January 22, 2013

INAUGURAL COVERAGE 2013

From someone who didn't watch! Celebrating the lesser of two evils isn't that fun! Glad to her that Paul Ryan was booed--Romney didn't even show up.

Michelle throws John Boehner shade:

WATCH:  GAWKER.COM

17 QUOTES YOU DON'T OFTEN HEAR:



MORE:   BUZZFEED



Same thing in England as here. I wish they'd pared down the inauguration and it's expense to put the $ to better use like stimulus $ to create jobs. So that one day, the rest of us could afford champagne lunches. Or hell, just rent or our medications. The hogwash being said at this lunch is mind-boggling. Harry Reid just claimed that the whole world wishes Obama success. I wonder if that includes the families whose kids were killed by drones ordered by Obama. But back to Michelle's bangs, since that's the only level of discourse the America can handle.


BEYONCE LOST A FAN:


Why I Won't Listen to Beyonce



Some interesting points here, but it's also tough to turn down $50 million endorsement deals, even if you're Beyonce! And I doubt if many healthy foods/drinks can offer deals like that.

MORE:   HUFFPO

Cornell West doesn't like Obama using MLK's bible for pageantry--without implementing policies he'd like.



ANOTHER TAKE ON CORNELL:





The Martin Luther King dreams that Obama forgot



"Yet, it is no small irony that the anti-inequality movement that cleared the path for Obama‚Äôs presidency would find its supposed personification in a chief executive who has spoken less about poverty and race than any Democratic president in a generation. And that the Baptist preacher from Georgia who stood for nonviolence would never have condoned the militaristic actions of a president whose escalated use of drone warfare kills innocents around the world."

MORE:   WASHPO

INTERESTING THAT ANGELA DAVIS AND CORNELL WEST BOTH MENTION OUR OPPRESSED BROTHERS IN PALESTINE...





OBAMA SEEMS TO BE COMMITTED TO FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE. TALK IS CHEAP. SO HERE'S HIS FIRST TEST. I doubt he'll pass many tests which force the hand of his big business allies.