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  • So much for the Obama Masses

    01/23/2009 2:31:05 AM PST · by Renfield · 12 replies · 1,146+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1-23-09 | Larrey Anderson
    Already the tarnish is gathering on the crown. The Internet is ablaze with the story. The most lavish and expensive inauguration in America's history left tens of thousands of supporters with tickets to the inauguration denied access to the mall. The "little people" who voted for and supported their new President were left in the cold. Security, access, minimum hygiene facilities, and other creature comforts for inauguration attendees holding purple, (and some with blue and silver tickets), were all but non-existent. See a video commentary here.....
  • 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...
  • "Green" Dems Use Record Number of Private Jets to Attend Inauguration

    01/22/2009 3:09:28 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 12 replies · 560+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 22, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Hypocrisy, Inc. came to town on Tuesday. The rich hypocrites arrived in their fleet of private jets. From Robert Frank at the Wall Street Journal. Yet it may come as a surprise that at a time of financial crisis and Green correctness, many of the wealthy are choosing to arrive by private jet. According to an article in Bloomberg, as many as 600 private jets were expected to touch down in D.C. for the inauguration. The runway at Washington Dulles was closed Saturday to allow as many as 100 small planes to park. And the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said...
  • Inauguration causes worldwide ecological nightmare.

    01/22/2009 11:42:26 AM PST · by slomark · 1 replies · 315+ views ^ | 01/22/09 | Jim DeYong
    Barack Obama’s inauguration generated unprecedented media coverage around the world. Turns out the event generated an astounding 35,000 stories in the world’s major newspapers, television and radio broadcasts within 24 hours. That’s 35 times more than the 2005 inauguration — enough to cause the clear cutting of several major forests, increase global warming by several degrees, and swamp Washington, D.C. under several feet of globally-warmed glacier water. The inauguration of George W. Bush in January 2005 triggered only about 1,000 stories around the world. Who’d a thunk? Bush was better for the environment than Obama.
  • Insults at the Inauguration?

    01/22/2009 10:54:04 AM PST · by LottieDah · 15 replies · 1,022+ views
    <p>Wasn’t Barack Obama supposed to be the president to lead us to a “post-racial” America?</p> <p>Wasn’t Barack Obama supposed to be the president to lead us to a “post-partisan” America?</p> <p>So while we will be held to a standard of judging all by the content of their character, he will continue to judge us by our skin color. While we will be expected to utter no disagreement with his policies, he will openly hammer ours.</p>
  • Obama's Hordes Trash Inauguration Site

    01/22/2009 10:43:44 AM PST · by Scott Martin · 48 replies · 2,326+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 1-22-09 | Scott Martin
    What happens when a bunch of supposedly environment-loving Obama-droolers gather together in one spot? I'm sure you've already guessed, but the video below is instructive nonetheless. Liberals are far more likely than conservatives to believe that human activity is a major detriment to a healthy environment. If I often gathered with a group of people who trashed the land around them whenever they got together, I guess my mind might be poisoned too. Strangely, the major conservative events I've attended have never looked anything like the National Mall looked after getting hit by Barack Obama's liberal tsunami. Yet we are...
  • Poland: Obama inauguration speech 'a disappointment'

    01/22/2009 8:37:33 AM PST · by Obama is not eligible · 7 replies · 581+ views
    Polish Radio ^ | Jan 21, 2009 | Joanna Najfeld
    The inauguration speech was a disappointment, different Polish experts said on Polish Radio. What about the policy of the new administration, will it really bring any change internationally? Joanna Najfeld reports Americans gathered at the inauguration ceremony no to listen to what the new president says, but how he says it, explains political studies expert Wojciech Jabłoński. In his opinion, the widely publicized inaugural speech sounded more like an election campaign speech: 'You can still sense that old Obama - the candidate, like he was right after he won the elections, when he got carried away with the wave of...
  • American Flags = Garbage (Obama supporters trampling them as trash)

    01/22/2009 7:35:26 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies · 2,179+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/21 11:00 PM | [Greg Pollowitz]
    Stay classy Obamatons. The New York Times reports: "Over 300 workers with brooms marched alongside vacuum trucks that looked like Zambonis, all plowing through more than 100 tons of paper, plastic water bottles, newspapers, food wrappers and hundreds of tiny American flags left behind." Trampling American flags into the ground during an inauguration is now the highest form of patriotism.
  • Was Condi Rice the 1st Black President?

    01/22/2009 6:09:47 AM PST · by lulubelle85 · 14 replies · 1,167+ views
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 20, 2009 at 3:26pm | Orin Kerr
    (7) Section 19(d)(1) of the Presidential Succession Act provides: "If, by reason of ... failure to qualify, there is no President pro tempore to act as President under subsection (b) of this section, then the officer of the United States who is highest on the following list, and who is not under disability to discharge the powers and duties of the office of President shall act as President: Secretary of State ...." (8) Notably, Section 19(d)(1) does not condition the Secretary of State's assumption of the powers and duties of the office of President on resignation of her current office,...
  • Obama Sworn In Again, With Right Words (No Bible Used)

    01/22/2009 5:35:08 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 37 replies · 1,816+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, January 22, 2009 | Michael D. Shear
    In golf, they call it a mulligan. A do-over. There's no formal name for what President Obama and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. did last night. After flubbing his one role on Inauguration Day -- administering the oath of office to Obama -- Roberts traveled to the White House to re-administer the oath. Just to make sure. "We decided it was so much fun . . .," Obama joked while sitting on a couch in the Map Room. Obama stood and walked over to make small talk with pool reporters as Roberts donned his black robe. "Are you ready...
  • Obama blows off Medal of Honor recipients

    01/22/2009 4:51:30 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 100 replies · 3,742+ views
    According to TSO who was at the “Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball”, this newly sworn-in President for the first time in 56 years blew off the ball (that’s 14 Inaugurations). TSO is one of the Mil-bloggers at "This Ain't Hell". A tradition for over a half century until "The Loser" with his nose in the air snubbed the Medal of Honor winners.
  • Obama's Million Ghost March

    I doubt it would surprise anyone here that the media would go to their best lengths to over-estimate the number of people at Obama's inauguration. But just how far? Try a million people. ASU journalism professor Stephen Doig took it to the satellite image to get an accurate count of the crowd. His tally, after even accounting for Baltimore Sun: "Inaugural crowd is estimated at close to 2 million" Boston Globe: " The National Park Service says it will rely on a media report that says 1.8 million people attended President Obama's inauguration." MSNBC: "Oh, and some guy named Barack...
  • China defends media's Obama speech censorship

    01/22/2009 5:04:30 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 505+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/22/09
    China defends media's Obama speech censorship Thu Jan 22, 3:40 am ET BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Thursday defended the censorship on state television and domestic websites of inauguration speech references by U.S. President Barack Obama to communism and dissent, saying it was an editorial right. Chinese state television abruptly turned away from the broadcast once communism was mentioned, and many websites deleted all mention of it. "I don't understand the situation you've raised. I think Chinese media, like media present here, have their own editorial rights," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told a news briefing. Communist China, which...
  • The Post-Racial Nirvana

    01/21/2009 11:19:16 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies · 623+ views
    the Spectator ^ | 21ST JANUARY 2009 | Melanie Phillips
    In his toe-curling Guardian article today (sorry, can’t find a link) fawning over the Obama inauguration, the historian Simon Schama writes: Though Obama referred (without speaking specifically of Martin Luther King) to the dream that had been set before America decades ago on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial having been made reality, it was left to the veteran civil rights campaigner of that older generation, the Rev Joseph Lowery, to pluck the strings of the heart with his fabulously politically incorrect couplets: ‘If you're black don't give it back/if you're yeller, just be meller.’ ‘Fabulously politically incorrect’, eh? This...
  • Obama "Air and Simple Gifts" John Williams rip off of praise song?

    01/21/2009 9:30:07 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 78 replies · 3,128+ views
    As I was watching the proceedings yesterday, I noticed (between sobs/s) that the song immediately preceeding Obama's oath sounded like a rip off of a praise song. Compare: "God of Wonders" with "Air and Simple Gifts" Is it just me?
  • BREAKING: Obama Not President?

    01/21/2009 10:05:22 PM PST · by jeremybuff · 117 replies · 5,413+ views ^ | January 22, 2009 |
    It seems as though Barack Obama has not officially been sworn in as President of the United States due to TWO.. yes TWO... screwed up Oaths...
  • Hey, [President] Bush Didn't Stage a Coup

    01/21/2009 10:01:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 623+ views
    Environmental Republican ^ | January 20, 2009 | Scott Welsh
    It was nearly gospel for the far-left that Bush would not cede the presidency peacefully. We had this idiot hypothesizing that Bush would cancel the elections; Psycho chicks like Naomi Wolf screamed about "fascist coups"; Some moron named Harvey Wasserman wrote a truly inane piece entitled "Will Bush cancel the 2008 election?", which was picked up and posted by numerous sites; and on and on... Guess what losers, you were all wrong. Cheney didn't barricade the OEOB and declare martial law and Bush didn't mobilize the armed forces to take over DC streets and launch cruise missiles into Chicago and...
  • How many people actually attended the Inaugaration?

    01/21/2009 7:27:26 PM PST · by Ballygrl · 25 replies · 2,688+ views
    ASU Web Devil ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2009 | Griselda Nevarez
    An ASU journalism professor using satellite images calculated that 800,000 people attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony. Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication professor Stephen Doig calculated the official inauguration crowd estimate after analyzing a GeoEye-1 satellite image shot at 11:19 a.m. from a height of 423 miles. GeoEye-1 is a military-controlled satellite. Doig said the image was taken 40 minutes before Obama’s swearing-in, but adjusted his estimation to include people who were still coming in before the swearing-in. “The space-based image is fascinating because all the low-level shots make you think the crowd is much larger,” Doig...
  • Wounded vets walk out during inaugural ball concert (BDS rears it's ugly head)

    01/21/2009 9:44:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 3,340+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2009 | Carrie Sheffield
    An inaugural ball honoring U.S. military veterans ended in a kerfluffle as several veterans walked out when a musical act's attempt at humor backfired. During the Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Ball honoring the nation's veterans, a vocalist with George Clinton and the P. Funk All-Stars held up a white towel with large block letters saying "[Expletive] GEORGE," perturbing many audience members who walked out after the display, interpreting it as a jab at the outgoing commander-in-chief, George W. Bush. A spokeswoman for the ball's organizers said the sign was inappropriate. "Obviously we and the Heroes Ball coordinators were...
  • Speech Therapy

    01/21/2009 7:47:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies · 360+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2009 | George F. Will
    "The time has come," he said pointedly, "to set aside childish things." Things, presumably, such as the pandemic indiscipline that has produced a nation of households as overleveraged as is the government from which the householders insistently demand more goods and services than they are willing to pay for. "We remain," the president said, "a young nation." Which, even if true, would be no excuse for childishness. And it is not true. The United States is older, as a national polity, than Germany or Italy, among many others. Obama's first words -- "I stand here today humbled by the task...