2016 State of the Union Address

ONe Big Old --- "If", the final one for him but not the final one for the American people.

Obama delivers his final State of the Union Address. Since, the Obama presidency I’ve been watching the SOTU addresses to learn what he thought of Americans responding to his presidency. It was a "don't make fun of your daddy like that boy" kind of SOTU affair. Here are some of the notes I made: 

expectations for what we'll achieve this year are low due to election season.

work better together on priorities like criminal justice reform, and battling prescription drug abuse.

focus on our future, the next 5 to 10 years.

·        giving everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security?

·         making technology work for us, and not against us?

·         keeping America safe and leading the world without becoming a policeman?

·         Making our politics reflect what's best in us, and not what's worst?

changing in profound ways has made it harder for a hardworking family to pull itself out of poverty, harder for young people to start on their careers, and tougher for workers to retire when they want to. And although none of these trends are unique to America, they do offend our uniquely American belief that everybody who works hard should get a fair shot.???

We have rules but they don’t…Years of record corporate profits, working families won't get more opportunity or bigger paychecks by letting big banks or big oil or hedge funds make their own rules at the expense of everyone else.

the rhetoric you hear about our enemies getting stronger and America getting weaker.

So, who’s the biggest terrorist organization? The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth. No nation dares to attack us or our allies and the greatest is not evil empires but failing states.

"to imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place."

We are not working together and will perish if we do not immediately fix some things……The future we want — opportunity and security for our families; a rising standard of living and a sustainable, peaceful planet for our kids — all that is within our reach. But it will only happen if we work together. It will only happen if we can have rational, constructive debates, if we fix our politics.

With the luck we've been having, all these hard times, Rebekah and Ben and yOu tell me all this shit is still broke, we still ain't got nothing to eat??? What did we make it to, another season of sharecropping, working ourselves to death so "they" can keep getting richer, while we can't even eat when cropping time is done. How can we fix anything with all this shit still broken?

By the way, who is ISIL, Qaeda, Benghazi??? What about the Rebecca and Nathan portrayed in the movie Sounder and in real life? What about all these "low-life-jobs"?

Food stamp recipients didn't break the economy, selling and buying, but the recklessness on wall street. Now, who the hell's on Wall Street?

(((your inner voice.com)))

my first State of the Union address 2010


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