Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I'm Mookie and I approve this message. January 20, 2009 Posted by Mookie
I normally don't like to put politics into my news posts, but I feel like addressing something that will happen today in the United States that has me pretty excited. We're getting a president that I'm actually optimistic about.

It's no secret that I'm not going to miss our old president, whose name I use for him I won't bother to repeat to you fine folks. Hell, whenever I saw him on television I would physically flip him the bird. It's also no secret that I am very, very far to the left on the political spectrum so my opinions tend to be rather strong. However, in the interest of diplomacy and courtesy, I will only say that I'm happy to see the current guy in charge leave office.

I love my country. I do. For the past eight years, however, I have certainly not liked the guys running the place. It's like when you get hired to work at a really awesome store, where they let you wear what you want and even play your own music. Then some new bosses come in and totally screw the place up and nobody around likes the once-awesome store any more, even though you know it has the potential to be a pretty stellar place. That's what I've felt like as an American for the last eight years.

I'm optimistic about Obama. I'm admittedly a little disturbed by some of the blind optimism and idealistic praise about a man who hasn't even taken office yet, but I'd like to think I'm going to remain objective and see how things turn out in the upcoming months.

I'm just going to cross my fingers and hope I'm not wrong about my current state of political hopefulness.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.