The Fourth of July Super-Spectacular Fireworks Extravaganza!

The Fourth of July Super-Spectacular Fireworks Extravaganza!

The Dazzling Fourth of July Fireworks Show in New York City

Chicago’s 2010 Fourth of July Fireworks Display

July 4th Fireworks on the Washington National Mall

The Animated Life: Fourth of July Fireworks

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I’m Dreaming of a White House Christmas

I’m Dreaming of a White House Christmas

Slide Show: I’m Dreaming of a White House Christmas

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Christmas at the White House 2009

Bing Crosby: I’m Dreaming of a White  Christmas

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Lady Gaga at The National Equality March: “This is the Biggest Moment of My Career!”

Lady Gaga at The National Equality March: “This is the Biggest Moment of My Career!”

If you thought it was going to be a long time before you ever witnessed Lady Gaga make a grandly gay appearance on the C-Span television network, well you’ll just have to think again!  Our Lady Gaga of the Immaculate Penis spoke before thousands in attendance at The National Equality March on Washington today.  And there were two very memorable parts: first, when they placed a riser behind the podium for her to stand on and speak, and second, when she wooed the audience with a Judy Garland joke.  Reminders: Obama makes Lady Gaga joke, Gaga makes Judy Garland joke.  Oh yes…America, the Beautiful!!

Lady Gaga at The National Equality March: “This is the Biggest Moment of My Career!”

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An Amazing Fourth of July Spectacular Extravaganza!!


An Amazing Fourth of July Spectacular Extravaganza!!



The Animated Life: Fourth of July Fireworks


Walking Down the Street: Great Fourth of July Windows

July 4th Fireworks on the Washington National Mall

New York City’s Dazzling Fourth of July Fireworks Show

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Long Journey is Crowned: President Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the U.S.

Long Journey is Crowned: President Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the U.S

Witnessed by an elated, celebratory crowd of more than a million admirers, Barack Hussein Obama marked his place in history as America’s first African-American president. President Obama called for a disheartened country to unite in hope against the “gathering clouds and raging storms” of war and economic woe. At this extraordinary moment in the life of America, people of all colors and ages waited in freezing cold weather for hours on Tuesday to witness a young African-Americn man with a foreign-sounding name take command of a nation founded by slaveholders. It was a ceremonial event watched in fascination by many millions, perhaps even billions of people, around the world.

For the previous three days of pre-inaugural celebrations, President Obama had been cheerful and relaxed. But he was very solemn as he stood on the Capitol steps, placed his left hand on the Bible used by Abraham Lincoln and repeated the inaugural oath “to preserve, protect and defend” a Constitution that had originally defined blacks as only three-fifths of a person. At that moment, deafening cheers went up.

In his Inaugural Address, President Obama remarked that, “We gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.” But he stated that in our present discouraging economic and political climate, “What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility, a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly….This is the price and the promise of citizenship.”

President Barack H. Obama’s Inaugural Address

The Obamas Leave Their Limo and Walk the Inaugural Parade Route

Music Video: Yes We Can!

Music Audio/The Late Mahalia Jackson Sings Amazing Grace:

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Long Journey is Crowned: President Barack H. Obama

Extensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s Inauguration is provided in The Huffington Post, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

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The Obama Inaugural Concert: Josh Groban Sings with the D. C. Gay Men’s Chorus

Obama Inaugural Concert: Josh Groban Sings with The Washington D. C. Gay Men’s Chorus

America’s first African-American president was serenaded by a large number of world-class performers at the nationally televised concert titled We Are One on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial two days before Obama’s inauguration. More than a few people at the National Mall on Sunday must have been reminiscing about the life of Marian Anderson, and just how amazed and proud she’d be. In 1939, Anderson, the famed American contralto, was banned from performing in the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Constitution Hall because of the color of her skin. So instead, she performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Just short of 70 years later, another huge concert on those very steps blended joy, remembrance and unabashed patriotism in celebration of Tuesday’s inauguration of Barack Obama before an integrated audience of hundreds of thousands, including Obama and his wife, Michelle; their daughters, Malia and Sasha; Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill; and their extended families.

Queen Latifah told the story of Marian Anderson, the renowned African-American opera singer who in 1939 had been barred from performing at Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Anderson was subsequently invited to perform on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial by Eleanor Roosevelt, who resigned her D.A.R membership in protest. Anderson sang the American anthem “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” before an integrated audience of an estimated 75,000 people. Today’s crowd of more than 400,000 people watched a black-and-white film clip of Anderson’s stirring performance seven decades ago, when few would ever have imagined that the son of an African father and a mother from Kansas could be elected president of the United States.

Marian Anderson’s story was followed by a performance by Josh Groban and Heather Headley. They sang “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” in what was clearly meant to be a historic metaphor. In this groundbreaking symbolic moment, which was an open call of support for the freedom and rights of gay people, Groban and Headly were backed by members of the official Washington D. C. Gay Men’s Chorus, who were wearing the red AIDS ribbons pinned to their chests.

With very special thanks to Dave Valk.

Watch Josh Groban and Heather Headley sing with The Washington D. C. Gay Men’s Chorus:

Josh Groban Sings with The Washington D. C. Gay Men’s Chorus

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All We Are Saying…

All We Are Saying is Give Peace a Chance

It was this week in 1969 that more than 2 million people gathered in all parts of the country and in Washington, D.C., to demonstrate for peace in Vietnam in the largest protest in U.S. history. Candlelight vigils were held for those who had been killed since the beginning of the war in 1961. By the end of the year, 45,000 American troops had been killed.

All We Are Saying is Give Peace a Chance

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