was inaugurated today in Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Mr. Barack Obama
I went to see this 2008 movie, directed by Oliver Stone, the night it was released here in the U.S.A., October 17th, it’s a sorta sad, half-hearted comedic take on the life of George W. Bush, & perhaps as such, one that’s out of the realm of being purely political, but ironically in this world, everything’s about politics, & this movie has that soft oberserver friendly feel to it, instead of being a shout that’ll be counter drowned by another shout, it escapes extremes, & perhaps some not-so extremes, seeking out various shallow, arbitrarily “neutral”, grounds for us to explore instead, perhaps it’s aiming at a mainstream chance at getting the general American public more exposed to their current president
was born 150 years ago today
in New York City, New York, U.S.A.
he was the 26th president of the U.S.A., he took over after President McKinley was assassinated, having been his Vice President, & served from September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909, as a politician for the Republican Party
he was also known as “TR” sometimes, & Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the U.S.A. holds his namesake
he was born in New York, & passed away in New York, he was a historian, a lieutenant colonel, a governor, & who knows what other things
“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”
“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
was born 175 years ago today
he was the 23rd president of the U.S.A., serving from March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893 as such, & as a politician for the Republican Party
he was one of the presidents who were elected by the electoral college, but not the popular vote
he was also known as “Little Ben” sometimes, as well as the “centennial president” cuz’ of the 100 years passed since the first U.S.A. President, George Washington had been inaugurated, at the time of Benjamin Harrison’s inauguration
he was born in Ohio, & passed away in Indiana, he was a lawyer, a Presbyterian, reporter (for the Indiana Supreme Court), a brevetted brigadier general, a (Republican) (Indiana) senator, & who knows what other things
a good book written by Sarah Vowell, which I read about 3 years ago, when it was released in 2005
a book about the first three assassinations of U.S.A. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, & William McKinley, who all happened to be of the Republican Party as well
through roadtrips & research she digs up a lot of interesting details & connections, & I really like her style of writing & way of thinking, as she pursues her interests in these strange things
in western South Dakota, U.S.A. , depicting four U.S.A. presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, & Abraham Lincoln, I was there last summer & saw it
The “Old Dominion State” entered the union 220 years ago today, as the 10th state of the U.S.A.
Home of Thomas Jefferson, Booker T. Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Tom Wolfe, & Ella Fitzgerald, its capital is Richmond & its motto is “Sic Semper Tyrannis”, the same phrase said to have been exclaimed by John Wilkes Booth right after he shot President Lincoln.
a quote from the 43rd President of the U.S.A. spoken in Washington D.C. 5 years ago today:
“You’re free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it’ll take time to restore chaos and order – order out of chaos. But we will.” (April 13, 2003)