Seize the moment, Obama tells US

President Obama: “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it”

Barack Obama has told the American people to “seize the moment”, in a speech in Washington DC inaugurating his second term as US president.

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Opinion:

I used to be a fan of Obama, but quite frankly, after his first four years, he should be seized by the balls and made to cough until he keeps his election promises of four years ago.

He promised ‘change’, well he sure gave it to the Americans. The USA has been changed like never before, and not for the good.

The only reason that I hoped Obama would win the election was that Romney was an utter dickhead who should never even have been considered for the post of Village Idiot. Romney had absolutely no idea, he just wanted to be president because it was groovy.

Obama’s first term track record has left Americans an enslaved people blinded by the American Dream which has ceased to exist for many years. The American Nightmare has taken over.

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  1. #1 by Liberty of Thinking on January 22, 2013 - 8:38 am

    Very realistic, clear and sincere opinion, not easily found nowadays…
    Great thing, even though painful, to look back and boldly say, yes:

    “Shit happens”!

    I wish all Americans with a realistic point of view about their own country (not many, but more than a few😉) to look back four years from now, and arrive at happier conclusions!

    Take care!

    Rom

    • #2 by argentumvulgaris on January 22, 2013 - 9:22 am

      >Rom, from the looks of your avatar, I’ve got another maybe 20 years on you. I’m not American, so I’m looking into the aquarium and not blinded by the glitter around me. My years give me the courage to say what I think. If you’ve read other posts here, you will see that. Too many want comfortable lies, the hard truth hurts. I’m afraid the two most dangerous presidents the US has ever had, the last Bush and the incumbent.

      Thanks for stopping by and the comment.

      AV

  2. #3 by Liberty of Thinking on January 22, 2013 - 9:29 am

    I’m not sure my avatar shows I’m leaving this very year my first half of century😔…
    For all the rest, I’m with you😉

    Take care.

    Rom

    • #4 by argentumvulgaris on January 22, 2013 - 9:31 am

      >Rom, LOL, still got ten years… I figured about 40, so if it’s a recent photo you’re doin’ okay.

      AV

  3. #5 by Liberty of Thinking on January 22, 2013 - 9:32 am

    Oh, and I nearly forgot: as Obama seems to himself to have seized the moment, I hope the rest of the world won’t follow into a seizure…

    Rom

  4. #6 by Liberty of Thinking on January 22, 2013 - 9:41 am

    40? OMG do I look so old:-)) LOL! Yes, it’s a fairly recent picture… It’s a family heritage, luckily into my wife’s family as well, so my children got at least that much 🙂
    I wish the apple would be as healthy on the inside as well, and you know what, when I took my Red Pill, I wasn’t told of any side effects on my arthritis:-)

    Glad to have known you for a bit!

    Take care.

    Rom

    • #7 by argentumvulgaris on January 22, 2013 - 9:54 am

      Rom, my hair began to recede at 23 it was noticeable. Now I consider ‘bald’ as a hair colour. Sorry about the arthritis, I have a gammy leg… gout and I use a walkingstick with one gear; slow.

      Yes, brief encounters on the net are good for the soul.

      AV

  5. #8 by Liberty of Thinking on January 22, 2013 - 10:08 am

    Sorry, I don’t mean to rob your time, but I have never heard of “bold as a hair colour”. Good one, sir!

    Rom

    • #9 by argentumvulgaris on January 22, 2013 - 10:13 am

      >Rom, it’s Tuesday, time is all I have on Tuesdays at the moment. No classes until 4pm tomorrow when I stumble into the perils of the classroom and try to teach Brazilians English. Bald being a hair colour is one of my little philosophies. You may/may not be interested in my blog They Say it’s in the Genes, there are more there.

      AV

      http://avgenes.wordpress.com/

  6. #10 by Liberty of Thinking on January 22, 2013 - 11:49 am

    Just been there! LOOOOOL!
    Clicked Follow, we’ll see each other here and there and over there sometimes!
    Been an ESOL teacher myself for quite a decade, so sympathy and empathy granted😜

    All my very best, mate!

    Rom

  7. #12 by argentumvulgaris on January 22, 2013 - 11:52 am

    Ce fasi? I’ve been over your way too. Thanks for the follow on Genes, appreciated.

    AV

  8. #13 by Liberty of Thinking on January 22, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    A sunt bine, multumesc!

    Super-cool!

    Rom

    • #14 by argentumvulgaris on January 22, 2013 - 12:37 pm

      >Rom, about five years ago, I learnt a little Romanian through a friend on IRC, all gone now, but I still understood your reply no problem. There are similarities between Romanian and Portuguese.

      AV

  9. #15 by Liberty of Thinking on January 22, 2013 - 3:37 pm

    I thought of you being exposed somehow to Romania(ns)!
    I fully agree, Romanian does have similarities with Portuguese, as much as I am aware about, more than with any other Latin-based language. The pronunciation of Portuguese is much more modulated, similar to Spanish rather, but much of its morpho-syntax shows these similarities. I do use (speak or understand/read) about 6/8 languages, and that’s what I noticed re Romanian and Portuguese! Don’t tell anyone but I LOOOOVE the sound inflexions/modulations of Portuguese. When I was a child, there was a Portuguese soap on Romanian TV, and even though I hate(d) soaps, I watched just for listening the language. Even now I remember the main character’s name, it was Alex Torres, and I adored how it sounded. I know I’m nuts😜

    Oops, I’ve stretched it again!

    Rom

    • #16 by argentumvulgaris on January 22, 2013 - 3:46 pm

      Rom, fear not, I am enjoying this exchange. The reason Portuguese and Romanian are similar is they are both Latin languages that have been exposed to Arabic; the Moors at one end of Europe and the Ottoman Empire at the other. We still have words like ‘alface’ (lettuce) which are Arabic. I also have been exposed to many languages, inc Turkish, however many of the languages I brushed with are 45 years ago and long gone. Currently, Spanish and Portuguese, although the Spanish is disappearing after 11 years of not using. I can read and hear okay, but to speak now is laborious. I agree with you that Portuguese is a lyrical language and as a hypnotic.

      AV

  10. #17 by Liberty of Thinking on January 22, 2013 - 4:01 pm

    Thank you my Friend, never thought of that, but it does make perfect sense!
    I’ll be back soon after indulging in some more of your posts.

    Take care,

    Rom

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