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  •  That's a great speech (0+ / 0-)

    Here it is, for people who don't want to follow the link:

    "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

    by Dbug on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 02:00:06 AM PDT

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    •  I transcribed part of the speech (0+ / 0-)

      Starting about 2:05 or so:

      All we are doing with this bill is allowing two people who love each other to have that love recognized by way of marriage. That is all we are doing.

      We are not declaring nuclear war on a foreign state. We are not bringing a virus in that could wipe out our agriculture sector forever.

      We are allowing two people who love each other to have that recognized. And I can’t see what’s wrong with that for love nor money, sir. I just cannot. I cannot understand why someone would be opposed.

      I understand why people don’t like what it is that others do. That’s fine. We’re all in that category. But I give a promise to those people who are opposed to this bill right now. I give you a water-tight guarantee promise.

      The sun will still rise tomorrow. Your teenage daughter will still argue back with you as if she knows everything. Your mortgage will not grow. You will not have skin diseases or rashes or toads in your beard, sir. The world will just carry on.

      The parts before and the parts after are good, too.

      It's encouraging to hear a politician give a great speech. I've heard Daniel Webster was good at speaking. I remember Teddy Kennedy giving great speeches. Bernie Sanders can be great. And Eugene McCarthy was a master.

      "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

      by Dbug on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 02:48:34 AM PDT

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      •  thank you for transcribing that speech .. (1+ / 0-)
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        the way New Zealand handled this issue just seems so classy ... (maybe that class might spill out into other issues NZ has .. such good vibes as were generated yesterday  had to have some good effect somewhere!)

        Give your heart a real workout! Love your enemies!

        by moonbatlulu on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 09:37:56 AM PDT

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