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The First 100 Days
January 22, 2009 10:39 AM   Subscribe

Oh those vaunted "first 100 days," they are finally upon us. Roosevelt's legendary time period has long been applied to new administrations, but never so emphatically or with such hope as to the Obama administration. And now you can follow them! For commentary, there's The First 100 Days, for mainstream media there's Obama's First 100 Days, for a comparison between old and new there 100 Days: Starting the Job, From FDR to Obama, for new media there's Obama's First 100 Days, and finally, for a government perspective there's First 100 Days. I smell an idea for an ironic t-shirt...
posted by Cochise (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
The whole "100 days" mythology could kind of hurt Obama. Thing is, we're in serious shit.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:47 AM on January 22, 2009


I smell an idea for an iconic t-shirt.
posted by ericb at 10:52 AM on January 22, 2009


Touche, ericb, touche.
posted by Cochise at 10:53 AM on January 22, 2009


My friend made an Obama 100 Days web site, and it is awesome.
posted by chunking express at 10:55 AM on January 22, 2009


Whenever I see the phrase "100 days" I think of Napoleon.

Of course, that was his last hundred days in power, not his first.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 11:17 AM on January 22, 2009


BTW, how did the Democratic Congress do on their 100 day agenda?
posted by smackfu at 11:47 AM on January 22, 2009


My friend made an Obama 100 Days web site, and it is awesome.

No. No, it's not.
posted by dozo at 11:50 AM on January 22, 2009


I like to make up historic facts, and I place much value on repealing prohibition. Prohibition was a social/morals issue, and I see Obama's options as being to approve gay marriage (morals) and/or legalizing marajuana (social). The tax on marajuana and gay marriages are economic boosts, and both have positive tangents: all the activities around weddings (travel, eating, gifts) and smoking (eating) generate further revenue. Embrace change!
posted by filthy light thief at 11:52 AM on January 22, 2009


Note: my opinions are unbiased - I am straight, and do not smoke, so I would not directly benefit from either of these. I just find the fact neither are legal / supported is silly.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:11 PM on January 22, 2009


Chocolate Pickle is correct about the Hundred Days. It's a Napoleonic reference, not one to FDR.
It's a bit related to one of my enduring political fantasies: ever since the bad days in 2003 I've had a burning desire to watch Dick Cheney stand in front of an army sent to capture him and say "here I am, if there is any one of you who would shoot your Emperor, do it now".
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 1:23 PM on January 22, 2009


And for after the first hundred days, there's the Obameter.
posted by Evilspork at 3:02 PM on January 22, 2009


And when I hear it, I think of "Canada's Hundred Days," which is called the "Hundred Days Offensive," oh, say, everywhere that isn't Canada.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 4:26 PM on January 22, 2009


My friend made an Obama 100 Days web site, and it is awesome.

No. No, it's not.


Well, I liked it.
posted by Ms. Saint at 5:26 PM on January 22, 2009


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