Today is the inaugaration of our new President, Barack Obama. I’m excited, calm and ready to see America get down to the business of changing our economic and military statuses.

The inaugaration will be on the tellies at work. I certainly hope we will not be too busy because I’m going to spend a bit more time paying attention to the tv between calls & emails. And I don’t watch the boob tube at work, even when we had the Titans v Ravens play-off game on.

Signing off to finish my tea and go to the allergist so I can go to work early and watch the proceedings before signing in! Happy Obama Day everyone!!

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I’ve been getting into podcasts lately. Probably about 2 years behind the curve but (!) I usually couldn’t find one that struck me as super-interesting. Now I have four….and one of ’em is President-Elect Barack Obama’s Weekly video address. Here are the sites for each one:

NashTechnia Some great Nashville folks discussing all sorts of tech & Nashville related things.

BLARM! I follow @wankergirl on Twitter and her proclamations crack me up. Here is an example Tweet (that’s her avatar):

WankerGirl (Dana)
wankergirl Octopus on a bongo!

DJ K-Tel DJ outta British Columbia. I love his mixes; great to hoop to (I saw Sharna Rose hoop to the Bad Ass Blue Bees mix on one of her videos) and keeps me going at work.

President-Elect Obama’s Weekly Address

FULL DISCLOSURE: I was at home, not at work and watching the debate at home. This is just my comments while watching the debate.

8:04–Q 1: no shit, we’re worried about the economy.

8:09–Q 1: Uncommitted Ohio voters don’t seem thrilled w/ McCain’s treasury secretary option

8:12–Q 2: McCain is very assumptive. We know who the fuck Fannie & Freddie were *before* the shit hit the fan with the “rescue.” And *he* called it bailout before “rescue.”

8:17–Q 1: Meg Whitman was the CEO of EBAY from March ’98 to March ’08. And EBay just laid off 1000 employees according to @TChed on twitter.

8:19–Question 3: “Look” is not a good term to say. I learned that in customer care training. Doesn’t endear you to the person querying.

8:26–Q 4: So McCain’s main priority is energy? Obama is energy, health care, education, earmarks

8:30–Q 5: Freeze spending on education for war, McCain?

8:36–Q 6: Protectionism: there goes the mangoes.

8:42–Q 7: McCain says he will answer but he hasn’t answered. WTF?!

8:46–Bullshit on the 94 times vote for tax cuts and we do need alternatives for energy

8:49–Quit acting like catty teenagers & answer the question, both of you.

8:51–McCain is acting squirrelly. Sit down.

8:54–The goddamn $5000 credit will be spent to pay the other bills! So how the fuck does that help?!

8:59–Did the women on the grid fall off? No, they are justs really high up there.

9:01–So, building more nuclear plants will make us more secure in the long run? I don’t think so. My worry, on 9/11, was Oak Ridge being bombed.

9:08–Can we say no to another Vietnam, please?

9:11–If you talk loudly, can you have a big stick? Please elaborate.

9:21–I started tweeting. Will post the tweets also.

9;25–Sidenote: What do people do in Russia? My friends’ answer? Drink vodka, pirate music & wrestle bears.

9:30–LAST QUESTION: What don’t you know & how will you learn it? My question: Is this all inclusive?

9:48–all done. I’m kind of aggravated.

TWITTER UPDATES DURING THE DEBATE @ BELMONT:

The answer to the question is: Learn to use Google #nashdebate
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LAST QUESTION: What don’t you know & how will you learn it? My question: Is this all inclusive? #nashdebate
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No preconditions doesn’t preclude preparation. Speaking as a journalist. #nashdebate
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@thegrammarnazi That’s what I said! http://tinyurl.com/3toabc And I confused a few of my friends when I said it out loud.
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My friend just asked if someone is asleep in the Belmont debate. Is there? #nashdebate
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If you talk loudly, can you have a big stick? Please elaborate. #nashdebate
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@thegrammarnazi I’m on my third. #nashdebate
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I’m about to have a f’in temper tantrum over this health care issue. #nashdebate
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@lmdupont Mine is still working in the boro. #nashdebate
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Q 6: Protectionism: there goes the mangoes. #nashdebate
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Q 5: Freeze spending on education for war, McCain? #nashdebate
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Did McCain just mispronounce her name?! I believe it is Te-reese-a, not Te-ray-sa. #nashdebate
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Live blogging……. #nashdebate
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By the way, I want the large touch screen on CNN. #Nashdebate
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15 minutes!
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@TChed Tanks?! Where’s my army boots & malcolm mcdowell when i need them (tank girl reference)?
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T minus 2 hours & 20 minutes. #nashdebate