Tuesday, January 23, 2007

LiveBlog 5: 2007 State of the Union



When our President speaks, you better listen! If not, god will be displeased.

107 comments:

vwz said...

MSNBC's Countdown is my pre-SOTU fare. Olbermann is replaying an interview with Hillary Clinton, she described the state of the union as "troubled, anxious." I'm willing to wager that the word "strong" will be in Bush's characterization of the state of our union

The Franchise said...

Vic, by the way, thanks for starting off my new About blog with a slightly inappropriate comment!

vwz said...

Chris Matthews: "The Vice President, looking somewhat glum"

Uhh... Does that really need to be said? I think "The Vice President, breathing" would have been sufficient.

The Franchise said...

I think one of the Dudes should have been chosen to deliver tonight's rebuttal for the Dems! BTW, my wife just asked who Nancy Pelosi was!

Head Dude said...

After three, Dirk as 27-8-7. The first triple-double could be moments away!

vwz said...

I appreciate your sentiment Tylwalk, are you going to answer my inquiry?

Head Dude said...

Watching Nancy and Dick side-by-side will make it all worth it.

The Franchise said...

Um, Hakeem's cards aren't worth as much because his English isn't as good?

vwz said...

Who is the tall black guy sitting next to Laura Bush?

Head Dude said...

He's the token black guy for the night. The token asian is sitting next to him.

vwz said...

Wow... All the networks have gone HD for SOTU coverage!!! Welcome to the 21st century!!!

Head Dude said...

Man I can't stand Condi. The emptiest suit in the White House.

The Franchise said...

Also I am playing at Full Tilt Poker while blogging on politics... that is 21st Century!

The Franchise said...

Liveblogging at hardblogger.msnbc.com? We'll eat them alive!

Head Dude said...

29-8-8 for Dirk

vwz said...

Chris Mathews says Hillary is the overwhelming favorite on TradeSports. Great to see news pundits go straight to the source for predictions!! Sadly, however, TradeSports was wrong as of midday, Election Day, 2004

Head Dude said...

NBC said Hillary will be sitting behind Obama. Symbolic?

ThadisRad said...

NBC is claiming Pelosi is making history, but no, we have our first all-dude blog tonight. THAT's history!

vwz said...

Will Morgan make it the first LiveBlog with perfect attendance?

Head Dude said...

I think our history is more historic

ThadisRad said...

If we criticize Bush, will we find ourselves in Guantanamo Bay? I mean, I'm safe, but Vic, are your papers in order?

vwz said...

Nice "God is good" button on that token dark-skinned republican!
Welcome Morgan!!

Head Dude said...

Is there any question that John Boehner (the republican minority leader) fake tans?

vwz said...

Ahh.. Blue tie, striking a concilliary tone early!!

The Franchise said...

For real, my wife asked at the top of the telecast if Pelosi was Cheney's wife!

Head Dude said...

Don't let your wife near the baby -- she'll turn her red before she has a chance to be blue!

ThadisRad said...

It's his lesbian daughter. John Edwards will tell her all about it!

The Franchise said...

I think the SOTU would make a great drinking game... a shot for every standing 'O'!

vwz said...

Dick Cheney, looking so happy that Pelosi is receiving all this recognition

Head Dude said...

Cheney didn't seem happy clapping for Pelosi.

ThadisRad said...

I don't think any of us could handle that kind of drinking...

vwz said...

If that drinking game were in force, I'd be drunk 5 minutes in... And I have a high tolerance for an Asian!

The Franchise said...

Yeah, you better congratulate the Democratic majority!

Head Dude said...

You know Pelosi's just sitting there saying "don't smirk, don't smirk, don't smirk"

vwz said...

"I also intend to create 20,000 new jobs in Iraq"

vwz said...

balancing the federal budget??? hard to do without raising taxes AND fighting an unnecessary war!!!

Head Dude said...

we'll raise taxes only on mexicans!

vwz said...

Jeez, Hillary and Barack must have heard the same "remain expressionless" advice

ThadisRad said...

Hmmm, I wonder where we could spend less to balance the budget? Can you think of anything that costs a lot of money that could be eliminated?

Head Dude said...

I remember last year Hillary rolled her eyes. THat won't be happening this time around.

vwz said...

Nice suggestion on earmarks, but that will never get past Congress... How else can Congresspersons get elected?

Head Dude said...

It's nice to realize this is the first SOTU where it doesn't matter what Bush says -- none of it's going to get passed anyway!!

vwz said...

we're about 10 minutes into the speech, and still not a mention of "iraq", "freedom" or any derivative of "terror"!!!

The Franchise said...

Neal, go get him for the whole No Child Left Behind thing...

Head Dude said...

weitao, apparently iraq is coming last -- now that it's no longer a strength, better to change the subject

Head Dude said...

this whole health care thing is a ruse -- it would allow companies to give worse coverage

vwz said...

Nancy Pelosi does a weird thing with her mouth constantly: probably an after-effect of over-botoxation

Head Dude said...

33-9-8 for Dirk, but I think he's done for the night.

vwz said...

John Edwards will not clap for that tort reform malarky!!

Head Dude said...

boo on medical liability reform! that's how i make money!

vwz said...

I think I heard this guest worker thing... Oh yeah, it was in the last TWO SOTUs!!

ThadisRad said...

Then we would have terrorists who work faster if they can be here for just a bit of time. Bush has gone soft on terror!

Head Dude said...

either you're with us, or you're with the mexicans.

vwz said...

I hate that guy Sam Bodman - a huckster for the energy companies who blatantly lies and cheats on behalf of exxon, bp, etc.

Head Dude said...

this is his environmental policy -- individuals cut usage by 20%, but corporation can continue along as normal.

ThadisRad said...

Vic, don't you lie and cheat for exxon and bp?

vwz said...

i hate the term "global climate change" it's fricking "warming"!! If we don't confront that fact to begin with, then we're in trouble

The Franchise said...

I just won that Sit-N-Go I was playing so this is my favorite Bush SOTU so far...

Head Dude said...

Neal just got the line of the night.

vwz said...

Pelosi will not clap for that (a call for up or down vote on judicial nominees) !!! I love statements that get half the room up! Alright GWB, stop nominating racists and mysoginists to the bench!!!

vwz said...

Obviously, we should take our fight to the enemy... THE RIGHT ENEMY!!! Which is why the Taliban is back in Afghanistan!!

vwz said...

Neal, I have litigated one case against Exxon and Shell; I have yet to represent an oil company.

The Franchise said...

I think we should get tickets to this next year and do TRUE LiveBlogging...

Head Dude said...

If Obama's president, Neal can be the token minority sitting next to Obama's wife. Weitao can still be the Asian, and Tylwalk and I can stand outside.

The Franchise said...

Let's go find those enemies right now. Come on, just the four of us...

Head Dude said...

Pelosi can't get up fast enough when he talks about fighting terrorists.

Grrrr, COndi.

vwz said...

Wow.. I like Condi's death stare... that would scare the crap out of me!!! Did y'all see that?!?!

ThadisRad said...

Hey, is John McCain asleep?!

vwz said...

How about we don't forget that the entire country of Iraq has been turned into a killing field since the U.S. invaded in 2003?

Head Dude said...

"this is not the fight we entered in IRaq, but the fight we're in."

really?

vwz said...

ahh... there it is!!! the first mention to "victory" in Iraq tonight!! I thought he would go through the entire SOTU without it!!

vwz said...

Oh, BTW dudes, my parents have contacted a family friend who will let us have their vacant flat just outside Beijing in 2008...

vwz said...

security to all of people in Baghdad?!?!? How about the rest of the people in Iraq?!?

Head Dude said...

Beijing! Beijing! Beijing!

ThadisRad said...

I'm still skeptical I can do Beijing, but Vic's announcement gave me chills... Do I dare dream about walking the steps of the Dude's ancestors?

vwz said...

I love it when Dick Cheney stands up to clap, and Pelosi sits there looking all tee'd off..

Actually, we didn't vote for failure, that's why the majority of the people didn't vote for you in 2000!!!

vwz said...

Oh? what's this?? Bush is now "consulting" with Congress???

Hang on, add to the military? how?!? this better not involve a draft!!!

Head Dude said...

BELIEVE in Beijing, undude. BELIEVE.

ThadisRad said...

I would hate to be a congressman at these things... You never know when the camera is on you. Can you keep a straight face the entire time?

vwz said...

"a chance to serve... but they better not be gay"

The Franchise said...

Sweet, I want to be in the non-military military!

ThadisRad said...

Man, now that Tylwalks over 30 and a dad, he would totally get out of a draft. No fair!

vwz said...

I love that Pelosi leapt out of her seat at the mention of Darfur!!! leaving Dick staggering in her wake!!

Head Dude said...

"to whom much is given, much is required"

unless you're wealthy!

The Franchise said...

The War on AIDS?

vwz said...

I thought Tylwalk was approaching 40

ThadisRad said...

Dikembe!

The Franchise said...

Mutombo is here!

Head Dude said...

Wave the finger Deke, waive the finger!!!

vwz said...

DEKE!!!!!!!!!DEKE!!!!!!!!!DEKE!!!!!!!!!DEKE!!!!!!!!!DEKE!!!!!!!!!DEKE!!!!!!!!!DEKE!!!!!!!!!DEKE!!!!!!!!!DEKE!!!!!!!!!DEKE!!!!!!!!!DEKE!!!!!!!!!DEKE!!!!!!!!!

ThadisRad said...

I think all the dudes will stand for Dikembe!

vwz said...

Give Bush the fingerwag!!!!
Wait, does this mean that Deke is a Republican!?!?

Head Dude said...

I love Deke standing next to the 4-foot Asian !!!

Head Dude said...

Deke must be a Republican -- BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

vwz said...

I heard about this guy!!! His daughter is sound asleep!!! You should at least try to keep her awake!!

ThadisRad said...

If you made millions of dollars like Deke, you'd be a Republican too! And regardless of his political beliefs, I don't think it's a coincidence he got the loudest applause of the night.

vwz said...

So Joel, how many Mavericks were guests of honor at the State of the Union address???

ThadisRad said...

Hey, I can fly RDU-NYC-Beijing (on Air China!) for about $1100 this August. Ho much more do you think they will charge for Olympic time?

vwz said...

YES!! I called it!!! Bush characterized the state of our union as "Strong"!!!

The Franchise said...

I also declare the state of the Dude Union as "strong!"

vwz said...

I like that he doesn't close his speeches with "God Bless America" anymore... That probably pissed off the muslims

ThadisRad said...

And as long as we're talking about athletes at the SOTU, I will remind you that long before he was accused of choking on this blog, Tom Brady was a guest of honor at the SOTU

vwz said...

Oh what I would give to be in that autograph line to get a John Hancock from 43!!!

But no doubt, the highlight of the night is the proof that the state of Dude union is "strong" and Deke at the SOTU!!

ThadisRad said...

I think vic, you need reminding that one dude among us already has W's autograph.

vwz said...

Undude, how did you enjoy being responsible for Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy being in the Super Bowl?? and the Bullet Bob reference??

vwz said...

Alright dudes, this historic blog comes to a close.... good evening all!!

ThadisRad said...

Well, there's no such thing as a bad Bullet Bob reference, that's for sure. But I am just one man; I think my role is a small one in this histpric occassion. I believe that the Patriots defense and Reche Caldwell also played a significant role in Tony Dungy's SB appearance.