This is one for the history books, folks… check it in full:

My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

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You read that correctly: CLOWNS.

Clowns that teach abstinence only sex-ed.

Pennywise says keep it in your pants!

While juggling.

Personally I think the juggling bit is going overboard. You’ve already introduced clowns into the discussion. It’d take one hell of a libidinous soul to keep the mood going at that point. Let’s try an experiment, hmmm?

Tonight when you’re getting and heavy, take a moment to think of and then quote everyone’s favorite Pennywise the Clown saying ‘We all float down here‘ and then try to get to third base. I’ll accept your results in the comments.

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And so it goes…. This morning saw the last presser from outgoing President George Bush. T’was a rather uncommon affair, in that Bush seemed downright winsome at points, but it was his wrap-up and exit that I think could be considered a fitting metaphor for how the man leaves his office.

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spidey-obamaIn celebration of the election and inauguration of Barack Obama (a self-admitted comic book nerd, seriously – how cool is that!) Marvel Comics is putting out a special comic featuring everyone’s favorite wall-crawler, Spider-Man.

Amazing Spider-Man #583 (hitting comic shops Wednesday, January 14th) will feature a special story about Spidey saving the new leader of the free world at his swearing in ceremony along with a special 50/50 variant cover of Obama.

Check out Marvel’s official release for more!

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Makes its own gravy!Oh this day of days! Let’s see what’s worth reading:

Ricky Gervais: In defense of fat jokes. Ah, it’s a cheap laugh but a welcome one.

A plea for the Legislative to fight back against Executive power from uh, two men inextricably tied to the promotion of Bush’s runaway Executive model.. (John Bolton and John Yoo) Sweet, delicious irony!

Take a sad song and make it better: Michael Jackson wills Paul McCartney his chunk of the Beatles rights. Apparently the gloved one thinks he’s dying. Weird.

Eyeball love: Big, lovely shots of massive storms. (My fingers kept writing ‘Stroms’, which would be more terrifying to be sure. Imagine for a moment a 150ft tall Strom Thurmond rampaging across the sky.)

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Tuesday\'s Worth ReadingGet your read on with this set of interesting, clever, and diversionary articles:

It’s been a while but the supposedly true stories of a tech-department-gone-horribly-wrong known as ‘Where is Bob‘ is updating once again. This time the hapless boss has set his sites on that most egregious example of workplace waste: Interns.

There is no hate more pure than a man’s hatred for his mom’s favorite singer as evidenced by An Open Letter to Celine Dion.

I’ve avoided posting on the passage of California’s Proposition 8 mostly because it’s such a terrible, terrible mark upon an otherwise uplifting election season. But rather than stew about it, Tom Ackerman has a novel approach to turning the tide: Simply refusing to recognize anyone’s marriage.

And since intellectual powerhouses* like William Kristol are pushing for Bush to proactively pardon America’s more over-zealous soldiers in the War on Terror, Jon Swift posits that same pardon should be extended to Wal-Mart shoppers responsible for the stampeding death of a store employee on Black Friday.

File under: They still made that? Well, not anymore. Gaze in wonder and horror at The Long, Slow, Torturous Death of Zima from Slate Magazine.

And finally… the global financial crisis has impacted nearly every aspect of business, but Marc Stober showcases where it’s hurting the most: Personnel. read the Stober Family Financial Memo.

*and by ‘powerhouse’ I mean has a perfect 0.0 record for accuracy, insight, or common sense

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Yes We Can?

by alphamonkey on November 4, 2008 · 1 comment

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Congratulations, America. Welcome to the 21st century.

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I’d just like to say ‘AAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGH!’

Holy crap, but the suspense is killing me.

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I’ll be honest: There is but a single topic of which I can formulate even a single coherent thought, and I’m relatively certain no one is all that excited to get my thoughts on the minute-by-minute movements of the electoral process.

So with that in mind I’ll refrain from posting today, but leave you with a cool little Google Map app: Talking Points Memo will be updating a Google Map from 6pm EDT onward that will allow you to check results by state and county. Very cool.

You can learn a little bit about how it works below:

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I think this bears some introspection:

bloggerinterrupted hits up a McCain/Palin interview to find out what the boots on the ground think about Obama and Sarah Palin:

Now to be fair: I know a number of individuals who hold what can only be described as well-principled and reasoned opposition to the Obama/Biden ticket’s stated policies, and I firmly believe that this country needs to start treating a difference in political opinion as something much more elevated than which side of a Buckeyes/Wolverines rivalry you fall on.

The atmosphere in the most recent McCain/Palin rallies has moved beyond throwing red meat to the base. It’s rancorous and hateful, and I find it telling that McCain found himself unable to say to Obama’s face the things he and Palin are saying on the stump. But more than anything, I worry greatly about what will happen in the (seemingly very likely) event that Obama wins on November 4th. This isn’t a time for divisiveness and encouraging cries of ‘terrorist’ and ‘kill him’ against a political opponent, and it certainly isn’t the time for the faces of a political party to endorse the same with their silence.

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