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My View of the State of the Union

I did not watch President Obama’s State of the Union address live. My mother and I went out early and stopped at my countryside post office to check my PO box. Then we arrived at Richard’s Crawfish Patio and  ate boiled crawfish. Next we went to Lafayette’s South Regional Library and returned  some things and checked out others. After that we went to The Grand 16 and watched Country Strong. After that awe stopped at a convenience store and bought a  few of the most urgently needed things for the  house. We drove back to where we live. I put things away and did a brief chore or two and flipped on C-SPAN and caught the second half of the speech and the Republican response. Then I stayed up late enough to catch the first half on  a simulcast by CNN and FOX.

It seemed clear to me that President Obama is a very dangerous man for us to have as President of the United States, It seemed clear to me that our country is in terrible trouble. It seemed clear to me that things are just plain terrible in much of our political system, However, I will reserve detailed analysis and commentary for a later post. I am more concerned today about slowly losing my battle to preserve the health and function of my feet than I am concerned about the issues of the State of the Union Address. Perhaps in the next day or so I will get the energy together to  focus on the SOTU in a blog post more specifically.

The China Visit, State of the Union and I myself

I have been following the vizit of Premiere Hu to the USA and the preparation of the State of the Union Address tonight with interest. I have arthritis and am not really crippled by it so far unless there ivery high pressure and clear skies suddenly giving way to very low pressure and storms. When that happens it is somewhat a time of swelling, pressure and pain I might call agonizing. That has been my last few days. Tonight my mother and I are going out so early for dinner and a movie I may still catch much of the SOTU live and if not I will have to pick it up on various media. However, whatever happens this will be one of those sets of events that gets passed over by this blog because of personal reasons in part. The same is true of the annual March for Life. It is true I have posted but not the reporting kind of posts. Even the limited reporting I now do is an area where I find a pain-addled brain is the most handicapped. I may or may not write or think clearly in such times but it is hard for me to be sure and it gives me pause in discussing new and complaex events. The pain is receding now. But not yet gone.

I do think the three events that I have mentioned are important. I believe they might have commanded more of my attention here under different circumstances.