hamishnewhouse+Jan 19 2005, 04:58 PM–>(hamishnewhouse @ Jan 19 2005, 04:58 PM) Will George W Bush’s second term inauguration be shown live on Sky News, if so does anyone know what time it will be?
I know it may not be the most popular event ever shown on TV, but it maybe worth watching, just for historic value.
It really doesn’t take all that much inside knowledge to work it out really. Yes, Sky will take it live. Seeing that it happens at midday Washington time, and we are 5 hours ahead, I’m guessing that it’ll be on the screens somewhere round 5pm. There you go – I have no inside knowledge whatsoever. (I reserve the right to be absolutely wrong though)
I wouldn’t watch my own leader Bertimus Maximus being sworn into power, not live anyway so I have no intention of taking the afternoon off to watch Mr. Bush. I think tomrrow will be a sad, sad day for the wider world, and thats coming from someone thats always voted for right-wing parties.
Historic – because this event does’nt happen everyday and the fact that this event marks the start of The US’s future for the next four (or longer) years. As The US is THE hyperpower in the world it WILL effect the rest of the World, LIKE IT OR NOT. Thats why its historic.
hamishnewhouse+Jan 20 2005, 02:29 PM–>(hamishnewhouse @ Jan 20 2005, 02:29 PM) Historic – because this event does’nt happen everyday and the fact that this event marks the start of The US’s future for the next four (or longer) years. As The US is THE hyperpower in the world it WILL effect the rest of the World, LIKE IT OR NOT. Thats why its historic.
Well yes we all remember the great inauguration of Reagan in ’85 don’t we? And how about the very eventful Clinton swearing in of ’93. It is a ceremony – there is very little historic value. Guess what – there will be another in 4 years (or sooner if something should go wrong). I rather think that history judges what is achieved during the tenure of a President as apposed to what he says he will do at the start of his 4 year term.
As a second term inauguration, it has historic value, it still means that the worlds only superpower is going to be lead by the worlds most useless leader.
I also don’t think it should be taking up the whole news, a headline sure but Skynews should stick the live bit on interactive so anyone who wants to watch it can do so.
I personally don’t like watching $40 million been wasted on pompus crap like this when they could have giving it to better causes, Tsunami appeal or at least towards some proper equipment for the US soldiers in Iraq, I’m sure they are plenty of US based charities that could have done with that money too. Even if he don’t care about them it would have been a good PR stunt!
Hi guys I really take issue with George Bush’s assertion of Freedom of Nations from Tyrannical oppressors. It really makes my blood boil. ;What about freedom for the Palestinians from Their tyrannical Israeli oppressors which Bush supports?. He’s just a hypocrite and the sooner he’s out of power and replaced by a concilatory Democrat administration the better.