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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 2408
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2013-02-12 09:24:05 PM  
Biden is already falling asleep
 
2013-02-12 09:24:14 PM  
Is there a big sign above the president I can't see that keeps lighting up 'Clap' or 'Stand and Clap'?
 
2013-02-12 09:24:16 PM  
hey, who invited Tina Turner?
 
2013-02-12 09:24:18 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: drew46n2: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 802x960]

Remind us of Obama's military record.


He's the Commander in Chief whose orders have resulted in the death of dozens of members of Al-Qaeda.  He's wrapped up one war and is winding down another.  His use of soft power allowed the broadest political change in the history of the Middle East.  And Bin Laden is sleeping with the fishes.

And he did it all without shiatting himself.
 
2013-02-12 09:24:25 PM  

Starryeyes: GAT_00: Who told Biden to wear a purple tie?

Someone who knows that mixing red and blue makes purple.


Here is a shiny quarter for you!

bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2013-02-12 09:24:30 PM  

vygramul: I cannot BELIEVE people who aren't wearing the green ribbon.  Ever notice they're all Republicans?  Boehner, Ryan, Obama...

/What's with the ribbons, anyway?


They're to show support for gun control and the Sandy Hook victims. The ribbons are in the school colors.
 
2013-02-12 09:24:38 PM  

vygramul: I cannot BELIEVE people who aren't wearing the green ribbon.  Ever notice they're all Republicans?  Boehner, Ryan, Obama...

/What's with the ribbons, anyway?


They're for the Newtown victims.
 
2013-02-12 09:24:38 PM  

Crackers Are a Family Food: I love how nobody knows if they're supposed to stand or not.


That was me at a full Catholic funeral mass the other day.

/true story.
 
2013-02-12 09:24:41 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: drew46n2: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 802x960]

Remind us of Obama's military record.


Got Binladen.
Got us out of Iraq.
 
2013-02-12 09:24:41 PM  
Bachmann talking and shaking her head
 
2013-02-12 09:24:45 PM  
There's like a 20% Biden is going to pass out.
 
2013-02-12 09:24:47 PM  

Lollipop165: I wouldn't vote for anyone who didn't stand for the "putting country before political parties" phrase


Catch-22: How would they survive a primary if they didn't put party before countr--

"Fair Share". Take a sip of your neighbor's drink!
 
2013-02-12 09:24:59 PM  
Boehner can't even focus his eyes.

I want to see him power-hurl right into his own lap.
 
2013-02-12 09:24:59 PM  
GREEN RIBBON IS FOR NEWTOWN SCHOOLKIDS
 
2013-02-12 09:25:03 PM  

Ikam: I'm getting a kick out of the pastel ties.


I'm getting a kick out of the differences in skin tone of them.
 
2013-02-12 09:25:09 PM  
Sometimes with all the standing and sitting, the SOTU reminds me
of that Blazing Saddles fart scene
s20.postimage.org

The sound effects are often also similar.
 
2013-02-12 09:25:12 PM  
ooo...the GOP does NOT like health care reform.
 
2013-02-12 09:25:20 PM  
heh someone get an animated gif of her slow clapping with her eyes closed ;)
 
2013-02-12 09:25:20 PM  
I'm waiting for him to talk about how adjunct college instructors will have to work at three different colleges or go on food stamps because of the Affordable Care Act. But I bet he won't.
 
2013-02-12 09:25:21 PM  
SotU doesn't make the main page, heh.
 
2013-02-12 09:25:28 PM  

NeoCortex42: I like C-SPAN, but they're framing the shot so you can't see Biden or Boehner's faces at all.


I think it's on purpose
 
2013-02-12 09:25:35 PM  
wow, Coburn looks like a hillbilly
 
2013-02-12 09:25:36 PM  
Bohener clapped!
 
2013-02-12 09:25:41 PM  

vygramul: I cannot BELIEVE people who aren't wearing the green ribbon.

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

 
2013-02-12 09:25:42 PM  

IAmTheTagTeamChampions: Who's he gonna give his wraparound shades to?

/sorry, I'll stop soon...


Do. Not. Stop.
Rise Above Hate.
Be a STAR.
 
2013-02-12 09:25:44 PM  
Biden's eyes look glassy, and creepy.
 
2013-02-12 09:25:45 PM  
Sen Cobrun looks like the farking Colonel of Chicken
 
2013-02-12 09:25:47 PM  
The  envelopes Obama gave Biden and Boehner?  I'd laugh if the envelope to Boehner had a picture of Boehner farking a sheep in garterbelt and stockings.

Wink, and mention something about cooperation in the speech.
 
2013-02-12 09:25:50 PM  

greentea1985: vygramul: I cannot BELIEVE people who aren't wearing the green ribbon.  Ever notice they're all Republicans?  Boehner, Ryan, Obama...

/What's with the ribbons, anyway?

They're to show support for gun control and the Sandy Hook victims. The ribbons are in the school colors.


Demetrius: Boehner can't even focus his eyes.

I want to see him power-hurl right into his own lap.


Damn - just got back from looking it up.
 
2013-02-12 09:25:51 PM  

NeoCortex42: I like C-SPAN, but they're framing the shot so you can't see Biden or Boehner's faces at all.


You aren't missing much. It looks like we are up past their bed-times.
 
2013-02-12 09:25:52 PM  
Boehner looks like he has gas.
 
2013-02-12 09:25:56 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-12 09:25:56 PM  

vygramul: GREEN RIBBON IS FOR NEWTOWN SCHOOLKIDS


It's the hollowest of hollow gestures.
 
2013-02-12 09:26:00 PM  

hulk hogan meat shoes: I'm waiting for him to talk about how adjunct college instructors will have to work at three different colleges or go on food stamps because of the Affordable Care Act. But I bet he won't.


citation please.
 
2013-02-12 09:26:05 PM  
does anyone think Boehner is actually listening, or is he just clapping when someone else claps...
 
2013-02-12 09:26:05 PM  
"Our government should not make promises we cannot keep, but we must keep the promises we've already made."
 
2013-02-12 09:26:07 PM  
Nod and clap Ryan, nod and clap.
 
2013-02-12 09:26:13 PM  
wow, even Ryan nodded his head in agreement with that....

hell froze over...
 
2013-02-12 09:26:30 PM  

picodenico: Biden's eyes look glassy, and creepy.


he's got that 1000 yard stare going on tonight.
 
2013-02-12 09:26:37 PM  

m3000: That sounds is conservatives head's exploding as Obama says he lowered the deficit.


In Republican math the deficit and debt are the same thing.... so NO HE DIDN"T YOU GODDAMN COMMIE WEASEL!!!!!
 
2013-02-12 09:26:39 PM  

Starryeyes: hulk hogan meat shoes: I'm waiting for him to talk about how adjunct college instructors will have to work at three different colleges or go on food stamps because of the Affordable Care Act. But I bet he won't.

citation please.


My life.
 
2013-02-12 09:26:40 PM  
Okay, what's the best network for camera coverage of reaction shots?  C-span's not really doing it for me here.
 
2013-02-12 09:26:41 PM  
Man, that is an UGLY tie on Cornyn.
 
2013-02-12 09:26:47 PM  

picodenico: Biden's eyes look glassy, and creepy.


hold on, he's looking up something important in his notes.
 
2013-02-12 09:26:49 PM  
Boehner is looking at Obama and wondering how he can scale back to that skin color.
 
2013-02-12 09:26:53 PM  

hulk hogan meat shoes: I'm waiting for him to talk about how adjunct college instructors will have to work at three different colleges or go on food stamps because of the Affordable Care Act. But I bet he won't.


I'm waiting for proof that happens. I bet you won't provide it.
 
2013-02-12 09:26:54 PM  
Biden's tie is reflecting on his glasses making it look like he has hipster rose tinted glasses.
 
2013-02-12 09:26:57 PM  
Sound dropping now and again out for anybody else?
 
2013-02-12 09:27:05 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.


You're assuming it takes 10 seconds to swap a magazine. I can do it in about 3 and I'm not that skilled. 7, or 10 is highballing it.
 
2013-02-12 09:27:15 PM  

Fubar: does anyone think Boehner is actually listening, or is he just clapping when someone else claps...


All I see is his mouth.  He licks his lips a lot.

And this is an extremely boring and simple SOTU so far.
 
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