State of the Union, 2.3 billion for railway, and California proposition 8

Thought this funny. Noticed how when the president looked to his right the cameras panned there and everyone was standing and cheering like crazy.

The two or three times the camera panned to the people on his left, I noticed the majority of people in the roomwere sternly sitting and no applause. I heard a couple of gasps at some things he said, and some “snorts” that sound rather like “Oh sure…”.

I did put the speech on hold when they did one of these pans and thought you might enjoy it if you didn’t catch it. The little area that is more colorful up andto the left) is that verbose small group. The rest of the people from center to right – are the ones who were obviously displeased. Interesting, eh.

Pretty reflective of public opinion, I believe. Obama is the “Word Meister” for sure. Heard it all before. Just an emphasis on what might sell the public on him – I think. What do you think?

By the way, the 2.3 billion dollars Obama is designating to create jobs with construction of new railway- who do you think will get the jobs? Unions I would bet 100%. Hmmmmmmm, election backers for Obama.

What I find fascinating is that he wants to keep up with Europe’s fast trains when all across America the infrastructure is falling apart – bridges, sewers, water pipes, etc. etc. etc. Interesting again, eh?

One more critique, if I may. I love the way this Harvard (I believe) educated man speaks eloquently and with perfect pronouncing of his words……until……he is speaking to the “common man”. My husband and I have noticed this many times. Instead of saying, “I want them to work with us…” (specifically he said this yesterday), “I want them workin’with us.” Kind of puts him right in there at the same level with the workin’folks doesn’t it?

Lastly – it is the squeaky wheel that gets the attention. What in the heck is the matter with the TWO votes Californians have decided to keep gay marriage from legal rights as married couples! The majority spoke twice. If this is overturned you may as well throw away your voting ballots…oh yeah, may as well anyway as money rules the elections.

I am not mad. Just amazed so many think “change” is in progress.
Same old-same old.

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2 Responses to “State of the Union, 2.3 billion for railway, and California proposition 8”

  1. slamdunk Says:

    Good point about the unions.

    The concept of funding rail projects is absurd. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the state government has for yers been trying to force rural residents to pay for Philly’s mass transist money pit. Expanded rail use would be the same.

    • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

      We are just peasants in the scheme of things. My eldest son told me that one time and I was so disappointed. I always thought I was a princess!

      Heard this am that Washington DC is the brain stem of the country. I live in No. Cal. I shudder to think what I am! 🙂

      Have a great weekend. I try to live each moment to the fullest as it is all we have!

      Marsha

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