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  1. HD
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    One nation under God? Under President Obama, maybe not so much.

    As first reported on WMAL's Chris Plante Show Tuesday, the Commander-in-Chief joined a cast of 61 other noted lawmakers, politicians, news anchors and celebrities, including every living President, in reciting the Gettysburg Address, which President Abraham Lincoln delivered on November 19, 1863.

    The dignitaries all delivered the address as Lincoln had written it, including the phrase, "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom." (Click to listen). Curiously, however, in his version of the address, President Obama omitted the words "under God."

    http://www.wmal.com/common/page.php?pt=WATCH%3A+President+Obama+Leaves+Out+An+Important+Word+In+His+Reading+Of+The+Gettysburg+Address+-+God&id=55903&is_corp=0

    Posted on November 19, 2013 - 10:26 AM #
  2. duxrule
    Member

    On the continuum of meaningful things that happened today, there is no number available that can rank this low enough.

    Posted on November 19, 2013 - 10:31 AM #
  3. missing_kskd
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    Maybe that's a nice "fuck you" to the full batshit religious right, who is deserving of one pretty much every single day.

    I'm sure the American Taliban would LOVE to start on that Sharia law here, so that they can claim purity of some sort and advance their holy war on Islam.

    Posted on November 19, 2013 - 10:36 AM #
  4. Listener_Pete
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  5. warner
    Member

    And down goes Herb!

    Posted on November 19, 2013 - 12:31 PM #
  6. Listener_Pete
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  7. westernelectric
    Member

    We got it together, didn't we?
    We've definitely got our thing together, don't we?
    Isn't it nice?
    I mean really, when you really sit and think about it, isn't it really, really nice?
    I can easily feel myself slipping, slipping in more and more ways
    That simple world of my own
    Nobody but you, huh, and me
    We got it together baby
    Ohhhhh

    My first, my last, my everything
    And the answer to all my dreams
    You're my sun, my moon, my guiding star
    My kind of wonderful, that's what you are

    I know there's only, only one like you
    There's no way they could have made two
    You're, you're all I'm living for, your love I'll keep forevermore
    You're the First, you're the last, my everything

    In you I've found so many things
    A love so new, only you could bring
    Can't you see it's you?
    You make me feel this way
    You're like a fresh morning dew on a brand new day

    I see so many ways that I
    Can love you 'til the day I die
    You're my reality, yet I'm lost in a dream
    You're the first, the last, my everything

    I know there's only, only one like you
    There's no way they could have made two
    Girl, you're my reality, but I'm lost in a dream
    You're the first, you're the last, my everything

    You and me baby
    Just you and me
    You are the first, the last, my everything

    Posted on November 19, 2013 - 12:51 PM #
  8. jeffreykopp
    Member

    No one really knows what the exact version of Lincoln's brief speech was that day. Plus, Lincoln intentionally revised and refined the speech after its actual delivery for future use. But there is some evidence that he added the words "under God" into the finale on the fly: as the AP notes, three newswires of the speech included it in their versions. That's enough for many experts to posit that Lincoln said those words, and added them to the record later.

    http://www.thewire.com/politics/2013/11/why-president-obama-didnt-say-under-god-while-reading-gettysburg-address/355288/

    Posted on November 19, 2013 - 12:59 PM #
  9. Vitalogy
    Member

    Wrong how many times? Good god it's just ridiculous. Is this some sort of joke?

    Posted on November 19, 2013 - 01:01 PM #
  10. westernelectric
    Member

    Posted on November 19, 2013 - 01:05 PM #