You can actually watch the State of the Union right here, live, on MM.com

So, if you’re watching, and feel compelled to say something, leave a comment.

update: Now that it’s over, I removed the live Whitehouse feed and replaced it with an archived version on YouTube… And your comments are still welcome.

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38 Comments

  1. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    So far, so good.

    He’s making it down the aisle without being attacked, or called a “liar”.

  2. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Mark. I was going to watch on HULU but they have the Fox feed. FYI, they also have Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine and Dr. Goldfoot and the Girlbombs…

  3. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Is Michelle Obama under arrest for something?

    There’s a tiny, little police woman with her.

  4. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Shit, Andy. You shouldn’t have told me that…. Now I’m conflicted.

  5. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    The State of the Union address never has a bikini machine.

  6. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    And we don’t have a TV anymore, so I have to watch everything online. And it’s not so bad.

  7. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Looking at Pelosi, I’m thinking that it’s probably good that there’s not a bikini machine.

  8. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    If you watch your feed and Hulu at the same time, you actually get to hear politicians double speaking….

  9. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    “I hated the bank bailout”

  10. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    ‘We cut taxes for 95% of Americans. We cut taxes for first-time home buyers. We cut taxes on families sending people to college….’

    Great line.

  11. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    It’s still kind of strange to hear someone who can speak proper english giving the state of the union. He even cracked a joke that made some sense.

  12. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Tax those companies that send jobs oversees!

  13. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Clean coal? Offshore drilling? New nuclear plants?

    I guess that’s what it takes to sell climate change legislation.

  14. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    I also liked the line where he asks the Republicans to come forward if they have better ideas as to how to bring down the cost of insurance, strengthen Medicare for seniors, insure the uninsured, etc.

  15. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    He should freeze the Pentagon’s budget.

  16. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    And, yeah, Andy, it’s weird to have a bright person up there, talking to the American people like their adults, and not just about how we should be afraid of the “axis of evil.”

  17. Posted January 27, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    “The problem is, that’s what we did for 8 years.”

    We tried cutting taxes on the wealthy.

  18. Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    “just saying no to everything may be good politics, but it’s not leadership”

    Amen.

  19. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    The only problem: Obama is going to get torn apart for being smug and self rightous by all of the right wingers. What you and I see as an intelligent, well presented speech, millions of others will see as talking down to America.

  20. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Maybe it’s because I’ve been drinking all evening, but I sudenly feel like Tom Servo. Can we add little Mark and Andy shadows to the video feed?

  21. Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    I like that Andy. Let’s plan on it for next year.

  22. Amanda
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    he just pledged to appeal don’t act don’t tell… that’s pretty good…

  23. Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Yeah. I thought that he was going to support gay marriage, though.

  24. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Holly shit, that seemed like a short state of the union….

  25. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    So Mark, I have to ask. When you tell people you don’t have a TV anymore, do they recoil in horror like they do when I tell them I don’t have a microwave?

  26. Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    I thought that he did a pretty good job of it. At least it seemed to me that it was pretty well balanced. He called the Republicans out a few times, but he also offered a few olive branches. Hopefully, at least one of them was listening.

  27. Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    What the fuck’s wrong with you? Everyone has a microwave.

  28. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    So, I switched back to Hulu/Fox, and so far, they are being fairly positive about the speech. They are calling it very centrist; I tend to agree with that. It will be interesting to see what their more hard core pundits have to say tomorrow.

  29. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Hulu is also has the Republican rebuttle from the governer of Virginia on now..

  30. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Oh, god, this guy quoted Thomas Jefferson in the first two minutes. He’s talking about limited government; that helps take the heat off the healthcare bill. He’s blaming Obama for the skyrocketing deficit (only partially true). And now we’re on to the part about how America doesn’t really want a public health care solution. Did he just drop the Republicans FB and Twitter page? Really?

  31. Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Last year, after Obama spoke, the Republicans put up Bobby Jindal. He failed so spectacularly that he hasn’t been seen since in the national press. Hopefully the same thing happens to this guy.

  32. Brackinald Achery
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Fact check on the speech.

  33. Peter Larson
    Posted January 28, 2010 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    Most of these “Facts” are actually speculation. Not that I agree or disagree with anything in the speech or in the article, but it’s misleading to call what is mostly an opinion piece a “Fact Check”.

  34. Kim
    Posted January 28, 2010 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Did they ever explain who the cops were with Michelle?

  35. Oliva
    Posted January 28, 2010 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Bringing up the rear here, but I think the cop beside the First Lady is the woman who shot the Fort Hood murderer–one of two people who stopped him from killing any more people.

  36. STL
    Posted January 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    I wanted to hear him say that we were going to put up the best damned health bill for the American people and ask people to vote on it. I wanted him to say that there would be a public option, and that they were removing the sweetheart deals for drug companies. I wanted to hear him say that the people of America wanted it, and that, by taxing the most wealthy among us, we could afford it. And I wanted him to challenge the Republicans to vote against it. And, then, when the screaming died down, I wanted for him to say, “And then we’re going to fix this nation’s banking problems.”

  37. Fred
    Posted January 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Fact checking from a better source:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/27/AR2010012705474.html?wpisrc=nl_pmheadline

  38. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Note to self: Don’t blog drunk, you never know where else you comment may end up:
    http://www.annarbor.com/vielmetti/ypsilanti-blog-roundup-1/

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