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  • 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...
  • McCain mocks Obama for drafting Inaugural speech

    10/25/2008 5:29:02 PM PDT · by americanophile · 78 replies · 3,778+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 25, 2008 | Mosheh Oinounou
    MESILLA, NM — John McCain’s message to his Democratic rival: Whoa there! Speaking to supporters in southwestern New Mexico, McCain used today’s New York Times report that aides to Barack Obama are already drafting his inaugural address to accuse the Democrat of “taking the victory lap” ten days too early. “An awful lot of voters are still undecided but he has decided for them that well, ‘why wait?’ It’s time to move forward with his first inaugural address,” McCain told an enthusiastic crowd in Mesilla’s main plaza. “When I pull this thing off I have a request for my opponent....
  • Willie Brown to emcee governor's inauguration [Schwarzenegger]

    12/12/2006 6:12:28 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 15 replies · 610+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 12, 2006 | Kevin Yamamura
    Willie Brown correctly predicted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's landslide win to the chagrin of his own party, and now the Democratic icon will emcee the Republican governor's swearing-in ceremony in January. The governor's inaugural committee announced Tuesday that it had recruited Brown to serve as master of ceremonies during Schwarzenegger's Jan. 5 invitation-only ceremony at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento. "I think that Mayor Brown's choice shows the governor's commitment to bipartisanship," said Reed Galen, executive director of the inaugural committee.
  • A day in the life of President Bush (1/7/06): photos

    01/07/2006 3:11:18 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 258 replies · 3,766+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: The President, First Lady and the dogs are spending the weekend at the White House, and had no public appearances scheduled. The new German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit with President Bush in Washington on Friday. She hopes to improve relations between the two countries strained by predecessor Gerhard Schroeder's opposition to the war in Iraq. If that is the case, however, she is off to a poor start by condemning the U.S. for our terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "An institution such as Guantanamo cannot and should not continue to exist like that...

    03/29/2005 2:11:48 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 220 replies · 3,653+ views
    Gov. Jeb Bush Gubernatorial Website, 1998 Archives ^ | Decemeber 1, 1998 | AmericanInTokyo (via archived Jeb Bush website)
    What happened? Hello? Hello? Anybody home? "MESSAGE TO DISABLED FLORIDIANS" December 1998, Florida By Governor-elect Jeb Bush "Talking with a variety of Floridians with disabilities and their families has helped understand a lot more about the lives, challenges and dreams of those with disabilities. However, I know that my education continues with everyone new I meet. People with disabilities are no different than anyone else. They want to work, have families, and live independently. As Governor, I would work hard to create an environment that gives people with disabilities every opportunity to be independent and play an active role in...
  • Inaugural Thoughts [DC Chapter of Free Republic featured]

    02/19/2005 4:57:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies · 945+ views
    American Jurist ^ | February 20, 2005 | By Burrell, Tom
    This past inauguration day, the cold weather was the least of the problem. The bigger problem was the realization that America is slowly falling apart. The second inauguration attracted the worst undergrowth of American society, and they all descended on the nation's Capitol. God gave us the great gift of humanity. Why would some humans choose to devolve to the insect class? After eight hours of rubbing shoulders with the repugnant, foul protestors, I had to take two showers to purge myself of the contamination. It was like entering a well-used Port-a-Potty but never exiting. There was no fresh air...
  • Inauguration Pix THE LAST THREAD OF 2005 ???? [Inaugural Ball]

    02/03/2005 1:37:35 PM PST · by DollyCali · 73 replies · 4,547+ views
    my camera | 3 February 2005 | DollyCali
    DollyCali Inauguration 2005 Thoughts n PixWednesday PMWashington Plaza HotelFReeper Social Being late is not anyone’s favorite role. But we were late. Travel companion Vicki from Oklahoma & I (from Ohio) had driven in (thru sleet & snow In ohio & across the turnpike with much of same) to arrive in DC area to see the small fall had about paralyzed the city. I was pretty fatigued as I drove into the DC area after 10 hours of awful-weather driving. My travel pal slept the whole way as she had just driven 18 hours to get to our meeting place....
  • W2 Ball Photo Contributors

    02/02/2005 4:19:46 PM PST · by vivabushchick · 17 replies · 1,274+ views
    A slide show featuring the guests and events from W2 Free Republic Ball is being developed from contributing attendees. The contributors page will show your screen name unless you want to remain anonymous or want to give your real name. I think I have most of them but in case you have already posted your images and have not contacted me, reply here and I will copy to the W2 Slide Show collection. Also let me know if you will be posting in the future so you are not left out.
  • NavyDoc Meets the Freepers (w Pic)

    02/02/2005 3:52:43 AM PST · by NavyDoc · 38 replies · 1,957+ views
    Finally got my inaugeration pics up. I'll post them when I have time to write the whole story. This was my intro to FR. Was walking around, getting the taunts of the great unwashed, when I saw these fellows holding up very arge and very supportive signs. So I HAD to go over to them and say hi.
  • Push push in the Bush (Gay Village People Cop felt not one iota of rudeness at Bush inaugeration)

    02/01/2005 10:45:19 AM PST · by dead · 64 replies · 2,089+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 2/1/05 | Michael Musto
    Jones with Tony Orlando at the Bush inaugural photo: Diane Jenkins Wait, I can't resist some more '70s-related mania: I recently wrote that the original cowboy from the VILLAGE PEOPLE, openly gay RANDY JONES, had agreed to perform at the Bush inaugural festivities, and some people were angrier than I was when disco died. Well, here's Randy's post-show reply: "I was able to stand in front of more than 1,000 Republicans, speak of my husband of almost 21 years, WILL GREGA, and still have them waving their arms and forming the letters of YMCA just like little kids. It...
  • Camera lost at the W2 Ball (I am SO sorry about this Vanity!)

    01/31/2005 3:59:11 PM PST · by P-Chan Penny · 35 replies · 1,413+ views
    I attended the W2 Ball and unfortunately left my camera. I was wondering if anyone found a Minolta "box" camera. I don't really care about the camera, but I had some really adorable photos of my one year old daughter in it. If you found a camera, or even if you sympathize, please post here. Thank you!!!
  • Sore losers & opportunists

    01/30/2005 2:32:50 PM PST · by Jean S · 7 replies · 867+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1/30/05 | Dateline D.C.
    WASHINGTON -- It may have taken place 10 days ago, but the presidential inauguration with its pageantry and dignity jostling the protests, excesses and overkill is and will remain fresh in the memory of everyone who was there. But those among us, some veterans of nine inaugurals, were shocked and disgusted by a new phenomenon: the Sore Losers Club. There was no doubt that Al Gore, the former vice president and former presidential contender, is the club's leader. He found a black hole in which to again hide from the reality of voter rejection. Another card-carrying member of the club...
  • Expanding Democracy Within the USA

    01/28/2005 7:32:32 AM PST · by cll · 20 replies · 591+ views
    El Vocero (English language translation) | 1/28/2005 | Jose Garriga-Pico
    Dear President Bush: If as you stated in your inaugural address, “the policy of the United Sates is to seek and support the growth of the democratic movements and institutions in each nation and culture”, it should be more so in each state and territory under the American flag. But, how can you be joyous that the Congress and the Executive are committed to the expansion of democratic participation of the American citizens that happen to be Puerto Rican by origin or ethnicity [in the mainland], while at the same time half of us, four million that live on the...
  • Voiceover (Katherine Mangu-Ward, pol-watcher)

    01/27/2005 6:34:36 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 388+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 31, 2005 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    HILLARY LEANS IN TO HER husband, teeth clenched in a polite smile: "Bill! I swear, you are so predictable. Stop ogling that woman in the black beret! It's Karl's wife, for heaven's sake."The Inaugural Luncheon is underway in the Capitol's Statuary Hall, and the table assignments are offering a world-class opportunity for my favorite pastime, which is to make up dialogue for people I can see but not hear. Fifty of the highest-ranking government officials are assembled with 200 of their nearest and dearest for a post-speech nosh. The press has been offered access to the Statuary Hall balcony, overlooking...
  • Krauthammer Consulted on Inaugural, Then Praised It

    01/27/2005 8:05:03 AM PST · by Pikamax · 42 replies · 1,137+ views
    E&P ^ | 01/26/05 | Dave Astor
    Krauthammer Consulted on Inaugural, Then Praised It By Dave Astor Published: January 26, 2005 12:05 PM ET NEW YORK Liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America says columnist Charles Krauthammer praised President Bush's Jan. 20 inauguration speech on TV without disclosing his role consulting on the speech. Krauthammer's syndicate responded this morning. When Krauthammer was among a group of people invited to the White House Jan. 10, "he did not get the sense that this was an exercise in speech preparation," Alan Shearer, editorial director/general manager of the Washington Post Writers Group, told E&P. "If he had, he would very...
  • An inaugural formula for endless war

    01/26/2005 5:05:56 AM PST · by Thorin · 45 replies · 661+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/26/05 | Pat Buchanan
    Where Woodrow Wilson was going to make the world safe for democracy, George W. Bush is going him one better. President Bush is going to make the whole world democratic. As he declared in his Inaugural Address, our "great objective" is "ending tyranny" on earth. And how does the president propose to achieve it? So, it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world. The president is here asserting a unilateral American right to interfere...
  • Bush gave just the speech he wanted

    01/25/2005 6:12:32 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 700+ views
    Newsday ^ | January 25, 2005 | James P. Pinkerton
    Many are saying that the administration is pulling back on the president's inaugural address, in which George W. Bush declared his "ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world." Don't believe it. Bush may adjust his tactics, but his strategy is still to go straight ahead. Of course, much of the commentary in the usual-suspect mainstream media was hostile. Of course, the foreign reaction was even more hostile. But what took the White House by surprise was a blast from a strong supporter, Peggy Noonan. Her Wall Street Journal piece, entitled "Way Too Much God," took Bush to task for...
  • Bush's Inaugural Address - In Other Words

    01/24/2005 11:15:17 AM PST · by Edward_Daley · 13 replies · 509+ views
    The Daley Times Post ^ | 01/24/05 | Edward L. Daley
    If you haven't heard the president's second inaugural speech, or at least read the transcribed version of it by now, chances are you're not very interested in American politics. Either that or you have a very short attention span, and just haven't managed to get through its roughly 2,300 words without being distracted by something else.
  • 2005 Inaugural Prayers

    01/24/2005 5:17:58 AM PST · by lteracino · 2 replies · 262+ views
    Need all prayers recited on Inauguration Day for an ill friend who missed telecast.
  • TNR: Ball Fake [The Loony Left Loses Another Liberal]

    01/23/2005 8:53:36 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 74 replies · 4,629+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 01.21.05 | Tom Frank
    wasn't supposed to be here. I was supposed to be at a ball, a genuine inaugural ball with tuxedos and presidential-seal-emblazoned square napkins and succulent miniature crab cakes. Regrettably, we're a liberal magazine and, consequently, many of us are less than perfectly organized (although, at TNR, some of us prefer to think of ourselves as neo-disorganized)--and, well, I failed to honor certain press-credentialing deadlines. Now, instead, I would be covering "counter-inaugural events." As a result, last night I was sitting in a low-budget church on G Street in downtown Washington listening to speakers at an International Socialist Organization-sponsored gathering...