Daily Archives: 20 January 2013

The Second Inaugural Address

Second Inaugural mug

Turns out to be 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C.

President Obama Inauguration
Brian Knowlton / New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama will be quietly sworn into office for a second term just before noon on Sunday in a brief White House ceremony, a day before Monday’s far showier public inaugural events, adhering to a long tradition of doing so out of the public eye when Jan. 20 falls on a Sunday….

This is, by all signs, an odd second inauguration. The second term essentially began in the Lame Duck session, and has carried through to the 113th Congress — whom all Americans hope isn’t the unmitigated disaster and national embarrassment that the 112th Congress was — with the same leadership in the House threatening the same stuff they did before.

Monday will coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, appropriately, even though King’s actual birthday, the 15th is NEVER MLK Day. Continue reading

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Gun Appreciation Day Literally Shoots Itself In The Foot

Rifleses

Bang bang she shot me down …

You can’t make this stuff up  (unless, of course, you’re Faux Nooz™):

UPDATED: 5 People Shot At 3 Different Gun Shows On Gun Appreciation Day
Adam Peck / ThinkProgress

If the gun advocates behind this year’s inaugural Gun Appreciation Day had hoped to use the day’s festivities to build support for their anti-regulation platform, they are going to have to wait another year. Emergency personnel had to be called to the scene of …

Seldom has toxic idiocy so rapidly visited its own karma on itself.

Whilst “appreciating” their guns, they literally shot themselves in the foot.

(Collective, that is.)

Or, screwing around with instruments designed solely to deal death is ofttimes unhealthy and rarely the opposite.

Quod Erat Demonstrandum.

We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
~ H. L. Mencken

Courage.

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