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  • Dishonored and Disrespected: Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

    02/10/2013 9:47:14 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Gateway ^ | February 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A new administration policy? Barack Obama disarmed the US Marines at the Inaugural parade this year. Dishonored and disarmed: Bolts are clearly missing from these Marine rifles during President Obama’s inauguration parade. This is an unmistakable insult to the honor of the Marine Corps ... It’s not the first time the Obama Administration disarmed US Marines at an event. In March 2012, US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent during Leon Panetta’s speech in Afghanistan.
  • The Virtual Inaugural Address

    02/06/2013 9:23:01 PM PST · by ottbmare · 4 replies
    Bill Whittle, the Virtual President ^ | 02-06-2013 | Bill Whittle
    The Virtual Inaugural AddressBill Whittle says what Obama should have said. This guy is good. Listen to him.
  • JONATHAN CAHN ADDRESSES THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL BREAKFAST

    01/25/2013 1:02:16 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 25 replies
    Jonathan Cahn, author of ‘The Harbinger’ and pastor/rabbi of Beth Israel Messianic Congregation of Wayne, NJ, gives the key note address at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. 01/21/13
  • Hail to the Leftist: Obama's Inaugural Speech the Worst In American History (video)

    01/23/2013 9:51:37 AM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    PJTV ^ | January 21, 2013 | Staff
    Hail to the Leftist: Obama's Inaugural Speech the Worst In American History President Obama delivered a shocking speech at his second inauguration in which he embraced European collectivism and abandoned individual liberty. Hear what the President said, and why Bill Whittle thinks the Obama inaugural ceremony was both bizarre and evil.
  • Obama's Lofty Inaugural Ideals Run Into Reality

    01/23/2013 5:55:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org/ ^ | January 23,2013 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's lofty ideals from his inaugural address ran smack into reality Tuesday on the first working day of his second term.
  • Upside Down Flag flown at Inaugural

    01/22/2013 2:53:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    At least one brave and patriotic American attended the Presidential Inauguration and is in the parade route with an American flag in the 'distress position' and the white Gadsden flag by the way, which is affiliated with the Culpepper Militia Minutemen so they were very brave! LINK HERE: go to photo #50 http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/21/opinion/opinion-inauguration-roundup/index.html?hpt=op_t1 —
  • Obama's Inaugural: If God 'Truly' Created Us Equal, Homosexual 'Love' is Equal as Well

    01/21/2013 5:14:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 121 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/21/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama opened his second inaugural address by quoting the statement from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence that all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights." He then went on to say that if men were in fact created equal, then homosexual “love” must be equal as well. “What makes us exceptional, what makes us American," said Obama, “is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by...
  • Chris Matthews: Obama Second Inaugural Akin to Gettysburg Address

    01/21/2013 4:58:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 21, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Barack Obama is perhaps the only modern president who has had the burden of swatting away comparisons between his own soaring rhetoric and that of our 16th president. You may recall that, in the wake of the Newtown massacre, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter David Maraniss gushed over the president’s remarks, writing, “People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown,” and calling the speech “[Obama's] Gettysburg address.” Today, thanks to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, it took less than five minutes for the comparison to be drawn between President Obama’s second inaugural address and, well, all manner of things Lincoln. “It reminds...
  • CAPTION THIS…. Bill Clinton at Today’s Inaugural with Kelly Clakson

    01/21/2013 4:44:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    ftradio.com ^ | 1/21/13
    What is former Pres Bill Clinton thinking right here?
  • Michelle Obama's inaugural gown (who would you pick as the designer?)

    01/17/2013 1:18:31 PM PST · by illiac · 85 replies
    Glamour Magazine via MSN ^ | 1/17/13 | Tracey Lomrantz Lester
    Four years ago--January 20, 2009 to be exact--the First Lady stepped onto the world's stage in a white one-shouldered gown by Jason Wu and catapulted the young designer to insta-fame. What followed was a trajectory any designer would envy, including a Target collection, a slew of celeb fans, a new bridge line, and the impressive company of other designers who have dressed first ladies, including Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta.
  • Obama to use 2 Bibles when he takes oath of office

    01/10/2013 1:29:47 PM PST · by dubyajam · 103 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | January 10, 2013 | Associated Press
    President Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible, but two -- one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln.
  • Pastor Backs Out of Obama Inauguration Over Previous Anti-Gay Comments

    01/10/2013 9:32:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jonathan Karl
    Rev. Louie Giglio, who had been announced as the pastor to give the benediction at the presidential inauguration, has now pulled himself out of the ceremony, after criticism of his previous anti-gay comments and actions, sources confirmed to ABC News. Giglio, who is now Pastor at Passion City Church in Georgia and his role at Obama’s second inauguration was first announced Tuesday. But the liberal website Thinkprogress reported Wednesday on audio of Giglioi delivering a sermon in the mid-1990s in which he said homosexuality is a sin and advocated gay “recovery.”
  • Just Seven Companies Offer to Finance Obama’s Inauguration

    01/05/2013 12:21:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 05 Jan 2013 10:51 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Only seven companies have offered corporate cash to help fund President Barack Obama’s upcoming inaugural festivities. In 2009, Obama banned corporate donors from paying for his inauguration, but he was still able to raise $53 million from private donors. However, this month’s inauguration is being held after the most expensive presidential campaign in history, and even with the corporate donations will be a scaled-down event. This year, fewer people are expected to attend the inauguration and there are only two official balls planned. … According to the Inauguration Committee’s website, more than 400 people have donated toward the events. So...
  • Longoria Leads Obama Inaugural Committee

    12/07/2012 7:44:36 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 7, 2012 4:14 pm | Staff
    Politico reported on Thursday that Eva Longoria will co-chair the 2013 inauguration committee along with former Ambassador to Sweden Matthew Barzun, Democratic National Committee National Finance Chair Jane Stetson, and technology entrepreneur and Obama bundler Frank White. “Vice President Biden and I are grateful to these distinguished women and men for agreeing to serve as co-chairs and honorary co-chairs, including presidents from both sides of the aisle who have dedicated their lives to serving the American people,” Obama said in a statement. The actress served as a national campaign co-chair for Obama and bundled $271, 300 for his reelection effort. Additionally,...
  • Second Inaugural Address: President George W. Bush, January 20, 2005

    05/03/2012 7:46:19 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    Vice President Cheney, Mr. Chief Justice, President Carter, President Bush, President Clinton, reverend clergy, distinguished guests, fellow citizens: On this day, prescribed by law and marked by ceremony, we celebrate the durable wisdom of our Constitution, and recall the deep commitments that unite our country. I am grateful for the honor of this hour, mindful of the consequential times in which we live, and determined to fulfill the oath that I have sworn and you have witnessed. At this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words I use, but by the history we have seen together. For...
  • New Mexico Governor Martinez Inaugural (Vanity)

    01/22/2011 9:54:37 PM PST · by JaguarXKE · 18 replies · 1+ views
    22 Jan 11 | Self
    My wife and I braved the 8 degree temperatures and drove to Santa Fe for Susana's swearing in and Inaugural speech. I had a pretty good vantage point so I thought I would share these clips with my fellow Freepers. Sarah had campaigned here for her, which I think gave her a good boost!
  • Andrew Cuomo Sworn in as New York's 56th Governor

    01/01/2011 2:13:17 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    WGRZ ^ | January 1, 2011 | NICK REISMAN & JOSEPH SPECTOR
    Andrew Cuomo is sworn in as New York's 56th Governor ALBANY -- Andrew Cuomo was sworn in as New York's 56th governor Friday night, taking the oath of office in a private ceremony at the Executive Mansion. The event was an emotional return for Cuomo and his family, who occupied the mansion during the 12 years his father, Mario, served as governor from 1983 through 1994.It was also a pinnacle moment in the long political career for Cuomo, 53, who ran his father's first campaign in 1982 and long sought to hold the seat himself one day. Mario; Andrew's mother,...
  • Aretha Wants Royalties For Wearing Inaugural Hat

    05/05/2009 9:45:50 AM PDT · by Westlander · 55 replies · 2,107+ views
    WWJ.COM ^ | 4 May 2009 | Vickie Thomas, Scott Ryan
    Mr. Song Millinery on Woodward Avenue in Detroit has struck a sour note with Aretha Franklin. It was her inaugural hat that caused a flood of orders from around the world. And now, the Queen of Soul wants royal treatment from store owner Luke Song for wearing it. "I think that I should be getting big time royalties from him. That's what I think," said Franklin in an interview with WWJ's Vickie Thomas at Sunday's NAACP Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner.
  • Woods makes remarks at Sunday's inauguration event in Washington

    02/27/2009 5:52:14 AM PST · by SES1066 · 15 replies · 656+ views
    PGA of America ^ | 01/18/2009 | Tiger Woods
    (Obama Inauguration Lincoln Memorial Event)I grew up in a military family -- and my role models in life were my Mom and Dad, Lt. Col. Earl Woods. My dad was a Special Forces operator and many nights friends would visit our home. They represented every branch of service, and every rank. In my Dad, and in those guests, I saw firsthand the dedication and commitment of those who serve. They come from every walk of life. From every part of our country. Time and again, across generations, they have defeneded our safety in the dark of night and far from...
  • After suspension for nodding at Obama, drum major quits

    01/28/2009 11:13:11 AM PST · by SERKIT · 63 replies · 3,675+ views
    CNN ^ | January 28, 2009 | Melissa Roberts
    (CNN) -- An Ohio man who was suspended as the drum major of a band for giving President Obama a nod during last week's inaugural parade is calling it quits. John Coleman resigned from the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes & Drums a week after the parade in Washington. Publicity about his suspension had gotten to be too much, he told CNN affiliate WEWS. "It's come to a point where I don't want embarrassment anymore between the pipe band and myself," Coleman, who is a firefighter, told WEWS on Tuesday. Coleman was seen during the nationally televised January 20 parade nodding...
  • Most Underrated Part of Inauguration

    01/26/2009 11:42:00 AM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 27 replies · 1,079+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY ^ | 1-26-09 | CHUCK NORRIS
    Pre-inaugural chatter speculated what each of the ministers would say. Would the Rev. Rick Warren use the opportunity to pray against the maladies of abortion or homosexuality? Would he end his prayer in the nonpolitically correct and exclusive "in Jesus' name"? Would the Rev. Joseph Lowery resurrect a civil right spirit in his ecumenical prayer? Would he slide in a pro-gay comment within the final entreaty of the inauguration? (SNIP) ... just when you think the "amen" is imminent, Warren gives a coup de grace to any political or earthly power – a possible subversive chess move to subtly call...
  • Obama’s Mixed Inaugural Rhetoric

    01/26/2009 7:15:07 AM PST · by Ed Hudgins · 6 replies · 505+ views
    The Atlas Society - The CEnter for Objectivism ^ | January 23, 2009 | Edward Hudgins
    by Edward Hudgins January 23, 2009 - Presidential inauguration addresses are usually forgotten since it’s what the chief executive does after he’s sworn in that is of most importance to citizens. But inaugural addresses can tell us something about what is to come in a president’s administration. That is why Barack Obama’s deserves some attention. The most famous inaugural words in American history are literally chiseled in stone on the wall of the memorial to Obama’s favorite president. There you can read the eloquent words of Abraham Lincoln from his second inaugural address, where he declared the need “to bind...
  • Michelle Obama: America's Lady Diana? (Slobbering Synchophantic Barf Alert!)

    01/24/2009 4:02:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 146 replies · 3,018+ views
    The Sunday London Times ^ | January 25, 2009 | Sarah Baxter
    The First Lady has excited the fashion world, but like Diana she would rather champion the less fortunate than be a mere clotheshorse. Michelle Obama’s flair for fashion has captivated Washington and set the hearts of glossy magazine editors aflutter. She has already eclipsed Carla Bruni, the super-model chanteuse and wife of Nicolas Sarkozy, the hyperactive French president. Not since Diana, Princess of Wales, has there been such a glamorous role model at the apex of society. In her white, one-shouldered chiffon gown, she boogied to Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours and slow-danced with her husband at a...
  • Bronstein at Large: You got your parting shots - now leave Bush alone

    01/23/2009 7:48:09 PM PST · by thecodont · 31 replies · 283+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | January 23 2009 at 02:25 PM | Phil Bronstein
    The political postscript to all the hugs, kisses, personal Oval Office desk drawer notes and backslaps between POTUS 43 and POTUS 44 isn't exactly a warm, Pete Seeger, sing-along scene. I went to high school with Pete's Daughter, Mika; he was a great icon and true believer in harmony back then and still is, at a spry 90, leading a million-plus citizens in song last Sunday in DC. But partisans from former and current administrations are striking a very different tone. The smell of fresh upholstery hasn't even worn off the new, improved White House website yet and already there's...
  • The Frigid Fingers Were Live, but the Music Wasn’t (Inaugural Performances Lip-synched)

    01/23/2009 6:34:45 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 17 replies · 690+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 23, 2009 | By DANIEL J. WAKIN
    It was not precisely lip-synching, but pretty close. The somber, elegiac tones before President Obama’s oath of office at the inauguration on Tuesday came from the instruments of Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and two colleagues. But what the millions on the Mall and watching on television heard was in fact a recording, made two days earlier by the quartet and matched tone for tone by the musicians playing along. The players and the inauguration organizing committee said the arrangement was necessary because of the extreme cold and wind during Tuesday’s ceremony. The conditions raised the possibility of broken piano strings,...
  • That Was No Mistake Roberts Sent a Message to History

    01/22/2009 9:15:37 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 128 replies · 4,985+ views
    On December 5, 2008, we said: "Questions have been raised as to whether Chief Justice John Roberts could administer the oath of office to a man who he believes may not be entitled. Chief Justice John G. Roberts will have to KNOW that Barack Hussein Obama II is eligible to 'enter on the execution of his office,' before he administers the Inaugural Oath of Office.'" The Chief Justice of the United States did not make a mistake when he flubbed the oath of office. He did not want to issue the oath to Obama because of his doubts. By failing...
  • President for five minutes and already “The One” gets the facts wrong.

    01/21/2009 1:59:29 PM PST · by DissidentDingo · 11 replies · 518+ views
    “Forty four Americans have now taken the Presidential oath.” Is it too early for me to nominate this to be the phrase that gets "chiseled into marble"? Obama’s first words to us as President of the United States he has already bungled it. Actually, forty three Americans have been sworn in as President. Grover Cleveland served non-consecutive terms and was, therefore, the 22nd and 24th President. Not a big deal right? Splitting hairs you say? Well, since these jokers have pounced on every grammatical error of our former President for the past eight years, I intend to return the favor....
  • Experts: Obama Should Swear Oath Again

    01/21/2009 10:23:48 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 113 replies · 3,382+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/21/09
    The presidential oath of office should be re-administered to Barack Obama because of his flub during Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony, legal experts say. Because of a mistake by Chief Justice John Roberts, Obama transposed one of the words in the oath. He should have said he will “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States,” but instead repeated Roberts’ cue and said he will “execute the Office of President of the United States faithfully.” Josh White of the Washington Post noted: “The presidential oath of office is required of a new president before he can execute his power, and...
  • What Democrats intend to do in Washington

    01/21/2009 8:21:47 AM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 10 replies · 949+ views
    21 Jan 09 | Iceflyer
    What they did on Inauguration day is what we can expect for the next 4 years.
  • "An Army of Cliches Marching Across the Presidential Palate"

    01/21/2009 6:55:11 AM PST · by redstateone · 36 replies · 2,559+ views
    Townhall ^ | January 21, 2009 | Wynton Hall
    President Obama's Inaugural Address? Clichéd, surprisingly dull, naive, and memorable only insofar as it was forgettable. Mr. Obama's oration wasn't even...
  • Obama's Disappointing Speech

    01/20/2009 12:56:30 PM PST · by lewisglad · 35 replies · 1,884+ views
    National Catholic Weekly ^ | 2009-01-20 14:57:00.0 | M.S. Winters
    Obama's Disappointing Speech Posted at: 2009-01-20 14:57:00.0 Author: Michael Sean Winters President Barack Obama’s inaugural address was surprisingly leaden. It did not soar like his "Yes, We Can" speech after losing the New Hampshire primary, nor did it chart his plans for governance as did his convention speech in Denver. Most strangely, it did not seem to capture the history of the moment the way his election night speech did. Part of the problem is with the nature of such an address. This was the speech of a head of state, not a head of government, even though the President...
  • Are We Having A Ball Yet?: The Inaugural Party Bubble Bursts (Memphis Gold fill in for Foxx, Slash)

    01/20/2009 3:34:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1,245+ views
    Are We Having A Ball Yet?: The Inaugural Party Bubble Bursts Don't you hate it when you pop a bottle of champagne and it's flat? So, too, with some of these inaugural balls. If you nabbed a ticket to one of the official balls sponsored by the Presidential Inaugural Committee tonight, you're fine. But some of the other high-profile parties have been canceled or are still scrambling to cut costs and sell last-minute tickets, leaving ballgoers disappointed or out in the cold. The People's Ball at the Grand Hyatt announced a blue-light special yesterday: Tickets slashed $100 -- to $250!...
  • THIS IS A BENEDICTION?

    01/20/2009 10:51:35 AM PST · by andrew roman · 48 replies · 2,661+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 20 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    The Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery gave the benediction at today's inauguration of Barack Obama. It could more accurately be called a political ramble. It was, in no uncertain terms, an embarrassment. And as loathe as I am to have to use a word that has long been at the heart and soul of liberal thought, I will break out my liberal/english dictionary and say it ... It was offensive. Said Mr. Lowery: "We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back ... when brown can stick around ... when...
  • Obama: "To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect"

    01/20/2009 9:51:56 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 40 replies · 2,350+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 1/20/09
    The President in his Inaugural Address: For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity...
  • Kudos Watch: ABC’s Ross Focuses On Fat-Cat Donors [flying pig alert]

    01/20/2009 5:50:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 1,091+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “And when a member of the MSM pleasantly surprises us, we’ll make a point of handing out the kudos.”– FinkelBlog launch announcement, 1-19-09 Sooner than we expected, we’re going to begin delivering on our promise to note those too-rare occasions when the MSM does some surprisingly solid reporting. On a day when most of the MSM is in paroxysms of sycophantic joy, ABC’s Ross was willing to play something of the skunk at the inaugural party. At the end of Good Morning America’s first half-hour, ABC’s chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross presented his report on the 216 high-rolling donors who...
  • Pelosi's Can't Let Go

    01/19/2009 3:19:58 PM PST · by PrairieFireConservative · 27 replies · 893+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 01/19/2009 | Arthur Bruzzone
    While the nation's capitol buzzes with inaugural fever, party crasher Nancy Pelosi has used the air waves to demand prosecuting the outgoing president. She's at odds with her party's leader and the President-elect, again. "I don't believe that anybody is above the law," Obama said in a recent television interview. "On the other hand, I also have a belief that we need to look forward, as opposed to looking backwards." But there was Pelosi, on the eve of the Inaugural, harping over an investigation she wants started into whether the Bush administration broke the law when it fired a group...
  • Read The Stimulus

    01/19/2009 2:03:00 AM PST · by nateriver · 9 replies · 694+ views
    “If you're wondering what Congress is going to dish up for taxpayers as "stimulus", there has been a bill since Thursday - 258 pages of fun reading, in case you're skipping the inaugural festivities and are looking for something to do.”
  • Verizon Robocalls Customers Urging Them to Watch Obama Inauguration

    01/18/2009 6:14:48 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies · 1,345+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 18, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you remembered to pay heed to Barack Obama worship services at his inauguration this Tuesday? If you are a Verizon customer you just might be getting an urgent reminder of this sacred duty in the form of a robocall as related by Brian Maloney of the Radio Equalizer: Yesterday, I was all set to write a smug, self-congratulatory post regarding my tremendous wisdom in finally dumping Comcast a few weeks ago for the complete Verizon Fios package, including cable. With Comcrap now establishing an all-Obama channel, isn’t it finally time to make the switch? Sadly, however, Verizon did something...
  • Presidential Inaugural Addresses: Dwight D. Eisenhower Second Inaugural Address - 1/21/1957

    01/18/2009 5:48:18 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 210+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivering his second inaugural address on Monday, January 21, 1957. You can see Eisenhower's first inaugural address here. January 20 occurred on a Sunday, so the President took the oath in the East Room at the White House that morning. The next day he repeated the oath of office on the East Portico of the Capitol. Chief Justice Earl Warren administered the oath of office on the President's personal Bible from West Point. Marian Anderson sang at the ceremony at the Capitol. A large parade and four inaugural balls followed the ceremony.That's...
  • Lou Gossett Jr.’s Purple snub very black and white

    01/17/2009 10:44:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 1,911+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2009 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Simone Press
    Oscar-winning actor Lou Gossett Jr. will be in Boston tomorrow to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the Boston Children’s Chorus at the nationally televised “Raising The Roof” concert. But don’t expect to see the “An Officer and a Gentleman” star at the Inaugural Purple Ball in D.C. this week, because Lou and the organizers have parted ways - and not on the best of terms!
  • Town Overboard! (Obamoron-mania)

    01/16/2009 5:03:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 799+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | January 15, 2009 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    At least one segment of the economy is booming: the market in Obama kitsch. The dedicated supporter of the incoming President need not content himself with a T shirt or bumper sticker. Also available are Obama coasters, lava lamps, jigsaw puzzles, mugs, skateboards, toy trains, CDs, DVDs and, of course, commemorative dinner plates. Ben & Jerry's is introducing a Yes Pecan flavor in honor of Obama's campaign slogan, and Marvel Comics is running a special Inaugural issue of Spider-Man. Pepsi has created the Pepsi Optimism Project with a red, white and blue logo almost identical to Obama's sunrise button. And...
  • Blagojevich won't go to D.C. for Obama inaugural

    01/15/2009 9:21:50 PM PST · by BAW · 6 replies · 464+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 15, 2009 | Monique Garcia
    Gov. Rod Blagojevich, worried he would be a "distraction" given the impeachment and criminal charges against him, won't be going to Washington for President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural festivities, a spokesman said today. The governor was invited to several inaugural events, but won't make the trip, Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero said. "He doesn't want to be a distraction from Obama, and unfortunately he thinks (his presence) would be," he said. One invitation came from the Democratic Governor's Association before Blagojevich's Dec. 9 arrest, Guerrero said. As far as the governor's office knows, the offer hasn't been rescinded.
  • Head of Muslim group with admitted Hamas ties to offer prayer at Obama inauguration

    01/15/2009 8:07:46 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 19 replies · 1,162+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 1/14/09
    Federal prosecutors last summer rejected claims that ISNA was unfairly named an unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding case. ISNA has admitted ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The Muslim Brotherhood is waging, in its own words, "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” And the head of ISNA is going to offer a
  • Muslim woman, rabbis to pray at inaugural service

    01/14/2009 4:57:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies · 897+ views
    AP ^ | 1/14/2009 | RACHEL ZOLL
    At past inaugurations, ceremonial prayers uttered on behalf of the incoming president drew about as much attention as the flags on the podium. Not this year. Barack Obama's choice of clergy is under scrutiny like no other president-elect before him, alternately outraging Americans on the left and the right as he navigates the minefield of U.S. religion. "I can't recall any prayers drawing so much attention," said Charles Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center who specializes in religion in public life. Gay advocates assailed Obama, while many conservative Christians were heartened, when he invited the Rev. Rick Warren,...
  • MB Comes to the Inaugural (Muslim Brotherhood)

    01/15/2009 7:24:13 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 18 replies · 767+ views
    dianawest.net ^ | 1/14/09 | Diana West
    Jeffrey Imm writes in with an AP report about the January 21 Inaugural prayer service to take place at the National Cathedral in Washington. Among those officiating will be Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). This is an outrage and should be stopped. What's ISNA? As I have written (here, for instance), the US government has identified ISNA as a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. Actually, the Muslim Brotherhood itself has identified ISNA as a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. And the Muslim Brotherhood is all about extending Islamic law globally--even in America. According to its 1991...
  • Presidential Inaugural Addresses: Ronald Reagan First Inaugural - Complete Video 1/20/1981

    01/15/2009 6:22:57 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 161+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 15, 2009 | BrianinMO
    We continue a look at some of the previous Presidential Inaugural Addresses as we move toward Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009. Here is complete video of President Ronald Reagan's first Inaugural Address. What a powerful speech. In one speech, Ronald Reagan set forth the guiding principles that made America great, and the principles that should be the bedrock beliefs of conservatives and the Republican Party today. These principles are the path back to power for the GOP. . . . (watch video)
  • 'Trashion' Trend: Dumpster Couture Gets a Boost at Green Inaugural Ball

    01/13/2009 7:12:35 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 44 replies · 998+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-13-09 | STEPHANIE SIMON
    Designer Judd Will Be Showing Off a Coat of Many Colorful Obama Posters SANTA FE, N.M. -- In the world of trashy fashion, designer Nancy Judd has hit the big time. Nancy Judd Ms. Judd spends her days in a studio here crafting clothing from castoff plastic bags, electrical wire and old cassette tapes. Now, her Dumpster couture has caught the eye of environmental activists, who plan to showcase her work in Washington at Saturday's Green Inaugural Ball honoring President-elect Barack Obama. The star piece: A man's coat made from Mr. Obama's campaign fliers. She says it took her 200...
  • George W. Bush Inaugural 2001 - Need some help please. VANITY

    01/12/2009 7:59:22 PM PST · by Corin Stormhands · 7 replies · 427+ views
    Me | 1/12/2009 | Corin Stormhands
    I'm looking for articles/resources/links that would show the left criticizing the money spent for George W. Bush's first inauguration. They're out there. They're probably here. But I can't find 'em. Thanks.
  • Editorial: President Obama and the ‘New Birth of Freedom’ Inaugural

    01/12/2009 4:14:40 PM PST · by tcg · 10 replies · 516+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/13/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    At the core of the evil of slavery is an evil idea - that any human person can ever be treated as property to be used and disposed of rather than as a gift to be received, protected and respected. There are some “choices” which should never be allowed in a just society. The exercise of true freedom must be directed toward the true and the good or it becomes "anarchic" and "counterfeit". As we now look at the slavery of our past it is clear, the idea that an entire class of persons could be used and abused by...
  • Advice for those going to the inaugural (Baby, its gonna be cold & wet outside - stay home)

    01/11/2009 6:32:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies · 1,817+ views
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 1/11/09 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    Advice for those going to the inauguralBy Bartholomew Sullivan, Memphis Commercial Appeal Sunday, January 11, 2009 WASHINGTON -- Think of it as an opportunity to stand still for up to six hours in the freezing cold, shoulder-to-shoulder and front-to-back with hundreds of thousands of complete strangers. Do you really want to go to the inauguration of Barack Obama as the country's 44th president? If you do, be forewarned. Here's a compendium of practical advice gleaned from Secret Service, inaugural committee and other briefings in recent weeks: Plan on it being very cold, and probably wet. You can't bring an umbrella,...