Sure, there's a powerful temptation to avert your eyes and breathe through your mouth as the unmistakable smell of sulfur fills the House tonight, but as citizens of the most powerful nation on the planet (sort of) we bear some responsibility to pay attention the president's address to a joint session of Congress tonight. It's widely expected to be the greatest speech in the history of spoken words, and afterwards Stephen Colbert will host a live episode of The Late Show to help us process all the beautiful toxic waste Trump is expected to spray from his giant radioactive mouth orifice.

Tonight will be Trump's first address to Congress since becoming president at his glorious sun-soaked inauguration (you can stream it live here) some 78 years ago. He is expected to reveal some details of his forthcoming budget proposal, which will feature a $54 billion increase in military spending over current budget caps, a number which Trumps hopes to offset by $54 billion in cuts to discretionary spending on domestic and foreign-aid programs. Foreign aid is one of the smallest parts of the federal budget.

An Office of Management and Budget official told reporters yesterday that most federal agencies' budgets will be cut dramatically, particularly the Environmental Protection Agency. "A cut this steep almost certainly means cuts to agencies that protect consumers from Wall Street excess and protect clean air and water,” Senator Chuck Schumer said in response, while his counterpart in the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, said, "A $54 billion cut will do far-reaching and long-lasting damage to our ability to meet the needs of the American people and win the jobs of the future. The President is surrendering America’s leadership in innovation, education, science and clean energy."

The White House, however, promises that the theme of tonight's speech is not shrinking government so small it can be drowned in a bathtub, but rather the "Renewal of the American Spirit—an optimistic vision for All Americans." Trump has invited the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's widow to attend the speech, as well as several people whose loved ones were murdered by illegal immigrants, presumably to serve as living justification for his deportation plan. It's unclear if Trump will address last week's alleged hate crime shooting of two Indian American men at a bar in Kansas.

NYC Democrat Rep. Nydia Velazquez, for her part, has reportedly invited Hameed Darweesh to the speech. Darweesh, you'll recall, risked his life for a decade helping U.S. soldiers in Iraq, only the be detained at JFK airport when Trump's travel ban went into effect.

In an adulatory interview on Fox & Friends that aired this morning, Trump blamed President Obama for the widespread protests against his administration. The President did not elaborate on which Infowars blog post taught him about this, but in his farewell speech, Obama did urge Americans to get more involved in the country's democratic processes, telling the audience, "For all our outward differences, we all share the same proud title: Citizen. Ultimately, that's what our democracy demands. It needs you. Not just when there's an election, not just when your own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime."

As an amuse-bouche, let's revisit what it was like just last month when we had a rational person as President—high-five to whoever chose Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" ("Very superstitious, nothin' more to say / Very superstitious, the devil's on his way") to play immediately before Obama took the stage: