149th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
World news and Politics Discussions This is the place for all discussions about whats going on in the news and all of those political debates so many of us love to have.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
Grid Marshall.
 
Cerk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Naperville
Posts: 29,343
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: Tweener
Years Riding: Do I have to start over now?
How you found us: Followed the Bread Crumbs...
           
Send a message via AIM to Cerk
149th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Today marks the 149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Few know that Lincoln was in fact NOT the key note speaker that day. ...a renowned orator of the time spoke for 2-3 hours prior to the few minutes given to Lincoln in closing.
He trumped everyone in just 270 words, making history in the process. One of the most amazing figures in American History:

Soak up the text, sheer genius.

Quote:
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth"

Tom

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacitus
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Cerk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:16 PM
Registered User
 
Meulen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Romeoville
Posts: 19,186
Location: Romeoville
Sportbike: looking to get dirty!
Years Riding: long time
How you found us: SBN
           
Guy must be rolling in his grave right now!

Brian (F.K.A. Crazy)

Gamertag: CRAZY403


“You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

-Abraham Lincoln


“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”

-Herbert Hoover

Last edited by Cerk; 11-19-2012 at 09:19 PM.
Meulen is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
Grid Marshall.
 
Cerk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Naperville
Posts: 29,343
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: Tweener
Years Riding: Do I have to start over now?
How you found us: Followed the Bread Crumbs...
           
Send a message via AIM to Cerk
He is without a doubt my favorite figure in history...the obligatory dinner with a historical figure, he's my guy hands down.

When you go to his tomb, I mean you can feel the greatness there, the dignity. I always try to make it when I'm down in Springfield.

His private writings are just amazing...what he was going through during the War. The political game he had to play, the delicate balance he had to maintain...all while losing two sons and the associated relative sanity of his wife. I'll be very interested to see how closely the movie portrays those things.

Tom

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacitus
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Cerk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:44 PM
Registered User
 
Meulen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Romeoville
Posts: 19,186
Location: Romeoville
Sportbike: looking to get dirty!
Years Riding: long time
How you found us: SBN
           
If I could bring back one political figure right now it would be senator Mcaaran. I'm a Jefferson fan myself. But he was a real person and real businessman with a political role. You don't see that anymore. Most our leaders are career politicians and get business deals handed to them because of it. No real sense of innovation or economic building know how. However, thank god for Lincoln! The right man was sent to us at the right time!!

Brian (F.K.A. Crazy)

Gamertag: CRAZY403


“You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

-Abraham Lincoln


“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”

-Herbert Hoover
Meulen is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:45 PM
TOOS Racing
 
dennywags's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: mount prospect
Posts: 2,260
Location: mount prospect
Sportbike: gsxr 1000 gsxr 750
Years Riding: enough to know better
How you found us: googled "pussies on bikes"
           
149 years? you mean seven score and nine years ago.
dennywags is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
Grid Marshall.
 
Cerk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Naperville
Posts: 29,343
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: Tweener
Years Riding: Do I have to start over now?
How you found us: Followed the Bread Crumbs...
           
Send a message via AIM to Cerk
Yep, Jefferson is my #1A...he's right there for me with Lincoln. It's his ties to the Civil War and the fact that I get to visit him so often that probably put him half a peg up for me.

Tom

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacitus
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Cerk is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
Grid Marshall.
 
Cerk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Naperville
Posts: 29,343
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: Tweener
Years Riding: Do I have to start over now?
How you found us: Followed the Bread Crumbs...
           
Send a message via AIM to Cerk
Quote:
Originally Posted by dennywags View Post
149 years? you mean seven score and nine years ago.

Tom

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacitus
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Cerk is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:51 PM
Registered User
 
Meulen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Romeoville
Posts: 19,186
Location: Romeoville
Sportbike: looking to get dirty!
Years Riding: long time
How you found us: SBN
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cerk View Post
Yep, Jefferson is my #1A...he's right there for me with Lincoln. It's his ties to the Civil War and the fact that I get to visit him so often that probably put him half a peg up for me.
You gotta get out east and go to Monticello! On your way stop at Gettysberg. You want Ora! It doesn't get better than standing where history was made on that battlefield.

Brian (F.K.A. Crazy)

Gamertag: CRAZY403


“You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

-Abraham Lincoln


“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”

-Herbert Hoover
Meulen is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
Grid Marshall.
 
Cerk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Naperville
Posts: 29,343
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: Tweener
Years Riding: Do I have to start over now?
How you found us: Followed the Bread Crumbs...
           
Send a message via AIM to Cerk
Man you know about my pending Civil War 2800 mile roundtrip motorcycle dream ride right!? 9 days, 12 (or so) battlefields and one stinky set of leathers I've got it all mapped out, now I just need the time and another motorcycle!

Tom

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacitus
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Cerk is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 10:02 PM
Registered User
 
Meulen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Romeoville
Posts: 19,186
Location: Romeoville
Sportbike: looking to get dirty!
Years Riding: long time
How you found us: SBN
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cerk View Post
Man you know about my pending Civil War 2800 mile roundtrip motorcycle dream ride right!? 9 days, 12 (or so) battlefields and one stinky set of leathers I've got it all mapped out, now I just need the time and another motorcycle!
Know it? I've done it! Before my days in the business world I was a History major. Loved history! I drove from here to Williamsberg. Stayed there, Gettysberg, Harpers ferry, and DC. Spent 2 weeks touring battlefields, historical monuments, markers, buildings and places, and topped it off with the supreme court, the pentagon, Holocaust museum and the smithsonian. Best trip ever!

Brian (F.K.A. Crazy)

Gamertag: CRAZY403


“You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

-Abraham Lincoln


“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”

-Herbert Hoover
Meulen is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
Grid Marshall.
 
Cerk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Naperville
Posts: 29,343
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: Tweener
Years Riding: Do I have to start over now?
How you found us: Followed the Bread Crumbs...
           
Send a message via AIM to Cerk
Wow!...yep that's the trip I'm doing. Gettysburg, Manassass, Peninsula Campaign (Gaines Mill, Seven Pines, etc...outside Richmond), Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, Shiloh, Knoxville, Perryville...It'll be unreal.

I was all set to be a history major before I found airplanes in high school. ...well, history, WWII planes, led me to fly...everything changed after that.

History nerds unite!

Tom

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacitus
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Cerk is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 11:27 PM
PIKUACH NEFESH
 
STANIMAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: G-VIEW
Posts: 6,900
Location: G-VIEW
Sportbike: Italian,British,Japanese,Czech
Years Riding: LONG TIME
How you found us: CRR
           
Its amazing how much he accomplished. Not only was he dealing with the war , but he also had to slay vampires .

MOTO AND MOTOR
1906 TECHNY RD.
NORTHBROOK IL 60062

SALES*SERVICE*PARTS
847-790-4848
STANIMAL is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome