Archive for January 20th, 2009

Update 1:  Now I am offended.   And more than a little pissed off.  It’s like we don’t live in the same country.

Benediction at Obama 's inauguration, Rev. Joseph Lowery: 'Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. Say Amen'

What the hell?  What the HELL?  How am I supposed to spin that so I’m not being called an oppressive racist?  There is no way…

Update 2Should you expect anything less?

The crowd packed on the west side of the Capitol grounds serenaded President Bush in mocking fashion when he took to the inaugural stage alongside Vice President Dick Cheney.

“Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, good-bye,” a section of the crowd chanted.

The crowd packed immediately below the podium received Bush in stony silence when he took his seat on the stage surrounding the podium where Barack Obama was scheduled to take the oath office to become the 44th president of the United States.

The jeers are among the final public feedback Bush will receive as president.

Update 3:  Should the post below demoralize you too much, feel free to peruse this happy little tidbit of shite.

Ok, so that was mean.  Let’s look at the counterpoint by Liz Peek at the Fox Forum:

Whoa there America– take a deep breath. As impressed as we all are with the significance of this moment — we are about to inaugurate the first African American President of the United States –– it is possible that our collective giddiness will lead to the worst kind of disappointment. President-elect Barack Obama is being breathlessly compared to FDR, JFK, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. So far — he has won an election.

Even Obama is hyperventilating. In Sunday’s speech, he said “I stand here today as hopeful as ever that the United States will endure.” Endure? Did he think the country might actually go out of business? Merge with France? Sell out to Wal-Mart? That we might decide that Citigroup was too frail, Iraq too complex and our waistlines too bulging to carry on? What did he mean?

******Now, on to the posting…*******

My co-worker’s e:mail to me was so emphatic and on-point I had to post it.  The start of the video linked below has this insipid inspiring image:


Notice all the caring that happens once it is no longer Bush that is president?

Compare to…


Change you can believe in.


Yep. Hope is just oozing out my pores.

In my co-worker’s e:mail pasted below, the bolded and italicized emphasis is my addition.

I heard this “pledge” on the radio this morning and almost drove into a bridge abutment.  Eventually, I calmed down enough that I could drive again without screaming in fury every half mile or so.  If you must watch the video, please make sure you haven’t eaten anything in the last six hours unless you feel the need for an inspection of the contents of your digestive tract.


The total hypocrisy of these people would be absurd if it weren’t so completely offensive at the same time.  They want to “be a better father”, “conserve energy”, and, apparently, relax their personal hygiene habits now.  If they feel so strongly about it now, why the hell weren’t they doing this before?  What, was George Bush personally coming over to their houses and flushing the toilet or something?

Suddenly, all these Hollywood celebrities are proud of America and want to come back into the fold instead of spitting on pictures of the president and burning flags, just because a different president got elected. Did that suddenly change the whole composition of the country?  Did Obama’s election flip a little toggle switch in everyone’s brain from “conservative monster” to “liberal puppy-kitten-fairy-playtime” or something? If so, my switch must be stuck.

A couple of the “pledges” toward the end were what almost made me ditch the car in fury.  “I pledge to be of service to Barrack Obama,” and “I pledge to be a servant to our president…” Excuse me, but WHAT?!  Apparently, some people in Hollywood need a lesson in American Government.  Last time I checked, the government was supposed to serve us, not the other way around.

By the way, I am glad to see that Ashton Kutcher is pledging to “always represent my country with pride, dignity, and honesty.”   I guess it’s never to late to stop being a douchebag, but to judge from this video, he’s off to a slow start.

More later…

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