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Archive for the 'Inauguration Day 2009' Category

Quote Of The Day

by @ Tuesday, January 20th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Inauguration Day 2009, Politics

Millions of people have already packed the national Mall to capacity. I hope that someone remembered to bring a loaf and a fish.
Tim F. @ Balloon Juice

Remember, We’re Inaugurating A President, Not Coronating A King

by @ Tuesday, January 20th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Inauguration Day 2009, Obamagasms, Politics

Words of wisdom:
Men( and any woman will tell you this ) are just men. Some are good, some are bad, but they all have their flaws. Let us not forget that he is a man, and only a man and that any man who holds the office will someday leave it. Let us pray he [...]

Don’t Blame Me, I Warned You

by @ Tuesday, January 20th, 2009. Filed under Inauguration Day 2009, Washington DC

If you’re not already downtown, you may as well stay home:
At the blurry line between late night and early morning, it was hard to tell whether the crowds were left over from the evening before, fresh from a long nap, or newly arrived from out of town and praying for a place to park.
Probably a [...]

Did George Washington Say “So Help Me God” ? Apparently Not.

by @ Friday, January 16th, 2009. Filed under Freedom of Religion, History, Inauguration Day 2009, Individual Liberty

It’s commonly thought that the practice of Presidents adding the words “so help me God” to the end of their Oath of Office was started by America’s first President.
As with many other commonly believed “historical facts”, that doesn’t appear to be the case:
There is absolutely no extant contemporary evidence that President Washington altered the language [...]

My Advice ? Just Stay Home

by @ Friday, January 16th, 2009. Filed under Inauguration Day 2009, Washington DC

Don’t count on being able to get anywhere near the District on Tuesday morning:
With extensive road and bridge closures sharply curtailing personal vehicle travel into the District, Inauguration Day’s predicted traffic nightmares could be pushed into the Washington suburbs, with motorists jockeying for spaces at outlying Metro stations and visitors vying for spaces on trains [...]

Change You Can Pay For

by @ Wednesday, January 14th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Inauguration Day 2009, Obamagasms, Politics, Washington DC

With Inauguration Day only days away, Washington, D.C. is being flooded with efforts to cash in on the big event:
WASHINGTON — In the days leading up to President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, his message of hope and change has become tangible — and commercial — here.
On the sides of buses, inside Metro stations and over the [...]

Inauguration Madness Update: Here Come The Crowds

by @ Monday, December 22nd, 2008. Filed under Inauguration Day 2009, Washington DC

The new crowd estimates for Inauguration Day are down slightly from the high numbers estimated last months, but still pretty high:
Officials are casting doubt on an early projection that 4 million to 5 million people could jam downtown Washington on Inauguration Day, saying it is more likely that the crowd will be about half that [...]

Inauguration Madness Update: When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go

by @ Friday, December 19th, 2008. Filed under Inauguration Day 2009, Washington DC

Perhaps the most important piece of Inauguration-related planning is now in place:
Here’s the number everyone has been waiting for: There will be 5,000 porta-potties available on the Mall and along the parade route on Inauguration Day.
If officials ordered the portable restrooms based on how many people they expect that day, then figure on crowds of [...]

Inauguration Madness Update: Yea, That’ll Make A Difference

by @ Thursday, December 18th, 2008. Filed under Inauguration Day 2009, Washington DC

Remember the D.C. Council’s decision to allow bars to remain open until 5am during Inauguration week and the controversy it caused ?
Well, they’ve backed down a little bit:
D.C. bars and nightclubs will be allowed to serve alcohol until 4 a.m., not 5 a.m., during inauguration week after the D.C. Council voted last night to modestly [...]

What’s The Big Deal About Rick Warren ?

by @ Thursday, December 18th, 2008. Filed under Barack Obama, Inauguration Day 2009, Politics

Apparently, the decision to invite Rick Warren to give the opening prayer at Barack Obama’s Inauguration has evoked no small degree of controversy:
Barack Obama’s choice of a prominent evangelical minister to deliver the invocation at his inauguration is a conciliatory gesture toward social conservatives who opposed him in November, but it is drawing fierce challenges [...]

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