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2006-State of the Union Address

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posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 09:15 PM
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On Tuesday, January 31, President Bush delivers his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. The state of the union message allows the president to tell Congress what's on his mind and what he sees ahead. The chief executive tells the lawmakers - the House of Representatives and the Senate in joint session - the issues he thinks need their attention. Many presidents have taken the opportunity to launch major initiatives.

What do you think will be said?




posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 09:49 PM
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If I guess right, do I get a cookie?
Um... He'll say "God" or "Jesus" at least 3 times. He will claim that his actions were completely legal under the Presidential War Powers Act. He might bring up faith-based initiatives, especially in relation to New Orleans... but he will avoid social security almost completely.

Also, he will use the word "terrorist" or other words that Americans have come to mean the same thing (i.e. insurgents, etc.) 17 times.



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 12:41 PM
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Nobody has any opinions on what will be said.



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by digitalassassin
Nobody has any opinions on what will be said.


9/11

What else is new?

Oh, and mean Dems won't give my pro-executive abuse lackey an up or down vote.

I wish the Dems would walk out. They've been encouraged to do so.

Turning off your TV is a good way to stop the Presidential eavesdropping program too.

Really who cares what Bush says any more? Oooga booga. Quack.


The Post-ABC News poll offers a revealing portrait of a restless electorate at the start of the campaign year. By 51 percent to 35 percent, Americans said they preferred to go in the direction outlined by congressional Democrats rather than the direction established by the president. On the eve of last year's State of the Union address, 45 percent said they preferred to follow the path of the president, compared with 39 percent who said they favored the Democrats' course.

By 54 percent to 38 percent, voters surveyed said they would vote for the Democratic candidate over the Republican candidate for the House in November. That is one of the largest margins favoring the Democrats in two decades, although the gerrymandered House districts mean that incumbents are safer today than they were in the past.

By 51 percent to 37 percent, Americans said they trust the Democrats more than the Republicans with the main problems facing the country over the next few years, the first time since spring 1992 that Democrats have gained more than 50 percent support on that question.

www.washingtonpost.com...

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Bush with a lower approval rating than any postwar president at the start of his sixth year in office -- with the exception of Richard M. Nixon, who was crippled by Watergate.

George Bush: Better than Nixon. For now.


[edit on 29-1-2006 by RANT]



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 01:11 PM
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My opinion about Bush giving the State of the Union or any other speech is:

Big deal. He can read. Let him TALK to the people and ANSWER some tough questions and then I'll be impressed. Otherwise, he's just reading something specifically written to manipulate the masses into supporting his criminal activities.

I don't care what he says.

But he'll probably say 9/11 (RANT, you beat me to it) uhhhh.... 7 times.

Here is a hilarious 'advance copy' of his speech:

2006 SoTU Address



Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Senators, Representatives.
God bless America! [pause for applause]

2005 has been a good year, a year in which – despite the ever-present threat of terrorism -- America has grown and thrivened. [applause]
...
Of course, there are those who question our policies. This is their right as Americans. Such unpatriotic terrorist-lovers ask, “Why did we invade the most solidly anti-Islamicist nation in the Middle East, only to turn it into the world’s biggest terrorist training ground, soon to annexed by Iran?” They ask, “How could doing this, which only increases support for Islamicists worldwide and prevents us from pursuing actual terrorists and WMD proliferation elsewhere, be considered somehow good for our security? Are you on crack or something?”

To these people, I have just one word: Nine. One. One. [applause]



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 01:45 PM
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I think he'll open with a lie:

"The state of the Union is strong!" or some such. Then downhill from there.


Originally posted by RANT
Turning off your TV is a good way to stop the Presidential eavesdropping program too.


Hear, hear! Also cuts down on wasted energy.


Originally posted by RANT
Really who cares what Bush says any more? Oooga booga. Quack.


Exactly. What are the odds he'll say anything new or meaningful? Near zero, I'm guessing. More justifications (excuses) and obfuscations (lies). Little if anything else.



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:25 PM
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So what did everyone think of the speech?



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by digitalassassin
So what did everyone think of the speech?


From what I've read on here it was about as lame as expected.

I watched Buffy reruns.



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 06:51 AM
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So what did everyone think of the speech?


For me, its getting to the point where I do more talking than he does during his speeches. I think it was the same old crap. 30 minutes on terrorism and of course trying to link Iraq with Bin Laden (who mysteriously put out a new mix tape just in time for Dubya to use him in the SOTU).

Worst part of the speech for me happened when he declared American labor can compete with foreign labor...then proposed we bus in some of that foreign labor so that we can compete. He's talking about depressing american wages and all of congress is clapping. I'm pretty much done with all of them.

New speak: "protecting american jobs" = "isolationism"



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 01:21 PM
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whoever posted second........... right on.. i made a new thread called the real state of the union adress. any way you hit the nail on the head pretty well and i love people who hate bush so............

--YOURS TRULY--

cooldude76



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 06:42 PM
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For my money Busymind and Saphronia said it all. More denial, more BS and now the current ecconomic crisis caused by price gouging sponsored by the Whitehouse is the fault of the American People. It turns out that the American people have an addiction and this addiction has caused our problems. Hell, I knew something was wrong and here I am blaming our condition on an unbelievably incompetent bunch of Repub Party fleabags. Everybody knows that an addiction will break you but good. So the Administration is innocent; it wasn't then after all and We the People are to blame.
It's all clear now. Damn us!
What we need now is some real leadership by the likes of Dubya, Karl Rove and Dickey Cheney.

NOT!

skep



posted on Feb, 2 2006 @ 08:24 AM
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I think the man is delusional. Picking just one topic more or less at random:



A hopeful society has institutions of science and medicine that do not cut ethical corners, and that recognize the matchless value of every life. Tonight I ask you to pass legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical research: human cloning in all its forms, creating or implanting embryos for experiments, creating human-animal hybrids, and buying, selling, or patenting human embryos. Human life is a gift from our Creator -- and that gift should never be discarded, devalued or put up for sale.

SOTU 2006 Text

Whaaa??? Human-animal hybrids? Of all the problems we face today, yeah, human-animal hybrids is a top concern! I mean, we just not that long ago finally solved the Satyr problem, now they want to make more??

And "Human life is a gift from our Creator -- and that gift should never be discarded, devalued or put up for sale." This, from the guy who is possibly the person responsible for the most discarding and devaluing of human life than anyone else in this young century.

Yeah. That speech was a work of art.

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[edit on 2-2-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]



posted on Feb, 2 2006 @ 11:19 AM
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I watched bits and pieces of it, it's just another jerk off for the people in this country, I enjoyed listening to cspan callers after the speech, the most dumbest comment I heard was from a republican woman in my state, she said she just loved the speech, it made her feel good, and put alot of trust back in the president. The smartest comment I heard was from some democrat who said president bush is still lying to the people and not owning up to his criminal and self serving actions, there is still terrorism in the middle east, moreso then before, and the media is still censored from telling the people the most important stories and facts about this government.
We still don't have bin laden either, he was the mastermind of 911 apparantly. Sadam was a bastard but he wasn't the one to declare war on this country on sept 11.

I really do think that bush is working with bin laden and bin laden is still in the cia. The cia is good at creating wars and taking sides, creating the enemy in secret operations, and then telling the people of this country we are going to war because there are people who want to kill us.

And bush reinforces this when he makes statements like 'i'm not worried about bin laden'



[edit on 2-2-2006 by TrueLies]



posted on Feb, 2 2006 @ 09:13 PM
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Everyond caught the Big Oil Addiction flip flop right?

Administration backs off vow to reduce dependence on Mideast oil, immediately starts laying off alternative energy researchers.




posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 05:24 PM
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I thought the Dem's put on an embarrassing display when they stood up and cheered to acknowledge that they have defeated the president's attempt to reform Social Security. What are they proud of? The problem is still there, they don't want to fix it, and they are happy that America's youth will be stuck wih it? And they call themselves leaders?



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