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Scaled-Back Inauguration Loses its Appeal
The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 4, 2013 | ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON

Posted on 01/06/2013 7:13:57 AM PST by MinorityRepublican

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's public swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 21 is prompting a different kind of oath within the capital's tourism industry, as the prospect of disappointing attendance threatens to dent spending on all manner of travel goods and services, from luxury hotel suites to servings of the president's favorite chili.

Mr. Obama's 2009 inauguration drew an estimated 1.8 million people to Washington, more than any other gathering on the National Mall, according to officials at Destination D.C., the city's main tourism and convention marketer. This week, D.C. transportation and tourism officials said they expected turnout to be less than half that, at 600,000 to 800,000.

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1 posted on 01/06/2013 7:14:00 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ok, so who voted for this man?


2 posted on 01/06/2013 7:18:22 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

>>Ok, so who voted for this man?<<

Young Voters vs. The Constitution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhblsFPVRys


3 posted on 01/06/2013 7:21:46 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This phony, foreign born schmuck should be sworn at, not in!

However, since the sociopath needs swearing in by his buddy John Roberts Arnold then it should be in a dingy closet or restroom.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 7:27:42 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Money can be bettr spent on drugs and booze and hookers...His ignorant followers learn fast....


5 posted on 01/06/2013 7:27:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: MinorityRepublican

First (?) in line to predict the.mess.left behind will be worse than before since the attendees will the hard core supporters.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 7:28:10 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: MinorityRepublican

After the attendees trash the place, we will be expected to pay for the cleanup and new grass.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 7:34:09 AM PST by dforest
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To: MinorityRepublican

Suckers don’t like to show their faces.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 7:35:13 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: MinorityRepublican

What, no Corinthian columns?


9 posted on 01/06/2013 7:38:21 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Ok, so who voted for this man?
********
The Takers.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 7:40:29 AM PST by Starboard
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To: MinorityRepublican

Somehow when your stuffing the ballot boxes, the win does not feel like a celebration anymore.

Barry Soetoro Barack Hussain Obama could not win at tic tac toe without three free moves.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 7:43:23 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I just saw a show on Sunday morning (my God on CBS no less) about Gen. Stanley McChrystal and how the admitted foreign born twice unconstitutionally elected POTUS made McChrystal resign because McChrystal while having dinner with friends had the audacity to say the admitted foreign born twice unconstitutionally elected POTUS was”disappointed”. May this subhuman piece of Kenyan vomit choke on his inauguration, seriously.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57562279/gen-stanley-mcchrystal-on-the-tasks-behind-him/


12 posted on 01/06/2013 7:43:53 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: American in Israel

Everyone who is at the inauguration of this menace cheering for him should be photographed for posterity...and brought to justice eventually.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 7:45:23 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

From what I can tell, nobody, and I say that with all seriousness. If you are a fan of newspaper websites, you may have noticed all last year the majority of comments on these news sites were against Obama, and they still are to this day. And I look at just about every news site in existence, almost every state, even foreign ones and on almost every single one of these websites where readers can post comments, the comments were almost always against Obama 10-1.. Yet the guy wins?

How can this be? Do liberals avoid posting comments on News websites? With their big fat obnoxious mouths? I don’t think so. The fact is in reality there was only a tiny minority of people who supported Obama, who would vote for him. Yet the guy wins. Yeah my ass he won. He won by fraud, plain and simple. Don’t know how he pulled it off, but he did pull it off and being that the Republican party does not exist anymore, he got away with it.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 7:53:00 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Sacajaweau

They are spending money on drugs and booze and hookers. Only it’s welfare money.....

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/poor_some_ugar_on_me_0Hq1d3iPnvj2RwpsEDS7MN


15 posted on 01/06/2013 7:55:03 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: dforest
The only things 'green' about Libs/Lefties; is their 'envy'.

Yes; a major clean-up' will be the order of the day. We know we can count on it. Just another 'poke-in-the-eye'; to those 'who pay'; from those that don't.

16 posted on 01/06/2013 7:58:34 AM PST by cricket
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

They should park a Jiffy-John on the Capitol steps, and take him inside that to swear him in.

I hope it snows azz deep to a tall indian.


17 posted on 01/06/2013 7:59:24 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Sacajaweau

You mean our money. I read an article in da Post this morning about all the EBT (welfare cash card) withdrawals at pole dancing “clubs,” porn shops and liquor stores. And the legislature has no intention of preventing these places from having ATMs that accept EBT cards because, after all it’s the “right” of the recipients to spend it however they want.

In any case, look for Bambi to spend our money to bus in his voters so the crowd looks good...and I hope the local liquour stores are stocking up on their 40 ouncers.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 8:15:43 AM PST by livius
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To: ILS21R

That must be a statistical conclusion.
I do not know a single 18-30 year old who voted for obama.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 8:21:45 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Or maybe people who post comments on newspaper websites tend to be intelligent. Obviously, that means most of them are against Obama, by default. Majority of Obama voters probably couldn’t be bothered to check out the news online, after all, they’ll rather watch Jersey Shore.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 8:35:09 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: Badabing Badablonde

“Ok, so who voted for this man?”

The vote counters.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 9:07:05 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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To: Venturer

From what I heard his swearing in is going to be done in private and that he is going to swear on the Koran. I doubt this is true but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 9:10:02 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: ILS21R

I get a kick out of how some people blame young voters, too funny, everyone of those a**clowns that are in power are boomers: Odumba, Stretch Pelosi, Harry dingle Reid, Biden the groper, I could go on. The boomer generation and the one before it spent decades infiltrating the schools and allowing illegals to work on the cheap, so spare me, if anything, the previous generation pilfered the nation, also, the seeds of hatred the hippies had for their parents and their nation are bearing fruit, the boomers are in power, not gen x nor gen y!


23 posted on 01/06/2013 11:26:48 AM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: IslamE

>>I get a kick out of how some people blame young voters, too funny, everyone of those a**clowns that are in power are boomers: Odumba, Stretch Pelosi, Harry dingle Reid, Biden the groper, I could go on.<<

Well, they didn’t get there by themselves. Young ignorant voters vote for old ignorant libs. Facts are facts.


24 posted on 01/06/2013 12:17:36 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: svcw

>>That must be a statistical conclusion. I do not know a single 18-30 year old who voted for obama.<<

How many do you know?


25 posted on 01/06/2013 12:21:14 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: IslamE

None of these are boomers (1946-1964):

Reid born 1939
Pelosi born 1940
Biden born 1942

Boomers just began to vote in 1967 (at age 21 back then)!


26 posted on 01/06/2013 12:30:12 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: ILS21R

32


27 posted on 01/06/2013 12:32:04 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: donna

Well, the boomers put them in, if I recall the boomers were smoking pot and hating their nation at Woodstock singing and embracing debauchery and Communism, whether boomers like it or not, they are the ones with the reins of power not gen x nor gen y, if anything they have been indoctrinated by the government schools to hate both God and country, boomers are the leadership, they are the ones in powerful positions in government, the private sector, and the entertainment industry.


28 posted on 01/06/2013 12:44:56 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The age and control of the astral house of Capricorn will end soon.

Capricorn, most of Russia is aspected by this sign as well as the city of Chicago.

Capricorn is the foremost supportive astrology sign with socialism and communism.

many people scoff at astrolgy, the Chinese have used it for thousands of years, it does indeed control a nation.

Capricorn muddied the minds of America to accept Obama, his islamo-fascist agenda.

The house is about to change.

And so will America.


29 posted on 01/06/2013 12:57:05 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: svcw

>>32<<

Million?


30 posted on 01/06/2013 12:59:36 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: IslamE

Generation X encompasses the 44 to 50 million Americans born between 1965 and 1980.

Reid elected 1982
Pelosi elected 1987
Biden elected 1972

Gen X just began to vote in 1983 (at age 18)!

I don’t think we can really blame the generations because it was the Washington elites of both parties who decided who got to run for national seats (except for maybe Biden).

If anything, that would mean the “Greatest Generation” did it to us! They certainly held the Judiciary.


31 posted on 01/06/2013 1:44:03 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: ILS21R

(((eye roll)))


32 posted on 01/06/2013 2:01:42 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: ILS21R

You made a blanket statement about young voters, as though it is true.
I am telling you it is not true.
Young is not synonymous with stupid.


33 posted on 01/06/2013 2:03:46 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Eye of Unk

I don’t believe in any of that astrology bunk. I’m far above it cause I’m Aquarious


34 posted on 01/06/2013 2:21:05 PM PST by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: svcw

>>You made a blanket statement about young voters, as though it is true. I am telling you it is not true. Young is not synonymous with stupid.<<

Blanket statement?

My first post was just a link to a youtube video.

In another post (to IslamE) I wrote “Young ignorant voters vote for old ignorant libs.” I didn’t say stupid, I said ignorant. There is a difference. Webster can help you out there.

Have a beer and relax...jeez.


35 posted on 01/06/2013 2:49:15 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: svcw

>>Young is not synonymous with stupid.<<

That must be a statistical conclusion. 32... lol


36 posted on 01/06/2013 3:02:13 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: ILS21R

I pity you.
The young people you know must be real dopes.
The young people I know are accomplished, successful (for their age), and fully informed politically.
How so very sad for you.


37 posted on 01/06/2013 3:30:43 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

>>I pity you.
The young people you know must be real dopes.
The young people I know are accomplished, successful (for their age), and fully informed politically.
How so very sad for you<<

Apology accepted.


38 posted on 01/06/2013 3:59:43 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bus in the toothless takers.


39 posted on 01/06/2013 4:05:29 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: ILS21R

>>The young people I know are accomplished, successful (for their age), and fully informed politically.<<

You’re entitled to you own opinions but not your own facts. By factor of 2 to 1, young people voted for Obama. They are ignorant.


40 posted on 01/06/2013 4:11:10 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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