What I’m not looking forward to

Filed in National by on January 30, 2018

What I’m not looking forward to is the fawning press coverage of the State of the Union speech.  I’m dreading the dumbed down “analysis” that goes on and on about what a great speech it was simply because Trump avoided a stammering rant about how unfairly he is being treated.

And oh yeah. There is a typo on the SOTU tickets because, of course there is.





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  1. puck says:

    I’m not looking forward to Democrats’ guests, which seem to be either DACA recipients, illegal immigrants, or #metoo’ers. All of which are sympathetic figures and deserve protection but as the lead item in your political agenda, 2016 proved those are losing issues. But surely doubling down will work this time…

    Remember when the last Democratic president identified income inequality as the defining challenge of our time? Neither do our Democrats in Congress.

    On the other hand, with the economy now it the sugar-rush phase, Democrats don’t have any possible leverage on economic issues, even if they had an economic justice agenda, which they don’t.

    And please Dems, if you bring a #metoo’er, make sure there is actual evidence behind the story. The memory of Kirsten Gillibrand’s elevation of rape hoaxer Mattress Girl will live in infamy.

  2. Rufus Y. Kneedog says:

    The bar for this speech is the lowest it’s been in my lifetime and possibly the lowest in US history. All he has to do is read the teleprompter to exceed expectations.

  3. jason330 says:

    The ongoing narrowing of the Democrat’s agenda is making me feel more like a Green by the day.

  4. jason330 says:

    And this… Sure Trump is bad, but it is n’t Trump. it is the Republicans. (and the feckless Democrats.

    The problem is a deeply horrible Republican party, from which we can count on no saviors, and a feckless opposition that is blowing it*, as they did during the election, by making it about Trump instead of about Republicans.

    *I predict Dems will do well in November (well enough to take the House? Don’t know!) and then…?

  5. Dave says:

    I DVR’d the Alienist. I will be watching that.

  6. Homesteader says:

    I just can’t watch. I find that I cannot tolerate watching him or hearing him speak for any length of time, and this goes back to well before he ever dreamed of being president. I find the man repulsive. I will read about it after the fact.

  7. jason330 says:

    I’m with you. I can’t stand it.

  8. RE Vanella says:

    Ignore it.

    Pick up a copy of the new Taibbi book ‘A Killing on Bay Street’. Super reporting and beautifully written account of the NYC milieu that lead to the murder of Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD. I’m into part 2, the aftermath. Very disturbing and very important.

    There. Now you have a productive alternative for your time and attention.

  9. Alby says:

    The SOTU speech has been turned into a circus. This started, IIRC correctly, with Reagan, who brought someone as a guest to get cheap sympathy and applause. Now it’s like Night of a Thousand Stars.

    I don’t enjoy kabuki — I prefer commedia dell’arte, where the stock characters are allowed to improvise their lines.

  10. Alby says:

    @REV: The grim part about the Eric Garner case is that Taibbi could have written that book about Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Laquan McDonald in Chicago or Jeremy McDole in Wilmington — any one of a million men (and some children, like Tamir Rice in Cleveland) who serve as the meat in our sausage-grinder justice system.

  11. RE Vanella says:

    Correct. It’s the same all over. That’s the part that’s so disturbing.

    It’s really a product of gentrification and what capital want the police to do. It’s actually incredibly sickening.

  12. Alby says:

    It should never escape our memory that modern police forces descended from slave patrols and night watches.


    Police bias is a feature, not a bug.

  13. RSE says:

    I’m not looking forward to Justice Ginsburg falling asleep, but I was…. Now I’m just disappointed.

  14. nathan arizona says:

    REV, do you think of Monopoly’s Rich Uncle Pennybags when you talk about “captial?”

  15. RE Vanella says:


  16. RE Vanella says:

    You know why?

  17. Alby says:

    You preferred Mousetrap?

  18. RE Vanella says:

    Ha! That’s funny. Poor mouse.

    No. There are enough scoundrels and thieves in real life for cartoon board game imagery to come to mind.

    For me it’s usually Bezos. He’s top scumbag.