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(Talking Points Memo)   For those that missed it, the full text of Obama's Second Inaugural address   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 192
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2013-01-21 01:41:45 PM  
I didn't misst it at all. I know he has a big fan base here though.
 
2013-01-21 01:45:04 PM  
Helluva speech.
 
2013-01-21 01:46:19 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Helluva speech.


as someone pointed out in the real-time thread: "most liberal speech I've ever heard the man make"

I wasn't expecting such adamant support of gay rights.
 
2013-01-21 01:47:50 PM  

This part is amazing:

My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction - and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty, or an immigrant realizes her dream. My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride. Don't you realize? The next time you see sky, it'll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it'll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what's right for them. Because it's their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it's our time. It's our time down here. That's all over the second we ride up Troy's bucket.
 
2013-01-21 01:51:30 PM  

JerseyTim: This part is amazing:

My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction - and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty, or an immigrant realizes her dream. My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride. Don't you realize? The next time you see sky, it'll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it'll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what's right for them. Because it's their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it's our time. It's our time down here. That's all over the second we ride up matthews leg


FTFY

Have fun you beautiful fan club you
 
2013-01-21 01:51:59 PM  

somedude210: as someone pointed out in the real-time thread: "most liberal speech I've ever heard the man make"

I wasn't expecting such adamant support of gay rights.


"The speech liberals were hoping he'd make the first go-round". Definitely more progressive than we've possibly ever heard.
 
2013-01-21 01:53:10 PM  

muck4doo: JerseyTim: This part is amazing:

My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction - and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty, or an immigrant realizes her dream. My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride. Don't you realize? The next time you see sky, it'll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it'll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what's right for them. Because it's their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it's our time. It's our time down here. That's all over the second we ride up matthews leg

FTFY

Have fun you beautiful fan club you


FOOOOSH

that's the sound of that going over your head
 
2013-01-21 01:54:10 PM  
Anyone have it in the original Arabic?
 
2013-01-21 01:57:48 PM  
for those who missed it.

sorry; pet peeve...
 
2013-01-21 02:02:03 PM  

First term Obama: punchee, 2nd term Obama, puncher

- davidfrum (@davidfrum) January 21, 2013
 
2013-01-21 02:04:00 PM  
Fox News' transcription is a bit different for some reason:

Now looky here. Dis be's the second time I be's president. I'd like to be thankin' my brothers and sisters at ACORN for doin' such a fine jobs riggin' dat dere vote for me once again. Now that I gots what de white man calls a man-date, I plans on institutin' dat dere sharia law, takin' all de white man's guns, and bringin' back the WB. Oh, lawdy dems chickens have come home to roost!
 
2013-01-21 02:04:28 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com
Hope this helps our Conservative friends!
 
2013-01-21 02:07:18 PM  
For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-21 02:08:42 PM  

muck4doo: mahuika: muck4doo: Dusk-You-n-Me: muck4doo: Your leg feel good yet?

Stop liking things I don't like!

LOL! I don't like drone strikes on America's citizens. Stop liking things i don't like, and let's all celebrate our leader.

Wow, awesome job, you've detected one of the Obama Administration policies that libruls generally feel conflicted about! Now they can't like anything he does ever again!

Ooo, next talk about how the Patriot Act is still around, I'm sure you can outsmug yourself. I believe in you!

Good thing you could shed those convictions. Let's celebrate!


You know you already replied to my comment saying basically the exact same thing, right
 
2013-01-21 02:10:38 PM  
GIF of the day

One more time.
 
2013-01-21 02:17:40 PM  
"The greatest progressive arguments throughout the country's history have been rooted in the language of the Declaration of Independence," Michael Waldman, who was chief speechwriter for former President Bill Clinton, told me today. "This speech was really rooted in that tradition."Link
 
2013-01-21 02:19:03 PM  
 He had the whitest shirt on you ever see, too, and the shiniest hat; and there ain't a man in that town that's got as fine clothes as what he had; and he had a gold watch and chain, and a silver-headed cane - the awful- est old gray-headed nabob in the State. And what do you think? They said he was a p'fessor in a college, and could talk all kinds of languages, and knowed everything. And that ain't the wust. They said he could VOTE when he was at home.
 
2013-01-21 02:26:18 PM  

FlashHarry: for those who missed it.

sorry; pet peeve...


Agreed.
 
2013-01-21 02:30:48 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: GIF of the day

One more time.


that almost seems bittersweet.
 
2013-01-21 02:36:24 PM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-01-21 02:42:13 PM  
It's missing the part where the president announced, "Derka, Derka, Mohammed Jihad."
 
2013-01-21 02:43:45 PM  

somedude210: as someone pointed out in the real-time thread: "most liberal speech I've ever heard the man make"


That was me. And yes, it was.
 
2013-01-21 02:55:48 PM  
Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.

And that right there is when Rush Limbaugh started screaming....
 
2013-01-21 02:57:45 PM  
And now for something completely different: Bill Clinton, the gift that keeps giving.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-21 02:59:13 PM  
Epic butthurt is epic
 
2013-01-21 03:02:47 PM  

BronyMedic: I'll admit I voted for Bush Jr. in 2004. I'll also admit at the time, I was living in a Red town, raised all my life by a very conservative family, and believed - hook, line, and sinker the Republican party actually had the best interests of America in mind. I voted how my Church, and how my Parents had wanted me to.

I was also 18.


cdnimg.visualizeus.com

seriously, though - bravo. changing one's worldview is not an easy thing to do.
 
2013-01-21 03:06:44 PM  

BronyMedic: FlashHarry: there are a lot of fark independents™ around here secretly voted for bush.

I'll admit I voted for Bush Jr. in 2004. I'll also admit at the time, I was living in a Red town, raised all my life by a very conservative family, and believed - hook, line, and sinker the Republican party actually had the best interests of America in mind. I voted how my Church, and how my Parents had wanted me to.

I was also 18.

God, how that was a rude awakening. I can't believe I was ever that gullible as to help vote that idiot into office again.


If you can change your opinion based on new information and reason, you ultimately have to abandon the Republican party.
 
2013-01-21 03:07:51 PM  

BronyMedic: FlashHarry: there are a lot of fark independents™ around here secretly voted for bush.

I'll admit I voted for Bush Jr. in 2004. I'll also admit at the time, I was living in a Red town, raised all my life by a very conservative family, and believed - hook, line, and sinker the Republican party actually had the best interests of America in mind. I voted how my Church, and how my Parents had wanted me to.

I was also 18.

God, how that was a rude awakening. I can't believe I was ever that gullible as to help vote that idiot into office again.


Same story for me. I voted for Bush in 2004. I was 19. Can't blame my parents though - they aren't that political.
 
2013-01-21 03:08:22 PM  

GAT_00: And now for something completely different: Bill Clinton, the gift that keeps giving.

[i.imgur.com image 600x431]


Saved the thread.
 
2013-01-21 03:11:21 PM  

violentsalvation: GAT_00: And now for something completely different: Bill Clinton, the gift that keeps giving.

[i.imgur.com image 600x431]

Saved the thread.


Schumer got caught too.
 
2013-01-21 03:13:10 PM  

GAT_00: And now for something completely different: Bill Clinton, the gift that keeps giving.

[i.imgur.com image 600x431]


Heh. You know he was going to be hitting that backstage for a "private interview."

"Just keep a firm grip on the microphone, sweetheart."
 
2013-01-21 03:13:17 PM  
Gah.  Fark's inability to deal with PNGs.

i575.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-21 03:16:19 PM  

DamnYankees: Same story for me. I voted for Bush in 2004. I was 19. Can't blame my parents though - they aren't that political.


not to threadjack, but may i ask what drew you to bush over kerry?
 
2013-01-21 03:17:18 PM  
The 5 Republicans who watched Obama's speech were disappointed that he didn't end it with a tap dance routine.
 
2013-01-21 03:20:26 PM  
Who was the pasty white fat redneck stage right of Obama who was angrily chewing a big wad of gum with his mouth open throughout the entire speech?
 
2013-01-21 03:21:08 PM  

JerseyTim: This part is amazing:

My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction - and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty, or an immigrant realizes her dream. My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride. Don't you realize? The next time you see sky, it'll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it'll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what's right for them. Because it's their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it's our time. It's our time down here. That's all over the second we ride up Troy's bucket.


You son of a biatch.
/anyone going to do the Fresh Prince of Bel Aire theme?
 
2013-01-21 03:22:11 PM  

FlashHarry: DamnYankees: Same story for me. I voted for Bush in 2004. I was 19. Can't blame my parents though - they aren't that political.

not to threadjack, but may i ask what drew you to bush over kerry?


I was severely conservative. I was VP of the college republican group.
 
2013-01-21 03:23:04 PM  

FlashHarry: for those who missed it.

sorry; pet peeve...


Disagrees

images.darkhorse.com
 
2013-01-21 03:23:59 PM  

FlashHarry: DamnYankees: Same story for me. I voted for Bush in 2004. I was 19. Can't blame my parents though - they aren't that political.

not to threadjack, but may i ask what drew you to bush over kerry?



I can't speak for DamnYankees, but I bought into the swiftboating stories, about how he would "recreate" battles on film to make himself look good, etc. Add to that the fact that he came home and appeared to shiat all over the men he served with, combined with him having a very strange, rich sugar-momma, and seeming like a total dork with no idea how most Americans live. And I honestly didn't think Bush would be so extreme. I thought he'd be George Sr.-lite.

When I realized the swiftboating was bullshiat, that the Iraqi WMDs were bullshiat, and saw extremist Christian fundamentalism take over the government, the attacks on gay and women's rights intensify, I'd had enough. By 2006 I was ready to support whatever Democrat they nominated, and was thrilled that they hit a farking homerun with Obama. I'm a Dem lifer now, if for no other reason than the GOP should be permanently punished for what they've done during the past decade. I will never vote for a Republican again, and will continue to donate $$$ do the Dems in every election (donating to campaigns is another thing I never did until 2008).
 
2013-01-21 03:24:55 PM  

Therion: Who was the pasty white fat redneck stage right of Obama who was angrily chewing a big wad of gum with his mouth open throughout the entire speech?



I was wondering the same thing. How did someone so classless get such a prominent seat?
 
2013-01-21 03:24:57 PM  

muck4doo: I didn't misst it at all. I know he has a big fan base here though.


Was your FOX News channel down for maintenance too?
 
2013-01-21 03:25:30 PM  

muck4doo: I didn't misst it at all. I know he has a big fan base here though.


Yeah, not like this aggregator posts four or five daily links from Breitbart, Hot Air, World Net Daily, any number of sites that post lies without any accountability nor consequence.

/each
//LOVE the new FARK TOO LIBBY!!1 narrative, though
///surely THAT will stick
 
2013-01-21 03:26:17 PM  

Therion: Who was the pasty white fat redneck stage right of Obama who was angrily chewing a big wad of gum with his mouth open throughout the entire speech?


I have no idea who that was but I agree with you, people who chew gum like that are completely obnoxious.
 
2013-01-21 03:26:57 PM  
Republicans watching the speech:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-21 03:27:49 PM  

FlashHarry: DamnYankees: Same story for me. I voted for Bush in 2004. I was 19. Can't blame my parents though - they aren't that political.

not to threadjack, but may i ask what drew you to bush over kerry?


John Kerry was a total bore and his wife was batshiat.
 
2013-01-21 03:28:56 PM  
Do you ever wonder if two of the usual suspects in political discussions are the same person? If not, should they get a room?
 
2013-01-21 03:30:09 PM  

muck4doo: I didn't misst it at all. I know he has a big fan base here though.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-21 03:30:26 PM  
Ah, that's nicer.

violentsalvation: FlashHarry: DamnYankees: Same story for me. I voted for Bush in 2004. I was 19. Can't blame my parents though - they aren't that political.

not to threadjack, but may i ask what drew you to bush over kerry?

John Kerry was a total bore and his wife was batshiat.


Yeah, but we knew what we were getting with Bush at that point.  His boring ass would have kept us out of trouble better I think.

As a side note, I still want to know who the hell wrote his DNC speech because holy crap.
 
2013-01-21 03:30:50 PM  

SilentStrider: Dusk-You-n-Me: GIF of the day

One more time.

that almost seems bittersweet.


It has to be difficult to absorb that kind of moment. I do like that he stopped for a brief moment to consider something that would never be again.
 
2013-01-21 03:31:31 PM  

simplicimus: Do you ever wonder if two of the usual suspects in political discussions are the same person? If not, should they get a room?


Two? I would have guessed that at least 75 of the usual thread shiatters were the same person.
 
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