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View Poll Results: Will you be watching tonight's SOTU
Yes, and applauding Trump. 3 3.95%
Yes, and shouting "You Lie!" 4 5.26%
Yes, and keeping an open mind. 2 2.63%
Not just no, but "Hell, No!" 56 73.68%
International member, it won't be on my TV 8 10.53%
On Planet X, it's Hillary giving the speech. 3 3.95%
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Old 5th February 2019, 07:20 PM   #81
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He says we are winning.

Surprise twist: he says the state of our union is strong
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Old 5th February 2019, 07:21 PM   #82
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*opens another tab. Searching 'rule 34 SOTU'*
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Old 5th February 2019, 07:29 PM   #83
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Seems upset about coyotes?
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Old 5th February 2019, 07:30 PM   #84
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oh, ****** caravans!
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Old 5th February 2019, 07:36 PM   #85
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He brought people who had their families killed by 'illegal immigrants'. This is seriously sick
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Still thinks the wall is a thing
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Old 5th February 2019, 07:40 PM   #87
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Yawn. I expected no more, or less of him and his traveling-show of people, and why they support him. Then of course the lies about the wall.
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Checking in from my live tweet:

Observation, Democrat party women are infantile
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Seems upset about coyotes?
How many syllables in "coyotes"? I'm from Montana, where there are just two.
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Live time reporting: the President has arrived. He does not appear more presidential than usual
Indeed he does not. I don't usually watch those but damn, is this a boring speech. Nothing new, no real policy. Just more playing to the base, lies, etc.
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generic stuff...generic stuff...thinks 'made in the u.s.a.' is four words...
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
How many syllables in "coyotes"? I'm from Montana, where there are just two.
He thinks they are coming across the border. That's new.

he didn't know the word for 'suffrage' though.
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You guys aren't missing much if you are catching some of that soft-core porn GoT action on HBO
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Old 5th February 2019, 07:54 PM   #94
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Originally Posted by Thermal View Post
He thinks they are coming across the border. That's new.
I don't know whether you're joking or you just didn't get it and think it sounds weird, but, just in case anybody else reading this fits the latter description: a "coyote" is someone who helps people cross the border.
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omg, the constant applauds is so annoying. Yes, it was annoying when Obama gave SOTU's too.
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Half the audience claps a lot. AOC does not
AOC looking hawt in white!!
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
AOC looking hawt in white!!
girlfriend Will. Not. Clap, tho.

agreed, she's a fine looking piece of representative legislation
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This speech has reminded me that the crack of my ass is stinking and needs to be cleaned
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If not for Trump, we'd be in a major war with North Korea..............


Socialism made Venezuela poor.....

Democrats want socialism......




Tosses any hope of unity/bipartisanship into the trash.
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Republicans hooting like kids at a football game and Dems looking like their disappointed parents
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omg, the constant applauds is so annoying. Yes, it was annoying when Obama gave SOTU's too.
That's how every SOTU has been that I can remember - and a major reason why it's not worth watching even when the president isn't a lying dimwitted narcissistic bigot.
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Republicans hooting like kids at a football game and Dems looking like their disappointed parents
Did you see when the mean girls were hooting about getting a job?

******* clowns
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Decided to watch a recorded episode of "The Flash." That fiction is more believable than anything Trump is selling.
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Did you see when the mean girls were hooting about getting a job?

******* clowns
Jobs---so good you can't stop with just one... or two.... or three...
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'Radical regime. They do bad, bad things.'

Such soaring rhetoric and insight. Stirs the soul.
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How many syllables in "coyotes"? I'm from Montana, where there are just two.
In the SW, coy-YO-tes. It is almost perfectly phonetic. Talking about the beasts we say kai-yo-tees.

Don't know how Trump pronounced it. Didn't listen.
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Checking in from my live tweet:

Observation, Democrat party women are infantile
Why? What did I miss? Did they stomp their feet and throw all the toys out of the crib, whining "I want my wall! I better get my wall or I'll make you sorry!"
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Missed it. I was busy growing my hair.
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
AOC looking hawt in white!!
First impression: that all the ladies in white would rise at a certain point and give a fine choir rendition of "You Can't Always Get What You Want".

Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
If not for Trump, we'd be in a major war with North Korea..............

Socialism made Venezuela poor.....

Democrats want socialism......


Tosses any hope of unity/bipartisanship into the trash.
I liked how Pelosi gave a "shush" motion to the (D) side at that point (as some were verbally reacting).
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Why? What did I miss? Did they stomp their feet and throw all the toys out of the crib, whining "I want my wall! I better get my wall or I'll make you sorry!"
Trump supporters complaining about "infantile behavior" is pathetic. It's almost as bad as them complaining about racist behavior. Next, they'll complain about children being ripped away from their families and put in cages....
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Hell No! Listening to that lying POS? Surely ye jest. I'll read about his lies afterward.
You've got it in one!!!!
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Nailed it.

MAGAnificent!
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Not a bad job near the end
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AOC looking hawt in white!!
Tiffany Trump looking pretty hawt in white as well. I often wonder if she is not on board with her dad's policies and positions. She seems to be the daughter they don't talk about.
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Trump supporters complaining about "infantile behavior" is pathetic. It's almost as bad as them complaining about racist behavior. Next, they'll complain about children being ripped away from their families and put in cages....
Nah, they are fine with that last!!!!
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Nah, they are fine with that last!!!!
They are fine with all of it, as long as it's their people doing it.
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Blow out comments?

Pro life!
Such a powerful conclusion.

Oh here comes the democrtzzzzzzzz....
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Why? What did I miss? Did they stomp their feet and throw all the toys out of the crib, whining "I want my wall! I better get my wall or I'll make you sorry!"
Brace yourself.

They actually gave Trump a standing ovation those... those... monsters!

Seriously it was almost close to an actual good moment.
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Re: Democratic response.

This should be such a great time for rebuttal. I find it very generic and boring.

btw, is she standing in front of a green screen? The lighting is terrible.
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This speech has reminded me that the crack of my ass is stinking and needs to be cleaned
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