Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Great Day

Wall Street Journal article.

Damn, this is nice already! Just think: a President who can write! Read! Speak! By all indications, he is also capable of arithmetic, and possibly even ~gasp~ SCIENCE!

Oh, JOY!

Probably my shallowness is showing, yet again, but I had never really thought of how people who were active in the Civil Rights movement would view his election. I tuned into the wide world right at the end of the Civil Rights movement, and I wasn't sure I really believed what was happening until I saw pictures. It made no sense to me to separate people according to the colour of their skin. I was, of course, in Canada at the time, and just didn't pay attention to such things. The thought occurred to me that, if we were created in the image of God, then we must all be equal in the sight of God, no matter what we look like. That settled the matter for me. Of course, my faith suffered total erosion later on, but that tenet remained. On the inside, we are all the same. The outside is merely decoration.

I have been happy to elect Barack Obama, because he inspires me. He seems to be a fresh, cool wind, blowing away eight years worth of cobwebs and dust and mold.

I like the fact that he is left-handed.

Mostly, I like the fact that he is articulate, intelligent, and can pronounce the word, "nuclear."

Barack On!


  1. Ronni I guess you have never actually listened to him uh... talk... uhhhh.. for uhhh... a while... uhhh when he is uhhh... talking to uhhh.... someone questioning him. He says uh every 10 seconds.

  2. I dont think Obama (who is brilliant by the way), will EVER go down in history as a bad orator.

    In fact I just saw his speach again, and counted ONE uh. Anderson Cooper uttered at least 3 while talking to him.

    I thought the Oath of Office was kind of funny, since Chief Justice Roberts started it.

    I guarantee he knows the difference between nulear and nucular.

    By the way. Anderson said uh 3 times since I started this reply.

    I dont think he will be calling for the love of all gynocologists on women across the country when talking about healthcare anytime soon either.

  3. Hardly anyone has perfect speech.

    Our former president was infamous for his "bushisms," like this:

    "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."

    I consider myself to be a decent public speaker, and yet, I over use expressions such as "I mean..." and "you know..."

    I think you are nit-picking, Anonymous!

  4. He knew enough to correct Chief Justice Roberts.

    He could have a stammer for all I care. I doubt he would ever be so petty as to pick on a person with a slight speech impediment.

    Let's hear you speak in front of millions, Anonymous.

  5. Or even billions, perhaps?

  6. Finally, a President with integrity and a genuine caring nature for the people of this nation. It's about time.

  7. Talk about Bush being inarticulate. Here are just two fine examples. He doesn't say "uh" in them either.

    "You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror."
    CBS News Interview, 9/6/06

    "The only way we can win is to leave before the job is done." Greely, CO, 11/4/06

  8. I know that I got chills listening to his speech...That doesn't happen often. I think I loved how eloquently he was bashing the Bush Administration with Bush sitting just feet from him...
    I am glad that I was able to witness such an historic event. For my generation, this is probably the most important thing we've been privy to witness thus far...and I'm glad that I'll forever be able to say, "I was here when the first African American was sworn into office" much in the same vain that my mother can remember every minute detail about where she was when Kennedy was shot...

  9. Hello Ronni:

    I agree with you about having a bright, articulate president with a genuine concern for the American people and way of life.

    I loved it when he said that we would not apologize for it!!

    How does it feel to have Bush back in Texas?