Barack Obama

The Funny Side of George W. Bush

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This video is from early 2007 at the Radio and TV Correspondents’ Dinner. It’s truly hilarious. My favorite line is about Barack Obama’s “sleek, hairless pecks.” If Bush had presented himself this way more often, he may have been more popular.

Rick Warren’s Inaugural Prayer

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Worth watching, in case you missed it.

A look through the YouTube comments for this video revealed many people upset that any preacher was praying during a presidential inauguration. Does this break with the secular society that Thomas Jefferson envisioned? Should inaugurations be godless events? I’m indifferent but I’d like to see readers’ views on the matter. Feel free to leave comments.

Barack Obama’s Inaugural Speech

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Here is Barack Obama’s inaugural address in full, provided by TPM.

Buchanan Talks Sense on Palestine

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Clifford May, the Israeli advocate in this video, appears to have little to no compassion for those killed by Israeli firepower. His rhetoric is a sad illustration of the dehumanization of the Palestinian people by belligerents, from his refusal to address Buchanan’s accusations that Israel is creating more enemies and that Hamas’ rocket attacks are cruel and dumb but pail in comparison to the actions of Israel to his unnerved nationalism.  

5th Grader Covers Obama Inauguration

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Damon Weaver reminds me so much of myself. I would collect newspapers and magazines and write little newspapers of my own when I was his age. I hope he goes on to forge a career in journalism.

President-elect Obama visits and speaks at Cardinal Fastener

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President-elect Obama visits and speaks at the Cardinal Fastener parts factory in Bedford Heights, Ohio.

Barack Obama Delivers Economic Speech

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Here’s a short clipshow of President-elect Obama’s excellent economic speech. I really like his candor about the deficit (which has been talked around for years) and his channelling Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s famous line about “fear itself.” Huffington Post has the text of the entire speech.

Obama Names New Position

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In this video, provided directly from the President-elect’s administration website, Barack Obama names a new administrative position: the “White House Chief Performance Officer.”

Roland Burris Defends Appointment

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It’ll be interesting if the state Senate or the Secretary of State try to block his appointment. Burris is really tainted no matter what he does.

Rachel Maddow None Too Pleased With Obama

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Goodness gracious, first Islamophobia and now Christophobia. People wouldn’t be wary of these religions if they weren’t espousing intolerance while demanding tolerance from others.


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