2013 Presidential & Vice Presidential Inauguration; Day 2

First Family on their way to Church

President Obama, accompanied by his daughters Sasha and Malia, first lady Michelle Obama and mother-in-law Marian Robinson, arrives at St. John’s Church in Washington

The schedule for the second PUBLIC inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden:

Monday, Jan. 21

Ceremonial swearing-in

Capitol Hill, 11:30 a.m. EST

The order of the program:

Musical selections: The U.S. Marine Band

Musical selections: P.S. 22, Staten Island in N.Y., and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tenn.

Call to order and welcoming remarks: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams

Musical selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Oath of office administered to Vice President Biden: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Musical selection: James Taylor

Oath of office administered to President Obama: Chief Justice John Roberts

Inaugural address: President Obama

Musical selection: Kelly Clarkson

Poem: Richard Blanco

Benediction: the Rev. Luis Leon of St. John’s Church, Washington

The National Anthem: Beyoncé

Inaugural Parade

Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue

2:35 p.m. EST

The Obamas and Bidens participate in a parade featuring floats and vehicles representing about 60 groups.

The Commander in Chief’s Inaugural Ball

Washington Convention Center

6 p.m. EST

The gala honors service members and their families.

The Inaugural Ball

Washington Convention Center, Halls A, B and C

6:30 p.m. EST

Washington Convention Center, Halls D and E

Doors open 7 p.m. EST

Read more here.

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137 Responses to 2013 Presidential & Vice Presidential Inauguration; Day 2

  1. Ametia says:

    BWA HJA John Boehner is slurring his words. Cut him off, NOW.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Inauguration Day in Times Square

  3. Ametia says:

    Valerie Jarrett on NBC Love her haircut.

  4. rikyrah says:


    First Lady Michelle Obama during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.


    US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at St. John’s Church on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC, hours before Obama participates in a ceremonial swearing in for a second term in office.
    —-NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

  5. rikyrah says:

    Rosa Parks is getting a statue in the hall later on this year

  6. rikyrah says:

    looking at Orange Julius watch the waiter pour the wine at the luncheon…LOL

    • Ametia says:

      Brian Willimas just asked Valerie Jarretta bout Obama’s diversity issue. ***SIGH*

      She shut his shit down. The President surrounds himself with a host of people who serve him and the American people. He was raised by a single mother. MOFOS

  7. Ametia says:

    LOL Senator Schummer get his SHINE on today.

  8. rikyrah says:

    annvic: @conlakappa She just asked what the all want to know. They can’t stand the fact that a powerful, charasmatic black woman would choose (and love and worshp) a black woman.

  9. 2013 Inauguration18

    President Barack Obama smiles as he is escorted through the corridor to the west door of the U.S. Capitol to begin swearing-in ceremonies on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama will be ceremonially sworn in for his second term today

  10. rikyrah says:

    Anyone see Jay-Z right there with Bey?

  11. Ametia says:

    Beyonce sang that anthem quite nicely, don’tcha thnk?

  12. rikyrah says:

    from Rhoda:

    That is what is so incredible: so many in the MSM tried to steal that joy and yet it is so felt in the artists, the people there, the speeches

  13. rikyrah says:

    he’s looking at the crowd…taking it in

  14. rikyrah says:

    ok, Beyonce did good!

  15. Ametia says:

    POTUS put tho kiddie bitches on notice, who would attempt to suppress AMERICAN’S RIGHT TO VOTE.

  16. President Obama: ‘Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote’

  17. Ametia says:

    president Obama: “America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so long as we seize it together.”

  18. rikyrah says:

    he called out everyone..LOL

  19. rikyrah says:

    Just added videos from today.

  20. rikyrah says:

    DO NOT require perpetual war – that’s for you, neo-cons

  21. Ametia says:

    PBO is laying out his second term, in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS.

    CLIMATE CHANGE
    NO PERPETURAL WARS
    WE ARE ALL EQUAL UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS NATION

  22. rikyrah says:

    bringing up Climate change…tell it, Mr. President.

  23. rikyrah says:

    :-) RT @My_Michele20 Little black girl on CNN just told Soledad she is at inauguration because her daddy chartered a private plane. Ok then!

  24. rikyrah says:

    First lady Michelle Obama wears Thom Browne coat and dress

    by Associated Press | January 21, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    First lady Michelle Obama is wearing a navy Thom Browne coat and dress on the morning of her husband’s second inauguration.

    The fabric for her Inauguration Day attire was developed based on the style of a man’s silk tie. The belt she is wearing is from J.Crew, and her necklace was designed by Cathy Waterman. She is also wearing J.Crew shoes.

    Her daughter Malia is also wearing a J.Crew ensemble. Sasha Obama is wearing a Kate Spade coat and dress

    http://thegrio.com/2013/01/21/first-lady-michelle-obama-wears-thom-browne-coat-and-dress/

  25. The White House‏@whitehouse

    Obama cites the Declaration of Independence: “all men are created equal…endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights”

  26. Ametia says:

    Let us act on the idea that everyone is included,” says Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, in her invocation opening the inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama’s second term.

  27. OMG! Look at the sea of people!

  28. Whoo Hoo! Go, Mr President!

  29. rikyrah says:

    we get the 21 gun salute!!

  30. rikyrah says:

    he’s reading it again! LOL

  31. rikyrah says:

    thank you James Taylor

  32. Justice Sotomayor: A Wise Latina

  33. The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir!!!!!!!!!!

  34. rikyrah says:

    that was fabulous

    oh please someone put out the youtube video of the choir, so we can post it.

  35. rikyrah says:

    The whole choir ensemble is off the chain!

  36. Jorge Rivas‏@thisisjorge

    Myrlie Evers-Williams is believed to be the first woman, and layperson other than clergy, to deliver the invocation http://soc.li/8yab0Ii

  37. rikyrah says:

    That prayer was fabulous.

  38. rikyrah says:

    Amen, Mrs. Evers-Williams

  39. Ms Myrlie Evers-Williams—>beautiful strong black woman!

  40. rikyrah says:

    The slaves who built THOSE steps…their living was not in vain!

  41. rikyrah says:

    I can’t believe Mrs. Evers-Williams is closing in on 80….damn, Black don’t crack.

  42. God bless Ms Myrlie Evers!

  43. Jack & Jill Politics‏@jjpolitics

    Medgar Evers – “You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea” – his brave widow Myrlie provides the inauguration invocation today…

  44. Schumer: “Welcome to this celebration of our great democracy” http://huff.to/10ysvae #inaug2013

    • rikyrah says:

      he is right. I always thought it was amazing that 11:50 a.m., one man would be the more powerful man in the world, and by noon, it would be someone else…

  45. Jack & Jill Politics‏@jjpolitics

    learn more about the incredible woman behind the invocation – Myrlie Evers-Williams http://ht.ly/gZK1V

  46. Look at that crowd! Mythe, where you at?

  47. rikyrah says:

    POTUS talking with the Supreme Court

  48. rikyrah says:

    has anyone turned over to Fox this morning…BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA A

  49. Whoo Hoo! Here comes our President!

  50. Ametia says:

    HERE COMES POTUS! Swag

  51. rikyrah says:

    : I can’t tell you how many times I watched the Oath yesterday. and I smiled everytime

  52. rikyrah says:

    Nancy Smash is always looking fab!

  53. Ametia says:

    FLOTUS’ hair is LAID.That.is.all.

  54. rikyrah says:

    Joey B’s in da house!!

  55. Ametia says:

    Here comes FLOTUS; She’s FLAWLESS

  56. rikyrah says:


    Crowds wait for the start of the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol

  57. rikyrah says:

    Nora O’Donnell had to choke as she said that they believe this will be the SECOND largest Inaugural in history….LOL

  58. rikyrah says:

    I did get to hear Tim Gunn gush over the Obamas fashion choices today..LOL

  59. rikyrah says:

    Malia and Sasha look terrific…as does Mrs. Robinson

  60. Ametia says:

    Our First Daughters are BEAUTIFUL, POISED… Stunning.

  61. rikyrah says:

    39 degrees in washington? that’s a heatwave…lol

  62. rikyrah says:

    Beau Biden with the Biden family bible – damn, that thing is big

  63. rikyrah says:

    Jimmy Carter is at the point in his life where he doesn’t give a fuck. he’s so old that every word out of his mouth is his truth

  64. rikyrah says:

    the Carters are so happy, considering they know how much their grandson helped this election

  65. rikyrah says:

    watching abc, and they’re like, let’s compare crowd sizes between 2009 and today…fuck them mofos

  66. Ametia says:

    the Carters look great

  67. Ametia says:

    That’s my POTUS!

  68. rikyrah says:


    President Obama views a portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama before a church service at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20
    –Photo by Pete Souza

  69. vitaminlover says:

    Soooooo exciting!!

  70. Ametia says:

    PBO’s go major SWAGGER this morning. The motorcade is ready to leave the WH

  71. Ametia says:

    FLOTUS IS ROCKIN IT. Those BOOTS are HAWT.

  72. Ametia says:

    Dr. Jill looks fabulous. Look at all that CONGRESSIONAL DIVERSITY

  73. Ametia says:

    Waiting for POTUS & FLOTUS to exit the WH.

  74. Obama Sings ‘Let’s Stay Together’

  75. Ametia says:

    Watching C-span, If you want to continually hear the other stations go on about the “smaller than 2009 crowd” meme, stay tunned in to them.

  76. Ametia says:

    HAPPY INAUGURATION & DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY!

  77. Obama Inauguration Kicks Off President’s Second Term

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/21/inauguration-live-2013_n_2480111.html#97_boehner-mcconnell-at-white-house

    The 2013 Inauguration ceremonies to honor the start of President Barack Obama’s second term in office include two official Inaugural Balls, a National Day of Service and two swearing-in ceremonies.

    Thousands flocked to Washington, D.C. to help Obama kick off his second round in the White House, including notable names like James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry and Beyonce.

  78. Ametia says:

    Inaugural parade’s announcer knows how to call ‘em as voice of former Washington Senators ballclub
    By Fredrick Kunkle,
    Jan 21, 2013 03:15 AM EST

    The Washington Post Published: January 20

    Charlie Brotman’s voice doesn’t do Charlie Brotman justice.

    He’s the first to admit his voice isn’t particularly sonorous or authoritative, the way some sports announcers’ voices are. Even deep in announcer mode, he sounds a little like a genial telephone operator taking an order for Sears.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/inauguration/inaugural-parades-announcer-knows-how-to-call-em-as-voice-of-old-senators-team/2013/01/20/945829ac-6279-11e2-b05a-605528f6b712_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

  79. Ametia says:

    loved seeing the First Family in church. Interesting CNN folks mentioned the Obamas were attending an “African American” church yesterday.

    Today, he and the Bidens are just attending “church.”

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