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Obama inauguration to air in theaters (MSNBC pact puts coverage in 27 U.S. locations)
hollywoodreporter.com ^ | January 12, 2009 | Paul J. Gough

Posted on 01/13/2009 10:16:32 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

NEW YORK -- President-elect Barack Obama is on his way to the big screen, thanks to a deal between MSNBC and Screenvision that will put the news channel's inaugural coverage in 27 theaters around the country.

Free tickets are being handed out via MSNBC.com to see the inauguration and parade from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET at the 27 theaters run by 11 exhibitor partners in 21 markets. Midday Tuesday isn't necessarily a big movie time, so it helps to fill the theater -- and boost popcorn and soda sales -- at a time when it's not usually busy.

That means that Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and other MSNBC and NBC personalities will play the big movie screen in addition to the usual MSNBC cable and satellite stream. MSNBC won't be in high-definition until the second quarter, but both the channel and Screenvision say the quality will still be high.

"It'll look great," MSNBC president Phil Griffin said. "We're thrilled about it."

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


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1 posted on 01/13/2009 10:16:33 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This satire or has my world really turned upside down?


2 posted on 01/13/2009 10:20:07 AM PST by poobear (a 2-iron is best for killing Cottonmouths, Copperheads, and Water Moccasins...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Big friggin deal.....I’m not watching that farce....are you?


3 posted on 01/13/2009 10:20:44 AM PST by nbhunt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Capitalists aren’t so evil when they sell Popcorn and soda pop to apostles of Obama.

Can they use the Freedom card for that?


4 posted on 01/13/2009 10:20:47 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hrmmm if we could get the script first we could have an Obama Horror Picture Show event!


5 posted on 01/13/2009 10:21:03 AM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: poobear

The way the media is behaving you think this guy farts rainbows.


6 posted on 01/13/2009 10:21:08 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Love to go but I’m going to be washing my hair then.


7 posted on 01/13/2009 10:21:40 AM PST by AU72
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"It'll look great," MSNBC president Phil Griffin said, allegedly between slurps. "We're thrilled about it."

Great. And here I went and broke my DVD player this past weekend. Come weekend I'll either need to fix it or buy a replacement, because I'm dammm sure not going to spend all next week watching that public porn-fest. Only '24'.

8 posted on 01/13/2009 10:21:47 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a little over the Top even for MSNBC. . . Are their ratings this bad ?
I’ll be at Work during this “Event”, which afterall is just a swearing in Ceremony followed by platitudes.


9 posted on 01/13/2009 10:22:09 AM PST by 4Speed
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These Obama worshippers in the media are so pathetic.


10 posted on 01/13/2009 10:22:26 AM PST by ensignbay (*** http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/we-demand-true-conservative-leadership.html ***)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Coultr is right - the MSM just wants to have sex with Obama.


11 posted on 01/13/2009 10:23:31 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry. I’ve got my peach pit carving class to go to.


12 posted on 01/13/2009 10:24:01 AM PST by Walmartian
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"It'll look great," MSNBC president Phil Griffin said. "We're thrilled about it."

Just...thrilled! Gettin' all tingly down his leg...

13 posted on 01/13/2009 10:24:05 AM PST by polymuser (Bye, bye Miss American Pie.)
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To: ensignbay

I’m think that this violates the separation of church and state. If you know what I mean.


14 posted on 01/13/2009 10:24:05 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

JAN 20th, 2009.....the day America died....


15 posted on 01/13/2009 10:24:38 AM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Coultrr is right - the MSM just wants to have sex with Obama.

They must have to cover their laps when talking about That One.

16 posted on 01/13/2009 10:25:04 AM PST by polymuser (Bye, bye Miss American Pie.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A theater crammed with insane Lefties? They are animals, they are going to hurt each other. Perhaps seriously and in large numbers. I love it.

17 posted on 01/13/2009 10:25:43 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am stunned. Just when I think it cannot get more outrageous, it does.

I just made my first YouTube Video. I would appreciate some critical review, and maybe it will give you a closer to a smile:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvN8s2h2LNo


18 posted on 01/13/2009 10:25:54 AM PST by Hanna548 (s)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
My mom knows of some folks who already had hotel reservations and were all excited about going to DC... until they saw all the activities happening and read about so many people going. They decided to watch from their living room. lol

I bet movie rentals/PPV goes thru the roof! lol Unless you're like my mom who will tune in to see what Michelle and Oprah are wearing (mom actually believes that Michelle will become another Jackie O with Oprahs help) lol

19 posted on 01/13/2009 10:27:21 AM PST by sweet_diane (I have no problem w/ the color of his skin... it's the content of his character that bothers me!)
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To: LottieDah

;D!


20 posted on 01/13/2009 10:29:13 AM PST by poobear (a 2-iron is best for killing Cottonmouths, Copperheads, and Water Moccasins...)
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To: sweet_diane

Our local theatre is doing it and asking for food donations for the local food pantry.


21 posted on 01/13/2009 10:29:13 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: goodnesswins

22 posted on 01/13/2009 10:29:15 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is this “MSNBC” of which you speak?


23 posted on 01/13/2009 10:29:27 AM PST by smokinleroy (Eccl. 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: 4Speed
I attended my daughters IB graduation ceremony last week, where there were about sixty people to observe. The ceremony started with the Pledge of Allegiance. Directly in front of me stood a family, whose father refused to place his hand over his heart.

Fine and good. Minutes later the public school principle had a speech prepared that included the likes of “we are going through tough times, and an election has just occurred that should show some great changes”. The same individual who stood with his hands by his side during the pledge applauded long and loudly when this “change” was mentioned.

For the clueless, it's all about the individual, not the country or it's Constitution.

24 posted on 01/13/2009 10:30:08 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: sweet_diane

I guess no one has noticed that Tuesday is a work day


25 posted on 01/13/2009 10:30:50 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; dighton; martin_fierro; Tijeras_Slim; Lee'sGhost

I certainly hope they can work in time for the Two Minutes Hate.


26 posted on 01/13/2009 10:33:47 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: AppyPappy

The theaters should provide barf bags. EMS may have to be called in.


27 posted on 01/13/2009 10:33:47 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: I see my hands

You nailed it. Those theaters will be trashed. I wouldn’t go anywhere near those places on Tuesday.


28 posted on 01/13/2009 10:33:59 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

29 posted on 01/13/2009 10:33:59 AM PST by roses of sharon ("No socialist system can be established without a political police.", Churchill -1945)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Actually, this is a brilliant business decision on their part.


30 posted on 01/13/2009 10:36:56 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: roses of sharon

One Porta Potty for every 6,000 people and the bars will be open 24 hours a day. The Reflecting Pool is going to have bodies floating in half frozen urine. Makes you proud of America doesn’t it Michelle.


31 posted on 01/13/2009 10:38:05 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: poobear
Will people be able to act along and participate - like in Rockey Horror Picture Show? After all, it's practically the same cast.
32 posted on 01/13/2009 10:38:40 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

www.obamaclock.org — The Countdown begins!


33 posted on 01/13/2009 10:38:49 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; freekitty; BossLady; ladyvet; celtic gal; Albion Wilde; rodguy911; unkus; flat; ...

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me.”

Hussein Obama worshippers have forsaken God for their liberal false god. Liberals will answer to God for their actions and they will certainly come up lacking. I hope liberals enjoy their eternity in Hades together.


34 posted on 01/13/2009 10:39:24 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I can already imagine the Hollywood spin from Daily Variety: "B.O. Boffo at B.O. (Box Office)"!!! " 'The One' Scores Big at Opening: Rave Reviews from Nets, Syndies and Indies!!"

And all the stars will come out to party at the big post-Inaugural bash... except for those few conservatives hunkered down with a bottle of whiskey as I plan to be.

35 posted on 01/13/2009 10:39:45 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Annie, I recall a rally on the Mall for GLBT shortly after the Clinton’s were elected. One Lesbian “comedienne” said “we finally have a First lady we can bleep”. This was on C-Span and the F-Bomb was aired. Real classy people.


36 posted on 01/13/2009 10:39:59 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Constitution Day

37 posted on 01/13/2009 10:41:08 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I laughed. I cried. I hurled.


38 posted on 01/13/2009 10:41:19 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Went to the site and read the comments. Oh at the wailing and gnashing of teeth by those who cannot find a theater close to home!! lol


39 posted on 01/13/2009 10:41:39 AM PST by sweet_diane (I have no problem w/ the color of his skin... it's the content of his character that bothers me!)
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To: Hanna548

I liked it. Only one criticism - if possible try to equalize the sound from earlier (with captions) and Sarah’s interview video. They are very far apart so that at first you can’t hear her then after blasting the volume it goes into the “wipeout” line VERY LOUDLY. Otherwise, great first effort.


40 posted on 01/13/2009 10:42:11 AM PST by torchthemummy (My apologies if this post retreads on ground already covered!)
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To: AppyPappy

I’m a substitute teacher..wonder if I’ll get a call!? lol


41 posted on 01/13/2009 10:42:49 AM PST by sweet_diane (I have no problem w/ the color of his skin... it's the content of his character that bothers me!)
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To: massgopguy

I remember that. We’re gonna be in for it....


42 posted on 01/13/2009 10:43:41 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"It'll look great," MSNBC president Phil Griffin said. "We're thrilled about it."

The thrill running down my leg network.
43 posted on 01/13/2009 10:44:15 AM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I will be tuning out ALL media probably for the whole week as I’m sure they will be covering it every day non-stop. Once they haul off the fake Lincoln set, the U.S. will be left with with they started with — an empty suit.


44 posted on 01/13/2009 10:45:02 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t that that sequel-

“The Day the Waters Were Stilled”


45 posted on 01/13/2009 10:47:30 AM PST by mikrofon (Starring B. Obama as 'Yeswe Kaandu')
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To: AppyPappy
I guess no one has noticed that Tuesday is a work day

It is a HOLIDAY for the zer0bama cult.
46 posted on 01/13/2009 10:51:15 AM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: massgopguy

I saw Whoopie Goldberg at some dinner and she was using the F word liberally and that too was aired. These people are spawn of Sodom and Gemorah.


47 posted on 01/13/2009 10:52:59 AM PST by Hanna548 (s)
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To: massgopguy
One Porta Potty for every 6,000 people and the bars will be open 24 hours a day. The Reflecting Pool is going to have bodies floating in half frozen urine. Makes you proud of America doesn’t it Michelle.

Uhhh...5,000 x 6,000 = 30,000,000. Going by what I believe will be the actual turnout (1,000,000), 5,000 porta-potties works out to one per 200 people.

48 posted on 01/13/2009 10:53:44 AM PST by torchthemummy (My apologies if this post retreads on ground already covered!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim; aculeus; Ezekiel; dighton
Midday Tuesday isn't necessarily a big movie time, so it helps to fill the theater -- and boost popcorn and soda sales -- at a time when it's not usually busy.


49 posted on 01/13/2009 10:56:55 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: torchthemummy

Yea, I haven’t figured that out yet. I imported the video and sound came with it, then I imported sound clips I had on my computer and I stuck them into the video and the volume levels were different and I have not been able to figure out how to adjust that. One wierd thing however is the audio on the video clip with Sarah was louder when it was in the video I clipped it from and I think it was louder before I added the music clips. I don’t know but yes I need to figure that out.

It is dumb I know but at least I feel like I have a small way to fight back. If I don’t find some way to fight back I will lose my mind before the next 4 years is over.


50 posted on 01/13/2009 11:00:49 AM PST by Hanna548 (s)
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