During my walk in to the Inauguration on January 20, 2009 I was accompanied by a journalist from one of the country’s national newspapers. She’d called me in advance and asked to come along, and she ended up right with me on the parade route,
Kool and the Gang join celebrants outside the Department of Justice waiting for the inauguration ceremonies and parade to commence, January 20, 2009 at 10:20 am: People kept moving after the music turned off: with wind chill in the teens, you had to move to
When I arrived at the southwest corner of 9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue early on the morning of January 20, 2009, I looked expectantly across the street to the northwest corner of 9th & Pennsylvania, where I expected to see Ben Masel holding a “Stop
At Constitution & 14th, people were being crushed against fences, the crowd was so thick.
A video podcast report from Jim, on Pennsylvania Avenue for Inauguration Day.
Jim started out many miles away, hiking down the Capital Crescent Trail, and through Georgetown before arriving at the National Mall.
Gene Robinson, just like Rick Warren, has decided to use the power of the President of the United States to try to promote his own career. Gene Robinson has bought into the corrupt and unconstitutional system of power which says that religious Americans deserve perks and privileges from the President.
Since the DC Metro became the only motorized way to get into the Obama Inauguration for people who can’t hire a limo or bus, its 18×18 inch sign restriction has become the de facto limit on free speech for January 20, 2009. Ay, well. If
In January 2005, I posted pictures contrasting the extravagant second inauguration of George W. Bush with the suffering of soldiers in Iraq. Bush’s 2nd inauguration cost somewhere between $40 and $50 million. Later that month, I gasped in shocked disdain at the $250 million price
In the Senate confirmation yesterday of Obama Attorney General nominee Eric Holder, Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona asked Holder about his legal opinion regarding the FISA Amendments Act. This FISA Amendments Act, for those of you joining in late, is the law passed in July
In Washington, DC on the Inauguration Day, I’m aware of three progressive activist events that look forward into the administration of Barack Obama. Here they are, laid out on a map: 1. All-Day Progressive Presence in McPherson Square (just north of the White House), with