Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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An Inauguration Invitation copyright © 2009 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org I am asking you to believe, not just in my ability to bring about a real change in Washington, I'm asking you to believe in yours. ~ Barack Obama The invitation arrived in an electronic mail. As much as America wishes to be hopeful, I had none. I saw the communiqué and thought it would not be possible. I would never be selected to attend the inauguration. Of all the millions who are moved by this historic occasion, while I am amongst these, my anecdote is and would be far less remarkable. My personal reflection on the Obama election, would not be tragic. Nor would any thought I might muse of move a reader to say, "Yes. She should be seated at the swearing in ceremony." Whatever I might communicate is certainly of little interest to most, if not all. Surely, the saga of a grandson, or grand-daughter, of a slave, one who worked as their ancestors had, might mesmerize more, or at least a legend such as this would enthrall me. Indeed, it did. Only yesterday, I saw and heard a film essay on James "Little Man" Presley. This steady man in Mississippi began his career when he was six [6.] On camera, this glorious gent recounted his reality of fifty years of work in the cotton fields. He shared his sorrow; as a Black man, he was barred from restaurants and royalties that might be awarded to a white man. "Little Man" Presley also presented his pleasure. As he spoke of his thirteen children, wife, employer, and the Journalist who has known him since the day of the Correspondent's birth, I cried. When Mister Presley at the mention of the President Elect Obama, and said he voted for him, I knew...
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Speaker Pelosi Proclaims Possible Impeachment Speaker Nancy Pelosi on prosecuting the Bush administration copyright © 2009 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org She said it! I never thought this day would come. Change has truly arrived in America, even before the Presidential Inauguration. Today, on Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, the only person who could, the woman who for so long would not, stated, she is Open to the Prosecution of Bush Administration Officials. Oh joy! Oh, bliss. Never did I imagine this moment might become a reality. Even the idea that this could be a possibility eluded me. Today, on January 18, 2009, finally, I have hope. I believe in the future, as Michelle Obama expressed, "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country, or I will be when I see an actionable censure. I, as the future First Lady, elucidated, feel "privileged." to witness a transformation that most never thought probable, let alone a viable potential. I am elated. I hold my breath, and await what could be if only she authorizes Congress to act. Could it be true? Indeed, an investigation into high crimes and misdemeanors might commence. At least that is what an anxious nation heard as Nancy Pelosi spoke these words. "I think you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do we even have a right to ignore it." The California Democrat who holds the highest office in respect to this process continued, and mused that there might be "other things that are, maybe, spent better looking to the future rather than to the past." The nuance causes much concern. Conservative Constitutional, and International Affairs Attorney, Bruce Fein, who advocates for a Bush/Cheneyimpeachment, may not think the sentiment sufficient. The former Associate Deputy Attorney...

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