5. Two Swearing-In Ceremonies
The Constitution requires that new presidents be sworn in on Jan. 20, but that falls on a Sunday this year. It’s long been deemed inappropriate to host a showy inauguration ceremony on the Sabbath, so that means Obama gets to take the oath of office twice: he’ll be sworn in in a private ceremony at the White House on the 20th, and will take part in a big public ceremony at the Capitol on the 21st. The last president to take two oaths in this way? Ronald Reagan, in 1985.
TO KILL NO MORE Confiscated weapons dangled from a magnet before they were destroyed at a foundry in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday. Hundreds of firearms were destroyed as part of a government-arms control program. (Photo: Ivan Alvarado / Reuters via The Wall Street Journal)
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Saturday Night Live 36x12
“When you talk about guns you always hear a lot about the Second Amendment and the Founding Fathers, and what they would say if they were here. Well, I for one think that if the Founding Fathers were here today, they would be super freaked out by cars. You can talk to them all you want about the Second Amendment, and they would just yell, ‘What are all these metal beasts doing rolling down the thoroughfare?’ And you’d tell them, ‘Those are cars’. And then you’d try to talk to them about militias and they would scream, ‘How can you speak of militias when steel dragons fly through the sky?’ And you’d say, ‘Those are airplanes.’ But even if they could wrap their heads around that they would eventually ask, ‘Why are all the slaves out?’ And they would think that. You can groan all you want, but they would think that.
And yes, the Founding Fathers wanted you to have the right to bear arms, but the guys who wrote that would pee through all eight layers of their pants if they saw what guns are now. In 1787 shooting a bullet was slightly faster than throwing one. If you wanted to be bulletproof in 1787 you put on a heavy coat. So with that in mind, I’m all about Americans having guns as long as they’re the muskets from 1787 that take forever to load.”
Florida, why is submitting your votes so hard for you?
You’re like that person who always says “maybe” to Facebook events.
I have a handful of Republican friends, and I deeply respect them.
I hope they went to sleep thinking Romney had won. I think that would feel pretty good. They’d feel like I am going to feel tonight when I go to bed, knowing that the guy I wanted to be president is going to serve our fine nation. I mean, it will suck when they wake up in the morning and find out Romney lost, but I am glad that they got to enjoy that little happy moment. I love my friends regardless of their political allegiance, and I wouldn’t wish ill on them, even on a high tension day such as this.
Reblogging because I have tried to watch this clip about a dozen times today, and the video keeps crapping out. I’ll try again (and again and again) later.