Saturday, January 24, 2009

Congratulations Mr. President

Barack Obama

President Obama's years of public service are based around his unwavering belief in the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose.
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Η εμπλοκή του Προέδρου Ομπάμα στα κοινά βασίζεται στην ακλόνητη πίστη, ότι μπορεί να ενώνει τους ανθρώπους γύρω από την πολιτική που έχει ένα σκοπό.

Oh happy day!
Read more in Tara's Bradford website: Paris Parfait

Obama: hope for ahumbled America Busineess, News & People

This year's death to the old Wall Street will give birth to a new style of Presidency
The inauguration of Barack Obama marks an inflection point in history: a triumph over systemic American intolerance; the end of global cowboy capitalism and the rise of a more globally-conscious American populism.America’s new 44th President, Barack Hussein Obama, had many strikes against him two years ago, but he out-ran an impressive field of Democrats then defeated Republican Senator John McCain. Read more


ΗΠΑ και ελάλησα (και λοιπές Δημοκρατικές δυνάμεις)
Του Γιώργου Πήττα
Στήλη Άλατος

Βαρέθηκα αυτές τις μέρες να διαβάζω στο ελληνικό και το κυπριακό διαδίκτυο τις «κρίσεις» πολλών συμπολιτών, πολιτικών και δημοσιογράφων (τρομάρα τους) για τον νέο Πρόεδρο της Αμερικής.

Αν εξαιρέσει κάποιος τις ελάχιστες νηφάλιες και πολιτικά σκεπτόμενες πένες, η πλειοψηφία, ασφυκτιά στο χαρακτηριστικό επίπεδο των παραδοσιακών μας γενικών αφορισμών, δείγματα λαμπρά της ανύπαρκτης παιδείας μας : «όλοι τα ίδια είναι» «είτε μαύρος είτε άσπρος, σκύλος είναι» «δεν θα αρνηθεί το ρόλο του πλανητάρχη».

Ηθελημένα αδιαφορούν και αγνοούν πως όλοι σχεδόν οι αμερικανοί καλλιτέχνες, μουσικοί, ποιητές, ζωγράφοι, τραγουδιστές, όπως και σύσσωμη ουσιαστικά η Επιστημονική και Ακαδημαϊκή Κοινότητα στην Αμερική, στήριξε τον κο Ομπάμα και τον στήριξε με μέγιστο πείσμα και επιμονή για μήνες ολόκληρους.
Διαβάστε ολόκληρο το άρθρο στη : Στήλη Άλατος

Change in America politics
By Nancy Strow Sheley
Sheleycyprus

I was in Cyprus, watching the Inaugural events on television with Greek Cypriot and American friends. The images were clear: millions of people in Washington, D.C. and beyond, watching, moved by the moment; the emotional responses, even in our group, to the visual "change" in American politics; the hope that united us all, that our world will be a different place because of our choices. Of course, the Greek voiced-over descriptions of the ceremony, speeches, and swearing made the particulars of language unintelligible. But, it didn't matter. It was a patriotic moment, shared across the continents.

On the evening of July 16, 1969, I was in Zurich, Switzerland, standing in front of an electronics shop, watching Neil Armstrong step onto the surface of the moon. I didn't understand the comments from the television screen then, either, but I was aware that I had become part of a bigger, world community. And, I was so very proud to be an American.

There is something wonderfully poetic about sharing these events away from my home, my home town, home state, home country. I realize that we are not where we live, but how we feel.

Right now, Lee Greenwood's "Proud to Be an American" is reverberating through my being, and for the moment, I'm a member of the Stars and Stripes brigade.

16 comments:

JamanFou said...

Amen!


Αν σου πω ότι τα γράμματα που μου ζητήθηκαν να αντιγράψω για verification στα σχόλια ήταν torbil...!!! θα το πιστέψεις;; χαχαχα!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Τυχερή Ιωάννα μου που δεν σου έγραψε topless!!!

Adamantia said...

Μακάρι!
Εγώ γιατί είμαι λίγο δύσπιστη...
Φιλιά

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Adamantia. Πρέπει να είμαστε δύσπιστοι, ταυτόχρονα αισιόδοξοι!!

paris parfait said...

Thank you for the nod, Philip. It is indeed the dawn of a new era for the United States. Of course we have so much work to do to clean up the mess left by the previous administration. But with Obama at the helm, we will steer a steady course. Thanks again!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Paris parfait. I thank you Tara too. Your website is full of aspirations. Excellent job! All the best, Philip

sonia a. mascaro said...

CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT OBAMA! CONGRATULATIONS AMÉRICA!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i wish him all the best - the world is not an easy place to live in these days!

politispittas said...

…ah well…at last a somehow positive view. I am sick and tired from reading all kinds of miserable comments in the greek internet about Obama… All the stereotypes everywhere… Read my today’s Politis article if you have some free time. It’s in my blog as always.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Sonia a. mascaro. CONGRATULATIONS OBAMA PRESIDENTE! Yes Sonia, obrigada!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Mediterranean kiwi. Lets change it Maria all together!!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Politispittas. Oh another great thinker like you here in this blog! I share your valuable thoughts and I have included your article in my post. I fully agree with you that stereotypes are useless and bowring. Yiasou, my friend George!

Cheryl said...

Such a nice post. I personally haven't met a anyone that's disappointed with our new president. I'm thrilled with Obama and there's nothing wrong with hope! Hope and dreams can change the world...

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Cheryl. Thank you my dear friend Cheryl. You so kind and generous. I share your views and beliefs! Best regards.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Hi Phivos,
I think your first reader who commented above, "Jamen Fou" said it best when they started with the phrase "Amen". Times, these are a changing!
Best,
Toma

Phivos Nicolaides said...

The Antiques Diva. Hi Toma, we hope for the "Amen"!! Best regards.