The short clip of Beyoncé in the latest Bad Lip Reading video was just a taste of the hilarious full version…
My favorite image of the day: President Obama giving the Hawaiian “shaka” sign as the Punahou Marching Band passes the reviewing stand.
Across the nation wingnut heads are a-poppin’ as President Obama’s second inauguration parade gets ready to start. The First Lady is rockin’ the bangs today, and the President gave a stirring speech, laying out a very progressive-sounding agenda for his second term: Obama’s Second Inaugural Speech.
Yep, he threw down the gauntlet, all right, but there’s a huge obstacle in the way of climate change action: a Republican Party that is utterly lost in a cloud cuckoo land of anti-science denial.
The Luddites of the right wing have totally convinced themselves that the world’s scientists are pulling an evil hoax on them; this delusion is fed and sustained by many millions of dollars worth of anti-science propaganda from a fossil fuel industry that benefits from the status quo. If President Obama is serious about taking action on this all-important issue, he’ll have to find a way to either reach these appallingly closed minds, or circumvent their efforts to sabotage him.
On any given day, Pamela Geller’s site is overstuffed with hatred and incoherent ranting, but since today marks the second inauguration of the person she hates most, she’s in a proper frenzy. Her most recent semi-literate tirade: HITLERIAN PRESS: OBAMA’S ‘THE SECOND COMING’!!!!!
See if you can count the grammatical, spelling, punctuation and word usage errors in her crazed Hitler-laced diatribe; it’s fun! I’m picturing a row of little empty airplane bottles of gin next to her keyboard.
The Propaganda Ministry, through the Obama Press Chamber, has jumped the shark.
The new issue of Newsweek online (the print is understandably defunct), President Obama’s inauguration is deemed “The Second Coming.” Clearly the editor of the magazine, the goosestepping Obama Tina Brown has take the Wehrmacht Oath of Loyalty to the Obamessiah.
The writer of the article, Evan Thomas, has imbued the divinity of Christ on Obama before (but I think Muhammad is better suited to Obama, IMO.) Back in June of 2009, naturally on MSNBC, Thomas asserted: “In a way, Obama’s standing above the country, above — above the world. He’s sort of God. He’s going to bring all different sides together.”
And we see how Obama has brought different sides together. No President has done more to divide the nation outside of Lincoln but that was to free a nation. Obama means to enslave it. Only the left could paint the epic failure that defines Obama’s reign as godly. The big lie, that’s what they do.
And the more consistnetly wrong they are, the more accolades and power they get. The more right we are (and I have been proven right time and time again, the marginalized and demonized we are. Truth is the silver bullet to these vampires.
Wow! I’d add little [sic] notes, but they’d have to be after every other word. The constant hatred is eating away at her brain.
And by the way — silver bullets are for werewolves.
Of course, you know what’s being said on right wing blogs today about President Obama’s second inauguration, and about his wife and daughters, don’t you?
Many commenters challenged the story about Barack Obama not attending the American Legion’s “Salute to Heroes” ball; here’s an email from the American Legion confirming that the story was accurate.
In answer to your inquiry:
The American Legion, as it has on every inauguration evening since 1953, hosted the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Banquet & Ball on January 20th. The quadrennial event is co-sponsored with fourteen veterans service and military service organizations and honors recipients of the Medal of Honor. Forty-seven of these heroes attended this year’s event which was held in the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.
President Obama was invited but did not attend. Vice-President Joe Biden did appear, however, and was very warmly received. The new President’s absence was understandable considering the unprecedented logistical challenges presented by the vastly increased number of visitors to this inauguration and the necessary attendant security measures. The American Legion, as an organization, does not feel offended or “snubbed.”
Media Relations Manager
The American Legion
1608 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(Hat tip: LGF readers.)
Age of Hooper (The) has lots of interesting photos and video from the inauguration that you won’t see in the mainstream media.
Another milestone for our new President: he’s the first President in 56 years to snub the American Legion’s “Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball.”
The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first inauguration.
Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Is this a cheap shot? I think so.
President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.
In the new land of hope, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton still aren’t getting along. As they stood in the foyer preparing to go out on stage, Carter totally snubbed Clinton. Watch the look that passes between Hillary and Bill after Jimmy gives the Clenis the Big Ig.
UPDATE at 1/20/09 1:44:24 pm:
More at ABC News: Political Radar: Carter ‘Snubs’ Clinton?
President Carter disputes there was any snub and says any suggestion there was is “erroneous.” Through a spokesperson at the Carter Center in Atlanta, the former President told ABC News that he had earlier spent a half hour talking to the Clintons and therefore wanted to use the opportunity to say hello to the Bushes while he could. According to the spokesperson, cameras only caught the later encounter.
Relations between the Carters and the Clintons have reportedly been frosty for years, dating back to 1980, when Carter’s landslide defeat to Ronald Reagan may have cost Clinton the Arkansas governor’s mansion. At least that’s what Clinton reportedly believed.
In the 90s Clinton was said to resent some of Carter’s freelance diplomacy. Carter, for his part, spared no criticism of Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.