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Drunkblogging the President’s Speech on Syria

September 10th, 2013 - 6:43 pm

I’m the guy who invented live drunkblogging of political events, so far as I know, sometime in 2003 if memory serves. It happened quite accidentally because Andrew Sullivan had posted a State of the Union drinking game, where if Bush says this you take a shot, or if Congress stands up you take a shot, or if Cheney has a heart attack you take two shots. And I read the rules and I thought they were cute and all, but something dawned on me. I’d been watching SOTU addresses for 20-plus years, and if I were going to make it through another one, then screw playing games — just pour me a drink and keep them coming.

It was necessity being the motherf****** of invention.

But I’m not sure — and I am sure I’ve done more than a hundred drunkblogs in the intervening decade — that I’ve ever dreaded a political event more than I dread tonight’s speech.

I know it’s only fifteen minutes.

I’m pretty sure it won’t actually kill me.

But I also know, as I tweeted earlier today, that “usually it takes a lopsided military defeat to lose this much prestige and influence in just 48 hours. But no.” And so I’m not just drunkblogging some useless primetime television presidential address, of which Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom has given approximately 1,000,006 just on health care alone. It’s the culmination of the worst and most stupid American diplomacy since Eisenhower sided with Egypt over the Brits, French, and Israelis in 1956.

I’ll try to be light and frivolous and as pointedly stupid as usual, but mostly what I want to do is pull my shirt up over my head and shout “I’M NOT LISTENING” as soon as I switch the news back on.

Are you with me?

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The shiny international pseudo saber rattling has now ended. We return you to the phony baloney economic recovery already in progress...
32 weeks ago
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So is outsourcing our foreign poicy decision making to Russia a permanent arrangement or are we just trying it out?
32 weeks ago
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After the chemical gas attack retribution on Syria, I'm going after the North Korean slave labor camps. Just kidding. I'm going golfing.
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Let me state for the record, that : Stephen Green is truly One Funny Sumbitch.
No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Give this guy a once a week show. Please...?
31 weeks ago
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Steve G had two weekly shows, one early in the week dissecting the Sunday talk shows and one late in the week highlighting political items on the internet. His commentary on the talk shows was always great; his internet trolling was sometimes disappointing -- possibly because the internet is just too big for a few people to scan thoroughly.
31 weeks ago
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"'My fellow Americans' First lie out of the way."And it just got better!FATP!
31 weeks ago
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My solution...Assad gases Al Qaeda and we'll call it even.
31 weeks ago
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I'll settle for melting that Rock and Curtain thingie in Mecca
31 weeks ago
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When - if - a Republican or even a half-sane Democrat becomes President. can he start with a speech:

"Listen world, yuo know everythign we said and did over the last eight years? Well, just forget it. It never happened. You can start respecting us again."

Maybe we can get W to run again?
32 weeks ago
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"It’s the culmination of the worst and most stupid American diplomacy since Eisenhower sided with Egypt over the Brits, French, and Israelis in 1956."

Thank you for that. I'm glad to see someone has his head on straight.

Eisenhower also put so much pressure on Chaing Kai-Chek that we got Mao and 70 million dead. Actually, of the four times the Arabs tried to exterminate the Jews, the US never really sided with Israel during any of them.
32 weeks ago
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Oh, no, it couldn't have been that Chiang was in charge of an incompetent, corrupt, repressive regime that defeated him, could it?

Please get it through your head that NOTHING America did or didn't do could have stopped Mao. We didn't "lose China." Chiang did. That's one of the more obnoxious conceits of American history. It also helped get us into Vietnam.

This is, by the way, Obama's "Vietnam moment." He's trying to show he isn't all talk & bluster, but he literally has no idea how to proceed. All he understands are symbolic gestures; in that he is just like LBJ. They both wanted to "persuade" their opponent without violence, bloodshed, or other icky things.
31 weeks ago
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Barack Obama, our president, is a teeny tiny half-white anus. That's right. I said it.
32 weeks ago
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Is it a coincidence that the Latin word for "old woman"is also "anus"?Obama(spit!)makes me wonder.
31 weeks ago
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And might I just add that Johnny "Kleenex" Boehner, who will shortly come forth to support the aforementioned is himself a teeny tiny orange anus.
32 weeks ago
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And John "Reportin' fer Duty" Kerry is a teeny tiny Vietcong-yellow anus, just like Jane Fonda's.
32 weeks ago
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laughing off the couch--thanx! only good thing to come out of this debacle is your remarks!
31 weeks ago
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I have whiskey! And I'm willing to share!
32 weeks ago
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And I have a case of Yeungling AND whiskey! This is going to be some party -- if only we'd be able to remember it.
31 weeks ago
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Despite the President's pathetic speech, Sarah and I are celebrating tonight, eh?
32 weeks ago
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And Bathhouse Barry chooses to disgrace himself this way on the eve of 9/11, no less.
32 weeks ago
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Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s speech on Syria:

"We appreciate the President speaking directly to the American people about the conflict in Syria. We regret, however, that he did not speak more forcefully about the need to increase our military assistance to moderate opposition forces in Syria, such as the Free Syrian Army. "

When it comes to foreign policy, Obama can always count on McCain and Graham to make him seem sane by comparison.
32 weeks ago
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Talking about laughing, and not about you, MB, but every time I hear the adjective 'moderate' used to describe locked, loaded, ready-on-the-left, ready-on-the-right, ready-on-the-firing-line, commence-firing damn rebels I get the giggles.
31 weeks ago
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What he deserves, Caligula couldn't come up with, though I do believe Vlad Tepes could.
32 weeks ago
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Certainty Obama deserves another Noble Peace Prize for keeping himself from starting WWIII
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