Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Dreams from my Father"

Have any of my readers read Barack Obama's book "Dreams from my Father"? What did you think of it?

My lovely aunt sent it to Charlie today, for her "time capsule" (to be opened when she is 18). I'm allowed to read it first, and I'm looking forward to it. I wonder when I will find the time, but I'm definitely going to read this book!

I really like our president, I'm so happy to finally have someone I respect on the news every night (instead of gasping in horror every time the old pres opened his mouth). He's so eloquent. As the mother of a person of color, I'm also proud that a black man is in the White House. Charlie will never know a time when that seemed impossible.

Next up, a woman!

The fact that a black man made it into the White House before a woman really speaks volumes about sexism in this country. John Lennon hit the nail on the head with his song "Woman is the N----- of the World". He saw the writing on the wall. Maybe by the time Charlie is eligible... no pressure, sweetie :-)

Speaking of being sexist: Here is a picture I promised for Tami and Laura when I met them at lunch.
Can you guess who's behind this is???

Thank you Tante Laurie! What a great idea for Charlie's time capsule!


Tami said...

ROTFL! Love the behind shot.

A time capsule is a great idea. I think I'll do that. What did she use to put everything in? Great shower idea.

Single PAP said...

mmm.. sexy! can i say that or is it disrespectful? lol

i love the time capsule idea as well. great idea!

Rachel said...

I love our President too! Finally, I don't have to avoid the news anymore!