Your SOTU Open Thread.

By |2019-02-05T18:21:12-08:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |39 Comments

Trust me I don’t want to watch this trainwreck any more than you do, but I feel it is my responsibility to witness the carnage. 

There is a fairly good chance that Trump will declare a state of emergency as he has been hinting about it for weeks now. 

That even though many Republicans are begging him not to.

Courtesy of ABC News

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill – including key allies of President Donald Trump – are reportedly cautioning him against declaring a national emergency to build his desired border wall and could move to block him if he does so.

According to the Washington Post members of Trump’s own party are reportedly cautioning him that Congress may be forced to act should Trump declare a national emergency.

Of course, there is always that one kiss ass who urges the bully to continue acting like a dick:

Trump’s closest ally on Capitol Hill, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, has the president’s back on the issue and is urging his fellow Republicans to unite behind the president’s efforts.

“To every Republican, if you don’t stand behind this president, we’re not going to stand behind you, when it comes to the wall,” Graham said in a speech in Greenville, South Carolina on Monday. “This is the defining moment of his presidency. It’s not just about a wall, it’s about him being treated different than every other president.”

Graham added that he would “stand with” Trump if he declares a national emergency to construct the border wall and urged his Republican colleagues to “get behind the president” if he goes down that path.

“To any Republican who denies the president the ability to act as commander-in-chief, you’re going to create a real problem within the party,” Graham said.

Okay, seriously we really need to find out what Putin has not Lindsey Graham. This is getting ridiculous. 

There are some suggestions that Trump is going to call for unity tonight. 

But I somehow doubt it. 

After Trump stumbles through his speech Stacey Abrams will provide the Democratic party response. 

But for those closeted racist misogynists who simply cannot bring themselves to listen to a black woman talk at them, have no fear as Bernie Sanders is going to old mansplain his version of what Trump lied about as well. 

Of course, you will have to go to Facebook or Twitter to see that as most people really don’t give a shit. 

I thought about suggesting a drinking game for every time that Trump goes off script but then I realized that I would be face down on the carpet before the fifteen-minute mark. 

So remember kids, drink responsibly and feel free to discuss your opinions, feelings, and burgeoning PTSD right here on IM. 

Update: He actually said this.

No really. 

Update: Nice try.

We can actually do lots of things at the same time.

Update 3: You knew this was coming. 

Watch Nancy Pelosi smiling to herself. 

Update 4: Easily my favorite moment of the night. 

Well played.

Update 5: This is bad.

I have a feeling our new female representatives in the Congress will have something to say about this. 

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  1. Gryphen February 5, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Apparently, Melania Trump is bringing as her guest a young boy who gets bullied for having “Trump ” as his last name.

    Personally, I just assumed that Barron was allowed to come without having to be someone’s guest.

    • Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      But of COURSE! Third wife still attempting and failing to put forth her laughable agenda when she’s “married” to the biggest one on the planet.
      Go away. Just. GO. AWAY.

      • Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 7:15 pm

        She looked like she gained some weight and is using the orange spray tan.. oh right she flew to FL while the real government workers were trying to figure out how to pay the bills and still eat.

    • Open Minded February 5, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      Trust you?

      No, Gryphen, trust has to be earned.

      Here you are pointlessly mocking an innocent kid.

  2. Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    The only way i would watch would be with real time fact checking,will turn in for rebuttal.

    • TTSD February 5, 2019 at 7:17 pm

      That is exactly what i did.

  3. Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Will his huge red tie remain crooked?

  4. Anon February 5, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Uh oh, he is snorting already!

  5. Gryphen February 5, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Here come the lies.

  6. WA Skeptic February 5, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you for doing this horrendous thing for your followers. I can’t bear to see or hear that f&&king liar, and it infuriates me that he pollutes our legislative buildings and the People’s House.

    • Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you for doing this horrendous thing for your followers
      I agree, it is going beyond the call of duty!!!!

  7. Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    To quote Andy Borowitz, “#youfucker.”
    I can’t do it. I just can’t do it.

  8. Old REdneck February 5, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I notice Trump is recognizing victims of crimes committed by “illegal aliens.”

    Not a word — NOT ONE GODDAM WORD — about those killed at Sandy Hook, Parkland or Las Vegas — who were killed by good ol’ American boys.

    • Anon February 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      No shooting victims, no victims of white Americans sex trafficking, etc. He makes it sound like Mexicans commit all the crime here.

    • anon February 5, 2019 at 6:14 pm

      or Charles Manson

  9. Anon February 5, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    So many lies. The Republicans appeared to be all for the wall.

  10. anon February 5, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    There’s melania. What a fucking @unt.

  11. anon February 5, 2019 at 6:03 pm


    • Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      2019 and they are still beating that dead horse.

  12. Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Seeing that trump keeps mien kampf by his bedside as his bible its not any surprise that he keeps repeating his hatred for mexicans. Thats what hitler did in his book. He talked smack about the jewish and when his time came where all his rabid followers were well brainwashed by the propaganda took that as an okay to kill them. I dont trust trump and his. It smacks of hitlerism.

  13. anon February 5, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    There’s kuschner. What a fucker.

  14. Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    turned on real quick to see if it was rebuttal time, the camera was on the criminals Ivanka and Jared.. guess deporting all those illegals with fake documents has affected poor Ivanka.. her roots are showing!!!!

    In the mean time here is how the criminal in the WH is spending OUR money
    Watchdog: 4 Mar-a-Lago trips in 2017 cost taxpayers $14m
    By BERNARD CONDON – The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) President Donald Trump’s four trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in early 2017 cost taxpayers nearly $14 million, a watchdog report Tuesday said.

    The Government Accountability Office said travel and accommodations, Secret Service expenses, deployment of bomb-sniffing dogs and other costs for the trips between February 3 and March 5 in 2017 tallied to $13.6 million. About $60,000 of the tab went directly to Mar-a-Lago.

    The GAO report provides one of the clearest pictures yet of the costs of the president’s travel, and how much of that money goes back to his own properties.

    The nonpartisan research group for Congress also found that Secret Service costs for three trips abroad by Trump’s two adult sons and their spouses in early 2017 ran to $396,000.

    Noah Bookbinder, executive director of the watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said the trips to Mar-a-Lago themselves are the real problem, not just the direct spending there.

    “President Trump’s failure to divest from his properties has created a situation in which he benefits from government spending whenever he makes a promotional appearance at one of those properties,” Bookbinder said in an emailed comment. “This is not a presidential vacation, but an official trip that provides invaluable free publicity to his business.”…
    …The GAO also didn’t include costs incurred by officials of the Executive Office of the President because the White House did not respond to a request for the data.

    Trump spent a total of 49 days at Mar-a-Lago in 2017 and 29 days in 2018, according CREW.

    In January 2017, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump and their wives traveled to the United Arab Emirates. Eric Trump separately went to Uruguay that same month, then to the Dominican Republic the next month.

  15. Old REdneck February 5, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Has this traitorous, incompetent, lying muthahfukah really been raving for 90 goddam minutes??????

    Good thing I had a long conversation with my good friend Dr. Jack Daniels before he started.

    • anonymous February 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm

      Ohhh Man. Sleep well tonight…

    • 45 Shots... February 6, 2019 at 7:55 am

      Good thing you ‘chatted’ before the Shit Show. A Shot for every SNORT?
      A standard American shot is 1.5 oz. A fifth of jack contains 25.6 oz. This means there are 17.07 shots in a standard fifth {aka750ml} of Jack Daniels.

  16. anon February 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Pelosi is such a lady. She refrained from throwing burning clumps of shit.

  17. Gryphen February 5, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Now that it is over I am going to need a couple of stiff drinks.

  18. anon February 5, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Is Stacy Abrams going to demand to know what newspapers Sarah reads?

  19. Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    PBS take on the “speech”.. it was a speech to his base, not a state of the union, not unifying especially when you call it the DEMOCRAT part, boring and long winded, teleprompter is not trump’s friend, 1 sentence on education and 15 mins of fear mongering on immigration..

    Learned a new “fact” from some guy on PBS ( not sure who he is), the Democratic party is the party of the RICH and Stacy Abrams speech was to highlight we are the party of the middle class.

    Well if I am so “rich” how come I am getting screwed by the republican tax plan?

    • Beaglemom February 6, 2019 at 4:15 am

      Don the Con, narcissist that he is, is incapable mentally of acknowledging that he is president of the entire country. His country begins and ends with his base. So much for bipartisanship, I guess.

      And, by the way, perhaps the guy on PBS was a guest commentator with a GOP bent. The Democratic Party is not the party of the “rich.” In fact, Republicans have hated the Democratic Party for the federal income tax, Social Security and the rest of the New Deal which saved the US in the 1930’s, the GI Bill following WW!!, and Medicare and Medicaid and, most recently, the ACA, all attempts at improving our unfair and overly cumbersome health care system. The Democratic Party has been the party of the working class (which the media has called the “middle class” in recent decades) and unions since the late 19th century when Democrats fought for better factory working conditions.

  20. Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    I didn’t waste my time watching, but according to another site, trump snubbed Nancy by not allowing her to introduce him as is the custom, instead he just started his speech.

    Also the moron thinks he can get putin to sign a new arms deal..why should he trump gave away his leverage by leaving the current treaty instead of forcing russia to comply.

    I would like to know what putin’s “gift” to donnie will be after he is out of office, that is if he isn’t in prison.

  21. anon February 5, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Has Sarah Palin ever said anything that wasn’t fucking ignorant?

  22. WA Skeptic February 5, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    That’s “Madam Speaker to you, Donny” Didn’t your mother teach you ANYTHING???

  23. Anon February 6, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Mr. #deals@realdonrump wants unity. Guess what? American’s are unified to remove trumpy pooh bear and his lousy acting family of idiots. His BS and con job did not work. The investigations are in full force and nothing he says will stop them. His only words can be “I quit” “I confess” “I am guilty” “I resign” “Im a crook”

  24. Anonymous February 6, 2019 at 4:58 am

    His transitions in the speech were god awful. He was just reading meaningless words.

    • #KEEMO February 6, 2019 at 7:46 am

      The ladies of the left were dressed to impress.

      Sen. Chuck Schumer: “I’m glad that President Trump is going to be the warm-up act for Stacey Abrams.”

      “If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation.” Is that a threat? A rhyming threat?

      “An incoherent psychotic speech composed of cookies and dog-poop.” — @VanJones68, with the punditry we deserve.

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