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The Obama I found under my TREE!

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The president invited the American People to march with him, from the White House to the Pentagon, in what he called a New Orleans Style Funeral March to celebrate the death of the Military Industrial Complex . He invited several brass bands from New Orleans to come north to join in the Celebration. He had a podium setup on the White House porch to address the guests on his lawn. He spoke eloquently of the needless brutal wars that consumed too much of America's greatest wealth, her vibrant and industrious people. During these halcyon days he also announced the ratification of the treaty against the use of Cluster Bombs. In another speech he announced that America would immediately unilaterally destroy our useless stockpile of Claymore mines.

The President announced that America would be investing a sum, equal to the WAR DOLLARS wasted on the Invasion of Iraq, to build an American College of New Orleans Jazz and Culture, which would focus on the rich diversity that is the heart of America's Capitol of Jazz. This national investment in the rebirth of New Orleans would bring not only federal dollars but dollars that would be matched by private investments levied on the petrochemical industries that has too long plundered the people and the environment of the Gulf of Mexico.

On that sunny morning the president invited Professor Robert Reich to the stage for an important economic justice announcement. That same morning the Justice Department had collared the Koch Brothers for Massive Nationwide Election tampering. He also announced that based on sworn testimony by Jack Abramoff and others, Dick Armey and Karl Rove had been indicted on money laundering. They would all be held in military custody pending eventual hearings, in the recently renamed [but not yet renovated] Guantanamo War Crimes Memorial Stress Position Holding Facility. The President explained that as of this moment there would be no further corporate " investments " in political offices. K Street would be renovated to become the New America University of Public Administration, which would be funded by reparations from the newly nationalized Lobbying firms.

The President's final announcement from the podium, before the parade began, accompanied by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. "Our nation has been virtually held captive by corporate villanaires," the president began, "and similar treasonous creatures, who have worked our political system from behind the seasons like puppeteers. They have used unlimited dollars to purchased controlling interests in a variety of elected offices. But as of today, Constitution Day, we proclaim, in America no longer will criminals dictate to the peoples representatives, what ideas are acceptable and what ideas are OFF THE TABLE."

" I declare an end to the purchase of the sacred trust of public office, by cooperate interests. I further announce today I hereby challenge in debate Grover Norquist, or Glen Beck or Rush Limbaugh on PUBLIC TV, as part of a series of broadcasts where I will join leading scientists and educators in discussions of some of the challenges facing the most resilient and creative country on the face of the earth, America. America THE WORLD's GREATEST EXPERIMENT in self-government. Humanity's Ultimate Experiment in equality, not always achieved from the start, but showing at its core the ability to learn from it's mistakes."

The President continued "Grover Norquist who has too long subverted our political process, from the shadows, has agreed to debate me on the topic of fair taxation. It is true there are a wide range of opinions on tax theory. But these ideas should be debated openly, not be subject to the whim of secret strategies of double-dealing shills. We will debate for two hours next Sunday and the networks have graciously agreed to provide the time over the people's airwaves as both a public service and teaching moment.

OK ladies and gentleman, children of all ages, let's begin the march to the Pentagon, where lunch will be waiting. Let hear some music. The parade slowly got under way with a jazzy send off from the Dirty Dozen Brass band, long a New Orleans favorite. The parade was a colorful collection of just plain folks and colorful protestor types dressed in everything from CLOWN COSTUMES, Doctors and Nurses to Soldiers and Anti-WAR sign carriers and you could see banners from OCCUPY. And whenever you thought the parade a little bland a group from the ever popular CODE PINK organization. Parade Marshals would wait after a block or two and add another BRASS BAND into the paraders. There were several contingents from ANTI-WAR VETERAN GROUPS and assorted ANTI-WAR and Social Justice organizations.

The President lead the parade, flanked by a contingent of nervous secret service. While its true there were a smattering of Tea Party protestors, most by-standers were more attentive to the rollicking beat of the New Orleans Marching Brass Bands. The parade grew and stretched. Soon the parade was more than a mile long snaking toward the Pentagon. Many a grey and grizzled marcher, reminisced about past marches to the Pentagon. More than one voice was heard saying they'd never imagined that they would one day be led by a sitting President in an ANTI-WAR March on the Pentagon.

Meanwhile the Pentagon, was busy as well. The Secretary of Defense was busy working with staff to coordinate the coming throng. Trucks had begun to arrive and had begun to disgorge folding chairs and picnic tables. Catering trucks had arrived and were setting up feeding stations, on the western lawn. The press had arrived in advance and had begun the usual round, of seeking out the complainers and of course featuring the pontifications of the USUAL SUSPECTS.

The first arrivals who appeared at the Pentagon in the final moments of darkness just before dawn, were five buses filled with a broad assortment of Wiccans, Druids, Taoists and Shaman of many stripes who had been collected to perform a ritual to purify the Pentagon. They first arrived in the outer parking lot. Single file the whole troop paraded three times around, each praying in their own way. Some ringing bells, some burning incense and chanting as they called upon, their gods and goddesses. Each sought to charm a more peaceful energy within and around this imposing structure. After their final circle of the building they peeled off each taking a prearranged position around the structure where they would spend the day, aiming prayer and channeling energy through the visible and invisible structures that lay before them. These posts would be their responsibility, their points on the sacred circle, for the days' magical work. They left just as the first signs of the parade reached the grounds of the Pentagon.

When the parade arrived at the Pentagon and fanned out to the lunch that had been set up for the thousands of the President's guests. After the president had a brief conference at the side of the stage, he climbed to the stage which had been setup against the south face of the building. The same face of the Pentagon that had been the target on that fateful September day. Behind the stage, against the wall, hung an enormous American flag. While the audience enjoyed it's huge luncheon, the president took the stage and began to speak about his plan to reorient the country's agenda turning the seeming UNLIMITED tax payer resources previously available to the Pentagon and TSA would be turned in this national emergency to reconstruction and investment in the infrastructure and health of the American FUTURE.

After the presidents speech the Philadelphia Symphony played a concert and as the sunset faded in the west. The president again took the podium and made this key speech. He declared that the age of lies was behind us, and that appearing on the screen behind him would be the formerly secret video files made from original government videos, recorded by security services during the events of September 11 th 2001. The projectors came on, and a simultaneous feed was sent to all teevee channels available to American television viewers. THE REAL VIDEOS from September eleventh.

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