State of the Onion

Bush came on TV last night and gave what could be his final State of the Union Address. I could only bear to watch about 10 minutes of it. The disgust that fill me everytime I see that smug smile of his is enough to make me want to move as far away from America as I can. There are so many things he said and proposed that I’m not sure I can completely cover what an idiot he is in a single post.

Key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire next year. (Applause.) The terrorist threat will not expire on that schedule. (Applause.) [Smug ass smile] Our law enforcement needs this vital legislation to protect our citizens. You need to renew the Patriot Act. (Applause.) [Beaming with smugness]

Yup, you heard that right. He might as well got up there and asked them to repeal the Bill of Rights. The Patriot Act is an evil document that was passed without your Congressmen even having seen it (it was Top Secret at the time meaning most in Congress didn’t have the clearance to view the document before it was voted on). The EFF has a good analysis of the Patriot  Act on their site.

Nine months of intense negotiations involving the United States and Great Britain succeeded with Libya, while 12 years of diplomacy with Iraq did not. And one reason is clear: For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible, and no one can now doubt the word of America. (Applause.)

So let me get this straight. The reason we invaded Iraq was so that we could point to Iraq and say “See what happens when you try to ignore our demands?” Oh man, this ranks up there with his dead-or-alive and bring it on comments. What scares me more is the fact that there are a boatload of arrogant Americans out there eating this shit up.

Activist judges, however, have begun redefining marriage by court order, without regard for the will of the people and their elected representatives. On an issue of such great consequence, the people’s voice must be heard. If judges insist on forcing their arbitrary will upon the people, the only alternative left to the people would be the constitutional process. Our nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.

This is his direct quote about gay marriage. I, for one, could care less who marries who. In fact, not caring what other people do and what other people do is their business are the founding principles of this country. In a country that has deemed porn to be art and racism protected by free speech you would think they would care less about same sex marriage. It is a sad day when the country of freedom feels it necessary to declare who is and is not fit to be declared legally married. What’s next? How long until one of YOUR oddities, quirks or outright taboos becomes taxed or outlawed?

Tonight on every channel President Bush gave his State of the Union Address to the nation. Yup, every channel except the Cartoon Network. That’s correct, the Cartoon Network was airing Pokemon. But, don’t worry, President Bush has TiVo! — Conan O’Brien

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