Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Scroll down, there is plenty below, from GITMO Changes to Bush Booing Videos to beautiful videos of the Obama's on Inauguration Day and evening to Other Changes already happening....Welcome back to Our America......
( scroll even further down for the Whistle Stop O'Train videos and photos...)
Day One Summary::::
More about Obama's First day: First Staff Conference and redoing the Oath, Ethics, Lobbying Issues, and Pay Freezes and swearing in of Staff. I will post the link to the CSPAN Video, as it is not on his website yet. A Gitmo Closue Doc is circulating ( Link is below to this, on my Gitmo Post), and Executive Order will be signed tomorrow, today he signed orders about the Ethics Changes. ( Today he also went to Prayer Meeting in am and then met in afternoon with Military Leaders and Economic Leaders. ( This is more than Bush could do in a Month ?)

Click the title to see the First Presidential Press Conference and Staff Conference, it is 13 Minutes on Ethics and HOW Government Should be, bringing back FOIA Laws, and ending the Lobbying Regime Era....


Cynthia Rose said...

what an awesome day - we were very lucky to have big screen tv's available fm 11-1 yesterday where I work so we could watch the inauguration

enigma4ever said...

It was an Amazing day....OUR History..and we all got to share in it...

enigma4ever said...

9PM Update about Re-doing Oath::::
From a press release from the White House, a statement from White House counsel Greg Craig:

We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the President was sworn in appropriately yesterday. But the oath appears in the Constitution itself. And out of an abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence, Chief Justice Roberts administered the oath a second time.

Well, damn. That puts one wingnut meme to rest pretty quickly.

Update: And from the pool report, a first-hand account of the riveting event (typos and all):

At 735 pm, Roberts administred the oath of office again to obama in the map room. Robert gibbs said the wh counsel, greg craig, believes the oath was fine Tuesday, but one word was out of sequence so they did this out of a "an abundance of caution."

"We decided it was so much fun..." Obama joked while sitting on a couch.

Obama stood and walked over to make small talk with pool as roberts donned his black robe.

"Are you ready to take the oath?" Roberts asked.

"I am, and we're going to do it very slowly," obama replied. Oath took 25 seconds.

After a flawless recitation, roberts smiled and said, "congratulations, again."

Obama said, "thank you, sir."

Smattering of applause.

"All right." Obama said. "The bad news for the pool is there's 12 more balls."

enigma4ever said...

Blago's wife fired in Illinois::::

CHICAGO - A Chicago homeless agency has fired Illinois' first lady from her $100,000-a-year job as its chief fundraiser.

The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday on their Web sites that the Chicago Christian Industrial League exercised a termination clause of Patti Blagojevich's (bluh-GOY'-a-vich) contract Tuesday.

Interim Executive Director Mary Shaver told the papers she can't discuss personnel issues.

The organization hired Blagojevich last year. Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested in December in a federal fraud and bribery case.

Patti Blagojevich isn't accused of wrongdoing. But prosecutors say a recorded telephone call captured her expletive-laced suggestion to "just fire" newspaper editors if the Tribune Co. wanted state assistance to sell Wrigley Field.

enigma4ever said...

10 PM:::
Clinton sworn in as SOS...

"WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state Wednesday as President Barack Obama moved to make his imprint on U.S. foreign policy, mobilizing a fresh team of veteran advisers and reaching out to world leaders. The Senate voted 94-2, with Republican Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana and Jim DeMint of South Carolina opposing.

Fran said...

It was Roberts who screwed up the oath.
Wonder if he did it on purpose?

A Supreme screw up!

Glad they redid it just to shut up the rethugs.


we move forward.

enigma4ever said...

about the screw up...apparently he did it by accident, he "memorized" it....but then stumbled at the moment, most of the time when it is given, the judge holds a book or a piece of paper, NO ONE has ever tried to just wing it from memory....