Millions of people have already packed the national Mall to capacity. I hope that someone remembered to bring a loaf and a fish.
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The water looks to be frozen so I don’t know if the wine is going to flow or not.
No shit. I’m psyched about this but the coverage is getting a little out of hand. I wish people would ramp down their expectations a bit. Okay, a bunch.
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I under it’s so crowded there that President-elect Obama will have to walk across the reflecting pool to get to the podium.
The Mall’s capacity is over a million people. It reached capacity at 9:15. I’m lovin’ me some C-SPAN this morning.
Holy Jeebus! The Prexnit is a black man! Holy Jeebus! Jeebus is a black man!!
I am trying to love me some C-SPAN but they keep dropping out for me. Is it because I is foreign?
As much as I can’t stand the near-constant chatter on MSNBC (even if Rachel Maddow is doing some of the chattering), it’s working a lot better.
Edit: ok, first shot of a little kid waving a flag and my sorry pregnant self is crying. Oy.
Remember how rainy and gloomy and shitty a day it was when Bush took the oath?
I still think back to Bush’s limo getting pelted with eggs, "Hail to the Thief." And yes, God made sure it rained.
I also laugh at all the racists around the country (concentrated from Mississippi up to West Virginia), whose stomachs are knotting from the realization that the nation train is leaving White Supremacy Junction, and it’s not coming back.
Why all the sarcasm? Look at the number of people who came out in temperatures that are in the low twenties just to see this event and so many came so early (yesterday!) Everyone is happy (remember the ass suck bushwhack, his puppet master, the war criminal cheney and all the smart people who had the good sense to protests those two piles of steaming dog shit?)
Has any president in recent memory drawn such large crowds and in weather so bitter that even a Pittsburg fan would wonder why anyone would endure such conditions? Considering all of this, the coverage is hardly over blown.
The world is hoping for better and so are we. Enjoy the ride of hope and maybe, just maybe, some good things may occur.
Huh. C-SPAN is dead on my cable (Comcast in Dearborn). So maybe it’s not just because you’re from for’n parts.
Republicans childish and bitter? Nah…..
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Why yes I am in California, and yes I started with mimosas. We switch over to beer in a few hours…
Preach on. Every time some cynical fuck tells me that it’s stupid to have hope I want to hand that person a gun with which to kill themselves. If you don’t have hope, why keep living?
The thought of Bush leaving office gave me hope for eight years. I never dreamed it would be this great.
Wow. They just wheeled Cheney out of the white house in a wheelchair.
C-Span must be seriously overloaded. I switched to one of the remote feeds and now I’m having trouble getting back to the main feed. rats
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LOL, as they say. The gang at Rosettasister’s has also been calling today the "noggaration," oh the wit…
Mike in NC
Not strapped to a gurney? With lethal injection to follow shortly?
I am watching NBC and Brokaw et al just discussed that hats seem to be coming back and related that old trope about Kennedy all but killing the hat industry in America because he did not wear a hat to his inauguration.
Point 1. Maybe the choice to wear hats is less a fashion statement and more a health statement. Last I heard it was 25 degrees on the mall. You lose over 80% of your body heat through your head.
Point 2. That myth about Kennedy killing the hat industry is more hype than not.
I fully expected that shitfuck to have switched the "o" to an "i" in that made-up word.
Oh, and having no trouble with C-Span 1 or 2 here in small town Florida on Comcast.
C-Span 3 however is a bit blurry, but then they are showing a selectmen meeting in Conway, New Hampshire where they are discussing a motion to support Truman’s decision to desegregate the military.
Sadly, the ONLY place I can get decent video is at the FoxNews site.
I’ll disinfect my screen later.
Nope, I got a towel. You can’t go anywhere without a towel, it is that handy.
What is a "noggaration"?
Bush 41 looks positively frail!
Bill Clinton is not smiling. He looks like he’s got a brutal hangover.
I love this post. It took the phrase, “the unfinished work of perfecting the union," and somehow managed to make it into a code that says that Obama’s true goal is to start a Civil War. We have been warned!
Big applause line at the Harvard Medical School cafeteria where about 500+ people were watching: "return science to its rightful place".
You obviously have never met a Sham WOW. Beware imitators.