Crowds fill National Mall for Obama's second inauguration

Just in case anyone missed the news. :slight_smile:

Something to warm my heart on this cold upstate NY day.

Is he there to vote for live babies to die?

Crowd projection lowered for Obama inauguration; between 500,000 and 700,000 expected

The estimated turnout for President Barack Obama’s inauguration on Monday has dropped again.

The District of Columbia’s homeland security director, Chris Geldart, said Sunday that officials now expect between 500,000 and 700,000 people to attend. At first, 600,000 to 800,000 people had been anticipated.

For Obama’s first swearing-in in 2009, 1.8 million people packed the National Mall.

The crowd estimates are based in part on the number of charter buses arriving in the city, as well as the number of hotel and restaurant reservations.

Geldart says the lowered estimate isn’t changing any of the security preparations or planning.

More elbow room to celebrate!

That’s some spin

Edited my post for a source for the stat

We all work our spin sometimes. . . . :):wink:

Yesterday we were so desperate to find a new channel that wasn’t talking about the Innaguration that we ended up watching Al Jazerra. Tomorrow should serve as a stark rebuke for those Catholics who voted for this man.

AAAAHHH. . . . . . stark rebuke. . . . . :frighten:

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Too bad the man is a socialist. :wink:

He’s not a full blown socialist. He leans that way tgough, with some fascist tendencies too.

Full blown state worship on display today.

Fr Frank Pavone - Open Letter to Obama on Inauguration Day: Why I Can’t Clap For You

Many Americans are praying for you as you are inaugurated today. I am among them, as I participate today in the national commemorative service for the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and join his family at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Yet when wild applause erupts today for you here today, I will not be applauding. When standing ovations occur, I will stand to honor my country and the office of its President, but I will not be applauding, because, I do not believe that you should be the current occupant of the White House.

When you were first elected, many rejoiced that yet another barrier had been broken for racial equality in our nation. I rejoiced with them. Yet so many African-Americans could have been — and can still be — elected to the Presidency who better represent and advance the principles on which our country was founded.

Instead, you so often violate them. Therefore along with the chorus of praise, I want to write this letter today representing so many of our fellow Americans who raise a chorus of concern, particularly regarding your stand on life, religious freedom, and marriage.

As I stated, I am here today with the King Family in Atlanta. That is because Dr. Alveda King, Martin’s niece, is a full-time member of my team at Priests for Life. She travels this nation bearing witness to the fact that the civil rights movement of today is the pro-life movement. We proclaim the principle behind the civil rights movement — namely, equality for every human life — and apply it to the children yet in their mothers’ womb.

And we protest your apparent unwillingness to recognize their equal dignity. You represent the blind spot that advocates of abortion across America demonstrate, as they cry out about the right to life of children slain in Newtown, Connecticut, but never acknowledge the right to life those same children had when in the womb.

We protest your unrelenting attack on religious freedom and on the institution of marriage. My ministry of Priests for Life was among the first to launch a federal lawsuit against the HHS mandate, and we recently won an initial victory in federal court in New York. We will continue to advance this lawsuit and will settle for nothing less than the complete withdrawal of the mandate across the board and across the nation.

Mr. President, I write today on behalf of countless Americans who love their country, but whose very love of that country causes them distress at so many of your actions and positions. There is a lot of room in our country for legitimate political debate. But our objections go beyond that. This is not just about your policies, but about your principles, so many of which completely contradict those on which our nation was founded.

Indeed, many will be praying for you today, and part of that fervent prayer is for an authentic change of mind and heart on the part of the President of the United States. Note: Father Frank Pavone is the national director for Priests for Life.

I have never, NEVER seen, in my lifetime, this much attention given to a SECOND inauguration.
The worship of this man is scary.
What are we turning into?

I wonder how many bad leaders (he has done LITTLE for this country and still can’t pass a budget) were treated like they were “a god” in the past…

Though I am certainly glad to have Obama for 4 more years, I will say I am thrilled that the US dodged the Romney bullet. :yyeess:

You can’t be serious.


And what has Obama done in the past 4 years that would make you think he is more competent than Romney or anyone else?


Kennedy pops immediately to mind. I wouldn’t classify him as a “bad” leader, but his achievements have been mostly blown out of proportion. Many still look at Kennedy as a demigod.

Right/left paradigm.
Until you see beyond that, you will never know how much trouble this country is in.

Oh, and you are the same one that wants to steal, er, tax other people for government waste and government pensions, they are your elite class!

Thank goodness we have free states of makers not takers. :highprayer: Er, does anyone call themselves Catholic who vote for Obama?

Let’s hope babies can avoid the Obama/Michelle Obama straw of sucking out a babies brains’ in partial birth abortions. :wink:

Unemployment the same as well, in fact, Obama and the Democrats deny people work but not for their governmental elite.

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