Pomp(ousness) and Circumstance: Inauguration 2013 counter-programming

For those uninterested in the pomp(ousness) and circumstance of Obama Inauguration 2013, here is some counter-programming. Photo: Lego build Inauguration

LOS ANGELES, January 20, 2013 — Many people will be glued to the television watching President Barack Obama celebrate his second and final inauguration.

This begs a simple question.

Does Obama really need an inauguration? Isn’t his entire presidency, in fact his entire existence, a celebration of himself celebrating himself?

Given that he will say the same exact things again in a week or so at his 2013 State of the Useless address, it is unnecessary to sit through day 1,461 of the Obama 2008 Inauguration.

Many of us would sooner watch reruns of the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

For those uninterested in pompousness and circumstance, there are plenty of television alternatives to aristocratic leaders with funny ears.

January 21st, 2013, also happens to be Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Even kids in public school know who he is, since he is one of the only leaders children are still required to learn about. Dr. King is a civil rights hero.

Dr. King fought for equality while imploring people to truly unite. “Come together” was not code for pitting people against each other to win reelection. Dr. King is celebrated today because the content of his character brought out the best in so many people who fought by his side. He understood that equality was not about revenge. His deeds were significant. In other words, think of him as like President Obama, except with actual accomplishments to be admired.

For those wanting to improve race relations in America today, watch a documentary about him rather than the race hustlers of today claiming to be building on his legacy. Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and recently indicted Ray “Chocolate City” Nagin took America’s love for Dr. King and used it as a cudgel.

Another television alternative is the NFL Network. Late Sunday night, Americans will know who is going to Super Bowl (47) XLVII.  Their will be tons of stories and interviews with everybody from the players and coaches to the teams’ gardeners, dry cleaners, high school teachers, and third grade girlfriends. At some point the NFL will be showing in order the previous 46 Super Bowls. Some people will say that two weeks is way too much hype before even such an event as the Super Bowl.

Again, Obama has been hyped for years, so two weeks is nothing.

Bruce Springsteen once wrote “57 Channels and Nothing On,” and now Americans have thousands of channels of programming equally or more boring than the inauguration.

Yet even those people can go to You-Tube where maybe someone has finally created the “Hater” channel. It is a channel dedicated to screaming leftists claiming that anybody who disagrees with Obama’s policies is a “hater.” I don’t hate Obama. He’s just boring. Some people love the Golf Channel, but not me.

For those who have not left their couch in decades, there may be some Soap Operas that still exist. “Days of our Lives” may be preempted, but true fans would have a few past episodes ready to watch. Prime time dramas are not Soap Operas, making them acceptable to watch. Next week brings the return of “Dallas,” so people can watch last year’s finale tonight.

There is also an entire world out there. No, this is not a recommendation to go outside and enjoy the day. That would be hypocrisy on my part. Yet the real world does not stop for Obama to wave his pom-poms. Algeria is exploding, Syria is continuing its genocide, and Iran is still building a nuclear bomb.

Somebody has to keep an eye on the world while many in America stay asleep. Outside of Al Gore Jazeera, there are plenty of credible foreign news stations to watch.

Truly desperate people will want to watch more coverage of Lance Armstrong, Oprah, and Manti Te’o. To those people, let us all implore them to stop the madness. Just because virtually everything is better than watching the Obama inauguration does not mean there are no worse options either.

Once we get through Monday, we will not have to hear about Obama again until his next major “historic” and “unprecedented” announcement about another non-achievement. This will most likely occur on Tuesday, which is day 1,462 of his inauguration. MSNBC as always will be providing blanket coverage.


Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”

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Eric Golub

Eric Golub is a politically conservative Jewish blogger, author, public speaker, and comedian. His book trilogy is “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and  “Ideological Idiocy.” 

He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC. A stockbrokerage professional since 1994, he began blogging on March 11th, 2007, the three year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his world view on his unfortunate readers since then. He blogs about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends.



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