Fate of the Union

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, February 2, 2005, 10:05 PM | comments: 4

Let me start by saying that I can barely stand to watch any State of The Union Address, regardless of who the president is, because of all of the dick sucking between every other sentence. There seems to be less of it this time, but maybe that's because even his own party isn't 100% behind him. I even heard some loud groans.

For the most part, he didn't say anything useful or impressive. He wants to cut the deficit in half by 2009, but yet we had a balanced budget just a few years ago. The largest deficit ever happened on his watch, and it was already headed in that direction before we went to war. Moron.

He did say one thing I agree with... "nukeular" power is something we should be all over. What he fails to bring to the table is that we're still living with Carter-era rules that prohibit the reprocessing of spent fuel (only 5% of the stored energy in our fuel is used when it is discarded). We'll continue to have stupid debates about nuclear waste as long as we can't recycle the fuel. (Good article from Wired.) It's a shame the illiterate bastard can't even say "nuclear."

He alienated half of the country with his stupid "I support a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage" comment. That's the stupid kind of shit that divides people, and it should be the least of your worries when there are so many fucked up things going on in the world and your back yard.

Bush is still trying to make the "war on terror" the same thing as the war in Iraq, which is not surprising since most of the people in this country actually buy that anyway. I loved the Baghdad street interviews on TV where people remind us that there was no terrorism in Iraq until we got there. I'm still waiting to hear about that exit strategy for a war against a nation that posed no threat to American citizens, had no ties to international terrorists, had no weapons, and has resulted in the deaths or our neighbors and friends and thousands of Iraqi civilians.

Most hilarious was that he had the nerve to say that rogue states are trying to acquire WMD's. Really? You mean like Iraq? Where do you suppose they are?

Bush goes on and on about "ending tyranny." Remember the Nazis? Everyone said we can never allow another bout of genocide like that, but yet we continue to let it happen in places like Rwanda and Sudan. What the fuck is that about? How can you have a such a double standard?

It sucks that we have to deal with eight years of a bullshit president. A lot of people, in response to that comment, are quick to say that Gore or Kerry wouldn't have been any better. What difference does that make? Just because I think this guy is a moron doesn't mean I think either of the other guys would've done a better job. I sure hope both parties can do better than this in four years.


Comments

Neuski, February 3, 2005, 3:38 AM #

I sure hope both parties can do better than this in four years.

I think that is the hope for everyone on both sides. My gut says that the next big guy (or girl) will fit the bill.

freeze, February 3, 2005, 11:29 AM #

Everyone said we can never allow another bout of genocide like that, but yet we continue to let it happen in places like Rwanda and Sudan.

Africa doesn't have anything that the U.S. wants, mainly oil or any other useful resource.

CPLady, February 3, 2005, 12:44 PM #

I didn't watch it, didn't plan to. I was afraid I'd be throwing things at the TV, and frankly, didn't think he'd say anything other than the normal bullshit anyway.

Junior, February 3, 2005, 2:30 PM #

His comments on Social Security started off okay, but then went downhill. He said he was open to listen to any suggestions or ideas about how to "fix" the system. He then proceeded to spend five to ten minutes describing his plan to fix it. If he is so open to suggestions, why did he make it seem like he has already made his decision on what method to use? I did think it was funny when the democrats started shouting and booing during that point of the address. It reminded me of scenes from inside the British Parliament. The people on ABC said that a response like that hadn't been seen in the past few addresses.

He also claimed that the United States would not push its ideals on other nations, but then strongly suggested that certain nations embrace democracy immediately. It contradictory crap like this, plus the homophobic attitude of much of this government that I can't stand.


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