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01-20-2009, 10:31 PM
K, I'm surprised I didn't see anything anywhere about today's historic passings. I thought there might be a little something somewhere of the great American transfer, so if there is, let this be.
With the canadian government taking a holiday of sorts, there's really jack all to pay attention too around here, but with today's top headline I got a small shock of politics swept into my personal space. Being as it's a somewhat of a global deal, I figured I'd spin up this thread.
OBAMA. You many folk of the U.S. officially have yourselves a new president! Congrats! If anybody caught the inauguration ceremony today, perhaps you'd care to share what you thought and/or felt about the instating of the first ever non-white president of the united states.
I personally enjoyed listening in on the radio as the big O stumbled while he was sworn in, and was glad to hear in his speech that he kept strong to his intentions rather than his hype. I heard comments later on, from speech writers on the radio that he didn't cater to the crowd's enthusiasm, but to be honest, it's far better that he's focused on the fact that he's been put into office with a lot of difficult work ahead of him rather than to simply be marketing himself as some extreme president.
All in all, I think you guys and gals south of me are in for a good ride. And I really only see mostly good things coming from the years that he'll be in office.
01-20-2009, 11:29 PM
I pretty much watched the whole entire thing, all the speeches and ceremonies and whatnot. That reverend guy was kind of creepy. Quite creepy in fact. It was funny when ol' Barry's swearing in got sort of botched too (at first I thought it was him choking up but turns out that the chief justice actually messed up and said the wrong thing, youtube clip of the month, anyone?).
Afterward, that poem that woman read was really freaking boring and she could not read poetry for shit. The way she enunciated with her grating monotone voice was a poetry failure. There were also all sorts of appearances in the audience at the ceremonies I noticed (John McCain tried to look happy, but I could just see the bitterness in his heart, shaking his fist to the heavens "That could have been meeeee!!! Auuugggggh!")
So yeah whatever it was a long and boring two years or so, these political campaigns, I'm glad it's all over with now. At least until 2012.
01-20-2009, 11:51 PM
Teddy collapsed, that was pretty much the highlight that wasn't in the inauguration. The singer that was there, my ears!! MY ears!!! Waterfalling with blood, so horrifying. Ahh, Dubya, there is a downside to this - comedians will need to start thinking about new material, Dubya was their staple routine. However, [Big O's] speech was alright, but talk doesn't improve anything, right? Right?! Clinton looked stoned, nothing new there. Uhhhh... Johnny boy was gritting his teeth with anger, there was shades of green on him. Was that just my T.v?? I didn't see any white people smile in the crowd!! apart from maybe 10. Didnt catch all of the <strike> circus </strike> inuaguration. Bush, you own! all of your time as president and you did fuck all. I take my beerholder hat off to you!!
01-21-2009, 12:19 AM
yay, we have a new president, he happens to be black, big deal. as for the reason behind there not being a thread about this earlier, that would be b/c religion and politics are our only 2 off limits topics in the forum, b/c they can have disastrous consequences if they are allowed to run wild. This particular thread is ok, but we really don't need ones expounding political agendas and such.
01-21-2009, 12:32 AM
lol from the soilders:
they said bush was great
dont put down the guns
its amazing what weve done there
"i'm disappointing i didn't get to shake his [georges] hand"
totaly opposite from what the democrats spout XD
anyway back to Barak Obama
if he does it right he will go down as one of the best presidents in history. he gets allllll the left over problems from the last few presidents. bush tried to fix them. he didnt do a good job but he tried and the fuckers booed him wth
i just hope they dont shoot barry. shooting an anti-gun activist would nut end well for us pro-gun peeps. im personanaly neutral towards the guy
i wish him luck. he will need it
01-21-2009, 12:52 AM
i watched it, just for a short while through the inauguration process, then a bit through Obama's speech. it was a school, so it was just for about an hour and 25 minutes. well my thought, i though it was cool, yet amazing at the same time. i really hope that he does touch on the problems that he described in the beginning part of his speech. i hate breathing in polluted air. yuck!:pissed:
01-21-2009, 01:11 AM
I missed the Inauguration due to work ~ but I'll be checking it out online.
Yesterday I was thinking about how it was Martin Luther King Jr day and that soon our president would officially be Obama. Finally. He is African American ~ and yes, it matters! We've come quite a distance as a country, from just 40 years ago, when MLK was assassinated.
It matters. I'll be keeping up with politics from today onwards ~ I am thrilled with our president and have high hopes for our future.
01-21-2009, 01:24 AM
I was asleep until 2 so I straight missed the thing and only got to see the parade which was boring. Interestingly enough I kept the channel on, and now they are jumping from ball to ball and talking about how historic of a moment it is. Well it is a historic moment, but I want to see what he does. Is all this celebration worth it? Was the choice of the American people the right choice? Can he actually help bring the country out of its economic slump and turn the US into a nation that leads by morals and rights?? We shall see how he does.
01-21-2009, 01:25 AM
But the point is that it shouldn't matter if our president is black, white, chinese, mexican or arab, he's the president, end of story, sure it must be nice that we went from segregation to electing a black president, but so what, why make such a big deal over this one thing? if we had elected a white guy instead no one would have even noticed his inaguration. we should focus more on what he plans to do and what he actually does do than the color of his skin, the same as if we had elected a woman to office(I'm saying that b/c obviously it will happen sooner or later) Personally I think we would have been better off electing a black woman to the presidency, that way we could have gotten all the "how does it feel to be the first black/female president?" and then we could get on with the rest of our lives and the new president could get on with his/her job.
01-21-2009, 02:06 AM
his speech was alright i heard laughter when big O almost screwed up while being sworn in. anyways even though i didn't vote for him and disagree with his views i wish him the best of luck.
01-21-2009, 02:28 AM
his speech was alright i heard laughter when big O almost screwed up while being sworn in. anyways even though i didn't vote for him and disagree with his views i wish him the best of luck.Dude, he was nervous, I don't even think I could stand in front of a crowd that big
01-21-2009, 04:25 AM
well I gotta agree when it comes to the historic hype today got. His time in office is going to be the true measure, but the fact that the U.S. was able to change it's social views in such a way is worth some attention.
"Lord, in the memory of all the saints, who from their labours rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us pray for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead man, and when white will embrace what is right."
and ya, Aretha Franklin didn't much impress me. she sounded like tina turner choking on dying cats.
01-21-2009, 06:02 AM
Dude, he was nervous, I don't even think I could stand in front of a crowd that big
yeah i know i would be as well.
01-24-2009, 08:46 AM
i didnt finish watching that on tv coz its midnight here in my place!,.♥
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