013, 08:23 PM
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GObama -- getting into sequester talks. Dems applauding, GOP frowning.
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02-12-2013, 08:26 PM
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A copy of the President's speech is in the Wonk Room forum.

Thank you sandnsea for providing it!

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02-12-2013, 08:26 PM
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I hope the EmoProgs just heard what the Prez said -- he will not jeopardize people's retirements and health in the name of cuts.
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02-12-2013, 08:28 PM
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(02-12-2013 08:26 PM)janedrake Wrote:  I hope the EmoProgs just heard what the Prez said -- he will not jeopardize people's retirements and health in the name of cuts.

They'll find some way to complain. It's what they do.

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02-12-2013, 08:31 PM
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(02-12-2013 08:28 PM)azmouse Wrote:  
(02-12-2013 08:26 PM)janedrake Wrote:  I hope the EmoProgs just heard what the Prez said -- he will not jeopardize people's retirements and health in the name of cuts.

They'll find some way to complain. It's what they do.

Roger that!
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02-12-2013, 08:28 PM
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"Replace reckless cuts with smart savings." -- love it. And called out the GOP mofo's on 'manufactured crisis.'
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02-12-2013, 08:29 PM
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Thank you Mr President!! This is amazing!!

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02-12-2013, 08:30 PM
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Excellent imagery in this speech - middle class jobs must be "the North Star" that leads our efforts.
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02-12-2013, 08:33 PM
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OMG -- 3D Printing/Manufacturing -- which I've been following with avid interest, coming to my old stomping grounds of Youngstown, OH? Say what? Awesome.
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02-12-2013, 08:35 PM (This post was last modified: 02-12-2013 08:36 PM by janedrake.)
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Prez giving a shout-out to climate change activists -- good, very good. The only reason I put it like that is because I'm tired of reading about how "this President didn't say much about climate change..." when he has been steadily working on making the country greener.
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02-12-2013, 08:37 PM
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Hear that, GOP - this Prez just committed to speeding up oil and gas drilling permits.
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02-12-2013, 08:42 PM
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Laugh. Out. Loud.
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02-12-2013, 08:44 PM
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Seems to me the Prez is on top of his game tonight -- big, bold ideas -- pre-school for every child in America, infrastructure investment, issuing executive orders to combat and prepare for further climate change. High school diplomas SHOULD enable students for good jobs.
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02-12-2013, 08:52 PM
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"High-quality pre-school" is definitely striking a chord in the Twitterverse. Most quoted from the speech so far, it seems.
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02-12-2013, 08:54 PM
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Raise the minimum wage!

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02-12-2013, 08:55 PM
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"By the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan WILL BE OVER."
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02-12-2013, 08:57 PM (This post was last modified: 02-12-2013 08:57 PM by janedrake.)
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RE: ***2013 State of the Union Thread***
Translated Obama on al-Qu'aida -- "I don't play that shit and I don't bluff."
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02-12-2013, 09:08 PM
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RE: ***2013 State of the Union Thread***
Prez just announced non-partisan commission on Voting Rights - looking straight over at GOP side of aisle. Commission to be led by Obama and Romney attorneys. (Hmn - still don't trust ANYTHING Romney - but a'right.)
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02-12-2013, 09:11 PM
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Prez has me reaching for the Kleenex on gun violence "THEY DESERVE A VOTE!!!"
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02-12-2013, 09:15 PM
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RE: ***2013 State of the Union Thread***
Question: Is Boehner simply to drunk to stand up to applaud for anything tonight?

What I wouldn't do for some Francis Urquhart/Francis Underwood commentary on the Speaker right now.
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02-12-2013, 09:17 PM
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Another great SOTU speech by the President!

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the more you are morally obligated to be pragmatic...Idealism without pragmatism
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02-12-2013, 09:17 PM
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Excellent speech!

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02-12-2013, 09:18 PM
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Astounding! Best speech he ever gave!!
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02-12-2013, 09:24 PM
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(02-12-2013 09:18 PM)sandnsea Wrote:  Astounding! Best speech he ever gave!!

Amen - and I know you're not given to hyperbole, SandnSea, so that's an especially heady compliment coming from you!
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02-12-2013, 09:18 PM
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This was hands down one of the BEST SOTU's I've ever heard!
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02-12-2013, 09:19 PM
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On another note, was proud to see John Kerry enter as a member of the President's Cabinet tonight.
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02-12-2013, 09:25 PM
Post: #42
RE: ***2013 State of the Union Thread***
Fave tweet of the night so far:
Invisible Obama ‏@InvisibleObama
102-year old voter showing more energy than John Boehner. #SOTU
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02-12-2013, 09:27 PM
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RE: ***2013 State of the Union Thread***
(02-12-2013 09:25 PM)janedrake Wrote:  Fave tweet of the night so far:
Invisible Obama ‏@InvisibleObama
102-year old voter showing more energy than John Boehner. #SOTU

LOL! It's funny because it's true.

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02-12-2013, 09:26 PM
Post: #43
Preview of the Republican response....
[Image: 539677_10200348844699969_2060334417_n.jpg]

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02-12-2013, 10:14 PM
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RE: Preview of the Republican response....
(02-12-2013 09:26 PM)PoliticalTiger Wrote:  [Image: 539677_10200348844699969_2060334417_n.jpg]

roflmao
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02-12-2013, 09:31 PM
Post: #45
RE: ***2013 State of the Union Thread***
Full Text

http://obama-mamas.com/blog/?p=3071
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02-12-2013, 09:49 PM
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(02-12-2013 09:31 PM)sandnsea Wrote:  Full Text

http://obama-mamas.com/blog/?p=3071

Thanks so much!
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02-12-2013, 09:53 PM
Post: #47
RE: ***2013 State of the Union Thread***
Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, "the slurp heard 'round the world" (Upon Which Rubio Gulps His Speech)

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/en...rough-sotu
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02-12-2013, 11:06 PM
Post: #49
RE: ***2013 State of the Union Thread***
Favorite omission of the night -- didn't spot hide nor hair of Nugent.
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02-13-2013, 08:28 AM
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RE: ***2013 State of the Union Thread***
(02-12-2013 11:06 PM)janedrake Wrote:  Favorite omission of the night -- didn't spot hide nor hair of Nugent.

Ted Nugent sighting:

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02-13-2013, 11:40 AM
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(02-13-2013 08:28 AM)azmouse Wrote:  
(02-12-2013 11:06 PM)janedrake Wrote:  Favorite omission of the night -- didn't spot hide nor hair of Nugent.

Ted Nugent sighting:

[Image: PHP511B137CDB3BC.jpg]

Love it, lol.
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02-12-2013, 11:28 PM
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Am I the last to know? Chris Matthews revealed in SOTU coverage tonight that he voted for Bush? WTF?
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02-13-2013, 08:20 AM
Post: #51
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(02-12-2013 11:28 PM)janedrake Wrote:  Am I the last to know? Chris Matthews revealed in SOTU coverage tonight that he voted for Bush? WTF?

Matthews comes from a Republican family but I don't think he has a loyalty to any one party.

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