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02:06 pm - State of the Onion
In case you missed it last night, I've provided a transcript of the State of the Union Address:



Yeah.

So last night I got together with a couple of coworkers to watch the State of the Union Address. matchstyx was there, along with my boss and (oddly) the director and about half of the cast of A Wake. Snacks were consumed. Alcohol was drunk. Glasses of water were nursed (well okay, one glass, and it was mine). Disgust was expressed, lies were exposed, profanity hurled, and emotional support given.

It was an interesting experience.

The AEG was invited but she didn't think she could handle it and stayed home to watch The 40 Year Old Virgin, Wedding Crashers, and The Bad News Bears. Obviously the speech is today's big talk radio topic, and she's upset now that she's hearing what it was about. I'd be upset too, but bouncing my annoyance off other people absorbed the brunt of my anger.
Current Mood: crappyI have a headache.
Current Music: Tangerine Dream -- Turn of the Tides

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From:tmbgfan1234
Date:February 1st, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
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That's not in 5/4!
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From:sacredspud
Date:February 1st, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
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You're right, and it was bugging me too. I figured that most people wouldn't notice because either they don't read music or they just aren't looking that hard, but now that you've mentioned it I've photoshopped it out. That time signature was actually inserted by the software I was using, and for some reason, anything other than 5/4 messed with the formatting.
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From:seanorange
Date:February 1st, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
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More unwanted criticism!: technically the last measure should only have three beats in it, since the first one "borrowed" one.

But all of this music talk is distracts from the point.

I've read so many articles today (I also avoided the broadcast), I can imagine what sorts of things were said at this party -- one particular good one was "The Two Bushes". I hate how anyone, especially politicians, can be so self-contradictory (then again, I guess that's why a former roommate of mine might be good for office -- but I digress...). That whole "I'm a uniter, not a divider!" line reverberates in my skull just like "read my lips: no new taxes!" does, except we still have to live with this contradiction for four more years. Ever time he talked about unity, cooperation and reaching across the aisle and how important it was, he'd follow it up with "except with those lousy, stinking Democrats". Psst: it's not compromise unless its with someone with whom you disagree.

Or how he touted the importance of democracy, but: 1) alludes to the lack of legitimacy of Hamas, 2) failed to foster the democratic reform in Iran when he had the chance. Or how democracy is necessary to stop terrorism, and yet a few of our Middle-eastern allies are still very much monarchies and the like that don't have much of a direct problem with terrorism. You know, because terrorists NEVER come from democratized, Christian nations.

You know what makes me even more sick? The defense for Ken Lay. They're trying to argue that the guy had no knowledge of the goings-on in accounting, didn't do anything to deliberately mislead the public at large (in fact, arguing that he made this optimistic -- if incorrect -- claims about his company because that was his job and (implied meaning) he didn't want to unduly upset the investors without cause... and of course, he was so out of the loop he was unaware of any cause), but MOST maddening is the assertation that Enron was somehow successful DESPITE having filed for bankruptcy and top officials making off with millions. The defense is also worried that they cannot get a fair trial in Texas because of the media bias that must have affected all potential jurors (which really just means they can't find anyone gullible enough to believe their bullshit story).

And don't even get me started on Saddam's trial...

~Sean

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From:seanorange
Date:February 1st, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Whoops, the article: Newsweek: 2 Bushes?
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From:sacredspud
Date:February 1st, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
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Here I thought you were referencing the article in Hustler.
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From:seanorange
Date:February 2nd, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
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That would have been far more interesting, and I would have felt less strange about making such a mess at work...

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:February 1st, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
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More unwanted criticism!: technically the last measure should only have three beats in it, since the first one "borrowed" one.

Ooh. I didn't even catch that one, but there's no way to fix it and retain the rhythm I want with the tools I'm using at work. The solution? Delete the whole image and redo it with strict adherence to 4/4 time and no dotted notes. Way to ruin the song, Sean.
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From:seanorange
Date:February 2nd, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
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:(

I lose. I am the losingest one.

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:February 2nd, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
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No you're not the losingest one. I'm just jealous that your eagle-eye caught a glaring error I should have noticed.

Actually the losingest one is Melody Maestro 2, which is the Windows 3.x MIDI program I found free online. At home I still use Noteworthy Composer (registered and legal, even), but I'm too lazy to bring it to work.
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From:seanorange
Date:February 2nd, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
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Hoyl Carp, Windows still emulates 16-bit?

Just wait until everything is 64-bit -- that will put 3.x to shame!

...I guess.
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From:sacredspud
Date:February 2nd, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
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I guess what most drives me nuts about Captain Wowee (an appropriately dumb nickname) is not the blatant lies so much as the published facts his administration always sites. Sure, they're in print somewhere, but upon further study the "facts" always turn out to be from politically skewed sources (i.e., industry sponsored studies) or completely, completely untrue within the greater context of their source. And the media almost never calls him on it ('cuz, you know, there's so much liberal bias these days).

One of these days he's going to cite (part of) a statement like, "9 out of 10 Americans being held at gunpoint agree that ________________," but I'm not holding my breath for it.
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From:seanorange
Date:February 2nd, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
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And they'll probably skew the results because the poll takers will be packing heat.

~Sean
From:tempermemad
Date:February 3rd, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)

I could followup...

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on the state of the union speech, but i won't. If it makes you feel any better, i think Ken Lay, and anyone who tries to do what he did, should get punished, and harshly.

I have a feeling I would be strongly rebuked if I defended Bush on this thread, so I won't. Suffice it to say, I find it very 'odd' that Alito and Roberts are far too 'extreme' right wing to be nominated to the court, and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg is far more 'mainstream' from the very neutral ACLU.

Peace.
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From:sacredspud
Date:February 3rd, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)

Re: I could followup...

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Yeah, let's not get into a fight. If Arnold Schwartzenegger and the Kennedys can get along, it shouldn't be too tough for us.

I guess as far as Alito and Roberts go, I wouldn't say they're too extreme, just that (from my personal standpoint) their qualifications seem questionable and they appear to have been chosen to advance a specific contemporary political agenda. As for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, yeah, she's a liberal, but she's far from being an extreme liberal. Extreme liberals don't make it into positions of power easily (at least, not in the United States in 2006).

Regarding the ACLU: I know this is off-topic because you were just sort of dropping their name, but I like ranting about the ACLU and it is, after all, my journal. To me, the ACLU fits into the same class as PETA. If you were to summarize the goal of either group in a short sentence, I would applaud it as a very noble cause. In reality though, their tactics hold back the advancement of their ideals. The ACLU takes a position which I like to describe as "it's not descrimination when we do it," and I hate that.
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