Tuesday, January 20, 2009

For the first time in a long time I am not embarrassed to be an American

I got to watch Obama take the oath and deliver his speech. I watched it on TV in the break room at work and I can think of no better place to have seen it. A whole bunch of drivers, more than half of us Black, were jammed into the room, with more of us down the hall straining to see in the door. It's a good thing the lights were out, because more than a few tough old timers had to shed a tear before it was over.

It's a good thing Obama is a classy guy and a gentleman, but I am not. I could spit on that hateful old bastard, Dick Cheney. He hurt his back, did he? He refused to stand up for a Black president and the wheelchair was a pathetic excuse. I bet his dog ate his fucking homework too. I kept hoping there would be a real accident and someone would push him and his wheelchair down a flight of stairs.

Little Bush looked relieved. He was in over his head, his daddy couldn't save him and he seemed glad to put the whole thing behind him. Personally, I think he should be sent to Baghdad to be tried for his war crimes.

OK, so those dark thoughts invaded my mind, but otherwise it was a beautiful moment. When the speech was over, there was a lot of hugging and then half of us ran out the door to pull our schedules. Most of us were late, and we apologize for delays in service but fuck it. It won't happen again.


Anonymous said...

nobody would turn out in the uk for the prime minister like that. maybe the queen though ; ( thing is for all those words to mean something they need to be said in front of that many people when china/india/russia are top dogs and america just one of the pack. wouldnt happen i doubt. its the language of winners in a global perspective.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

That's the best thing I've read about your country's latest Presidential Whoop-dee-doo.

Can we legalize it? Yes we can!

Steven said...

I was actually in class. I'm staying in a camper in a trailer park this semester and got home just as they were finishing up the pledge after the swearing in. I've seen most of it on replays. Today he announced the closing of Gitmo and the end of torture as a "technique". I sincerely hope he keeps rolling along.
I'm agreed about Cheney. The story of him "carring moving boxes"? Give me a break. He's made his millions by using other peoples labor. I doubt he is going to start doing his own work now. What a joke.

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