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Rejoice, Be Joyous, TODAY is the DAY
Author: m-hadley    Date: 01/20/2009 14:33:32

Blog post on the way....be patient (have you heard that before?). You don't have to be patient much longer: Bush is gone, Obama is our President (thank god we have a president again!). More coming soon - turn on your TV and watch the INAUGURATION!!!

Rather than focusing solely on the closing refrain that is so often quoted, “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations,” I instead, on this most auspicious of days, will focus on the following passage from Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (a very brief speech by terms of the genre, that being inaugural speeches – which though they varied in length, reflected the man and his times.):
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89 comments (Latest Comment: 01/21/2009 06:13:47 by m-hadley)

Things that are, that weren't.
Author: Random    Date: 01/19/2009 12:31:14

I can say with great certainty, that this isn’t what I had planned on writing. I was really planning on being rude, angry, obnoxious…not you guys, but just in general. First to people who can’t let go of Hillary losing, then to just in general to the bigoted assholes out there. But…I don’t really think I’m up for that. For once in my life I’m not in the mood for taking pot-shots at people who are a few cards short of a full deck.

I want to talk about MLK, Our new President, Myself, segregation, and America. I’m in a weird kind of mood while I write this, and I really can’t describe it, but it isn’t really that bad.

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43 comments (Latest Comment: 01/20/2009 20:21:18 by MMB)

Author: velveeta jones    Date: 01/18/2009 15:18:11

Miss Jones, as per your request, here are the excerpts from the books of George W. Bush, Laura Bush and Lynn Cheney. Our company is passing on the Dick Cheney book, as we find it too…. coarse. The Presidents book is going to have to have a complete and total re-write and we have hired several ghost-writers for him. As you can see from his “work” it is completely plagiarized. I’m sure you would expect that, but frankly, we were shocked. He had assured us that he was working hard on his memoirs.

Anywho, I hope this calls us even. I could get into a pile of trouble, should these leak out. I know I said some bad things about you once, but are we all forgiven?


Excerpts from “Ponderings of a War President"

I have worked hard all my life and my getting to be the Governator of the great state of Texas was no easy task. Once there, I had to make hard decisions every day. I remember one day when I had to consider a mans life or death. People said he’d raped a white woman and the white girl said so to.

I remember thinking to myself there is one way in the country in which all men are created equal – there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is a court. I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system – that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up. In the name of God, do your duty.

And so, I had that man put to death.
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27 comments (Latest Comment: 01/19/2009 02:56:22 by trojanrabbit)

DC Bound!
Author: TriSec    Date: 01/17/2009 10:49:38

Good Morning!

My, my...look at the time! Well, by the time most of you read this, I hope to be well into Connecticut, or even past New York City already.

Funny thing, that. This is the second time in 2 years we're driving down the coast. There's only a finite number of ways to get from Boston to New York City. This trip, I'm scouting out the "western route"...heading down I-90 to 84 to 684 and finally over the Tappan Zee Bridge.
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20 comments (Latest Comment: 01/18/2009 15:14:57 by Random)

Closing the Door
Author: BobR    Date: 01/16/2009 13:36:34

The final indignity of the Bush Administration occurred last night. Whether it was intentional, accidental, or pre-ordained by the whims of the calendar, Bush gave his farewell speech to the nation on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Most people are focused on the fact that Obama will be inaugurated the day after the MLK Day holiday, but his actual birthdate was January 15th (yesterday), and that was when Bush dropped his final steaming pile upon the American populace.

The jarring juxtaposition of Bush's self-congratulatory puffery and the realities of the civil rights movement was revealed when our local PBA station broadcast a one hour retrospective narrated by my Representative in the U.S. House: John Lewis. He described the growth of the civil rights movement from his personal viewpoint as a young leader, his steady calm voice floating beneath the disturbing images and video from the past.
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162 comments (Latest Comment: 01/17/2009 03:53:10 by trojanrabbit)

Goodbye and don't let the door hit you in the ass!
Author: Mondobubba    Date: 01/16/2009 00:37:16

This a blog for our beloved Dear Leader's fu um fairwell address to us the grateful nation. We have benefited so much from his sage wisdom in affairs both foreign and domestic. I'm not coming up with a fancy drinking game, but if you are in the privacy of your own home might I suggest dropping your pants and pressing your butt cheeks against the TV during the speech while screaming kiss my backside you lying sack of crap! Ahhh I feel better already.
61 comments (Latest Comment: 01/16/2009 05:37:34 by livingonli)

What is he doing?
Author: Raine    Date: 01/15/2009 13:37:11

What is PE elect Obama doing? George Will? Bill Kristol? Maureen Dowd? Rachel Maddow? He met with THESE people?? I will admit it. I can't figure him out. Last night it was reported that PE Obama did indeed meet with bloggers and journalists from the left side of the spectrum -- after we found out about dinner with George Will and his conservative colleagues.

So he really REALLY means to be bipartisan? REALLY? That is a good thing, right? Right?
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191 comments (Latest Comment: 01/16/2009 01:14:46 by trojanrabbit)

A Toast
Author: BobR    Date: 01/14/2009 13:07:22

As we look down the ever diminishing remainder of the Bush Presidency, the tendency to look back becomes irresistible. But rather than focus strictly on the past, let's balance it with the promised change soon to come our way. Let's raise our glasses and toast the passing of the old ways and the impending arrival of the new ways:

Here's to all people being judged by the content of their character, instead of the color of their skin... or their political label... or their religious belief (or lack thereof)...
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163 comments (Latest Comment: 01/15/2009 05:10:21 by BobR)

Ask A Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 01/13/2009 11:33:13

Good Morning.

Today is our 2,127th day in Iraq.

We'll start this morning as we always do, with the latest casualty figures from the warron terra, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

American Deaths
Since war began (3/19/03): 4226
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 4087
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 3765
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3368
Since Election (1/31/05): 2788

Other Coalition Troops - Iraq: 317
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 637
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 417
Contractor Deaths - Iraq: 445

We find this morning's Cost of War passing through:

$587, 859, 250, 000.00

Turning to our friends at IAVA, once again there is an action call for an investigation into the action of KBR in Iraq. Some Indiana guardsmen are concerned that they may have been exposed to toxic chemicals while protecting a KBR worksite in Iraq. Naturally the contractor is remaining mum.

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168 comments (Latest Comment: 01/14/2009 01:45:53 by Mondobubba)

Anticipation and Expectation
Author: Raine    Date: 01/12/2009 13:37:50

You know what eternity is? 8 days. Ask me again tomorrow and I will tell you -- 7 days. So much is going on right now that I don't know where to begin. Our President Elect will been given the keys to not just a a terrible economy, but a worsening foreign policy crisis since election day, (so long ago).
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141 comments (Latest Comment: 01/13/2009 05:19:39 by BobR)

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