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  • New ‘Face the Nation’ Host Urged Obama to ‘Pulverize…Destroy…Delegitimize GOP’

    05/15/2015 2:58:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 4/13/15 | John Nolte
    It was announced over the weekend that on June 7 John Dickerson will replace Bob Schieffer as the host of CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” CBS News president David Rhodes — whose brother Ben is a top Obama official most famous for editing the truth out of the infamous Benghazi talking points — said of Dickerson, “John is first and foremost a reporter — and that’s what he’ll be as anchor of ‘Face the Nation.’ “His work in the studio will always be informed by what he’s learned in Iowa, in New Hampshire, on Capitol Hill — anywhere there’s news.”...
  • Obama Bagged $18 Million In Corporate, Special Interest Cash For Second Inauguration

    04/29/2013 1:40:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies ^ | April 29, 2013 | Wynston Hall
    Obama’s big money corporate donors included: AT&T--$4.6 million Microsoft--$2.1 million Boeing--$1 million Chevron--$1 million Genentech--$750,000 Deloitte--$500,000 FedEx--$500,000 Coca Cola--$430,000 Bank of America--$300,000 Xerox--$250,000 ExxonMobil--$250,000 Northrup Grumman--$100,000 Verizon--$100,000 Obama also hauled in $250,000 checks from each of the following unions: The International Association of Fire Fighters, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the National Education Association.
  • Judge bars pro-life protester, pastor from setting foot in D.C.

    01/24/2013 1:03:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    lsn ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2013, ( – A judge has barred a pro-life protester from setting foot in Washington, D.C., after he vocally interrupted Barack Obama's second inauguration. Rives Miller Grogan, 47, shouted pro-life slogans during the inaguration ceremonies as he dangled for five hours very high up in a tree, near the Capital Hill reflecting pool. Eyewitnesses say he only stopped during Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem. The California-based activist and former pastor has been arrested numerous times over the last four years – including running onto the field at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game with a sign...
  • Obama declares war on reality

    01/23/2013 6:57:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 Jan 2013 | James Delingpole
    When George W Bush declared war on an abstract noun – "Terror" – he was widely and inevitably mocked by the left for his foolishness. Not to be outdone, Barack Obama has used his second inaugural address to declare war on an even more nebulous threat to the security of the world: reality, itself. Here's how he put it in his inaugural address: (H/T Theo Spleenventer; Bishop Hill) We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science,...
  • Lord Monckton: Obama’s ‘Inauguration’ Signals End of the Left

    01/23/2013 4:57:00 PM PST · by scottfactor · 34 replies ^ | 01/23/2013 | Gina Miller
    I admire England’s Lord Christopher Monckton. He has an impressive history that includes careers as a scientist, editor and journalist, political leader, policy advisor and businessman. He is a strong, fearless voice of reason in the face of the tyrannical, freedom-robbing global warmist hoax. So, it was with great interest that I read his latest column at WorldNetDaily. His piece titled, “Obama’s ‘Inauguration’ Marks End of the Left,” makes the case that Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and his atrocious, lawless behavior in the United States presidency will ultimately discredit the Left and end its political force. He...
  • Inaugurating President Chamberlain

    01/22/2013 11:12:25 AM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 21, 2013 | Roger Kimball
    Obama’s speech: Very long on gaseous generalities; exiguous with details. “Par for the course,” you say. Yes and no. Yes, an inaugural speech is intended to set the tone for an administration rather than spell out in detail a policy program. I appreciated, as must every American of good will, his promise that his oath of office was before “God and country, not party or faction.” I wish I could believe it. Most leftist commentators I’ve checked in on have regarded the speech as they regard Barack Obama, as a consummate example of “pragmatism.” I find it curious that...
  • James Taylor: Let’s sacrifice a little liberty for safety

    01/22/2013 10:19:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 22, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Oh, it’s fun to pick on celebrities who don’t know much about the issues on which they’re asked to pontificate — and at least James Taylor has the honesty to preface his answer to The Daily Caller’s Nicholas Ballasy with an admission of ignorance. In fact, he does so twice, when Nicholas asks him about Obama’s continuation of George Bush’s drone policy and on the “executive orders” Obama promised on gun control (actually executive actions, most or all of which don’t require actual EOs). At some point, it’s easy to feel a little sympathy for Taylor, who must be thinking...
  • Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

    01/22/2013 6:30:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | January 22, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Rarely have second terms lived up to the hopes and expectations of presidents or their electorates. FDR's began with an attempt to pack the Supreme Court by adding new justices and a second Depression of 1937. He was rescued only by the war in Europe in 1939 and the GOP's nomination of "the barefoot boy from Wall Street," Wendell Willkie. What can be called Harry Truman's second term was a disaster. In 1949, the Soviets exploded an atom bomb and China fell to Mao. In 1950, the Rosenbergs were convicted as atomic spies for Stalin and North Korea invaded the...
  • Obama Hails Stonewall Riots as Civil Rights Landmark in Inaugural Address

    01/22/2013 6:45:32 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/21/13 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2013, ( – In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama hailed a riot in which homosexual rioters, some dressed in drag, pelted police officers with bottles and attempted to set them on fire for raiding a mafia-controlled gay bar. “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall,” the president said just after noon today. The Stonewall Riots took place on June 28, 1969,...
  • Michelle Obama Substitutes Eye Rolling for Politics (Stay classy Ma'am)

    01/22/2013 7:33:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    On Inauguration Day there was lots of talk about laying aside partisan differences and coming together as a nation. However, during the inaugural luncheon Michelle Obama's body language indicated that if she has anything to say about it over the next four years, laying aside and coming together will include rolling her eyes. [SNIP] Then the President 'laid aside' and 'came together' by accusing political adversaries who were genuinely wishing him well of being those who trade "absolutism for principle...substitute spectacle for politics...[and] treat name-calling as reasoned debate." Part of the ceremony included freshly-tanned Republican Speaker of the House John...
  • Obama’s Declaration of Political War

    01/22/2013 7:35:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.22.13 | John R. Guardiano
    In his second inaugural address, Obama makes clear that it’s fight night in America. snip Indeed, Obama’s second inaugural address was a liberal wet dream: It pressed all of the Left’s erogenous zones: • Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? Obama vowed not to change or reform them — even though they are driving us toward financial insolvency, and even though they provide workers with a relatively lousy return on their investment. • “Climate change”? It is real, and it must be addressed — now! • “Sustainable (read: green) energy”? “America cannot resist this transition. We must lead it” — now!...
  • Obama's Target is Not Just Republicans, but the Constitution Itself

    01/21/2013 5:39:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 21, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama's second inaugural address has been described as one of the most partisan ever given, heralding a sweeping left-wing agenda and demonizing his opponents. But President Obama's target is not simply the Republican Party: it is the Constitution itself, and the values of liberty that it enshrines. In the address itself, President Obama made the case that liberty is not timeless; that it must adjust to the times, and that "preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action"--not to defend those freedoms from infringement, but to give them "meaning" through government regulation and redistribution. White House communications director...
  • Obama says decade of war ending (Neville Chamberlain II)

    01/21/2013 9:24:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    Associate Press ^ | Jan 21, 12:07 PM EST | none stated
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  • 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.
  • Presidential inauguration: 700,000 expected in D.C. to watch Obama take oath of office

    01/21/2013 7:17:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 199 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/21/2013
    WASHINGTON -- Four years after making history by becoming the first African-American president, Barack Obama will kick off his second term on Monday with a scaled-back inauguration that reflects the tempered expectations for his next four years in office. Lingering high unemployment, bitter political battles and a divisive re-election campaign have punctured the mood of optimism and hope that infused Obama's 2009 inauguration after a sweeping election win. This time, Obama's inauguration will feature smaller crowds and a reduced slate of inaugural balls and parties to match the more subdued tenor of the times. When Obama raises his right hand...
  • CNN Hosts Wave to Obama Like Admirers

    01/21/2013 6:25:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    After CNN correspondent Jim Acosta felt like pinching himself at Monday's inauguration parade, host Wolf Blitzer couldn't contain himself as he tried to get the attention of both President Obama and Vice President Biden. Blitzer gushed that "Look, this is history over here," as the President and First Lady made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House. He waved to Obama saying "Mr. President," but was drowned out by crowd noise. Blitzer did the same with Vice President Biden.
  • Obama Promises "Peace in Our Time" In Inauguration Speech

    01/21/2013 2:45:27 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/21/13 | Aurelius
    If you did not already know that the President has no grasp of history, no knowledge of what he is saying, this should help confirm it. According to the transcript released by the White House, President Obama channeled Neville Chamberlain, using the phrase "peace in our time" to tout his reelection. The President explained (emphasis mine): We will support democracy from Asia to Africa, from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor,...
  • Obama's Inauguration Day: All That's Missing Is The Queen's Golden Coach

    01/20/2013 2:45:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 20, 2013 | Jonathan Freedland
    Obama's Inauguration Day: All That's Missing Is The Queen's Golden Coach Jonathan Freedland The Guardian, 20 January 2013 Barack Obama was treated to a performance by the cellist Yo-yo Ma at his first inauguration in 2009. America will on Monday witness its quadrennial act of political alchemy. The base metal of a previously partisan candidate is transformed by the incantation of a few, solemn words into gold, becoming not just a head of government but a head of state – the only figure capable of transcending low politics and representing the republic itself. That, at least, is the idea. Inauguration...
  • Newsweek Cover: Obama The Second Coming

    01/20/2013 3:09:58 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | January 19, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    This Newsweek cover is just laughable. And offensive if you ever get around to stopping laughing. Yes, this is how they think of Obama in their hearts but in the end, this is just stunt journalism. This is the same as DC killing Superman back in the 90's. They've ceased caring about what they're writing about. Everything is good or bad simply based on how many heads turn to look. It's a stunt. They've clearly ceased to care about journalism in any way, shape or form. They don't care if what they do is impressive or a car wreck as...
  • Inauguration Poster Likens Obama to Jesus

    01/20/2013 3:00:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Fox ^ | January 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.” The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, “Prophecy Fulfilled.” “Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘flash of lightning,” the poster notes, referencing a passage in in the Old Testament book of Judges. Hussein, they allege, is a Biblical word meaning “good and handsome.” “So you see, Barak was destined to be a...
  • Newsweek cover calls Obama's inauguration 'The second coming'

    01/19/2013 10:12:51 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 52 replies ^ | 1/18/13 | Joe Newby
    Although it is now digital, Newsweek celebrated President Obama's upcoming inauguration with a "cover" that calls the event "the second coming," an apparent reference to the return of Jesus Christ, The Blaze reported Friday. A post at Twitchy called the cover "creepy," while The Blaze described it as "controversial" and “questionable.” The cover highlights an article by former editor Evan Thomas, who once compared Obama to God. “Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the...
  • U.S. feared attack on Obama inauguration by Somali extremists from Canada

    01/04/2010 7:09:46 PM PST · by Clive · 25 replies · 1,093+ views
    OTTAWA -- As the clock ticked down to the inauguration of Barack Obama, the RCMP was investigating urgent, high-level U.S. fears that Somali extremists from Canada were poised for a spectacular attack on the historic ceremony, the Ottawa Citizen has learned. In the days and hours leading up to the Jan. 20, 2009 inaugural on the steps of the Capitol building, the monumental threat unfolded in Washington and at the National Security Criminal Investigations unit at RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa. About three days earlier, an informant walked into an overseas U.S. embassy and claimed that Canadian disciples of al-Shabab, the...
  • U.S. Feared Spectacular Terror Attack at Obama's Inauguration

    01/05/2010 4:19:58 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 75 replies · 2,621+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 1/5/2010 | Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON -- As millions converged on Washington last year to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama, security officials were concerned that among them were extremists traveling from Somalia to set off explosives as Obama took the oath of office.</p>
  • AP-GfK Poll: 2009 Was Bad for America, Americans

    12/30/2009 1:02:39 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies · 591+ views ^ | December 30, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Nearly three-fourths of Americans think 2009 was a bad year for the country, which was rocked by job losses, home foreclosures and economic sickness.
  • Trampled Mall needs repairs

    01/25/2009 7:06:03 PM PST · by Perdogg · 48 replies · 1,919+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 01.25.09 | Timothy Warren (Contact)
    The estimated 1.8 million people who attended Tuesday's inauguration reduced the Mall to a barren wasteland, and it will likely require some major work from the National Park Service. associated press This photograph by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, captures the scope of the historic inauguration, which attracted an estimated 1.8 million people. Much of the grassy part of the Mall is now off-limits to the public for several months, giving the grass a chance to regrow. The National Park Service, which is in charge of maintaining the area, already has a maintenance team and a natural-resources staff inspecting...
  • Letter: So much for colorblindness

    01/25/2009 3:53:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Vacaville Reporter ^ | January 25, 2009 | Gary Webb
    I have watched and listened for the past week to the musing of the inauguration, and here is what I have gleaned. This is obviously the first inauguration of a U.S. president ever, as far as many people in this country are concerned. In fact, there have been several before this; these people chose not to notice. The honorable Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is famous for his statement, "Judge me not for the color of my skin, but for the content of my character." This is a great philosophy, I agree with and try to abide by. Yet nowhere...
  • NY Daily News Overlooks Inaugural Style Poetry of Crazed Bus Driver Biter

    01/25/2009 11:12:50 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 589+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 25, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    The New York Daily News has reported on a crazed woman passenger who bit a driver over the unavailability of a hybrid bus. However, if the Daily News had investigated the background of the upset passenger, Shelia Bolar, they would have found out that she was every bit as qualified to deliver an Obama inaugural poem as was Elizabeth Alexander who is credited by many for delivering the worst inauguration poem ever. First the Daily News story about how Shelia Bolar has come to our attention: Going green was a cause she could really sink her teeth into.The frantic passenger...
  • Dick Cavett: I’m Not Weeping; It’s an Allergy (Messiah Worship Alert)

    01/25/2009 10:57:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 705+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 23, 2009 | Dick Cavett
    These foolish drops do something drown my manly spirit. – Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice” I had neither planned nor expected to cry. If it’s true, as some maintain, that men who cry are pantywaists, then I stand condemned. Not being one of those whose tear-production is either quick or voluminous, I was amazed at how many times, watching the all-day spectacle, I lost it. And it wasn’t just at the easy times like, say, during a sudden close-up of a tear-streaked elderly black face in the crowd, but also at moments that were just plain “for the country.” “Historic”...
  • Student Thinks School Violated 1st Amendment Rights

    01/23/2009 9:39:02 AM PST · by AmericanHunter · 17 replies · 753+ views
    Times- Union ^ | 1-23-09 | Jennifer Peryam
    Warsaw Community High School officials say the method in which the school's "Young Americans for Liberty" approached holding a proposed demonstration Tuesday expressing their concerns with Barack Obama's policies violated school policy. Austin Brenneman, a WCHS senior and president of the WCHS "Young Americans for Liberty" chapter, e-mailed the Times-Union Tuesday morning informing the newspaper he and approximately 10 other members of the organization had plans during their lunch hour Tuesday afternoon to hold a planned demonstration. Brenneman invited the Times-Union to report on the event Tuesday and said the group planned to distribute flyers and stickers and talk to...
  • Joseph Lowery, Jay-Z and Jeezy (racist vulgar rants after inaguration)

    01/22/2009 9:04:23 AM PST · by wardaddy · 46 replies · 2,606+ views ^ | 1-22-09 | staff
    Joseph Lowery, Jay-Z and Jeezy I watched the inauguration with hundreds of other Democrats on Tuesday and I would say that 98% of them were white. The room we were in was filled with applause, tears, laughter and a sense of community that I had not felt in a long time. We all watched with collective anticipation as the clock approached 12:00 noon because we knew at that moment our country would have a new President, a man who obviously we had all supported and had voted for. And after Obama took the oath of office and the inauguration continued,...
  • Experts: Obama crowd smaller than reported

    01/22/2009 9:10:48 AM PST · by · 29 replies · 1,325+ views
    Experts are questioning the National Park Service report that 1.8 million people attended the inauguration of President Obama. An estimate using satellite imagery produced Wednesday by intelligence publishing company Jane’s Information Group counted between 1.3 million and 1.7 million in and around the Mall and parade route. Clark McPhail, an expert in crowd counting and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois, said that 1.5 million people spread from the west lawn of the Capitol to the far end of the reflecting pool would have a consistent density equivalent to packing nearly 2,000 people on a basketball court. Maggie Daniels,...
  • A Day Of Firsts Celebrated By Second-Rate Festivities

    01/22/2009 4:16:34 AM PST · by theothercheek · 3 replies · 458+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | January 21, 2009 | The Stiletto
    So does a $170 million price tag buy you the bestest inauguration ceremony in the history of these United States of America? Surprisingly, no. It was a day of mediocrity and mess-ups. Here's an example: Ironically, Rev. Rick Warren was supposed to be “the designated bigot” but his invocation was uplifting, awe-inspiring – and joyous ... Now consider by way of comparison Rev. Joseph Lowery's anachronistic and racially divisive benediction: God of our weary years, god of our silent tears, thou who has brought us thus far along the way, thou who has by thy might led us into the...
  • Woodstock Without the Mud (Barf Alert)

    01/22/2009 2:17:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies · 757+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 1/22/2009 | GAIL COLLINS
    Having been lucky enough to attend two of the most memorable events in modern American history, I am able to report that Inauguration Day in Washington was very much like a cold-weather Woodstock. At both, there was a wonderful feeling of community. Along, of course, with the sense that at any moment, you could be trampled to death by thousands of very friendly people who were being moved around like the world’s most mellow herd of cattle. The big difference was in the national reaction. The only people who felt unified during Woodstock were those who were there — everybody...
  • Wounded vets walk out during inaugural ball concert (BDS rears it's ugly head)

    01/21/2009 9:44:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 3,340+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2009 | Carrie Sheffield
    An inaugural ball honoring U.S. military veterans ended in a kerfluffle as several veterans walked out when a musical act's attempt at humor backfired. During the Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Ball honoring the nation's veterans, a vocalist with George Clinton and the P. Funk All-Stars held up a white towel with large block letters saying "[Expletive] GEORGE," perturbing many audience members who walked out after the display, interpreting it as a jab at the outgoing commander-in-chief, George W. Bush. A spokeswoman for the ball's organizers said the sign was inappropriate. "Obviously we and the Heroes Ball coordinators were...
  • Obama Sworn in as 44th President of U.S.

    01/20/2009 9:29:06 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 212 replies · 11,379+ views
    BY WILLIAM BRANIGIN Barack Obama took the oath of office today as the 44th president of the United States and pledged to "begin again the work of remaking America." Addressing a huge throng estimated at more than 2 million people on the capital's Mall and millions of others watching on television, Obama recognized the multiple crises now afflicting the nation at a time of war abroad and economic turmoil at home. But he sought to rally Americans to a "new era of responsibility" and the promise of a brighter future. He cited a profound "sapping of confidence across our land...
  • Tech school instructor on leave over Obama remarks

    01/21/2009 11:23:35 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 64 replies · 2,704+ views
    WICHITA, Kan. - An instructor at Wichita Technical Institute is on administrative leave after a student complained about remarks he made while watching Barack Obama's inauguration on television. The student said she was so offended by the instructor's remarks Tuesday, that she walked out of the computer networking class. The woman, Danyeal Jackson, said the teacher gave a play-by-play mocking what Obama said in his inauguration address. Jackson said the instructor questioned the intelligence of those who voted for Obama and asserted that the nation's first black president was elected "because of the color of his skin." She said one...
  • Michelle Obama wore Isabel Toledo for the Inauguration

    01/21/2009 11:25:51 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 43 replies · 1,030+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jan 21st, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Michelle Obama was expected to wear either Maria Pinto, Thakoon, or Oscar de la Renta for the Inauguration ceremony, but the First Lady surprised us in a good way, when she chose a striking Isabel Toledo design. The champagne yellow ensemble consisted of a gold-embossed coat and a yellow brocade shift dress with diamanté neckline. The coat was made of wool lace in a silk net, with silk radzimir underneath and a layer of pashmina for warmth. Mrs Obama paired down her outfit with green patent Jimmy Choo ‘Glacier’ pumps and olive green gloves from J. Crew.
  • Dennis Prager: Obama’s Inaugural Address Short on Inspiration

    01/21/2009 9:54:31 AM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies · 813+ views ^ | January 21, 2009 | Dennis Prager
    The night Barack Obama won the election, he gave one of the most inspiring victory addresses I ever heard. The day Barack Obama was inaugurated president of the United States, he gave one of the least inspiring inaugural addresses I have ever heard.
  • No arrests made during ceremony

    01/21/2009 10:00:44 AM PST · by meowmeow · 29 replies · 1,299+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 21 Jan 09 | Scott McCabe
    Close to 1.5 million people poured onto the National Mall Tuesday, and the biggest police action appeared to be reuniting parents with their lost children, law enforcement officials said. “We had a crowd stretching from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and for the most part it was an orderly and festive,” said U.S. Park Police Sergeant Robert LaChance. “We couldn’t have asked for a better day.” No arrests were made as of Tuesday afternoon, according to D.C., National Park and U.S. Capitol police.
  • Classless Democrats Boo and Jeer George W. Bush at Obama Inauguration - Video 1/20/09

    01/21/2009 8:31:03 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 44 replies · 1,793+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 21, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from yesterday's inauguration of classless Obama supporters booing and jeering President George W. Bush as he made his way to the platform for Obama's swearing in as President. I don't ever remember such a thing happening at an inauguration. Republicans would just never do such a thing because we have a great sense of respect for the Office of the Presidency. Democrats demonstrated just how lacking in class they are with this conduct. . . . . . (watch video)
  • Obama-media and the Bush bash to the last second...

    01/21/2009 8:29:34 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 22 replies · 1,418+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/21/09 | Jennifer Harper
    The press was all Obama all the time for the inauguration - with a bash of Bush and Cheney - EVEN AS THEY ARRIVED for the big event.
  • Caption Hillary Clinton

    01/21/2009 8:08:11 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 35 replies · 1,270+ views
    Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. In this photo released by Eli and Edythe Broad, Secretary of State designee Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a dinner hosted by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad to celebrate the inauguration of President Obama, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington.
  • Inaugural Trash Challenge ('Eco-friendly' trash Mall)

    01/21/2009 7:31:30 AM PST · by maggief · 64 replies · 4,210+ views
    abcnews2 ^ | January 20, 2009
    Inaugural revelers are lucky they didn't get fined for littering. As crowds cleared the city Tuesday, their trash covered the National Mall and Washington Monument grounds after President Barack Obama's inauguration. They left behind plastic bottles, newspapers, food wrappers, gloves and even American flags they had been waving. Trash bins overflowed with items people tossed.
  • Caption Barack pointing at Michelle in her Inaugural gown

    01/21/2009 4:25:02 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 83 replies · 3,085+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 1/20/09 | staff
  • Barack Obama inauguration: this Emperor has no clothes, it will all end in tears

    01/21/2009 4:04:03 AM PST · by GVnana · 69 replies · 3,914+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/20/2009 | Gerald Warner
    This will end in tears. The Obama hysteria is not merely embarrassing to witness, it is itself contributory to the scale of the disaster that is coming. What we are experiencing, in the deepening days of a global depression, is the desperate suspension of disbelief by people of intelligence - la trahison des clercs - in a pathetic effort to hypnotise themselves into the delusion that it will be all right on the night. It will not be all right. We have been here before. In the spring of 1997, to be precise, when a charismatic, young prime minister entered...
  • "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...
  • Rev. Joseph Lowery Prays for the Day When "White (people) Embrace What is Right" - Video 1/20/09

    01/20/2009 4:34:10 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 33 replies · 1,344+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 20, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Civil Rights Hero Rev. Joseph Lowery giving the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration today. At the very end of the benediction, Lowery prayed for the day when "black would not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead man, and when white would embrace what is right. Let all those who do justice and love mercy say 'Amen.'" With all due respect to Rev. Lowery, his prayer for "white" people to do what is right is a good one. But it...
  • Doctors say fatigue caused Kennedy's seizure

    01/20/2009 4:31:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 1,205+ views
    <p>Doctors are blaming fatigue for the seizure that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, ill with a brain tumor, suffered during a post-inauguration luncheon for President Barack Obama.</p> <p>Dr. Edward Aulisi, Washington Hospital Center's neurosurgery chairman, says Kennedy is awake, talking with family and friends and feeling well.</p>
  • Freep this pole: How would you rate Barack Obama's inauguration speech?

    01/20/2009 4:12:31 PM PST · by rightwingextremist1776 · 102 replies · 3,510+ views
    How would you rate Barack Obama's inauguration speech?
  • Inauguration is lesson plan at Obama Elementary

    01/20/2009 4:00:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 565+ views
    KTAR-AM News & Talk / The Associated Press ^ | January 20th, 2009 | Frank Eltman
    Some schoolchildren stood and recited the oath along with the new president. Others shouted "Amen" at the end of the invocation. But perhaps no school in the country celebrated the historic inauguration of the nation's 44th president with more enthusiasm than the hundreds of students at the newly renamed Barack Obama Elementary School in Hempstead, Long Island. "I was just speechless. I don't even have the words to explain the feelings," said Principal Jean Bligen, who won tickets to the inauguration in a lottery, but decided the only place she wanted to be Tuesday was with her students. "It was...