Up for Debate: Best and worst of inauguration

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:43am

Break down President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony. What were the highlights? What the low points? How do you think the tone of his second term might differ from the first?

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107 Comments on this post:

By: Rasputin72 on 1/22/13 at 9:54

You. Nemo......Rat.........Brannon........I know who you are. You are everything and everybody that celebrated in Washington yesterday.

This is all I need to know about you. I explained that earlier through my fathers eyes.

The bottom line is exactly what the California golf parner guest said so eloquently at the kick off brunch at the CLUB. "I had rather support them through taxation than associate with them."

I will trade more insults with you later. I have 12:10 EST tee time. I showed my guest some of the comments from you and the other Simple Six and he said quite simplistically. "Do these people really exist." to which I replied, "The proof is in Washington"

By: gdiafante on 1/22/13 at 10:00

Well, I don't believe a word Raspy says, but if he actually took the time to show other people what is posted here for their opinion...well that is just pathetic. But what most likely happened, he got burned by nemo and, like the man-child he is, could only think of that very lame comeback.

lol

By: bfra on 1/22/13 at 10:02

Raspy gets more hilariously dopey everytime he post.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 10:11

That is still not me old boy. Too bad you pasted up the opportunity to see for your self who I really am. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 10:20

I find the old boys frustration most comical. I remember him forty years ago; when he became frustrated and that he was not getting his way. He would turn a slit pink and his eyes would start to switch from side to side, trying to think of some excuse to get out of the predicament he got himself in.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 10:25

Old Raspy says, "I will trade more insults with you later. I have 12:10 EST tee time. I showed my guest some of the comments from you and the other Simple Six and he said quite simplistically. "Do these people really exist." to which I replied, "The proof is in Washington"

Old Boy are you really going to tell them about your genetic dysfunctional life and that you keep getting me mixed up with someone from your low class up brings?

By: govskeptic on 1/22/13 at 10:31

Capt: Don't know what your point is on did I complain the last time? Yes, I did as I
stated in the last sentence of my posting today. Doesn't matter the President
or party doing the celebrating to a point, it's the overdoing that becomes waste.
Ever point made on this board is considered "sour grapes" or that of the
uninformed, if not raising the rah-rah shakers to the crowd of the so well
educated and politically enlightened.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 10:39

My apologizes govskeptic, I over looked your last paragraph. I stand corrected.

By: yogiman on 1/22/13 at 11:46

Ha, you "stand corrected" every time you open your mouth, dumba$$.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 12:09

yogi is talking to himself again.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 12:09

yogi is talking to himself again.

By: gdiafante on 1/22/13 at 12:35

Sorry gov, I don't buy your BS assertions. You would have had to post complaints here in 2004, the last time a Republican had an inaugural celebration, and frankly, I don't believe you did.

Why? Because no one bitches about inaugurations execept the losers or habitual whiners.

My advice to you would be to remove the stick from your ass.

By: Loner on 1/22/13 at 12:37

Did you all hear? Sasha yawned during her daddy's speech. CNN keeps playing the yawning clip, over and over again....yawn!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 12:38

g, gov is suffering from National Republican Butthurt Day hangover.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 12:55

Nemo, I guess Rasp still can't wrap his pea brain around the fact that you were not from his neighborhood. Actually, I don't see a record of anyone named Nemovitz even living there ever. Talk about grasping at straws! LOL

By: gdiafante on 1/22/13 at 12:56

You know, I didn't vote for Bush in 2004 but I enjoyed his inauguration and parade...because I'm American and can understand the idea of democracy.

Political criticism is one thing but just complaining for the sake of complaining is getting old.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 12:56

Although, the name Rat Nemovitz would be a good comic book character name.....

By: slacker on 1/22/13 at 1:10

I think for one.. think Lupe Fiasco should apologize for his actions at the inauguration party.

By: slacker on 1/22/13 at 1:11

I'm late to the party.. did Rasp. say his father stormed Daytona Beach?

By: slacker on 1/22/13 at 1:15

sorry.. for the excessive thunks.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 1:18

I think Raspy dad skip out on him when he was a boy and his mother left with his grandmother. Seems like that was what was told to me.

But the old boy is like yogi. You know touched in the head.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 1:19

lol Blanket. He is a cartoon.

By: budlight on 1/22/13 at 1:20

Mike Burch on 1/22/13 at 9:37
The thing that struck me was that the inauguration was virtually a religious ceremony. There was no wall of separation between church and state. There was a prayer to Jesus and hymns to God. God was praised and his blessings invoked time and time again. If the God being prayed to had been an African deity, the inauguration would have seemed like a primitive bit of witchdoctory. But Americans just seem to take for granted that their leaders don't mention God in passing, as the founding fathers did in the Declaration of Independence, but virtually get down on their knees and begged for his power to aid and abet them. Whenever we are at war, that seems like a call for God to side with the US, even when the US is clearly wrong to invade other countries and wage war for a decade or longer.

Interesting observation. Yet the same man who invoked God and used the Bible out of one side of his mouth, on the other side opted for abortion (55 million in 40 years) and opted to endorse gay marriage which both are not of the Bible. Whether I agree or not is NOT my point. It is the contradiction that I believe has us all taking sides and fighting.

Only God knows how it will all play out. God Bless The World. Why don't we all just get along?

By: slacker on 1/22/13 at 1:27

Sidney, only Ray Lewis knows what God will do.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 1:32

Now how will anyone get along with an old cow like you bud? You preach your hate toward others and expect them to be nice to you. LOL

By: gdiafante on 1/22/13 at 1:34

Only God knows how it will all play out. God Bless The World. Why don't we all just get along?

Well, believers should know as well, it's laid out in Revelations. So why are you so nervous about the future?

You must not be a true believer. Oh well...

By: dargent7 on 1/22/13 at 1:49

I saw some of it.
Total vulgarity.
Them slow dancing, putting his hand on her ass, her's on his...whispering sweet nothings in each one's ears.
Sickening.
Obama HAD to be sworn in on the 20th. So happens it was a Sunday and everyone sleeps in.
Then has another ceremony on Monday.
No wonder America is screwed up and the laughing stock of the free world.

By: yogiman on 1/22/13 at 2:17

There's two programs you Obama admirers should watch. One is www.youtube.com/themoralliberal.com/2012/10/03/can-it-be-conicidence/ The other is www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaDzKzKT6nm/ This one is almost an hour long but it will bring some history out you should see as your possible future.

By: gdiafante on 1/22/13 at 2:20

Here's one for you yogi..

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yogiisbatshitcrazyandshouldbelockedup/

By: Kosh III on 1/22/13 at 2:21

"My advice to you would be to remove the stick from your ass."

Then Ben would have to find a new schtick.

By: Kosh III on 1/22/13 at 2:24

Bud said
"on the other side opted for abortion (55 million in 40 years) and opted to endorse gay marriage which both are not of the Bible."

Correct. NO place in the Bible is abortion forbidden. In fact, in one spot parents are told that their situtaion is so bad that they should slam their babies onto a rock and kill them so the kids won't grow up in misery.

Of course the Bible is NOT the guide for our government: it's the Constitution which is NOT the same thing.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 2:26

Correct, we are NOT a Christian nation. Read the Treaty of Tripoli and the writings of Jefferson and Paine.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 2:38

Kosh I finished first year of Doctor Who. I'm hook.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 2:40

Roman was Christian Nation when it fell.

By: Kosh III on 1/22/13 at 2:45

"Kosh I finished first year of Doctor Who. I'm hook."

Excellent. Now you can move on to the David Tennant years, easily the best and most popular DW since Tom Baker(#4)
Just wait till Catherine Tate(Donna) joins the cast in a few seasons---fabulous!

Enjoy!!!!!

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 2:49

Looking forward to jt.

By: dargent7 on 1/22/13 at 2:52

I really CANNOT believe this preponderant statement, "We are NOT a Christian Nation..."
Really?
Recite the Pledge of Allegience. "Under God" was added, but someone somewhere felt it was needed.
Obama took the oath of office with his hand on the Bible and finished with, "So help me God". Was he speaking to Mohammed or Al'lah?
In court, you "swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,..."So help me God".
Look at our greenbacks: "In God We Trust". Even has an Eye above a pryamid.
For a non-Christian nation, we sure invoke the name of God every time we get.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 2:54

That came later, dargent. Read the Treaty of Tripoli. What does it say?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 2:56

http://www.nobeliefs.com/Tripoli.htm

By: yogiman on 1/22/13 at 3:23

Did you have to post it twice to come up with the idea I'm talking to myself, B2?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 3:35

You never seem to comprehend the first time around. Figured I'd beat you to the punch.

By: budlight on 1/22/13 at 3:37

Blanket, you may not belong to one nation under God. That is your right. But I, personally, prefer One Nation Under God.

By the way for you gun control nut wicks, can you say Wounded Knee? What's the history on that one? Gov-ment came to take away their guns and even after they (Indians) were peaceful, gov-ment slaughtered them. Or am I wrong on that one, also, Ms. Blanket?

God Bless America and the rest of the World, especially the not-so-free-world. They need it.

By: yogiman on 1/22/13 at 3:40

a good post, gdiafante. I put your name in there and laughed like hell. Try it, you might like it. But you aren't going to like your man Barry on his takeover. I just hope the people of the USA are different from the other nations where the citizens allowed their guns to be taken.

Study a little history, gdiafanti. What has happened to the nations where the "leaders" took their guns?

When you get through playing with you children this evening you should watch that youtube show I posted.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 3:53

Crazy ass reactionists. No, gun control does not mean the government is going to come take all your guns away. Do you even read the bills?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 3:54

Wounded Knee is nothing similar to gun control in the present day. Do you want people getting guns without background checks and any required registration and buying all the ammo they want? That's nuts.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 3:55

bud, have you gone back to do your research on crime in Chicago? Let's see if you have learned anything or if you just choose to parrot untruths.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 3:57

What year did Chicago have the highest homicide rate? What was last year's homicide rate?

By: slacker on 1/22/13 at 4:00

Saint Valentine's day massacre?

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 4:00

How dare you to compare Wounded Knee to anything today. You have got to be completely insane, to use beaten and defeated Native Americans to try and prove you stupid points. Shame on you, you damn old cow.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 4:01

I agree, Nemo. That is a shameful comparision.

A little more recent than that, slacker.....LOL