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Inauguration Day, Part 15

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Coming up: The Inaugural Ball

Live streaming: C-Span * CBS * CNN

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Link to all 2013 Inauguration posts here


154 Responses to “Inauguration Day, Part 15”


  1. 1 4morefor44
    January 21, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    woot!!

  2. January 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    CNN is having actually good commentary tonight.

    • 14 99ts
      January 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      I even saw ChuckTodd saying something nice – but the body language wasn’t so good

    • 16 forus50
      January 21, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Yeah, just made the same comment on the last thread. A good mix of light on dress, etc and discussion of the speech. I like Douglas Brinkley the presidential historian comments on the big paragraph climate change received today. Brinkley is a big fan of POTUS – I just read his 800 page book on Teddy Roosevelt which was fascinating.

  3. 17 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Congrats to 4morefor44 and to Leberal Librarian as well as to the First Dancers.

  4. January 21, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks for this …not much of PBO now

  5. 19 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
    January 21, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Congrats 4More!!! And, Stevie is rocking it at the Presidential and VP & Dr Jill are honoring everyone at the C&C and this is one unimaginably GREAT DAY for America and humanity!!!

    Thank you CHIPS!!!!!!

  6. 20 Jennifer
    January 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Cornel West thinks PBO doesn’t deserve to use MLK bible! What a giant jackass!

  7. January 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    my mum just txt me to say FLOTUS looks beautiful in that colour and dress….just like a red velvet cake…LOL.

  8. 39 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
    January 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Stevie is gonna do some ‘old school’ now :)

  9. 40 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Stevie is rocking the Inaugural Ball

  10. 41 lamh36
    January 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    reporting this here cause I really need some help

    damnit. my computer has been “repairing” itself for the last 30-45min. Shit! what can I do?

    I unplugged it and took out the battery, but it still went back to the same startup repair screen!

    what else can I do?

    • 42 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
      January 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      STOP, for starters. Do nothing more and take it to a certified computer repair person, asap. If you don’t know what to do in situations like that the worst thing you can do is to do anything other than get it in the hands of an expert.

      Hope it works out well for you.

      • 43 lamh36
        January 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm

        yeah, I figured I’d have to do that Bob.

        damnit, I h8 bringing my stuff in some place.

        damn it & I never had a chance to delete my stash of porn files…LOL!!!

        JUST KIDDIN!!!!!! don’t let’s me Chips…lol.

        so don’t have time for this though. will best buy do it?

        • 44 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
          January 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm

          LOL!!

          Don’t know about ‘Best Buy’ – just call and ask.

          Wishing you the best outcome!!!

        • 45 Alycee (@jazziz2)
          January 21, 2013 at 10:34 pm

          Staples is doing FREE PC tune-ups this week. When I have problems with my older PC I take it there. See this week’s circular, bottom of page 12.

  11. 46 yardarm756
    January 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    What a wonderful day, eh?

    • January 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Yardarm, one of the very best.

    • January 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      FANTASTIC!!

      I can’t wait to see more of Pete Souza’s pictures. Especially of FLOTUS’s dress. Pics so far not doing it justice. Can’t see the details and its supposed to be ruby red. Pics so far not showing what a great shade of red that is. by the way, I love red.

  12. 49 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    We… The People chose the right man for the right job! Thank you America!

    • 50 COS
      January 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Have POTUS and FLOTUS finished their appearances for tonight?

      • 51 Dudette
        January 21, 2013 at 10:17 pm

        Official ones. But I’m hoping they show up for Rahm Emmanuel’s party. Then we just gotta find a live stream. ;-)

        • 52 COS
          January 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

          That would be great.

        • 53 Chi
          January 21, 2013 at 10:43 pm

          Watching C-Span and the guy says the first couple are back at the White House and in for the night…

          Also just heard a lady republican caller just now on C-span who said that watching the President interact with his wife and kids today softened her up towards the president…

          Caller said if the president can be that loved by his wife and kids, then he couldn’t be that bad…

          It was a wow moment for me and pretty much summed up the potency of their love…

          It melted the hardened heart of a republican woman who just happened to have caught a bit of them today…

          That is powerful…

  13. January 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    No pics of Jill’s dress?

  14. 60 taiping1
    January 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    What an amazing day. One for the history books. And Chips you have made it so special: I have bookmarked these pages for the future. We all have a part in this victory which is part of why this celebration is so special. We will make the promises of his inaugural address a reality.

  15. 61 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    VP Joe is now talking with the troops via Skype

  16. 62 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
    January 21, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Troops in Korea are thanking VP Biden now … just amazing … C&C Ball

  17. 67 susanne
    January 21, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    part 15??!! 15!! chips you are the whole deal, not a chip at all!

  18. 69 Lynn
    January 21, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    After watching our two first couples, does anyone doubt there might be a tiny jump in September babies?

  19. 71 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Stevie is knocking it out of the park.

  20. 72 pugeretto
    January 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks Chips for everything today! WOW, Standing Ovation for you :-)). !!!

  21. January 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    And, of course, Richard Blanco is Cuban American. Yes, I take credit for him.

  22. 78 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    CNN announced First Couple is back at the WH. Know they have to be very tired—–big, full day, started early and jam packed. These appearances at the balls seem sortof like a formality, something they have to do, not necessarily something they feel like doing after a long day.

    • 79 Dudette
      January 21, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      Aww come on. They’re used to late nights. They went home to slip into something more comfortable so they can hit Rahm’s party. They can have some coffee in the morning to wake up for the Prayer Breakfast.

      • 80 Chi
        January 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        Mrs Obama says she can’t keep her eyes open after nine o’clock…

        She’s an early riser…

      • 81 MB32
        January 21, 2013 at 10:56 pm

        last time they had the after party gathering at the white house with chicago friends. I remember my pastor was there and had pictures. it has been a beautiful day. I’m hopeful for our country

  23. 82 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
    January 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Stevie – yea he said gonna bring the troops home, yes he did — he wants to keep the children safe from guns, yes he did ….. this segment is going to be a keeper for a very long time ….

    • 84 Dudette
      January 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Good Girl!

    • 85 daisydem
      January 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Beautiful … and one of my favorite songs from a long time ago.

    • 86 Obama Grandmama
      January 22, 2013 at 12:18 am

      I am actually starting to believe that Joe Biden could become our next President. I think people are beginning to realize what an excellent choice PBO made by picking Joe. They get along so well. Joe is loyal to his boss and PBO relies on Joe. People are seeing that Joe has the qualities needed for CIC. Maybe he could pick Elizabeth Warren for his VP. I know dream on!

  24. 87 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Jamie Foxx is serenading the Bidens again. So sweet!!

  25. 88 carolmaewy
    January 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    You know how to party. Congrats 4morefor44

  26. 89 4morefor44
    January 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    had no idea jamie fox is that great of a musician. he’s slammin on that piano and singing! wow!!

  27. 96 purpleshoesla
    January 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer… superstition ain’t the way. STEVIEEEE!

  28. 97 Lynn
    January 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Just got another chance to watch VP Biden and Dr. Jill dance. Yipes!! Naughty mat for me!

  29. 98 forus50
    January 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Just saw Dr. Biden’s dress – the shape is GORGEOUS and I love the black sash with the blue.

  30. 99 4morefor44
    January 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    how about a huge thank you and blessing to the secret service today! amazing job from those men and women. amazing!!

  31. 107 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I can’t link to anything from twitter. Everyone having the same prob?

  32. 112 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm

  33. 116 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Now Stevie is singing Happy Birthday to Dr. King.

  34. 120 anniebella
    January 21, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    O’Donnell said POTUS need to learn to dance.

  35. 132 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Pentagon channel is still showing CiC Ball live.

  36. 134 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Chipsticks – you have been just WONDERFUL
    Thank you and I’ll be back tomorrow, but I must go to bed now so I can go to work in the morning.

    LOVE YOU!

    Good night Chipsticks & TOD family – It’s been a whole lot of history going on here this weekend with a little love, laughter & tears thrown in for good measure :-)

  37. 135 CEB
    January 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Said goodnight to everyone and a special thank you to Chips for helping to make this day even more special on the previous thread, but again i was too slow. Have to meet the kiddies at 7:00 am and will have to act like a serious educator so off to bed for me. Looking forward to seeing how the foreign press covered the event and to Pete Souza’s photos.

  38. 136 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Wow, Chips. You’re keen on winning the blogging world marathon, aren’t ya ?

  39. 141 Smoothscotch
    January 21, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Night everyone. I’ll have to catch up later.

  40. 143 99ts
    January 21, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    It’s 1.42 pm in my world – and I still in my PJs – I have to do some chores – I’ll see you all tomorrow – before I go to bed tonight – thank you for the wonderful coverage of a never to be repeated event

  41. 144 Jennifer (from SM)
    January 21, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Well, I think I finally caught up with all the posts. Started out the day at Panini’s in Marina del Rey to watch the inauguration with teamies from the campaign. Came back home to watch online and here. Chipsticks, thank you so very much for this site, for your hard, hard work giving us so much to delight. TOD has been keeping me sane for a long time now, and today was just the icing on the cake. Thank you. You are the best!!!

    • 145 Jennifer
      January 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm

      Agreed. Whenever I’m feeling down about something, I come on here and you all lift my spirits. Don’t post much, just want Chips and the rest of the TOD gang that you’ve kept me going through some rough days. Off to bed (sheesh, only 8:20 or so here. Damn disease! Anyway, love and hugs to all, Chips you truly created a treasure here. Sweet dreams of (and for) our first family!

  42. January 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Chips you are a phenom. Thanks for this wonderful coverage. Just finished catching.

  43. 147 yardarm756
    January 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Awrite. All you hens get the naughty mats tonight. I’ll go clean out the coop! :lol:

  44. 148 Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
    January 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Off to the kitchen to prepare dinner. Thank you, again, dear Chips for making this remarkable day even more special!!!

  45. January 21, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Chips, if you are not in bed as yet, just letting you know how grateful we are of your blog and all the posts, especially today…this great day of the inauguration of our 44th President….

    We are blessed (and very spoiled) …. thank you Chips and have a lovely night.

    Such a beautiful day …. from start to end!

    Good Night all….

  46. 150 purpleshoesla
    January 21, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Marc Anthony and his band is jammin!

  47. 151 cookemom
    January 21, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    G’nite TODsters! What a great going to bed evening on the bestest getting up day!! Don’t stay up too late. Last one up lock the doors and turn off the lights.

  48. 152 Lynn
    January 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Thank you for everything you do to make this a welcoming and happy place, Ms. Chips. What a day, what a night and what a future!

  49. January 21, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Chips – I haven’t gone any further than this post tonight, and judging from what I’ve seen so far – you’ve done it justice! We just got back a little while ago from the DC streets, after a day of walking, crowding, more walking – and witnessing a truly historic event. How wonderful!! When the President turned around to see the crowd one last time, it brought tears to my eyes. Will try and post tomorrow when I’ve caught up on sleep and my feet feel semi-normal. Just wanted to put my two cents into how incredible this day was – witnessing history!


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