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Thread: Time to re-up my annual rant against the State of the Union

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    Time to re-up my annual rant against the State of the Union

    The annual State of the Union pageant is a hideous, dispiriting, ugly, monotonous, un-American, un-republican, anti-democratic, dreary, backward, monarchical, retch-inducing, depressing, shameful, crypto-imperial display of official self-aggrandizement and piteous toadying, a black Mass during which every unholy order of teacup totalitarian and cringing courtier gathers under the towering dome of a faux-Roman temple to listen to a speech with no content given by a man with no content, to rise and to be seated as is called for by the order of worship it is a wonder they have not started genuflecting with one wretched representative of their number squirreled away in some well-upholstered Washington hidey-hole in order to preserve the illusion that those gathered constitute a special class of humanity without whom we could not live.

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...n-d-williamson


    Just email the damn thing to the speaker's office and be done with it.

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    Libs like you didn't have a problem when Clinton and Obama did it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by breamfisher View Post
    Libs like you didn't have a problem when Clinton and Obama did it!
    Ha.

    It's slightly embarrassing to me that St. Ronnie started the practice of bringing in the heroic everyman, which is now a staple of the speech, used by both sides. Ugh. "My God! Why hast thou forsaken me?"

    Worse: the opposition response is a career killer. Remember Bobby Jindal? But the Dems went with a fresh look for this year. . .a Kennedy.

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    So... not a fan of Woodrow Wilson? He's the one who re-established the tradition of appearing in front of Congress after Thomas Jefferson abandoned the practice and just sent a letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherb View Post
    But the Dems went with a fresh look for this year. . .a Kennedy.
    Chelsea must have been busy.

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    How do feel about trump's campaign website steaming the speech? If you are a campaign donor, your name will scroll across the screen during the speech.
    "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

    Crooow:This music would work better with women in bikinis shaking all over the place. I guess that's true of any music really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishTX View Post
    How do feel about trump's campaign website streaming the speech? If you are a campaign donor, your name will scroll across the screen during the speech.
    I think it makes something that's already horrible even worse. And I honestly didn't think it could get worse.

    But . . . if there's a central conservative insight, its that things can ALWAYS be worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherb View Post
    I think it makes something that's already horrible even worse. And I honestly didn't think it could get worse.
    That's how I felt about the Grammys this year.
    All of your Trout are belong to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherb View Post
    And I honestly didn't think it could get worse.
    With Trump, I am going with it can always get worse.
    "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

    Crooow:This music would work better with women in bikinis shaking all over the place. I guess that's true of any music really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swizz View Post
    That's how I felt about the Grammys this year.
    Well,,, just wait till the halftime show. Go Eagles.

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