State of the Union

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by Tenacious D, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    I didn't watch it, just caught the highlights.

    For whatever President Obama has (and will) do / not done that has drawn my ire and vociferous disagreement during his term, his initiative on cancer is highly commendable, if not long, long overdue - and which predates this Administration. This is the exact type of unavoidable challenge to which the POTUS' demanding lead is perfectly suited and intended. I will not now itemize the many ways in which President Obama's leadership and vision can be questioned, or has been found wanting, because here, he has gotten it quite right. Perfectly, even.

    His decision to place Vice President Biden as the lead is both apropos and similarly perfect. .

    Lacking his actions and leadership, I am convinced that a cure would remain elusive, if not impossible, and that is to be widely commended and applauded, on both sides of the aisle, and beyond.

    I didn't think that his actions should go unmentioned, unrecognized or that I fail to give him full credit for it.
     
  2. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    But it will be way more challenging and harder than landing on the moon. Cancer isn't monolithic and there's ton of types and various ways individuals react to it and treatment.
     
  3. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I appreciate the effort, but I'd stop well short of saying this is the action that makes finding a cure possible.
     
  4. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    Unfortunately, there is no cure for cancer in the common sense of the word. Cancer is a byproduct of life. There is a very good documentary on Netflix about it.
     
  5. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    The battle against cancer is more than likely going to be about screening. Getting gene testing more refined, more efficient, and more affordable. Identify those at risk and take action beforehand.
     
  6. Low Country Vol

    Low Country Vol Contributor

    Did Eli Attie write Obama's speech? If so he must have used the same lines he wrote in West Wing to cure cancer. Completely plagiarized and disingenuous for Obama to steal Rob Lowe's lines.
     
  7. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Agreed. And thinking about it in terms of "a" cure for a wide range of types is minimizing the scope of things.
     
  8. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    My understanding is that while some cancers have a strong relationship with genetics, others are heavily influenced by environmental factors and sometimes just really bad "luck." I kind of wonder if one day there might be a way to "prevent" cancer rather than curing.
     
  9. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator


    The issue is scientific vs engineering. We knew how to get to the moon and just needed to throw money at it since it was possible with technology. We still have to figure out all the science about cancer, which is a totally different road.
     
  10. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    It's grandstanding with an attempt to create a jfk style legacy. Not surprising behavior from this pres
     
  11. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    I keep thinking medical nanotechnology will be the key. As 53 mentioned the science I think has further to go than does the engineering, but with nanomedicine there is work to be done in both streams.
     
  12. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    This is America. Time to start dreaming big again.
     
  13. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    Johnson 2016!
     
  14. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    You know our politics are completely screwed when a large contingent of the party in power praises the opposition response to the SOTU.
     
  15. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    Election season, you gotta run away from him.
     
  16. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    Haha. Haley did do a nice job, though.
     
  17. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    It's not that at all.
     
  18. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    Really, do tell
     
  19. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    The responses are dreadfully painful to watch.

    You think someone would figure out set pieces to make it not as fake and staged.

    Hire Michael Bay..............
     
  20. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    That's nice, but fixing that is still miles away. There's a gamechanger within arm's reach.
     

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