Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Barack Obama is the 44th President of America.


Congratulations 'merican chumleys! May the next four years bring you peace and prosperity.

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Anonymous problemchildbride said...

Hurrrraaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!
Hur-blinding-ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Dev's partying in the streets of Washington. I'm all goofed up on election fever and Barack Obama is the President elect. What a night!

8:45 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Time for you to hit the champagne Sam, if you have not already done so.

8:49 a.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

USA! USA! USA!

9:18 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

It will be interesting to see what this man can do all right Sheepie. Hmm, Bacon eggs and white pudding for breakfast? Don't mind if I do!

9:49 a.m.  
Blogger The Hangar Queen said...

*Hic*


Yesh.....

10:00 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

hah! I knew you'd be gallivanting in style darling. Congratulations.

10:22 a.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

There is probably too much expected of him FMC - he can't possibly live-up to the hype, but any change will be for the better.

10:24 a.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

John F. Kennedy went to Berlin in June 1963 and was met as a hero. Bush went to Germany in June 2008 and was met with protests. Thank the noodley appendages of the flying spaghetti monster that Bush is gone.

Sheepie: In fairness, being better than Bush is like trying to win the "Taller than Mickey Rooney" award.

Oh, I'm so happy. And my sister had a baby at 5 am, one hour after Obama was elected.

10:38 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

He's certainly coming in at a difficult time, but after 8 years of the republicans being in power one can only watch and hope that he is all that is hoped of him.


Congratulations Docky on the newest member of your family, girl or boy?

10:44 a.m.  
Blogger Twenty Major said...

He's just another politician though, isn't he?

No doubt America needs change but I wonder how long people will ignore the crushing disappointment they feel when Obama turns out to be just another cunt, like all the other cunts.

10:53 a.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Twenty, I'm keeping my reservations to myself in a spirit of idealism. If he's got the Senate and the Congress behind him nearly anything is possible and the canvas is fairly blank.

10:59 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Twenty- at least he's got a chance to prove himself. He will either succeed of fail, but better a new direction than none at all.
*thinks of FF*

11:17 a.m.  
Blogger Twenty Major said...

True enough, Conan. It's going to take a big man to break the stranglehold of the various vested interests over government,

FMC - "but better a new direction than none at all." - yep, this is true.

12:04 p.m.  
Anonymous Fiona said...

wheeeeeeeeeee!

12:06 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Another one on the champagne?? Quite right.

12:11 p.m.  
Anonymous Penelope_CA said...

About %$@&! time the politics of division and fear was defeated... yea!!!!

My poor cynical heart is hopeful... realistic about the challanges ahead but actually bloody hopeful... and I've never felt that way about a politician before.

The hostile crowd booing McCains concession speech was scary and shameful and as I predicedted Palin got the largest applause of the night from them and seemed to love the attention from what I call the "pitchfork and torches" crowd.

TBH because of the "Obama is a socialist-muslim-he's-not-one-of-us" tone of the McCain/Palin camp appealing to the basest of the Republican "base" I'll be on pins and needles until the day Obama leaves office with the all too real concern that some wingnut will try to assasinate him.

That said... I really AM hopeful!

1:30 p.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

Boy - 8 pounds, FMC.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/election.png

1:37 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

SQUEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, FMC - I'm thrilled.

Penelope - too right. Said a lot that the McPalin crowd booed Obama, but Obama's crowd didn't boo McPalin. Says volumes.

DOCKY- congratulations to your sister, and to you!

2:00 p.m.  
Blogger daisy mae said...

i thought mccain's concession speech was the first time in ages i've heard him lucid and coherent. had he acted like that the course of the campaign, i would think the race would have been much much closer.

the best part of barack is that the vast majority of his funding has come from the citizens - he has literally re-defined the electoral process with his campaign, which is exciting. he'll be entering office more beholden to the american people than any corporation.

2:12 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

A fine solid baby! Huzzah to him.
Palin's face was a picture. You could really see the hunger in it. I did think Obama was magnanimous in defeat, McCain thoughtful and considerate, but his crowd, not so much.

2:41 p.m.  
Anonymous Ronnie said...

Let's hope he can do some of what it says on the tin. At least the world will be rid of that other gobshite, half an earthworm would be an improvement.

2:56 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Half an earthworm, heh.

3:39 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

Oh, my head.
It was fan-fucking-tastic.
What a refreshing change to feel proud of Americans and hopeful for a change.

4:05 p.m.  
Blogger John Mc said...

owww my head. I was in a bar in Manhattan when they announced the result. We decided that we would stay in the bar... and drink whiskey in celebration.

Delira I am, and surprised at how much it means to me.

4:12 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Ah, the hangovers of victory! Worth every yee-ouch.

4:31 p.m.  
Blogger Metaphysicallyfit said...

*releases bated breath in long sigh of relief*

4:58 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He stands for change > As my old boss said "be careful whatt you ask for, you might get it" I fear that we shall now become the USSA - "The United Socialist States of America" and that there will no longer be any true republics or democracies in the world

6:10 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

What is that fear based on exactly? I genuinely want to know.

6:26 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When he speaks of redistributing the wealth to those who don't feel the need to work as if its sort of some type of right or entitlement. His comments on increasing the taxes of those you can do (and don't believe that over $250k crap, I've heard that song before). His talk of heavily taxing the companies those energy companies that use coal to power their electrical generating plants which will just filter down to the consumer. His naivety that by just b talking to our country's enemies everything will be OK. There are still people out there who hate America and what it stands for. Remember that this man has done nothing but run for office. He was a minor member on a US senate committee. His best friends were William Ayres (a domestic terrost who bombed the Pentagon and the Rev Jeremiah Wright wo blamed society's ills on the white race). At least they were his friens until political expediency forced him to disavow their actions and comments (but he never really said he disagreed with then, hHe just said he didn't know what they stood for) He did not introduce or sponsor one piece of legislation in his total of 143 days in the US Senate. As an Illinois state senator he voted "present" over 90 times on over 100 different votes rather than take a stand on any issue. The list goes on and on. In short he's charismatic with no substance (in other words any empty suit) and he will become a pawn of the left wing of the Democratic party. Whats even worse is that it now appears that the Democrats will gain overall control of the U.S.Senate so thy can stop any filibuster of any legislation and that they will gain a 2/3 majority of the US House of Representatives so tht they can pass any legislation that they believe is "good" for me. Before people go off on me and my comments they need to do some research of their own on our president-elect and the legislative branch of the U.S. Gevernment

7:21 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for all the typoes in the previous post. I'm not the best typist in the world but I think you'll get my drift

7:22 p.m.  
Blogger laughykate said...

I heard a woman on the radio this morning saying that she was finally going to stop saying she was from the South of Cananda.

7:42 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LAUGHYKATE- pertaining to my previous posts I beleive in short order that Canada will look like a conservative bastion compared to America

7:55 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

Your old boss was quoting Oscar Wilde, Anon.
You've done a fabulous job of parroting the base lies the conservatives told about Obama to scare the nation.
It didn't work then and it's not working now.

7:58 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

Wow, anonymous - you have been listening to WAY too much right-wing radio.

8:45 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Strikes me that had the McCain campaign any REAL shit to fling at Obama other than guess work, innuendo and sugar-spun links they'd have run with it and loudly. As it is shouting 'SOCIALISM!' is a pretty tired effort to scare monger. Let's see what the man does before everyone goes second guessing him.
Every government makes decisions that pisses somebody off somewhere, a lot of people were against the War, yet Bush trundled right on ahead with it even when it became clear that WMDs were a fallacy and it was eating up money at an alarming rate. Yet so the world turns.

8:52 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Right, I'm away to bed as I have wedding dresses to go see tomorrow- and no not mine. Let's keep it civil and mourn prop 8 being passed. Dang those people just wanting to have the same rights as the rest of us.

8:54 p.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

Not wishing to stoke any kind of confrontation, because it is all over now. Obama will redistribute the wealth - by giving a chance to the less fortunate as any decent society should do. This is simple humanity. I work with students from disadvantaged backgrounds and they will all show initiative, given the chance. They don't want a hand-out, just a leg-up.

What Bush didn't do was give people a chance. This will be a strong positive change.

As for the suggestion that Obama sat in the senate and did nothing - irrespective of whether the implication is that he didn't care or wasn't able, I'm not sure anybody with a brain will buy that clearly fallacious slur (something that characterised the Republican campaign).

As for talking to people to find out what their problem is - here in Ireland we had several organisations with private armies and until there was talking, there was no peace. Therefore, if you think that saying to an Irish person that talking is pointless, then we can come right back at you and PROVE that talking can work.

All, and I mean, all of your points, anonymous, are easily proven wrong. The people of America didn't buy them and I'm not sure you are going to get sympathy for your claims here. You see, yesterday truth won over 8 years of lies, lies and damn lies.

Weapons of mass destruction my arse.

Trickle-down economics my arse.

Tax breaks for the rich my arse.

Being in hock to the oil companies my arse.

Let the banks do what they want - they will regulate themselves?

My arse.

(apologies for the language FMC).

I'm not trying to be disrespectful to you Anon, but honestly, I don't buy anything you said. Your country has a much better future today, than it had yesterday and I hope that some day you will agree with me.

10:44 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Medbh - as an agent of change I note he's looking at all his supporters and political buddies to fill cabinet and other positions. Not the the best person for the job but those he owes political favors to. Change Indeed

12:50 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Medbh - as an agent of change I note he's looking at all his supporters and political buddies to fill cabinet and other positions. Not the the best person for the job but those he owes political favors to. Change Indeed

12:50 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

Anonymous - as opposed to Bush, who filled his cabinet with his big-oil cronies, and bible thumpers "educated" at Liberty University?

2:35 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again _ an agent for change as Obama is looking to staff his white house with former Clinton appointees - check the AP stories for 11/7/08. Its becoming clear that his move to the center of the political process is turning left

12:40 p.m.  
Blogger daisy mae said...

i must say anon, i can empathize with your situation. how do you think i, and my fellow "leftists" felt when shrub was elected not once, but twice?!?!

it's a sign that the republican party needs a massive overhaul. it's a sign that the vast majority of americans feel that barack obama is a better leader.

sarah palin was the death of john mccain's campaign. the woman didn't even know what countries are in NAFTA, for crying out loud.

and yes, rahm emmanuel is from the clinton admin, and has been chosen as obama's chief of staff. but the latest word is that he's KEEPING the secretary of defense, gates.

obama has shown a history of being cautious, and exercising sound judgment when choosing his staff. i don't think that there's really anything to get in a huff over.

3:17 p.m.  
Blogger daisy mae said...

rather than follow AP stories, you can see who obama is choosing here:

http://directory.presidentialtransition.gov/

you can also address your stories, complaints, ideas, here:

http://change.gov/


finally, a 21st century president who can use modern technology!

4:52 p.m.  

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