Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:45 AM
bigtree (54,277 posts)
An epic American black community gathering; it's the "new tradition" (an epic read)
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from Suzie Bright's Journal: http://susiebright.blogs.com/susie_brights_journal_/2013/01/1-i-have-only-seen-the-inauguration-on-tv-before-i-am-here-to-tell-you-it-is-nothing-like-what-you-see-on-the-tube-the-c.html
1) . . . I am here to tell you: the live event, the whole weekend, is NOTHING like what you see on the tube . . . The cultural experience has far superceded the political one. It's more like Woodstock— or Wattstax— than a snoozy Episcopalian church service, which was my former impression . . .
2) . . . The whole city is having a ball. I just had a ball in the elevator. Every bar is a riot of bonhomie. Dancing in the streets, singing, WHATEVER feels good. No one is a stranger in DC this weekend. I could care less how close I get to the ceremony or dignitaries. Vox Populi . . .!
3) . . . I can't imagine how GRIM a Romney Inauguration would've been . . . Stoked by all their paranoia, resentment, and deep sexual pathology, how could one even breathe? How would DC's waiters and bartenders and park rangers have managed not to throw up . . . ?
4) . . . This is an epic American black community gathering; it's the "new tradition." Everyone who could get a plane, train, or pony fare is here. People in wheelchairs, people with all their kids, 90-year-old grandma's who went mano a mano with the Klan in Atlanta and Birmingham in the Sixties, EVERYONE.
read more: http://susiebright.blogs.com/susie_brights_journal_/2013/01/1-i-have-only-seen-the-inauguration-on-tv-before-i-am-here-to-tell-you-it-is-nothing-like-what-you-see-on-the-tube-the-c.html
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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:12 AM
truebluegreen (4,871 posts)
How cool is that!
And yes, how horrible if it had been Mittens and Queen Ann. Gah. (Never doubted the outcome for a second. So sure we even watched the election returns on FUX.)