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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:31 AM
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Could we have, like, ONE official "What I didn't like about the Inauguration" thread
where everybody can post all the stuff they didn't like, whether it's What happened to the part where Bush sits in one of those cages and people throw baseballs to try to dunk him in a tank of water? or Somebody really really needs to tell the First Lady that she would look better in a creamy off-white than in ivory or I can't believe everybody's still has to sing that impossible Anacreonic song! When is this country going to wake up and get a better national anthem? or whatever it is
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:47 AM
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1. I felt that
some of the shoe laces people were probably wearing might have been too expensive, and the wrong color. This bothered me. I was tossing and turning all night. What does this say of us, as a people? As a nation?
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:05 AM
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2. Couldn't see that from the media report, either. No in-depth coverage of footwear.
Really, what were they thinking?
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:04 AM
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11. Well,
there WAS the coverage of Dr. Biden's boots.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:12 AM
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3. An actual complaint . . .
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:12 AM by MrModerate
I wanted a better feel for crowd reaction during the inaugural address. I realize that it would have been undignified to do a split screen or cut away (except to people on the podium), but I would have liked some reaction shots. I Guess I'll have to wait for the movie.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:21 AM
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4. Did you watch it at home or in a public setting with a group?
I signed up off a MoveOn email to watch with a group of maybe 100 folk here in Durham NC who drove a few miles on snowy Durham roads for the big TV screen. The folk in DC arrived early in the AM on a bitter winter morning, many from out of town, to take in the event. Here in Durham, the crowd loved it; in DC, the folk had planned for months to get there and had paid for the trip and the lodging. I felt like I had a good idea what the reaction was
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:17 PM
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14. That sounds like a great way to have watched . . .
or more precisely, shared, the moment.

I watched it on delay -- on Fux News of all channels -- here in Australia.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:09 AM
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5. Everyone was quiet during that part
we wanted to hear him speak. :) It was really weird; we were all loud & happy, boisterous, singing the good bye song & booing bush & any republican (incl. Lieberman) whose mug showed up on the jumbotron. But then Feinstein announced Justice Stevens & Biden...a bit of cheering, then everyone hushed in anticipation....he gets sworn in, we go nuts, cuz guess who's next?? Yo Yo Ma. :wtf: for a second, then we enjoyed the music. Then we quieted down again. Feinstein announces Roberts & Obama. Dead silence from the crowd, anticipation so thick you could see it in the air. "So help me God." The crowd goes insane for 2 seconds, then the PRESIDENT is speaking. Everyone is quiet again, we cheer briefly at the proper moments, but since we all want to hear what the PRESIDENT has to say, we settle down quickly. Then his speech ends; we go nuts. The end. :)

dg
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:19 PM
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15. Massively cool.
Not the least of which is Obama has now made the world safe for thoughtfulness again.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:48 AM
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6. No, why can't we just celebrate that the jug-eared little fuck has left the building?
DU, where you just can't accept change for the sake of change.
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:52 AM
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7. We could have done without the musical interlude
I'm a fan of Yo-Yo Ma, but that was the wrong moment.

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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:19 AM
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9. So incredibly wrong, you are
The music was perfect, and at the perfect time. I wish it had gone on longer or, hell, replace the invocation with it.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:24 PM
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16. Let's see . . . "Tis a gift to be simple . . ."
Played by the most accomplished artists of their respective instruments, in an arrangement that was rich, complicated, nuanced, and beautiful. Just before a man like Obama took the oath.

Your term "perfect" works for me.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:13 AM
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8. Or could we have a "hide all sucky threads at once" button?
which would NOT apply to this one btw.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:27 AM
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10. I'm disappointed that Cheney didn't have a wheelchair accident.
That would have made it worth the price of admission.
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nomaco-10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:09 AM
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12. lieberman prancing down the stairs from the...
staging center to the platform with a big shit eating grin on his face. From the way he acted, you would have thought he'd just been elected president.

But, in all honesty, I really didn't care that much. The day was bigger than him and I enjoyed every single minute of it.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:28 PM
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17. I missed seeing him at
all. Lucky me!
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:25 AM
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13. Waiting in line for hours to get standing room tickets from my Congressman the day before
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 09:38 AM by thecatburgler
Only to wait 4 hours in an incredibly long line the next morning. Only to get close to the gate 10 minutes before the ceremony and be told the gate was closed. :( I am one of thousands of people this happened to, and many of us travelled a long way and spent a lot of money to be part of this historic occasion.
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