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Presidential inauguration: 700,000 expected in D.C. to watch Obama take oath of office
Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/21/2013

Posted on 01/21/2013 7:17:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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 to be sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts outside the U.S. Capitol at 10:55 a.m. Chicago time, it will be his second time taking the oath in 24 hours.

He had a private swearing-in on Sunday at the White House because of a constitutional requirement that the president be sworn in on Jan. 20. Rather than stage the full inauguration on a Sunday, the main public events were put off until Monday.

Obama begins the day worshiping at St. John's Episcopal Church across from the White House. He will then take the oath again and deliver his inaugural address from the Capitol's west front overlooking the National Mall, where a crowd of up to 700,000 is expected to watch.

That is down significantly from the record 1.8 million people who jammed Washington in 2009 for Obama's first inauguration.

As Inauguration Day dawned and people streamed through the wintry cold toward the Capitol grounds, Washington was in security lockdown, with thousands of police and National Guard troops deployed, barricades up and Humvee military vehicles blocking major intersections.

Outside the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, an elaborate presidential viewing stand, encased in bullet-proof glass, awaited Obama and other VIPs

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To: Marathoner 244

Will that be a cut and curl, or just a cut?


151 posted on 01/21/2013 10:57:38 AM PST by itssme
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To: mlizzy
Sasha is the kid who seems to freely express herself as it pertains to the bozo. I've seen her give him the eye, look at him incredulously, pull away from him on one occasion, and yes, yawn ‘cause the bozo and the whole shebang boors her. Good kid.
152 posted on 01/21/2013 11:04:21 AM PST by itssme
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To: Hoodat

700K leaches attend the coronation.


153 posted on 01/21/2013 11:11:13 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Rio

“I believe that he is due for another Nobel Peace Prize as well.”

For his use of armed drones to promote peace and love.

(or was it for free condoms so Ms. Fluck could spread more love and good relations?)


154 posted on 01/21/2013 11:16:40 AM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: Liberty Valance

700,000 is the Obaba Regime estimate since that is how many free Obaba phones they have to toss to the adoring takers.


155 posted on 01/21/2013 11:20:20 AM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: Mouton
700K leaches attend the coronation.

It's true. Everyone, except for the media and hired help, is being paid by the government to attend the inaugurizing today, M. L. King holiday. Well, then, actually...EVERYONE there is being propped up by the government.
156 posted on 01/21/2013 11:21:53 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: SeekAndFind

700,000 is less than their normal population isn’t it?


157 posted on 01/21/2013 11:35:03 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Resettozero
Yes, the government is SO efficient

Broken Viewing Screen Ruins Inauguration For Thousands
158 posted on 01/21/2013 11:45:20 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://picosong.com/3d9u


159 posted on 01/21/2013 11:54:18 AM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: itssme
...I've seen her [Sasha] give him the eye, look at him incredulously, pull away from him on one occasion...
That's funny, and I'm guessing one of the reasons the girls are rarely seen with them [on camera] anymore.
160 posted on 01/21/2013 11:58:28 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: SeekAndFind
I remember Ann Barnhardt last year made a bet that the twice unconstitutionally elected admitted foreign born national would swear on the Koran this time around. I thought she was half kidding, but after seeing this pic I'm saying to myself is that a Bible? That don't look like no Bible to me. The press said it was the "Robinson family Bible". Just what kind of Bible is that? Is their "Bible" a pamphlet?


161 posted on 01/21/2013 12:14:36 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeekAndFind

Million Moron March


162 posted on 01/21/2013 12:31:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SampleMan
The Lord must be sorely tempted by such a gathering.

You got that right!

If ever there was a time for the Lord to rain fire & brimstone from heaven upon Washington D.C., as He did to Sodom & Gomorah, right in the middle of the Usuper's coronation speech would be the perfect time.

163 posted on 01/21/2013 12:52:29 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I read that the Mooch said her family was not religious...didn't attend religious services, or belong to any particular religion. I agree, it doesn't look like ANYONE'S Bible. There seems to be a white cover on the top and the bottom of the whatever is between the covers...looks like they are trying to make sure no one can see any printing on the top if there is any, or ID it in any way...calls for more investigating. If we can find that it is a Koran pamphlet, then we nail this basta*d one way or another.
164 posted on 01/21/2013 12:55:37 PM PST by itssme
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To: NativeSon
I’m just hoping that there is no widespread looting & riots

Really? I actually think it would be a great way to cap off the racist 0dumb0's self-coronation. Let the feral yutes (0dumb0's & Holder's people) in da hoods, rise up and burn down their own inner city neighborhoods or businesses. It would be fitting end to 0dumb0's coronation.

165 posted on 01/21/2013 12:58:24 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I read that the Mooch said her family was not religious...didn't attend religious services, or belong to any particular religion. I agree, it doesn't look like ANYONE'S Bible. There seems to be a white cover on the top and the bottom of the whatever is between the covers...looks like they are trying to make sure no one can see any printing on the top if there is any, or ID it in any way...calls for more investigating. If we can find that it is a Koran pamphlet, then we nail this basta*d one way or another.
166 posted on 01/21/2013 1:05:31 PM PST by itssme
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I read that the Mooch said her family was not religious...didn't attend religious services, or belong to any particular religion. I agree, it doesn't look like ANYONE'S Bible. There seems to be a white cover on the top and the bottom of the whatever is between the covers...looks like they are trying to make sure no one can see any printing on the top if there is any, or ID it in any way...calls for more investigating. If we can find that it is a Koran pamphlet, then we nail this basta*d one way or another.
167 posted on 01/21/2013 1:05:46 PM PST by itssme
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To: SeekAndFind

No thanks; I already have Comedy Channel and Chiller, so.....what’s the point.


168 posted on 01/21/2013 1:27:37 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: rcrngroup

“I’m just hoping that there is no widespread looting & riots” - said the man Freepin from his place of work...


169 posted on 01/21/2013 1:45:07 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: SeekAndFind
I spent the afternoon today out in the woods looking for Bigfoot.

I figured that was a better use of my time and easier on my blood pressure then watching all the sick adulation and Commie lies spewing adoringly out of the District of Corruption.

170 posted on 01/21/2013 2:10:49 PM PST by Gritty (The 2nd Amendment protects the right to shoot tyrants effectively, not deer-Judge Andrew Napolitano)
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To: itssme

My husband read one article that stated that Obama would take the oath of office on a binder. He asked me what that meant and made a few jokes about binders full of women.


171 posted on 01/21/2013 2:20:41 PM PST by Eva
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To: itssme

Yeah something is definitely up with that. What Bible has a gold pad like that in the middle? That ain’t no bookmark. And what Bible is that thin? I have a pocket Bible fatter than that. This is their “family Bible”? What did they do, rip out half the pages?


172 posted on 01/21/2013 2:21:10 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: mylife

And lots of visits to Dr. 90210? Sure looks like, in that photo anyway...


173 posted on 01/21/2013 2:24:50 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The Obimbo ate the bible.


174 posted on 01/21/2013 2:30:40 PM PST by Toespi
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To: SeekAndFind
700,000?

Love them mass rallys!


175 posted on 01/21/2013 4:35:17 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: Jacknudy

I was thinking of this land is your land this land is my land.


176 posted on 01/21/2013 5:08:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lakeside Granny

That is exactly what happened.


177 posted on 01/21/2013 5:09:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It does look odd for a Bible....I thought he was supposed to use Lincoln’s Bible today? Or yesterday? Does not look like an antique Bible.


178 posted on 01/21/2013 6:30:31 PM PST by SisterK (not my president)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Those girls just do NOT look normal. For crying out loud, their father is swearing into the office of the President of the United States. They look like they’re at a FUNERAL.

Most kids would be smiling, reverent, amazed, engaged ...whatever.

They look like they hate him. It’s just really strange.

Or maybe they’re mad at the outfits they have to wear. Something.


179 posted on 01/21/2013 6:37:27 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

And the one kid is looking at the “bible”. Maybe she knows something.


180 posted on 01/21/2013 7:36:32 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: itssme

Oops, sorry for the double entries..out of my control.


181 posted on 01/21/2013 9:43:33 PM PST by itssme
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To: Eva

What IS meant by that term, “binder?” Being a domestic foreign agent and enemy of the state, it would not be out of obozo’s character to use something else, other than a Bible, which we can all recognize. The smiles on the faces of both obozo and the Mooch as he took the oath, gave me the impression that they think they know something we don’t know, like for instance that the Mooch is holding a pamphlet of the Koran, instead of a Bible.

More investigating is needed on this one...we need to wipe that smirk off obozo’s face.


182 posted on 01/21/2013 9:50:33 PM PST by itssme
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To: Eva

It just came to me..I’m sloow! The term “binder” refers to the white “binder” that appears to be covering the top and the bottom of whatever is inside the binder that the Mooch is holding. These two think they’r so slick. If it is a Koran that is contained in this white binder, we have to find out.


183 posted on 01/21/2013 9:55:03 PM PST by itssme
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Look, Sasha has a training boob belt on. Kind of like how they started binding little girls’ feet at a young age in old China.


184 posted on 01/21/2013 9:59:41 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: LibsRJerks

These two kids look uncomfortable for some reason. For one, you know they hear things being said by their parents in the White House on the one hand, and then they have to appear before the American people and pretend to be something that they know their parents are NOT. And so these kids are conflicted. And it shows.


185 posted on 01/21/2013 9:59:49 PM PST by itssme
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To: LibsRJerks

Yes, those girls look very odd. Maybe they’re not evil even though their parents are. Kids don’t always turn out like their parents.


186 posted on 01/21/2013 10:02:07 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, Nero parties while Rome burns. Extravagance in the midst of a recession.

This is the coldest President we’ve had in a long time.

Ya know what I think would have happened if Romney were elected? He would have had none of this fluff. He may have some form of narcissism, but not this type. He really doesn’t like chumming around with people.

I truly believe he would have not had an inaugural ball because:

a) he feels uncomfortable at those events and

b) to set an example of fiscal prudence.


187 posted on 01/21/2013 10:47:09 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Logical me
"Make sure your TV is on. After all, ALL HAIL OUR KING, OUR GOD KING, KING OBAMA!"
In English: No.
In Deutche: Nein.
In Afrikaans: Geen.

188 posted on 01/21/2013 10:59:11 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

cracked me up..love all the comments but yoursis best so far!!


189 posted on 01/21/2013 11:05:47 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Well, after you take out all the references to God or Jesus - it get’s pretty short.


190 posted on 01/21/2013 11:16:39 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: SeekAndFind
That is down significantly from the record 1.8 million people who jammed Washington in 2009 for Obama's first inauguration.

Was it ever verified that there were 1.8 million people at the first inauguration? I remember that the media was really hyping the event, but the pictures didn't seem to verify the amount of people claimed to be in attendance.

191 posted on 01/21/2013 11:37:53 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Jerome Corsi tried to fly into some airport in Kenya to interview Obama's grandmother about his birth there. Authorities in Kenya quickly stopped and arrested him before he could leave the airport, and threatened to arrest and/or kill him if he ever came back.

Funny how those who seek the truth on our Kenyan dictator are usually the first to be threatened with imprisonment and/or death.

192 posted on 01/22/2013 12:06:40 AM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Liberty Valance

They must be giving away free TV’s, Iphones, lunches, etc. Who would go watch that phony circus without getting all the free stuff?

“Inauguration”? What Inauguration?


193 posted on 01/22/2013 5:16:37 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: itssme

Whatever is inside that “binder”, it is in two sections and is definitely not a Bible. Look at the picture and blow up the section of the binder. You can clearly see two separate sections. The cover is worn, so perhaps the cover, or binder, itself is like some sort of album, definitely not a Bible.


194 posted on 01/22/2013 8:26:49 AM PST by Eva
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To: SeekAndFind

We are expected to believe that 3/4 of million people will stand out in the cold to watch the grifters walk down the street? Given the calibre of the average Hussein voter,I’m thinking maybe 70k, tops..


195 posted on 01/22/2013 8:27:44 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: Eva

I do recall seeing the Mooch holding the Abraham Lincoln Bible and also something else directly underneath this Bible. It was said that they were also using the “Robinson family Bible”, though nothing else looked like a Bible except the Abraham Lincoln Bible. And then in another picture, you have the Mooch holding the white binder in which it looks like two separate items are contained. One is light tan in color...I’ve seen copies of the Koran pamphlet in this light tan color cover, and the other is darker in color. These two have a smirk on their faces as if to say they know something we don’t know. Other than you and I, no one seems to be asking any questions about what was in the binder, and what was the item beneath the Abraham Lincoln Bible that the Mooch was holding.....


196 posted on 01/22/2013 9:53:44 AM PST by itssme
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To: SeekAndFind

(yawn)


197 posted on 01/22/2013 10:48:33 AM PST by frizzled
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To: Eva
OK, finally googled and found the following info on what was in the Mooch’s hand at the outdoor swearing-in ceremony and what was in her hand at the indoor repeat swearing-in ceremony. This info is per the White House AND the msm:

Outdoors, she is holding the smaller Abraham Lincoln Bible, which is on top of the Martin Luther King black leather Bible.

Indoors, she is holding the Robinson family Bible.
From my point of view, there is a white binder and there are one or two items contained between the white covers of this binder. Nothing between the white covers looks to me like a family Bible. Like good socialists, they are lying..I'll dig a little further on this one and see what I can find.

198 posted on 01/22/2013 11:25:08 AM PST by itssme
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To: itssme

Other posters have claimed that Michelle has previously stated that the Robinson’s were not a religious family, that they did not follow any religion or attend any type of services. So, would such a family have kept a Bible? I doubt it.


199 posted on 01/22/2013 11:55:02 AM PST by Eva
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To: NativeSon

It’s in D.C. where the looting is always widespread. They just don’t break down storefronts to do it.


200 posted on 01/22/2013 6:51:42 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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