Archive for January 22nd, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama, Inaugural Speech

Missed it on Tuesday, but I’ve just listened to it on youtube. Probably all inaugural speeches by recent American presidents sounded a bit like sermons from national pontiffs. This one, too. But what a great line for that matter:

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.

That’s no seamless continuation of Yes-we-can, which was appropriate at its time. But if Barack Obama becomes a successful president, his eloquence will probably be an important factor in it.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Trust’n Banks

Until recently, many people probably felt that you couldn’t trust a bank which was your debtor, but that you could trust one which was your creditor. *)

Now, more people than before probably won’t trust them either way.

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*) These impressions don’t take the small print into account

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