State of the Union

Every year we watch the State of the Union Address.

I was polite all evening.  Steve was the model of restraint and did not throw anything at the tv, nor did he yell at it.  He even refrained from interrupting Bush’s speech as much as normal.  (He had plenty of opportunity to respond while the clapping was going on by the one side of the aisle. )

Once again he told us nothing.  Nothing of value.

Most interesting to me?  The number of times he used the word empower.  (more than 8)  The number of times he wanted to EMPOWER ….. he wants to empower homeowners,  scientists, Doctors, the military, Congress…. you name it, he wants to empower.

Really.  How does one empower someone else when they have no power themselves??  The lame pathetic duck, empowering someone?  Excuse me while I go throw up.

Best part of the whole evening?  Knowing that it is the LAST State of the Union Address from George the Shrub I will ever have to listen to.  Thank God for small favors.

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Whew!  I feel better already!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JT
    Jan 29, 2008 @ 00:03:55

    I just finished reading a transcript of the speech, and I didn’t really see anything of substance. Sure, there were some things I disagreed with, but there was so much more that was just general. Not really debatable. Boring even. But then, that’s how I’ve seen almost every State of the Union address. In the end, it’s silly to blame Bush or the Republicans for the trials the country is going through. The Democrats couldn’t have done any better, and it’s about time America woke up to see that partisan politics is harming the country more than anything. I’d like to vote for a person based on the issues, regardless of whether he is Republican or Democrat or Libertarian or whatever. I wish we could do away with “party politics” and vote strictly on issues.

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  2. Terri
    Jan 29, 2008 @ 08:07:28

    Gayle,
    That is why I don’t watch it and don’t listen to it. I read the transcript afterwards…..that way the top of my head doesn’t blow off listening to that petulant, snide voice……….

    TerriW

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  3. Diana
    Jan 29, 2008 @ 11:28:49

    AMEN SISTAH!

    I told you I am still around!
    LY, Di

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  4. Mary
    Jan 29, 2008 @ 11:52:11

    Gayle — I couldn’t agree with you more. Do I blame the current adminstration for the problems? No, I blame the Supreme Court.

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  5. Gina
    Jan 29, 2008 @ 12:48:39

    I had more fun watching the pursed lips on Pelosi, and the wrinkles deepen in Billary. Oh yes, and Obama….. thinkin up the next sermon:)

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  6. Christine
    Jan 30, 2008 @ 23:52:02

    ROFLOL! I can’t even bring myself to comment about the speech on any of my blogs because the disgust I have felt for this administration runs so deep and is so bitter I don’t know where to begin! Besides, I already had the Pentagon look at my blog after I called that tag team a bunch of morons. I figure why become a regular spot for them. ;)

    Yes, thank God it’s almost over…but what a price our country had to pay these past years. It will be decades, at best, before we can repair the damage done domestically and internationally. :(

    Yes, it might not be all this administration’s doing and the Supreme Court might have some hand in our problems but look at who seats on the court and who put them there…

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