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Jan
13

Inauguration Day, Part 3

And every channel in the world …. well, most of them

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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

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

9:10: The Inaugural Ball

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Will add photos through the day


219 Responses to “Inauguration Day, Part 3”


  1. 1 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:29 am

    hey

  2. 2 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:29 am

    the new SOS!!!

  3. 3 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:30 am

    ew!! McShame talking to Boxer!

  4. 5 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Gah! a whole bunch of House Repukes.

  5. 6 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Rev. Al Sharpton is sitting in the VIP section. Somewhere out there Tavis Smiley and Cornel West are writhing in anger. Hahahaha.

  6. January 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Cant keep up… what happen to Cindy McCain? have not seen her much lately!

  7. 33 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:33 am

    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.

  8. 34 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

    the O’s leaving the WH!!!

  9. 35 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Mrs. Robinson and girls just exited WH.

  10. 36 sherijr
    January 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

    McCain unable to locate a tie for today.. such a no class fail.

  11. 43 Jewelz
    January 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

    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.

  12. 48 carolyn
    January 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

    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.

  13. 49 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

    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.

    LOL.

  14. 54 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I love watching all the people file in. So many faces I reconize but can’t put names too.

  15. January 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

  16. 56 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Is the family coming. Oh they are so beautiful.

  17. 57 a4alice
    January 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

    oh they’re at the white house think the First Family is getting ready to leave to Inauguration

  18. 58 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I have kleenix by, I know the tears will flow.

  19. January 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

  20. 60 squarepeg
    January 21, 2013 at 10:39 am

  21. 64 hopefruit2
    January 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

  22. 65 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

    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.

  23. 66 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Joe!!!!

  24. 67 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Joe is in the house.

  25. 68 desertflower
    January 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Newt. WTH!

    • 69 jacquelineoboomer
      January 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Is he there? Protocol invite, only, if he is. Former, former, way-back-when, used-to-be Speaker of the House.

  26. 70 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

    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.

  27. 71 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

    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.

  28. 72 carolyn
    January 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I can hear the secret service giving commands: “Ready, doors open.” “Ready, doors shut.” This is fun!

  29. 75 donna dem 4 obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Mrs O changed into knee length boots and embellished her coat with a jewell belt. Looking mighty fashionable.

  30. 76 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Aaaand there is the President of United States.

    Love saying that.

  31. 77 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    There’s our president, with Schumer? Protocol, I guess.

  32. 78 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    where are Michelle and Jill? I saw the girls, Joe and PBO, but not Jill and Miche.

  33. 81 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    POTUS is in the car — about to ride to the Capitol! :-D

    Woooooooooooooot!

  34. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Yes, we see you, Mr. President. Have a happy, happy day. You earned it. Twice!

    • 83 jacquelineoboomer
      January 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

      “No Taxation Without Representation” license plate on The Beast. We see that, too, Mr. President!

  35. 84 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

    They’re on their way! Loving all the pomp. And circumstance. :)

  36. 85 Jewelz
    January 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

    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.

  37. 87 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

    And the Beast is rolling.

  38. 88 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Ray LaHood!!!

  39. January 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

    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!

  40. 90 carolyn
    January 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

    God bless you Mr. President!!!

  41. 91 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 10:46 am

    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.

    • 92 kathryn kivett
      January 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

      have some of my Presidential cinnamon rolls…..scrumptious….recipe to follow if you will remind me tomorrow….

  42. January 21, 2013 at 10:46 am

  43. 94 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Eva Longoria!!!

  44. January 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

    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!!

  45. 97 desertflower
    January 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Eva Longoria looks STUNNING!

  46. 98 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I am so pumped!! This is INCREDIBLE! Gawd, I love my country!
    Listen to the crowds screen as the motorcade passes! Woooooot!!

  47. 99 donna dem 4 obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Eva look fantabulous!!!

  48. 101 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Justice Ginsberg

  49. 102 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Crowds cheering the motorcade all along the route. Some people are screaming at the top of their lungs!

  50. 103 desertflower
    January 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Orrin Hatch and Max Baucus have matching hats today…

  51. 104 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

    susan Rice!!!

  52. 108 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Kathleen S. said: “happy Inauguration!!!!!” :lol:

  53. 110 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Heart attack. Here comes McTurtle! Puke

  54. 111 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Tim G!!!!!!

  55. 112 hopefruit2
    January 21, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I don’t know about you, but I’m actually feeling a tinge more excited than I did in 2008…

  56. 114 desertflower
    January 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

    PBO’s motorcade making its way there!!

  57. 115 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

    AJ has a camera in the pilot car.

  58. January 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

  59. 120 sherijr
    January 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

    cheering while POTUS’ motorcade drives

  60. January 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

  61. 122 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

    motorcade’s stopped!!! Jay and Bey!!!!!!!

  62. 123 donna dem 4 obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Beyonce looks beautiful!

  63. 124 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Pres. Obama’s sister Auma has arrived.

  64. 125 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

    The mall looks packed.

  65. 126 desertflower
    January 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Dr. Biden’s coat is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. 127 CEB
    January 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I was commenting on the last thread! Michelle!!!!

  67. 128 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Motorcade has arrived. FLOTUS is walking in!!

  68. 129 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

    OMG!!!! MICHELLE!!!!

  69. 131 donna dem 4 obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    VP JOE!!!!

  70. 132 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    And the two lady justices, sotomeyer and kagan

  71. 133 auntsis522
    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Brotha with the red hat!! Yikes.

  72. 134 carolyn
    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Love Michelle’s burgundy colored gloves…..just a wonderful touch of classy color!

  73. 135 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Joe!!!

  74. 136 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Here comes SCOTUS Justices. Justice Sotomayor and Justice Kagan are BEAMING!!!

  75. 138 CEB
    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    my heart is beating hard. PBO is in the house!!!!

  76. 139 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I spy the back of PBO’s head!!

  77. 140 cookemom
    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    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?

  78. 142 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Justice Sotomayer (sp sorry) looks proud to be there. And Uncle Joe is beaming -per usual!

  79. 143 desertflower
    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    VP Biden asks “where we heading? It’s all new to me” !! I love him

  80. 144 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Here comes POTUS!!!!!!!!! :-D

    Wooooooooooot!

  81. 145 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Pete!!!

  82. 146 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    AJ reporter – MO is very, very popular with the americans.

  83. 148 desertflower
    January 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    PBO IN THE HOUSE!!

  84. 149 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    A kiss for Nancy Smash! Lovin’ it!! :-D

  85. 150 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Nancy Smash. Where is HRH?

  86. 151 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    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.

  87. 152 donna dem 4 obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    OMG Chills and the crowd can see these scenes on those big Jumbotrons. Tha’t why you hear them cheering.

  88. 153 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Bill and Hillary

  89. 154 CEB
    January 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Not skilled enough to watch and comment. will see you later.

  90. 155 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

    And the clintons arrive.

  91. 156 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

    There’s Bill and Hillary arriving.

  92. 157 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

    The Clintons are walking down the steps toward the platform about to be announced!

  93. January 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

  94. 160 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 10:58 am

    The Carters are about to be announced first, I think.

  95. 162 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 10:58 am

    And the Carters. W. couldn’t make it, choked on a pretzel last night.

  96. 163 cookemom
    January 21, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Cheeks are up in the top of my head y’all, smiling hard right about now

  97. 164 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Colors!

    How proud we can be of our flag today!

  98. 165 donna dem 4 obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:58 am

    OMG I’m a blubbering fool right now. Tears everywhere!!!

  99. 166 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 10:59 am

  100. 167 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Carters.

  101. 168 sherijr
    January 21, 2013 at 10:59 am

    and the crowd cheers for Pres Carter!

  102. 169 a4alice
    January 21, 2013 at 10:59 am

    here come the former presidents

  103. 170 auntsis522
    January 21, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Love the pomp and circumstance. Shipmates are represented. Go Navy!!!

  104. January 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Tears on seeing my Prez enter and see all the flags waving… wow.

  105. 173 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

    It’s okay, Republicans. We brought our own former Democratic Presidents!

  106. 174 sherijr
    January 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I can’t stop cheering, crying and smiling~ soooo dang happy today!

  107. January 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

    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

  108. 176 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Capitol Hill looks fabulous.

  109. 177 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

    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.

  110. 179 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Check out her smile? Hillary seems pleased!

  111. January 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Wow! Finally caught up with you guys! SO exciting, CNN International tuned in at last…. Here come the Clintons!

  112. 181 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Hillary and Bill.

  113. 182 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

    What a feeling…..

  114. 183 a4alice
    January 21, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Holy moses look at that crowd shot

  115. 187 vitaminlover
    January 21, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Crowd looks huge!

  116. 188 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 11:03 am

    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.

  117. 189 donna dem 4 obama
    January 21, 2013 at 11:03 am

    The crowd looks spectacular!!!

  118. 190 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Look at that crowd. I love the flags.

  119. 191 yardarm756
    January 21, 2013 at 11:03 am

    LOOK AT ALLLLL THOSE PEOPLE!

  120. 192 Jewelz
    January 21, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Great to see the wonderful President Carter in attendance. Such an amazing man.

  121. 193 Titti
    January 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

    OMG they just showed the Mall – it is so empty – NOT!!

  122. 195 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

    More flourishes! The President’s Own!

  123. 196 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

    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

  124. January 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Isn’t it a shame people just didn’t show up this time?

  125. 199 amk for obama
    January 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Now Louis Ortiz, the PBO lookalike, in BBC. The guy is quite famous today.

    Now reciting one of PBO’s speeches.

  126. 200 hopefruit2
    January 21, 2013 at 11:05 am

  127. 201 Pamela
    January 21, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Good god, even PBS, windbags and know-it-all’s.. David Brooks…. Ai yai yai…

  128. 203 auntsis522
    January 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

    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.

  129. 204 andogriff
    January 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Look at the size of that Biden Bible!

  130. 205 Titti
    January 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

    The MLK Bible is here!

  131. 207 sherijr
    January 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

    wowzer look at that ocean of people.. AMAZING! Thank YOU America!!

  132. 208 vitaminlover
    January 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

    The Biden children!

  133. 209 Obama Grandmama
    January 21, 2013 at 11:08 am

    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.

  134. 210 vitaminlover
    January 21, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Malia! Sasha! Adorable!

  135. 211 vitaminlover
    January 21, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Grandmother Robinson! She’s rockin’!

  136. 212 Jessica
    January 21, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Avery Robinson is rocking a high top fade! I’m done. Show’s over.

  137. 213 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 11:13 am

    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.

  138. 214 daisydem
    January 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I have been so cool …. until now! Michelle ……..! Joe ………! Tears.

  139. January 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

    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!

  140. 217 yardarm756
    January 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

    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.

  141. January 21, 2013 at 11:25 am

    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!

  142. 219 sonjiaduncan
    January 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    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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