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.
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!
- Our destiny remains OUR choice. It's a state where our UNION remains strong! God bless you & God Bless America #SOTU
- 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
- 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"
- 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
hotblackbitter @MattSapaula no prob- I LOVE that you're actively watching the #sotu address
- 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
- ANYTHING can be improved. Stop legislation of bookkeeping burden on small businesses, coverage for peeps w/pre-existing conditions. #SOTU
CreoleTexan @MattSapaula YES!!! Really inspired by #POTUS take on education & instilling in us that we live in a country where ANYTHING is possible!
- 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
memelia @MattSapaula That's a good joke that he made. Haha!
CreoleTexan Chuckle material for realRT @MattSapaula Building new rail system in America would speed travel, without the pat down! LOL Prez Obama! #SOTU
- 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
- In South Korea, teachers are considered nation builders. About time teachers in US get SAME RESPECT! Booyaaa! #SOTU
NancyDee_Online LOL :) RT @MattSapaula In South Korea, teachers are considered nation builders. About time teachers in US get SAME RESPECT! Booyaaa! #SOTU
- 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
- 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
- Amazing how tragedy causes us to unite regardless of our differences. Hope we always operate from gratitude. Watching ##StateofUnionAddress
Lastly, I was asked by a TV anchor, "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
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!!!