Here we go, folks. Last time we’ll do this. I couldn’t be prouder. https://t.co/anpMrkZMkx pic.twitter.com/9ocoN39YfG
— Vice President Biden (@VP) January 13, 2016
"Don't be assholes. Ok? Just don't." pic.twitter.com/FvY4qtGSex
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) January 13, 2016
Thing is, partway through the President’s speech, my Spousal Unit returned home with our freshly-dental’d, slightly woozy, extremely self-pitying little dogs. And Dog #3, who’s been on edge since the other two ‘disappeared’ last night, was extremely suspicious about the whole thing. I can’t really apologize for prioritizing their needs…
Problem with writing #SOTU is the promised have to sound bold and time-bound to get attention, and change doesn't work that way.
— Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) January 12, 2016
Change is either A. Incremental & foreseeable or B. Bold but unknowable. Neither works in a #SOTU.
— Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) January 12, 2016
Rep. Jordan (R-OH) stmt: “Kim Davis used our ticket." Our staff heard from FRC that Ms. Davis & her fam hoped to attend #SOTU, offered a tix
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) January 12, 2016
I'd like some good seats to Hamilton if the rep is hooking random people up. https://t.co/RgfSKQHRln
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) January 12, 2016
tfw you're missing the premiere of Michael Bay's Benghazi movie because of a work thing pic.twitter.com/VZmAtS2EtR
— Dok (@DrPuppykicker) January 13, 2016
In 2011, @BarackObama was roasting @realDonaldTrump at WH Correspondents Dinner. In 2016, Obama does it in #sotu
— James Pindell (@JamesPindell) January 13, 2016
Bernie Sanders ready to give his own State of the Union speech of necessary. pic.twitter.com/lor6Ao1gN5
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 13, 2016
"Will we respond to the changes of our time with fear, turning inward as a nation, turning against each other as people?" YES WE WILL.
— Ali Gharib (@Ali_Gharib) January 13, 2016
I have performed the task you expected and which the Constitution may have mandated Forgive me It was So State and so Union
— Kelsey D. Atherton (@AthertonKD) January 13, 2016
brain-dead to single out Obama for leaving his party as minority in Congress. So did Ike/Nixon/Reagan/Clinton/Bush. a 2-term president thing
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 13, 2016
Overheard in the newsroom: at least there is no under card State of the Union. #SOTU
— Natalie Andrews (@nataliewsj) January 12, 2016
@nataliewsj @daveweigel Sure there is, they just hold it after and call it the Republican Response
— Josh Taylor (@jscotttaylor81) January 12, 2016
If that was an "interview" then I'm James fricking Lipton and welcome to Inside the Actors' Studio pic.twitter.com/JEZWouXOzt
— Doug Saunders (@DougSaunders) January 13, 2016
Lastly: I was interviewing people in the empty Capitol Rotunda when I heard a loud noise. It was Kim Davis. She ran into a velvet rope.
— Sam Brodey (@sambrodey) January 13, 2016
Contrast: Obama praised "the protester determined to prove that justice matters." Haley warned of "chaotic unrest in many of our cities."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 13, 2016
Pretty amazing that official GOP response to the #SOTU includes a rebuke of the party's presidential front-runner. https://t.co/FD0490kVBY
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) January 13, 2016
Great job @nikkihaley ! Fantastic balance and substance. Our party is the new, young and diverse party.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) January 13, 2016
— laura olin (@lauraolin) January 13, 2016
Frangipani is where it’s at.
End of an era.
Maui was the first Hawaiian island to grow cane commercially, now it will also be the last to cease.
That Reince dude made me laugh. Somewhat doubtful he intended to.
The constipated look on Sanders face – doesn’t he know there are over-the-counter solutions?
Rubio looks like a guy who just came home to find his two common law wives fighting.
Meanwhile, Royal Bank of Scotland is literally telling people to sell every investment they own because of the disastrous consequences of oil falling to $16/bbl. It’s almost like the priorities of investors don’t actually align with those of humans.
Tissue Thin Pseudonym
Didn’t follow the SOTU, but over the last few nights, I watched the Swedish TV miniseries of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy. I recommend it highly, but it’s brutal and disturbing. Noomi Rapace puts in one of the most phenomenal acting performances I’ve ever seen, and the movies simply wouldn’t work if she was even just very good.
@Mike J: North Sea oil has been keeping the Scottish economy floating for years. Tourism and whiskey won’t be enough.
Tissue Thin Pseudonym
@Mike J: Oil falling to $16 a barrel is a consequence of what they’re warning about, not the cause. That said, I suspect that they are talking their book.
@Origuy: Those little shortbreads they give you with tea have got to pull in a few quid.
@Origuy: Plus tartan. You can make almost anything snazzy by weaving it in those patterns.
The military honchos seemed a bit morose. What happened? Kenyan didn’t want to bomb the ayatollahs to free 10 sailors?
@Mike J: All those poor oil speculators gotta put bread on the table for their poor families. Priorities.
@Origuy: The Scottish, the Dutch, the Norwegians, etc. Not to mention the 4th largest city in the US.
I spent time today talking with a man with over 50 years working in the oil patch, almost all of it overseas. I was lamenting the drop to $30 and he laughed. He’s seen it worse many times before.
the ayatollahs released all the sailors. another talking point for media morons gone.
@amk: They only released them cuz they didn’t want to anger future President Trump
@NotMax: No more clouds of smoke from the burns? I drove around in there in the early morning just to check it out.
@David Koch: and here I thought it was chest thumping moaning joe who did it.
El Trumpo gave them one cold look and they realized you don’t mess with that kind of hair.
The Moanin’ Joe crew were all whining that Obama didn’t bring up the Farsi Island 6 deal. What they wanted was a President Trump ululating and gesticulating and all they got was a cool headed, rational guy who values diplomacy over bellicosity.
@SRW1: Fear the
Ol’ Marco looked kinda pissed that he actually had to show up to work.
@bystander: I wonder if Morning Blow was this upset when Red China captured the crew of a spy plane when Shrub was prezdit and held them prisoner for 10 days until the US apologized.
Can’t say will miss the smoke and associated rains of ash.
However the sight of nighttime field burning when looking down from the higher slopes is (soon to be was) memorable.
@David Koch: That whole episode went down the memory hole with a giant sucking sound.
@David Koch: Actually the Donald appeared in Tehran last night, browbeat the mullah-fokkers into letting them go, & never left his comfortable living room. He has this new superpower to be anywhere instantaneously. It’s called asshole projection…
The nerve of that Kenyan Muslim, being all cool and rational!
Wonder what he’ll do as ex-President. He’ll be just 55 when he leaves the White House, and he may still have as much of his adult life ahead of him as he has in his rearview mirror.
You have your priorities straight. Skitches to the puppies.
@Tissue Thin Pseudonym: Where is this available? Netflix?
He’ll get drunk, and re-enact a movie scene he likes:
“You don’t understand, Handsome Joe – I coulda been a
contenderuniter, instead of a bumdivder, which is what I am – let’s face it Joe.”
Even more pissed because El Otro Cubano apparently didn’t have to.
ETA: Speaking of that slimy fuck: Laurence Tribe had an interesting op-ed in yesterday’s Glob. He pointed out that Rafael “El Pendejo” Cruz is a Constitutional “originalist,” except when it might work to his disadvantage. No surprise, just made for some mildly amusing reading.
PS: The “slimy fuck” is NOT Professor Tribe, by the way.
The Other Chuck
@Tissue Thin Pseudonym: I read all three books, and while I only saw the first movie, it’s far far better than the awful books I slogged through just to get them done with (and they get progressively worse at that). Lisbeth Salander is the very definition of a Mary Sue. Fuck, we should just call them Lisbeths, because Larsson just perfected the type.