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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:26 PM

Obama’s Inauguration Is a Big Deal




This is a picture of the Orlando Amtrak Station, taken at Noon the Friday before Inauguration Day. This station is usually pretty much empty. Today, there are 300 people here, waiting to train up to D.C. to witness the second swearing in of a Black President.

With all the crap going on in our country, it is easy to forget the progress that continues to happen, and the history that continues to be made every day. And it gets made because of people like these, being dedicated, working for what they believe in, day in and day out.

On Martin Luther King Day, a black man will take the oath of office and start his second term as President of the United States of America. That really is a big deal, folks. And it is a good reason to be proud Americans. Take a moment and be it,


http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/obamas-inauguration-is-a-big-deal/

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Reply Obama’s Inauguration Is a Big Deal (Original post)
DainBramaged Jan 2013 OP
malaise Jan 2013 #1
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #13
malaise Jan 2013 #20
babylonsister Jan 2013 #2
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #5
Cha Jan 2013 #3
rocktivity Jan 2013 #4
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #6
ReRe Jan 2013 #7
Robb Jan 2013 #9
Politicub Jan 2013 #11
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #12
Tanelorn Jan 2013 #8
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #10
justiceischeap Jan 2013 #14
Euphoria Jan 2013 #15
union_maid Jan 2013 #16
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #18
Historic NY Jan 2013 #17
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #19
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #21
freshwest Jan 2013 #22
FredStembottom Jan 2013 #23
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #24
datasuspect Jan 2013 #25

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:55 PM

1. As Joe Biden would say



What time does the ceremony start on Monday - I have to organize my day since I have no intention of missing one minute of it.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:05 PM

13. MSNBC is covering the private swearing in ceremonies on Sunday just before noon.

MSNBC is covering the Monday public ceremony starting with it's early morning shows. The Monday swearing in ceremonies are at around noon, but tune in for the ceremonies that happen minutes before the searing in ceremonies, Medgar Evan's widow, a brave, impressive person in her own right, will give the Invocation.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:06 AM

20. Thanks n/t

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:12 PM

2. Great post, thank you! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:38 PM

5. Blunt and Cranky is one of my favorites, (and very much like me)

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:21 PM

3. Lucky Peeps.. I'm so happy for all those who

get to be there in person!

It is a Huge Deal for our Country and President has some words on what it means to him..



Thank you DB

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:22 PM

4. I believe that this will ALWAYS be my all-time favorite inaugural picture




rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:38 PM

6. ABSOLUTELY, end of an ERROR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:53 PM

7. I concur!

....Will never forget it!

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:16 PM

9. Och, that's so good. I'd hang that on the wall.

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:38 PM

11. I remember Michelle's coat. And the Jason Wu inaugural ball dress.

It's funny the things we remember.

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:49 PM

12. +1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:12 PM

8. Enjoy YOUR day Mr Obama then

you have only four years to become truly great.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:19 PM

10. HUGE K&R

And it will be a great day indeed!!!!

When one is living in and looking at a moment of time, one can often miss the full impact of what is occurring. In other words, we can't miss the forest for the trees.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:07 PM

14. I live in the DC metro area

and I saw people (out-of-towner's) on the metro on my way home from work. I will be skipping the inauguration this time around. It's just too friggin' cold.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:28 PM

15. last Inauguration

I was overseas and we hosted a tv-watching party. Friends, representing all corners of the world, came and we had a grand time celebrating, laughing and feeling hopeful and proud again.
This time, I'm making it to D.C. in person and watching, connecting, savoring and hopefully getting energized for this second term.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:30 PM

16. Rec and thank you

I was thinking of starting a post something like this, but yours is better than anything I would have come up with. I was reflecting on Iowa, 2008 and remembering that stunned feeling when it was suddenly possible that an African American could be the nominee of the Democratic party. I'm not sure that younger people find it quite as big a deal, but I wasn't at all sure I'd live to see the day. I'm and old white lady, but maybe because of my age and the fact that the civil rights movement was the first big issue that I was old enough to be aware of while it was still going on, it's always seemed like the biggest deal of all. This was a huge deal four years ago, and the second term is a huge deal on its own terms.

On a more wistful note I wish is that my mother could have lived to see it. She was so disheartened by Bush that she had a sort of stroke on election night, 2004 and that started a decline. She missed seeing President Obama by two years. I'll be thinking of her when I watch President Obama sworn in for a second term. I would not miss watching this for the world.

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Response to union_maid (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:32 AM

18. My Mom passed in May 2009, and she made it. She was 92.

She knew what it meant.

I don't know if you can read this archive, but here:


http://journals.democraticunderground.com/DainBramaged/171



I'll see her on the dark side of the moon
Posted by DainBramaged in The DU Lounge
Fri May 29th 2009, 04:04 PM


She was stubborn, independent, nearly 92 years old, and lived on her own until two months ago when the cancer finally overcame her. She outlived all of her relatives on both sides of the family. She had breast cancer and in spite of a lumpectomy four years ago, she refused chemotherapy because she felt she had lived too long as it was. She read her Bible every day, adored my beautiful Daughter with all of her heart, and missed my Dad (who died 25 years ago) as if he left yesterday. She was fiercely Democratic, considered being Republican 'a disease', and was active in Scouting until she realized the religious wrong has taken it over. She worked at Curtis Wright during WWII while my Dad fought in North Africa and then the Pacific till the end of the war, and spent the rest of her life 'raising' us.

She is survived by myself, her apolitical daughter, and her beautiful Granddaughter. She wasn't the smartest woman in the world, but she had an independence that most politicians wish they shared. And she was a devoted NY Yankees fan. Politics isn't so important today. She has joined my Dad, her Parents and Grandparents in our small family plot, for eternity.


I will miss her immensely

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:30 PM

17. Its BFD for BHO & US.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:42 AM

19. In Nashville we have an 83 yr old woman who hired Pres. Obama when he was 24 going, video attached

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:08 AM

21. For the Caturday crew....

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:12 PM

22. MLK and PBO:



Two great spirits drawn together at the Obama Diary.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:20 PM

23. Thanks, Dain. I needed that.

I was hoping for this as long ago as Shirley Chisolm's brief presidential run.
Got more excited for Jesse Jackson!

Now, it is here! A second inauguration means it is a permanent change. FINALLY,
Anyone can grow up to be President.

I will just enjoy it all this weekend!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:32 AM

24. Remindng those of you who may have forgot.....

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:34 AM

25. but not big enough for Oprah(tm)

 

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