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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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1 posted on 01/21/2013 7:17:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Make sure your TV is on. After all, ALL HAIL OUR KING, OUR GOD KING, KING OBAMA!


2 posted on 01/21/2013 7:20:02 AM PST by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind

No matter how many commies go to this “event” they’ll leave DC an absolute wreck.


3 posted on 01/21/2013 7:21:13 AM PST by albie
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To: Logical me

http://global.christianpost.com/news/jamie-foxx-defends-calling-barack-obama-lord-and-savior-86090/

TITLE:

Jamie Foxx Defends Calling Barack Obama ‘Lord and Savior’


4 posted on 01/21/2013 7:22:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

By not turning my TV on today at all, I will probably save a LOT on my electric bill. I figure, at Least $.08.

Every little bit helps.


5 posted on 01/21/2013 7:23:16 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Logical me
The Science Channel has a How It’s Made marathon today.
6 posted on 01/21/2013 7:25:18 AM PST by Truth29
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To: SeekAndFind
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 widespread disillusionment regarding his ability to lead.

There, fixed it.

7 posted on 01/21/2013 7:25:45 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Logical me

Why is my soul not stirred by the significance of the second Immaculation?

Mostly for the same reason it was not at the first one.

Mourning in America again.


8 posted on 01/21/2013 7:26:38 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Logical me

Wonder how the networks will fake the ratings on this fiasco....


9 posted on 01/21/2013 7:29:44 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

A “sweeping” win but numbers today are expected to be “significantly down” from 4 years ago.

Yet we still high unemployment, lethargic recovery (if at all), divisive animosity on the part of his oppressionist government, a festering anger at America’s new Idi Amin Da Da Emporer-for-Life, and a media that continues to blame all these things Obama promised to fix but could not - would not- on our lame assed Republicans in Congress.

What’s it gonna be 4 years from now? Will we have a “Crowning for Life” Coronation for him? Will we have a Biden Presidency Inauguration where he’s driven to the mall in a short yellow school bus replete with padding and personal protection (self) helmet?

What’s it gonna be? Right now, nothing would surprise me.


10 posted on 01/21/2013 7:30:14 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind
He's not African American. He's a mulatto.

He was not born in Africa (maybe) and momma was a white atheist who mooched her way through life. "White trash" might be the appropriate label for momma.

I think MLK would be disgusted.

11 posted on 01/21/2013 7:30:28 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

We wanted to attend but we would have missed our time slot on the gun range.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 7:30:28 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Lord must be sorely tempted by such a gathering.

13 posted on 01/21/2013 7:30:53 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Hoodat

Ok, I’m really confused. Axelrod and a number of the anointed one are leaving to begin a non-profit organization that will be used to force Republicans into agreeing with what the magic one wants during his 2nd(and hopefully last) term. How is this organization suppose to work.


14 posted on 01/21/2013 7:31:19 AM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: albie

I’m just hoping that there is no widespread looting & riots


15 posted on 01/21/2013 7:31:48 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Truth29

I’m watching “The Search for Spock” and when that’s over, “The Undiscovered Country”. Star Trek saves the day.


16 posted on 01/21/2013 7:32:05 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Logical me

Allah be with you.


17 posted on 01/21/2013 7:33:01 AM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: Logical me

Saw an ad to that effect on NBC with Brian Williams as the mouthpiece, using words about how American democracy is unique, blah, blah, blah...


18 posted on 01/21/2013 7:34:04 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: albie

Funny. The DC streets look empty. Where are all the Hussein groupies?

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/Smithsonian-On-UStream-TV


19 posted on 01/21/2013 7:35:18 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Logical me

and TCM is featuring Sidney Poitier today ,go figure


20 posted on 01/21/2013 7:36:52 AM PST by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind

21 posted on 01/21/2013 7:38:45 AM PST by TexasCajun
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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.

If I heard correctly (Short visit to FOX this morning, then turned off the TV), they had to slash the price of tickets in half.
My guess is they had to pass them out for free in the end to get this many, but that's just my gut instict.

It's cold in DC. Democrats don't like discomfort (like having to get up in the morning and difficult stuff like that), so only the hard core paracites would come out in this kind of weather.

22 posted on 01/21/2013 7:38:45 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SeekAndFind

This is an absolutely horrific day for me, my family, my country and my fellow Freepers. I honestly appreciate this web site more every day. It’s one of the few things in life that’s sane and keeps my spirits up.


23 posted on 01/21/2013 7:39:12 AM PST by albie
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I believe that he is due for another Nobel Peace Prize as well.


24 posted on 01/21/2013 7:39:44 AM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Truth29

Noticed that on the schedule and considered that but then the Food Network had some interesting possibilities so I’m watching Alex Guarnaschelli make a potato cake.


25 posted on 01/21/2013 7:40:46 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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26 posted on 01/21/2013 7:41:20 AM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
A girl's gotta have her priorities !


LOL

27 posted on 01/21/2013 7:44:16 AM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorry, I won’t be able to watch. I have to wash my hair — all day, and all evening.

Our home is an inauguration-free zone today. We don’t want any part of this.


28 posted on 01/21/2013 7:46:28 AM PST by Purrcival (Four more years of OBAMA??????????? I hope this country can survive.)
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To: Truth29
The Science Channel has a How It’s Made marathon today.

I've got the weather channel on (background noise). I'll probably just keep it on until RUSH.
There's a cold front passing through that's going to keep things pretty cold for the rest of the week. Just watching it gives me shivers. Brrrr. I think the liberals "coming ice age" is finally here.

29 posted on 01/21/2013 7:48:38 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

Rush said on Friday that he won’t be on today. I’m not sure who is substituting for him. He’ll be back tomorrow.


30 posted on 01/21/2013 7:50:36 AM PST by Purrcival (Four more years of OBAMA??????????? I hope this country can survive.)
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31 posted on 01/21/2013 7:51:17 AM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: Purrcival

Mark Steyn is supposed to be in for Rush.

You don’t think Rush went to DC for the Immaculation II, do you?


32 posted on 01/21/2013 7:53:27 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The properly edited, more truthful version:

Four years after making history by becoming the first African-American (he’s really more of a Kenyan/Indonesian/Hawaiian but that doesn’t fit our narrative) president, Barack Obama will drag a beleaguered nation into four dismal more years with a scaled-back inauguration that reflects the fact that this ‘wildly popular’ president can’t draw flies and is in fact strongly opposed by nearly half the country.

High unemployment exacerbated by a mindless statist agenda and intentional crippling of any recovery factors, bitter political battles instigated by him, his party brethren and his advisers like Valerie Jarrett, a shadowy Iranian-born Rasputin figure and a divisive reelection campaign marked by shameless say-anything hacks like David Axelrod, Stephanie Cutter and Deborah Wasserman-Schultz have punctured the false media narratives of optimism and hope that infused Obama’s 2009 inauguration after an election in which 44% (22 of 50) states voted for someone else.

This time, Obama’s inauguration will be marked by smaller crowds due to his dwindling personal and political popularity and a reduced slate of inaugural balls and parties because, well, the entire First Family have been traipsing around the globe on the taxpayer’s nickel for four solid years so a party in dreary DC is a busman’s holiday for them. That won’t stop his supporters from attending, many of whom won’t miss work with or without the King holiday since they don’t have proper jobs.

When Obama raises his right hand to be sworn in by Supreme Coward John Roberts outside the US Capitol at 10:55 AM Chicago time, it will be his second time taking the oath in 24 hours, topped only by the oaths spoken by Michelle Obama as she berates the staff for using the wrong napkin rings and for the lint on the carpets.

He had a private swearing-in on Sunday at the White House because of a constitutional requirement that….oh who are we kidding? This man hasn’t adhered to the Constitution since he set foot in the place.

Obama begins the day with another shameless, blasphemous photo op at St. John’s Episcopal Church (the same Episcopal Church that endorsed gay marriage and has seen its churches and members flee) across from the White House. He will then take the oath again strictly for showbiz purposes and subject the poor souls gathered to another two-hour stream of banality from the Capitol’s west front overlooking the National Mall, where his bought-and-pair-for sycophants will cheer his every cliché.

That is down significantly from the record 1.8 million people who jammed Washington in 2009 for Obama’s first inauguration. Maybe it has something to do with gasoline still in excess of $3.25/gallon, lingering unemployment, economic pessimism, capitulation to and downplaying of an ongoing Islamic threat, and widespread exhaustion from listening to this overgrown student council geek bang on about how wonderful he is and how lucky we are to have him.

As Inauguration Day dawned and people streamed through the wintry cold (as opposed to summery cold) toward the Capitol ground, Washington was in security lockdown (as opposed to most normal days when doors and windows are left unlocked on government buildings), with thousands of police and National Guard troops deployed lest they be assigned to hurricane cleanup, barricades up and Humvee military vehicles blocking major intersections – the same way Obama’s motorcade callously blocks rush-hour traffic in major cities every time he visits.

Outside the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, an elaborate presidential viewing stand (the Obamas don’t do less-than-elaborate), encased in bullet-proof (but, sadly, not sound-proof) glass, awaited Obama and other VIBs (Very Important Bundlers).


33 posted on 01/21/2013 7:54:13 AM PST by relictele
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To: MestaMachine
"I’m watching “The Search for Spock” and when that’s over, “The Undiscovered Country”. Star Trek saves the day."

Good choices, but they were on yesterday, too. We need more marathons. I would have liked a "The Walking Dead" marathon, it would have been so symbolic.

34 posted on 01/21/2013 7:54:45 AM PST by Truth29
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama begins the day worshiping at St. John's Episcopal Church ..


             

35 posted on 01/21/2013 7:55:19 AM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: tomkat

OK, What’s so funny?


36 posted on 01/21/2013 7:57:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm checking this out instead

37 posted on 01/21/2013 7:57:37 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
Thousands arrived before sunup.


38 posted on 01/21/2013 7:58:25 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: Purrcival
Rush said on Friday that he won’t be on today. I’m not sure who is substituting for him. He’ll be back tomorrow.

Darn it. It's just not the same without him.

39 posted on 01/21/2013 8:08:34 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Hoodat

40 posted on 01/21/2013 8:09:43 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
The most illiterate among us voted for his color, there can be no other explanation"

(poll)

(gun war)

(KY. Sheriff Denny Peyman)

......something doesn't compute here..........

41 posted on 01/21/2013 8:12:45 AM PST by yoe
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To: SeekAndFind

There must be 5,000 public-service unionized cops along the parade route. What’s with that? Did police unions from around the country spend tax payer money to send LEOs to this event?


42 posted on 01/21/2013 8:14:17 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: SeekAndFind

Stand by for some talk about how the founding fathers want immigration reform and gun control.


43 posted on 01/21/2013 8:16:48 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SeekAndFind

Everyone flush at 10:55 eastern time.


44 posted on 01/21/2013 8:16:55 AM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: concerned about politics

Tune in for Mark Steyn


45 posted on 01/21/2013 8:17:01 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Logical me

img src=”https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/560823_583510308330246_1956489287_n.jpg";>


46 posted on 01/21/2013 8:18:02 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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47 posted on 01/21/2013 8:18:09 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

With Photoshop and deceptive camera angles, yeah, it will appear to look like its more then just few tens of thousands of union’s bussed in and Holder’s people from the surrounding area.

Lets see if the Presstitutes show untouched-up wide-angle overheads shots and wide-angle-from-a-distance crowd shots from THIS event...

Funny, every hotel still has rooms to rent and the big names concert was canceled....


48 posted on 01/21/2013 8:22:23 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I work at a real job on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC. Sidewalks look nothing like Glenn Beck’s 9-12 Project gathering.
I’ve dressed in black.


49 posted on 01/21/2013 8:24:57 AM PST by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: Lucky9teen

I see Michelle is dressed as Emperor Palpatine ...


50 posted on 01/21/2013 8:25:29 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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