Tea for the Bloggerman

January 20, 2009, 10:56 pm
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Two buttons that I brought with me to the computer lab in the BEH Hall at UNLV on this glorious inauguration day, one being a Obama ’08 campaign button provided by Moveon.org and the other being an authentic “Kennedy for President” button from the 60s. I held both of these tightly in my hands while Obama was being sworn in and I pressed the Kennedy pin softly to my lips during Obama’s speech.

My little viewing station for the big day. I believe the moment I captured on the screen was from Rick Warren’s sermon.

May we all have a joyous eight years, eight years of togetherness, of shared burden and shared reward. There’s a lot of work to be done, reversing the past eight years. “We are the people we’ve been waiting for,” Obama once said. Let’s roll.


Woody Guthrie would be so proud
January 18, 2009, 6:51 pm
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In my search for Youtube video of Obama’s inagural concert at the Lincoln Memorial, I stumbled upon this video.

Bruce Springsteen was joined on stage by Pete Seeger to sing Woody Guthrie’s classic “This Land is Your Land.” The crowd sings along. Imagine, hundreds of thousands of people all gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial celebrating the nation’s first African-American president by singing a song by one of America’s most beloved folksingers, and accompanied by one of Guthrie’s personal friends, the 89-year old Pete Seeger.  It is moments like this that makes me proud to be an American.