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State of the Union

Posted by $ richrobinson 6 years, 1 month ago to The Gulch: General
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I'm trying to watch the State of the Union address. Obama is an embarrassment.


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  • Posted by plusaf 6 years, 1 month ago
    I'm sorry... I tried to watch but actually dozed off at least three times. Really.
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    • Posted by plusaf 6 years, 1 month ago
      Ah... finally found it on the WH site with a google search AND fixed the Adobe Flash/IE-11 incompatibility problem AND watched the whole show.

      1) App needed that would automatically skip applause-tagged or -recognized sections.
      2) The Politics section near the end, around the 54-55-minute marks was actually, to me, quite sensible and could have been inspiring... maybe if he'd spent the previous 45 minutes elaborating on THOSE ideas rather than the partisan crap he was spewing all the way UP TO that point.

      The last ten minutes were almost worth wading through 50 minutes of dreck.

      And I predict nothing will change.
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  • Posted by Danno 6 years, 1 month ago
    Onward to Utopia..the State will provide!!!
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    • Posted by scojohnson 6 years, 1 month ago
      health care isn't enough... now we need state-provided child care too! and free college so the high-school dropout welfare queens can dump the kids off and smoke a legal doobie while pretending to be at 'junior college'.
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      • Posted by $ Susanne 6 years, 1 month ago
        And provide 2 free years of leftist, socialist indoctrination to ALL Americans...
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        • Posted by $ 6 years, 1 month ago
          The Republicans have an opening when it comes to the Community College freebie. If public schools were doing their job 2 years of CC would not be necessary.
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          • Posted by Danno 6 years, 1 month ago
            Mostly CC is a joke. Manufacturers used to have apprentice programs. The investment paid off because even if an apprentice graduated to full employment but then left another employee that went thru apprentice somewhere else could be hired. This was all private. Now CEO's want taxpayer handout to partner with dysfunctional CC and government.
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  • Posted by $ Susanne 6 years, 1 month ago
    My mouth has never felt so clean...

    When he uttered the famous "We are our brother's keeper" and the comment about Fair Share, I found myself having to rinse out my mouth. And that horse, um, "stuff" about "honoring his veto"... you can tell, the emperor speaketh, and his minions stand and cheer and have looks of adoration and awe...

    (Urp... burble... pardon me, time to rinse out the mouth again...)

    The real fun one, tho, was when he brought up closing GITMO, and how releasing the prisoners was such a great thing... and they panned the service members... not a one of them were applauding, smiling, or even amused. In fact... they looked rather pissed.
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    • Posted by $ 6 years, 1 month ago
      I don't get the obsession with Gitmo. Either we release known terrorists or transfer them. I doubt that we would release them all so we just hold them in a prison with a different name. How does this help???
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  • Posted by AmericanGreatness 6 years, 1 month ago
    How hard is it to simply ask the question: When in human history has socialism/communism ever worked... EVER?
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    • Posted by mccannon01 6 years, 1 month ago
      Actually, AG, implementation of the socialist/communist ideology in the last century was quite successful. Consider its main tenet is to make everyone equal. Then consider the only place all mankind is truly equal is in the graveyard. Given the implementation of the ideology resulted in making millions of people prematurely truly equal, then one must conclude it was successful. However, living thinking individuals would rather do without that kind of success. ;-)
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    • Posted by $ 6 years, 1 month ago
      The question has been answered every time it has been tried. Unfortunately the number of people on the take combined with the number of people too stupid to know better is growing by the day.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 6 years, 1 month ago
    Are you people masochists?
    You know that it's just going to aggravate you.
    Take a photo of O to the shooting range instead.
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    • Posted by $ 6 years, 1 month ago
      Ouch. I really did expect to hear something that would give me a sliver of hope. Disappointed again.
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      • Posted by freedomforall 6 years, 1 month ago
        That sounds like someone who voted for O and slept through his time in office, rich. No offense intended ;^)
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        • Posted by $ 6 years, 1 month ago
          None taken Freedom. I had hoped that the Democratic Elders would have taken him aside by now and explained that they need to start winning elections again. This behavior is killing them. If this continues the Democratic candidate in 2016 doesn't stand a chance. I'm fine with that but it still surprises me.
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          • Posted by sumitch 6 years, 1 month ago
            I was basking in the shadow of peace in the Mideast, so I have to ask. My hearing has gone bad during my seasoned citizenship but I swear I heard him say that our debt is reduced. Did I?

            #2 I heard on the radio today that in exchange for the XL pipeline, the GOP agreed that climate change is real. Did I?

            Old people want to know.



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            • Posted by $ 6 years, 1 month ago
              The yearly deficit is down for now. He had to say
              it quickly because it is going to skyrocket again soon. I hope they get the pipeline done without strings attached. It just needs to get done.
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              • Posted by sumitch 6 years, 1 month ago
                Ah so. It's down from its all time high. Now I understand. I guess he got his math education in California. What's 18 trillion give or take a few billion? Still more spending than all of the presidents before him.

                Now the tough one. Can you still go to community college free if you dropped out of high school in the 8th grade?
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          • Posted by freedomforall 6 years, 1 month ago
            Whether the winner is D or R doesn't matter. They just take turns and blame the other guys for all that goes wrong. The Elders likely wrote the damn thing for him. It's the R's turn now; the D's are on part time work for 4 to 8 years while the media builds up the wrath of the people against the R's again. Of course the R's could choose another loser candidate for POTUS like all the R choices since Reagan left office. GHWBush won once only because of Reagan's popularity. GWBush cheated twice. All the other R's just lost because they were loyal losers with not a shred of American independence and responsibility.
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  • Posted by Aliona 6 years, 1 month ago
    If 80% of the American people are uninformed voters Obama's words are music to their ears. That percentage may have changed since the last election but how much? There are huge numbers of our people who have listened to the greatest liars and now live on the backs of tax payers . Hard working citizens are being suffocated by the weight.
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    • Posted by $ 6 years, 1 month ago
      The one thing I keep thinking is that most of the oblivious minions didn't listen last night. They know if they are better off or not and if the 2014 results are any indication things better change soon.
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