The Media Bias Continues … Compare GWB’s Inauguration Cost to Obama’s Most Expensive Inauguration Ever

 

Change you can believe in  … all $150 million of it.

Is it responsible for Barack Obama to spend this much money on an inauguration when Let_them_eat_cakethe country is in such desperate economic times? Imagine if a Republican President took such a nonchalant and carefree attitude of the people’s present economic situation and had a party like this while “We the People” tried to keep a roof over our heads.

We all know that there is a liberal bias in the media and a love affair with the Left and the Democratic party. One needs to look no further than Barack “the Chosen One’s” Obama Inauguration next week. It is being billed at the most expensive ever. Where is the media outcry that this is far too costly especially for these tough economic times? If your answer is, corporations are making donations to help defer the costs … does anyone really think that such donations are free and don’t come with strings and ropes attached?

President Barack Obama’s inauguration next week is set to be the most expensive ever, predicted to reach over $150m (£102m). This dwarfs the $42.3m spent on George Bush’s inauguration in 2005 and the $33m spent on Bill Clinton’s in 1993.

However, as Newsbusters points out we can remember the media railing on GWB for his excessive spending.  With the media there are obviously two sets of rules, one for Republicans, and the other for Democrats like Obama who is actually spending 3x’s the amount that GWB did and gets a free pass. 

It’s different when its Obama because, um, well he is Obama. The Obamamessiah can do no wrong and who cares if he spends like a drunken sailor for in inauguration while the economy is in crisis, people are losing their jobs and their homes … hell let the people eat cake. As Flopping Aces states, “perhaps it’s time that President-elect Obama be held accountable for something?” If no accountability is a sign of things to come, America is in for a long 4 years.

That spin is a far cry from four years ago, when the AP seemed interested in spurring resentment of the Bush inaugural’s supposedly high cost. Of course, displays of Republican wealth are routinely slammed by the media as elitist or aristocratic, while reporters seem to consider rich Democrats as stylish paragons whom we all should copy.

President Bush’s second inauguration will cost tens of millions of dollars — $40 million alone in private donations for the balls, parade and other invitation-only parties. With that kind of money, what could you buy?



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  • Comments

    54 Responses to “The Media Bias Continues … Compare GWB’s Inauguration Cost to Obama’s Most Expensive Inauguration Ever”

    1. Scared Monkeys on January 15th, 2009 7:22 am

      Who does not think that the companies ponying up millions for the inaugration will be asking for billions in TARP $’s once Obama is in office?

      $150 million? Give me a break … I guess there is some change you can believe in … all 150 mil if it.
      R

    2. Blink34 on January 15th, 2009 8:13 am

      I would REALLY wanna know what Motor City execs will be there with the suitcase full of frankencense and Mur (sp?)
      Smarmy!
      B

    3. ANewGirl on January 15th, 2009 8:38 am

      Here’s the thing that bothers me (and I better not get one post accusing me of being a racist, either)

      I can’t seem to get my head around the media touting this as such an Historical day when it comes to our Presidency—bc—they keep reporting—this is the first time we will swear in an African-American or Black leader. PEOPLE! Obama’s Mother was white. So what makes him more black than white? He is half and half. So this whole thing is completely overdone. Just because Obama himself likes to refer to himself as African American does not change the fact that, biologically and in his DNA—he is half Caucasian.

      The price for tightened Security measures alone is astounding. I think that part is compeletely necessary. The Secret Service has been stating for months how much more of a challenge it is to provide Security on Obama in general, and that is quadrupled on the day of the Inaguration for obvious reasons.

      Even though I didn’t vote for Obama does not mean I wish Mr. Obama or his family any harm. Also, I would like to see him have some success in Office, simply because it would do the Nation good. However, as this post points out—in times of such economic distress—why go bonkers and spend so much on the inaugeration ceremony? I’d be much more impressed that Obama intends to keep some of his promises or is a Man of his word if he were to lead by example.

    4. Michelle S in MS on January 15th, 2009 8:59 am

      Outrageous! He’s spending like there’s no tomorrow. Is he using the leftover money from his campaign or does is he getting more anonymous donations? Where did that money go? It seems our children & grandchildren will always be in debt at this rate. No more bailouts. I’m tired of the handouts and the greed.

    5. Rusty Bridges on January 15th, 2009 9:13 am

      We lost our status of we the people when they took money from our pockets for the “bailout”.

      Now they reach in when they want to and nobody can stop them. Kind of like “looting syndrome”.

      I posted this a while back but I had a dream that I was standing on a pier shrimping. When my net was full I poured my catch into a bucket behind me. As I turned to catch some more shrimp, birds flew down and devoured my catch. The more I caught, even more birds gathered. Soon I was only catching shrimp for the birds.

    6. super dave on January 15th, 2009 9:23 am

      this is ridiculous! our country in dire straits and the magic negro has a 150 million dollar party.

    7. Richard on January 15th, 2009 9:40 am

      One wonders how much of the ‘donated’ corporate money will be from the same companies getting bailout billions from the government.

      It would be nice if journalists looked into this … some of us might think that companies getting such money (and, presumably, needing it) would not be giving out donations.

      To top it all off … according to some forecasts, the weather will be too cold for outdoor activities anyway.

    8. flippy on January 15th, 2009 10:09 am

      Lots of money to be sure. Most of it will be spent accomidating the 2,500,000 million people expected to attend. Compare to the 300,000 for GWB.

      The cost is out of control, but for the handling of all those people. So, now that you are complaining about the cost (which you have every right to do) what would you do about it? Un-invite the public from Washington? Close the roads?

    9. flippy on January 15th, 2009 10:11 am

      Um…obviously in #7 I meant 2,500,000 not 2,500,000,000,000 (because that would be silly).

    10. Wolf on January 15th, 2009 10:33 am

      8. Flippy…good point..I don’t agree with the spending but what do we do. I guess it’s like the bush’s spending $475K for china that they will use for a week. Yea..it’s paid for from a private fund..but really don’t you think we end up paying for it one way or another?
      3. ANewGirl…I agree with you too..I’m white..my wife is asian..I wouldn’t want my kids to say they’re “white” as my wife would be upset, and I woudln’t want them to say they’re “asian” because that would make me upset. I don’t get the only african president either..as he’s mixed like you said..

    11. ANewGirl on January 15th, 2009 11:23 am

      #10- Wolf. Yep. Still, as we have been told a zillion times, this will be an “historic” time in our Nation’s history…so I plan to tune in on Jan. 20th. I’m more interested in his acceptance speech.

    12. Susy Q on January 15th, 2009 11:47 am

      well, what can we call him…..somehow calling him a white guy just doesn’t seem to do it….a white guy with a great tan…..my cousin married an Apache lawyer for the BIA. Their kids are half white and half Native American but they are eliglible for all kinds of bennies if they are just one quarter NA. So maybe since he is half African-american he gets to be AA…or..the really tanned Hawaiian president…I’m open to all suggestions….

    13. justice4nat on January 15th, 2009 1:07 pm

      #13 – How ’bout stating the simple truth and refer to Obama as bi-racial? It’s the same way all other individuals of mixed races are referred to. There is not all this debate and politically correct hoo-haa over how to refer to them….just how to refer to Obama!

      #3 – i agree with you. I didn’t vote for Obama, but if he does a good job for this country and stays away from the socialistic ***, I don’t care if the man is purple !!

    14. Michelle S in MS on January 15th, 2009 1:10 pm

      I think the politically correct term would be bi-racial.

      I have no problem with money being spent on his & his family’s security. I realize under the circumstances he will need more security than past Presidents but I don’t get the whole ceremonial thing costing so much. Have the inauguration and then have a little private party or whatever but don’t go overboard with the spending. The point is that he’s spending 3x what any other President has spent on their inauguration and we haven’t heard a peep out of the dems about it. They sure reamed Bush about how much he spent. I honestly & sincerely hope that he will be a good President and I hope that he can at least make some kind of improvement in this economic mess. I don’t expect he will be able to fix the problem right away; it’s going to take a long time to fix this mess. I don’t agree with his policies but I don’t wish the man or his family any harm and I certainly don’t want the man to fail. I just don’t think it’s wise to be spending money like this when we are in a recession.

    15. yoyo muffintop on January 15th, 2009 1:31 pm

      New Girl – You do realize there was rampant legal racism in the US just 50 years ago? You do realize (that because of the color of Obama’s father’s skin) that Barack would likely have had to be born in a “Black Only” hospital if he wasn’t born in Hawaii?
      It’s historic because only 50 years ago if you looked “black” you were treated as a sub-human in many parts of the United States – you drank out of a different water fountain/sat at the back of the bus/forced to go to separate schools/lynched legally/ate in separate restaurants/separate military units/and on and on…
      Now in 2008 a black skinned person will be President of the United States and leader of the free world. The USA has come a long way in a very short period of time. Still have a ways to go…since racism still exists…but historic none the less.

      Many of those people discriminated against because of the color of their skin live today – hard to believe you don’t understand the significance New Girl.

    16. BUN on January 15th, 2009 3:18 pm

      Yoyo…don’t go jumping on my girl, New Girl; although she doesn’t need me to defend her. Lets enjoy the upcoming CORONATION together and not keep looking back at what was!!!

    17. Rusty Bridges on January 15th, 2009 3:23 pm

      Black people were brought to this country against their will. They where enslaved by a group of elitists. They became free through the efforts of rightious people of both colors.

      Look at a typical middle income black person that you know. You think of this person everyday as an equal. Do you not? You might have different views of society and politics, but equal as americans.

      Now imagine that 40 years ago a black person could not vote! They were status non gratis 100 years after slavery was abolished! There was segregation until when? In my lifetime a miracle happened that polar opposite peoples began to live as equals. You will not find that in very many places around the globe.

      There was many rough spots along the way and still many more to come. I hope the road becomes smoother as time goes by. Unfourtanatly there are many on both sides that would like to see this fail.

      Why do black people get a whole month dedicated to black history? Think about it, consider what they have been through and where they are. They are a minority that until recently was treated like animals. In a lot of cases they still are. What would that do to a persons mind? So we highlight positive role models for a month. How is that hurting anybody? It can only help all of us.

      Who cares what the requirement is to be truly black, I thought we all came from the same ancestors. His father was 100% african, you can’t get much closer to being african american than that! who knows if his mother was truly all white any way?

      I don’t know where this money is being spent. I’m guessing that it is because of the record numbers of people attending. Maybe that and the dollar is so devalued that it costs twice as much for the same event. Don’t know, don’t care. It’s a drop in the bucket compared to the billions they already took from us.

      Let the african americans have their moment. Let Obama keep his promise to protect us and lets get this show on the road.

    18. ANewGirl on January 15th, 2009 3:27 pm

      15-Yoyo—Hard to believe you cannot and will not read simple English and interpret typed words accurately.

      Obama is Half White and Half Black. Ok—-so it’s historical but my point is that this is OVERDONE. Of course I know racisim still exists to some degree—but we’ve come a long way. Personally, I don’t care about the color of his skin…it’s his ability to do the job that’s important. Thanks for unnecessary lecture regarding racisim in the past.

      Again, read the words and the point of my comments. It is being overdone both financially and the way the press is making such a big deal of this. Let’s get on with the business of running this Country already !!

    19. buster on January 15th, 2009 3:30 pm

      Any one know what the outcome of this was ???

      A prominent Philadelphia attorney and Hillary Clinton supporter filed suit
      this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
      Pennsylvania against Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic National
      Committee and the Federal Election Commission. The action seeks an
      injunction preventing the senator from continuing his candidacy and a court
      order enjoining the DNC from nominating him next week, all on grounds that
      Sen. Obama is constitutionally ineligible to run for and hold the office of
      President of the United States.
      Phillip Berg, the filing attorney, is a former gubernatorial and senatorial
      candidate, former chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery (PA) County,
      former member of the Democratic State Committee, and former Deputy Attorney
      General of Pennsylvania. According to Berg, he filed the suit–just days
      before the DNC is to hold its nominating convention in Denver–for the
      health of the Democratic Party.

      “I filed this action at this time,” Berg stated, “to avoid the obvious
      problems that will occur when the Republican Party raises these issues after
      Obama is nominated.”.

      Berg cited a number of unanswered questions regarding the Illinois senator’s
      background, and in today’s lawsuit maintained that Sen. Obama is not a
      natural born U.S. citizen or that, if he ever was, he lost his citizenship
      when he was adopted in Indonesia. Berg also cites what he calls “dual
      loyalties” due to his citizenship and ties with Kenya and Indonesia.

      Even if Sen. Obama can prove his U.S. citizenship, Berg stated, citing the
      senator’s use of a birth certificate from the state of Hawaii verified as a
      forgery by three independent document forensic experts, the issue of
      “multi-citizenship with responsibilities owed to and allegiance to other
      countries” remains on the table.

      In the lawsuit, Berg states that Sen. Obama was born in Kenya, and not in
      Hawaii as the senator maintains. Before giving birth, according to the
      lawsuit, Obama’s mother traveled to Kenya with his father but was prevented
      from flying back to Hawaii because of the late stage of her pregnancy,
      “apparently a normal restriction to avoid births during a flight.” As Sen.
      Obama’s own paternal grandmother, half-brother and half-sister have also
      claimed, Berg maintains that Stanley Ann Dunham–Obama’s mother–gave birth
      to little Barack in Kenya and subsequently flew to Hawaii to register the
      birth.

      Berg cites inconsistent accounts of Sen. Obama’s birth, including reports
      that he was born at two separate hospitals–Kapiolani Hospital and Queens
      Hospital–in Honolulu, as well a profound lack of birthing records for
      Stanley Ann Dunham, though simple “registry of birth” records for Barack
      Obama are available in a Hawaiian public records office.

      Should Sen. Obama truly have been born in Kenya, Berg writes, the laws on
      the books at the time of his birth hold that U.S. citizenship may only pass
      to a child born overseas to a U.S. citizen parent and non-citizen parent if
      the former was at least 19 years of age. Sen. Obama’s mother was only 18 at
      the time. Therefore, because U.S. citizenship could not legally be passed on
      to him, Obama could not be registered as a “natural born” citizen and would
      therefore be ineligible to seek the presidency pursuant to Article II,
      Section 1 of the United States Constitution.
      Moreover, even if Sen. Obama could have somehow been deemed “natural born,”
      that citizenship was lost in or around 1967 when he and his mother took up
      residency in Indonesia, where Stanley Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an
      Indonesian citizen. Berg also states that he possesses copies of Sen.
      Obama’s registration to Fransiskus Assisi School In Jakarta, Indonesia which
      clearly show that he was registered under the name “Barry Soetoro” and his
      citizenship listed as Indonesian.
      The Hawaiian birth certificate, Berg says, is a forgery. In the suit, the
      attorney states that the birth certificate on record is a forgery, has been
      identified as such by three independent document forensic experts, and
      actually belonged to Maya Kasandra Soetoro, Sen. Obama’s half-sister.
      “Voters donated money, goods and services to elect a nominee and were
      defrauded by Sen. Obama’s lies and obfuscations,” Berg stated. “If the DNC
      officers … had performed one ounce of due diligence we would not find
      ourselves in this emergency predicament, one week away from making a person
      the nominee who has lost their citizenship as a child and failed to even
      perform the basic steps of regaining citizenship as prescribed by
      constitutional laws.”

    20. super dave on January 15th, 2009 3:37 pm

      leader of which free world ? this statement would coincide with the all of the anti christ postings on the internet. so far , all he will be is somewhat of a leader of the United States. under the rule of congress.
      and as we can see , they are already at odds with each other. maybe their 150 million dollar party will make them all cozy again.

    21. buster on January 15th, 2009 3:49 pm

      I heard and correct me if I am wrong obama is:
      50% muslim
      40% black
      10% white

    22. yoyo muffintop on January 15th, 2009 4:14 pm

      “I can’t seem to get my head around the media touting this as such an Historical day when it comes to our Presidency—bc—they keep reporting—this is the first time we will swear in an African-American or Black leader.”

      What part of that did I read incorrectly NewGirl?

      You believing something as historic as a black skinned person becoming President of the USA in 2009 as “Overdone” given our recent history/treatment of black skinned people says a lot about you…

    23. yoyo muffintop on January 15th, 2009 4:35 pm

      #20 – huh? leader of the free world is an expression used to describe the POTUS.
      You gotta get out of your double-wide more often.

    24. caitlyn on January 15th, 2009 5:52 pm

      Funny how the gas prices have been going up pretty steadily. MMMmmmmm

    25. caesu on January 15th, 2009 6:14 pm

      # 21 buster

      i will correct you by saying that you are mixing up race and religion there.

      further, Obama is a Christian.

      and there are no racial or religious requirements for public office.
      so it’s a non-issue really.

    26. Richard on January 15th, 2009 9:04 pm

      However ‘historic’ this event may be (the inauguration of every president is historic, seems to me), the real issue is the cost of this event at a time of national financial disarray and crisis.

      That’s how I see it.

    27. buster on January 15th, 2009 10:32 pm

      It’s BLING BLING !!! When is obama going to get chrome spoke wheels with white sidewall tires for the presidential limo ???

    28. Dolf on January 16th, 2009 1:16 am

      does Obama has a big say in it anyway?

      isn’t there a commitee who aranges this?
      _____________
      SM: Yes he does. He is the President-elect, the buck stops there. The Obamamessiah does not get to take credit for things that he has no control over and then get to hide from the criticism of that he can control.

      The Presidency, his cabinet choices and the perception of the tenor and mood of the Presidency all lay on the shoulders of the President. He choses these people and sets the parameters. Obama could have easily said … let’s down play this, it is not right to spend like drunken sailors in the teeth of what he has openly called a recession.

      However, he is nothing special and he once again shows its not about change. Its about politicians egos and the glitz. One would imagine that those millions of dollars ridiculously spent on this day could have been better put to use for the American people.

      That would have been real change.
      R

    29. super dave on January 16th, 2009 7:14 am

      YOYO: i was never fortunate enough to own a double wide or for the government to “give” me one unlike you.
      and unlike a lot of obama s(edit)upporters , my wife and i worked for the nice home we now have and are not looking for a handout from your boy. and to lead you have to be a leader. you, on the other hand are worshipping a follower. he will always be following in Hillary & Bill’s foot steps. they will ultimately be making his decisions for him.

    30. ANewGirl on January 16th, 2009 8:22 am

      #22- Yoy0—you are so thick headed and ignorant sometimes when you post and argue…it’s no wonder people on here resort to calling you names.

      It is aggravating to try and deliberate with someone as close-minded as you. You say- black skinned? WTF Yoyo? So what—the damn pigment in his skin has more black tones than White—so the hell what???????????? GET OFF OF IT ALREADY.

      How many times have countless others told you on this site we don’t care if he is purple with pink polka-dots—we are tired of the damn race card.

      My point was simple—That is is overdone. George Bush noted last night in his farewell speech that this is a great moment for America—new times, more changes. Leave it at that—I know the MSM has been bombarding the Airwaves since Obama won with all the hoopala about the coverage—I will say it again! GET ON WITH THE BUSINESS OF SWEARING THE MAN IN SO HE CAN DO HIS JOB! He definetly has his work cut out for him and he knows it.

    31. buster on January 16th, 2009 8:49 am

      Canada is looking pretty good for the next 4 years

    32. rightknight on January 16th, 2009 10:36 am

      Is Barry being judged by the color of his skin?
      OMG! Tell us this is simply is NOT SO.
      Martin Luther King would be rolling over
      in his grave if it’s true!

      ……..”not be judged by the color of their
      skin but by the content of their character”.
      -MLK

      A 100% white person would certainly be
      enthusiastically supported by black voters
      if that person’s character was as pure as
      Obama’s.

      Therefore: this election was based on the
      content of character of candidates on both
      sides of the aisle. Obama ended up with the
      best character credentials in the end.

      Oh, please pass the Certificate of Live Birth,
      thanks.

    33. LTU on January 16th, 2009 12:12 pm

      Blacks may have been brought to the USA “against their will” but it was their own black people who sold them. Slavery falls as much on those who sold as those who purchased.

      Obama will soon show his true stripes and what used to be America will become a heap of trash.

      $150 on this inauguration? Unreal. Outrageous.

      Michelle Obama spent I think something like $450 just for dinner when she stayed at an expensive hotel. Why not KFC?

      Blacks voted for him simply because he’s viewed as “black” when in fact he’s 1/2 & 1/2.

      Young immature kids voted for him because they donot know better.

      Obama did not “end up with the best credentials in the end” and that is stupid.

      Think about it. A man comes from out of nowhere, never heard of him till the election, 2.5 years in the Senate, no experience, and get the Presidency.

      He’s not my president, never will be. He’s already making an idiot out of himself.

      How do I qualify? 32 years US Army. + A bachelor’s and a master’s for which I owe $74K. You heard it right. Didn’t use the GI Bill and the time limit is gone.

    34. super dave on January 16th, 2009 12:56 pm

      #33: they should also do some research and read how their beloved muslim & black slave traders and let’s not forget the tribal chiefs who were responsible for over 112 million deaths of africans.

    35. buster on January 16th, 2009 2:50 pm

      #33 Right ON !!!

    36. ANewGirl on January 16th, 2009 5:15 pm

      #16- Thanks, Bun. =) I don’t know why I bother bickering with YoYo anyway. When I’m bored, guess it gives me something to do.

      Some people will just never “get it”…and I like how YoYo quotes all of these so called “facts” which just happen to be his/her spin on BS. lol

      We are just going to have to see how many of his election promises Obama is going to make good on…..hahaha Sorry, but I can’t stop laughing about that one. I do in a way feel for him though…he sure has inherited one hell of a mess.

    37. yoyo muffintop on January 16th, 2009 8:39 pm

      NewGirl – It sure is fun whooping your ass at every turn. If you were a little brighter it might be more of a challenge.
      Go Cardinals.

    38. rightknight on January 16th, 2009 9:49 pm

      Not only is Barry the epitome of fine character, so are
      those he surrounds himself with. Bill Ayers, Eric Holder,
      Tim Geithner, Reverend Wright, Bill Richardson, and a
      host of other impeccably pure charactered folks.

      In order to effectively celebrate a wholesome team of
      politicians such as this, three times the average expenditure
      of the people’s treasure should not raise any eyebrows.
      After all, this is the first election of a man of real character
      who also just happens to be somewhat black.

      Hey, with a crowd like the one expected they’re gonna
      need one heck of lot of porta-potties. The Obama
      supporters are chock full of love and hope too.

      Laissez les bon temps rouler!

    39. yoyo muffintop on January 16th, 2009 11:33 pm

      NewGirl – disregard post #37. I see now…what you wrote is not actually what you meant. My bad – I should have been able to read your mind.
      Thanks for the 200 word essay explaining my mistake.

    40. Shocked & Awe My God on January 17th, 2009 2:02 am

      I just came across this site the other day, and have rather enjoyed reading everyone’s thoughts and opinions.
      To begin with, there are many things about this entire election that have rubbed me the wrong way from day one.
      I will say upfront, that 4yrs ago when Obama gave the Democratic opening speech, I was truely taken in with him. He was mesmerizing, and I remember thinking at the time that there would be a time in the future that this out-spoken and intelligent man could be someone that could lead our county into greatness.

      So, fast forward to where we sit today, and I have to admit to being absolutely disgusted at the expense that was spent on this election. And, to be fair, I believe that I can accuratly point the finger to ALL that went after the golden nomination. But, there was one that stood out, and stood out at a great distance in the money race.
      At a time this past summer when gas prices were at an all time high ~
      People were and still are loosing their homes. Health care costs are at an all time high, and most can’t afford it.
      And still we heard of the money that was raised and raided from somewhere for this canidate.

      I come from a family that served in the military. My 3 brothers and a brother-in-law served during Viet Nam. Our sons have served in the Air Force and the Army.
      I worked for the Red Cross in the 70′s while in high school and afterwards. My intentions being to transfer to Viet Nam with the Red Cross when I was of age to do so.
      I appreciated what our servicemen did for me, our country and my family.
      I appreciate what they continue to do for us to this day ~ ~

      Now, we are sitting here, and as I write this, they are playing a news clip of Obama telling how we must improve on things for the future of our children.
      I wake up to the news everyday, and all I hear is one business after another folding up and closing down.
      All I hear are bailouts for this one, and that one.
      Our country is griped in fear of what our future is, and he is playing it like a fine fiddle.
      And we are in the depths of despair of an economy that is down the toilet and we are out of toilet paper.

      We were not allowed to talk of his “middle name” during the debates, etc.
      We were not to speak of his wife, his family, his friends, his minister of 20yrs, and anything else that rattled his cage.
      We hear of terrorists, yet he is best buds with one of our nations most notorious terrorists that this country has seen, Bill Ayers.
      But, that’s all good cause he was a man that protested the Viet Nam War and “the man”.
      Well, I didn’t like the Viet Nam War either, yet I didn’t go out and make friends that tried to bomb the pentagon and other government buildings.

      Yes, I am distressed at the amount of money that is being spent on this big party.
      I’m also sick of hearing about it. I’m sick to death of him and his wife being compared to the Kennedy’s.
      I’m sick of seeing commericals selling commemorative coins with his face on them even before he raises his hand to take the oath.

      I’m tired of Obama having a set of rules for him in place, that didn’t apply to anyone else.

      Granted, being President isn’t a job that I would want, even in the best of times.
      But, in the worst of times, that we are facing right now, the extravagence and excess that we are seeing is completely outragous and obscene.

      For a man that I was so taken in with just 4yrs ago, I am more outraged that I, as well as many people were “taken”.
      And, its only just begun I’m afraid.

      And, I’ve formed my opinion not on the color of his skin.
      I find your true charactor to be found in the company that you keep, and, I don’t like his company, his neighbors, Rev. Wright down the street a few blocks in one direction, Farrakhan on the other direction, and Ayers in the middle of them all. And, these are only the ones that we know of….I wonder if Ole “Blag” lives in that elite neighborhood also……

      Hang on to your hats and ass’s folks, its going to be a bumpy road ahead for the next 4yrs…if we can afford gas for the trip.

      {{ to #33 ~ Thank You for your commitment to our country during another trying time }}

    41. Shocked & Awe My God on January 17th, 2009 2:24 am

      Again, I want to thank poster #33 for your time spent in the service.

      In my anger when posting, I forgot to add that my husband also served in the 70′s.

      This entire Obama thing has me so upset over how the media is painting this man with a golden brush, that I can’t even think straight these days.

      And, again, it is not over the color of his skin.

      I don’t like someone that tells one group of people one thing, and travels to the next state and tells another thing.

      I guess the one thing that is standing out in my mind right now is this new first family being called the next Kennedy’s.
      Michelle Obama is the furthest thing from Mrs. Kennedy as you can get.

      And, as many have already written, so much better than I have, the amount of money that has been spent on this over the top.

      Oohh = There’s that Presidential Coin Collection again.
      I guess we better rush out and get those and that beautiful, heirloom, only gonna fire it for 65 days “signed” plate while we’re at it, too.

      Perhaps this cold snap is a sign of the times to come.
      Has H*ELL finally froze over??
      I guess we’re about to find out, aren’t we.

    42. ANewGirl on January 17th, 2009 8:59 am

      #39- Yoyo- Grow up. I meant what I said. I didn’t give a 200 word essay,,,you seem to be the one that rambles on and on with much of what I consider to be misinformation.

      I realize how poorly in the past blacks have been treated- I only know that neither myself or my direct family members are responsible for it. The African-American and Latino-Americans that buy and rent properties from our business get treated with just as much respect as any other individual….so for the love of God—get the hell off of it! If you want me to give a detailed list to you in person sometime of all the ways I have gone above & beyond to help their children & families with my own volunteered time & at my personal expense, I’d be more than happy to—I’m sure no one cares to hear about it here.

      Can’t you ever concentrate on the progress that has been made and keep positive about more changes to come? Try to be an Optimist for once as far as that is concerned anyway.

      PEACE ! NG from Boston

    43. ANewGirl on January 17th, 2009 9:03 am

      P.S. YoYo…. apparently- I’m not the only one who feels this way about some of the shizz you post on here…

      Brenda in Virginia on January 16th, 2009 1:33 pm

      …yoyo…you don’t know your facts…and that is a fact
      ————————————————–
      Don’t have the time or desire to peruse the blog and point out how many others have felt the same about some of the crap you put on here!

    44. ANewGirl on January 17th, 2009 9:18 am

      #40 & #41=== Shocked & Awe my God

      Thank you so much for those 2 great posts. Thank you also for the service and dedication you and your family has given our Country. I know me & my family really appreciate folks like you.

      You’re right, Shocked-we are all in for one helluva ride over the next 4+ years. Truly, I don’t envy anyone in this position now but I agree with so much of what you posted.

      Right On about the Obama coins, too? What is THAT all about? They are already minting coins for him & giving him an honor like that BEFORE he has even finished one day in elected office? ABSURD!

      NG from Boston who doesn’t think all the Kennedys were heroes, either.

    45. super dave on January 17th, 2009 4:23 pm

      it’s really suspicious that barry hussein wants this bailout money to be given to him right brfore the 150 million dollar party. i hope this money is not what’s paying for this shindig.

    46. BUN on January 17th, 2009 5:34 pm

      New Girl…just keep your proverbial “powder dry” cause YoYo is gunning for you evidently because of nothing better to do. You have a positive way with words and just keep sending them back to the old muffintop. Being off balance anyway, he/she will very likely topple at any time!!!

    47. AP Finally Notices that the Obama Inaugration (Obamapalooza, Obamafest) is Getting Pricey | Scared Monkeys on January 18th, 2009 12:06 pm

      [...] AP finally woken up and realized that Obamafest has got expensive. Although they are a day late and a dollar short in reporting the fact that the price tag to Obamapalooza, President-elect Barack Obama’s [...]

    48. Shocked & Awe My God on January 18th, 2009 1:17 pm

      Doesn’t everyone spend half a million on china, to eat off of???

      I wonder what has been spent on the engraved menues.
      What kind of “party favors” are they giving out?

      How many people are going to go hungry and homeless on Tuesday?

      Will the media report any job losses or manufacturing plants closing down on Tuesday?
      Or, do we get a day’s reprieve of that so as to not put a damper on the party.

    49. Shocked & Awe My God on January 18th, 2009 1:56 pm

      My mistake all.

      The half a million for the white house is what Laura Bush spent on theirs, that hasn’t even been finished yet in 8yrs time.
      Go figure.

      Wonder what the Obama’s are going to use?
      Think that she sent her servents and the new White House Interior Redecerator to buy out Target???

      Also wonder if Ashton-Drake has began firing an heirlool plate for the new first lady as well?
      I see it coming.
      A big ole turkey platter……..

    50. Ted on January 18th, 2009 8:56 pm

      The question is not IF there will be an interdiction of Obama’s Presidency by the Supreme Court, the questions are WHEN and HOW that interdiction will transpire — that is, if the USA is to continue as the Constitutional Republic that now exists.

    51. Jeff on January 18th, 2009 11:10 pm

      Let’s get the facts straight here folks. The following is an out and out lie!

      “President Barack Obama’s inauguration next week is set to be the most expensive ever, predicted to reach over $150m (£102m). This dwarfs the $42.3m spent on George Bush’s inauguration in 2005…”

      The amount cited for Bush’s inauguration in 2005 does not include the $155 million spent on security, transportation and clean up.

      It amazes me that you are so willing to print lies that in this day and age when the facts are so easy to find. But the again, you do target lemmings who have a difficult time thinking for themselves.

    52. Joel on January 19th, 2009 3:59 pm

      I voted for Obama, but not for this kind of inaugural stupidity. He claims to be all about change, but this is just more of the same wasteful spending and misguided priorities.

      We have countless millions struggling in poverty, without adequate housing, food, or healthcare.

      The inauguration should be quick, simple, private, and cheap, not just another excuse to party while those less-fortunate continue to suffer.

    53. scott on January 20th, 2009 12:50 am

      I voted for Obama, but not for this kind of inaugural stupidity. He claims to be all about change, but this is just more of the same wasteful spending and misguided priorities.>>

      That’s right, my boy, you’ve been had. Mixed up with the message with the messenger. But don’t cry now and for heaven’s sake, don’t look too closely at the Chosen One.

      Put your groupthink cap back on now, little. As Pink Floyd says, “you’re coming along..”

    54. Susan on January 20th, 2009 1:40 pm

      Waa waa waa – self-righteous, why-me?, knee jerk republicans. PLEEEEEEEEZZ!

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