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Old 06-12-2016, 06:55 AM
Status: "Trump Resistance - The (establishment) Empire Strikes Back" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: New York Area
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Another speech comes to mind that was very important, and I have great respect for President Ford in his wisdom for "nipping it in the bud". I'm sure Unsetti will come along with a joke about Ford pardoning a turkey like Nixon was doing in the photo he posted earlier, HA HA, now that I have diffused that near certainty, let's listen to the reasoning Ford uses in this speech. Ford was right, and this was for the best. It allowed the nation to heal and move on from the turmoil of Watergate.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM9dGr8ArR0
I actually agree and will rep this post. In September 1974 my senior year of high school was just getting under way at the time of the Nixon Pardon. Though I had worked on Students for McGovern and my family was solidly Democratic (see my tag as "leftist") I was about the only student to support the Nixon Pardon. I was also one of the few that worked the prior summer, and remember first hand the soaring inflation of the era. The gas lines of the prior winter were a barely fading memory. In short we had more important business than "doing Richard Nixon" for another few years.
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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The Gettysburg Address didn't free any slaves.
And that was the biggest irony.
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:05 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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I like Ike...and Churchill
Funny how back in the age of oratory folks like William Jennings Bryan and Edward Everett would talk for hours and no one really remembers them or what they said. Everett is remembered because he talked for two hours at Gettysburg before Lincoln. Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech might be an exception from 1896.


Does anyone remember their commencement/graduation speeches?
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Old 06-14-2016, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Patton's speech to the Third Army is a pretty good one as well.
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Old 06-15-2016, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Martin Luther King - University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England - 13th of November, 1967.

Martin Luther King: Americans shown 'lost' Newcastle speech - BBC News

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Old 06-15-2016, 08:11 PM
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I just watched Ford's pardon speech again. I forgot how great it was.
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:03 PM
 
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I actually agree and will rep this post. In September 1974 my senior year of high school was just getting under way at the time of the Nixon Pardon. Though I had worked on Students for McGovern and my family was solidly Democratic (see my tag as "leftist") I was about the only student to support the Nixon Pardon. I was also one of the few that worked the prior summer, and remember first hand the soaring inflation of the era. The gas lines of the prior winter were a barely fading memory. In short we had more important business than "doing Richard Nixon" for another few years.
Ford did well introducing himself to the nation in his swearing in speech, when he became vice president in Nov of '73. I really like that line "I'm a Ford, not a Lincoln" meaning he was not fancy speaking like president Lincoln, or taken another way, not fancy like the Lincoln automobile, he was just a plain Ford, lol.

The post a few pages back that had the clip from the 1976 movie Network, that was great. It should be required viewing for all the millennials in high school, world education class.

I really liked the Patton speech, that was a good pick.

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Ford's VP swearing in speech, Nov 1973

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14SDqpN82cw

Spiro Agnew attacks news networks, Nov 1969

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQpQyJQm2Mk

Spiro Agnew (impudent snobs clip)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0Kxg10FU4E

Spiro Agnew (William Safire) quote on nattering nabobs of negativism, no video available,

Said Agnew while speaking to the California Republican state convention on September 11, 1970: “In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism. They have formed their own 4-H Club — the ‘hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history."

Reagan's evil empire speech, excerpt, Mar 1983

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0NXs_uWPgg

Patton's speech to 3rd army, (George C Scott)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH9l1Cko0Ps
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Iowa
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A few George Wallace clips, just remembering a powerful speaker,

Segregation Forever Speech, 1963

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C-kBVggFrs

Face The Nation, concerning Selma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGQvKiJi4Jw

George Wallace on states rights, 1967

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW6ikSCDaRQ

George Wallace confronts hippies,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=247iW_J_mb4

George Wallace TV ad for president '68

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RZ4G251WR4
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:03 PM
 
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George Wallace speeches... well that's the end of this thread.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:29 PM
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Default Mofford, Great Speech Excerpts

I loved most of those excerpts with some quibbles. See Posts 57 and 58. I have trouble putting a crooked hypocrite such as Agnew or populists such as Wallace (latter-day Trumps) on the same par as Gerald Ford, George Patton or Ronald Reagan. On July 9, 2016 I am giving Torah Study on the story of Korach. He was a nephew of Moses and Aaron who played to populist sentiment. Fittingly the ground collapsed, taking him and his followers into Sheol.
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