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20 January 2009 @ 02:29 pm
Inauguration Day  
This is nothing you ever need to worry about, but if my dirty atheist ass is ever elected to the United States Presidency, here's what I'd tweak about the inauguration proceedings:

1) Replace the invocation with a nice thank-you speech to the People for their participation in this peaceful transition of power. They are the ones who make it possible. Follow that with a moment of respectful silence. Those in attendance may encode and transmit thought waves* to The Noodly One (or other deity of choice) during that moment, or not, as preferred.
2) Swear in with one hand on a copy of the US Constitution, since that's the document I'm swearing to defend and uphold.
3) Say "This I vow" or something similar at the end of the swear-in.
4) Yo-Yo Ma? Sweet! Let's hear more John Williams arrangements! (We'd all rather hear that than my speech, wouldn't we?)

* Thought waves, by definition, must be analog. Right? When's the transition to digital scheduled to occur?
Kit: al gorekandybar on January 20th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
I leaned over to my coworker and said, "You know, for this whole separation of church and state thing, this is an awfully religious ceremony."
Miusheri: www.the-brights.netmiusheri on January 20th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
It was. But I was really happy to hear the words, "We will restore science to its rightful place." I hope he means it!

I also appreciated his nod to non-believers, later in the speech.
a stunning paragon of nomenclaturesemperar on January 20th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
Angel: booshmoondeathslilsister on January 20th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
When can I start printing Minna 2012 teeshirts? :)
Miusheri: kitty generalmiusheri on January 20th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
LOL! If Palin seriously makes a run in 2012, I think I'd have to throw my hat in the ring to save us all from certain doom.

*hugs* How have you been?
sageblessing on January 21st, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
I'd wanna use music from Star Wars: A New Hope. ;)

Oh, and I LOVE your footnote. Just screams of "Ghost In The Shell". Love love LOVE.
Miusheri: kitty generalmiusheri on January 21st, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Someone else, in their own Inauguration Day post, mentioned Jurassic Park dinosaurs and lightsabers. How AWESOME would that be?

They could have played the Imperial March when Cheney left...

Thank you! I've never seen "Ghost in the Shell," but I've been told I would like it.
sageblessing on January 21st, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
Oh, "Ghost In The Shell" kicks major ass. They might have eps of it on Joost... Definitely check it out. It's incredible stuff.
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Akabane laughsamethyst_hunter on January 21st, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
Your dirty atheist ass is awesome.

...wait, that did not sound right... >_< XD ;)

Why settle for the Presidency when you can go for WORLD DOMINATION? >;D
Miusheri: hello_cthulhumiusheri on January 21st, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Baby steps, baby steps... ;D