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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:55 PM
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So, did anyone turn their backs on Warren during the invocation?
I was searching the audience (or the littlepart of the audience that I saw in one shot) and saw mostly bored people...
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:57 PM
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1. my friend, who was in DC, helped hold up a big rainbow flag while he was speaking...
...then went back to little American flags...
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:28 PM
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11. now that's cool!
great idea.
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keith the dem Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:08 PM
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2. Doesn't matter, Rev. Lowery was such a contrast
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 02:11 PM by keith the dem
that Warren looked childish and immature. After Lowery's benediction, does anybody even remember Warren...He got owned!!!

Kinda like the Harlem Globetrotters versus the Washington Generals
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:59 PM
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4. You know, I never thought about it like that, but you're right!
The day was just so much more and better and brighter. Warren looked hopelessly like yesterday's mashed potatoes. A big nothing. Lowery was a giant...
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:11 PM
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3. I left the room
:silly:

His delivery was like Jon (I'm an ACTOR!!) Lovitz to me.


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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:21 PM
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5. I did.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:22 PM
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6. That one chick on C-SPAN
started snapping gum during the Lord's Prayer. :rofl:
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:23 PM
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7. Never turn your back on a snake oil salesman! n/t
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:24 PM
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8. I unloaded my dryer
and foulded some laundry while he was doing his grimacing prayer. He was praying so hard he almost looked like he was in pain. A bit too much fake piousness IMHO.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:24 PM
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9. I did but I was at home on my bed.
I was listening but then he got so boring that I had to mute and turn away 'cause he was very visually unappealing.

Jon Stewart had Rt Rev Gene Robinson on last night and he was great..dispelled some DU rumors, too.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=2...
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:27 PM
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10. I forgot
:blush:

The crowd around me could have been a church group or something, there were a LOT of Hallelujahs and Yes Lords!
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stewert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:30 PM
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12. I Changed The Channel

When he came on I turned it off and watched ESPN.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:32 PM
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13. I went to the terlit.
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:26 AM
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15. !
:rofl:

perfect!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:34 PM
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14. No.
I watched and listened. And I heard what I expected. And it still pissed me off. :mad:
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:26 AM
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16. Then you missed the girl that saw herself on TV. A great moment!
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riqster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:32 AM
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17. I put him on 'Mute'
...gotta love streaming A/V.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:21 PM
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18. I was interested in watching the audience reaction to Warren's invocation.
There was no mass protest from where I stood near the Washington monument. A lesbian couple next to me voiced displeasure and turned their backs when Warren started talking but flipped back around to watch the jumbotron when they heard the rather innocuous tone of the prayer. I did notice a few rainbow flags held high.
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:24 PM
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19. A man in front of me turned his back, but I didn't see many people.
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 03:25 PM by Liberal_Stalwart71
It was nice because he still prayed along with Warren, bowing his head and closing his eyes, but his back was turned.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:40 PM
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20. Not visibly. No protests, nor any cheers to speak of.
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 03:40 PM by Occam Bandage
It was a complete non-event.
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:48 PM
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21. I didn't hear anyone booing
I was surprised
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:02 PM
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22. Except for the rather creepy, Andy Dick-like way he pronounced "Sasha"...
...I thought his invocation was fine. Of course, I think everyone would agree that he would later be way, way upstaged.
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