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After reading the transcript of Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address, I am overcome by a strong sense of irony.  The sense of irony is triggered by the fact that the Biden regime declared that those who spread lies and mistruths are domestic terrorists.  Lies and mistruths made up the majority of his speech.

All quotes for this article are from here: Full Text: President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address (breitbart.com).  It is the transcript of the actual speech Biden was suppose to give.  It is free of vocal mumbles, stumbles, and bizarre ad libs.

With a duty to one another to the American people to the Constitution.  And with an unwavering resolve that freedom will always triumph over tyranny.

This first quote pings the irony meter.  Since Biden was installed in the White House a year ago, he has trampled on the Constitution and proved to be a true tyrant.

Tonight I say to the Russian oligarchs and corrupt leaders who have bilked billions of dollars off this violent regime no more.

Putin, the Russian oligarchs, and corrupt leaders have received the bulk of their funding from all of the Biden energy policies, which are the polar opposite of Trump’s energy policies.

To all Americans, I will be honest with you, as I’ve always promised. A Russian dictator, invading a foreign country, has costs around the world.  And I’m taking robust action to make sure the pain of our sanctions  is targeted at Russia’s economy. And I will use every tool at our disposal to protect American businesses and consumers.

The sanctions Biden imposed have not caused Putin any meaningful pain, and they will not.

The pandemic has been punishing.  And so many families are living paycheck to paycheck, struggling to keep up with the rising cost of food, gas, housing, and so much more.  I understand.

The pandemic had nothing to do with the skyrocketing cost of food, gas, housing, and everything.  The run away inflation was caused by Biden’s disastrous economic policies.

And unlike the $2 Trillion tax cut passed in the previous administration that benefitted the top 1% of Americans, the American Rescue Plan helped working people—and left no one behind

Of course Biden repeats the all too common lie that the Trump tax cuts only benefited the wealthy.

In fact—our economy created over 6.5 Million new jobs just last year, more jobs created in one year than ever before in the history of America.  Our economy grew at a rate of 5.7% last year, the strongest growth in nearly 40 years, the first step in bringing fundamental change to an economy that hasn’t worked for the working people of this nation for too long.  For the past 40 years we were told that if we gave tax breaks to those at the very top, the benefits would trickle down to everyone else.  But that trickle-down theory led to weaker economic growth, lower wages, bigger deficits, and the widest gap between those at the top and everyone else in nearly a century.

That last paragraph is laughable in the extreme.  There is no evidence at all backing those frivolous claims.

America used to have the best roads, bridges, and airports on Earth. Now our infrastructure is ranked 13th in the world.  We won’t be able to compete for the jobs of the 21st Century if we don’t fix that.  That’s why it was so important to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law—the most sweeping investment to rebuild America in history.

Biden’s infrastructure plan was nothing more than a socialist wet dream.  It would have destroyed the American economy and would not have rebuilt anything.

Inflation is robbing them of the gains they might otherwise feel.  I get it. That’s why my top priority is getting prices under control.  Look, our economy roared back faster than most predicted, but the pandemic meant that businesses had a hard time hiring enough workers to keep up production in their factories.  The pandemic also disrupted global supply chains.  When factories close, it takes longer to make goods and get them from the warehouse to the store, and prices go up.

The economy has not roared back, and Biden’s policies. not the pandemic, has disrupted everything.

First – cut the cost of prescription drugs. Just look at insulin. One in ten Americans has diabetes. In Virginia, I met a 13-year-old boy named Joshua Davis.

Oh the irony !!! The cost of insulin skyrocketed because Biden canceled Trump’s executive order that specifically slashed the price of insulin

Second – cut energy costs for families an average of $500 a year by combatting climate change.  Let’s provide investments and tax credits to weatherize your homes and businesses to be energy efficient and you get a tax credit; double America’s clean energy production in solar, wind, and so much more;  lower the price of electric vehicles, saving you another $80 a month because you’ll never have to pay at the gas pump again.

Climate change is nothing but a fairy tail, a complete farce, to convince the gullable to give up their rights and money.

And under my plan, nobody earning less than $400,000 a year will pay an additional penny in new taxes. Nobody.  The one thing all Americans agree on is that the tax system is not fair. We have to fix it.  I’m not looking to punish anyone. But let’s make sure corporations and the wealthiest Americans start paying their fair share.

What a crock.  Under Biden’s tax plan those earning way under $400,000 a year will pay more, and the wealthiest pay more than their fair share.

We got more than 130 countries to agree on a global minimum tax rate so companies can’t get out of paying their taxes at home by shipping jobs and factories overseas.

Biden has no business involving the US in a scheme like this.  It is unconstitutional.

By the end of this year, the deficit will be down to less than half what it was before I took office. The only president ever to cut the deficit by more than one trillion dollars in a single year.

All I can do with this statement is laugh uncontrollably.

Because of the progress we’ve made, because of your resilience and the tools we have, tonight I can say we are moving forward safely, back to more normal routines.  We’ve reached a new moment in the fight against COVID-19, with severe cases down to a level not seen since last July. Just a few days ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—the CDC—issued new mask guidelines.

It is laughable that Biden is taking credit for the decline in COVID cases.  That happened because we’ve reached herd immunity.

First, stay protected with vaccines and treatments. We know how incredibly effective vaccines are. If you’re vaccinated and boosted you have the highest degree of protection.

The COVID vaccines have been a complete disaster.

And with 75% of adult Americans fully vaccinated and hospitalizations down by 77%, most Americans can remove their masks, return to work, stay in the classroom, and move forward safely.  We achieved this because we provided free vaccines, treatments, tests, and masks.

The COVID vaccines and mandates did nothing to reduce the case numbers.  It was  a virus doing what viruses normally do.

I ask Congress to pass proven measures to reduce gun violence. Pass universal background checks. Why should anyone on a terrorist list be able to purchase a weapon? Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.  Repeal the liability shield that makes gun manufacturers the only industry in America that can’t be sued.  These laws don’t infringe on the Second Amendment. They save lives.

All of these measures would most assuredly violate the Second Amendment and would only lead to more mass shootings and more crime.  Biden was of course lying about the liability shield for gun manufacturers.

In state after state, new laws have been passed, not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert entire elections.  We cannot let this happen.  Tonight. I call on the Senate to: Pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. And while you’re at it, pass the Disclose Act so Americans can know who is funding our elections.

Lies, lies, and more lies.  That last paragraph is nothing but lies.

And if we are to advance liberty and justice, we need to secure the Border and fix the immigration system.

Oh the absolute irony.

Advancing liberty and justice also requires protecting the rights of women.  The constitutional right affirmed in Roe v. Wade—standing precedent for half a century—is under attack as never before.  If we want to go forward—not backward—we must protect access to health care. Preserve a woman’s right to choose. And let’s continue to  advance maternal health care in America.

Abortion is murder.  No one has a right to commit murder.  Liberty is striped away from the murdered unborn child.  Abortion has absolutely nothing to do with health care.

I am far from alone when it comes to writing about all lies and mistruths spoken by Biden during his State of the Union address.  Check out these four articles.

Mark Alexander: Fact-Check: Biden’s Big SOTU Obfuscations and Lies | The Patriot Post

17 Disgusting Lies Biden Told During His State Of The Union Speech – Geller Report

Eight Absurd Moments from Biden’s First State of the Union Address (townhall.com)

17 Absurd Lies Biden Told During His State Of The Union Speech (thefederalist.com)

In which I solve yet another mystery

by baldilocks

The latest in the Democrat Party’s lowered expectations for People of Color™: now, they don’t even have to win an election for the party to choose him/her as its representative.

Stacey Abrams will deliver the response to President Donald Trump’s

Stacey Abrams

State of the Union address next week, giving the state’s top Democrat one of the nation’s most prominent pulpits as she considers whether to run for U.S. Senate in 2020.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he asked Abrams to deliver the address, which will air shortly after Trump finishes his address to a joint session of Congress next week, because “she has led the charge for voting rights, which is at the root of just about everything else.”

The speech will be a pivotal moment for Abrams, who narrowly lost last year’s gubernatorial race to Republican Brian Kemp and refused to formally concede the race, citing what she said was a vote marred by irregularities and his refusal to step down as the state’s top elections official.

Why Abrams? Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Ilhan Omar (MN-5) seem like better choices on the surface – they’ve actually won elections and all three allow the party to check the same two boxes that Abrams does: not-white women. Tlaib and Omar, of course, give the added benefit of being Muslims. (In fairness, Tlaib is only kinda Muslim.)

All that precious diversity at their fingertips but they forgo it?

It’s easy to see why none of them were chosen, though: no one will be able to control what they say in front of a national audience, especially not Nancy Pelosi. It’s entertaining to imagine Tlaib or Omar sign off with “Death to that Motherf****r Trump and to America” or Ocasio-Cortez with “God bless Socialist Utopia America.” Same thing, really.

And, call it a female hunch, but I bet each of them has told the Speaker of the House to her face that she can kiss their backsides or something equivalent.

Not that Abrams wouldn’t do that, too, were she in office. But she’s not and, therefore, she is much more apt to stay on the message outlined for her by the Speaker and by Senator Schumer. They need her, but she needs them much more. So, she gets the spotlight.

I’m sure that, during the response, the strings extending from her back will be well concealed.

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TPM is making fun of Sarah Palin for noting that the Soviets won the space race.

‘WTF?’ Sarah Palin Thinks The USSR Won The Space Race? (VIDEO)

Ah guys as an old fellow I hate to break it to you but They did. Sputnik was the first satellite that was the race to space. You might have heard of a fellow named Yuri Gagarin, first man into space? That was the Space race

There is a huge difference between the race to the moon and the “race to space”. In their desperation to hit Palin this misunderstand history. Tell me who are the idiots here?

(I do disagree with Gov Palin that it wasn’t the space race, but the ARMS race and Star Wars that was the final bankrupting of the Soviet Union but that’s not TPM’s point)

Update: via Glenn a Soviet expert agrees with Palin. It sounds like an awaking a sleeping giant argument, but he’s an expert and I’m not.

Blog reaction to the speech

Posted: January 26, 2011 by datechguy in blogs, opinion/news, special events
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I purposely avoided the blog reaction to the speech to see how the MSM was going to try to spin this unfiltered. Now that I see that even MSNBC considered the speech so bad that they aren’t even trying to spin it. Let’s look at the blogs:

Gateway Pundit:

Frank Luntz’s focus group gave Obama failing marks on this State of the Union Address tonight. The Atlanta focus group agreed that the nation was not out of its recession.

They also didn’t trust Obama at all on cutting the deficit… Maybe because he talked about increasing spending out of the other side of his mouth at the same time?


Stacy McCain ignored it
(great minds think alike) but the photo of John McCain standing and applauding with John Kerry sitting down says volumes.

Neoneocon: “Sputnik! That’ll pull the young folks in. ”

Vodkapundit: A sample of his drunk blogging

6:47PM OK, here come the spending cuts… [CRICKETS]

6:49PM Freeze domestic spending for five years. That would freeze it at current levels. That’s not a cut. That’s not savings. That’s locking in four years of orgiastic spending.

Oh, except for some military cuts he finds “painful.” Boo-hoo.

6:50PM Don’t cut our investments! They’re investments! I swear! Listen: If you want investments, then stop taxing investors so much and let them do their thing.

Legal Insurrection has the best one liner: “A million points of Trite!

Htothedizzle didn’t mention the speech but is still saying nice things about the radio show. God love her.

Josh Trevino (who I still owe a drink to) has another great Tweet:

After invoking the specter of Sputnik, the President boards Marine One with friends Richie Valens, Buddy Holly, and Joe “Big Bopper” Biden.

Lonely Conservative: Obama Calls for Sputnik Moment a Year After Cutting NASA

Patterico was offended:

He said it in the prepared text and in the speech itself:

The bipartisan Fiscal Commission I created last year made this crystal clear. I don’t agree with all their proposals, but they made important progress. And their conclusion is that the only way to tackle our deficit is to cut excessive spending wherever we find it – in domestic spending, defense spending, health care spending, and spending through tax breaks and loopholes.

(emphasis added).

You got that? When you are allowed to keep your money, that is considered “spending” by the Federal Government. Because in reality all of the fruits of your labor belong to us, the government.

Ace is confused by the CBS poll:

I don’t know. I’m having trouble understanding how the most listless, incoherent and transparently deceptive SOTU I’ve heard managed to please 92% of its audience.

Easy because that’s the same network that told you only 86k showed up for the Beck Rally