(If we don’t get too distracted as I am really naked, too.)
7:30 PM: Call Missy to see if she knows of a public place to watch the SOU.
7:35 PM: Stop in Mugs Ale House. Bartender laughs at my inquiry about whether or not it will be shown.
7:50 PM: Stop by Matchless. Woman says “I will if people want me to. But we’re not planning on it.”
7:53 PM: Stop by Enid’s. Enid’s has a large screen projection featuring Seinfeld. The staff and their two customers are awaiting American Idol (which will be followed by the State of the Union) Bartender actually laughs at Toby Joe and says, “I don’t want to watch that.”
8:15 PM: Call Daddy’s. Bartender says, “We weren’t planning on it, but we really should. I think my clientele would leave though.
8:16 PM: Give up on watching outside of house.
8:30 PM: Order food. Turn on TV. Decide to do this.
8:45 PM: Reported that Cindy Sheehan has been arrested. The reason: She was in her seat in the house chamber and started to unroll a banner in her lap. They were watching her. It was against the rules. They arrested her and are questioning her for one hour.
9:02 PM: Pour a glass of wine. Wait.
9:04 PM: Laura is wearing PINK. LIKE PINK PINK! Pink Laura Bush.
9:08 PM: Bush enters. Everyone claps. And stands. Everyone claps and stands.
9:11 PM: Bush is introduced at 9:11. Oh, 9:11.
9:12 PM: Opens with a mention of Coretta Scott King. Kind moment.
9:15 PM: Brought up 9/11.
9:16 PM: Focusing a lot on freedom around the world. Mentions that democracy is spreading across the world but doesn’t mention Palestine and the fact that the results weren’t positive.
9:17 PM: Brings up Osama (But has been quoted as not caring where he is.) Really pushing fear and all those murderous terrorists.
9:20 PM: Mentions Nazi’s for the first time without using the actual word. (Progress!)
9:22 PM: Brings up the fact that in three years a dictatorship was changed to a sovereign nation. Says we are, in fact, winning.
9:23 PM: (Pour another glass of wine.)
9:24 PM: Slights Murtha.
9:25 PM: Speaks directly to Congress. “Hindsight is not the same as wisdom.” States no matter how anyone feels about the past and the decisions made, we have to come together and stand behind our military and see this through, united. Everyone stands up to clap. (Of course everyone does. How about a plan for exiting?)
9:27 PM: Introduces a mother and father and wife of a dead soldier. Brings up how important our soldiers are.
9:32 PM: Brings up America’s compassion for the world: HIV/AIDs, Malaria, education for women in other countries, USA IS A PARTNER FOR A BETTER LIFE. America is compassionate. America must remain defensive against Terrorism. Thanks domestic security.
9:34 PM: Asks that we reinstate the Patriot Act.
9:35 PM: Brings up wiretapping. Is VERY passionate about the choice he made. Did what he did (and necessary members of Congress) in order to not get attacked again.
9:36 PM: Our president really, really likes the word ‘Freedom’.
9:37 PM: 4.6 Million new jobs. Economic performance that is “the envy of the world”.
9:39 PM: Brings up immigrants. Brings up the fact that some think they are bad for the economy. States that “this nation could not function without them.” (I could not agree more.)
9:40 PM: (I am finding this very hard to do. I’m boring myself but will finish, by god. I will.)
9:40 PM: MAKE THE TAX CUTS PERMANENT. (Everyone stands. Of course they do. They’re getting the cuts. How about you, I don’t know, RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE?)
9:42 PM: Kill 140 programs that are costing “American dollars”. Federal budget has too many “special interest” projects.
9:42 PM: Leave comment that I am touching myself. Drink more wine.
9:43 PM: Bush states that the Baby-Boomer generation is basically gonna bankrupt the country. Social Security, yadda yadda. A lot of Dems stand up and cheer as they shut his bill down. Or something.
9:44 PM: Asks that everyone finally get along while on the playground to get the problem solved. (Let’s play some kickball, yeah?)
9:45 PM: Global trade. Buy American. No one can out-produce the American worker. TRENTON MAKES THE WORLD TAKES! Yay Trenton!
9:46 PM: Reduce crime at the border. If you’re an immigrant and you’re already HERE, you’re fine. But the rest of you? So dead.
9:47 PM: Health care. (My favorite part) Affordable for workers. Asks Congress to pass a medical liability reform this year. (I’m not sure what that means, but I’ll find out.)
9:48 PM: Done with Healthcare. That was EASY! Now, we’re on to how we’re addicted to oil. (Screws up the word Nuclear. But that’s OK. I do that shit all the time. He’s forgiven for that from thy mihow.)
9:49 PM: Said the word “corn.”
9:49 PM: Mentions the desire to get away from our dependence on Middle Eastern Oil. Wants to make it a thing of the past. Aim is for 2025.
9:50 PM: Cheney’s little head just peered in from the side.
9:52 PM: Totally pushing the Math and Science and giving it to the kids to compete with other kids in other countries. (You know, might I suggest adding some more P.E. classes, too. I mean, yeah, they might know 3.14 but there’s another pie that’s like really powerful.)
9:55 PM: Brought up his anti-abortion stance.
9:57 PM: Followed that with the introduction of new Supreme Court judges.
9:57 PM: Brought up human life and how important it is and how no human life
– embryonic research, or not – should EVER be bought or sold or created or discarded. (In other words, during this part, he was speaking to his fundamentalists—his base.)
9:59 PM: Pour another glass of wine.
10:00 PM: (I get pregnant.)
10:00.30s PM: (Have an abortion.)
10:01 PM: Brings up AIDS and African Americans being biggest victims. Continues to say he’s working with faith-based groups and churches to stop HIV infections. (Oh, yeah, that will help^)
10:02 PM: I think he’s wrapping up. He’s using words like ‘Morals’, and ‘Confidence’… yeah. It’s over. ‘God Bless America.’
10:03 PM: I am not smarter. Nor are you. I know this. You do, too. But, by God, did I ever need all this practice typing.
10:55 PM: Tobyjoe teaches me about the “straw man.” That is all.