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You've Got to be Kidding: Inauguration is "Emergency"

"President George W. Bush on Tuesday declared an emergency in the District of Columbia that will let the nation's capital tap deeper into federal coffers for Barack Obama's inauguration.

"Bush said that an emergency exists and ordered federal aid to supplement the $15 million in federal funds already appropriated for the event.

"White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said District of Columbia Mayor Adrian M. Fenty requested the emergency declaration on Jan. 7 because he decided that the rowds expected for the nation's 56th presidential inauguration would exceed the city's ability to protect the public.

"If the extra money is needed, it will come from the Federal Emergency and Management Agency budget, Stanzel said.

"In a statement, the White House said the assistance is available to the district for emergency measures to protect public health and safety.

"Fenty and others have said millions could descend on Washington for the inauguration."

Seriously? Seriously?! SERIOUSLY?! That is just un-fucking-believable. They want to use FEMA funds to control the crowds that will be in town for the inauguration? FEMA. Because it will be an "emergency". Who are they kidding? This is just the beginning of Obama's overzealous spending of tax dollars. I hope there are riots.


  1. I just blogged on this as well. I am going to be called a racist because I compared it to Katrina. During the last couple of Chicago Bulls championships, Michael Jordon did a public service announcement asking for no looting and rioting. Yet he isn't considered a racist. We know why they are directing FEMA towards the situation due to past instances and celebrations, but they can't come out and say it. The second we call it for what it is, we are racist. Now why can Michael Jordon call it for what it is, but we can't without being called racists?

  2. Hi Clay. I haven't gotten to your blog yet, but I will. I was also going to blog about this tonight, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe tomorrow. I heard Rush talking about this today. He also read some article that this inauguration is going to cost over $150 million. Then he compared it to an AP article from January 2005 that bemoaned the fact that GWB's inauguration was too "extravagant" because it was going to cost 40 million, and it went on to discuss all the things that could be done with $40 million. And THAT wasn't during a bad economy, as the Obamessiah's inauguration is. I am trying so hard not to let my head explode over the double standards, because it's going to be a long four years!


  3. Haven't you heard? This inauguration is gonna be like the second coming. I mean come on. He is The Chosen One. The man for hope and change. He's gonna save us all...................


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