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  • Woo hoo!! Trump-Pence Inaugural Celebration Money Bomb Thread!! [FReepathon XIX]

    01/19/2017 3:40:24 AM PST · by hoosiermama · 94 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 1-19-2017 | Hoosiermama
    Trump-Pence Inaugural Celebration Money Bomb Thread What would we have done without FreeRepublic? We've fought, prayed, cried, laughed, shared, discussed, cursed, been banned, prayed more, laughed some more! Now we CELEBRATE ! What a celebration that will be: Cheers And Spirits for all! This year there will be no inaugural ball -- no way to pat each other on the back -- to personally thank Jim Robinson and family or the freepathon crew. Think of all the money you saved by not going to DC! Thus this thread. My cell phone limits me from posting beautiful graphics and pictures. They're...
  • VANITY-Inaugural Cake Ideas

    01/15/2017 5:39:14 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 39 replies
    I see a boatload of OLD URLS for Obozo's Inaugural Cake; mostly including a plethora of rich liberal celebrities...
  • Caught on Camera : Trans-Trash-ition briefing: [Humor Break]

    01/15/2017 5:03:19 AM PST · by Oz8509338511
  • 150,000 more TWITTER followers needed to reach 20,000,000 {RealDonaldTrump} [UPDATE: 100k]

    01/15/2017 3:18:49 AM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 32 replies
    Twitter: RealDonaldTrump ^ | RealDonaldTrump
  • Do you hear the people sing?

    01/13/2017 10:06:35 PM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 3 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | Trump supporters Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of Angry men!
  • Donald Trump inauguration schedule of events, performers and inaugural balls

    01/07/2017 3:06:04 PM PST · by NYer · 74 replies
    UPI ^ | January 6, 2017
    <p>The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump features a long list of official and semi-official events and celebrations.</p> <p>There will be plenty of protests and counter-rallies as well, with a list of some available here.</p> <p>Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will lay a wreath at the cemetery in honor of the nation's veterans. Details have not been publicly announced.</p>
  • Indian-Americans to celebrate Trump’s inauguration with a ball

    01/07/2017 1:35:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | January 7, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    Eminent Indian-Americans from across America are gearing to celebrate inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US with a presidential ball along with other Asian American community on January 19. The only presidential inaugural ball of its kind, among others, would also felicitate Indian-Americans who have been nominated by Trump to key positions in his administration. Prominent among them being South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who has been nominated to the position of US Ambassador to the United Nations, which is a Cabinet level post. “Asian Pacific American Presidential Inaugural Gala 2017” being organised by Trump-Pence Asian...
  • What time of day (in DC) will Trump actually take the Oath of Office?

    12/31/2016 8:15:26 AM PST · by TheRobb7 · 47 replies
    Self ^ | 12-31-16 | TheRobb7
    Is there a generally set time of day that the PEOTUS publicly take the Oath of Office? I was wanting to have radio on at work around that time.
  • Trump continues inaugural prayer service tradition

    12/23/2016 11:51:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Crux ^ | December 24, 2016 | Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
    President-elect Donald Trump plans to attend an inaugural prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral, following the tradition of many past presidents. The National Prayer Service, set for January 21, the day after the swearing-in, is the last of the official inaugural events announced Wednesday (December 21) by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. “The Inaugural Prayer Service is a moment for our next president to pause and contemplate the incredible responsibility he has been entrusted with and to listen as the faith community offers prayers for the office of the president,” said Kevin Eckstrom, the cathedral’s chief communications officer, in a...
  • Jackie Evancho Will Sing National Anthem

    12/23/2016 4:26:14 PM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 25 replies
    (Video) Announcement ^ | Jackie Evancho
    Not sure why there is so much drama over who is going to sing the National Anthem at the inauguration?
  • Protesters' Plans Present Challenges for Inauguration Security [Protesters or domestic Terrorists?]

    12/22/2016 12:39:58 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Voice of America (Yikes) ^ | December 17, 2016 | Esha Sarai
    Preparations and security operations are underway a month before Donald Trump's inauguration as [POTUS], which is expected to draw an unprecedented number of protesters. -snip- "Generally speaking, the inauguration is taking shape as it has in the past,...," Brigadier General George Degnon, deputy commanding general for the presidential inauguration, said [as] he addressed questions about how this inauguration would be different than those before it. The Joint Force Committee, which includes members of the military and some DC National Guard members, cited the most basic, but also the most real, threats to the inauguration parade: getting all their members properly...
  • 2 Million Trump Supporters To DC. Inauguration Day

    11/24/2016 1:33:02 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies ^ | Nov 24, 2016 | The Pipe Dreamer
    The Pipe Dreamer is at it again. Dc bound. Details are in the works. But we want to be there to welcome President Donald Trump and to stop the libtards from ruining the welcoming event. These libtards need to be shut the hell up. This is not only a biker event but it is a Trump Supporters event. We are many and varied but we unite as one. Christian, Veterans, Bikers, Truckers, Steel workers, Coal worker's, Preachers, Fast food workers, all Colors on the human race, if you are a working class American and you support Mr President Donald Trump...
  • Meet The Billionaires Planning Trump's Inaugural Festivities

    11/17/2016 3:26:33 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 17, 2016 | Chase Peterson-Withorn
    The committee is being led by former Forbes 400 member Tom Barrack, a Los Angeles tycoon who founded private equity firm Colony Capital and was a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention in July, where he described Trump as one of his “closest friends for 40 years.” A major fundraiser, Barrack launched the “Rebuilding America Now” super PAC to support the Trump campaign. He served as Deputy Undersecretary of the Department of the Interior under Ronald Reagan, and is being floated as a possible pick for Treasury Secretary. Of the remaining 19 members of the committee, four are on...
  • Would like to go see this coming Inauguration, anyone ever been to one.

    11/12/2016 9:53:59 AM PST · by The Louiswu · 32 replies
    Me | 11/12/2016 | TheLouiswu
    I am thinking about going to this coming Inauguration but I have never been to one before. Has anyone ever been to one? Is there a "best practices" or an FAQ on the best way to see and enjoy the event? Thanks in advance.
  • Any Freepers going to Trump's Inaugural?

    11/11/2016 8:24:33 AM PST · by FR_addict · 41 replies
    Freeper ^ | 11/11/2016 | self
    Any Freepers making plans to go to DC for the week of Trump's Inaugural? Please share your knowledge of what to expect.
  • Vanity---Is there going to be a Freeper Inaugural Ball?

    11/09/2016 3:45:40 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 196 replies
    Me | Nov 9 2016 | Me
    Is there going to be a Freeper Inaugural Ball? I'd be happy to help organize, etc.
  • Dishonored and Disrespected: Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

    02/10/2013 9:47:14 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Gateway ^ | February 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A new administration policy? Barack Obama disarmed the US Marines at the Inaugural parade this year. Dishonored and disarmed: Bolts are clearly missing from these Marine rifles during President Obama’s inauguration parade. This is an unmistakable insult to the honor of the Marine Corps ... It’s not the first time the Obama Administration disarmed US Marines at an event. In March 2012, US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent during Leon Panetta’s speech in Afghanistan.
  • The Virtual Inaugural Address

    02/06/2013 9:23:01 PM PST · by ottbmare · 4 replies
    Bill Whittle, the Virtual President ^ | 02-06-2013 | Bill Whittle
    The Virtual Inaugural AddressBill Whittle says what Obama should have said. This guy is good. Listen to him.

    01/25/2013 1:02:16 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 25 replies
    Jonathan Cahn, author of ‘The Harbinger’ and pastor/rabbi of Beth Israel Messianic Congregation of Wayne, NJ, gives the key note address at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. 01/21/13
  • Hail to the Leftist: Obama's Inaugural Speech the Worst In American History (video)

    01/23/2013 9:51:37 AM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    PJTV ^ | January 21, 2013 | Staff
    Hail to the Leftist: Obama's Inaugural Speech the Worst In American History President Obama delivered a shocking speech at his second inauguration in which he embraced European collectivism and abandoned individual liberty. Hear what the President said, and why Bill Whittle thinks the Obama inaugural ceremony was both bizarre and evil.
  • Obama's Lofty Inaugural Ideals Run Into Reality

    01/23/2013 5:55:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | January 23,2013 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's lofty ideals from his inaugural address ran smack into reality Tuesday on the first working day of his second term.
  • Upside Down Flag flown at Inaugural

    01/22/2013 2:53:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    At least one brave and patriotic American attended the Presidential Inauguration and is in the parade route with an American flag in the 'distress position' and the white Gadsden flag by the way, which is affiliated with the Culpepper Militia Minutemen so they were very brave! LINK HERE: go to photo #50 —
  • Obama's Inaugural: If God 'Truly' Created Us Equal, Homosexual 'Love' is Equal as Well

    01/21/2013 5:14:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 121 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/21/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - President Barack Obama opened his second inaugural address by quoting the statement from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence that all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights." He then went on to say that if men were in fact created equal, then homosexual “love” must be equal as well. “What makes us exceptional, what makes us American," said Obama, “is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by...
  • Chris Matthews: Obama Second Inaugural Akin to Gettysburg Address

    01/21/2013 4:58:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 21, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Barack Obama is perhaps the only modern president who has had the burden of swatting away comparisons between his own soaring rhetoric and that of our 16th president. You may recall that, in the wake of the Newtown massacre, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter David Maraniss gushed over the president’s remarks, writing, “People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown,” and calling the speech “[Obama's] Gettysburg address.” Today, thanks to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, it took less than five minutes for the comparison to be drawn between President Obama’s second inaugural address and, well, all manner of things Lincoln. “It reminds...
  • CAPTION THIS…. Bill Clinton at Today’s Inaugural with Kelly Clakson

    01/21/2013 4:44:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | 1/21/13
    What is former Pres Bill Clinton thinking right here?
  • Michelle Obama's inaugural gown (who would you pick as the designer?)

    01/17/2013 1:18:31 PM PST · by illiac · 85 replies
    Glamour Magazine via MSN ^ | 1/17/13 | Tracey Lomrantz Lester
    Four years ago--January 20, 2009 to be exact--the First Lady stepped onto the world's stage in a white one-shouldered gown by Jason Wu and catapulted the young designer to insta-fame. What followed was a trajectory any designer would envy, including a Target collection, a slew of celeb fans, a new bridge line, and the impressive company of other designers who have dressed first ladies, including Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta.
  • Obama to use 2 Bibles when he takes oath of office

    01/10/2013 1:29:47 PM PST · by dubyajam · 103 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | January 10, 2013 | Associated Press
    President Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible, but two -- one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln.
  • Pastor Backs Out of Obama Inauguration Over Previous Anti-Gay Comments

    01/10/2013 9:32:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jonathan Karl
    Rev. Louie Giglio, who had been announced as the pastor to give the benediction at the presidential inauguration, has now pulled himself out of the ceremony, after criticism of his previous anti-gay comments and actions, sources confirmed to ABC News. Giglio, who is now Pastor at Passion City Church in Georgia and his role at Obama’s second inauguration was first announced Tuesday. But the liberal website Thinkprogress reported Wednesday on audio of Giglioi delivering a sermon in the mid-1990s in which he said homosexuality is a sin and advocated gay “recovery.”
  • Just Seven Companies Offer to Finance Obama’s Inauguration

    01/05/2013 12:21:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 05 Jan 2013 10:51 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Only seven companies have offered corporate cash to help fund President Barack Obama’s upcoming inaugural festivities. In 2009, Obama banned corporate donors from paying for his inauguration, but he was still able to raise $53 million from private donors. However, this month’s inauguration is being held after the most expensive presidential campaign in history, and even with the corporate donations will be a scaled-down event. This year, fewer people are expected to attend the inauguration and there are only two official balls planned. … According to the Inauguration Committee’s website, more than 400 people have donated toward the events. So...
  • Longoria Leads Obama Inaugural Committee

    12/07/2012 7:44:36 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 7, 2012 4:14 pm | Staff
    Politico reported on Thursday that Eva Longoria will co-chair the 2013 inauguration committee along with former Ambassador to Sweden Matthew Barzun, Democratic National Committee National Finance Chair Jane Stetson, and technology entrepreneur and Obama bundler Frank White. “Vice President Biden and I are grateful to these distinguished women and men for agreeing to serve as co-chairs and honorary co-chairs, including presidents from both sides of the aisle who have dedicated their lives to serving the American people,” Obama said in a statement. The actress served as a national campaign co-chair for Obama and bundled $271, 300 for his reelection effort. Additionally,...
  • Second Inaugural Address: President George W. Bush, January 20, 2005

    05/03/2012 7:46:19 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    Vice President Cheney, Mr. Chief Justice, President Carter, President Bush, President Clinton, reverend clergy, distinguished guests, fellow citizens: On this day, prescribed by law and marked by ceremony, we celebrate the durable wisdom of our Constitution, and recall the deep commitments that unite our country. I am grateful for the honor of this hour, mindful of the consequential times in which we live, and determined to fulfill the oath that I have sworn and you have witnessed. At this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words I use, but by the history we have seen together. For...
  • New Mexico Governor Martinez Inaugural (Vanity)

    01/22/2011 9:54:37 PM PST · by JaguarXKE · 18 replies · 1+ views
    22 Jan 11 | Self
    My wife and I braved the 8 degree temperatures and drove to Santa Fe for Susana's swearing in and Inaugural speech. I had a pretty good vantage point so I thought I would share these clips with my fellow Freepers. Sarah had campaigned here for her, which I think gave her a good boost!
  • Andrew Cuomo Sworn in as New York's 56th Governor

    01/01/2011 2:13:17 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    WGRZ ^ | January 1, 2011 | NICK REISMAN & JOSEPH SPECTOR
    Andrew Cuomo is sworn in as New York's 56th Governor ALBANY -- Andrew Cuomo was sworn in as New York's 56th governor Friday night, taking the oath of office in a private ceremony at the Executive Mansion. The event was an emotional return for Cuomo and his family, who occupied the mansion during the 12 years his father, Mario, served as governor from 1983 through 1994.It was also a pinnacle moment in the long political career for Cuomo, 53, who ran his father's first campaign in 1982 and long sought to hold the seat himself one day. Mario; Andrew's mother,...
  • Aretha Wants Royalties For Wearing Inaugural Hat

    05/05/2009 9:45:50 AM PDT · by Westlander · 55 replies · 2,107+ views
    WWJ.COM ^ | 4 May 2009 | Vickie Thomas, Scott Ryan
    Mr. Song Millinery on Woodward Avenue in Detroit has struck a sour note with Aretha Franklin. It was her inaugural hat that caused a flood of orders from around the world. And now, the Queen of Soul wants royal treatment from store owner Luke Song for wearing it. "I think that I should be getting big time royalties from him. That's what I think," said Franklin in an interview with WWJ's Vickie Thomas at Sunday's NAACP Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner.
  • Woods makes remarks at Sunday's inauguration event in Washington

    02/27/2009 5:52:14 AM PST · by SES1066 · 15 replies · 656+ views
    PGA of America ^ | 01/18/2009 | Tiger Woods
    (Obama Inauguration Lincoln Memorial Event)I grew up in a military family -- and my role models in life were my Mom and Dad, Lt. Col. Earl Woods. My dad was a Special Forces operator and many nights friends would visit our home. They represented every branch of service, and every rank. In my Dad, and in those guests, I saw firsthand the dedication and commitment of those who serve. They come from every walk of life. From every part of our country. Time and again, across generations, they have defeneded our safety in the dark of night and far from...
  • After suspension for nodding at Obama, drum major quits

    01/28/2009 11:13:11 AM PST · by SERKIT · 63 replies · 3,675+ views
    CNN ^ | January 28, 2009 | Melissa Roberts
    (CNN) -- An Ohio man who was suspended as the drum major of a band for giving President Obama a nod during last week's inaugural parade is calling it quits. John Coleman resigned from the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes & Drums a week after the parade in Washington. Publicity about his suspension had gotten to be too much, he told CNN affiliate WEWS. "It's come to a point where I don't want embarrassment anymore between the pipe band and myself," Coleman, who is a firefighter, told WEWS on Tuesday. Coleman was seen during the nationally televised January 20 parade nodding...
  • Most Underrated Part of Inauguration

    01/26/2009 11:42:00 AM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 27 replies · 1,079+ views
    Pre-inaugural chatter speculated what each of the ministers would say. Would the Rev. Rick Warren use the opportunity to pray against the maladies of abortion or homosexuality? Would he end his prayer in the nonpolitically correct and exclusive "in Jesus' name"? Would the Rev. Joseph Lowery resurrect a civil right spirit in his ecumenical prayer? Would he slide in a pro-gay comment within the final entreaty of the inauguration? (SNIP) ... just when you think the "amen" is imminent, Warren gives a coup de grace to any political or earthly power – a possible subversive chess move to subtly call...
  • Obama’s Mixed Inaugural Rhetoric

    01/26/2009 7:15:07 AM PST · by Ed Hudgins · 6 replies · 505+ views
    The Atlas Society - The CEnter for Objectivism ^ | January 23, 2009 | Edward Hudgins
    by Edward Hudgins January 23, 2009 - Presidential inauguration addresses are usually forgotten since it’s what the chief executive does after he’s sworn in that is of most importance to citizens. But inaugural addresses can tell us something about what is to come in a president’s administration. That is why Barack Obama’s deserves some attention. The most famous inaugural words in American history are literally chiseled in stone on the wall of the memorial to Obama’s favorite president. There you can read the eloquent words of Abraham Lincoln from his second inaugural address, where he declared the need “to bind...
  • Michelle Obama: America's Lady Diana? (Slobbering Synchophantic Barf Alert!)

    01/24/2009 4:02:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 146 replies · 3,018+ views
    The Sunday London Times ^ | January 25, 2009 | Sarah Baxter
    The First Lady has excited the fashion world, but like Diana she would rather champion the less fortunate than be a mere clotheshorse. Michelle Obama’s flair for fashion has captivated Washington and set the hearts of glossy magazine editors aflutter. She has already eclipsed Carla Bruni, the super-model chanteuse and wife of Nicolas Sarkozy, the hyperactive French president. Not since Diana, Princess of Wales, has there been such a glamorous role model at the apex of society. In her white, one-shouldered chiffon gown, she boogied to Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours and slow-danced with her husband at a...
  • Bronstein at Large: You got your parting shots - now leave Bush alone

    01/23/2009 7:48:09 PM PST · by thecodont · 31 replies · 283+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | January 23 2009 at 02:25 PM | Phil Bronstein
    The political postscript to all the hugs, kisses, personal Oval Office desk drawer notes and backslaps between POTUS 43 and POTUS 44 isn't exactly a warm, Pete Seeger, sing-along scene. I went to high school with Pete's Daughter, Mika; he was a great icon and true believer in harmony back then and still is, at a spry 90, leading a million-plus citizens in song last Sunday in DC. But partisans from former and current administrations are striking a very different tone. The smell of fresh upholstery hasn't even worn off the new, improved White House website yet and already there's...
  • The Frigid Fingers Were Live, but the Music Wasn’t (Inaugural Performances Lip-synched)

    01/23/2009 6:34:45 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 17 replies · 690+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 23, 2009 | By DANIEL J. WAKIN
    It was not precisely lip-synching, but pretty close. The somber, elegiac tones before President Obama’s oath of office at the inauguration on Tuesday came from the instruments of Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and two colleagues. But what the millions on the Mall and watching on television heard was in fact a recording, made two days earlier by the quartet and matched tone for tone by the musicians playing along. The players and the inauguration organizing committee said the arrangement was necessary because of the extreme cold and wind during Tuesday’s ceremony. The conditions raised the possibility of broken piano strings,...
  • That Was No Mistake Roberts Sent a Message to History

    01/22/2009 9:15:37 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 128 replies · 4,985+ views
    On December 5, 2008, we said: "Questions have been raised as to whether Chief Justice John Roberts could administer the oath of office to a man who he believes may not be entitled. Chief Justice John G. Roberts will have to KNOW that Barack Hussein Obama II is eligible to 'enter on the execution of his office,' before he administers the Inaugural Oath of Office.'" The Chief Justice of the United States did not make a mistake when he flubbed the oath of office. He did not want to issue the oath to Obama because of his doubts. By failing...
  • President for five minutes and already “The One” gets the facts wrong.

    01/21/2009 1:59:29 PM PST · by DissidentDingo · 11 replies · 518+ views
    “Forty four Americans have now taken the Presidential oath.” Is it too early for me to nominate this to be the phrase that gets "chiseled into marble"? Obama’s first words to us as President of the United States he has already bungled it. Actually, forty three Americans have been sworn in as President. Grover Cleveland served non-consecutive terms and was, therefore, the 22nd and 24th President. Not a big deal right? Splitting hairs you say? Well, since these jokers have pounced on every grammatical error of our former President for the past eight years, I intend to return the favor....
  • Experts: Obama Should Swear Oath Again

    01/21/2009 10:23:48 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 113 replies · 3,382+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/21/09
    The presidential oath of office should be re-administered to Barack Obama because of his flub during Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony, legal experts say. Because of a mistake by Chief Justice John Roberts, Obama transposed one of the words in the oath. He should have said he will “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States,” but instead repeated Roberts’ cue and said he will “execute the Office of President of the United States faithfully.” Josh White of the Washington Post noted: “The presidential oath of office is required of a new president before he can execute his power, and...
  • What Democrats intend to do in Washington

    01/21/2009 8:21:47 AM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 10 replies · 949+ views
    21 Jan 09 | Iceflyer
    What they did on Inauguration day is what we can expect for the next 4 years.
  • "An Army of Cliches Marching Across the Presidential Palate"

    01/21/2009 6:55:11 AM PST · by redstateone · 36 replies · 2,559+ views
    Townhall ^ | January 21, 2009 | Wynton Hall
    President Obama's Inaugural Address? Clichéd, surprisingly dull, naive, and memorable only insofar as it was forgettable. Mr. Obama's oration wasn't even...
  • Obama's Disappointing Speech

    01/20/2009 12:56:30 PM PST · by lewisglad · 35 replies · 1,884+ views
    National Catholic Weekly ^ | 2009-01-20 14:57:00.0 | M.S. Winters
    Obama's Disappointing Speech Posted at: 2009-01-20 14:57:00.0 Author: Michael Sean Winters President Barack Obama’s inaugural address was surprisingly leaden. It did not soar like his "Yes, We Can" speech after losing the New Hampshire primary, nor did it chart his plans for governance as did his convention speech in Denver. Most strangely, it did not seem to capture the history of the moment the way his election night speech did. Part of the problem is with the nature of such an address. This was the speech of a head of state, not a head of government, even though the President...
  • Are We Having A Ball Yet?: The Inaugural Party Bubble Bursts (Memphis Gold fill in for Foxx, Slash)

    01/20/2009 3:34:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1,245+ views
    Are We Having A Ball Yet?: The Inaugural Party Bubble Bursts Don't you hate it when you pop a bottle of champagne and it's flat? So, too, with some of these inaugural balls. If you nabbed a ticket to one of the official balls sponsored by the Presidential Inaugural Committee tonight, you're fine. But some of the other high-profile parties have been canceled or are still scrambling to cut costs and sell last-minute tickets, leaving ballgoers disappointed or out in the cold. The People's Ball at the Grand Hyatt announced a blue-light special yesterday: Tickets slashed $100 -- to $250!...

    01/20/2009 10:51:35 AM PST · by andrew roman · 48 replies · 2,661+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 20 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    The Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery gave the benediction at today's inauguration of Barack Obama. It could more accurately be called a political ramble. It was, in no uncertain terms, an embarrassment. And as loathe as I am to have to use a word that has long been at the heart and soul of liberal thought, I will break out my liberal/english dictionary and say it ... It was offensive. Said Mr. Lowery: "We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back ... when brown can stick around ... when...
  • Obama: "To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect"

    01/20/2009 9:51:56 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 40 replies · 2,350+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 1/20/09
    The President in his Inaugural Address: For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity...