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Another Inaugural “Do-Over”?

Somehow thousands of people holding purple and blue tickets for the inauguration on Tuesday were swept into the Third Street tunnel and were not able to see President Obama take the oath of office. Now one of his organizers Gabe Cohen, from Denver, has put together a swearing-in do-over.

The word of the do-over was distributed through Facebook. On Saturday, those purple and blue ticket holders gathered at the front of the Capitol, having with them their photo_servletIpods and laptops to which they had downloaded President Obama taking the oath of office. They donned their earphones, readied themselves, and at high noon–altogether now–they waved their tickets in the air. President Obama had again been inaugurated.

Wait a minute: That makes three times that President Obama has been duly sworn. Does that mean he is to be our president for three terms? (Just asking…just asking…)

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

5 replies on “Another Inaugural “Do-Over”?”

Dean – you’re being delibarately quite stupid. Giving the first interview of his presidency to Al Arabiya was actually quite a master stroke when you consider that Al Arabiya was created to be a direct competitor of Al Jazeera.

From wikipeadia entry on Al Arabiya:

According to a 2008 New York Times profile of Al Arabiya director Abdul Rahman al-Rashed, the station was founded “to cure Arab television of its penchant for radical politics and violence,” with Al Jazeera as its main target.

“You have to remember, it was television that made bin Laden into a celebrity,” Rashed said. “That made Al Qaeda, and its recruiting, and this is how violence spread throughout the region.” Mr. Rashed said Al Arabiya works to describe incidents of Islamist violence with neutral, non-supportive language. He also said the station had pushed Al Jazeera to be more critical of the insurgency in Iraq. “Now Al Jazeera is a very soft, reasonable station when it comes to the Iraqis,” he said. Al Arabiya has, in turn, drawn accusations of pro-American or pro-Saudi bias, in part due to MBC’s Saudi ownership

So really Dean, abit more research and a bit more use of inteligence and logic would tell you that President Obama made a wise and strategic move in giving Al Arabiya an interview.

You can read the Time article which will give you a bit further insight at,8599,1874379,00.html?imw=Y


President Hussein’s first formal televised interview was with what network?? msn?? cbs?? nbc?? No, it was with Al-Arabiya!!! How predictable!! Dont stop praying America!!

It’s astonishing.


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