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The 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama


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President Barack Obama was inaugurated into office for the second time on this, Martin Luther King, Jr Day. The Obamas started their day off at a service held at St. John’s Church, where we first got a look at the First Lady’s amazing Thom Brown coat, inspired by a men’s tie.

Mrs. Obama paired this with a cardigan by Reed Krakoff, shoes and belt by J. Crew and a Cathy Waterman necklace.

Sasha and Malia were both equally as stylish, also wearing coats J. Crew and Kate Spade.


After Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotamayor, using his family’s huge bible, James Taylor performed an acoustic version of “America The Beautiful.” After this, Obama repeated his oath of office, using two bibles–Abraham Lincoln’s as well as Martin Luther King’s.


A giddy Kelly Clarkson sang My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee” and gave a happy hello to the Prez afterwards. In a day full of historic moments, Richard Blanco became the youngest person, at 44, and the  first Latino to deliver the inaugural poem, titled One Today.” Some felt it was a bit to “rhymey,” but I think it perfectly encapsulated the message of togetherness and change.

Then. what many a stan and even hardened journalist were waiting for, Beyonce took to the center of the stage to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

There was a dramatic moment when Bey took out her earpiece, but of course that didn’t take away from her performance.


On a more shallow note, how did you like her Dior coat paired with that lacy Pucci dress?  And Jay-Z’s Tom Ford suit?

Of course at the center was the President’s speech, where he focused on his goals for this second term, and reminded us all why we voted for him again.



Our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law—for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.”



At the end of the event, the President turned around to face the crowd again, sayingI want to look out one more time because I’m not going to see this again.”

Is One Direction White House Bound?

One Direction


In 2008 President Barack Obama’s first acceptance speech after his historic election included his promise to his daughters that they would FINALLY get a dog.

The First Family


This time around Malia and Sasha will not be doubling up on the cuteness of Bo with another pet, but might get a private concert with UK boy band One Direction.

The Daily Star reports that Michelle Obama has already been in touch with the “Live While We’re Young” singers. So far it is an open invitation and potentially an excellent way to say thank you to the tween/young teen set.

But a word of caution to the President. Harry and them like their ladies like fine wines, vintage.  So you better keep your eye on all your wife if they come to The White House!

One Direction’s second CD “Take Me Home” will be released November 12, 2012.

President Obama Soothes Crying Baby – C’mon, Baby…

This video is perfect (and funny) on so many levels, I barely know where to begin.

"C'mon, Baby..."

You will need to watch this more than once.  It’s that good…

Smilin' MEAN.



The look that POTUS is giving to FLOTUS is called the smug “Smilin’ at You Mean”-smile in this house.  You know you’ve done it, too–the squinched eyes, slightly wrinkled nose and snotty little smile?  Yeah.  Y’all know. Gotdamn if that isn’t a hilarious fight-starter, right?  I’d LOVE to know what Michelle said to Mr. Handsome, Charming, Baby-Soothing President once they were alone.

Oh…one more thing:  Mr. Handsome, Charming, Baby-Soothing President can say, “Oh, Baby…c’mon, Baby”,  to ME any time.

(Oh.  Did I just say that out loud?)