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Striking similarity. Does anyone know if these two websites were designed by the same people and if it was okayed with Barack Obama, assuming that his campaign come up with the design?
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Thanks to @marklemunyon, he posted a link on Twitter that got me thinking about the inauguration of our 44th President, Barack Obama. I’ve been scouring the Internet for a taste of what’s to come:
D.C. Officials Considering Opening Bars 24-7
The D.C. Council is considering legislation today that would allow bars to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. — three hours longer than current regulations allow — and remain open 24 hours a day from Jan. 17 through 21 to serve crowds in town for the inauguration.
The bill, offered by council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), is up for a vote at today’s legislative meeting.
“This is absolutely a unique opportunity, and we want our night life to participate in all of the activities and events during the Inauguration,” Graham told Post reporter Hamil R. Harris today… see Washington Post article.
Metro Plans for Inauguration Weekend
Metrorail will operate rush hour service for 15 consecutive hours (4 a.m. to 7 p.m.), will stay open for two extra hours (until 2 a.m.), offer free parking at its facilities and will be one important transportation alternative for people who are planning to attend the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
Metro officials expect extremely crowded conditions on Inauguration Day. Metrorail stations and trains will be packed as people head to the Inauguration, and expect to see even tighter conditions afterward. Expect the crowds to be huge with hundreds of thousands of people expected to be in the nation’s capital not only for Inauguration Day, but for the days preceding it as well… see Metro website.
Banned from inauguration: strollers, umbrellas
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Today’s the big day. Who will win the Presidential election?
A Democratic President would be ideal for me. It is my expectation that one would be able to help the country like Bill Clinton (D), who helped lead us out of our economic woes during the 90′s. Under Clinton’s leadership, the unemployment rate dropped about half, to 4%, all thanks to the 15 million new jobs that were created, which seems to be something we desperately need now.
In today’s day and age, the national unemployment rate is at about 6% (as of September). I truly believe that in conjunction with Congressional allies, Barack Obama has the ability to parallel the efforts of the Clinton administration.
I also feel that Barack Obama will do everything in his power to do what’s best for the greater good of the American people. I take that back. I believe he will work with everyone who has power to do what’s best for Americans. He is a team player. I don’t believe that McCain is. I think McCain is money-hungry, power-hungry, and questionable in terms of his ethics. I’m big into integrity, and he has a track record of inconsistent “truths.” Go on factchecker.org to see for yourself.
One last thing. It is crucial for a person in a position of power to be able to communicate effectively, which involves being able to relate with the audience. In my opinion, McCain doesn’t seem like the kind of guy someone could go up to and confide in (a gut reaction).
With this weighing heavy on my mind, I cast my vote today in Virginia for Barack Obama. However, what’s strange is that I consider myself a Republican…
Who did you vote for and why?