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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Infamous Moments From Inaugurations Past

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Parader Monte Montana of California lassoed himself a president. Newsweek Archives, January 26, 1953

And this, related to the 1969 Inauguration of Richard M. Nixon:

About the above video:
Yippie action during the Democratic National Convention of 1968 in Chicago, the height of the New Left and the anti-war movement.
From this January 17, 2017 Newsweek article:
1969: Richard M. Nixon Upstaged by Pigasus J. Pig

Nixon’s inauguration in 1969 was a $2.3 million extravaganza; it was pure pageantry. “We want every husband to complain for years about the cost of his wife’s dress and hair-do,” Ball Chairman Mark Evans told Newsweek for the January 27, 1979 issue. But his party was over-shadowed by an inaugural parody staged by the youth-oriented, anti-establishment “yippies,” who “nominated” a hog for president.

Clockwork: Inaugural week’s first order of business was pleasure, however—and the Nixonian managerial touch showed in every detail of the $2.3 million extravaganza. The form has never been particularly satisfactory: James Madison’s 1809 Inaugural ball—the first ever—was so hot and stuffy that guests smashed windows to get air, and U.S. Grant’s in 1869 is remembered mainly because Horace Greeley had to wait in a check line for an hour and a half to retrieve his coat, cursing colorfully all the while. Shadowing Mr. Nixon’s party, moreover, was the presence of several thousand peace demonstrators and yippies, who planned their own parody inaugural starring Pigasus J. Pig, the hog they “nominated” for President in Chicago last August. Washington authorities granted them permits on a promise that they were coming in peace, though after Chicago no one—including the demonstration leaders themselves—could be sure.
The above article includes more snippets of photo and video about the above Inaugurations, as well as "1961: John F. Kennedy up in Flames," "1985: Ronald Reagan Is Over It," and "2009: Obama’s Awkward Moment."

Read the entire Newsweek article HERE.

Additional reading: Fun facts from past inaugurations, which includes a quiz at the end.


  1. You are a school teacher.
    You just gave a reading assignment with a quiz.
    To comment cogently, one must comply.

    1. Well, I bob=mbed that quiz.
      However, most quizzes reference the material taught, don't they?

    2. Ed,
      The quizzes I design reference the material taught or read as homework. But web quizzes? Nah.

      If it makes you feel any better, I barely passed that quiz. I shouldn't have missed one of the questions -- stupid on my part.

  2. I had forgotten Pigasus.

    Winds of the old days.
    Though compared to what we have, Nixon wasn't so bad.

    1. Some ill winds are blowing.

      See Vile Lefty Fantasizes About Trump Ten Year Old Son Becoming a Shooter. NBC's Katie Rich.

      Then there's also this (at the above link):

      Protesters...hurl feces....

  3. ALL these "Marches," "Demonstrations" and "Liberation Movements" are, a "facade" or a "mask" for ONE underlying agenda –– the desire to DESTROY the STATUS QUO in order for these crypto-COMMUNIST AGITATORS and ACTIVISTS to GRAB ahold of the LEVERS of POWER, and do to "US" what they love to CLAIM "WE" have done to THEM.

    It has never been abut justice. It has ALWAYS been about POWER and about their losr to a Crooked, Lying Compatible Women .

    People who think otherwise, however well-meaning, function as the USEFUL IDIOTS the cynical originators of this evil, rebellious, envy-inspired DESTRUCTIONISM spoke about with smug contempt.

    1. From the essay The Women’s March, not the first time for this kind of turnout has occurred:

      ...[W]hen the Cold War ended and KGB archives were opened it turned out that the organization, structure and funds for those massive demonstrations?



      So when you see the undeniably huge demos all over yesterday, IT IS NOT JUST TWITTER, and even though many there were there for good reason, you have to wonder how those 300+ buses from NYC got together spontaneously and arranged themselves for a ride to DC.
      I have no idea, but SOMEONE with money, and the organization to achieve this, DID IT, and any other idea is foolish and naive....

      Read the entire essay at the above link, which includes embedded links for the above excerpt.

  4. I need an extra credit assignment after that quiz score... unless you are grading on a curve? Good stuff.

  5. What that useless idiot Madonna had the nerve to say about President Trump today was not just disgusting, it was criminal. Who in their right mind gets up in front of a crowd of people who are already worked up into a psychotic rage and talks about killing the leader of the free world by ‘blowing up the white house?”

    I would bet all the money I have that she thought that because she is a famous celebrity there would be no chance anyone would even bat an eye at the comment, never mind hold her accountable for it. Unluckily for her, what she said was a crime and it’s about to earn her a visit from he Secret Service courtesy of Donald Trump.

    1. DaBlade explains what she really meant:

    2. Trust DaBlade to come up with a good satire on the topic of Madonna and her spewings.

  6. This 10 year old child named Baron Trump has had his life changed forever when his Father was sworn in as President of The United States of America yesterday. Long before his Father, President Donald J. Trump, was sworn in- this child became the center of hateful online attacks. From a certain celebrity attempting to diagnose him with a learning disability with her degree from "The University of Google" to now, when a writer from Saturday Night Live decided to make a tweet saying that he would be the "first homeschool shooter". Which she must not do any research because he does attend an actual school. Some of you HATEFUL liberals go on and on about peace, hope and love,and tolerance, and yet you spew your rotten hat out the both side of your hypocritical name calling vile mouths. Tonight, when you tuck your children into bed, look them in the eyes and ask yourself, "could I say these things to my baby?" Whether you like or dislike the Trumps- this is their ten year old son. He is still growing and words hurt. Words have the potential to form a person while they are growing into their adult years. Would you say these things to your own child? NO child deserves to be talked to in such a manner. Don't be a hypocrite. His name is Barron Trump. He is a child. He is to be respected and he is off limits!

  7. NBC needs to put their money where their mouth is and fire Katie Rich if they truly believe that there is no tolerance for bullying. Katie Rich has yet to apologize to Barron and the Trump family for her horrific attack on a 10-year-old boy. A young boy who was put in the limelight because of who his father is.

  8. Amy Kahn Moody said:
    “Poor Barron. It's wrong to make fun of children. It was wrong when it was Sasha and Malia Obama and Chelsea Clinton and it is equally wrong today to Barron Trump. It's wrong to resort to these kind of tactics no matter ur political party. Everyone needs to stop it!”
    This was SO wrong, and SO terrible that it’s difficult to even know where to begin.
    He’s a 10 year old boy who is wearing a suit for hours, and in the public’s eye, and smiling for the cameras all day long. That alone can be very difficult for anyone, let alone a 10 year old.
    Can you imagine for just one second if anyone – ANYONE – had suggested that one of the Obama children were autistic? Would that person would be in Siberia by now, and NOT to be found anywhere in the United States!

    NOTHING was ever done or said about the Clinton Daughter or the Obama Girls that is on the same level as this disgusting rant by that Moron on Saturday Night Live! . This was WAY beyond than what you have called it “bullying”! There was NO need to even mention a 10yr old boy with ignorant rants, and a TV show. This stupid show with these NO TALENT ignorant actor has gotten completely out of hand, people like Katie Rich, and that moron that Bullied his own daughter Alex Baldwin should be fires from that stupid show. I don't recall any hit pieces on that Show about Sasha or Mahlia., or Chelsea Clinton! Would this stupid "joke" be tolerated if this had been said about either of them? More proof that You lefties are a classless bunch.
    You lefties have very short memories, when Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, He Stated Emphatically That Politicians’ Families Should Be “Off Limits.”

    That advice is obviously no longer being heeded it seems, beginning with liberal Hollywood Loony Tune , Rosie O’Donnell, who first came out with that story that young Barron Trump is autistic. Do you think Rosie O’Donnell’s labeling Barron Trump as autistic oversteps the bounds of decency? I guess that when Donald Trump called her a PIG , he was right! Well maybe he is I really don’t know, and if he is then it’s all the more reason NOT to make a comment like that!

    1. Rosie O’Donnell: "I guess that when Donald Trump called her a PIG"[he]was being highly disrespectful to pigs!


  9. Why are liberals so stupid and disgusting?
    What came first, the stupid or the liberal. In other words, are y'all stupid because you are liberal, or liberal because you are stupid?
    inquiring minds want to know.

    It happened because you banned super-size sodas. And smoking in parks. And offensive ideas on campus. Because you branded people who oppose gay marriage ‘homophobic’, instead of allowing people to make up their own minds, and people unsure about immigration ‘racist’.

    Because you treated owning a gun and never having eaten quinoa as signifiers of fascism. Because you thought correcting people’s attitudes was more important than finding them jobs. Because you turned ‘white man’ from a description into an insult. Because you used slurs like ‘denier’ and ‘dangerous’ against anyone who doesn’t share your eco-pieties.

    Because you treated dissent as hate speech and criticism of Obama as extremism. Because you talked more about gender-neutral toilets than about home repossessions. Because you beatified Caitlyn Jenner. Because you policed people’s language, rubbished their parenting skills, took the piss out of their beliefs.

    Because you cried when someone mocked the Koran but laughed when they mocked the Bible. Because you said criticising Islam is Islamophobia. Because you kept telling people, ‘You can’t think that, you can’t say that, you can’t do that.’

    Because you turned politics from something done by and for people to something done to them, for their own good. Because you treated people like trash. And people don’t like being treated like trash. Trump happened because of you.

    I didn't write this, but I thought you might enjoy it.

    1. TOM,

      You have said it all, my friend. I'd love to hear from the "peanut gallery" (AKA Liberals) might have to say in rebuttal?

  11. JonBerg said:
    "I'd love to hear from the "peanut gallery" (AKA Liberals) might have to say in rebuttal?"

    If they were smart they wouldn't say anything but I, for one, have never accused them of being smart.

  12. Katie Rich decided to take an unthinkably tasteless and truly sick crack at Donald and Melania’s 10 year old son Barron by implying that he will kill his father Donald. Tweeted Katie, “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” You’ll be happy to know that Katie Rich got huge punishment.

    First Katie deactivated her Twitter account and later wiped away her entire social media presence. Then she reemerged on Twitter to offer a “too little, too late” apology, writing, “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry.”

    This, of course, was not enough. According to reports, Katie Rich was at first suspended immediately following the tweet. Then, NBC and the producers of Saturday Night Live made the decision to suspend Rich indefinitely from working on the program.

    Rich’s career as an entertainer is almost certainly finished, as her reputation has been completely tarnished by her disgusting action. It’s hard to see NBC or any other network hiring her now that she is damaged goods, without the leverage of being a well-liked celebrity. And now this disgusting liberal comedian's ass has gotten herself fired

  13. Where do these “so-called celebrities” or Singers, or anyone else get off thinking that we give two sh#ts what they think? You see how well that worked out, as their candidate LOST!

    I don’t care if you are drunk, or high on drugs, you just don’t say this kind of stuff. Especially, for the world to hear.. This woman is out of control, along with so many other radical democrats.
    And Katie Rich, who has been with Saturday Night Live since 2013, took the tweet down after 3 hours, or getting blasted by the public, and now… has gone into hiding, by making her Twitter account private. Lets hope that she NEVER comes back again!

  14. To all of you who have said "Donald Trump Is Not My President,"

    LISTEN all, YOU Loony Progressive Loony Tunes!
    For 8 Long and Miserable Years, I Put Up with that Socialist Barrack Hussain Obam, and ALL of his Anti-America Antics! His skirting the constitution with his executive orders, his stepping all over the constitution, his RACISM, his lack of respect for our Police and the list goes on and on.
    Whether I liked him or not, American was and IS MY Country and he was my President.

    So to all of you misguided idiots who proudly proclaim that President Trump will not be your President, I say to you he will be our President, just as President Obama was our President, and ALL of us Americans PUT UP WITH HIM !

    If you want to attack what President Trump's actual actions, or policies or statements are- fine with me, then do so and do so with respect, but don't be like the idiots who took part in that Stupid Idiotic, and Vile March last Saturday, holding up those disgusting Signs, and making those Disgusting speeches, you don’t like him, they say why, not just “he’s not you President, and on these Facebook pages and use your Filthy terms, and your Phony Photoshopped Pictures, of his wife in Naked poses, and his 10 year od Son. .. If you like him, then fine, but . Respect the office, even if you do not respect the office holder. Just like I did for 8 years.
    Obama said during the campaign, and during his 8 years of his presidency he was going to fundamentally change America. His wife said she was never proud to be an American until the election. And he sat in a RACIST Church for 20 years! In my eyes he should've never have been elected.. But YOU people voted for him anyway and he was elected, and we had to put up with him and his CROOKED Administration.
    In fact transforming America is about the only thing he didn't lie about. He actually did it, but for the worse.

    So if he's NOT YOUR PRESIDENT...Then follow up and MOVE to Cuba, or France, or Venezuela, or Canada ,etc. And be SURE to take Meryle Streep, Madonna, Ashley Judd, Michael Moore, and the rest of those SLOPS with you, while you're at it!:They actually seem to believe the same as you do.


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