Tuesday, January 23, 2007

State of the Union List of Needed Things...

A bitch had the worst nightmare last night!

I dreamed that I was kidnapped by The Man and held rendition style in some secret bunker to make sure that I missed the State of the Union address tonight and would thus be unable to provide a timely re-cap!

Mercy.

I woke up and was pleased to see that my ass wasn’t in a secret bunker and had not missed Scooter B.’s address to the nation featuring his personal fiction of the current nature of all things American.

Whew!

Moving forward…

Most of y’all know that this bitch, being an activist citizen (wink), tries not to miss presidential addresses and speech-like events. The State of the Union is like the Super Bowl of presidential speech making, so you know that this bitch will be watching tonight and will provide a bitchitude analysis for y'all tomorrow!

But first a bitch has to prepare for the big event.

ABB’s Sharktastic State of the Union List of Needed Things

Munchables
Pre-address dinner shall be scored from Sweetie Pie’s on Manchester Ave…something smothered, something well seasoned, and something mac & cheese followed by something corn breadish.

Beverages
Grape Cran
Vodka (tonight we’ll be indulging in vodka produced by my beloved Swedes)
Water (it is a school night, for the love of all that’s holy)

Meds
Excedrin (Scooter B.’s speeches often result in vicious head-aches)
Claritin (a bitch is allergic to bullshit)
Eye drops (just in case I’m driven to tears…shit, a bitch can’t have puffy red eyes in the morning).

Materials
Note pad for note taking
Pen for note writing
Pen for tossing at television in disgust
TiVo…because a bitch doesn’t want to miss a moment of this shit.
Cell phone...’cause folks may need counseling post speech

Sigh.

That should do it.

Onward to the score card!

New way forward…way forward…
or any variation on the theme - 3 points
Al Qaeda - 2 points
Fight them there rather than here…or variations on that theme - 2 points
Nuclear in same sentence as Iran - 5 points
Provacative language as relates to Iran - 10 points
Terrorists when referring to insurgents - 2 points
War on terror when referring to Civil War - 3 points
Islamic Fascists…or variations on the theme - 4 points
Afghanistan in the same sentence as victory- 10 points
Afghanistan in the same sentence as "thriving heroin industry" - oh fuck it, what are the odds?
Axis of Evil (if he’s dumb enough to go there again) - 100 points

Madame Speaker - Priceless

That should do it!

Tune in Wednesday for a recap and point total…

9 comments:

Gordon said...

What time's dinner? Sounds good!

Slightly Confused throughout life said...

Instead of a scorecard you should make it into a drinking game, it may be the only way to listen to him.

Homer said...

You are braver than me.

olive said...

Oh yes, vodka as well. Damn that is a really doozy of a nightmare you had. Cheers to two years of lameduck!!

Macarena said...

I thought it was a drinking game until I got to "100 points."

Jean/Gene M. Beebe said...
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Jeremiah said...

Following your lead, my commentary on this speech is up on my blog. I know that I am not a political writer, by any stretch.
http://jeremiahandrews.wordpress.com/

I can't wait to read your review.

Jeremy

Sue Woo said...

See, I thought about the drinking game with "freedom", "democracy", and "way forward" for times to take shots. But, like you said, it was a school night, and I decided to watch "Without a Trace" instead.

jack (aka angrybrownbutch) said...

Looking forward to your recap! Especially as I can't stand to hear or look at the man, so I didn't watch, myself.