Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hello, President Obama, we've been waiting for you

This morning, as we were getting ready for work, Devon noted that it would be nice to have a president who doesn't suck. I replied that, at the very least, it would be nice to have a president who isn't a war criminal.

Lots can and will happen over the next four years, and Obama might turn out to suck and be a war criminal, but for now, we get to start over. We've engendered a little goodwill from the rest of the world -- the kind of goodwill Bush pissed all over after 9/11, so that's a good start.

On inauguration day, I found out uncertainty lies ahead for my company. A year from now, a lot of people will be looking for work, if they can't jump ship before then. Maybe me, too. But I'd like to enjoy the feeling of hope a little longer before I worry about it.

And despite all Bush has done to ass-ram the spirit of the Constitution, today I still live in a country where I can call the president of the United States a war criminal, so it's not all bad.


  1. Well you think you do, but section 15(A)b(1)(c) of the Patriot Act allows the CIA to track you down and use your body for hair loss research if you mention the words "War" and "Criminal" in the same blog post.

  2. Hey, at least I will have made a positive contribution to the world.

  3. True enough, my body will only be used for researching stretch mark removal, so hair loss is a huge step up!

  4. I heard Obama on NPR a couple of days ago and I swear, I got all choked up not only because he spoke perfect ENGLISH, but he was doing THE RIGHT THING.

    Or, at least, what I wanted him to do. Which clearly was THE RIGHT THING.

    I got teary eyed over a presidential address. Crazy!