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  • Obama Uses the Word 'Change' 16 Times in Farewell Speech

    01/11/2017 8:27:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2017 | 8:59 AM EST | Susan Jones
    President Obama, the man who has embraced “change” throughout his presidency, used the word 16 times in his farewell speech Tuesday night, but he did not directly mention the change Americans embraced in November by voting for Donald Trump. At times, Obama — the “hope and change” president — seemed to warn against the kind of change Trump has promised. […] “Take the challenge of climate change,” Obama said. “In just eight years, we’ve halved our dependence on foreign oil; we’ve doubled our renewable energy; we’ve led the world to an agreement that has the promise to save this planet....
  • Chorus of Celebrities Gushing Over President Obama as he Give his Farewell Speech <barf alert>

    01/11/2017 5:36:49 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 01/11/17 | Jennifer Newton
    While Barack Obama delivered his final address as president, celebrities were gushing with heartfelt tributes. Many took to Twitter where record producer Russell Simmons posted a sweet snap of Obama posing for a selfie with two young black boys. He then wrote: 'President Obama, because of you "those brown kids" know that they too can one day be President of the U.S. #ObamaAndKids #ObamaFarewell' Meanwhile other celebrities wrote about how much they enjoyed the speech, with some pleading for Obama be allowed to stay on in the White House.
  • Obama calls on Americans to fight for democracy in farewell speech

    01/10/2017 8:46:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.11.2017 | dm/cmk (AP, AFP, Reuters)
    President Barack Obama reaffirmed his belief that change only happens when “ordinary people get involved, get engaged and come together to demand it” during his farewell speech on Tuesday. Addressing thousands of supporters at McCormick Place in Chicago, the same city where he gave his presidential victory speech in 2008, the outgoing president said change was the “beating heart of our American idea — our bold experiment in self-government.” Obama, who cultivated his empowering brand of American politics in Chicago, said the city had taught him that change starts at the grassroots level. […] At one point, the president was...
  • Obama's Speech Tonight Is An Embarrassment to America

    01/10/2017 6:52:56 PM PST · by Stayfree · 112 replies
    Self | January 10, 2917 | Stayfree
    This speech by our White House sociopath is so disjointed, obtuse, full of self-love that it is almost embarrassing to watch someone dig such a deep hole of self-depravity that I had to take a break and puke. Once the patriotic members of our press have read the transcript of his pitiful rambling, he will be shoved down the toilet he deserves.
  • Thousands brave cold for tickets to Obama farewell speech

    01/07/2017 6:52:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2017 9:47 AM EST
    Thousands of people have lined up in frigid temperatures hoping for tickets to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech in his hometown of Chicago. Tickets are being handed out Saturday morning at McCormick Place, a convention center along Lake Michigan. […] Obama has described the event as “a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey.” …
  • If you’re up for a terrifying endurance test, you can watch Harry Reid’s final farewell speech

    12/08/2016 6:10:01 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/16 | Robert Laurie
    Zzzzzzzzzz....... I’ll be honest. I have no idea if this thing ever gets interesting. I had it on in the background and I made it all of 15 minutes before I had to turn it off. Ethically-challenged Senator Harry Reid’s final farewell speech is a tedious, rambling, monotone diatribe that clocks in at just under an hour and a half.
  • In Archive, New Light on Evolution of Eisenhower Speech

    12/13/2010 9:22:21 AM PST · by Palter · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Dec 2010 | Sam Roberts
    The phrase that would emerge as the most enduring legacy of what became, arguably, the most famous farewell address since George Washington’s evolved over 20 months and was agreed to only a few days before it was delivered. The words, in a speech by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, were transformed from a warning against a “war-based industrial complex” into a “vast military-industrial complex” and finally into a more vanilla “military-industrial complex,” which seemed controversial enough without the qualifier. Documents released Friday by the National Archives shed new light on the genesis of the phrase in the televised address, which Eisenhower...
  • MSNBC's Nora O'Donnell: Palin Just Wanted to "Yell at the Press" in Farewell Speech - Video 7/27/09

    07/27/2009 10:02:37 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 1,109+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 27, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video this morning of MSNBC's Nora O'Donnell describing Gov. Sarah Palin at her Farewell Speech yesterday as wanting to get up a and "yell at the Press, angrily." O'Donnell also said "there's not usually a plan with Sarah Palin." She said Palin avoided supporters and the press at the entrance to the park where she gave the speech, opting instead to "avoid the National Press" and "dart" in a back way. O'Donnell described Palin as having a very tight knit group of advisers - "Me, myself, and I." This report is a perfect example of what Palin has...
  • Blair defends policies in farewell speech

    09/26/2006 5:27:59 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 409+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 27 September 2006
    BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair has urged his party in an emotional farewell speech to put aside squabbles over who succeeds him and focus on winning Britain's next election. Mr Blair defended the centrist policies he has followed in nine years in power but said the party had to face up to global challenges such as climate change and terrorism as he gave his last address as leader to the Labour Party's annual conference. He called for a healing of divisions that rocked the party this month when a rebellion by Labour legislators forced him to pledge to step down...