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Times are changing
Topic by: MHeise
Posted: November 4, 2008 - 10:24 PM PST
Last Reply: January 23, 2009 - 8:41 AM PST

author topic: Times are changing
MHeise
post #1  on November 4, 2008 - 10:24 PM PST  
Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

MHeise
post #2  on November 4, 2008 - 10:26 PM PST  
> On November 4, 2008 - 10:24 PM PST MHeise wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Come gather 'round people
> Wherever you roam
> And admit that the waters
> Around you have grown
> And accept it that soon
> You'll be drenched to the bone.
> If your time to you
> Is worth savin'
> Then you better start swimmin'
> Or you'll sink like a stone
> For the times they are a-changin'.
>
>
> ---------------------------------

Congratulations Barack Obama

underdog
post #3  on January 20, 2009 - 4:24 PM PST  
Anyone have any thoughts on the inauguration today? I have a couple of friends who were there and said they were pretty overwhelmed by the experience. Crowd certainly looked overwhelming.

Seems like the only bad things that happened today were John Roberts botching one part of the oath (of course, it doesn't matter, he was president when the clock struck 12 EST anyway); and Teddy Kennedy having a seizure. Sounds like he'll be okay, for now, at least. Otherwise seemed a pretty special day. The concert was more fun though. ;-)

And Obama's speech was thankfully much shorter than William Henry Harrison's, which did not end well.
Cinenaut
post #4  on January 21, 2009 - 11:00 AM PST  
Garrison Keillor wrote that one of the most amazing moments was when the Bushes hopped on the helicopter, and a million people all waved and hollered goodbye as they receded into the distance.
underdog
post #5  on January 21, 2009 - 12:13 PM PST  
> On January 21, 2009 - 11:00 AM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Garrison Keillor wrote that one of the most amazing moments was when the Bushes hopped on the helicopter, and a million people all waved and hollered goodbye as they receded into the distance.
> ---------------------------------

Was that holler more to the tune of this song? (Someone I know who was there attested to this fact.)
Cinenaut
post #6  on January 21, 2009 - 1:31 PM PST  
Can you imagine thousands upon thousands of people singing that song as Bush choppered into the sunset? That must have been truly awe-inspiring.
KKelleman
post #7  on January 21, 2009 - 10:53 PM PST  
Inauguration cost is $150 million+
That does not sound like change to me.
underdog
post #8  on January 22, 2009 - 4:48 PM PST  
> On January 21, 2009 - 10:53 PM PST KKelleman wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Inauguration cost is $150 million+
> That does not sound like change to me.
>
> ---------------------------------

True, that certainly sounds bad. One can think of how much/what that money could buy. (Of course if one does that for the daily accounting totals for the Iraq war it's even more mindblowing.)

However the inaugural cost is hard to nail down for sure, and it's important to remember that it's not the government paying for that. The $45 million the Presidential Inaugural Committee estimated it cost them says that all came from private donors, and not the gov't, corporations or lobbyists. [Here's a source and a better breakdown of all the money: CNN Money]

Still, it seems untimely, given the economy and the number of people struggling and needing jobs. But if his lobbying reform actions this week are any indications, at least he may be making amends for the spendy inauguration. ;-)
Cinenaut
post #9  on January 23, 2009 - 8:41 AM PST  
Bush's last one cost more than that when you factor in the cost of security, according to this Media Matters article.

And when you factor in the number of people who attended, it's a much better deal for the public this time.

> On January 21, 2009 - 10:53 PM PST KKelleman wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Inauguration cost is $150 million+
> That does not sound like change to me.
>
> ---------------------------------

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