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Old 06-08-2016, 11:54 AM
 
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Ted Kennedy's finest speech, especially at 4:52.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jDcPbSCluA

"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."

It always moved me.
Was this before or after turning his Oldsmobile into a submarine?
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm wrilting in my name, actually. With you as veep.

If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve.
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Old 06-08-2016, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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It is hard to decide. Winston Churchill has to be in the running. As a proud American I would give a nod to Ronald Reagan ,Abraham Lincoln and Black Elk.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Richard Nixon resignation speech Aug 8th 1974, and especially the farewell to staff speech, on the morning of Aug 9, 1974.

Speech begins 7 minutes into video, it makes me cry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLHc8NR_v-8

Nixon's farewell to staff speech, his last as president.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32GaowQnGRw
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve.
Don't make me tap momonkey
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Don't make me tap momonkey

Isn't Palin available?

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Old 06-09-2016, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Richard Nixon resignation speech Aug 8th 1974, and especially the farewell to staff speech, on the morning of Aug 9, 1974.

Speech begins 7 minutes into video, it makes me cry.
I am fascinated by your ongoing man-crush for Richard Nixon.

Oh, I happen to think Richard Nixon is one of the most fascinating Presidents in American history. But... crying? You carry this weird torch for a man who was not only a civic disaster but was a cold fish in almost every way personally. Odd.

Anyway, in the spirit of "Nixon! The answer is always 'Nixon'!", your post has inspired me to come up to ponder Nixon's place in other aspects of historical Presidential greatness.

FASHION - Who was the snazziest beach-going President ever? Richard Nixon!

[Because dress slacks and dress shoes on the beach just says 'relaxation!']

SPORTS - Best touchdown signal by a President? Rochard Nixon!

[Starr sneaks it in! The Ice Bowl is over!]

DIPLOMACY - The greatest advancer of human-turkey relations? Richard Nixon!

[Only Nixon could go to... uh... Turkey?]
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:36 PM
 
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JXh3Ob_zDhs

Charlie Chaplin "the great dictator" in 1940


In my opinion, it's the greatest speach ever made by anyone ever.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:38 PM
 
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Additionally, I agree with Ike's farewell address.

Jfks secret societies speach.
Mlk I have a dream
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:02 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw1I7wCpXiY

"Do you know what this place is? This is Gettysburg. This is where they fought the battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fighting the same fight that we are still fighting among ourselves today. This green field right here, painted red, bubblin' with the blood of young boys. Smoke and hot lead pouring right through their bodies.

Listen to their souls, men. I killed my brother with malice in my heart. Hatred destroyed my family.

You listen, and you take a lesson from the dead.

If we don't come together right now on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed, just like they were. I don't care if you like each other of not, but you will respect each other. And maybe... I don't know, maybe we'll learn to play this game like men."




"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Marianne Williamson
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