Stay tuned for live updates from tonight’s State of the Union speech as they occur, just random thoughts from yours truly.  Newer posts will appear on the bottom.

All times MST.

7:01 p.m. — Oh, how I wish I still had satellite TV instead of rabbit ears.  That’s what you end up with when you’re unemployed.

7:03 p.m. — President Obama, BE LIKE TEDDY!!  Speak softly, and carry a big whuppin’ stick!

7:07 p.m. — Showing genuine concern on live TV for someone … COMMUNIST!  SOCIALIST!  MESSIAH!  HOW DARE HE!!!

7:09 P.M. — Congresswoman Giffords … great to see her there.

7:12 p.m. — Osama Bin Laden … John Boehner thinks, “Damn, why couldn’t we get him when George was President?”

7:14 p.m. — “We can do this.”  PESSIMIST!!

7:16 p.m. — “Everyone plays by the same set of rules.”  COMMUNIST!

7:18 p.m. — Creating more than 3 million jobs.  Manufacturers hiring again.  DO-NOTHING PRESIDENT!!!

7:19 p.m. — Fight obstruction!  OBSTRUCTIONIST!!!


7:23 p.m. — Republicans not clapping about his desire not to ship American jobs overseas?  WHASSUPWIDDAT???

7:25 p.m. — Eric Cantor gives the “evil eye” over not outsourcing jobs.  LOL!!!

7:27 p.m. — Looking for fair trade practices to help American workers.  Yep.

7:30 p.m. — “Turn our unemployment system into a re-employment system that puts people to work.”  Imagine that!

7:31 p.m. — Like his thoughts on education so far.

7:33 p.m. — Does John Boehner have an “owey” on his hands?  Is that why he’s reserving his clapping for a select few statements?

7:35 p.m. — Lower illegal immigration numbers, and John McCain sits on his hands?

7:36 p.m. — Equal pay for equal work.  That “owey” must really be buggin’ Mr. Boehner!

7:39 p.m. — I think most Republicans in the place are suffering from “election year oweys.”  Even on bipartisan subjects.

7:42 p.m. — How much ya wanna bet Glenn Beck brings up Van Jones tomorrow on the subject of clean eneregy?

7:45 p.m. — Incentives to businesses to upgrades buildings?  What a novel, job-creating idea!  And, yeah, let’s talk upgrading our infrastructure!  Give ’em hell, Barry!

7:48 p.m. — This is more like the guy I campaigned for in Grand Junction, Colorado, in 2008.  Now, if he doesn’t “give the house away” to guys like John Boehner when it comes down to crunch time … oh, and let me tell you about the time my son Curtis and I had a door shut in our faces by a guy who, once we said the words “Barack Obama,” said nothing more than “I work for Halliburton!”  True story!

7:53 p.m. — Am I hearing this right?  Investigating illegal and deceptive lending practices?  Really?  WOW!!!  Just do it!

7:55 p.m. — Here’s the Warren Buffett reference (see my preview post).  Changing the tax code, paying fair share of taxes.  That “owey” on Boehner’s hands must be absolutely BRUTAL!!!

7:58 p.m. — John Boehner = Thurston B. Howell III.

8:03 p.m. — My fingers are developing their own “owey.”

8:o4 p.m. — Time to re-think Afghanistan.  I’d go for that.  But stay “lean and mean” against terrorism.  HOORAH!!

8:07 p.m. — An isolated Iran.  How many troops are on the ground in Iran?  Watch for internal change there … we hope.

8:08 p.m. — America is back!!  PESSIMIST!!!  APOLOGIST!!!

8:10 p.m. — America’s men and women in uniform … SSSSSAAAALUTE!

8:13 p.m. — Did John Boehner just “pucker up” a bit when Obama was talking about “every single member of that unit doing their job” … and can our nation’s leaders learn a few things about “trusting each other?”  And have it pass down to THE PEOPLE???!!!

8:16 p.m. — “The state of our union will always be strong” … if … YOU DECIDE, AMERICA!!!  Speech over.

8:18 p.m. — Can’t wait to see how the Republican side spins this in its turn to respond.

8:23 p.m. — My fingers are hot.

8:27 p.m. — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels giving Republican response.

8:29 p.m. — Okay, now who are the pessimists about America?

8:30 p.m. — See, this is why I usually end up picking on Republicans more.  Canned, baloney speeches.

8:31 p.m. — “Last opportunity to restore America.”  Nothing like adding a little FEAR to the election year mix.

8:33 p.m. — “Extremism.”  Oh, puuuuhhhhllllleeeease!  How moderate can Barack Obama be before he pleases these people?

8:35 p.m. — So, Gov. Daniels, what tax reforms would you put forward if you were in the White House?  Huh?  Waiting … getting rhetoric.

8:38 p.m. — Joe Cefalu for President!  Oh, wait, that was from my “music playlist” post for today.  Check it out!  Joe’s a great guitarist from Boise, Idaho, has some nice chops.  More than I can say for Gov. Mitch Daniels.

8:39 p.m. — Goodnight!


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