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  • 11:15:58 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Yes $30 billion to Israel and $708 billion to the Pentagon, not counting war funding, energy, homeland insecurity, VA, CIA, state, etc, but CONSIDER: “the 8-year old boy in Louisiana, who just sent me his allowance and asked if I would give it to the people of Haiti” That oughta do it.

     
  • 11:11:39 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Iran violating NPT? President of UNITED STATES has gall to say that of another nation?

     
  • 11:08:54 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    “I have embraced the vision of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan”

     
  • 11:07:16 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    “We will have all of our combat troops out of Iraq by the end of this August … all of our troops are coming home.” When?

     
  • 11:05:12 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    “I’m not interested in relitigating the past” because it’s never been litigated so relitigating it would be just too hard, plus it’s cooler to prosecute future crimes like in the movies

     
  • 11:03:22 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    SURRENDER TO REPUBLICANS: “if the Republican leadership is going to insist that sixty votes in the Senate are required to do any business at all in this town, then the responsibility to govern is now yours as well”

     
  • 11:01:51 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    “Neither party should delay or obstruct every single bill just because they can.” End the filibuster rule??

     
  • 11:00:27 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    “the American people can see how their money is being spent.” We’re going to have video coverage of wars now?

     
  • 10:55:59 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    “Congress blocked a bill to create a commission to put SS, Medicare, Medicaid on chopping block, so I’ll do it with an Executive Order.” AND Congress cheers at that! First branch or court jesters?

     
  • 10:54:04 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    spending not for national security will freeze: In a sane discussion that would mean no increases at pentagon

     
  • 10:46:32 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Again with the anti-democratic approach: “I didn’t take on healthcare because it was good politics.” Please DO take on a few things that would be good politics. Like taking our money out of wars and the military. Did you hear there were wars going on, by the way?

     
  • 10:42:59 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Are we going to double our exports largely by exporting mercenaries?

     
  • 10:41:49 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Education plans with no dollar figures.

     
  • 10:40:20 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    We will double our exports over the next five years. How? And why not produce for our own use? Instead he goes right into “free trade” agreements.

     
  • 10:38:42 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    The Republicans boo recognizing climate change. Muffled a little due to them having their heads up their clean coal plants

     
  • 10:36:41 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Even Congress didn’t like that “I’m not interested in punishing banks” line. But look how they cheer for nuclear power plants and offshore oil drilling and “clean coal”.

     
  • 10:34:52 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Hard measurable specifics: “if the bill that ends up on my desk does not meet the test of real reform, I will send it back”

     
  • 10:29:56 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Followed up further with lots of nice sounding stuff with NO DOLLAR FIGURES attached at all.

     
  • 10:28:16 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    The applause lines are directed at the Republicans.

     
  • 10:27:50 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Follows up with a bunch of tax cuts. Light applause.

     
  • 10:25:57 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    I said I wouldn’t applaud for less than $30 B for something good, and Obama is about to nail it: “So tonight, I’m proposing that we take $30 billion of the money Wall Street banks have repaid and use it to help community banks give small businesses the credit they need to stay afloat.” However, this won’t take a dime AWAY from wars and the military, which get over a TRILLION.

     
  • 10:23:04 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    More applause for cutting taxes. And what produces MORE jobs than cutting taxes? Spending money on almost any industry other than military. Yet more applause for not raising taxes on a single person.

     
  • 10:20:43 pm on January 27, 2010 | 1 | # |

    Recovered most of the money given to the banks????

     
  • 10:20:26 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    2nd applause: he hated the bank bailout. But he committed to doing what was unpopular – even unpopular with himself apparently. Don’t we bomb other countries to get them to do what’s popular? We have a word for it … um … oh yeah, democracy.

     
  • 10:18:14 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Applause because he’s never been more hopeful than he is tonight? Enabling an addict.

     
  • 10:15:49 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    SOTU drinking game for teetotallers: I’m not going to take a sip until he proposes something specific

     
  • 10:14:38 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Re smiling congress members: What fun to be in a room where the president is on your team, even if it’s to report on the lousy state of the union.

     
  • 09:59:27 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |

    Here come Geithner, Gates, Holder, and gang. Holder may wish he were LOOKING BACKWARD for once, with those two in front of him.

     
  • 09:57:09 pm on January 27, 2010 | 1 | # |
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    Congress is cheering for the SCOTUS that just stripped away limitations on corporate $ for elections. Politeness or appreciation?

     
  • 08:52:13 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0 | # |
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    We’re anticipating words from the emperor in the absence of the actions we want. I’d like to see an executive reporting to Congress on the execution of past laws. Instead, at best, we always get an emperor telling Congress what laws to pass next. At worst we get fear-mongering, lying, ripping away of rights, and distraction from what needs attention. Telling Congress to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is good, but spending 2/3 of your speech on employment while dumping ever more of our money into the one area that produces fewer jobs than anything else (military and wars) makes no sense. Education? Healthcare? How can we have them with your wars, and why is it still just talk? In watching these things, let’s try not to cheer for pocket change. A few trains is good, but I won’t cheer for anything under $30 billion, because that’s the smallest amount they ever spend on wars.

    Obama’s put WH visitors online “for the first time in history”? A good year’s work! For what percentage of history have we had an online on which to put things? And what about all those health execs you have NOT put online?

    Obama objects to Citizen’s United and proposes “pass a bill”. I don’t want the executive writing the bills, but that’s intentional vagueness, and a bill won’t fix this one.