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(Yahoo)   When presidential inaugurations go wrong: VP shows up drunk for his own speech   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 34
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Pud
2013-01-15 08:59:23 AM  
FTA - Jackson escaped either through an open window or side door, and organizers put large amounts of free booze on the White House lawn to lure the mob out of the building.

Now that's funny right there.
 
2013-01-15 10:20:29 AM  
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2013-01-15 10:21:05 AM  
But let's not lose sight of what went right when Andrew Jackson threw a party: Dat giant wheel of cheese.
 
2013-01-15 10:24:51 AM  
I do not get the problem of this as if he shows up with the intoxication I do not see the problem of the drunkenness for this reason.  It might actually be the good thing as this is something upon which is fun for the individual.  Why must we engage upon the politics when it is the case of many who just enjoy the little bit of booze for the fun times?  Maybe if we would try to see the two sides of these things we would not yet have the same lack of the enjoyment as was had by the Vice President named Albert Gore or Michael Dukakison.

You are welcome.
 
2013-01-15 10:25:48 AM  

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The would at least put some logical toward explaining his thoughts and actions.
 
2013-01-15 10:26:38 AM  
It's hard to tell with Biden
 
2013-01-15 10:28:46 AM  
FTFA: "The most famous infamous inauguration gone wrong is that of President William Henry Harrison, who was literally killed by his own speech in 1841. "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Harrison#Death
 
2013-01-15 10:29:56 AM  
FTFC: "I hope that the next one turns out just like Harrison's."

Keep it classy, yahoo trolls.
 
2013-01-15 10:35:34 AM  

lilbordr: FTFA: "The most famous infamous inauguration gone wrong is that of President William Henry Harrison, who was literally killed by his own speech in 1841. "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Harrison#Death


Yahoo News. We're lucky they were able to speel Harrison.
 
2013-01-15 10:37:41 AM  

lilbordr: FTFA: "The most famous infamous inauguration gone wrong is that of President William Henry Harrison, who was literally killed by his own speech in 1841. "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Harrison#Death


I expect this to get heavy coverage by Faux News, and prayer for bad weather from WND
 
2013-01-15 10:38:24 AM  
Um....not sure if anyone noticed that this isn't rally news...
It kind of happened a really long time ago.

The worst one in recent memory is the one where the non us citizen that has never done anything in his life other than be a corrupt Chicago politician got sworn in.

Hahahahaha

Compulsory...
 
2013-01-15 10:40:29 AM  
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When I look at the President of the United States, I don't see a black guy. No siree. I see a black dude. He's pretty cool about shiat, you know it? I tell him "I'm working on that gun stuff, Pres. Chill." In reality, I'm playing "Call of Duty" on the Xbox 360 with Seal Teal 6 on my team. We're totally kicking those ten year old bastard's asses.

But the Pres is cool. I'll tell it to his face. He swings by the naval observatory on occasion. Open bar since 2009! I'm redoing my Trans in the place that used to be Cheney's Escape Pod. He's pretty handle with the wrenches and he more than willing to beer me when I'm under the transmission. The Pres, I mean. Not Cheney. That Cheney left a coupla tons of shredded shiat in the basement. What a dick, that Dick Cheney (laughs).

Merica is a lucky place. She's gonna get a great guy to be president for another four years. I'm proud to be standing right next to that great guy. Through thick and thin. Good times or bad. He's my bud. I love ya, man.
 
2013-01-15 10:40:49 AM  
FTA:
There were theories why Johnson appeared to inebriated, including claims he was ill and had used alcohol as part of a recommended treatment.

I'll have to remember that one...
 
2013-01-15 10:46:14 AM  
Usually when historians recount the pomp and circumstances of swearing in a new president, it's the stirring speeches, the dramatic balls,

I gotcher dramatic balls RIGHT HERE
 
2013-01-15 10:49:23 AM  
FTFA: The first famous incident was the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson in 1829 after his bitter campaign against John Quincy Adams.

Jackson was the first president to take his oath outside at the Capitol in Washington. A huge crowd for the time period, at least 20,000 people, waited for the new president.

What happened next is truly legendary. The crowd migrated to an open house at the White House, as part of another tradition that lasted until the time of President Grover Cleveland.


Big Block of Cheese Day???

The crowd quickly turned into a rowdy, drunken mob that smashed objects inside the White House. Jackson escaped either through an open window or side door, and organizers put large amounts of free booze on the White House lawn to lure the mob out of the building.

Who would've thought Big Block of Cheese Day would've ended up so ....messy.
 
2013-01-15 10:50:15 AM  
I see I fail at HTML.
Welp....time to give my 2-weeks! I apparently suck at this job. :/
 
2013-01-15 10:50:28 AM  
I want some of whatever drug it is they give outgoing presidents at inaugurations, especially when it's switching from one party to another.

Watch video of the 2000 inauguration. Watch Clinton serenely tripping balls as Dubya takes the oath. Actually, even better, watch Gore. No hint of the white-hot rage-gasm he must have been feeling (and I say that as a fan). Now that is a nice high, and I don't think you can get there with just liquor.

* I use Clinton/Gore in 2000 rather than Dubya in 2008 because I don't believe Dubya gave one tiny shiat whether "Grandpa John" or "the colored fella" won. And, of course, Dubya would never touch liquor or pills, not since he made a clean break with his irresponsible youth at age 42.
 
2013-01-15 10:50:39 AM  

xanadian: Usually when historians recount the pomp and circumstances of swearing in a new president, it's the stirring speeches, the dramatic balls,

I gotcher dramatic balls RIGHT HERE


You're drunk Veep, go home.
 
2013-01-15 10:55:42 AM  

computerguyUT: The worst one in recent memory is the one where the non us citizen that has never done anything in his life other than be a corrupt Chicago politician got sworn in.


Good trolling is a subtle art. It takes real skill to get the prey to take the bait. You can't try to set the hook on the first nibble. No, you have to let the prey gum the lure and get comfortable with the mouthfeel of the thing, and then - boom! The lunker is on the line, and it's all over but the reeling-in.

2/10. Too much line in the water, and sloppy presentation.
 
2013-01-15 10:56:57 AM  
FTFA: For example, there were constant rumors that Abraham Lincoln would be killed at his 1861 inauguration. The rumors were taken seriously: Lincoln took a special overnight train from Baltimore as a matter of security. In the aftermath, the media questioned Lincoln's courage.

I know that people have compared the constantly outraged opponents of Obama to those of Lincoln, but I hadn't realized how uncanny it was; this really does sound straight out of Fox News.

Day before inauguration: "Is President-Elect Lincoln so unpopular that multiple assassins will try to kill him on his first day as President?"
Day after inauguration: "Is President Lincoln so cowardly that he took a secret train to Washington in order to avoid multiple assassins who didn't even exist?"
 
2013-01-15 10:58:19 AM  

semiotix: I want some of whatever drug it is they give outgoing presidents at inaugurations, especially when it's switching from one party to another.

Watch video of the 2000 inauguration. Watch Clinton serenely tripping balls as Dubya takes the oath. Actually, even better, watch Gore. No hint of the white-hot rage-gasm he must have been feeling (and I say that as a fan). Now that is a nice high, and I don't think you can get there with just liquor.


They were probably high on the realization that they'll actually get a decent night's sleep for the first time in 8 years.
 
2013-01-15 11:12:44 AM  

Grungehamster: xanadian: Usually when historians recount the pomp and circumstances of swearing in a new president, it's the stirring speeches, the dramatic balls,

I gotcher dramatic balls RIGHT HERE

You're drunk Veep, go home.


Nobody gave me my Trans Am, dammit!
 
2013-01-15 11:15:00 AM  

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Which is funny only because he's a teetotaler.
 
2013-01-15 11:15:16 AM  

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That was the first thing I though of. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-01-15 11:19:48 AM  

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Which is funny only because he's a teetotaler.


I see...so he pops pills to get that way. That's too bad.
 
2013-01-15 11:23:44 AM  

xanadian: Who would've thought Big Block of Cheese Day would've ended up so ....messy.

We see 10lbs messy, sometimes.
 
2013-01-15 11:26:58 AM  

xanadian: I gotcher dramatic balls RIGHT HERE


Pics or it didn't happen.

EIP
 
2013-01-15 11:31:13 AM  

terriblist: But let's not lose sight of what went right when Andrew Jackson threw a party: Dat giant wheel of cheese.


And he had a Ritz cracker the size of Lake Tahoe!
 
2013-01-15 11:52:05 AM  

Solon Isonomia: terriblist: But let's not lose sight of what went right when Andrew Jackson threw a party: Dat giant wheel of cheese.

And he had a Ritz cracker the size of Lake Tahoe!


And note that Solon Isonomia doesn't go on the list.
 
2013-01-15 11:54:25 AM  

terriblist: But let's not lose sight of what went right when Andrew Jackson threw a party: Dat giant wheel of cheese.


One of the best episodes of West Wing ever

Of all time!
 
2013-01-15 12:02:20 PM  
"Buchanan's fate was linked to an episode in 1857 called the National Hotel disease, an outbreak of an illness tied to pre- and post-inauguration activities that left at least 36 people dead...

...It was mostly people who ate at the hotel who became ill, while bar patrons showed no symptoms."
 
2013-01-15 12:07:58 PM  
I should know better than to read Yahoo story comments. This one takes the cake but hey, at least the racists are being open about it now. I guess.

The only true horror story was the niggguration in 2009. This next one is another nail in the coffin of the once greatest country in the world. You fools voted for this communist and have handed the once greatest country in the world over to the 3rd world. May you all burn in HELL. Lupe, 22 mins ago
 
2013-01-15 12:19:42 PM  
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2013-01-15 01:24:20 PM  

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Its a bit less impressive when you realize that quote was referring purely to military matters, Jackson was arguing in favor of creating a military academy at West Point.
 
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