The State Of The Union Is Bleak
Because Nancy Pelosi isn't taking any crap, Trump's State of the Union address has been postponed this year. Fortunately, I recapped last year's SOTU for my blog. Since Trump only knows seven words I can't imagine this year's address would have been much different. Therefore, I present to you now the State of the Union Recap.
January 30, 2018
Donald Trump gave his first/last State of the Union address. Naturally, he claims it was the most watched State of the Union address in the history of states, unions and addresses. It was not. Many people didn't watch it because why bother.
I did watch it because I have a blog to write and I was really hoping he'd go off script. It's going to be offensive either way. But at least when he wings it, it's entertaining. And there's no point in trying to hide his crazy now. To my dismay, he did manage to read the teleprompter. Sort of. You know how it's adorable when a child is learning to read and sounds out all the words? It's not really cute when an adult does it.
Anyway, the SOTU was both offensive and boring. If you didn't watch, and you probably didn't, here's everything you need to know.
Trump likes to clap for himself which I think is an awesome idea. I'm going to take a moment to applaud myself after every sentence I write. Woo hoo! Go, Jennifer! You typed the crap out of that!
Apparently, Chris Christie is now a contributor for ABC News because I guess, Scott Baio was busy. Molesting teenage girls. And aging badly.
Trump called on all Democrats and Republicans to set aside differences and come together to find common ground. A mere two days later he tweeted the following:
“Heading to beautiful West Virginia to be with great members of the Republican Party. Will be planning Infrastructure and discussing Immigration and DACA, not easy when we have no support from the Democrats. NOT ONE DEM VOTED FOR OUR TAX CUT BILL! Need more Republicans in '18.”
He shamelessly took credit for everything Obama accomplished, including being the first African American president. He went on to state African American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded. And I'm not sure why it matters, but he's really upset he wasn't able to impress Jay-Z with this totally made up statistic.
Trump is super proud of his stupid tax cuts. According to him, we were all going to have a lot more take home pay in February. I went out to dinner with my friends that night. My check came to $37.89, not including the tip. My increased take home pay was an entire $37.00. I'm already $0.89 in the hole, not including the tip. My roommate received an increase of $40.00 and refused to split the extra $3.00 with me.
Donnie reminded us the motto is “In God We Trust.” Fun fact: The motto came about in the 1950s when all that Cold War crap started. “In God We Trust” was meant to irritate atheist Russia. Using God to mess with your enemies doesn't seem like the Christian thing to do. Neither does giving a “mulligan” to a man who screws adult stars while his wife is pregnant, Jerry Falwell, Jr.
Trump slipped in something about firing federal employees in the middle of his tribute to veterans. I have to admit it was almost slick. I had to play that back to make sure I got it. It looked like he was glaring at someone in particular. The camera didn't pan to the audience so you'll have to guess who got the stink eye.
Trump has ended the war on “beautiful clean coal.” Unfortunately, there is no end in sight for the wars on beautiful clean air and beautiful clean water.
Very soon auto plants and other plants will be opening up all over the country. Before you get too excited about the possibility of new jobs, you should know when Trump says, “other plants will be opening up,” he means it'll be spring in a few weeks.
The healthcare portion of his address was devoted to some creepy Dr. Frankenstein idea about experimenting on terminally ill patients. I think he wants to harvest their organs so he'll live forever. I don't know. I kind of tuned out a little, but it was some kind of Lex Luthor super villain plan.
The Republican members of congress deemed everything Donnie said worthy of a standing ovation. I couldn't help but notice one Democrat joining in, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Please excuse me while I write an open letter to Joe Manchin.
My parents live in West Virginia. My dad keeps buying up all the property around their house so he can pick his neighbors. If he keeps up at the rate he's currently going, my sister and I may one day inherit the entire state of West Virginia. You'd be wise not to make us angry.
Blah, blah, blah, trade deals. Blah, blah, blah, infrastructure. Blah, blah, blah, child care. Child care? Oh. Ivanka is in favor of paid family leave. Paid family leave is a good thing, but it's not really fair to those of us who don't have children. I mean, I have family. Why can't I get paid family leave to visit my sister in the Bahamas? She doesn't live there. It's just where we'd like to meet up.
Trump then addressed the issues of prison reform, crime, and gang violence. You may be surprised to learn only immigrants are in prison because immigrants commit all the crimes in America because immigrants are in all the violent gangs. He somehow managed to segue into immigration reform and regrettably stated, “Americans are dreamers, too.” While he was at it, he threw in “All lives matter,” and “The slut was asking for it.”
Do not despair for Trump has a Four Pillar Plan For Immigration Reform.
Pillar One: Create a path to citizenship for immigrants who have a job, but also aren't taking jobs away from hard working Americans. And something about a moral compass.
Pillar Two: Secure the border and keep immigrants out so we don't have to deal with the first pillar.
Pillar Three: End the visa lottery so we don't have to deal with the first pillar.
Pillar Four: End chain migration. Donnie said a single immigrant can bring over an unlimited number of distant relatives. He wants to limit sponsorship to spouses and children. I think he's just trying to avoid his in-laws.
And that's not all. Act now and immigration reform will solve the opioid crisis. I have no idea how, but that's what he said. I would like to take this moment to call on congress to pass a bill which requires the president to submit to random drug testing.
He shared the heart warming story of a police officer and his wife who adopted a baby from a heroin addict. It was a compassionate act on the part of this couple, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with this information. Or what it has to do with the State of the Union. Do I get a tax break if I adopt a heroin baby? And if so, how much? Because I'm going to need it to be more than thirty-seven dollars.
Trump would like more nuclear weapons and he'd like them to be bigger and more powerful. It's his Second Amendment right to be a responsible nuclear weapon owner and stockpile as many nuclear weapons as he wants.
Blah, blah, blah, terrorists are bad. Blah, blah, blah, wipe ISIS off the face of the Earth. Blah, blah, blah, keep Guantanamo Bay open. Wow. I'd almost completely forgotten about GTMO. I've been so distracted with stupid crap about adult stars and sharks.
Trump is super irked because the United Nations voted against his divine right to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel. He has declared the U.S. will no longer provide any foreign aid to these countries. And furthermore, he'll be suing them for back rent and breach of something.
Professor Trump provided a history lesson on the founding of America. The original settlers had a “revolutionary idea that they could rule themselves.” It's important to remember these are the people who tried and executed witches.
Blah, blah, blah, freedom. Blah, blah, blah, make America great again. Blah, blah, blah, God bless America.