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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: 1_Rain_Drop

I swear I just heard some reporter on PBS call Joe Biden “the most important vice president in the history of the world” LOL


51 posted on 01/21/2013 8:26:56 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have to admit that I totally forgot that this was today.

Not that I care.


52 posted on 01/21/2013 8:28:34 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: SeekAndFind

Would have been nice to have a 1/2 million there for a pro-gun rally.


53 posted on 01/21/2013 8:31:06 AM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: VanDeKoik

Just announced: “Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States.... Barack “H” Obama”

“H”????!!!! “H”???!!!
Say it!
Hussein@!!!


54 posted on 01/21/2013 8:31:36 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Who the fudge is the announcer?
Micheal Buffer?

LOL


55 posted on 01/21/2013 8:34:06 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: relictele

Well done!


56 posted on 01/21/2013 8:34:37 AM PST by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: ScottinVA

LOL so true.


57 posted on 01/21/2013 8:34:52 AM PST by Vaduz
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Chuckie Schumer is yapping about our “Collective Journey”


58 posted on 01/21/2013 8:35:54 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Just finished the first 12 episodes of “Homeland.” Now it’s an “NCIS” marathon. Refuse to put live TV until this obamanation is over.


59 posted on 01/21/2013 8:36:56 AM PST by Ax
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To: albie

BTTT bump!

Well said!


60 posted on 01/21/2013 8:38:55 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Ax

It’s like a train wreck I can’t look away.

Now we have a black female poet “askin for blessins”


61 posted on 01/21/2013 8:39:59 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Interesting he dropped Hussein ..instead referred to O as Barack H. Obama
62 posted on 01/21/2013 8:40:54 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

It is of note.

Now the poet is yapping about “bein unseen by the nekkid eye”

Ridiculous pandering.


63 posted on 01/21/2013 8:43:26 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SeekAndFind
That muzz traitØr bastard is 'worshipping' at an Episcopal church ?

For the benefit of the ENEmedia's 6pm propaganda broadcast only, and you don't find that so far beyond antagonistically cynical is to be funny ?

As in > how is it possible that in the space of a mere 50yrs this country has gone from leading the world to being solidly 2nd class (and falling) in most categories ?

/rhetorical

64 posted on 01/21/2013 8:44:29 AM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: Liberty Valance

65 posted on 01/21/2013 8:45:34 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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Moochie has some ridiculous fake eyelashes on.


66 posted on 01/21/2013 8:45:49 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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is as to be ..
67 posted on 01/21/2013 8:47:10 AM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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Now a stylized ver of the battle hymn of the republic...

“Glory Glory Hallalujah, His truth is marching on..”


68 posted on 01/21/2013 8:48:44 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

We sure do need “blessins” but they only come from the one and only God which these people know nothing about.

I’m watching so I can count how many times the Won says “I”.


69 posted on 01/21/2013 8:48:51 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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To: Lakeside Granny

Moochie sure looks smug.


70 posted on 01/21/2013 8:50:14 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MestaMachine

Why is there not a Three Stooges marathon when you need it?


71 posted on 01/21/2013 8:51:34 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: mylife

And the Won was just shown with his imperial nose in the air.


72 posted on 01/21/2013 8:52:42 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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To: mylife

She always looks smug. Not watching but following comments here...lol.what a sad day for our country.


73 posted on 01/21/2013 8:53:06 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: bushbuddy

Lamar Alexander introduces Sonya Soda Meyer to swear in Joe Biden.


74 posted on 01/21/2013 8:54:02 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: penelopesire

Now we have the pleasure of being serenaded by James Taylor! LOL

This is seriously deadly ****!!!


75 posted on 01/21/2013 8:55:45 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Oh, I do love James Taylor. Showing my age.


76 posted on 01/21/2013 8:56:43 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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James regaled us with a good ol, Commie ballad by Woodie Guthrie

“America the beautiful”

Now Obama swears in..
And flubs it.


77 posted on 01/21/2013 8:57:57 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lakeside Granny

We sure do need “blessins” but they only come from the one and only God

Speaking about God, was it my imagination or was God left out of the invocation...
“one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all He seemed to be included a multi-faith conclusion of the ‘prayer.’


78 posted on 01/21/2013 8:58:34 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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Here comes Obamas pontification...


79 posted on 01/21/2013 8:59:59 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: concerned about politics
Lie Witness News - Inauguration Day

The talk-show host asked people what they thought of Inauguration Day before it happened.
80 posted on 01/21/2013 9:01:33 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
Photobucket This is the private swearing in ceremony.
81 posted on 01/21/2013 9:01:45 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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Obama is picking at the scab of slavery


82 posted on 01/21/2013 9:03:11 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Do you suppose he believes what he is sayin? If only....


83 posted on 01/21/2013 9:03:26 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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To: mylife

That was odd...Bidens oath was longer. Protect from enemies foreign and domestic.


84 posted on 01/21/2013 9:03:46 AM PST by opentalk
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LOL Sasha is Yawning!
Pop has her bored to tears LOL!


85 posted on 01/21/2013 9:05:10 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SeekAndFind
There is a presidential inaguration today? Time to rearrange my sock drawer.

5.56mm

86 posted on 01/21/2013 9:06:34 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: opentalk; Lakeside Granny

Now Obie is picking at Class divisions.
This speech is just awful.


87 posted on 01/21/2013 9:07:10 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: M Kehoe
There's a Presidential inauguration today?

I was going to watch, but I had to stick needles in my eyeballs instead.

88 posted on 01/21/2013 9:08:53 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: mylife

What a downer...so negative, or is it just me?


89 posted on 01/21/2013 9:09:23 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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To: SeekAndFind
A short version of the inauguration

Invocation: Damn Whitey

Oath of office (ceremonial): Obama foursworn

Inaugural address:
Ladies and gentlemen, the affirmative action president of the United States
Condescension

Malediction: Damn Whitey

Parade: On approaching the reviewing stand, each band shall play Ruffles and Flourishes, then Rogue's March

90 posted on 01/21/2013 9:09:55 AM PST by omega4412
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“we WILL respond to the threat of climate change”!!

What a bunch of clap trap.

Worst inaugural speech ever!

Get in son gun grabbing Barry.


91 posted on 01/21/2013 9:10:38 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Yep...more spread the wealth, we need to change our country...OH no ..back to climate change.
..sacrifice, sham.....
92 posted on 01/21/2013 9:11:26 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Lakeside Granny

It’s not you.
This speech suck diddly ucks.


93 posted on 01/21/2013 9:11:59 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SeekAndFind

94 posted on 01/21/2013 9:12:20 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

I’m watching this on Al Jazeera, just for the vibe.

He seems to be suggesting that what the Founders really meant in the Declaration of Independence was that everybody should have a big-screen TV.

Forward to socialism! We are all equal! Equal equal equal!


95 posted on 01/21/2013 9:13:17 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: opentalk

Now he is yapping about gays.

and Immigrants and Newtown.


96 posted on 01/21/2013 9:14:57 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SeekAndFind

HE’S OH SO MERCIFUL TO US HIS CHILDREN! WE AMERICANS NOW HAVE A DEAR LEADER WE CAN CALL OUR OWN!

Now I’m off to vomit! :-(


97 posted on 01/21/2013 9:15:19 AM PST by Artcore
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To: mylife

“James regaled us with a good ol, Commie ballad by Woodie Guthrie

“America the beautiful”


Huh? It’s one of my favorite patriotic songs. What’s commie about it? And I’m pretty sure the song pre-dates Woodie Guthrie by a lot


98 posted on 01/21/2013 9:16:52 AM PST by Jacknudy
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To: Artcore

“The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.” -President Barack Obama

Barf


99 posted on 01/21/2013 9:17:04 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: mylife

Boy, {can I say that without being caller the R word?} his speech writers must have beatten the c@#p out of him cuz I haven’t heard one “I” yet. Of no, he just said it twice.


100 posted on 01/21/2013 9:17:21 AM PST by Lakeside Granny
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