Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy MLK day!

This is a big day my friends.

Not only is it a day off of work for most of us, it is also the day that our President will have his second swearing in. This one in front of a huge crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C..

And in fact the two celebrations will be combined.

This from All Hip Hop News:  

When President Obama is ceremonially sworn into office tomorrow (January 21) in Washington D.C., he will use two bibles. 

One bible is the bible that Martin Luther King Jr. owned and traveled with, and the other bible will be a bible owned by 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, which was used during his first inaugural ceremony. 

Dr. King’s Bible is the same Bible used when Dr. King gave his first sermon at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in 1950. 

It is also the same traveling Bible that Dr. King actually used just before he was assassinated in 1968. 

When he is sworn into office, Obama will face the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago. 

“We know our father would be deeply moved to see President Obama take the oath of office using his Bible,” King’s children said in a statement provided by the inaugural committee. “His traveling Bible inspired him as he fought for freedom, justice and equality, and we hope it can be a source of strength for the president as he begins his second term.” 

The theme of this year’s inauguration is “Our People, Our Future,” and it is believed that as many as 800,000 people will be on hand for the celebration that will ceremoniously swear Obama into office.

It is going to be QUITE the shindig and I have every expectation that it will be one for the history books. Which considering this IS the first black president, being sworn in for his second term, kind of goes without saying.

11 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:55 AM

    What a GREAT day to be alive!

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  2. Anonymous3:33 AM

    New day, same delusion from the pee pond:

    wodiej36 minutes agoin reply to daisy_mae

    Well said. I won't be watching. You can bet a Palin inauguration would be low key and inexpensive-none of this hoopla and extravagant spending.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sure..............

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    1. Anonymous8:54 AM

      Goddess they are flippin' idiots, but only regurgitating bullshit spewed on faux...

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  3. Anonymous3:34 AM

    Goosebumps!

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  4. A. J. Billings3:36 AM

    I have many hopes for our country in the next four years.

    Among them is the hope that President Obama will finally get serious about revising the draconian sentences people get in the USA for simple possession of marijuana



    I know this President is under siege, as many hate filled crazies seek to stop him in any way possible.


    For today, and every day, I hope that he and his family are safe, and free from threat.

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  5. Anonymous3:38 AM

    I am SO excited. This is just wonderful. Our President has started his second term. I told people he would win a second term. There was never any doubt in my mind about it.
    I am so full of love and happiness today.

    Thanks to all those who voted for President Obama. God Bless America!

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  6. One for the history books indeed; waving to GinaM, somewhere among the happy faces.

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  7. Anonymous6:25 AM

    PHOTO: Crowd Gathers On National Mall

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/photo-inauguration-crowd-gathers-at-dawn

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/photo-crowd-gathers-on-national-

    Obama Tweets Before His Inaugural Speech

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-tweets-before-his-inaugural-speech

    Obama: ‘When We Put Our Shoulders To The Wheel Of History, It Moves’

    President Barack Obama on Sunday thanked supporters during an inauguration gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., commending them for their commitment to "the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves."

    From Obama's remarks:

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-when-we-put-our-shoulders-to-wheel

    McCain Congratulates Obama

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/sen-mccain-congratulates-obama

    Rise and Shine: It’s a Beautiful Day!

    http://theobamadiary.com/

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  8. Anonymous6:42 AM

    Fox & Friends: Obama’s Inauguration Day Happens To Be The ‘The Most Depressing Day Of The Year’

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-friends-obamas-inauguration-day-happens-to-be-the-the-most-depressing-day-of-the-year

    Ha! Ha! Ha! That is really funny! It's the most joyful day of the year for me! Ha, ha, you fucking fools. All the garbage you have lobbed at our lovely president and NONE of it stuck. WE are thrilled that he will be in office for four more years and you are SCREWED! LOL!

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  9. Jesse,

    Just saw this MLK post, since I read your blog in reverse chronological order, top to bottom.

    Anyway, this is just a heads-up that I emailed a couple of links to you to consider posting that I couldnt post in the comments rom my iPhone.

    It's not a Blue Monday here. Hopefully it will be a day that folks from the Blue & Red states and purple too can come together. Sure, it's a dream, of sorts, but you have to be able to dream it before you can do it (or however the saying goes. Sorry if I butchered it). Dr King's dream was one for all of us that is still progressing--- yes, too slowly for some of us, but without his dream and sacrifice, we wouldn't have progressed to the point we are today. Thanks for honoring him and his work, which we continue today.

    BBB

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  10. Anita Winecooler6:43 PM

    This one has to go down in history as THE BEST political speeches, ever. It was the fifty year mark of the "I have a Dream" speech, it was the century and a half mark for the Emancipation Proclaimation, and the first time a sitting African American Statesman was elected to a second term.

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