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Zombies of the State of the Union

February 14, 2013

Joe Biden had a zombie eye according to “Joe Biden ‘zombie eye,’ glasses go viral in State of the Union” by Sarah Wolfe in Global Post:

Joe Biden’s bringing sexy back to the bespectacled.

And … bloodshot “zombie eyes?”

Recall zombie eyes are hot in politics these days. ZombieLaw wrote “Zombies – it’s the eyes” about Paul Ryan as “zombie-eyed-granny-starver” and Hillary Clinton with “double vision”. Now the Veep has a bloody eye (and stylish glasses) – is there any surer sign he’s competitng with Hil for 2016 – and because of a mishap putting his usual lenses in – we at ZombieLaw call that poking yourself in the eye. But why would VP Biden want to blind himself? Perhaps the same reason he was fidgeting — it’s tough to sit there while the President drones on.

Wolfe links to this animated .gif from @ellievhall

Meanwhile there was another zombie at the SOTU (well lots of them if we count Congress too but also) Desiline Victor, the 102 year old who had difficulty voting and is now the “face of voting delay” according to Emily Heil at Washington Post. This is related to the zombie voter (which is often an issue of voter ID laws) and note also that Ms. Victor votes in Florida but is originally from Haiti and these two locations are both related to zombies. I wish I could find an animated gif of when they woke her up to tell her the President mentioned her.

POTUS says let’s raise that minimum wage so that no one who works a full time job lives in poverty. And Congress should at least have a vote on gun control – if zombie congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords can take a Bullet to the Head and still testify to Congress that hunting guns are ok but assault rifles aren’t, then they should at least vote on it — vote it down but have a vote – and then the Republicans “win” that but take the blame for the next mass gun death violence – which might be cyber-security related.

Compare these goals to lofty from previous idealist presidential SOTU goals – like to go to the Moon (JFK) or Mars (W). Obama is more down to Earth with hopes of nuclear arsenal reductions and AIDS-free generations – which is about Africa. Al Qaeda is still a “shadow” and though the war in Afganistan is over, “the nature of our commitment will change” nit our “commitment” will “endure”:

as we have in Mali. And, where necessary, through a range of capabilities, we will continue to take direct action against those terrorists who pose the gravest threat to Americans.


… as we do, we must enlist our values in the fight. That’s why my administration has worked tirelessly to forge a durable legal and policy framework to guide our counterterrorism efforts.

Thats right it’s legal to drop robot bombs on your head, so now we need to make it illegal to hack dishwashers (or to research or tell anyone how to). We cannot let you crack your iPhone at the risk of airplanes falling from the sky.


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