January 20, 2009

 

For The Record

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Book of the prophet Daniel 5:26-28:

"This [is] the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians."


Did I mention that Bible prophecy is a little hobby of mine? Quite small, in fact. I'm not sure how Perez Hilton gets the Medes and Persians in on this, but it's sure to be interesting.

For a perhaps more balanced assessment of the today's exchange of power, you can't get more spot-on than this anonymous idiot (whose blog link will, out of respect, remain on the left for the first 100 days of the Obama administration - thanks AI!)

And just so it's in my record, my Obama/Favreau faves:

"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics."

"We will restore science to its rightful place."

"The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works."

"This crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control — and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our Gross Domestic Product, but on the reach of our prosperity."

"As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more."

"Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint."

"For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and nonbelievers."

"To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West — know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

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Comments:
The idiot's right. Florida owes us. I'll take mine in girls going wild.
 
Wow. The Bible pounders were flooding C-SPANS phones this morning. I heard everything from Obama is the Anti-Christ to that fact that he wants women to kill their babies. Oh and torture is good as long as it protects Americans.
 
It's been a couple of days, but I'm already feeling better since the new guy took over. I truly feel as if a great stone has been lifted off of my shoulders. I can't explain it. The last eight years have really been difficult for me. Not just because of what party was in power, both parties have produced good presidents, but WHO was in charge and their complete contempt for the wishes of the citizenry in particular and the law in general.
 
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