Besides stating that The President of Russia is a workaholic, the spokesman for Vladimir Putin says he’s perfect. Putin has not been seen by anyone in the public arena since his last public meeting March 5th, 2015 with the government of Italy.
There are rumors brewing of either a coup is taking place or that Putin is dead. The opponent to his election was assassinated by four bullets to the back shot by someone in a passing vehicle in front of his girlfriend who was unharmed. The alleged killer is thought to have been tortured, possibly to death. ~ USDefenseLeague.com
“How could a White House appear so confident and incompetent at the same time?” -Nancy Gibbs
Related post – ObamaCare Not “Law of The Land” ONLY House Can Tax!
ObamaCare was not written as a tax. Only the House of Representatives in Congress can write a law that creates revenue through a tax, per Article 1 Section 7, of the US Constitution. ObamaCare was presented as a penalty. Thereby rendering it null and void.
We here at PushBackNow.com & USDefenseLeague.com have been effusively attempting to educate the American populace of the factual truth regarding the legality and Constitutionality of: ObamaCare aka The Affordable Care Act. It is NOT in any way, shape or form the “Law of The Land!”
Because ONLY The US House of Congress can initiate a law, a tax law, a bill or a resolution that demands money from the American People. The bill or law cannot be re-written from a penalty to a tax, created after the fact in SCOTUS, in the midst of a Constitutional review in the highest court of the land: The United States Supreme Court. As powerful of a court as they are, they cannot create, initiate, birth, write, draft, re-write, implement or mandate ANY laws, bills, taxes, resolutions or Constitutional Amendments period. They can ONLY review the Constitutionality of a case before them!
Again, ObamaCare was not written as a tax. Only the House of Representatives in Congress can write a law that creates revenue through a tax. ObamaCare was presented as a penalty, thereby rendering all Executive Branch, Legislative Branch and Judicial Branch offspring, clones, twins and any variations pertaining to ObamaCare aka ACA (Affordable Care Act) null and void. And Here’s proof… One last thing, after you read it, share it, teach it and preach it. This is Truth, and Truth always prevails.
Article 1. Section. 7.
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States: If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
This should be the end of the conversation, but alas the proponents of the anti-ethical and burdensome ObamaCare Socialist One Payer Anti-American dream repeat their false mantra that it is the “law of the land” so deal with it. It is not. You deal with that! Liberals and radical Democrats and, unfortunately even some RINOs, have similar dreams for illegals to be supported by the ‘one-percenters’ and middle-income Americans amidst this great Republic of The United States of America. The Affordable Care Act’s weight will be shouldered by the healthiest and hardest working and doled out indiscriminately. The method of administering ObamaCare via its ‘Marketplace’ is another discussion entirely. And the means, using the IRS The Internal Revenue Service to regulate after such partisan assaults would be laughable if it weren’t so dangerous! The facts are facts and ObamaCare/Affordable Care Act is a reprehensible illegal mandate pushed onto the American people via unauthorized, illegitimate and UN-Constitutional means. It is therefore NULL and VOID. Take that Mr. President, Democratic Congress, RINOs, et al, or, submit yourselves unto the legislative mulch you created and languish thusly by applying ObamaCare to yourselves at once! We The People will stand up against this, and every unlawful mandate and protect our Republic. Now let’s hear from another Wide Awake Conservative voice. ~-PBN
Newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry went under the radar to meet with the Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today March 4th, 2013, and in addition, met with the president of the Palestinians, Mahmud Abbas, who arrived in Riyadh unannounced. Let’s remember that March 16, 2011—the day after the first mass demonstration against the Assad regime—John Kerry said Assad was a man of his word who had been “very generous with me” and “Syria will move; Syria will change as it embraces a legitimate relationship with the United States.” Now Syria threatens Israel and are encouraging US involvement in that threat.
It appears, at least by perusing events scheduled on the US Presidential Calendar, that Obama’s priorities are more to rub elbows with Hollywood’s elite such as 1600 Penn co-screenwriters who were both former and soon-to-be former Obama speechwriters. The POTUS had invited the team and the actors of the 1600 Penn show to the White House this past January 9th, 2013. Notably absent on recent White House invitee lists are leaders of our nation’s allies, such as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, who might choose to discuss more substantial and relevant topics such as how to combat the Global War on Terror. Perhaps popcorn trumps politics, as does the government of Islam versus our US Constitutional guaranteed Freedoms. The POTUS is too busy currying special favors from the 6th Islamic Saudi King and cozying up to the President of the Palestinians to worry about problems on the US front apparently. Some trivial topics may include the memory of Beyonce singing The National Anthem at Obama’s second Presidential Inauguration only to find out later that Beyonce’s performance was a “canned” pre-recorded version. Even our United States Marines weren’t allowed to perform live for the event and were forced to “fake it” by pantomiming performing on their instruments during the playing of the recording of our United States National Anthem.
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch released previously unseen USDA videos revealing a compulsory “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program requiring USDA employees to bang on tables, chanting in unison “The pilgrims were illegal aliens” while being instructed to no longer use the word “minorities,” but to replace it with “emerging majorities.” Judicial Watch received the videos pursuant to a May 18, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The sensitivity training sessions, described as “a huge expense” by diversity awareness trainer and self-described “citizen of the world” Samuel Betances, were held on USDA premises. The diversity event is apparently part of what USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack described in a memo sent to all agency employees as a “new era of Civil Rights” and “a broader effort towards cultural transformation at USDA.” In 2011 and 2012, the USDA paid Betances and his firm nearly $200,000 for their part in the “cultural transformation” program.
USDA Training Administrator, Vincent Loran, in an October 10, 2011, email previously revealed by Judicial Watch, asked Betances for a copy of a training video vowing to keep it secret. “It will not be used for or show [sic] in any way shape or form,” Loran promised. Nevertheless, Judicial Watch was able to obtain the video. Highlights from the video of the taxpayer-financed diversity training include:
- USDA Sensitivity Training Video Excerpt 1 – “If you take a look at all of you here and you think about your salaries and your benefits and what you have left undone – plus my fee – plus the expense of the team that putting the video together, this is a huge expense.”
- USDA Sensitivity Training Video Excerpt 2 – “I want you to say that American was founded by outsiders – say that – who are today’s insiders, who are very nervous about today’s outsiders. I want you to say, ‘The pilgrims were illegal aliens.’ Say, ‘The pilgrims never gave their passports to the Indians.’” Betances also asked the audience, “Give me a bam,” after these statements, to which the audience replied in unison.
- USDA Sensitivity Training Video Excerpt 3 – “By the way, I don’t like the word ‘minorities.’ How about ‘emerging majorities?’”
The complete video is available here:
“This USDA diversity training video depicts out-of-control political correctness,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. “Can someone please explain how any of this helps USDA employees to better serve the American taxpayer? This video further confirms that politically-correct diversity training programs are both offensive and a waste of taxpayer money. No wonder it took over half a year to obtain this video from the Obama administration.”
As reported by Fox News in October, 2012, Judicial Watch first broke the news of the USDA compulsory sensitivity training program based upon information it obtained in response to a FOIA request. That request was prompted by a tip provided to the organization by a USDA whistleblower.
Judicial Watch also previously uncovered information revealing that in April 2011, the USDA had treated 300 of its employees to a taxpayer-funded ‘tasty celebration’ of dishes from around the world, salsa dancing lessons from Vincent Loran, and a rap performance by a USDA employee who shared his feelings on human differences.
Publisher’s Note: Why would Obama shut the press out of a simple weekend of golf? Our logic is that he wouldn’t. So what exactly is he doing down in Florida? Why the lack of transparency? Yet another mystery of the Obama administration. -PBN
The White House press corps has been almost entirely shut out of President Obama’s weekend in Florida, and the journalists who make a living recording the president’s every move aren’t happy about it.
The Washington Post relates (all subsequent emphasis added):
[Obama] disappeared late Friday evening behind the gates of the Floridian, a lush golf and residential compound off limits to the public. Neither the public outside those gates, nor the media, has seen him since.
A photo of Obama on the course with someone as famous as Woods is commonly a moment the “traveling pool” of about a dozen journalists is allowed to witness. White House officials declined to allow that Sunday.
For the long weekend, the pool has been permitted just inside the Floridian gates, where reporters have used as their “filing center” a mirror-ceilinged party bus, the kind used for shouldn’t-be-driving evenings of bacchanalia like bachelor parties.
Because the president’s motorcade has not left the compound, White House officials have explained, there is no reason for the pool to track the president’s activities or to know who he is spending time with on a personal vacation.
White House Correspondents Association’s president Ed Henry released a statement condemning the lack of transparency Sunday:
“Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend. There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.”
But White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest maintains:
“The press access granted by the White House today is entirely consistent with the press access offered for previous presidential golf outings. It’s also consistent with the press access promised to the White House Press Corps prior to arrival in Florida on Friday evening.”
Let the president be duly warned. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, “it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would be “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”
Specifically, Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution reserves for Congress alone the power to declare war, a restriction that has been sorely tested in recent years, including Obama’s authorization of military force in Libya.
In an exclusive WND column, former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo claims that Jones introduced his House Concurrent Resolution 107 in response to startling recent comments from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
“This week it was Secretary of Defense Panetta’s declaration before the Senate Armed Services Committee that he and President Obama look not to the Congress for authorization to bomb Syria but to NATO and the United Nations,” Tancredo writes. “This led to Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., introducing an official resolution calling for impeachment should Obama take offensive action based on Panetta’s policy statement, because it would violate the Constitution.”
In response to questions from Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., over who determines the proper and legal use of the U.S. military, Panetta said, “Our goal would be to seek international permission and we would … come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this, whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress – I think those are issues we would have to discuss as we decide what to do here.”“Well, I’m almost breathless about that,” Sessions responded, “because what I heard you say is, ‘We’re going to seek international approval, and then we’ll come and tell the Congress what we might do, and we might seek congressional approval.’ And I just want to say to you that’s a big [deal].”
Asked again what was the legal basis for U.S. military force, Panetta suggested a NATO coalition or U.N. resolution.
Sessions was dumbfounded by the answer.
“Well, I’m all for having international support, but I’m really baffled by the idea that somehow an international assembly provides a legal basis for the United States military to be deployed in combat,” Sessions said. “They can provide no legal authority. The only legal authority that’s required to deploy the United States military is of the Congress and the president and the law and the Constitution.”
The exchange itself can be seen below:
The full wording of H. Con. Res. 107, which is currently referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary, is as follows:
Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a president without prior and clear authorization of an act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution.
Whereas the cornerstone of the Republic is honoring Congress’s exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that, except in response to an actual or imminent attack against the territory of the United States, the use of offensive military force by a president without prior and clear authorization of an act of Congress violates Congress’s exclusive power to declare war under Article I, Section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution and therefore constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution.
by DREW ZAHN
Source & Complete Article Here.
He spoke, and swarms of flies came, and lice in all their borders. Psalms 105:31
The name “Lord of the Flies” is a literal translation of Beelzebub.
The filthy fly, usually found near decaying flesh emitting Putrescine and Cadaverine or frequently landing on defecates chose the chase our own POTUS today as he made two stinking appointments. It isn’t fly weather in D.C., but they have ‘visited’ him before. Where did this fly come from, and why? Seems far more frequent and more unnatural than not.
Flie have a long history of being associated to evil and death. The fly as a symbol of impurity and temptation, to diverge from the path of righteousness. Flies are well-known carriers of viruses and represent corruption and putridness. And of course the fly is linked with maggots and to the Ten Plagues.
His skill has improved dramatically since his time as a candidate, when he
halted a local news interview because of a swarm gathering around him.
10 Fly References in Scripture
Exodus 8:21 Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you, and on your servants, and on your people, and into your houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.
Exodus 8:22 I will set apart in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end you may know that I am Yahweh in the midst of the earth.
Exodus 8:24 Yahweh did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses: and in all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies.
Exodus 8:29 Moses said, “Behold, I go out from you, and I will pray to Yahweh that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow; only don’t let Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Yahweh.”
Exodus 8:31 Yahweh did according to the word of Moses, and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. There remained not one. (WEB KJV
Psalms 78:45 He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.
Psalms 105:31 He spoke, and swarms of flies came, and lice in all their borders.
Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to send forth an evil odor; so does a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor.
Isaiah 7:18 And it will be in that day that the Lord will make a piping sound for the fly which is in the end of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee which is in the land of Assyria.
Isaiah 51:6 Let your eyes be lifted up to the heavens, and turned to the earth which is under them: for the heavens will go in flight like smoke, and the earth will become old like a coat, and its people will come to destruction like flys: but my salvation will be for ever, and my righteousness will not come to an end.
UPDATE: Obama and his masses conducting evil against the states.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration has delayed a decision on TransCanada Corp’s rerouted Keystone XL oil pipeline until after March, even though Nebraska’s governor on Tuesday approved a plan for part of the line running through his state.
“We don’t anticipate being able to conclude our own review before the end of the first quarter of this year,” said Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman at the State Department, which had previously said it would make a decision by that deadline. Full post
God Bless Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman! TransCanada just got final approval to build its pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta all the way to the Gulf Coast of Texas. Done.
Gov. Heineman Press Release here.
Obama rejected the broader [Keystone XL] plan, saying the pipeline needed to be rerouted around Nebraska’s sensitive Sand Hills region. For that project, TransCanada needs presidential approval because it crosses an international border. The shorter portion only requires permits from state and federal agencies. TransCanada said the final of three permits it needed from the Army Corps of Engineers had been approved. The line from Cushing will help relieve a bottleneck at the Oklahoma refinery.
The governor approved a revised route for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline which his office said would avoid environmentally sensitive areas.
“Construction and operation of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, with the mitigation and commitments from Keystone would have minimal environmental impacts in Nebraska,” he wrote in a letter to Obama and Clinton.
The decision on final approval now rests with the Obama administration. The State Department is expected to decide within the next few months whether to permit the project to go forward — Heineman’s approval puts Obama in a difficult political spot.
The president had previously cited the Nebraska’s concerns about the pipeline as a key obstacle to approving the pipeline. At the same time, the president was able assuage the concerns of major environmental groups who not only voiced concern about the potential impact of a spill but also the emissions created by extracting and refining oil from what are known as oil sands in Canada.
After Obama in his inaugural address pledged to take action on climate change, the Sierra Club said it was “heartened” by Obama’s remarks and again urged the administration to reject “the dangerous tar sands pipeline.”
But supporters — including some in the president’s own party — have downplayed the environment impact and stressed the economic benefits the pipeline could bring. The pipeline is backed by the unions, and has been heavily promoted by Canadian officials. In Heineman’s letter, the governor said construction in Nebraska would yield $418 million in economic benefits.
Asked about the Nebraska governor’s decision Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney noted the State Department was still reviewing the issue.
“There are stages in this process. … I don’t want to get ahead of that process,” Carney said.
There are other hurdles beyond the federal government’s approval — needed because the pipeline crosses the U.S.-Canada border. A state court case has challenged the law that gives Heineman the power to approve such plans.
The American Petroleum Institute hailed the Nebraska decision Tuesday as a major step.
“Another major hurdle has been cleared,” API Executive Vice President Marty Durbin said. “With the approval from Nebraska in hand, the president can be confident that the remaining environmental concerns have been addressed.”
The governor said the new route would avoid the sensitive Sand Hills region, though would “cross” a vital aquifer. The governor expressed confidence that enough protections were in place to allow the project to go forward.
Pay attention Global Warming aka Climate Change Frauds:
RECORD HIGH 1951 70°
RECORD LOW 1985 -2°
Today January 21st 2013 46° Near the Normal High
|What is Normal Weather for a January Inauguration?
Extreme Weather for Past Inaugurations
Inaugural Weather Fact Sheet
Inauguration Day: Noon Temperature Graph
Inauguration Day Weather (Traditional Dates)
Inaugural Weather for Non-Traditional Dates
- Normal high temperature for the day is 43°F.
- Normal low temperature for the day is in the upper 28°F.
- Normal weather for 12 pm EST is a temperature of 37°F, partly cloudy skies, 10 mph wind and a wind chill of 31°F.
- There is about a 1 in 3 chance of measurable precipitation (i.e., at least 0.01″) on that day and a 1 in 6 chance of precipitation during the ceremony.
- There is only about a 1 in 10 chance of measurable snow (i.e., at least 0.1″) on that day and a 1 in 20 chance of snow during the ceremony.
- There is about a 1 in 6 chance that there will be at least 1″ of snow already on the ground from a previous snowfall.
|Normal High||Normal Low||Record High||Record Low||Record Precipitation||Record Snow|
|43°F||28°F||70°F in 1951||-2°F in 1985||1.77 inches in 1937||3.8 inches in 1975|
Climate Data for January 21
|Normal High||Normal Low||Record High||Record Low||Record Precipitation||Record Snow|
|43°F||28°F||70°F in 1959||-4°F in 1985||1.41 inches in 1902||3.5 inches in 1982|
Most Dramatic and Tragic – 1841: President William Henry Harrison was sworn into office on a cloudy, cold and blustery day. His speech lasted one hour and 40 minutes and he rode a horse to and from the Capitol without a hat or overcoat. Pneumonia developed from a lingering cold he caught on that day and he died just one month later.Almost as bad – 1853: President Franklin Pierce was sworn into office on another cold and snowy day. He awoke to heavy snow in the morning which continued until about 11:30 am. Skies looked to be brightening by noon. Shortly after Pierce took his oath of office, as he began his inaugural address, snow started again. It came down heavier than ever dispersing much of the crowd and ruining plans for the parade. Abigail Fillmore, First Lady to the outgoing President Millard Fillmore, caught a cold as she sat on the cold, wet, exposed platform during the swearing-in ceremony. The cold developed into pneumonia and she died at the end of the month.
Worst Weather Day – 1909: President William H. Taft’s ceremony was forced indoors due to a storm that dropped 10 inches of snow over the Capital city. The snow and winds began the day before. Strong winds toppled trees and telephone poles. Trains were stalled and city streets clogged. All activity was brought to a standstill. Sanitation workers shoveled sand and snow through half the night. It took 6,000 men and 500 wagons to clear 58,000 tons of snow and slush from the parade route. See pictures. Despite the freezing temperatures, howling wind, snow, and sleet, a large crowd gathered in front of the Capitol to view the inauguration, but the weather forced the ceremony indoors. Just after the swearing-in, the snow tapered off.
Photo taken in front of Presidential Reviewing stand.
President Taft and wife returning to White House after the ceremony.
Wash Out – 1937: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s second inauguration. It was the first time the inauguration was held on January 20th. Two hundred thousand visitors came to Washington for the inauguration, though several thousand never got farther than Union Station. It was a cold rainy day. Some sleet and freezing rain was reported in the morning. Between 11 am and 1 pm, 0.69 inches of rain fell. The ceremony began at 12:23 pm. The noon temperature was 33°F. At the president’s insistence, he rode back to the White House in an open car with a half an inch of water on the floor. Later, he stood for an hour and a half in an exposed viewing stand watching the inaugural parade splash by in the deluge. Total rainfall for the day was a wet 1.77 inches and this amount remains as the record rainfall for January 20th.
Worst Traffic Jam – 1961: On the eve of the inauguration, 8 inches of snow fell and caused the most crippling traffic jam (for its time). Hundreds of cars were marooned and thousands of cars were abandoned. The president-elect had to cancel dinner plans and, in a struggle to keep other commitments, is reported to have had only 4 hours of sleep. Former President Herbert Hoover was unable to fly into Washington National Airport due to the weather and he had to miss the swearing-in ceremony. By sunrise, the snow had ended and the skies were clearing, but the day remained bitter cold. An army of men worked all night to clear Pennsylvania Avenue and despite the cold, a large crowd turned out for the swearing-in ceremony and inaugural parade. At noon, the temperature was only 22°F and the wind was blowing from the northwest at 19 mph making it feel like the temperature was 7°F above zero.
Warmest Inaugurations: (Official weather records began in 1871)
Warmest January 20th Traditional Date: 1981 – Ronald Reagan; 55°F under mostly cloudy skies.
Warmest March 4th Traditional Date:
Official record: 1913 – Woodrow Wilson; 55°F under overcast skies in Washington, DC.
Unofficial: 1793 – George Washington; estimated 61°F in Philadelphia, PA.
Warmest Non-traditional Dates: August 9, 1974 – Gerald Ford; 89°F with partly cloudy skies and hazy conditions.
Coldest January Date (and overall): 1985 – Ronald Reagan’s second swearing-in ceremony on January 21 had to be held indoors and the parade was canceled. The outside temperature at noon was only 7°F. The morning low was 4° below zero and the daytime high was only 17°. Wind chill temperatures during the afternoon were in the -10 to -20°F range.
Coldest March Date: 1873 – Ulysses S. Grant’s second swearing-in ceremony. The morning low temperature of 4°F was a record for the month of March. The day remains the coldest March day on record. During the day, bitterly cold winds gusted up to 40 mph. By noon, the temperature had risen to 16°F. Wind chill temperatures were -15° to -30°F. Cadets and midshipmen had been standing on the mall for more than an hour and a half without overcoats. Several of them collapsed. When the president delivered his inaugural address, the wind made his words inaudible to even those on the platform with him. The inaugural ball was held in a temporary building without heat. It had to be halted at midnight so people, who had been dancing in their overcoats and heavy wraps, could go home and get warm.
- 1817 = First outdoor inauguration. President James Monroe was sworn into office.
- 1873 = Coldest March 4th inauguration. Noon temperature was only 16°F with a record low temperature for March of only 4°F. Sunshine was no help as the wind made it bitterly cold. President Ulysses S. Grant was sworn into office for his second term.
- 1909 = Most snow with 9.8 inches. Also very strong winds. President William H. Taft was sworn into office.
- 1913 = Warmest March 4th inauguration. Noon temperature was 55°F.
- 1937 = First inauguration held on January 20th.
- 1937 = Record rainfall. It was President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second inauguration. A total rainfall of 1.77 inches fell that cold day. Between 11 am and 1 pm, 0.69 inches of rain fell with a noon temperature of 33°F.
- 1961 = Eight (8) inches of fresh snow laid on the ground for President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration.
- 1981 = Warmest January inauguration. Noon temperature was 55°F. It was Ronald Reagan’s first inauguration and would greatly contrast his second inauguration listed below.
- 1985 = Coldest January inauguration (Jan. 21). Noon temperature was only 7°F. The morning low temperature was -4°F and the afternoon high was only 17°F. Wind chill temperatures in the afternoon were in the -10 to -20°F range. It was Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration ceremony.
Inauguration Day: Noon Temperatures
Click on the graph above to enlarge the image. Note: The first three presidential inaugurations were held outside of Washington D.C. Official NWS temperature records for Washington D.C. go back to 1871. Prior to 1871, temperature records were unofficial and obtained from previous literature (references available on the bottom of the page) when possible, although some historical temperature records were unable to be recovered.
Traditional January Inaugurations –Beginning with the most recent
|2009||Barack Obama||28°F||Filtered sunshine through thin cirrus clouds. Breezy with northwest winds around 15 mph, gusting 20-25 mph. Cold, with wind-chill values in the mid teens.|
|2005||George W. Bush||35°F||Mostly cloudy with some breaks of sun. Northwest wind 14 mph. Around 1″ of snow already on the ground.|
|2001||George W. Bush||36°F||A cool dreary day, with rain and fog – visibility 2 miles. An inch of rain had fallen the day before, with another third of an inch falling on Inauguration Day. Rain changed to a little light snow (0.3″) late in the evening.|
|1997||William Jefferson Clinton||34°F||Partly sunny with a high overcast. Winds were from the south at 7 mph.|
|1993||William Jefferson Clinton||40°F||Sunny and pleasant.|
|1989||George Bush||51°F||Mostly cloudy, mild and breezy.|
|1985||Ronald Reagan||7°F||Sunny, but bitter cold. Wind chill temperatures fell into the -10° to -20°F range in the afternoon.|
|1981||Ronald Reagan||55°F||Mostly cloudy and mild.|
|1977||Jimmy Carter||28°F||Cold and sunny. The wind chill temperature was in the teens.|
|1973||Richard Nixon||42°F||Cloudy and windy.|
|1969||Richard Nixon||35°F||Cloudy with rain and sleet later in the day.|
|1965||Lyndon B. Johnson||38°F||Skies were cloudy and one inch of snow on the ground.|
|1961||John F. Kennedy||22°F||Snow into the early morning left 8 inches on the ground. It was sunny but cold the rest of the day.|
|1957||Dwight D. Eisenhower||44°F||Jan. 21: Light snow in the early morning. Cloudy skies with a few flurries in the mid afternoon.|
|1953||Dwight D. Eisenhower||49°F||Cloudy skies.|
|1949||Harry S. Truman||38°F||Mostly sunny and windy.|
|1945||Franklin D. Roosevelt||35°F||Light snow ended around 9 a.m. that morning. Cloudy skies.|
|1941||Franklin D. Roosevelt||29°F||Sunny, but cold with a brisk wind. Wind chill 10°F.|
|1937||Franklin D. Roosevelt||33°F||Cold with heavy rainy. Between 11 am and 1 pm, 0.69 inches of rain fell. Some sleet and freezing rain fell in the morning.|
Traditional March Inaugurations –Beginning with 1933 and going back to 1871 (1871 = Beginning of official government weather records)
|1933||Franklin D. Roosevelt||42°F||Mostly cloudy with a few peaks of sun.|
|1929||Herbert C. Hoover||48°F||A heavy rain began just before the oath of office was administered, and the Capitol grounds and parade route were so crowded that it was impossible for anyone to run for cover. By the time he completed his inaugural address, President Hoover’s face was beaded with water and his suit was wringing wet. Herbert Hoover’s inaugural parade moved up Pennsylvania Avenue during a lull in the rain. (See picture below). Intermittent rain continued through the day. Total rainfall was 0.40 inches.|
|1925||Calvin Coolidge||44°F||Mostly sunny skies.|
|1917||Woodrow Wilson||38°F||Partly Cloudy and windy. Ceremony on March 5.|
|1913||Woodrow Wilson||55°F||Overcast, but mild.|
|1909||William H. Taft||32°F||Heavy snow, drifting snow, and strong winds. The 10 inch snow fall ended at 12:20 pm but the afternoon remained cloudy and windy.|
|1905||Theodore Roosevelt||45°F||Sunny with strong northwest winds. Patches of snow remained on the ground from a light snow fall the day before.|
|1901||William McKinley||47°F||Overcast. It rained overnight and then began again during the ceremony and ended at 3:45. Total rainfall was 0.32 inches.|
|1893||Grover Cleveland||25°F||Snow began during the early morning and ended around 1 pm. One to two inches fell across the area. A biting wind blew from the northwest. The crowd was small for the ceremony. Many planned events were canceled.|
|1889||Benjamin Harrison||43°F||Rained all day. Total rainfall was 0.86 inches. Took oath of office in a downpour under an umbrella. (See picture below).|
|1881||James A. Garfield||33°F||Snowed all night until about 10 am. The afternoon was sunny and windy.|
|1877||Rutherford B. Hayes||35°F||Cloudy with brief periods of light snow. Ceremony was on March 5.|
|1873||Ulysses S. Grant||16°F||Clear, windy and bitterly cold. Morning low of 4°F remains the coldest March day on record. Wind chill temperature of -15°F.|
Benjamin Harrison’s inauguration in 1889.
Herbert Hoover’s inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Traditional March Inaugurations – Beginning with 1869 and going back to 1817 (beginning of outdoor ceremonies). Note: weather records are unofficial during this period.
|1869||Ulysses S. Grant||40°F||Light rained all morning but stopped just before noon. Afternoon was mostly sunny. Total rain was 0.11 inches.|
|1865||Abraham Lincoln||45°F||Rain for two days and right up to the ceremony when it ended and the sun broke through. Total rainfall for the day was 0.30 with the bulk of it falling near daybreak. Grounds around the Capitol were very soft and muddy.|
|1861||Abraham Lincoln||Rain until mid morning and then sunny and mild in the afternoon.|
|1853||Franklin Pierce||35°F||Light snow and windy…heavier snow during the president’s inaugural address. (Temperature is estimated)|
|1849||Zachary Taylor||42°F||Cloudy with snow flurries. Heavy snow began during the inaugural ball. Ceremony was on March 5.|
|1845||James K. Polk||42°F||Thunderstorm at dawn with rain during the day. Total rainfall was 0.40 inches. Polk took his oath of office under an umbrella in heavy rain. The crowd was a sea of umbrellas with people standing ankle deep in mud.|
|1841||William H. Harrison||48°F||Overcast with a cold wind. (Noon temperature is estimated)|
|1837||Martin Van Buren||26°F||Sunny and brisk. (Noon temperature is estimated)|
|1833||Andrew Jackson||29°F||Uncertain. Probable fair weather based on descriptions of happy crowds. (Noon temperature is estimated)|
|1829||Andrew Jackson||57°F||Warm and balmy. (Noon temperature is estimated)|
|1825||John Quincy Adams||47°F||Rain. Total rainfall was 0.79 inches. Observations taken by Adams himself.|
|1821||James Monroe||28°F||Ceremony on March 5. Observation taken by John Quincy Adams. Snow began on Saturday evening making Washington snowbound by Sunday afternoon. Snow continued through the inauguration day forcing Monroe to take his oath of office in the House Chambers.|
|1817||James Monroe||50°F||Warm and sunny. First outdoor inauguration. (Noon temperature is estimated)|
Traditional Inaugurations- Indoors – Beginning with 1813 and going back to 1789 (Weather records are unofficial during this period)
|1813||James Madison||March 4 ceremony. Sunny.|
|1809||James Madison||March 4 ceremony. Cloudy. Rained the day before leaving the streets muddy.|
|1805||Thomas Jefferson||March 4 ceremony. Fair (meaning good). Observation taken by Jefferson. Estimated noon temperature of 50°F.|
|1801||Thomas Jefferson||March 4 ceremony. Mild and beautiful. Estimated noon temperature of 55°F.|
|1797||John Adams||Ceremony in Philadelphia on March 4. Fair. Estimated noon temperature 53°F|
|1793||George Washington||Ceremony in Philadelphia on March 4. Hazy sunshine and mild. Estimated noon temperature 61°F.|
|1789||George Washington||Ceremony in New York City on April 30. Clear and cool. Estimated noon temperature of 59°F.|
|Year||Date||President||Temperature||Weather / Remarks|
|1974||Aug. 9||President Gerald Ford||89°F||Partly cloudy skies and hazy.|
|1963||Nov. 22||President Lyndon B. Johnson||68°F||Skies were clear. Ceremony was at 2:29 pm in Dallas, Texas. Oath of office taken inside Air Force One.|
|1945||April 12||President Harry Truman||64°F||Fair skies. Ceremony was at 7:09 pm. (Temperature is estimated)|
|1923||Aug. 3||President Calvin Coolidge||65°F||Fair skies. Ceremony was at 2:46 am in the Green Mountains of Vermont. (Temperature is estimated)|
|1901||Sept. 15||President Theodore Roosevelt||72°F||Skies were clear. Ceremony was in Buffalo, New York. (Noon temperature is estimated)|
|1881||Sept. 19||President Chester Arthur||75°F||Weather was fair. Ceremony was in New York City.|
|1865||April 15||President Andrew Johnson||57°F||Rainy day. (0.35 inches of rain fell.)|
|1850||July 10||President Millard Fillmore||87°F||Cloudy skies. Ceremony was indoors. (Noon temperature is estimated)|
|1841||April 6||President John Tyler||50°F||Clear skies. (Noon temperature is estimated)|
- “The Weather of Inauguration Day” by Patrick Hughes, ESSA, Environmental Data Services, 1968. (ESSA became NOAA in 1970)
- “American Weather Stories”, Published: DOC/NOAA/Environmental Data Service, Washington, DC, 1976.
- Data collected by NOAA’s National Weather Service Washington Forecast Office.
- Weather records/data is maintained at the NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Ashville, NC.
- All Photos from the collection of the Library of Congress.
Pakistan allegedly shelters the Islamist Rebel Militants within North Waziristan. North Waziristan is the equivilent of a Swiss Bank account for weapons and ordinance for terrorists. Why then do the US and UN want to bring them into the political fold?
It is a point of contention between the US & Pakistan’s relationship specifically because the worst rebels end up in Afghanistan shooting our US Troops. “The most powerful group in the area, the Afghan Haqqani network, is also believed to be seen by the army as a potential ally in Afghanistan after foreign forces withdraw, making a military offensive even more complicated.” All that said, our strategically challenged president is announcing our draw-down to the enemy putting our troops in even graver danger. -PBN
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani leaders dismissed the government of southwest Baluchistan province early Monday in response to the demands of protesters angry about an attack on minority Shiite Muslims there that killed 86 people.
In another part of the country, a roadside bomb killed 14 Pakistani soldiers.
Over the past three days, thousands of Shiites have blocked a main road in the Baluchistan capital of Quetta with dozens of coffins of relatives killed in the twin bombing of a billiards hall in the city Thursday. They demanded the provincial government be dismissed and that the army take over responsibility for the city.
Last year was the deadliest ever for Shiites in Pakistan, with over 400 dead in targeted killings. Violence has been especially intense in Baluchistan, home of the largest number of Shiites in the country.
Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said in a televised address shortly early Monday that the governor has been made head of Baluchistan province, replacing the chief minister. Also, paramilitary forces will receive police powers and launch an operation against militants behind the billiards hall attack.
The prime minister flew to Quetta on Sunday after other efforts to pacify the protesters failed. Human rights organizations have accused the Pakistani government of not doing enough to protect Shiites targeted by radical Sunni Muslims who believe they are heretics.
The billiards hall attack was carried out by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a sectarian militant group allied with al-Qaida and the Pakistani Taliban.
Taliban militants and their allies have also been waging a bloody insurgency against the Pakistani government over the past several years.
A roadside bomb hit a Pakistani army convoy Sunday in a mountainous militant stronghold in the northwest, killing 14 soldiers, one of the deadliest attacks against the army in that sector, intelligence officials said.
The North Waziristan tribal area is a major trouble spot that the military has been reluctant to tackle. The remote region is home to Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaida militants at war with the government. It is also used as a sanctuary by other militants who have focused their attacks in neighboring Afghanistan.
The attack Sunday occurred near Dosalli village in North Waziristan, said Pakistani intelligence officials. The blast destroyed two vehicles and damaged a third, they said.
The 14 dead and 20 wounded were brought to a military hospital in the nearby town of Miran Shah, the officials said.
Pakistani military officials confirmed the bombing but said four soldiers were killed and 11 others wounded. The discrepancy could not immediately be reconciled.
Then officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.
The Pakistani military is worried that if it targets its enemies in North Waziristan, that could trigger a backlash whereby other militants in the area turn against Pakistan. The most powerful group in the area, the Afghan Haqqani network, is also believed to be seen by the army as a potential ally in Afghanistan after foreign forces withdraw, making a military offensive even more complicated.
North Waziristan has been a sore point in relations between Pakistan and the United States. Washington has repeatedly pushed Islamabad to launch an operation in the area, especially against the Haqqani network, considered one of the most dangerous groups fighting in Afghanistan. But Pakistan has refused.
North Waziristan has also become an increasing problem for Pakistan. It is the only part of the tribal region where the army has not conducted an offensive, and many Pakistani Taliban militants have fled there to escape army operations. The Taliban and their allies have staged hundreds of attacks across Pakistan that have killed thousands of people.
Also Sunday, a Pakistani cleric and thousands of his supporters left the eastern city of Lahore on a “long march” to demand sweeping election reforms before national elections expected this spring.
Police officer Suhail Sukhera estimated the crowd to be at least 15,000. They left for Islamabad in hundreds of buses, cars and trucks. Some waved flags and pictures of the 61-year-old Sunni Muslim cleric, while others shouted, “Revolution is our goal, brave and religious leader Qadri.”
Critics of Qadri, who returned last month after years in Canada, are worried he is bent on derailing elections, possibly at the behest of the country’s powerful military — allegations the cleric has denied.
Qadri has a large following that extends outside Pakistan and has a reputation for speaking out against terrorism and promoting his message through hundreds of books, an online television channel and videos.
Now, Qadri’s focus is on Pakistan’s election laws. He is suggesting vaguely worded changes, such as making sure candidates are honest as well as ending exploitation and income disparities so that poor people are free to vote for whomever they want.
His plan to hold a massive rally in Islamabad on Monday has alarmed many members of Pakistan’s political system. The government has deployed a large number of police throughout the capital and set up shipping containers to block protesters from reaching sensitive areas.
Qadri accused the provincial government of Punjab, where Lahore is the capital, of harassing his supporters Sunday to make it difficult for them to participate in the march.
“These negative tactics will not work, and God willing the march will reach Islamabad with a sea of people,” Qadri told reporters.
Associated Press writers Ishtiaq Mahsud in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan, Rasool Dawar in Peshawar, Pakistan, Zaheer Babar in Lahore, Pakistan, and Asif Shahzad in Islamabad contributed to this report
Full article here.