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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Inaugural Debacle of 2009

It's not that I am just a crotchety old woman or a sore loser, but I am cannot find it in my heart to get excited about today's supposedly historic event. It just seems like the same-ole, same-ole changing of the guards to me. Nothing feels that unique or special in today's inaugural calendar. Let me see:

1) We elected another MALE as President of the United States;

2) We elected another male who went to private schools growing up, attended Columbia University then Harvard Law (the Ivies) once again;

3) We elected another male, Ivy-League educated, who has more words behind him than actions;

4) We elected another male, Ivy-Leagued educated person lacking in much experience that despite the fact that we are engaged in 2 wars, and an economic downturn is holding a lavish inaugural celebration.

You may be saying, but Beth, this male, Ivy-League educated person allowing $170 million to be spent so the nation can celebrate together is different because of the color of his skin...our first Black President. This is a half-Caucasian/ half-African American, right? And I simply do not remember all the excitement when Condeleeza Rice ( a full African American, WOMAN) was appointed Secretary of State by George Bush, do you? So the joy and exuberance over Barrack seems forced at best.

It's true that I am a fiscal conservative, social liberal who voted for John McCain. Yet despite my age and wisdom that comes with age and experience, I am willing and open for a true change. If Barrack had told the nation that he was opting for a quiet ceremony with little money spent, less Balls than usual and ask if everyone would send their Inaugural donation money to food banks, battered-women shelters and maybe even to the neighbor who just lost their job, then I would say, WOW, this is a change we must all believe in !

Instead, we will all witness this massive show called the Inaugural Debacle of 2009.


It brings tears to my eyes......but not in a good way.

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Blogger Casey said...

Ha! Well, I'm happy to have watched it. I thought you two were good again after he brought you on board his team?

January 20, 2009 at 2:35 PM  
Anonymous SusieK said...

Old - no, crotchety - yeah, maybe. Heck my 80 year old Mom is so excited she can hardly contain herself. She has had herself plunked down in front of the TV all day. She's truly excited about youth and a change (and not just the new President's youth, but by our country's youth that has been ignited by the change & their part in it). As far as stopping the all-out inauguration festivities, not sure anything could have done that and while it didn't contribute to food banks or battered women shelters it definitely did contribute to stimulating personal economies of lots of folks from all walks of lives in the various airports and DC area (waiters/waitresses, airport workers, rental car agency workers, security personnel, and yes, even Joe the Plumber has probably been called considering that all the hotels are at full occupancy)!

January 20, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I completely and TOTALLY agree!!!
But, I thought it was really, really, really funny when he screwed up and couldn't remember what to say!!! HEE HEE...then I turned off the t.v.

January 20, 2009 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Heinous said...

Hey, what's a 170 million out of trillions in debt ;)

January 20, 2009 at 7:33 PM  
Anonymous Kari_Mel said...

And just "who" was responsible for our country being in this condition to begin with? Oh yeah - that would be BUSH!

Our country wouldn't be hurting so damn much if it wasn't for that particular "conservative" who didn't give two shits that he was flushing the country down the toilet!

January 21, 2009 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger labrams said...

Well yesterday was certainly over the top and far to extravagant for my taste. But this is a new day, so lets be open minded and at least give this fellow a chance. I wouldn't wish the pile of crap waiting for him on the desk of the oval office left behind by George W on any living being. For the horrific position this country and we the people are currently in and the up hill challenges we face, lets all be positive, supportive and do what we can in our own lives to help dig out of this mess and put American (and our own bank accounts) back on top.

January 21, 2009 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger The Stiletto Mom said...

My goodness, someone is testy, huh?

I adore how everyone forgets who signed all the mortgage bills into place that are largely responsible for creating this mess. Tsk, tsk.

Let go of the hate people, your guy let's see what he does with it all. I agree with labrams...would not want that job waiting for me today.

January 21, 2009 at 1:45 PM  

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