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Obama’s Oslo Noble Prize Speech 2-10-09

President Obama has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a historic speech delivered in a time of war.  We present here the video and the full text: Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world: I receive this honor with deep gratitude and […]

10Dec2009 | | Comments Off on Obama’s Oslo Noble Prize Speech 2-10-09 | Continued
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The Seven Points of Obama’s Cairo Speech

United States President Barack Obama is carrying the dove of peace.  The dove is in a cage, surrounded by the guards of ignorance, prejudice, deep anger, and fear.  President Obama would like to release the dove – but he knows he must first educate the guards.  The President is in the middle east, holding the […]

4Jun2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Obama Speech in Cairo, Egypt 6-4-09

President Obama spoke in Cairo, Egypt.  The text of the speech follows the video. I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has […]

4Jun2009 | | Comments Off on Obama Speech in Cairo, Egypt 6-4-09 | Continued
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Cheney Is Afraid Of The Rule Of Law

Dick Cheney is speaking this morning, again.  But this time he is not being interviewed – he is giving a prepared speech.  His words are designed to discredit the President of the United States – something he abhorred when his President was in office.  Cheney continues to manipulate information to suit his needs – we […]

21May2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Obama’s Notre Dame Speech

Thank you, Father Jenkins for that generous introduction. You are doing an outstanding job as president of this fine institution, and your continued and courageous commitment to honest, thoughtful dialogue is an inspiration to us all. Good afternoon Father Hesburgh, Notre Dame trustees, faculty, family, friends, and the class of 2009. I am honored to […]

17May2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Obama’s Speechwriter Moves to the White House

By Jeff Zeleny Barack Obama’s Chief Speech Writer at work on his victory speech for the New Hampshire primary election in a hotel lobby. (Jacob Silberberg for The New York Times) CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama’s wordsmith is moving to the West Wing. In his latest round of White House staff announcements, Mr. Obama said […]

27Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Obama’s Speechwriter Moves to the White House | Continued
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Obama’s Election Night Speech

“. . . But, in a larger sense, we can not improve, we can not consecrate – we can not hallow – this ground. This brave man, who struggled here, has consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. . . . It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated […]

10Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Obama’s Election Night Speech | Continued
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False Attack Latest In McCain Camp Disgust

This story is just disgusting.  Even more so because it was promoted and encouraged by the McCain Camp.  This disturbance is a direct result of McCain’s use of the Dark Arts of Rovian Politics. McCain and Palin and their Republican cronies have stooped to hate speech, lies, threats, and now fake stories to try to […]

24Oct2008 | | 8 comments | Continued
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McCain Has Become Irrelevant

John McCain is speaking as we type this post.  McCain is presenting his new economic plan.  The fourth or fifth iteration in the past three weeks.  No one is listening because we all know that in two days, or a week, McCain will have a new and different proposal.  McCain is playing to the polls […]

14Oct2008 | | Comments Off on McCain Has Become Irrelevant | Continued
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McCain is Mean Spirited – Slams Congressman Lewis

Congressman John Lewis has condemned the McCain Campaign for ‘…sowing the seeds of hate and division..” and he mentioned the segregationist Governor George Wallace. John Lewis is characterized as a ‘measured man’ – careful with his language…  There are few men in Congress as respected as John Lewis. This writer believes that John McCain has […]

13Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Ethics In Journalism – Minimize Harm

Journalism on the internet has corrupted the world of reporting.  The Fireside Post is an opinion magazine, with our bias clearly stated in “Who Are These Guys.”  Even admitting we are about opinion does not excuse us from having some ethical boundaries.  This is the second post in a series examining journalistic ethics. We will […]

5Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Ethics In Journalism – Minimize Harm | Continued
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MLK, I Have A Dream” video

In 1964 Martin Luther King Jr. gave the speech of his life time.  Some contemporary politicians seem to believe that words do not matter – that giving an inspirational speech is not important.  Listen to Martin Luther King and see if you agree.

5Oct2008 | | Comments Off on MLK, I Have A Dream” video | Continued
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Writing versus delivering speeches

Barack Obama has raised the bar on the delivery of speeches. Sarah Palin did not match him – but she is better than many politicians.  But the question for this writer remains – is speech delivery as important as original thought? We know today that Barack Obama writes his own speeches.  The delivery is superb […]

6Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Writing versus delivering speeches | Continued
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McCain’s RNC speech – text & video, 2008

I don’t mind a good fight. For reasons known only to God, I’ve had quite a few tough ones in my life. But I learned an important lesson along the way. In the end, it matters less that you can fight. What you fight for is the real test.I fight for Americans. I fight for […]

5Sep2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Joe Biden responds to Governor Palin

Joe Biden talked on the air with Matt Laur – that guy from one of those morning shows.  Joe Biden is not intimidated and is showing his considerable political skill.  McCain’s speech writers prepared a well crafted speech – but Sarah Palin delivered it with vigor and skill. Listen to Biden’s response:

5Sep2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Sarah Palin RNC Speech video and text – 2008

The McCain staff did a nice job of writing this speech for Governor Palin. Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States… I accept the call to help our nominee for president to serve and defend America. I accept the challenge […]

4Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Sarah Palin RNC Speech video and text – 2008 | Continued
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Barack Obama DNC speech, Video and Text, 8-28-2008

Some speeches are meant to be read, some to be heard.  Barack Obama’s style punctuates his rhetoric with exponential force.  Obama’s speeches are meant to be heard – delivered by Obama himself. Barack Obama’s prepared speech for the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 29, 2008. “Four years ago, I stood before you and […]

31Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Barack Obama DNC speech, Video and Text, 8-28-2008 | Continued
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Joe Biden DNC Speech Text & Video, 8-27-2008

Joe Biden was emotionally introduced by his son Beau. Beau is the Attorney General of the State of Deleware. He is also a Captain in the Army Guard – in a unit that is being activated for duty in Iraq. Beau Biden is on his way to Iraq. Here is the Biden speech: I love […]

28Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Joe Biden DNC Speech Text & Video, 8-27-2008 | Continued
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Bill Clinton DNC Speech Text, Video, 8-27-2008

I am honored to be here tonight to support Barack Obama. And to warm up the crowd for Joe Biden, though as you’ll soon see, he doesn’t need any help from me. I love Joe Biden, and America will too. What a year we Democrats have had. The primary began with an all-star line up […]

28Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Bill Clinton DNC Speech Text, Video, 8-27-2008 | Continued
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Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech

This is truly a lady of first class stature. This is a person who did not seek public attention – it has been thrust upon her by a successful husband. Mrs. Obama has risen to the occasion. She demonstrates an eloquence missing from the First Lady ranks since Jackie Kennedy. Here she is at the […]

26Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech | Continued
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Does President Bush Drink?

I don’t know what to think.  This video is on youtube.  Has it been doctored?  Slowed down?  Check for yourself:

15Apr2008 | | Comments Off on Does President Bush Drink? | Continued
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Obama, More Perfect Union speech

11Apr2008 | | Comments Off on Obama, More Perfect Union speech | Continued
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Obama’s Speech on Race, Video and Text

Thanks to the Huffington Post for distributing this profound message. “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and […]

20Mar2008 | | Comments Off on Obama’s Speech on Race, Video and Text | Continued
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Lincoln – Less Gettysburg

Son, “Ask not what your country can do for you, as what you can do for your country.”  Remember that?  Everyone knows who said it.   Most of us remember that comment led to the Peace Corps.  Most of us remember that John Kennedy’s leadership united the country behind the space program – a program that […]

15Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Obama, “We Can Win Virginia” speech

Son, Barack Obama gains strength every time he gives a speech. The confidence of victory resonates in his words, tone, and general presentation. He has taken the lead and now need to close the deal – It looks like he is ready. Dad

10Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Hillary Clinton Super Tuesday Speech

Son, Hillary Clinton gave an uplifting speech on Super Tuesday.  Clinton and Obama split the vote across the country – so this was not a forceful victory celebration.  But this was probably one of her better presentations as a candidate. Clinton was eloquent, charming,  and her style was refreshing.  She spoke to the people, and […]

6Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Video – Obama South Carolina Victory Speech

Son, This man could stand on the stage with Abraham Lincoln.  Watch for yourself. Dad

27Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Video – Obama South Carolina Victory Speech | Continued
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Obama speech in South Carolina.

Son, I was able to capture some of Obama’s words. There is no way I could capture the power. Mr. Obama has the oratory skills of Abraham Lincoln. The depth of his intellect is inspiring – This man is the real deal. Here is some of what he said: “Where we are met with cynicism […]

27Jan2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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“Amen”, and “You got that right”

Son, We have written about motivational speaking, the ministry, teaching, and political stump speeches. They are not much different. At least not from the presenter’s point of view. Every successful presenter must read and react to his or her audience. In a recent post you wrote about going to see Hillary Clinton at Simpson College […]

10Nov2007 | | Comments Off on “Amen”, and “You got that right” | Continued