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Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] Greyguy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:56 am

I was sitting at work with the Obama inauguraton stream over the internet watching history in the making. How the world has changed since Dr. King gave his "I have a dream" speach. This is truly a historic day not just for our friends across the border but for all of us. Well here's hoping......... :D :D :D
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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] Rotten_Emu » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:47 pm

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Postby [FnG] LcNessie » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:44 pm

If you look around and at the news, it looks like the whole world is in :cheerleader: mode... This in itself is of course a good thing... To be realistic, if Barack even manages half of what is expected of him, he'll have been one helluva president*...

Hopes are *very* high. Disappointment is inevitable, even if undeserved...

*(On a grammar note, I hope I've got my tenses right 0.o)
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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] Da Kril » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:15 pm

+1 best wishes for the new Presidency. Here's hopin'.


One thing I could do without, however (and this is no reflection on Mr. Obama) is all these sycophantic, gloating celebrities, rock stars and movie stars yammering all the time. Somebody get Oprah, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Robert De Niro, et al, OFF my TV screen, please. Kthnx

As much as I may admire and appreciate, say, Alec Baldwin's work, I really don't care what he thinks about the new presidency. Shut up, already, and stop interviewing them, stupid media! :x Legitimate news, please.


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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] Greyguy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:45 pm

[FnG] Da Kril wrote:+1 best wishes for the new Presidency. Here's hopin'.


One thing I could do without, however (and this is no reflection on Mr. Obama) is all these sycophantic, gloating celebrities, rock stars and movie stars yammering all the time. Somebody get Oprah, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Robert De Niro, et al, OFF my TV screen, please. Kthnx

As much as I may admire and appreciate, say, Alec Baldwin's work, I really don't care what he thinks about the new presidency. Shut up, already, and stop interviewing them, stupid media! :x Legitimate news, please.


@ LcNessie: Your grammar is spotless and shiny. :thumbup:

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As usual you have hit the nail right on the head again. It gets alittle painful when the media is looking for sound bites form celebrities instead of real people. Didn't see too many celebs during the marches for freedom in the 60's.......I guess the nightsticks, water cannons and attack dogs were alittle much the them.
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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] B0sun » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:04 pm

Politics hold very little interest for me wether home or abroad... but how many people in the world did you think sat through the whole thing waiting for the sound of a Barrett 50cal?
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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] Hanno » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:02 pm

I sort of forgot to watch, although all the coverage over here in the UK was pretty high.
I somehow doubt that when we get a new Primeminister it would be on every channel in the USA ;-)
My only worry is that seeing his success Gordon Brown is going to get desperate for votes and
spend too long on the tanning bed in vain hopes of conning the British Public into voting for him.


I do hope OB1Kenobi brings a bit of common sense to the American Leadership, and he 'seems' a good man for it.
We all need a bit of hope at the moment.
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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] 7uh » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:03 pm

[FnG] Hanno wrote:I somehow doubt that when we get a new Primeminister it would be on every channel in the USA ;-)

Not generally, but when there's a significant political shift, it gets a lot more attention.

The ascendancy of Labour and Tony Blair, for example, was a pretty big deal in U.S. news, and I gather Obama's election is getting similar play in other countries.

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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] Lazz » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:30 am

Good Luck to Mr Obama!

Its a shame we don't have a charismatic leader like President Obama over here in England. Instead we get Gordon Brown who has the charisma of a boulder.

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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] Rotten_Emu » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:39 am

Brown has nothing on Balkenende when it comes to lack of charisma. Jan-Peter (our prime-minister) would've lost to anyone you could possibly pit against him in a presidential race. For those not familliar with JP "Harry Potter" Balkenende, I present to you:

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mister Jan-Peter Balkenende!!!

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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] 7uh » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:47 pm

[FnG] Lazz wrote:Instead we get Gordon Brown who has the charisma of a boulder.

Hey, he's more dynamic than John Major, whose main advantage was that he wasn't Margaret Thatcher.

Plus, charisma has a power than can easily be misused. See presidents Reagan and Clinton, for example.

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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] Marksman » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:29 pm

The question we're all asking though, is whether he'll "faithfully execute", or "execute faithfully" his office. :P

Well, if it'd been anyone else they'd all be saying: "Oh no, America elected another numpty." As it stands, everyone's tutting at the dastardly Chief Justice trying to trip poor Barack up. Maybe he should faithfully execute Mr Roberts. :wink:
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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] 7uh » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:47 pm

[FnG] Marksman wrote:The question we're all asking though, is whether he'll "faithfully execute", or "execute faithfully" his office. :P

Yeah, great ... the Chief Justice of the Supreme court is yet another Grammar Jackass. Another reason for me to hate the guy.

Maybe he should spend more time reviewing the Constitution and less time trying to linguistically one-up everyone. Or, as Roberts would say, "to one-up everyone linguistically."

'Cause if you're going to (boldly) split your infinitives, you might as well speak al Qaeda or something, ya commie terrorist!

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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] inside_out » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:21 pm

My very first post in a very long time - just for Mr Obama.
Indeed, I was glad to have watched the Inauguration, to be part of the American historay - well, if halfway around the world in cable television counts. Preconceived notions and prophetic statements aside, we are not sure for real what capabilities he possess until he starts fulfilling what the people of the world expects him to undertake and accomplish simultaneously, nevertheless, everyone around the world are hoping for the best with crossed fingers and silent prayers. After all, America's course of actions are able to determine what will happen. It is then, much more preferable to be less judgmental at an early point of time and let this new historic epoch pass with great accomplishments.

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Re: Glad to have watched History in the making

Postby [FnG] pyxie.T32 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:07 pm

Good luck to the fella' I for one was very happy he was finally made president, and managed to avoid being shot at mid ceremony. Les hope change does come and for the better.

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