November 5, 2008

True Sounds Of Liberty

We have hope. Last night, watching Obama's acceptance speech, I felt a surge of pride in being an American. We will change the direction of this country. This election was not about race. It was about change. 8 years of insanity and greed will soon be a grim memory.

I know that I get quite a few visitors on this blog from overseas. Please watch the above video. It's an exerpt from Obama's acceptance speech last nite.
It is inspiring stuff. The United States of America is back!

And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of our world ? our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand. To those who would tear this world down ? we will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security ? we support you. And to all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright ? tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from our the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity, and unyielding hope.

For that is the true genius of America ? that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.

--------- President Elect Barack Obama - November 4, 2008 --------

Obama's entire speech (streaming video)


Ian EBH said...

I am so happy this actually happened.

ib said...

Congrats. Nice to see (and hear) that returning speech.

Michael said...

Sí, se puede!

gomonkeygo said...

Are we happy? Me am too.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Good to hear you were one of the ones to dance to DOA. I imagine there are one fuck of a lot of the old punk rock community every bit as happy as Oprah today.

Anonymous said...

Too bad we don't vote based on life story - McCain would have won in a landslide. Remember what happened the last time people decided they wanted "change" - change you could never seem to be able to get anyone to articulate coherently. Two years later people were begging for Republicans from dog catcher on up to save them from the change they thought they wanted 730 days earlier. I'm not waiting - I want change in 2010!

Anonymous said...

The useful idiots that voted for 0bama are too lazy and/or too stupid to do even elementary research.

he and his party were responsible for the financial crisis.

employ populist class-envy on the stupid and raise taxes on the "rich" (employers).

Those that think Government exists to give them stuff are shameful

Piley said...

congrats to you n your country! At last a presedent you can be proud off!

great great news


Anonymous said...

If Obama married a white woman he never would have been President.

Reverse racism is no better than white pride...