America is the place where anything can happen. America is the place where anyone can rise. And here, on this land, on this soil, on this continent, the most incredible dreams come true. – President Donald J. Trump 02/04/20
After watching the State of the Union address last night, I think the actual state of our union is much divided. There’s a lot of hate, not just in Congress and the White House, but all across the fruited plains.
It may never be repaired.
If you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or something else, you should be worried about our Republic.
A wise old owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
-English Nursery Rhyme
Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.
This week’s topics include the Grammys, State of the Union numbers, Jon Tester, Twitter & the State of the Union, Greg Gianforte, John Heenan, Grant Kier, unemployment, Super Bowl poll, Houston Rockets point guard James Harden, grading Trump, Trey Gowdy, February 1, and much more!
So let’s begin tonight by recognizing that the state of our Union is strong because our people are strong. And together, we are building a safe, strong, and proud America. – President Donald J. Trump (01/30/18)
Let’s face it – President Donald J. Trump is no President Barack Obama when it comes to delivering speeches. Not many can compete with Obama in that arena.
The first year in office is in the books for Trump. Now he owns the Presidency and the good and bad that happens along the way.
Tuesday night Trump delivered a decent *speech. He stayed on script for the most part and even when he could not get one Democrat to cheer for his ideas, he kept his cool and stayed the course. There were some Democrats who boycotted his speech. Like I wrote yesterday, anytime a member of Congress boycotts the SOTU address, no matter which party, this is pure pettiness. They should be adults and show up.
Trump kept his cool for the whole length of his speech – one hour and twenty minutes. That makes it the third-longest State of the Union speech in history. Bill Clinton owns the two longest speeches. Trump’s speech contained 5,830 words. (Source)
We’ll see if he can keep his cool on Twitter in the coming days.
I have found–as I am sure you have, in your travels–that people everywhere, in spite of occasional disappointments, look to us–not to our wealth or power, but to the splendor of our ideals. – President John F. Kennedy, Jan. 11, 1962 (SOTU)
So, my fellow Americans, whatever you may believe, whether you prefer one party or no party, our collective future depends on your willingness to uphold your obligations as a citizen. To vote. To speak out. To stand up for others, especially the weak, especially the vulnerable, knowing that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us. – President Barack Obama
Welcome to Wednesday! Today is one of those days in which there are several major political stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Political Odds & Ends” day!
Here are today’s topics:
State of the Union Wrap-Up
Kaiser & the Oregon Standoff
More REAL-ID Paranoia
Also mentioned in this column are U.S. Senator Jon Tester, U.S. Senator Steve Daines, and U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke.
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. – Chanakya
Hey kids…it’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!
In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!
Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT: