Obama - The first 100 days

#1
Am I missing something?

From some of the other boards I use it appears that people here in the UK have been given half days from work to go and 'witness history'. The news channels are virtually constant live from Washington. And there's naff all else being talked about on the 'chattering shows'. By contrast I get RTE here and while they mention it on the news, that appears to be the limit of the Irish interest in the new US President.

Is it really that interesting, earth shattering or important to us in Britain?

Because I'm really failing to see what the hoopla is.
 
#2
Don't know about 'making history' but what was Aretha Franklin screeching on about? That made me cringe.
 
#3
Biscuits_Brown said:
Am I missing something?

From some of the other boards I use it appears that people here in the UK have been given half days from work to go and 'witness history'. The news channels are virtually constant live from Washington. And there's naff all else being talked about on the 'chattering shows'. By contrast I get RTE here and while they mention it on the news, that appears to be the limit of the Irish interest in the new US President.

Is it really that interesting, earth shattering or important to us in Britain?

Because I'm really failing to see what the hoopla is.
Your comments remind me of the time I was watching Saddam's statue being pulled down and the she-who-must-be-obeyed at the time INSISTED that I stop what I was doing and go out to buy some chicken for dinner. :D
 
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Anticipation of a forlorn hope, perhaps. Anyone fancy opening a book on how long it takes before reality sinks in and the new POTUS' honeymoon period deflates in a cloud of sh1t & feathers when it becomes apparent that Mr Obama has no more effective answers to the current woes of the world than any other politician does?
 

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#5
Well, that's B H Obama sworn in. Do you think it will be 4 years before the next inauguration?

Snipers - READY!

p.s. Agree Aretha was shoite.
 
#6
The crowd Booed Bush when he appeared on the podium, they started booing when the crowd could see him on the screens walking down the corridor!

Cant help feeling that the extreme right will take every opportunity to drill holes through tne new President
 
#7
Its on in my office too for some reason i cant fathom i am referring to him as the first half white POTUS and i think when his honeymoon period is over and the servile press go back to thier old selves some serious shortcomings will be exposed
 
#8
I'm nearly as sick of this inauguration carry on as I was the election coverage.

I'll bet the people let off home to watch it (????????) are civil servant, social worker,teacher types.
 
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joey_deacons_lad said:
Its on in my office too for some reason i cant fathom i am referring to him as the first half white POTUS and i think when his honeymoon period is over and the servile press go back to thier old selves some serious shortcomings will be exposed
Remember that Kennedy is only great because he was killed before he could fck anything else up!
 
#10
I watched some of it in the vain hope I would get to see an assasination live.
Sadly nothing seemed to be happening on that front so I went back to watching the Discovery Channel
 
#12
I'm guess that as the BBC sent Hue and not Kate Adie they aren't expecting someone to take a shot at him or a riot to brake out
 
#14
I'm sat in a pub drinking beer and listening to Ska............which I'm sure is far more intresting
 
#16
WalterWarry said:
I'm nearly as sick of this inauguration carry on as I was the election coverage.

I'll bet the people let off home to watch it (????????) are civil servant, social worker,teacher types.
Spot on.At the expense of the wealth creaters in the private sector who's jobs are at risk.

BBC world were fawning over Obama earlier here(Thailand).
 
#17
yes remember remeber the fan fair of Blair..........and look how that turned out
 
#18
Biscuits_Brown said:
Am I missing something?

From some of the other boards I use it appears that people here in the UK have been given half days from work to go and 'witness history'. The news channels are virtually constant live from Washington. And there's naff all else being talked about on the 'chattering shows'. By contrast I get RTE here and while they mention it on the news, that appears to be the limit of the Irish interest in the new US President.

Is it really that interesting, earth shattering or important to us in Britain?

Because I'm really failing to see what the hoopla is.
My thoughts exactly, they keep banging on about him being great for everything, like hes going to be some sort of Jesus Christ type character.

Is there a part of the world he hasnt got a ancestor from as well, so far we have had Nigeria, Ireland, England, America, Dungeness, (ok I made Dungeness up) He even has a Granny living in bloody Bracknell of all places, Ive heard of spreading your wild oats, but this is ridiculous.

Call me a tinfoil hat wearer but do you not think Tiger Woods, Lewis Hamilton and Barack all look a bit the same, their being cloned, and taking over the world!

Barrack Room Lawyer (note x2 R's)
 
#19
I want to know who cut his hair, on his right side he has a sideburn on the left he has nothing. Hats off to the chap/chapess who cut his hair
 
#20
I've just been asked if I am not concerned that when my grandchildren ask me what I was doing on this auspicious day I'll reply "watching Star Trek DVDs & chatting on the internet"....

I'm dumbfounded!
 
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