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Steve Mills

God Bless our New President and our Nation

Posted Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 11:33 AM
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  • I totally agree with you.

    -- Posted by michaelbell on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 11:40 AM
  • Amen!!! From another "other-sider"

    -- Posted by dkd57 on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 12:09 PM
  • We need to pray for him and his family. He has a hard row to hoe....

    -- Posted by 4fabfelines on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 12:11 PM
  • Leading us in these times has become tougher than many imagined. I doubt that we will all agree with things he does, but we are not in his shoes and i wish him ALL success.

    I would have ulcers already if I started thinking about the safety of my family in this position. I could not even watch Mr. Bush's helicopter leave for fear of seeing something happen. I hope the picture was delayed and he was long gone by the time they showed it on world TV.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 12:18 PM
  • I will set aside a part of my day in fervent prayer for Pres. Obama and this country. I hope God blesses him, his family, and our other leaders. Most of all I hope God will continue to bless America

    -- Posted by greasemonkey on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 12:19 PM
  • Personally I would not want to be in his shoes for the next 4 years. I just hope his shoes fit him well.

    -- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 12:35 PM
  • I wonder how such a gifted speaker could make two mistakes trying to repeat the oath? Makes me wonder exactly how intelligent this man is without someone speaking through a mic placed in his ear as they do during his speeches.

    -- Posted by Dolittle on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 12:58 PM
  • Dolittle -- Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed the words when reciting them to President Obama thereby causing the misstep.

    You can find that information and transcript here (from ABC news): http://blogs.abcnews.com/theworldnewser/2009/01/the-inuagural-o.html

    -- Posted by LiveLaughLove on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 1:19 PM
  • I hear the same comment that the Chief Justice "flipped the words" It seemed short, but I am not a specialist on the Oath.

    I could see how it would cause you to pause if you are expecting one set of words and another comes at you, especially in that venue. Just a little pressure.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 1:31 PM
  • I wish our country well in the next four years. As for our new President I am not impressed by words from a leader I am impressed by their actions. He has done nothing to this point as President or as a Senator. I will withhold my judgment as to his ability to lead our nation, when I see how he performs when the weight of the entire free world is upon his shoulders. As for what he is planning to do about the economy, if he receives what he is asking for in a stimulus package, he will triple the deficit in his first ninety days in office. The Dems. don't have George to point a finger at now when things go in the tank, the blame will rest squarely on thier shoulders.I pray for our Nation, as should everyone.

    -- Posted by docudrama on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 2:03 PM
  • I guess this is the closest we're going to get to having an actual article in today's paper that acknowledges the inauguration?

    I've been checking for updates all day.

    -- Posted by Nobody'sFool on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 2:31 PM
  • I am not sure, but I bet the paper went to press before the inauguration. There might be something on the website, but I just noticed that activity from yesterday was just posted, so....

    From having published a paper YEARS ago, I know a lot of it is set and headlines are posted just before press time.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 3:06 PM
  • I'm glad we've had no "breaking news" to warrant special coverage (as with Andrew Jackson's inauguration-or worse).

    I'll be satisfied with day-after articles and accounts of the honeymoon period we're due to have for a while.

    After that,it'll neither be as bad as the naysayers predict nor as rosey as Obama acolytes might hope.

    Whatever occurs will require some input from the governed as well as the government.

    Let's hope we can make some significant and positive contributions to what's ahead for our country.

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 4:07 PM
  • We need to be in prayer for our new President and for all our leadership from the federal government down.

    -- Posted by Sharon22 on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 5:52 PM
  • I am so excited about what this historic day will mean to all of us. I know Obama will not be able to deliver all that he has promised over the course of the campaign, but I know he is going to try. And, honestly, I can't even begin to say how relieved and glad I am that Bush is finally out of the White House. It's the end of an "error."

    -- Posted by tamb on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 6:05 PM
  • I am not a Bush Fan and never was but you know I kinda felt sorry for the guy the other night when he gave his speech. Reminded me kind of like a Puppy in the rain, you feel really sorry for him and want to let him in to get dry but you know he is going to mess your floors up. :>)

    -- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 7:47 PM
  • Steve,

    What a refreshing blog... I believe we should give him, Congress, and the People of this great land the chance to prove we are able to work together and create insurmountable greatness!

    -- Posted by darrick_04 on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 11:01 PM
  • Amen!

    -- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Wed, Jan 21, 2009, at 11:11 PM
  • It freakish and scary the way this man has reached this status of popularity he has achieved. People, he has done absolutely nothing yet. This is now a one party nation as far as our government is concerned. And with unbridled power we are probably going to be forced to except allot of legislation that no one in their right mind should agree with. Such as the bail out there are rumors that it will exceed two TRILLION DOLLARS, and I think it was screamed from every mountain top during the campaign about the deficit that was incurred during the last administration, now they want to more than triple it now that they have control. As for the inaugural celebration, in 2004 George Bush spent 40 million dollars and the media wanted his head. Obama's spent 150 million and not a word was uttered by the main stream media. In these economic times 150 million dollars!

    He is our leader now. Don't be blinded by the historical significance of his Presidency. He is a man not a god, he is going to make both good and bad decisions. Praise him for the good he does and call him on the bad. Do not quit being a citizen continue to be a watch dog. Do not stand by and let this nation become a socialist experiment. Because throughout history not a single endeavor into this style of government has survived either economically or ideologically. The USSR, Cuba, China has even opened up to a capitalistic form of government.

    -- Posted by docudrama on Thu, Jan 22, 2009, at 7:08 AM
  • While some might be blinded by the light right now, I don't think Mr. Obama has a free run at anything he wants, BUT he is now our President, and for OUR OWN GOOD, we need to give him a chance.

    Even though I opposed him and his party during the elections, I will now support him,(as I did George Bush) until he gives me reason to not do so.

    We need unity and leadership and if he is able to produce that, we all will benefit. If we continue to have a huge 'tug of war' we will suffer and so may the world.

    I am not saying we don't keep our eyes open wide. We just need to give him a chance and support him as best we can.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 22, 2009, at 8:26 AM
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