Jan
21
2013
18

Have to say, treating the second Inauguration…

…as a somewhat cheesier sequel to a film that wasn’t really all that good to begin with turned out to be the smart option.  I ate my wings, made lunch for my kids, and generally didn’t feel the lack of covering the blessed thing at all.

Why am I mentioning this, I hear some ask? – Surely this is a rhetorical question.  It’s because of all those lurkers out there who are desperately looking for Righty despair right now in order to achieve orgasm.  I’m sure that they’ll find it, out there: just not, you know, here.

Moe Lane

PS: None of this means that Teriyaki – geez, Firefox, it’s a real word – is an optimal sauce for wings; I should have stuck with BBQ.  Perhaps my lurkers can take comfort in that, at least?  It’s not much, but I feel kind of bad to get the hitcount and not give anything back.

Dec
07
2012
4

Are you shocked that Obama’s lifted the ban on corporate contributions…

…for his Inauguration?

If so, please raise your hand: it will make it easier for the rest of us to mock you for being, well, dolts.

Nov
23
2012
5

Barack Obama ‘thinking’ of backing off of no-corporate-money for Inauguration.

Hey, guess what? Barack Obama’s not running for anything any more! Which means that he officially no longer has to care about progressive sensibilities.

President Barack Obama’s fundraising advisers have urged the White House to accept corporate donations for his January 2013 inaugural celebration rather than rely exclusively on weary donors who underwrote his $1 billion re-election effort.

People involved in his re-election campaign said White House staff and campaign advisers have been debating whether to accept corporate money to stage the events but haven’t made a final decision.

(more…)

Jan
21
2009
1

Well, one million at the Mall is nothing to be *ashamed* of.

That’s quite a lot, really.  Maybe not quite record-breaking, but still quite a lot:

A record crowd for inauguration? Hard to say

Reporting from Washington — More than 1 million spectators convened on the National Mall to watch Barack Obama take the oath of office Tuesday, but it was unclear if the crowd surpassed the record thought to have been set at Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1965 inauguration.

Though early estimates ranged as high as 2 million people, satellite images of Obama’s swearing-in suggested the crowd was probably about half that, said Clark McPhail, who has been analyzing crowds on the National Mall since the 1960s.

Not the three million or so that the consensus had come up with, but… passable. Very passable. Besides, tons of people watched it on television or online, no doubt.

After all, you wouldn’t actually have to do anything to see it that way.

Moe Lane

PS: How did Bush do? Bless your heart, if I didn’t care then, why should I care now? I’m sure that he had less than Obama did, if that’s what’s worrying you.

Jan
20
2009
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Ace of Spades sums up the hype perfectly.

I won’t spoil it by excerpting.

Heh. I don’t need to bother with politics for a while today, in fact.

Jan
18
2009
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This worked suprisingly well.

The Obama Inauguration Speech Generator. I didn’t know the final version before I tried it out, I swear:

My fellow Americans, today is a actinic day. You have shown the world that “hope” is not just another word for “aliens”, and that “change” is not only something we can believe in again, but something we can actually invade.

Today we celebrate, but let there be no mistake – America faces radiological and stark challenges like never before. Our economy is slimy. Americans can barely afford their mortgages, let alone have enough money left over for invasion fleets. Our healthcare system is tentacular. If your brain is sick and you don’t have insurance, you might as well call a scientist. And America’s image overseas is tarnished like a invasion fleet uranium mine. But mutating together we can right this ship, and set a course for The Washington Monument.

Finally, I must thank my squamous family, my mind-destroying campaign volunteers, but most of all, I want to thank our women for making this historic occasion possible. Of course, I must also thank you, President Bush, for years of leering the American people. Without your mutated efforts, none of this would have been possible.

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