I didn’t bother watching the speech, ’cause it was over 9k words long: Plus, I can’t stand watching Obama. He’s so arrogant. (I listened to a bit of it on the radio. He’s much better heard than seen.) Anyone who watched the whole thing, kudos. I watched Paul Ryan afterwards. (He’s soooo cute.) He went on too long, too. Ten minutes should have been enough. And he missed a chance to slam the Dems by pointing out THEY were in charge of last year’s Congress, that did not pass a budget. By the way, when the AP fact-checks your ass and declares your financial claims in the SOTU wrong, you know the honeymoon is over. Hell, even the CSM is taking him to task for ignoring the need for budget cuts. Of course, the editorial staff at the Times is just thrilled that Obama wants to stay the course that’s screwed up the economy for two years now. But we expected that.
Mr. Obamaâ€™s speech offered a welcome contrast to all of the posturing that passes for business in the new Republican-controlled House. On Tuesday, House Republicans pushed through a resolution calling for reducing spending on domestic programs to 2008 levels. In a fragile economy, cutting spending on transportation, education, scientific research, food safety and childhood nutrition will do huge damage.
Yes, but the Times thinks we should totally waste money on Obama’s green schemes and then raise taxes. Woot! My money is their money!
Oh, that’ll show those terrorists! The Russian president is on the case. He’s going to prevent another terrorist bombing in an airport by firing the regional chief of transport. Awesome job. He’s about as smart at American security for deciding to take away our toothpaste. If you’d been reading Jeffrey Goldberg for a while, you’ve been expecting an attack like this. Of course, in the current climate about rhetoric, the fact that Goldberg predicted an attack like this makes him responsible for it. Damn you, Jeff! All those people, and it’s on your head!
Egypt cracks down, brutally: I await the thousands of headlines from world media condemning the brutality of the Egyptian government against the protesters, many of whom may die today. And the tear gas that did not kill a Palestinian protestor? It was fired at Egyptian protestors without incident.
Google and the Holocaust: Google has partnered with Yad Vashem to make its Holocaust archives searchable via Google. This is a wonderful thing. However, count on people using more Holocaust imagery in their attacks on Israel as a result of this. (Normally, I’m an optimist. When it comes to all things Jewish, I’m a realist.)