Sunday, January 11, 2009

plezWorld Obama Inauguration Watch - 9 Days

George Washington's InaugurationIn one week, plezWorld is heading to DC for the Barack Obama Inauguration. To my way of thinking, this is probably the most significant (if not, the most important) presidential inauguration since George Washington's inauguration.

When George Washington took office, he owned over 200 people who looked like Barack Obama. And now over 200 years later, a man who looked like the slaves of George Washington will be sworn in as the President of the United States.

As an American, I feel compelled to bear witness to this historic event and my seven-year old daughter will be able to tell her children that she was "there" for history. Make sure that you are on the right side of history... as January 20, 2009 will have to be added to all US history books going forward as it will easily eclipse Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech which was delivered in Washington, DC in 1963.

Where will you be for Obama's inauguration?

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On Saturday evening, the Obama family visited the Lincoln Memorial. President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in using the Bible of his political hero Abraham Lincoln. Obama will be the first president to use the Lincoln Bible for his inauguration since Lincoln used it in 1861. Inauguration organizers have said Obama's inaugural theme, "A New Birth of Freedom," was inspired by Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The president-elect also plans a train trip from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Washington three days before the inauguration, following the final leg of the train route taken by Lincoln.

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In other news: An aircraft carrier named after President George H.W. Bush (#41) was commissioned on Saturday afternoon. The 1,092-foot, 20-story USS George H.W. Bush was decorated with red, white and blue banners for Saturday's ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.

The 41st president joined the Navy at 18 and served as an aviator in World War II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals for his Navy service in the Pacific during the war, according to the Department of Defense. His time in the Navy ended after about four years.

About 17,000 people were expected to attend Saturday's ceremony. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Vice President Dick Cheney and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine were there, as was Bush's son President George W. Bush (#43) and his wife, Laura.

After the ceremony, President George W. Bush left Norfolk for Maryland's Andrews Air Force Base on what turned out to be his last scheduled flight on Air Force One.

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Read the CNN.com article about Obamas visit the Lincoln Memorial.

Read the CNN.com article about the USS George H.W. Bush.

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6 comments:

Rev. Donald Spitz said...

Barack Obama, spending 20 years in Jeremiah Wright’s church, listening to anti-white hatred day after day does not qualify him to be president of the United States.

Barack Obama, someone who believes in murdering helpless unborn babies by abortion should not be president.

Barack Obama who believes in desecrating Holy Matrimony by allowing sodomites to blaspheme God by getting married should not be president

Your support makes you as guilty before God as he is.

SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life. http://www.armyofgod.com

Villager said...

I look forward to hearing your reports back from DC as you participate in the inaugural. I'm going to watch the ceremonies from my home office. The spirit that I sense from you and others is what I felt many moons ago when I journeyed to Washington DC for the Million Man March.

I wish you well and I'm keeping Barack Obama and his family in my prayers.

peace, Villager

Curious said...

Funny, I thought Obama was against gay marriage. I wish I was going to be there at the Inauguration but I decided in November I wouldn't be able to work that out. Now I'm starting to regret my decision.

Anyway, witness and enjoy what will become one of the most historic days of this nation if not the world.

plez... said...

Rev. Spitz,
you are the blasphemer before God as witnessed by rancor and unbridled racism in your heart... to paraphrase a popular songwriter, "if supporting Obama is wrong, then i don't want to be right!" *smile*

villager,
thanks for the prayers and your blessings as we take this momentous trip.

Curious,
ignore the first commenter... he obviously got his talking points mixed up! *smile* i'll report back as soon as i can from The Mall in Washington!

Jusus said...

I think Rev.Spitz has been using holy water to cook his crack, he's off his rocker.
I will be at home watching the inauguration,I remember in November how some of my coworkers acted (wink, wink,) and I just might go off if I see that again.

Jusus

Lola Gets said...

So youre really coming to DC! So is BygBaby and we are talking about trying to get together for a beverage or a nosh...mayhap? Its gotta be in walking distance of my house for me, cause Lola is NOT driving that week, at all!

L