On Monday, John Mayer sat down with Ellen and ripped a version of Lady Ga Ga’s “Just Dance.” During the break down, he suggested someone splice in an inspirational moment from Pres. Obama’s Inauguration Address so that, in Mayer’s words, the inspiration of the speech can mix with the inspiration of the dance floor and come together to create a euphoric moment in the club. Naturally, we complied as best we could. It’s the least we could do after illegally downloading his music for all these years.
The post-apocolyptic remains of President Obama’s Inaugural Address.
So our attempts at keeping Inauguration Day litter free on the National Mall may not have been an entire success, but it seems more than a few people were inspired by President Obama’s call for personal responsibility during his Inaugural address. We flip cammed a bunch of people sticking around and bagging trash that others left behind.
We know it ain’t no big thing, but it’s still an awesome example of the kind of commitment to citizenship we can make right now. Service doesn’t have to be a big to-d0; it can be small, personal acts of personal responsibility that show deference to our country and each other. Yeah, super gay – we know, but we love musical theater so we don’t give a shhhhhhh- bomb, baby.
In just a few days Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. As President, Mr. Obama will inspire us to do more to help change the country for the better. Barack has said in order for real change to happen, each of us needs to make it happen. As our first commitment to change, we propose that every American planning on attending the Inauguration without a ticket pledge to make it a litter free event.
Many campaign events this fall ended with hours of clean up by volunteers and city workers. We should not have to rely solely on them on Inauguration Day to keep America’s front yard beautiful. By bringing a bag to the National Mall and picking up after ourselves, we can ensure a clean and socially responsible start to the Obama administration. Yes we can take responsibility for our actions! Yes we can change the World! Yes we can keep the National Mall litter free!
Please help us. We hope after reading this message you will:
1. Pass the message on to people and groups that you know plan on attending
2. Forward the video to your local newspaper, radio station or other media outlet
3. Create your own creative way to convince people to make Litter Free Inauguration successful
4. Post the link on your blog, Facebook profile or other new media outlets you use
5. Create a YouTube video response to our PSA asking friends and neighbors to commit to a litter free Inauguration
Litter Free Inauguration was conceived by a group of young people inspired by Barack Obama’s message of change. Through a new media campaign including YouTube, blogs, Facebook, and email, this group hopes to spread this idea to all Inaugural attendees. Litter Free Inauguration is one simple idea and it is our hope that ideas like this one will be disseminated and acted upon on a regular basis during the Obama administration. This is a new era for civic participation and personal responsibility, and we hope this is just the beginning.
This’ll be the realest shit I never post. Shit that’s a lie but anyway, please rise for the anthem of the Democratic National Convention and Barack Obama’s apparently imminent inauguration. Join us in singing along the chorus with Young Jeezy:
“My president is black, my Lambo’s blue
And I be goddamn if my rims ain’t too
My momma ain’t at home and daddy still in jail
Tryna make a plate, anybody seen the scale?
My president is black, my Lambo’s blue
And I be goddamn if my rims ain’t too
My money’s light green and my Jordan’s light grey
And they love to see white, now how much you tryna pay?”
Oh ok…I’m sure that’s paid for by Obama’s campaign. Umm that should help a lot. Well maybe he’s just being a clown, let’s look at some of the verses right quick: