January 20, 2017

Live-blogging the Trump Inauguration.

1. We've been watching for a couple hours, but I think it's time to get the blog going.

2. I'll say what I suppose everyone is saying — I haven't looked — Melania's outfit is delightfully perfect. The color, the gloves, the length of the sleeves, the high cut of the jacket revealing the slimly columnar torso, the wrapped up, folded over neckline. Love it!

3. There's a scene we here at Meadehouse have watched 3 times and discussed at length. I think the title is: Delivery of the Tiffany Pizza. Donald and Melania drive up to the Obama's house. Donald gets out of the car and amiably greets the Obamas as Melania emerges from the far side of the car and walks around to the steps, and she's carrying a horizontal, flat box — the size and shape of a pizza box — and we know by the color and the white bow that it's from Tiffany. Melania, smiling warmly, joins the group, and she hands the box to Michelle. Michelle reacts as if a box of crap has been foisted on her, and she looks around as if she's truly pissed to be stuck with the box. No one off camera comes forward, presumably because they're all instructed to stay out of the photo op. The 2 saluting military men can't stop saluting. They're not like apartment doormen or hotel bellhops. They can't wrangle the packages. Michelle could pretend to appreciate the gift and hold it in a discreet sideways position. It's not really pizza. It's not as though the cheese will slide off if she turns it vertical. Obama sees he must cater to his wife's emotional needs, and he, in his last moments as President of the United States, walks over, gets the package, and takes it inside the house, and then he comes back out to line up for the big, historical photo.

4. Kellyanne Conway arrives at the Capitol. I saw her earlier on one of the morning shows and thought her majorette outfit could use a hat, so I'm glad to see she's got a nice red hat to complete the costumery. [ADDED: I'm seeing a closeup of the buttons on her coat. They seem to be the heads of lionesses. I think of what Donald Trump said about her last night: "There is no den she will not go into."]

5. Hillary Clinton arrives at the Capitol. She's wearing a nice champagne-colored pantsuit and puts on a matching light overcoat. From off-screen, some reporter yells out, "Madame Secretary, how does it feel to be here today?" Another one says: "How are you feeling, Madame Secretary?" What's she supposed to say? I'll say it for her: How the fuck do you think it feels? We overhear the CNN commentators giggling and one of them — maybe Axelrod — mutters "probably come up with a different question."

6. Axelrod says he finds it "irritating" that some Democratic Party members of Congress are boycotting the inauguration. When Trump takes the oath he will be President for all of us and there's business we need to do as a country, and we need to do it together, he says.

7. The Supreme Court Justices — all 8 of them — are here, arriving together, all in robes. Justice Breyer is carrying a ziploc bag of supplies. Alongside him is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with a brown-colored lace collar. Is that a deliberate variation from white?! Remember she's on record having called Trump "a faker" with "no consistency about him." The Chief Justice looks determined — do not botch the oath. Clarence Thomas — who's doing the oath for Pence — looks happy. Kennedy and Alito seem spry. Elena Kagan seems fine. Sonia Sotomayor, perhaps rather weary, lumbering.

8. Trump and Obama emerge from the White House. They both look grim. Grumpy. CNN has a split screen so we also see Bill and Hillary Clinton arriving at the Capitol. They look grim too. Oh, no, now Bill is smiling. He's on camera, living in the moment, looking good. Good old Bill.

9. "She looks stunning. She looks great. She's stunning in defeat. She looks great." Meade is watching Hillary walk through the halls out toward the inaugural stage.

10. Oh, that steep stairway! So great that no one falls.

11. Trump swivels toward the camera. Looks right at us. He's waiting inside while Pence comes out. Pence has to shake many hands — Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, all the Trump ladies, etc. etc.

12. Trump is announced. He walks out. Gives a thumbs up then an upraised fist. Kisses Melania. Kisses Michelle. Takes his place. Who's that lady standing behind him doing an iPhone video?

13. Shots of Trump include Barron, sitting right behind him. Barron looks as though he might be staring into an iPhone. He's corrected by his mother at one point. He yawns. He looks annoyed, even angry.

14. "And God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you..." The Bible reading seems to refer to Trump.

15. Clarence Thomas administers the oath to Mike Pence.

16. An ultra-smooth rendition of "America" by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

17. President Donald Trump. It's real now. It happened. Good luck, America!

18. Oh! The speech. I'd forgotten. We have a whole speech to go. "We are transferring power from Washington D.C. and giving it to you."

19. The theme: YOU. Today is "The day The People became the rulers of this nation once again... Everyone is listening to you now."'

20. "When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice."

21. Trump ends his speech and raises his fist. Waves it around in the air.

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AprilApple said...

Melania dressed perfectly without the help of leftwing hollywood hunger games fashion-fascists?

how can it be?!?!?!

rhhardin said...

The major dread is that all the audible Rush affiliates are certain to carry network coverage instead of Rush's, which means hours of boredom followed by having to get the Rush podcasts.

This is instead of the radio turning itself on and the computer recording Rush automatically and putting it in the archive unattended.

So it's hassle day.

David Begley said...

What is that color on Mrs. Trump's dress? No quite robin's egg blue.

Hate Kellyanne's outfit.

Interesting that Kellyanne and Steve Bannon arrived together.

Leland said...

Melania looks like Jackie.

rhhardin said...

The computer though is capable of recording audio and playing a different audio at the same time, so I suppose a random Steyn-hosted Rush could be substituted for the in-house audio.

Then go get the Rush podcast later.

All I want to hear from Trump is news of cancellation of a thousand Obama executive orders.

Original Mike said...

"Melania's outfit is delightfully perfect."

Even matched the wrapping of the gift they gave the Obamas.

campy said...

Enjoying the Marine Band concert on cspan right now. (Or I was before they cut away.)

traditionalguy said...

Wait until you see Kellyann, age 50, in her red white and blue outfit.

Another Trumpropriate word of the day: DJT is not a politician, he is a Peopletician

Achilles said...

To be repeated often: Progressive democrats haven't been this angry since we freed their slaves.

Michael McClain said...

Difficult for Melania not to look great.

mccullough said...

Obama's getting used to his role as husband again. She'll be giving him shit about all the golfing now.

David Begley said...

Hillary dressed in Glenn Close white, from "The Natural." The Vestal Virgin.

Ann Althouse said...

I saw Kellyanne about about 6 a.m. Both Meade and I said "drum majorette."

rhhardin said...

Everybody should participate in a high school band, to develop a healthy distaste for political ceremony.

Michael K said...

"Hate Kellyanne's outfit. "

It is odd. It looks like a French soldier toy outfit.

mockturtle said...

I'm not watching [yet] but Melania looks fabulous in the photos.

Rick said...

Donald gets out of the car and amiably greets the Obama's as Melania emerges

Greets the Obama's what? Pets maybe?

Let's note who refuses to comment on Melania's beauty and compare to similar expressions for Michelle. It's a virtue signaling identification opportunity.

mockturtle said...

I actually like Kellyanne's ensemble but her hair looks like crap.

mccullough said...

Kellyanne needs a busby to complete the outfit

Michael K said...

"Why do Trump lovers like yourself have to be so divisive even during these important moments of State?"

Says "Blow it out your ass."

Perfect, Eat your heart out.

Unknown said...

Boy, Once Bitten's bitter tears are flowing early today. Here's a thought for him to chew on: Today is a day when a rich white billionaire evicts a black family from government housing. Isn't it grand?

--Vance

Christy said...

So KellyAnn is Trump's office wife, but Bannon is KellyAnn's office husband?

Sydney said...

I went over to Drudge to see if he had a photo. He does. Love the dress Melania is wearing. I am waiting to see how the fashionistas will react. Will they hate everything she wears even when it is obviously beautiful, or will they just not comment?

Rick said...

Once written, twice... said...
Blow it out your ass Ann...Why do Trump lovers like yourself have to be so divisive


It's crazy nuts like this complain about anyone else being "divisive". Has he ever done anything other than express his hate? Same with Inga.

I don't think I'm going to like his policies much but the fact that he's caused the left to reveal themselves so publicly is a huge plus.

mccullough said...

Michelle and Melania are both tall. Our first ladies are the best.

Unknown said...

I agree, the best looking person on that stage is Melania, and it's no contest. And probably the only one who will disagree is Barack (if he knows what's good for him).

--Vance

Original Mike said...

"Will they hate everything she wears even when it is obviously beautiful, or will they just not comment?"

I think Once Bitten has already answered your question.

mccullough said...

Whoever our first female president is, she will be tall.

rhhardin said...

I actually like Kellyanne's ensemble but her hair looks like crap.

At a reception following Polk's inaugural, someone said to Mrs. Polk, "Madam, you have a very genteel assemblage tonight," to which Mrs. Polk replied, "Sir, I have never seen it otherwise."

Thurber, "Something about Polk" _Let Your Mind Alone!_

Bruce J. Russell, Sr. said...

It feels like the people who deserve to lead are leading.

MayBee said...

Yeah, I don't know why Michelle had to make such a big production of not knowing what to do with the box. It's what you do when you want to let someone know they've done the wrong thing.

David Begley said...

Check out Justice Breyer's hat. Should get a picture with Conway.

Coconuss Network said...

Two beautiful and special women. Michelle and Melania.

Christy said...

KellyAnne's outfit looks fun, and if anyone deserves a little fun today it's KellyAnne.

TreeJoe said...

Ann, did you notice Trump saluted the soldiers? It was automatic as he walked inside and I was very pleased to see it. He was the only one.

Michelle took the gift like she had been accidentally handed a UPS delivery. Maybe she thought it was out of protocol, IDK, but as far as I could tell she gave no thanks just took it and started looking for a place to put it down.

Pres Obama came across as gracious and welcoming and as if hey, let me help us all get through this protocol before we go inside.

TreeJoe said...

On a seperate note, Obama tends to be well dressed and looks good in tailored suits and well matched ties. Occasionally he looks a little out of sorts due to his lankiness, but that's almost always in a jacket-off situation.

Trump though? Trump always has something off about the way he dresses. Here, it's his tie is too long. He always dresses as though the quality of the products he wears are top notch, but the fit is off.

MayBee said...

Tree Joe- Gayle King said you are supposed to give gifts to an aide and not directly to the POTUS or First Lady. But this is the incomming First Lady, and there's a way to just be gracious and there's a way to try to make Melania feel stupid.

rhhardin said...

Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, th’ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!

- Othello III.iii

buwaya said...

The response in SF seems generally bitter, with word this am of a general public school walkout.
This happened Nov 9.
I dont recall this happening in 2000/2001.

Francisco D said...

I would have loved to see the pizza box handoff. You described it hilariously, Ann.

Leland said...

RBG has a nice pair of transition lens glasses.

rhhardin said...

Small hands means big tie.

Big Mike said...

I saw Kellyanne about about [sic] 6 a.m. Both Meade and I said "drum majorette."

I agree. Perhaps she meant it in some sort of symbolic way but it doesn't work, does it? Melania or Ivanka needs to take her in hand and help her dress more appropriately.

Oh. Good. Lord! Now Althouse has a heterosexual mathematician critiquing women's clothing! What the heck is the matter with you, Althouse?!?

(And what the heck is the matter with me?)

rhhardin said...

Hats are vaginas. Focus on ties.

MayBee said...

Michelle just walke Melania to the car. She looks all kinds of put out.

Lyssa said...

I suspect that whoever designed Mrs. Trump's outfit is about to become quite rich.

rhhardin said...

If there's a dinner somewhere, I anticipate awkwardness with the Salad Fork.

David Baker said...

Very nice White House greeting.

Visually, Melania was stunning. I expect we'll see knockoffs of her beautiful blue outfit at Target before dinnertime.

YoungHegelian said...

Delivery of the Tiffany Pizza. Donald and Melania drive up to the Obama's house. Donald gets out of the car and amiably greets the Obamas as Melania emerges from the far side of the car and walks around to the steps,and she's carrying a horizontal, flat box — the size and shape of a pizza box — and we know by the color and the white bow that it's from Tiffany.

Maybe Melania was bringing Michelle breakfast.

Was anyone heard to be humming "Moon River"? 'Cause that would be the tell.

rhhardin said...

This whole ceremony is circumstance.

MayBee said...

I feel sorry for Hillary. I'm glad she's not POTUS, but she actually looks like she is about to throw up.

MayBee said...

I thought I heard it was Ralph Lauren.

rhhardin said...

No selfies at formal dinners, is a good rule.

Leland said...

You know she's thinking "this was supposed to be my inauguration... again!"

David Begley said...

Hillary in white, the jilted virgin bride.

Leland said...

He's thinking "I hope Mom and Dad are ok".

rehajm said...

Yep- some white floppy boots with tassels and the marching band will follow her anywhere. I like it - a little fun and just the right amount of trashy. Drawing a contrast with the elegant stoicism of the Trump family. Well done...

Hillary suffering with suffrage white. Not so silent protest. She looks in some ways tard.

The Bushes look stressed and haggard.



campy said...

Between Bill & Hill and W & Laura, hard to tell who's enjoying this less.

David Baker said...

Why did Hillary decide to dress like the Virgin Mary.

rhhardin said...

Cooleridge created an awkward moment at a formal dinner when he put food out for the cat.

Known Unknown said...

Trump though? Trump always has something off about the way he dresses. Here, it's his tie is too long. He always dresses as though the quality of the products he wears are top notch, but the fit is off.

His suits are too boxy. It would help if he lost weight, and yes his ties are too long.

Laslo Spatula said...

"Obama sees he must cater to his wife's emotional needs..."

I suspect the Obama marriage will develop into a more discreet version of the Clintons.

What kept them together was Power and the Kids.

The children are soon to be living their own lives.

The Power and the Perks diminish at noon.

The Power distribution between them will change: one will not like this.

They already have taken separate vacations: expect this to become the norm.

One of them will spend most of their time away in another location, because of 'business'.

Lots of 'business trips' to climate conferences etc etc.

They will join together a few times a year for Photo Ops and the appropriate parties.

The rumors that either or both of them are Gay will grow from Paparazzi Photos of them with other people, entering or leaving hotels or restaurants.

Obama will live a Bill Clinton Marriage and a Bill Cosby Life, using the Roofie of Prestige.

National Enquirer will have stories that the mainstream press scoffs at.

The National Enquirer will be right more often than not, anyway.

The Soap Opera to come.

I am Laslo.





Known Unknown said...

Cooleridge created an awkward moment at a formal dinner when he put food out for the cat.

You mean Coolidge? Coolidge was a fucking boss.

tcrosse said...

Hillary looks hungover.

rhhardin said...

Instead of a pizza I think a kitten would be been a better gift.

Darcy said...

Melania is...gosh, can you envision a better response to the "I won't dress Melania Trump!" crowd than this extraordinary beauty today? I can't. Haha.

The Obamas are not gracious. They are a perfect pair. Good riddance.

Known Unknown said...

The Bushes look stressed and haggard.

Perhaps because their parents are both hospitalized?

Trumpit said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkuUlULF5eY

Hitler was glorified on inauguration day in 1933 in a large sport's stadium. It was filmed in black and white with a "live blogger" doing the speaking although in those days he was called something else. They're all dead now - many casualties of war, some from old age. Hitler's genocidal, murderous reign should be remembered today.

Now with WMD, a new Hitler could kill nearly everyone and every living thing.

NEVER AGAIN!

Michael K said...

"I would have loved to see the pizza box handoff. You described it hilariously, Ann."

It's on FaceBook. Just as described. Barry looks pussy whipped already.

Darcy said...

Oh, and I love Kellyanne Conway, but she has terrible taste in clothes and her hair always looks like it needs a washing to me.

I know. Shallow.

Original Mike said...

Blogger MayBee said..."I feel sorry for Hillary."

I do too. I'm a softie. It helps to remember her mendacity.

Leland said...

Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton? I guess that's right for a former Secretary.

Leland said...

She still has the Florence Henderson head nod.

MayBee said...

Darcy said...
Melania is...gosh, can you envision a better response to the "I won't dress Melania Trump!" crowd than this extraordinary beauty today? I can't. Haha.
---------------------

Right?

rehajm said...

Just as described. Barry looks pussy whipped already.

Heh. I like the breach in protocol putting the Obamas back on their heels. It's a Tiffany box for crissakes. You just can't jettison it. Well done, Melania.

David Begley said...

Meadehouse needs to switch to Fox. Less talk. No fake news.

campy said...

Meadehouse needs to switch to Fox. Less talk.

Even less on Cspan.

rehajm said...

switch to Fox. Less talk. No fake news.

No delicious tears, though.

David Baker said...

Even less on Cspan.

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MayBee said...

Poor little Baron!

MayBee said...

Will nobody fall down the stairs?

The Cracker Emcee said...

Like the appropriate red and blue ties.

lemondog said...

End already! It just keeps on going........ Get to the inauguration! and the protests....

Jake said...

Bill took a good look at Ivanka as she entered.

lemondog said...

Poor little Baron!

Gas?

The Cracker Emcee said...

How incredible to Melania it must seem that her life's trajectory has brought her to First Lady of the United States.

Bay Area Guy said...

Love Kellyanne Conway, but that outfit? It's a cross between tea-party activist and Nutcracker Suite

lemondog said...

Interesting on seeing former presidents snub each other.

Meade said...

"Maybe Melania was bringing Michelle breakfast."

Ha ha. Come to think of it, Melania does bring to mind Audrey Hepburn in the movie, Charade.

YoungHegelian said...

Axelrod says he finds it "irritating" that some Democratic Party members of Congress are boycotting the inauguration.

It's no secret that there was little love lost between the Obama & Clinton inner circles, & Axelrod was definitely in the Obama inner circle. For the Obama wing of the party, the crushing of the Clintonites by Trump is a great help to their future attempts to run the Democratic party. It's "One step backward, two steps forward" for the Obama wing of the Party.

I also think that a professional campaigner like Axelrod can't help but admire how the completely underdog Trump campaign came out of nowhere to win against the "professionals" of the Clinton campaign. As an example of "the Business" of campaigning, Trump's campaign will be one for the history books & will be studied & dissected by all future campaigns.

Rick said...

lemondog said...
Get to the inauguration! and the protests....


I hope people are out shiving the protesters' tires. People intentionally disrupting other people's activities should be similarly disrupted.

khesanh0802 said...

You can see why Michelle was pissed. It wasn't about the package it was about looking dowdy next to Melania's " perfect" outfit.

Original Mike said...

Interesting to see they seated Hillary and W next to each other. Wonder what they're talking about. Hillary's lucky W is so gracious.

David Begley said...

Breyer - with that hat - is going straight to work at the Hy-Vee deli after the ceremony.

Balfegor said...

Watching live stream from NBC on youtube, kind of surprised they could spend so long commenting on how surprised they were that the Trump supporters gave a muted cheer fir Mme Clinton, without mentioning how Obama's supporters in 2008 booed Bush II right there at the inauguration.

campy said...

You can see why Michelle was pissed. It wasn't about the package it was about looking dowdy

Racist!

Leland said...

Credit the Obama's and Biden's for whatever their personal feelings; respecting the day for what it is. If only some of their followers could figure it out.

HT said...

Is princess Ivanka on valium or clonapem? The ghoul bros look good. The wife is too done up. Still haven't seen pussy grabber elect yet. Hillary looked good.

HT said...

Jake said...

Bill took a good look at Ivanka as she entered.

1/20/17, 10:10 AM
________

Thanks for letting us know what was on your mind.

HT said...

Tiffany's there. Where's ambassador Maples?

M Jordan said...

Joe turns to Obama ... "This is a big fccking deal."

HT said...

There's what's left of our party.

PB said...

Barack is thinking, "Another 35 minutes and I'm free! Thank God Almighty, I'll be free at last!"

Henry said...


"She looks stunning. She looks great. She's stunning in defeat. She looks great."

paraphrasing Shakespeare:

Nothing in [her career]
Became her like the leaving it

Michael Fitzgerald said...

The Obamas- absolute no class, scumbag pukes to the bitter end. The perfect representatives of the despicable democrat party. Disgraceful.

Thorley Winston said...

Honestly, I’m a bit surprised that we got through this without being subjected to a fourth video of Hollywood actors, this time perhaps purporting to educate Chief Justice Roberts that he has some sort of “duty” not to administer the oath of office.

HT said...

Doubtful Obama's thinking that, maybe Biden. It's been hard on him lately, losing a son. Obama will still be here, in the neighborhood.

Hey, it's Eddie Munster!

Leland said...

The Obamas are fine. There's Barack talking to Ivanka. They seem to be having a cordial conversation.

MayBee said...

I can honestly not believe Donald Trump is about to become President.

Linda said...

Why would Nancy Pelosi have a need for that big old purse on her shoulder? Seriously? I have never understood women that carry big purses that are NOT fashion statements . . . and even then, I don't get it. Who wants to be dragging a big old purse around all day?

HT said...

He's funny, lookin at the camera like that.

Leland said...

Watching on C-Span. Trump looks unhappy, almost sad. I think that's his serious face, but he needs to lighten up.

Fernandinande said...

Sonia Sotomayor, perhaps rather weary, lumbering.

A wise latina is a fat latina.

Jake said...

He's wearing a bullet proof vest, right?

campy said...

Barack is thinking, "Another 35 minutes and I'm free! [...]"

"Another 35 minutes and I'll be raking in the cash like nobody ever dreamed!"

HT said...

That was not a big ole purse.

HT said...

Ann, if you want to live blog the Inaug., why don't you come to the comments section? Obama is too nice to those dicks.

Linda said...

I guess Nancy ditched her purse before stepping outside. I stand corrected

Leland said...

Will he pull out his birth certificate to hand to the Chief Justice before being sworn in?

HT said...

At any rate, it was not huge. The answer to your question may be to hold her android or iphone, lip gloss/stick, hand lotion, brush, etc...

The Cracker Emcee said...


"I can honestly not believe Donald Trump is about to become President."

I'm pleased but, yes, it is undeniably bizarre.

Original Mike said...

At least on the feed I'm watching, Trump's supporters weren't so boorish as to boo Obama. That was a special type of classless.

Leland said...

Looking at the Trump family; I'm thinking they hate pomp and circumstance, which I wouldn't have guessed.

Kirk said...

Is it just me or does the room have an empty feeling to it?

HT said...

Are you kidding, Leland? Did you SEE Princess Ivanka coming down those steps?

The Cracker Emcee said...

"At any rate, it was not huge. The answer to your question may be to hold her android or iphone, lip gloss/stick, hand lotion, brush, etc..."

...handgun..

YoungHegelian said...

@Leland,

Watching on C-Span. Trump looks unhappy, almost sad. I think that's his serious face

He may be genuinely frightened for himself & especially his family considering how exposed they will be for a good part of the day.

The Left-wing nut-jobbery has been running at eleventy1! for some weeks now, & Trump may have been informed by the Secret Service of some serious sounding threats.

HT said...

Can Trump smile?

HT said...

Oh definitely, the minority leader has a gun in her purse. Sure.

Leland said...

He might be worried. Trump did look for awhile (in the hallway) like he was headed a funeral, probably his. But I'm fairly sure he's safe.

I suspect, like many of us, he hates pageantry like this. It's like a long wedding or a long funeral. You do it, because people think you should, but as for getting whatever needs to be done done; it's so drawn out.

Darcy said...

That was a special type of classless.

Yep. I've not gotten over how Obama's supporters sing-songingly taunted the Bushes as they left the White House on that last day. They heralded in a new era of classless, and we are continuing on with Trump, unfortunately. Maybe Melania will mitigate this.

HT said...

Yes, Leland, but it's what people will remember, and a wise leader makes the most of these symbolic moments.

Leland said...

Biden gave his own little prayer, and then popped his head up and started peeking around. Not to degenerate, but he looked like a little kid wanting to see what others are doing.

The Cracker Emcee said...

"Oh definitely, the minority leader has a gun in her purse. Sure"

Sorry, I forgot about the whole irony impairment thing...

YoungHegelian said...

Hey, HT, remember during the two Obama inaugurations when the Tea Party people went wild & trashed the streets of DC?

Yeah, I don't either, you miserable fuck.

Francisco D said...

"Is princess Ivanka on valium or clonapem? The ghoul bros look good. The wife is too done up. Still haven't seen pussy grabber elect yet. Hillary looked good."

Whose pussy did Trump grab? Did he tell her to put some ice on it? When has Hillary ever looked good to Bill and most other men, possibly with the exception of Webster Hubbell?

BTW, It's Klonopin or (generically) clonazepam. It's good to know how to spell words before you use them. It gives the impression that you might know what you are talking about. Otherwise people might think you are a high school troll working on a class assignment in Community Organizing.

Leland said...

Multi-culturism and PC gives us an extra-long opening prayer.

Rick said...

Balfegor said...
Watching live stream from NBC on youtube, kind of surprised they could spend so long commenting on how surprised they were that the Trump supporters gave a muted cheer fir Mme Clinton, without mentioning how Obama's supporters in 2008 booed Bush II right there at the inauguration.


I was in a Bethesda restaurant during Obama's first inauguration and the juvenile behavior from accomplished and experienced people shocked me. Then again Hillary's reset button showed juvenile behavior is more common that I would have supposed. It's probably an artifact of never leaving controlled institutional environments and thus never really maturing emotionally.

BarrySanders20 said...

Even the pastor is a hot blonde.

HT said...

I am in DC now and have been for the last (lost count) inaugurations, so yes I remember. But they did not trash the streets of DC (irony impairment syndrome). At any rate, you miserable a-hole, did I say something about anarchists or the T party to offend you? Did I say anything about either one of them.

rhhardin said...

I'm listening to Evelyne Crochet playing Faure Nocturnes, having discovered that IE8 is not compatible with Rush's downsteaming.

Michael K said...

As an example of "the Business" of campaigning, Trump's campaign will be one for the history books & will be studied & dissected by all future campaigns.

Yes, but could anyone else do it ? He is really unique in American politics, at least since Teddy Roosevelt.

David Begley said...

The Singing Bears from Springfield are great!

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Where did all these new commenters come from- Daily Kos? Democrat Underground? HuffPo? MSNBC? Every one of them a nasty vicious troll.

HT said...

Francisca D, don't read doctors notes. You'd be in for a day of pearl grabbing.

BarrySanders20 said...

Dang those white kids sing pretty well. Happy and joyous singing white people.

rhhardin said...

If they're going to make America great again, I'd start with the KVJ of the bible, not some modern crap.

HT said...

I've been around for 8 years.

David Begley said...

Schumer is terrible. Inappropriate!

Real American said...

STFU Schumer. Who gave this asshole the microphone? WTF

David Begley said...

What is this from Schumer? A counter Inaugural Address?

campy said...

Every one of them a nasty vicious troll.

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YoungHegelian said...

No, HT,

But somehow while you type here trashing the Trumps, you seem to fail to want to mention just how obnoxious & hateful your own side has been.

Oh, no, you're not a "Black- Block" Lefty. You're a nice moderate lefty who just comes here to make snide comments & be an asshole in general. Somehow, though, your side always seems to have nasty words for the righties, but never, ever a cross word for the Stalinists like we're seeing in play today in DC. Why iz that?

If you're downtown, do democracy a favor -- grab one of the protestors & drop him over the railing on the 14th Street bridge. It's for your own good. If you're a moderate lefty, you'll be among the hard left's first victims. After all, who died first at the hands of the Bolsheviks -- the Mensheviks or the White Army?

TreeJoe said...

My gut instinct for people says Barron is going to be trouble. The youngest child of a rich family with busy globe trotting parents put into a position of power pre-pubescence...

I hope I'm wrong. To give Trump some credit, his other children have shown excellent personal properties. But Barron is much younger, and Trump much older, and now in a much different environment and set of challenges.

HT said...

Oh, no, you're not a "Black- Block" Lefty. You're a nice moderate lefty who just comes here to make snide comments & be an asshole in general. Somehow, though, your side always seems to have nasty words for the righties, but never, ever a cross word for the Stalinists like we're seeing in play today in DC. Why iz that?

How in the hell do you know that? You don't.

The protest is tomorrow.

You're an extremist.

MackM said...

Congratulations to the new President.

Real American said...

is this the first inaugural to mention trannies? Stay Classy, Schmuck!

FullMoon said...

I suppose many are wearing some sort of astronaut pants. Standing there cold and bored listening to all this stuff.
Would like to see Baron smile at least once. I spent some time around an autistic kid of similar age, super smart, but emotionless. His mom said he was not able to love her, or anyone. Not gonna lie, prior to that, I assumed "autistic" was PC phrase for "retarded"

J2 said...

Solace?

HT said...

It's not that cold. And it's not raining yet as far as I can see. Tweet tomorrow will be: "they said rain!"

Original Mike said...

Blogger HT said..."I've been around for 8 years."

You act like it.

MackM said...

"I saw Kellyanne about about 6 a.m. Both Meade and I said "drum majorette."

I thought Disney Villain.

Leland said...

Biden out, Pence in

HT said...

Original Mike said...

Blogger HT said..."I've been around for 8 years."

You act like it.

1/20/17, 10:54 AM

_________

So do you!

YoungHegelian said...

@HT,

The protest is tomorrow.

But the anarchy is today! Did you look at the link with the damage? No, you didn't. Because you have no intention of actually trying to honestly engage here.

HT said...

What do you want me to say? Change the subject and talk about people who can't let others have their day? That goes without saying. Just stop assuming so much, ok?

MackM said...

House Republican Inaguration present to Trump

Gotta laugh.

BarrySanders20 said...

More singing white people! Happy!

Michael K said...

"STFU Schumer. Who gave this asshole the microphone? WTF"

My sentiments exactly.

HT has got the DNC talking points down pretty well.

MountainMan said...

Pelosi and other House Democrats wearing big blue "Protect Our Care" lapel pins to protest the repeal of Obamacare. How tacky. These people have no limits. Very tired of it.

Matthew Sablan said...

So the biggest news besides this is that people used smoke bombs for a few hours against their political opponents and then were surprised when the police showed up to disperse them.

Look, protesting is fine. Dissent is patriotic.

But using smoke bombs against your political opponents to disrupt a peaceful transition of power ISN'T acceptable in a republic or a democracy.

rhhardin said...

The clock radio turned on. Lots of cheering.

Original Mike said...

Roberts got it right this time.

Leland said...

Here's the peaceful transition of power.

rhhardin said...

Oh look there's an oath. Is Roberts reading it?

Comanche Voter said...

Ah Laslo. So Obama can finally get back with Reggie Love. That's some consolation.

HT said...

"HT has got the DNC talking points down pretty well."

There's one born every minute.

FullMoon said...

YoungHegelian said...

@HT,

The protest is tomorrow.

But the anarchy is today! Did you look at the link with the damage? No, you didn't. Because you have no intention of actually trying to honestly engage here.

Right, assholes gonna destroy and assault, headlines will read, Protesters and Trump supporters clash. As if it both are equally engaged.

I'm not kidding, if it wasn't raining here I might go out and kick some protester ass. (or grab some pussy)

rhhardin said...

Network announcers reading their own prepared remarks.

Leland said...

Cannon's doing their salute.

HT said...

Leland said...

Here's the peaceful transition of power.

1/20/17, 11:00 AM

__________

Yes.

Matthew Sablan said...

"Why do Trump lovers like yourself have to be so divisive even during these important moments of State?"

-- Did someone boo Obama during the transfer of power? Because, that's my current standard for "so divisive" at inaugurations.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Yes! Obama officially out! What a wonderful day!

David Begley said...

Done!

A long way from the day I first saw Trump at Sioux City HS.

Leland said...

Let's see what the man has to say?

rhhardin said...

Network announcers talking over the ceremony. That's why I threw out the TV in 1971, trying to listen to this or that space shot. They kept talking over the communications channel they were rebroadcasting for us.

MackM said...

I'm so looking forward to the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings.

HT said...

If it's raining, it's raining lightly. I saw someone in short.

Drago said...

Leland: "Here's the peaceful transition of power."

So far...

Leland said...

I'll have to admit, mentioning "rebuilding" is a bit tacky. The election is won.

YoungHegelian said...

@HT,

Change the subject and talk about people who can't let others have their day?

What a quaint, anodyne phrase for a concerted attempt to deny fellow citizens both their 1st A rights, damage property, & to fuck up the national ceremony that marks the peaceful hand-off of power.

Don't "assume"! Why don't you speak in something other than "snarkies" so we have some clue as if you have enough intelligence to have a political ideology at all?

lemondog said...

FINALLY!! Too much pomp and circumstance.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

And the Professor officially wins her bet with Emily Bazelon.

Leland said...

Yeah Drago; Trump's coming in with all guns blazing.

Matthew Sablan said...

"I'll have to admit, mentioning "rebuilding" is a bit tacky."

-- Don't worry. Someone will let Trump know he didn't build that.

MackM said...

He sounds like a 12 year old. That's much better than his ususal 8 year old level.

MackM said...

Righteous! LOL.

I Callahan said...

No, he sounds like someone who hasn't forgotten that the forgotten is who voted him in. Guns definitely blazing.

Drago said...

Leland: "Yeah Drago; Trump's coming in with all guns blazing."

Yes.

We are going to find out if the trajectory for centralized consolidated power is irreversible.

Normally one would bet on the leviathan.

We shall see.

tim in vermont said...

I have appendicitis, so I had to skip Laslo. It hurts when I laugh.

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