Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SOTU (State of the Union)

President Obama
(Wiki images) 

Did you watch the State of the Union address last night? Chances are you did, and it certainly was the trending topic on Twitter and Facebook!
I am always so impressed by President Obama's dignified manner; a shining example of maintaining his integrity despite the odds. I wasn't feeling Mr John Boehner AT ALL (The Speaker of the House); his body language reeked of attitude and at times he looked as though it was painful to clap... but that's another story.

President Obama touched on some very core topics, especially the structure of education in this country. I was at home saying "mmmhhhmmm, Amen!" to most of what he said because right now that is a major concern for me (I am noticing a rapid decline in academic standards at my son's school). Not all teachers are teaching anymore, they are "data presenters" or "facilitators" as one parent said to me. There is an acceptance of mediocrity in today's society and it is infiltrating the schools. According to President Obama, "when a chid walks into a classroom, it should be a place of high expectations and high performance".  If we don't have that foundation, such an elementary level, what is going to happen to future generations?

Speaking of future generations, my son thought it funny that the President received major applause when he mentioned Google and Facebook lol, and when the business owners were addressed, he turned to me and said "you know he's talking to me right mommy" (yes he sells school supplies to his friends...and pretty much anyone with a dollar lol...see here
This generation comes out the womb knowing how to operate computers, ipads and allllll the latest in technology. The days of aspiring to receive that pension and gold watch are looooong gone. This generation is changing the rules, changing the game and blazing their own trail. However, every generation stands on the shoulders of those who came before them...are we giving our children the support they need?

There were many other things the President addressed which I won't delve into here but you can check out the White House website for more info and footage of the speech.
By the way, did Michelle Obama rock her silver ensemble or what? You were working the hair and the Riri nails Lady O Winking smile ...and that's another thing before I wrap this up, critics are all over the First Lady's style, commenting on every outfit, every hairstyle...let me just say this, y'all are lucky that I'M not First Lady ok? Vacation in hot ass Arizona? Yes I'm breaking out the poompoom shorts and flipflops! I ain't about to DIE of heatstroke to please y'all. And if I FEEL like traipsing around Spain for 3 - 4 days or 2 weeks for that matter, none of your business!! After supporting my household and being the buffer from all you vultures out there, shoot I'd run with the damn bulls out there if I wanted to but luckily America, y'all have Michelle Obama as First Lady and not me!

1 comment:

Johanna said...

Kudos Mandy!! Great post!

LOL@Mandy4FirstLady comment!!

BTW, I agree with your comment about John Boehner.