Only 364 days until the next State of the Union address. Post your speculations here.

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    PaulW says:

    Obama will be standing in front of Biden and Pelosi. The Republican minority – which lost control by just 4 seats – will refuse en masse to even show up. Fox Not-News will have cameras on massive staged protests out in front of the Capitol while CNN and MSNBC and the major networks pan repeatedly over the empty half of the seats.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    I will continue my decades long practice of not watching the SOTU.

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    Schlemizel says:


    I’d actually be OK with that scenario, its a whole hell of a lot better than the one that I see happening.

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    Violet says:

    @PaulW: Speaker Pelosi. Music to my ears. I miss NANCY SMASH!

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    Ash Can says:

    Not sure about the SOTU itself, but I predict that the morning after it, the Sargent-at-Arms will resign, saying “I’m not being paid enough for this shit.”

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    wasabi gasp says:

    Boehner gets a noogie.

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    Just Some Fuckhead, Thought Leader says:

    Obama: Blah, blah, blah.
    Republicans: Gurgle, shriek, cackle.

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    rk says:

    The sun will rise in the East and republicans will be full of rage and hating on Obama.

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    pamelabrown53 says:

    Here’s the problem with “next year”: my darling mutant (sphinx) kitteh got her cancer death sentence: 1 month. I think we can prolong her life without suffering. Hospice care.

    My heartbreak reinforces Obama’s emphasis on community and citizenship. BJ’ers are one compassionate community.

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    MomSense says:

    I’m so sorry, Pamela. Sending you hugs.

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    Violet says:

    @pamelabrown53: So very sorry. Your kitty is lucky to have you to help her and keep her comfortable during this journey. Hugs.

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    John O says:

    After the midterms, all SoTU’s will be Obama going all Angry Black Man/Bullworth on us. It’ll be fantastic.

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    Ash Can says:

    @pamelabrown53: Sincere condolences. I agree with Violet — your kitty is lucky to have as fine a companion as you.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:


    How kind and courageous of you. Godspeed.

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    SuperHrefna says:

    @pamelabrown53: hugs. It’s so hard to keep going under the sentence of kitty-death. I’m still having flashbacks to the last time I went through this ( the past spring). Just hang in there, make your lovely mutant kitty’s remaining days as happy as possible and try to be honest with yourself when it is time for that final trip to the vet. We can’t keep our human loved ones from suffering those last agonizing days, but at least we can spare our pets.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Ugh. Our kitty Natasha died of cancer (mammary cancer aka kitty breast cancer).

    One night, I was talking to the vet and wondering if we should put Tashi to sleep so she wouldn’t suffer. The vet asked me two big questions: is she still eating/drinking/peeing/pooping? And did she still want to be around us (not hiding)? The answer to both of those questions was “yes,” so the vet said she still had decent quality of life and there was no need to hurry things along.

    Because she was a stubborn little biotch, we never had a chance to euthanize her, because she was still eating 12 hours before she died and demanded attention right up until we both left for work that morning, after which she climbed up in her cat tower and let go. G came home at lunch to check on her and found her dead, but she went exactly the way she wanted. We should all be so lucky.

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    @pamelabrown53: So sorry to hear that. Sending good thoughts and prayers to you and yr kitty.

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    J.Ty says:

    @John O: I’ve been kind of getting that impression myself. He’s been gradually dropping the statesmanship for a while now, and since that’ll be after ‘his’ last election, he’ll be free to tell us how he really feels. His anger and flippancy last night (of which I approve!) will look like a beer summit.

    Sigh, or not, I’m planning on being disappointed.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    Bucking with tradition, Obama sends Daft Punk to provide background music while the Congressmen read the State of the Union Report. High powered analysts Mary Matalin and new husband Paul Krugman argue over which side has more members who move their lips when reading.

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    the Conster says:


    {{hugs}}. I had to put my old boy Finney down last week but I didn’t say anything here because I just didn’t want to talk about it. Still don ‘t except to say it sucks. Blessings to you for your path ahead.

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    Roger Moore says:

    Obama will argue in favor of marijuana legalization and emphasize the point by rolling and smoking a joint during the speech.

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    KG says:

    @John O: he really needs the Luther translator from Key & Peele.

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    lamh37 says:

    Forget all the racist haters from before…Cheerios has brought back the interracial family that caused all that racist uproar last year for a new ad airing during the Superbowl. Check out the link to read about the ad and see video. If you don’t want to se the ad, then don’t click on the link, BUT it’s def worth the click!

    Ad of the Day: Cheerios Brings Back Its Famous Interracial Family for the Super Bowl

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    lamh36 says:

    Forget all the racist haters from before…Cheerios has brought back the interracial family that caused all that racist uproar last year for a new ad airing during the Superbowl. Check out the link to read about the ad and see video. If you don’t want to se the ad, then don’t click on the link.

    Ad of the Day: Cheerios Brings Back Its Famous Interracial Family for the Super Bowl

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    jl says:

    I predict most interesting aspect will be shade and saturation of Boehner’s hue, and the nature of its genesis.

    The question in the post was so easy, I suspect its some annual BJ troll question, and apologies if several dozen commenters already gave correct answer. I’ve no time to read comments now.

    Edit: though it would be nice if Boehner glowed from the cheap seats and distinguished people like Biden and Pelosi sat behind the Prez next year.

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    Citizen_X says:

    However many Republicans there are, they all get to do SOTU rebuttals.

    @KG: I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but when he met K & P, literally the first thing he said was “I need Luther!”

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    True Progressives will be Disappointed.

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    JPL says:

    @pamelabrown53: Hugs. It really does suck!

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    lamh36 says:

    More “progressive” advertising, in this case, it’s an actual family. I admit I love those Swiffer commercials. They are too cute. The one with the older couple who have be married like a gazillion years (Meet Lee and Morty Kaufman: Swiffer’s Golden Couple) and now this one.

    Swiffer’s New Ad Features A Real Multi-Racial Couple And An Amputee Dad Who Cleans The House

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    True Progressives will be Disappointed.

    I see you’re going way out on a limb. Why not predict that it will be held in the US Capitol building, while you’re at it.

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    J.Ty says:

    @lamh36: Nyawww. But god, that was such a stupid fucking ‘controversy’. This country…

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    lamh36 says:

    @J.Ty: stupidest fucking thing ever. It’s what one expects from the YouTube comments section, but damn it was so bad, that the company turned the comments completely off

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    feebog says:

    Louie Gohmert delivers the Republican rebuttal from the cannibal rat infested ghost ship.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @lamh37: I loved the first ad, the sequel is cute overload. I love the little girl who plays Gracie. Thank you for this. I noticed the Cheerios has been replayed on TV and it makes me smile. Love the look on the mother’s face at the end. LOL.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @feebog: Hah!

    and all the cannibal ghost rats flee. Not in horror, just a kind “that boy ain’t right” unease.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:
    Or possibly because there are some things that rats just won’t do.

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    feebog says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    Hah back atcha. Kind of gives a new twist to the old saying “crazy as a shithouse rat”/

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    Mnemosyne says:

    My suggestion last night was that they present the Republican responses in the way they do “Chopped” — four contenders, each gets 5 minutes to give a speech, and one gets eliminated in each round. It would be a helluva lot more entertaining than what we got.

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    Thymezone says:

    Next year the GOP will have at least 8 responses to the SOTU address. Four women and four men. At least one of the eight will be gay and at least one will be making his response from prison.

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    pamelabrown53 says:

    @Mnemosyne: Thank you, those are my guidelines too: eating, drinking peeing and pooping (plus an occasional purr). I want to thank all you BJ’ers for your caring responses when I dropped a turd-bomb in the midst.

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    Anonymous37 says:

    I predict that 364 days from now, President Barack Obama will give a State of the Union address before Congress.

    That’s right: not only will Obama still be President of the United States, but he will also be able to speak.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Just catching up with this thread, so I’m late chiming in, but condolences on the pending fur-lined hole in your life. I know you will cherish every remaining moment with her, and she will tell you when she’s ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge and taste the heavy cream that rises to the top of the Milky Way. {{{hugs to you and your kitteh}}}

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @the Conster:

    Ah, Conster, I’m so sorry. {{{Hugs}}} to you too.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    That’s a lovely ad!

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    Chris says:

    I am predicting that (should we continue with a Repub led House) that in 2016 Boehner (or whatever demon spawn they hork up for Speaker) will refuse to invite Obama to the House..and he will be forced to give his SOTU speech at the white house or the senate…I actually cant believe they have waited THIS long to do it.
    The constitution clearly says “from time to time” doesnt say anything about “annually”. I expect they would say..”There is nothing we need to hear this year from the Blah guy”

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    thisissilly says:

    One can hope that the next State of the Union will have a little less clapping, that has to be tiring for the Democrats. The NSA will probably be featured in the next address. Invasion of privacy is a fear of all Americans. As the threats from abroad lessen, it is time for Congress to put a stop to the surveillance of American citizens. MadMen will likely not be referenced because I believe women’s rights in 2014 are only going to get better. I also believe the next SOTU will feature some type of immigration reform. As a graduate student about to enter the workforce, I hope for a very positive future SOTU in 2015.

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