Anyways, I am going to actually watch this thing, as it came on after American Gladiators, and this seemed like a good idea. You will get live time blogging, similar to my Packer vs Cowboys game. Anyways, I am going to watch NBC's coverage.
8:05 - "Madame Speaker, The President of the United States"
8:06 - Brian Williams lets me know that they were debating if W. would wear a blue tie...he did.
8:08 - I wonder if Pelosi keeps her blinking levels down this year?
8:09 Dick Cheney scares me. I wonder if everyone cheered because it is Bush's final year? First sentence was legible.
8:11 - Pelosi is doing many half-blinks......like, non-stop. Dick Cheney is scouting who in the chamber he could kill with his thoughts, zero blinks on his end.
8:14 - First bad joke of the night. Bush says some people are happy to pay higher taxes and that the IRS accepts checks or money orders....Dems were not enthused.
8:17 - Clinton count - 1 ..... Obama count 1
8:18 - Clinton - 2
8:19 - Obama - 2
8:20 - Bush says reading scores are on the rise....if only he had that level of education when he was younger
8:21 - Obama - 3...also, first random black guy in the gallery. Ted Kennedy could be sober, but I doubt it
8:23 - I admit, I do like free trade agreements
8:24 - pronuciation error - traf-fuckers. He broke it up just like that too, amazing
8:26 - First sleeping old guy....seriously, that guy was out
8:27 - Obama - 4 Clinton - 3 (is Edwards here tonight, or is he being left out like always?)
8:28 - Bush wants us to be dynamic in science...he is still hoping for invisibility so he can check out the girls locker room....as am I.
8:31 - 2nd random black guy in the gallery. good lordy, some old lady has a ridiculous blue hat
8:32 - Ted Kennedy is struggling to read his program. He could be either old, or drunk....or both (FYI - I never said drunk is bad..I am drinking myself right now)
8:33 - By the end of the year we are doubling our border patrol.....more Larry's will be appreciated on my end, as long as he keeps simulating shooting people in the legs.
8:36 - Mentions of 9/11 - 1
8:37 - Mispronunciation - 'Terra'
8:38 - 2 military dudes seemed to look stunned when Bush said we are adding 200,000 marines
8:39 New mission was given to our soldiers in Iraq last year....work with the Iraqi soldiers and people, and attack terrorists in their strongholds. Now I am no military stragesist, but shouldn't we have been doing that from the start?
8:42 - I think they just showed Paul Ryan....go WI
8:42 - Clinton - 3.5 (Biden was the focus)
8:48 - Mispronuciation - 'Kurs' (Kurds)
8:53 - Clinton - 4.5
8:53 - 9/11 count - 2
8:55 - Bush is trying to protect his ass on wiretapping.....illegal wiretapping. Dems were remarkably silent. The Repubs can officially yell "yay"
8:56 - "More Freer" (free-er?) is that right?
8:58 - Far and away better than random black guy. Random black woman in traditional African garb with leopard print shirted kid. Just goes to show, all people love G.W.
8:59 - John Kerry = Lurch. YES!!! BOB DOLE IS HERE!!!! Bob Dole says, Bob Dole takes Viagra
9:01 - Mutton Chops count - 1
9:02 - It is over
9:03 - Obama - 5
9:03 - Brian Williams has said the word final what seems like 12309 times.
9:05 - Orange coated lady member of the house of reps said "You make me proud to be an American" I guess that is true. If that guy can spend 8 years as the world's most powerful man....anyone can. God Bless America!
9:09 - Mitt Romney talking about the speech....typical campaign rhetoric. blah blah blah, blah blah blah. Broken Washington, someone outside of Washington.....ok Mitt, way to bring that broken Washington/change, theme after Obama's Iowa win
9:16 - Democratic response is the KS governor. Russert called her a new style Democrat...we'll see what that means.
9:17 - She said we are not dems or repubs, but Americans first....weird how for many years, Washington has forgotten that.
9:18 - "This is not a democratic response, but an American response"...is this chick running for President?
9:20 - Is it bad to think that I bet she was a good looker when she was young?
9:21 - "I am the commander in chief of our national guard" Seriously, is she running for president? Commader in Chief is a strong statement, no matter how it is worded
9:26 - Clinton's time to talk
9:29 - Not one notable comment..same old same old
9:29 - Obama's turn
9:32 - My biggest like of Obama is his commitment to uniting red and blue states. The first to say it as well.
9:33 - It is over. good night!