political convention

political convention

Saturday, April 6, 2019

#He Too

President George W. Bush gives
German Chancellor Angela Merkel an
affectionate massage at the 2006 G8 Summit.

Monday, March 4, 2019

President Trump
Reveals Previously
Unknown Oratorical Talent

"Now we have people that lost [the election] and unfortunately wrong people in a couple of positions and they leave people for a long time that shouldn’t be there and all of a sudden they’re trying to take you out with bull shit." 

Speech to Conservative Political Action Conference, March 2, 2019

Great American Oratory

…That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863.

This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address,  March 4, 1943
So, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address, January 17, 1961.

 …From every mountainside, let freedom ring… And when this happens, and when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."

Martin Luther King Jr., August 28, 1963.
This is our time…to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.
Barrack Obama, Presidential Victory Speech,  November 5, 2008