"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn

"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn
it's a jungle out there

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

State of the Union

So. I got myself all worked up thinking about the State of the Union address.
I'm completely unplugged and have no clue what's going on by choice but decided I would pay attention
and have something intelligent and insightful to say.

Cause I like to make a good impression.

OK. So no cable. No television. Cause I'm that kind of mom. No ads. No crap.
yeah sure
Earlier I checked CNN and it looked like they would be streaming the address.
Available on iPad.
No to ads. No to crap. Yes to iPad.

8:58. live stream of state of the union is so NOT available on iPad.
9:00. kicked Mia off facebook to stream the address on the computer
9:01. fuck you CNN why can't I find the stream?
9:02. google and follow link to hulu. I can do hulu. I used to watch LOST on hulu.
9:04. finally. hulu streaming Fox coverage of the address

Somewhere along the line I saw that Fox would cover the address and the Republican response.
AND the Tea Party response.
Tea Party response????
Since when does the Tea Party get to respond?
What about the Green Party response?
oh. right. fox

following are the texts to Sister Halona as I'm watching the LIVE STREAM of the State of the Union Address

me: watching address on hulu=fox. asshole announcer just called attny gen 'Eric Canter' WTF?
it's eric holder dumbass
halona: LOL
m: fox reporter shephard smith. asshole
h: idiot
h: no-its not funny
h: on 13 the announcer said congrsswmn sheila jackson lee (d-tx) is not there b/c shes seriously ill. then the camera went to pres hugging sheila jackson lee

Obama hands Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi copies of the address

m: just read caption Majority Floor Services Chief as Majority Food Services Chef and was like who cares abt the caterer?
h: I CARE about the food!
m: hmmm dont know whether to laugh or cry
h: 3 sup ct justices arent there

Nancy Pelosi announces the President of the United States
Michelle Obama is wearing a plum colored dress
???? a little festive for these times, no?
I'm looking at Obama and Biden and Pelosi and thinking I know I have my head up my ass but I thought Pelosi had vamoosed
Obama is saying it's his first state of the union address
Ty and Mia are watching with me cause, you know, it's important and I'm that kind of mom
Ty says ummm... mom...??
Mia points to the date above the big fox live banner
January 26, 2010
I almost fell off my chair I was laughing so hard.
The kids are looking at me like I have 2 heads

9:23 back to texting
m: ok so ummm i just realized im watching the state of the union address 2010. aack
m: im such an idiot

Ty found the REAL live stream for me on ABC

That's all I have to say about the State of the Union address
From now on I'll just keep my head up my ass thankyouverymuch

wednesday addendum: my most significant observation was the dead look in the eyes of the vets from Iraq. It hurt my heart.


  1. Oh Michelle. I was at a rehearsal and missed it and to tell you the truth- I wouldn't have noticed if it had been last year's either.
    How was the real one?

  2. I'm a technological gimp, and I work for a software company. I would have done the same damn thing.

  3. i got home and was too tired to even think about caring. but funny post, until the last line. they make my heart hurt too.

  4. LMAO!!! Hilarious. Hey, at least you tried?!?!

  5. 'Eric Canter' runs the youcut site. I'm a bit familiar with that site.

  6. Hysterical.

    Also, feeling the same about the veteran's eyes. :-(

  7. Don't feel bad, I only read a few tweets about the SOTU. Sort of feeling dumb/guilty/isolated and then I remember: this ain't my thing anyway.

    Thanks for coming by, btw.

  8. points for effort! this was very funny.

  9. That's very funny. Well, apart from the last bit.

  10. I tried to find a video of it the next day since I missed it and my sister told me it was inspiring to hear his vision for the future. But I could only find the Q&A moderated by Cal Penn and I was so mesmerized thinking of him in the Harold and Kumar movies and House that I couldn't focus on the questions on the address I missed.
    I have looked deep into the eyes of a WWII vet and a few Vietnam vets and I've had a couple of them tell me their stories and I can never forget them and what they lived through. I'm sure the Iraq vets have the same look about them. You never really come home because the war comes with you.
    We watched the documentary about Afghanistan, Restrepo, and I am still speechless about that one. I recommend watching it for some insight into the futility and madness.
    Thanks for the laugh, I would have just assumed FOX news was that incompetent and watched it thinking it was this one. Duh.

  11. Ha!!!

    I didn't even watch a rerun of last year's address. I got drunk and read a trashy novel.

  12. Fox is the devil! I don't ever listen to their propaganda, but my dad swears by it. Yuck!

    I don't watch that crap either. I like Obama. There, I said it. One man cannot screw up a country nor can one party. There's enough blame to go around. As long as doesn't get us into another ridiculous war, he'll get my vote in 2012.


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