ROCK'EM SOCK'EM BARACK'EM
ROPE-A-DOPING THE GOP
AFTER TAKING THE HITS ALL WEEK, ALI, UH, OBAMA COMES OUT SWINGING, AT LAST!
YOUTUBE: "THE UNTOUCHABLES"
"The Chicago Way"
"What are you prepared to do? If you open the ball on these people, you must be prepared to go all the way. He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you put one of his in the morgue. That's the Chicago way... The Lord hates a coward."
Americans Cheer As President Goes Into Combat
Us Yanks, we love politics, but only when it's a blood sport. The Chicago way is fine with us. Most of my fellow New Yorkers would agree with this: If the other guy brings a tire iron, you bring a baseball bat. If the other guy brings a knife, you bring a gun. If the other guy brings a bucket of horsesh*t, you bring a firehose. Obama cut loose with the Presidential firehose yesterday, flushing obstructionist partisan Republican horsesh*t right down the DC drains, where it belongs.
Reminding us why they lost the election, career conservative failures have dithered and whined and pissed and moaned and bitched and complained all week like the bunch of little sh*ts they truly are and always have been. The take away: The extreme right wing in Washington doesn't give a crap about the American people. All they care about is their rich foreign buddies and the crooks on Wall Street who own their pimply white saggy old Republican asses. They have no answers, no solutions, no way out of the mess they created. They have only horsesh*t.
It's time they were handled as they have so richly f**king deserved for hundreds of years now: These descendants of slavers and slumlords, Tories and Nazi's, bankers and brokers, torturers and mass-murderers of innocent women and children around the world. They need to be beaten to the ground and stomped out of existence, once and for all. The Lord hates a coward. Batter up!
"U.S. Economy: Jobless Rate Soars and Payrolls Plunge by 598,000"
Attention Republicans: Look out the f**king widow!!!
' The unemployment rate reached the highest level since 1992 and payrolls tumbled in January, with millions more likely to lose their jobs before a stimulus and emergency-lending programs temper the U.S. economy’s freefall. '
YOUTUBE: CNN: PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH ON ECONOMY
"President Obama's Famous Presidential Speech on the Economy - 2-5-09.- AWESOME SPEECH - Part-1"
"It is time to get something done here in Washington. Don't come to the table with the same tired arguments and worn ideas that helped to create this crisis. This is not a game."
"MuhammadAli-George Foreman comments pt1"
Hang on the ropes and take the punches, let your opponent wear himself out.
"MuhammadAli-George Foreman comments pt2"
Wait till your opponent is all punched out. Then BAM! Knockout!
WASHINGTON POST: OBAMA OP-ED PIECE 2/5/09
"The Action Americans Need"
' By now, it's clear to everyone that we have inherited an economic crisis as deep and dire as any since the days of the Great Depression. Millions of jobs that Americans relied on just a year ago are gone; millions more of the nest eggs families worked so hard to build have vanished. People everywhere are worried about what tomorrow will bring..
What Americans expect from Washington is action that matches the urgency they feel in their daily lives -- action that's swift, bold and wise enough for us to climb out of this crisis.
Because each day we wait to begin the work of turning our economy around, more people lose their jobs, their savings and their homes. And if nothing is done, this recession might linger for years. Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse.
That's why I feel such a sense of urgency about the recovery plan before Congress. With it, we will create or save more than 3 million jobs over the next two years, provide immediate tax relief to 95 percent of American workers, ignite spending by businesses and consumers alike, and take steps to strengthen our country for years to come.
This plan is more than a prescription for short-term spending -- it's a strategy for America's long-term growth and opportunity in areas such as renewable energy, health care and education. And it's a strategy that will be implemented with unprecedented transparency and accountability, so Americans know where their tax dollars are going and how they are being spent.
In recent days, there have been misguided criticisms of this plan that echo the failed theories that helped lead us into this crisis -- the notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems; that we can meet our enormous tests with half-steps and piecemeal measures; that we can ignore fundamental challenges such as energy independence and the high cost of health care and still expect our economy and our country to thrive.
I reject these theories, and so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change. They know that we have tried it those ways for too long. And because we have, our health-care costs still rise faster than inflation. Our dependence on foreign oil still threatens our economy and our security. Our children still study in schools that put them at a disadvantage. We've seen the tragic consequences when our bridges crumble and our levees fail.
Every day, our economy gets sicker -- and the time for a remedy that puts Americans back to work, jump-starts our economy and invests in lasting growth is now.
Now is the time to protect health insurance for the more than 8 million Americans at risk of losing their coverage and to computerize the health-care records of every American within five years, saving billions of dollars and countless lives in the process.
Now is the time to save billions by making 2 million homes and 75 percent of federal buildings more energy-efficient, and to double our capacity to generate alternative sources of energy within three years.
Now is the time to give our children every advantage they need to compete by upgrading 10,000 schools with state-of-the-art classrooms, libraries and labs; by training our teachers in math and science; and by bringing the dream of a college education within reach for millions of Americans.
And now is the time to create the jobs that remake America for the 21st century by rebuilding aging roads, bridges and levees; designing a smart electrical grid; and connecting every corner of the country to the information superhighway.
These are the actions Americans expect us to take without delay. They're patient enough to know that our economic recovery will be measured in years, not months. But they have no patience for the same old partisan gridlock that stands in the way of action while our economy continues to slide.
So we have a choice to make. We can once again let Washington's bad habits stand in the way of progress. Or we can pull together and say that in America, our destiny isn't written for us but by us. We can place good ideas ahead of old ideological battles, and a sense of purpose above the same narrow partisanship. We can act boldly to turn crisis into opportunity and, together, write the next great chapter in our history and meet the test of our time.
The writer is president of the United States. '
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: "HENRY V"
"Saint Crispin's Day Speech"
A message from 410 years ago.
' If we are mark’d to die, we are enow.
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man’s company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say “To-morrow is Saint Crispian.”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say “These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.”
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day. '
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