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Obama's Train Ride and Inauguration


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in a way i suppose i envy you people. having such a wonderful perspective on things while never seeing what lurks in the background.

yes, ignorance is bliss, and in some ways, i wish i was one of the ignorant masses.

instead, i'm a well educated man, computers to automotive to construction and beyond, wish a deep understanding of what really makes this country tick rather than being part of the myspace generation that thinks there is no life beyond cell phones, branjelina, and starbucks.





instead of hailing obama as the new best thing, just cause he's the first black president and is coming in with promises, how about waiting a couple years to see if he's even making good before we start issuing commemorative coins and the like. i dont know about you, but if he turns out worse than bush i sure wouldnt wanna be known as someone that supported him and bought crap like commemorative coins....
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you just seem to really see things as black or white. one has to be well educated or one has to be part of the unwashed masses... it's just very narrow thinking. being cynical does not automatically mean having some grand perspective. sometimes it means being blind to the gray areas, the good things in life, and possibilities.

i'm not wealthy by any stretch, life hasn't been easy, but not incredibly hard, and i learned a long time ago that most of my negative feelings came from within myself (and from clinical depression).

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I am listening to some young black kid on radio 4 talk about Obama

He seems full of hope and now believes that young kids like him can aspire to become leaders, at least a better role model then your average rap artist, all talk about money, *****es and hating cops

I know I am not American, but I really believe that Obama is an intelligent guy, no egotist and cannot possibly do as bad as that frat boy Bush and his friends

OK, we'll all wait and see, but I hope he can do a good job, not least because I don't want to see the whole world economy getting even worse and finding myself on the street

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here's a thought, he's just another president. destined be another screwup.

anyone else tired of hearing the constant newsfeeds about him?
I agree. It's like the news story that won't go away. The press is so in love with him it's pathetic.

As for him being a screwup, well, everyone gets a chance. As I recall Reagan got the same reception when he was inaugurated. In fact, this reminds me a lot of his 1981 inauguration as far as peoples optimism goes. I'm optimistic about him and the publics support is his lose at this point.

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I am listening to some young black kid on radio 4 talk about Obama

He seems full of hope and now believes that young kids like him can aspire to become leaders, at least a better role model then your average rap artist, all talk about money, *****es and hating cops

I know I am not American, but I really believe that Obama is an intelligent guy, no egotist and cannot possibly do as bad as that frat boy Bush and his friends

OK, we'll all wait and see, but I hope he can do a good job, not least because I don't want to see the whole world economy getting even worse and finding myself on the street

He already proved to be an egotist during the campaign and it is likely to rear it's head again. He's going to bump heads with Congress since they are a bunch of egotists, especially the leadership. The world economy is going to get worse for the next several years no matter what Obama does. There is no quick fix or quick turn around. We'll see what happens in the next 4 years, as I said, public support is his to lose.


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good thing then that i have a wooden board with a nail in it.

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I wish him well. For my part, I'm going to pay closer attention to the House and Senate and be more diligent with my mid term votes. IMHO, our elected Legislators have more to do with what happens next than the President. I'm glad he was elected so we can get past the first black President thing and vote for who does the job best (or at least who promises to be all things to everyone) -vs- what demographic they are perceived as being. That said, let's get started on that wall along the US-Mexican border.

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wall?

how about more bridges and resident worker cards?

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LOL thats funny eric
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how about more bridges and resident worker cards?
Nah, enough folks here as it is. They can stay and fix Mexico, then maybe we will all want to go there?

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It's kind of disappointing that he is always referred to as our first black president when he is in fact a biracial american, who happened to be raised entirely by his white mother and white grandparents. I personally think its reverse racism the way the media and half of America have jumped on the race wagon.

But then things tend to be a little different for my generation. I grew up going to school and being friends with people of all races, and it was just part of normal life. We never experienced the days of segregation and therefore I don't identify with such movements. People ought to be judged by their character and credentials, not their color, but I guess that didn't hold true in the last election.

I do think its ridiculous how much this inauguration is costing the taxpayers, and I have a big problem paying for it.
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Nah, enough folks here as it is. They can stay and fix Mexico, then maybe we will all want to go there?
Not surprisingly, with the economic downturn the flow has mostly changed directions. There are actually more going back than there are coming. If this keeps up we'll have a negative gain in a few years!

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IPeople ought to be judged by their character and credentials, not their color, but I guess that didn't hold true in the last election.
Her is an interesting anecdote to illustrate this. I spent 2 weeks in Atlanta on business in December. Whenever I went to a restaurant that was black owned or black operated (this goes for convenience stores as well) they all had a picture of the The Brother Elect with the words "The President of the United States" beneath him and a halo over his head. I'm not even kidding. Those things were all over the city.


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Haha, the Brother Elect. That's clever.


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