Obama Inauguration at Kyle Field

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January 14, 2009

Texas A&M University will provide an opportunity for members of the campus community to view the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States next Tuesday, January 20, on Kyle Field’s 12 th Man TV. Doors of The Zone Club at Kyle Field will open at 10 a.m., with Texas A&M President Elsa A. Murano giving a brief welcome at 10:20 a.m. and the inauguration ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The event is expected to end at approximately 1 p.m. Outdoor seating in The Zone Club will be available, weather permitting, and light refreshments will be served.

University employees must obtain permission from their supervisors to attend. Students are welcome to attend, but should note that next Tuesday is the first day of the spring semester.


Dr. Elsa A. Murano, President
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Oh, I can't wait to see the meltdown this one causes.

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Has this been done for other inaugurations!! I don't recall it being done in 2001, but perhaps I am wrong.
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Whether or not this has been done in the past, it's a great idea.
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Paging GiveEmHellAgs12. Paging GiveEmHellAgs12. Please pick up the white courtesy phone.

Will Young Conservatives of Texas be egging the jumbotron, the 12th Man Statue, or Reveilles' graves?
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Sox,
That's exactly what I was thinking. Civil discourse is dead. BTW, I wish they would change their name to Young Republicans of Texas, or Young Moralists of Texas. They are anything but conservative.
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You know, I meant it as a joke, but it is certainly possible that they could and would make something of it. The only saving grace I suppose is that it occurs the first day of school; not a lot of time to plan or order dunking booths and sh**.
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I like that they are having an event for those that would like to attend BUT

I think they could have had it in a better place

I think somebody will try to "ruin" it

I think it may cause more problems than good with the differences in the campus now days (which i would estimate is split about 30% liberal, 50% republican, 20% moderate
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I have friends at A&M that are going to wet their pants over getting to watch this at Kyle. Yes politics of A&M has significantly shifted.
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Amazing at this age that folks don't have their own TV to watch it on.

Colossal waste of money at a time when staff should be setting an example of fiscal conservatism.
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. Yes politics of A&M has significantly shifted.

Yay for socialism. This certainly is an exciting time.
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No big deal. Let the Obama supporters have their day. Those of us that chose differently can hope that maybe he turns out better than things are looking so far.

We should all at least be excited to see the first genunine minority president be inaugurated. We have come a long way in the last few decades.
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The thing that bothers me is that we would have none of this talk if he happened to be a conservative black. No one was jumping on Alan Keyes' bandwagon as a black candidate, now were they? You think we would be showing this at Kyle if he had been elected?
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Nobody was excited over Keyes becuase he is crazy
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The inauguration is a great test of partisanship. You can either:

a) celebrate because your guy is finally getting in--riding on his unicorn!
b) hate every minute because this guy is going to ruin America!
c) celebrate the awesome tradition of the presidency, peaceful transitions, and democracy.

Guess I should add...
d) be a scrooge cause everyone's f'd up.
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a) celebrate because your guy is finally getting in--riding on his unicorn!


DID SOMEONE SAY UNICORN?!

From the files of what the ****?!-files:







[This message has been edited by Sox (edited 1/14/2009 10:32p).]
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It's on a weekday. During the day.

Have these people no jobs? Will classes be dismissed for this?
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Every single job in the country is from 9-5, no one ever has weekdays off, and college students all have class at the exact same time.
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I am a little bewildered by this. I think the 2001 inauguration was shown in the Flag Room. But it was most certainly not in the Zone Club and there were no snacks.

Why does it need to be a University sponsored event? Seems like people own TVs or can organize their own watching parties.....
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It's on a weekday. During the day.

Have these people no jobs? Will classes be dismissed for this?


Silly post from a usually strong poster.

If you read her e-mail, she makes it clear that you must clear with your supervisor to attend this event. That means turning in a few hours of leave. And she invited the students, but noted that it was the first day of class and to plan accordingly.
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"...and plan accordingly."

you mean, like, skip?!

please tell me you didn't attend college.....
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Why is this viewed as necessarily partisan? It's a presidential inauguration. Dr. Murano is a Republican, can hardly be accused of being a hack for the Democrats.

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yea, riiiiight....she's a republican like I'm a chinese aviator.....
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Chinese aviator? That seems like a pretty cool gig. Do you like being a Chinese aviator?
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Will Young Conservatives of Texas be egging the jumbotron, the 12th Man Statue, or Reveilles' graves?

They should do a drive by playing Paul Shanklin's "Greatest Hits"...
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yea, I know...analogies are something that are lost on the youth (and libs) of today....you see, a RINO is a repub....oh, nevermind....

you libs make me giggle sometimes (and I use the term 'giggle' because it's a term you and some of the others on this board are particularly familiar with, if you catch my drift)......
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Murano has given money to George W Bush's campaign. (She also gave to Chet Edwards, but that might have been for pork reasons.) Her husband donated money to Henry Bonilla. She worked for the Bush administration. Why isn't she a Republican?
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This strikes me as a good idea, as long as it doesn't cost much. Encouraging our students to take an active interest in politics is a good thing.
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Henry Bonilla was defeated by Ciro "Notch in His Belt" Rodriguez in 2006.
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Why isn't she a Republican?


HELLO!?!? Vagina AND brown?!?
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Nice to see a conservative school do a nod to a liberal President?
No Spin Ag
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HELLO!?!? Vagina AND brown?!?



Um, Albeto Gonzalez kind of shoots that down.
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HELLO!?!? Vagina AND brown?!?



Um, Albeto Gonzalez kind of shoots that down.


Nice.
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My God! I didn't vote for the guy, but this is a pretty significant event. Yes, I know, I know. He's half black and half white. Regardless, this is a big moment for a lot of people.

It's like a wedding day. It's just a big party. What matters is the actual marriage. This is just an inauguration. What matters is him continuing down the road towards socialism that Republican Bush paved.

They won, let them enjoy it. Perhaps if the GOP didn't sell their soul in an effort to maintain power, we wouldn't be in this situation.
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Some of you act like attendance to this event is compulsory for all students.
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