Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the work of remaking America.”
The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works – whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end.
“We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.”
“We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.”
“What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them – that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply.”
“On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics”
“Our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed”
“We will restore science to its rightful place”
“To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.”
“With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come.”
– President Barack Obama, January 20, 2009
Obama to Take 15-Day Vacation in August
by KEITH KOFFLER on JULY 10, 2014, 7:40 AM
The Obamas will depart Washington on Saturday, August 9th and head for Martha’s Vineyard, staying in a $12 million vacation home until Sunday, August 24th, reports the Martha’s Vineyard Times.
The president will return to the town Chilmark, the site of last year’s Obama sojourn, where he will rest up “in a secluded house off North Road that overlooks the north shore and Vineyard Sound,” the Times reported.
According the the newspaper:
The seven-bedroom, nine-bath, 8,100-square-foot house, sits on a 10-acre lot and is assessed at more than $12 million. It features 17 rooms in total, expansive water views of Vineyard Sound, an infinity pool and hot tub, and a dual tennis-basketball court.
The president’s extended vacation on The Vineyard comes after a 16-day stop in Hawaii over Christmas, adding up to a total of more than 31 days of vacation in less than a year, not counting weekend getaways.
Finding Trout In Your Milk?
“If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.” The Danger of American Fascism, Henry A. Wallace, 1944