Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Speaking of hats

Okay this isn't lgbt themed (tomorrow I get back to work) but it's fun nonetheless.

Stop picking at the hat Aretha wore at Obama's inauguration!!!

Truth be known, I think she was trying to be historical.

The type of hat she wore reminds me of the one gospel legend Mahalia Jackson wore during the 1963 March on Washington. Mahalia is seen sitting in the second picture. The woman standing up is long time civil rights activist Dorothy Height. And her hat is interesting too.

Obama gets inaugurated and the wolves come out

President Obama hasn't even begun to get used to being called by that name yet before the wolves strike. Check out this bit:

Obama & Chief Justice Flub Oath of Office

From the comments section of this piece, there are a lot of sour grapes. Some people need to see a psychiatrist about their anti-Obama obsession.

I guess we will hear long platitudes about how Obama can't speak without a teleprompter or how its symbolic of what his term of office will be from such places as Free Republic, Red State, One News Now, Michelle Malkin, and the usual people and places of right wing hysteria.

I don't care who flubbed the line. The fact that some people will most likely dwell on that portion of the inauguration says a lot about how the tone of discourse has been lowered in this country. This idea of picking an advantage, no matter how small or how petty is pathetic. Not only that, it is a slap in the face to the spirit of unity that we all should embrace at least for this one day.

McCain lost. Obama won. He is a full United States citizen who ran a brilliant campaign and won the office of the presidency fair and square.

I cringe to think that I can expect a lawsuit courtesy of World Net Daily, Janet Folger Porter, Alan Keyes, or some other fringe freak (I tried not name call but these people are getting on my nerves) claiming that since "Obama flubbed the oath, it renders him ineligible to serve as president."

Get over it people. Just get over it and enjoy the day.