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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

KoopaTV Live Reactions: SOTU 2020

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - State of the Union 2020.

I have a large, growing number of gaming commentary I need to provide to you. But unfortunately, President Donald John Trump has taken over the universe's airwaves to make everyone a captive audience, all to hear him applaud into his own microphone as he says tired platitudes about how the State of the Union is strong.

Despite the KoopaTV in the article headline, this is just me reacting. Fortunately, I'm able to condense over an hour and a half of lame content into a pretty short reaction log, with perceptive commentary.

For your context, the current American political landscape involves a ridiculous impeachment trial coming to an end very soon, and the Democrats’ presidential primary has been a total disaster so far, even by their standards. With all of that said, the universe—even if unwillingly—is looking at President of the United States Donald John Trump to make sense of this turbulent time and boast his accomplishments.

Plus, there's some surprising events.

[8:50 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sotu/
[8:51 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: This page has the stream AND the president's special guests (with their names).
[8:51 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: So I can actually spell them correctly.
[8:59 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: This also features a captions track.
[9:01 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: He's late.
[9:02 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Though not everyone is actually seated down yet.
[9:02 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Still, that's their problem. Shouldn't stop the speech from starting on time.
[9:03 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Nancy Pelosi banging her gavel.
[9:04 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "MADAM SPEAKER, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES."
[9:04 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: And there he is, shaking people's hands. Or pretending to. Isn't he a germophobe?
[9:05 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: There could be coronavirus.
[9:07 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: He's finally at the podium.
[9:07 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "FOUR MORE YEARS."
[9:07 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: (The audience, not him.)
[9:09 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "America's future is blazing bright."
(him)
[9:10 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: President Donald John Trump claims that "gone are [...] the tired platitudes"
So will this speech finally be good?
[9:10 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Because everything's a tired platitude so far.
[9:11 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "The State of our Union is stronger than ever before."
[9:11 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: And that's the biggest platitude of them all.
[9:12 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "Our agenda is pro-American."
[9:12 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Yeah, whatever.
[9:14 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Democrats not applauding a great economic success.
[9:14 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Or record low unemployment across the board, including African-American youth unemployment.
[9:15 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: And they really don't like women getting 72% of all new jobs.
[9:15 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: (Poor men.)

State of the Union 2020 Democrats audience no applause stonefaced jobs unemployment reaction
This is generally how the Democrats looked the whole night.
(I looked like this too, to be fair. Except much younger and significantly more handsome.)

[9:17 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Democrats not applauding reduced income inequality.
[9:18 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Not sure what they want.
[9:18 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: The more people working, the more payroll taxes they get to spend!
[9:19 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: But hey, that's not surprising, and by now, not all that interesting.
[9:20 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Trump clapping into the microphone for Senator Tim Scott's opportunity zones.
[9:20 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: (Investment into 9000 poor neighbourhoods—but not OVER 9000.)
[9:22 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Some Democrats, not all, applauding for the bipartisan criminal justice reform.
[9:24 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: President Donald John Trump more-or-less said his most important issue is fixing broken trade deals.
[9:25 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: (Even more important than THE WALL?!)
[9:26 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Talking about China and their wimpy trade deal and tariffs.
[9:26 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: No mention of coronavirus.
[9:26 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Coronavirus is decimating Chinese output.
[9:28 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Some Democrats applauding the USA opposing Maduro of Venezuela.
[9:28 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Surprised they'd do that.
[9:28 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: wait wtf
[9:29 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Juan Guaido is in the audience?

State of the Union 2020 Juan Guaidó Guaido President Trump guest audience
Juan Guaidó (note the accent mark) keeps making fists or something as he death-stares at the applauding Americans.

[9:29 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: President Donald John Trump referring to Guaido as "Mr. President."
[9:30 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: He's kinda scary.
[9:30 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "Socialism destroys nations, but always remember, freedom restores the soul."
[9:30 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Is that a pun?
[9:30 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Soul and socialism?
[9:32 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: President Donald John Trump referring to "the Space Force" as "very important" and he's clapping into the microphone for it.
[9:32 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Ian Lanfeier is a 13-year old kid who really wants to go to Space Force.
[9:33 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "Most people look up at space. I want to look down at the world." - President Donald John Trump allegedly quoting Ian Lanfeier
[9:34 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: They got this 100-year old air pilot Charles McGee with Ian. He's his great grandfather.


State of the Union 2020 space air force Ian Lanfeier Brigadier General Charles McGee Tuskegee airman 100 years old
Kid to the left is Ian Lanfeier. He wants to be in the Space Force.
Guy in the centre is his gread-grandfather, Charles McGee. He was a Tuskegee airman, which were the first black Americans in the Air Force during World War II.

[9:35 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: They keep making this frail old man stand up and salute like a wind-up toy.
[9:36 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Nancy Pelosi is pretending to look at paperwork.
[9:37 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Meanwhile, I'm doing Ring Fit Adventure's Multitask Mode, so I can't really judge her.
[9:37 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Ooooooooh, President Donald John Trump just said "failing government schools."
[9:37 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Love when people refer to public schools as government schools.
[9:39 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: The President somehow just granted a scholarship to a 4th grader so she can go to the school of her choice.
[9:39 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "Janiyah Davis"
[9:39 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "No parent should be forced to send their child to a failing government school." True!
[9:40 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Hahahahaha mentioning Melania's "Be Best" initiative.
[9:41 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: President Donald John Trump wishes for Congress to pass his plan to offer vocational and technical education in every high school in America.
[9:41 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Good idea!
[9:43 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "We will always protect your social security. Always!"
[9:43 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Boomers are bankrupting America!
[9:44 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: President Donald John Trump previewing his attacks on Medicare-for-all for when the Democrats finish their primary.
[9:44 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: (Assuming they ever count all of the Iowa precincts.)
[9:48 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Some kind of unintelligible chant when President Donald John Trump demands Congress take action to lower prescription drug prices.
[9:51 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: President Donald John Trump giving shout-out to Rush Limbaugh and his lung cancer and tireless dedication to the country.
[9:51 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Announcing the Presidential Medal of Freedom for Rush.
[9:51 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Who is giving a surprised Pikachu face.


State of the Union 2020 Rush Limbaugh presidential medal of freedom surprised face
By the way, Rush Limbaugh knew before the actual speech he was receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He's feigning surprise for the cameras.

[9:52 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Melania is giving it to him right now.
[9:54 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Clapping for Ellie Schneider, a now-two-year-old baby that was born at 22 weeks and at less than a pound.
[9:54 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: As a medical wonder of America.
[9:55 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: As well as wanting to ban late-term abortion.
[9:58 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Some Democrats applauding planting new trees.
[9:58 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: More Democrats applauding new infrastructure.
[9:58 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: I thought they'd be more interested in trees.
[9:59 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: He wants more Americans to have high-speed Internet, especially in rural America.
[9:59 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Very important.
[9:59 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: So we can reduce lag in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and other online games!


State of the Union 2020 President Doandl Trump access to high-speed Internet
This probably isn't the federal government's role, but...
SOMEONE HAS TO FIX PEER-TO-PEER LAGGY INTERNET CONNECTIONS.
Make online gaming great again!

[10:01 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Talking about the many crimes of illegal immigrants.
[10:05 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Very good discussion about cooperating with foreign governments where if you enter the USA illegally, you'll be held in the country you came from while you're waiting for trial.
[10:05 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: As opposed to released within the USA and then you don't show up for your court date.
[10:10 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Apparently Americans will go to Mars.
[10:10 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Somehow.
[10:10 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Soon they'll fly all the way here!
[10:10 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: To Koopa Kingdom!
[10:10 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Bad!
[10:11 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Democrats are surprisingly applauding ISIS being wiped out.
[10:16 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Some Democrats also surprisingly applauding that America killed Soleimani, Iran's head terrorist.
[10:16 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Only some, though!
[10:18 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "We are working to finally end America's longest war, and bring our troops back home."
[10:20 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: He just reunited a mother and her young kids with their dad who was on his 4th deployment to Afghanistan.
[10:21 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Rush Limbaugh is shaking their hands.
[10:21 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "USA! USA! USA!" chant.
[10:21 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: I thought we established at the start of the speech that this wouldn't be about platitudes.
[10:22 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: REFERENCES THE ALAMO.
[10:22 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "The beautiful, beautiful Alamo."
[10:22 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: REMEMBER THE ALAMO
[10:25 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Now he's just saying random platitudes.
[10:25 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "The best is yet to come."
[10:25 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Now he's done.
[10:28 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK9Ft80SMmc
[10:28 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Democrat Response apparently coming "shortly thereafter."


[10:31 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "In about two minutes."
[10:31 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer.
[10:31 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Never heard of her.
[10:31 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Speaking from East Lansing High School, which is where her kids go to school.
(GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.)


State of the Union 2020 Democratic response Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer
I'm not weary of the politics, but many KoopaTV readers are.
That's why I won't be covering any more Democrat primary presidential debates on KoopaTV!

[10:34 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Attacking division.
[10:35 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: She campaigned on fixing potholes on the streets.
[10:35 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: (When are they gonna fix the changing of the clocks?)
[10:38 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm literally yawning.
[10:38 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Honestly it's probably President Donald John Trump's fault.
[10:38 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: She just inherited this.
[10:40 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: She claims Democrats are the party of the "working class"
[10:41 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: which doesn't explain why they want illegal immigrants to flood the country, get free healthcare, and depress wages.
[10:41 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: (And they've expressed their want for that as of tonight—as demonstrated by their lack of applause habits.)
[10:43 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: "We want everyone's vote counted"
Which is why the Iowa Caucus was ran the way it was, right??
[10:44 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: And she seems to want the President removed from office.
[10:44 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Well,  that's that.
[10:44 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: Her response was underwhelming.
[10:44 PM]  Ludwig Von Koopa: At least she didn't have snot coming from her nose or something. 



Ludwig has some gaming-related topics lined up for the rest of the week. Look forward to those coming to a KoopaTV article published near you. Feel free to remark about the State of the Union address or its response in the comments section.


You should compare this to the 2019 State of the Union.

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