The Inauguration at Frank's Lounge.
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(photo by Jim)
What a day.
- Loved Aretha's hat
- I was perturbed by Warren's skeevy pronunciation of Malia and Sasha.
- I enjoyed the cheer at Frank's that erupted when Obama mentioned the nonbelievers amongst us.
- Liked the speech. Favorite parts:
"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 we are ready to lead once more."
"To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. 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."
- Loved Bush going away in the helicopter.
- Loved Sasha giving the hang loose sign during the parade.
I just realized though that during the years 1961 - 2008, there have been 4 Democrats in the White House and 5 Republicans. During the Republican tenure, there have been zero Yankees championships. In the years that Democrats have been in the White House, the Yankees have won eight championships.
Kennedy - 2
Carter - 2
Clinton - 4
That's 0 fer 28 with Republicans in office and 8 for 20 with Dems in. I don't like those odds.
I have a bad feeling about this upcoming baseball season.
But a very good one for our country.
Then again, the Yankees didn't win any in the LBJ administration which undoubtedly will make a certain British dude I know quite happy.
Phillies 9 Mets 4
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