---0122 2013 二 陰約18度
8點半才醒新聞酸you tube中的挪威的豪華監獄 是怎樣崇高的國民的理念
午四點照例有點累了 (有午睡) 穿新球鞋去校園操場走4-5圈 18度一早我還穿短袖
YY 甚妙 將我們的中型大同電鍋與姪女換大型的. 二隻老猴子還需要巨無霸型電鍋?
今有2通電話一是WRONG NUMBER 我很客氣回又有包裹說明午前送來.
偶爾也會想起許文雄事件 這怎能讓程海東海安臥 (可憐的東海 連工工系的網站都一年多沒更新)
昨夜的電視節目" 二台罵馬某名嘴說民主制的第二任易跛足 另一則說那可不一定 如Obama 馬自己要往自己的腳開槍 有什辦法
然後是Downton 莊的大戰後的愛情"百態" 在西班牙流感的淫威下更顯突出
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Obama Lays Out His Second-Term Goals
President Barack Obama, inaugurating his second term on Monday, set out a vision for tackling a stream of Democratic priorities, vowing to protect vulnerable Americans and to fight for the rights of women, minorities and gay couples.
Speaking on the steps of the Capitol, before hundreds of thousands gathered on the National Mall, Mr. Obama called upon Americans to help him fulfill his agenda. He suggested that official Washington put aside the partisan battles that came to define so much of his first term.
'We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate,' he said. 'We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect.'
He referenced the unfulfilled promise of his first term, and asked that Americans seize the nation's potential by working with 'common effort and common purpose.'
But the bulk of his 15-minute address was devoted to ambitions long held by Democrats: protecting Social Security and Medicare, welcoming immigrants, securing equal rights for gays and lesbians and equal pay for women, and promoting sustainable energy sources.
He invoked 'Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall,' key moments of the fights for equality for women, African-Americans and gays and lesbians, respectively. It was the first inaugural address to mention gay rights explicitly.
He made an oblique reference to the coming congressional fight over gun control, an issue that was nowhere on his agenda on Election Day. Mr. Obama said that the nation must protect all of its children, including those on the 'quiet lanes of Newtown,' the Connecticut town where 20 children and six adults were gunned down in an elementary school last month.
Other of his lines directly reflected the tone of a presidential campaign that often revolved around questions of taxes and wealth.
'Our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it,' he said to cheers. 'We believe that America's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class.'
His criticism of Republicans was implicit, as when he said Medicare and Social Security 'do not make us a nation of takers.' That appeared to be a subtle reference to rival Mitt Romney's secretly recorded dismissal of those who rely on government programs.
Mr. Obama vowed to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, taking the oath of office by using his full name. He quoted the Declaration of Independence's promise that 'all men are created equal,' but said it was up to Americans to make good on those ideals.
'America's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands,' he said.
The address was dominated by domestic matters, light on foreign affairs. He said that under his leadership, the nation would 'remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe,' and would support democracy movements across the globe.
Republican reaction was mixed, with some focusing on Mr. Obama's words of unity and others hearing partisanship in the address.
Despite Mr. Obama's references to working together, Sen. John McCain (R, Ariz.) did not read the speech as reaching across the partisan divide. 'That was not in the speech,' he said. 'That's his privilege, but I note that that was not in his speech.'
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appreciated the address's references to history. 'There were one or two sentences I think conservatives would object to, but 95% of the speech I thought was classically American,' he said.
Mr. Obama placed his hand on two Bibles as he took the oath Monday─the first once belonged to Martin Luther King Jr., and second, to President Abraham Lincoln.
Monday's inaugural ceremonies featured a good deal of pomp, with former presidents, justices of the Supreme Court and members of Congress arrayed on the stage with Mr. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their families. Singer James Taylor performed 'America the Beautiful' before Mr. Obama's address, and hit-maker Beyonce sang the national anthem after.
Following the public ceremony, Mr. Obama joined members of Congress for a lunch in the Capitol, and then participated in the traditional parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, walking with first lady Michelle Obama part of the way to the White House. The day will end with two star-studded official inaugural balls this evening.
Also after the ceremony, Mr. Obama officially began the work of his second term, signing paperwork to nominate his choices for four key Cabinet posts─John Brennan for the Central Intelligence Agency, Sen. John Kerry for the State Department, Chuck Hagel for the Pentagon and Jacob Lew for Treasury.
Mr. Obama began the day with a morning service at St. John's Episcopal Church, across from the White House, followed by coffee with congressional leaders at the White House.
The president, 51 years old, was officially sworn in during a low-key ceremony on Sunday, meeting the constitutional requirement that a new term begin at noon on Jan. 20. The public ceremony was pushed to Monday, as have past inaugurations that fell on Sundays. Mr. Biden, too, took his oath Sunday morning.
Monday's crowd was expected to be much smaller than the 1.8 million people who turned out four years ago, and the excitement surrounding the 2009 event could not be matched. Between 500,000 to 700,000 people were expected─far outpacing other past second inaugurals. An inaugural official put the crowd at one million or more, but no official tally had been released by Monday afternoon.
The festivities coincided with the national holiday marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Mr. Obama made explicit reference to the slain civil-rights leader, and his declaration from the Lincoln Memorial across the National Mall that 'our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.'
The president has ambitious hopes for a second term─a deficit-reduction agreement, a tax revamp, an immigration overhaul and new gun-control measures top his domestic agenda. Abroad, he must continue to wrestle with the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea, and with unexpected crises, such as the hostage crisis in Algeria just days before the inauguration.
But Mr. Obama's hopes of creating a new bipartisan tone in Washington have repeatedly crashed, with the political parties barely able to avert economic disasters like the year-end fiscal cliff that were entirely under their control.
In the two and a half months since his re-election, Mr. Obama has struck a confrontational tone with Republicans, forcing them to back down in a year-end deal averting an across-the-board tax increase, and vowing to take his case to Americans rather than try and negotiate with adversaries.
Still, for all the disappointments of his first term, Mr. Obama begins his second with some brightened prospects. The economy, far from fully healthy, is no longer in a tailspin. The war in Iraq is over, and the 11-year war in Afghanistan is winding down. Mr. Obama has already accomplished signature legislative achievements on health care and financial regulation, and his administration is now focused on implementing them.
Mr. Obama's recitation of the oath of office on Monday was to be his fourth─matching President Franklin D. Roosevelt's mark─delivering it twice in 2009 and now twice in 2013. In 2009, he repeated the oath in a private ceremony after lawyers concluded that the muffing of the exact words during the public event by both Chief Justice John Roberts and then Mr. Obama could create a challenge to his authority.
他提到了“塞尼卡福爾斯(Seneca Falls)、塞爾瑪(Selma)和石 (Stonewall)”﹐這些分別是歷史上為婦女、非裔美國人和同性戀爭取平等權益的重要時刻。奧巴馬是第一位在就職演說中明確提到同性戀權益的美國總統。
奧巴馬發誓要恪守、保護和捍衛美國憲法﹐並以自己的全名宣誓就職。他援引了《獨立宣言》(Declaration of Independence)中“人人生而平等”的承諾﹐但說那些理想要由美國民眾來實現。
週 一的就職典禮非常隆重﹐多位前總統、最高法院法官和國會議員與奧巴馬、副總統拜登(Joe Biden)以及他們的家人並列站在台上。歌手詹姆斯•泰勒(James Taylor)在奧巴馬發表就職演說前獻唱了一曲《美麗的亞美利加》(America the Beautiful)﹐知名歌手碧昂斯(Beyonce)在奧巴馬演講結束後唱了美國國歌。
就 職典禮結束後﹐奧巴馬正式開始了第二任期﹐簽署書面文件﹐提名布倫南(John Brennan)擔任中央情報局局長﹐克里(John Kerry)任國務卿﹐哈格爾(Chuck Hagel)任國防部長﹐雅各布•盧(Jacob Lew)任財長。這是四個非常關鍵的內閣職位﹐他們都為奧巴馬欽點。
週一﹐奧巴馬首先到白宮對面的聖約翰聖公會大教堂(St. John's Episcopal Church)進行早禱﹐然後與國會領導人在白宮共飲咖啡。
此次總統就職典禮適逢馬丁•路德•金日(Martin Luther King Jr. Day)﹐奧巴馬明確提到這位遭暗殺的民權領袖﹐以及他在國家廣場對面的林肯紀念堂發表宣言時說到的“我們個人的自由與地球上每個靈魂的自由密不可分”。
不 過﹐儘管奧巴馬的第一個任期中有諸多令人失望之處﹐他開始第二任期時部分領域的前景卻更加光明。美國經濟雖然遠未完全恢復健康﹐但卻不再走下坡路。伊拉克 戰爭已經結束﹐歷時11年的阿富汗戰爭正在收尾。奧巴馬已經在醫療和金融監管方面實現了標志性的立法成就﹐其政府目前將專注於實施工作。
奧 巴馬週一念的就職誓詞是他的第四次──和羅斯福(Franklin D. Roosevelt)總統一樣──他在2009年念了兩次﹐2013年又念了兩次。2009年﹐律師認定公開就職典禮上最高法院首席法官羅伯茨(John Roberts)和奧巴馬念就職誓言時吐字不清﹐可能給他的權威帶來挑戰﹐於是他在私人典禮上又念了一遍誓詞。
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