The Quote Of The Day – On The Inaugural Speech

Barack Obama's inaugural prose has justly been panned. As Obama took the oath of office "amidst gathering clouds and raging storms," recalled the country's past of drinking "the bitter swill of civil war" and urged the country to brave "the icy currents," one wondered whether his presidency might founder on the treacherous shoals of overwrought cliches. – Rich Lowry

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About tedwest

A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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9 Responses to The Quote Of The Day – On The Inaugural Speech

  1. TedWest says:

    I just came upon this quote, and it's even better than Lowry's:

    Fascinating speech. It was so rhetorically flat, so lacking in rhythm and cadence, one almost has to believe he did it on purpose. Best not to dazzle on Opening Day. Otherwise, they'll expect magic all the time. – Charles Krauthammer

  2. great quotes! I missed it as I was busy flossing my teeth.

  3. Darcy says:

    ROFLOL — at both of you 😉

  4. TedWest says:

    You floss for eighteen minutes? That reminds me of Michael Scott when he invited a guy in a wheelchair to address the office on sensitivity day. Michael asked him how long it took him to brush his teeth (implying: in his condition)
    "I don't know, about thirty seconds"
    Michael Scott: "Wow, that's three times as long as it takes me!"

  5. Darcy says:

    My grandpa was a dentist. He would be proud of you Zak.

  6. The condition of my gums are more important to me than Pres. Obama's message. 😉

  7. TedWest says:

    What a coincidence, the condition of your gums is more important than Obama's message to me too!!

  8. Darcy says:

    LOL — here's to us all having healthy gums for the next four years and beyond.

  9. My sister is a dental hygenist.

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