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PostSubject: I'm so proud to be an American today   Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:02 pm

I have just been bursting with excitement and I feel such a renewed sense of unity in America.

It's hard in the area I live in, very strong McCain support here.

But, I love Obama and I am so thankful that tomorrow he is the one being inaugurated.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm so proud to be an American today   Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:07 pm

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Me too, me too!

Did you happen to see the Inaugural Celebration that was aired on HBO yesterday? It was really good and very moving. Lots of celebrities.

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PostSubject: Re: I'm so proud to be an American today   Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:18 pm

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I've seen parts on youtube.

Oprah had a wonderful song on today, Faith Hill with Seal, produced by David Foster.

I would love to be in DC, but as Whoopi said today on the view, she has a personal relationship with the bathroom and it can't be broken, lololololol
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PostSubject: Re: I'm so proud to be an American today   Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:41 am

I understanding your reason for being "Proud to be an American Today" And that is nice for you, and I am also happy to see you are proud of your citizenship today.

I am a Proud Irish and American Citizen at all times. I am proud of the United States because it is a great country at all times. No matter what!

It is the most generous to those that need the greatest help in such things as medicine, food and education and a multitude of other life saving care. It gives so much to those that without us no one else would give a dime. Many other countries that are very wealthy give because they are shamed into it, not because they care.

I am proud of my home country Ireland always too, mostly because it is a country that has had to fight very hard to regain their rights and Independence from British Occupation and rule and it is wonderful country. There is still a small part of Ireland that the U.K. promised to return to us many years ago, they are still to honor that agreement.

It took very brave men and women to rise-up against British rule and torture. The 1916 Rising is one of my favorite parts of Irish History. No one came to save us when we needed it from the torture and killing of innocent lives, the imprisonment of good men that fought only for the freedom for the people of Ireland.
We weren't allowed to speak our own language, and if caught were made pay dearly for it.

True you probably know the IRA as terrorists, but there is way more to the story than what was allowed to be told......

I loved hearing these wonderful parts of Irish History from my Grandparents that lived through it all......


It is a beautiful country. And no matter who is President I will always be proud of Ireland. And the same goes for the United States. The really is the people that make a country great.

So I am very lucky to have two countries to feel proud of every single day of my life.

To be a citizen of two such wonderful countries is beyond an honor. Not because of any President that's in power, or any Government Official, or Party, it's the people.

It really is the people, the citizens that make these two wonderful countries as wonderful as they are to me. It's the people that built these countries. The common folk.

It's always the average Joe that is there to save that person that needs to be saved and be the hero to save those that need help. The average person that is there to reach out and let that person know there is help when someone rushes to their aid, or runs into a burning building, or hold a strangers hand and offers comfort to ease their suffering.

I don't need an American Catholic President of Irish Decent ,or a White President or a Bi-Racial President to make me take notice of the greatness of a country.

I Don't have a problem with Obama recognizing his Kenyan Roots, but he is very bit as White as he is Black and for some reason that's not acceptable to just about everyone.

Why isn't his mother, his grandparents and his entire white family of which he is part of not relevant?
He is the man he is today because for the better part of his childhood his White Grandparents raised him.

Also, where are his siblings? Not just those in Kenya, but those that were born here in the U.S. The daughter his mother gave birth to, where is she?

Will any of them be standing by his side tomorrow????
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PostSubject: Re: I'm so proud to be an American today   Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:45 pm

I'm always proud to be an American and I feel blessed to have been born here.

Just today, I felt that overwhelming feeling of being bonded as a country, that is sometimes hard to find.

It's nice to see people come together in joy and have a sense of purpose and hope for us all.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm so proud to be an American today   Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:59 pm

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I'm always proud to be an American and I feel blessed to have been born here.

Just today, I felt that overwhelming feeling of being bonded as a country, that is sometimes hard to find.

It's nice to see people come together in joy and have a sense of purpose and hope for us all.

All so true Katy.....Hope you are enjoying the day.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm so proud to be an American today   Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:29 pm

Not me. I think if I hear or read the word "historic" one more time my brain might just explode. I have always been proud of my country. I find it sad that others are only now finding that acceptable to say.

Sorry. History was made when he was elected, and good for him. Taking office is the logical next step. It's not "historic"; it's the next step.

Are we going to celebrate his "historic" second day in office too?

I keep seeing all of this celebration of change. We'll see.

Until I see amends for the bitter and reprehensible treatment ladled upon President Bush, I don't want to hear one call for "unity" and "let's all work together". Where were those calls when President Bush was in office? The hypocrisy just galls me.

Do I want Barack Obama to fail? Absolutely, positively not. It is my most fervent prayer that I am wrong in my fears, that he proves himself to not be what I fear, that he does good for this nation. I have never wanted to be wrong more than I do now. But don't even think that all this overblown hysteria is going to make any "unity" easier. People are acting like this is a coronation, not an inauguration.

I truly hope I'm proved wrong, but I fear I'm not. We'll see where he takes the Freedom of Choice Act. We'll see how deeply he is seeded in Socialism and how it affects the middle class. We'll see if he can give us seven years of National Security without a major attack like President Bush does.

We'll also see if he has the humility to give President Bush his due where that's concerned. It was missing today. Let's hope he finds it.

I'm proud to be an American. I just don't happen to like the mass hysteria I'm seeing today.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm so proud to be an American today   Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:49 pm

Btw, I know it sounds like I'm having major issues right now. I am. Which is why I've been rather silent. I don't wish to hurt anyone with my issues right now, but I just had to post on this thread. I apologize if my words hurt anyone, that is certainly not my intention. I do stand by what I said though. I can't apologize for that.

Love to all my chickies and joe!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm so proud to be an American today   Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:17 pm

Renee, coming back for that second post shows who you are. I know you stand by what you said, and while I don't agree with you, I RESPECT you and really, really appreciate that you took the time to say what you said in the 2nd post. You didn't have to, but you did - that rocks and you rock too!!!

I'm sorry to hear you are having some hard times. I for one miss you, your humor and your opinion (even if I don't agree wink ) on many many issues.

Peace be with you. ht

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PostSubject: Re: I'm so proud to be an American today   Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:33 pm

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It really is the people, the citizens that make these two wonderful countries as wonderful as they are to me. It's the people that built these countries. The common folk.


Jane, you miss your own point here.

That is EXACTLY why people are so happy today. Because today we elected a man who when he was born couldn't sit in the front of the bus or use a public white rest room.

It doesn't matter how anyone feels about Obama's politics today ( or at least shouldn't ) There is still joy to be found in the reality of seeing the huge crowds of people of all races and colors rallying together to support this amazing show of solidarity. This was a victory of the people they can all be proud of. That's what makes today special. If you love and trust in Obama well then its all the more sweet but even if you don't - its still amazing that this country has come so far so fast and on such a wonderful path that this man can rise to be the leader of America.

Today sees many wounds healed, many hearts opened, many emotional debts abolished. Today America is truly the land of everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm so proud to be an American today   Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:02 pm

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It really is the people, the citizens that make these two wonderful countries as wonderful as they are to me. It's the people that built these countries. The common folk.


Jane, you miss your own point here.

That is EXACTLY why people are so happy today. Because today we elected a man who when he was born couldn't sit in the front of the bus or use a public white rest room.

It doesn't matter how anyone feels about Obama's politics today ( or at least shouldn't ) There is still joy to be found in the reality of seeing the huge crowds of people of all races and colors rallying together to support this amazing show of solidarity. This was a victory of the people they can all be proud of. That's what makes today special. If you love and trust in Obama well then its all the more sweet but even if you don't - its still amazing that this country has come so far so fast and on such a wonderful path that this man can rise to be the leader of America.

Today sees many wounds healed, many hearts opened, many emotional debts abolished. Today America is truly the land of everyone.

Pardon me for being so stupid Morgan.......
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PostSubject: Re: I'm so proud to be an American today   Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:12 pm

I don't see your point there Jane
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