January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day


Somewhere in that massive crowd in Washington are a handful of Bristol diehards, happy to have the chance to share a moment of history with the next president of the United States. For the rest of us, we'll be watching on TV or just getting on with the day.
I'll update this thread with any comments I get from anyone in Washington -- any Bristol folks who are there are encouraged to tell me what it's like ASAP at majerus-collins@comcast.net or by phone -- but I encourage others to leave their impressions as comments.
One rule heading in, though: Be nice to a reasonable degree. Let's leave the wild-eyed political slurs for another day. We can all hope, after all, that this beginning will lead to better things.
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8 comments:

Concerned Conservative said...

I will endure this over-hyped distraction from the reality of the world while I cling to my religion and my guns.

Anonymous said...

i will surely hold on to my guns tighter now and my wallet.

Anonymous said...

You'll probably lose your right to have guns, and he will get your money!

Anonymous said...

That is a very appropriate picture...in the darkness.

I agree with both of the above. I am holding on to my wallet, guns, and religion. I'm also going out now to buy a new gas-guzzler. Just a little something to brighten the day.

Lisa said...

"We can all hope, after all, that this beginning will lead to better things."

We can all hope, but everyone's "better things" are not the same. For my part, I am hoping that this day will eventually lead to a new appreciation of democracy and a rejection of socialism. But I only see it getting much worse before it gets better. And Obama will lead us...

Hopeful said...

If this country is to fail, it will be due to failures such as you....

Tim Gamache said...

It is my considered opinion that todays events speak volumes to what is still an on going bold experiment we know as DEMOCRACY.Not too many other nations can say they have a PEACEFUL transition of power like we do every four years.A person who as recently as 40 years ago would never dream of seeking the highest office in the land,now HOLDS that same office.We've seen a woman run for the Presidency and come close to making that a reality.Representative government may not be the best form of government,but it is FAR ahead of whatever is in "second" place.I have spent an extended period of time in a place where representative government is NOT the chosen form.Our vote is truly the most important right/obligation we have.I truly believe this is a moment that should make us ALL feel incredibly proud to be Americans!

Anonymous said...

MORE PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE NAME OF RELIGION THAN HAVE DIED FOR THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS