Well for the first time in quite a while I decided to watch the “pat on the back” and “mini campaigning”.

So what was said, not much as usual.
So were going to spend money and be fiscally responsible, there must some new math that they are using in Washington. This is like watching an award show, one person says something and everyone claps. (LEMMINGS) (Trained primates).

Some of what was spoken seemed pointless, I am glad the people of Sudan are able to vote but that has NOTHING to do with the “state” of our Onion.

Is Washington really naive in thinking that the Iraqi people are “converted” and will be stable when we leave? This should have never started, they never asked for us to come over and help them. Has we “stayed” home, we could have replaced 1000’s of bridges and roads that are in serious disrepair.

As for the statement “we are the hardest working people”, yes we work more hours that any other country. What does it get us? Depression, anxiety, crime, anger, aggression etc. Check other countries, their standard of living is quite acceptable yet they work less.

He spoke about a school in Michigan that had poor attendance and graduation levels. I will admit that I have not researched it but from what I know about Missouri schools, they lowered the expectations/standards thus creating more positive numbers.

Undocumented workers and people coming here to learn then leave. We undocumented worker just have to go period end of story. As for the latter, maybe make part of the curriculum that they do a 3 year internship before they leave.

A lot of talk was about the future. This is POINTLESS, he only has control over the next 1 year, 5 at best. Plus he does not have the final say so on anything. So these 10 year and 15 year plans are lip service to make us feel shiny and happy.

I also am dis-enfranchised when I hear things like “I will get democrats and republicans to work together”. Last I checked there are far more than 2 parties. Libertarians and Green party have existed for a very long time and have people in Office, either include them or I will continue to NOT VOTE.

Why is it that he said, “black and white and Latino, Chinese etc” . Should that have been “African-Americans, Caucasians, Latinos and Chinese”

The only good that I heard was the fact that gays can serve their country without prejudice. I support gay people, they should be allowed to marry, divorce and experience all the pains and poor laws of hetero couples.

Lastly, while tragic the shooting in Tucson is no more news worthy than anything else. People are shot in this country everyday, we should not be elevating our public servants to hero status. They work for use period.

So next time there is a State of the Union, how about reporting the unemployment rate, what you have done the past year. OR pick 100 citizens give them a pre-test to see if they have any clue and let them grade your performance.

Your our employee and should be treated as such!!!!