Tuesday, January 20, 2009
A big day in more ways than one

It's been a big day for the United States, no doubt about that, and for many people around the world. But for some iReporters, today has been action-packed in more ways than one. Matt Brighton proposed to his girlfriend at noon in the Bahamas. He purposefully timed it to coincide with President Obama's inauguration, making it an extra-special day for him and his now fiancee, Jenny Noel. Marc Bruyere experienced a different kind of surprise. His wife went into pre-term labor. The couple, who both voted for Obama, ended up at the hospital, where they watched Obama take the oath of office and give his inaugural address. Fortunately, doctors were able to stop the labor (the baby isn't due until March), and Marc and his wife are now home. Are you experiencing the inauguration in a unique way? Tell us about it!

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January 20, 2009
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Winds of Change

 

The winds of change is finally here

Can we now see hope instead of fear

Times are hard for all of us

Can the change turn this hopelessness

All we need for change to come

Is confidence in our system

May hope and change we see today

Stay true in our hearts and always stay

 

Ric

January 20, 2009
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I want to see my new President's face on a thousand dollar bill!!!! In God We Trust!!! When this happen, will someone mention....this was Diona England's idea? God Bless....

January 20, 2009
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WHEN HOPE MET HISTORY

a Poem for The Inauguration of Barack Obama

 

The Water whispered to the near by rock

Something is happening all across this land

Coming are Hopes and Dreams

Embodied in a brilliant Black Man

 

Then the Rock reached out for the Towering Tree

Help me spread the word far and wide

There's a new reason for us all

To straighten and quicken our stride

 

Suddenly the Tree thrusts toward Heaven

Releasing a hundred dazzling doves

Imploring them to soar into the Sun suffused sky

This is the moment, This is the time

America can once again hold her head up high

 

The Water,

The Rock,

The Tree,

All marked the dawning day

When Hope Met History

Daring us all to lead the new way

 

Reginald T. Jackson

January 20, 2009
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I cant wait to see how are new president will do in office. i wont to give him a few tips on energy. first i think obama should put energy saving light bulbs in the white house,second i think he should put solar panels on the whitehouse just as jimmy carter did in 1977,lastly i think obama should use hybrid vehicles in his huge motorcade.

January 20, 2009
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I cant wait to see how are new president will do in office. i wont to give him a few tips on energy. first i think obama should put energy saving light bulbs in the white house,second i think he should put solar panels on the whitehouse just as jimmy carter did in 1977,lastly i think obama should use hybrid vehicles in his huge motorcade.

January 20, 2009
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The University of Florida emergency system was hacked into during Inauguration 2009. A text message was sent to all students that said "The monkey got out of the cage." As I am a alumni of the University of Florida, I was very ashamed to know that someone made it their business in an attempt to ruin such a historical day. I sincerely hope that my Alma Mater does everything in their power to find out who sent that text message and prosecute them to the full extent of the law.

January 21, 2009
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Will you remember where you were January 20th 2008?

It’s funny how you remember some events or dates in particular. I was at summer camp on Beaujolais Island when I first heard Elvis had died in 1977, Manford Mann’s blinded by the light was playing on the radio. I was in the school library when I heard John Lennon was killed, sitting at the table by the Librarian office. On Aug 31st I had just got home from work around midnight when I turned on the television and heard that lady Diana had died. It was early January and I woke up early because I wanted to see the Space Shuttle Columbia Launch, I had just got home after working at Disney for a year and the last launch I saw at night from Cocao Beach not long before. Other crazy memories of OJ and his slow drive down the LA freeway, bartending at Casey’s and watched the first Iraqi war on television, and the endless rockets. Why I remember the Stud Scud I’m not sure? Waking up at 3:30 and looking at the alarm clock, only to find out Norbert Daniel passed away the next morning. Remembering the last thing he said was I will see you in January when school starts.

 

And, the most painful of all the days when my parents passed away. Working at Strykers, getting drunk for Dad or myself maybe. In my basement apartment, I think at 12:30 in the morning when the call came from the hospital that Mom passed. But, I had already said goodbye to her, earlier when I told her of my dream the night before. The dream where I was talking to my Dad and I told him Mom was sick, and he told me to tell her that it was ok, just let her know that your grandmother, me, and your sister Catherine are waiting for her.

 

But, those imprinted days on the brain weren’t all bad. I remember skating with Pierre Trudeau at City Hall, working for the Liberal Party. Standing on the auditorium stage wearing that florescent pink tuxedo, with my spiked hair and rayban sunglasses. My own littlegraduating statement. I remember being drunk with Gino in the lighting booth, not being able to do our AV jobs, and getting in shit and laughing so much about it. Hanging out by the school lockers again at the highschool reunion 20 years later. Thanksgiving dinner on the tennis courts in the South of France, the food and the amazing wine. My Touring and Whoring trip through the UK by train, the hunt for the perfect pint of Guiness, my journals and the people I met. And, my train trip to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, and on to Florida.

 

I was lucky enough to see President Reagan’s innagural parade at Disney because it was cancelled due to bad weather in Washington. His helicopter pad was right beside the Canadian pavilion were I worked at Epcot Centre. President Clinton was playing a round of golf with Michael Jordan a couple feet from me, just outside my living room on the Las Vegas Country Club when I was going to University of UNLV.

 

So, why will today be one of those days etched on my brain? Why did this mean more to me, than any Canadian election every could. When I spent 24 hours in Washington a couple years ago in January the weather was pretty much the same. And, I had a world wind tour. I went to Arlington Cemetary and saw President Kennedys gravesight, and his eternal flame. His wife and daughter and son there as well. And Robert on the same Hill just around the corner. I went up the Washington monument, saw the Constitution, and Declaration of Independence. In Philadelphia I went to Independence Hall, where all this history began.

 

Why, today? In a word hope. Apparently I may be the old white guy, I was laid off, I can’t seem to find a worthwhile paying job. The cupboards are bare. I’m not sure which bill I won’t be able to pay next, and I’m broke. But, as President Obama said everyone deserves a chance, it’s time to get to work. Am I wrong to ride the American wave? Maybe, maybe not. Sadly, I’ve never felt my spirit lift by the New Canadian Government. But, for whatever reason tonight I am happy. Shit Happens! But, I know January 20th will be one of those days I will always remember.

January 21, 2009
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BARF!

February 10, 2009
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WHEN WILL THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA **NEGOTIATES** WITH HIMSELF TO UNDERSTAND *THE REAL, TRUE, CREATIVE MEANING OF 4TH NOVEMBER TO SOW, SOWETH CHANGE FOR THEMSELVES** THEN REAP REALITY AND TRUTH TO CHALLENGE THE *TALABAN, MIDDLE EAST AND THE WORLD IN THE SAME REALITY AND TRUTH AMEN**. FOR JESUS SAID IN OUR HOLY BIBLE BE NOT DECEIVE YE SEED OF MEN FOR WHAT EVER SEED OF MEN SOWETH THAT THEY SHALL REAP THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION AMEN.

     TODAY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DOES NOT SEEMS TO UNDERSTAND AND WANTS TO ACCEPT THE REALITY AND TRUTH OF ONE GOD OF POWER TRUE LOVE OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WAY, TRUTH AND CHRISTMAS ETERNAL REWARD OF ME AND YOU ALL OF US AS JESUS SPIRITUAL SEED OF TRUE LOVE THAT NEVER DIES. FOR TODAY THOUSANDS OF RELIGIOUS DECEPTION, TRADITION AND CULTURE HAS DOMINATES, BLASPHEMED, DECEIVED AND BETRAYED OUR INNOCENTS CHILDREN AND YOUTH SPIRITUAL REALITIES OF JESUS. FOR ONLY, ONLY LAW OF JESUS FOR SEED OF MEN IS **TO LOVE, HONOUR, RESPECT ONE ANOTHER IN REALITY AND TRUTH AMEN.TODAY AS THE WORLD COULD SEE 25% OF THE SEED OF MEN STILL OPPOUSE, DESOBEY THIS REAL, TRUE, CREATIVE COMMANDMENT OF JESUS AND DO NOT CARE, WHILE THE OTHER 75% SUFFERS AS THE GOOD SUFFERS FOR THE LOSS, CONFUSE UNCIVILZE SPIRITUAL FOOLS ALWAYS.

     WHY? WHY? WHY?  THE ANSWER IS SO SIMPLE AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND. IN OUR HOLY BIBLE IN GENISIS ONE GOD OF POWER TRUE LOVE OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST TOLD **ADAM AS CHRIST PHYSICAL SEED OF CREATION, EVEN THOU ADAM AND EVE HAS A FREE WILL TO SOON BECOME MY ONLY ALMIGHTY GOD OF CREATION MADE IN IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF ME AND YOU THOU SHALL NOT DECEIVE, BETRAY, BLASPHEME OR DESOBEY ME WITH NO, NO OTHER DEAD GOD OF CREATION AND OBEY THEM OR ELSE YE ADAM AND EVE SHALL DIE, DIE BUT ONLY PHYSICALLY AMEN SMILE.

   THIS REALITIES AND TRUTH FOR ADAM AND EVE WAS TOO HIGH FOR THEIR IMAGINATION IN THE BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND BUT TODAY 2009 IN THE END THESE IMAGINATION BECAME ALL REALITIES AND TRUTH FOR A FEW WHO ACCEPT JESUS, FEAR JESUS, BORN AGAIN AND TODAY FOLLOWING OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WAY, TRUTH AND CHRISTMAS ETERNAL REWARD OF WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING TO OBEY 10 COMMANDMENTS IN REALITY, TRUTH AND CREATION AND GREATEST OF ALL LOVE, HONOUR, RESPECT ONE ANOTHER IN REALITY AND TRUTH AMEN.  FOR TODAY IT’S THE SAME DEAD SEED OF ADAM THAT SOWETH DESOBIENDIENT, DECEPTION, DECEIET, INIQUITIES AND CORRUPTION **THE BODIES, BODY* THAT EXIST TODAY. SO TODAY THE WORLD IS STILL AT WAR, WAR, JEALOUSY, GRUDGE, ENVY AND HATE WITH ONE ANOTHER TODAY AND ALWAYS FOR A DEAD SEED CANNOT CHANGE UNLESS OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WAY, TRUTH CHRISTMAS ETERNAL SEED OF CHRIST IS **SOW, SOWETH TO CHANGE THIS DEAD SEED.

THIS IS WHY TODAY IN REALITY **OUR TEN YEARS REVELATION TO FULFILL THE BOOK OF REVELATION THE SEED OF MEN BELIEVES IT’S A MIRACLE OR A ILLUSION BUT ITS ALL REALITIES, REALITY AND TRUTH WHERE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE WORLD LEAN ON THEIR OWN UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE TO FULFILL OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WAY AND TRUTH SIMPLE BY DECEPTION, LIES.

     AS I EXPLAIN MY FRIENDS THESE DEAD ALMIGHTY SEEDS OF CREATION BODIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND TALABANS ARE INNOCENT, FOR JESUS ALREADY FORGIVED THEM FOR THEY NEVER KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING, AS IN THE BEGINNING THE ROMAN AND JEWS.

TODAY 1ST FEBUARY 2009 IT’S THE SAME DEAD, DEAD, LOSS, UNCIVILIZE, CONFUSE, EVIL SEED OF MEN REPEATING ITSELF AS THEIR ANCESTORS IN THE BEGINNING AS OUR HOLY BIBLE TEACHES ALL OF US, WHO ARE THE SEED OF MEN AND THEIR NATURAL CHARACTERISTICS IN REALITY AND TRUTH AS **HAMAS**, WHO IS HAMAS TO CREATE SUFFERING AND CHOAS AS ONE, ONE SEED OF MEN TO A INNOCENT SEED OF CREATION AND THEIR INNOCENT CHILDREN. BUT THE REALITY AND TRUTH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LEANING ON THEIR OWN UNDERSTANDING BELIEVES ARMS, WEAPONS AND DESTRUCTION SHALL OVERCOME HAMMAS* WHEN HAMMAS HAS A FREE WILL TO DO AS HE LIKES TO GAIN POWER FOR HIS ANGELS THE SAME LUCIFIER DID IN HEAVEN BEFORE THROWN TO HELL SMILE. SO PLEASE MY FRIENDS LETS GET CIVILIZE AND UNDERSTAND OUR WORLD IS A CYCLE AND THE DEAD BODIES OF CREATION DECEPTION CANNOT BRING PEACE TO THIS NEW WORLD OF JESUS ** BUT ONLY ME, ME YOU AND ALL OF US COULD BRING PEACE WITH NEGOTIATION OF ONLY ONE GOD OF TRUE LOVE OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WAY, TRUTH CHRISTMAS ETERNAL REWARD JESUS SEED OF TRUE SPIRITUAL LOVE WISDOM AND UNDERSYANDING AMEN.

     SO MY FRIENDS THE TALABANS ARE ALL ALMIGHTY GODS CUNNING BEAST SEED OF DECEPTION AND DEATH AND THEIR GODS ARE NOT NEVER **ME, ME, YOU ALL OF US THAT DWELLETH WITHIN THEM FOR THEY THE TALABANS ARE INNOCENT LIKE THE ROMAN AND JEWS BUT CANNOT CHANGE THEMSELVES FOR THIS IS THE WAY THEY WERE MADE AND CREATED BY THEIR ALMIGHTY GOD OF DEATH LUCIFIER TO ALWAYS BLASPHEME, DECEIVE, BETRAY **ME, ME, YOU ALL OF US AMEN* SO AS HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA PREPARES TO NEGOTIATE WITH THESE DEAD ALMIGHTY SEEDS OF CREATION AS TALABAN AND MIDDLE EAST HE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA GOT TO UNDERSTAND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OWNS AND RULES ONLY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BUT AS A ONE WORLD WORLD ORDER OF PEACE AND TRUE LOVE, WE NEED TO LOVE, HONOUR, RESPECT ONE ANOTHER FOR ALL SEED OF MEN TO MAINTAIN THEIR FREE WILLTO LIVE IN PEACE, HAPPINESS WITH FOOD, HOME AND WATER,  TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN DESTINY FOR THIS IS WHY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST CAME TO SOW, SOWETH IT ALL 2048 YEARS AGO WITH A REAL, TRUE, CREATIVE SPIRITUAL REVELATION SEED OF TRUE LOVE JESUS ME, YOU ALL OF US AS ONE SEED OF LIFE TO FEAR, FEAR JESUS AND OBEY ALL COMMANDMENTS.    

        LET US ALL MY FRIENDS UNDERSTAND THE REAL, TRUE CREATIVE UNDERSTANDING WHY THE WORLD CANNOT UNITE IN REALITY AND TRUTH BECAUSE **2000 YEARS AGO THE ALMIGHTY GODS OF DEATH AS THE ROMANS AND EUROPEANS DIVIDED** OUR NEW WORLD WITH DECEPTION, DECEIETE, INIQUITIES, CORRUPTION AND DESTRUCTION. TODAY OUR NEW WORLD REAPING IT ALL BUT WHY WORRY BE HAPPY FOR AS OUR WORLD THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION REAPING IT ALL PHYSICALLY, OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST VERY SLOW BUT SURE SPIRITUALLY SHALL OVER COME THIS EVIL PHYSICAL BODIES LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT SOON, SO ONLY FEAR JESUS AND OBEY THE COMMANDMENTS AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE WORLD SHALL SET FREE SMILE. REMEMBER WORLD WITH NO END BUT WORLD OF DECEPTION SOON COME TO A END AS I ME PROPHET JORGE ERNESTO BABB WRITES IT ALL AS OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST REVEAL IT ALL TO ME MY SPIRITUAL SEED OF CHRISTMAS JESUS SEED OF TRUE LOVE SMILE. OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BLESS, GUILD, PROTECT THE WORLD AMEN SMILE.

February 12, 2009
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Senator Gregg's withdrawal is another example of republican obstinence. The President reached out and now his hand is being slapped away. If it were me, I would've taken any position the opposing party offered. At least Gregg would be doing something to help the WHOLE country instead of floundering, republican recalcitrance. What a turncoat!

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