The inauguration of the President of the United States is a ceremony to mark the commencement of a new four-year term of a president of the United States
An inauguration ceremony takes place for each term of a president, even if the president continues in office for a second term.
Since 1937, Inauguration Day takes place on January 20 following a presidential election.
The term of a president commences at noon (ET) on that day, when the Chief Justice administers the oath to the president. However, when January 20 falls on a Sunday, the Chief Justice administers the oath to the president on that day privately and then again in a public ceremony the next day, on Monday, January 21.
The only inauguration element mandated by the United States Constitution is that the president make an oath or affirmation before that person can “enter on the Execution” of the office of the presidency.
However, over the years, various traditions have arisen that have expanded the inauguration from a simple oath-taking ceremony to a day-long event, including parades, speeches, and balls.
Michael Moore’s 5-Point Plan to Combat Trump in 2017
Well-known and loved liberal mind Michael Moore appeared on MSNBC to explain his five-point plan to resist Donald Trump in 2017.
Moore has already made waves several times since the election, most notably with his plan to immediately have Donald Trump impeached, but he has come back to the the public with a level-headed and practical way everyone can move into the new year with a plan – and hope.
Visit your Congressional representative, whether in the House or in the Senate.
(Moore reminds those watching that Congress is in recess, and all representatives will be home.)
Insist that the Democratic National Committee appoint leaders who fall within the progressive spectrum.
Form your very own rapid-response team.
(This is explained as a team made up of neighbors, friends, or family who will be part of a text, call, or Facebook tree designed to prompt immediate response to Trump by contacting representatives, applying social media pressure, etc. The goal? To make sure your voices are heard.)
Plan to be a part of a protest taking place during Trump’s inauguration weekend.
Have a Plan B – as bad as you think it’s going to be, it’s actually going to be worse.
(His behavior since the election, coupled with his cabinet picks have given us a “coming attraction.” Be prepared).
Donald Trump Completes Final Lap, Electoral College, to White House
The Electoral College has affirmed Donald J. Trump as the nation’s 45th president, pushing him past the 270-vote threshold for election, with scant evidence of the anti-Trump revolt among electors that some of his critics had hoped would occur.
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Literally translated: “Tell me who you hang with and I’ll tell you who you are”.
Paul Thomas is a novelist, scriptwriter, journalist and sports biographer. Thomas has also worked as an editor, public relations executive and a consultant.
He is a prolific writer who has written numerous novels, select sports biographies and a collection of short stories. As a celebrated crime writer, Thomas is known for the comedic and satiric qualities of his books as well as an ability to depict crisp realism. Paul Thomas is based in Wellington.
Thomas, Paul (1951- ) is a novelist, scriptwriter, journalist and sports biographer.
Thomas was born in Harrogate, Yorkshire. He was educated at the University of Auckland. Before turning to writing full-time Thomas worked as a journalist, editor, public relations executive and a consultant.
I have a vague recollection, when I was much younger, about something related to the “Ugly American“.
“Ugly American is a pejorative term used to refer to perceptions of loud, arrogant, demeaning, thoughtless, ignorant, and ethnocentric behavior of American citizens mainly abroad, but also at home. Although the term is usually associated with or applied to travelers and tourists, it also applies to US corporate businesses in the international arena.”
It seems to me that people are busy with their daily lives and daily routine. Sometimes I wonder if they have their heads in the sand or are simply enjoying this idiotic, sophomoric and ridiculous spectacle currently happening in the political arena.
Seems to me that many have limited views. Some don’t even consider the effects caused outside the USA.