Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A New Era Begins


I can honestly say that I've never been more proud to be American.

21 comments:

The Army Wife said...

It definitely is a wonderful, wonderful day. As a military wife whose husband is currently in Iraq, I am especially hopeful for what Obama has in store for the wars abroad, and even more grateful for Michelle's commitment to military families!

Here's to four good ones! (hopefully!)

Alex said...

"Story continues below" :P

Might be time for one of those rare edits.

Anonymous said...

The world watched and listened... and cheered.

In my office (Toronto, Canada), IT set us up in the boardroom to watch and at least half the company showed up -- during lunch, between meetings, for a few minutes, or for the whole thing -- and we were left energized and hopeful.

Your President spoke to us as well as his fellow citizens. A new era indeed!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Ditto... I am exceedingly proud... as proud as I was when JFK was elected when Southerners were steadfastly against him because of his religion!

em said...

Agreed 100%. I finished watching the inauguration with the same sense of pride I felt leaving my polling place in November, and it's a damn good feeling.

Sharon said...

Today I hung an American Flag on my front porch, for the first time... ever.

Entropy Hed said...

Me too and it feels weird. It's like putting on someone else's shoes. I've gone from basic apathy to 6 years of hatred to pride. I didn't hate Bush at first. I just didn't care. Now I find myself trying to temper my optimism which is bullshit. Hoping...

Eric

Ref said...

Say it, Brother!

Fred said...

Amen to that, Chez.

Captain Crab said...

Well said, Chez. Well said.

Chris said...

The relief and hope finally hit me this evening.
The relief that 8 long years is finally over, and the hope that together we can finally turn back from the brink of economic collapse, global warming and terrible foreign policy amongst a litany of the last administration's failures.
It's going to be a long road, but we've got our eyes on the horizon.

Anonymous said...

did anyone else see the look Bill Clinton gave the little Obama girls? it was like, "how many years do i have to wait until i can legally make a move?"

Bill White said...

The only part I stopped to see was Rev. Rick Warren's prayer. It brought me to tears, Chez. One of my customers told me that Barack messed up the oath: more proof that he wasn't born here. I feel sorry for y'all who voted for this secular progressive governement. This Idol worship is going to be over very fast. Can't you people see what is going on here?

After work, I made two important stops. The first one was at Costco where I bought a cache of canned pork and beans, flannel shirts, pants and bottled water. The second was a stop at Bass Pro Sports where I added to my already large cache of weapons. I'm praying as the end is coming near. Rev. Warren, there is plenty of room in our shelter for you and your beautiful family.

Daniel said...

^I must have missed something. This guy's joking, right?

Wow. As an Englishman currently on tour, I didn't see a TV or hear a radio yesterday. Even I had a tear in my eye when I finished reading that speech.

Thanks for posting that, Chez.

Dianne said...

OBAMA didn't mess up the oath. Chief Justice Roberts messed up the oath. You know, the guy chosen by your hero?

Anonymous said...

Bill White is such a wonderful caricature of Middle America that I have to believe he's a Harvard Professor laughing his head off every time he writes something like:

"After work, I made two important stops. The first one was at Costco where I bought a cache of canned pork and beans, flannel shirts, pants and bottled water. The second was a stop at Bass Pro Sports where I added to my already large cache of weapons. I'm praying as the end is coming near. Rev. Warren, there is plenty of room in our shelter for you and your beautiful family."

If not, clearly Bill White is a buffoon.

Deacon Blue said...

Bill White is one of the premier satirists who comes around here. He's always missed when he takes a sabbatical for a few weeks.

drater said...

I, for one, am relieved that Bill will not run out of pants during the impending Obamapocalypse.

Deacon Blue said...

I agree, drater...nothing worse that hanging out in your underground survival shelter sans trousers. Gets cold in those bunkers.

drater said...

There is one thing worse, Deac: Having a pork-and-bean-eating, flannel shirted, trouserless Bill White hanging out in your bunker. Don't ask me how I know this.

Deacon Blue said...

Drater, this is one situation in which I fully support a "don't ask, don't tell" policy as being the right way to handle things.