January 20th, 2009 is and was one of the most historically significant days I have lived to see. And Im damn proud to say that I am part of a generation, a society that looked beyond race, religion and class to vote Barack Obama our 44th President. After watching the Nickelback of Presidents sell our country's soul for money, greed, ego, vengeance and all things evil; for the first time in eight years, I feel hopeful and optimistic about government and the person we chose to captain the ship. There are, however, many obstacles to overcome.
The reality is our economic issues have yet to hit rock bottom, and as we saw during the election, all of our fuck-ups abroad kind of take a back seat when noone has any money here at home. So even if righting the country's wrongs seems like an Everest-like task, believe in that gut-feeling of hope, optimisim and pride and know that things are already changing for the better.
"Obama Orders Secret Prisons and Detention Camps Closed" - NYTimes.com
"Adding Up the White House Pay Freeze" (Obama freezes the salaries of about 120 White House staffers who make $100k+ in salary) - WashingtonPost.com
Writers Note: I was going to go a VERY different direction with this post, but opted to keep it classy. But hey, might as well while were here...do you think anyone had better sex than Obama the night he became president? 5 bonus points for anyone who can give an argument for someone other than B.O. on Inauguration night.