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    Re: What did you think of the inagural address?

    It was OK, not bad and not great either. The poem, though performed in a tough spot after the inauguration, was terrible IMO. Boom boxes?
    Last edited by Sir Loin; 01-21-09 at 04:31 AM.

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    Re: What did you think of the inagural address?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Bwahaha! Either my dad was correct, or else the media is similarly deluded:



    "He [Obama] recovered quickly from a brief flub, caused by Chief Justice John Roberts mixing up the wording of the presidential oath of office he was having Obama recite. The word "faithfully" wound up in the wrong spot, but Obama got through it, thanking Roberts and then kissing Michelle."


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    Ha. This is kind of funny.
    My guess is that if Obama hauled off and stabbed somebody in the eye with an hors d'oeuvre pick during the inaugural banquet, the media would report that the person fell into it on purpose, but that Obama was able to remain calm and protect bystanders from injury.
    Roberts blew it. Obama tried to save it. Mercifully, the networks have not dwelled on it too much, from what I've seen.

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    Re: What did you think of the inagural address?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    What did you think of Obama's address speech?

    Me personally, there were some parts where I was like "**** yeah", and other parts where I was like "good luck with that".

    Overall it was a speech designed to unite. He kind of gave everybody a little bit of what they wanted to hear. It was well delivered, but I think it remains to be seen just how much of what he talks about can be accomplished, if at all.
    I think it proves that Obama is a progressive type of American, yet on the other hand it proves that even the progressive Americans are very conservative. I am highly disappointed with his indoctrinated view on some issues, and the almost sad nationalism that he is uttering in his hopes for America and looking away from realism.

    I was more optimistic about Obama 10 months ago then I am now. He has changed a lot to become very nationalistic and focused more on terrorism, and mentioning this all the time and the traditional stands of the republicans which have been forced on everyone the last 10 years.. I am rather pessimistic about the human future if Obama is the greatest a (former)great nation such as the US can come up with.
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    Re: What did you think of the inagural address?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Loin View Post
    It was OK, not bad and not great either. The poem, though performed in a tough spot after the inauguration, was terrible IMO. Boom boxes?

    At first I thought the same thing about the poetry. But I've listened to it several times (along with the Inaugural address) and have come to appreciate it. In few words she created images that exemplified life in America, and the American experience of the broad population, and they were real, even the "boom box" line.

    It's a 'modern' poem and has a need to describe things we all experience to evoke those memories. I'm not saying it's the best possible rendition of the 'American experience' but it probably reached the imagination of the broadest possible number of citizens. In that it probably did succeed.
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    Re: What did you think of the inagural address?

    Originally Posted by azura28
    I wonder what he considers childish things.
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    IMHO I'd say it was things like partisanship or things like Harry Reid trying to deny Roland Burris his Senate seat.
    Partisanship, certainly. I also have a feeling he meant "childish" equals "selfish", since infants and very small childre are mostly motivated by selfishness. This does not take into account the 'virtue of enlightened self interest' as a motivating factor, for which another word is "incentives"
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    Re: What did you think of the inagural address?

    Aretha Franklin sucked ass. Could that have been worse?
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    Re: What did you think of the inaugural address?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Why are people so damn hard-hearted ?
    The wife watches the Drudge Report; they imply that Obama was at fault...
    Body language tells me Obama knew the speach cold and Roberts was intent on changeing the tempo,(of the speach)...,"crash the party right away". Obama just gave a very quick look of ,"Hey...thats not how it goes". My guess is our BIG question will be answered at some point... soon.
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    Re: What did you think of the inagural address?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    What did you think of Obama's address speech?
    I didn't watch it, I find things like boring. If you pay attentions to politics you pretty much know what his views are,what he might try to do and whether or not he is making hollow promises. After all most of the time it is not what they say that is important, it is what they did or tried to do that is important.
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    Re: What did you think of the inaugural address?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    Body language tells me Obama knew the speach cold and Roberts was intent on changeing the tempo,(of the speach)...,"crash the party right away". Obama just gave a very quick look of ,"Hey...thats not how it goes". My guess is our BIG question will be answered at some point... soon.
    If the BIG question is whether or not the first oath taken was valid, that has been nullified by a quiet re-do in the oval office. A second question, not so big, would be Are presidential orders inacted in the first day before the 're-do' valid? That question too might soon be resolved by a re-do.

    A close review of the tape of the oath as it was first administered shows that both Obama and Roberts contributed to the error, reacting off each other; indeed, a matter of verbal tempo.

    The network TV airings of the first version of the oath have been edited, skipping from the first line to the last and omitting the chaotic second line. If watched over time we will most likely see versions without the stigmatta of the original error. I say that because it has clearly already been patched over for the viewing public. This is a bad omen for the future and media coverage of president Obama.

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    Re: What did you think of the inagural address?

    I thought his inauguration speech was pretty good.

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