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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:37 PM

Because the 20th falls on a Sunday, Inauguration Day will be Jan. 21st - Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

How cool is that?

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Reply Because the 20th falls on a Sunday, Inauguration Day will be Jan. 21st - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Original post)
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 OP
JustAnotherGen Jan 2013 #1
TDale313 Jan 2013 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #3
DreamGypsy Jan 2013 #4
CTyankee Jan 2013 #5
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #6
ReRe Jan 2013 #12
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #19
TxDemChem Jan 2013 #18
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #20
TxDemChem Jan 2013 #32
graham4anything Jan 2013 #28
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #29
progressoid Jan 2013 #7
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #15
Cha Jan 2013 #26
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #30
beachgirl2365 Jan 2013 #8
ReRe Jan 2013 #13
Ikonoklast Jan 2013 #9
qanda Jan 2013 #10
ReRe Jan 2013 #14
qanda Jan 2013 #24
ReRe Jan 2013 #27
AverageJoe90 Jan 2013 #11
union_maid Jan 2013 #16
former9thward Jan 2013 #17
Hekate Jan 2013 #21
verycurious Jan 2013 #22
uppityperson Jan 2013 #23
Cha Jan 2013 #25
ellie Jan 2013 #31
craigmatic Jan 2013 #33

Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:39 PM

1. Very cool!

:yep:

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:41 PM

2. Very cool! n/t

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:41 PM

3. Could not be cooler! n/t

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:59 PM

4. Very fitting.

Would have been about 1 degree cooler if the coincidence had happened in 2009, but I'll still take it as a sign that the solar system agrees with Obama's reelection.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:59 PM

5. Maybe not cool to government workers in D.C. who generally get an "extra" holiday on

Inauguration Day. this year they won't...

But I agree, this is cool for everyone else and very fitting. I'll bet Obama is thrilled with the way this worked out...

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:25 PM

6. Excellent!


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:23 PM

12. sheshe2uuuuuuu

You're pullin' on my heartstrings again. That is fabulous!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:31 PM

19. I know. Great isn't it!

Last edited Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:55 AM - Edit history (1)

Thanks ReRe! Can not wait for 1.21.2013!!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:28 PM

18. Awesome

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Response to TxDemChem (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:39 PM

20. Thanks TxDemChem...Welcome to DU!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:20 PM

32. Thank you kindly

It would be great to go to the inauguration with all its symbolism this year.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:26 AM

28. that's a great montage picture.

 

many decades from now, there will be a statue of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama in the same area of Washington, DC, as the Dr. King memorial, and hope both are in sight of each other.

Of course, in that photo above, LBJ is sitting next to Dr. King.
Don't forget that LBJ signed those acts that others just talked about, but he rammed them through.
It would be nice to see a photo of the three of them blended together.

It took 100 years from Lincoln to LBJ
and took another 50 years from LBJ to Obama
a good lesson for those that put our President down and think everything should happen instantly.

to paraphrase a quote I just read earlier today, talking about something else-it
says.

ďOver the last few decades, we had extraordinary successes together, but the work goes on. You canít beat a movement with short-term, transactional politics. You canít beat a movement with ego-driven politicians thinking they own the movement. You can only beat a movement with another movement"

Lincoln-FDR-King-LBJ-Obama-the continuation after Obama in 2017, to continue moving it forward

or as Teddy Kennedy said all the time, paraphrasing Dr. King himself, "The Dream lives on"

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:39 AM

29. "The Dream lives on"

Yes it does graham. Yes it does!

To us. It is our time!

Peace,
she

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:35 PM

7. That ought to make some heads explode out there!






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Response to progressoid (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:45 PM

15. My first day of the week is Tuesday...

I am sure when I go in I will be surrounded by much angst

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Response to progressoid (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:51 AM

26. That's what

I was thinking but decided not to go there. But, since you did .. hey it's only obvious that our country has sooo many racists.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:54 AM

30. Oh it will...

However...I don't care. This is our time. This our place.

They are already exploding or imploding...whatever! It is our time in the sun.

They can go back into the hole where they came from!

Thanks progressoid!

See you on Inauguration Day!

she

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:50 PM

8. Given Obama's ancestors, this is so fitting!

 

Especially when it was reported that Obama is related to first historically documented slave in America................. karma is beautiful isn't she!

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Response to beachgirl2365 (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:28 PM

13. "Isn't She Lovely"...

... a little Stevie Wonder karma music to go along with sheshe2's picture...

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:02 PM

9. I like it.

Kinda fitting.

Yet we have so far to go as a nation.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:17 PM

10. I'll be there

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Response to qanda (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:32 PM

14. I'll be flippin' channels...

...back and forth from C-Span to MSNBC to CNN and back again. I know it's nothing like being there will be, but my health is a little fragile for the weather. Have a wonderful time!!!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:41 AM

24. Thanks

Hopefully it won't be as cold as the last time.

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Response to qanda (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:00 AM

27. I hope so too!

That was frigid cold, wasn't it? But it didn't cut down on the crowd, did it? Stay safe, layer your clothes and go with a group of friends/family members. If you're wrapped up good, you'll be fine.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:17 PM

11. Indeed, that is just plain awesome.

If MLK Jr. were alive today, he'd be overjoyed to see this. That, I'm sure of.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:07 PM

16. Very fitting and...

it's a holiday. We are closed where I work. I will be in front of the TV. I was last time, too, but I took the day off for it.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:09 PM

17. The official inauguration will still be on the 20th.

It will be private. On the 21st they will do the public re-enactment of the ceremony. http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/press-fear-obama-private-swearing-in-84776.html

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:51 PM

21. Very very cool indeed.

Thanks for noting it, DI.

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Response to verycurious (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:19 PM

23. They changed and now do not support what they used to.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:47 AM

25. Wow, that's a week later than it usually is.. and on

Inauguation Day! That is a super cool blending of history!

Thanks DI

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:13 AM

31. I just pointed this out to my DH this am.

Very cool!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:37 PM

33. I was just thinking that today

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