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Inauguration Day, Part 12

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Next:

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

9:10: The Inaugural Ball

Live streaming: C-Span * CBS * CNN * Pentagon Channel (for the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball)

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More in a while!

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Link to all 2013 Inauguration posts here


179 Responses to “Inauguration Day, Part 12”


  1. 1 Sweet peg
    January 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Parade was awesome

  2. 3 JER
    January 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful coverage, Chips.

  3. 4 Roberta in MN
    January 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    This was some awesome day. Thank you Chips for all the pictures.

  4. 6 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Chipsticks – I don’t know what I would do without you!

  5. 9 hopefruit2
    January 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    WOW Chips – these are some gorgeous photos! What would I do without TOD? Thank you so much. :)

  6. 10 ouapiti
    January 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks for the great coverage. Now on to the balls!

  7. 11 Pamela
    January 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Brilliant, brilliant beginning…. Thank you everyone, and especially our Chipsticks! Cup of tea, anyone? :)

  8. 17 vitaminlover
    January 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I want their flat stomachs.

  9. 18 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Gee ChipsChica, gotta laugh at ‘part 12′ You have been a serious energizer bunny today. Have a scotch on me. I insist.

  10. 20 prettyfoot58
    January 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    There are times that i really wish i had the skill of some of our live tweeters…to be able to capture the last words of REV Al….they were truly powerful…

  11. 21 auntsis522
    January 21, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Ok, so I have watched that video four times now….did you go notice Michelle jump after she finally got the picture. She is so cute.

  12. 22 hopefruit2
    January 21, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Pete Souza must have gotten some amazing pictures of this occasion.

  13. 23 andogriff
    January 21, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Best. Day. Ever! THANKS Ms Chips, fabulous coverage!

  14. 25 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Goosh these pics are so vivid

  15. 26 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Last picture — AWESOME SAUCE!!! Yeeeaaaahhhh!!

  16. 29 carolmaewy
    January 21, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Congrats sweet peg. I must be so far behind…

  17. 30 auntsis522
    January 21, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    FWI…Access hollywood will be discussing the First Family Fashion after the break.

  18. 33 prettyfoot58
    January 21, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    while there are folks like Michael Steele and Colin Powell who talk about how radical the GOP has become….. that there is a need for self reflection and change…look at the agenda State Houses controlled by GOP….anti worker…anti women….Voter Supression..

    it is like a bait and switch game….they bait us with this supposedly talk of change on one hand while bashing us with the other hand…

    They are not going quietly in the night….

    the time for organinzing and being involved is now..i eagerly put on my boots….

    still…Firedddddd UP and REady to GOOO!!

    Organizing For Action!!!!!

    • 34 relellit
      January 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      I certainly don’t believe that Micheal Steele. I believe if he were on FAKE NEWS he’d be sucking up to his buddy Hannity whereas General Colin Powell wouldn’t

  19. 35 HZ
    January 21, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Chips, these are of such beauty to behold. I want to say to you our dear Chips, “Thank you, Thank you.” I told you when I first came to this beautiful haven that you are brilliant, loving, firm in your creative spirit, and so very special in your spirit. I still believe that within my heart. I love you, ‘my special angel.'()HZ

  20. 36 carolmaewy
    January 21, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you Chips for all you do to bring these photos to us. What are you wearing to the ball?

  21. 37 Me4obama (@Me4obama)
    January 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Chips thank you so much for the wall to wall coverage. I love you to pieces. #FORWARD

  22. 38 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
    January 21, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Chips, you are doing such a spectacular job!!!! Thank you.

    Apparently, Twitter is still hosed ….

    #FORWARD

  23. 40 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Twitter is TOAST!!

  24. 41 desertflower
    January 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Just got through making the lasagna to stick into the oven….My timing was impeccable, if I don’t mind saying so myself:) What time do the balls start? Today seemed so surreal…like a dream. What a perfect day. Thank you, Chips for all your hard work and many threads for this perfect day…YOU helped make it perfect for me, so thank you:)

  25. 48 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    These pictures are great. Thanks Chips.

  26. 49 yardarm756
    January 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    And they did this on a holiday too.

  27. 50 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Miche and Jill interviewed on CBS!,, right now!

  28. 52 hopefruit2
    January 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  29. 53 99ts
    January 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    That delightful kiss video – even caught the lovely SS man smiling – that is a rarity

  30. 54 99ts
    January 21, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Watching the VP oath on CSpan – and now James Taylor

  31. January 21, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you CHIPS for these lovely pictures. I deeply appreciate your hard work.

  32. 59 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Commander in Chief Ball live stream open by CBS

    http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  33. January 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Hellloooooo! There have been so many posts today, you couldn’t possibly keep up! But, when you have a chance, I’ve created an Inauguration 2013 category, so click when you have time and you’ll see them all:

    http://theobamadiary.com/category/inauguration-2013/

  34. 71 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
    January 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Just a tad of important news (and likely one reason our President was texting during the parade ;) ):

    French troops stop al-Qaeda group in its tracks in Mali
    Al-Qaeda’s long march across Mali and much of the Sahara was finally halted on Monday when French forces wrested back a key town after inflicting a series of pinpoint airstrikes.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/mali/9816356/French-troops-stop-al-Qaeda-group-in-its-tracks-in-Mali.html#sections

  35. 73 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Katy Perry is apparently seeing John Mayer. Inside Edition just showed them on the inaug platform with Katy taking a picture of him holding up a miniature of Aretha’s hat on a stick.

  36. January 21, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Mmmmm…I am guessing Mark Anthony will serenade our wonderful First Couple tonight :-). Your thoughts? :-)

  37. 79 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Inside Edition says Malia’s coat is from J Crew, but she put her own personal touch on it by changing the buttons.
    Sasha’s coat and striped dress are by Kate Spade.

  38. 80 anniebella
    January 21, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    What a wonderful day so far. My heart has beam with pride all day long.

  39. January 21, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Brad Paisley seems like such a sweetheart. And it’s nice to see his wife back on TV.

  40. 82 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I click you link to the inaugural post list above and got a 404 error :oops:

  41. 83 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    CNN is airing the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball.

    http://edition.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=4

  42. 86 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Twitter is so messed up tonight.

  43. 96 99ts
    January 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    WOW – I just listened to the speech (bit late in my world). I pray that there are enough sane in the congress to put these plans into reality.

    • 97 desertflower
      January 21, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      welcome, 99 :) Was quite the amazing day!!!

      • 98 99ts
        January 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

        Hello df – just listened to Beyonce – with the cameras showing the President and the service people saluting – as my daughter would say – just awesome – 4 years later it is still amazing to know that this wonderful man is President of the USA

  44. 99 a4alice
    January 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    CHIPS! It’s like “The 12 Days of Christmas” Thank you for an absolute SPECTACULAR job!!!!! :D

  45. January 21, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Twitter done dead. Oh well, I have you guys, and a good glass of tempranillo.

    So, drum roll please! Tonight’s menu:

    Roasted pork chops with glazed apples
    Steamed rainbow potatoes
    Steamed carrots with honey

  46. 106 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    January 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I’m home! My inbox is FULL of Obama Diary notifications! I’ll never catch up!!! whhooooo hoooo! Off to try!!! :)

  47. 107 sherijr
    January 21, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    what happened to twitter, anyone know?

  48. 108 auntsis522
    January 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    CHIPS: if you get a chance, and I will look for it online as well, but ACCESS Hollywood & ET interviews with FLOTUS & Dr. BIDEN are really cute. They really work well together.

  49. 109 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    CNN is airing the Inaugural Ball. Alicia Keys is performing.

  50. January 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Alicia Keyes on CNN right now!

  51. January 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    man, look at all the stripes on those chief NCO’s!

  52. 113 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    CNN has the inauguration ball on. Alicia Keys is performing

  53. 114 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
    January 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    CNN Live just started streaming the Presidential Ball as well as the C&C ….

    http://edition.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=4

  54. January 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Soldiers giving speeches at Commander in Chief ball

  55. January 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    In years to come, my youngest nephew PJ will ask me, “Uncle LL, what did you do the day President Obama was inaugurated for the second time and Twitter crashed?” And I’ll reply, “I spent it with some of the finest people on the planet.” Cheers!

  56. 122 Melanie
    January 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Obama’s On Fire!! Alicia Keys changed the words and is dedicating it to PBO!!

  57. 129 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    The music:

    Brooklyn Tabernacle ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’

  58. 130 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    The music:

    James Taylor sings ‘America The Beautiful’

  59. 131 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    The music:

    Beyonce’ sings The Star Spangled Banner

  60. January 21, 2013 at 8:05 pm

  61. 133 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    The music:

    Kelly Clarkson Sings ‘My Country, ‘Tis of Thee’

  62. 135 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    C-SPAN has coverage of VP Biden at another Inaugural Ball.

    http://www.c-span.org/Events/Inaugural-Ball-Coverage/10737437440-2/

  63. January 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Okay I think I love Alicia Keys as much as I love Katy Perry.
    Is that even possible?

  64. January 21, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    So I see Lefty Phil Mickelson is whining about taxes. I hear Putin is giving out passports.

  65. 145 anniebella
    January 21, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Did anyone see Alicia Keys singing on CNN afew minutes ago.? Wow.

  66. 146 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Okay after a day of no pundits on CSPAN I really can’t take CNN and their mindless chatter. Any chatter free resources for the ball people?

    • 147 LunarSea
      January 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Okay doesn’t look like there are any such sources on TV so I’m watching the darkened view via SCPAN online live feed.

  67. 148 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Stevie Wonder being interviewed by Piers Morgan at the Ball

  68. January 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    What time are The Obamas due at the balls?

  69. January 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Ok, taking me literally 10 minutes to post a tweet. Lame. Can we move to quantum computing now?

  70. 159 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    This it’s I’m officially certifiable as an Inauguration Wacko. I’ve gone over the deep end…

    I’m sitting here with:
    – CNN on my TV,
    – CBS stream to the Commander In Chief Ball in one window on my laptop
    – CNN stream to the Inaugural Ball on another window on my laptop
    – and I’m and posting here on TOD

    Yes, Cray-cray! Right over here! Go ahead bring the straight jack. Just make sure there’s cable and wifi in my padded cell! I’m coocoo for PBO!!

  71. 165 cookemom
    January 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Will I. Am is speaking with Pierce Morgan on CNN after an informative interview with Stevie Wonder.

  72. 166 prettyfoot58
    January 21, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a day!!!!!!!!!…

    MsChipssssssssss…..Spectacular JOB…Awsomeeeee….Awsomeeeeee…. standing Ovation

  73. 169 auntsis522
    January 21, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Is the ball in the White House?

  74. January 21, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    A day of wonder and absolute delight. It just can’t get any better and will never be repeated again in my lifetime. I mean there will never b another first Black President with a wife as delightful as Michelle and aspirations and vision for the future that are so transformative. I am grateful to have seen it.

  75. 172 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Command In Chief Ball DJ is rockin’ it old school R&B

    Rene & Angela ~ I love you more [Nice!]

  76. January 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I’m watching this show about President Obama; kind of a retrospective of his time in the Illinois Senate up through his first campaign. Good so far!. I had not heard this before:

  77. January 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I love this one. For all those who ran for president or voted for their candidate based on a ‘sign’, consider this. The first black president reelected – and so confirmed that his election was not a fluke, inaugurated on Martin Luther King, Jr. day, on the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the I Have a Dream speech.

  78. January 21, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Okay, I’m watching C-span now and Mr. Biden just finished giving a speech. Have the President and First Lady made an appearance yet?

  79. 178 jackiegrumbacher
    January 21, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Michelle looks gorgeous in her red gown and the halter top goes perfectly with the new hair. And, of course, the first dance is “Let’s Stay Together.” Jenifer Hudson is beautiful; sounds good, too. Two of the sweetest young male/female military come on to change partners.

  80. January 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Ok, in and out of ALL the coverage ALL day, between family stuff: WHAT was happening in that last photo of POTUS AND FLOTUS doing RIGHT ON!!?


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