Update [2006-1-31 21:13:39 by susanhu]: I hear that Cindy Sheehan received a ticket to the gallery and, when she got to her seat, she unfurled an anti-war banner and was arrested by Capitol police, and escorted out. (BradBlog has more.) Just before that news came out, Chris Matthews was opining that anti-war protestors like her become “cartoons — even John Murtha,” Matthews said. I switched to a movie. That’s enough cruel insanity for today.

Update [2006-1-31 22:3:39 by susanhu]: New thread started up yonder …

Sam Seder is hosting Political Science Theater 3000 on Air America Radio: It just started and it goes through the SOTU. Sam hopes to have enough chatter among his guests and pundits that you won’t be able to hear Shrub at 6pm PT / 9pm ET (all teevee networks).

G U E S T S :

State of the Union special LIVE from the offices of the Center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, D.C.


Judd Legum, editor of Think Progress

Matthew Kerbel, editor of the new book Get This Party Started: How Progressives Can Fight Back and Win

Amy Sullivan, editor of The Washington Monthly

Blogger and regular guest Atrios

More Guest Info For Tonight’s Show

ALSO: When she returns home, Dina in Seattle is e-mailing me her photos of the Seattle anti-SOTU protest tonight. I’ll put them up here ASAP.

We don’t need to try to live blog this … ‘sides, the fingers of Maryb, CabinGirl, Other Lisa, and me are worn to little stubs now anyway … but we can make rude jokes and point fun. Why not. I’ll begin with a joke from my neighbor:


>At New York’s Kennedy airport today, an individual, later discovered to be a public school teacher, was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule, and a calculator.

>At a morning press conference, Attorney general Gonzolez said he believes the man is a member of the notorious al-gebra movement. He is being charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

>Al-gebra is a fearsome cult,” Ashcroft said. “They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of absolute value. They use secret code names like ‘x’ and ‘y’ and refer to themselves as ‘unknowns’, but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, ‘there are 3 sides to every triangle’.”

>When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, “If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given us more fingers and toes”

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