"This day is about witnessing the permanence of our American ideal," he said. "Every four years we hear the words that will empower us all on the journey ahead, the message that can unite us, as we begin a new passage from where we are to where we can be. A trek to a common goal, to the promise of our promised land." … [Read more...] about Tom Hanks opens Joe Biden inauguration event with powerful statement about ‘the journey ahead’
Knee deep winery
The Grammy winner wore a huge dove-shaped brooch and an impressively billowing red sculpted skirt as she sang into a golden microphone, delivering an emotional and powerful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner. She was followed at Wednesday's ceremony by Jennifer Lopez, dressed all in white, who threw a line of Spanish into her medley of This Land is Your Land and America the Beautiful — a pointed nod to multiculturalism, just two weeks after white supremacists and other violent rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to undermine the peaceful transfer of power. … [Read more...] about Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns out for Biden-Harris
Biden sent a message to the media as well, calling for a rejection of the culture in which "facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured." That might also be seen as a shot at the ex-president who blew off the inauguration, but there was more. Biden spoke of "lies told for power and profit," and appealed for understanding people who "don’t get their news from the same sources you do." … [Read more...] about Biden urges end to ‘uncivil war,’ asks for media truth, but can he pull it off?
Clemson: The Tigers have to figure out what happened to their defense during the layoff. They surrendered an average of 57.6 points through their first 10 games, but the last two opponents have gotten far too many easy shots. … [Read more...] about Ga Tech routs No. 20 Clemson 83-65; 3 players score 20
Goldstein doubts the House vote will change anything, but in her thinking, modern America cannot continue to deny D.C. is a state any more than Macy’s Department store in the movie classic Miracle on 34th Street could deny Kris Kringle was Santa when bags of letters addressed to him were delivered by the Post Office. Using the same reasoning, Goldstein notes that when she shops online on Amazon and scrolls down, D.C. is a state: “If the Post Office thinks you’re Santa, you’re Santa. And if Amazon thinks we’re a state, then by golly, we’re a state.” … [Read more...] about A Major GOP Nightmare Moves a Step Closer to Reality