Here is an email I got from Michelle Obama today. Really! The highlighted words are by me.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:05 PM
Let Barack know you'll be watching
I want to thank you.
Over the past seven years, and through the course of seven State of the Union addresses, Barack has talked about his goals and our accomplishments -- from passing the Affordable Care Act and bringing health care to nearly 18 million people, to replacing No Child Left Behind with education reform that works for American families, to taking historic steps to address climate change -- the list goes on and on. And none of it would have happened without your generous support, your unflagging dedication, and your determination to create change.
At 9:00 p.m. ET tonight, Barack will deliver his very last State of the Union address, and when he stands up to talk to Congress and the American people, I know that he'll be thinking of you and everything you've done to make this journey possible.
So I hope you'll be watching as our President lays out his vision for the next year and beyond. Our work isn't finished yet, and Barack needs you by his side for his final year in the Oval Office. Add your name to say you're tuning in:
Born 1945 in Los Angeles. Worked from 1998-2016 as adjunct teacher at University of California at Irvine Ext. teaching English as a second language.
Served three years in US Army Military Police at Erlangen, Germany 1966-68.
1970-1973- Criminal Investigator with US Customs
1973-1995 Criminal investigator with Drug Enforcement Administration. Stationed in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan, Italy, Pittsburgh and Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va. until retirement.
Author of Erlangen-An American's History of a German Town-University Press of America 2005,
The Story of Papiamentu- A Study in Slavery and Language, University Press of America, 2002, and
The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics-Their History and Development, University Press of America, 2000.