24 January, 2007

SOTU

No, I didn't watch it. You can now revoke my 'serious adult' card if you like. It just seems that with everything going on in my personal life, professional life and my husband's professional life I don't need the added stress that comes with the SOTU address. No matter what side of the issues you're on, there's bound to be somebody to aggravate you. Could be the president, could be a commentator, could be an anchor person. It never fails, though. The SOTU is like chocolate-coated bacon fried in trans fat. It's guaranteed to get your blood pressure up. So I skipped it.

Don't worry, though. Life served up enough tasty punishment to pay me back. NCIS featured enough mushy stuff to make my inner ten-year old wince her way to a headache.

"You want me to kiss you."

Honestly. That was an actual line.

7 Comments:

At 7:13 AM, January 24, 2007, Blogger Slartibartfast said...

I skipped it as well. We had (what else?) a homework crisis. However, I did catch a fleeting glimpse near the end.

My bacon fried chocolate moment came with the in-speech reactions of Pelosi and Cheney. Each was overdemonstrative in applauding things they liked, and each was oh-so-obviously sitting on his/her hands when the President said things the "other side" liked.

It was like whack-a-mole. If Cheny was standing, Pelosi was sitting. Every time Peolsi stood, Cheney would sit.

Useless. Useless.

Don't we have ANY grownups in government anymore?

 
At 8:11 AM, January 24, 2007, Blogger K said...

I skipped it to watch the Gilmore Girls I had tivo'd. But, for the time that I did turn in, it was pretty funny to watch Pelosi and Cheney. And, there was one part where they were focused in on McCain, and I'm telling you, he was asleep.

Seriously, why do they need to applaud EVERY LITTLE DETAIL??? And, why did I need to watch it? The news media had told me for days what was going to be in it... Kind of ruins any surprises.

 
At 8:12 AM, January 24, 2007, Blogger K said...

sorry... that should be "tune in."

 
At 8:21 AM, January 24, 2007, Blogger dolphin said...

Enh, I DVRed American Idol and watched that instead (I prefer to be able to fast forward through the commercials on that show since the show is about 75% commercials) so that's what I watched. The SOTU is just a rather boring formality as far as I'm concerned. I'll probably skim over it's trascription later, but that's about the extent of it.

 
At 8:49 AM, January 24, 2007, Blogger Kathy T. said...

Like K, I also had to laugh when they showed McCain sleeping. He may not have been, but it sure seemed like it. I was tickled to see the subway hero!

 
At 7:33 PM, January 24, 2007, Anonymous tom said...

I think I've found the best way to digest the SOTU. Read it. I can't believe my blogmistress older sister didn't mention that. I was up at about 1130 because Frontline was really engrossing. (If you get a chance to see the episode on the Meth Epidemic, it's pretty interesting.) Since I was up, I checked for the transcript online and wound up on Fox News.com. I read both the SOTU and Democratic response. Both made good points, and I got to take my time reading and using my inner analysis rather than sitting through all the blowhard anchorpeople on TV.

 
At 11:31 AM, January 25, 2007, Blogger Chance said...

I heard that back in the day there was no oral presentation of the SOTU, because it reminded the early Americans too much of the speeches of the British King, where he gets up in front of everyone and all the attention is on him. I think the first few Presidents simply wrote a letter. I forget where I got the information.

I would like it to go back to the old days. I think we do look to the President as a King (whether we like him or not) and we depend on him to right all the wrongs in the country, instead of just defending the Constitution.

And I didn't watch it either. I can't stand to listen to a bunch of rhetoric from anyone, even if they are not a member of the opposing party.

 

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