Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ladies & Gentlemen...Please welcome, The 44th President of The United States


No words could sum up the pride, the hopes and the well wishing held by many people, not only Americans, as Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of The United States.

Mr President, here's wishing you well for the next few years.













Okay Ladies, i finally "get it", for 2009, i want my very own Obama!

22 comments:

ShonaVixen said...

You're not alone sha-a...I too want my own Obama!!A guy has to have something about him that will remind me of Obama..not the ears though..lol...
No more President -Elect naaah its Mr President...the president is black yoh!!!I still get all warm n fuzzy when I think I witnessed this part of history, just like the way I feel when m schooling folks about Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, the Zimbabwe Constitution and Barack Obama's books...

Vimbai said...

The ears aren't so bad, i've seen worse!

I just love that pensive, reflective thing he's got going on, soooooo mmmmh! That and the fact he goes after what he wants...and gets it! He's the true baller, shot-caller man.

I pray he keeps doing us proud and don't build him up to ultimately tear him down, like people are know for doing.

Shona, You keep schooling them folks about black men and women who do good, the unsung heroes!

ShonaVixen said...

I will keep schooling them..lol..sha-a I so feel for Obama, every1 is thinking he's come to save Gotham...sigh..and I read where some Zim chicka is like forget this euphoria, he's just a black man who will fail...I was bummed and I wanted to smack her Big Brother ass..lol...there's some truth in looking beyond the euphoria BUT why say he'll fail before he begins and lest we forget he's taking over from 8 yrs of Dubya!!
I love the way he loves Michelle and how no woman came out to the tabloids saying Barack this n that...

Super star! said...

Yes today is the day...it's humbling to have lived in such an era.

I am not worried about how he will do, he will be just fine. Reading his books just reminded me so much of Forrest Gump; i know this is so way out, but think about for a second. Determination, the outsider, great story teller, loyal, effortless demenour, success premised on simply being yourself and the ability to live life based on a box of chocolate metaphor. (I just love forrest gump)

As for you ladies finding an Obama; just remember an Obama is looking for a Michelle- LOL break a leg.
@V is that your 2009 resolution?
@Shona. preach preacher!

Vimbai said...

Shona: Those hateration comments were bound to come out! I wish i could have smacked that chick upside the head too, negativity like that is not warranted or necessary!

I love how he is this intensely private, broody man but when you see him in pics with his kids and Michelle's, he positively lights up. I really like that pic of him and Michelle and his whispering some sweet nothing or the other and she's laughing, they just seem so together!

Super: You love your Forrest Gump isn't, lol! I am gonna buy Barack's autobiography this weekend, i started reading it in the bookstore and was hooked.

I'd make a smashing Michelle i would have you know ;-) And no, that's not a new year's resolution of mine, merely a shoutout to God to hook's me up with someone of such calibre :-)

K said...

I feel sorry for the man who next asks me out before I had this thing about having a man who had that Jay Z swagger (I love his ambition, his lyrical talent and intelligence) and now I have also gone to now only accepting Obama love as I like to call it. I loved the interview he did with Barbara Walters where Michelle was talking and from nowhere he noticed she had lipstick on her teeth and he asked to stop the interview for a second while he helped her out....that sealed it for me!

Random observation....On Australian cable this week they debuted Roots.... in a way I was like ok they did it to coincide with the inauguration but then again I was also like WTF??

Super star! said...

@K -Roots, thats a classic can't stop laughing, i reckon they are tryin to school the nation on Black history LOL.

Ladies you talk about how you lyk Barack now. You forget that when Michelle met Barack he was an intern and she was already an associate. After that he was a community leader in the south side of Chi town and this was during his fashion faux-pas days. She simply saw the potential.

Now just yesterday V you were laughing at the new recruits at your firm. Just maybe your Barrack is there-

lets be honest how many of y'al ladies look at a guy in terms of his potential??

ShonaVixen said...

SuperStar! you've raised a great topic here...*we still want our VDAY pressies btw*
Am I a Michelle - hell yeah...I am!!
Now about how Michelle worked wiv Barack when he was an intern, here's the deal, he was an intern in a law firm, he'd finished Law School and doing the compulsory internship..Michelle a lawyer herself knew that this is just procedure and that dude was on his way to certainly a legal career if anything...
when I started dating Mr Frenchie, he was an intern in the City, and I was wiv dude till he qualified and it was because of his drive, his passion and who he was as a person...so hell yeah I am a Michelle!!
However if he's currently in McDonald's and planning to take their Management Training that I go 'Hold up boy, is ur future being a Manager in McD's?'..LOL...

K said...

@ superstar I actually knew about Obama in 2004 and thought dang this man might be great some day...so I would liek to think I notice potential before it is great and besides one of my favourite sayings is "never judge a man on his yesterday, for he learns lessons today that reveal the potential of his tomorrow"

Lord bring me a black man who is not just about getting "that paper" but is about bettering his world by bettering himself....

I just have to fight the stats that claim the more educated/successful a black woman is the less likely she is to find a comparable mate...

Super star! said...

Ladies you have all said you are Michelle's. We need evidence to show you encapsulate the beliefs, attitude and demeanor of a Michelle.

Not that i am a skeptic but i naturally wonder why the Obama's have not been knocking on your doorsteps. And i wonder why after supporting and nurturing the EX why would he move on...

just wondering

Vimbai said...

K will feel me on this Jay-Z quote, "It ain't where i been, but where i'm about to go!"

Shona hit the nail on the head, its one thing to be a law intern who will obviously graduate amongst the ranks, but another to be flipping burgers dreaming about spinnin' rims!

How do you get an ambitious and successful black man, who is still humble and not keen to take advantage of his standing in life by hooking up with anything in a skirt that expresses some sort of interest in him?

Super: There are plenty of Michelle's in this world, sadly it's the Barack-type's that are scarce, practically extinct. Lots of demand here, sadly no supply :-)

K said...

Yes Vimbai that quote is the one!

@ Superstar I would think that after all the blog interaction you have had with us and even if you were to base your opinions on Vimbai's blog you can see the Michelle qualities that a man should be looking for shining through our witty commentary... it hints at women who are intelligent,great sense of humour, independent, hard working (yes even though we are blogging @ work..LOL)...

All that is lacking are pictures of us and I speak for the ladies and myself and will put it out there that I assume that we all kinda fly... (",)... LOL

Super star! said...
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Super star! said...

Yes i can see some of the qualities but Vimbai haagoni kubika (she cant cook) and thats an important attribute.

Intelligent, witty, hard working yes i can see it in you all- but wonder if you change the diapper, be at home with mbuya in Gwanda before flying over to Cannes for dinner with Sophie and Pierre.

Michelle is a hard act y'all.

ShonaVixen said...

well, I don't know about Gwanda mate..lol..but we all can multi-task and hold our own..hell as K said just check our blogs they say quite a lot about us!!
So many Michelles out there!!

munhu said...

are y'all not perpetuating the myth of the dearth of good black men by pointedly and repeatedly lamenting the lack of Obamas in contrast to the plethora of Michelles (yourselves included)? I listen to Kaya FM on my way to work and Phat Joe played a clip from way back then in which Dr Martin Luther K. Jr said that there were enough black men of intergrity and quality to run America even in that day but they were victims of circiumstance. I may be naive in saying this but I truly believe that the biggest problem is black women not allowing a brother to outlive any mistakes that he may have made. the black men who believe in going through life hurting as many women as they can come across and acting the fool are without doubt in the minority - otherwise the world would not be where it is today and there would be no black families to speak of. Sadly the sad and unhappy tales make better conversation that the happy and preppy tales. Quick example - if one woman in a group of four friends is an unhappy marriage - how much do you want to bet that this group of five would sooner sit down to deride and ridicule errant husband and tell their friend how to get their own back instead of speaking about how happy their marriages are and how this should give hope to wronged friend that she too may come right. Come ladies - there are more Obamas than you are ready to credit. Every man wants to love and be loved, respect and be respected, feel wanted be an achiever and a provider - women are oft too busy thinking that they have the wrong man to realise that they have the right one right before their eyes....

Super star! said...

Munhu what you have said is so true and i qoute "there are more Obamas than you are ready to credit. Every man wants to love and be loved, respect and be respected, feel wanted be an achiever and a provider".

The script in black women with regards to black men precludes them from meeting decent young ambitious black men or even seeing the potential.

They remind me of Shylock in the merchant of venice: indeed he has been injured and his whole nation suffered the christian prejudice, he feels justified to have his pound of flesh....but alas his injury blinds him from seeing the earnestness of Antonio and the uncontrollable mis-fortune of the ships at sea.

In the end is it Shylock's malice that leads to his demise.

ShonaVixen said...

@Munhu - I hear you bro BUT really and truly, in London, there's definitely a shortage of such black men, if they're here, they are very happy with milk in their coffee, and date the white woman, because they think black women have issues...some men have inferiority complex issues, insecurities of dating an african woman who's on her way to success..instead of cheering you on, they'd want you to abandon your own dreams and join them on theirs...to them compromise means a sista halting her own dreams not working together!!..sigh...i still say there's a shortage of Obamas!!

K said...
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munhu said...

@ NM ( nyenyedzi mazvikokota to the uninitiated )...i like your reference to the script...I work in a card payments environment and know the script has to be unbreakable and sacrosanct to be worth it's salt. If black women are scripted then...abandon hope all ye who enter here !!!
@ Shona...I am glad you said some men, and not black men, have...issues The issues that you speak of are human and not confined to race. the pull-her-down phenomenon in men is not unique to black men, I know white men who are like that too. As I said man (the race and not the gender) is generally of good heart and sound mind. We have the miscreants that alter that view. Sadly where black men are concerned we have perpetuated the perennially colonial myth of the black man being good for nothing other than hard labour and the ministrations of his man-part or size of the same. And no where is this more apparent in how strongly young, ambitious, vivacious, progressive and black women embrace this myth. So in resentment the black brothers embrace a dash of milk and the sisters do the same....
Shona I believe the brothers are there revise your search brief...I do not mind settle for less than is good for you but allow what may be good for you to prove that it is. Do not compartmentalise success to life, love, work, play, friends, etc...make a success of life...that encompasses everything.

Vimbai said...

Ko why are comments getting deleted left right and centre?

Great points made gents but i still side with Shona and K (where'd your great comment get to K?))regarding the fact that black women always seem to get the short end of the stick in the Great Man pickings, for all the reasons previously listed (am too lazy to point them out again).

Hollywood loves playing up the Angry Black Woman stereotype but not all of us are out there to take out our frustration and exasperations with brotha's past, onto brothas present.

Like Shona highlighted, the odds are against us..statistically! Ladies, its time to diversify our portifolio's and beat the numbers game :-)

ShonaVixen said...

Vimz I totally agree with you in that Hollywood portrays the 'Angry Black Woman' with daddy issues and all that BUT some of us don't have any daddy issues, I love my father, and no issues there and like you say numbers are not on our side looking at statistics and so really n truly the many Michelles outnumber the few Baracks!!