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cheesybanana 01-18-2009 04:30 AM

Obama's Train Ride and Inauguration
 
Thoughts?

Personally, I was watching old videos of FDR's first inauguration and it reminded me that with all the cautious skepticism that I have, there is a possibility that he could become a great president. And the same cheering crowds that were out there for FDR are out cheering Obama all the way to Washington.

It just seems so fairytale American politics I can't resist getting excited seeing it :D

The Lump 01-18-2009 06:02 AM

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

anyone else tired of hearing the constant newsfeeds about him?

eric 01-18-2009 11:07 AM

i am giddy. maybe too much so.

i do believe he will help get us back on track financially and undo the damage done to our global reputation by past leadership for the last, well, since before i was born in 1970. anything more will be a bonus, but i am hopeful.

cwa107 01-18-2009 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Lump (Post 789587)
here's a thought, he's just another president. destined be another screwup.

anyone else tired of hearing the constant newsfeeds about him?

You're just a ray of sunshine, aren't you?

BlueMac 01-18-2009 12:33 PM

I really must agree with The Lump.

6th period in school on Tuesday we are watching the inauguration. At least I get to miss art class. :)

cwa107 01-18-2009 12:45 PM

I personally find that unfounded pessimism is rarely productive.

eric 01-18-2009 12:47 PM

Agreed w/cwa.

The Lump 01-18-2009 01:34 PM

constant streaming of the same crap on the tv over and over and over and over and over and over again isnt productive either. all it does is serve to force the ideas into peoples heads that things just might be ok with something different, it is nothing more than a facade.


when 9/11 went down, i was in class. it was a day i was actually trying to pay attention in class. but when the planes hit the tv's came on and we got to hear the same thing over and over and over again the entire day. i told them to shut the f'en things off so i could learn something in school. if i actually gave a crap what happened in ny i could look it up on the internet later.


but yeah, i'm a total ray of sunshine. mostly cause i live in the lower caste of america and understand how things really work in this country. like having to worry about going to jail cause you cant afford to pay child support because there are no freakin jobs cause we lay off 500,000 people every year and still import another 140,000 every month. i pay attention to the crap that actually matters in this country. the crap that noone seems willing to change cause they would rather follow ideals that a new thing proposes but will likely never follow through.

welcome to the divided states of embarrasment.

swick 01-18-2009 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Lump (Post 789733)
i pay attention to the crap that actually matters in this country. the crap that noone seems willing to change cause they would rather follow ideals that a new thing proposes but will likely never follow through.

welcome to the divided states of embarrasment.

1). you don't know that.

2). I can understand how life must suk with a negative attitude. But I am not going to flame you or call you names because I gave 26 years of my life in order that you could beotch, moan, whine and praise just about anything you care to in America.

3). You always have options... including residence in another country.

Oh and as for the intended topic, God bless Obama. I sure as heck would not want that job. Best of luck - our country depends on it.

eric 01-18-2009 02:00 PM

the government shouldn't let you just slip through the cracks Lump, but they shouldn't have to pay for one actively making the series of poor choices that would normally lead to one needing to pay child support. ideally though they would take care of that kid if necessary.

is it so bad that people have hope, especially people in the middle and lower class who've been getting the short end of the stick for so long?


cheers to swick - thanks for serving.

The Lump 01-18-2009 02:03 PM

i dont understand why people think this country is worth fighting for anymore. people think diversity is such a good thing. its not. we used to be a country with structure and well being. now we are a melting pot of illegal crap and constant urban filth.

i started out life positive and upbeat. experiencing how things are for people that dont make 6 figure has made my views change.

swick 01-18-2009 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwa107 (Post 789707)
I personally find that unfounded pessimism is rarely productive.

To say the least.

swick 01-18-2009 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Lump (Post 789748)
i dont understand why people think this country is worth fighting for anymore. people think diversity is such a good thing. its not. we used to be a country with structure and well being. now we are a melting pot of illegal crap and constant urban filth.

i started out life positive and upbeat. experiencing how things are for people that dont make 6 figure has made my views change.

Again - we all have options. Maybe you should consider yours. Good luck with that.

eric 01-18-2009 02:12 PM

to Lump...

diversity is not the primary thing this country is about.

also, i'm not sure what time period you're refering to as far as "structure and well being" go. we've had diversity for as long as this country has been one. and there have consistently been challenges. do you think black slaves, or irish or italian immigrants or factory workers during the industrial revolution (especially the kids) thought there was a general sense of well being when they were under the thumb of those who thought everything was fine and dandy?

there is plenty wrong here, and always has been, but there is plenty right too, and there is the possibility of change (otherwise you'd have never seen unions, the new deal, or the bill of rights).

you know that old saying, "i love my country, but i fear my government"? both halves of that saying certainly been more or less true at times - i've got real hope that this administration will get the ratio right.

BlueMac 01-18-2009 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Lump (Post 789733)
constant streaming of the same crap on the tv over and over and over and over and over and over again isnt productive either. all it does is serve to force the ideas into peoples heads that things just might be ok with something different, it is nothing more than a facade.


when 9/11 went down, i was in class. it was a day i was actually trying to pay attention in class. but when the planes hit the tv's came on and we got to hear the same thing over and over and over again the entire day. i told them to shut the f'en things off so i could learn something in school. if i actually gave a crap what happened in ny i could look it up on the internet later.


but yeah, i'm a total ray of sunshine. mostly cause i live in the lower caste of america and understand how things really work in this country. like having to worry about going to jail cause you cant afford to pay child support because there are no freakin jobs cause we lay off 500,000 people every year and still import another 140,000 every month. i pay attention to the crap that actually matters in this country. the crap that noone seems willing to change cause they would rather follow ideals that a new thing proposes but will likely never follow through.

welcome to the divided states of embarrasment.



Ignorance is bliss, isn't it?


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