Why I don’t bother watching

I didn’t watch the State of the Union Address last night. It is not because I have any major disagreements or quibbles with President Obama, I just stopped watching it 5-7 years ago when Shrub was in office. Instead, I enjoy spending a quiet evening reading or doing something else, rather than watching fake pleasantries on television.

Personally, I think the State of Union Address is one of those relics of our democracy that could be dropped from the annual itinerary or converted to a more updated format – say an online address, a You Tube video, a Facebook posting, or one giant Twitter feed.  Instead, we get talking dunderheads, nodding heads, sleepy heads, disrespectful heads, and snotty heads all trying to get their 30 seconds of spin into what is technically the President’s annual report to the nation.

How about trusting the electorate to decide if we are satisfied with the nation’s performance, instead of one analyst or another telling us what to think? Heaven knows we have enough of that kind of fear-mongering crapola spewed at us every other day of the year on the radio and television. I am sure news departments and editorial staff would shudder at the thought of this alternative, but the entertainment divisions would probably appreciate their Tuesday night back.

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