President Obama delivers eulogy for Charleston's Rev. Pinckney, slain in racist massacre

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I just watched Obama sing Amazing Grace, and I gotta say I enjoyed it tremendously. Confederate flag removed from state houses, gay folks can get married, Obamacare solidified by the Supremes, that’s not bad for a week in America.


about 1hr 22 mins in is beginning of Obama’s portion of the event

Legalise cannabis nationwide and Obama will immediately become best president ever.

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No that would be is Ted Cruz won as President.

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That is a superb (and disturbing) example of hyperbole. The opening of the Civil War? Gettysburg? Pearl Harbor? That’s just…pathetic, and doubly (ten-thousandly) so as it’s coming from a candidate for the presidency.


Thank Boing Boing and you, Xeni, for posting this whole link. @ 2015/06/26, 11:46 PM, the whole Pinckney memorial service is hard to find: there are so many cuts to Barack singing Amazing G. Again, thank you, because of this link I was able to watch the whole speech (w/o too much internet search time). Good speech!

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Here’s the 37-minute cut


FYI - not everyone thought it was a great moment, just another attempt to use blackness for political ends:

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