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Old 01-20-2009, 12:18 PM   #31
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Kinda funny that they messed up the oath. Still an awesome moment. And a great day for America.

I thought he would have practiced this 100 times in the bathroom mirror,

no doubt some A M talk host, will play it over and over how he did not want to say "faithfully uphold the constitution."
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He reminds me of Morgan Freeman in the movie independence day.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:26 PM   #33
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There talking about us !!!
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:27 PM   #34
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Was a good speech, i just hope he can deliver. How did it compare to previous speeches ?
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:31 PM   #35
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Kinda funny that they messed up the oath.
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I thought he would have practiced this 100 times in the bathroom mirror,

no doubt some A M talk host, will play it over and over how he did not want to say "faithfully uphold the constitution."

Did you notice how differently the justice who administered the oath to Biden read it? He chopped it up into short and easily repeatable sections. He also read it out in a distinct and stately cadence. That guy is a pro. The one that administered it to Obama didn't. He rushed it and cut it into longish, awkward sections. I thought he came off as kind of surly...at the very least not very commanding like the other Justice was. Maybe he's mad at Obama for voting against his Supreme Court nomination. I imagine there's no love lost between them.
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Was a good speech, i just hope he can deliver. How did it compare to previous speeches ?
I am 53
and I can say it was 100% outstanding

I was reading along, as he spoke it.

It was very, very good!!!!
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:33 PM   #37
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That was a great poem by Elizabeth Alexander. I'm not too familiar with her work, but she was a great choice, and I'm so glad Obama chose to have a poet as part of his inauguration, since not all presidents have.
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Did you notice how differently the justice who administered the oath to Biden read it? He chopped it up into short and easily repeatable sections. He also read it out in a distinct and stately cadence. That guy is a pro. The one that administered it to Obama didn't. He rushed it and cut it into longish, awkward sections. I thought he came off as kind of surly...at the very least not very commanding like the other Justice was. Maybe he's mad at Obama for voting against his Supreme Court nomination. I imagine there's no love lost between them.
I have some respect for Roberts
I did not watch Biden's, yet.


Now, Alito, I have very little respect for. He is petty.

Obama met with all Justices a couple of days ago. Alito stood him up.

.Not all justices appear at the get-acquainted session: Absent is Samuel A. Alito Jr., who has voiced lingering anger over Senate Democrats who opposed his confirmation in 2006


Thus, Alito proves those that voted against him, got it right.
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That was a great poem by Elizabeth Alexander. I'm not too familiar with her work, but she was a great choice, and I'm so glad Obama chose to have a poet as part of his inauguration, since not all presidents have.
I was wondering if you'd be popping in to offer commentary on the poem.
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At first glance this guy looked like Otto von Bismarck
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Top speech. One of the best. Great moment for our country. Let's hope we can turn the tides of time to favour the peace and health of humanity.

Well funny and amusing when he stuttered whilst taking his oath. And glad he wasn't hesitant to say his full name with the "Hussain" part.

EDIT: I'm hearing that it wasn't Obama's fault he stuttered.
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Did you notice how differently the justice who administered the oath to Biden read it? He chopped it up into short and easily repeatable sections. He also read it out in a distinct and stately cadence. That guy is a pro. The one that administered it to Obama didn't. He rushed it and cut it into longish, awkward sections. I thought he came off as kind of surly...at the very least not very commanding like the other Justice was. Maybe he's mad at Obama for voting against his Supreme Court nomination. I imagine there's no love lost between them.
Wow, I thought the very same thing but didn't want to say anything about it. It was as if he deliberately tried to trip Obama up.

Sour grapes make me rather puckery...
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Ladies and gentlement, the new White House.

Welcome to the White House
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Oh man, I keep expecting them to announce a hymn to sing, or for them to pass around communion.
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