Reason Staff Liveblogs the State of the Union: Now!

Join the Reason staff as we give the Statler and Waldorf liveblog treatment to Obama's State of the Union speech. Click the play arrow below to watch our chatter scroll by in real time.

And don't forget to play the Reason State of the Union drinking game.

UPDATE: We're done! You can read the whole shebang below, or just join us for the Monday morning quarterbacking here on the blog tonight and tomorrow.

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    I can't play the drinking game yet! I'm still at work!

    AAAIIGGHHHH

  • ||

    Serves you right for living in the Pacific timezone.

  • Naga Sadow||

    Epi follows the money. Cocaine is expensive.

  • ||

    Who shot JR, Berg, dude?!? TELL ME!!!

  • ||

    Bobby. But then it turned out that it was just a dream. Dallas was actually a bad-oyster-induced nightmare of the Man from Atlantis.

  • ||

    Oh, I thought it was Maggie.

  • ||

    Anti-Atlantian propaganda.

  • alan||

    That insolent ass hat Prince Namor can turn anyone into a bigot.

  • Aquaman||

    Hey!

  • ||

    I can, and I'm not gonna waste a good drunk on this guy.

  • ||

    I don't want to die tonight, so I will not participate in the drinking games.

  • SIV||

    You Lie!

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    I would give a weeks' pay to hear someone yell that again.

    Or "Shut the fuck up, you smooth-talking proto-socialist prick". I'd give TWO weeks' pay to hear that, verbatim.

  • ||

    Wait, Reason commenters don't get to comment live? RIPOFF!

  • Charles||

    re: the little blogging thing above: Radley Balko's picture looks the least like one would expect. Welch looks exactly right.

  • ||

    That's not Matt's picture; he always uses a picture of Noah Bennett from Heroes to represent himself, because he likes to think of himself as a hunter of freaks.

  • Charles||

    I can't believe I never noticed that.

  • ||

    Matt Welch is SEXIST.

  • ||

    George S. on ABC thinks the shades of purple worn by first lady, Pelosi, Biden's tie are because Obama wants to speak to the center. Get it? Red and blue make purple. Gag.

  • Charles||

    I hope they just chat up there and don't talk about the SOTU: discuss who's been dating who, good Indian restaurants. That would be way more interesting.

  • ||

    All Reason events should be prefaced by a detailed report on what KM-W is wearing.

  • ||

    I'm not going to actually watch the SOTU. I'm just going to read the comments and infer what is going on.

  • ||

    Me too!! i do that with everything. I love the buzz.

  • Naga Sadow||

    REASON!!!! You disabled reader comments! Now I can't ask about whether or not Obama has a birth certificate! /Lonewacko

  • Grandpa Whithers||

    Opens with the race card...

  • Charles||

    Anthony Randazzo?!?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Randazzo gets to comment but I don't? Fuck that.

  • ||

    Well, at least it isn't Vanneman.

  • SIV||

    Geithner?

  • ||

    "To those who..."

    That warrants a drink.

  • Pendulum||

    "The worst of the storm has passed"

    HA HA HA HA HA

  • Charles||

    CHANGE!

  • Kolohe||

    This is the least applause filled sotu ever

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Ugh, everytime I comment here the liveblog embed shits the bed, so hell with that.

  • alan||

    keep two separate pages open, one for the liveblog, one for us.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Once again, hell with that. I am happier reading you fine people's comments anyway.

  • ||

    Does he look like a dick in that tiny jacket?

  • Grandpa Whithers||

    He claims to read letters from Americans every night. I call bullshit.

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    I'm sure the most morale-boosting ones are selected by his staff.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    He only reads the ones written in crayon by kindergarteners.

    Or by some of the grown adults who voted for him, though some of them use colored pencils, cuz they're a'special.

  • ||

    More like, reads letters from American lobbyists every night.

  • Charles||

    Exact transcript of Joe Biden's thoughts, 9:14-9:15 pm Eastern Time:

    We go wherever we want to,
    do what we like to do
    We don't have time to get restless,
    There's always something new.
    Hey, hey, we're the Monkees
    And people say we monkey around.
    But we're too busy singing
    To put anybody down.

    We're just tryin' to be friendly,
    Come and watch us sing and play,
    We're the young gneration,
    And we've got something to say.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Whatever movie that DVD player in the back of Obama's head is showing, it must be a good one. Biden is engrossed.

  • ||

    I have never been more hopeful that we all survive this without getting alcohol poisoning.

  • alan||

    not watching, but I will be drinking.

    Getting low on the Drambuie though. Brother-in-Law who makes his own wine and grows grapes tells me you can make your own with fermented honey and whiskey.

    Whether or not that is true, I've got plenty of whiskey so I'll need to try that out.

  • Grandpa Whithers||

    Barack Obama: I got the iggest bag of hope ever!/i>!!!

  • Grandpa Whithers||

    biggest

  • Charles||

    fuck you, Obama, you cock.

    Also, Radley Balko, my hero, ignored my funny comment about Biden's thoughts. That is pretty upsetting.

  • ||

    I love watching Pelosi's bottom lip.

  • ||

    You sick pervert.

  • Bill Clinton||

    I'd do Nancy.

  • Hillary Rodham||

    Beat you to it for once, Bill.

  • lunchstealer||

    Dude, is she stroking out?

  • ||

    alan, good call. Less SOTU, more home brew. (I rhymed! Oratorical prowess!)

  • ||

    hahahaha .... I take it Obama just defended the bailouts by making some wild apocalyptic claims. Excellent ... that'll do wonders for his approval rating.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The justices and military so don't want to be there.

  • Rabbit_Scribe||

    He hates the bank bailout, but it isn't hate-hate.

  • ||

    Cut taxes for first time homebuyers? Got a strange definition there.

  • Grandpa Whithers||

    Now he's listing a million different taxes he's "cut".

  • Kolohe||

    First president to break the fourth wall

  • Grandpa Whithers||

    BO: Hasn't raised a single dime in taxes.

  • SIV||

    He taxed the snot out of poor people.Lying about jobs "created and saved".

  • Charles||

    Who is the bald congressman with the templed, Monty Burnsesque fingers?

  • Grandpa Whithers||

    BO: Thank god for the stimulus bill (and it was free?).

  • Mr. FIFY||

    Chad and Tony are watching at Morris' house. They're splitting a four-pack of Bartles & James wine coolers as we type, though they will eventually fight over how to dispose of them in an earth-friendly, non-coproratist, free-range fashion.

    Meanwhile, their Hero speaks, costing us hundreds of millions of non-existent dollars per word. But never fear - Obama will get around to the solution to all our woes: Taxing anyone making more than thirty-three thousand a year at a 99.85% rate, and jacking the gasoline taxes up to twenty bucks a gallon and cigarette taxes up to ten bucks per individual cigarette. Oh, and potato chips will cost about $1.37 apiece, on average (not based on size, of course).

    But, hey... we had it coming, right?

  • Grandpa Whithers||

    Your Future? There's a Tax For That.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    Say, is Olbermann stroking Maddow's cock under the desk?

  • Mr. FIFY||

    Oh, my... now that was politically-incorrect. You should be hearing the sound of an assault-rifle butt hitting your front door right about... now.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    Relax... Rachel packs a strap-on. She pegs Ed Schultz with it about twice a week, from what I hear through the rumor mill.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Well, at least he didn't say all economists agree...

  • Paul Krugman||

    *slurp*

  • Grandpa Whithers||

    He just pulled out his inner Hover!

  • Grandpa Whithers||

    Hoover

  • db||

    Apparently Bailey has drunk himself out for the count --faceplant on the keyboard.

  • alan||

    Thanks Dagney,

    Bro-Law gave me a very rare whiskey some years back he smuggled out of the Jura region of Switzerland. It is incredibly bitter, and could need some sweetening.

  • Charles||

    There's a lady in a Star Trek uniform in the audience.

  • Chinamen||

    I notice their live blog doesn't have threaded comments.

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    Cardigans! Did he mention cardigans?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Jobs bill on my desk by the end of business tomorrow. (Pun!)

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    Did he just say "full employment", or am I already drunk?

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Damn old joke handle.

  • Charles||

    Here is a drink I like to drink. It is on the coffee table for the SOTU:

    2 parts rye whiskey
    1 part ouzo
    1 part gin
    2 parts water
    healthy dash of bitters

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    Gorilla Tit:

    1 part Wild Turkey 101
    1 part Bacardi 151
    1 part Kaluha

    Ice cubes, if they'll stay in the glass without jumping for their lives.

    Drink! One will do ya.

  • Charles||

    That sounds like it's got a bit of kick to it. But I am out of Kaluha.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    I made the mistake of downing two of those... about twenty years ago... and it's one of the few hangovers I actually remember vividly.

    That, and I puked my socks up.

  • ||

    Triple X:

    1 part absinthe
    1 part vodka
    1 part Everclear

    THAT will do you.

  • SIV||

    There is no better way to illustrate the decline in this country than my personal drug consumption.Last year's speech Oxy, this year tramadol:(

  • alan||

    Another year of this guy and we will all be looking in dry ditches for our weed.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Apparently three more years of future on hold.

  • ||

    um, boss - we should put it on hold for three more years, since you asked....

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Rethugs are up!

  • ||

    I am dead certain that the Chinese are loving this, if they are watching.

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    'second place for the' .. .waitaminute - what? WTF is he TALKING about???

  • ||

    We are all nationalists now...

  • Kolohe||

    The trophy for 2nd place is in the ladies room. In China

  • SIV||

    Hank Paulson said AIG bailout prevented 20% unemployment and Obama says the Stimulus avoided 20% unemployment.Surely there must be some bull shit math to do here

  • Mr. FIFY||

    So, between the stimulus and the bailouts, we should have -10% unemployment, right?

    Those would be Turbo-Timmy's figures, by the way. Cuz'a he ain't much good at cipherin'.

  • Charles||

    Naming towns but not businesses. Hmmm.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    He's not going to read any healthcare bill that comes to his desk any more than the Congress who voted for it will.

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    Michelle? I don't want to watch either - but I'm not scowling. Get your head in the game, girl

  • ||

    Scowling is her default mode.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    Only when Whitey is in the room.

  • SIV||

    What no shout out for hydro power? I can hear water flowing through a TVA dam from my hotel balcony right now

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Third place is you're fired.

  • ||

    This is not a game of who the fuck is glenn ross...

  • Charles||

    "We need to export more of our goods" by antagonizing our trading partners during SOTU speeches.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Keep tanking the dollar, the easier it will be to get American goods moved off the shelf overseas.

  • brotherben||

    We still make shit?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Point taken.

  • SIV||

    We are, at the least, the #2 manufacturing economy.We might still be #1.Kinda hard to verify the heathen RED chinee's claims.

  • ||

    There's more stand-up-sit-down-fight-fight-fight in here than at a Catholic funeral. Common survival technique is being intoxicated and a nonbeliever for both.

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    ...Making cardigan sweaters, for the as yet to be named exportee, apparently...

  • Mohindrance||

    Whoever is drinking whenever Obama says "clean energy" is now unconscious.

  • alan||

    Life is just a fantasy, living the fantasy LIFE!

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    um, boss? - your teacher friends hate...HATE having winners and losers

  • brotherben||

    Nope, teachers just hate any responsibility for winners or losers.

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    "The best anti-poverty program is a world class education....And my daughters are getting just that, fuck everyone else who wants school choice."

  • Mr. FIFY||

    That's because children of liberals are the only ones who deserve expensive-assed private schools.

  • ||

    high-school diploma no longer enough??? Is this Carter's Speech he's reading?

  • Charles||

    Wait did he say they're going to make it harder to give loans to college students? Did I misunderstand that?

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    "If they choose a career in public service"? BARF

  • SIV||

    Obama just proposed raising college tuition to pay off his academic supporters

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    By the end of this speech, I won't have to do anything for myself!

  • Bradley||

    Debt forgiveness for student loans? Expedited if they work for the government? This is insane. Thank God I live in Canada

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    "All of their debt will be forgiven within 20 years, 10 years if they work in public service"

    So why even go through the bullshit of calling it a loan, just give them the money and say screw it.

  • db||

    Crap, I work with a bunch of HS diploma holders. They're unionized, and they make more than most of our degreed engineers.

  • SIV||

    As they should!

  • db||

    blow me.

  • SIV||

    Shoulda got your union card instead of that engineering degree ...SUCKER!

  • Mr. FIFY||

    Why should union workers make more? Because they have armies of thugs and lawyers to squeeze out higher pay and goodies?

  • SIV||

    They negotiated better terms of contract.

    (I am not,nor desire to be, a union member but if they ain't public sector tough shit.

  • Mr. FIFY||

    I'd rather starve to death than work a union gig.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Obama: Taking your tax dollar so he can lend it back to you at modest interest.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Good politics or good policy.

  • Charles||

    I swear, this country's dishonest hackery knows no bounds.

  • Charles||

    Oh, sweet: his special guest in the crowd is his wife. That's taking it to a whole new level.

  • alan||

    Now you got to wonder: What did he do?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    There you have it. Healthcare reform is going to include pediatric liposuction!

  • ||

    epi...? Look - if chillin' are being attacked by fatty foods, let's get the Navy after 'em - they're not that busy.

  • ||

    How the hell can he pledge $200B to colleges and still freeze discretionary spending?

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    Because He is The Shining Path to Salvation, duh. Anything He says, can mean whatever He wants.

  • Sundance||

    "Anthony Randazzo:
    Jobs bill: $120B, Cap and trade: $1.5T, College: $200B"

    National Credit Rating Reduction: Priceless

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    "...save 20 billion dollars over the next two decades....If we follow every single cost cutting measure we say we will and we didn't follow jack and shit with Medicare"

  • ||

    There are many things Nancy Pelosi should not do... among them it chewing gum while on camera.

    Late comment... see first few minutes of broadcast.

  • Commander Keen||

    Note: Never try to stack different SOTU drinking games. You are wasted halfway through

  • ||

    Why don't we just take your word for it and spare ourselves the misery of watching that again?

  • ||

    David Walker, the last head of the CBO, has now started a foundation to tackle the massive deficits looming ahead. What do you say, Obama? Would he also give your plans a "good score?"

  • ||

    is the reason because they're on the payroll?

  • plisade||

    PLEASE, PLEASE walk away from us!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ALL DOCTORS CONSIDER IT AN IMPROVEMENT!

    Don't waffle now, Mr. President.

  • Dello||

    Is there a requirement to have a standing ovation after every 2nd sentence?

  • ||

    'Let me know?' Seriously. Pathetic.

  • ||

    Oh, the smug emissions just reached epidemic levels. "Let me know" when you want your face punched.

  • Keith||

    This speech should be followed by a Matthew Lesko infomercial.

  • Charles||

    I like the State of the Union because you don't normally see a lot of rich, old, powerful people celebrating themselves. It's nice to toss them a little something every now and then.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Here it comes. Bush is about to take it on the chin.

  • SIV||


    BLAME BUSH!!!!

    DRINK!

  • SIV||

    Tied KM-W on this one

  • ||

    It's much more entertaining watching all of you and your outrage than it ever would be watching him. It makes working a little more fun.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    I'm not watching a bit of it, Epi... and even though I have Gogol Bordello cranked up, I can still hear the TV feed in the living room.

    IOW, you're not missing a thing.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    He took office in the middle of the worst crisis since the last crisis.

  • Dello||

    LOL! In "ordinary times" he wouldn't have been elected!

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    "All this was before I walked in the building...and then I continued to fund both wars and escalate one of them, was in favor of TARP..."

  • Boris||

    how much of that fiscal irresponsibility did he vote against as a senator?

  • Commander Keen||

    The contrast between Pelosi and Biden is worth it alone. It's like the premise of a bad romantic comedy.

    She's a perky Speaker of the House from San Fransisco. Just a very liberal woman trying to make it on her own.

    He's the grumpy Vice President who has always admired her from afar, and clearly hates his job.

    The only problem? She's in love with his boss!

    Now, can love be elected?

    This summer, from Paramount Pictures, it's...

    The Deleware Love Train

    Starring Joe Biden
    And Nancy Pelosi

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    Yes. It can have an upbeat, Motown-inspired score, and at least one falling-in-love montage. And let's keep it very PG please.

  • Mr. FIFY||

    Starring Martin Landau in the role of "Joe Biden"?

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    And the reanimated, zombiefied corpse of Kate Hepburn as "Nancy Pelosi". Guaranteed boffo box-office!

  • Commander Keen||

    My good sir, we will have words if you continue to insult the great Katherine Hepburn.

    She was an incredibile actcress, and vastly better than her sister. Although, oddly, her movies with Carrie Grant were better than with her love, Spencer Tracy. Go figure.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    I was going for the resemblance between a live-ish Nancy and a dead corpse, but feel free to substitute another actress.

    No disrespect for Katherine Hepburn, mind you. Couldn't think of a famous name off the top of my head.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    ...another famous name.

    Damn, I had one too many Jagermeister shots tonight.

  • m s||

    CK, fabulous autobiography

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    There will be no veto until the Repugs take Congress.

  • ||

    Nancy's not smiling anymore...

  • Warty||

    Suderman looks about like what I expected. I'm always surprised by how punchable Matt looks, though, and by how punchy Radley looks. They could make sweet music together.

  • ||

    Warty, Warty, there's no need to be threatened by other dudes' attractiveness. You should be more worried about your real competition: Steve Smith.

  • Warty||

    I'm sorry, did you say something? I was thinking about your tits.

  • ||

    Obama makes you think about boobs? There's a fucked up logic to that.

  • Warty||

    Ol' President Motorboat...

  • Charles||

    Balko always looks like he just quite smoking and it's not going well.

  • Charles||

    A bi-partisan fiscal commission. Now that's leadership.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The botox just wore off, or kicked in, whichever.

  • Two Chinese Workers||

    Look at them, all of them standing!

    Don't be the first to sit!

    It's like here in 1953!

    I know, totally like here in 1953?

  • plisade||

    My deficit spending, Bush's deficit spending... So much for bipartisanship.

  • GaLibertarian||

    ooh.. when the economy is stronger. now they're openly laughing.

  • ||

    How do you spell "Lying Bastard" in this new day and age?

    Obviously... "Mr. President"

  • Boris||

    surpluses shouldn't be the goal. a surplus means only that there is over-taxation. how about balanced budgets?

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    "I'm going to freeze spending....next year...yeah next year."

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Why aren't the strawmen standing and clapping?

  • Charles||

    Rather than fight the same tired battles, we'll fight new tired battles!

  • hammeredHead||

    You guys are missing way too many the DRINK announcements.

  • ||

    They would've needed to hire a temp solely for that if they were going to get every one.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    He's losing the crowd.

  • ||

    No, I'm pretty sure it's a deficit of dollars.

  • Charles||

    The best thing about this entire administration is Joe Biden's serious face.

  • Boris||

    He continually perverts the definition of the word "invest".

  • GaLibertarian||

    Who cares if foreign corporations have a voice in elections. The first amendment does not discriminate.

  • Dello||

    What? No standing ovation when je says that he'll stop lobbyists from buying government?

  • ||

    Alito: "That's not true."

  • Boris||

    re: free speech in elections, he might as well be saying 'to hell with the first amendment'.

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    "To give our people the government they deserve"

    So can I opt out of Social Security?

  • Boris||

    what about the 900 earmarks he approved in the first bill he signed?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    This earmark promise is an easy one for Obama. He doesn't have to keep it.

  • Butts Wagner||

    Will the online bills have threaded comments?

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    "Foreign corporations can bankroll ads in our elections"

    You do realize Mr. President that the government is being bankrolled by foreign central banks? Or that foreign corporations are providing jobs all across the US?

  • ||

    Is it over yet? I'd hate to miss reruns of Spongebob.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "And therefore I am calling on the Supreme Court to exclude political opposition speech from 1st Amendment protection."

  • Mr. FIFY||

    "...for our party."

    FIFY, Barry.

  • psychologist||

    I would pay good money to see this guy lose his next election.

    yes we can

    Awwww. I guess we couldn't.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Wow, I think Gibbs just got fired.

  • Boris||

    i'd love to see a few fist pumps from joe biden. he's teabagging his boss with every affirmative nod.

  • ||

    Politics is talking ugly to each other... why can't we all hold hands and sing Kum-ba-yah???

  • Kolohe||

    Campaign fever! Catch it!

  • Boris||

    run for the hills? i prefer run to the hills by maiden!

  • American Delight||

    He started out with a theme: corporate America is evil. We *all* hate corporations (except for all of us who ever have a private sector job or buy anything from a store).

    Now his speech has drifted away from any theme. As of 10:01 he's talking about judicial nominations? Wtf did this come from?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Teleprompter snafu!

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    Please stop trying to solve problems.

  • ||

    False choice = big ol' drink

  • ||

    I ONLY BROUGHT ONE BOTTLE TO THIS GAME... AND IT'S NEARLY GONE!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Biden's done.

  • Charles||

    Why should anyone believe what Obama says about when the troops will be coming home?

  • ||

    Judging from the comments and the live blog, I think I'm happy I'm stuck at work and not watching this.

  • ||

    You could have watched it on YouTube.

  • Warty||

    Katherine Mangu-Ward: This is not a Coke kind of night.

    There are Coke nights, coke nights, and cock nights. Don't confuse them.

  • ||

    Best nights include all three.

  • ||

    Don't say that shit man. You'll summon the Bukkakinator.

  • Mr. FIFY||

    What I wouldn't give to see a fistfight now... Al Franken goes apeshit and swings one of his pudgy appendages at, say, Lindsey Graham, and a vicious catfight ensues. What fun that would be.

  • wingnutx||

    Franken beat up a guy for heckling Howard Dean.

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    "Better airline security....TSA is gonna see your doodle or else."

  • Boris||

    you have to stop expanding wars before you can end them.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Flubbed sincerity.

  • ||

    Gee... have you noticed -- he never addresses the audience directly in front of him.

    Wonder why?

  • Charles||

    Seeing Al Franken in the crowd clapping is very appropriate.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    Franken doesn't deserve to be there.

    Or, come to think of it, maybe he does.

  • Jesus||

    Every time he speaks, it is like I'm back up on that cross.

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    A National Commitment to Support Military Families..

    It's a Commitment! Yeyyy!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    He's about to break into song. "Bomb bomb bomb... bomb bomb Iran..."

  • ||

    PeterSuderman:
    "That's right: He's going to have a summit! With a goal! Because those are usually very effective."
    And stuff....

  • Charles||

    Our destiny is connected to those beyond our shores, unless it is a business agreement, in which case: screw you guys!

  • ||

    Can't believe I'm staying up late to watch this ..... stuff.

    I gotta be at work real early tomorrow, sure hope the game hangover ain't too bad!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    But we stand against the girl who wants to go to private school in D.C.

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    Iran: We can haz nuclearcheezburger?
    Obama: Noes! Only we can haz!

  • Senator Lolcat||

    I iz in ur fridge, hiding ur kickbackz!

  • Former Rep. William Jefferson||

    I was framed!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Yeah, those crimes driven by hate weren't prosecuted up until now.

  • Charles||

    I am seriously glad that he's talking about Don't Ask Don't Tell. It's too bad it's mixed in with a bunch of hooey.

  • brotherben||

    He wants to call it "on the down-low" from now on.

  • ||

    By talking do you mean a single vague sentence?

  • Johnny Longtorso||

    Lobster Girl for President!

  • alan||

    Lobster Girl/Goatse Guy 2012!

  • ||

    Turd Sandwich v. Giant Douche 2012!

  • John Anderson||

    Working to improve Muslim education in chemistry? So they can build more effective bombs?

  • SIV||

    "Comparable worth" equal pay for women that should bring on the revolution quicker

  • ||

    ...by putting those gay Soldiers on permanent Border Duty...

  • hammeredHead||

    wish this speech was more like the obnoxious british house of commons.

  • The Hon. Lord Snibblington||

    Gentlemen, it has come to my attention that one among us here is... a heterosexual!

    [crowd in House of Commons] Rabble rabble rabble!!!

  • Gov. William J. Le Petomane||

    I didn't get a "harrumph" out of that guy!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Tax credit for working Americans coming up!

  • ||

    Anyone think Biden looks like the grumpy old man puppet?

  • SIV||

    Shout out to the "CORPURASHUNS!!!!"

  • Dello||

    No clapping when he says people have lost faith in government??

  • Charles||

    If Obama grew an afro, I would vote for him in 2012.

  • Isaac Hayes||

    I was just talkin' 'bout Shaft...

  • Mr. FIFY||

    Dolemite 2012!

  • ||

    He doesn't do folksy very well. He's trying to talk like he went to state college.

  • ||

    Eeeeeew, he's quoting his own campaign slogan? Tacksville.

  • hammeredHead||

    women need to get off thier high horse and learn market valued skills. Everyone can't be a early education specialist.

  • SIV||

    SEXIST!

  • high horse/nice view||

    Like music?

  • Boris||

    we don't need politicians to lift this country up? individuals will lift it up as soon as the politicians stop sitting on us!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Or that you're even trying to change it.

  • ||

    "Stop LIVING OFF ME!!!"

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Pointing fingers at the previous administration not included.

  • ||

    Larry Summers napping - an appropriate response

  • hammeredHead||

    Only reason we are here is cause we are drunk.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Some of them are deserved.

    "YOU LIE!"

  • ||

    "..and I know about this hard work becasue I've read about it, in People...the magazine..."

  • ||

    We are strong, we are invincible, we are wooomaaaan... oooh.

  • hammeredHead||

    great more pointless stories

  • Dello||

    No, I'm keeping your allowance! thanks, Bitch!

  • Boris||

    does grassley have herpes?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Seacrest OUT!

  • hammeredHead||

    Horray the horrorshow is over.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    No... it's just begun. Barry's gonna ramp up the East Germanification of America, starting tomorrow morning.

  • Hank||

    Nightmare.

  • ||

    I really miss commercial interruptions

  • Joe M||

    Thanks to all Reason contributors for making this very entertaining.

  • ||

    He's still talking?!?

  • ||

    Matt Welch:
    "8-year-olds sending money to the president don't make me all tingly inside."
    No, they make me real nervous about public schools.

  • Chris Matthews||

    It makes me feel all tingly...

  • ||

    Yeah, well....

  • ||

    May as well finish this bottle tonight... ain't much left anyhow, not after THAT speech.

  • Dello||

    He spoke 70 minutes and got 86 moments of applause, 75 of which were standing ovations.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    Of course he got all those standing-Os. He's the best puppeteer ever!

  • Pendulum||

    SIEG HEIL!!!

  • hammeredHead||

    Damn no you LIE's. Weak.

  • Boris||

    it's amazing how much economic fallacy can be squeezed into a 70 min speech.

  • ||

    Lemon Curry?

  • Warty||

    I really hope he tells us to endeavor to persevere. 'Cause I got this piece of hard rock candy, here. But it's not for eatin', it's just for lookin' through.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Gillespie is giving the libertarian response right now on Stossel.

  • Pendulum||

    Where's that now? FoxNews? (I'm being serious - where is it?)

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Fox Business.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    He's off now, but I think he and Stossel are supposed to be back after the Republican response.

  • Mr. Chartreuse||

    I'm calling for an amendment to the Constitution to get rid of the state of the union BS.

  • Pendulum||

    Where's that now? FoxNews? (I'm being serious - where is it?)

  • Kolohe||

    @Jesse Walker

    The cop to Mrs. Obama's left is the one who shot the ft hood shooter

  • Kolohe||

    That should be right not left

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    He can redeem himself by shooting the cop who sodomized a two-year-old girl with a hot curling iron... you know, the one that Martha Coakley didn't prosecute adequately.

  • Jesse Walker||

    Thanks!

  • ||

    Now on to something less aesthetically offensive. Like Teen Mom.

  • Warty||

    Teen Mom Hitchhiker Anal Sluts 56? Easily the best one since 37.

  • ||

    Airtight Grannies 3

  • Mr. FIFY||

    Teen Enema Nurses III?

  • ||

    Thanks, boys. Politics should always be followed/preceded/replaced by porn.

  • hammeredHead||

    Thanks for the Mystery Science Theater 3000 view of the SOTU. Loved it.

  • Boris||

    odds that the republican response is just as ridiculous?

  • Hank||

    Nick busted out that he was suprised he didn't talk more about unicorns. Priceless.

    Fucking nightmare. It was like watching an ABC after school tv movie pep rally. Joke. I would imagine (hope) most Americans became violently ill watching that nonsense.

  • hammeredHead||

    Now for the governors response. I would love to be governor. Think of all the hot hispanic chicks I could bang.

  • Warty||

    You know, sometimes I really love Lew Rockwell.

    The Leader ascends to the fasces-festooned podium in the awful US Capitol. He calls for more pork-barrel projects, protectionism, war, taxes, spying, nationalism, state jobs, student debt, business debt, housing debt, bureaucratic medicine, environmentalism, redistributionism, and general Mussolinism. Oh, and he publicly embraced Tim Geithner. Has dictatorship ever been so galactically boring? Thank goodness for Steve Jobs, my president, and the iPad.

    Righteous hate and Apple fanboism, all in one place.

  • SIV||

    Good catch!

  • Boris||

    canned attempt at sports humor

  • lunchstealer||

    Or, conversely, you could go hiking on the Appalachian Trail. It's the last thing anyone would expect.

  • lunchstealer||

    Or, conversely, you could go hiking on the Appalachian Trail. It's the last thing anyone would expect.

  • ||

    Benneton Ad Back-drop: suh-weet!

  • Boris||

    i dont know if i like the live format of the republican response. now we have to put up with cued applause twice in one night.

  • ||

    No way - Love it. Perfect antidote. Not surprised my side came up with it. Enjoy. It'll be the new standard, and you know it.

  • hammeredHead||

    Glad he got back in time from the appalachian trail.

  • ||

    this guy - the rupublican .... Gov bob mcdonnell ... he's got the best hair they could offer???

    whatta response........./.

  • hammeredHead||

    Damn beaten to it.

  • Boris||

    nice blurb about limited govt. too bad most big govt republicans disagree.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    He needs two teleprompter screens, like the President.

  • ||

    He does have a nice firm jaw...

  • Joe M||

    Is this the first time reason.com has liveblogged a SOTU?

  • Boris||

    canned facebook/twitter remark. the repubs are so with it.

  • hammeredHead||

    Solutions.gop.gov. What no shout out for Reason's solutions. Dipshit

  • ||

    Bob's audience: well trained, they quit clapping in unison.

  • hammeredHead||

    If you want a good job, get a in-demand skill. My education (ie. MBA) failed me. Skrew formal education. I read books and learned to program.

  • Boris||

    look at the diversity placement in the camera frame. well thought out.

  • Hank||

    Public servants. Yeah that's what we need more of!

    "You need more than a high school education to succeed." That's an awful lie perpetuated in this country.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    They kicked her out of the military because of her penchant for wearing red.

  • Boris||

    war on terror? how about war on semantics?

  • hammeredHead||

    He is mostly correct. Too bad he is lying. Federalism my ass. Look at the war on drugs you promote.

  • ||

    "We Governors clearly understand"... he's been a governor for what, 11 days?

    C'mon!

  • ||

    And now for the people’s response; “:p :p :p :p :p :p”

  • Boris||

    the brevity of the response was the best part.

  • hammeredHead||

    That was short. Oh well more time to chase some tail.

  • hammeredHead||

    Which I support.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Suitably generic response.

  • ||

    bottle gone, so'm i.

    bye now
    !!

  • hammeredHead||

    Wow Cavuto is interviewing the hottest congress chick I have ever seen.

  • Boris||

    subsidizing higher education? I'll bet that all the guys/gals that ran the big banks and fannie/freddie into insolvency had MBA's.

  • Hank||

    You have to give the Prez credit for taking some of the blame:"I should have explained health care a little more clearly to Americans (idiots that they are).

    At least he gave a 'shout out' to the right-wing operatives on the Supreme Court opening up the flood gates for corporate campaignalooza?

  • ||

    SOTU Highlights:

    "Everything bad happened because of the last 8 years..."

    Obama smack-talking the Supremes right to their faces.

    "If you go against the wishes of The People by saying no to my reforms, you hate this country."

    Larry Summers thought this was nap-time.

    "I will not settle for the second place trophy! We must outspend all other countries, no matter the consequences, because having a bigger money-penis transcends consequences."

  • Tony||

    >blocquote>"Everything bad happened because of the last 8 years..."

    Just the fact maa'am. However politically inconvenient those facts may be for the party you so obviously support beyond all reason.

    Obama smack-talking the Supremes right to their faces.

    How dare he exercise the fundamental right now properly in the care of corporate treasuries.

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