So, you thought yesterday was busy:

The Vicar of Christ takes his red Prada’s and a powder. Then this happens! It’s not the end of the world, unless you are these people. I guess we know what he’s giving up for lent. But as usual the Irish take it in stride and wager on the outcome. Place your bets on his successor, here.

Worst person in the world gets a talking to by Adele. Damn that looked fierce.

Republican people problems. However if you live in Miami, it pays to play nice by the pool.

But there’s more…. this morning I woke up to this:

North Korea tests something, and it’s scary.

If you are into politics, this is kind of a big deal.

Today is Charles Darwin’s Birthday… ah come on you remember him, he’s coming back from the dead to be our 10th Congressional Representative. Insert obvious joke about some of Congress already having achieved that state.

Ok, your turn… what have you got?

 

11 Responses to State of the Union and other stuff

  1. JMPrince says:

    Onward: Depressions are depressing. And austerity will not cure them. Now with Slides!

    “A Painfully Slow Recovery for America’s Workers: Causes, Implications, and the Federal Reserve’s Response” Janet Yellen, Vice Chair, Federal Reserve:
    http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/yellen20130211a.htm

    The Good news is from Economic History. And hey, it’s from the South!
    No, really: Via Bloomberg News:

    “The Stunning Economic Impact of the Civil Rights Movement”
    By Gavin Wright Feb 13, 2013 11:17 AM ET

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-13/the-stunning-economic-impact-of-the-civil-rights-movement.html

    JMP

  2. Amanda Hugenkiss says:

    So having something better to do (as in: ANYTHING ELSE) I skipped the SOTU and have to say…it was an unbelievable speech.

  3. Waldo says:

    Hearing lots of chatter about an elections commission to be announced in the SOTU. “we’ve got to fix that”, yes please!

    Automatic voter registration at 18! We have the tools to make this happen. *sips koolaid*

  4. Anita Moorecock says:

    Ted Nugent is just playing out his role, as instructed by his puppet master.

  5. JMPrince says:

    Yep, Given the crowd & the audience? He’s still speaking over their heads much of the time. So we’ll try to class the place up a bit with a panegyric to barbarism.

    From the man who helped birth the ‘War on Terra’ comes this deep thought:
    “What does barbarism look like?’ It looks suspiciously like an armed camp.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/11/what-does-barbarism-look-like.html

    From a revisit to the Grammy’s of some 35 years hence we bring you the sound track of Close Combat 111, then known as Bruckner’s 9th, 2nd Mov., by the old Nazi himself, Karajan. (No he did not win for this piece however).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81cU8hXqkm8

    Just in honor of what Ted N. and others see in BHO, and what they want to do to him and anyone else who attempts to thwart their manichean agenda. Old times not forgotten. Cue Michael Lind. salon.com/2013/02/05/the_white_souths_last_defeat/

    JMP

  6. Amanda Hugenkiss says:

    BHO gave one of the dumbest SOTU speeches ever and will surely repeat himself tonight.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2013/feb/12/state-of-the-union-reading-level

    • Crystal M says:

      Is this supposed to be a weak jab at the president implying he is dumb?

      I’d love to hear your commentary on the elocution and content of the speeches of George W. Bush by comparison. :D

      Considering the intended audience for the SOTU speech is “All Americans”, it would make sense that the President (or any president) make an effort to put his speech at a level most Americans should ought to be able to comprehend. Don’t blame Obama that there is no “four score and seven years ago” in the script, and instead blame your fellow Americans.

  7. Jen B. says:

    Supposedly, we’re withdrawing 34,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/12/obama-afghanistan-34000-troops/1912435/

  8. You know, the other day I was just thinking, “we really don’t use the title ‘Vicar of Christ’ enough.”

  9. Anita Moorecock says:

    Former? Treasurer of Troop Co. Dems goes to jail for allegedly embezzling party monies..

    http://lagrangecitizen.com/new-troup-co-democratic-chair-sends-treasurer-to-jail-for-embezzlement/

    • Peaches says:

      OMG. What a terrible episode for Katie and the Troop party. Good for her and the Troop Dems officers for showing strong leadership. My guess is this happens more often than anyone would like to admit.