Tuesday, January 20, 2009


long valley of history stretches out behind,
long vista of humanity stretches out before,
from the Capitol Steps to the Washington Monument.
quite a view from this Mountaintop, isn't it?

Middle Passage,
Manifest Destiny,
Civil War,
domestic terrorism and oppression,
World War,
Depression and the bowl,
World War again,
Selma Birmingham Philadelphia Chicago,
the Wall,
the Towers,
Depression again,
and here we are,
a bend in the road,
a switchback as it goes down on the far side of the mountain.

quite a ride.
never thought i'd live to see the day.
but here we are.

roll up them sleeves
we've got a lot of work to do.

Regime Change

Yes We Did.

Not much else to say, really. Bush has finally taken the Last Helicopter Ride, and we have somebody at the very top who might actually be somebody worth believing in. I was born during the Carter Administration and I'd never thought I'd see the day when I would actually give a shit about the President, but here's that day, and here I am, and here we are.

Yes We Will.