Wednesday, January 26, 2011

State of the Circus

I learned early on that our exchange student Sally had to watch the State of the Union for a class assignment and I set my mind to figuring out a way where I could continue to play my video game while Mrs. Sandmich and Sally watched that crap on the less glorious TV in the basement. It was a fun exercise, but I knew how it was going to end since Mrs. Sandmich stays intentionally clueless about politics. This is probably due to the fact that very few people maintain a near pundit level of political knowledge like myself, so in her mind it's not even worth competing. Anyway, long story made slightly shorter, I had to watch ol' liver lips puke up a speech. Some notes:

  • I spent most of the speech badmouthing the President, the Congress, and since they bothered to show, the Supreme Court. The camera eventually panned to Al Franken and I had a chance to explain that a third rate, idiotic comedian serves as one of our nations highest elected officials and that pretty much says it all.
  • Again with the hydrogen power? From sunlight no less! No worries, idiotic ideas like that and other pointless green energy crap is in line for government gravy from the prez.
  • The prez did say that he would veto bills which contained earmarks, but the point that he made above earlier in the speech proved that was a lie right away.
  • Lock some federal spending for five years and we'll save 400 billion over...ten years...okay. Well that ten years in savings takes care of 33% of the budget shortfall for last year.
  • That joke about the health plan and the laughing was truly uncomfortable. Is this a f****ing joke to him? "Some people's health care premiums have gone up 50%" HAHAHA. "Businesses have to kiss my ring if they want to stay in business because of my law" HAHAHA. "I've decided I don't like the 1099 bit from my law, but I still like all the other bits that make it a poorly written and expensive abomination", OH FOR JOY MY SIDES ARE HURTING!
  • Various bits smacked of "little people have problem, but not me since I big chief". "The recession is over" he says. Right, more like we're hanging on the side of a cliff trying not to fall further down, despite the fact that the government keeps putting bricks in our backpack.
  • No point got a more tepid response that his call for immigration reform. He first stated that he'd work with Congress to enforce the law, but the law is already on the books from Congress, so why doesn't he enforce it now? Sally noted that at the end of the president's point that hardly anyone seemed all that enthused. Message from the prez's own party: "you're on your own on that one buddy".
  • Overall I'd guess that he was an alien substitute for an actual person since he seems so disconnected from what an American actually is. Even our exchange student asked why he said Iraq like he did ("EYEROCK"), but then the overlord went on to make up his own pronunciation for Pakistan since he cannot resist preaching to the lower lifeforms that make up his country on how to properly think, feel, and speak about things.
  • Lastly, and maybe most disgustingly was his joking around in relation to airport security patdowns, as if he has to live through that. Hey jackass, you're in charge of that, WHY DON'T YOU FIX IT INSTEAD OF MAKING LIGHT OF YOUR INCOMPETENCE?
  • The last point was worth a good joke though. The prez had already made pointed comments about how he wanted jobs made here instead of 'there' and when he began speaking about the high speed rail boondoggle he pointed out that "we are the country that built the transcontinental railroad", to which our Chinese exchange student jokingly remarked "Nah ah, Chinese built transcontinental railroad". Touché, Sally, touché

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