Tuesday, January 20, 2009

help obambi write his inaugural speech

as you may have heard, in a few hours, during the most expensive (as in $150m+) coronation, sorry inauguration, ceremony ever to be held, obambi is to be made the "leader of the free world". i am of course not celebrating for reasons already stated, though as i expected, i am sure to have lot of fun during next four years, at least.

anyway obambi, or barrack hussein obama, is once again mobilizing the internet, this time to write his inaugural speech.
(it seems he suddenly dropped objections to the use of his middle name and will use it today during his oath; btw imo he was pandering to racists by objecting to its use, as much as those who used it with that intent)

does he need internet's help?
indeed, regardless of content, his speech will be praised to the sky by the besotted and biased liberal media of the usa, as they did with his race speech.

but consider, only memorable parts of that race speech were
"i can no more disown him (rev. wright) than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother."
a day later he called his grandmother "a typical white person". two weeks later, he disowned wright.

he, or probably his handlers, recognizing ( unlike some of his fans in sri lanka ) that western media is no reliable judge, wants to avoid similar embarrassment in historical record, so wants help to write a truly bland but uplifting speech, you know a bit like a trashy romance novel.

go here and contribute.(no time to lose)

here is my contribution.

My fellow Americans, today is a great day. You have shown the world that "hope" is not just another word for despair, and that "change" is not only something we can believe in again, but something we can actually believe.

Today we celebrate, but let there be no mistake – America faces long and dark challenges like never before. Our economy is heavy. Americans can barely afford their mortgages, let alone have enough money left over for seats. Our healthcare system is lost. If your head is sick and you don't have insurance, you might as well call a lawyer. And America's image overseas is tarnished like a banana republic. But bating together we can right this ship, and set a course for Mars.

Finally, I must thank my small family, my blue campaign volunteers, but most of all, I want to thank McCain for making this historic occasion possible. Of course, I must also thank you, President Bush, for years of beating the American people. Without your long efforts, none of this would have been possible.


Liberal Lanka said...

Here goes the self proclaimed libertarian again. You should seriously consider your name. Yankee conservative would be a better name.

sittingnut said...

quote one thing i said that is against libertarian principles?

before you try to educate me, may be you should
ducate yourself on what libertarian principles are

read this blog first and find where i have broken them.

quote them to my face

Liberal Lanka said...

quote me one thing you have said that is for libertarianism. Maybe you haven't realized it, your blog is not about libertarianism anymore. It starts with something and ends with the word peacenik or indi.

it is your ideology and your idols that give you away. Mccain + palin? really nice.

And what about when it comes to Sri Lanka? I have seen how you toil hard to save Mahinda these days. Nice mentor for a libertarian. You sound more like Nalin de Silva these days.

sittingnut said...

lol@liberal lanka
liberal lanka:
lets examine your moronic logic for fun ( i have few minuets to spare )
Maybe you haven't realized it, your blog is not about libertarianism anymore.
again if what you say is true why can't you quote me saying anything against libertarian priciples ?
may be you are wrong ?lol@liberal lanka

your blog is not about libertarianism anymore. It starts with something and ends with the word peacenik or indi.
so you think including words "peacenik" and "indi" ( not in this blog post btw ) is some how not libertarian?lol@liberal lanka the idiot

btw peacenik,( who i always define as ppl who think peace is worth any cost, even cost of justice , human right, freedom and democary ) positions are anti libertarian. so why not oppose that and corruption and hypocrisy ( of both of which indi is good example)?

it is your ideology and your idols that give you away. Mccain + palin? really nice.
what is my "ideology"? apart from libertarianism? again i ask you quote me.

as for "Mccain + palin"? i gave my reasons for supporting them over obambi (does that mean they are my idols?). follow the links in the post and tags and links from those posts . are those reasons anti libertarian? quote!
lol@liberal lanka the idiot

I have seen how you toil hard to save Mahinda these days.
in what way have i "toiled hard" for buffalo . again quote ?
and then explain how those actions or words, if any, are against libertarianism

your inability to be specific gives you away (lol@liberal lanka the idiot

You sound more like Nalin de Silva these days.
why dont't you quote him and me and do a comparison. then we can all judge .
i don't think your obviously narrow minded and small brain even knows what you are talking about

why are you so afraid to let readers judge the evidence ? why do you run away and hide behind unsupported generalities?

all things i have said, including specific selective and conditional support or opposition to politicians here or in other countries, have been within libertarian priciples. if you say they are not, by all means prove it with quotes from me, as i always do

or will you again take cover behind unsupported generalities and refuse to quote? or will you runaway ?
lol@liberal lanka the idiot

sittingnut said...

here is the, as predicted, bland speech filled with mostly unobjectionable platitudes ( with one or two objectionable things (for me) about "government") that obambi delivered with his usual forceful delivery . (this comment will be used as a reference for future ) .
from drudgereport

My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land - a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America - they will be met.

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life.

For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn.

Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions - that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions - who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them - that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works - whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account - to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day - because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control - and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our Gross Domestic Product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart - not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort - even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us today, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages. We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment - a moment that will define a generation - it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends - hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism - these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility - a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

This is the source of our confidence - the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed - why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

The Benevolent Dictator said...

Ah my friend with the faltering member...please tell us what libertarianism is? And aiyo please don't pull out all your past blogs to prove anything ok. We don't have as much time to spare as you have to go through all the mumbo jumbo. Just tell us in a few short and sweet sentences what 'libertarianism' is.

sittingnut said...

mr stinking excrement thrower/limp- dic-tataor is here to ask questions from his own self (aka "my friend with the faltering member").
(how anybody with even a modicum of decency can be friends with this stinker is beyond me. that is probably why he address himself as "my friend" .)

anyway since he has been unable to back his own arguments before ( that reference to past blogs and mumbo jumbo is this stinker's way of admitting that he got his sorry ass well and truly kicked in arguments on those past blogs and a pathetic entreaty not to link to them. links are available here lol ) , i doubt whether he has the ability to answer his own questions .

so here are the basic libertarian principles for his and other ignorant idiots benefit -

libertarians believe that people have a right to be and act as they wish, as long as they do not interfere in others enjoyment of the same right .
government, which will have the monopoly of coercion, is limited to preserving that right.

of course this can be expanded in to a philosophical essay or expressed with different wording. but that is the basic principle. esp for a superficial person like the limp dic-tator who is incapable of any depth
to anyone who doubts:
does anything i say in this blog, contrary to libertarian principles? quote if you can! and explain why you think it is contrary too, if you have the brains to do that

The Benevolent Dictator said...

hahahahahaha!! Govt has the 'monopoly of coercion'? Are you fucking serious? hahahaha...and you want to expand this into a philosophical essay??? hahahahahah..please please spare us.

As to your insults..we're getting touchy aren't we? Tell us, does impotence make you grouchy? Most of us won't know that feeling till we're around 80. So sorry.

I feel sorry for you. You obviously used a word you didn't understand to name your blog with because you thought it was cool and now your ego won't let you back down. Your problem, you stupid git, was that you probably assumed the rest of us would be too thick to see through that. This is also probably why you spout so much rubbish on a regular basis.

Now watch everyone while Numb Nuts here prepares a massive, rambling, inane post including references to his various past rambling blogs (and allegations which he knows will be hard for us to deny simply because we don't have the time to check on posts dating back to more than 2 years) to rebut this.

Bloody time wasting wanker! Libertarian who thinks the govt has the 'monopoly to coerce'. Lord help us.

sittingnut said...

limp dic-tator starts with a distortion which gives away his weakness
Govt has the 'monopoly of coercion'? Are you fucking serious?

.... Libertarian who thinks the govt has the 'monopoly to coerce'.

he seems to have deliberately lost (twice) the significant section of that sentence "government, which will have the monopoly of coercion, is limited to preserving that right."
why does he feel this petty need to distort ? is it bc he cannot make a coherent or rational argument ? i suppose so

i suggest he read up on libertarianism, any decent introduction will say what i said here

As to your insults..we're getting touchy aren't we? Tell us, does impotence make you grouchy? Most of us won't know that feeling till we're around 80. So sorry.
whatever insults he got were proportionate the insults he made and unlike his fully backed up with facts. readers if interested can follow the links i made in previous comment, for why i call him all those things and feel how justified i am to call him those.

I feel sorry for you. You obviously used a word you didn't understand to name your blog with because you thought it was cool and now your ego won't let you back down.Your problem, you stupid git, was that you probably assumed the rest of us would be too thick to see through that. This is also probably why you spout so much rubbish on a regular basis.
lol @ the idiot dictator
again this stinker is totally unable to quote even one sentence i have ever made that is against libertarianism in spite of repeated requests, and as i predicted, is taking cover behind unsupported allegations and insults like the pathetic cowardly idiot he is . i on the other hand always support my arguments ( and even insults )with facts and quotes .
let reader judge :-)

Now watch everyone while Numb Nuts here prepares a massive, rambling, inane post including references to his various past rambling blogs (and allegations which he knows will be hard for us to deny simply because we don't have the time to check on posts dating back to more than 2 years) to rebut this.
man the excuses he makes ! lol@ the idiot
according to his own words my posts are not libertarian in content regularly . so if he is telling the truth, he does not need to "check on posts dating back to more than 2 years", he just have to check one or two ( or even read this one, after all it is his choice to comment on this post ). but now tellingly he is taking cover behind the statement that he does not have to time to find and quote even one statement i made that is against libertarian principles.
even other idiots probably can see who is making a dumb excuse here and running like coward from a straight challenge .

lol@ the "benevolent "dictator as he runs away with his tail behind his legs like the stinking cur he is lol

Lord help us.
lord help those who help themselves !

may be he should stay away from arguments , discussions or in fact any other activity that requires intelligence or rational thought.
lol@ the "benevolent "dictator

sittingnut said...

for those who are not idiots and and want to learn, go to 'libertarianism' article in the internet encyclopedia of philosophy, which while worded differently, will validate what i said about basic participles of libertarianism including what i said about government and its proper limited use of monopoly of coercion
here is a portion .
"Libertarians are committed to the belief that individuals, and not states or groups of any other kind, are both ontologically and normatively primary; that individuals have rights against certain kinds of forcible interference on the part of others; that liberty, understood as non-interference, is the only thing that can be legitimately demanded of others as a matter of legal or political right; that robust property rights and the economic liberty that follows from their consistent recognition are of central importance in respecting individual liberty; that social order is not at odds with but develops out of individual liberty; that the only proper use of coercion is defensive or to rectify an error; that governments are bound by essentially the same moral principles as individuals; and that most existing and historical governments have acted improperly insofar as they have utilized coercion for plunder, aggression, redistribution, and other purposes beyond the protection of individual liberty.

sittingnut said...

see word cloud of obambi's inaugural speech in my next post

Anonymous said...

I wonder how long until Sri Lanka becomes the sort of place where a minority could be elected to lead...can it overcome its communal/linguistic divisions enough to do it?

Time will tell...I can't say if i'm optimistic or pessimistic... what happens over the course of 2009 with respect to the end of the war and if anything changes with respect to the treatment of Tamil's, Christians, Muslims, Burghers etc... that will set the tone for the future of the country.

Whatever you think of his politics, his election is symbolic of something that Sri Lanka should aspire to.

sittingnut said...

anon at 1/21/2009 8:43 am:
thanks for the comment
i think you are reading the wrong message about obambi's election when you say things like "a minority could be elected to lead" "his election is symbolic of something that Sri Lanka should aspire to"
i am sorry i don't think that is right . so called "identity politics" is something we should do without . in fact obambi was careful appear "post racial" and not be just a "black " candidate.
if we have such a candidate, who does not define himself/herself by race, i have no doubt he or she will get elected.
late mr kadiragarma could have had a great chance. and also remember the election of late mr premadasa . given the fact that caste divisions were in full force just generation or so ago. that election could also be interpreted like that.

Anonymous said...

In that sense, I don't disagree. No one can win with integrity on the basis of their race, be it majority, minority or mixed. If a Tamil or a Muslim or a Christian were to win in SL, my hope is that they would do so on their own merits.

My point was that I am not sure if the populace (any populace) will be able to look past the persons status and vote for them. Will a sinhala buddhist from the south vote for a muslim from the east? Will a tamil hindu from the north vote for an indian tamil from the tea estates? Do any of these people (muslim, indian tamil) even have a chance of running as leader of a major party in Sri Lanka?

I disagree with you when you say Kadirgamar could have been elected leader. He only ever came to prominence as a national list appointee, what basis is there to say he had popular support approaching that required to lead a party to an electoral win?

The post-racial thing helps clarify my point though - my hope is that sri lanka, too, can try to be 'post-racial' in its own way. I don't think America has achieved this, but Obama's election is at least an indication in that direction. I think we'll get a sense of which way Sri Lanka will lean over the next little while.

sittingnut said...

i agree with most of your comment.

"Will a sinhala buddhist from the south vote for a muslim from the east? Will a tamil hindu from the north vote for an indian tamil from the tea estates?" etc.
well so called high caste sinhalese and tamils etc did vote for a "low caste" sinhalese in premadasa.
(caste did play a part and even triumphed race in politics here for a long times ( i hope you know about the very first election in early last century when a "high caste " tamil was was elected precisely to prevent a non "govigama" caste sinhalese from being elected.)

given that premadasa example, his own talents, and the success of other parachuting candidates, i do believe that kadiragamar could have been elected if he was nominated from one of the main parties .

anyway i agree
"I think we'll get a sense of which way Sri Lanka will lean over the next little while."