Judge Roberts pointed the Bible the wrong direction and now Beyonce is president. Rules are rules.
— Mark Agee (@MarkAgee) January 21, 2013
It was hard to tell if that was actually Beyonce singing the National Anthem since we never saw her thighs.
— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) January 21, 2013
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If you did not enjoy the official inauguration poem by Richard Blanco, know that it could have been much worse. Actor and "writer" James Franco penned a "poem" specifically for the inauguration titled "Obama in Asheville."
This is at least half the fault Yahoo! News, which commissioned Franco and others to write poems on the occasion of Inauguration Day. Though there's no excuse for this video of Franco reading his blatherings from his bed, which has all the production value of a Chatroulette session:
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Barack Obama took to Twitter this morning, giving everyone a break from the "omg this line is long" and "it's cold" tweets emanating from the capital:
I'm honored and grateful that we have a chance to finish what we started. Our work begins today. Let's go. -bo
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 21, 2013
According to the White House, tweets signed "-bo" are authored by President Obama himself. Interesting, since the president was attending a pre-inaugural service at St. John's Episcopal Church when the tweet was sent. Perhaps the president's staff schedules tweets written by Obama.
Or maybe the president is about to live-tweet the rest of his second term, starting with his own inaugural address:
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For the first time since 1989, the losing presidential candidate will not be attending the inauguration.
History notes that Michael Dukakis ate a tuna sandwich and watched the '89 proceedings on television, most likely dressed in an oversized tank gunner's helmet.
We don't know how Mitt Romney is spending his time today, but we do know that he has gone plenty of places in the past few months–places that are, apparently, more important than the events in Washington.
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