The State of the Union Pub Is Open

President Obama will be giving his State of the Union address tonight, starting at 9pm EST. (Find out how/where to watch it live online here.) The seating will be bipartisan, Obama will propose a five-year spending freeze on non-defense spending, and Michele Bachmann will deliver an unofficial rebuttal.

I just received an excerpt of the speech as prepared, and this is part of it:
Half a century ago, when the Soviets beat us into space with the launch of a satellite called Sputnik¸ we had no idea how we'd beat them to the moon. The science wasn't there yet. NASA didn't even exist.

But after investing in better research and education, we didn't just surpass the Soviets; we unleashed a wave of innovation that created new industries and millions of new jobs.

This is our generation's Sputnik moment.
Wait, what?! No. That should be "This is our generation's Apollo moment," right? Unless the president intends to suggest this is the moment we are surpassed by a burgeoning superpower who has the will to invest in better research and education. Which, admittedly, would probably be honest but not very inspiring, lol.

It's gonna be a long night, Shakers.

Anyone got any suggestions for a good virtual drinking game? Deeky says take a shot every time he says "fiscal responsibility," and I say take a shot every time he says "bipartisan." If he says "people of faith," down the bottle.

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