Jan 20, 2009

Where were you on this historic Inauguration Day


People remember where they were and what they were doing during historic times and events, and millions of Americans will remember where they were when President Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.

Even though I was only 5-years-old, I remember, vaguely, when President Kennedy was assassinated, when Martin Luther King was assassinated, when RFK was assassinated and even when John Lennon was murdered. It will be nice to mark a pleasant and uplifting historic event for a change.

More than 2 million people, the most ever, braved freezing cold to witness the Ingurgitation of President Obama, and with all those people, there were no arrests, no protests and no “free speech zones.” The only mar was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court messing up the oath of office. We can forgive that flub on this joyous day.

I was not luckily enough to be in D.C., or to even watch it on TV. I was chained to my desk at work, but I listened to all of it live via NPR. At least I get to watch the replay on C-Span.

Progress Michigan wants to know what you were doing and how you felt witnessing this historic event, and they are collecting memories of the day. The best responses will be posted on their website and sent to the Whitehouse.

17 comments:

mberenis said...

I was helping at a local red cross.

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Communications guru said...

Good for you. Time well spent.

Communist Guru said...

Is it not odd that when Bush was last inaugurated @ a cost of 42 mill it was a sin, and the Messiah spent 170 mill and not one bad word.. When Gm asked for money and flew a jet it was a sin yet 600 private jets were flown into DC for the coronation of the Messiah. Buy the way Bush had 240 @ his last inauguration. Did MLK not say don't judge a person by the color of their skin yet Nobama is being praised for his skin color when he is no more that the 44th president. You liberals have no morals.

Now who can you blame when something goes wrong with out Bush to bash.

If I am not mistaken the liberals have controlled congress for some time now. They pass the laws of the land not the president. Yet some how it was always Bush's fault.

Nobam is the most unqualified, most unknown and has the least experience than any previous elected President yet to you liberals he is the best thing since sliced bread. He said nothing in his acceptance speech, it was a mixed message with no point. Yet it was a brilliant speech from the great communicator.
He has gotten a free ride from the liberal main stream media and now he has to walk the walk. No more free ride from you lib's.
Let's see what he is made of. He would have to stand on his Mother's shoulders just to kiss Bush's ass.

ka_Dargo_Hussein said...

Well, lookie lookie! CG has a doppelganger!

Communications guru said...

I have no idea where you got this $170 million figure, but it’s made up and not based on any facts. With a crowd of 2-4 million, the cost will be a lot more than the 400,000 that showed up for Bush in 2000 and 250,000 in 2004. President Obama is not the Messiah, and no one but you believes that, Commie. Oh, yea, you’re a communist, so you don’t even believe in God.

I never said it was a “sin” that the Big 3 CEO’s flew corporate jets to the hearings. I thought it was overblown. You, know, the 600 private jets you claim flew in for ingurgitation day were not there to ask for a loan. You are really grasping for straws, aren’t you commie?

Nobody is judging President Obama by the color of his skin. The fact that in many people’s lifetime they experienced Jim Crown and discrimination, seeing an African-American elected president is an emotional thing.

You are mistaken, the Democrats have controlled Congress for just two years.

President Obama is more qualified than Bush was. It was a good speech. No one said it was great. I never said he was the “best thing since sliced bread,” but he’s a huge improvement over what we had the last eight years.

The mainstream media is not liberal, it’s conservative, and he has not gotten a “free ride.” If you want to see a free ride, look at the uncritical coverage leading up to the invasion of Iraq that let Bush pull the wool over most people’s eyes.

“He would have to stand on his Mother's shoulders just to kiss Bush's ass?” Wow, you are blinded by ideology. Here‘s the difference; Bush was handed everything because of his name; College, the National Guard, the oil business and his political career.

President Obama had to overcome a foreign sounding name, and he accomplished everything on his own. He’s not a legacy, and his grandfather was not a U.S. Senator and his father was not the President of the United States.

Not Anonymous said...

You said:
I have no idea where you got this $170 million figure, but it’s made up and not based on any facts.

Here's the facts:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Inauguration/story?id=6665946&page=1

What Recession? The $170 Million Inauguration
Obama's Inauguration Has Been Financed Partially by Bailed-Out Wall Street Executives

You've been caught in another lie.

ka_Dargo_Hussein said...

I think nonny mouse deserves a prize

Communications guru said...

You have never caught me in a lie, troll. Like I said, I have no idea where you got that made up number, now I do. Thanks for pointing out where you got the made up number, now I know. Here's the thing about journalism, generally when you make a claim you need a source. I don't see any in that story. Plus, if you add up every single number in that unforced piece, it does not come up to $171 million.

"The federal government estimates that it will spend roughly $49 million on the inaugural weekend." Who exactly is the federal government? They couldn't get a person to say it among all those thousands of peoples in the federal government? Notice the words "estimate" and "roughly." It also says "Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland have requested another $75 million from the federal government to help pay for their share of police, fire and medical services."
Note the words requested.

Then this: "We have a budget of roughly $45 million, maybe a little bit more," said Linda Douglass, spokeswoman for the inaugural committee. That's more than the $42.3 million in private funds spent by President Bush's committee in 2005." Note the words private funds. Obama has 2-4 million people show up, Bush had 250,000. Really not that much more. When you add the security costs into the Bush Ingurgitation the total costs aren’t that much different.

I guess we should stop those people from coming. You have to wonder how much money 4 million visitors pump into the local economy. Cities bid to host the Super bowl, the NCAA Basketball playoff and the Major League All-Start Game because of the cash pumped into the local economy. Those 4 million people all spend lots of money on hotels, meals, cabs and souvenirs.

Why haven't we seen any stories on that, Commie?

Communist Guru said...

I promise to treat Nobama with the same respect that you liberal democrats have given to Bush for the last 7 years.

Listen to this idiot, he has to ask Greg Craig to explain to him what he just signed. Who is the 44th President Nobama of Craig
Listen here

And he had to ask again for Craig to explain what he is again doing on the 2nd order.


OBAMA: What we're doing here is to set up a special interagency task force on detainee disposition. They are going to provide me with information in terms of how we are able to deal in the disposition of some of the detainees that may be currently in Guantanamo that we cannot transfer to other countries, who could pose a serious danger to the United States, uh, but, uh, we cannot try because of various problems related to evidence, uh, in a Article 3 court. So this task force is going to provide us with, uh, a series of recommendations on, uh, that. Is that correct, Greg?

CRAIG: That's right. And detainee policy going forward.

OBAMA: And detainee policy going forward so that we don't find ourselves in these kinds of situations, uh, in the future.

CRAIG: And there is clear guidance for the military as well.

OBAMA: And that we are providing clear guidance to our military in terms of having to do with it.

It's funny I could not see the puppet stings anywhere.



Also the link to the 170 Million Inauguration
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Inauguration/story?id=6665946&page=1

Communications guru said...

Wow, you’re really grasping for straws, aren’t you, Commie? I have no idea where you got this transcript, but it’s not from that video. Even if it was accurate, so what? He asked an aide a question? Wow?

I’m not treating Bush any differently than he treated the Americans people, the rule of law and the Constitution. He disrespected all of them. I just hope he’s brought to justice for his war crimes.

I’m so proud to be an American again. He closed that Gulag in Gitmo, the rule of law is back and we no longer torture prisoners. The U.S. will be respected and looked up to around the world again, thanks to President Obama.

I already debunked that $170 million inauguration lie. I’m not sure who you were posting as then, though.

ka_dargo_Insane said...

I spent it on the crapper, I had a huge urge to defecate.
Pelosi,Reid, Schumer. it was terrible.

ka_Dargo_Hussein said...

YAY!!! I got a doppelganger also, CG!!!


I'm somebody now!
I'm somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity - your name in print - that makes people. I'm in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.


*h/t Steve Martin

liberalshateusa said...

All the liberals gathered in DC like lemmings on a cliff. They came in 600 private jets and Prius's to see the coronation all while saving the world from Global warming. Yet they left 130 tons of garbage behind. Liberal hypocrisy.

Communications guru said...

I haven’t heard hate America’s two cents worth of nonsense for a while. What a treat. You honestly think the 4 million people, the most ever, who jammed into the Mall to see the swearing in are al liberals? I have mo idea where you got those made up numbers, but even if they are correct: so what? Coronation Perhaps you are not aware of this, but the inauguration dates back to President George Washington.

Is this all you got?

Communications guru said...

This childish, stuff is unbelievable, Dario. I know this; you never see this kind of deception from progressives and Democrats on a rightwing blog. It never occurred to me that you could use the kind of deception that allowed that loser to impersonate me. I thought the screen name was unique to your email address.

ka_Dargo_Hussein said...

Well, I got up to a little mischief over at Brett's fishwrapper after you banned him. His ridiculous posts just had to be made fun of. He then instituted comment approval and was blocking my posts, plus, before comment approval, he would delete my comments.

So, I created a pseudonym which he allowed for a couple of times. It took him a few posts to figure it out...they're kinda slow ya know? :)

Johnny C said...

I was watching Obama getting swore in over on the Fox Noise channel to see right wing belly aching at it's finest. And for the neocon trolls dudes you're 26% of the population, your party got it ass handed to them in two elections in a row and your party is at further risk of losing more seats so do yourselves a favor and shut up.