Obama Cartoons Too Good to Keep To Myself pt. 2

November 26, 2008 at 9:14 pm (Funny, Politics) (, , )


True, but you would never hear about this from anyone in the media











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Bleach 196 : Best Episode Ever ?

November 26, 2008 at 7:15 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

It doesn’t get any better than this. It seems as if Kubo Tite is paying us back for all those months of horrible, eventless episodes with the most action-packed episode since those from the Soul Society arc.

In summary, the 4th squad captain chick, Kenpachi, Byakuya and Kurotsuchi the blue-haired weirdo captain all just appeared out of nowhere and are facing off Espada adversaries that coincidentally fit their  personality. I don’t know if anyone picked that up, it may just be fanservice, but Kenpachi, wild, loves to fight, is up against Nnoitra who is the same, Byakuya, the proud, arrogant captain is faced off with Zommari, who is the same, Kurotsuchi also just happens to confront Syazel Aporro, a fellow weirdo who likes to experiment on things/people. As if their dramatic arrival and fortuitous timing wasn’t interesting enough! This is going to be fun to watch again. To download all bleach episodes, head over to Bleach7

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Trinifever pt.3

November 23, 2008 at 3:35 am (Funny, Trinidad) (, , , )

This is quickly becoming quite a laughing stock now. Here is the latest news on the exploits of the megalomaniac and those at the niche-porn site, Trinifever.

The TriniFever Team has tried to negotiate with Agent22/Admin to have the monies he swindled from you (our members) returned/refunded. However, he has refused to do so and has instead decided to issue death threats to the members of the Administration/Executive and has also contacted several members on this site to engage in various acts of sabotage and subterfuge. We are fully aware of all his tactics and through unorthodox means, he has tried to infiltrate trinifever with spies in order to spread certain acts of propaganda. He has convinced and misled many members into believing that he was the “Owner” of trinifever. He has also been writing various libelous statements and posting them on several websites, in addition to using slanderous statements against the real owner of trinifever.\

roflmao lol not the real owner, infiltrate with spies, issue death threats, lmao.

In an effort to steer clear of “mud slinging” and engaging in any act which would prolong this unpleasant situation, the owner of the site directed his Administrative Team to desist from engaging Agent22/Admin in any “war of words”. However, after several unrelenting verbal attacks and recent death threats, the TriniFever Team has decided that the “gloves needed to come off” and in so doing, make a full statement regarding this entire unpleasant affair which has plagued the website over the past seven (7) days. Every story has two (2) sides and after hearing his side for the entire week, we have decided to tell you (our beloved members) our side, which incidentally is the truth.

In the early part of 2008, the real owner of TriniFever, who is PussyHunter, went on a sabbatical leaving Agent22/Admin as the sole Administrator with Marie, Mrs. Red Dollar, zchart2001, peepingtom24hrs and Original Gangsta as Moderators to assist him in running the site. Soon after Hunter’s departure, absolute power got to Agent22/Admin who then started demanding that members hand over porn and decided to start utilizing the site to build his own personal porn collection. It is during this period of turmoil that he started cutting backdoor and side deals for access to various parts of the site. To date several of you have come forward and stated that you all handed over your material to him and never received the promised access. It was also discovered that in order to maintain the secrecy of his deals, he would ban members who questioned him about keeping his word.

wow lol deep shit. sounds..communist or something

Around this time the site membership had risen to over 4000, with 95% of the members not contributing anything to to the site. The Moderators approached Agent22/Admin to delete those accounts as they were only leeching off the site and not contributing anything. These Leeches also caused the more prolific members to cease posting as they were only receiving and not giving. He refused to delete the accounts and decided instead to introduce a “Verification Service Charge” so that persons would pay for access to various boards on the site. His idea was primarily 4000 non contributing members multiplied by $100.00/$150.00 and decided to start his Verification Service Charge against the advice of all the Moderators. He then lied to the entire site membership telling them that the money was being collected to “Verify” persons ages and to pay for the web-server access. Anyone under eighteen (18) can walk into a bank and make a payment to an account and ask for a receipt. Also, all financial costs for the site have been borne by Hunter, who has never received a cent from Agent22/Admin. He then setup V-COM SERVICES and an account at RBTT to collect his fee and was doing so successfully until he was stopped.

lol crook. I ofcourse have no sympathy for anyone who got conned by this, i.e. paying to see stolen “porn”

During this turbulent time, several key acts occurred of which you were not notified. He went into a “Gestapo” type mode and went off into a tangent stating that it was “his site” and he was the boss.

lol wow!! loll

Around this period, he banned Original Gangsta for failing to give him personal photos and other acts of selfish behaviour caused other Moderators (Mrs. Red Dollar and Marie) to resign their Posts. It was at this point the owner of the site returned and realized what was occurring with the Financial Impropriety, Gestapo type behaviour and the stealing of large portions of material from the membership. The Owner immediately removed his Administrative powers and made him a Global Moderator pending an investigation; however, after a few days and on being told that the site would be restructured, he resigned his post and demanded that his account be deleted.

We have now completed our investigation and have concluded that he asked that his account be deleted so that vital evidence would have been lost. He also felt that he was “above” everyone else on the site and the thought of word getting out that he was not the owner as he had stated, would have ruined his reputation. He was not banned and the photo at the bottom clearly shows his demand for his account to be deleted.

In keeping with the site’s original mandate, the owner directed that the payments for access be immediately ceased and over 4000 dormant accounts deleted. We are members of this site because we want to be a part of a sharing community. We encourage posting and would reward the members who post legitimate local material. We have also decided to take legal steps to recover the money which was swindled from the members who paid for access and have contacted the authorities relative to the embezzlement of funds, fraudulent conversion and the death threats received by the site’s Administration. None of which we are taking lightly and we will ensure that justice is served.

This is the most interesting thing yet. This is like Joker suing Two-Face for not splitting the money they stole from the bank 50/50 as they agreed. Anyway anything is possible in this comedy show of a country

In light of the foregoing, we have sent out correspondence to Agent22/Admin to have him discuss the return of the funds he embezzled, as well as other matters of mutual interest. He has thus far failed to heed our warning and we would be taking this matter to the next “legal” level. We make this statement with a heavy heart as it was never our intention to deal with this situation in this manner; however, his failure to adhere to our request, whilst continuing to make threats and libelous statements, have led us to make this release as a means of updating our membership and letting you all be aware of our stand.

Well atleast someone’s taking this seriously


Reproduced hereunder is the document which was sent to Agent22/Admin:

To – XXXXXX XXXXXXX, also called Agent22, also called Admin on the website www.trinifever.net.

a.        I have been directed to inform you that the owner(s) of www.trinifever..net, hereinafter called trinifever, have launched an investigation into accusations of embezzlement and fraudulent conversion levied against you by members of the said trinifever. It has been established that during the period 29th October, 2007 to 22nd October, 2008 you were an Administrator of the said trinifever and during that time you misrepresented yourself to the members of the website, as the owner of the said website, which caused great concern to the owner(s) of the website.I am directed to ask you to produce any and all receipts to attest to your claim to ownership of the website www.trinifever.net.

b.        During the period of time when you held the position of website Administrator, you also placed several notices and approached certain members to pay the sum of $100.00 cash Trinidad and Tobago currency for access to certain areas of trinifever and that you falsely misrepresented this payment as being for trinifever and to pay for web-server space. I am directed to tell you that this is not true and that all the monies you collected was converted to your own use and not used to pay for web-server space for trinifever.

c.        You have also been accused of using the position given to you as website Administrator to extort money from members of the site through a payment for access initiative adopted by you without the permission of the owner(s). You have also been accused of diverting financial resources from trinifever, to a company called V-COM SERVICES which is registered in your name. V-COM SERVICES has never performed any technical or administrative work for or on behalf of trinifever and as such all claims made thereof are false and geared towards misleading members of trinifever.

d.        As a result of your actions, and continued attempts at defamation of trinifever. its owner(s), Administrator(s) and Moderator(s), as well as several libelous statements accredited to you, you are required to produce all receipts and financial records (including financial records of V-COM SERVICES) as it relates to work done on behalf of trinifever; all receipts and financial records as it relates to your claim for ownership of trinifever; all receipts and financial records as it relates to monies collected for access to trinifever; and a full list of membership accounts as it relates to payments received by you on behalf of trinifever members and the immediate repayment/refund of all the monies collected from members of trinifever.

e.        We regret to inform you that your failure to comply with all the requests listed above in paragraphs a,b,c and d, would result in the website owner(s) referring this matter to the Fraud Squad Department of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, who have already been consulted. In this light, we urge you to be mindful of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago as it relates to Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion and have attached a copy of the Larceny Act Chapter 11:12 and urge you to pay special attention to Sections 18, 20 and 34.

Despite several warnings by the website owner(s), Administrator(s) and Moderator(s), you have continued to use defamatory statements against trinifever members and post libelous statements against its owner(s), Administrator(s) and Moderator(s). Moreover, it appears that your false, baseless accusations and threats of bodily harm, are being used to hide your numerous indiscretions and dishonesty. Given the serious nature of this matter I urge you to act in an expeditious manner in bringing this unpleasant matter to an amicable solution.

The TriniFever Executive:


An Act relating to Larceny and Kindred Offences triable on indictment.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Larceny Act.

3.  For the purposes of this Act—

(a) a person steals who, without the consent of the owner, fraudulently and without a claim of right made in good faith, takes and carries away anything capable of being stolen, with intent, at the time of the taking permanently to deprive the owner thereof; but a person may be guilty of stealing any such thing notwithstanding that he has lawful possession thereof if, being a bailee or part owner thereof, he fraudulently converts the same to his own use or the use of any person other than the owners;

18.  Any person who—

(a) being a clerk or servant or person employed in the capacity of a clerk or servant—

(i)   steals any chattel, money or valuable security belonging to or in
the possession or power of his master or employer; or

(ii)   fraudulently embezzles the whole or any part of any chattel,
money or valuable security delivered to or received or taken into
possession by him for or in the name or on the account of his
master or employer;

is liable to imprisonment for ten years and, in the case of a clerk or servant or person employed for the purpose or in the capacity of a clerk or servant, if a male under the age of sixteen years, to undergo corporal punishment as provided for under the Corporal Punishment (Offenders Not Above Sixteen) Act, in addition to any other punishment to which he may by law be liable.

20.  In an indictment against a person for larceny or embezzlement, the accused person may be charged and proceeded against for the amount of a general deficiency in account, notwithstanding that the general deficiency is made up of any number of specific sums of money the taking of which extended over any space of time, and without showing any particular sums received and not accounted for.

34.  (1)  Any person who, by any false pretence, with intent to defraud, obtains from any other person any chattel, money, or valuable security, or causes or procures any money to be paid, or any chattel or valuable security to be delivered, to himself or to any other person for the use or benefit or on account of himself or any other person, is liable to imprisonment for five years.

Delete me lol

Very interesting. This is better than seeing Jon Stewart show how hypocritical Bill O’Reilly is (O’Reilly thought Jamie Lynn Spears teenage pregnancy was wrong, thought Palin’s daughter’s teenage pregnancy was ok).

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Trinidad’s Prime Minister Illegally Spies on Citizens, Opposition

November 22, 2008 at 5:06 am (news, Politics, Technology, Trinidad, Weird) (, , , , , , , )

TV6 has begun a multi-part series on the topic of spying in Trinidad. Here is what they’ve reported so far :

1) Prime Minister Patrick Manning used state agencies and state funds of over $60 million to funnel and smuggle Israeli spying equipment consisting of Carnivore-type software that harvests text messages, emails, phone calls, etc. of ALL citizens of the country.

2) He has been using this to persecute the opposition through an undisclosed, illegal “State security agency” as he is strategically releasing information on what he has “learnt” through his illegal spying on opposition senators when his party is criticized strongly by them.

3) The government has therefore no absolutely excuse for failing to control the increasing crime rate which includes an all-time high in murders for the year as with such spying equipment on hand, they should easily be aware and therefore able to counter the activities of criminals, druglords, etc. Its like losing at scrabble with a blind opponent when you have a dictionary and computer in front of you.

Appalling. $60 million dollars. Even if it were $1, the government of a democratic country has secretly and illegally bought something with tax payers money to spy on tax papers and suppress democracy.

I don’t really have any further comment on this. I am totally speechless, shocked, angry again and further disenchanted with the direction the country is going. The saddest part is idiots everywhere will most likely just say “hmph” or worse yet agree with this, or there may be some controversy over this for a week or so, then it will all die down, and life goes on, no MASS RESIGNATION of government officials as normal, civilized people of a normal, civil society would expect, absolutely nothing.

But, that’s that, i’m not about to get riled up now. Maybe in the future I’ll be able to come back and give more of my opinion on this, right now I need to sleep.

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Trinidad Flooded

November 19, 2008 at 7:04 am (Life, news, Stupidity, Trinidad) ()

I don’t even want to go into details of what happened earlier today, because it just depresses and angers me, but in summary there was normal rainfall for a few hours in Trinidad, then all of the sudden shit just started happening

That’s right a bridge collapsed and a woman got killed by a landslide.

What happened today wasn’t a tropical wave, tropical depression, tropical storm or, God forbid a hurricane….it was just rain, for a few hours, intermittently…and the result is a natural, national disaster.

Obviously a collection of government institutions have failed us all once again as this happens all the time. The response from the public is always “Hmph”. But what took my sanity away today was hearing people repeat this retarded mantra that “we”, the citizens, are responsible for the flooding because we “throw litter in the drains”.

At that then moment I think I made up my mind that I will migrating. “WE” are responsible for this? Not the Ministries and regional corporations and garbage collectors and Ministers and MPs…..”WE” caused the flood. I’m not even going to go into how monumentally stupid that thought is, it would give me a headache. I guess some people really do deserve the government they have.

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Sarah Palin sex?

November 14, 2008 at 3:43 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

The top search term that links net users to this blog is none other than “palin sex”..so here is some fanservice for you sickos.

Sarah Palin herself has reportedly been offered $2 million to appear in a pornographic film by Florida-based porn producer Cesar Capone. Capone promises in an open letter on his website that the film would be distributed internationally, shot in high definition and feature a “beautiful mother recognized by all of America as well as the rest of the world — the most desirable woman over 40.”

To prove he’s serious about the offer, Capone says he’s prepared to hold the money in escrow immediately.

Palin’s husband Todd has also been offered a co-starring role in the production, for which Capone would be “prepared to kick in an extra $100,000,” and a new Arctic Cat snowmobile.

Palin hasn’t publicly responded to the offer, which was sent to her administration office in Juneau, Alaska, on Nov. 6.

If you rather not risk the long, hopeless wait for Gov. Palin’s actual response to this offer, Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine have released a spoof porn video titled “Nailin’ Paylin” starring Lisa Ann as “Serra Paylin”, Jada Fire as “Condoleezza Rice”, Nina Hartley as “Hillary Clinton”, Mike Horner as “Bill Orally” and Evan Stone as “Young Serra Paylin’s” professor.

Who's Nailin Paylin?

They apparently went all out with the movie with a long script that features lines such as :

Serra : “What am I supposed to do with that?”

Knight : “Vote for it”

Lisa Ann does look a little like Palin, so it should be fun to watch. Happy fantasizing.

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Trinidad Airport Security Use Segways

November 12, 2008 at 5:07 am (Funny, Trinidad, Weird) (, , , , , , , )

I apologize for no video, but I saw this for real on Sunday, and its unbelievable. The security officers at the Piarco International Airport…..use Segways….segways!!!!…….SEG-“LAZY-ASS”-WAYS!!!

What is the outrage you ask? Well for reference, at the Miami International Airport (Click to get idea of physical size), the security DON’T use segways.

Yet at Piarco…they do?

The problem is Piarco is like 1/100th the size of M.I.A!!! And probably half the size of most international airports where segways aren’t used!!! Are we being trailblazers of laziness now?? A segway for 2000m, if so much, of walking space??…..I’m speechless. What’s next?? SUV’s for San Marino with their huge population of 28,000 people???????????

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Prime Minister Storms Into Radio Station to Complain About Comments on Program

November 9, 2008 at 6:52 am (Funny, Politics, Trinidad) (, , , , , , , )

Sometime last week, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Patrick Manning, happened to be listening to 94.1FM, a local radio station while he was somewhere in San Fernando. A talk show was on and one of the hosts raised the issue about the government imposed increase in the price of premium gasoline.

It quickly became a public discussion on how displeased most people are with the price hike. Upon hearing this, Mr. Manning went up into Port-of-Spain with an entourage of police officers, blocked the road where the radio station was located, and physically went up into the radio station to intimidate or “complain” about the content of the talk show. Again, I scanned the article for solid proof of this madness :

Manning the dictator

Patrick Manning storms into radio station

I’m speechless. Has this man completely lost his mind? He’s saying that as the PM he can go any public place he wants as any other citizen can…nice dodge. You didn’t go there to pat them on the back, you went with the intention of using your authority as a tool to intimidate them from exercising their RIGHT to free speech. Patrick Manning is totally unfit to be head of this party, the country, and even his constituency. Why? Well three words : Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, extreme self-involvement, and lack of empathy for others. Individuals with this disorder are usually arrogantly self-assured and confident. They expect to be noticed as superior. Many highly successful individuals might be considered narcissistic. However, this disorder is only diagnosed when these behaviors become persistent and very disabling or distressing.

Vulnerability in self-esteem makes individuals with this disorder very sensitive to criticism or defeat. Although they may not show it outwardly, criticism may haunt these individuals these individuals and may leave them feeling humiliated, degraded, hollow, and empty. They may react with disdain, rage, or defiant counterattack. Their social life is often impaired due to problems derived from entitlement, the need for admiration, and the relative disregard for the sensitivities of others.

My diagnosis is all evidenced by this latest antic of his. Anyone who knows Patrick Manning would know the above paragraph is pretty much his biography.

Are the rights of citizens in Trinidad under siege now because of this? Will Patrick Manning comment on this blog or storm into my house and wave his finger at me because I criticize him? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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“Obama is Going to Pay For My Gas and Mortgage”

November 6, 2008 at 4:51 pm (Funny, Politics) ()

This is just one example of the precursor to the rude awakening that many Obama supporters will experience when they realize that he can’t make everyone happy.

This crazy woman is here telling a television interviewer that all her problems will go away when Obama is elected president. She said “I won’t have to worry anymore about
putting gas in my car or paying my mortgage because he will help
me”. LOL

Don’t believe me? Watch

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Full President-elect Barack Obama Victory Speech

November 5, 2008 at 7:37 am (Barack, Barack Obama, news, Politics, Video) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Transcript of Barack Obama’s speech after being declared winner of the Presidential race, November 5th 2008 :

Hello, Chicago.

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.

It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.

We are, and always will be, the United States of America.

It’s the answer that led those who’ve been told for so long by so many to be cynical and fearful and doubtful about what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.

It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment change has come to America.

A little bit earlier this evening, I received an extraordinarily gracious call from Senator McCain.

Senator McCain fought long and hard in this campaign. And he’s fought even longer and harder for the country that he loves. He has endured sacrifices for America that most of us cannot begin to imagine. We are better off for the service rendered by this brave and selfless leader.

I congratulate him; I congratulate Governor Palin for all that they’ve achieved. And I look forward to working with them to renew this nation’s promise in the months ahead.

I want to thank my partner in this journey, a man who campaigned from his heart, and spoke for the men and women he grew up with on the streets of Scranton… and rode with on the train home to Delaware, the vice president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden

And I would not be standing here tonight without the unyielding support of my best friend for the last 16 years … the rock of our family, the love of my life, the nation’s next first lady … Michelle Obama. Sasha and Malia … I love you both more than you can imagine. And you have earned the new puppy that’s coming with us … to the new White House.

And while she’s no longer with us, I know my grandmother’s watching, along with the family that made me who I am. I miss them tonight. I know that my debt to them is beyond measure.

To my sister Maya, my sister Alma, all my other brothers and sisters, thank you so much for all the support that you’ve given me. I am grateful to them.

And to my campaign manager, David Plouffe … the unsung hero of this campaign, who built the best — the best political campaign, I think, in the history of the United States of America.

To my chief strategist David Axelrod … who’s been a partner with me every step of the way.

To the best campaign team ever assembled in the history of politics … you made this happen, and I am forever grateful for what you’ve sacrificed to get it done.

But above all, I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to. It belongs to you. It belongs to you.

I was never the likeliest candidate for this office. We didn’t start with much money or many endorsements. Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington. It began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston. It was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings they had to give $5 and $10 and $20 to the cause.

It grew strength from the young people who rejected the myth of their generation’s apathy … who left their homes and their families for jobs that offered little pay and less sleep.

It drew strength from the not-so-young people who braved the bitter cold and scorching heat to knock on doors of perfect strangers, and from the millions of Americans who volunteered and organized and proved that more than two centuries later a government of the people, by the people, and for the people has not perished from the Earth.

This is your victory.

And I know you didn’t do this just to win an election. And I know you didn’t do it for me.

You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead. For even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime — two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century.

Even as we stand here tonight, we know there are brave Americans waking up in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan to risk their lives for us.

There are mothers and fathers who will lie awake after the children fall asleep and wonder how they’ll make the mortgage or pay their doctors’ bills or save enough for their child’s college education.

There’s new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair.

The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there.

I promise you, we as a people will get there.

AUDIENCE: Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!

There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won’t agree with every decision or policy I make as president. And we know the government can’t solve every problem.

But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it’s been done in America for 221 years — block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.

What began 21 months ago in the depths of winter cannot end on this autumn night.

This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were.

It can’t happen without you, without a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice.

So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.

Let us remember that, if this financial crisis taught us anything, it’s that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers.

In this country, we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. Let’s resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.

Let’s remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House, a party founded on the values of self-reliance and individual liberty and national unity.

Those are values that we all share. And while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress.

As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, we are not enemies but friends. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too.

And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces, to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world, our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand.

To those — to those who would tear the world down: We will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security: We support you. And to all those who have wondered if America’s beacon still burns as bright: Tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.

That’s the true genius of America: that America can change. Our union can be perfected. What we’ve already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.

This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for generations. But one that’s on my mind tonight’s about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta. She’s a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election except for one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old.

She was born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldn’t vote for two reasons — because she was a woman and because of the color of her skin. And tonight, I think about all that she’s seen throughout her century in America — the heartache and the hope; the struggle and the progress; the times we were told that we can’t, and the people who pressed on with that American creed: Yes we can. At a time when women’s voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot. Yes we can. When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs, a new sense of common purpose. Yes we can.

AUDIENCE: Yes we can.

When the bombs fell on our harbor and tyranny threatened the world, she was there to witness a generation rise to greatness and a democracy was saved. Yes we can.

AUDIENCE: Yes we can.

She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma, and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that “We Shall Overcome.” Yes we can.

AUDIENCE: Yes we can.

A man touched down on the moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world was connected by our own science and imagination.

And this year, in this election, she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her vote, because after 106 years in America, through the best of times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America can change.

Yes we can.

AUDIENCE: Yes we can.

America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves — if our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?

This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment.

This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.

Thank you. God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America.

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