The Obama Inauguration Rave: The Shortest Rave Ever
On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord...
We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.
Excerpts from Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, January 20th, 2009
Isn't it great to once again have such an articulate, intelligent, thoughtful, level-headed person in the White House? Someone who's not only an incredible inspiration to so many people, but someone who's also genuinely compassionate and empathetic.
We'll see what he actually does now that he's in office, but right now - after what we've all endured over the past eight years - just those simple attributes seem like radical change enough (at least for the first day).
And that's all I have to say.
That's right, that's my whole rave.
For anyone who has yet to see Obama's entire 18-minute inaugural address, watch it right here, right now. The speech itself starts just after the 2-minute mark:
And, if you haven't seen it already, check out this Bush gag reel to fully comprehend just how magnificent the contrast really is:
Only one problem: Where will all the laughs come from now that Bush and Dick are gone?
Mike Cowie (Oredakedo)
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
To read my farewell to Bush rant click here: Bye Bye Buffoon: The Final Bush Rant (Featuring Supertramp)
For my piece on Obama's election win click here: Obama Wins: The Nightmare Is Over. So Why Am I Crying?
Or, for another American politics rant, try this: Fear and Loathing in The Heartland: Republicans' Lovefest With Ignorance
Or this: Red, (Very) White and Clueless: The Tale of Two Americas
Not to forget this perennial favorite: It's Called Conservativitus: The Pity The Conservatives Rant
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