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Will You be Watching the 2013 Presidential Inauguration?

On Monday, President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term of office. Will you watch the ceremony and inaugural festivities.

On Monday, Jan. 21, President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term as president.

Actually, his official swearing in will take place in private ceremony the day before, on Jan. 20, as set out in the Constitution. But since Jan. 20 is a Sunday, the inaugural festivities will be delayed by one day, as is traditional, to Jan. 21. 

Starting at 11:20 a.m. (EST) - viewers of the Presidential Inauguration will be treated to all the pomp and circumstance, including a ceremonial swearing in, inaugural address, parade and national anthem sung by Beyonce. The inauguration will be carried on all major networks.

Obama's first inauguration stirred up a lot of excitement, but that may have ebbed somewhat for his second term.

Will you be watching Obama's second Presidential Inauguration ceremony and festivities on Monday?

Good Grief Y'all January 21, 2013 at 01:48 PM
What? Not watch? Miss a first jump at fresh anti-material? Isn't that unpatriotic, if not downright un-American? How will you people keep up with Fox & Friends' commentary in the hours and days to follow? And, you'll miss all the real-time critical analysis. Missed opportunities, folks.
John B January 21, 2013 at 01:50 PM
Personally attacking someone because their literary skills are lacking GGY? Up on your pedestal again....and you wonder why you have a target on your pathetic self. You scream foul when you get called out but fail to look in the mirror. Probably why the PATCH ignores your crying, whining tail.
Good Grief Y'all January 21, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Oh, please, JB, poutrage? From you? Not fitting. YOU target me as the Captain of your team of 3 or 4. If PATCH ignores you, I'm not surprised they ignore me. I'm not the first to point out the misspelling of the writer's derogatory remarks against the President, just the only one you "target", but no less kind.
Good Grief Y'all January 21, 2013 at 02:06 PM
And, JB, I don't wonder why I have a target on me by you et al. I know why. It's because I dare to disagree with most of the people like you. You carry it to a personal, usually ugly, degree in every comment to me and it goes way, way beyond a grammatical criticism. You are trying to shame me for laughing at two words misspelled. You are condescending to the writer. Could it be he was just in a hurry, distracted, didn't take time to proof his post? You conclude he lacks "literary skills". That is more insulting.
Chris P January 21, 2013 at 02:15 PM
I will not be watching the inaugural, instead I will be observing a day of national mourning. I cannot support a President who continuously lies to the American people.
Mr. B January 21, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Maybe he should just turn off spell check. I understood what he was saying perfectly. And so did you or you wouldn't have taken the time to put him down. Possibly you should go back to manners school yourself.
bobby black January 21, 2013 at 03:25 PM
I need to clean out my toenails about that time.
TJD January 21, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Another day I'm grateful to not carry a television subscription as there will be even less worthwhile viewing choices than normal today.
TOWG January 21, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Unless they show it at the hockey game I'll have to miss it. Can't wait for the next one though!
John B January 21, 2013 at 05:33 PM
After blowing chow for the last hour a sight for sore eyes...Beyonce....thank you Beyonce for adding some value to the sermon.....
e.t. sims January 21, 2013 at 06:23 PM
me too
Denise Lynn Banks January 21, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Sir, Your commentary is altogether insightful, intelligent and refreshing! Thank you! Signed, "Unemployed And Homeless Thanks To The Bushwacko Administration, Yet Nonetheless Ever Grateful And Blessed To Witness/Experience An Intelligent American President Who's Cleaned Up More Messes Than Any Other President In Record Time And With The Greatest Finesse, Haters, Imbeciles And Ignoramuses Be Damned!"
kathy January 21, 2013 at 08:16 PM
I'd rather have needles stuck in my eyes......
Brian Crawford January 21, 2013 at 09:07 PM
For those of you who chose to ignore today's events, you really missed something special. It made me very proud to be an American. We truly have the greatest system of government in the world. It is inspiring to see our Democracy persevere even while ignorance abounds.
Good Grief Y'all January 21, 2013 at 09:25 PM
It was a beautiful ceremony. It was moving to see and hear the people who came from thousands of miles away to celebrate and witness our nation's democratic process. It is too bad local Americans chose to embarrass themselves and their country by the misinformed and shameful words they post. You would do your country a great service to be silent on a day of such national importance. Save it for tomorrow, or not at all.
Mr. B January 21, 2013 at 09:33 PM
"democratic process....be silent" Oxymoronic. Not surprised.
Good Grief Y'all January 21, 2013 at 09:50 PM
Not forever, Mr. B, just for a day. You know, out of respect for all the blood shed so that this special, historic event can take place, if for no other reason. And, that was not a directive, but a suggestion. There's a huge difference.
Brian Crawford January 21, 2013 at 10:07 PM
There are many restrictions on speech Mr. B. The moderators here exercise them all the time. Certainly not too much too ask folks to show some restraint and civility on a momentous occasion such as today.
Mr. B January 21, 2013 at 10:26 PM
GGY, you are rewriting history. Lives were lost for freedoms for sure. Holding an inauguration is not one of them. That's a ceremony, not a freedom. You spoke of bloodshed in the context of today's ceremony. I just thought I had missed something important. Seeing Obama sworn in for a second term isn't historic. The majority of presidents have served second terms. Let's see what he does with this opportunity. I'll withhold my predictions. And trust me Brian, when GGY suggest my post should be deleted and not hers because she is exempt from anyone questioning her free speech but mine should always be questioned is showing more restraint than you would ever understand. You guys yack away, amuse yourselves. We all lose in days like we have experienced and like those of the future. America will wake up or be destroyed...not a prediction, just a statement of fact.
r patton January 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Wanna know how the USA is really viewed? Ask someone from New Zealand, Britian, Wales, Holland etc. You will get an earfull............. count on it!
r patton January 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Except for the Jumbotron and all of the monitors placed along the way that failed! There's your governemtn for you.
John B January 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Mr. B: Obama is a lame duck president. He will do less this term than the last which hopefully translates into less harm...and don't pay too much attention to the whining, self absorbed, pompous, and extremely unpopular GGY...not even her husband likes her...why do you think she is on here posting day and night...she is being ignored at home...........
Good Grief Y'all January 21, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Mr. B, I apologize if I mistook your question as real and not flippant as it read. But, it would be a stretch to see my meaning as a happening today. You know that would have been the story and not the ceremony. Why would you phrase your question that way? If you were confused, you could have worded it in a less alarming way. In fact, if you had really thought something horrible had happened, you would not have been posting on Patch instead of getting to the news. Of that I am 99.99999+% sure. At least I hope that would be the case. If not, you've got bigger problems than being misunderstood on a Patch thread. We all do. I am not rewriting history. All inaugurations are historical. And this one is too, as only 16 Presidents have been inaugurated twice out of 44 men - that is not most, and the President is the first non-white to be elected not once, but twice. It is not a prerequisite of an event being deemed historic if only you say so. I'm sure Brian can judge for himself about me and you. He may have negative opinions of me, as you do, but he wouldn't insult or attack me with them. I said that your post should be removed because of your 2nd question. And it should be deleted. You should do that yourself. Why would I suggest my own be deleted? I'm careful not to make such comments that they should be. I'll leave that to Patch.
Good Grief Y'all January 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Not interested. They don't live here but probably wish they did. That's why we have so many immigrants.
Good Grief Y'all January 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM
rp, the electronic and digital equipment was probably contracted out for cheap, b/c the Republican House wouldn't stand for anything but.
Good Grief Y'all January 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM
JB, does your wife, if you have one, dislike you? You're posting more than I am. You post a sick comment to everything I write and you write some independent of mine. Worth repeating: And, JB, I don't wonder why I have a target on me by you et al. I know why. It's because I dare to disagree with most of the people like you. You carry it to a personal, usually ugly, degree in every comment to me and it goes way, way beyond a grammatical criticism.
Beverly Johnson January 22, 2013 at 12:16 AM
You have the nerve to associate God with your negative mean spirited words.
Amy January 22, 2013 at 12:32 AM
You damn right about that GGY! LOL. I'm from the UK, trust me when I tell you, all of my friends want to move to the USA.
Good Grief Y'all January 22, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Amy, :D
John B January 22, 2013 at 01:38 AM
yes GGY....I'm intimidated by your level of intelligence...what a tool...

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