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2009-01-21 15:41:29.090616+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

I had to make a run out yesterday morning, so I ended up hearing the tale end of the speech on the radio, along with bits of... the poem. Something Positive addresses this.

And Chris took a clip out of Addams Family Values to illustrate his feelings about the inauguration.

Yesterday evening we went to a large potluck at the The Phoenix Theater to hang out and watch the inauguration speech. It was fascinating watching the crowd react to the speech, and I didn't react to it any bit of it as negatively as "ask not what you can do for your country", but... well... I just hope he can revive some of that sense of common purpose and nation that should make government less important. I'm not holding my breath.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-21 16:12:25.472347+00 by: ziffle

From the inaugural prayer:

"we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around ... when yellow will be mellow ... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right."

Well, Man, this is going to be very interesting.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-21 16:34:45.003744+00 by: Dan Lyke

Along those lines, for some reason yesterday evening I wondered if hip hop is the current generation's folk music, socially aware, with a message, by the youth who want to change the world.

Then I wondered if, in that analog, Snoop Dogg or the Cherry Hill Gang was the equivalent of Pete Seeger.