Showing posts with label video. Show all posts
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Paul Henry Video Collection: Paul has Laughing Fit

In the light of the manufactured furore over what Paul Henry said earlier this week, I am going to post a series of Paul's "moments" from breakfast TV just to show you how idiotic he really can be.

Very funny

Paul Henry Moments

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Friday, January 16, 2009

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: George W. Bush Farewell Address Jan 15 2009

During the last 8 years of President George W. Bush Presidency we have seen him make the tough choices and sheppard the United States through 8 of the hardest years in the countries recent history.

He has kept the country and the world safe from terrorism since 9/11 and his done his best economically considering the poison chalice of Sub Prime that was handed to him by Bill  Clinton.

Many do not support his last 8 years but many also do.

History will see his two terms as one of the most significant in the history of that nation, marked out principally by his stand against the evil tide of Muslim extremism that has been engineered to take over the world.

George W. Bush Farewell address (Video & Transcript)

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8:01 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Fellow citizens: For eight years, it has been my honor to serve as your President. The first decade of this new century has been a period of consequence -- a time set apart. Tonight, with a thankful heart, I have asked for a final opportunity to share some thoughts on the journey that we have traveled together, and the future of our nation.

President George W. Bush delivers his farewell address to the nation Thursday evening, Jan. 15, 2009, from the East Room of the White House, thanking the American people for their support and trust. White House photo by Chris <span class=

Five days from now, the world will witness the vitality of American democracy. In a tradition dating back to our founding, the presidency will pass to a successor chosen by you, the American people. Standing on the steps of the Capitol will be a man whose history reflects the enduring promise of our land. This is a moment of hope and pride for our whole nation. And I join all Americans in offering best wishes to President-Elect Obama, his wife Michelle, and their two beautiful girls.

Tonight I am filled with gratitude -- to Vice President Cheney and members of my administration; to Laura, who brought joy to this house and love to my life; to our wonderful daughters, Barbara and Jenna; to my parents, whose examples have provided strength for a lifetime. And above all, I thank the American people for the trust you have given me. I thank you for the prayers that have lifted my spirits. And I thank you for the countless acts of courage, generosity, and grace that I have witnessed these past eight years.

This evening, my thoughts return to the first night I addressed you from this house -- September the 11th, 2001. That morning, terrorists took nearly 3,000 lives in the worst attack on America since Pearl Harbor. I remember standing in the rubble of the World Trade Center three days later, surrounded by rescuers who had been working around the clock. I remember talking to brave souls who charged through smoke-filled corridors at the Pentagon, and to husbands and wives whose loved ones became heroes aboard Flight 93. I remember Arlene Howard, who gave me her fallen son's police shield as a reminder of all that was lost. And I still carry his badge.

As the years passed, most Americans were able to return to life much as it had been before 9/11. But I never did. Every morning, I received a briefing on the threats to our nation. I vowed to do everything in my power to keep us safe.

Over the past seven years, a new Department of Homeland Security has been created. The military, the intelligence community, and the FBI have been transformed. Our nation is equipped with new tools to monitor the terrorists' movements, freeze their finances, and break up their plots. And with strong allies at our side, we have taken the fight to the terrorists and those who support them. Afghanistan has gone from a nation where the Taliban harbored al Qaeda and stoned women in the streets to a young democracy that is fighting terror and encouraging girls to go to school. Iraq has gone from a brutal dictatorship and a sworn enemy of America to an Arab democracy at the heart of the Middle East and a friend of the United States.

President George W. Bush embraces his daughters Barbara and Jenna as he receives a standing ovation from invited guests and members of his staff and Cabinet at the conclusion of his televised farewell address to the nation Thursday evening, Jan. 15. 2009, in the East Room of the White House. White House photo by Chris <span class=

There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions. But there can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil. This is a tribute to those who toil night and day to keep us safe -- law enforcement officers, intelligence analysts, homeland security and diplomatic personnel, and the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Our nation is blessed to have citizens who volunteer to defend us in this time of danger. I have cherished meeting these selfless patriots and their families. And America owes you a debt of gratitude. And to all our men and women in uniform listening tonight: There has been no higher honor than serving as your Commander-in-Chief.

The battles waged by our troops are part of a broader struggle between two dramatically different systems. Under one, a small band of fanatics demands total obedience to an oppressive ideology, condemns women to subservience, and marks unbelievers for murder. The other system is based on the conviction that freedom is the universal gift of Almighty God, and that liberty and justice light the path to peace.

This is the belief that gave birth to our nation. And in the long run, advancing this belief is the only practical way to protect our citizens. When people live in freedom, they do not willingly choose leaders who pursue campaigns of terror. When people have hope in the future, they will not cede their lives to violence and extremism. So around the world, America is promoting human liberty, human rights, and human dignity. We're standing with dissidents and young democracies, providing AIDS medicine to dying patients -- to bring dying patients back to life, and sparing mothers and babies from malaria. And this great republic born alone in liberty is leading the world toward a new age when freedom belongs to all nations.

For eight years, we've also strived to expand opportunity and hope here at home. Across our country, students are rising to meet higher standards in public schools. A new Medicare prescription drug benefit is bringing peace of mind to seniors and the disabled. Every taxpayer pays lower income taxes. The addicted and suffering are finding new hope through faith-based programs. Vulnerable human life is better protected. Funding for our veterans has nearly doubled. America's air and water and lands are measurably cleaner. And the federal bench includes wise new members like Justice Sam Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts.

President George W. Bush delivers his farewell address to the nation Thursday evening, Jan. 15, 2009, from the East Room of the White House. President Bush stated in his remarks, "It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve as your President. There have been good days and tough days. But every day I have been inspired by the greatness of our country, and uplifted by the goodness of our people." White House photo by Eric DraperWhen challenges to our prosperity emerged, we rose to meet them. Facing the prospect of a financial collapse, we took decisive measures to safeguard our economy. These are very tough times for hardworking families, but the toll would be far worse if we had not acted. All Americans are in this together. And together, with determination and hard work, we will restore our economy to the path of growth. We will show the world once again the resilience of America's free enterprise system.

Like all who have held this office before me, I have experienced setbacks. There are things I would do differently if given the chance. Yet I've always acted with the best interests of our country in mind. I have followed my conscience and done what I thought was right. You may not agree with some of the tough decisions I have made. But I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions.

The decades ahead will bring more hard choices for our country, and there are some guiding principles that should shape our course.

While our nation is safer than it was seven years ago, the gravest threat to our people remains another terrorist attack. Our enemies are patient, and determined to strike again. America did nothing to seek or deserve this conflict. But we have been given solemn responsibilities, and we must meet them. We must resist complacency. We must keep our resolve. And we must never let down our guard.

At the same time, we must continue to engage the world with confidence and clear purpose. In the face of threats from abroad, it can be tempting to seek comfort by turning inward. But we must reject isolationism and its companion, protectionism. Retreating behind our borders would only invite danger. In the 21st century, security and prosperity at home depend on the expansion of liberty abroad. If America does not lead the cause of freedom, that cause will not be led.

As we address these challenges -- and others we cannot foresee tonight -- America must maintain our moral clarity. I've often spoken to you about good and evil, and this has made some uncomfortable. But good and evil are present in this world, and between the two of them there can be no compromise. Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time, everywhere. Freeing people from oppression and despair is eternally right. This nation must continue to speak out for justice and truth. We must always be willing to act in their defense -- and to advance the cause of peace.

President George W. Bush is applauded during his farewell address to the nation Thursday evening, Jan. 15, 2009, from the East Room of the White House, where President Bush said it has been a privilege to serve the American people. White House photo by Joyce N. <span class=

President Thomas Jefferson once wrote, "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." As I leave the house he occupied two centuries ago, I share that optimism. America is a young country, full of vitality, constantly growing and renewing itself. And even in the toughest times, we lift our eyes to the broad horizon ahead.

I have confidence in the promise of America because I know the character of our people. This is a nation that inspires immigrants to risk everything for the dream of freedom. This is a nation where citizens show calm in times of danger, and compassion in the face of suffering. We see examples of America's character all around us. And Laura and I have invited some of them to join us in the White House this evening.

We see America's character in Dr. Tony Recasner, a principal who opened a new charter school from the ruins of Hurricane Katrina. We see it in Julio Medina, a former inmate who leads a faith-based program to help prisoners returning to society. We've seen it in Staff Sergeant Aubrey McDade, who charged into an ambush in Iraq and rescued three of his fellow Marines.

We see America's character in Bill Krissoff -- a surgeon from California. His son, Nathan -- a Marine -- gave his life in Iraq. When I met Dr. Krissoff and his family, he delivered some surprising news: He told me he wanted to join the Navy Medical Corps in honor of his son. This good man was 60 years old -- 18 years above the age limit. But his petition for a waiver was granted, and for the past year he has trained in battlefield medicine. Lieutenant Commander Krissoff could not be here tonight, because he will soon deploy to Iraq, where he will help save America's wounded warriors -- and uphold the legacy of his fallen son.

In citizens like these, we see the best of our country - resilient and hopeful, caring and strong. These virtues give me an unshakable faith in America. We have faced danger and trial, and there's more ahead. But with the courage of our people and confidence in our ideals, this great nation will never tire, never falter, and never fail.

It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve as your President. There have been good days and tough days. But every day I have been inspired by the greatness of our country, and uplifted by the goodness of our people. I have been blessed to represent this nation we love. And I will always be honored to carry a title that means more to me than any other - citizen of the United States of America.

President George W. Bush reaches into the audience to shake hands with invited guests and staff members following his farewell address to the nation Thursday evening, Jan. 15, 2009 in the East Room of the White House, where President Bush thanked the American people for their support and trust.  White House photo by Joyce N. <span class=

And so, my fellow Americans, for the final time: Good night. May God bless this house and our next President. And may God bless you and our wonderful country. Thank you. (Applause.) 

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

TV3 John Campbell interview with John Key

An in depth interview with John Key, the new New Zealand Prime Minister, by John Campbell on TV3 on Sunday November 9.

Covers his rise from humble beginnings and his wish to be Prime Minister at the age of 11.

A greater pedigree for Prime Minister couldn't be written if you made it up.

Nice to see John Campbell in his element again.

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Friday, October 31, 2008

NEWSFLASH: Clark didnt fall, she was pushed

A fall that Helen Clark took last night was initially thought to be an accidental trip on something left on the floor of the coffee shop in which she tripped in.

Further investigation by the taxpayer funded Labour Party research unit overnight has revealed a different story.

A spokesperson for the research unit B.Sheehite has confirmed rumours that there was a interloper on a grassy knoll just outside of the video frame that captured the Prime Ministers fall/push.

Unconfirmed reports from Mr Sheehite is that an individual with an axe to grind pushed Helen Clark.

Further research has uncovered several possible suspects. 

Owen Glenn is number one on the list, John Key second and possibly any one of an approximate 3 million New Zealanders who are thinking of voting on November 8 2008 are also suspected.

Further research will be undertaken over the next week before the election to root out the actual pusher.

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HELEN CLARK FALL VIDEO: Did you enjoy your trip?

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Eventually Karma catches up on you.

I especially like the help she got from one her supporters. She reached out for him you stop her downwards momentum, you can see he felt sorry for a second because he was thinking of helping her but at the last minute decided to withdrawal.

A sign of what will happen on November 8? Who knows.

Its the funniest thing since I have seen since that execution video of Saddam Hussein and when a friend got mine got his sausage stuck in a Labour party voter.

The Labour conspiracy theory is that Clark was pushed.

A YouTube classic.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

VIDEO: National Party Election Adverts

A good selection of National Party Television advertising covering education, crime and health policies.

Posted on Political Animal free of charge so wont be counted as part of Nationals spend!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

VIDEO: TV ONE 3rd John Key Helen Clark debate, Nov 5 2008

Helen Clark and John Key are all smiles in the final leaders' debate before the election - source ONE News

Watch the last debate between John Key and Helen Clark, broadcast live on TV One Wednesday 5 November 2008 , 7.00 pm and posted here shortly afterwards for you to watch in excruciating detail and the ability to slow down Helen Clark's lips as she lies her way towards another term in office.

Ist TV One Leaders debate

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Friday, October 3, 2008

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT OF DEAL: Senate passes $700 billion bailout

President Bush statement on the ammended plan:

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The following is a transcript of the $700 billion plus deal that passed its first reading Wednesday October 1.

It outlines the basic principles and key points of the bailout.

It is important not only to the American economy but to the world and clearly the New Zealand economy as well.

I have my doubts as to its effectiveness because it doesnt seem large enough.

Congress Announces Bipartisan Agreement On Emergency Economic Stabilization Plan To Restore Stability In The Financial Markets, While Protecting Taxpayers On Main Street

Congressional leaders announced an agreement on a bipartisan compromise to address the Nation's financial crisis. The Administration worked closely with Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle to reach an agreement quickly on legislation approving the government's purchase of difficult-to-sell assets, such as troubled mortgage-backed securities, from banks and other financial institutions.This agreement is a decisive step that will address underlying problems in our financial system. It will help take pressure off the balance sheets of banks and other financial institutions, and it will allow them to resume lending and get our financial system moving again. Further stress on our financial markets would likely lead to massive job losses, devastated retirement accounts, further erosion of housing values, and reduced availability of loans for new homes, cars, and college tuitions. This new proposal will entail risk, but the risk of not acting would have been far greater.

  • The President and his Administration agree that this is the right course to take. The agreed-upon legislation is robust and will allow us to get to the source of the problem – the troubled mortgage-related assets. This agreement is big enough to be effective, which will help ensure that credit is available for the benefit of American families and businesses.

  • President Bush appreciates the work of Congress and his Administration to come to an agreement quickly and effectively. The spirit of cooperation between Democrats and Republicans in Congress has made this proposal stronger. This bipartisan proposal provides the flexibility we need to stabilize our financial systems by giving the Treasury Secretary the authority to purchase and provide guarantees for troubled assets.

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Plan Includes Important Provisions Providing Strong Oversight To Protect American Taxpayers And Strengthen Our Financial System

  • This legislation places limits on executive compensation. When Treasury buys assets directly, the financial institution must observe standards limiting incentives and prohibiting golden parachutes. When the Treasury Department buys assets at auction, an institution that sells more than $300 million in assets is subject to penalties for golden parachute payments triggered by events other than retirement and compensation above $500,000 will not be tax-deductible.

  • The Treasury Department will receive non-voting warrants from participating financial institutions, in order to cover losses and administrative costs while allowing taxpayers to benefit from equity appreciation.

  • Under this bipartisan agreement, the Treasury Secretary must purchase troubled assets in stages. Initially, the Treasury Secretary will have the ability to immediately purchase up to $250 billion. In order to access the next $100 billion, the President must certify the need for the authority and report to Congress. For the final $350 billion; the President must request the authority through a written report to Congress. The Treasury Secretary will then have the authority unless Congress passes a joint resolution of disapproval within 15 days. The President will have the power to veto the resolution.

It is expected that much, if not all, of the tax dollars invested by the Federal government into these troubled financial institutions will be paid back over time. Under the purchase program, the government would sell the acquired assets, with the proceeds going back to the Treasury, to offset much, if not all, of the initial cost, and under the program to guarantee troubled assets, the Treasury Department would charge risk-based premiums to cover any anticipated claims.

President Bush Looks Forward To Working With Congress To Stabilize Our Financial System In The Long Term

For many years the President and his Administration have not only warned of the systemic consequences of financial turmoil at a housing government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) but also put forward thoughtful plans to reduce the risk that either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac would encounter such difficulties. President Bush will continue working with Congress on measures to bring greater long-term transparency and reliability to the financial system. This includes those measures laid out in the regulatory blueprint submitted earlier this year by Secretary Paulson.

Many of the regulations governing America's markets were written in a different era, patched together over the last 75 years in response to market conditions that may no longer exist. It is vital that we update them to meet the realities of today's global financial system.

  • The Blueprint recommends creating a new objectives-based approach to regulation that includes a market stability regulator, a prudential regulator, and a business conduct regulator that focuses on consumer protection. 

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Friday, September 5, 2008

FULL VIDEO: John McCain RNC Acceptance Speech

John McCain accepted the Republican nomination for president before a devoted audience today.

Compared to Sarah Palin's speech yesterday, McCain's delivery is a more solid meat and potatoes sort of speech.

Palin's was inspirational while McCains was a little staid.

However, it had content, appealed to its Republican audience and reinforced McCain's shot at the Presidency.

It put Barack Obamas speech last week to shame-it wasn't flashy and littered with emotional clap trap but it had the ring of a man determined to lead a country with grace and worldly experience.

Something that Barack Obama lacks in spades.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

VIDEO: Winston Peters VS Rodney Hide

Today Rodney Hide is trying to debate the corrupt practices of one Winston Peters. In his five minute members speech, he was continually interrupted by Peters because he didn't like what he was hearing. His 5 minute speech took an hour.

This video from Parliament 3 weeks ago shows some similar obfuscation from Winston Peters and it was a pathetic attempt from him to shut down democratic debate.

This from an individual holding up the Labour Government in regard to important legistlation, representing us as Foreign Minister and advising Fiji on its democratic process.

What a bloody joke, pass the banana.

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