Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SOTU

In case you missed the State of the Union (shame on you.....all of my Canadian readers may continue reading shame free), here is a recap.
  1. Once upon a time we wanted to explore outer space and conquer that, too. But we weren't fast enough. Along came Sputnik. Darn you, Russians! But then we went to the moon. We showed them. Americans are innovators.
  2. Americans aren't finishing high school. China has students that continue to beat us in math and science. Darn you, Chinese! 
  3. No Child Left Behind didn't work. So we are going to stomp over them and Race To The Top. And only the innovators will get money. 
  4. If you dream it, you can do it. (Okay, that was Walt Disney)
  5. Your tax dollars govern the care of salmon in freshwater and saltwater. We do not know who governs salmon when it is smoked.
  6. You can drive across country faster than you can wait in a security line in the airport and get a full body pat down.
  7. It's time we start spending less than we make. We think this might help our deficit. 
  8. We do big things. America is big. We may be poorer than you, dumber than you, and we may cut our national defense budget (?!?!?!), but we are B-I-G.
God bless America.

10 comments:

Kent said...

Some of our are Americans outside the US and don't watch the State of the Union but still read your blog. :-) Anyway thanks for the summary.

karin said...

Okay, you are exempt too, Kent. But that's because I'm jealous of where you live.

You can read the actual un-karinized version here: http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/text-of-obamas-state-815798.html

Judi-CAJ said...

Well...from what I heard, you are pretty much right on! Dad can not figure out how to get to blogspot, so please send a regular email to help him out.

I think no one governs smoked salmon.

karin said...

Just emailed him. Frankly, I'm impressed he does email!

Jake Belder said...

I am pleased to know that I can continue to live without shame.

running shoes said...

Thank you Karin for your summary.
Being an dumb American and all, this has helped me develop a better understanding of where Obama thinks America is headed...up a creek or outer space

Kelli said...

Yes, the cutting our defense comment made me stop in my tracks and drop my jaw with a, "say what?"

Laura said...

This is great. Wish I knew how to post this to Digg from my iPod...

drh said...

And, in case you missed it, here’s my response to your summary. Every SOTU summary needs at least a response or two, no?

J.Wong said...

I now understand Americans better after reading this post.