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Message 1337598 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 2:52:15 UTC

Guy e-mailed me a couple of hours ago and asked me to set up this thread, as his RAC has fallen below the posting threshold. I am happy to do so.
Worm also e-mailed me, and asked me to say something snarky about the president, as well. I am happy to do so.
So, as we watch (or not watch) the SotU Address, I wish you to know ... the kitty I rescued about a year ago is asleep. Apparently she's not all fired up by Mr. Obama.

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Message 1337621 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 4:37:24 UTC - in response to Message 1337598.

Here in LA LA Land, there was nobama on TV. Just live wall to wall coverage of a burning cabin. That's right folks, 'bama got preempted!

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Message 1337627 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 4:57:30 UTC

The government does not create jobs. It creates debt.
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Message 1337638 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 6:03:19 UTC - in response to Message 1337627.

The government does not create jobs. It creates debt.

Thank you gubment for my current and former job.

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Message 1337652 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 6:28:45 UTC - in response to Message 1337638.

The government does not create jobs. It creates debt.

Thank you gubment for my current and former job.


I also work for the government. It is by debt I'm also paid. The government makes nothing but debt. If the government took in taxes to pay for my WORK it wouldn't be by debt I was paid. The government borrows to pay my check. As they do your job. The government spends more then it takes from it's tax base.

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Message 1337659 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 6:47:30 UTC

First, let me admit I didn't see or hear the US State of the Union address. So bearing that in mind here are the headlines:-
Lots of things said about how well the state was doing in these hard times.
How proud to be the leader of the fine nation.
Keep an eye out for the bad guys over there.
Doing his bit for the economy.
Lots of flowery words that don't stack up in the light of day.

Probably missed a few local issues, but that list covers just about every such address I've ever heard.
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Message 1337674 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 7:23:45 UTC

Question. Are "State of the Union" speeches meant to say anything?

I would say they can only put the spotlight on the positives and hope that the negatives remain in the shadows.

Therefore it has to be a speech about nothing and pure hopes for the future, and therefore the least commented about the better.

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Message 1337734 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 13:16:16 UTC - in response to Message 1337674.

Question. Are "State of the Union" speeches meant to say anything?

I would say they can only put the spotlight on the positives and hope that the negatives remain in the shadows.

Therefore it has to be a speech about nothing and pure hopes for the future, and therefore the least commented about the better.

They are just a place where the President can pat himself and his cronies on the back for what a great job they are doing.
Its worhtless.
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Message 1337741 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 14:20:05 UTC - in response to Message 1337734.

Question. Are "State of the Union" speeches meant to say anything?

I would say they can only put the spotlight on the positives and hope that the negatives remain in the shadows.

Therefore it has to be a speech about nothing and pure hopes for the future, and therefore the least commented about the better.

They are just a place where the (current) President (at the time) can pat himself and his cronies on the back for what a great job they are doing.
Its worthless.


Edited it for clarity for you. :)

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Message 1337768 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 15:43:07 UTC - in response to Message 1337652.

The government does not create jobs. It creates debt.

Thank you gubment for my current and former job.


I also work for the government. It is by debt I'm also paid. The government makes nothing but debt. If the government took in taxes to pay for my WORK it wouldn't be by debt I was paid. The government borrows to pay my check. As they do your job. The government spends more then it takes from it's tax base.


Yet with this "debt", as you call it, you have money to pay your bills and otherwise put back into the "economy at large", including to buy goods from a privately-owned company such as ... gasp ... Wal-Mart (or insert whatever company you prefer). Thus, they have the opportunity for profit and to create jobs for their associates.

If you wish to have a real discussion on this, quoting a short line from Reagan from 30 years ago won't cut it.

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Message 1337777 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 16:10:47 UTC

This is basically what I witnessed last night...




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Message 1337781 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 16:33:07 UTC - in response to Message 1337777.

This is basically what I witnessed last night...

Care to elaborate? :)
Have a similar one from, say, 8 to 12 years ago?

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Message 1337805 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 17:27:20 UTC - in response to Message 1337781.

This is basically what I witnessed last night...

Care to elaborate? :)
Have a similar one from, say, 8 to 12 years ago?

LOL, even I can get that one.
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