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Michiganian
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 4:13:41 PM

59 days until President Barack Obama is inaugurated for the second time, January 20, 2013.
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Michiganian
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 9:08:15 AM

Kelly and Michael on their morning Live show told off those critics who complained about Beyonce lip synching the National Anthem. Face it. It was very cold and the Star Spangled Banner is difficult to sing. Would you want to sound your best when you have to sing the National Anthem in front of a million people and millions more watching on TV?
Michiganian
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 3:36:49 PM

Besides, Glenn Beck's truthfulness is very questionable.
I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 3:16:32 PM

Well, by not watching Washington yesterday, I might have missed a little something. Namely, these. Number three is my fave! What a horndog!
I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 3:00:39 PM

Actually, it took Nick's great intellect to point out that The Blaze needed a straw man to expose a straw man since there were no real people involved. Kind of like the invisible tail wagging the invisible dog.

I don't know what websites you go to, but the ones I read are free on the internet. I don't know that Beck has ever received one dollar from my attention to his show or website. But thanks for putting your wealth envy up front for us all to see again!
sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 2:48:15 PM

<<All the while knowing the sheep will lay out big bucks to read that garbage. The sheep are making Beck a wealthier man.>>

Yup. And they admire him for that, too. Oh, the irony!
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 2:46:45 PM


"So, yes, it IS disgusting that The Blade prints this trash, but they know their readers, and they know that their readers will lap up anything and everything that demonizes Obama."

All the while knowing the sheep will lay out big bucks to read that garbage. The sheep are making Beck a wealthier man.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 1:52:04 PM

Just glad the lovefest is over with.
therder
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 1:47:40 PM

>>"President Obama now begins his 2nd term and the first thing to happen is the 22nd amendment takes effect and instantly weakens him."

That is one of the sillier remarks I have come across here on GB.<<

I only say that because the 2012 election proved he has put together a coalition that will keep electing him no matter what. The 22nd amendment takes that away.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:47:49 PM

>>Disgusting is what it was.<<

Ya got that right, I75 - The Blaze's article sure was disgusting. It's yet another piece of complete trash that uses straw man arguments to claim that Obama made straw man arguments. Heck, in "Straw Man #1" alone, they used two straw men in their lame attempt to claim that Obama's line was a straw man.

Blaze Straw Man #1: >>No one in the current political climate is arguing for a complete dissolution of government power such that only the American people as a collective would be responsible for defending the country or performing any other task.<<

But Obama never made that claim nor implied it.

Blaze Straw Man #2: >>Saying “private citizens cannot handle all responsibilities” is not the same as saying “private citizens cannot handle any responsibility at all.”<<

Again, Obama never made that claim nor implied it.

So, yes, it IS disgusting that The Blade prints this trash, but they know their readers, and they know that their readers will lap up anything and everything that demonizes Obama.
I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:49:39 AM

Because he was listening more closely than you were, even though you were there.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:48:29 AM

The Blaze--site of Glenn Beck, a man of questionable sanity. Why would I listen to anything they say there?
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:18:17 AM

In case you were not listening, as I was not, The Blaze has the wrap-up for you:

Can You Guess How Many Straw Man Arguments Were in Obama’s Speech?

"That’s ten straw men in slightly under 20 minutes. In other words, one logical fallacy every 2 minutes, on average."

Yes, four years into his rule, Obama is still trying to demonize people that don't exist, all as fodder for making excuses why we must, MUST spend boatloads of money that we don't have to benefit the poor poor pitiful poor.

Disgusting is what it was.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:18:15 PM

"President Obama now begins his 2nd term and the first thing to happen is the 22nd amendment takes effect and instantly weakens him."

That is one of the sillier remarks I have come across here on GB.
Michiganian
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:43:36 PM

Wrong, therder. With no re-election worries, President Obama can do what he wants to. BTW, I heard there were about a million people who attended his inauguration.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 7:34:06 PM

President Obama now begins his 2nd term and the first thing to happen is the 22nd amendment takes effect and instantly weakens him.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 7:00:09 PM

I'm glad I went with my boys.

Even though the sound system near us cut on and off, so that I could only hear snippets of his speech (as well as the other prayers and songs).

Even though people stopped and screamed more at Anderson Cooper on the CNN stand (12 blocks west of the Capitol) than they did for political figures.

Even though some people in the crowd were much more excited by Beyonce than they were by the President.

Even though I was sadly disappointed by the combination of military/National Park Service/D.C. Police and their inability to let people off the Mall as soon as the Inauguration was over (the parade takes hours and hours). None of them even knew how to get out--all they could tell was "not this way."

Even though the metro system charged rush hour fares all day, instead of having it at the lower holiday/non-rush hour fares (and which no signs were posted to inform us of). The difference between a rush hour and regular fare was $2.60--each way. And for the first time ever, I went through the gate before my kids. My pass had enough money, and theirs did not. Fortunately a nice Metro employee took them back to the farecard machine and helped them put enough value on their cards to get back in.

Even though I read all the stuff in the paper about the blocked roads and metro stations and the closure of Independence Avenue after the Inauguration and the rush hour fares were not mentioned.

I still enjoyed being out there with the throngs of my fellow Americans, observing our President renew his dedication to our country.

I was thrilled to hear him mention Stonewall (even though I wasn't sure I heard it right, because of the sound system).


[Edited by: sgm4law at 1/21/2013 7:06:03 PM EST]
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 6:59:11 PM

"Unfortunately dealing with the republicans these days is like dealing with a wounded dog. You can reach your hand over but odds are its going to bite you. He tried working with them. He kept getting bitten."

BINGO!
c2bravo
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 6:49:32 PM

He has tried to reach across the aisle. There only agenda was to make sure he did not have a second term. Well, that didn't work so well. What will ge next?
michaelphoenix2
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 5:38:35 PM

Unfortunately dealing with the republicans these days is like dealing with a wounded dog. You can reach your hand over but odds are its going to bite you. He tried working with them. He kept getting bitten.

[Edited by: michaelphoenix2 at 1/21/2013 5:38:55 PM EST]
SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 5:23:29 PM

Reaching across the aisle is not shaking hands, it is getting down to business and working together for the betterment of our country. We will see if Obama can do that. From his tone I doubt he will.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 3:39:23 PM

EZExit,

The Conservative example of reaching across the isle is demonstrated by the decision of most elected Republicans to be absent from the Capitol on Inauguration Day, 2013. (Perhaps Fixed Noise neglected to report that information)
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 3:20:07 PM

"Savmor,
I saw him reach out and shake the hands of Boehner and Cantor. :) Did you go the the restroom?"

Maybe a commercial break on Fixed Noise?
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 3:06:56 PM

Savmor, you have to realize that when liberals speak about reaching across the aisle, it is literally to shake hands, not to work together.
Hiram 615
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 2:16:01 PM

Hmm,

Savmor,
I saw him reach out and shake the hands of Boehner and Cantor. :) Did you go the the restroom?

No wonder you are disapppointed. Cons view reaching across the isle in the same light as complete capitulation the Con POV.

Again, elections have consequences (twice), or is that only when the Cons win???
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 1:32:06 PM

My last posting here simply says I was hoping President Obama would indicate he would be open to reach across the aisle in his inaugural address, but to my disappointment his speech was unyielding, uncompromising and a liberal agenda with no effort to reach across to the other side.
Michiganian
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:16:03 AM

Congressman Paul Ryan was greeted by boos from the Inauguration crowd.
Michiganian
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:31:39 AM

Check out the latest news on today's events here.
Michiganian
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:44:01 AM

This is it! The second day of the first two-day Inauguration since the second term of Ronald Reagan in 1985 because January 20 falls on Sunday this year. This is a day of great celebrations in the nation's capital. With the exception of discussions about today's inaugural events, this is the last posting I'm making in this thread.
I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 7:43:21 AM

It's today

(Actually it was yesterday.....today is just for fluff)
therder
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 9:43:07 PM

I think John Roberts has learned from experience. He's using a white notecard this time.
Michiganian
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 3:26:03 PM

>> "No, it has nothing to do with the fact that it lands on Sunday. Obama is trying to make this a race issue and to tie himself to Michael King."

What does Michael King, the Milwaukee Wave soccer player, have to do with your rant? <<

Of course, the brainless who posted the quoted statement is long iggied at my end. Quoting Wikipedia;
"From the years 1793 to 1933, the addresses were given on March 4 with only four exceptions. Because March 4 fell on a Sunday in each of their respective inaugural years, Monroe, Taylor, Hayes and Wilson each gave an address on Monday, March 5. Since 1937, addresses have been given on January 20 with only two exceptions (other than following a premature end to the presidential term). Presidents Eisenhower and Reagan each gave an address on Monday, January 21. The next inauguration day that will fall on a Sunday is January 20, 2013"
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 3:13:13 PM

I'm torn. My brother has one extra ticket for a good location to see the swearing in. But I want to take my kids to see it--but we'll be at least four blocks away.

What to do, what to do.
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 11:28:57 AM

"No, it has nothing to do with the fact that it lands on Sunday. Obama is trying to make this a race issue and to tie himself to Michael King."

What does Michael King, the Milwaukee Wave soccer player, have to do with your rant?
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 11:26:33 AM

As we are hitting the debt ceiling, how much is the Obama party/inauguration costing the taxpayers?
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 11:24:47 AM

therder, agreed.
therder
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 8:38:17 AM

It's a day to put politics aside.
Michiganian
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 8:03:35 AM

Today is Inauguration Day. President Obama will be officially sworn in at the White House. Because it falls on Sunday this year, the public inauguration will be tomorrow which falls on MLK day. As already stated, Ronald Reagan was the last President to have a two-day inauguration for his second term in 1985.

[Edited by: Michiganian at 1/20/2013 8:04:52 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:27:14 PM

rumbleseat - I know the inauguration tradition and FYI I know a few Canadians who adore Obama and others who would not let him in your country if they had a choice. Remember he said your country had a president instead of a prime minister when he was running for president the first time so he sounded pretty uninformed then and upset more than a few Canadians. I will just be glad when all this hoopla is over and perhaps Obama can get down to business as our president and not be so partisan. He was elected to represent all Americans not just Democrats or his liberal base.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:21:23 PM

"No, it has nothing to do with the fact that it lands on Sunday. Obama is trying to make this a race issue and to tie himself to Michael King."
"Just like everything Obama does he has a political reason and holding it on Monday does tie him to MLK."

You make yourselve look pretty silly with such dumb statementa.
The fact is, he is NOT the first President to have a Monday inauguration.

With a private ceremony--before live television cameras and no public audience--just before noon on Sunday and a full ceremony on Monday, Barack Obama is following with both the tradition established by his predecessors and the legal obligations the Constitution outlines for inaugurating U.S. leaders.
The last President to have a Monday (Sunday) inauguration was Ronald Reagan for HIS second inauguration.
The Constitution is the reason for the Sunday ceremony.
Tradition is the reason for the Monday pomp and circumstance.

101Speedster, SAVMOR, I am Canadian, why do I know this, and you, both Americans, don't?
Are you really that much in a hurry to slag Barack Obama at every turn you can't be bothered actually checking for the truth?
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:00:16 PM

"The reason for Monday's pomp and circumstance? Tradition."

As Tevye from "Fiddler on the Roof" would say, "Tradition"!

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 6:55:42 PM

OK by holding a private ceremony–before live television cameras but without a public audience–just before noon on Sunday and a full ceremony on Monday, Obama is following with both the tradition established by his predecessors and the legal obligations the Constitution outlines for inaugurating U.S. leaders. The reason for Monday's pomp and circumstance? Tradition.

jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 6:30:11 PM

Monroe, Tyler, Hayes, Wilson, Eisenhower and Reagan all had Monday inaugurals. Want to argue with history? Go for it.

"Just like everything Obama does he has a political reason and holding it on Monday does tie him to MLK."

Cincidence. What were the politcal reasons for the other presidents moving their inaguarals?



[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 1/19/2013 6:31:59 PM EST]
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 6:11:20 PM

Do some reasearch. There has been 7 inauguals on a Monday. Happened to Reagan last. I can see it now, if Obama abondoned tradition and held his inaugual on Sunday, the righties would be screaming he was anti-Christian, anti-this, anti-that. Oh wait, they do already.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 4:16:57 PM

I will not be watching any part of it.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:56:29 PM

You are correct 101Speedster - The US Constitution states January 20 of the year following the election should be inauguration day. This is established by the 20th amendment. It doesn't say it has to be moved to a weekday if that date falls on a weekend. Just like everything Obama does he has a political reason and holding it on Monday does tie him to MLK. Why do you supporters here think he has to take the oath of office on Sunday because the Constitution says he must and he will repeat it Monday for the masses, but the whole thing should have taken place on Sunday, parade, balls etc. and saved the taxpayers a pot load of money. Plus holding it tomorrow would make more sense on a non-working day for many people.

[Edited by: SAVMOR at 1/19/2013 2:57:38 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:30:07 AM

>>But because the day falls on Sunday this year, a public ceremony will be held in two days on MLK day, January 21.<<

No, it has nothing to do with the fact that it lands on Sunday. Obama is trying to make this a race issue and to tie himself to Michael King.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:24:22 AM

"Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, John Kennedy. Need I say more? Ronald Reagan survived an assassination attempt."

Along with Harry S Truman, and Gerald Ford, twice in one month.





[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 1/19/2013 11:25:18 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:35:10 AM

My brother is going to the Commander in Chief's Ball, along with my niece and her fiancé. He said he'd buy me a ticket if I wanted to go, but I'm not really interested. Too much of a circus.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:45:10 AM

Tomorrow, President Barack Obama will be inaugurated for the second time, January 20, 2013. But because the day falls on Sunday this year, a public ceremony will be held in two days on MLK day, January 21.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:43:26 AM

>> "all this protection for a potus who is against the 2nd amendment?"

Proof please. <<

Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, John Kennedy. Need I say more? Ronald Reagan survived an assassination attempt.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:05:38 AM

"all this protection for a potus who is against the 2nd amendment?"

Proof please.
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