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  • An Obama inaugural ball will be only for military

    01/01/2009 10:39:03 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies · 2,134+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Jan 1 02:18 PM 2009 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    President-elect Barack Obama will have a Commander in Chief's Ball during his inauguration with military personnel, their spouses and those wounded fighting in the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as guests. In announcing this Thursday, officials said that tickets for the Jan. 20 military-only ball will be free to guests. The formal event will be at the National Building Museum in Washington. "It is a privilege to honor our men and women in uniform during our inaugural festivities by continuing the tradition of the Commander in Chief's Ball. Our troops represent the best America has to offer, and without...
  • 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
    SeattlePI.com ^ | 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
    CNSNews.com ^ | 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 CNSNews.com. 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
    http://www.newsmeat.com ^ | Dec 24, 2008 | http://www.newsmeat.com
    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...
  • Obama picks Bible for inauguration, but what verse?

    12/24/2008 10:25:59 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 50 replies · 1,905+ views
    CNNPolitics.Com ^ | updated 5:38 p.m. EST, Wed December 24, 2008 | By Alan Silverleib
    (CNN) -- While President-elect Barack Obama will certainly be making history when he takes the oath of office on January 20, he'll also be repeating it -- by placing his hand on the same Bible Abraham Lincoln used during the inauguration of 1861. The Constitution does not require presidents to be sworn in on a Bible, though almost every chief executive since George Washington has chosen to do so. Presidents have differed greatly, however, on the question of which passage the Bible should be opened to during the swearing-in ceremony. It brings up the question of what -- if any...
  • 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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...
  • Obama’s inaugural festivities “of color” Honor? Festering racial division? Or both?

    12/11/2008 6:53:07 PM PST · by Starman417 · 36 replies · 827+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-11-08 | Mataharley
    Obama thinks the discussion of race is long overdue in this country. That's a discussion I don't mind having. I - and I think most Americans - are appalled and embarrassed at this inequitable attitude our history... one where we separated the value of mankind based on skin color, nationality or gender. And all are prominent in our past. But since the middle of the 20th century, the US has made great strides towards correcting what was an undeniable wrong. As we look around and see the past and present prominent members of the Bush administration in positions of power...
  • Hundreds of thousands of cops to provide security for Obamas inauguration security?

    12/10/2008 6:46:01 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 57 replies · 1,574+ views
    KFI Los Angeles ^ | 12/10/08 | KFI Los Angeles
    They are reporting law enforcement agencies from all over the U.S. are being farmed out to provide security for Obamas inauguration security... Reporting several hundred from the L.A. County Sheriff's office are also included to travel to D.C. in this epic security effort. What the hell is this going to cost Americans?
  • 4 days of inaugural events feature day of service[President Inaugural]

    12/10/2008 9:16:23 AM PST · by BGHater · 17 replies · 503+ views
    AP ^ | 10 Dec 2008 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration will be a four-day affair, replete with the traditional balls but also featuring service projects to honor Martin Luther King's holiday, aides said Wednesday. The events are expected to draw millions of visitors to Washington to witness the swearing-in of the country's first black president. The preliminary schedule also includes a national prayer service the day after Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden take office on Jan. 20. "At this moment of great challenge and great change, renewing the promise of America begins with renewing the idea that in America, we rise or fall as one...
  • Virginia Man Gives Away Luxury Accommodations for Inauguration Week

    12/05/2008 9:36:59 PM PST · by luv2ski · 33 replies · 1,207+ views
    Fox News ^ | Dec 5, 2008 | Fox News
    Earl Stafford is giving away the ultimate political vacation. So it's no surprise that the response has been, in his words, "overwhelming." Stafford, a Virginia businessman, has reserved $1 million worth of rooms at Washington's JW Marriott Hotel, along the Inauguration Day parade route. He plans to offer the rooms, at no charge, to disadvantaged people throughout the country so they can attend President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 celebration. He's had hundreds of responses so far, Stafford told FOXNews.com. "Our telephones are off the hook. Our e-mails are going crazy," he said. Stafford now has six weeks to figure out...
  • Millions of Obama Kool-Aid Drinkers to Invade D.C. for Inauguration. Why not Extend Bar-Time to 5am?

    12/05/2008 12:05:23 PM PST · by Scott Martin · 51 replies · 1,254+ views
    Conservatism Today ^ | 12-05-08 | Scott Martin
    Millions of Drunken Obama Kool-Aid Drinkers Expected to Invade Washington D.C. for Inauguration Week. Here's an idea... Let's Extend Bar-Time to 5am so they can get Absolutely Plastered on the Good Stuff What could go wrong? Hoping to tap in to an inaugural bonanza, the D.C. Council Tuesday night voted in favor of extending last call to 5 a.m. and allow bars and restaurants to serve food around the clock during inauguration week. Millions of visitors are expected to descend on the city to celebrate Barack Obama's presidential swearing-in on Jan. 20. The council hopes to accommodate the throng by...
  • Subprime Queen Leads Obama Inauguration Team

    12/02/2008 8:30:16 PM PST · by BAW · 2 replies · 337+ views
    judicialwatch.org ^ | December 2, 2008 | Judicial Watch Blog
    Barack Obama has repeatedly chastised failing banks for using subprime loans to victimize borrowers yet his newly crowned inauguration co-chair operated a bank that went under for doing it. Obama’s prized campaign finance head turned inauguration co-chair, Chicago millionaire Penny Pritzker, was chairwoman of the board of a financial institution that made money (then crashed) giving what the president elect often refers to as “predatory loans” at “teaser rates.” Subprime loans carry a higher rate of interest than prime loans to compensate for the increased risk of borrowers with bad credit or those who lack the income to qualify for...
  • D.C. Bars Allowed to Stay Open 'Round the Clock During Inauguration Week

    12/03/2008 8:57:22 AM PST · by Abathar · 49 replies · 1,115+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 12/3/08
    WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Council has approved emergency legislation allowing the city's bars, nightclubs and restaurants to stay open around the clock for four days around President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. The bill allows any establishment with a liquor license to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. and serve food at any hour from Jan. 17 until the morning of Jan. 21. The council approved the measure in a 9-4 vote Tuesday and was pushed by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. The organization says the inauguration is a rare event that is worthy of special rules.
  • Group Puts Pressure on Obama for Gay Inclusion in Inauguration

    12/03/2008 12:34:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,311+ views
    The Edge ^ | December 3, 2008
    A group in San Francisco has launched a website dedicated to supporting LGBT representation in President-Elect Barack Obama’s 2009 inaugural parade. The site makes it easy to contact members of the Inaugural Committee and congressional representatives via email to voice support in favor of a gay contingent marching in the 2009 inaugural parade. "President-Elect Obama’s message of hope was built on equality and unity. Real equality and unity means that the gay community is finally included at the table," said Paula Grace, co-organizer of intheparade.com. "On January 20th 2009 our President-Elect can demonstrate his sincerity and commitment to the true...
  • The Limits of Presidential Power

    12/02/2008 4:15:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1,012+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2008 | William Rusher
    Whenever a new president is inaugurated, there is always a tremendous amount of speculation over what he (or she) is going to "do." And there's no denying that the new chief executive does have a great deal of discretionary power. But it swiftly becomes apparent that there are strict limits on that power. In the first place, there are the limits that the new president imposes on himself. He may have pledged to do all sorts of things "on Day One" in the Oval Office, but a lot of them end up being postponed or severely modified, and some, for...
  • Obama Inauguration

    11/28/2008 11:21:13 AM PST · by blueyon · 52 replies · 1,109+ views
    Conservative Underground ^ | today | GrumphyOldLady
    Remember all the democrat voices skewing George Bush (43) for his ‘lavish’ inauguration parties? Obama’s inauguration is expected to total $50 million . That’s just in DC alone. This is MUCH more then George Bush’s inaugurations. Yes, most of it comes from corporations. But so did the money for George Bush’s inaugurations. So will the dems follow their own advice from the past 8 years and cut back the inauguration parties in order to redirect funds to the war on terror? I’m betting not.
  • Inauguration Jokes

    11/21/2008 12:29:33 PM PST · by Mojave · 11 replies · 1,704+ views
    The Barack Obama Jokes Website ^ | November 21, 2008 | Hillary Kitten
    President Obama is being criticized because his inaugural celebrations are projected to cost the taxpayers over $400 million. When asked about it, Obama explained that Ted Kennedy planned to attend and there was going to be an open bar. President Obama plans to ride in the inaugural parade without the traditional limousine. He'll be in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. As a precaution for the Obama presidency, the White House copy of the Constitution is being removed. It's made from hemp. William Shatner attended Obama's inaugural ball. After taking a quick look around he got on his communicator and commanded,...
  • Washington's Woodstock [Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Rufus Wainwright]

    11/21/2008 11:14:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies · 583+ views
    Washington's Woodstock Barack Obama's inauguration is set to draw visitors from around the world, Web activists and stars like Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee and Melissa Etheridge. What's in the works -- and who'll get to attend. By JOHN JURGENSEN and JAMIN BROPHY-WARREN Hollywood celebrities, Web activists and jet-setters from around the world are preparing to turn the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20 into a mix of Woodstock and Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 speech on the National Mall. While the plans of many top politicians and entertainment stars hang on pending details about the Commander-in-Chief Ball and other official events...
  • Obama's Mug on D.C. Subway Cards for Inauguration

    11/20/2008 7:08:51 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 380+ views
    thehill.com ^ | November 20, 2008 | Walter Alarkon
    The subway system in Washington, D.C., is making fare cards featuring President-elect Barack Obama's image to commemorate his inauguration as the 44th president. SmarTrip cards with Obama's smiling face will be available in January, Metro spokesman Stephen Taubenkibel told DCist. Regular fare cards marking the Jan. 20 inauguration will be available in late December. Images of the Obama card were shown at a recent Metro Board of Directors meeting. See the mock-up below, first posted on DCist.
  • Obama Coronation Threatens to Bankrupt DC

    11/19/2008 8:58:19 AM PST · by Toki · 40 replies · 1,247+ views
    Jawa Report | November 19, 2008
    Soaring costs expected to accompany huge crowds in town for the Jan. 20 inauguration of Barack Obama could stick cash-strapped Washington, D.C., with a record-breaking bill for services. Security and capacity measures recommended by the District’s congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and others will almost certainly surpass the $15 million the federal government gives to the District each year to defray the cost of events, Norton said.
  • I, Obama

    09/12/2008 2:10:24 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 50 replies · 343+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 12 Sept 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Remember the PBS series special on the Roman Emperor, Claudius? The title, which captured the style of his governance, “I, Claudius.” It was a 13-part series on Masterpiece Theater. How many of you saw it? Let’s not always see the same hands. Well, almost all of you remember some of the history of the Roman Emperors. They ranged from mad and murderous, like Nero, to rational and effective, like Augustine. Hold that thought, and we’ll get to today’s subject. A good friend, Duncan Parham, is a man of eclectic interests. One of those is rare coins. Last weekend he showed...
  • Ivesco Arena Coronation Of The Holy Saint Obama (May TV Cameras Be Upon Him!)-LIVE THREAD!

    08/28/2008 3:11:29 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 91+ views
    TCRLAF | 8-27-08 | TCRLAF
    Join with us to discuss the ascension of "HIM" to the Altar of Mass Media!
  • Obama: Acceptance Speech or Coronation?

    08/27/2008 7:06:19 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 11 replies · 1,145+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | August 27, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Recently, there has been a great deal of chatter concerning whether some are assigning god-like qualities to the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. Fuel will be thrown upon the cult of personality fire surrounding Barack Obama, after his acceptance speech on Thursday night. Obama will be separated from the common people, who will be back at the Pepsi Center--where most of the Democratic Party's Convention has taken place this week. Obama and Party officials have decided to move what may seem like a coronation to many out of the convention hall ...
  • It's official: Democrats nominate Obama

    08/27/2008 4:27:23 PM PDT · by homeguard · 132 replies · 904+ views
    CNN ^ | Aug 27, 2008
    Democrats Wednesday officially nominated Barack Obama to be their candidate for president, making him the first African-American to lead a major party ticket.
  • Hillary and the Super Delegates (How she'll avoid a riot in Denver)

    02/14/2008 8:33:47 PM PST · by Matchett-PI · 119 replies · 986+ views
    Mullings.com ^ | Friday 02/15/2008 | Rich Galen
    In the Democratic Party there are 796 "Super Delegates." These are men and women who are delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver by virtue of their position, not because they were elected in primary or chosen in a party caucus. Officially, within the Democratic National Committee rules they are known as "Party Leaders and Elected Officials" (PLEOs) but Super Delegates stuck. PLEOs did not. Mullpal Lanny Davis has reminded us that Super Delegates were never intended to be pledged to one candidate, but were the insiders who could undo a bad decision by those pesky voters in primaries...
  • 'Lost' Coronation Abbey Unearthed (Robert The Bruce)

    07/20/2007 2:39:43 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 1,350+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-20-2007
    'Lost' coronation abbey unearthed Experts have found the abbey where Robert the Bruce was crowned Archaeologists have unearthed the site where Robert the Bruce was crowned king of Scotland. The location of the abbey at Moot Hill, the original home of the Stone of Destiny, was forgotten centuries ago. But it has now been identified by experts from Glasgow University who have been surveying the grounds of Scone Palace for the first time. They used scanners to detect buried structures and found part of the abbey church and a bell tower. The coronation of Pictish and Scottish kings took place...
  • Obama Gains Early Silicon Valley Support For Presidential Bid

    01/19/2007 7:38:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies · 609+ views
    NBC11 ^ | January 19, 2007
    Sen. Barack Obama has not yet officially said he is running for president, but supporters in Silicon Valley are already preparing to help pay for his bid. Tech-savvy politicos in the wealthy California region have formed a political action committee backing the Illinois Democrat and are planning a major local fundraiser for next month. The Obama for America Draft Committee PAC, created by San Jose Democratic consultant Jude Barry, raised $30,000 in December. Organizers say the phone is ringing off the hook from potential contributors and volunteers. Obama, 45, formed an exploratory committee earlier this week for a 2008 presidential...
  • Caption Nancy Pelosi at her Coronation

    01/06/2007 7:53:56 AM PST · by indcons · 46 replies · 1,667+ views
    Various News Sources ^ | Jan. 06, 2007 | Self
    Caption Nancy Pelosi at her Coronation
  • Obama Looks Ready To Run

    01/04/2007 8:43:54 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 48 replies · 871+ views
    NBC5 via Drudge ^ | 1/4/07 | NBC5 Website
    CHICAGO -- Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is back at work after some time off due to the congressional recess, and it looks like he will soon have a major announcement. NBC5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern reported on Wednesday that it appears that Obama will soon announce that he is running for president. "You must have a fire in the belly," said Roosevelt University political science professor Paul Green. "You cannot be a reluctant candidate --you're either in it, or you're not in it. And, he's going to be facing at least one person who has a fire in the...
  • Sen. Obama finally gets his Grammy (barf alert)

    09/07/2006 1:21:25 PM PDT · by weegee · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | Wed Sep 6, 9:47 PM ET | By Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - The music industry scored some brownie points with rising star, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, when it handed him its ultimate award on Wednesday, a Grammy that he won earlier this year for best spoken word album. The Illinois Democrat, honored for his 2005 recording of "Dreams From My Father," wasn't able to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles last February as his day job got in the way, so the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences came to him. The presentation was made as part of the academy's annual Grammys on the Hill Day,...
  • Clinton kicking off re-election bid at state convention

    05/30/2006 9:58:13 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 300+ views
    Associated Press | June 1, 2006
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Hillary Rodham Clinton, a possible presidential run waiting in the wings, was kicking off her bid for a second Senate term with what was certain to be a rousing send-off Wednesday from delegates to New York's Democratic state convention. The former first lady was to begin her convention coronation with a breakfast for supporters and delegates at Buffalo's downtown convention center. Her husband, the former president, will join her for the convention. For Democrats at the convention, it was a new era. "There is no question about it, she came in six years ago and she...
  • Dean Hypes Hopes For Mrs. Clinton In 2008 Race (Coronation Begins)

    10/04/2005 3:30:27 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 24 replies · 760+ views
    New York Sun ^ | October 1, 2005 | MEGHAN CLYNE
    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean, hyped Senator Clinton's presidential prospects in an appearance with her yesterday, describing her as a role model for "young women who hope one day that they will have a spot on the ticket." Beside an uncomfortable-looking Mrs. Clinton at a DNC Women's Leadership Forum luncheon, Dr. Dean recounted how, in the aftermath of his failed presidential bid last year, enthusiastic young supporters encouraged him to try again in 2008. "I'm sure I shouldn't tell this story," Dr. Dean said, "because it gets a little political about 2008, which I'm...
  • Prince Albert II Assumes Throne in Monaco

    07/12/2005 11:16:35 AM PDT · by katieanna · 32 replies · 1,159+ views
    AP ^ | 1 hour 28 minutes ago | Angela Doland
    MONACO - Prince Albert II of Monaco, a quiet and secretive bachelor, was proclaimed ruler of the glitzy Riviera enclave of Monaco Tuesday at a solemn Mass in a cliff-top cathedral where his father was buried three months ago after a 56-year reign.
  • Just Whistle a Happy Tune

    05/09/2005 6:40:45 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 31 replies · 727+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | 08 May 2005 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    As I have noted in several brief commentaries in the past three weeks since the election of Pope Benedict XVI, each Catholic must pray fervently for the Successor of Saint Peter. We are neither pessimists (sad idiots) or optimists (happy idiots). Catholics are called to grow in the Supernatural Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity with every beat of their hearts, consecrated as they must be to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Although we must be concerned about the state of the Church in her human elements at present, we have to understand that...