Inauguration brings thousands to Washington D.C.

Friends and fellow Alabama residents Glenda Givins and Lois Davison trekked about 750 miles Monday to witness history in the making.
Andy Ouriel
Jan 22, 2013
And they weren't just bystanders. Both women gleefully partook in all the Inauguration Day hoopla, along with at least 500,000 other attendees.

They frantically waived tiny American flags high above their heads, and they chanted along as singer-songwriter James Taylor, a five-time Grammy Award winner, sung a melodious version of "America the Beautiful."

They also shrieked with delight as President Barack Obama officially accepted a second term in office.

"This is my first inauguration and I'm excited," said Givins, sandwiched between supporters at The National Mall, the open-park viewing area stretching a mile from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime historic event that I needed to be here for."

For more local coverage of Monday's inauguration festivities, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.

Read the up-to-the-minutes blog from Register reporter Andy Ouriel and photographer Jason Werling HERE.

 

Comments

Pete

And only 6 of them missed work....

Contango

Pres. Obama:

"America's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands:"

Unfortunately, economics tells us that resources are not "limitless."

The GOA recently issued a press release which went unreported by the Liberal Media Network:

“...the comprehensive fiscal projections in the 2012 Financial Report make clear that our federal government’s long-term fiscal path remains unsustainable without further policy changes.”

http://www.gao.gov/press/financi...

Ignore the warning signs, believe in Mr. Obama and go back to sleep lil' Buckaroos.

arnmcrmn

Wow, another article by the Sandusky Register about the inauguration. Can't you guys just stick to one article? You print the same stuff over and over and over again. 5 topics, all related just on the first page. How you guys stay in business, I will never know.

Contango

Yea, I already saw a black man inaugurated as POTUS four yrs. ago. What's the big deal? :)

Heck, we had an Amerind VP back in 1920s.

deertracker

Do you ever pay attention? It was more about democracy and history not a black man. The SR is doing its' job! More Kesslers for the pooh bear at the end of the bar please!

Contango

If you're buyin' bambie - Dewar's neat.

So other than borrow, tax, spend, plus more complex and onerous govt. regs what's this guy's deal?

Kinda funny that he left his crumbling foreign policy outa his rambling, disjointed and forgettable speech.

The Big Dog's back

WE WON!

Contango

@ Dog:

No, Pres. Obama won. He doesn't need you anymore.

And the "unbelievers" still have the freedom of expression.

coasterfan

Actually, we ALL won. Everyone except the 1%, of course.

Contango

@ coasterfan:

"We ALL won."? Reads like post-election giddiness.

Let's give it a few yr. and see how the electorate responds to all his new taxes.

Kelly

History in the making? It's not like there was a transfer of power. It was a re-election year. They shouldn't even waste money on those. Just swear him in & get it over with.

Kelly

I wonder if anyone was invited or were they hand-picked by the Democratic party...or does that only happen in Sandusky?

O'Heritage

All symbolism and no substance; the foundations of a socialist regime.

Larry

So the SR sends its reporters to DC, when they can't even figure out what is going on at Meigs Street. What a waste !

Speakezy

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DBDBDB

Wow, Obama sure inherited a mess, wonder who he'll blame this time around.

coasterfan

No mess. Things are wayyyyyyyy better than they were in 2009 when he took office. And in 2016, when he leaves office, they'll be better than they are now. This is what we call improvement, and by the way, it's the exact opposite trajectory of the last Republican presidency.

Fromthe419

Yep, it will be definitely better in 2016. 20 Trillion in debt, 140 Trillion or so in unfunded liabilities. Sorry, I don't like the so called "trajectory" of our nation.

Contango

coasterfan writes:

"Things are wayyyyyyyy better than they were in 2009 when he took office."

Keep those Obama-tinted glasses on.

National unemployment, labor participation rate, food stamp, welfare and disability enrollments are all WORSE.

What are you a "retired teacher" of?

Pete

Kind of fits with his coronation:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/n...

The Big Dog's back

WE WON!

Pete

And the United States of America lost.

coasterfan

Not really. I remember Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh wringing their hands 4 years ago about "the end of the world as we know it". They, of course, were wrong, as the country is in a better situation than it was at the end of 2008. Are the problems fixed? Of course not. Are we on a better path? Of course, we are.

tell it how it is

How in the world do you figure we're in a better place?? Do you not live in the Sandusky area, like everyone else on here? If you did, you'd see first hand how much we're NOT better at all.

I think you live in a fantasy world.

arnmcrmn

@coaster. Stats don't lie. All important figures are worse since he took office. Facts please or just don't comment.

goofus

I heard it was so cold, the democrats had their hands in their own pockets!!

dont get it

I keep praying that this sickness will stop.Rarely do i look at the comments,because of such disrespect for our president. Two things i know for certain, none of you a...s, have ever stepped inside a church, or even believed anything the bible says, and u are all racist...for sure....why when John McCain ran for president, not one questioned where he was born, even if you knew it...not the USA....Sandusky is filled with a lot of hateful people. I also know it is filled with people who believe only what they hear on Fox news, because you are to lazy to look up the real facts.I am afraid of people like you, not the thugs...well maybe u are the same. I know God is watching me, and i will not worry about when i die, I do not...hate a person because he is black,I know it is because his hair is not blonde and his eyes are not blue,is the only reason you hate OUR President.You wonder why the kids now days, have no respect,and don't care who's feeling they hurt, and are stupid......they hear it from you. I don't go to church, but I pray, and thank God for all i have.....I am afraid because of this, our children, are going to be worse than you are....and i don't need to read that my spelling is wrong etc. You are a bunch of bullies.

tell it how it is

I've gone to church my entire life, am a Christian, and am in fact not racist.
But, I don't like our President. I did not vote for him, I was actually a very strong advocate against him.

BUT, the democratic party played on his being colored. So if that's how they want to play it, I feel that as a Republican, I can too.

When there's someone so idiotic running my country, I'll be as disrespectful as I please to everyone who screwed up MY future.

coasterfan

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tell it how it is

They'll only become extinct when people like you stop reproducing. It's really just not good for our world.

KnuckleDragger

Actually, a good portion of blacks in the deep south vote Republican because unlike northern blacks they still remember the Democrat party as being a supporter of the KKK and against civil rights. Go ahead and bring up the Dixiecrats now...LOL. Go ahead, the Dixiecrat thing has been debunked by nearly every historian, Dems bring it up due to one person, Strom Thurmond, moving to the Republican party. The fact is, that nearly all Dixiecrats remained part of the Democrat party. The Democrat party is nothing but a bunch of racists.

tell it how it is

Thank you!

The Big Dog's back

Feel better now k d?

deertracker

The world according to a complete knucklehead! What a .....you fill in the blank.

tell it how it is

ha! Besides the opinion at the very end,
it's the facts of history. I think you should read up on your facts.

Speakezy

So since he is only HALF black we only hate him half as much... just because of his skin color. I bet it has nothing to do with his royal heinous running this country in the ground. Nope... just cause he is half black. Maybe you should look in the mirror for the racist!

goofus

Isn't it funny that people believe that because a person has a high office he should be respected. Some people like me believe that respect should be earned and not automatically given to one in authority. Being a bitter clinger, I feel Barry deserves no respect, just a community organizer in over his head. If it wasn't for Fox News where would one go for the truth, certainly not the state run media or MSNBC. I shudder to think of what Barry would have accomplished if we didn't have an alternative media. Just by being a christian doesn't mean one should have an undying allegiance to Barry, especially since he is a questionable christian.

KnuckleDragger

Thats because Dems think respect should automatically be given due to a politician instead of earned. It's no wonder they are easily duped into becoming socialists.

coasterfan

LOL. Oxymorons: Fox News, Truth.

Some people would never give Obama respect, no matter how much he accomplishes. Just as I wouldn't go to a tobacco company for input on how to cure lung cancer, I would never listen to an extreme conservative for their take on Obama. Their ideology so clouds their view that they are virtually unable to provide any objective assessments.

For me, it's enough to just sit and watch the GOP's constant infighting, as one by one, big names in their party speak out against their own party's platforms. Their leadership is starting to figure out that they have a problem, as are the more centrist members of the party. The extreme right-wing folks, however, are blissfully clueless and are still lost in their imaginary world of smug superiority. Irrelevant people are usually the last to figure out that they have become dinosaurs.

Contango

@ coasterfan:

Far too focused on "recency" and not enough on History.

History is a pendulum.

As a "retired school teacher," you benefit highly from a bigger and more intrusive kleptocratic govt.

So other than tax, borrow, spend and regulate, how is Mr. Obama fixing "things"?

2016 - $20T federal deficit.

FORWARD SOVIET!

KnuckleDragger

Nope, but you would listen to an extreme liberal, ie: MSNBC for their take on Obama. You are a freaking hypocrite.

Contango

@ KnuckleDragger:

Didja hear that Dennis Kucinich is now a "paid" Fox contributor?

http://www.politico.com/blogs/me...

Wonder if MSNBC will go the way of Air America?

The Big Dog's back

Fox is "fair and balanced" right? Or are you admitting it is a right wing wacko network?

Contango

@ Dog:

So you agree that MSNBC is a left wing extremist nut job network?

Wacko Current TV is goin' to Al Jezzera - bye, bye.

deertracker

First of all, "liberal" is not a bad thing. Look it up. Second, Obama did earn respect. He earned it by doing the right thing as a man. It is the presidency that deserves respect. All of you that dog the man constantly can't even come close to matching his intellect and integrity. Coasterfan is absolutely right about you right wingers. Keep being jerks and you will be extinct as a party. Fine by me!

Contango

@ deertracker:

The term "liberal" in Europe (where it originated) has an almost totally opposite meaning than in the U.S. The Progressive-kleptocrats highjacked it.

Kinda like North Korea in some bizarro reality is a "Democratic People's Republic." :)

"Independent" is the fastest growing political label.

deertracker

Oh, you mean kinda like how the CONS tried to define "rape" and the functions of a woman's body. Lots of terms have a different meaning than in the past but it is the here and now that matters.

Contango

@ deertracker:

Agree - stupid comment.

No, more like "liberalism" in it's original usage isn't about centralized govt. planning, it's about free markets and free people and LESS govt.

Go ahead, look up the term and argue that it means what you think it means.

Remember (again) bambie: I ain't a Repub. Sheesh!

It's sad that you have only two little political boxes to shoe horn voters in.

deertracker

Are you not free??? Do we have FREE markets or not? You look it up and try to comprehend what is written. Get in the 21st century and in the U.S. The Benghazi hearings are on so you can get all your FAKE questions answered!

Contango

@ deertracker:

The German people thought that they were free under the Nazis.

"Free mkts"? Nope, corporatism. You’re always complain’ about Wall St. Corporatism: The DC/WS alliance.

"Benghazi"? Wasn't that caused by a video? :)

The Big Dog's back

A small portion of the German people thought they were "free" under the Nazis. About the size of the teabagger crowd. A lot of similarities too.

Contango

@ Dog:

You don't know History.

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Mi...

The Obama sheeple are no different.

tell it how it is

HA! No, we're not.
And that's Not only thanks to Obama. Just a majority of him.

The Big Dog's back

There's a difference between a Progressive and a Liberal.

goofus

Isn't a progressive a liberal on steroids?

The Big Dog's back

Yeah baby.

Contango

Enjoyed the video goin' around that was filmed at the luncheon.

Michelle sits and eats like a truck driver. What class! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S...

Apologies to any truck drivers with good table manners. :)

The Big Dog's back

So you know the "white way" to eat?

Contango

derp.

Contango

Headline: "Pentagon To Open Combat Roles For Women"

Great, more cannon fodder for Obama's war machine.

Who should we attack with our drones next?

Plenty of innocent men, women and children to murder in Africa!

Obama needs to make more terrorists!

The Endless War.

"WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?" - Hillary Clinton, 1/23/2013

kelly2013

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bullydogs1971

Wanna see how many children have been murdered at the hand of the Obama administration? Watch this video with the headlines to back it up. forget its some fat white guy at the beginning....advance to 4:30. This is the real obama.....be advised this video shows the graphic horrors of the Obama drone program!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?fea...