:: Thursday, January 22, 2004 ::
One Bloody Morning After
Blogistan has spoken in the aftermath of the State of the Union. Here's a roundup of stuff I haven't yet blogged about.
Hesiod provides a link to the Center for American Progress's handy Claim vs. Fact chart for the SOTU, quite thoroughly deconstructing the majority of points in the address in a way only a large group of people smarter than I can do.
One of Atrios's readers has sent in an apparent instance of plagiarism in the SOTU. I myself am not suprised by this and it makes me wonder what he might have done in order to get through his undergraduate degree at Yale while spending his time partying with his frat.
Brad Delong comments that the words "Osama," "Bin," and "Laden" were not heard during the SOTU.
Both David Appell and Dave Neiwert note, as I did, that the space initiative got absolutely no lip service during the address.
Stranger admitted he was wrong about the whole victory in the War on Terrah thing that, after it had initially scared me, made less and less sense the more I thought about it.
While not a blog, the SOTU Drinking Game has an unofficial count posted but won't put up a final tally until a full count has been made (no hanging chads there, I'm sure). As with last year, anyone who really completed the game most likely has done the gene pool a favor.
And, last, my favorite is from Katrina vanden Heuvel at The Nation who apparently was the other living being besides myself to notice the small applause when Shrub mentioned parts of the Patriot Act expiring. The best part of her post, though, is this:
And, as for trying "to send the right messages to our children," I did make my daughter watch the speech. Her response was to ask why Bush doesn't propose a constitutional amendment making it illegal for pop stars like Britney to marry if he cares so much about preserving the sanctity of the institution of marriage.
That's it, I shouldn't have much more to say on the SOTU.
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