Hello darling Beginners on this gorgeous and momentous day! Unfortunately, because we reside on the west coast, and because we are broke, we were unable to stand out on the mall with the thousands of other freezing people (we’re looking at you, Marshall!) this morning. But we were there in spirit! What are your thoughts on the President’s address? Sure, these speeches will never satisfy everybody, but were there passages that spoke to you? Here’s one of our favorites:

“We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other–through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security–these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.”

Well said, sir!

No matter your thoughts on the inaugural address, if you’re of a similar political mind to the two of us, you can sit back and bask in the gloriousness that is another four years of President Obama in office (though, dear man, you better improve your responses to some things (ahem, climate change, equal pay, GUN CONTROL??) now that you don’t have to worry about reelection and (hopefully) you’ll realize that these painful stabs at bipartisanship are going nowhere fast)! Or if sitting back/basking is not really your cup of tea (ours neither…well…who are we kidding?) try getting involved in the Obamas’ latest organizing initiative!

Haven’t yet had a chance to watch this morning’s events because you’ve been building a house with Habitat for Humanity for the MLK Day of Service, or  because you just woke up? Head on over to Jezebel to view some great scenes! Also, enjoy this GIF:


We’re feeling pretty teary over here. And PMS is only partly to blame. And Beyoncé

Happy MLK Day and Happy Inauguration Day, Mr. President!

Images From Left to Right: Martin Luther King Jr., Crowd at 2012 Obama Inauguration, Obama Sworn in 2013

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