State of the Union Notes: Investments to Innovation, Education & Infrastructure

State of the Union Notes: Investments to Innovation, Education & Infrastructure

Reading through the Tribune yesterday, I stumbled upon this cartoon.  I figured I'd give it a shot for last night's State of the Union address by President Obama

DiarytoTwiiter (Feature - Large (Tall))

Ha! Twitter disciplined me to keep my notes short and to the point, simultaneously sharing them with our Money Smart Twitter-verse! This was fun, yo!

Needless to say, I am no politician therefore carry no baggage watching
this #SOTU address.  If you cut my veins, the mixed colors of red, white
and blue flow through this Marine Corps veteran's spirit.

So here are my notes transposed from my Twitter account, along with banter I spliced in from some of my favorite Tweeps chiming in here and there. Talk about a virtual party...as if we were all sitting together in the room watching the same TV! 
I hope you can find them useful in some way:

  • What an amazing #SOTU address. I was glued to every second & had to remind myself to keep my mouth closed. Great job Prez. Obama!
@ you were on it! Good job :-)

RT @: What an amazing address. I was glued to every second & had to remind myself to keep my ...

: @ I've been a supporter since I read his book.

: @ hello sir!

 


  • Our destiny remains OUR choice. It's a state where our UNION remains strong! God bless you & God Bless America #SOTU

: TRUE! "DESTINY" REMAINS OUR "CHOICE" RT @: Our destiny remains OUR choice. It's a state where our UNION remains strong!

  • USA is the place where you can make it if you try. Here anything is possible! America is where little dreams become a BIG reality! #SOTU

: @ YES!!! Really inspired by take on education & instilling in us that we live in a country where ANYTHING is possible!

  • We argue about everything. Yet, there is no one here (USA) that would trade places (to live/govern) with someone else on the EARTH. #SOTU
  • COLLEGES, open your campuses to military recruiters! Leave behind the things of the past. #SOTU
  • Let's not forget the things we have fought for stand in the hearts of people. Salute to our US TROOPS! (STANDING OVATION) #SOTU

: @
This Statement Of "Salute Our Troops" Is Another Reason To
Give Dad White House Arlington Burial & Tombstone "Offered"
By W.H.

  • What sets us apart is not just our power, but our principle behind it. #SOTU
  • N. Korea, keep your commitment to abandon nuclear weapons! - Prez. Obama #SOTU
  • [To Terrorists] We will not relent, we will not waver, we WILL DEFEAT YOU. - Prez. Obama <--Get sum BABY! #SOTU
  • Iraq War coming to end. Respect rule of law. Muslims part of American family. Deny Al Queda any safe havens. Bring our troops home! #SOTU
  • Rebuild faith in government! - Prez. Obama 21st century government competent, lives within means, deter enemies & build coalitions #SOTU
  • Last age of government reorg happened when black n'white TV was around! We are in information age, time to change! #SOTU


@ no prob- I LOVE that you're actively watching the address

: Yes! Let's get rid of "PartyPolitics" RT @: TIME TO ACT. Forge principled compromise. We cannot win future w/ govt of PAST.

  • TIME TO ACT. Forge principled compromise. We cannot win future with government of PAST. #SOTU
  • Medical malpractice reigning frivolous lawsuits! Ensure Social Security for future generations. This one cool - simplify TAX CODE. #SOTU
  • Spending FREEZE for next 5 yrs. (Fewer hand claps here) Cut excess weight from annual domestic spending - tackle our DEFICIT! #SOTU


:
@ you were on it! Good job :-)

: @ @ me too but I was tweeting it w a different hashtag

  • ANYTHING can be improved. Stop legislation of bookkeeping burden on small businesses, coverage for peeps w/pre-existing conditions. #SOTU


 
@ YES!!! Really inspired by take on education & instilling in us that we live in a country where ANYTHING is possible!

:Thank you @ for helping me pay attention!

  • Pursue & enforce trade agreements worldwide, this is includes common-sense safeguards to protect American people #SOTU
  • Investments into innovation, education & infrastructure will bring brilliance back to America. #SOTU
  • Building new rail system in America would speed travel, without the pat down! LOL Prez Obama! #SOTU


@ That's a good joke that he made. Haha!


Chuckle material for realRT @ Building new rail system in America would speed travel, without the pat down! LOL Prez Obama!

  • Hundreds of thousands of kids excelling in school, but not citizens. Stop expelling them to be our competition in another country! #SOTU
  • If you want to be a difference maker, become a teacher. Your country needs you! #SOTU

: I love that difference maker becoming a teacher. Thanks for the reminder @

: @ @ Education will determine our success or down fall

: RT @: In S. Korea, teachers are considered nation builders. About time teachers in US get SAME RESPECT! Booyaaa! << I like!

  • In South Korea, teachers are considered nation builders. About time teachers in US get SAME RESPECT! Booyaaa! #SOTU


LOL :) RT @ In South Korea, teachers are considered nation builders. About time teachers in US get SAME RESPECT! Booyaaa!

  • Success it not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work. Race to the Top a new carrot to get States to innovate education #SOTU

I CONCUR! but ppl thinks Success = Fame. So sad! Smh. RT @: Success it not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work.

  • OOOOOH! Prez. Obama says stop gov giving billions to oil companies. "They're just doing fine on their own!" LOL! #SOTU
  • What other country can spike the creativity of people? Flight, the Internet, Facebook just a few to name world changing technology #SOTU
  • China is home to largest solar energy research & fastest computer. Yet more people come to America more than any other place! #SOTU
  • Our world has changed. Change IS painful. Rules have been changed in the middle of the game. #StateoftheUnionAddress
  • It's not profits or stock market roaring back, but by dreams that are realized in the greatest nation in the world. #StateoftheUnionAddress
: RT @: oh yeah, def inspired! Didya c Prez Obama w/all the man hugs on his walk in? Waiting for high 5s & chest bumps <LMAO

  • Amazing how tragedy causes us to unite regardless of our differences. Hope we always operate from gratitude. Watching ##StateofUnionAddress

RT @: Amazing how tragedy causes us to unite regardless of our differences. Hope we always operate from gratitude. Watching...

: @ I mean he's our age. He's our President. He's a regular guy, one of us

: @ Yes! It was and I'm glad too!

: @ U should have been a reporter. From a journalism bkgrnd & even I need to write things down remember. ;)

Lastly, I was asked by a TV anchor, "And what is YOUR state of the union if I may ask and quote you on esp with ref to the Fil-Am community? :-)" I answered with, "Do not let hard times erode your confidence and
keep you away from the dreams of your heart. America is still where
profound miracles happen when you reach forward with faith and hard
work."

She replied, "Very well said, thanks!"

Who knows, maybe it'll make the news.  Either way, like I told my son.  These are historic times and soooo glad I could share it friends via social media.  Talk about innovation! 

Let's continue to have a Breakout Year...God bless you and God Bless America!!!

 

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE VIDEO

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