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Pre-inaugural Party

What a celebration.

From WaPo:

The country’s top musical stars joined masses of ordinary Americans on the National Mall today to serenade President-elect Barack Obama, offering up an emotional and patriotic tribute to open the inaugural festivities for the nation’s first African American chief executive.

Onstage in front of the Lincoln Memorial, with sharpshooters clearly visible atop the marble roof, Obama told the gathered crowd that the optimism that fueled his historic campaign has not waned in the face of military and political challenges from abroad and an unprecedented economic crisis.

“What gives me the greatest hope of all is not the stone and marble that surrounds us today, but what fills the spaces in between,” Obama said. “It is you, Americans of every race and region and station who came here because you believe in what this country can be and because you want to help us get there. . . . (more… )

Veterans Day

I know that people say “Happy Veterans Day,” but I’m not really sure that is the correct greeting. I don’t know what other greeting might be more appropriate. “Let’s be solemn” doesn’t sound right. “Let’s be grateful” is probably closer to the point. I am grateful to the men and women who have served and are serving our country. This video is a tribute to some of those who have fallen for our country.

Please check out Survivor Corp an organization set up to help our troops.

What's Going On – News Round Up

  • First, an update to a story that I posted yesterday. It was about the Texas GOP and a vendor at the state convention that had a “special” Obama button. Well, the Texas GOP has decided that they didn’t want them. They have been booted.
  • Coca production in Columbia is up. When we talk about wasteful spending when are we going to add the War on Drugs which has been a huge failure.
  • Washington paid tribute to Tim Russert.
  • More flooding in the midwest. When is our president going to actually go to Iowa and Illinois?
  • Tiger Woods is out for the rest of the season to have knee surgery that he should have had 10 months ago.
  • The Boston Celtics win the most anti-climatic NBA finals, ever. Every knew who was supposed to win since the start of the season.