Calling all curmudgeonsJanuary 20, 2009 Tim WorstallPolitics32 CommentsSo, err, who else isn\’t watching it all either then? previousSomething I don\’t understandnextHe\’s started annoying lefties already 32 thoughts on “Calling all curmudgeons” Kay Tie January 20, 2009 at 5:19 pm Me. KMcC January 20, 2009 at 5:23 pm it’s burbling away in the background in our office, but no one seems to be paying much attention Jackart January 20, 2009 at 5:35 pm I couldn’t give a tinker’s cuss. He’s just a politician! knirirr January 20, 2009 at 5:45 pm I have more interesting things to do. Jask January 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm I’m not. Who cares? I can see the point of taking an interest in the result of the US election and some interest in what his policies may be. I can’t see the point of wall to wall coverage of a ceremony. JuliaM January 20, 2009 at 6:15 pm Just came in from work in time to see him iterrupt, pause and then stumble over the words of the oath. The Englishman January 20, 2009 at 6:36 pm Watching what? Devil's Kitchen January 20, 2009 at 7:49 pm No, couldn’t give a shit. DK Bishop Hill January 20, 2009 at 7:54 pm I managed to catch some of “John Adams”, which I’d recorded over the weekend. Lots of stuff about creating space in which the ordinary man was free of power. A tonic, it was. gerry January 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm Not watching any of it. Pamela January 20, 2009 at 8:24 pm JuliaM “Just came in from work in time to see him iterrupt, pause and then stumble over the words of the oath.” Actually, it was Chief Justice Roberts that flubbed it. What you saw was Obama trying to recover. steves January 20, 2009 at 9:13 pm not watching what? JuliaM January 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm “Actually, it was Chief Justice Roberts that flubbed it. What you saw was Obama trying to recover.” Awww, and you failed to get in ‘And he was a Bush appointee!’… Rumbold January 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm A refuge- thank God. Brian January 20, 2009 at 10:11 pm I was wondering what you meant until I saw the comments. Live from Nuremburg, sorry, Washington DC. Tim Almond January 20, 2009 at 11:24 pm I had some CDs that needed putting in alphabetical order. Kay Tie January 21, 2009 at 12:49 am “I had some CDs that needed putting in alphabetical order.” Get yourself an iPod then. BenSix January 21, 2009 at 12:55 am It’s one of those epochal moments I’ll be able to tell my Grandchildren that I missed… dearieme January 21, 2009 at 1:33 am Yep, it was Poo-bah who got it wrong, and His Holiness who tried to prompt him along the path of righteousness. Harry Haddock January 21, 2009 at 1:46 am You bunch of mealy mouthed, miserable, wankers. Who on earth can’t be captivated by the build up to one of the greatest events this year, Man U v Derby? I mean, we all hate Derby ~ everyone hates Derby ~ but it’s them v the scum, ffs. Jesus. Anyway, they lost, despite a plucky performance. I am so disappointed in you all. Mister Jones January 21, 2009 at 2:41 am I was doing worthwhile (non political) volunteer work. Don’t have TV, which on this occasion was rather nice. Blanket coverage of anything tends to send me to sleep. chris gilmour January 21, 2009 at 3:12 am I was out looking for a job. Geoff January 21, 2009 at 3:29 am I was asleep, as any sensible Australian would have been at that time. Eva January 21, 2009 at 8:13 am Too busy checking on diseases, immunisations & meds for a trip to the Pacific. Dengue fever sounded jolly. Obnoxio The Clown January 21, 2009 at 8:24 am WTF are you talking about? Ed January 21, 2009 at 8:59 am I watched the inauguration speech last night. It was absolutely wonderful. Reagan’s, thanks to a link from Jeff Nolan. I’ll happily watch Obama’s in 10-20 years time when I can judge it relative to his record in office. rich b January 21, 2009 at 9:26 am No thanks, I’ve already seen Triumph of the Will once. JuliaM January 21, 2009 at 9:31 am I have taken screen caps of the ‘Guardian’, ‘Times’ and ‘Independant’, though. You know, for future reference… 😉 Bob Doney January 21, 2009 at 9:40 am I spent most of the day with my head down the loo. That’s the LAST TIME I read a Polly piece. Can you loosen the straps a little now please. Michael Jennings January 21, 2009 at 11:35 am I wasn’t watching it. I did see some of the endless parades of high school marching bands from Idaho on a TV in a pub later. Barack looked smug. Michelle looked like she was getting a little bored. Forturnately the pub had (a) beer and (b) the Manchester United game on another TV. Johnathan Pearce January 21, 2009 at 11:45 am I was working. Martin January 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm Was there something on yesterday? Did I miss it? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.