It's 12:06 PM on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. My wife and I just popped the cork on some bubbly. I can honestly say I have never been happier or more joyful in my entire life.
OT -- Joy and Happiness
It's 12:18 on Tuesday Jan 20, 2009. I'm sitting at work not-quite-busting my ass and so is my wife, and wondering just what the hell it is this guy does for a living that he's at home guzzlin' champagne with the mrs.???
I used to have a good job as a project management consultant. But along with 2 million others (and counting) I am not currently working.
Actually, I'm probably one of the fortunate ones. Social Security kicks in next month, I have a small pension from EDS, and I will probably get some work later this year.
unless you are referring to GR, who is not yet official, which if you are, GO BLUE!
I wonder if Obama and GW did a line of coke together before the inauguration just for old times sake.
Obama used one of his bball moves and boxed Bush out in order to score Bush's coke.
The hype over this "politician" is quite amazing. I hope these people savior the kook aid they are drinking because reality is going be a hard kick in their head after they come down from their superficial high.
John Kass of the Chicago Tribune calls the phenomenon "Hopium". I mean, I wish Obama all the luck in the world, but no politician is the second coming and the media just seems to always be there to toot the horn of what is an incredibly well-run marketing machine.
I always savior my kook aid. It's the only way to fully appreciate kook aid's top-end savioryness.
Whether is BO or GR you are referring to, they each have difficult tasks ahead of them. Good luck to both. I seriously hope each succeeds brilliantly.
And neither of them are qualified for the position they just obtained.
If not, get to work. Someone's going to have to pay for this sh*t.
Who really cares? It was nice, he went up said some pretty things and by this time tomorrow it will be over and aside from a different face on the news every night nothing changes. Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama... my life's never changed.
Brodie, you're very lucky indeed. 8 years ago about everyone except you (and a few others) were a lot better off than we are today.
Can we all remember that politics make Baby Jesus cry and shut up now?
8 years ago I was 16.
Somebody told me its like a birthday. Everyone counts down excitedly, there's a big celebration on the actual day, then nothing really changes. I laughed when I heard it.
Yes, it has. Maybe in subtle ways, but it has.
I couldn't have said it better. Dude, high five.
Tool = Someone who sits at home on a Tue afternoon and toasts a president's inauguration with his wife.
Douche = Someone who then blogs about it.
Exactly! On a sports related message board, no less. Go to work, pal.
If it makes the guy and his wife happy let them enjoy. No need for the insults.
Yes. That's why we're all here at at Mgoblog.
it makes me happy to insult? Let me enjoy. Truth be told, I am happy as hell that Obama is in office.
Obama is different from the other politicians. He's special.
The WLA has to love him. Baleedat!
I have several problems with this.
1. We don't support free and open elections in the first place
2. The Democrats are hardly communist.
3. None of us are citizens of the United States
4. He hasn't added a sickle to the flag
5. He's no Brezhnev
I had Jimmy Johns, a nice Absopure water, and feel sorry for anyone who has to drive in D.C. today.
Jay Hopson.........not Joy Happiness.
i have no comment on the appropriateness of the thread in this forum. However those who think this event hasn't changed anything couldn't be more wrong.
The Presidential oath and the duties tomorrow are the same, but the relationships and interactions among those from different walks of life really are changed forever. Living in a metropolitan area, at least, the change in optimism and brotherhood is palpable.
Anyway, just my .02. maybe we all should get back to work.
If you think relationships have changed because of the symbolism of a black president being sworn in then please go move to the hood and see just how welcomed you are (assuming you are white).
Racial dynamics are more complex and aren't easily fixed by an election. If that was the case, we would have already fixed the problems we still face. To confuse this event with the healing of any type of problems we have is to completely not understand human nature.
is exhibit A of the cynicism i meant.
never did i say we were healed from this one election nor did i make a declarative statement about human nature. but to say that NOTHING has changed from one of the most historic events is to essentially call it unimportant. Which in my opinion is pretty short sighted. only history can judge...
on a side note, its easy to make assumptions about another poster's race, location, and life experiences online but Its probably not a good idea. Things like that are a major reason i never post on here.
there is cynicism because there has been outlandish hype over the election of a very inexperienced man.
Judge not by the color of one's skin by the content of one's character has been disproven by this election.
Obama was elected because, as Joe Biden eloquently said,
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."
Stand up for Joe!
you right, and I like your cynicism. you can't just wear rose colored glasses and start pumping your chest because of this inauguration. because in truth, not many people will get affected. I consider myself lucky, but many people not gonna feel a thing.
we arent talking about the inaguration in a vacuum here...
the change i'm talking about is not in a link or in a newspaper...i'm talking about interactions among people. thats just something you have to experience. from my own eyes, i think people are experiencing it already.
i say it changes things, you say it doesnt. like i said, history will be the judge
i'll let you have the last word on it.
When Obama doesn't turn the Potomac into wine and spin gold from Gordon Brown's nose hairs, everyone is going to turn on him.
Things are going to slip into the 7th circle of Hell within the next 4 years, but lets pray not shall we?
So in your opinion the last 8 years have gone swimmingly, eh?
shit dude, like gore and kerry are the solutions. fuck them all.
I'd rather be swept into the "7th Circle of Hell" while frantically swimming against the current than hopping in a barrel and happily proclaiming "I'm the decider!" while riding that b*tch over the falls
today was great. mainly because most dc area government employees (non-security type) were given off as a holiday.
because that POS Hillary Clinton was denied Senate approval (at this time) as SOS. She has no business being SOS but the fix is in.
8 years ago I was 28 and working full-time at a job I hated. Without the government's help I'm much better off than I was then because I took the initiative and didn't bitch and whine about a job I lost because government restrictions forced the owners to move the jobs oversees to continue making money in order to maintain their lifestyle. This is America! Fix yourself and quit yer' bitchin'!
They love the fact that Obama is president. Just look how the DOW and NASDAQ and all the Foreign exchanges are up (closed up)on this historic event!
Good times ahead, ya all!
Enjoy Life, you are one stupid shit man.
"I can honestly say I have never been happier or more joyful in my entire life." Obama must be happy that he brings more joy to you than your wedding, unless your marriage sucks...then well...ok
Personally, coming from South side Chicago, I think Obama will do great. I campaigned for him when he was running for Senate, and will not forget the promise of intense affirmative action programs and redistribution he made to the people in southside. Our neighborhoods are finally gonna have the chance to climb up.
As a black man, I like him. But more so it's cuz his social policies are gonna benefit me and my family.
Those same policies Obama espouses are pretty much the same being employed on the South Side of Chicago for the last 50 years. How'd that work out for you and your family and many others in the mean streets of Chicago?
Having spoken to him myself, I know that he'll take care of his own. I firmly believe he will lift up the lower class, and fast.