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What did Obama say?

posted by jmcgee

I only caught bits and pieces of the State of the Union speech last night — 70 minutes is a long time for a deacon to devote to anything on a weeknight — but a British paper has performed the helpful exercise of creating a “word cloud.”

So, if you missed it:

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Elizabeth

posted January 28, 2010 at 11:59 am


If we as a nation feel change towards the positive – for one intent to disagree – keep it to yourself – unless you are preared to hear the meaning behind each word.
To make fun of the President of the united States – that reach our gobal community — to see a seperation our state, city, communities,as well as in every Amercain next generation will – be here to clean up our negativity.



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Elizabeth

posted January 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm


Positive intention towards our resolution for many …
I feel religous Teachers as they took thier oath to help aall those the need to – reflect positive hope and gratitude…
Not comment and/or teach with the use in negative communioncation…
What has happen to the seperation of church and goverment?



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Paul

posted January 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm


I see this as more of an artist’s item that a political one. I drew nothing negative nor positive, for that matter, out of it. I am concerned for those who do the “separation of church and state” card playing. It is truly a false “joker” that still doesn’t understand that: 1. The statement is not in the Constitution, anywhere and 2. If you want to quote it correctly, the statement was made in defense of the church to … (brace yourself) promote and protect the church. Some do truly understand the statement and the proper context of it, but still refuse to acknowledge the raw truth of it publicly, because emotionally, they are so entrenched and committed to the error to reverse to its proper usage; similar to those committed to the fallacies of man made global warming.



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awashingtondccatholic

posted January 28, 2010 at 8:54 pm


Their software program must not be working correction. It is missing the word “I” I heard him say it over two dozen times.



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posted January 28, 2010 at 9:29 pm


If remaining the same as we did for the years prior to President Obama’s election is what the American people want then we have sorely missed the boat. Change is hard and you do not expect it overnight and one year in a President’s term is like overnight. America is a better nation with President Obama at the helm whether we like it or not. Life is moving on and the division of parties in getting what the American people need is past due. If the resistance is merely because some one needs President Obama to fail then woe be unto them because what you are wanting is the undermining of America and the American people. The needs of the American people doesn’t change due to party affiliations, and we are the losers while political entities want to play games with big money pay offs to get what they want and we are still in the cold. I may not have bought everything President Obama had to say but I am 100% behind him and thinks he is getting a significant amount of what he said he would do done.



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Deacon Anthony

posted January 29, 2010 at 2:26 am


God help us. ——— no matter who is president.
Deacon Anthony



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Grumpy Old Person

posted January 29, 2010 at 12:30 pm


Deacon Anthony,
God certainly didn’t seem to want to “help” America when the former “President” waged TWO disastrous wars (one based on a lie, no less), nor when he gave away rights to Habeas Corpus, to not be incarcerated ad infinitum with neither charge nor trial nor lawyer, to not be waterboarded, to not have your phone tapped, etc.



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