Monday, January 24, 2011
Sum up the State of the Union in a tweet

President Obama will deliver his 2011 State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday night. The speech will begin at 9 p.m. ET and is expected to include discussion about important issues like the economy.

 

In today’s world of quick-fire texts, microblogging and constant news, it’s a challenge to condense such a substantial speech. But we’re putting you up to the task.

 

After you watch the speech, send your best summary to @cnnireport via Twitter. With the at-reply, you'll have 129 characters to sum up Obama’s speech. Think about what topics or moments stood out to you, and feel free to have fun and get creative. We’re planning to feature the best responses on CNN.com as part of our coverage of the State of the Union and can’t wait to see what you come up with!

 

Update: The speech is over, but the conversation continues on Twitter and in the comments area below. Send your summary of the speech to @cnnireport! If you want to share your opinion on video, sound off here. Let us know what you thought about the State of the Union address.

 

Update -- Wednesday: We've published this quote gallery showcasing 15 of the tweets.

171 Comments
January 24, 2011
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There are 140 characters to type on twitter? is that correct?

January 25, 2011
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Yes, that's correct! With the @cnnireport, that comes down to 129. Does that make sense?

January 25, 2011
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oh yes... how stuuuuuuupid of me !!! thanks Nicole

January 25, 2011
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four score and seven years ago...our forefathers

January 25, 2011
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A total waste of approx 60 minutes or so.

January 25, 2011

I am watching it here from the Virginia Beach studio.....

January 25, 2011
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That's easy:

 

"blah blah blah financial crisis.  blah blah blah Sputnik moment.  blah blah blah Terrorism. blah blah blah Economy."

 

I think that about sums it up.

January 25, 2011
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Stop dumbing down the country.  You idiots.  Twitter is for ramblings of attention seekers (like Palin).  State of the Union is a serious speech.  If there are any sensible people on CNN, please delete this blog ASAP.

January 25, 2011
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"We must go forward, not backward. Upward, not forward. And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!"

January 25, 2011
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WTF?

January 25, 2011
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"Everything we millionaire lawyers say has 2 meanings.  One for us and one for you.  Thank you for being docile. F*** you and goodnight."

January 25, 2011
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Feel Good B.S. Lacking substance. Just like most every State of The Union Speech. As long as we have massive numbers of Americans unemployed and huge debts to China no talk of recovery can be taken seriously. Spin Spin Spin.

January 25, 2011
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Notice the cynicism in the above comments?  Just a microcosm of the attitude of "the american people".  Washington needs to get real.

January 25, 2011
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"I sat in that seat that McConnell is sitting in. Also, the Pres is speaking."

January 25, 2011
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Why would one wish to do so?  I think the question is evidence of our national attention deficit disorder.  I suppose I am old school, but I think our so-called "social media" is simply an excuse for already distracted people to become even more distracted...not by important issues of the day, but by superficialities.  A campy movie released a few years back called "Idiocracy" is a scary version (albeit someone funny)of where we are headed.

January 25, 2011
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Someone should count the number of times Obama says "I".

 

January 25, 2011
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All eyes on the President

January 25, 2011
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If there were any more "I" it would have been just solid lines.

January 25, 2011
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140 letters?  I only need 6  - HE LIES!!

January 25, 2011
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count the number of times the president say's "uh"

January 25, 2011
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I don't need to wait for the speech. I can sum up all political speeches ever made in a lot less than 140 characters:

 

"His lips were moving".

 

You really don't need to know anything else...

January 25, 2011
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Nice speech will we see action?

Or is this the same old Roderic all talk and no action?

January 25, 2011
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Blah blah blah again and again. Show us your birth certiicate and salute our flag!

January 25, 2011
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Laughing so hard it hurts...Obama and his liberal buddies support nothing he is promising.

January 25, 2011
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Summing up the State of the Union Address:

He said blah, blah, blah

January 25, 2011
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Same myth. Different day.  We have all we need to provide a good life for all right now, but the rich want all for themselves.

January 25, 2011
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NOOOO! Don't study to become a teacher. We don't need more professional teachers with no real world experience. We need experienced professional teaching.

January 25, 2011
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Let me entertain you,

Let me make you smile...

Let me do a few tricks,

Some old and then some new tricks;

I'm very versatile;

And if you're real good,

I'll make you feel good,

I want your spirit to climb;

So let me entertain you,

We'll have a real good time,

Yes sir!

We'll have... A real good time!

 

 

January 25, 2011
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The 1st step in "winning the future" is for Obama to resign.

January 25, 2011
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"Dont worry. Be Happy."

January 25, 2011
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to reinvent america...congress must reinvent itself and work for our dream not theirs

January 25, 2011
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Fix "unneccessary burdens on American Businesses" oh...you mean like Obamacare?

January 25, 2011
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Any good lawyer knows it's better to draft a new document than fix one that was bungled.  Key word: good.

January 25, 2011
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They should think about starting earlier next year, I see a few heads nodding in the crowd

January 25, 2011
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pick a little talk a little

pick a little talk a little

cheap cheap cheap

pick a lot

talk a little more

January 25, 2011
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speaker of the house has a grape soda tie on oboma looks thirsty

January 25, 2011
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The state Of the Union is totally downhill. You cannot believe anything anyone in office or any Corporate type tells you. We have foresaken our values for profits. End of Story.

January 25, 2011
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Strengthen Social Security????? Its ALREADY BANKRUPT! Government Reorganization?  Surely he is joking...those are republican ideas....you know those evil conservatives. I cannot believe this crap.

January 25, 2011
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Yawn...

January 25, 2011
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The Speaker of the House of falls asleep as Obama rips 2012 from underneath his feet.

January 25, 2011
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Save America with fast trains and faster internet?

January 25, 2011
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My tweet - 'lying lennonist communist changes tune and backpedals since even 6 months ago'

January 25, 2011
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we need a new world war a massive war kill off several million people it is the only way it would create millions of new jobs its a sad reality but it is the only way to get out of this mess we are in today. it will never get better until this happens  ladies roll your sleeves up again and get into real American factories producing our future

January 25, 2011
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Can do it 2 words:

 

"You LIE!"

January 25, 2011
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The Joint Chiefs all look constipated and Hillary looks very tired. Is Joe Biden chewing gum? Oh...look another senator just fell asleep. I will say this..Obama can deliver a great speech..he is truly gifted. He may not understand a thing he is saying...but damn he is good a speaking.

January 25, 2011
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That dream is why in 2012...you will be gone from office.

January 25, 2011
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More hot air from Obamaville. That's less than 140...And hopefully you're out of office in 2012

January 25, 2011
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Yeah, all major corporations hire people through companies like People Answers who falsely claim to know how to read an employees performance DNA. No wonder we are al slaves or unemployed. I hear lawsuit! People Answers is illegal. Any company to performance profile an employee should be illegal and it is still allowed in America. 

January 25, 2011
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Any company that conducts a performance profile for a new hire is pure NAZI communism and prevents American growth.

January 25, 2011
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OMG! THIS is why I voted for him! Let's make our govt work for US!

January 25, 2011
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he just said you are all screwed and will always be screwed sit tight buckle up were not going anywhere and your screwed

January 25, 2011
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I stand with the President.I just want for him to fight for what he stands and not allowed members of the government Democrats and Republican alike to bully him into compromise that he does not believe on. I am use to a government that did not care about the people but instead did whatever the heck he wanted without caring about what the people said. He did not care if the middle class diminish as long as his lobbyist were happy. President Obama , please re-establish the middle class that put you in office.

January 25, 2011
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We must work together... now that I have no choice.

January 25, 2011
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Obama mentioned things that America was great for, and what got us here. He must have forgotten capitalism. He, and every other liberal are complete pseudo-intellectuals, if there is a God, this God made these neanderthals just to make angry the logical and reasoning, and intelligent beings.

January 25, 2011
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Dear Terrorists: No pat downs on high speed rail. Start planning now.

January 25, 2011
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vote me for 2012, I still have promises to make!

January 25, 2011
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Pander left right and center.  Steal others ideas. Throw in a few pet projects. Open mouth.

January 25, 2011
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Okay kiddies.... who said "Never was so much owed by so many to so so few" Was it Winston Churchill to the RAF in 1940? Or was it President Obama speaking tonight after the State of the Union address on America's debt to the Chinese government?......Hmmmn?

 

January 25, 2011
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I am really pleased to see the focus on science, mathmatics, technology, and especially education throughout the course of the speech. These are the keys to our future and our success as a species worldwide.

January 25, 2011
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Pack of lies. 

January 25, 2011
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Obama plans to cut $400,000,000,000 ($400 Billion) from the Federal Deficit of $14,000,000,000,000 ($14 Trillion) over the next ten years. WOAH! That's a lot. Wait, that's 0.29% of the Deficit on annual basis. Get back to the drawing board, Mr. President.

 

January 25, 2011
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I have a dream

January 25, 2011
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Wake up call - no one man can do this alone.  We must all work to keep out country great, out of debt and free. All of you with negative messages, why don't you think of a way to help out.

January 25, 2011
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Just proud to say I voted for him.

 

 

 

January 25, 2011
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This is "our" country, the greatest of all, it will be what we make it. Stop whining.

January 25, 2011
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Rejuvenated my faith in his presidency, I do think that he will bring us back to economic prosperity. But it is for all of us to work together and not apart for positive results and change to happen. President Obama does not act without looking at all possible outcomes and I believe that he has the American people at heart in every decision that is made. May God bless him and his endeavours.

January 25, 2011
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Talk on the educational performance was a flat lie in his speech. We are slagging  behind India and China and even rest of the world! He shouldn't have over-exaggerated. And with 15Trillion debt which are we the most prosperous nation. Is it some code language to say that boat is sinking though all is well!

January 25, 2011
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140 characters? That's way more then needed. How about this:

 

"We need to get our asses in gear."

January 25, 2011
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We have oversimplified education for our kids. Every thing that is difficult is removed from the syllabus. Moreover, all the academic institutes are in cut-throat competition to gain maximum admissions rather than maximum performance and expectation from the students. Academic institutes are no less than McDonald where you go with money and get the degree. Faculties in large institutes and universities don't bother about student's performance as they are focused in generating funding for their own research and teach in burden so passing 'duffers' is easy and quick option then failing them and facing the students with questions. Small community college type institute's faculty pass the students as they have to maintain their jobs for which passing is must to continuously getting new student. An institute that fails in America is not worth the education nor it has any profiting business potentials! Do you need to know Mr. President? Send me an e-mail.

January 25, 2011
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Party change needed!!! Not falling for the same line this time around. Fiscally responsible, joke...........

January 25, 2011
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@AshK Quite the opposite, he acknowledged the American decline in educational attainment/performance and made his position on education, technology, science and mathematics very clear; he was advocating for drastic improvement in these areas. The simple fact is science, technology and education need to be at the forefront of what we celebrate as "important" in our culture, and we need to refocus on this fact. If we do this, everything else will follow.

January 25, 2011
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January 25, 2011
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@tubb great catch there, but if you see the state budgets for many states they have unanimous agreement on cutting the spending of education. Which way we will achieve this.

Education has to be taken as a war else as he said that we will have best campuses (for research) in which foreigners will come do research and empower their own nations. Believe me the state of education in any field is more than worst. We need war level efforts to revitalize it and Education being the founding stone of America, if left unaddressed other than speeches, will adversely affect the nation. I feel an urgent need to address Education than Iraq, Iran or North Korea. The home grown intellectual potential of our land is falling in the hands of Made in Japan, wii type games and now we have very few Edisons!

January 25, 2011
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"The US is not ready to hear what is actually going on in the world, so I'll rehearse a bunch of old songs."

January 25, 2011
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John Boehner's tie.

January 25, 2011
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My Tweet: eh

January 25, 2011
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Inspiring

January 25, 2011
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@cnnireport-spkr,vpr,112congress we/r/a/broke nation underGod/owned by Chna,behind in sc,tec,grn-enrg,fredom & justice for $14trillion G.B.A

January 25, 2011
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Simply focused and well grounded.

January 25, 2011
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Politics in America is a degenerting mess but the likes of Bachmann, a dolt who doesn't even know how to look into a camera when she's talking to the American people, prattling on with her same ole song, little of which has anything to do with reflecting reality, that's really the lowest of the low.  Being so stupid and dishonest should not elevate you to the national stage.  This "I want someone just like me" path is insane...when just like me means dumber then dirt, motivated by fear, steeped in small-minded ignorance and lacking any imagination.  What is wrong with the 6th Dist. in MN?  How does this woman get elected?  Education in this country is clearly failing us,.

January 25, 2011
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You cant have common ground with people who lie over and over. Ask anyone who was ever cheated on.

January 25, 2011
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I wint out an got drunk an dint here awird of the speach.  So wad I miss?

January 25, 2011
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HomebasedIndustry-progress-AmericanInnovation-CleanEnergy-Immigration-Infrastructure-Education-F**Earmarks-reorganizeGov-AmericanDreaming!

January 25, 2011
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Finally both sided must work together to make us greater as a country and smarter for the future.

January 25, 2011
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We are blessed to be living in the term of one of the greatest American presidents.  Count your blessings.

January 25, 2011
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Taking over every local tv channel to give an address, will not improve your ratings or popularity, look at palin... That pretty much sums it up.

January 25, 2011
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i wish we had another pasty white corporate owned conservative guy as president… because I'm so sick of hearing all the constant bickering about Obama

January 25, 2011
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SkyKing169... in his second year of presidency, what logic do you use to say he is one of the greatest American presidents? What has he done that has been as profound as the actions of say Lincoln or JFK, or even Clinton?

January 25, 2011
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Great scripting and even a bit of choreography.

'Song and Dance'

But what action of substance will all that translate into?

Also, can someone clarify the definition of 'it is up to us'? It's not clear which faction he is referring to; his own 'us'?

January 25, 2011
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Also, the cynisism on this message board is welcoming. Alot of people display way too much false-optimism. Either way tho, is anything Obama does in his presidency going to affect me as a 22 year old, hard working, pot smoking citizen.

January 25, 2011
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Wasn't American Idol suppose to be on? ;)

January 25, 2011
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Jeb Bush 2012!!!!

January 25, 2011
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DAMMMMMNNNNN so many obama haters. Too bad he is getting re-elected for another 4 years. So excited to see our country grow! :)

January 25, 2011
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Another hour in my life I will never get back. Sorry to see how many are still desperate enough to believe.

January 25, 2011
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The guy is all liberal bla bla bla, completely unreliable.

January 25, 2011
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Shakespeare said it already.....

 

"...a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing."

January 25, 2011
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mandeep1803 is right. Tweets are for short-span attention-seekers. You're better than this, CNN. Find a better way of drawing a crowd.

January 25, 2011
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"The State of the Union is heck of a lot better than I found it."

January 25, 2011
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China is winning

January 25, 2011
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In one word, the president urge us to borrow from the past to pay for the future.

January 25, 2011
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Since we had the China state diner last week, there's a chinese proverb that says "talk does not cook rice"

January 25, 2011
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Obama: "Win the Future."  GOP:  "Fear the Now."

January 25, 2011
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January 26, 2011
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at least I'm not a republican.

January 26, 2011
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I did not like the State of the Union speech.  It was cute, nice, ok, but it did not get me excited or deal with the problems in the country.  It was flat and almost hard to watch

January 26, 2011
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                    • CRICKETS***********

January 26, 2011
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In this thread: Butt hurt conservatives who are still complaining.  Guess what? McCain wouldn't have miraculously fixed the United States.  Guess what? Things don't get fixed lickety-split.  Stop you complaining ffs.

January 26, 2011
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same ole crap (more lightly applied), loved by the same ole deep-thinkers.

January 26, 2011
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Obama challenged America to DO something. America responded with cynical Tweets.

January 26, 2011
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Obama: 'We need to out-innovate' rest of the world and build a better government!

January 26, 2011
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Succinct, canned, predictable, safe, unifying, more boring than eloquent. Nice touches sure. Grade: B

January 26, 2011
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Obama has the same old lying rhetoric all the time.  All he knows how to do is speak.  He has no follow through. Thank God he doesn't because he means the opposite of what he says.

January 26, 2011
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blah blah blah Obama in 2012!!!!

January 26, 2011
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Solid speech! (did not surrender to his base) Pragmatic enough for the center.

Presidential in content and isolates the single issue, evangelical dogmatist as well as Tea Partiers.

 

The birthers,  anti immigration racist, those who think affordable healthcare is a conspiracy,  as well as those  favoring  extending the tax benefits  to the top 2% must have hated his message.

EVER WONDER WHY REPULICANS FEAR PUBLIC EDUCATION?

 

Rush, do some more drugs. You made enough money. Tell the truth.

Explain to your folks that reading and thinking is not Un-American!!!

 

January 26, 2011
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When twitter first came out, I got an account, and have never used it, because I quickly realized, what's the point of a medium that that effectively negates the communicating anything substantive?   I don't see tweeting as filling some communication niche - we already have advertising slogans, one sided missives from companies; tweeting seems similar, in that the only tweet to be looked forward to are the ones that fawning fans expect from their favorite celeb.  Otherwise, do I want to hear a tweet from my friends?  NOt really, just send a text, or email.   It just goes to show, the people that developed and backed tweeting, must have been rather cynical to think such an insignificant mode of communication would take over, ultimately.

January 26, 2011
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Blah, blah, nothing is my fault.  Blah, blah, spend, spend.   Blah, blah, re-elect me. 

January 26, 2011
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Salidin

Right On But!

Health care should not be affordable, Health care should be free. Why are we extending the tax benefits to the top 2% when it is the bottom 2% that need the tax cuts. Personally speaking I think public education in its current form is a waste of money.

 

January 26, 2011
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Beginning of Tweet:

 

The Unions pull my strings. Signed Pres "Pinocchio" Obama

 

End of Tweet:

January 26, 2011
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where was tj7978 when the weapons of mast distruction was found,got rid of that republican now here we go again with another one for sure,that is why we're in the mess we're in because of bush but who's going to admitt..nobody...guess people expected that the President clean house in less than four years ya crazy azz fools are really idiots,bush screwed it up for eight years and ya want the President to clean up in four..ya are full of jokes.

January 26, 2011
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Here in DC, were at Poets & Patriots with the political junkie class...thot this was a hell of a speech full of leadership and thank gawd! some humor with the "smoking salmon" quip - a 10, wait, no an 11

January 26, 2011
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Why did President Obama diss Hillary at the end of his speech? He walked by and shook hands with everyone but her.

January 26, 2011
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Bill2002: On "healthcare should be free" - so the rich guys work for all of the rest of us? Hmm.. Healthcare costs vast amounts of money - vast amounts. Free? C'mon. Maybe the hospitals should stop charging $25 for an aspirin, or $300 for 15 minutes of a room visit. Control the costs and that will be a good place to start to make it more affordable, but healthcare will likely never be free. Dream on.

January 26, 2011
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wavejr

 

If the government took all the money it spends on health care and all the money people and company’s pay for health insurance and worked on lowering the $25.00 cost of Tylenol and lowering the $1,200 per hour room visit. Health care would be free.

 

January 26, 2011
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wavejr

 

Ps: I saved millions of dollars in hospitals world wide just by inventing electronic patient charts that saved hospitals and medical personnel time.

January 26, 2011
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Obama's State Of the Union speech was just another case of:

Same Stuff Different Day (SSDD)...cleaned up for publication purposes.

 

He gave platitudes to reducing the debt, fixing his stinking health care bill and creating jobs.  I do not want the healthcare bill repealed, only fixed where it will actually do some good. 

 

I'm on Social Security Disability and had to change my Medicare Advantage plan because the one I've been with for 3 years pulled out due to new "rules and regulations" in the healthcare bill.

 

My prescription costs went from $300 each month to almost $700, plus I will hit the "doughnut hole" in July instead of November.  I will get the prescriptions at "half price" once I do hit the "doughnut hole" which just means I will have scrounge around to come up with $1200 each month for prescriptions.  Since I still have to live, I won't be getting my drugs after I hit the hole.

January 26, 2011
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wavejr

 

Has the million in savings been passed on to the health care consumer no. In fact I have not even been paid for my invention. Take the $25 for Tylenol and the $300 15 minute room visit. The cost keep going up but when millions of dollars are saved nothing is passed back to the consumer. And I have to pay the same as everyone else for health care.

 

January 26, 2011
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Obama says 'We need to out-innovate' rest of the world.

And I say why when people don’t get paid for their inventions. And then the inventions are copied by another country. And people in this country get nothing for their invention. And the people who invented the invention have to pay the same as everyone else for the item that was invented.

 

January 26, 2011
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NO

January 26, 2011
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ACTION!!!

January 26, 2011
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I need to be looking at the ACTION from this hot, gaseous, rhetoric!  Like let's see it from the past year or so.  So far, NUTTIN in SIGHT!

January 26, 2011
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IOU's is all we are getting.

January 26, 2011
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Talk is cheap. All talk, no action.

January 26, 2011
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Our air and food are safe? Who is making more in their paycheck? Muslims who murder their daughters for "honor" are sharing our American values? Why single out Muslims in this speech?

January 26, 2011
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I can name at least three corporations that owe me billions DeBeers BP and Semens. And so far all i have gotten from them is IOU's.

January 26, 2011
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My family burst out laughing several times at the b.s. in this speech.

January 26, 2011
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I read these comments and I worry about America.

January 26, 2011
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I did not even bother to watch Obamas State of the Union speech because I am tired of hearing the same old promises that are never kept.

 

January 26, 2011
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I don’t worry about America I worry about Americans.

January 26, 2011
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@America Still don't know what I'm doing. Work hard, innovate, be successful so we can tax you into oblivion to pay for profligate spending.

January 26, 2011
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DannyAMoose

 

I agree work as hard as you can and we will give you an IOU for the work you did and you will never collect on it.

January 26, 2011
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Winning what future? For America, the answer must be a "thriving future", with no person left behind.  www.ThrivingFuture.org

January 26, 2011
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And if you try to collect on the IOU they pass the buck.

January 26, 2011
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systemx2011

 

Obama promised change and we use to have dollars and all we have now is change.

 

January 26, 2011
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Wan to reduce spending? Go after fraud, waste and abuse in every aspect of federal spending and end the senseless wars in the Middle east which only serve to create MORE terrorists as they bankrupt this country.

January 26, 2011
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Why don't the pols or the CNN talking heads EVER mention a word about targeting fraud, waste and abuse. Fraud is rampant in federal spending especially in the areas of Medicare and Medicaid. The pols refuse to target that waste as these are the folks funding their campaigns. Easier to go after the little guy.

January 26, 2011
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Load of "    "  This apparent work together means we can work together if we do it his way.  Nothing's changed

January 26, 2011
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Thankfully only one more to endure from this charlatan.

January 26, 2011
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Loser.....

January 26, 2011
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State of the Union Speech - Same verse, second stanza!

January 26, 2011
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I can sum it up in less than 140 characters: "Pipe Dream"....I watched the entire speech and came away from it thinking that Obama is more focused on the future than he seems to be on being able to survive the PRESENT! The future won't matter much if we can't get a firm grip on today's reality. People are still struggling in the worse way. I don't care or believe what all of the "opinion polls" are reporting. The TRUTH is that the middle class is taking it up the wazoo. Obama talked at length about the "outs" we need to focus on. Here are a few more for HIM to focus on. The American public is OUT of work, OUT of patience, OUT of hope, and OUTraged over how our governmental official have hijacked this country. We want them to stop holding our country and our ideals hostage to pipe dreams and empty promises. WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK! (and no, I am not an "Obama-hater." I hate any form of irresponsible governement, regardless of which side of the aisle they decide to sit on during "prom night" (AKA The SOTU Speech!)

January 26, 2011
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F1G

What speech?

January 26, 2011
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Couldn't agree with you more @Bill2002... "I don’t worry about America I worry about Americans."

January 26, 2011
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Obama: 2 + 2 = 5. Both sides need to come together and agree that this is true.

January 26, 2011
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More Washington B.S. It's politics as usual.

January 26, 2011
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A disgrace to our nation. An embarrassment which only proves that the majority of our country is stupid.....

January 26, 2011
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Another speech dedicated to Obama's "image".  In 60 minutes, I only heard about 10 minutes of actual solution?  Just a bunch of feel good BS.  How about "a little less talk and a lot more action"?

January 26, 2011
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Wondering why anyone would tell a young person to become a teacher. Maybe other parts of the country are different, but in northeast Ohio districts like Akron has shut down many of its schools and has laid off teachers. It is impossible to find a job! I know the same situation exists in Detriot...why would anyone encourage young people to enter an oversaturated job market?

January 26, 2011
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If the towns and city’s are bankrupt and the county’s and state’s are bankrupt that means the federal government is also bankrupt if not who is the federal government getting money from?

 

January 26, 2011
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Sum up the speach in a tweet, Wow. How about boring babble two answers to each problem to cover the left and right. Teasers to let illegals and gays know that he still has them in mind but will not be doing anything to help their causes. Or, take a broke guy and have hime spend his way out of debt. Oops, if he is broke like most Americans now, how will he spend his way out. Before too long with his promoting of the muslim Americans, we will be a muslim nation owned by China. Well, after all, with his reference to muslim Americans, he too is a muslim American since his Dad's side of the family is muslim and his mother was American.

January 26, 2011
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All sizzle, no steak.  All show, no go.   Our rock star is shallow.

January 26, 2011
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Ashk

 

I thought our schools and colleges were for Americans to go to school and college. And I thought it was up to other countries to educate foreigners living in their country’s.

 

January 26, 2011
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jabohio

 

Most schools require a 4 year degree at a university to become a teacher.

January 26, 2011
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Bill2002, shoot, in Texas they require a 4 year degree just to be a social worker. I was told that they require that so that they have a good chance of hiring a person that can read and write and form a complete paragraph to explain a problem. When in Tenn, I saw an add for postal workers. It said that you must have a diploma and BE ABLE TO READ AND WRITE. Does that mean that you can get a diploma without being able to read or write?

January 27, 2011
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Summary 1: In order to make progress people need to retire. Green tech. will help with bills b/c other necessary bills are already taking their place. They need to help family down-lines pay for everything while in this transition.

 

(We can't openly say that the new middle class is in IT or we wouldn't get re-elected.)

 

Cont. or Summary 2: Those who thrive (innovation+sales via technology) already realize the world is our new marketplace(ex. China, Brazil, India, etc.). Those who are stubborn with change = new middle class.

January 29, 2011
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Well it depends what type of course your taking if I was taking a course in English literature no, but if I was taking a course in car repair etc yes.

 

January 29, 2011
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And it looks like I can also become president to because back in 2008 Obama promised Change and he seems to not know/remember what the word Change means.

 

January 29, 2011
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1.

to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one's name; to change one's opinion; to change the course of history.

February 2, 2011
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Mubarak can not oversee the "transition" from the Old Egypt to the New Egypt.  He can not be trusted with this responsibility.  His henchmen can not be trusted with this either.  In Mubarak's speech last night, he promised to punish all those who have "taken advantage" of the situation.  Then promptly after that, we see Mubarak supporters attacking the peaceful protestors... even peaceful men will defend themselves.  When Mubarak was asked to transition his government into the new Egypt, I believe he said OK, but this violent outburst is his definition of orderly transition in my opinion.  It matches all the reports of brutality that the protestors are complaining about.  I believe that the protestors are the only ones who can be trusted with the "transition."  That may mean that the US and the EU will have to try to foster a new relation with the New Egypt, but that's democracy.  There is no vote of confidence as clear as the one happening right now in Egypt.  The majority of the people have absolutely no confidence in Mubarak or his regime, and nothing can be done to change that.  I've been watching the events closely, and I believe that the people of Egypt will not budge or compromise at all.  The protestors are the New Egypt and Mubarak and his supportors are the old.  The transition has begun, but Mubarak and his regime can not be trusted with overseeing the transition.  The people of Egypt are not illiterate.  They are competent and capable of organizing and fostering the transition.  If they can organize the protests with that kind of discipline and devotion, they can organize a new regime.  Fears of the new regime's position with regard to the US and the EU are actually worsened by the US and EU's desire to see Mubarak's regime oversee the transition of authority.  He may have been an ally to US, but he obviously was not an ally to his people.  I know guys who are cool with me, but if the guy's raping his daughters and beating his sons, it really doesn't matter how nice he is to me.  Virtue has a higher call than my pleasant and profitable dealings with the guy.  Before this exploded, I didn't know what Mubarak was really like, but I saw an accountant who had been tortured by Mubarak's regime, for having a car accident and damaging a street light in the process of the car accident.  Really???  Who the hell is he?  Recognize the people and let Mubarak not only leave office but relinquish authority over the transition process.  Not Mubarak and not any of his henchmen can transition Egypt.  The Egyptians are our brothers in humanity, and they need us to give Mubarak no encouragement to oversee the transition of power.  It won't create a void; they are organized.  He's going to lose anyway.  I believe that Anderson Cooper was probably attacked by Mubarak supporters; and mainly because Cooper did the interview with the guy from Vienna:... ElBaradei.  ElBaradei is defying Mubarak and Cooper gave him a platform.  It matches Mubarak's promise to punish everyone who has tried to take advantage of the situation.  That's how I see it.  I am not supporting ElBaradei as a replacement for Mubarak, but I am identifying what appears to be the tactics of an oppressive evil regime.  We can not support him, not even in a trasition of power.  I am an American and a Christian.  I have degree from Georgetown University.  I am a commodities trader, and currently making no money - just like a lot of other americans.  I listen to rap music.  I'll probably watch the superbowl.  I have never been to Egypt, and I support the protestors in Liberation Square!!!!

 

February 2, 2011
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Also, I was watching the events on the news and I saw a number of scenes with lots of warning shots.  Each warning shot probably comes with a slug that could do way more than warn.  If a warning shot is all you want to acomplish, a separate stash of blanks would be sufficient.  If the casing has a slug..., yes the slug will go up in the air making a loud noise, but it will also come back down!!!!  Kids and innocent people can catch one of these warning shots on it's way back down.  Blanks have no slug!!!!  I support the protestors and I think the individual soldiers of the military feel an inherent connection with them.

February 7, 2011
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I seriously wathed until Obama came out.  but i can tell ya what he said and i will give you my opinion.  i will be president when i'm 40! this country needs a working man with no poitics education.  every politician is taught the same things in school and so it keeps going down hill.  I would close the road to china to start.  how is buying everything from other countries doing our economy any good? seriously, nobody thought that our economy would go down buying everything from china, malaysia, japan, etc.  Our economy is never going to get better as long as we are buying everything from china instead of our own country.  Second, they complain about a budget that is getting waaaaaaaaay out of hand.  my answer to this, stop the war on terrorism that will never end because there will always be terrorism in the world and cut costs in places such as: clinics that supply known drug addicts with free drugs(how are they being helped?), every government official should make about 50% less than they do(work for what you get paid: they take this to the extreme), and war.  if a war needs to happen you will know it. Being that Bush did business with the Bin Ladin family i would say the whole war was setup to jack up oil prices for Cheeney's company.  I am also a firm believer that they should bring back public hangings to teach our children of the consequences that accompany breaking the law.  i would go as far as if you steal, cut ur fingers off.  if you murder, you should be killed.  if you rape you should get your **** chopeed off and you should choke on it.  now with that said, our tax dollars are going to pay for continuous repeat offenders of these crimes to live a free life in jails and prisons...but they bitch about a budget haha!  i think government is corrupt and will end just like iraq.  we will be in a civil war just like the 3rd world country we are( turning into ).  i have alot more political views and if you are interested email me at clix2fix@yahoo.com.  i will be running for president when i'm 40 whether anybody likes it or not.  but if you enjoy living in a broke country that owes china more money than it makes in 50 years then don't email me.  We need to straighten this country out before we ARE China!!!!  We are half way there already for those of you that don't know......

February 16, 2011
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Does America know that the Area on aging transit system is taking Americans for a Ride???...They are charging the government $12.00 to take one person whom is not in need of any assistance getting on or off the bus 1.5 miles oneway, that is $24.00 for a 3 mile trip....I called a Taxi service and was charged $4.80 for a oneway trip....Now lets be conservative and say that 1 million people ride the Area on aging transit aday and that they only go 3 miles to and from their appointments...That would add up to 24 million dollars aday or around 8 billion a year!!!!!!!!!!!!..Can i get a "WOW"?....So i ask you Mr President; before you take money from our Students and our poor people,Please Take a look at these Inner gov't programs like this one that our taking advantage of our elderly and disabled while the United States is going deeper into Debt, Now i am no Economist, But if i can come up with and expose an 8 billion dollar a year ' Scam ' then you and your administration can do a better job.

 

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