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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Today's official inauguration is a small formality, tommorow's (publicity?) redo show is the wasteful, hoopla version. Obama/Biden decided on that since the timing of the real event on a Sunday was not to their liking.
    January 20th is mandated by law, no exceptions, hence the official and actual swearing in today.

    The party(s) can be any time. Doing the parties on a Sunday would probably be criticized, and that to me seems a fight that's simply not worth the effort or time. I have no issue in that regard.

    I do think that it is unnecessary when the person has been re-elected and is already sitting in office, though. Even if it is private money, it seems like a waste to me. Then again, caterers and other party support people could use the work, so I guess it's not a huge deal.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    I think it is crazy that the crowds get so huge, but that is people's stupidity not the fault of the ceremony.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    obama is all about pomp and circumstance and this inaugural is something he lives for, Michelle even got a new do for it which leads to another question. Why is Michelle trying so hard to look white? She looks like a valley girl and I'm surprised she didn't go Blondie.
    You are kidding, right?

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    obama is all about pomp and circumstance and this inaugural is something he lives for, Michelle even got a new do for it which leads to another question. Why is Michelle trying so hard to look white? She looks like a valley girl and I'm surprised she didn't go Blondie.
    Step away from the alcohol.

    Though I do think Michelle's new 'do makes her look like an old person desperately trying to look young... which is worse than simply being or looking old.
    Last edited by radcen; 01-20-13 at 01:59 PM.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    It's a celebration of our democracy and the office we elect, it is a great tradition.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Not really sure why we do this anymore. It seems like a waste of time and money to have a big party every time someone gets selected to be President. Especially when theyre relected. I know that most of it is paid for privately, but theres got to be plenty of side expenses that arent. I say, swear them in, and get to work.
    As I just watched the tape of former President George W. Bush say: "The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings. "

    It's a tradition worth celebrating and all parties have indulged.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    obama is all about pomp and circumstance and this inaugural is something he lives for, Michelle even got a new do for it which leads to another question. Why is Michelle trying so hard to look white? She looks like a valley girl and I'm surprised she didn't go Blondie.
    Apparently you missed the pomp and circumstance of the inaugurations of Presidents Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush? There was no shortage of either.

    My the grapes are sour.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Step away from the alcohol.

    Though I do think Michelle's new 'do makes her look like an old person desperately trying to look young... which is worse than simply being or looking old.
    She's not old.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    She's not old.
    Relativity. When I was 20, any one over 30 was old. Now I view 70 as middle aged.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I am good with the swearing in ceremony. the massive parties following it seem unnecessary. just have a nice dinner at the white house and get back to work.

    however, I will note that this kind of complaint is always raised by the losing party like clockwork every four years. when their candidate wins the next time around, though, they are all about the coronation, so maybe it's inevitable.
    Right is right.

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