Magic Jewball

all signs point to no

 

Untitled, January 20, 2009

Filed under : America
On January 20, 2009
At 7:00 am
Comments : 10







Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun

 

10 Comments for this post

 
oxocube says

::clapping hands::

Wonderful!

 
KP says

That picture makes me happy.

 
Alex says

I couldn’t help thinking that as Obama walked out of the Capitol to be sworn in, he looked as if he was thinking, “I should’ve pushed for a recount.”

But when he stepped up to the microphones to deliver his address, he was Barack Obama again.

Is it possible to have a crush on a whole family? ‘Cause I LOVE the Obamas!

 
Solace says

Yeah, baby!

Excellent song choice, too. I’m partial to the Richie Havens version, but any version of that song is perfect for this event.

 
Incognitoburrito says

Excellent. That poster makes me smile. I wanted to buy it, until I saw the price tag.

Ah well, I’ll be happy with my button.

 
Becca says

It makes me feel happy and smile as well. But it also moves me, it really does.

And I also love the Obamas. I want to hug them collectively. I also want to hug our nation, I hope that’s OK with you all.

Oh, and I love the Beatles version best but, of course, the Beatles aren’t licensed for streaming and this version was just lovely.

 
Alex says

I get wanting to hug our nation, and it is OK with me that you want to, but I can’t quite feel it myself.

I remember thinking the day after the election: We’re so busy patting ourselves on the back for electing a black man that we’re in danger of dislocating our national shoulder, but on the same day California passed Prop 8, and three other states passed measures hostile to gay rights and marriage equality.

We elected a black man. High time, and I’m glad for both the symbolic step forward and the Obama victory. But as a nation we still have a lot of progress to make, and a lot of bigotry to undo.

 
sarpon says

Our first president of color.

Did any of us ever imagine that president would be ivory, blue and red? I think not.

 
Becca says

Way to harsh my mellow, Alex! :P

I wonder how the color blind saw that poster, Sarp.

 
Alex says

If that’s what the President actually looks like, I think I need to call my cable company.

Sorry to bring you down, Becca.