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(NPR)   Will President Obama promise more of the same? Will there be an emotional tribute to the recent victims of gun violence? Will the Right overreact? Will Ted Nugent disappear forever? It's your official State of the Union Discussion Thread   (npr.org) divider line 2410
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2013-02-12 09:07:26 PM  
Can we start the story now?

i337.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-12 09:07:30 PM  
No matter who you voted for or what your political ideology is, I think we can all agree that this would so much more awesome if Herman Cain were giving the SOTU.
 
2013-02-12 09:07:38 PM  
I can't wait to see what Teddy screams out in the middle of the speech.
 
2013-02-12 09:07:39 PM  

homelessdude: Meet your interim president for the duration of the speech.........(sort of)
He's the guy who is manning the phones at the WH until Obama gets back.

Stephen Chu



Steven Chu is the State of the Union 'designated survivor'
posted by Rachel Weiner
February 12, 2013
Washington Post


All hail president Chu!
 
2013-02-12 09:07:55 PM  
Is there a designated "NUGE CAM" somewhere?
 
2013-02-12 09:07:56 PM  
Drinking game rule: If President Obama mentions gun control you can have no more than ten shots.
 
2013-02-12 09:07:58 PM  
Oh my god, fark CNN. I'm finding somebody else.
 
2013-02-12 09:08:08 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: All this and a fan of Nugent.  My, aren't you just the complete package.


When did I say I was a fan of Nugent?  Other than liking some of his music, I think he's kind of an idiot.  Amazing how some of you place labels on people after a couple of comments.
 
2013-02-12 09:08:15 PM  

JerseyTim: No matter who you voted for or what your political ideology is, I think we can all agree that this would so much more awesome if Herman Cain were giving the SOTU.


The Area Code of the Union is 9-9-9.
 
2013-02-12 09:08:15 PM  

The Downfall: It feels wrong without entrance music. Where is Howard Finkel when you need him?


Here you go
 
2013-02-12 09:08:25 PM  

somedude210: anyone else want some TF lovin'? I still have a few more I'm willing to give


Me! Me! Pick me!
 
2013-02-12 09:08:29 PM  
"The Republicans feel the President did not reach out and ASK FOR HELP in his inaugural address..."

Yeah? No shiat, you don't reach out to a growling, barking dog frothing at the mouth.
 
2013-02-12 09:08:32 PM  

Maximum Snark: somedude210: anyone else want some TF lovin'? I still have a few more I'm willing to give

I can do with some TF! been on this site for many a year without ever upping to a TF so i dont even know what it looks like


It's about 20x the articles, most get the red light and don't get any comments.
 
2013-02-12 09:08:33 PM  

Earguy: What's the best network to watch this on?


c-span, no talking heads
 
2013-02-12 09:08:34 PM  

somedude210: anyone else want some TF lovin'? I still have a few more I'm willing to give


Hmm sure, might be a mistake. Doubt I would actually get work done with it.
 
2013-02-12 09:08:34 PM  
"Members of Congress treat this as Date Night. They announce which other member from across the aisle they are sitting with. Claire McCaskill, apparently, has two Republican dates, so she has a three-way date this evening."

Rachel Maddow ships McCaskill/Fischer, I can tell.
 
2013-02-12 09:08:35 PM  

Altitude5280: IAmTheTagTeamChampions: Boehner isn't wearing a green ribbon. Srsly? Dick...

Green clashes with orange.


Particularly in Ireland.
\
 
2013-02-12 09:08:35 PM  

rcf1105: Apparently Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is the designated "go hide in a bunker" guy. That bunker being Iowa (he gave a speech at my school today).

/The best part was him reading the onion article about himself from a few days ago out loud


Heh heh...he is in Iowa?

makes sense. I thought he was just up the street.
 
2013-02-12 09:08:36 PM  
Who is this amazingly dishonest lady on Fox?
"The unemployment only dropped .4% in 4 years, Obama has done nothing!"
 
2013-02-12 09:08:37 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: The Downfall: It feels wrong without entrance music. Where is Howard Finkel when you need him?

Does Mean Gene have the scoop tonight?


1-900-909-9900 should tell us!

I can't believe I remember that  number
 
2013-02-12 09:08:37 PM  

picodenico: Is there a designated "NUGE CAM" somewhere?


hahahaha!
 
2013-02-12 09:08:57 PM  
BAH GAWD KING THE PRESIDENT HAS ARRIVED.......
 
2013-02-12 09:08:59 PM  

flamingboar: homelessdude: Meet your interim president for the duration of the speech.........(sort of)
He's the guy who is manning the phones at the WH until Obama gets back.

Stephen Chu

Steven Chu is the State of the Union 'designated survivor'
posted by Rachel Weiner
February 12, 2013
Washington Post

All hail president Chu!


i613.photobucket.com

if only you could see what I have seen with your eyes.
 
paj
2013-02-12 09:09:04 PM  

somedude210: anyone else want some TF lovin'? I still have a few more I'm willing to give


dairybullsonline.com
/pleaseandthankyou
 
2013-02-12 09:09:04 PM  

DaJesus: Well, thanks for taking my point and making it clearer and more succinct. I choose you to be my spokesperson for the rest of this thread.


Sorry about that. Sometimes I am long-winded. And you're right - I basically said the same thing you did in more words.
 
2013-02-12 09:09:11 PM  
So who's the designated survivor tonight?
 
2013-02-12 09:09:21 PM  
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-02-12 09:09:26 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: RevMercutio: Tonight's "Designated Survivor" AKA, the cabinet member not on premeses, is  Steven Chu,United States Secretary of Energy

What would they do?

/plant him and grow a new cabinet?


assure continuity of government. He'd become Prez.
 
2013-02-12 09:09:26 PM  

somedude210: anyone else want some TF lovin'? I still have a few more I'm willing to give


Is this offer still open? :D
 
2013-02-12 09:09:26 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Drinking game rule: If President Obama mentions gun control you can have no more than ten shots.


Ha!!!  My bottle of Bailey's doesn't hold more than that.

I need more.  :(
 
2013-02-12 09:09:26 PM  
Obama should come running down the aisle, slapping hands to "Wango Tango".
 
2013-02-12 09:09:35 PM  

The Downfall: Grand_Moff_Joseph: The Downfall: It feels wrong without entrance music. Where is Howard Finkel when you need him?

Does Mean Gene have the scoop tonight?

1-900-909-9900 should tell us!

I can't believe I remember that  number


Nice!
 
2013-02-12 09:09:37 PM  

somedude210: anyone else want some TF lovin'? I still have a few more I'm willing to give


I'm not too proud to beg for one. :)
 
2013-02-12 09:09:40 PM  
SteveKingIA Once again, White House provides no copies of Obama's speech for Members of Congress. I will be reading it on my iPhone. No disrespect

If he gave you a copy you'd probably complain about the cost of he paper and declare it wasteful government spending, you chilly douchenozzle.

No disrespect.
 
2013-02-12 09:09:49 PM  
CNN has Newt Farking Gingrich on their panel? *changes channel*
 
2013-02-12 09:10:09 PM  
"MISTER SPEAKER, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES."
 
2013-02-12 09:10:10 PM  
And now....the conga line of DOOM!
 
2013-02-12 09:10:11 PM  
And here we go...
 
2013-02-12 09:10:13 PM  

make me some tea: picodenico: Is there a designated "NUGE CAM" somewhere?

hahahaha!


C'mon, you know you'd watch his reactions!

/PREZ!
 
2013-02-12 09:10:14 PM  

Maximum Snark: somedude210: anyone else want some TF lovin'? I still have a few more I'm willing to give

I can do with some TF! been on this site for many a year without ever upping to a TF so i dont even know what it looks like


Looks like someone beat me to the sponsorship. Oh well, enjoy!

Shirley Ujest: somedude210: anyone else want some TF lovin'? I still have a few more I'm willing to give

Me! Me! Pick me!


there their theyre: somedude210: anyone else want some TF lovin'? I still have a few more I'm willing to give

Hmm sure, might be a mistake. Doubt I would actually get work done with it.


Done, both of you!
 
2013-02-12 09:10:16 PM  
Fist pump time bros
 
2013-02-12 09:10:17 PM  

wxboy: So who's the designated survivor tonight?


Hey, I should read the thread first.
 
2013-02-12 09:10:27 PM  
*cue music*

WHEN IT COME CRASHING DOWN, WHEN IT HURTS INSIDE....
 
2013-02-12 09:10:28 PM  

IAmTheTagTeamChampions: Grand_Moff_Joseph: IAmTheTagTeamChampions: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Dougie AXP: DaJesus: CUE STATIC

That. Would. Be. EPIC

The pipebomb to end all pipebombs.  :D

/glass shatters

You think you know me...
/crazy metal double-bass

Better yet:  Time to pay your air bills, Congress!

SOMEBODY GON' GET A TAX HIKE!
SOMEBODY GON' GET A COAL STRIKE!


Wait, how about a vignette from Fandango?!  XD
 
2013-02-12 09:10:28 PM  
Thank you  dugitman! I am now officially a TF'er! No more lite for me! Woop!

/chargin ma lazers I ams
 
2013-02-12 09:10:35 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Lionel Mandrake: Except for Loughner, who was taken down when he stopped to reload.

That and it's helpful in the general sense to lessen the amount of time bullets can by flying through the air. I just watched a video of a guy reloading an AR-15 in about seven seconds, but I'll round it up to ten to account for the pandemonium of your first mass killing spree. Our non-hypothetical gunman is in a room full of kindergartners, and takes four seconds to target each child and pop two rounds in its chest (this is the most horrific math question I've ever seen). So for a thirty round magazine, he takes down fifteen kids in sixty seconds, then takes ten to reload.

That high-capacity mag has a downtime of about 14.3%.

With a ten round magazine, he kills five kids in twenty seconds, then takes ten to reload. To kill the fifteen, he would need to spend a minute shooting and thirty seconds reloading, making his downtime about 33.3%. With the high capacity magazine, he could kill forty-five children in 3m30s. With smaller magazines, he would need to spend 4m30s doing the same horrific act, so the simple fix of limiting magazine sizes reduces the effectiveness of mass murdering psychopaths by about 28.6%, just in the amount of kindergarteners they can shoot in a given time frame.

Given that the first few minutes are the most crucial while waiting for law enforcement, any delay saves a number of lives that wouldn't have been saved otherwise. Limiting magazine size is at its very worst a minor annoyance for legal gun owners on the level of a shoelace coming untied, and at its best will save a handful of kindergarteners the next time someone loses their mind.


Posts like this are the reason I love Fark.
 
2013-02-12 09:10:47 PM  
The lady to the right of Michelle seems just a little bit too happy considering.
 
2013-02-12 09:10:49 PM  
Eric Cantor right behind the prez....waiting to bury a knife if given the chance.
 
2013-02-12 09:10:54 PM  

homelessdude: Heh heh...he is in Iowa?


Unless he went somewhere else in between 5:30 (when I left his presentation) and now. I figure he's probably watching from a hotel room in Des Moines.
 
2013-02-12 09:10:58 PM  
Who the hell is screaming like they're at a Bieber concert?  Sheesh!
 
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