Last night, President Barack Obama was on FIRE as he addressed a Congress so divided, it might as well been Jets vs Sharks as he told the GOP and the nation his plans to use government funds to create much needed jobs and strengthening the nation’s middle class and said the GOP SHOULD back his plans of deficit reduction (as their ideas were “even worse” and we can’t “cut our way to prosperity”); the importance of education; healthcare and the like.
But the most interesting part of the address for the geek-set came when the POTUS said he wants a level of science and tech research “not seen since the height of the space race (i.e. US vs USSR)” and went on to commend Apple for bringing the building of Macs back to the U.S. and 3-D printing, both of which’ll help bring a much needed boost to the American economy and morale.
“There are things we can do RIGHT NOW to accelerate this trend. Last year, we created our first manufacturing innovation institute in Youngstown, Ohio. A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D-printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. There’s no reason this can’t happen in other towns. So tonight, I’m announcing the launch of three more of these manufacturing hubs, where businesses will partner with the Departments of Defense and Energy to turn regions left behind by globalization into global centers of high-tech jobs. And I ask this Congress to help create a network of fifteen of these hubs and guarantee that the next revolution in manufacturing is Made in America.”
Obama then made all geeks fist pump the sky in triumph by saying that “Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation.”
If you missed last night’s SOTU, don’t panic; I got your back. Enhanced, even!
Pretty friggin inspiring, no?
So while this guy checks out his boogers…
And this guy takes a water break LIVE in the middle of his Republican rebuttal (Seriously, dude? Couldn’t wait till the cutaway?)…
Maybe we’ll FINALLY get that Death Star we’ve been looking for.
Hail To The Chief, indeed.
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