I didn't watch it but I read about it. He jackhammered our political process, and now laments that it is broken.He insists this economy he did nothing to fix is just fine, and he warns us that we are not cowering appropriately in the face of islamist ascendency...Thank God this is his last STFU...
I agree, but it might have been harder to reach that conclusion if you actually watched the thing, as I did, –– almost against my will. ;-)Obama was at his very best last night. From his demeanor and bearing you wouldn't think there was anything in the world that wasn't just peachy keen and hunky dory.His tone was commending, but gracious, often confiding, at times plaintive, certainly hortatory, but never overtly petulant, accusatory or malicious. Whatever insults, innuendoes, or attempts at reproach he threw our way were as subtle as a silent fart in a crowded elevator. He was glib, articulate, energetic, yet serene, and astonishingly poised. From the thunderous applause that greeted him in the chamber and often interrupted his long series of bland, confident, seemingly innocuous pronouncements anyone dropping on the scene from another planet would have thought he must be THE most popular, well loved figure in the world.I was frankly a Great Show. So charismatic and skilled as he appeared last night he almost had me convinced, even though I knew from sad observation these past seven years that nearly every claim he made to credit himself was a perfect shower of shit.Funny! I never bought his act from the beginning, but what he does well, he does VERY WELL, INDEED.Surely the man deserves a special Academy Award for the performance have last night.Too bad there's nothing behind his honey words but vaults filled with empty, echoing space!Why has he been able to persuade so many to support him? I came to the conclusion last night it's because he honestly BELIEVES his own bullshit.That's what it takes to be a World Class Con Artist.
Why would I waste my time listening to such a vacuous personality?
If you read my "reports" to others among these comments, maybe you'll see why it might have been a good idea to listen after all. It was brilliant theater if nothing else.
I'd rather watch a re-run of "The Sting".
Than subject myself to a reality version of epic Brechtian Theatre
I prefer reruns of Perry Mason and Murder She Wrote, myself. ;-)Perry in particular never seems to get old no matter how many times I've seen the episode.BRECHT?YECHT!!
Not even with David Bowie starring? ;)
I actually did watch it. Found the looks and expressions on the faces of the folks watching it live on the floor much more interesting than the speech itself. Not often you get the opportunity to examine evil up close and personal ... but there it was.The speech itself seemed to be deliberately designed to lull the audience to sleep and only wake up at the end when the President shouted that the state of the union was GREAT!!! And of course the hopeful plea that God will bless America.
From the simpering, worshipful looks of unfettered adoration –– like teenaged hero worship –– on the part of several middle-aged white females in the audience, it was hard to read the thoughts behind all the masks. I did notice, of course, that to a man the Joint Chiefs of Staff sat there looking as stern as the carvings on Mount Rushmore.What got to me was the persistent volleys of THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE. Could it have been a hired CLAQUE? ;-)It was smooth, it was dignified, it was energetic, it was INGRATIATING, and almost boyishly earnest in surface appearance, but I've seen clean blackboards produce a more accurate reflection of reality than the barrage of BS delivered by BUSSEINO last night.
I paid more attention to some of the more familiar faces out there like John Kerry, Lindsay Graham, Joe Biden and some of the rest of the stooges. There was a military-type with a shaved head and grey coat that a close up of his eyes looked particularly eerie, like he was in some kind of trance which sort of awakened him when he realized the camera was on him. And a young kid with glasses who looked like he was having the most boring time of his life.Anyway I found it all a political charade with the political insiders in on the joke knowing that what was being said was being said strictly for media amplification to follow in the hope that people would actually believe a word that was said.
AS just an example of the depth of the outright B.S. foisted upon the world, I caught an interesting conversation on one of the business shows earlier in the day discussing the recent hype over the latest job number of 292,000. Apparently there is a seasonal adjustment that is regularly added on to the number, at least over the last 12 years, which some assert that should not have been done in the latest reading and removing that adjustment puts the real job increase at 11,00 and not the 292, 000 as stated and celebrated in the media. Maybe that was behind the market swoon after the big run up after the initial announcement.Not that this is really relevant to the President's speech, per se, but it does show the utter disregard with which these political pronouncements exhibit toward their audience.
"In the 1960's British-born Dr. Anthony Sutton was a Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institute when he discovered that, in spite of the Cold War, the US was supplying the USSR with its technology, including weapons used against American soldiers in Vietnam. Sutton dug deeper and discovered that Wall Street had sponsored both the Bolshevik Revolution and the rise of Nazi Germany. The resulting books which are on line cost Dr. Sutton his academic career.In 1983, Dr. Sutton received a list of Skull and Bones members and immediately recognized the names of many men who controlled American policy. He published a book entitled "America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones" (1986). He updated and republished this book just before his death last June at age 77. Here are some of his conclusions. "The Order" is " a purely American phenomenon with German origin." Dr. Sutton compares it to the Round Table, Cecil Rhodes' secret society at Oxford also known as "The Group." The American and British entities consist of 20-30 dynastic families each. Jewish banking interests connect them. "The links between 'The Order' and Britain go through Lazard Freres and the private merchant banks... 'The Group' links to the Jewish equivalent through the Rothschilds in Britain... 'The Order' in the US links to the Guggenheim, Schiff and Warburg families." (23) As Dr. Sutton notes, the "Order" had definite anti Semitic tendencies but by the 1960's, many Jewish names started to appear among the 15 annual inductees. See list of Skull and Bones members. Dr. Sutton believes the "left" versus "right" split is fraudulent and used to control the debate and condition citizens to think along certain lines. Left-wing magazines like the "The Nation" and "The New Republic" and right-wing magazines like "The National Review were "artificially set up." The former were financed by Whitney money while the latter by Buckley. Both are "The Order." Dr. Sutton states: "Sooner or later people will wake up. First we have to dump the trap of right and left. This is a Hegelian trap to divide and control. The battle is not between right and left; it is between us and them." Similarly, in the international field left and right political structures are artificially constructed and collapsed in the drive for one-world synthesis, i.e. authoritarian socialism controlled by monopoly capital. College textbooks present war and revolution as accidental results of conflicting forces. This is nonsense, says Dr. Sutton. They are created and financed by Wall Street to create a new world order. But you won't read this in history books. "Our Western history is every bit as distorted, censored and largely useless as that of Hitler's Germany or the Soviet Union or Communist China..." (122) Dr. Sutton believes The Order has many weaknesses resulting from an inbred gene pool, a shallow power base and a limited worldview. In any future conflict between the authoritarian state and the individual, he believes opposition will take "a million forms." " No one is going to create the anti-The Order movement. That would be foolish and unnecessary. It could be infiltrated, bought off, or diverted all too easily. Why play by the rules set by the enemy? The movement that will topple The Order will be extremely simple and most effective. It will be ten thousand or a million Americans who come to the conclusion that they don't want the State to be boss, that they prefer to live under the protection of the Constitution. They will make their own independent decision to thwart The Order and it will take ten thousand or a million forms."
Obama Good Bye and good riddance!! Lets just hope it's not the last state of the union this Country ever has... And we can undue the damage this ideologue has done to America.
Look on the bright side. Next year's State Of The Union (SOTU) address will be given _NOT_ by President Obama. The next eight years SOTU will be delivered by President SanEma NymtonFeel the Bern Obsma
IF WE AGREE WITH OBAMA, ALL WILL BE WELL IN AMERICA. Period. And if we PAY FOR EVERYTHING, AMERICANS WILL LOVE THIS COUNTRY AGAIN! Right? That’s what Bernie and Hillary are running on; it’s the same old thing; Democrats have it MADE: PAY FOR EVERYONE, FOR EVERYTHING and YOU WIN!!!
Poor wittle 'Free Thinke' ... Is you having a sad day?...Feel The Bern ... Thanks Obama ...Ema Nymton~@:o?
Anyway Obama will have a guest tonight.. A Syrian refugee.. (Because we have no Americans who deserve to be there.. I guess) plus, an empty chair to represent all our citizens who have been killed by TERRORISTS... Oh, my bad, I mean, guns.... I'm going to take a nice long warm bath,fill me inThanks
Ema! How good to see you! It's been ages! I wish I could believe you really WERE Ema. I actually liked HER. She may have been prickly, but she always posted her picture, and usually displayed a modicum of intelligence and fair-mindedness. Ema and I could CONVERSE, as I never could with YOU, whoever you are.I'm having one of the best days I've had in weeks. Thanks for being such an amusing part of it. –– NOT!
Lisa E or Shaw , If you are the "smart" Lisa why did you copy and paste my comment from my blog?
I didn't watch it. I must have turned off my sneeze alarm.
I'll say this again. There is no point in arguing with Liberal Democrats. No point in trying to figure them out. We all run on electrical energy. It is a scientific fact...yes..just like radios and computers. Democrats are HARD WIRED backwards. Their circuits are reverse to normal people.I am being serious. In the Democrats minds, everything that should be up, is down. Everything that should be down, is up. Everything that should be right side up...is actually upside down to Democrats. Everything on the left should be on the right. Everything on the right should be on the left.Democrats literally have a wiring problem and to even attempt to talk to them or coerce normal logic into them, is like trying to talk to a squirrel. You are not in their Universe. Normal is bizarre to Democrats. Bizarre is normal to Democrats. I am dead serious. Some humans are simply HARD WIRED backwards...in reverse. This explains why we IMPORT terrorists instead of EXPORTING them. This explains why we want Transsexuals and girls on the front line, instead of Big Muscle Fighting men. This explains why they want to spend MORE than we have, instead of spending only the money we have. This explains why we must pay for birth control and condoms....but also pay for abortions since Democrat girls don't use them. This explains why America is RACIST, and we hate Black people, even though we elected a Black Man President and we pay Black Athletes and Black Entertainers Millions and Millions of dollars.You literally cannot convince these people of YOUR logic because you live in a different world. You have electricity going one way in your brain, and they have electricity going in reverse. EVERYTHING is upside down and in reverse to Democrats. I hope this helps you to understand so that you can simply give up yelling at them and trying to convince them they are wrong. It will never happen because they are living in the opposite world.
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Perfect answer Rick
Sorry for your lose, unfortunately I know the feeling very well.The debonair Dude
You must have been referring to yesterday's post, DD, but thank you for your kind understanding of grief. It needn't paralyze us, but it deserves to be acknowledged. Thank you for that.
Ted Cruz is an American, he will abolish the IRS, Common Core, and he is Pro Gun Rights and Pro Military...I still don't understand why some so called Americans post negative things about him.......maybe they are just Communists and closet Libtards.
I like most of what he says, but very frankly I don't feel I can trust ANY of these people to follow through on their promises. Both Trump AND Cruz show demagogic tendencies. They are playing the the EMOTIONS of the "Peanut Gallery," but not so much to our capacity for analytical thinking based on research.Nevertheless, I would vote for either if they run against HILLARY, who to me is one of THE most unappealing bits of partially fermented fruit ever to gather mold on the banquet table of American politics.
So Obama Ignores the 10 US Sailors Held Hostage by Iran; Brags About His Iran Nuclear DealAnyone else find that to be shocking?
Shocking? Not at all. Why should I find it shocking when it's so typical of the president to ignore or gloss over anything that fails to flatter him or futher his agenda? What we saw last night was Classic Obama.
Yes it was Clasic Obama and I can't wait for January 2017 when he's gone back to Kenya and his Obongo relatives. We will be well rid of The African Pretender and his disgusting family.
Obama 's partner in peace arresting US sailors.Isn't that special.
How's the Stock Market been treating you greedy , materialistic, conservatives lately? Hee, hee, hee.Feel The Bern ... Thanks Obama ...Ema Nymton~@:o?
I don't know why the stock market tanking would make you giggle.That was one of the "Obama success" talking points, but now its on the junk heap along with Yemen, his "foreign policy success" that is now raging out of control.
Ever heard of the Clinton's, Emma?You know, those globe-trotting multimillionaires?How about DEMOCRAT criminal mastermind and bankster of every thing evil George Soros, a liberal who makes billions by wrecking economies.I could go on, but your statement is too stupid to waste more time on. Wall Street funds both parties, and those high techies out in California ain't votin' Republican.You do realize this is the 21st century, right?
THANKS, DIck! You saved me a god deal of trouble by posting that. It certainly needed to be said.These false narratives drag us farther down the rathole.Truth is our most powerful means of defense always.
Their all in on it, Mr. Freethinke, and the dumb voters think their pols don't stink. THEY ALL STINK!
I'm very much afraid you may be right. That's why Dr. Carson –– a TRUE "outsider" with a long record of solid accomplishment under his belt in an extraordinarily demanding field –– has been my favorite since he first appeared on the scene.
I thought I'd pop in just to piss you off FT....Feel The Bern ... Thanks Obama ...Ema Nymton~@:o?
You haven't, my dear. Just the opposite. You AMUSE the hell out of me with your zany Comic Opera Graustark routines.
Obama's big on making huge promises and short on results.Like MOST Liberals, Commies, Democrats,
Agreed, but could you honestly say that the current crop of Republicans have done any BETTER?I can't, and I don't believe you should. The Tidal Basin near the beautiful Jefferson Memorial has become –– possibly –– the world's largest cesspool –– the Nation's Toilet Bowl. The stench of diseased fecal matter, vomitus and pixilated pee, and the great chartreuse clouds of powerful halitosis emitted by congress each day has caused toxic air pollution that affects the entire lower forty-eight and far into Canada and Central America.BOTH parties are responsible. It's just plain stupid to keep on pretending otherwise.
THIS JUST IN from KARL ROVE:Did you catch President Obama's last State of the Union address? President Obama fully plans to double down on his go-it-alone strategy during his final year in office. The President will insist on moving forward with his failed policies, despite the fact that voters rejected his policies last November. While it's clear that President Obama won't listen to voters like you, House Republicans are hard at work. That's where the NRCC comes in. They're fighting because: Nancy Pelosi raised over $206.7 million last cycle to get back in power– and she will raise even more this time around.There's nothing Hillary wants more than a Nancy Pelosi-led Congress if she gets elected in 2016.The NRCC MUST remain a firewall against the Left's biggest hopes and dreams. That's why your contribution to the NRCC's Republican Emergency Defense Fund is crucial to help expand our historic majority. Will you join in making an emergency $50 gift to this important fund? Here's a safe & secure link to donate online: https://contribute.nrcc.org/red-fund/ Your donation will make possible conservative campaigns that help ensure Nancy Pelosi is never Speaker again and that the House remains a conservative bastion. Thank you for your commitment to our conservative cause. Karl P.S. I've been informed that all donations to this email will be double-matched effective immediately. Give now to say No to Obama and Hell No to Pelosi and Hillary: https://contribute.nrcc.org/red-fund/Can you BELIEVE that load of BS? WHo does Uncle Karl think he's kidding? Not I, that's for sure.
Karl keep pretending to be a "playa"...
I didn't watch the SOTU. I was too busy trying to track this story about the captured USN personnel.
Why isn't anyone saying anything Bout the Mexicsn Kidnappings, Torture and Beheadings Are Their Trademarks — From the fearsome Los Zetas, who just last month beheaded and dumped the remains of four victims in the Mexican border city of Piedras Negras, to the Mexican city of Matamoros, where the Gulf Cartel continues to bring terror to average citizens through kidnappings, extortion and murder, cartels continue to make money on the blood of the innocent.
About the SOTU's audience's reaction, this may be of interest:Camera Catches Joint Chiefs After Obama Mocks Them at SOTU.
I'm sorry to say the link does not work, AOW. I did mention their looking as stern as the carving on Mt. Rushmore as the camera panned towards them during the performance. I did not feel, however, that the president openly "mocked" anyone. He was at once genial, conciliatory and hortatory. As Performance Art his address was frankly superb. The only problem with it was itsalmost complete absence of truth.
FT,Try THIS LINK.
Thank you. As you could see my eyewitness description of the picture in question was more than adequate. Silence is not only golden, there are times when it is far more eloquent than words of any description.
It’s the type of government Americans wanted in the 1930’s (proven by FDR’s four election wins) and reinforced with LBJ’s programs of the 1960″s.The difference is, that our generation no longer wants to pay what that kind of society costs (expensive),
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