January 31, 2006

…and seventeen minutes of applause

“The speech is about 36 minutes in length without applause right now. Factoring in those interruptions, the speech should be comparable in length to last year’s address, which ran 53 minutes.”

This is in reference to the President’s upcoming state of the union address. Apparently they invited the United States fighting 109th applause squad, as headed by the Supreme court, almost half of which has been directly appointed by the Bush family.

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  1. i think you may be drawing a bit much into it, but the applause pisses me off too. when i’m president, i’m going to tell the audience to hold their applause (or booing and jeering) till the end. if any individuals fail to do so, they will be escorted off the premises. if the majority of the crowd fails to do so, i’ll just say “screw this, you can try again next year,” and release the text of the speech to the press.

    Comment by Daniel — February 1, 2006 @ 7:41 pm

  2. i also think that i may need to work on my figures of speech… who the hell draws into something? maybe people that can’t read? i don’t know. so pretend that said “reading” instead.

    Comment by Daniel — February 1, 2006 @ 7:42 pm

  3. I enjoyed when virtually every Democrat joined a standing ovation to Bush’s observation that the Congress had not acted on his plans to “save social security.”

    Comment by joel — February 2, 2006 @ 10:05 am

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