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******** Official President Barack Obama Second Inauguration Thread - PART TWO ********

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Part One: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022229099

Part Three: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022230539

Schedule:

Monday

■ 8:45 a.m. — The Obamas and Bidens attend a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

■ 11:20 — Ceremonial swearing-in of the president and vice president at the Capitol.

■ 11:50 — Obama gives his inaugural address.

Program for the swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address:

Musical selections: The Marine Band; PS22 chorus, from Staten Island in N.Y.; and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tenn.

Call to order and welcoming remarks: Senator Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York

Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams.

Musical selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

Oath of office administered to Vice President Biden: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Musical selection: James Taylor.

Oath of office administered to President Obama: Chief Justice John Roberts.

Inaugural address: President Obama.

Musical selection: Kelly Clarkson.

Poem: Richard Blanco.

Benediction: the Rev. Luis Leon of St. John’s Church, Washington.

The National Anthem: Beyoncé.


■ 1:05 p.m. — Obama, Biden and their wives attend the inaugural luncheon.

■ 2:40 — Inaugural parade begins, with floats and units representing about 60 groups. Viewing stands and bleachers line Pennsylvania Avenue.

■ 6:00 — The Commander in Chief’s Inaugural Ball, at the Washington Convention Center. The gala honors service members and their families.

■ 6:30 — The second official Inaugural Ball for other guests, at the Washington Convention Center.

From the Boston Globe


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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:52 AM

1. GUNS!

Big ones!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:53 AM

4. Woohoo

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:43 PM

162. VIDEO!

Big videos!



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Response to ellisonz (Reply #162)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:00 PM

201. Thank you

I really do think he is the right man for the time. I love my President as if he was my brother, as he is

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:53 AM

2. James Taylor and then the B-Man!

I am so proud!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:53 AM

3. What a wonderful day for America

and the Democratic party!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:54 AM

5. Am I the only one in tears??? I'm so happy!

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Response to jillan (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:55 AM

10. Mitch McConnell is crying big time today

Four years of obstruction helped re-elect Barack!

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:06 PM

202. Was McConnell absent from the ceremony?

I noticed that he didn't walk in with Harry Reid and didn's see him on the podium.

sore loser, I guess. Can't stand to be seen shaking hands and risk getting cooties from a black man.

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Response to jillan (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:55 AM

12. There's something in my eyes.

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Response to jillan (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:56 AM

13. There are tears

And Laughs here in the Ellison household!

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Response to jillan (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:56 AM

17. I'm part of the tissue brigade too!

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Response to jillan (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:59 AM

26. Crying since the first glimpse of the First Family this morning...

As a nation, we should all be proud that this man and his wonderful family are here for us...

Very, very happy day....

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Response to jillan (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:57 PM

185. I cried too

Nothing wrong with that.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:54 AM

6. I don't think I've ever seen him so confident and comfortable.

Smiling, has his swagger on, the kids and Michelle look FABULOUS!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:54 AM

7. Here comes the address!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:54 AM

8. Mr President!!!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:55 AM

9. Here comes the good stuff

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:55 AM

11. "a never ending journey"

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:56 AM

14. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

That's what it's all about.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:56 AM

15. Too much religion. And don't need any kind of weapons.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:56 AM

16. we made ourselves anew

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:56 AM

18. How quickly we forget that the USA was ALL SLAVE to begin with.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:58 AM

22. ++++++++1

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:58 AM

23. and there are those who want to take us back.

Back to a time where massas ruled every aspect of another human being's life.

There are those who wish it so.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:52 PM

175. I dunno about that. My Puritan ancestors never had any slaves.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #175)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:58 PM

187. Your Puritan ancestors were not living in the USA, they invaded the Native Nations!

The proceeded to genocidally exterminate the natives.

"In a little more than one hour, five or six hundred of these barbarians were dismissed from a world that was burdened with them."

"It may be demanded...Should not Christians have more mercy and compassion? But...sometimes the Scripture declareth women and children must perish with their parents.... We had sufficient light from the word of God for our proceedings."

-Puritan divine Cotton Mather, Magnalia Christi Americana

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:57 AM

19. Sounds a little bit...

Like he's schooling us to unity.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:57 AM

20. fidelity to our founding principles requires new responsibilities

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:58 AM

21. The echo of the wind against these words is stunning!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:58 AM

24. America demands reinvention in every generation

The young Obama generation is going to go on and change the world.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:59 AM

25. economic recovery has BEGUN

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:59 AM

27. "My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it...

...so long as we seize it together"

And here comes the Class Warfare!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:59 AM

28. Posting early morning from Melbourne Australia

 

So I'm in Melbourne for the Australian Open and its almost 4 am. I was not about to miss the second inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama!!!!

Some quick notes:

*Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir was amazing
*Loved James Taylor's "America The Beautiful
*Michelle Obama looks AMAZING; love the hair and that coat is fierce!!
*My how the first daughter's have grown in 4 years
*Myrlie Evers-Williams referred to President Obama as the 45th President. He's still 44 even with a second term
*Jill Biden is so pretty
*Joe Biden remains Joe Cool
*Did Obama flub the oath again? He seemed to stumble at "United States" LOL Can't blame Roberts for this one.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:02 PM

32. "States"

I bet his kids will rib him

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Response to Mdterp01 (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:02 PM

34. Yeah he didn't say the "s" in United States

I have to admit I kind of facepalmed.

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Response to Phoonzang (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:56 PM

183. When YOU can win the office and stand up there in the cold and deliver

like him, THEN you can criticize a trivial slip like that. Not until then.

I screw up all the time trying to record phone messages for my office, even when I have it all written right in front of me. I would COMPLETELY screw up something as stressful as a presidential oath. Hell, I'd probably faint.

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Response to Phoonzang (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:02 PM

189. ...

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Response to Mdterp01 (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:17 PM

204. As I saw it, his voice kinda broke. Am I the only one who's ever had that happen?

Since he'd already taken the oath yesterday (as Constitutionally required), a slight error would not invalidate his Presidency. I just knew it would be brought up, though. For me, his speech negated all criticism that inevitably comes whenever our President speaks.

Nice to hear from someone Down Under, and I agree with all your other assessments of this AMAZING historical event.

Blessings.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:00 PM

29. when every person can find independence and pride in their work

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:01 PM

30. WTF MSNBC to show yawning Sasha....

Like it was an accident, sure.

Fuck you producers.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:03 PM

35. . . .

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:04 PM

36. I'm sure Fox News will run it a few times

 

n/t

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Response to Mdterp01 (Reply #36)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:43 PM

163. OMG! An eleven-year-old is bored with adult stuff!

Stop the presses!!!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:31 PM

205. It was so rude to pan on a tired young girl yawning.

The speech was only about 10 minutes long. Couldn't they just focus on our PRESIDENTwho was speaking?!

This gratuitously embarrassed Sasha and insulted our President.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #205)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:33 PM

206. It was IMHO intentional.

Because she was mid yawn when they flipped to that camera.

Otherwise I wouldn't be suspect.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #206)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:37 PM

208. Yup.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:01 PM

31. A decade of war now ends!

Please let that be true!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:02 PM

33. "We do not believe that freedom is reserved for the lucky...

...or happiness for the few."

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:06 PM

37. Crying with joy.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:06 PM

38. He's rounding third base and looking toward home!

Go OBAMA! GO GO GO!



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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:07 PM

39. Selma and stonewall

nice

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Response to Recursion (Reply #39)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:08 PM

43. Stonewall.. gave me goosebumps!

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Response to Recursion (Reply #39)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:13 PM

62. Kick

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Response to Recursion (Reply #39)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:51 PM

173. Don't forget Seneca.

A perfect trifecta!



Wat



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Response to watrwefitinfor (Reply #173)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:43 PM

216. I heard that trifecta. I surely did.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:08 PM

40. calling MLK "a king"= pretty damn sweet



edit: of course he did. perfection. who else would put that in the National Archives?

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #40)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:09 PM

48. A King who took us to the mountaintop

and showed us the way to the promised land

that was the line I remember most from the"yes we can" speech

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:08 PM

41. You can see tears in his eyes

After he talked about equality for ALL!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:08 PM

42. He is firing on all 8 cylinders....

amazing affirmation of the work to be done.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #42)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:09 PM

49. FANTASTIC SPEECH! He's saying so much and so well

Oh HAPPY DAY what a relief to have such an intelligent man at the helm!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:08 PM

44. Our generations task....gay equality, women's rights, right to vote, immigration

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:08 PM

45. I love his speeches - he really has a sense that he is speaking for posterity and not just for us,

here and now.

He will be seen by future Americans as one of our greatest. That he failed to unite our country will not be seen as HIS failure. It will forever be seen as a sign of the intransigence of the haters on the right.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #45)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:11 PM

56. I agree.



If we lose hope, we start to lose all.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:09 PM

46. Make children safe...

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:09 PM

47. This is a progressive speech

nt

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #47)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:10 PM

53. Elaborate?

Is there a particular clue or change in tone?

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #53)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:35 PM

137. Ed Schultz just agreed with me

LGBT equality, climate change, confident defense of government activism on behalf of the disadvantaged, takes on class inequality.

And no austerity garbage either.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #137)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:37 PM

144. Yes the mention of climate change is historic, yes to all you wrote

Must be making the freepers go ballistic! Very communitarian he he

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:09 PM

50. Our journey is not complete as long as people have to wait for hours to vote! (rough quote)

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:10 PM

51. "We cannot treat name-calling as reasoned debate"

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:10 PM

52. Shout out for Seneca Falls!

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Response to JoDog (Reply #52)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:42 PM

210. Yes...and we still have no ERA. nt

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:10 PM

54. "...cannot mistake name calling for debate"

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:11 PM

55. Fabulous speech!!!

Just sad he can't give another one in 4yrs...maybe he can change term limits...how can we do that??

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Response to Satch59 (Reply #55)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:58 PM

188. Constitutional amendment. NO other way. And it's impossible.

Too many haters hold power in too many states.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:12 PM

57. Somebody make me stop crying

Luv me some pres.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #57)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:14 PM

67. OK I didn't mean Kelly Clarskson...

Well, at least it worked.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #67)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:18 PM

86. LOL

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #67)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:40 PM

209. Didn't Kelly Clarkson support Ron Paul?

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:12 PM

58. This is the greatest speech of his life

I truly believe that we can make progress in the continuing struggle to perfect our union over the next four years, and I'm happy that the man leading the way is committed to the cause.

He outlined a liberal vision for America. And it's on all of use to bring it to fruition.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:12 PM

59. I'm loving this speech! nt

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #59)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:18 PM

82. Loving it, too. It was perfect. n/t

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:12 PM

60. Omg...he's calling us citizens!!!

Thought I'd never hear that again

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #60)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:17 PM

77. SO TRUE!

W turned us into consumers and now we're back!

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #77)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:19 PM

88. :happy dance:

I don't like to shop.

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #77)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:49 PM

217. EXACTLY!

Yes, I know I am yelling, too. Now if we can only ditch "The Homeland" and go back to America being a Nation, it will be another step along the way to ditching the Bush legacy.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:12 PM

61. Look at all those flags wave...

...everyone of those flags represents the hope and dreams of an American Citizen!

Here it comes now

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:13 PM

63. Any other President reference gays in their inaugural?

 

I don't think so!!!! Damn I love that man!!!! Moving the country FORWARD!!!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:13 PM

64. I think he has his course charted.......I agree,

"Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time - but it does require us to act in our time"

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:13 PM

65. Damn, that speech was wonderful.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:13 PM

66. He just said it all, every last bit of what's on everyone's minds.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:14 PM

68. Is Kelly Clarkson an Obama supporter?

She's from rural Texas.

I still think she is the best American Idol of all time.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #68)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:15 PM

70. Ron Paul supporter.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #68)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:16 PM

72. I thought that she'd come out for Rmoney

She was a total clunker. I guess Jennifer Hudson was busy this weekend.

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #72)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:18 PM

84. I thought she blew the roof off the joint

Not my style, but I'm afraid she was a big hit.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #68)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:17 PM

75. It was a little too blaring IMHO

No depth of tone

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #75)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:22 PM

98. Not a musician: A contest winner

There's a difference.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #98)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:53 PM

176. Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Patsy Cline, Christina A., Linda Eder,......Yep, not "musicians."

The first competitive singing talent show, Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour, debuted on CBS radio in 1936. The show ran for ten years, ending in 1946 when Edward “Major” Bowes, the creator and host of the show, died. The show launched the careers of a number of popular singers, the most notable being Frank Sinatra who appeared on the show in 1937 as a member of the Hoboken Four singing group.
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Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts was instrumental in launching many successful careers, including those of Tony Bennett, Eddie bFisher, Connie Francis, Leslie Uggams, Lenny Bruce, Steve Lawrence, Al Martino, Roy Clark, and Patsy Cline. In fact, Patsy Cline, who sang “Walkin’ After Midnight” on her first appearance, was so well-received that the applause exceeded the capability of the meter and nearly broke it!
..........

The first Star Search debuted in 1983 and ran until 1995. Ed McMahon served as host, and the show featured singers in various categories, dancers, and comedians. Star Search did not limit contestants to being amateurs and the show launched the careers of many struggling artists. The alumni from the original Star Search is impressive, and includes Alainis Morisette, Aaliyah, Christina Aguilera, Tatyana Ali, Girl’s Tyme (the precursor to Destiny’s Child, including Beyonce), Drew Carey, Linda Eder, Brad Garrett, Tiffany, Sharon Stone, Jessica Simpson, Carlos Mencia, Dennis Miller, Rosie O’Donnell, LeAnn Rimes, Ray Romano, Sawyer Brown, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Sinbad, Usher, Phil Vassar, and Dave Chappelle.
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http://foxydonnaonidol.blogspot.com/2011/05/tv-talent-shows-whatever-is-old-is-new.html
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Your "defnition"/"contrast" seems awfully parochial.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #176)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:03 PM

190. Right. When Kelly runs a large band, writing arrangements, running her own company

touring the world, making world-class films, we'll include her on a list with Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.

I, for one, am not holding my breath.

Until then, she won a stupid contest, and she totally sucks.

And, yes, I'm a professional singer, musician, with an entire career in music, and a master's and bachelor's degree in music and singing. She merely won a contest. Once. Period.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #68)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:23 PM

100. No she said she liked Paul

but voted for Obama

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #68)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:46 PM

200. She was a Ron Paul supporter but ended up voting for Obama.

http://www.examiner.com/article/kelly-clarkson-gives-her-vote-to-obama-because-of-gay-and-women-issues

She saw the light. Honestly, I don't know why she supported nutball Paul if gay & women's issues were important to her, but she did the right thing eventually.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:15 PM

69. okay...there goes the waterworks

"let freedom ring"...those words are so powerful....

combined with the meaning and purpose of his speech...

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #69)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:16 PM

73. I always thought that should be our national anthem. Love that song too.

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Response to jillan (Reply #73)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:20 PM

93. It almost was as God Save the King (Queen)...

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:16 PM

71. I'm glad BO never just fills the time/air. Every word has weight. nt

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:16 PM

74. GURL, YOU BETTA SANG!!!!!!

 

Kelly Clarkson didn't sing that song...SHE SANG THAT SONG HONEY!!!!!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:17 PM

76. Poet Richard Blanco

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:17 PM

78. I am no great fan of Ms Clarkson, but that was wonderful and she was obviously SO excited to be

there - you could see it at the end when Obama spoke to her

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:17 PM

79. Love Chuck...

He's just so happy being the MC!! He's my senator so lots of love to you Chuck!!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:18 PM

80. Poet Richard Blanco up now

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #80)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:20 PM

92. Mentions 20 children gone.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #80)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:17 PM

197. I held it together till Blanco mentioned his mom working years so he could be here today!



wow! great sentiment, great poem, great that he - Blanco - represents so many "firsts"

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #197)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:46 PM

212. I have never been able to sit through the poem before.

This one captured me and had me in tears.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #80)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:57 PM

218. Good poem, wonderful to have him there

Is that a statement from the POTUS, or what?

Now I have to go look up the transcript....

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:18 PM

81. Better Than His First Speech

I thought this year's inaugural speech was better than his first inaugural speech.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #81)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:19 PM

89. Agree. Watched the 2009 Inauguration on Sat on CSpan. This was better. n/t

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:18 PM

83. Harriet, sweet Harriet...

I kid.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:18 PM

85. Blanco, "crescendoing" . . . VERY! good. nt

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:19 PM

87. KC was surprisingly classy

the should hook up with the Sunshine Band...

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:19 PM

90. Blanco, "impossible vocabulary of sorrow" - !!!!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:20 PM

91. Thank you, Mr. Blanco

20 children marked absent...goddamn...

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #91)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:21 PM

95. He's very good

I like his delivery - very straightforward and the words all well defined

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #95)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:23 PM

99. Yes he is. Enjoying this. n/t

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:20 PM

94. Richard Blanco

 

This is the United States I am proud to be living in; where a President boasts that gay citizens have a right to share their love equally; where a gay poet takes a key role in the inauguration ceremony; where a diverse inaugural crowd represents every color and religion and background. I love my country. I don't always like it. But I'll always love it. I love my President and Vice President.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:21 PM

96. This is a wonderful poem. No further comments. Just listening to this true poet. nt

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:21 PM

97. woo hoo! lovin' the farmer shout out in the poem!



screeching guitars + subways=nice

he hammed it up with the italian accent

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #97)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:23 PM

102. plum blush of dust!

purple mountains...

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:23 PM

101. Supreme Court Justice Smurf looks pissed.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:23 PM

103. That was Beauty -full!

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Response to patrice (Reply #103)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:25 PM

109. Yes, it was!

Just lovely.

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