"On Friday, it was announced
that we added another 304,000 jobs
last month alone -- almost double
what was expected.
An economic miracle is taking place
in the United States --
and the only thing
that can stop it are
foolish wars, politics,
or ridiculous partisan investigations."
Trump on Trump on Trump: SOTU 2019
"The agenda I will lay out this evening
is not a Republican agenda
or a Democrat agenda.
It is the agenda of the American people."
But we must reject the politics
of revenge, resistance, and retribution --
and embrace the boundless potential
of cooperation, compromise, and the common good.
and yet, the ladies in white just couldn't stand for it...
Let's talk about these ladies, for just a minute, shall we?
First, they were all democrats; and yet, they were intended to be seen in a show of solidarity, mirroring the white dresses of the suffragettes, in support of "all women..." hmmmmm
Did they reflect the ideology of this woman? me? um. no.
Did they reflect the ideology of this woman....Star Parker? um. no.
Peggy Noonan was quick on the twitter to say, "“And good natured with the white jackets, who I see some on twitter are calling the straight jackets. AOC had a rare bad night, looking not spirited, warm and original as usual but sullen, teenaged and at a loss."
To which, AOC replied:“Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future. We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact.”
was it, AOC?
cue, MediaITE -- instant poll @CBS
um, what's that? 76% approval....
even @CNN ....viewers gave it a 60% approval.
And given how long a speech it was....82 minutes to be exact....this year's SOTU even tops last year's numbers, and even toppled the viewership of Obama's SOTU in 2011.
Anywho, Alexandria -- you may wanna rethink how the American people think about things..."unsettling" may not be where we're at. just sayin'
Perhaps her white pant suit's in a wad over this:
"Tonight, I ask you to choose greatness."
In just over 2 years since the election, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom -- a boom that has rarely been seen before. We have created 5.3 million new jobs and importantly added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs -- something which almost everyone said was impossible to do, but the fact is, we are just getting started.
Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in half a century. African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded. Unemployment for Americans with disabilities has also reached an all-time low. More people are working now than at any time in our history --- 157 million.
We passed a massive tax cut for working families and doubled the child tax credit.
We eliminated the very unpopular Obamacare individual mandate penalty -- and to give critically ill patients access to life-saving cures, we passed right to try.
oh it's gotta be this:
We have unleashed a revolution in American energy -- the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world. And now, for the first time in 65 years, we are a net exporter of energy.
Inspired by stories like Alice's, my Administration worked closely with members of both parties to sign the First Step Act into law. This legislation reformed sentencing laws that have wrongly and disproportionately harmed the African-American community.
In the last 2 years, our brave ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of criminal aliens, including those charged or convicted of nearly 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 killings.
We are joined tonight by one of those law enforcement heroes: ICE Special Agent Elvin Hernandez. When Elvin was a boy, he and his family legally immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic. At the age of eight, Elvin told his dad he wanted to become a Special Agent. Today, he leads investigations into the scourge of international sex trafficking. Elvin says: "If I can make sure these young girls get their justice, I've done my job." Thanks to his work and that of his colleagues, more than 300 women and girls have been rescued from horror and more than 1,500 sadistic traffickers have been put behind bars in the last year.
oh finally, we get a win, and the AOC stands up and high fives to this:
No one has benefitted more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the new jobs created in the last year. All Americans can be proud that we have more women in the workforce than ever before -- and exactly one century after the Congress passed the Constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in the Congress than ever before
Can you say 'she sells shallow sea shells from sea to shining sea' ten times?
And yet, for the AOC...and her fellow democrats...it's not enough; not even close.
In AOC terms -- in twelve years, she predicts that the world is going to end if we don't address climate change; oh, and here's her companion piece of legislation to go with that...see Green New Deal details.
To which I wonder, why do we need a Green New Deal if the world is ending in twelve years anyway?
In a perfect world -- in terms of life goals and aspirations of the young AOC -- we would all be socialists by now.
What say you, Mr. President?
Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence --- not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.
And yet, in truth -- in reality and not made for TV -- government dependency is on the rise. Year in and year out, our welfare budget grows at a faster rate than our military budget and national security combined, by far. To put it in proper perspective, our Military gets a budget of about 716 Billion dollars in 2019; while our welfare system, dedicates 721 Billion to Medicare alone, and another 458 Billion to various other welfare programs, making a grand total of $1,179 Billion..........over a trillion dollars.
And the Dem's quibble about 5.7 Billion dollars...
and about this ending.........
Everything that has come since -- our triumph over communism, our giant leaps of science and discovery, our unrivaled progress toward equality and justice -- all of it is possible thanks to the blood and tears and courage and vision of the Americans who came before.
Think of this Capitol -- think of this very chamber, where lawmakers before you voted to end slavery, to build the railroads and the highways, to defeat fascism, to secure civil rights, to face down an evil empire.
Here tonight, we have legislators from across this magnificent republic. You have come from the rocky shores of Maine and the volcanic peaks of Hawaii; from the snowy woods of Wisconsin and the red deserts of Arizona; from the green farms of Kentucky and the golden beaches of California. Together, we represent the most extraordinary Nation in all of history.
What will we do with this moment? How will we be remembered?
....We must choose whether we are defined by our differences -- or whether we dare to transcend them.
We must choose whether we will squander our inheritance -- or whether we will proudly declare that we are Americans. We do the incredible. We defy the impossible. We conquer the unknown...
"I am asking you to choose greatness," he goes on to say.
And this girl is right there with him.
It was a good night for America, Mr. President. Thank you.
But to Alex from the Bronx -- the girl with the degree in economics, no less -- um. me thinks you need to be less concentrated on making fashion statements of political threads and shreds, and better immersed in the things and ideals that have actually stitched this nation together.
Our founders wove an exquisite weave of the best policies of the ages -- from Aristotle, the Greeks, we gathered ideas like this: "even the best of men in authority are liable to be corrupted by passion. We may conclude then that the law is reason without passion, and it is therefore preferable to any individual."
From the Romans, Cicero recognized the connection between mankind and Nature's Law, and used this as a guide for not only personal behavior, but how society must apply this connection while constructing its foundation: "For these virtues originate in our natural inclination to love our fellow-men, and this is the foundation of justice." In other words, and returning to The 5000 Year Leap for an assist -- " ...the glue which holds a body of human beings together in the commonwealth of a just society is love -- love of God; love of God's great law of Justice; and love of one's fellow-men which provides the desire to promote true justice among mankind."
From Jerusalem -- we simply find the basis to every thing under heaven; choosing to believe in a faith of Something Greater than ourselves, or not -- it is another choice we make; in the simplest of terms, the commonwealth that became America started at the very beginning, applying The Ten Commandments as the very foundation of our system of laws, individually and collectively.
We are a nation intended to be designed -- and manufactured in the great USA -- of independent people, not of a people totally dependent upon Uncle Sam, or the Democratic party, to fulfill all our dreams....for we all know how that ends, right; it ends -- within twelve years quite possibly -- with an equal sharing of misery. badump ba
Oh that girl, AOC; she has a lot to learn.
But amen, amen -- what a muse, what a muse, she is for me.
Make it a Good Day, G