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New White website site! First posting of Obama's admin. at 12:01 pm Jan. 20th

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posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 07:39 AM
On the site - it was taken over by the Obama administration at 12:01 pm on January 20th, 2009.

It has already changed and here are some changes from it:

First - Bush was blasted for Katrina - here is the excert from it at this link:

President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.

President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration's "unconscionable ineptitude" in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims. Obama visited thousands of Hurricane survivors in the Houston Convention Center and later took three more trips to the region. He worked with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to introduce legislation to address the immediate income, employment, business, and housing needs of Gulf Coast communities.

President Barack Obama will partner with the people of the Gulf Coast to rebuild now, stronger than ever.

What is also noted is the very first post made on the site,
which is the following and posted at 12:01pm.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 at 12:01 pm
Change has come to
Welcome to the new I'm Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House and one of the people who will be contributing to the blog.

A short time ago, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and his new administration officially came to life. One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world.

Millions of Americans have powered President Obama's journey to the White House, many taking advantage of the internet to play a role in shaping our country's future. is just the beginning of the new administration's efforts to expand and deepen this online engagement.

Just like your new government, and the rest of the Administration's online programs will put citizens first. Our initial new media efforts will center around three priorities:

Communication -- Americans are eager for information about the state of the economy, national security and a host of other issues. This site will feature timely and in-depth content meant to keep everyone up-to-date and educated. Check out the briefing room, keep tabs on the blog (RSS feed) and take a moment to sign up for e-mail updates from the President and his administration so you can be sure to know about major announcements and decisions.

Transparency -- President Obama has committed to making his administration the most open and transparent in history, and will play a major role in delivering on that promise. The President's executive orders and proclamations will be published for everyone to review, and that’s just the beginning of our efforts to provide a window for all Americans into the business of the government. You can also learn about some of the senior leadership in the new administration and about the President’s policy priorities.

Participation -- President Obama started his career as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, where he saw firsthand what people can do when they come together for a common cause. Citizen participation will be a priority for the Administration, and the internet will play an important role in that. One significant addition to reflects a campaign promise from the President: we will publish all non-emergency legislation to the website for five days, and allow the public to review and comment before the President signs it.

We'd also like to hear from you -- what sort of things would you find valuable from If you have an idea, use this form to let us know. Like the transition website and the campaign's before that, this online community will continue to be a work in progress as we develop new features and content for you. So thanks in advance for your patience and for your feedback.

Later today, we’ll put up the video and the full text of President Obama’s Inaugural Address. There will also be slideshows of the Inaugural events, the Obamas’ move into the White House, and President Obama’s first days in office.

It is laid out on the site.

All of you naysayers - change really is coming for the better. I will only believe the positive - until such time I am shown differently.

Though many of you, want us to be afraid of Obama - it will not work, just as Bush's agenda of fear did not work. We will not live in fear but in joy, happiness and seeing the light for the first time in 8 years!

posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 07:47 AM
Already got a thread going here -

posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 07:48 AM

They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.

I'll only believe the negative - until such time I am shown differently.

posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 07:57 AM
when a person is loved, people will over look the faults until it starts to effect them.
I am a very cautious person as I get older and wiser, Bush had a job to do and so does Obama, 2 people can have the same goal with a different path to get there.
Time will tell us all which way this will go and how long before people are sick of forgiving.
Even if he is great for 4 years, when you are used to great he will have to do better to impress and become even greater.

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