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Hello, President Obama!

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:09 am
by dorajar
Happy Inauguration Day, friends!

What are you doing today/tonight to celebrate? Will you watch any of the coverage online or on TV? What are your hopes for our country over the next 4 (and hopefully more) years?

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:26 am
by dorajar
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009 ... -obama/?hp
Cheney in a Wheelchair | 8:11 a.m. Later today you’ll see an unfortunate metaphor for the departing Bush administration. Vice President Dick Cheney hurt a back muscle yesterday as he was moving boxes out of the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory. And now he plans to attend the swearing in ceremony in a wheelchair. Lame duck metaphors are too easy; but consider that Mr. Cheney’s favorability ratings are about 13 percent, while President Bush’s hover in the low 20s. But Mr. Cheney’s mode of transport makes you think about what eight years in these jobs can do to a man. (Barack Obama, on the other hand, comes into office with approval ratings in the low 80s, the highest in a generation, edging out Jimmy Carter, who marked the clean break with the Watergate era in 1977.)

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:53 pm
by praecorloth
I'm going to celebrate by cleaning my guns and hoping that it won't be the last time I get to do so.

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:18 pm
by citizenx
I'm shopping for a chateau in the south of France. If I'm going to live in a socialist country, the women at the beach might as well be topless...

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:19 pm
by hobbit
I took a vacation day to watch all of the coverage of this historic event, in real time. I smiled, I wept, I marveled at the greatness of this country. I felt as if a spell had been lifted from our nation. I experienced hope. And, I baked a pie!! (Hobbits like to cook, and it kept my hands busy while glued to the television.) And I was pleased to see the show of hats - on both men and women! Aretha sported a particularly sassy hat. Look for a surge in hat making as part of the economic stimulus.

I do believe that our national spirit is stronger tonight. I, for one, will sleep better tonight than I have for eight, long years.

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:02 pm
by WhatsUp
praecorloth wrote:I'm going to celebrate by cleaning my guns and hoping that it won't be the last time I get to do so.
Guns have been flying off the shelf at gun stores. I have a few hunter friends and they are worried about the new gun control!

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:01 pm
by praecorloth
WhatsUp wrote:
praecorloth wrote:I'm going to celebrate by cleaning my guns and hoping that it won't be the last time I get to do so.
Guns have been flying off the shelf at gun stores. I have a few hunter friends and they are worried about the new gun control!
They should be. With crap like this floating around...

http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

Plus some of the other bills I've seen, sweet jazz box. Overall I'm an Obama voter, but I just wish I didn't have to sacrifice my guns to do so. A lot of my friends are telling me that just because he's in office doesn't mean squat for or against gun control. Seems to me a lot of new, rather scary bills have come out of the wood work. Here's another scary one.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z ... @L&summ2=m&

There is a fairly long list of reasons as to why that bill is flippin scary. But up front I'd like to note that everything in that bill is about putting more rules and regulations on law abiding citizens and has nothing to do with punishing people for breaking the law. More than a little bass ackwards.

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:10 pm
by citizenx
All this being said, I hope the guy does a good job. This isn't play time, it's a big friggin machine he's operating and lots of people I care about are involved. He really can't do much worse than the previous employee, either.

Good luck Obama!