Happy.

Posted by · 9:41 am · January 20th, 2009

That’s all I could possibly be. Right here. Right now. Here’s to tomorrow.




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  • 1 1-20-2009 at 9:54 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    And by the way, watching Obama escort Bush to Executive One (formerly Marine One) was a stunningly touching moment.

  • 2 1-20-2009 at 9:58 am

    Ryan said...

    Hear hear.

  • 3 1-20-2009 at 10:15 am

    The Other Ryan said...

    My father put on Fox News briefly, and one of the comments was how the speech lacked one of those “Ask not what your country can do for you,” lines, meaning that they thought the speech was disappointing. Obviously, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

  • 4 1-20-2009 at 10:17 am

    Patrick said...

    Oh Happy Day.

  • 5 1-20-2009 at 10:44 am

    James D. said...

    Bush was by no means a good President, but that day is over. Lets hope that Obama can put us back on the right track.

  • 6 1-20-2009 at 10:46 am

    JC said...

    Bush be gone…Bush be gone!

    Bikini waxes for everyone!

    What?

  • 7 1-20-2009 at 10:50 am

    Garrett said...

    The Other Ryan:

    Come on. Does Fox News ever have anything good to say about any Democrats? They would have found something to moan about, it’s what makes them the worst news network on television. I agree with you, it definitely couldn’t have been further from the truth.

    It was a wonderful day, and I think it’s turning out to be a wonderful year.

  • 8 1-20-2009 at 11:00 am

    J said...

    Anyone commentating for Fox News will find fault with Obama’s speech. Goodbye, Mr. Bush. Here’s to a new direction…

  • 9 1-20-2009 at 11:42 am

    Mr. 9 said...

    So now that Obama is offically president when exactly do I get to stop paying my bills?

  • 10 1-20-2009 at 11:44 am

    Anuj Shelat said...

    Oscars?

  • 11 1-20-2009 at 11:48 am

    Kyle Leaman said...

    Wow guys,

    Do you really watch Fox News or are you just guessing at what the commentators say? A cursory viewing of the commentators would show that your comments are all wrong. Not saying Fox News is a bastion of journalism, but your jabs are really juvenile.

    Other Ryan,
    I thought it was a good speech, but are you saying that it was impossible for someone to listen to that speech and not feel dissapointment? In other words, anyone expressing dissent on the speech is utterly dishonest in their motive?

    You guys do realize that a prerequisite for all this unity and coming together is giving the other side an honest assesment and a fair hearing right?

  • 12 1-20-2009 at 12:20 pm

    Joel said...

    Personally, I don’t like the guy. Very pretty speaking about not much at all, really.

    But we’ll see. If he’s good, he’s good.

  • 13 1-20-2009 at 1:39 pm

    The Z said...

    I was actually more excited about the Oscar nominations coming up than today’s events.

    It’s hard for me to maintain any type of enthusiasm for two-and-a-half months – especially when it’s crammed in you face everyday all day.

    That’s why I was glad they moved the Oscars up -I can keep the excitement a little easier. Plus, it always takes the back burner in the media for the three weeks after the nominations to the week leading up to the awards.

    Essentially, one can take it in moderation, whereas the Obama inaguaration was being forc-fed long after I (and perhaps most of us) were more than full.

    Good luck and god bless President Obama…

    …and “The Dark Knight.”

  • 14 1-20-2009 at 3:16 pm

    Gar said...

    Kris, I couldn’t agree more. I was almost overwhelmed while watching Bush’s helicopter take-off. It has been a long eight years.

  • 15 1-20-2009 at 4:16 pm

    Scott Ward said...

    Mr. 9,

    That idiotic attitude is what got this country here in the first place. What’s in it for me.

  • 16 1-20-2009 at 4:31 pm

    Josh said...

    100% in agreement. If only I could have been there.

  • 17 1-20-2009 at 5:23 pm

    John Foote said...

    As a Canadian I am thrilled for Americans for the chance to change the course of their country and impact the world — watching Obama being sword in was watching history, and I got shivers — it was so moving. Onward.

  • 18 1-20-2009 at 6:22 pm

    Kyle Leaman said...

    A serious question for those who read InContention and live outside the U.S? Not asking to make a point, but merely curious.

    Do you desire an America that takes the lead in the world or that takes a step back and becomes one of many? and as a followup, which do you see Obama doing?

  • 19 1-20-2009 at 7:49 pm

    Mr. 9 said...

    Scott Ward:

    You say: “That idiotic attitude is what got this country here in the first place.”

    Yet that’s the basic statement I’ve been hearing from many Obama supporters – and there are very many in the Twin Cities.

    There was even a woman talking about how Obama is going to make her life easier because she doesn’t have to worry about her bills anymore:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

    So, again, I ask: When does Obama start paying my bills?

  • 20 1-20-2009 at 10:15 pm

    Scott Ward said...

    I know people take Obama completely out of context. He didn’t say he’s going to rid the US of all, even most, of its problems. If these people paid attention at all, they would see that Obama has said that this is a very damaged and fragile nation right now. All he is going to try to accomplish is setting us back on the right track. Any sensible person, like Obama, realizes that in eight years (assuming he gets re-elected) this country is not going to be all peaches and roses. Were just too fucked up in so many ways.

    The people you mention, like the woman, are people who don’t have half of a brain. I don’t care who you put in the presidency, he can’t give common sense to some people. And just because a few bad apples back Obama, does that mean they reflect his general supporters? No.

    The question you posed, perhaps even mockingly, is certainly not the reason people are happy that Obama is President. They feel instead, that he can bring a change, not pay their bills. If you were simply making a joke, you didn’t clarify it. But if you think the majority of America shares that sentiment, then you don’t have a clue. So just keep that mindset up then, and stay stuck in the past eight years. I’m sorry you have financial trouble, but if it is anybody’s fault at all, it’s your own. So just keep waiting.

  • 21 1-21-2009 at 12:24 am

    Kyle Leaman said...

    Scott Ward,
    Your right. People are idiots if they thought that Obama would pay their bills. He never promised that, nor hinted that he would. However, he also never promised your claim that , “All he is going to try to accomplish is setting us back on the right track.” Re-read his speeches and platform promises, I think they go well beyond just “righting the ship”

  • 22 1-21-2009 at 5:39 pm

    Mr. 9 said...

    Pay my bills!
    Pay my bills!
    Pay my bills!