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(International Business Times)   You ever have a moment when a rousing political speech seems like it's plucked straight out of a movie?.....Well sometimes it's worth checking   ( divider line 8
    More: Amusing, Anthony Albanese, Labor Party, Aaron Sorkin, Australians, speeches, Leader of the Opposition, Martin Sheen  
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2012-01-26 06:10:19 PM  
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Mr. Madison, what you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
2012-01-26 12:44:17 PM  
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So the problem with politics today is that the speeches are written by political speech writers who want to be as rousing as the scenes in the movies. You know, movies where the director gets to prod the paid audience into rousing cheers.

So the obvious solution is to hire Hollywood script writers and craft services.
2012-01-26 12:40:10 PM  
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We watched as the bombs shattered the second comet into a million pieces of ice and rocks that burned harmlessly in our atmosphere, and lit up the sky for an hour. Still, we were left with the devastation of the first. The waters reached as far inland as the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. It washed away farms and towns, forests and skyscrapers, but the water receded. The wave hit Europe and Africa, too. Millions were lost, countless more left homeless, but the waters receded. Cities fall, but they are rebuilt. And heroes die, but they are remembered. We honor them with every brick we lay, with every field we sow, with every child we comfort and then teach to rejoice in what we have been regiven. Our planet, our home. So now, let us begin.
2012-01-26 12:32:52 PM  
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lennavan: 1) That's it? He plucked a few generic lines from a movie?

The central lines from the climactic speech of one of the best-known political movies of the last two decades? I mean, did anyone here on Fark not know what movie was being discussed before clicking the link?

2) You think the politician plucked the lines? More likely it was some lazy speech writer for the politician.

Almost certainly. I don't think he came up with those off the top of his head.


The worst part? Obama could use that section of the speech word-for-word as part of his campaign and it'd be completely true.
2012-01-26 12:26:03 PM  
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1) That's it? He plucked a few generic lines from a movie?

2) You think the politician plucked the lines? More likely it was some lazy speech writer for the politician.
2012-01-26 09:41:17 AM  
1 votes:

So it is with America. Each time I look at that flag, I'm reminded that our destiny is stitched together like those fifty stars and those thirteen stripes. No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together. This nation is great because we worked as a team. This nation is great because we get each other's backs. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard. As long as we're joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, and our future is hopeful, and the state of our union will always be strong.

Hey everybody, we're all gonna get laid!
2012-01-26 09:02:04 AM  
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You know, there are going to be a lot of people coming in here and assuming this is about the State of the Union address without RTFA, and I for one am very disappointed that it does not therefore open with something designed to enable and exploit such foolishness.
2012-01-26 08:43:02 AM  
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Critics pointed out the almost word-for word similarity between Albanese's speech and one given by Michael Douglas in the Aaron Sorkin-scripted The American President.

I prefer speeches that draw their inspiration from Pokemon.
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