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Home Front: Politix
Obama sworn in for second term
2013-01-21
[Dawn] US President Barack Obama was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts for a second term in office on Sunday in a brief, intimate private ceremony at the White House.

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God," Obama said, in the Blue Room of the White House.

Roberts, who stumbled when swearing in Obama to open his first term in 2009, read each line of the oath out loud, before the president repeated it with his right armed raised and his left hand on a family Bible.
Posted by:Fred

#32  See also PRAVDA.RU > WHAT IS EXPECTED OF OBAMA?

* TOPIX > THE ONE SUBSTANTIVE FOREIGN POLICY POINT IN OBAMA'S INAUGURATION SPEECH.

TWASN'T, + what very little there was Amers have heard before from the Bammer or any number of his POTUS predecessors + US Politicos.

* CHINA DAILY > [Daily Bail] US BORROWS US$6.0BILYUHN PER DAY, US$4.0MILYUHN PER MINUTE..

versus

* CHINA DAILY FORUM > CHINA MILITARY HAWKS TAKE THE OFFENSIVE.

RELATED TOPIX > US POSITION ON ISLAND DISPUTE A "BETRAYAL": CHINA.

In China's view, the US is DE FACTO BREAKING ITS VOW OF NEUTRALITY as per SecState Hillary's latest pro-Japan remarks.

* TOPIX > [Fox News Channel] AT START OF SECOND TERM, OBAMA FACES GATHERING STORM ABROAD.

China + Iran + US-World Economy + Debt Burdens + EU breakup? + expanding Jihad.

* SAME > US BUDGET WOES COULD LIMIT OUTREACH TO ASIA, + many places elsewhere in the World.

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > [Washington Examiner] UTAH SHERIFFS WARN OBAMA OF DEADLY WAR [local uprising = armed rebellion?] OVER GUNS.

Locally perceived Gun Ownership, Possession Rights ala the US Constitution.

IMO the Mormons are trying hard not to say that their + every American's right to own Guns is how Mormons per se will protect themselves from historical, often violent or bloody ANTI-MORMONISM???

Also read, MORMONS = "BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY" VEE ANTI-MORMONS, "GUNS" = "GOOD FENCES" = "GOOD NEIGHBORS/NEIGHBORHOODS".

* SAME > CHATHAM HOUSE SPEAKER: IRAN WILL MAKE NUKES.

ARTIC = ...
- ISRAEL presently in panic or nervous mode over the broad ME + Iran situation, i.e. anti-Israeli "Arab Springs" + Iran's Nucprogs.
- Obama nominee JOHN KERRY = seens a "soft", while CHUCK HAGEL is deemed as pro-Isolationist???
- ISRAEL BELIEVES THAT OBAMA WILL PREFER A NUCLEAR IRAN AS ACHIEVED THRU DIPLOAMCY + INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, vee initiation of anti-Nucprog Military Strikes wid dubious or highly uncertain outcomes.
- OBAMA = USA = INCREASINGLY CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK + HARD PLACE???

Yuuupp.

* SAME > [The Nation] THE PENTAGON AS GLOBAL NRA.

ARTIC = ...
- POTUS OBAMA seen as HAMSTRUNG WEAKLING domestically, but a SUPERMAN overseas.
- US seemingly endlessly flooding the world wid advanced weaponry while calls increase at home for stronger Gun Control measures

* WORLD NEWS > RICK SANTORUM: IRAN COULD GET A NUCLEAR BOMB IFF CHUCK HAGEL CONFIRMED AS US SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-01-22 00:27  

#31  Soz, B, that sounded like i was saying you were speaking kaffir double-kaffir speak, it isn't so. I peronally value your words most highly on this forum.
Posted by: Injun Stalin7884   2013-01-21 22:36  

#30  Heh, double-speak in kaffir. They always used to lie to one when asked how far to the nearest watering hole was, "pa douzi" = "really close" when in actual fact it was katchana-really far away. That was a laugh until we sussed they were lying, and then the war was on, which, thanks to the Dimmocrats in charge forced a political loss lost forever.

Why has this geezer not been done for F&F, let alone the Benghazi debacle, and how did the Hildebeast recover so quickly without a truncheon up her butt?
Posted by: Injun Stalin7884   2013-01-21 22:19  

#29  Same pot as Zuma, Molema, and Mugabe. He just comes home to a different address.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-21 22:06  

#28  Did I mention that he is an arse. He might be your CIC, but with every order he gives, I would smell the air first.
Posted by: Injun Stalin7884   2013-01-21 22:03  

#27  Ja, ja Ingun dis is reg ek se.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-21 22:00  

#26  Lets just tell it like it is, he is such an arse, nevermind the mooslimb western Christian haters, when I even hear him begin to speak, I understand. An analogy: He is like a Cape Coloured: the Whites, (the West-Christian/sensible people) don't want him, the Blacks, (Muslims) don't want him, he's a fokken goffel. Sonavabeaitch edjit riding a Unicorn.

Posted by: Injun Stalin7884   2013-01-21 21:58  

#25  
"in America, anyone can become President. Its one of the risks we take.

-- Adlai Stevenson
Posted by: Mugsy Glink   2013-01-21 20:34  

#24  Somehow I don't think the media will go public with a Scandal of that Magnitude. Todays WaPo is more likely to cover up the story than anything else.
Posted by: Charles   2013-01-21 20:11  

#23  Richard Nixon started a second term as well.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2013-01-21 19:40  

#22  It wasn't an inauguration, it was victory lap.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-21 19:10  

#21  Last term he screwed up the oath and they re-did it privately later. This year I think he just chose to be sworn in twice for the fun of it - once, as mandated by law, on the 20th, then again today for show, as part of the coronation proceedings.
Posted by: Glenmore   2013-01-21 18:55  

#20  I HEARD he screwed up the Oath, and it had to be renewed, I'd love to hear the screw-up. (Or was it, did he mmis-Quote it deliberately)
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2013-01-21 17:44  

#19  Why did I not hear of this in civics class? Found this earlier this week and no one seems to be aware of this monumental event. Anyone remember learning about the 40's air bombing in Tulsa?

I thought so.

Another point of what's wrong with out gum't education today.
Posted by: Angairong Spaiger6091   2013-01-21 16:35  

#18  The Battle of Athens, TN
Posted by: Thavise Chererong6562   2013-01-21 15:52  

#17  There is much more work to do: more chronic unemployed, more food stamps to be delivered, more debt, more spending, more printing, more regulation....
Posted by: Airandee   2013-01-21 15:40  

#16   who is he? what does he do?

Fine questions, indeed. Along with "who sent him?"
Posted by: SteveS   2013-01-21 14:48  

#15  Daughter brought home a little flyer with his oliness; who is he? what does he do?

Fine questions indeed, I said.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-01-21 14:23  

#14  Interesting, NoMore. I blew up the image of the book, and it does indeed look weird - for a Bible or any other book.

As for the ceremony on Sunday, that's because the President has to be sworn in on/by the 20th of January. For some reason (undoubtedly NOT religious*), they didn't want to have the Inaguration on a Sunday, hence the private swearing-in.


*I suspect Bambi wanted to use the symbolism of the MLK holiday - not that he ever experienced discrimination (except the positive kind, since he was given everything all his life).
Posted by: Barbara   2013-01-21 14:05  

#13  A copy of "Dreams From my Father" no doubt.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-21 13:48  

#12  Has anyone noted the apparent composite look of the "bible" used in the private ceremony? Seen from the top, it appears to have several different color page sections and what might be a second binding, almost as if it was a book-in-a-book. If that were so, does anyone else wonder what that might portend? Curious, if only for the look of the image, and the need to have a private ceremony.
Posted by: NoMoreBS   2013-01-21 13:45  

#11  Today's Denver Postpole had a photo of Michelle (arms covered) holding the family Bible as zero placed his hand on it for the private ceremony in the White House. Didn't that burn his hand?
Posted by: Angairong Spaiger6091   2013-01-21 13:30  

#10  A two term James Buchanan. Yuck.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble   2013-01-21 13:08  

#9  I could hear the Myrlie Evers-Williams invocation from the next room. I began to feel my heart racing and neck veins bulging. At about the 1.7 minute point I could take it no longer and raced to the door. A 2 mile walk and petting the neighbor's dogs settled me down. My BP and pulse quickly returned to normal. I'm alright now; well, as alright for me goes under the current administration.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-21 13:04  

#8  Sad day for America.
Posted by: bman   2013-01-21 12:26  

#7  Indeed.

Rock'em Child Beiber Style!

(does happy horse dance)
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-01-21 11:46  

#6  Any estimate on the cost to taxpayers of today's events in D.C. ?

Probably another $10T unless Congressional Republicans grow a pair.
Posted by: gorb   2013-01-21 11:44  

#5  Yes, but the burning question on the morning news is what dress michelle's famous arms will wear. Seriously.

You left out her hair - it's already a 'burning topic'.
Posted by: Pappy   2013-01-21 11:10  

#4  Yes, but the burning question on the morning news is what dress michelle's famous arms will wear. Seriously.

I'll prove it, and add to Besoeker's point. The selection started at twenty dress submissions. Each submission involves a top line designer putting together a design, manufacturing the dress. The dress is then sent to DC because they only work with a mannequin. In DC, michelle and entourage critique each dress, where comment and suggestions are delivered back to the designer with the dress. Changes are made, sent back to DC, where we will wait, anxiously as you are told, for which designer she will wear. The winning pick is expected to be worth $16million in endorsement business.

Add to that cost, the cost of paying people to research that story, put together a TV segment, and present it. That is just the danged ole dress, haven't even gotten to the shoes.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-01-21 10:23  

#3  Any estimate on the cost to taxpayers of today's events in D.C. ?
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-21 09:38  

#2  Sworn in now, sworn at for decades.

will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States

Really preserving it well there Zero.

An oath breaker to the last.
Posted by: OldSpook   2013-01-21 01:06  

#1  See also DAILY TIMES.PK > OBAMA TAKES OATH AMID NEW THREATS, i.e. strifes at home + abroad, + not having the luster or inspiration of his 2008 campaign.

VERSUS

* FOX NEWS thiS AM > GOP AT LOWEST POINT IN DECADES, MAY BE FORCED TO RE-EVALUATE ITSELF.

OOOOOOO, thats a Purgin', ala Mensheviks-vs-Bolsheviks.

* IIRC SAME > FAILED, DISHONEST AMERICAN LEADERSHIP CLASS SEEN IN COLLAPSE OF POPULAR CELEBRITIES + SPORTS HEROES.

* GUAM PDN > WORLD: [Excessive]DEBT CRISIS THREATENS UNITED STATES.

VERSUS

* DAILY TIMES.PK > CHINA "STRONGLY DISSATISFIED" WID AMERICA'S ISLAND REMARKS, as made by SecState Hillary in support of JAPAN agz CHINA vee on-going Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute.

A friend + I both agree that the Bammer is an Anarchist, albeit he believes Obama is a Purist widout agenda, while I believe that Obama is an Anarchist-for-Globalism/OWG - my friend also believes that, vee a bad US Economy, POTUS Bammer will find a way to declare Martial Law in the USA + stay in power as POTUS for a 3rd Term or more. I nominally agree, but IMO however severe US Econ Probs per se won't be enuff as the Bammer will likely have the significant support of to many PCorrect BETTER-SAFER-TO-BUST-THE-BUDGET/DEBT-CEILING-THAN-NOT-BE-REELECTED GOP-Right on any "QES" or "Stimulus" he attempts to enact. NO NEED FOR MARTIAL LAW IFF THE GOP-DEMS ARE GOING TO ALLOW THE BAMMER TO KEEP BUSTING THE CEILING(S).

A major Nuclear Crisis/Confrontation wid CHINA is the better condition for the Bammer to seemingly declare Martial Law in the US, espec iff China refuses to back down vee either Japan or the US.

TO AVOID A LIMITED OR FULL-SCALE NUCLEAR WAR, CHINA MAY DEMAND IMPORTANT + UNILATERAL TERRITORIAL CONCESSIONS VEE US ALLIES IN EAST ASIA, PERHAPS ALSO VEE THE US ITSELF.

"CONCESSIONS" THAT NEITHER THE AMER PEOPLE OR US OVERSEAS ALLIES WILL LIKE, I.E. LED TO INCREASINGLY ESCALATORY MASS PROTESTS + ARMED DISOBEDIENCE IN MANY US STATES + CITIES + WASHINGTON, + DESPITE THE BAMMER COUNTER-ARGUMENT THAT HE KEPT THE US "OUT OF [Nuclear]WAR"???

A Bammer 3rd term or longer is consistent wid my belief that the Bammer is an Anarchist-for Globalism/OWG, moreso iff none of the GOP-DEM POTUS Candidates come 2016 are themselves NOT Anarchists andor Globies.IMO THE BAMMER WILL NEED THE THIRD TERM OR MORE TO ENSURE THAT THE "NATIONALIST", "SOVEREIGN" USA IS DE FACTO UNDER THE GRIP OF "GLOBALIST", "ANTI-SOVEREIGN" OWG + OWG NAU???
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-01-21 00:53