Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Oh My Gosh, J is in Heaven!"

That was The Wife's reaction to this line in the inauguration speech:

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and non-believers.

She said to her co-workers, "I'll bet J just did this" and she raised her hands over her head triumphantly.

Twenty some miles away, I lowered my arms from doing just that. Not often atheists get a positive shout out in a Presidential speech.

Rock on with your bad self, Barack, rock on.

4 comments:

The Critic said...

the ironic hilarity is too much to bear.

but since i've been naught but critical, as is my wont, let me just take a moment to say:

Amazing, wonderful, thrilled, euphoric, elated, thankful and other adjectives. My current feeling of lightness, hope, faith that we might be on the right track, that maybe we might see government as a force for progressive good in the world has taken a major vitamin boost with this day.

Be safe, President Obama. Do good.

flaky genius said...

i believe that the unintentional irony of my statement is lost when use as a headline

A + D said...

Weak, no acknowledgment of the polytheists? Guess the line has to be drawn somewhere.
D.

.the godless tomato. said...

Wow. That is completely cool.

And I did get the irony of the headline.

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