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Jan
13

Inauguration Day, Part 10

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4:40 (approx): Parade Review, White House

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Live streaming: C-Span * CBS * CNN

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Love this!

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Later:

8:45: Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball

9:10: The Inaugural Ball


195 Responses to “Inauguration Day, Part 10”


  1. 1 carolmaewy
    January 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    What a wonderful day…

  2. 5 Puddin'
    January 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    What an amazing day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 8 JER
    January 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    A wonderful day indeed.

    • 9 HZ
      January 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Chips, are you able to get a break as well and take some great favorites snacks? I hope so. You are giving us so much beauty. (((((((((((((( We Love You and Thank You So Much))))))))))))))))HZ

  4. January 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks for the new thread!

    I think we broke twitter…….

  5. January 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Find the good and praise it…. It was wonderful and amazing day.

  6. 14 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
    January 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Twitter is definitely choking … badly ….

    Congrats on 1st Carol!!

  7. 23 yardarm756
    January 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Talk about being hot to trot. Chips you’re on it!

  8. 24 carolmaewy
    January 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Yeah, I can read TOD. my twitter has crashed, and the TV had an emergency test, but there are the Beautiful First Couple, out of the limo again. Did you see how thick those doors are? Joe Biden is having a great time. :)

  9. 25 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Gorgeous First Couple on a Gorgeous Day!

  10. 26 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Chipsticks – you are awesome

  11. January 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Malia and Sasha Obama have handled the last 4 years with such grace and maturity beyond their years. They really are a shining example of their parents’ values.

  12. 28 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Looks like someone broke Twitter.

  13. 34 donna dem 4 obama
    January 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Okay which one of you broke Twitter :)

  14. 49 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
    January 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Joe Biden does not appear to be thinking of retiring – anytime ;)

  15. January 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    This is too cute:
    Katy Perry Channels Aretha Franklin at Inauguration
    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20666817,00.html

  16. 57 Nancy Fenstermaker
    January 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Great job, I’m really enjoying your pics. Thanks so much.

  17. 58 anne
    January 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    This place is AWESOME! Thank you universe! And chips!

  18. 59 Ceb
    January 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Switched to the inaugural site to watch the parade on line. All of the major networks and PBS have ended their coverage.

    It looks like we will have another parade in the dark.

  19. January 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Dr. Jill is simply RADIANT!!

  20. 62 PrayerWarriorforObama
    January 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Dear Chips, a huge thank you for this inaugural excursion. You have demonstrated that distance no longer means exclusion. You are wonderfully amazing.

  21. 63 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Here comes the First Family to the viewing booth

  22. 64 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Mrs. Robinson is hanging in there!

  23. 65 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Here we go. I love a parade!

  24. January 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Sasha is looking SO grown-up and GORGEOUS.

  25. 67 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I love that necklace Sasha has on. Where do we find out about it.

  26. 70 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Somebody got Malia excited in the rows behind her! :-)

  27. 72 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Looks like its warm in the reviewing stand. Better than last time.

  28. 73 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Ahhh, the Twittah! It’s Back!!

  29. 74 0388jojothecat
    January 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I thought I saw cousin Henry the eight?

  30. 75 Ceb
    January 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Michelle made sure that a heater was placed in the review box. This is why people are taking off their coats.

  31. 76 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Chanting!! Ready to Go! Fired Up!

  32. 77 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    The crowd is chanting “Fired UP/Ready to Go”

  33. 78 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I love this crowd.

  34. 79 PhillyinJA
    January 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    They’re chanting Fired Up.. Ready to Go

  35. 80 Ceb
    January 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    PBO kissed Michelle! Sweet.

  36. 83 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Parade crowd shouting Fired Up, Ready to Go! PBO gave them the thumbs up.

  37. 84 vitaminlover
    January 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Malia has really livened and loosened up!

  38. 85 kasai
    January 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Love it..They chanting “Fired Up Ready To go”…What a special moment! chocked up.

  39. 86 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    The kids are adorable. They all whipped out their devices.

    The crowd began chanting Fired Up Ready To Go and POTUS and FLOTUS joined them.

  40. 87 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Let’s get a little econmic stimulus going: Anybody know what kind of gum the President chews?

  41. 91 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I see the girls have their smartphones…..for entertainment :-)

  42. 95 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Here comes the Parade!!!

  43. 96 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
    January 21, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Looks like the President is texting :)

  44. 100 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Sasha Obama just took a kiss cam picture of her parents. Awww.

  45. 101 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    PBO and Miche had to make kissy faces 4 times for Sasha to get a good photo of them!!

  46. January 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Did you see that? Four kisses! :lol:

  47. 105 kasai
    January 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Bob was it you..that broke tweeter lol?

  48. 106 Grab A Mop Grace
    January 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    It was so much fun to watch this First Family just be normal for a few minutes there.
    Sasha made her parents kiss three or four times to get the picure just right.
    And before that, Malia put her camera phone up to snap a pic of her Mom. Then her
    Mom leaned over to see it.
    It felt like my family. So sweet.

  49. 107 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Punahou!!!

  50. 108 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Shaka!!!!!

  51. 109 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Sash wants to get up and shake it! LOL!!

  52. 110 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Man oh man POTUS is having fun.

  53. 111 kasai
    January 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Iowa in da house…PBO lovin it!!

  54. 112 cookemom
    January 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    So with the armed forces passing the reviewing stand, cookemom hears for the 23,489,681,879,156,498 time, tales of cookeman’s years in the Air Force and having to march to school, and to salute the base commander in the reviewing stand every Wednesday. Fond memories I’m sure, but I know how the story ends, cause here we are 41 years later.

    • 113 vcprezofan2
      January 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      :lol: :lol: Well, obviously it is a story you like, CM ;) because you have listened for close to 23,489,681,879,156,500 times!

      • 114 cookemom
        January 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm

        The things a cookemom has to do……and I try to look as interested to hear it now as I did the very first time I heard it. Actually, I’m getting quite good at it.

        • 115 vcprezofan2
          January 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm

          There you go! You’ve become so terrific at it Mr. Cookeman tries hard to ensure your happiness by retelling it JUST for you – thoughtful man!

  55. 116 WilTal
    January 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    What a Momentous Day for our Country and the World. I am so thankful to be alive to experience! Since the President’s reelection, I have had such a calm come over me and I plan to celebrate everyday of his second term because I don’t think that I’ll get to experience this again in my lifetime.

    Chips, you are Phenomenal! Thank you for your relentless energy and for all that you provided her today. Everyday is a magnificent day on TOD, but today, this day, you have outdone yourself. THANK YOU PROFUSELY. XOXO!

  56. 117 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Pres. Obama’s brother-in-law is on twitter.

  57. 119 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Get it Mr. President! He is INTO that Drum Corps! Just rockin’! :-D

    This is GREAT!!

  58. 120 andogriff
    January 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Just lost CNN International…. will find another live feed online, thanks to Ms Chips!

  59. January 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Chips! Trying to keep up with you is like SS trying to keep up with our VP. You’re on a roll. Wonderful pix. Wonderful day.

  60. 123 a4alice
    January 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    whew finally caught back with you guys. This IA drum corps is fabulous!

  61. 125 necie5040
    January 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Hey Chips and all my friends here on TOD!!!! I have been crying all day! What a lovely day we have had. I had to work for 16 hours and missed most of the celebration, but I have recorded it all and will watch it later. The whole wonderful family looks freaking amazing!!!! FLOTUS looks so classy, the President could not have looked anymore handsome, and the girls looked like little princesses! Love it, love it love it! Can’t wait for tonight and FLOTUS’s gorgeous gown! Just dropped in to say hello, and say once again how blessed we are to have this wonderful site. THANK YOU CHIPS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!! I will never be able to say that enough! What a wonderful day!

    • 126 mtmarilyn
      January 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      So sorry you had to work. Glad you got it recoreded. It has been a very emotional day. PBOs speech was one for the ages.

      • 127 necie5040
        January 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

        I saw some of it as I was going in out and out of rooms passing out medications. I was so happy, dancing and singing and smiling, making my patients happy!!!! It is an amazing day! I can’t wait to hear all of his speech.

      • 128 necie5040
        January 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm

        I finally go to watch it, and it was amazing. Thank you for the heads-up!!! Be blessed!

  62. 131 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm
  63. 133 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Had to step away for a little and missed so much. Finally sorta caught up. Will have to go back later. And did we ever solve the mystery of who broke the twitter? LOL

  64. 134 relellit
    January 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    This is fantastic. I have never, ever, have seen anything like this. People were yelling their lungs out just to get close and acknowledge getting a glimpse of our First Family.

  65. 135 a4alice
    January 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    OMG are you checking out the Illinois drill team? They’re great!

    • 136 cookemom
      January 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      South Shore Drill Team. My granddaughter belonged before she moved from Illinois. Wonderful community group of dedicated parents and outreach organization. They have won many accolades and recognitions.

  66. 138 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    These kids are great! Go South Shore Drill Team from Chi-town!!

  67. 140 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I saw a segment from Ill TV last week about the south shore drill team practicing and all excited but they were short the funds needed to make the trip. By a lot. They kept practicing and never faltered in the believe that they would make it.

    I am so very happy to see them there today.

  68. 142 57andfemale
    January 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    can it be possible that this inauguration is more moving, more inspiring, more personal than four years ago? I am so glad I stayed home to savor every minute. I cannot yet find the words to give voice to how I feel.

    PBO has made a point of citizenship since his acceptance speech at the DNC and he did so again today. This is word that must be our battle cry, for battles are ahead.

    My senator Mark Kirk is back, and my representative Luis Guttierez, can be flaky. So I must make my voice heard and become part of the force that my President has asked of me.

    I am just overwhelmed today by this great man, his great family, his great administration, and this great moment in history.

    • 143 mtmarilyn
      January 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      I agree this day is very different from last one. This one we know what we have to do and the President gave a speech for the ages.

      • 144 carolyn
        January 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm

        Yes, this day is different from four years ago, but no less wonderful. This time I noticed the calm and ease the president has. He’s been through the fire, he KNOWS what to do, what can be done and how to do it. He has triumphed over unreasonable opposition, and come out on top. He also knows We The People are with him, and together we have power.
        Last time we were coming up from the horrible nightmare of GWB’s eight years, and were euphoric. We didn’t realize what WE had to do, now we do. We are more mature in our expectations and hopes, and more realistic about what needs to be done. There is a much deeper satisfaction this time, and deep thanksgiving.

    • 145 jackiegrumbacher
      January 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      57, I know just how you feel about being overwhelmed. Today, we saw a mature PBO, with great accomplishments behind him, step up with confidence and the assurance that he was moving this great ship of state in the direction he intended. From the beginning it has always been about empowering Americans to embrace their role as citizens. He taught us all how to work to work as citizens to elect him as president. Now he’s charging us to do something even harder–be good citizens every day, year in and year out, so we can shape an America that works for all of us, not just the plutocrats. That’s why he said gun safety legislation would only happen if people wanted it to. We have the power and he’s asking us to use it.

  69. January 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I am just loving these marching bands!!

  70. 148 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Chris Matthews says PBO said this to him at the Al Smith dinner after the 1st debate: “Calm down. I got this!”
    Howard Fineman asked Chris if he’d ever said that on the air. Chris says “No, well, I guess I just did.”

    Damn straight Mr. President!

  71. 153 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Ha! My President is shimmying to the music!!

  72. 154 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Holy crap is PBO trying out some latin swing? too cute. Hey cue tweety, quick

  73. 157 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Look at POTUS breaking out the dance moves. Go POTUS!

  74. 159 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm
  75. 161 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    This is wonderful we have such a diverse parade. All ethnics.

    • 162 LunarSea
      January 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      The tapestry of our country. I love seeing it on full display at our presidential inauguration. Speaks to the inclusiveness that many are feeling.

  76. 163 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm
  77. 166 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    The Chinese American dancers are so cute. All of the bands and dancers have been strutting their stuff!

    • 167 LunarSea
      January 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Really love all these groups saying ‘yes we are American, but we honor our cultures too’. Shows the melting pot that we are. Different ethnicities, religions, colors. The thing that holds us all together is our believe that there is a place for us all here. Something the GOP seems hell bent on destroying.

  78. 170 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I’m like a little kid at a parade, just sitting here smiling away. Marching bands and then a glimpse at my beautiful president and then another proud marching band and then another glimpse of my great president enjoying each entry. Fun!

  79. 174 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    At some point I’m gonna need to eat and take a nature break! :-)

  80. January 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    My best friend is going to one of the balls tonight – they are in a bar watching the parade and going to go up to their room to get ready soon. How much fun is that? They were both very instrumental in working on PBO’s campaign in Virginia!!

  81. 181 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Crowd going wild for Mass infantry. Wonder how the confederates are feeling this?

  82. 182 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Hey, the 54th Massachussetts Regiment was featured in the movie Glory!

  83. 183 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Oooo, those clouds look kinda worrisome.

  84. 184 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Guys!! Check out this AWESOME pic of Sasha and Malia! I’ve never seen them like this. Normally in photos, they are touching/ hugging their parents. This is such a sweet pic!

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/photo-sasha-malia-obama-during-inaugural-parade–1

  85. 186 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    YAY! NASA!!!! :-)

    My tribe! Nerrrrddsss Rooooool! :-D

  86. 189 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I just had to go and check wikipedia about the crowds at both of GWB’s inguarations. Both times the crowds were under 400,000. What a difference.

  87. January 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Awesome day of events…will never have this feeling again!

  88. 192 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm
  89. 193 Lynn
    January 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    A perfect example of our leader. He will not walk in fear. Thank goodness for our President.

  90. 194 relellit
    January 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Good ole Jonathan Alter, freaking out because PBO is part of the America grain now. Yuck Yuck :lol: Howard Feinstien said Beyonce looked American. Well, I guess they’re getting use to a Black President and Black people’s existence!!!

  91. 195 carolmaewy
    January 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    ‎”Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


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