I did not watch or listen to President Obama give his State of the Union speech. I don’t think what any President says in any State of the Union address matters much. I find the hype mestasizing around the event tiresome. Obama’s rhetoric and oratorical style no longer beguiles. Aside from that, I was writing. However, after I finished my work for the evening, I checked in at Twitter to skim whatever enormities of outrage had been committed in the meantime, and maybe troll a troll just for giggles. According to liberal Twitter, Senator Ernst in her rebuttal entered the uncanny valley and failed the Voight-Kampff test, presenting as a creepy concatenation of the Mitt-bot and the Michelle Bachmann Terminator. She speaks, and you dream of electric sheep. We Satan-worshipping Muslim Atheists, we’re so mean.
Rightwing Twitter, when it wasn’t watching #AmericanSniper instead of the #SOTU, and #hashtagging it, was gasping at the stupidity of those hanging on every word of the Kenyan Usurper’s speech. When I suggested in a tweet to one @dixiejacket that he was gasping because not enough oxygen was reaching his brain, he e-hyperventilated a spray of expletives and blocked me, which is the Twitter equivalent of the flight part of fight-or-flight response. I don’t know whether the block came before or after I mocked the rubber bull testicles on his hypothetical pickup truck. I hope the poor guy didn’t pass out.
Since I did not auddie or viddy the SOTU I did not hang on every word, but someone conveniently hung this short YouTube clip on a tweet, and these 19 seconds–Obama says, “I have no more campaigns to run…” Congressional Republicans applaud loudly… Obama adlibs a riposte: “I know, because I won both of them…” The House roars–This was a sweet, sweet soundbyte:
However sweet the sound, pilgrims and seekers, play the viddy again with the sound off, and watch John Boehner as Obama lays down the sick burn. Watch Boehner’s tongue flit back and forth. What is that? I posted the viddy on Facebook, and friend Bill Knight commented,
Chemical sensory perception? Prey trailing?
And I thought, “If you posit that Boehner is a Reptiloid, that makes perfect sense.” I call it a working hypothesis.