Photos | 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama

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77 Responses to Photos | 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama

  1. First Family Inaugural Cam

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  3. Inauguration 2013: Bernice King Reflects on Obama Using the King Bible

  4. rikyrah says:

    May the right-wing heads explode:

  5. I read on Twitter the right is mad b/c Michelle rolled her eyes.

    bwa ha ha ha ha ha

    Fuck’em but good!

  6. rikyrah says:

    I shall not front:

    fuck all these mofos.


    Republicans: Obama should have reached out more in address

    Republican lawmakers criticized President Obama’s inaugural address Monday, saying he failed to reach out to their party.

    “I would have liked to have seen some outreach,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential race. “This is the eighth [inauguration] that I’ve been to and always there’s been a portion of the speech where [the president says], ‘I reach out my hand because we need to work together.’ That wasn’t in this speech.”

    Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a member of leadership, said the speech was “mostly 30,000-foot stuff” that did not extend any olive branches to the GOP.

  7. Ametia says:

    Love the additional photos in the gallery!

  8. Malia Obama  dances on the reviewing stand

    Malia Obama dances on the reviewing stand

  9. Ametia says:



  10. I can’t get on Twitter, guys! :(

  11. President Barack Obama shares a moment with first lady Michelle Obama at the Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall on inauguration day

    President Barack Obama shares a moment with first lady Michelle Obama at the Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall on inauguration day

  12. rikyrah says:

    Josh Chambers ‏@fleetadmiralj

    Wow. MSNBC reports King family asked President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts to sign the King family Bible

  13. rikyrah says:

    Malia Obama, right, and Sasha Obama look on from the presidential box during the Inaugural parade, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. Thousands marched during the 57th Presidential Inauguration parade after the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama.
    —-AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

  14. rikyrah says:

    President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pay their respects at the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue in the Capitol rotunda

  15. rikyrah says:

    Christine King Farris, sister of Martin Luther King, Jr, smiles as President Barack Obama is sworn in on her brother’s bible as she watches from Ebenezer Baptist Church following the 45th Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service in Atlanta, Georgia, January 21

  16. rikyrah says:

    michele_norris Michele Norris 6m
    Myrlie Evers pic on cover of mag after husband’s assasination shows she earned this day. @AnnaHolmes @carolynedgar

  17. rikyrah says:

    michele_norris Michele Norris 6m
    Myrlie Evers pic on cover of mag after husband’s assasination shows she earned this day. @AnnaHolmes @carolynedgar

  18. rikyrah says:

    Mrs. Obama’s Bangs has a twitter account.


  19. rikyrah says:

    Watch Michelle Obama Throw World-Historical Shade at John Boehner


  20. Ametia says:

    The Inaugural Ceremony: What to Expect from the Luncheon

    This year’s lunch features a sustainable menu, commemorative crystal gifts, and a softer color scheme.

  21. Ametia says:

    PBO: “There is controversy in this presidency, but not in this First Lady, Michelle.”

    Tell it, Mr. President!

  22. Ametia says:

    VP Biden says he raises a toast to a man who “NEVER OPERATES OUT OF FEAR.” Mr. President!

  23. rikyrah says:

    A Look at the Inaugural Speech

    by BooMan
    Mon Jan 21st, 2013 at 01:37:30 PM EST

    Here is the transcript of President Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address. I will have some thoughts below:

    If you were looking for news to be made in this speech, there really wasn’t too much that surprised. Perhaps it was a little more confrontational than some expected. He mocked Mitt Romney’s 47% remarks, saying that Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security weren’t programs for “takers,” but key ingredients in our ability to take the risks and investments that make our country great. He mocked Republicans who deny climate science, saying we can’t deny forest fires and droughts and more powerful storms. He challenged the warmongers and UN-bashers, saying that we don’t need perpetual war and promising to strengthen institutions that help us keep the peace. He reminded the nation that we became close allies with Japan and Germany, hinting that we might one day become good friends with the Iranian people. He also recommitted America to the defense of democracy on every continent.

    He gave a full-throated defense of gay equality, mentioning Stonewall in the same breadth as Seneca Falls and Selma, and saying, “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.”

    Despite some early nods to the right acknowledging that government can’t solve every problem and our tradition of limited government, his overall speech was unapologetically progressive. He spoke about business and jobs only obliquely, in the context of investments in research and an energy policy that is forward-looking. His overwhelming focus was on equal rights and equal opportunity. What he said about foreign policy could have been said by any progressive blogger. His economic focus was on lifting up the middle class and providing hope to the impoverished. And he signaled no compromise on entitlements whatsoever, only referring to efforts to slow the growth of health care costs.

    I’d give the speech an A+, except there was no mention of rethinking the Drug War or embarking on a major effort at prison reform. Alas, that is apparently still too much to ask.

    Now, we must help him keep his promises and fulfill his mission.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Doug Saunders @DougSaunders Now that’s a gif RT @nowthisnews: “I want to take a look one more time, I’m not going to see this again.”

  25. rikyrah says:

    the Inaugural Poem:


    Richard Blanco’s inaugural poem:

    “One Today”

    One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores,
    peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces
    of the Great Lakes, spreading a simple truth
    across the Great Plains, then charging across the Rockies.
    One light, waking up rooftops, under each one, a story
    told by our silent gestures moving behind windows.

    My face, your face, millions of faces in morning’s mirrors,
    each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our day:
    pencil-yellow school buses, the rhythm of traffic lights,
    fruit stands: apples, limes, and oranges arrayed like rainbows
    begging our praise. Silver trucks heavy with oil or paper — bricks or milk, teeming over highways alongside us,
    on our way to clean tables, read ledgers, or save lives — to teach geometry, or ring up groceries as my mother did
    for twenty years, so I could write this poem.

    All of us as vital as the one light we move through,
    the same light on blackboards with lessons for the day:
    equations to solve, history to question, or atoms imagined,
    the “I have a dream” we keep dreaming,
    or the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won’t explain
    the empty desks of twenty children marked absent
    today, and forever. Many prayers, but one light
    breathing color into stained glass windows,
    life into the faces of bronze statues, warmth
    onto the steps of our museums and park benches
    as mothers watch children slide into the day.

    One ground. Our ground, rooting us to every stalk
    of corn, every head of wheat sown by sweat
    and hands, hands gleaning coal or planting windmills
    in deserts and hilltops that keep us warm, hands
    digging trenches, routing pipes and cables, hands
    as worn as my father’s cutting sugarcane
    so my brother and I could have books and shoes.

    The dust of farms and deserts, cities and plains
    mingled by one wind — our breath. Breathe. Hear it
    through the day’s gorgeous din of honking cabs,
    buses launching down avenues, the symphony
    of footsteps, guitars, and screeching subways,
    the unexpected song bird on your clothes line.

    Hear: squeaky playground swings, trains whistling,
    or whispers across cafe tables, Hear: the doors we open
    for each other all day, saying: hello, shalom,
    buon giorno, howdy, namaste, or buenos días
    in the language my mother taught me — in every language
    spoken into one wind carrying our lives
    without prejudice, as these words break from my lips.

    One sky: since the Appalachians and Sierras claimed
    their majesty, and the Mississippi and Colorado worked
    their way to the sea. Thank the work of our hands:
    weaving steel into bridges, finishing one more report
    for the boss on time, stitching another wound
    or uniform, the first brush stroke on a portrait,
    or the last floor on the Freedom Tower
    jutting into a sky that yields to our resilience.

    One sky, toward which we sometimes lift our eyes
    tired from work: some days guessing at the weather
    of our lives, some days giving thanks for a love
    that loves you back, sometimes praising a mother
    who knew how to give, or forgiving a father
    who couldn’t give what you wanted.

    We head home: through the gloss of rain or weight
    of snow, or the plum blush of dusk, but always — home,
    always under one sky, our sky. And always one moon
    like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop
    and every window, of one country — all of us —
    facing the stars
    hope — a new constellation
    waiting for us to map it,
    waiting for us to name it — together

  26. rikyrah says:

    Thom Browne talks about Michelle Obama’s inaugural outfit

    By Adam Tschorn
    January 21, 2013, 10:46 a.m.

    Just hours after finding out that First Lady Michelle Obama had chosen an outfit of his design to the presidential inauguration, fashion designer Thom Browne shared his reactions and inspirations.

    He said the inspiration for the coat in navy silk textured tie jacquard fabric with a fitted bodice and undulated skirt over a dress of navy, loden, gray, pink and white jacquard based on a men’s silk tie jacquard fabric, was the first lady herself.

    “She has a really strong sensibility and style of her own,” he said by phone from Paris (where he showed his menswear collection Sunday night). “And she likes well-tailored clothes so the inspiration was doing something that looked tailored and structured and fitted through the body and somewhat A-line for the skirt and the dress … something that’s as strong as she is as a person and as an individual.

    “I kind of assumed that the president would be in navy so I wanted to do something in navy so that they looked really good together. The fabric specifically was one I was developing for my men’s collection that I just showed — a silk jacquard fabric based off an old tie. There’s a beautiful structure to the fabric.”

    “It’s one of those humbling experiences in life. With all the American designers she could have chosen from, the fact that she chose mine was overwhelming and one of those experiences that you can never really put into words other than just [to say] ‘truly humbling’ and I’m so proud that she chose it — and I’m also so proud that she looked so good in it.”,0,3290625.story

  27. Ametia says:

    I expecially LOVE the pic of Beyonce & FLOTUS.

  28. Ametia says:

    AWESOME gallery, SG2. It’s stellar! A sea of color and majesty… Thank you.

  29. vitaminlover says:

    Fabulous pictures,SG2!

  30. rikyrah says:

    you have outdone yourself with this post…these pics are terrific!!!


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