Tuesday, January 20, 2009

1.20.09 INAUGURATION ::::LIVEBLOGGING ....all day...feel free to drop by anytime...


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"Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~Margaret Mead
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Millions filling DC Mall at Daybreak 1.20.09
Crowd Estimate from Sattelite Images, over 2 Million filling 2 square miles
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We Are One People....
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I will be here all day with 6-6...watching with all of you....stop on by...LIVESTREAM LINKS BELOW.....We made it folks...we really made it...Thank you ...all of you ....for Everything you did...We are One People Again...
The Inauguration and Speech ( 21 minutes CSPAN)

And Lisa had the Poignant song at her place...."Better Days" Goo Goo Dolls...

"I can See Clearly Now"... Johnny Nash

And Finally the YES WE CAN song..that Gryphen sent me last winter..it had been on Youtube mere hours...and viewed only 200 times...NOW 15,000,000 views later....it gave the Movement a hymn.....based on the Speech in New Hampshire

157 comments:

enigma4ever said...

9am...
off to store to get snacks...be back in about 10 am....

Happy O day...

Dr. Know said...

Hey, A.
Thank God it's finally over - the scoundrels are finally heading back to Crawford, etc. Free at Last! And look at those crowds!

Fran said...

This just in: Too funny- The Husband put on the Hallelujah Chorus.. turned on the TV & they were showing a clip of a moving truck & a crew of people moving chairs out- with Bush & the wife out on the lawn. The music was perfect with the visual!

thepoetryman said...

Don't let the door hit you in the Bush on the way out!

This is all I'm going to say until the keys are actually handed over to a legitimate president...

enigma4ever said...

I am back...
WOW...look at the beautiful crowds....Fran I LOVE the story about seeing the moving trucks...

Until O's hand hits the bible...I won't believe this moment...

enigma4ever said...

okay so ...Dick supposedly Hurt his back "moving boxes" ( cough shredding 8 years of shit...cough)....

So 6-6 says::
"Wow in a wheelchair he really does look like Mr.Potter"....

omg...
too funny.....

enigma4ever said...

11:35...
Bush first seen and introduced...and Crowds singing "Hey Hey Na Na,...Goodbye" and yes BOOING....loudly ...so loudly that the Band had to be struck...

Now they show Cheney "Box" Incident in a wheelchair....he looks awful...looks like he as a nurse pushing him ? did he stroke ?

More BOOING....

Band goes louder...

enigma4ever said...

Damn...Michelle looks radiant...so beautiful in her gold dress...wow...

enigma4ever said...

millions of little flags waving...

Annette said...

Just beautiful...I am ignoring the other...concentrating on the good not the bad...

enigma4ever said...

Big SHout out to Ingrid...
thanks friend...

ok..

crowds chanting and cheering...
Introduced as Barack H Obama..

( they did not say Hussien??)

enigma4ever said...

Morning Annette...

Wow....

Beautiful....morning...afternoon ...

the crowds are so beautiful...

enigma4ever said...

Rick Warren introduced...dead silence...then polite patter of golf claps...

HelenWheels said...

I wish they'd leave the religion out but I'm happy that he at least got a cool reception.

HelenWheels said...

Good morning! I'm watching w/my friend, Raf, who stopped by to see it on cable before going off to to work!

Exciting stuff! I can't believe the shrub got so booed. Wait, yes I can!

LOL!

HelenWheels said...

Oh Enigma, they claimed dead-eye dick pulled a back muscle moving boxes.... as if!

He looked just like Mr. Potter!

enigma4ever said...

Aretha....oh she is in all her glory....( wow what a hat)...

Okay...I 'm gonna say it....

Rick Warren was sooooooo boring...what is the big deal with him ???that was a poor speech...prayer - whatever...

Aretha is really singin it..."let it ring..."

yeah...let it ring...

Crowds go wild...Bells clanging...

enigma4ever said...

Biden is NOW sworn in as VP....

Now there is Music...

"Air and Simple Gifts" by John Williams

enigma4ever said...

Doves released and inflight above the crowds...very beautiful...

( song is sweet....gentle...)

( me I could listen to Hallelujah - LOUDLY when this is over....or some Stones or Santana....but that is me...)

Okay now more sweeping...YoYo is going at it...

Fran said...

Good Fine beautiful day~ enjoying Yoyo Ma & Itzak Peallman~ how sweet the sound!

enigma4ever said...

12:05...

He is NOW Sworn in...

happened so so fast...

wow...

so serious...so calm...

Obama is speaking now....

Fran said...

It's Official!!!!

HelenWheels said...

I thought it was sweet that he tripped up a bit at the swearing in :)

How could anyone not be nervous!!

John Roberts didn't help... jeez.

HelenWheels said...

YAY!

Annette said...

The end of an error...it is done..

HelenWheels said...

He just panned the "War on Terra"

LOL, the shrub looks miserable...

Annette said...

I think it was neat...he was nervous..No Drama Obama...really showed his very human side..to all those doubters who say he is never human or connecting to real people...lol That was so very real and neat.

I loved it...

enigma4ever said...

the shrub looks like he can not remember where his Jack Daniels.....and bothered....

Obama..spoke...and really said it...it occurred to me that Bush has never sat through one of his speechs before...amazing that he was clear about fear and terramongering...

the poem is a bit dissappointing....sorry I want to hear LOUD music and Bells ringing now...

Fran said...

His speech was eloquent-- I particularly loved him talking about being *friends* with the world.
Gawd I was so sick of hearing about enemies all the time. Invoking truth... a wonderful speech.

enigma4ever said...

NOW Lowery...excellent...

Fran said...

REv Lowry is a MLK friend. Wonderful!

Dr. Know said...

I caught several little well deserved barbs in Obama's speech.

Let the fixin' commence.

Fran said...

OK now the tears are flowing..... Lowry delivered a beautiful benediction.

enigma4ever said...

Say Amen...say Amen...

AMEN....

FINALLY it is OVER....NO MORE BUSH...

let the fixin' begin..( hey there Drknow...)

Hey fran....

enigma4ever said...

I am kerflempted...choked up....when looking at seeing the crowds...that is what gets me..

the benediction....
really really good...

Fran said...

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!

What an awesome inauguration.
A new day dawns

Soon I have to head off to work, but so glad to have caught this "live".... happy, beautiful, wonderful day.

Sewmouse said...

Oh, my ....

Interesting that Hilly and Billy got a bigger ovation than GWB, eh? In fact, I don't think ANYONE got less of a positive response than he did. Kiss that "legacy" goodbye, Georgie!

The last 2 hours had me teared up, yes Ma'am! I liked the "straight talk" inaugural speach- instead of "Ain't We The Greatest" as so many have done before.

I loved the economic "indicators" in his address, and the inclusion of ALL. This man is a powerful speaker - But I knew that. I hope he can be as effective and powerful in bringing postive change as he has been today in bringing tears to my cheeks - tears of hope and joy.

FREE AT LAST
FREE AT LAST
PRAISE THE DEITY
WE ARE FREE AT LAST!!!!!!!!!

enigma4ever said...

12:51 Dick heaved into the LIMO...

12:53 Shrub and Laura into the Chopper...
The bird is getting ready to leave....
it's in the air- we have Lift off..

Alright !!!!!!


Thank God !!!!!!!
NOW IT IS OVER....
DONE.....

enigma4ever said...

turn on MSNBC ...

NA NA NA hey hey goodbye- the crowds left singing....
omg too funny....

Annette said...

And Executive One, has left the Capitol Area for Andrews. It is no longer called Marine One, because he is no longer the president. Only when the president is on board is it called Marine One.

enigma4ever said...

wow....
it was so wonderful seeing the Bidens and Obama's standing on the stairs..
together...

enigma4ever said...

thanks annette...you always know such cool stuff..

Hey Sewmouse it is done...phew...

Dr. Know said...

I swear, I felt the entire planet breath a collective sigh of relief.

enigma4ever said...

DrK..
HUGE HUGE sigh.....wow...
I am still in shock....

Dr. Know said...

E4E, I was terribly afraid some moron would disrupt the proceedings. Now that it's over I will share this link. Hopefully, this type of mentality will fade quickly from the spotlight.

This truly is a historic moment and I hope for all of our sakes that Obama is able to mold something positive from the steaming pile of turds that have been dropped into his lap.

Annette said...

Dr.Know...I think you are right... everyone singing...na na na na na na na na hey hey good bye ...you could hear it all over... lots of one finger waves... saw a huge sign hand painted... Bush get DA HELL OUT...lol

all the bush families on board.. just landing at Andrew's..going to have a private good bye to a select group inside the hangar.. no press allowed.. then flying to Midland, TX for a private party. Before they go to the new house in Dallas.

Dr. Know said...

You forgot the best part, Annette. And that would be the part where they are never heard from again.

Annette said...

Hal Turner got his chops from being on Sean Hannity's radio show... he is a nut case from the word go. I went to his web site just to see what it looked like and he is a nut...of course so are the people who go there and comment for the most part. Just like most of the group that follow Hannity and the rest of that rabid bunch on Fox..not all of them just the crazy bunch.

Annette said...

No...we have to hear from them at least one more time...or I am hoping we will...at their trial..

Annette said...

The White House web site has already changed over too... It changed over at 12:00 sharp... it is cool...

Dr. Know said...

Turner is a long discredited nut job and blowhard, but his listeners run the gamut. It's the ones that listen quietly to his rhetoric and simmer in a pot of loathing that you have to worry about. Hal, he's a clown.

Dr. Know said...

Oh, and Annette, thanks for the transcript of Obama's speech and the pointer to the White House Web Site. In all the excitement I forgot to look at that.

Annette said...

Yes, I agree...from what I was reading they have checked him and some of his followers out several times..both the FBI and the Secret Service. People like him and several others, Fred Phelps, who is actually close to me and is a rabid dog far as I am concerned and should be treated as such, need to be locked up just for general principles. However, I am sure there are some on the far left that are probably as bad...I just can't think of any off the top of my head right now...I don't listen to them anyway.

How someone like Phelps can call himself a "man of God" is beyond me...of course that can be said of Warren too and several others. But Phelps takes it to extremes beyond even them.

Lisa said...

Hey, E! I wanted to pop in and say hi. What a day, huh? I was so relieved to see that helicopter take off this afternoon.

Annette said...

Not a problem...glad I could post it...

Annette said...

I think we all were Lisa...

Annette said...

Well, the shrub is now getting on Executive One to head to Midland, TX...

As I said...no longer can it be designated as Air Force One since he is not the pres...that is until he is dead..then they call it that again while it carries his body...

Dr. Know said...

Well, I'll not comment on the dead part - I'd prefer the Hague - but I certainly am tired of Cowboy Diplomacy, Robber Baron Economics, and Science pulled out of someone's ass.

enigma4ever said...

2:18::
Hey all DrKnow and Annette and Lisa and Fran...
thanks DrKnow and Annette for manning things...and sharing info....so good that NOW Fox has been be-headed and that includes alot of that right wing radio crapola....

...sorry had a visit with 6-6...we talked and watched things..was really struck at hearing all the crowds sing...I wish that the cameras had shown more of the crowds...the people....

it was amazing watching Cheney leave- they heaved him into the limo and off he went- no one even waved to him....he was more hated than we knew...

and then Bush leaving....could not wait to see him fly away....

and yeah- we need to hear these guys at their trials....

I loved Obama's speech...it had a messege for the neocons...

Annette said...

Yes it did...I thought it was a wonderful speech..everything that was needed.

Annette said...

oh yeah...I want to see them in court...I don't much care where...lol I was just commenting.. that was the only time after they are out of office it will be called Air Force One again...lol Wonder if it would be called that if he is convicted of war crimes??

enigma4ever said...

Annette::
what will they call it...??? Big House Delivery ? Lock Up One ?

( btw thanks for manning the ship while I visited with 6-6..appreciated it...)

Speaking of vehicles...that Limo is something....

armor on Caddy is 5 inches thick...heavens...Nora is talking about THE Limo...wow...that 44 Limo is beautiful....

Annette said...

It is...and it is a Caddy...American Made...that makes me proud that they did that.. if the Repubs had done it probably would have been a Benz or something.

Annette said...

Hey no problem...Dr.K and I were having a good talk...lol

Annette said...

yes, it can even take a biological or chemical attack...that's pretty amazing.

Annette said...

Some kind of medical emergency at the luncheon...none of the principals ... but someone is ill or more than one..

enigma4ever said...

Senator Kennedy collapsed at Luncheon....
shit...

oh dear...
I was so so glad that he lived to see this day...

Obama is now speaking about Teddy...

now I am really crying...
damn...

say a prayer for teddy...

Annette said...

Ted Kennedy...had to be taken out on a stretcher...no word on his condition

enigma4ever said...

sorry Annette;
CNN is covering , MSNBC got it wrong for some reason ( kelly odonnell is a twit)

Annette said...

He looked so good earlier...was walking with just a cane...no one helping him at all...he was laughing...

Annette said...

Yeah...she is...after she went off..they went back to live feed and Barack was speaking about it.. dont' know why they even put her on.

Annette said...

Sen. Byrd, WV and Sen Kennedy both taken out... not sure what is wrong with Byrd..said he was having trouble eating... but he is 91 I think.. could be many things.

Dr. Know said...

200,000 in Germany

Global Reaction to Obama

Beats burning flags and flying shoes, no?

Annette said...

Yes...very much so.

Annette said...

Found this on Show-Me Progress's Web Site...

"More people believe in UFOs than approve of Bush"

Dr. Know said...

One last post (since I looked them up). Lest we forget about the French - since Bush had to get one last childish parting shot in by raising tariffs on French cheese by 300%.

'Obamamania' in France

French and the Election

As for Kennedy, hope he is OK. Makes you wonder who the caterer was for the dinner...

Annette said...

They are saying he is doing better.. he was at least aware when they put him in the ambulance
according to reports.

This is the second time he has had seizures. Not sure but I would imagine the cold and fatigue had a lot to do with it.

Dr. Know said...

Can't miss this one:
Bill Maher on France

Hope that is the case, Annette. I can't believe some sat in that bitter cold all night.

Annette said...

I know...

That's what Dodd, Hatch and Kerry have all said so far that Kennedy is going to be fine...they did take him to the hospital but he seems to be ok.

Someone from Byrd's office released a statement ..he did not go to hospital and he is fine..that's their words..

Annette said...

Yes, I always thought the stupidest thing was the Freedom fries...

such ignorance we had for 8 years.

enigma4ever said...

Okay...
was kinda upset., talked to a friend on the phone....needed to cry.....better now...sorry....I have a thing about Teddy...so it was a seizure...I am not surprized the cold and the excitement...that is alot for him, and I think there are BP issues that contribute to seizures for him....

Byrd..
he looks so so frail...could be anything...but trouble swallowing....( someone above said that the caterer ?? I don't know....)


Now I am watching the Walking part...I don't remember watching Bush go so slow , or people lining up to see him....alot of the people there did wait all night...kind of amazing...

( it is 10 degrees here, I am not sure how cold it is there....)

Hey Drknow...sorry...thanks for Bill Maher..

STATEMENT:::
Kennedy is awake and answering questions....at Washington Hospital, with son and wife...
Now Andrea Mitchell about to speak...I hope to hell they fire that damn twinkie Kelly ODonnell....

Poor Teddy....

HelenWheels said...

OH I think Sen. Kennedy is lucid & awake! I really hope he recovers. I guess seizures are to be expected with brain cancer. IT's so sad! And Byrd didn't require an ambulance, good.

Did you see Pat Buchanan was gushing over Obama's speech? LOL!!!

enigma4ever said...

((( off subject.....Beautiful limo...
I really like the Caddy...hmmm, 6-6 would fit in a caddy...I wish they made a Hybrid.....)

ON another note the Markets are tanking...Wells Fargo and JP morgan...etc...even the treasuries...really weird....dow is at 7979.....down 305....shit...

enigma4ever said...

Okay...NOW MSNBC is reporting that Byrd left because he was bothered by what happened with Teddy....but he is okay....

enigma4ever said...

Hey there Helen...
good to see you- you must be watching MSNBC....too....phew...awake and talking - that was very good news....

Annette said...

Now they are saying Byrd is fine and he was upset over Teddy.. that's why he left the room.

Annette said...

I am switching back and forth..I have 5 teevees here...lol

enigma4ever said...

annette:::
that makes more sense...totally...
so odd how MSNBC screwed up the report....oye...

Love seeing the thousands lined up for the parade....beautiful.....

Annette said...

Yes..

Well they were all reporting that Byrd went out 1st..so not sure why that was...what no one was reporting for a bit was that the Secret Service took out Barack and put him under guard because no one knew what was going on at first.

enigma4ever said...

we have 3- yeah- absurd- for 2 people...long story...but I am mostly settled down with my little 29 dollar second hand set....

sticking with MSNBC....Rachel and Keith are my anchors in these kind of times ( kind of like how I used to feel about Peter Jennings...) this is the slowest LIMO crawl I have ever seen....BUT I know the Obamas are sitting in that Limo watching the people looking at them...

( Now Rachel is talking about her Bike Messenger...she also worked landscaping- see she and I would get along- I drove bike Rickshaw in Balitmore....have also done landscaping....too funny....)

That LIMO is a thing of beauty - I am seriously lusting for a Caddy....

It is amazing seeing these millions of people out in DC....and a year ago 6-6 stood in a line of thousands...who would have thought that this would be where we are today....Amazing...

enigma4ever said...

Annette::
wow the SS are really on the ball, I am glad to know that, and Leahy is confirming that is what happened......maybe they were worried about the food? or the catering...strange...really strange....I wonder were other people ill or something???

( there is something we are missing....again...and the poor news folks are stumbling ?)

Annette said...

Yeah..she is something... to be a Rhodes Scholar...and still be as down to earth as she is.

Yet, she did the best interview with Pres. Obama...I love that...of anyone.

Annette said...

Yeah, I think there must have been .. something.. why would they take him out..unless there was some perceived threat. Just someone getting ill wouldn't make them take him out I wouldn't think. But what do I know.

enigma4ever said...

I think they are just protective- maybe did not know what was going on...

Now Barack and Michelle are waving to the crowd- switched to CSPAN....better to just watch them and hear the crowds..

( andrea mithcell was blathering on and on,...just want to hear the people...and watch the Obamas holding hands and walking together...and hear the roar)

wow beautiful....

Annette said...

They are out walking...8 blocks sooner than anyone expected them to. First time since Jimmy Carter that a president has walked.

enigma4ever said...

omg..cspan just flashed to the crowds there hundreds of ARREST BUSH SIGNS !!!! !WOW...

Annette said...

It could be..since there have been so many threats against him... I can't believe there have been more against him than against shrub really. But with the neonazi's it is possible.

enigma4ever said...

NOW that was Beatuiful !!!! Stunning

Annette said...

Yeah...it was..so neat ..I figured they would walk part of it..just to be different from Bush...

Annette said...

The Biden's are walking too.. that's neat..

enigma4ever said...

so real...beautiful....it makes a difference...reaching out and acknowledging to the People...

Now Joe Biden is doing the walk with his sons and Jill...she is so cute...a firecracker...the crowds are yelling Joe...nice...

Cart said...

Thank you America. I'm old enough to see this as the matching bookend to the Kennedy/King era, and the signs of a new and positive future.

Annette said...

Yes...both families are that way.. we have two good bunches running our country now. I think we have done well electing our leaders. No more better than you neo cons taking over and trying to act like they know best while they dumb everything down.

I am ready for it too.

enigma4ever said...

Kennedy Update::::

Tom Costello update for MSNBC, Kerry is reporting that Kennedy had a seizure, and is doing fine, he is joking, and laughing...and wants to be out by tomorrow - still in ER - being admitted overnight....

Annette- truly both wonderful families...so great to have real families at the helm...

and yeah, we are all so ready...

Cart:::
oh bless you for saying that...so sweet...to know that History is healing this path...and yes, there is hope again...thank you...so much...good to see you- I know it is middle of night for you...

OBama's coming out....so so cool...with their daughters...

Annette said...

Everytime I see them all together I can't help but be proud.

Annette said...

Did you notice when Michelle hugged the soldier and Barack tried to shake his hand... when they were reviewing the troops.. he was taken aback a little by Michelle...then told Pres. Obama that he couldn't shake his hand...he could only salute him as his commander in chief. It finally hit him...it was then he stepped back and saluted...then in the car I noticed he was practicing...lol I thought how neat that was just a real moment...one of those candid shots that you aren't supposed to see but was on camera no one mentioned. It was priceless...for me anyway coming from a family of veterans.

enigma4ever said...

Annette::
I saw that too..he is such a real person...so real..

enigma4ever said...

I went back to cspan....much better coverage and NO chatter...

the bands are great..
and the Crow Nation on their horses..wow..

Annette said...

Yes,

From Crooks & Liars:

"Adieu, George W. Bush. And not a nanosecond too soon. Because today, it feels like we got our democracy back."

Annette said...

Oh that is better...thank you.. I get tired of the endless chatter sometimes too.

HelenWheels said...

I"m so relieved about Kennedy.

Tweety's back on so nonstop blather :)

Annette said...

The Blue Springs, MO marching band is there...I have a cousin in it. He was so excited about being there. They went to the Rose Bowl and then to this...Really had to work hard to make enough money for both.

enigma4ever said...

Helen>>>
go to CSPAN...
sooo much better..

A::
so cool about your cousin....I will watch for that band- did they go yet- I went down stairs to get pepsi...??

the Pipe and Fife band are from cleveland- from my hood- have met some of them- they were very very worried about money -even a week ago it was uncertain if they could go...so phew there they are....

Annette said...

no haven't seen them yet...

I think the military is going to find they will get much more respect from Pres Obama than they ever did from shrub.

Annette said...

that's cool...it's neat when there is a personal connection.

enigma4ever said...

I think the military knows that Obama sees them as REAL people....not a box of toy soliders like Bush....very very different...

enigma4ever said...

the declaration of independence being pulled by a John Deere...that 's nice...

( Nice to see the Steppers...we did not get those with Bush...)

Annette said...

yes...Tuskeegee Airmen..how cool is that

enigma4ever said...

yeah....and the Peace Corp ...and the Black Cowboys., and Crow Nation -these are all people that have not seen a part of such celebrations...wonderful..and Michelle just said something to him and he laughed...so nice to see a REAL couple...these bands are so good.....and from all over...

( Sanford Maine ??)
;-)

enigma4ever said...

Nez Pierce Tribe...awesome...
these bands are amazing , many did not sleep..have been standing in the cold all day..wow..

enigma4ever said...

Okay the Cooolest -
the Eskimo Drumming group from Barrow Alaska..
where is Gryphen ??

enigma4ever said...

wow...the Navy and Naval academy...shoot wish 6-6 awake- he would love this part...

Annette said...

I know...it is the real America back again...like we said we have our country back..not the sanitized version that shrub wanted to show the world...the white version that the repubs show like they did in St Paul last year..

Annette said...

I have to step away for a few minutes...be back soon...

Annette said...

there ya go....Kansas City

Sewmouse said...

I don't have cable TV, so I have to be away from the computer to watch the events... And it is hard to come back up here and miss anything - but ABC went to local news update, so I can play a while.

The ABC folks said that the new Limo had inauguration License plates on it, but that it would be getting standard DC plates soon.

The reason it was mentioned is because DC plates have "Taxation Without Representation" on them (a sticking point for DC residents), and apparently GWB had them REMOVED from HIS limo - but President Obama will have them back on the new one.

I am glad of that.

enigma4ever said...

Hey there Sew...
I loved Gambling Band and the Gay Band from NY...awesome...

enigma4ever said...

the Obamas have stayed for the whole thing..the viewing stand has emptied...

enigma4ever said...

meanwhile on FOX right Bush is giving himself a Welcome Home Rally Speech....urgh....

back to watching michelle and barack...

much more real...

enigma4ever said...

( shruberry update...he spoke for 29 minutes about how hard his job was...looked drunk...spoke longer there than we have seen in monthes.....)

I swear I don;t remember bush staying or dick...

Michelle and Barack are amazing that they have made it through this whole thing....everyone else has left the stands...

Sewmouse said...

I think they feel (rightly) that they HAVE to stay - this is all being done "for him" - it would be rude in the extreme for him to bail.

I would have thought that they would have provided space heaters or SOMETHING for the first families, though.

enigma4ever said...

Sewmouse::
I know he should stay- but they stayed and stood the entire time and waved and interacted...I remember Bush siting mocking and making faces and laughing ...
and sitting there ....

sooooo different..

I loved the part at the end with the NASA folks...very very cool..

all of it...

( and I am not a parade person,. but watchin g them watch was exciting...)

and yeah- where was the heat???

enigma4ever said...

Cspan is now reairing the Whole Ceremony and swearing in...

Annette said...

I wondered that too...about the heat...you would think with a building it would be heated..

Heck shrub and pickles would be in bed already

Annette said...

Boy Roberts flubbed that didn't he.. he was more nervous than Pres. Obama

enigma4ever said...

yeah..he really did..

BTW so I am watching Cspan- and they edited it- edited out the Bush Booing...

omg...

The New Pres limo is called "the Beast."..by the Secret Service Agents...

Annette said...

yes...I think it was KO said when the Pres and First Lady got out they had left the Belly of the Beast...lol

enigma4ever said...

okay...
on the web...they are saying based on Sattelite images, that the best estimate of crowds...they filled 2 miles, and so the estimate is 2-4 million....

HelenWheels said...

Enigma, this will give you a chuckle. The wingnuts are already claiming that Obama flubbed the swearing in so is not legitimately president. They mused about it on FauxNoise and the wingnuts on HuffPo are also trying to claim that, it's so funny (esp. because Roberts obviously messed up and already apologized to Obama).

On an unfunny note, why did the stock market tank today? Is it becuase the crooks are panicking?

This is so disturbing, we really need an alternative economic setup in this country!

enigma4ever said...

So I was re-watching the ceremonies...really striking no Liebermann, no Mitch McConnell....no Lindsay Graham....the only repugs I saw was McCain at the Luncheon.....I hope they are not planning to obstruct or be difficult...or be sore losers...

" we are willing to extend our hand if you unclench your fist"....hmmm, interesting..very...

"the world has changed and we must change with it"

enigma4ever said...

Helen:::
aBout the wingnut....oye...what idiots..they were busy airing Bush's damn Welcome Home speech which he gave himself..
and also interviewed john Yoo.....!!!!
( on the Glen Beck show)...

NOW about :::
the stock market- it dumped in the am- everyone thought it would go up after the pledging in....it didn't ...and it was BIG losers -JP Morgan and Wells Fargo have been strong for a long time- I don't understand...let's see what happens tomorrow...

( BTW where was Shuster today ? I did not see him on MSNBC...)

enigma4ever said...

CNBC is over there fucking things up talking about class warfare ???? I have no idea why..

( yeah- like WHY today of all days spew that ???idiots- they should go work at fox)

enigma4ever said...

I have a dumb question ;
Is Cheney given Secret Service Protection now ? or is it a limited amount ?

enigma4ever said...

( I asked about the SS, because he looked pretty lonely when went to the car...not that I care one iota..)

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anyways...
taking a break to walk the doggie..

HelenWheels said...

The market thing is chilling, and I can't imagine what it means, other than they are afraid of Obama??

Oooh, Michelle just came out in evening garb. I gotta go to a friend's party, so we'll chat later.

Thanks for being on this today!!!

Annette said...

David was there off and on...Chris was there most of the time though.

They are saying the market tanked because of the banks having so many problems and are afraid Pres. will not be as kind to them as Bush was...or some such...

enigma4ever said...

I just like Shuster, and I noticed they took him off the poster today and he was not on....it was weird...anyways....have to watch Fringe with 6-6...will tune back to MSNBC after that..I am sure she looks lovely....she has such class and good taste...

About the markets...I don't get it...I am concerned...BUT I also think that things have not been "stable" for a while.....tomorrow maybe we should know more...

I watched part of Shrub's crappy ass speech , and realized how Dangerously Deluded he really is... I have a terrible feeling that things are worse than we know and have been for awhile...Obama looked so serious....and his team went right to work today...I think that is great- BUT it shows how serious things are...

Time will tell... BUT I think we have the right people working for us now...looking out for us..

Annette said...

Yes, I do too...David was around.. just didn't have his show today.. he will be back tomorrow I am sure. As for the markets..the banks have really had some bad quarters. They are all down badly. RBS is like 30% down...28 billion I think they said, BofA almost the same, Citi is way down...all that from last month...we are just getting the final numbers in from final of 2008 so it's all about to hit...and the market is reacting.

I think you are right that we don't know the half of it...I just posted that 1st promise kept.. Pres. put a stay on all of shrubs orders until he can review them. That's what he said he would do, and Rahm did it while he was getting sworn in and it was on everyone's desk just after 12:00.. I think there were other things done too but they haven't been released yet..

Annette said...

One reason David wasn't on his regular show...I was going to put this in there and forgot it... he was outside in the crowd talking to people.. he had a couple that he brought in from Ashland, OH I think it was...black couple, worked hard for Pres, and didn't have tickets but wanted to be part of the crowd in DC so just came to be there. Had a great story to tell. How she turned an entire room in her hair shop over to an Obama rally point... had posters, signs, meetings, voter registration...signed up 500 voters herself...it was cool...

betmo said...

vice presidents aren't given any secret service protection. bush will be the first 'president' to only get 10 years. :) are you watching the neighborhood ball on abc? it is almost over now but michelle and jill looked stunning and beyonce was fantastic :)

Gryphen said...

Oops late to the party again.

Sorry I could not have joined you for this amazing day. After so many sessions of live blogging during the speeches I certainly wish I could have been here today, but alas my other responsibilities made that impossible.

But I want to say thank you Enigma. You are my forever friend and a source of great comfort during the dark days of Bush's second term. I am glad you were there to listen to me bitch, and also there to listen to me cheer when Barack Obama won yet another debate,the nomination, and then of course the actual election.

I guess I could have done it without your friendship, but I definitely would not have wanted to.

You will wake up tomorrow in a country that you can be proud of, and there are few who deserve that more then you do.

PTCruiser said...

We made it, E! It certainly feels like a brand new day, doesn't it? Just amazing. Take care.

Annette said...

It's been a day for sure...one of the best ever...

Anon-Paranoid said...

enigma my sweet rose...

Well we now have a real President for Our Country.

I am saddened by the fact that America will not prosecute Bush\Cheney for their War Crimes.

I am gladdened though at the thought that if they travel overseas they could be arrested and still tried for the War Crimes they instituted, authorized and condoned so all hope is not yet lost.

And yes things are far worse than we have been told. I still say unemployment is around 10 to 13% and we still have the comercial real estate market which is starting to collapse.

Soon to follow will be the credit card bubble and least we forgot that already two banks have gone under since January 1st, 2009.

Hang on to your seat baby cause were in for a long, long ride downhill for sometime thanks to Bush\Cheney and the Fascist Republican Nazi Party.

And thank God for the hope He has given us with President Obama at Our Ships Helm.

God Bless you enigma and stay well.

D.K. Raed said...

Just catching up, finally. What a day! I didn't realize I was so wound up I couldn't stop watching. Whew! Now I will sleep, maybe the first sound sleep in 8-yrs!

Roberts really caused the Obama oath problem. When you re-watch it you will see he paused in the wrong places and he said the wrong words for Obama to repeat. The reason Obama halted was because he knew they were the wrong words (because he LISTENS). Bush would've just repeated, "President to the United States". I heard Roberts apologized to Obama at the luncheon, so he knows he flubbed it. Anyway, it's no biggie, except for the Fox idiots.

Now, where was Obama's Kenyan grandmom? Last I saw, the g-maw was flying into DC a couple days ago. No TV news I saw talked about her or pointed her out. She doesn't speak english, so no interviews.

I even watched all the parade! In the dark (cuz they started late due to Teddy & the long drive there). The news said the security checks were so rigorous that they already knew the parade stands would be pretty empty, but the long drive was supposed to give more time for the stands to fill up. Not only were the stands almost empty, but the formal enclosed presidential box was pretty empty, too. Still, Barack & Michelle stuck it out & greeted or saluted everyone for hours. Of course, I liked the Green Valley band from Henderson NV (playing Viva Las Vegas, what else?) ... and then the LGBA marching group, WOW, that was wonderful!

Thanks for live blogging it Enigma and everyone!

enigma4ever said...

1AM HEY THERE...
FIRST OFF MSNBC 'S David Shuster's program right now is doing a Summary of today...with Ray Charles Playing...and it rocks...soooooo Beautiful- got to get the Video of this...( crying yes..again...lordy)...

DK:::
hey there - so good to see you...I loved all of - esp watching hours of cspan and watching Barack and Michelle watching the parade- and they stood and greeted each and EVERY band...so moving...and then watching them dance tonight...I am still giddy ...still in shock....WOW...we made it all..survived 8 years of HELL...We can look forward now....

ANONP:::
hey there friend...we made it...we are going to see a Better America, and start to repair this mess....
About the War Crimes- not so quick friend...at all..Pelosi is not setting them aside and neither is Obama....read the Announcement that came out at 11:30PM see above....it will make you smile....

Annette:::
hey there...thank you so much for the wonderful company all day....you are wonderful...I am grateful.....It was such an amazing day....

PT:::
soooooo amazing...and FINALLY ...we survived Bush....really ...and there is Change coming....it's here....many hugs friend...thank you...

Gryphen::
oh Alaska friend...what can I say....I could not have gotten through this without you...so many of you kept me sane and laughing and cursing and steamed and angry and hopeful...( funny how one has to get good and pissed to find hope in the Darkness again....) But you AK friend added a special much needed perspective....and shit when Palin hit the Tarmac what would we have done with out you....Keep writing and blogging it still matters so much...I know you have so much to do up there...no worries..none at all...take care ..many hugs...

enigma4ever said...

oooops Betmo;::
thank you soooo much...thanks for the SS update- it was pretty obvious after he was heaved in the car...they were Soooo done with him, not even a goodbye wave..hmm, so he might have hurt his back moving all those shredders- what without ALL the help....too funny...

Thanks for Everyone For being here and for all of your blogging and hope.and keeping the faith all these years..