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What's the state of YOUR union?
Author: TriSec    Date: 01/29/2008 00:42:31

Sweeter words have never been spoken. "Tonight is President Bush's last State of the Union Address"

Come and join us this evening...compare and contrast the state of your union to the ‘vision’ the "President" has.

There will be drinking games, fellowship, and a shared feeling of anguish.


YES, this is it!!! The Final GWB SOTU address blog... we have created this place for all those who need to talk and vent and get it all out. It is after all, Civics Christmas for Political Geeks.

Welcome, friends patriots and lovers of democracy... ;). This is the first Annual Four Freedoms SOTU blog. It is happily the last ever from the pResident in chief. So without further ado, we present to you, The official Rachel Maddow Show State of The Union Drinking Game 2008:

Here’s how to play: Call some friends and ask if they'll watch the speech with you. Whether you watch at home, or at a bar somewhere, print-out this list of the drinking cue words, so you know when to drink.

What to drink? Beer is the traditional choice for this game. If you’re sober, it can of course be done with near-beer, but you run the risk, of carb overload. If you hate beer but desire booze, try a half-strength highball - put one ounce of your favorite spirit (bourbon, gin, vodka, scotch, cognac, even tequila) in a glass full of ice, and top it all the way up with seltzer, tonic or some kind of soda. (From Raine... we need designated Bloggers... )

When to drink: Here’s this years rules.

Drink once if bush says OSAMA BIN LADEN. Drink once if bush says SADDAM HUSSEIN.

Drink once if bush says HILLARY CLINTON. Drink TWICE, if bush says HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON.

Drink twice more, if bush says any variant of HILLARY CLINTON'S name, AND either Osama or saddam’s name, in the same sentence.

Drink once if he misstates the name of the opposition, and calls them the DEMOCRAT party. Drink once if he says OBAMA, twice if he mispronounces BARACK.

Drink once for the word TORTURE.

Drink twice and YELL AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH at the TV, if he says “we do not torture”
(edit to add from Raine, toss head back and gargle your drink before swallowing )

Drink once if the recently deceased prophet of the mormon church gets a shout out – Gordon Hinckley.

Drink twice, if the state of the union is anything other than just strong. It used to be "strong and confident". But recently he’s just been down to "strong".

Drink once every time world war 2 gets a shout out Drink twice if we hear the word Hitler, or any weird madeup variant of the word Hitler. Remember when he made up "hitlerism"?

Drink once if bush says the word FASCISM. Drink twice if he says the phrase ISLAMIC fascism. Drink 3 times if he says islam O' fascism.

And finally – what I’m hoping for? is for bush to find a nice way to use AFRICA again. Whether it's uranium, or Dikembe Mutombo. Any excited utterance of the word AFRICA. Bottoms up. I know there’s more drinking in this one than in years past, but I’ve been criticized in the past for leaving you guys sober.
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I want to add a few more...

Drink when he says 911™.

Drink once when he mentions FISA.

Drink once when he mentions LEGACY.

Drink once when he mentions Lincoln

If he says Stimulus Package, drink while touching a private part. We won't ask, so you won't have to tell.

Four Freedoms highly recommends the coverage at MSNBC, but of course you are free to choose any network you wish!

Will anyone be brave and foolhardy enough to watch Fox?

OK! here we go! I will see you inside! and :martini:


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Comment by TriSec on 01/29/2008 00:44:41
And a bonus click to start us off...if you have no idea what to imbibe this evening...check this out!



And by all means, contribute your own favorites!

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/29/2008 00:52:44
I'll be drinking sweet tea. Sober for 12 years, 10months, 321 days!!!!!





Comment by livingonli on 01/29/2008 01:02:16
Here is this year's.



Drink once if bush says OSAMA BIN LADEN. Drink once if bush says SADDAM HUSSEIN.



Drink once if bush says HILLARY CLINTON. Drink TWICE, if bush says HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON.



Drink twice more, if bush says any variant of HILLARY CLINTON'S name, AND either osama or saddam’s name, in the same sentence.



Drink once if he misstates the name of the opposition, and calls them the DEMOCRAT party. Drink once if he says OBAMA, twice if he mispronounces BARACK.



Drink once for the word TORTURE.



Drink twice and YELL AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH at the TV, if he says “we do not torture”



Drink once if the recently deceased prophet of the mormon church gets a shout out – Gordon Hinckley.



Drink twice, if the state of the union is anything other than just strong. It used to be "strong and confident". But recently he’s just been down to "strong".



Drink once every time world war 2 gets a shout out Drink twice if we hear the word hitler, or any weird madeup variant of the word hitler. Remember when he made up "hitlerism"?



Drink once if bush says the word FASCISM. Drink twice if he says the phrase ISLAMIC fascism. Drink 3 times if he says islam O' fascism.



And finally – what i’m hoping for? is for bush to find a nice way to use AFRICA again. Whether it's uranium, or Dikembe Mutombo. Any excited utterance of the word AFRICA. Bottoms up. I know there’s more drinking in this one than in years past, but i’ve been criticized in the past for leaving you guys sober. So This time, i think it’ll do the trick. Feel free to blog


Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 01:16:53
Quote by velveeta jones: I'll be drinking sweet tea. Sober for 12 years, 10months, 321 days!!!!!



mental note made... so you got your marbles, eh? ;)



Comment by livingonli on 01/29/2008 01:17:14
Tri, you should have kept last year's up for comparison.

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 01:18:17
Please, everyone who has a Digg account, digg this sucka!

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 01:19:42
Quote by livingonli: Tri, you should have kept last year's up for comparison.


That was not Tri, I did an edit.. The good doctor did indeed have a 2008 version of the game.



(I added a few that I thought should be there. )







Comment by livingonli on 01/29/2008 01:24:09
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli: Tri, you should have kept last year's up for comparison.


That was not Tri, I did an edit.. The good doctor did indeed have a 2008 version of the game.



(I added a few that I thought should be there. )







Ah. Because I saw the revision after I also posted the link.

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 01:29:39
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli: Tri, you should have kept last year's up for comparison.


That was not Tri, I did an edit.. The good doctor did indeed have a 2008 version of the game.



(I added a few that I thought should be there. )







Ah. Because I saw the revision after I also posted the link.
Pff....



(I Hope that Tri s not angry at me... I just had a few things that I felt needed to be added, and we didn't know until a little while ago that the good Dr. woudl have the new game up.)





Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 01:43:33
GUh... John voight onCNN campaigning for Rudy... It looks really rahter sad, actually...



Are we there yet?

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/29/2008 01:43:53
Quote by Raine:
Quote by velveeta jones: I'll be drinking sweet tea. Sober for 12 years, 10months, 321 days!!!!!



mental note made... so you got your marbles, eh? ;)



Marbles present and accounted for Rai..........huh. Where am I?





Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 01:46:10
Quote by m-hadley:
Quote by Raine: So wait, the immunity Failed?



Velveeta, I just turned on the span, can you fill me in on what happened?




Here's the word I just got from CREDO (formerly Working Assets):



Update on Illegal Wiretapping and Retroactive Immunity



Thanks to your actions, we've been successful in preventing the Senate from passing a wiretapping bill that grants retroactive immunity to AT&T and Verizon.



Just a little while ago, the Senate rejected attempts to rush this bill to passage, keeping alive our campaign to remove the immunity provisions. But while we've won the battle today, what happens later this week will determine whether the Senate will do the bidding of the White House or stand up for the Constitution. Tonight, if you watch Mr. Bush in his last State of the Union speech, be prepared to hear the fruits of your labors described as helping the terrorists -- but you know better.



Action Still Needed to Block Retroactive Immunity



The privacy-invading "Protect America Act" expires on February 1st. In coming days, the Senate will debate a series of amendments to the wiretapping legislation -- some good, some bad, but all of them vitally important when it comes to preserving our Constitution and upholding the rule of law. Here's what you can do.



The Senators listed below have been identified as swing votes on upcoming wiretapping amendments. If you have friends or family in the states below, please forward this email and ask that they contact their senators to oppose retroactive immunity, sweeping new powers for the Bush administration, and any new legislation that violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.



Arizona -- John McCain, (202) 224-2235

Arkansas -- Blanche Lincoln, (202) 224-4843; Mark Pryor, (202) 224-2353

California -- Dianne Feinstein, (202) 224-3841

Colorado -- Ken Salazar, (202) 224-5852

Connecticut -- Joe Lieberman, (202) 224-4041

Delaware -- Thomas Carper, (202) 224-2441

Florida -- Bill Nelson, (202) 224-5274

Georgia -- Saxby Chambliss, (202) 224-3521

Hawaii -- Daniel Inouye, (202) 224-3934

Illinois -- Barack Obama, (202) 224-2854

Indiana -- Evan Bayh, (202) 224-5623

Louisiana -- Mary Landrieu, (202)224-5824

Maine -- Olympia Snowe, (202) 224-5344 and Susan Collins, (202) 224-2523

Maryland -- Barbara Mikulski, (202) 224-4654

Michigan -- Debbie Stabenow, (202) 224-4822

Minnesota -- Norm Coleman, (202) 224-5641

Missouri -- Claire McCaskill, (202) 224-6154

Nebraska -- Ben Nelson, (202) 224-6551

New Hampshire -- John Sununu, (202) 224-2841

New York -- Hillary Clinton, (202) 224-4451

North Carolina -- Elizabeth Dole, (202) 224-6342

Oregon -- Gordon Smith, (202) 224-3753

Pennsylvania -- Arlen Specter, (202) 224-4254

South Carolina -- Lindsey Graham, (202) 224-5972

South Dakota -- Tim Johnson, (202) 224-5842

Virginia -- John Warner, (202) 224-2023

West Virginia -- Robert Byrd, (202) 224-3954

Wisconsin -- Herb Kohl, (202) 224-5653



Thank you for working to build a better world.



Michael Kieschnick, President and Co-Founder

CREDO Mobile







passing it on!!!





Comment by livingonli on 01/29/2008 01:48:00
Quote by Raine: GUh... John voight onCNN campaigning for Rudy... It looks really rahter sad, actually...



Are we there yet?


It's so sad and pathetic.

Comment by m-hadley on 01/29/2008 01:51:33
I was busy over at my blog, just had to get the Clintons latest scam (trying to count the delegates in Michigan and Florida) out of my system, before I could settle in to watch the LAST SOTU given by George W. Bush - yeeee haaah!!! Heya, velveeta jones, my ex is clean and sober for almost 8 years - and I totally applaud her for her efforts, I know that it isn't easy, but I gotta give you a shout out for sticking to it - way to go!!!



Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 01:52:53
Texas Gov. Rick Perry endorses Rudy... Oh the things you learn on the Span that you really don't wanna know.



That pig just called NYC city a cesspool before Rudy took office. F*cking Fred.

Comment by TriSec on 01/29/2008 01:56:12
: jams wire in ear : I'm in!!





Comment by livingonli on 01/29/2008 01:57:15
Quote by Raine: Texas Gov. Rick Perry endorses Rudy... Oh the things you learn on the Span that you really don't wanna know.



That pig just called NYC city a cesspool before Rudy took office. F*cking Fred.


Would he like to discuss Houston's crime rate and pollution?

Comment by livingonli on 01/29/2008 01:57:49
Since I'm at work just keep me up to date on the crap being spewed.

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 01:57:55
Quote by m-hadley: I was busy over at my blog, just had to get the Clintons latest scam (trying to count the delegates in Michigan and Florida) out of my system, before I could settle in to watch the LAST SOTU given by George W. Bush - yeeee haaah!!! Heya, velveeta jones, my ex is clean and sober for almost 8 years - and I totally applaud her for her efforts, I know that it isn't easy, but I gotta give you a shout out for sticking to it - way to go!!!

FAye, I set you up to create Blog posts here on 4F. so if you ever want to cross post your blogs, Please feel free to do so. and NEVER be afraid to give your blog the props!



(translation, you can blog as you would like here! :peace:)



Comment by velveeta jones on 01/29/2008 02:00:27
bush will indeedy tell us we support the tourists............





Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:01:11
Chris MAtthes justnsuggested Condi as a VP possibility.. :puke:

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/29/2008 02:03:13
I'm on CNN with Wolfie.



Comment by m-hadley on 01/29/2008 02:03:44
Tweety gushing over Condi - I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit - I wish he would shut his pie hole.

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:03:54
over here on the laptop. Please forgive any typos in advance... at leat those before I start following the rules.



I am very bummed that BobR is not here with me tonite... he is working.

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/29/2008 02:04:09
Tweety just said they should consider Condaleeza for VEEP? :wacko:

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/29/2008 02:05:03
Quote by m-hadley: Tweety gushing over Condi - I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit - I wish he would shut his pie hole.




Yep, same here. Need Listerine!

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:05:04
Quote by m-hadley: Tweety gushing over Condi - I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit - I wish he would shut his pie hole.
Me too...



I hear the gavel!



Comment by TriSec on 01/29/2008 02:05:33
Booo! Hissss!





Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:06:28
Gah he already kissed a chick. and a guy or two.

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/29/2008 02:06:44
Quote by velveeta jones: I'll be drinking sweet tea. Sober for 12 years, 10months, 321 days!!!!!







:clap: Good on ya!

Comment by TriSec on 01/29/2008 02:07:16
Did I just see Ted Turner on the floor there?



Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:07:26
damn, I guess we have no LIEberman lip kiss... :rofl:

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:08:19
God NAncy and dick... I wonder if they will play footsie tonite... :grumble:

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/29/2008 02:08:29
Nice shot of Obama and TK. He is looking particularly unbloated these days.

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/29/2008 02:09:14
Little babs bush looks like she's been hitting the crack pipe! She needs a salon. STAT.

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/29/2008 02:09:19
Jena claps like she should be in the Special Olympics.

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:09:31
Ithink I saw turner too... Is that possible?

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:09:54
The last time ever... woohoo!

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:10:14
at this ''what???

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/29/2008 02:10:25
Quote by Raine: God NAncy and dick... I wonder if they will play footsie tonite... :grumble:




If there is footsie, she will be driving her stilletto heel into Dick's instep.

Comment by TriSec on 01/29/2008 02:10:37
What, was that just the short list of things he hasn't done one fucking thing to fix?



Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:10:43
did he just lean on the lecturn?? Is he slurring his speech?

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/29/2008 02:11:13
Does GWB sound a little slur-y tonight??

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:11:38
he is slurring.

Comment by livingonli on 01/29/2008 02:11:49
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by m-hadley: Tweety gushing over Condi - I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit - I wish he would shut his pie hole.




Yep, same here. Need Listerine!


The neo-cons were pushing that for awhile but they have seemed to have backed away from that. I still laughed when Rachel reported on how the diplomatic corps largely ranked Condi's performance as either poor or very poor.

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/29/2008 02:11:58
Dick Bubble: "I'm gonna shot this boob if he says something stupid.......again. Uh".

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:12:01
dessinnny! DRINK!

Comment by m-hadley on 01/29/2008 02:12:05
Quote by Mondobubba: Jena claps like she should be in the Special Olympics.




I think that she was in the pole vaulting (no, make that the pole dancing) competition ;)



Comment by Mondobubba on 01/29/2008 02:12:14
Oh the first Mussolini head move.



Yeah he is sounding slur-y

Comment by Raine on 01/29/2008 02:12:36
wages are NOT up.