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Komorebi

State of the Union Address

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Do you plan on watching? 

Nate Silver, a statistician, Twittered:  "The State of the Union has become a pointless, newsless political spectacle"

 

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NO. They are just a bunch of lip service whoever gives them.  So,  I agree with Nate that it's pointless, but newsless... HA HA HA,,,I could only wish.  I'm  somewhat interested in the medias response. 

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I intend to watch as much as I can (i admit, sometimes, I get bored or tired), just to see what gets said (and what doesn't) and so, I know what that "media response" is about (and, perhaps, figure out if I agree w/ it or not).

But I'm predicting that conservative media will, for the most part, find reasons to praise it, while liberal media will, mostly, find reasons to question/criticize - as per usual these days.

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Even the most gifted speakers can bore- As much as I loved Barack Obama's way with words and charisma his "take" as well as "tactics" occasionally made me yawn-

If an exceptional idea could be diapered, in the US, many ideas go from birth to their death in diapers- It's like, for whatever reason, the US struggles to raise really great ideas-  

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Chalk one more up for emphasis on "nuclear family", along with its borders -- a wall for a wall-  Beautiful, clean coal -- total misnomer- 

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50 minutes ago, Komorebi said:

Beautiful, clean coal

Fake news

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Yes- Fake as the day is long-  It's right up there with calling a grandmother a mother in-law without knowing she is or she isn't in the name of generating divisive conversation- :) 

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Out of curiosity, I searched for a fact check of Obama's last SOTUA and found than several topics that were commented on showed "mostly true"...what would that mean?

 

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I think it means that something said wasnt accurate but the person went ahead and said it anyway because it supported their agenda, for example-

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4 hours ago, SueSTx said:

Out of curiosity, I searched for a fact check of Obama's last SOTUA and found than several topics that were commented on showed "mostly true"...what would that mean?

 

I always wonder about the conclusions that are worded that way. But I think it means that much of what was said was true, but some details were inaccurate.

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Anyone else think he might attempt to try to force people to stand for the national anthem? I kind of got that feeling when he said what he did about it and people hooted and so forth in support of standing for the anthem-

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