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  •  It was a private ceremony. Why? Makes no sense. (3+ / 0-)
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    LaEscapee, priceman, poligirl

    More people have off on Sundays than Mondays even though tomorrow is a federal holiday, but most people don't get that day off from work.

    Politics at work as usual.

    Why they chose to have the celebration tomorrow makes no sense.

    •  A friend told me this today (3+ / 0-)
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      " Inauguration Day is a Federal holiday observed only by federal employees who work in the District of Columbia; Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; Arlington and Fairfax Counties in Virginia, and the cities of Alexandria and Fairfax in Virginia, and who are regularly scheduled to perform non-overtime work on Inauguration Day. There is no in-lieu-of holiday for employees and students who are not regularly scheduled to work or attend school on Inauguration Day. The primary reason for the holiday is to relieve traffic congestion that occurs during this major event."

      My question is since this was inauguration day do those rules apply?

      There are no sacred cows.

      by LaEscapee on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:54:49 PM PST

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    •  It has to do with religion and church on Sunday (2+ / 0-)
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      doroma, ratcityreprobate

      When the rule was made, the Gov. didn't want a huge secular ceremony to intrude on Sundays, so there is just a small 'legal' ceremony with the large public celebration on Monday.

      And can you imagine the screaming from the religious Right if Obama had his Inauguration on a Sunday? Either they would have called it a secular insult and attack on religion, or that he was thinking of himself as God or Jesus.

      "Teach a man to fish, he can feed himself for a life. Don’t feed fish." - Future President Paul Ryan

      by Fordmandalay on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:59:49 PM PST

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      •  Are you kidding me? Religion? (0+ / 0-)

        So if January 20 falls on a Saturday, they wait until Monday to celebrate?


        Secular insult?  How about following the Constitution?

        Passed by Congress March 2, 1932. Ratified January 23, 1933.

         Note: Article I, section 4, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of this amendment. In addition, a portion of the 12th amendment was superseded by section 3.

         Section 1.
        The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified;

      •  Well yeah (0+ / 0-)

        They would scream and stomp their feet. I haven't searched but I am sure that there is some right wing freak that posted today that the skeery muslim is using MLK as an excuse for tomorrow.

        That in a nutshell explains why Democrats always get handed their asses in the media wars.

        There are no sacred cows.

        by LaEscapee on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:14:35 PM PST

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      •  I think that's part of it too. (0+ / 0-)

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