We pulled away from the BP refinery in Texas with a fully loaded barge, just moments after I listened
to part of President Obama's speech to Congress, where he talked about closing
the loopholes Big Oil takes advantage of.
I couldn't listen to the whole Address because I had to go prepare to leave the dock. ( work is so irritating sometimes.)
I hope it works this time, the loophole closing thing that is.
He's seems passionate about it.
I thought he was going to start dropping the F-bomb , he seemed so fired up and fed up
with today's politics in DC.
But I'm so jaded these days, I am afraid his speech was all about him getting re-elected, and there will be more of the same bickering come tomorrow.
The subject matter of his Address was the "American Jobs Act" he is sending to congress
and he expects them (Congress) to sign this bill, "right away."
He said "right away" about 10 times in the 1st five minutes.
His tone of voice reminded me of my Mom, telling me as a youngster to clean
my room, "right away."
I hope they obey, like I did.
A few notes:
John Boehner, the Republican leader who sits behind and to the Presidents left as he speaks, well, he just makes me uncomfortable. He wasn't even speaking. Just looking at him makes me nervous. It looked like he was fighting back tears the whole night. It's just strange.
They need to come up with a different camera angle next time.
Maybe they should schedule the next speech to Congress about 3:30 in the afternoon.
Maybe all those old grey haired guys who were nodding off....wouldn't.
This 8PM starting time is just too late for some of those old boys.