Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Must See TV


OK, a show of hands: How many people are going to be watching the inauguration at work, are going to go home for lunch to watch the festivities or are taking the day off? Myself, I'm leaving work after lunch just long enough to watch Obama take the oath of office and the presidency from the Oaf of Office. I wish I could stay long enough to live-blog it. (Sniffffff. O, can't you just smell the shoe leather in the air?) I have to admit, it'll be comical listening to Obama call for bipartisanship when every Republican in DC except for Bush and Cheney will conveniently be out of town.

Four and a half hours and counting and our long national nightmare, while it won't be over, is one from which we're just beginning to awaken. You have to wonder if Obama has a full appreciation of the enormity of the hopeful expectations we have for him.

15 Comments:

At January 20, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Know said...

I'll be watching. Write software at home and have an ATSC card in the computer so I get video in the corner of the screen while piddling around at working.

JP, kudos for being around long ago when only "traitors" and "America Haters" dared speak the truth about the dysfunctional BushCo administration. I have been an acute minority since 1998 in the south, but seemingly a lone voice in GA. Others joined later in the game, but few apparently figured out what a pack of liars and scoundrels these people were from the get-go.

Now that Jeb and his cronies are being extracted from FL politics, I may go back home as well. Georgia remains a lost cause.

 
At January 20, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Blogger Rehctaw said...

Throw away line of the morning.
9:06 am Chris Matthews on MSNBC surveying the crowd gathered...

"This is like Deliverance"

[cue banjo]

 
At January 20, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!!!!! I am! Me!

I got the DVR going, too so I can show my kids when they get home from school!

Yay! Change!

We have a president that can say 'nuclear' correctly!

 
At January 20, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

watching. curled up on the couch with a hookey playing dani. we just finished a beautiful breakfast of french toast and halfsmoke sausages. (1/2 beef, 1/2 venison, smoked to a gorgeous succulence).

 
At January 20, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

This is the kind of nooner I can get behind. Anyone got a cigarette?

 
At January 20, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Blogger Dr. Know said...

Cig, hell, I'm thinking of something a bit stronger. Since they just started selling Yuengling(sp) here, I'll probably have a few of those later today. Be nice if I could find a place not filled with weeping conservatives, however.

 
At January 20, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Blogger Pryme said...

JP,

Based on your expectations, how would you rate Obamo's first speech as president? Too grim? too rosy? Just right (for now)?

 
At January 20, 2009 at 3:26 PM, Blogger Philip said...

Can't wait to hear your take on Vice President Potter. The only thing missing was him shaking that cane in the air from his wheelchair. You can't make this stuff up.

 
At January 20, 2009 at 5:15 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

See above, gentlemen.

 
At January 20, 2009 at 7:03 PM, Blogger nunya said...

throwing shoes at Bush doll

(grinning)

 
At January 20, 2009 at 9:33 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

All I know is I was hanging out with some brainy guy who can put a few words together and make great story.

Was that you?

 
At January 20, 2009 at 9:36 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Guilty as charged, Titsie (I can still call you that, right?).

That was a kick in the ass, live-texting the debate with you. I think you had the best line of both of us when you called Rick Warren "the William Shatner of ministers."

 
At January 20, 2009 at 9:41 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

Yes, you can still call me Titsie, if you must. But you'd better do it fondly.

I'm glad you liked that line. I admit, I don't often crack myself up, but I was pretty pleased with that line.

Thanks for the witty repartee today! It's always a pleasure chatting with you because you challenge my brain cells in a good way. Keeps them from atrophying....

 
At January 20, 2009 at 11:03 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Politics'll do that to you after a while. Trust me.

 
At January 21, 2009 at 1:20 AM, Blogger Bukko_in_Australia said...

Mrs. Bukko and I set the alarm clock for 3:30 a.m. so we could see it live, just in case THERE WAS A BLINDING FLASH OF LIGHT AND TV TRANSMISSION CEASED! Fortunately there was not.

We drank champagne and had Chicago-style hot dogs with homemade chili, cheese, chopped onions and French's yelow mustard, in Obama's honour. Followed by a round of Pepcids.

But the real reason I woke up at that hour was to give a final, fitting salute to the departing Commanderguy, yessir. Me, in the middle of my hot, empty street, facing off toward the far, far distant northeast. Since I'm going to0 be telling everybody that I did it, I reckon I'd better actually make it real.

Odd thing as I was typing this. There's a little girl, maybe 6 years old, visiting one of the patients in my ward. She's saying in a sing-song voice as she holds a newspaper "I like Barack Obama." From the mouths of babes on the other side of the Big Blue Marble...

 

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