Monday, January 19, 2009

My World Tuesday January 20, 2009

My World Tuesday
January 20, 2009
Jack and I will be in our family room watching and reading about this very historic event.
Now look below at the boat in swirling waters while the flag waves bravely.
My World Tuesday
As President Obama Enters The Swirling Waters of Today
Some Quotes From Former U.S. Presidents

Some day following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe. President George Washington of Virginia.

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war. President John Adams of Massachusettes.

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not then an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital. President Thomas Jefferson of Virginia.

If men were angels, no government would be necessary. President James Madison of Virginia.

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world. President Benjamin Harrison of Ohio.

He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation. President James A. Garfield of Ohio.

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. President Abraham Lincoln of Illinois.

Leave the matter of religion to the family alter, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate. President Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio.

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was not intended to be an oyster. President Teddy Roosevelt of New York.

Be sincere, be brief, be seated. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York.

It sure is hell to be president. President Harry S. Truman of Missouri.

The buck stops here. President Harry S. Truman of Missouri.

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. President Dwight D. Eisenhower of Kansas.

Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts.

Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts.

When a man is asked to make a speech, the first thing he has to decide is what to say. President Gerald R. Ford of Michigan.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table. President Ronald Reagan of California.

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The Texican said...

Hi Jack and Joann,

Enjoy the victory. I will keep the comments you posted to use during the coming months. John McCain is a Democrat in a Republican suit. I never thought he could win. I really don't think Sarah Palin made any difference in the outcome at all. We all had better pray Obama is something more than he appears to be. Pappy

Guy D said...

Great Myworld post, congrats on your new President.

Regina In Pictures

Susie of Arabia said...

This is a perfect post for My World. The world has hope that this president will be a vast improvement over the last.

Anonymous said...

What a fitting entry. We're all proud and hopeful. God bless everyone!

Rural Writer said...

Good set of quotations.

Sara G said...

Great post and photo!!


It's too bad the weather isn't a little better for Tuesday! I don't think I would have braved it, even with better weather. I'll watch from home. Front row seat, no traffic :)

Wanda said...

Very good quotes...some I had heard ~~~ some I had not!

Reader Wil said...

I will be seated in front of the TV all night! Glued, so to speak to the screen.

Arija said...

I wish the USA all good frtune with the coming change. May reason prevail this time.

fishing guy said...

Joan: Beautiful post with all the quotes, I watched a lot of the show today.

Chuck Pefley said...

I heartily agree we need to give him a chance ... but the interesting thing is he can't do this alone ... we, all of us, need to pitch in and help. Conserve but spend, pay our taxes and save for our individual retirements. We're in this together. It sure does help to have a visionary leading the way, however. thanks for your comment. And I noticed the Space Needle under the flying flag on the boat on Lake Union -:)