President Obama will be presenting his agenda for this year at the annual State of the Union address to Congress tonight. Special guests range from people who have real accomplishments – Apple's Tim Cook & JPL's Bobak Ferdowsi – to a washed-up NRA rocker who has drawn Secret Service scrutiny because of his statements about the president.
Nugent may actually have a future as a politician…. he hasn't kept his promise that he'd either be “dead or in jail” if Obama were re-elected.
Will you be watching? There are a number of SOTU “watch parties” scheduled around the state tonight. Search for one near you at this link. For example, here are some scheduled events:
Wallace State Young Democrats Watch Party – 6pm Wallace State Bevill Building, Room 604, Hanceville, AL. “We're celebrating with Free Food, Yummy Desserts & Candies, Freebies and Door Prizes Galore. Join Us and Bring a Friend!”
Madison County Democrats Watch Party – 7:30pm at the Madison County Democratic Party HQ 2835 N. Memorial Parkway, NW Huntsville, AL 35810. “Watch President Obama deliver the State of the Union Address at Madison County Democratic Headquarters. You'll be in good company.”
Birmingham Field Office Watch party- 7pm 2027 4th Ave N Birmingham, AL 35203. “Join us at our new downtown headquarters to watch our President and talk about what's next. Please feel free to bring drinks or snacks if you would like.”
Wiregrass Democratic Action Club Monthly Meeting/Watch Party: 7pm. Club 334, 145 South St. Andrews Ave. Dothan, AL 36303. “Admission is one can of soup – being donated to Wiregrass Food Bank. Come watch the State of the Union Address with like minded people who believe in action – in getting things done.”
Auburn University College Dems Watch Party. 7:45pm Auburn University Student Center Room 2216. “Come watch President Obama deliver the State of the Union with your fellow AUCD members. King cake, moon pies and sodas will be provided because it's Fat Tuesday!”
Monroeville Watch Party. 5-8pm Monroe County Courthouse, 65 N.Ala. Rm. 136, Monroeville, AL 36460. “Come and join us in watching President Obama give his 2013 State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, 2/12/2013.”
There are also parties in private homes (including an incredible-sounding one in Bridgeport!) around the state. Use the link in the first paragraph to search for and RSVP to those. I didn't feel comfortable putting people's personal info up on the blog without permission!