This is the 150th anniversary of the rousing keynote address delivered at the dedication of the national cemetery at Gettysburg. Here is a link to the address in its entirety. It was delivered by famed orator and politician Edward Everett, and it lasted for over two hours.
President Abraham Lincoln also made a few brief remarks.
WASHINGTON – GOP lawmakers say President Obama’s proposed fix for the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough. House Speaker John Boehner unveiled the GOP’s alternative: scrap Obamacare in favor of a first aid kit in every home.
“It’s affordable, and it covers pre-existing conditions,” Boehner explained. “Each kit will be required to have bandages, headache medications, and pills for stomach aches.”
Boehner said the GOP’s plan would render treatment “more accessible than ever.” He explained: “No more waiting to get in to see your physician. Now, just open the first aid kit and reach for the cure.”
PLAINS, GA – Former President Jimmy Carter said that the rash of problems experienced by Healthcare.gov, the website established to apply for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, are due to racism.
“We have search our souls and ask ourselves whether this would be happening to a white president,” Carter told a CNN newscaster. “I think the answer is obvious.”
“I think the website crashed because many white people, not just in the South but around the country, believe that African- Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It’s an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply.”
“Please tell Ms. Baez we shall come over,” Dr. King said.
But the secretary erroneously scribbled, “Please tell Ms. Baez we shall overcome,” and the rest is history.