Saturday, May 27, 2017

Here is the People's President giving a commencement speech at Wellesley College.

If you click here you can read the Washington Post's transcript complete with annotations.

Here is just a portion:.  

You are graduating at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason. Just log on to social media for ten seconds. It will hit you right in the face. People denying science, concocting elaborate, hurtful conspiracy theories about child-abuse rings operating out of pizza parlors, drumming up rampant fear about undocumented immigrants, Muslims, minorities, the poor, turning neighbor against neighbor and sowing division at a time when we desperately need unity. Some are even denying things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds, and then defending themselves by talking about quote-unquote “alternative facts.” 

But this is serious business. Look at the budget that was just proposed in Washington. It is an attack of unimaginable cruelty on the most vulnerable among us, the youngest, the oldest, the poorest, and hard-working people who need a little help to gain or hang on to a decent middle class life. It grossly under-funds public education, mental health, and efforts even to combat the opioid epidemic. And in reversing our commitment to fight climate change, it puts the future of our nation and our world at risk. And to top it off, it is shrouded in a trillion-dollar mathematical lie. Let’s call it what it is. It’s a con. They don’t even try to hide it.

Oh, what might have been.

I am sure that at some point Trump will take to Twitter to attack Clinton for telling the truth about him again.

24 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:44 AM

    O/T Any source for photos of Trump in Italy riding in a golf cart following behind the other G7 leaders who were on foot strolling through town?

    This and confusion in Israel when he walked away and was sent back to stand beside Netanyahu begs the question about his health. Just cancelled his upcoming Iowa rally.

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    1. Anonymous12:17 PM

      Herr dRumpf's fat ankles are getting fatter.Look out!

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  2. Anonymous12:10 PM

    I read Hillary Clinton's speech this morning. It was brilliant. Just compare it to the inane speech Trump gave the Coast Guard Class of 2017!
    Beaglemom

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    1. Full and coherent sentences.

      That's the first thing I noticed.

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    2. Anonymous12:33 PM

      Oh come on, obviously that wasn’t a “presidential” commencement speech, lacked victimhood and attacks on the media:)

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  3. Anonymous12:20 PM

    Trumpters already belittling her for saying that Nixon was impeached gaffe. That's the best they've got? They never did like intelligence, especially in women. Hillary will ALWAYS land on her feet.

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  4. Anonymous12:23 PM

    She continued Bush era neo liberal foreign policy that destroyed the Middle East and endangered Europe and America permanently ..

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    1. Anonymous12:35 PM

      HA HA, Bush a liberal.

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    2. Anonymous12:55 PM

      While Dubya retired to painting dogs, then a book of "fallen heroes" that Cheney and he caused.

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  5. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Gee BUY AMERICAN isn’t good enough for her heinous? Good job supporting the Italian economy, Melanomia !! Waving on the balcony at the peons, like Eva Peron. This must be how she spends her days, shopping instead of her duties as First Lady.

    What an ugly coat, I would pay $5 for it, looks like a puffy coat, a knock off of the puffy shirt on Sienfield!!

    How many YEARS would it take for a trump supporter to pay for that coat and purse?
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    Melania Trump delights fashionistas in a coat that cost equivalent to average U.S. household income

    And today Melania Trump, 47, pulled off another style triumph as she joined her fellow G7 spouses in Catania, Italy, in a $51,000 floral coat by Dolce & Gabanna, which was covered with colorful 3-D flower embellishments - and came complete with a matching $1,630 purse by the Italian luxury label.

    .... Meanwhile, the U.S. Census Bureau reports the average The 2015 U.S. median household income was $55,775 in 2015.

    Will conservatives rage as they did when Michelle Obama wore a Carolina Herrera gown estimated to cost $12,000 to an official state dinner in 2014? Fox News offered near round-the-clock coverage.

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/26/1666305/-Melania-Trump-delights-fashionistas-in-a-coat-that-cost-equivalent-to-average-U-S-household-income

    Who won the battle of the G7 WAGs? Melania Trump puts her fellow first ladies' sensible shift dresses in the shade with a $51K floral coat (while Brigitte Macron goes off piste in white skinny jeans)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4545240/Who-won-battle-G7-WAGS.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

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    1. Remember Queen Anne (Romney) and the $1,000 t-shirt she wore on a morning show? To

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    2. Anonymous2:27 PM

      Ah yes, Queen Anne of the "you people" mentality as she looked down her nose because no one was buying it.

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  6. Anonymous12:59 PM

    Rainy afternoon down the shore/ Teen-aged boys watching Inglorious Bastards.
    The Hitler character is Trump in real life.
    I can not believe how fucked we are.

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    1. Anonymous1:12 PM

      "I can not believe how fucked we are."

      Yes indeed! I could never imagine in my 63 years we would ever have such an abomination as president and that so many millions on the right would be absolutely blind to what a he is. It's terribly discouraging (especially after someone as enlightened as Obama).

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    2. Anonymous2:05 PM

      1:12 PM - I'll be 60 this year and right there with you.

      What I hold onto is that, "I'll take these bastards down, crroked, liars, etc.," he has only shown himself to be that of which he's talking. By all means, presidunce, keep at it.

      Meanwhile, President Obama's legacy grows and is traveling the world to speak with leaders over rights and compassion for all and a sustainable world for future generations, the latest being Prince Harry.

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  7. Anonymous1:33 PM

    That's right, little donnie, take to twitter after your (cough) stellar performance on the world stage. Sure you want to do that? Seems you have your fat @ss handed right back to you and rightfully so.

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  8. Anonymous4:14 PM

    I wish Hillary could sue Patricia Smith for her speech at the convention, calling her a murderer etc.
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    DC Court Dismisses Benghazi Wrongful Death Suit Against Hillary Clinton

    By Adalia Woodbury on Sat, May 27th, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    The suit, filed by Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, sought damages from Hillary Clinton for claims that resemble the talking points Republicans used to keep the fake Benghazi scandal alive

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/27/dc-court-dismisses-benghazi-wrongful-death-suit-hillary-clinton.html

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  9. Anonymous7:54 PM

    OT"alleging he raped a boy aged 9 or 10 in the early 1970s"
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/27/denis-hastert-new-lawsuit-238893

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    1. Anonymous8:47 PM

      NOW! NO JOKE!
      http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/05/27/philippines-duterte-jokes-about-rape-during-martial-law?via=desktop&source=copyurl

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    2. Anonymous8:48 PM

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/05/27/philippines-duterte-jokes-about-rape-during-martial-law?via=desktop&source=copyurl

      NO JOKE

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  10. Anonymous7:59 PM

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/27/dc-court-dismisses-benghazi-wrongful-death-suit-hillary-clinton.html

    "ought damages from Hillary Clinton for claims that resemble the talking points Republicans used to keep the fake Benghazi scandal alive.

    1. The suit sought damages for wrongful death, claiming Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State “exposed confidential information about plaintiffs’ relatives to the terrorists who ultimately took their lives in Benghazi, Libya in September of 2012.”

    2. Smith and Woods also accused Secretary Clinton of defaming them and placing them in a false light during the 2016 election because she disputed their accounts of conversations she had with them about the circumstances that led to the attack in Benghazi.

    3. Smith and Woods claimed emotional distress stemming from Secretary Clinton’s conduct as Secretary of State and as a Presidential Candidate.

    In simple terms, Judge Berman Jackson rejected the plaintiffs attempt to sue Clinton for wrongful death as an individual because she used a private email server, rather than in her capacity as Secretary of State." the fact that Republicans continued to fan the flames of a fake conspiracy to win the White House exploited the mourning plaintiffs in this lawsuit."
    Instead, we have a Republican Party with pundits and others continuing to offer nonsensical claims in defense of Trump and others for acts that could ultimately be proven Treasonous."

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  11. Anonymous8:29 PM

    OT? SURE! Such a fucking bitch.
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/judge-jeanine-goes-on-unhinged-rant-i-know-who-the-white-house-leaker-is-but-im-not-ready-to-share/

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  12. Anonymous10:03 PM

    If Only>>>"“There’s a reason why the elimination of Russia sanctions is at the top of the Russian wish list. Anything that diminishes their economy, anything that could result in popular protests in Russia is what concerns Putin the most. His cratering economy is probably his greatest fear.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-confronted-russians-hacking-democratic-house-intel-leader-says-162557021.html

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  13. Anonymous3:51 AM

    I cannot excuse those that voted for trump to destroy this country. I cannot forgive those that voted for trump. I cannot believe that our fellow americans voted for this outrageous asinine family to lie cheat and steal from America what we hold dear to our heart and soul. Voting for evil and espionage against America is the ultimate crime and will be punished.

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