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  • Obama's inauguration is no reason for celebration

    01/01/2009 10:09:00 AM PST · by Read What I See · 20 replies · 1,015+ views
    Read What I See ^ | 12/31/2008 | P Alfonso
    Soon we will have the inauguration of our 44th President. They are preparing a celebration as if our savior had arrived, although most likely it will only be a matter of time before those celebrating will want to nail him on a cross. Our nation’s planned ridiculous inauguration exuberance is in reality nothing more than a New Orleans style funeral procession celebrating the death of our wealth.
  • Hope Needed - Inauguration Rentals Are a Bust

    12/30/2008 5:35:48 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 15 replies · 1,043+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 30, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Weren't there reports of like 700 million people, give or take, coming to town to see Barry get sworn in? When homeowners in the Washington area read those reports, they grew big parasitic eyes and threw everything from mansions to refrigerator boxes on Craigslist to rent them to all the hope-n-changers. Things are not going well. More . . .
  • Warren's inauguration prayer could draw more ire

    12/30/2008 5:16:29 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies · 895+ views
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | 12/30/08 | RACHEL ZOLL
    President-elect Barack Obama's choice of Rick Warren to deliver the inaugural invocation drew one kind of protest. Whether the evangelical pastor offers the prayer in the name of Jesus may draw another. At George W. Bush's 2001 swearing-in, the Revs. Franklin Graham and Kirbyjon Caldwell were criticized for invoking Christ. The distinctly Christian reference at a national civic event offended some, and even prompted a lawsuit. Warren did not answer directly when asked whether he would dedicate his prayer to Jesus. In a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press, Warren would say only that, "I'm a Christian pastor so I...
  • How long will euphoria over Obama last?

    12/30/2008 4:32:48 AM PST · by NCDragon · 48 replies · 1,882+ views ^ | December 29, 2008 | DAN K. THOMASSON
    WASHINGTON -- Peter Hart, the veteran and highly respected Democratic pollster, talks almost reverentially about the political benefits that accrue to politicians from an association with Barack Obama. Nearness to the president elect, he says, is worth at least 5 percentage points to any aspiring candidate. It is an illusion of near Messianic proportions, the therapeutic results of a touching of the hem. Obama himself reinforces this mystical illusion by deciding to travel to his Washington inauguration from Illinois by train, emulating the journey that Abraham Lincoln took to take the oath of office in 1861, expecting huge crowds as...
  • Gun sales skyrocket as Obama’s inauguration nears

    12/28/2008 11:48:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,850+ views
    Mike Massie got his first shotgun at the age of 10. Guns have been in Massie’s life since he was 5 years old and trudging along beside his father carrying an unloaded shotgun. His children know how to handle weapons; he even purchased his nephew’s first shotgun when the boy was just one month old. That’s why the Lynchburg resident is worried about what will happen to gun-control laws when President-elect Barack Obama takes office next month. “I feel that I have the right to bear arms legally to defend myself, my family and my property,” Massie said. “I don’t...
  • Stars of Hollywood, high-tech open wallets for Obama party

    12/27/2008 9:33:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 751+ views
    Breibart ^ | 12/26/08
    Stars of Hollywood, high-tech open wallets for Obama party Dec 26 05:54 PM US/Eastern Stars of Hollywood including Halle Berry and Steven Spielberg and bosses of high-tech giants like Google and Microsoft are opening their wallets to help fund Barack Obama's inauguration party. Obama, in keeping with his vow to purge US politics of influence peddling, has ordered that the names of all inauguration donors, withheld by previous presidents, be published on the Internet. Lists of those stumping up for the inauguration on January 20 show that Spielberg and his wife, Kate, each gave the maximum 50,000 dollar donation. Actress...
  • He’s So Fine: CBS Early Show Explores ‘How Cool is “The Man” Obama?’

    12/27/2008 8:23:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1,289+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 27, 2008 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday morning’s The Early Show on CBS, viewers were treated to what almost seemed like a parody of Barack Obama’s mainstream media paparazzi fawning over the Democratic President-elect, as the show ran a report exploring the question of "How cool is Obama?" and co-hosts Harry Smith and Tracy Smith referred to Obama as "the man" and "the epitome of cool," respectively. Audio of the classic rock group the Chiffons singing "He’s So Fine" even played as the piece on Obama’s "coolness" began. Tracy Smith oozed as she plugged the segment: "We’re actually talking about how a lot of people...
  • Gun show hopping ahead of Obama inauguration

    12/26/2008 4:34:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 2,671+ views
    WVLT-TV ^ | December 26, 2008 | Stephen McLamb
    Gun dealers have seen a rise in sales surrounding the final days of the presidential election. Some are concerned the newly elected president may put restrictions on firearms. So, could that mean record sales at this weekend's gun show in Knoxville? Many of the people here remember President elect Obama's last democrat predecessor, (President)Bill Clinton, who put restrictions on assault rifles in 1994. That ban expired in 2004 and was not renewed by President Bush. And some at the show fear the policies of old may come back. For three straight days, the Jacob Building will be filled with guns...
  • Vendors look to cash in during inauguration

    12/26/2008 12:37:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 710+ views
    WTOP-TV / The Associated Press ^ | December 26, 2008 | Nafeesa Syeed
    President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in could be a boon for Said Rangbar, among hundreds of people hoping to cash in on Inauguration Day. The Washington street hot dog stand vendor plans to stock up his cart with food and drinks for the throngs of people expected to pack the nation's capital for Obama's swearing-in. He's among dozens who have applied for a limited number of vending spaces in a D.C. government lottery and some are already grumbling about the scheduling of the lottery. Each space is only 10 feet by 10 feet, but carries the promise of a big payback. "I...
  • Music to the ears as Kenyans plan for Obama's fete (invited to perform at inauguration)

    12/24/2008 12:36:33 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 25 replies · 1,391+ views
    Kenya Daily Nation ^ | Dec. 23, 2008 | ANTHONY NJAGI
    If there is anyone out there who still doubts US president-elect Barack Obama's roots, who still wonders if his father was a Kenyan, still questions his love for the land of his ancestors, January 20 will be the answer. For at that defining moment, after Mr Obama takes the oath office to lead the world superpower, Kenyan musicians will be there to entertain him. And Kenyans will be the most beholden since the new US President has roots at Kogelo in Nyanza - now a vibrant village that has been awakened from slumber by the Obama magic. Kenya's Obama fans...
  • President-elect Obama to be sworn in on Abraham Lincoln's inauguration bible

    12/24/2008 7:49:20 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 63 replies · 2,169+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec.23,2008 | MICHAEL SAUL
    Barack Obama will take the oath of office using the same Bible that Abraham Lincoln was sworn in on at his first inauguration, marking the President-elect's latest symbolic gesture to follow in the foot steps of the nation's 16th president. Obama, who will become the first African-American president when he is sworn in Jan. 20, will be the first president to use the Lincoln Bible since its initial use in 1861. "President-elect Obama is deeply honored that the Library of Congress has made the Lincoln Bible available for use during his swearing-in," Emmett Beliveau, executive director of the presidential inaugural...
  • Saddleback Church: It’s Up to Obama to Decide Whether to Review Warren's Inaugural Prayer

    12/24/2008 1:04:01 PM PST · by gscc · 18 replies · 791+ views ^ | December 23, 2008 | Matt Hadro
    It will be up to President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team whether Pastor Rick Warren’s prayer at the inauguration is vetted in advance, a spokeswoman for Warren’s Saddleback Church tells The spokeswoman would not say whether Warren would object to having his prayer reviewed or edited in advance by Obama.
  • Inauguration Postponed?

    12/24/2008 4:55:16 PM PST · by thecodont · 38 replies · 3,108+ views
    Newsvine ^ | Sat Nov 8, 2008 5:19 PM EST | realchange-1
    [...] During the campaign, Obama relentlessly attacked the Bush administration for what he called failed, tired policies that have harmed the country. The White House has sought to make clear that politics will not affect the transition in any way. But sources inside the White House say that Bush has mentioned several scenarios which could ultimately postpone the swearing in of President-elect Obama. (emphasis added) Described as a delicate dance in which the White House keeps the president-elect in the loop, and even solicits his input, but the decisions remain solely the president's. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security...
  • Obama cites Delaware River crossing as inspiration

    12/24/2008 9:11:17 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 65 replies · 2,328+ views ^ | Dec 24, 2008 |
    President-elect Barack Obama is asking the country to look to George Washington's improbable crossing on the Delaware River on Christmas Day as inspiration to get through current tough times. Obama said in a holiday message that Washington and his army "faced impossible odds" as they fought against the British on Dec. 25, 1776, the day they surprised Hessian forces and won victories that gave new momentum and hope to American Independence. Obama used that story to say that "hope endures and that a new birth of peace is always possible" — even as many Americans are serving overseas and others...
  • Cell Providers Prepare for Overload During Inauguration

    12/20/2008 11:05:46 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 21 replies · 506+ views
    Switched ^ | 17 December, 2008 | Switched
    Due to the masses expected to descend upon Washington D.C. for President-elect Obama's inauguration, wireless companies are bracing themselves -- and the public -- for overloaded systems, according to Reuters. As many as four million revelers and onlookers are expected to show up in Washington on January 20th to witness the inauguration, a number that makes cell providers uneasy. "It's the mother of all demand," assistant vice president of Washington's wireless trade group Joseph Farren told Reuters. For their part, Sprint Nextel strategists have laid plans to add equipment to cell towers, supplement telephone line connections and send patrols of...
  • Obama's Poet: 'Mustard-Colored Poop'

    12/20/2008 1:03:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies · 3,445+ views
    Newsmax ^ | December 19, 2008 | Staff
    <p>Obama has been touted as among the most literary presidents in modern history, but his choice for an inaugural poet has some scratching their heads.</p> <p>Acting more like a man of politics than a man of letters, Obama picked former Chicago neighbor and family chum Elizabeth Alexander to deliver an original inaugural poem next month. Alexander, 46, is an African-American studies professor at Yale. Her brother worked on Obama’s campaign and transition team, according to the New Yorker magazine.</p>
  • We Have a Warren for Your Address! Is Rick Barack's Correct Invo Pick?

    12/19/2008 11:12:50 AM PST · by mlizzy · 4 replies · 358+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 12-19-08 | Tom O'Toole
    On the surface, something about Barack Obama picking Rick Warren to give his inauguration invocation seemed fishy. I mean, Warren was the man responsible for one of Obama's few (and perhaps biggest) campaign faux pas, when he made Barack look silly last summer trying to answer the question "When does life begin?" But then I realized that Barack, brilliant politician that he is, was using his special reverse "If I can't beat him, join ME!" psychology, already duping Warren and many of his on-the-surface Christians into his camp for the next election. However, while I predict this pick for Obama...
  • Time: Obama 'A Very Tolerant, Very Rational-Sounding Sort of Bigot'

    12/19/2008 12:48:52 PM PST · by Mike Bates · 41 replies · 2,099+ views ^ | 12/19/2008 | Mike Bates
    Barack Obama is finding out that his honeymoon with the mainstream media may be considerably shorter than he had expected. Inviting Pastor Rick Warren to pray at his inauguration hasn't endeared him to a core constituency and now Time Magazine has joined in the bash fest. Its Web site carries the piece, "The Problem for Gays with Rick Warren — and Obama." Authored by John Cloud, the article begins by citing Warren's criticisms of homosexuality and then clobbers Obama for his association with him: Gays and lesbians are angry that Barack Obama has honored Warren, but they shouldn't be surprised....
  • Donations List: Obama Presidential Inaugural Committee (A Soros Klan Who's Who)

    12/15/2008 5:05:56 AM PST · by flattorney · 12 replies · 1,350+ views
    Top donors include five Soros' family members, for a total of $250,000, trial lawyer mega-donor Stan Chesley, Hillary fundraiser extraordinaire Hassan Nemazee and mall mega-millionaires Bren and Melvin Simon. Altogether, 170 "civic-minded and public-spirited" individuals have ponied up the $50,000. George Soros, Soros Fund Management, New York NY - $50,000 Andrea Soros, Trace Foundation, New York NY - $50,000 Jonathan Soros, Soros Fund Management, New York NY - $50,000 Robert Soros, Soros Fund Management, New York NY - $50,000 Jennifer Soros, Self employed, New York NY - $50,000 From BHO PIC homepage: In keeping with President-elect Obama’s commitment to changing...
  • Inaugural Donations to Be Listed Online

    12/12/2008 8:59:01 PM PST · by BAW · 7 replies · 450+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 13, 2008 | Nikita Stewart
    The Presidential Inaugural Committee has raised almost $10 million so far to cover the costs of putting on a four-day fete that may draw the biggest crowd ever for an inauguration, casting the fundraising as ground-breaking in its restrictions and transparency. President Bush's last inaugural committee raised a record $42.8 million for a three-day celebration that included fireworks and nine inaugural balls. By mid-January 2005, Bush's committee had raised $18 million among corporations, trade associations and company executives. By contrast, President-elect Barack Obama's committee has limited contributions, following the example of his campaign in prohibiting contributions from corporations, political action...