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Live Stream || Obama Inauguration – January 21, 2013

by Keith Koffler on January 21, 2013, 11:20 am


anneinarkansas January 21, 2013 at 9:05 am

No Thank You! TV off today too.

Lizzy January 21, 2013 at 10:17 am

History Channel all day.

DeniseVB January 21, 2013 at 10:40 am

Pawn Stars marathon !

I’m peeking in at Cspan to see how big the crowd it. I bet we had more warm bodies at the 9-12-09 DC Tea Party rally.

dbb3 January 21, 2013 at 11:54 am

Oh you mean your 2 million or is it billion strong gathering, your claims went up exponentially with every retelling? Ha ha, how many would you losers attract now in your Betsy Ross drag, Denise?

Lizzy January 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I’ve got 3 history channels been watching the Military one so I will
remember our greatness in case it disappears.

Burke January 21, 2013 at 10:18 am

@aneinarksas – dittos – thanks but no thanks – its a no Obama day here too. We are going to have more fun watching paint dry than watching the Coronation of the King.

Star January 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

We could write this stuff by now. Redundant.

Sadie January 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

N.O.D. – No Obama Day. I would have preferred N.O.P.E. – No Obama Presidency Ever.

SAllen January 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

AMEN to that!

Ybrad January 21, 2013 at 9:23 am

Can’t wait! I am so glad we are going to see the inauguration of President Obama…especially as opposed to the alternative.

Owen_Kellogg January 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I didn’t get to see it. I spent the time instead picking up frozen dog turds off my lawn.

Julie Brueckheimer January 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm


Who is John Galt ? January 21, 2013 at 9:33 am



srdem65 January 21, 2013 at 10:19 am

Thanks for the linky, but I won’t be watching. I’ve seen lots of Presidents being sworn to duty, walking down the street like a Roman general after the war was won, and then without any hesitation do whatever the heck they can get away with.
Dem-Repub, doesn’t make any difference anymore; they lie to get elected, hope to get to the lame duck years’ and then unload all of their special plans and projects that they forgot to mention during the campaign.

Swedishlady January 21, 2013 at 10:25 am

In my paper over here I read that the coronation is sponsored by AT&T, BankofAmerica, Coca Cola, FedEx, Microsoft, among others ( source: Presidential Inaugural Committee ). Strange indeed. This toxic mix of money and governing, isn´t there another word for it ….

Julie Brueckheimer January 21, 2013 at 10:28 am

I haven’t read it yet, but there is a post on National Review Online titled the Swedenization of Obama. How far behind the times is that? Would that we were Swedeniizing the US right now.

Star January 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

Just so we don’t Obama-ize Sweden–don’t forget our friend there!

Swedishlady January 21, 2013 at 11:08 am

Star, I have noticed a more sober and guarded attitude towards Obama over here. Many are curious about his attitude to the enormous deficit. What are his plans to turn this around because there MUST be a plan or ???? Raise the debt limit, oh no !!!??

Star January 21, 2013 at 1:59 pm

He apparently has no interest in focusing on the defict–by the time this beeotch collapses, he will be out of office.

Swedishlady January 21, 2013 at 10:58 am

Interesting Julie. I think Obama is heading towards the society we had in the seventies ( high taxes, ever expanding government and welfaresector, strong unions and a private sector that staggered under the burdens of regulations, taxes and costs). The Palme years were in my opinion disastrous, well, he was so controversial that he was shot to death 1986 and the murder is still not solved. Since then Sweden has slowly turned in another direction. Yes, we are still a welfare society with all its pros and cons but the focus is on making it easier for the private sector, deregulation, reforming the taxsystem to reward working and selfsupporting and so on. We even got rid of inheritance taxes as it was considered harmful I don´t think the European welfare model suits a heterogenous country like the US. That model doesn´t even suit the unruly south European countries hence the trouble in the Eurozone. Also, the great idea behind the US Constitution is individual freedom and the individual pursuit of happiness.

Sadie January 21, 2013 at 10:50 am

Slingrande (if Google translate is correct).; )

Star January 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

I just recently heard those countries were called the PIGS–Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain. You know I love the wordplay!

Swedishlady January 21, 2013 at 11:14 am

Yes, sounds funny. And I haven´t heard (at least in the media) that they object to it.

Sadie January 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

The acronym has been used on the financial pages in recent years. It was initially PIIGS, to include Ireland.

Star January 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm

You were ahead of me–you know how I love to be bleeding edge….wah.

Swedishlady January 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

Sadie, “slingrande” means meandering, winding.

Sadie January 21, 2013 at 11:27 am

Thanks Swedish Lady. I typed in “devious”.

Star January 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

To me this day is just another in the Endurance Contest we used to call America.

CiscoKid January 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

A free phone, a bag of free groceries and a weekly government stipend is all it took for America to lose it’s freedom.
Today is sorta like a reverse coup d’etat, instead of the people seizing government, government has seized the people.
Well done Comrades!
Now everyone, in unison, HAIL DEAR LEADER!

Sadie January 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

CiscoKid – Point well made.

Federal “Swag bags”. The Feds have truly gone Hollywood and since the culture has reduced itself to being seduced by the lowest common denominator, they were easy pickins.

Bryon January 21, 2013 at 11:32 am

Funny….all this talk of the Obama free phones. People need to brush up on history.

Sadie January 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

Funny…that you omitted that the USF was initiated in 1996. Don’t conflate landlines with cell phones.

Otis Driftwood January 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

Byron, you too need to brush up on the background of the LifeLine phone program. It’s abuse in the past 4 years has required the program to be reevaluated by the FCC, but the damage is done and the cost of fixing it is millions. Also, the main player in the program is a huge Obama supporter.

Take a gander here –

Otis Driftwood January 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

CellPhones were introduced into the program in late 2008, towards the end of the Bush administration. Until then it was all hard landline service.

Sadie January 21, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Otis, billions not millions.

On October 27, 2011, the FCC approved a six-year transfer process that would transition money from the Universal Service Fund High-Cost Program to a new $4.5 billion a year Connect America Fund for broadband Internet expansion, effectively putting an end to the USF High-Cost Fund by 2018

gracepmc January 21, 2013 at 11:43 am

I caught a glimpse. Barack Obama makes a big show of going to church two times in a row and that woman who gave the invocation says “one nation indivisible” — no mention of God. This may be Barack Obama’s vision of America but it is not mine. And I no respect for any President who would condone leaving God out of our nation.

Star January 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

The way I see it 3 million people are happier than the rest. And that includes a vast sea of people who don’t even know who the president is!

reida January 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Today President Obama reminds us of what it is to be an American. We tolerate those with differences of opinion and seek to move forward. It is time to move forward together with hope not dreams.

JP January 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

You still into that hope thingy?

Star January 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Why the talk of revenge, the name-calling (obstructionists), the insults (blocking things that help children and old people), sending Colin Powell out to hint at a “dark vein” in the Republican party, etc.

Guillermo Grande January 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm

I agree with you but perhaps from a different perspective: Obama and the progressives are antithetical to what it means to be an American. He is an agitator in chief. He does not respect a different opinion and many of his followers confuse the visceral reaction of anyone who disagrees as progress.
At its heart, your comment reminds me of the 30 second commercial where you feel good but have no recall of what the product is. Obama is a masterful marketer /salesman and so many are yet to find there is no such thing as magic beans.

Michael January 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I’m putting out the trash today, everyday for 4 more years.

Girly1 January 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Obama can be summed up in one word: INTRANSIGENT! Fasten your seat belts!

RT January 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Really? INTRANSIGENT? I disagree, of course. I can not think of any one person that can be fully described in one word. Partially described? Sure. Take Hitler. Does “evil” get it all done? Nope… How about Romney. Does “rich” get it done? Of course not.

On some levels, we all fit this crime – or quality… I note, when “it” is for “the right cause”, we wear this “type of approach” like a badge of honor – though we use different terms to describe our behavior – like focused, resolved, resolute, etc… So, perspective plays a role, as does content, context, subject, and situation. I digress…

Would it be better if our President were the opposite? Hmmm, like maybe, obedient, subordinate, tractable, pliable, submissive, yielding, ingratiating, lowly, malleable, meek, etc… Yeah, the list is a long one. And, funny, I seem to recall some of these words used to describe him too… Situational…

So, what you are really saying is, um, wait, you aren’t saying anything, really… Just venting maybe? A lot of that going on today…lol…

Maybe you like word games? If so, great. Pick some words to “sum up” this list:

Eric Cantor (Va.)
Kevin McCarthy (Calif.)
Paul Ryan (Wis.)
Pete Sessions (Texas)
Jim DeMint (S.C.)
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Thankfully for you all, I am pretty much going to go dark after today. :)

blondie January 21, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I hate to be paranoid,but are we on the way to this?

Star January 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Look, I am all about the slogans (I create them for part of my living) but what does FORWARD mean–we have work to do BACKWARD to chip away at past mistakes–this is not all about inventing new things and sending everyone to 4-yr-college (which is usually 5-year). Some of the new things aren’t so great–I hate getting two word texts in response to my emails–and thinking the person is going to smack a truck sending it. When I see tweets on newscasts, I want to cry. Let’s pause, regroup, clean up our act.

RT January 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm

“Let’s pause, regroup, clean up our act.” – Star January 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm


Julie Brueckheimer January 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Da Mooch is getting her favorite food today. First course in a 3,000 calorie luncheon is lobster tails in a clam chowder sauce.

Veronica January 21, 2013 at 3:11 pm

President Obama will go down in history as one of our greatest presidents!
So very proud of him. The comments from the other side are so foolish, un-educated and have no substance. Proud to be in the majority!

gracepmc January 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Enjoy it while you can, because it is a very slim majority. Best you move on to your friends, and party with all the free stuff around you that bought this slim majority.

Michael January 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm


Please be sure to repost in 4 years after the impact of Obama’s policies is much clearer.

gracepmc January 21, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Why wait. Consider this. Since 2009 under the reign of Obama.

There are 2.1 million more Americans NOT in the workforce.
A gallon of gas is up 79%
The Federal debt is up 55%
Food stamp recipients are up 46%
Americans in poverty are up 23%
Insurance premiums are up 17%

Michael January 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Watching CBS’ coverage on your site, Keith.

Amazing how the media (at least CBS) can hardly contain themselves with the coverage of their savior.

I don’t recall Bush’s inaugurations, but I’d be surprised if coverage was anything more than dry and strictly fact-based.

Corey January 21, 2013 at 5:11 pm

I actually prefer to watch President Bush’s second inauguration rather than this freak show!