And every channel in the world …. well, most of them
10:35: The President and First Family depart the White House for the US Capitol
11:20: President Obama’s Ceremonial Swearing-in
11:50: The President delivers remarks
1:05: Inaugural Luncheon at the National Statuary Hall, US Capitol
2:40: Inaugural Parade – Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues to the White House
3:45: Parade Review, White House
8:45: Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball
9:10: The Inaugural Ball
Will add photos through the day
the new SOS!!!
ew!! McShame talking to Boxer!
Gah! a whole bunch of House Repukes.
Rev. Al Sharpton is sitting in the VIP section. Somewhere out there Tavis Smiley and Cornel West are writhing in anger. Hahahaha.
And I laugh. But I will try to be gracious!
Wasn’t it fun to see Paul Ryan mixing with the others and not in any seat of honor? But I will try to be gracious!
Happy Inauguration Day, Chips, and all of TODville. Gonna love every second of it.
Good morning jo and all in TOD land. It’s a great day and my water works are in full function.
Good – then you’re alive, like the rest of us who are cryin’!
Good morning, Yardarm! Enjoy every second.
Yup. Just poured me first cup and watching on Current tv.
Good morning Admiral. Let me thank you up front for your dedication and devotion. Fair winds and following seas to you always!
(I’m only on my first cup, too! Watching C-Span, because this town never heard of Current tv!)
To bad. I get Jennifer Granholm and you get the c-span drone.
Big city, eh? Ha!
Here come the Bidens!
River city ain’t no punk.
If you say so!
Yup. Notice FLOTUS’S coat? Baddddd!
Had one like it in the ’60s, but nobody cares! Baddddd!
Did ya now? Foxy rascal you!
Yeah, then! Ha!
I know what you mean.
LMAO we’ll be hearing about it for the next ten yrs. #Losers
I am sure our dear brother Cornel will soon share his bitterness
Cant keep up… what happen to Cindy McCain? have not seen her much lately!
Maybe Lady Lindsay replaced her.
Has other interests.
They lead very separate lives. He lives in Virginia and she lives in Phoenix.
LOL… Paul Ryan!
Pokin’ a figurative finger in his eye, trying to be gracious.
I love the looks on the republicans’ faces. there is just something so beautiful about the air of disappointment . Ew! Paul Ryan! He has a smug look on his face. Probably fantasizing about when he will be president, taking this walk onto the platform———- NEWS FLASH!!!! Nevah Happening!!! Gross! Eye of Newt is in the Hizzouse! Bleeh.
the O’s leaving the WH!!!
Mrs. Robinson and girls just exited WH.
McCain unable to locate a tie for today.. such a no class fail.
McGrumpy is still a bitter old fool.
yep.. thank gawd we by passed him. Smart America
I thought he was going to be in Syria for inauguration? what happened, missed his flight?
he should have gone and taken Newt with him
and Little Eddie Munster too.
NBC is pathetic. They can’t stop reminding us after every sentences how considerably lower the size of the crowd is compared to four years ago.
C-Span = no talking at this point = keeping my sanity.
That’s why I changed the channel. Pathetic!
As I look at the pics it seems just as full as last time visually, but I bet they are not as packed in as we were on the Mall.
Even the reps are taking pictures of each other at the inauguration! Good CSPAN, no talking, now the faily coing out of the White House. split screen…..inauguration site and white house door.
LOL. AJ is now interviewing a PBO look-a-like, Louis Ortiz.
Do you like the man, you’re imitating?
No. I don’t… I love him.
He was amazing. PBO’s diction and mannerisms.
I saw him….kind of scared me at first. I was like WT……where is Secret Service.
It was eerie, wasn’t it?
I love watching all the people file in. So many faces I reconize but can’t put names too.
President Obama and Sasha this morning http://t.co/BYMWgbqK— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 21, 2013
Is the family coming. Oh they are so beautiful.
oh they’re at the white house think the First Family is getting ready to leave to Inauguration
I have kleenix by, I know the tears will flow.
Katy Perry and John Mayer at the Inauguration http://t.co/IYi3UPuR— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 21, 2013
Tavis Smiley isn't watching #inaug2013. He's busy scratching Cornel West's dandruff in the Best Western.— The Toast (@TheToast2013) January 21, 2013
Naw. They’re in a poverty pimp circle-jerk!
Did FLOTUS change her coat? I saw that she put a belt on the coat but I don’t know if she changed it. Wow. Gorgeous.
Joe is in the house.
Is he there? Protocol invite, only, if he is. Former, former, way-back-when, used-to-be Speaker of the House.
Love those Marines! We know whom they are guarding.
For the record: I had a coat very similar to Mrs. Obama’s in the 1960s, when I was young and thin and cute. Ah, memories.
If anyone’s interested, @cspanmusic is tweeting the names of the songs the Marine Band is playing.
There’s jill B. leaving. There’s Michelle leaving. Must be departing separate from “the guys”. Just heard military guard or secret service saying “doors shut” and then “doors open” as Joe B. departs.
I can hear the secret service giving commands: “Ready, doors open.” “Ready, doors shut.” This is fun!
Wow! This is soooooo cool!!!!
Mrs O changed into knee length boots and embellished her coat with a jewell belt. Looking mighty fashionable.
Aaaand there is the President of United States.
Love saying that.
There’s our president, with Schumer? Protocol, I guess.
where are Michelle and Jill? I saw the girls, Joe and PBO, but not Jill and Miche.
I saw them both walk out to get into the limos a couple of minutes ago. Very quick. If you looked away, you would’ve missed them.
POTUS is in the car — about to ride to the Capitol!
Yes, we see you, Mr. President. Have a happy, happy day. You earned it. Twice!
“No Taxation Without Representation” license plate on The Beast. We see that, too, Mr. President!
They’re on their way! Loving all the pomp. And circumstance.
I am very emotional right now. How I wish PBO could serve 4 terms like FDR. I am really going to miss them when they leave in 2017. I hope the next four years go by very slowly.
Me too Jewelz. I just can’t. Imagine the whitehouse without him in it.
And the Beast is rolling.
Awesome Day! Thanks to all who sought Hope over Fear!
Pleasurable sight of the day – Love seeing Paul Ryan’s grimace as he walking onto the Capitol steps to find his seat at the inauguration!
God bless you Mr. President!!!
Now my family has all left so I can concentrate on the TV and TOD. I do need to get something to eat. I love all the people cheering as the Beast drives by.
have some of my Presidential cinnamon rolls…..scrumptious….recipe to follow if you will remind me tomorrow….
What a perfect day…. http://t.co/G8UlvTKP— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 21, 2013
My friends and I who are watching the motorcade on CSPAN turned up the volume and should with the crowd…we are crazy here today!!
Eva Longoria looks STUNNING!
I am so pumped!! This is INCREDIBLE! Gawd, I love my country!
Listen to the crowds screen as the motorcade passes! Woooooot!!
Eva look fantabulous!!!
Crowds cheering the motorcade all along the route. Some people are screaming at the top of their lungs!
Orrin Hatch and Max Baucus have matching hats today…
This is pure bliss.
My neighbor just told us to tone it down…I guess I will not be liked by my neighbors anymore….
You guys need to try it. .. shout with the crowd watching the motorcade!
Love it! Go Marlz!
Kathleen S. said: “happy Inauguration!!!!!”
I said that to one of my neighbors this morning and he said it back to me.. it was wonderful
Heart attack. Here comes McTurtle! Puke
I don’t know about you, but I’m actually feeling a tinge more excited than I did in 2008…
PBO’s motorcade making its way there!!
AJ has a camera in the pilot car.
Thought the creature on the left was skipping the inauguration?? http://t.co/MRJLkCoM— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 21, 2013
wish the punk had.
Don’t be so harsh, Chips. He’s like a hundred and five. He probably forgot he’d made previous plans.
bah ha ha
cheering while POTUS’ motorcade drives
I'm honored and grateful that we have a chance to finish what we started. Our work begins today. Let's go. -bo— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 21, 2013
motorcade’s stopped!!! Jay and Bey!!!!!!!
Beyonce looks beautiful!
Pres. Obama’s sister Auma has arrived.
The mall looks packed.
Dr. Biden’s coat is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was commenting on the last thread! Michelle!!!!
Motorcade has arrived. FLOTUS is walking in!!
Isn’t she beautiful!!!
And the two lady justices, sotomeyer and kagan
Brotha with the red hat!! Yikes.
Love Michelle’s burgundy colored gloves…..just a wonderful touch of classy color!
Here comes SCOTUS Justices. Justice Sotomayor and Justice Kagan are BEAMING!!!
I had the same comment. LOL
my heart is beating hard. PBO is in the house!!!!
I spy the back of PBO’s head!!
Lawd, I was two whole threads behind thinking I was current. Has anyone heard which Cabinet member is in the secret hiding hole and not attending the ceremonies today?
Oh, good question. I wonder who.
Justice Sotomayer (sp sorry) looks proud to be there. And Uncle Joe is beaming -per usual!
VP Biden asks “where we heading? It’s all new to me” !! I love him
Here comes POTUS!!!!!!!!!
AJ reporter – MO is very, very popular with the americans.
PBO IN THE HOUSE!!
A kiss for Nancy Smash! Lovin’ it!!
Nancy Smash. Where is HRH?
Arriving—–Jill, Michelle, Sup. Ct., Joe B. happy as a lark, exchanging little quips with everyone, there’s the star attraction, President of the United States, Barack Obama! Greeting Cantor, ick, needs Purell after that, kissing Nancy Pelosi.
OMG Chills and the crowd can see these scenes on those big Jumbotrons. Tha’t why you hear them cheering.
Bill and Hillary
Not skilled enough to watch and comment. will see you later.
And the clintons arrive.
There’s Bill and Hillary arriving.
The Clintons are walking down the steps toward the platform about to be announced!
O……kay http://t.co/x0vLKI9C— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 21, 2013
Oh my god. I actually screamed when I saw that. Thanks, Chips.
The Carters are about to be announced first, I think.
Yep, here they come!
And the Carters. W. couldn’t make it, choked on a pretzel last night.
Cheeks are up in the top of my head y’all, smiling hard right about now
How proud we can be of our flag today!
OMG I’m a blubbering fool right now. Tears everywhere!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA. RT @scottwfoster: asked whether Romney plans to watch today's events, a fmr aide tells @PeterAlexander "doubtful."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 21, 2013
and the crowd cheers for Pres Carter!
here come the former presidents
Love the pomp and circumstance. Shipmates are represented. Go Navy!!!
Tears on seeing my Prez enter and see all the flags waving… wow.
It’s okay, Republicans. We brought our own former Democratic Presidents!
I can’t stop cheering, crying and smiling~ soooo dang happy today!
hi everyone, i have this feeling everyone is just so happy, relaxed and having fun today….of course not everyone but who cares about them….michelle is absolutely gorgeous
Capitol Hill looks fabulous.
I am so thankful for Jimmy and Rosalyn are there. I met a lady who was with them from Atlanta to the White House. The stories she told. How young and nieve they were.
Rev Al! http://t.co/pxkVjAbU— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 21, 2013
Check out her smile? Hillary seems pleased!
Wow! Finally caught up with you guys! SO exciting, CNN International tuned in at last…. Here come the Clintons!
Hillary and Bill.
What a feeling…..
Holy moses look at that crowd shot
I know right?! fricking HUGE!!!
It’s GINORMOUS! AcK!
The former future VP #SayingNothing #BeingGood http://t.co/TeTsGuBe— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 21, 2013
Crowd looks huge!
Ewwwww—-I can’t think of his name but that Repub and his family just glared at the Clintons and the wife made a real snarky look at her husband when they walked by—a bitter, hateful look.
The crowd looks spectacular!!!
Look at that crowd. I love the flags.
LOOK AT ALLLLL THOSE PEOPLE!
Great to see the wonderful President Carter in attendance. Such an amazing man.
OMG they just showed the Mall – it is so empty – NOT!!
Lack of enthusiasm – NOT!!
More flourishes! The President’s Own!
Would you look at that ‘less than enthusiastic’ crowd. Really our punditry should hang their heads in shame, yet they continue to blather on and collect big fat paychecks in so doing.
I am so loving this ceremony
Isn’t it a shame people just didn’t show up this time?
Same thought lol That’s happening a lot today on this site! Loving it
To put it another way, almost as big as Glenn Beck rally. twitpic.com/bx4qlc— Jed Lewison (@jedlewison) January 21, 2013
Now Louis Ortiz, the PBO lookalike, in BBC. The guy is quite famous today.
Now reciting one of PBO’s speeches.
"44th president: back to back!" chants the crowd outside the White House. #inaug2013— Obama Inauguration (@obamainaugural) January 21, 2013
Good god, even PBS, windbags and know-it-all’s.. David Brooks…. Ai yai yai…
My last tour, I was an naval instructor @ San Diego training facility. I wore a Yellow rope. I think Blue rope is for color guard and Red was Company Commander from boot camp. It probably has changed. Sorry, for the rambling.
Look at the size of that Biden Bible!
The MLK Bible is here!
Oops! Biden Bible.
wowzer look at that ocean of people.. AMAZING! Thank YOU America!!
The Biden children!
Hi everyone came to join you on this special day am sitting in my easy chair in my living room vs the cold DC Mall like the last time wearing my 2009 commemorative sweatshirt.
Malia! Sasha! Adorable!
Grandmother Robinson! She’s rockin’!
Avery Robinson is rocking a high top fade! I’m done. Show’s over.
Only at a Barack Obama inauguration do you see Jay Z, Katy Perry, Eva Longoria, Beyoncé, James Taylor right next to VP Biden’s family.
I have been so cool …. until now! Michelle ……..! Joe ………! Tears.
Sure does look like the same amount of people as the first time. All
The way to the Lincoln memorial, past the WWII Memorial. That’s a lot of People!
The guy in front of the Prez, on his right is a Chicgo cop that transfer to DC security. His name is Gainer. Just a little factiod.
Loving the TOD Inauguration Posts!!!!!!!! And especially lovely to see the pic of TOD’ers at the DC get together. THANK YOU DONNA DEM!
I went to the Inauguration in 2009 and yes, I was one of the Survivors of the Purple Tunnel of Doom. As difficult as standing in an icy tunnel for 6 hours was, having tickets and not being able to get in to see the President’s speech, the whole weekend that we were there was otherwise magical, joyous, inspiring, a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience. There were so many events and we went to the Colorado Inaugural Ball, saw all the monuments — even took some time to walk the whole perimeter of the White House the day before the Inauguration (my friend Shari’s idea) in silence, saying a prayer written by a friend of ours, blessing the White House and its incoming President and his family.
Well, I am PROUD this day. Shari made it back to this year’s Inauguration, along with Deb, our County Commissioner, Marilyn, our local area Democrats group president, and a group of about 8 Coloradans. They are enjoying considerably warmer weather and…I got a text from Shari a couple of hours ago, that she shook Jesse Jackson’s hand and that they are “in a good spot”!
Again, THANK YOU for this site…what an inspiring community of wonderful human beings!
That was excellent. Our President just fills my heart with joy and my eyes with tears. His call Citizens to Action was loud and clear. We must finish the Job. I am in and I hope you are too.
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