The State of the Union, are we in trouble? Do we Care?

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Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

 The State of the Union, are we in trouble? Do we Care?

My wife who has been sitting across the room from me in my office for the past few hours working hard on our taxes just decided to take a break and asked me to put something on the TV.

So I did and noticed that the State of the Union was on, which she did not want to watch so I did a little surfing around and was surprised to find that my standby channel, the History Channel did not even have anything relating to this great event in mock reporting.  I was expecting something on national government and maybe a little history on the state of the union, but no they were covering “Counting Cars” for the occasion. 

I guess that the History Channel who claims to care about such things as history and government has also given up on treating such an important event as the state of the union with any real credence.

I think that most thinking individuals and many who do not, have given up on the State of the Union address, not because it is not important, it really should be importantAfter all it is our country, the most important country on the planet.

 

Yet we all treat this event with a yawn.

Some because it is boring and they would rather play Farmville and drink beer.

And others because, though they are interested in government, are just sick of the Lies.

I have watched Reagan get up and lie during this event, and Bush, and Clinton, and Bush Jr, and even a few minutes of Obama.

It’s always the same, the President gives more of a presentation than a speech, and he brings in props from around the country like a few business people, a few grannies, a few widows, and maybe an orphan.

One side of the audience claps at everything, no matter how ridiculous it is, and the other side scowls, regardless of how much merit the statement has.

Then after all the grand lies have been said, the opposition appoints their liar to come in and refute everything that the President has said, this guy or gal generally has a bunch of their pals standing alongside nodding to every statement that this liar says.

And in the end, the liars have had an opportunity to get up and tell the public some things than nobody actually believes, the networks lost some revenue, the history channel taught us something about counting cars, and most of us watched something else.

I do care, and with the amount of money that we pay, I think that we should have better people working for us.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chris Ann Cleland
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The only way to get anything done in my view, is to always vote out the incumbent, no matter how much you like them or what party they are with.  Institute term limits via voters.

Jan 28, 2014 10:16 AM #1
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Bob, It is true that I don't want to watch and won't. I don't care to hear a glorified expose' on how much good has been done for the American people and how much more is coming our way. I am so disappointed with the whole bunch of them and it galls me that they will continue to get full pay even after they leave office.

Jan 28, 2014 10:29 AM #2
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I just realized that he is babbling in the background, telling all kinds of lies and I just got up and turned him off.  I am so sick of hearing him say, me, my, mine, I, I, I, I and the last few words were all about him as well.  I feel this way about all of them and we do need to vote every last one of them out. Jackasses could do better and their braying would be easier to listen to this crap.

Jan 28, 2014 10:35 AM #3
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Bob- I used to watch but then gave that up in favor of some reality show which seemed to have more "real" in it than the speech.  Perhaps the State of the Union address is the ultimate reality show.  

Jan 28, 2014 10:51 AM #5
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Bob, I have watched many State of Union speeches because I feel it is part of being of citizen of US just like voting.

Jan 28, 2014 11:24 AM #6
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Bob, I have not turned the TV on it has not been the same for a long time, sadly it is difficult to comprehend that a President makes $200+k a year and when they leave office are millionaires... Nixon, Clinton and now this one.....they were all from poor backgrounds. Keep in mind my integrity means more than becoming a millionaire....had the opportunity but chose to take the high road!, Endre

Jan 28, 2014 01:34 PM #7
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Bob, I don't watch because I prefer to just dig in and work my butt off.  The State of the Union is sad and pathetic, and I see it every day in people I talk with.  Things aren't headed in a good direction & haven't been for quite some time...I've personally got better things to do than listen to lip service and the latest programs that you & I will be unwillingly paying for.

Jan 28, 2014 01:38 PM #8
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HA!  And touché on the picture, I didn't notice that until after my first time reading

Jan 28, 2014 01:39 PM #9
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Good morning Bob. I fell asleep before he started. I read the recap this morning, I'm glad I didn't listen. How pathetic and a disgraceful excuse for leadership.

Jan 28, 2014 05:17 PM #10
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At some point they all start to sound like Charlie Browns teacher. For me it happened about 5 minutes in.

Jan 28, 2014 09:48 PM #11
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I make a habit of watching and trying to pick out the exaggerations...on both sides.

I caught 4 of the 6 that the media caught  and I thought the republican response had two issues in my book and the media only highlighted one.

I try to stay up on the issues so when topics come up I am able to talk intelligently and the people I speak with can check all they want and find what I say is not a stretch.

 

 

Jan 28, 2014 11:29 PM #12
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I've never been able to stomach politics or politicians.  Your summary is spot on in my opinion!

Jan 29, 2014 03:32 AM #13
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Bob, I watched a rerun of Law and Order then went to bed. The standing and clapping makes me nuts.

Jan 29, 2014 04:58 AM #14
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Bob, I really tried watching, but just couldn't make it to the end.  Again, it all sounds like rhetoric the spews forth with little substance.  Maybe I'm wrong and maybe a little jaded by politics after all these years of listening to the same old speech after speech and nothing really changes.

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Bob - So true, but how are we ever going to change things if we keep electing the same idiots into public office?

Jan 29, 2014 09:58 PM #16
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