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The President Speaks on the Economy in Austin, Texas:



The White House - Jul 10, 2014

At the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, President Obama delivers remarks on the economy, July 10, 2014.

Posted this in threads for people who said they could not see it in those threads.

Tthe first video often does not stay up, but if one goes to the official White House channel it will be there where it will remain indefinitely.

Good remarks on the threads I stumbled upon, most people enjoyed the last ten minutes best.

Glad to see him in Texas and hoping it helps Wendy Davis turn Texas blue.

Enjoy, BOGers.


Indeed! Loved from the east coast to the west:

From New England:



To the Pacific Northwest:


Hurray for the righteous ProSense and her awesome blue links forever!



Russian Blue - Cat Propaganda Mini Poster

Show your unwavering support for this Dictator with "Obey the RUSSIAN BLUE!" cat propaganda mini poster.

http://www.cafepress.com/dogs_of_war.212656301

And to the mighty ProSense again:



For those who fear the color blue, there is a different cat:



For cat haters, we have:



No escape from the Obama Collective! Bwawahaha!

ProSense!

P. S. Obama says Hi:



Oh, no, more blue! Okay, I'll quit.



What a great article and history lesson. VIDEO, too:



Thom Hartmann: Scott Walker is the face now - but the first culprit was 100 years ago.

The Big Picture RT

Uploaded on Mar 14, 2011


You may think what's happening across this country - like Scott Walker's efforts in Wisconsin - to strip rights from working people and give multi-million dollar tax breaks to corporations is something new. It's not.

It's why this is so hard to fight without momentum and our getting involved, as it's engrained in the fabric of American law and business and has been for generations. Thanks for bringing it here, I'm a long-time fan of Thom, no matter what venue he uses for advocacy.



We want our millions back, spendthrifts! And Obamacare covers proctology and urgent care.

Because you urgently need to get your head out of your asses. There's no light there, you know.



You framed that perfectly, all of it. Journaling this!

Dismissing the rights and concerns of people of color and women is reactionary. It is way more reactionary than Third Way. There is nothing progressive or liberal about it, and I don't consider people who do so to be leftists. Period.

You hit the cusp. We know they don't deal with what effects our lives. The hatred for Democrats is worse than The Daily Paul. And they never rejoice in any victory. The silence is deafening and very telling. Not the actions of allies.

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Also on the mark:

I also consider a lot of this angst about corporatism to be strange, as though they have no conception of the country they live in. There has never been a President in this country that did not promote economic interests and there never will be as long as we remain a capitalist nation. For one thing our constitution makes property sacrosanct. It is a quintessential capitalist document. I might wish for a different political system, but I know enough history and political theory to understand the role of the capitalist state. When I articulate those ideas, which are clearly Marxist in orientation, I am called a "centrist." It's nuts. What I am is politically pragmatic. I refuse to obsess about individuals, be it Snowden or Obama, and make political decisions based on the available options at the time.

I care about the NSA but I don't give a shit about Glen Greenwald or the boxes in Snowden's garage. None of that has any relevance to the conflict between national security and civil liberties or the actions of the NSA. In fact, it's a way of avoiding substantive discussion on those issues. THAT is why I avoid those threads.


Yes, those are 'don't discuss the core issue' discussions. And thanks, that is what so many of us have been trying to say for a long time!

There was this one, too:

Hundreds rally in Boston to support women’s rights

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/07/08/patrick-rallies-hundreds-gathered-city-hall-plaza-oppose-high-court-decisions-women-issues/QEsTzk28rJRObzH1skg1UO/story.html

http://election.democraticunderground.com/10025216047

There was a great pic there, it made me think of you!



But why is Patrick leaving office? What does he have planned?

I remember him when he spoke at the 2012 DNC and posted the video on your thread with this picture of him and Obama:



Gov. Deval Patrick's Rousing DNC Speech



Published on Sep 4, 2012


Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's full speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

More on Governor Patrick:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deval_Patrick

Thanks for the picture of him with Obama. So many patriots out of the great state of Massachusetts. 2014 and 2016, here we come!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110219292#post5

The Senate will soon vote on an amendment to overturn Citizens United. History is calling!

"We the People" are on the move!

By Jim Hightower - 7/5/2014

So many absurdities abound in our lives that there's a whole body of philosophical thought called "absurdism," as well as an entire catalogue of plays called the "theater of the absurd." And then there's Antonin Scalia.

This sour, scowling, and snarky Supreme Court Justice personifies the dictionary definition of absurd: "Utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false."

A right-wing dogmatist and extreme judicial activist who's full of himself, Scalia has been the court's chief monkey-wrencher for corporate interests, constantly messing with the Constitution to enthrone plutocratic money over our people's democratic politics. By black-robed fiat, he and his four fellow corporatists on the bench have managed to twist language and pervert nature itself by declaring that corporations are "people" and money is "speech." Thus, in their now infamous Citizens United edict of 2010, the five decreed that these huge, lifeless, paper constructs--without brains, hearts, souls, or tongues--must be free to "speak" in our elections by spending unlimited (and undisclosed) amounts of their shareholders' money to determine who wins public office...




A lot more at the link:

http://www.hightowerlowdown.org/node/3696

Money doesn't talk. It swears.

~ Bob Dylan

I hope Democrats get this done. They are already trying to get around Scalia's last shenanigans on women's rights with Hobby Lobby.

Nothing good can be expected from Scalia on women. He said, or at least as quoted on DU, that 'women have no rights under the Constitution.' That may some kind of fine point he was supposed to be making, but with the world wide attacks on women, it's not what an American justice should push.

He also said about the buffer zone case, that women had been getting 'special rights' with buffer zones. Where did we hear that before?

But he's only doing his job:



Despite the noisome demagoguery from the RW, we must rein in corporate personhood. It's not about repealing the First Amendment as Cruz says. It's not about an Article 5 Convention which Paul Ryan and the Koch brothers want to repeal the 14th with its Birthright Citizenship, Equal Treatment under the Law and Due Process clauses.

The right wants that very much and their voters will be out in force in November. Their intentions are clear, they've been telling us women shouldn't have the right to vote, that income taxes and Social Security are unConstitutional, and have swayed the public with their talk as they own virtually all the media and will not allow real dissenting voices.

We're in between a rock and hard place, let's get this done, and give a majority that can make this happen, or Equality will perish.

Yeah, the Obama the Messiah meme freaks ALL the B&W thinkers, LOL! I love this:



There is scarcely a king (or would-be-king) in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh - get first all the people’s money, then all their lands, and then make them and all their children slaves forever.


~ Thomas Jefferson



Black Pharaoh

The Strange, Meteoric Rise of Barack Obama and the Coming Age of American Sacrifice


Available Now! Click the link below to Order Now!

http://www.texemarrs.com/092008/black_pharaoh.htm

Kneel before Zod, er, Osiris, you fools!

Obama, still black after all these years.

Haters, still crazy after all these years.




Thanks for posting, needed a laugh after talking to a troll...

Speaking of Citizens United...

"We the People" are on the move!

The Senate will soon vote on an amendment to overturn Citizens United. History is calling!


By Jim Hightower - 7/5/2014

So many absurdities abound in our lives that there's a whole body of philosophical thought called "absurdism," as well as an entire catalogue of plays called the "theater of the absurd." And then there's Antonin Scalia.

This sour, scowling, and snarky Supreme Court Justice personifies the dictionary definition of absurd: "Utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false."

A right-wing dogmatist and extreme judicial activist who's full of himself, Scalia has been the court's chief monkey-wrencher for corporate interests, constantly messing with the Constitution to enthrone plutocratic money over our people's democratic politics. By black-robed fiat, he and his four fellow corporatists on the bench have managed to twist language and pervert nature itself by declaring that corporations are "people" and money is "speech." Thus, in their now infamous Citizens United edict of 2010, the five decreed that these huge, lifeless, paper constructs--without brains, hearts, souls, or tongues--must be free to "speak" in our elections by spending unlimited (and undisclosed) amounts of their shareholders' money to determine who wins public office...




A lot more at the link:

http://www.hightowerlowdown.org/node/3696

Money doesn't talk. It swears.

~ Bob Dylan

I hope Democrats get this done. They are already trying to get around Scalia's last shenanigans on women's rights with Hobby Lobby.

Nothing good can be expected from Scalia on women. He said, or at least as quoted on DU, that women had no rights under the Constitution.

He also said about the buffer zone case, that women had been getting 'special rights' with buffer zones. Sounds very familiar. But he's only doing his job:



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