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Ready for Regime Change

Jan. 20th, 2009 | 06:41 am

Champaign is chilling, redozdachs is readying popovers (our traditional holiday breakfast), and a couple of friends are coming over to crowd into our spare bedroom to sit in front of our old-style tube TV to watch and listen.  As soon as the sun rises, the flag is going up. 

I am a pessimist.  But, I think we may make it.

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Jan. 20th, 2009 | 09:43 am

"As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more. "

— President Barack Obama
Text at The New York Times

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We Made It!

Jan. 20th, 2009 | 02:24 pm

Inaugural celebration on 23rd Street
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