Tuesday, February 12, 2013

State of the Unicorn

President Obama in black text (paraphrased), my response in blue italic text. 


"The State of our Union is strong" um, according to who? I am not saying I don't want it to be true, but I am saying let's not be ridiculous. 

Michelle shouldn't wear sleeveless dresses all the time. It is freezing out side. We get it, you have nice arms. 

Over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion ... As a result, we are more than halfway towards the goal of $4 trillion in deficit reduction that economists say we need to stabilize our finances. That is interesting, seeing as your government has averaged a trillion dollar overspending each year. And you have been here four years. Do that math. 

Our government shouldn’t make promises we cannot keep - but we must keep the promises we’ve already made.  BOTH sides have made promises.

A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. Guys, is it me, or does it not make sense to put money into something that is going to eliminate the need for actual workers? Especially if you are trying to build the middle class. 

Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods—all are now more frequent and intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science—and act before it’s too late.  Not where I thought this was going. Ok, who is going to tell him? Not science, it's religion. THE LAST DAYS!

I’m also issuing a new goal for America: let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years. The states with the best ideas to create jobs and lower energy bills by constructing more efficient buildings will receive federal support to help make it happen. I actually like this idea. Competition; wait, wait, we have that already... it is called a free market based in capitalism. Maybe what we should do is lower energy bills by opening up the market? 

Ask any CEO where they’d rather locate and hire: a country with deteriorating roads and bridges, or one with high-speed rail and internet; high-tech schools and self-healing power grids. STOP TRYING TO MAKE HIGH SPEED RAIL HAPPEN.

I propose a “Fix-It-First” program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country. Wat?! He has been preaching less government, and now wants more government. I am all for infrastructure improvements. But you can't have it both ways. 

Tomorrow, my Administration will release a new “College Scorecard” that parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple criteria: where you can get the most bang for your educational buck.  Mark my words, USU will do just fine. 

Immigration Reform: Send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months, and I will sign it right away. Here we are, one full year later... This is a quote from my blog last year, Obama: "We should take on illegal immigration... Send me a bill that affords people to stay in this country and I will sign it.  Me: SEND ME A UNICORN & I WILL RIDE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE MOON! " Aaaaand, I am still waiting for that unicorn. So, good luck with that Mr. President. 

And by realizing the promise of an AIDS-free generation which is with in our reach. THANK YOU GWB. Oh gosh,  President Bush better flip out at President Obama taking credit for one of his greatest world-wide accomplishments. 

Overall,  there were a lot more facts and figures given to us this year. The President amazes me with his public speaking abilities. I had a copy of the speech before it began and read along as he delivered it. There were only minor additions and virtually no omissions. I'd be more impressed if he did that with implementation of work instead of just with rhetoric. My top criticism of the man and his plan is that there has 
been virtually no output comparatively speaking. Initiative: take some; it's free. 

Link to the transcript of the speech.

1 comment:

Jason Findlay said...

Mary, it was truly an enlightening and pleasurable experience reading your commentary. You really should consider becoming a radio talk show host. Just saying...