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Shit On The Union Address
Author: BobR    Date: 02/05/2020 14:17:50

No, I didn't watch it.

I couldn't - we would have ended up with a broken TV. After seeing some clips - I'm glad I didn't. It apparently started badly when tRump handed Speaker Pelosi a copy of the speech. She extended her hand and he turned around without shaking it. It was a dick move - very disrespectful (are we surprised?).

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EP---nTX0AAKXEC?format=jpg&name=small


Watch the White Houe claim he didn't see her do it.

The rest of the speech (apparently) was full of the lies, exaggerations, bullying, and puffery you would expect at one of his campaign rallies. You can get some fact-checking here. He even had the audacity to give Rush Limbaugh the Medal of Freedom. To say he ruins everything he touches is understatement.

At the end of it all, badass Speaker Pelosi tore up his speech!!


 

The Democratic rebuttal was delivered by Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. That was a good choice, considering that the eventual Dem presidential nominee will need to win that state. It was what you might expect:

[the rebuttal] focused instead on Democratic efforts to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, reduce gun violence and improve access to health care...

[...]

[she] blamed Trump for the growing income gap, with the wealthy earning more while low-income earners still struggle. Escobar said that Trump’s economic policies have “created two Americas: one where the wealthiest 1 percent benefit and one that leaves too many farmers, businesses and working families behind.”

Whitmer said that “it doesn’t matter what the president says about the stock market. What matters is that millions of people struggle to get by or don’t have enough money at the end of the month after paying for transportation, student loans, or prescription drugs.”

“Wages have stagnated, while CEO pay has skyrocketed,” she said.


The rebuttal was also delivered in Spanish by freshman House Rep Veronica Escobar (D-TX).

We now have 9 months to ensure this was the last time that tRump tainted the House chamber with his presence. Be disgusted, be angry, but be ready to Vote Blue, No Matter Who (seriously - no matter who) come November. I never want to have to write about a tRump SOTU address again.
 

15 comments (Latest Comment: 02/05/2020 22:24:39 by BobR)
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Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2020 14:32:29
Morning

From the clips and wraps I saw its was programmed like a reality show, full of stunts.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2020 14:43:07
The last sentence of the blog. Oh god-- I hope so as well.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2020 14:43:24


Good Morning.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2020 15:26:31






Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2020 15:52:03
So am I the only one who totally stresses and freaks out when Malcolm is on a solid rant?

Don't get me wrong I adore him, but my anxiety is kicking up.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2020 16:00:00
Quote by wickedpam:
So am I the only one who totally stresses and freaks out when Malcolm is on a solid rant?

Don't get me wrong I adore him, but my anxiety is kicking up.

You're not.

The problem is, he's right.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2020 16:03:00
Some good news:





Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2020 16:09:03
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
So am I the only one who totally stresses and freaks out when Malcolm is on a solid rant?

Don't get me wrong I adore him, but my anxiety is kicking up.

You're not.

The problem is, he's right.


Exactly, I heard something similar on MSNBC last night too.

Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2020 16:24:07
Hi all.

So, if talking smack and having cancer are the only requirements for the medal of freedom now, I want one. The award is now completely meaningless.

Did anyone catch the guy from California giving the president a full-bore Nazi salute during the speech last night? (The president was ranting about CA being a sanctuary state.)

Oh, I'm super glad we have over 100 miles of strong border fence now. How about the other 1,800 miles?

*spits*


Comment by BobR on 02/05/2020 17:22:40
Quote by TriSec:
Hi all.

So, if talking smack and having cancer are the only requirements for the medal of freedom now, I want one. The award is now completely meaningless.

Did anyone catch the guy from California giving the president a full-bore Nazi salute during the speech last night? (The president was ranting about CA being a sanctuary state.)

Oh, I'm super glad we have over 100 miles of strong border fence now. How about the other 1,800 miles?

*spits*

I believe tRump called CA a "stankuary" state.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 02/05/2020 18:47:39
Today I became a victim of the "greatest economy ever"

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2020 19:20:31
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Today I became a victim of the "greatest economy ever"

Oh no!



Comment by trojanrabbit on 02/05/2020 20:02:38
One of the managers I used to contract for at Philips Healthcare just saw my book of face post and is about to put in a word for me. They may still be looking for EMC people. Fingers crossed

Comment by trojanrabbit on 02/05/2020 20:33:15
Just shot off a bunch of emails to people I used to work with there.

This complex used to be HP's Medical division until Philips bought it. Sometime last year they moved almost all their Medical staff to a new facility in Cambridge. Because of the unmovable equipment used for testing (multiple thermal chambers, a YUUGE 5 meter EMC chamber and other stuff) they kept that staff in Andover and just signed a lease with the new property owners.

This would be the best ending for me


Comment by BobR on 02/05/2020 22:24:39
Just realized that as of Jan 24, we are officially in the year of the Rat.

Yep - seems about right.