State of the Union 2013: Meh…

The Chamber

The Chamber

Section 3 – State of the Union, Convening Congress

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

The post below is something I wrote about the state of the union in 2011.  The President’s 4th State of the Union was tonight.  We’ll cover it in our next podcast.  My quick analysis is this: a slow, lifeless effort by the President.  The speech had a lot of new initiatives without a lot of ways to pay for it.  It went about 45 minutes longer than it should have.

If you want the full rundown on the State of the Union and the two, yes two, republican replies check back here NEXT Friday for episode 3 of the Unfiltered and Unfettered podcast.  We will breakdown the Tea Party reply given by Senator Rand Paul (R) Kentucky and the Republican establishment or traditional reply given by Senator Marco Rubio (R) Florida.

 

 

Senator Marco Rubio (R) Florida

Senator Marco Rubio (R) Florida

Senator Rand Paul (R) Kentucky - for the Tea Party

Senator Rand Paul (R) Kentucky – for the Tea Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Till then enjoy this post I wrote 2 years ago.  Sadly not much has changed.

 

Have you ever …

Nov 21 2011 by fmlinardo

…seen anything so dumb, so insincere, and so annoying as every member of congress leaping to their feet to applaud when the President mentions anything even remotely related to the military?

This brood of vipers and money changers that are about to gut veterans benifits/retirements and have been undercutting the troops in the field expect us to believe that they support us because they jumped up and clapped?

Ladies and gentlemen of the Congress, Sit The Hell Down.  You are embarrassing yourselves and insulting us.  This nonsense, along with “I support the troops but not the war,” has to end.  You can’t cut benefits and entitlements to military members or cut funding for ONGOING operations in the field and say you support the troops.  I don’t care if you leapt so high out of your seat to applaud you had to get clearance from the  tower at Reagan International to land, you are a phony, a fraud, a flim-flammer, a bam-boozeler.  Yeah, those are words.  Play me in scrabble and I’ll dare you to challenge them.

Some of you members of congress only have so many precious beats of your heart left.  Yeah, I’m looking at you McCain.  Save your energy folks, don’t waste it on false displays of patriotism.  Go sell it to someone else cause we ain’t buying.  Elect me President and the first member of congress that stands to applaud at the mention of the military will be forced to join it.  Don’t worry Barney Frank, chem gear comes in your size too.  You’re going to love our Meals Ready to Eat.  Although they might not love you back.

Oh, there was a speech tonight.  The only thing I’ll say about that is thank God the President didn’t use the same tired phrase about inheriting the worst economy since the depression.  Omitting that phrase tonight marks the first time he has not used it since his inauguration.  Hopefully he finally came to his senses and fired the toothless, half-wit who kept telling him that it was a good speech opener even though we are just about 3 years into his term.  Ok Mr. President, you said some things tonight, now lets see you act on some things.

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