Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:53:45 AM by lowbridge
At least one brave and patriotic American attended the Presidential Inauguration and is in the parade route with an American flag in the ‘distress position’ and the white Gadsden flag by the way, which is affiliated with the Culpepper Militia Minutemen so they were very brave!
The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year’s presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality.
Note that the pastor of the evangelical Passion City Church in Atlanta has been pushed off the stage not because of a deed, but because of words he said — words expressing a widely held Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin.
So what kind of irony do we have before us that two key aspects of American life, protected by our constitution, are up in smoke and the venue is inauguration of an American president, who will put his hand on a Bible and swear to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States“?………..
Crowds may have flocked to the National Mall to see President Obama make history in 2009, but the team behind the president’s 2013 inauguration bash later this month are bracing themselves for a ton of empty seats. The ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won’t be the historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the Capitol to watch Obama take the oath of office. This time, District of Columbia officials expect between 600,000 and 800,000 people for Obama’s public swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 21.
While British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne frets over spending £148 on a fish and chips lunch with the Governor of the Bank of England, Barack Obama has no qualms about requesting an expensive revamp of the Oval Office when the US federal deficit is approaching a staggering $1.3 trillion and unemployment hovers at just under ten percent.
The Wall Street Journal has outlined some of the chic decorative changes at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:Handmade striped wallpaper manufactured in Amagansett, N.Y., with trim painted in American-made Benjamin Moore. Obama’s decorating team reupholstered in caramel-colored leather the two mahogany arm-chairs that Bush had placed in front of the fireplace. Obama still uses the famous Resolute Desk favored by some of his predecessors, but got a new leather desk chair and a new American walnut coffee table.
Both were made in New York State, as were two blue ceramic table lamps.The new couches were custom-made in New York, but the fabric – light brown cotton with red, white and blue threads running through it – came from Pennsylvania. Maybe it’s coincidence, but New York has 31 electoral votes. Pennsylvania has 21.I’ve written previously that the Obama administration increasingly resembles a modern-day Ancien Régime with an extravagance and arrogance on display among the White House elites that rule America as though they had been handed some divine right to govern with impunity.The government insists that the renovations will be paid for by the White House Historical Association, with funds from the Presidential Inaugural Committee, rather than taxpayers’ money, though no actual cost amounts are given.Excerpt Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk …