Tuesday, January 31, 2006

State of the Union

I missed the President’s SOTU speech. Instead I watched the Lakers demolish the New York Knicks, 130-97. These speeches are generally two things: 1) warm, fuzzy banalities; and 2) a laundry list of how the President wants to spend other people’s money. Clinton’s SOTU speeches used to make me physically ill.

How is the state of the union? Damned shaky. Abroad, Iran has been at war with us since the hostage takeover of November 4, 1979, but the regime still exists to do us harm. At home, government power is growing a million ways. Individual rights are eroding. The American people are vulnerable to attack by our enemies and are shackled by our own government. We need radical change in the direction of laissez-faire capitalism.

That’s my assessment of the state of the union. Did I miss the President say anything like that while I was watching basketball?

UPDATE: Mike’s Eyes were on the President.

1 comment:

softwareNerd said...

You didn't miss a thing. It was like last year... talk mostly about terrorists, Iraq, soldiers, apple-pie... and how you're winning and going to hang in till you're done. Then, mentions tax-cuts, and some new spending. Wrap up talking about terrorists, Iraq, soldiers, apple-pie... and how you're winning and going to hang in till you're done.