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Re: <nettime> Obama and the dawn of the Fourth Republic
Jonathan Lukens on Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:47:27 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Obama and the dawn of the Fourth Republic


   "Review: National Black President Special Christmas Day" 
   accessed Thursday, Nov 6 2008.

   "For one night, people across the planet covered their mouths in raw  
   shock - a gesture eerily familiar from 9/11, but tracking to the  
   extreme opposite end of the emotional spectrum. It was as if the Earth  
   team had just won an intergalactic futbol championship."

That paragraph pretty much sums it up for me. It's easy to confuse a  
change in style with a change in design. I do it all the time. I'm  
likely confusing them now.

It's like you're going to your funeral taking comfort in the fact that  
you will be buried in a fetching new suit, then your mama starts  
nagging you telling you you aren't going to be warm enough in it.

People voted for the guy who sent a message that he would make it  
safer to not pay attention to politics again. They got enough on their  
minds as it is.

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