Even the hipsters are going soft

All of us — smokers, unbelievers and Muslims, coming together in the winter of our hardship  to celebrate the awesome sight of 2 million people sniffling and burbling in subfreezing temperatures, even our magazine cover partied! The self-conscious hipsters are right — too much joy will be used as proof we’ve turned Hussein X  Superfly into a personal savior, but he covered that yesterday and it bears repeating: This isn’t about him, it’s about us, we the people.

Commie lyrics included!

I was a little loopy but half-heard a woman on the mall explain what good government is and is not: it’s not an implacable force impinging on people or faceless source of indiscriminate largesse, but a partnership between the governing and the governed; both have a duty to listen to and be influenced by the other. I haven’t seen that yet, have lived through eight presidents and have never seen anything come close til now and don’t get me started on Clinton, if anything he was doubly revolting for being a Democrat, which made this my favorite jaw-dropping moment of  inaugural zen:

1obamaAs his first official action after being sworn in, President Barack Obama signed three documents Tuesday, including a proclamation declaring a day of national renewal and reconciliation.

“I’m a lefty. Get used to it,” Obama quipped as he signed his name.

Now, how deadpan self-revelation becomes wingnut baiting is quite the puzzler, but I anticipate people having BIG PROBLEMS with his offhand, unapologetic persona. Given shitloads of experience with such problems myself I am rather looking forward to these presidential conundrums.

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4 comments on “Even the hipsters are going soft
  1. Bob says:

    FYI: I’ve renewed the registration for TroubleWaits.com until April 2014. All the best, Bob

  2. flawedplan says:

    Muchas gracias, Webaster.

  3. Jaye says:

    I love Bill Clinton. Bill is a lefty, too. I understand that not everyone likes Bill but I do and it cool that we can agree to disagree on Bill.

    One reason I like him is he is smart enough to know he needs good people around him and those same smart people are finding employment in the Obama Administration.

    Diane Feinstein had some major cool words about the peaceful transition of power. She noted that usually countries get new leaders in our part of the world with bloodshed. We don’t.

    I thought Obama’s speech was inspirational and grounded in reality and not false platitudes. He was very smart and will be very smart and I am very excited.

    I did love me some Hillary at State, too.

  4. flawedplan says:

    I’m happy to hear you in good spirits regarding Obama, I didn’t know where you stood with him, and it’s still a hot button for so many Hilary supporters.

    I’m not immune to the appeal of Bill Clinton, but welfare reform was a kick in the face to me and my kind. And more than any other actor in the international community Clinton has the Rwandan genocide to take to his grave. He let it happen, and seems to have the decency to recognize that no amount of goodwill, economic development, or patented handwringing can begin to make up for it.

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