Post Good Riddance Day!
"When you are right you cannot be too radical;
when you are wrong you cannot be too conservative."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
girlfriend and I
thought about driving down to Washington D.C. in order to
experience the Obama inauguration... for about ten seconds,
point I came to my senses. I have been to Washington and
experienced the normal teeming masses that crowd the Mall.
It frightened me
to think of two-hundred times that many people in the dead
So I picked up a copy of the local paper
and started looking around
for a more practical, yet novel, way of enjoying this once-in-a-lifetime
I happily discovered that several theatres in town, a pair
of the snootier art houses, were offering digital broadcasts
of the event, for free,
a first-come-first-served basis. This looked like it might
offer just the communal experience we were looking for. Just
us and five hundred other progressive loonies hooting and
hollering for a couple of hours... then the girlfriend got
It was evidently her turn, I having already taken that viral
bullet on New Years Eve.
I will accept your pity.
So we camped in front of her TV this morning, armed with
tasty vittles, warm blankets, and a box of tissue. We laughed
at Cheney, booed Bush, ridiculed Pastor Warren and sighed
proudly whenever Mr. Obama had the stage. It was the first
inauguration I've watched in twelve years and I have to say,
it's great to have a real president again.
Good luck, Mr. Obama! Give 'em hell!