Just the beginning

Just the beginning

Why does it seem I’m the only one that sees a blatant contradiction in saying “Obama’s election represent a major stepping stone towards end of racism”? The very fact you are reminded of his skin color shows racism has gone nowhere.

Yet we were told the man “transcends” racial confinements, race, black-and-white issues, party lines, even politics. And you thought transcendentalism was two hundred years old… No, it’s alive and kicking.

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First things first: www.WhiteHouse.gov got a facelift and now includes a blog, signed so far only by the Director of New Media. The blog doesn’t allow comments, of course, but promises “timely and in-depth content meant to keep everyone up-to-date”, to ensure this administration will be “the most open and transparent in history”.

If that is part of the road to recovery, it certainly is the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.

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Meanwhile Dow Jones index flirted with 8,000 after dropping almost 3% during the day, with no signs of rally. So much for Obama Effect!

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As Bush left to Texas, I’m sure there is an empty on lots of people’s hearts and brains right now. Bush was the perfect target for hate-practicing, mostly from his own. But he also provided jobs and material for thousands of people whose lives depended on having someone to bash or throw some shoes. Now it will be tough for them with Obama… the guy is just too right, too perfect, too handsome and too smart.

Jokes about Obama will be received with a deep “ooh” for a long time, much like we couldn’t joke about 9/11 until the other day (“What’s Al Qaida’s favorite football team? The New York Jets”). If the President is off-limits, I predict however his staff will take the blame for everything that goes wrong. Because some things *will* go wrong, of course.

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