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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:36 PM
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Why was the 'real' oath done in secret? Do you feel cheated cuz 'real' oath wasn't televised?
Basically, we missed the Oath taking of the first African American in history to become president. My opinion.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:38 PM
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1. It's done, it's over, it is what it is... We can't undo what is history.
Yesterday's oath was good enough for me.

We should do a third take?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:38 PM
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2. Please. Are you kidding? It was done for the wingers. nt
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luvspeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:39 PM
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3. no and no and that's really stupid
Now can you shut up and let the man get on with it? You are starting to act like Cornyn.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:39 PM
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4. HE PROBABLY DID IT ON THE QUR'AN!!!! OMG!
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Indiana_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:43 PM
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9. Oh,SHIT! Why'd you go and bring that up!? Now we're gonna hear about it forever! lol nt
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:46 PM
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13. LOL!
So true. :)
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:40 PM
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5. The oath we saw counted.
We watched Obama become President.

Don't sweat it.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:40 PM
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7. Well... ok.
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:04 AM
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39. Yeah, and Roberts confirmed his belief that it was okay immediately after
"Congratulations, Mr President". Of course, one could also argue that he became President Obama at noon, anyway, and I think we were listening to music at that point (fantastic music, btw)
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:40 PM
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6. please. don't give the "stupids" any ideas
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:42 PM
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8. Whitehouse photographers took photos
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 10:50 PM by Catshrink
even though members of the press were there. My thought is that Obama didn't want a lot of clicking and hoopla.

I'd say it's official: Obama is #44.
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:50 PM
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14. I thought he was older than that.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:51 PM
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15. Not much..
I put a # in front to avoid confusion.
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:53 PM
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16. I was just teasing a bit.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:01 PM
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24. Yeah I figured as much.
But I realized that * was called 43 and his dad was 41. I don't think I'll use "44" again because it's too close to what the BFEE used. I gotta wash that man right outta my hair.... he's over, done. Hopefully on his way to The Hague.

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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:54 PM
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17. lol.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:43 PM
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10. In secret? Is that why there are photos of it?
Is that why there were witnesses?

Non-issue in my mind..
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:44 PM
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11. I didn't watch and no I don't feel cheated. He is the President.
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:45 PM
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12. Oh so CNN. nt
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:56 PM
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18. have another beer and stay away from electronics n/t
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:57 PM
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19. Many presidents took the 'real' oath in private anyway
Regardless - we didn't miss the oath. We saw the real one. This one was just to prevent any idiots from claiming "HEZ NOT TEH PRESIDENT!!1"
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:38 AM
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32. How do you know what oath they took if it was in private?
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:39 AM
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33. dupe
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 12:40 AM by Skip Intro
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:57 PM
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20. Silly whining ...
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:58 PM
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21. LOL
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:59 PM
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22. Not on Television =/= Secret

There were reporters for privy's sake...

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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:59 PM
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23. Rove, is that you?
:eyes:
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:10 PM
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26. No.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:04 PM
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25. pretty sure they did it without pants on (all the prezzies do this)
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:13 PM
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27. I found a photo


Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. administers the oath of office to President Barack Obama a second time in the Map Room of the White House January 21, 2009 in Washington, DC. Today was the president's first full day in office. (Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:14 PM
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28. Put away childish things
Like this oath nonsense, for one.
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:54 PM
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30. Agreed
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:43 AM
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34. second time I've seen that phrase in as many days
just an observation

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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:01 AM
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37. It was part of Obama's speech
And a damn good part. Probably the most important part: Stop the nonsense and grow the fuck up. Yes.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:31 PM
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29. No Sale. nt
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:37 AM
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31. Because the Grays can't reveal their custodial presence to the people of Earth yet
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 12:40 AM by kenny blankenship
The real ceremony took place in the methane and ammonia filled tank that occupies the largest sub basement level of the White House. If there's one thing the Grays hate more than oxygen it's dry cold weather. Bad for the sinus.

If you thought the parade was drawn out past anything a new President should have to endure, consider that the Inaugural Probing is still going on!
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:44 AM
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35. Was a "real oath" taken in private? Educate me.
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:49 AM
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36. No.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:03 AM
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38. Wow? So you think secret is a ceremony that was witnessed, recorded and
photographed. Amazing interpretation of the word secret.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:11 AM
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40. Yeah I don't get what was so secret? n/t
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 08:11 AM by Sentinel Chicken
Sounds like another paranoid right wing fantasy from the desk of Karl Rove.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:13 AM
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41. Not in secret.
The press was there and it was announced to the public. This was a just-in-case procedure.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:13 AM
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42. GEM$NBC just showed the
second time around oath.

Jackasses are now asking if he has to resign everything he signed before retaking the oath.
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