Monday, January 21, 2013

Hail to the Chief!


So today President Barack Obama was inaugurated today as President of the United States of America for another 4 years. Congratulations to him and his family; I certainly hope that they can make it through another four years, because those first four years were a roller coaster ride. I'm sure it was freezing in Washington D.C. where the ceremony was publicly held, but you couldn't tell from the President, Vice-President, nor any one else present. For the most part, aside from maybe Republicans I suppose, everyone looked and acted rather happy. So here we go another 4 more years of the same president. I'm wondering if he is going to follow most presidents and have an awful second term. That's one of the things that The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents from the History Channel stated about most American presidents concerning their second term of office. Personally, I'm looking forward to the mid-term election, and then the next presidential race; who I wonder will run? Will Biden run for president? That could be fun, not to mention how much more fun the Republicans will have finding a candidate. My money is on Chris Christie or Senator Marco Rubio. Aside from all of the politics, this process of electing a president and then instating him peacefully and with celebration, even with opponents partaking is what American politics is all about (aside from those outliers that want to kill everyone). We respect and admire the democratic process, and hey remember that Congress essentially can do anything (within lawful reason) if the elected majority that is present is strong and  unified enough. Things American Presidents do can always be overturned and changed; nothing but the basic tenets of the U.S. Constitution are set in stone. I may have gone out on a limb there talking about constitutional law, but there it goes. It was bitterly cold today, and apparently it is supposed to feel like NEGATIVE fifteen degrees below zero tomorrow. Ouch! How I miss San Diego. Came back home and put all of my stuff away and got caught up with what is new with me brother in-law and sister. Then we watched Columbiana starring Zoe Saldana, which is an amazing action film. If you like James Bond and aren't a racist or chauvinist then you will find this film highly entertaining. With that said, I hope many nations and their people will one day have the same feeling and ability to elect their leaders as freely as America does.

President Obama getting sworn in for term 2

Columbiana Scene

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