God bless America

20 01 2015

I liked Charlie Pierce’s suggestion for the State of the Union address (even if it was missing a “boot in the ass” reference)—and for about half of the speech, it kinda followed that spirit.

Unfortunately, there was the other half. Not that it was bad, but Fata Morgana did it go on and on and on. At one point I thought This is like that last Lord of the Rings movie, with ending after ending after ending.

Shorter. Shorter shorter shorter. Almost no one ever complains that a speech is too short, and those who do, are wrong.

Update: And then, of course, there’s this:

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3 responses

21 01 2015
dmf

I think we could do without these annual pep-talks but be interested to see if it worked to start to expose the trickledowners for what they are as we head into the next election cycle.

23 01 2015
26 01 2015
absurdbeats

I think I may use lyrics from “A New Argentina” for the GOPper primary: “dice are rolling/knives are out/would-be presidents are all about. . .”

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