Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In 1863, 145 years ago, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation

In 1905, 103 years ago, a group of distinguished blacks issued a manifest to end discrimination and establish full civil liberties for blacks.

In 1960, 48 years ago, America elected the first avowed Catholic president.

Today we have our first black President.

My questions are: why did it take so long? And: when are we going to have a Jewish president?

In other news, Cousin Marvin, in South Texas, writes "I rented a port-a-potty and put it in my driveway to use today just so I could be a part of this wonderful celebration."

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