State of The Union


     Just a few viddys in this installment.  All from tonight’s State of the Union.   With maybe a few words about each clip.  All clips from the CBS channel on Youtube.

    Part 1:  An end to don’t ask don’t tell.  This came as something of a surprise, at least as far as this particular speech was concerned.  And it is a happy thing indeed.  I don’t care about what people do with their d*cks and p*ssies.  So long as they do their job when they have to, it doesn’t make a difference to me.  So it’s good to see that the president will use as the criteria for our fighting forces a persons ability to do the job rather than some weak artiface that plays to the prejudices of one segment of the population.  Nice.

    

    Part 2:  The president lit into the obstructionist Republican agenda with ferocity.  Good on him,  He also lit into democrats for giving up too easily.  I especially liked what I saw as an allusion to Sen. DeMint previously holding up the confirmation of Erroll Southers for head of the TSA.    Facing down the malice in politics in Washington was the right thing to do.  It does make for greater distrust of government.  Favorite line here, speaking to the Republicans”…the responsibility to govern is now yours as well.  Just saying no may be good short term politics, but it’s not leadership.”

    Go get’em Mr. President.

    USA.  USA. USA.

   Damn right. One helluva speech.  Things are looking up.  And no, Mr. President, we don’t quit. 

   And I didn’t even talk about the talk about taxes on banks, or tax cuts, or his jobs creation program, or half a dozen other things either.  More because those viddies are not yet available than anything. 

Today’s nuggets, via wikiquote:  All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. It is vain to hurry it. By trusting it to the end it shall ripen into truth, and you shall know why you believe.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Superior leaders get things done with very little motion. They impart instruction not through many words, but through a few deeds. They keep informed about everything but interfere hardly at all. They are catalysts, and though things would not get done as well if they were not there, when they succeed they take no credit. And, because they take no credit, credit never leaves them.   Lao Tzu

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