For Obama's second inauguration, a su...

For Obama's second inauguration, a subdued, less crowded Washington

There are 144 comments on the Reuters story from Dec 26, 2012, titled For Obama's second inauguration, a subdued, less crowded Washington. In it, Reuters reports that:

It is one of those occasions that is quintessential Washington: the inauguration of a president, a multi-day festival of patriotism, politics, optimism and self-congratulation. All of that will be on display on January 21, when President Barack Obama is publicly sworn in for his second four-year term.

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AmericanMan

Rochester, KY

#92 Dec 29, 2012
TNTEA wrote:
I agree that we need to keep fighting for OUR America. Unfortunately, I think Americans have become too complacent and don't KNOW how to fight!!!! I'm still pissed over this Benghazi thing that has never been resolved and isn't even being talked about any longer. What is wrong with us if we, as Americans, let something like this get by without so much as anyone taking responsibility. Obama should have been held accountable for treason and tried as a TRAITOR but it's just been pushed under the rug and ignored. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!
4000 dead looking for WMDs in a country that had zero to do with 9/11 compared to 4 dead. You among other Repubs are the most hypocritical bastards beyond belief.
AmericanMan

Rochester, KY

#93 Dec 29, 2012
TNTEA wrote:
People in both houses need to get off their asses and do some serious investigating to get rid of this America hating idiot. I believe he was not born in the US and everything he has done should be null and void.
America voted the President into office not once but twice. You are an Anti-American because of your hate of the freedom of the majority to rule by election. Why do you hate Democratic freedom to choose so much?

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#94 Dec 29, 2012
TNTEA wrote:
I agree that we need to keep fighting for OUR America. Unfortunately, I think Americans have become too complacent and don't KNOW how to fight!!!!
It’s not complacency; it’s the demographics stupid… you tea-bagging fools came out to your little lynch mob-type rallies and town halls screaming “I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!”… but you can’t have it back; it’s ours now; you’re outnumbered and people like you, the unpatriotic bigots will suffer the most, as you should.
TNTEA wrote:
I'm still pissed over this Benghazi thing that has never been resolved and isn't even being talked about any longer.
Look at it this way: It’s better to be pissed off than pissed on… although in your case we piss on you also, LOL!
TNTEA wrote:
Obama should have been held accountable for treason and tried as a TRAITOR but it's just been pushed under the rug and ignored. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!
President Obama was tried, and the American people found him guilty… guilty of being a great President and we sentenced him to 4 more years… the only thing being pushed under a rug, kicked and ignored are unpatriotic right-wing idiots like you.
TNTEA wrote:
People in both houses need to get off their asses and do some serious investigating to get rid of this America hating idiot.
And then what do you think the people who re-elected him, who outnumber you will do… trust me, it will be much easier for you to just get the Hell out of my country than it is for you to make your delusions come true.
TNTEA wrote:
I believe he was not born in the US and everything he has done should be null and void.
LOL, you got it bad… your suffering and misery brings me so much joy… the only thing that is null and void is your pea-brain… STFU loser.

Oh, and Happy New Year.
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#95 Dec 29, 2012
sickofit wrote:
<quoted text>
That is just what the GOP want...THEY WANT US ALL SLAVES TO THE RICH WHITE CHRISTAINS.....
Damn right! Got to send you all back in chains. Yep America would be a great place to live in then.
Jani Beg

Romania

#96 Dec 29, 2012
RADU CEL MARE (1495-1508)

"Prietenul sigur la vremuri nesigure." (Inscriptia de pe sabia trimisa lui Al. I. Cuza de catre conducatorul Serbiei)

Dintre toti vecinii lor, romanii ii considera pe sarbi ca fiind poporul cu care sunt in relatiile cele mai bune. Teoretic, intre cele doua state nu a existat niciun razboi pana acum. Insa este binecunoscut felul in care s-a comportat Bucurestiul in timpul lui Tito. Cand acesta a iesit din gratiile Moscovei, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej a facut tot posibilul sa ia locul Iugoslaviei intre tarile care gravitau in jurul URSS.

Vladimir Tismaneanu , parca este cel care spunea un lucru extrem de interesant, si anume faptul ca in perioada comunista "in Romania nu a existat nici macar un singur disident care s-o rupa total cu sistemul". Schimbarea a venit din afara. Foarte putinii disidenti de aici "aveau plasa de siguranta in Occident" cum ar spune Corneliu Dida. Daca li s-ar fi intamplat ceva ar fi reactionat presa din Vest.

Ceea ce vad eu la Antena 3 sunt niste persoane care nu fac decat sa mimeze opozitia, asa cum am mai spus si cu alta ocazie. Mihai Gadea, baiatul care ieri sau alaltaieri statea pe tusa la Realitatea TV acum se vrea a fi un maestru al manipularii maselor, insa se vede ca e fals. Mai este Oana Stancu care nu stiu ce audienta face cu investigatiile ei plicticoase. Si ar mai fi Cornel Nistorescu caruia Mircea Dinescu a fost suficient sa ii aminteasca de niste dosare de la Securitate pentru a il reduce imediat la tacere, in direct la "Marius Tuca Show".

Nici unu dintre ei nu spune marile adevaruri despre regimul Traian Basescu, care daca nu ar fi sprijinit de americani, s-ar prabusi ca un castel din carti de joc. Fratele lui Mazare in naivitatea lui spunea ca desi soldatii romani mor in Afganistan (?) si Irak in continuare sunt necesare vizele pentru a calatori in America. Prin obedienta sa fata de Statele Unite, Basescu l-a intrecut pana si pe Radu cel Mare, voievodul Valahiei, despre care trimisul venetian la Istanbul spunea ca "vine in fiecare an sa sarute mana sultanului". Interesant este ca si acesta s-a remarcat mai mult prin activitatea sa in plan religios.

De mai mult timp se tot vorbeste despre Nicolae Ceausescu. Atunci cand era vorba de integrarea in NATO se invoca anul 1968 cand el a refuzat sa participe la invadarea Cehoslovaciei. Nu prea se spune insa ca Ceausescu este cel care a cerut tarilor membre ale Tratatului de la Varsovia sa intervina in Polonia impotriva Solidaritatii "pentru a salva socialismul".

Ion Antonescu trecand cu avionul pe deasupra aceluiasi oras, Varsovia, spunea ca si-a dat seama ca "romanii sunt totusi un popor mic".

Dupa 1989 acestia au intrat in NATO datorita razboiului din Kosovo punand la dispozitia americanilor spatiul lor aerian si aeroportul de la Timisoara. Deci inca o lovitura data prietenilor sarbi.
Nerecunoasterea ulterioara a independentei obtinute de albanezi este doar un gest de fatada, un nou exemplu de atitudine duplicitara, de joc la doua capete.

Razboiul Rece s-a terminat. Uniunea Sovietica a disparut insa tatarii nu numai ca nu au fost distrusi dar s-au reintors din Surghiun. Deci Basescu face o mare greseala daca isi imagineaza ca are de-a face cu minerii lui Cozma carora PD-ul le-a dat cate cinci salarii compensatorii si a scapat de ei...Mai ales acum cand Crimeea este foarte aproape sa redevina fieful Hoardei de Aur.

P.S.: Acest articol a fost scris in ziua de 08/31/2012 pentru data de 09/01/2012.
Jani Beg

Romania

#97 Dec 29, 2012
KRYM TARTARY

"Nu exista in lumea asta nicio tara care sa aibe Ziua Nationala ca fiind ziua in care s-a eliberat de sub dominatie romaneasca." (Adrian Paunescu, citat aproximativ)

Mi-aduc aminte ca in 2002 in Turcia circulau tot felul de zvonuri care spuneau ca in cazul in care Partidul Justitiei si Dezvoltarii vine la putere se vor prabusi bursele, tara va aluneca spre violenta, va fi sfarsitul lumii. Vremea a trecut si nimic din toate acestea nu s-a intamplat. O propaganda asemanatoare incearca sa faca acum dusmanii nostri, inclusiv romanii pentru a impiedica reintoarcerea integrala a tatarilor in Crimeea. Dar cine sunt de fapt acesti romani?

Trebuie mentionat ca de-a lungul secolelor in fruntea lor s-a aflat si unu ca Ioan Iacob Eraclid (1561-1563) care era luteran, si unu ca Petru Cercel (1583-1585) care era homosexual si teoretic fratele lui Mihai Viteazu, si unu ca Vasile Lupu (1634-1653) care era albanez etc. De altfel in timpul administratiei otomane, la un moment dat, circulau zvonuri ca Stefan Lacusta, nepotul lui Stefan cel Mare, ar vrea sa converteasca Moldova la Islam (sic). Ceva mai tarziu, doi dintre nepotii lui Ieremia Movila, mai precis Alexandru si Bogdan, au devenit musulmani.

Cu cativa ani in urma, cand Mircea Lucescu era antrenor la Besiktas, posturile de televiziune de la Bucuresti difuzau destul de des imagini cu acesta in timpul unei sedinte foto. Lucescu poza in fata ziaristilor de la Istanbul cu un fes turcesc pe cap pe care insa si l-a dat repede jos cu o miscare brusca plina de dispret.

Sa nu uitam ca romanii au trait cinci secole in cadrul Imperiului Otoman. In tot acest timp au fost destui voievozi si boieri care au imbratisat Islamul. Este suficient sa mentionam ca numele preferat pe care si-l luau apostatii romani cand se converteau la Islam era Mehmed.

Se stie ca "Unirea de la 1859" dintre cele doua Principate Dunarene a fost realizata cu sprijinul Frantei. De-altfel Parisul a fost un protector al moldo-valahilor pana la inceputul celui de-al Doilea Razboi Mondial. Cum spun chiar istoricii de aici "am fost de fapt o colonie franceza insa fara prezenta colonizatorilor."

Este foarte interesant de amintit ceea ce s-a intamplat la moartea lui Carol I, primul rege al acestei tari. Neexistand succesori i s-a propus fratelui acestuia, lui Leopold, din cadrul Casei de Hohenzollern sa devina rege, insa acesta a refuzat. Atunci i s-a facut aceeasi propunere lui Wilhelm, insa...si acesta a refuzat oferta. Abia al doilea fiu al lui Leopold, este vorba despre Ferdinand a acceptat sa vina la Bucuresti.

Romanii traiesc in continuare cu impresia ca sunt nedreptatiti. Nu pot sa nu imi amintesc ca in folclorul lor circula ideea cum ca palatele si moscheile de la Istanbul s-au construit "cu aurul nostru" cum spun ei.

In timpul Hanatului Crimeii tatarii faceau raiduri extensive pentru capturarea de sclavi in Valahia si Moldova. Faptul ca ei ne urasc asta este evident. Ei urasc identitatea tatara. Dar asta nu inseamna ca noi trebuie sa renuntam la istoria noastra. Tatarii au ajuns pana la Viena luptand pentru Islam, in timp ce romanii au devenit celebri in toata Europa dupa ce...au mancat lebedele de la Viena.

P.S.: Acest articol a fost scris in ziua de 09/16/2012 pentru data de 09/17/2012.
Jani Beg

Romania

#98 Dec 29, 2012
POPA PROSTU

Vazand cu cata amicitie se poarta romanii fata de Vatican, ai impresia ca acea Cruciada a IV-a in care a fost pusa o curva pe tronul de la Constantinopol ar fi un lucru lipsit de orice importanta. Dar in politica damboviteana convertirile sunt foarte frecvente. Se trece foarte usor de la comunism la democratie, de la liberalism la dictatura, de la europenism la pro-americanism etc.

Romania a trait cinci decenii la rand de ateism. Nicolae Ceausescu a distrus atatea biserici fara ca cineva sa se scandalizeze, Vacaresti fiind doar unul din exemplele care pot fi date.

Soveja din cate stiu eu este numele unei alte manastiri, insa e si un cartier in Constanta cu acest nume, unde in anii '90 prostituatele ieseau la "produs" in mod nestingherit. Avea dreptate cel care zicea ca romanii isi fac cruce din superstitie. Si atunci pentru ce se mai mira istoricul cand spune ca Radu de la Afumati, voievod al Valahiei intre 1522-1529 a fost ucis intr-o biserica?

Odata cu trecerea la noul regim a fost o adevarata frenezie in a construi astfel de cladiri de parca am fi trait intr-un stat teocratic. Dar toate astea nu sunt decat niste incercari de a crea o imagine falsa.

Este elocvent de amintit cum s-a incheiat ultima mineriada. Guvernul Radu Vasile si Miron Cozma au negociat in manastirea de la Cozia. De-altfel intelegerea care a fost semnata pe 22 ianuarie 1999 a ramas in istorie ca Acordul de la Cozia. Insa dupa numai cateva zile Cozma a fost arestat fiind etichetat drept un paranoid.(Mai nou, dupa ce acesta si-a ispasit pedeapsa si a fost eliberat din inchisoare a inceput sa apara destul de des ca invitat la diferite posturi de televiziune)

Nu este mai putin adevarat ca nici preotii nu sunt niste ingerasi. Se stie ca 80% dintre ei au colaborat cu Securitatea, turnand toate spovedaniile romanilor. Mircea Dinescu incerca sa atenueze aceasta vina spunand ca cei care turnau erau de fapt securisti care dupa ce terminau scoala de la Baneasa faceau si o a doua facultate, teologia, intrand apoi in randurile clerului. Oricum procentul este prea mare pentru ca argumentul sa poata fi acceptat.

De-altfel, acest popor a suferit umilinte inca de la inceputul instaurarii comunismului in Romania. Se tot vorbeste despre agenti ai statului care se culcau cu sotiile partizanilor din munti. Liviu Mihaiu chiar propunea sa se faca si filme despre asemenea eroi.

Este foarte interesant ca in timp ce mie vor sa imi nege calitatea de tatar, ei il revendica pe Ioan Huniadi. Dupa cum bine se stie, acest guvernator al Ungariei era catolic si asimilat deja de nobilimea maghiara.

Patriarhul de la Istanbul vorbeste fluent turceste. Inainte de 1989 era la moda un joc de carti numit "Popa Prostu". Iar acum romanii sunt deranjati de faptul ca "Linia Huntington" include doar Transilvania in Occident...Adica servitori la masa bogatilor.

P.S.: Acest articol a fost scris in ziua de 09/30/2012 pentru data de 10/01/2012.
Jani Beg

Romania

#99 Dec 29, 2012
GENERATIA DE AUR

"Cobori in jos, luceafar bland/Alunecand pe-o raza/Patrunde-n casa si in gand/Si viata-mi lumineaza!" (Mihai Eminescu, Luceafarul)

Oare se poate cobori in sus? Aceasta greseala pe care poetul national al romanilor o face in cea mai importanta poezie a sa, "Luceafarul", cu siguranta ca stirbeste opera celui care de-altfel se ascunde sub o fotografie facuta la varsta de 19 ani. Noica, de exemplu, studiaza in mod exagerat de subiectiv caietele acestuia care contineau si o doza de nebunie. Tocmai de aceea m-a mirat atitudinea unui academician care spunea ca el nu vede nimic genial la Carageale. Asta, spre deosebire de Robert Turcescu, care se supara ca de ce e umilit Hagi de catre Gigi Becali.

Gheorghe Hagi a reusit in viata prin fotbal si nu prin profesia sa, el avand, daca nu gresesc eu o diploma de economist. Din 2008 si pana acum nu l-am vazut sa isi exprime un punct de vedere cu privire la criza economica. Ca antrenor, "a falimentat" mai toate echipele la care a fost.

Pe vremea cand inca era jucator a vrut sa faca o revolutie la nationala. A intrat in conflict cu presa care nu lasa reprezentativa sa pregateasca in liniste meciurile care urmau. A cerut la un moment dat chiar sa i se faca statuie, fiind imediat ridiculizat de Florin Calinescu care in emisiunea "Chestiunea Zilei" i-a construit o statuie punand in locul capului o minge.

Dar acea revolta avea sa schimbe definitiv imaginea lui in ochii mei. Intrand in conflict cu presa, ziaristii s-au razbunat pe el., cum? Au publicat un interviu cu Gheorghe Hagi reproducand exact, dar exact tot ceea ce a spus acesta: toate balbaielile, toate dezacordurile dintre subiect si predicat, toate pauzele de gandire etc. Atunci toata Romania si-a dat seama ca acesta nu este decat un produs al mass-mediei. Atunci s-a putut vedea ce parere au jurnalistii cu adevarat despre el. Parca te uitai la o cladire careia i-a cazut fatada dupa o explozie.

Asa-numita "Generatie de Aur" era condusa de Anghel Iordanescu care la World Cup tot umbla cu o icoana in mana. Pentru ca acum cateva luni sa circule zvonuri ca ar avea o amanta.

Un alt antrenor, este vorba de Ilie Balaci, declara unui cotidian din Bucuresti, pe vremea cand antrena in Arabia Saudita, ca a aranjat cu cei de la clubul respectiv ca de Craciun sa primeasca mancare din Romania, deci posibil carne de porc. Carne de porc pe teritoriul Arabiei Saudite!!!

Mi-aduc aminte ca Marius Tuca intr-o editie a emisiunii pe care o realiza la Antena 1 avea o invitata din Statele Unite care facuse cariera in domeniul informatic. Una din intrebari era si aceasta: "E adevarat ca Bill Gates miroase a transpiratie la serviciu?"

Se incearca sa mi se murdareasca biografia cu lucruri ce au o conotatie sexuala. Se doreste ridiculizarea mea pentru ca eu spun multe adevaruri. Uitati-va cu cata isterie reactionau romanii la fiecare film unguresc despre Transilvania. Uitati-va cu cata isterie a reactionat Cristian Tudor Popescu cand au aparut manualele alternative de istorie, in care un autor indraznise sa fie sincer fata de cititorii sai. Eu sunt un om cat se poate de normal din punct de vedere al vietii mele sexuale. Scriind aceste randuri chiar imi vin in minte cuvintele mamei mele care vazandu-le pe fufele astea la televizor obisnuieste sa spuna: "E, de parca numai tu ai avea un cur!"

P.S.: Acest articol a fost scris in ziua de 10/09/2012 pentru data de 10/10/2012.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#101 Dec 29, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I have challenged them to watch the whole segment of, Meet the Press....where Susan Rice specifically says, all her comments are very preliminary and subject to information so far and will be more complete after the upcoming investigation....but, they have zero interest in the actual truth....They knocked her out of the Sec. of State job, and got John Kerry in hopes of winning his vacated senate seat....it's 100%, what it was alll about all along....
Your recording is stuck on stupid. Have mommy change the tape.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#102 Dec 29, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
It’s not complacency; it’s the demographics stupid… you tea-bagging fools came out to your little lynch mob-type rallies and town halls screaming “I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!”… but you can’t have it back; it’s ours now; you’re outnumbered and people like you, the unpatriotic bigots will suffer the most, as you should.
<quoted text>
Look at it this way: It’s better to be pissed off than pissed on… although in your case we piss on you also, LOL!
<quoted text>
President Obama was tried, and the American people found him guilty… guilty of being a great President and we sentenced him to 4 more years… the only thing being pushed under a rug, kicked and ignored are unpatriotic right-wing idiots like you.
<quoted text>
And then what do you think the people who re-elected him, who outnumber you will do… trust me, it will be much easier for you to just get the Hell out of my country than it is for you to make your delusions come true.
<quoted text>
LOL, you got it bad… your suffering and misery brings me so much joy… the only thing that is null and void is your pea-brain… STFU loser.
Oh, and Happy New Year.
Dow drops 158 points as Obama offers nothing new to prevent the cliff,

$1 Trillion Obamacare Tax Hike Hitting on Jan. 1... enjoy maggot munchers.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#103 Dec 29, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
lejimfraud cry-a-thon: Day 53

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#105 Dec 31, 2012
JVC wrote:
<quoted text>Your protesting becoming more lame each day......cry on simple mind.
OBAMA SIGNS RENEWAL OF WARRANTLESS WIRETAP LAW -- BEHIND CLOSED DOORS... It's where Mr. Transparency does most of his work. More of the illegal search and seizure promotion promoted by the Obama Gestapo.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#106 Dec 31, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>OBAMA SIGNS RENEWAL OF WARRANTLESS WIRETAP LAW -- BEHIND CLOSED DOORS... It's where Mr. Transparency does most of his work. More of the illegal search and seizure promotion promoted by the Obama Gestapo.
Little by little our freedoms melt away.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#107 Dec 31, 2012
Bluntforce wrote:
<quoted text>I hear that the Kenyan's peeps are going to be handing out free condoms and anal lube to all of the party goer's that show up for the Second Immaculation. Do you have your tickets yet, freak?
Another brilliantly expressed political opinion from a Conservative.

Explains whey their collective IQ is so low, I suppose...

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#108 Dec 31, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>OBAMA SIGNS RENEWAL OF WARRANTLESS WIRETAP LAW -- BEHIND CLOSED DOORS... It's where Mr. Transparency does most of his work. More of the illegal search and seizure promotion promoted by the Obama Gestapo.
Needless to say, this loud, flatulent outrage on your part was NEVER expressed during the Bush years, when the Patriot Act was passed and FISA was upgraded to its current invasive level. ONLY when Mr. Obama was elected did this become an issue for you.

Hypocrite.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#109 Dec 31, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Needless to say, this loud, flatulent outrage on your part was NEVER expressed during the Bush years, when the Patriot Act was passed and FISA was upgraded to its current invasive level. ONLY when Mr. Obama was elected did this become an issue for you.
Hypocrite.
Now that Oblamer has stamped out terrorism shouldn't those invasive laws go away,like you screamed for them to when enacted?
Suddenly you approve because Oblamer continues to advance them?

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#110 Dec 31, 2012
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
Now that Oblamer has stamped out terrorism shouldn't those invasive laws go away,like you screamed for them to when enacted?
Suddenly you approve because Oblamer continues to advance them?
You lie a lot, Brad.

Terrorism hasn't been "stamped out," nor has Obama said so. Invasive laws shouldn't ever have been enacted, and I'VE said so.

Suddenly you say something dishonest and stupid...and NO one is surprised.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#111 Dec 31, 2012
looks like the professor is gonna be here on topix a lot.....maybe he will go back to work, as soon as the celebration of Kwanzaa is over?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#112 Dec 31, 2012
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
Little by little our freedoms melt away.
You are free to whine, four more years.....
Brad

Manchester, CT

#113 Dec 31, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>You are free to whine, four more years.....
Lord Benghazi will be givin the bums rush long before his 2nd term is up.

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