You may not have heard the President of the United States of America spoke to the nation yesterday and discussed some pretty important issues: gun control, the housing market, ongoing wars in Afghanistan, the minimum wage.
And why haven’t you heard? Because the only thing every fucktard with Internet access* has been talking about since last night’s State of the Union speech is how, during Marco Rubio’s rebuttal remarks, the Senator from Florida took a sip of water.
Did you hear that nation?! Rubio drank water! From a bottle! Like he’s some sort of human!
So for those of you may want to know the actual substance that was discussed last night:
Over the next year, another 34,000 American troops will come home from Afghanistan. This drawdown will continue. And by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over.
“Over” is a generous term as we will likely still have thousands of soldiers there for years to come. I mean, we’ve still got soldiers in Korea.
[Let's] raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour … [and] tie the minimum wage to the cost of living, so that it finally becomes a wage you can live on.
So local unskilled labor will start costing more, which will only incentivize business to outsource that work or increase employee workload.
[About gun legislation:] Our actions will not prevent every senseless act of violence in this country. Indeed, no laws, no initiatives, no administrative acts will perfectly solve all the challenges I’ve outlined tonight. But we were never sent here to be perfect. We were sent here to make what difference we can
Obama’s reasonable approach to gun laws will surely be Murica’d into oblivion by the GOP.
I signed a new executive order that will strengthen our cyber defenses by increasing information sharing, and developing standards to protect our national security, our jobs, and our privacy.
And hopefully his goal to protect our national security lines up nicely with his other efforts to protect our national security.
*That includes you, mainstream news organizations.