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Now #SOTU is a Spectator Sport

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My Friend, With Whom I Disagree

Listening to Mr. Obama’s speech last night while following Twitter was a brand new thing for me—and much invigorating (so tweetful). To respond to phrases and gestures in real-time, and to see other responses, felt like I was hearing the speech in a room crowded with passionate and at times silly people.


GOP friends got all huffy and defensive and exercised:

While the other side went self-congratulatory:

What pleased me most was the rapid-fire dissenting opinions and funny stuff happening right before my eyes—in a way that actually helped me pay attention to the words. I like hearing both sides in real-time.


Image credit: @nick_pants via latimes

Written by kirkistan

January 29, 2014 at 9:25 am

Obama & Romney Do Lunch

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Of gods and men

Obama: “Coffee or tea—oh. Well. Never mind.”

Romney: “Water, please.”

Obama:  “Milk?”

Romney: “Just…water. Please. Milk’s a bit too…celebratory.”

Obama: “So….”

Romney: “Yes….”

[7.7 seconds of silence]

Obama: “That 47% comment?”

Romney: “True then. True now.”

Obama: “Gifts to minorities? Really?”

Romney: “How else to account for….”

[9.3 seconds of silence]

Romney: “I could have been a god.”

Obama: “Whoa—sort of a high view of presidential power, wouldn’t you say?”

Romney: “No. Literally.”

Obama: “Oh.”

[12.6 seconds of silence]

Obama: “Vegetable medley? It’s locally-sourced.”

Romney: “Please!”


Image credit: OBI Scrapbook Blog

Written by kirkistan

November 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

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