No official rules this year, because we all got blitzed way too fast when we played the drinking game last year. Just grab some booze and let’s talk about what’s awesome and what’s not.
Good night! Turning off the liveblog now, but the comments will still be open!
I’m watching CNN, and SE Culpp is on(is that right, her name is gone, too lazy/drunk to google.) and she is the worst.
Okay, I think we are done? Good night friends. Don’t get any nightmares, and have dreams untinged by cynicism tonight!
oh man, C-span callers are interesting. -.-
I’m listening to C-Span and there’s a woman who called in PISSED about minimum wage being so low, and having so many of the “new jobs” be minimum wage in this country.
My job involves getting berated on social media for breathing, and getting death threats meant for my co-workers. All while trying to influence hearts and minds. I think their minions might have similar experiences, but those are minions aka let us farm off that part of the job to someone else.
I hate that “the greatest nation the world has ever known” shit. Based on what? CITATION NEEDED.
Look at my parents and grandparents. They were white! Success!
(It would be cheaper to live in my state capitol than in my rural, low job town because of marcellus shale. I’m pissed.)
I’m so happy to be like half a county away from the edge of the shale.
I would pay all the money I have to see a member of congress try and deal with the demand for elsa dresses
… As someone who lives in marcellus shale area, it won’t bring in new jobs. It will bring texans up from the oil fields, and they will stay in hotels temporarily while driving up your local rent prices because your landlord bought into the rhetoric of people like this woman.
#heartstrings #terrorism #mericafuckyeah
There will be jobs for the clean up though Hillary. Think big!
I would like a member of congress to volunteer to do the job of anyone in this room for four hours without crying.
Life Tips, with Savannah LBreaks.
At this point in the evening, I want to reminder readers that bootstrapping it isn’t a good reason to get married. If the only reason you are getting married is because you are too fucking poor to live on your own, don’t get married, protest.
KEYSTONE ISN’T A JOBS BILL. IT MAKES LIKE 47 JOBS, BITCH. AND THEN IT’S GONNA LEAK ALL OVER THE FUCKING PLACE.
Don’t try to play mom and dad against each other, lady, it never works.
read: my money was married into. I was bootstraps because of that. Marriage is totally a bootstrap thing right?
“I wore breadbags on my feet and so did everyone else because we were poor as fuck. It was good enough for us, so fuck you for wanting better.”
BOOTSTRAPS and BREADBAGS, BITCHES.
ONLY 13% OF US GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU WAS THE MESSAGE. I think you may have missed it, nice republican mom lady.
OH MAN. They aren’t even bothering to respond to the speech.
“I’m not going to talk about the speech, because y’all probably liked it. Try to forget that you liked it. I’m gonna lie about everything he just said.”
Why always start with “I’m a mother.” ?
Rebuttal time. Hisssss.
But it’s fucking C-SPAN! That should ALWAYS be publicly accessible. But no, informed voters are not allowed. I STG.
The networks are increasingly doing shit like that so only paying customers can watch them. It sucks.
That is, plainly, Bullshit.
“Real-time online access to C‑SPAN, C‑SPAN2, and C‑SPAN3 is now available only to verified customers of C‑SPAN’s cable and satellite affiliates. A simple sign-in on the “TV Networks” page of C‑SPAN.org with your cable or satellite company credentials is all that’s needed to watch any of our three TV channels in real time. “
I HAVE A C-SPAN COMPLAINT. THey are mking it so you can’t just watch C-Span live without signing in… including your cable provider information. I don’t get Tv. I get internet. So what, now I don’t get C-Span access? WTF?
Of course not. -.-
Perish the thought
Ernst is the “official” one, but like 5 other people are also doing them. Because they can’t let a lady talk for them!
I still think John Boehner looks like a sad Oompa-Loompa and Paul Ryan looks like Christian Grey’s douchey older brother.
Joni K. ErnstU.S. Senator[R] Iowa is listed on the C-Span site
Refresh, I redid this.
Who is doing the response from the repugs, anyone know?
Safari won’t let me drag images, so just imagine the Dave Chappelle “You motherfuckers disgust me” gif here.
OMG OMG OMG THERE IT IS HIS MENTION OF DISABILITIES.
“because I won both of them” oooooohhhhhhh burn
The stick up his ass must be stuck in the slats.
“I have no more campaigns to run, so fuck all y’all I do what I want”
“I have no more campaigns to run” We can TELLL
Boner must be leaving quite the ass groove in that chair from never standing up.
I ordered a pizza earlier scheduled to get here right before we started
I’m side eyeing that the folks there didn’t clap until he mentioned the cop coming home.
Oooh, he’s talking about Ferguson.
YES VOTING WOOO
Selma! Voting rights, motherfuckers!
A woman’s healthcare includes abortion
HEALTHCARE FOR WOMEN
First step: find basic decencies
“U mad bro?” – Obama tonight
Fake controversies. Awesome.
madder than a half tipped cow
Boner’s always mad.
Hahaha, gay marriage, YOU MAD BOEHNER!
Nah, the cynics are almost always right.
Drones, Internet freedom fails, and Gitmo not getting closed burned my brother out on Obama, and my brother was a HUGE Obama supporter before.
Now that he’s gonna be leaving he wants to shut things down and restrict things again. HUH. WONDER WHY HE DIDN”T DO THAT BEFORE?
Close Gitmo, yes.
I’m watching on TV, so there isn’t as much of a delay
She’s the Doctor, didn’t you know?
Hillary you’re like 5 seconds ahead of my feed and it’s weird
(Also thank you for the antisemitism mention, O, and so on.)
CONSTRAINING Drones? really? From yoU?
Um…no we don’t
We respect human dignity? That would be nice, but…
The sad thing about watching the feed with the graphs is that it’s a tighter frame and I can’t see Boner’s dumb face.
He really gives no fucks tonight. MAN the repugs response is going to be redic tonight.
I feel like I’m binging on candy doing political live blogs with you all, thank you guys. *wipes away a tear*
“I KNOW A LOT OF REALLY GOOD SCIENTISTS”
Oh snap. Bring it Obama
CLIMATE CHANGE MOTHERFUCKERS
OMG EBOLA VACCINE FOR REAL? Re: Infographic
Yeah, that was really random.
“Should be a bipartisan effort” = quit being such whiny ass pissbabies
Random drpping in of children when all ppl would also work. *chugs*
Boehner’s resting bitchface is cracking me up.
tl;dr “fuck this Congress”
That woman’s gray bob is kind of righteous.
Like so many things.
Oh, snap. “When something doesn’t work for 50 years….”
CUBA TIME. Everyone get out your rum and cokes!
AH HA HA PUTIN IS BURRRRRRNNNED
Tl;dr: SUCK IT, PUTIN!
Also here is the international policy talk!
I like this Obama a lot more.
(She’s there tonight actually!)
(Figurehead was Sarah Wolf, a pretty cool young lady with Down Syndrome from my state. )
Liza, this is the obama I’ve been waiting for
Obama left all his fucks in his other suit.
Of course they wouldn’t. Fucking assholes. Because no one ever became disabled as an adult or wasn’t able to get a diagnosis for mental shit when they were kids.
I really enjoy the “fuck it, I’m not running again” version of Obama.
Republicans wouldn’t sign on if there wasn’t a way to restrict it somehow is my impression?
Unnecessary conflicts! hahahahaha
That’s an odd restriction.
I wonder if he’ll mention the Able act at all? It just pased this holiday season and is a huge thing, though limited in some respects (You have to have gotten your disability before age 25?)
TAX REFORM DRINKING ALL THE DRINKS BRB OR GTG TO HOSPITAL IF NOT BRB
OH IS HE CALLING THEM ON THEIR SHIT?
Smirking motherfucker out there in the audience.
I’ll believe the free and open internet when I see it tho.
FREE AND OPEN INTERNET
Hey, slowing alzhiemer’s would be great. #LoveMyGrandma
Also, I’ve got Captain Jack’s voice echoing in my head saying, “The 21st century is when everything changes.”
Whoops. Sorry for the temporarily disappearing text. Tried a CSS thing at the totally wrong time.
If not, maybe that’s why my Bestie declined to watch, with his international policy interests.
Ha, I forgot that.
In Boehner’s state!
Stronger bridges. Good timing considering an interstate bridge collapsed fucking today.
I dunno; I didn’t have a chance to look at any of the previews of the speech.
Is he not planning on covering international policy?
Awwww, Biden just blew Jill a kiss. OTP.
Selena can I tweet the pony comment that was gold.
Shhh, we’re drunk and happy. We’ll deal with the crash back to reality tomorrow when the hangover sets in.
Depending on eligibility I might try it, maybe get an associates in communication so that people who don’t know me already take me more seriously. (I’m finally at the point where no one who knows my work cares, but.)
He’s addressing things a lot of Americans want, but there’s a lot of partisan BS going on that prevents progress from happening.
Ultimately, the SOTU makes me feel like that time when my dad said I really could have a pony, but then the next day told me he was kidding.
Free community college! Shit, I might go back for that. My BAs damn sure aren’t helping me.
Uncle Fluffy is dead. Long live Uncle Fluffy.
#FUCKING LIVABLE WAGE FOR PWD.
Sexy sexy domestic policy talk
BOOOM, Obama left Uncle Fluffy at home!
YES. Also = pay, = work also applies to disability stuff too. #Disabledfeminist speaking
Actually I’m not
“TRY IT.” Bringing the sassy!
That was dirtier than I intended. I’m sorry
PAY EQUITY MOTHERFUCKERS!
You’re hitting all my sweet spots Obama
(I KNOW RIGHT. UGH. Thankfully she’s in kindergarten now so there’s stronger rules about providing transportation now.)
EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK. FUCK YEAH.
I’m just drinking.
I feel based on most of the drinking games everyone should just drink freely.
(The bus stop, not the speech)
I’m prepared to go off on some pro-lifers about not supporting paid maternity leave and sick leave.
@Selena YUP YUP YUP.
(Like, the distance to their approved bus stop was farther from my sister’s house than the 5+ miles to the actual head start facility)
I like this “it was good enough for the Greatest Generation” approach.
How about transport for early ed too? My niece had to drop out because headstart refused to transport her
Hell to the yes, Stephens!
He’s going heavy on Employment tonight.
Give me fucking government funded daycare, maternity leave and healthcare or give me death
Reminder to tweeters: #SOTU is the white house approved twitter tag! (Some of my colleagues are using #SOTU4PWD to talk disability issues tonight too)
Same as Hil
Oh good, he’s not dead!
Nah, I’ve got it on NBC.
So sorry Ste. :(
Oh man, anyone else watching on the white house website? they just included a tweet from someone in their infographics area.
I wish I could drink but work is gonna suck this week.
I know we don’t have our drinking game, but there’s an entire website for SOTU drinking http://www.drinkinggame.us/
Oh hell yeah. Looks like he might!
Biden’s definitely feeling sassy.
I need Obama to get sassy tonight
“Tl; dr: SUCK IT!”
Also, yay healthcare!
Cheap gas, woo! Now veto the fucking Keystone XL pipeline.
goodness where is my alcohol…
I think Jill Biden started crying at least.
So I think that might have been an issue drop for some of my work- we worked really hard for the inclusion of PwD in the new federal minimum wage. (Currently there’s something saying you can get a waiver for minimum wage if you meet certain criteria and the employee has a disability. Which is super gross and abused by people trying to underbid on government and corporate contracts)
Why do I feel like we’re all about to start crying with this story? He’s dead, isn’t he?
Here’s a gif, instead.
I wish this had a like button, Stephens.
Also, we’re kind of not out of Afghanistan. Jesus, read “News in Asia” Obama!
Sorted into factions? Did we just turn into Divergent?
I’d settle for doing the job of one person and still paying the bills.
…Does Biden’s tie have pink stripes? Because that’s pretty badass.
Woo! Welcome home, soldiers!
Amen. I’d settle for a fucking job at all.
Yo but like, can I get a raise because I’m still living with my parents and I’d like to move out
Biden’s got his “I have to look serious” face on. Boehner already looks pained.
There are like five POC! Go us!
NBC’s talking about the demographics of the current congress. “It’s almost all white dudes, but it’s the most diverse group ever!”
Here we go!
PBS. Will be in and out.
I am currently writing my piece for Thursday so I’ll dip in and out.
Hellooooo, Brian Williams!
If you don’t have access to a TV, there are livestreams at whitehouse.gov, PBS, Politico, and probably every network site.
Unicorn roll call! I’m trying to get tomorrow’s posts scheduled up as fast as I can, then I’m getting boozy.