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January 19, 2009

$170 Million to Crown Our Poet-King; Even MSM Begrudging Notes This

Most expensive inauguration in history, and I'm also counting future history, at least for the next 40 odd years.

Here's some whining about the cost:

A grandmother of four sent the White House a tongue-in-cheek invitation to hold the inauguration at her house under rented tents, proposing to free up millions of dollars to feed and house the poor…

“I was just outraged when I was made aware of the amount of money being spent on a party,” said Sandra Mikovich-Pogorelc, a manager for a pharmaceutical company near San Diego who e-mailed her disgust to the White House.

“The money could be used for other things. I don’t resent anyone who goes. I just feel it’s such a waste…”

Internet blog sites… are filled with discussions about the human suffering that could be alleviated with the $35 million to $40 million being spent on the inauguration.

Ahem. That was, as the Deceiver tricks you, from January 2005.

Having been ridiculed for their obvious double standard, ABC News at least attempts to pretend they object to this outsized cost the way they objected to Bush's frugal $40 million inauguration.

The People's Party? Shyah, right.

Visitors who hadn’t raised hundreds of thousands of dollars couldn’t get closer to the performance. “Excuse me! You got tickets? If you don’t have tickets, you have to go to ‘General Population,’” shouted a guard at an entrance near the memorial, gesturing with her arms to turn around and head back away from the show.

The concert was supposed to be part of “the people’s party,” said Shawn Paterniti, who had come with his wife Mia from Columbia, Md., to see the show. “But still, you have the VIPs who want their front-row seats. So I guess they get their tickets no one knows about,” he said, as he and his wife headed to join the “general population,” far away from the performances.

“It seems odd to have a VIP section for a concert about unity,” quipped the local blog DCist.com. The blogger, Kriston Capps, suggested a new name for the event: “We Are One, but Some Are More One Than Others.”


The fact of the matter is that Obama is The New Messiah, the Risen Christ.

And he can point to scripture to defend this incredible expenditure. Let us recount Mary's annointing of Jesus' feet -- which Jesus accepted, if I have this right (and pardon my ignorance of scripture if I don't have it right), not because it gave him great pleasure, but because he wanted to permit Mary to make this sacrifice, as her conscience directed her.


John 12:1-8

1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,

5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.

8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.

The poor we will always have with us, but The One we will only have for four to eight years.

So The One is simply doing us all a kindness, allowing us to sacrifice for our own souls.

He's doing this for us. We demanded (apparently) we fete him like a king; he's merely acceding to our deep desire to give him worship.


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