Inauguration, then and now

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    Here is USA Today's commentary on George Bush' inauguration,
    USATODAY.com - Some question inaugural's multi-million price tag

    Here is USA Today's commentary on Barak Obama's inauguration,
    Obama wants an outdoor inauguration despite cold - USATODAY.com
    Please note that Mr Bush's last inauguration cost approximately $40 million and that Mr Obama's current inauguration will cost approximately $150 million.
    Then compare and contrast the two stories about the event published by the same newspaper.
    Yes, Virginia, the media is biased.
     
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    I recently explained the meaning of the word hypocrite to a nine year old that was a little confused by it...
    I wonder why voting age Democrats can't grasp its meaning and how it so neatly applies to them and their beliefs ..... ???
     
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    You'd have a valid argument to make if everyone choose to ignore the historic nature of Obama's Presidency (I am soooo over hearing that phrase, but let us be honest) and the size of the expected crowds.

    The spin should be telling, but it's not always so simple: nuance.

    If spending a lot of money is bad, is the premise of the Bush Inauguration article, and the cost of the Obama one is ignored then your premise is valid and your argument is credible, but that is only if we keep the context one of cost alone.

    see?
     
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    A 12 year old like you lecturing a 9 year on the meaning of such a complex concept as hypocrisy is hilarious.

    where is the hypocrisy?
     
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    Of course, Nuance, a nice way to say hypocrisy.
     
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    All aboard...


    Sometimes I'm sure it is, but I don't play that game. People with a good skill set of critical thinking tools are able to discern when nuance is credible and valid in any given argument...that is presupposing they are abble and willing to put ideology and emotions aside.

    So Avi, what is it? Can you put aside your emotions and ideology or will you forever remain a bozo?

    :eusa_whistle:
     
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    It's the same ole thing... Democrats are perfect and Republicans are killing the country... Although the truth is neither party is perfect the Democrats just choose to kill the country faster than the Republicans.
     
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    Bush spent more for less people, so relatively speaking Bush is a money waster.

    Sour grapes.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/06/us/politics/06donors.html?_r=1
     
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    puleeze.... why would you think that someone who got appointed to the office of the presidency by his VP's hunting buddy on the supreme court would ever have gotten the same welcome as someone who got 365 electoral votes.

    It would have been biased if they were viewed the same.

    Now behave.
     

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