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We have come a long way from some saying that Barack Obama was not black enough, and then he was Muslim, not born in this country, the first black president and now some dispute the claim of him being the first black president since he is bi-racial. This is what it has come to 46 years after Martin Luther King delivered his “I have a dream” speech. I will let Jon Stewart sort it all out.

I will never watch the inaugural ball festivities anymore. That stuff is really boring; at about the 4th one I had memorized Obama’s speeches and knew all his dance moves.

A lot will be asked of this Democratic president ,especially since his processors gave us the New Deal, Social Security, the moon landing, Medicare, The Civil Rights Act, The Voting Rights Act and eight years of peace and prosperity. Oh, I almost forgot Carters financial disaster and an impeachment along the way but he wants to stay away from those.

The new administration got up early (or never went to bed) and has already circulated a draft to close down Gitmo,suspend any more hearings at Gitmo,put a freeze on the last minute Bush orders and will summon General Petraeus and the joint of Chiefs to discuss a responsible withdrawal from Iraq.

Maureen Dowd’s column in this morning New York Times was hilarious saying that 4 million eyes were fixed on the helicopter escorting President Bush away. It was if they wanted to make sure he was gone.