Monday, January 21, 2013

Inauguration Day

I think I have have watched every inauguration since 1972. Since 1800 when Jefferson took over from Adams this country has witnessed the peaceful transfer of power or continuation without a shot being fired as Senator Lamar Alexander reminded us today.

There are 2 pageants of American government,  this and the State of the Union speech.  

Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama in my lifetime. The speeches escape me.

Why some people who profess to be patriots and Constitution adherents would boycott the day is puzzling. You lost an election so go get them next time.

TV Blackout on Monday




Chief Hatuey said...

Was Lance Armstrong invited to the Inaugural Ball yesterday? I heard he had no Ball invitation !

Anonymous said...

I personally wasn't boycotting, but didn't watch it.

I haven't watched one in quite some time. They are all the same thing.

Parade, oath, speech full of lies and distortions, tv commentators acting like aholes..

Pope George Ringo said...

To avoid the commentators watch the C-Span words from reporters and you can actually hear conversations between politicians and spectators if you listen closely.