the state

– of wow. by vastate
Tuesday, 20 January 2009, 13:50
Filed under: -of politik


it’s a beautiful day.

this was the invocation, by gene robinson, sunday for the inaugural “we are one” concert.  the show was on hbo, but they didn’t air mr. robinson’s piece.  gene robinson, an openly gay episcopal bishop, was tapped by the obama team after outrage at rick warren’s invitation to speak today.

today’s inauguration is being shown at the artful dodger and clementine, among other h’burg places; but at the moment, we’re watching the democracy now! stream–it’s airing via their website till 2pm eastern time.

and this was rev. joseph lowery’s exclamation point of a benediction at the inaugural ceremony:

We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right.

he was sitting next to bushes sr. & jr., which reminded of his speach, before g.w., at coretta scott king’s funeral, where he said:

We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. … But Coretta knew, and we know, that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war, billions more, but no more for the poor.


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