All federal agencies and public schools (and the University of Chicago) are closed today, for it’s Inauguration Day as well as Martin Luther King Day. Actually, Obama was sworn in yesterday, for the law requires that to occur on Jan. 20, and today’s “swearing in” will be a sham. And Martin Luther King’s birthday was really on January 15, but the third Monday in January is stipulated to be the holiday in his honor (once opposed by many Southern states).
The inauguration will be live-streamed, and, among other places, you can see it here (note that the faux swearing-in is at 11:55 Eastern U.S. Time):
ABC News and Yahoo! News have come together to jointly produce live stream coverage of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama across ABCNews.com, Yahoo! News, GoodMorningAmerica.com, ABC News’ iPad & iPhone apps, ABC News affiliate websites, as well as on the ABC News YouTube channel.
Livestream coverage on ABC also starts at 9:30 a.m. EST here.
ABC News-Yahoo! News live-streamed coverage of the second inauguration of Barack Obama kicks off on Sunday, January 20, with a special report on the president’s official oath of office at 11:55 a.m. ET, followed by continuous coverage on Monday, January 21, from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. ET, anchored by ABC News’ Dan Harris along with Yahoo! News’ Olivier Knox.
Four more years! Now let’s see if the stupid Republicans can set aside their invidious ideology so we can get something done before 2017. We can start with guns.
In honor of MLK Day and the Inauguration, I will strive to put up only cats or humorous items today, with perhaps one serious post. Here’s the first: the world’s most awesome snowman (snowrabbit?) tweeted by Ed Yong and forwarded by Matthew Cobb: