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An interesting note...

I don't remember people saying "Happy Inaugeration Day!" at any other point in my life. Ever.

Today? Easily fifty times.

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burning_phoneix
Jan. 21st, 2009 08:48 am (UTC)
I wish I can say happy inauguration day to people in my country.

Or happy election day. ;______________________;
sam767
Jan. 21st, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Democracy isn't THAT amazing. I mean, we elected Bush twice. >_> Gordon Brown isn't particularly amazing. Canada has a minority government.

It would be nice if Saudi Arabia was more liberal, but- and I hate to sound like a complete materialist- at least be happy that you've got decent per capita income.
burning_phoneix
Jan. 22nd, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
Problem is that per capita income doesn't filter down to the people.

I mean, at least we don't have a never ending series of George Bushes one after the other. ;_;
sam767
Jan. 22nd, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Problem is that per capita income doesn't filter down to the people.

That is true, there isn't much business being done in Saudi for that to happen. I mean, not the kind that usually filters the money downwards.
My bad. :E

But yeah, at least the kings aren't 100% pricks. They are just...75%.
aitherion
Jan. 21st, 2009 09:33 am (UTC)
It was a relatively monumental inauguration, so I'm not terribly surprised.
samuraiter
Jan. 21st, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
There's a certain infectious good spirit in the air ... if you're not working in stocks or banking, at least.
dmajohnson
Jan. 21st, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
I like how they boo Bush when he comes out on stage, but when Obama starts saying mushy things about him during the speech, they all cheer.

Sheep much?
otosaretatenshi
Jan. 21st, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Sheep yes, but they have a relatively good reason for it. I think they would've cheered anyone elected that wasn't Bush.
dmajohnson
Jan. 21st, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Practically speaking, however, they weren't cheering for Obama then; they were cheering for Bush because Obama told them to.
otosaretatenshi
Jan. 21st, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Whatever floats your boat. I didn't get to watch it.
dmajohnson
Jan. 21st, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
I didn't get to watch it.

I took the morning off specifically for it.
otosaretatenshi
Jan. 21st, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
I had class, so I couldn't stay home.
sam767
Jan. 21st, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Sheep much?

Absolutely.
dmajohnson
Jan. 21st, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
You're just agreeing with me to shut me up, aren't you. D:
sam767
Jan. 21st, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
No, I feel that many people like him way too much. I mean, he's an intelligent politician who seems more committed to the people's welfare than most, but I don't see why people love him THAT much. This mania for him that I see all around me is a bit too much. He simply isn't that amazing and this cult of personality combined with his affable rhetoric and personality just makes him seem demagogic to me.

I have some problems with his foreign policy, but if I could have voted, I would take him over McCain.

I also don't see Obama being very successful, but that is really more his predecessor's fault than his. Nobody can be expected to come up with correct answers to some of the problems Obama has to deal with at the moment.

sam767
Jan. 21st, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Future national holiday FTW.
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