Liveblogging the State of the Union

Ha, just kidding. I have it on in the background just so I’m not the last to know when the Kenyan Muslim liberal take-over is announced. But I was working on the quilt instead.

I received the older Methodist hymnal in the mail. None of the songs have titles and “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” is not the opening hymn. I can only assume John and Charles Wesley came back from the dead and laid the smack-down on that nonsense.

But here’s the interesting thing. I know “Old 92” was popular with old people–“Amazing Grace.” But the hymnal in which “Amazing Grace” was 92 came out in 66. And I was hearing people say that in the 70s.

I guess it just goes to show that traditions well up quickly and then feel like they’ve always been there.

Aw, damn, I was a little moved by Obama talking about gay people in the military. Just when I’m like “blah blah blah blah blah” he says something that makes me go, “Oh, right, things are different.”

I hope he can genuinely do something for the Dream Act kids. Otherwise, that seems cruel to bring it up.

I also hope I live long enough to hear a State of the Union Address close with a rousing rendition of “We are the Champions.”

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2 thoughts on “Liveblogging the State of the Union

  1. My brother chose “We are the Champions” for his wedding recessional. It doesn’t work as well as you might imagine. Fortunately, his wedding video is obviously VHS quality, so the whole thing looks “quaint” rather than horrific.

  2. “And bad mistakes, I’ve made a few.”

    Words you’re not likely to ever hear uttered by a seated politician of either stripe.

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