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Bush's live speech

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posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 01:47 PM
Witch, when you said:

"I find it hard believe in a person who follows a teleprompter to the tee. He never said anything except for what was scripted. I'm dissapoointed concerning his address............."

You almost hit the nail on the head. What good is a "good" speach if there is no HEART behind it? I've been harping on this for ever it seems.. (back even before bush became president) but I'm going to harp again. Folks, bush is not what you think he is. He is a hollow, disingenuine man with I fear no soul. (Much like a "puppet") I was flipping through the channels a few nights ago and I caugt a program called "faith in the whitehouse", I almost became nauseous after watching just a few minutes of it. I consider myself a Christian but I don't believe for one SECOND that bush is a man of faith. FAR FROM IT. The writing is on the wall -everywhere- if you can "see" it. You can see more about how I feel here in another thread I started:

Some relevant scripture to ponder:

Mt 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. And Jesus said to them in answer, Take care that you are not tricked.

Mt 24:5 For many shall come IN MY NAME, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Mt 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Mt 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the VERY ELECT.

The AWESOME timeless, living, breathing word of God.

[edit on 16-9-2005 by TxSecret]

posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 02:11 PM
I agree with everyone who said it was a very scripted and non-heartfelt event---I mean, even for Bush this seemed pretty rehearsed and phony, and he never seems spontaneous (his handlers know what this man can do to the English language when allowed to be "off-the-Cuff"), but the phrase that creeped me out the most was when he said that the military had a greater part to play in the recovery effort from natural disasters. In some otehr threads there has been discussion of how maybe this was a man-made or engineered storm, and when you examine who profits from it, that seems less and less crazy---and more and more likely---to me all the time.

posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 02:53 PM
I'm glad someone besides me noticed his bullet proof vest.....

And I also thought it was kinda dark, but wasn't willing to consider that it could have been a "green screen" or that he may not actually have been in Jackson Square. Surely our President wouldn't resort to that kind of trickery, would he?

Yes, the speech was scripted and true, it may have actually meant something if spoken to a group of survivors, or had a group of survivors with him at the time, but his emphasis is on rebuilding NOLA. Sure, he mentions a couple things about rebuilding the lives of survivors, but he read that off a teleprompter. It wasn't coming from him or his heart. Good acting job though. Those who voted for him or the brainwashed (same people, maybe?) might have fallen for it, but I didn't.

posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 03:12 PM

Originally posted by jmilici
Did anybody catch when he said the federal government and
the military need more power here in the U.S.? Those are not
his exact words but that is preety much what he was saying.

I might just be paranoid, but could this be the begining of this
government finally admitting to a police state? To me that is
very scary and I now trust this government even less.

No your not paranoid, your awake. Some frogs jump into a boiling pan and sit back as the water gets hotter and hotter thinking ,,,ahhh this is a nice jacuzzi...Other frogs look at the boiling pan of water and say,,,"Hey, that aint no pond"

in reference to the Boiling Frog story

posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 04:23 PM

Originally posted by jmilici
Did anybody catch when he said the federal government and
the military need more power here in the U.S.? Those are not
his exact words but that is preety much what he was saying.

I sure did. That was the most important part, the rest was blah blah blah, IMO. "See folks, if we're not in full charge at all times, and if the U.S. military has no authority in your backyard, we won't be able to help you when disaster strikes, and you'll be sitting on a freeway watching your children die of thirst."
Seems like the government response may have been deliberately slow, sacrificing an "undesirable" segment of the population to cause fear of it happening again, further broadening government power at home, and further pushing what started on 9/11. Hell, even edsinger found that a bit disturbing, that should tell us all something.

I'll bet Alex Jones is freaking out right about now, after reading his book I thought he seemed a bit paranoid, but now......

[edit on 16-9-2005 by 27jd]

posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 11:35 PM
I felt like I was watching the 700 club.

Call 1-866-GWB-FUND

posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 11:50 PM

Originally posted by valkeryie
Just sitting here watching the speech. Noticed it is very dark there, doesn't the sun set about 8:30 p.m. or so. Also noticed that he looks like he is speaking in front of a green screen. He also has a bullet proof vest on, must be very sad to have to wear one in your own country, speaking to your own nation.

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- In a nationally televised address Thursday night, President Bush offered the people of New Orleans and the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast the nation's sympathy and reassured them that "in the journey ahead, you are not alone."

Maybe I am wrong, but it sure is dark there.

FDR was a socialist with his New Deal; Lyndon Johnson was a socialist with his Great Society; and now, Bush is a socialist (globalist-fascist as well) with this speech of his.

Bush's goal was/is to create a new society in New Orleans.

Welcome to New New Orleans.

posted on Sep, 17 2005 @ 01:20 AM
I have never been impressed with this president's speeches, even the widely regarded "with us or against us" speech after 911. He strikes me as 100% insulated and fake. This latest speech is just a rehash of what he has said about Iraq: "as long as it takes", "stay the course" etc. Same language.

Here is the benchmark speech against which all modern presidential speeches are measured. There is some question as to who really wrote it, but it remains a stunning and seemingly heartfelt statement to the nation and the world from a leader who seemed to at least be in touch with reality. Note the emphasis on shared hardship and sacrafice.

Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, Reverend Clergy, fellow citizens:

We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom -- symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning -- signifying renewal, as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago.

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe -- the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans -- born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

This much we pledge -- and more.

Rest of speech here

Kennedy's most important (and in this case most germaine) speech however was his
Cuban Missile Crisis Speech. This speech pulled no punches and gave no quarter. Kennedy's willingness to call for, and [I]require shared sacrafice pulled the world back from the brink of madness and preserved the balace of power in the western hemisphere.

The 1930's taught us a clear lesson: aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war. This nation is opposed to war. We are also true to our word. Our unswerving objective, therefore, must be to prevent the use of these missiles against this or any other country, and to secure their withdrawal or elimination from the Western Hemisphere.

Our policy has been one of patience and restraint, as befits a peaceful and powerful nation which leads a worldwide alliance. We have been determined not to be diverted from our central concerns by mere irritants and fanatics. But now further action is required, and it is under way; and these actions may only be the beginning. We will not prematurely or unnecessarily risk the costs of worldwide nuclear war in which even the fruits of victory would be ashes in our mouth; but neither will we shrink from that risk at any time it must be faced.

Acting, therefore, in the defense of our own security and of the entire Western Hemisphere, and under the authority entrusted to me by the Constitution as endorsed by the Resolution of the Congress, I have directed that the following initial steps be taken immediately:

First: To halt this offensive buildup a strict quarantine on all offensive military equipment under shipment to Cuba is being initiated. All ships of any kind bound for Cuba from whatever nation or port will, if found to contain cargoes of offensive weapons, be turned back. This quarantine will be extended, if needed, to other types of cargo and carriers. We are not at this time, however, denying the necessities of life as the Soviets attempted to do in their Berlin blockade of 1948.

Second: I have directed the continued and increased close surveillance of Cuba and its military buildup. The foreign ministers of the OAS [Organization of American States], in their communiqué' of October 6, rejected secrecy on such matters in this hemisphere. Should these offensive military preparations continue, thus increasing the threat to the hemisphere, further action will be justified. I have directed the Armed Forces to prepare for any eventualities; and I trust that in the interest of both the Cuban people and the Soviet technicians at the sites, the hazards to all concerned of continuing this threat will be recognized.

Third: It shall be the policy of this Nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.

Fourth: As a necessary military precaution, I have reinforced our base at Guantanamo, evacuated today the dependents of our personnel there, and ordered additional military units to be on a standby alert basis.

This Nation is prepared to present its case against the Soviet threat to peace, and our own proposals for a peaceful world, at any time and in any forum -- in the OAS, in the United Nations, or in any other meeting that could be useful -- without limiting our freedom of action. We have in the past made strenuous efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons. We have proposed the elimination of all arms and military bases in a fair and effective disarmament treaty. We are prepared to discuss new proposals for the removal of tensions on both sides, including the possibilities of a genuinely independent Cuba, free to determine its own destiny. We have no wish to war with the Soviet Union -- for we are a peaceful people who desire to live in peace with all other peoples.

But it is difficult to settle or even discuss these problems in an atmosphere of intimidation. That is why this latest Soviet threat -- or any other threat which is made either independently or in response to our actions this week-- must and will be met with determination. Any hostile move anywhere in the world against the safety and freedom of peoples to whom we are committed, including in particular the brave people of West Berlin, will be met by whatever action is needed.

Finally, I want to say a few words to the captive people of Cuba, to whom this speech is being directly carried by special radio facilities. I speak to you as a friend, as one who knows of your deep attachment to your fatherland, as one who shares your aspirations for liberty and justice for all. And I have watched and the American people have watched with deep sorrow how your nationalist revolution was betrayed -- and how your fatherland fell under foreign domination. Now your leaders are no longer Cuban leaders inspired by Cuban ideals. They are puppets and agents of an international conspiracy which has turned Cuba against your friends and neighbors in the Americas, and turned it into the first Latin American country to become a target for nuclear war -- the first Latin American country to have these weapons on its soil.

These new weapons are not in your interest. They contribute nothing to your peace and well-being. They can only undermine it. But this country has no wish to cause you to suffer or to impose any system upon you. We know that your lives and land are being used as pawns by those who deny your freedom. Many times in the past, the Cuban people have risen to throw out tyrants who destroyed their liberty. And I have no doubt that most Cubans today look forward to the time when they will be truly free -- free from foreign domination, free to choose their own leaders, free to select their own system, free to own their own land, free to speak and write and worship without fear or degradation. And then shall Cuba be welcomed back to the society of free nations and to the associations of this hemisphere.

My fellow citizens, let no one doubt that this is a difficult and dangerous effort on which we have set out. No one can foresee precisely what course it will take or what costs or casualties will be incurred. Many months of sacrifice and self-discipline lie ahead -- months in which both our patience and our will will be tested, months in which many threats and denunciations will keep us aware of our dangers. But the greatest danger of all would be to do nothing.

The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are; but it is the one most consistent with our character and courage as a nation and our commitments around the world. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender or submission.

Our goal is not the victory of might, but the vindication of right; not peace at the expense of freedom, but both peace and freedom, here in this hemisphere, and, we hope, around the world. God willing, that goal will be achieved.

Thank you and good night.

Would that our current president had even one tenth of this kind of charisma and personal power.

However, using
Occam's razor as my guide I must conclude that Bush is a puppet, nay a finger puppet whith nary the brains God gave a smart sheep dog.

I believe he and his cronies are simply trying to fill the coffers of they and theirs with as much plundered loot from Iraq and the southeast as they can siphon from the taxpayer to no-bid contractors, etc.

I hope, but do not expect that the American People will wise up.

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