January 22, 2009

Our Inaugural Chat — Yes, We Did!

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Live Chat, January 22 on THE STACKS! Topic: Presidential Inauguration

Thanks for joining our chat!

On Tuesday, 1/20, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president
of the United States, and it was a historic moment for the United States! But you probably already knew that — after all, between teachers, parents, and,
like, every single news reporter in the country, it seems like everyone has been talking about the inauguration. Except you never really hear what kids have to say. What’s up with that?

Well, we gave kids their chance to talk about the inauguration. On Thursday, 1/22, we hosted a real-time online chat room on THE STACKS and invited kids to discuss the inauguration with one another.

Thanks to all of you guys who joined the chat.

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EDIT: Check out celebrities’ reactions to the Inauguration!

  1. China

    Wow! This guy might be the answer to all our problems! OBAMA RULES! HE’S BLACK AND HE’S THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT! HE’S NO.1

  2. steelers98

    obama obama his are man if mcain cant beat him nobody can. yeah! obama rocks wooooooooooo!i had help making the song

  3. iluvsoftball003

    Obama is our president….i am so happy! He inspires me! Now i know that i can do anything!!!
    Obama rocks!!

  4. Dennis

    I think Obama will make a good president because he supports the voice of the people and never backs down from right or wrong.

  5. Dennis

    I think Obama will make a good president because he supports the voice of the people and never backs down from right or wrong.

  6. chyna

    obama won i feel very sad for mccain but still he looked like he could be a good president but congrats obabma yay

  7. KagomeKikyo1

    I would have voted for Obama if i were old enough, but alas I’m only 10 years into my long everlasting life just kidding.but i really would vote for Obama he is the 1st black prez and i think that’s very cool.

  8. Shania

    Barack Obama is the first African American president. wHEN Obama was saying his speach, the man he was to repeat made a mistake.

  9. kaylee

    just to let all the people who liked john mccain to win, if you read scholastic news you’d see he would have made bad choices.

  10. karate_girl

    I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo proud that Obama won! He inaugrigation rocked! I watched it at school!

  11. Amanda

    I really love Obama.He is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!We are history.We can tell our kids “I was there”!

  12. rirox101

    my teacher says he’s one of the most popular people in the world right now.Especially with african-american people

  13. Kay

    OBAMA all the way…I dont like John Mccain GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HE MADE HISTORY!!!!!!!!!

  14. Tay190

    I love u ithink your children r great. I can’t wate when u geat dog. try to go for a small dog ther better than a big dog.

  15. Erin

    I hope that Barack Obama will bring positive change during his time in office. I think that whether you wanted him to win the election or not, we need to give him our support.

  16. TomCat41

    I’m going to give him a chance. And hope he is as good of a president as he is at giving speeches.

  17. honey245

    i’m so glad obama won! I heard that the presidents daughters are gonna be inviting having sleepovers. the white house have 132 rooms!

  18. Elliiote

    That is really cool.I didn’t care. But he made history so ….wow.I do live in the United States so it does matter to me.I might mve to Canada because I didn’t like either of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!just kidding I liked them both.

  19. 890SWaterMelonTwist

    YEAH! Obama won!
    I can’t believe it
    He has great financial plans for the economy and is planning to do a lot about the Iraq war.
    His speech was really great too!
    He’s also a democrat!
    I really didn’t want McCain to win.
    I was guessing half way through the election he would win because he served in the Vietnam War, but I guess I was wrong.
    BARRACK OBAMA JUST MADE HISTORY!

  20. alisha

    i hope obama’s girls can live over there .obama sent my dad a letter saying that we can come and stay over there for summer and my dad is working so hard on that money for the airplane so i hope it is giong to be fun because we will get to seen the obama’s in the whitehouse i am going to be staying in the white house yyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyy

  21. Starbright09

    Obama YOU GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You Roooock! i love alea’s outfit and jacket You are rich $aren’t you? John mccain sorry about that you lost

  22. Starbright09

    Barrack Obama won !!!!!!! Yay!!!!! Did you vote for him too! He is the first Africian americian!! i am black but that is not why i choosed him, i chossed him because he looked like a nice person!!!!!! did you see his children and wife? they were very pretty!!! they are lucky they are in his family and they were lucky they were on tv! at school we even watched on fox news Obama and other people all day!! It was time to go home and on my way home i said something to myself which was: it was a fun day i said to myself!!! I think some things Obama is going to do is lower gas prices and maybe make more charter schools!!! *Obama Rocks*! *Go*Obama!

  23. Anisa

    I love Obama,
    OBAMA!!!!!
    OBAMA!!!!!
    OBAMA!!!!!
    OBAMA!!!!!
    OBAMA!!!!!
    OBAMA!!!!!
    OBAMA!!!!!
    OBAMA!!!!!

  24. princessdaisha

    Ew i think Barrack Obama is going to be a good prez.xD It is an example of Martin Luther King Jr’s speech.

  25. twilight96

    its cool hes the first black prez. =) im white but still. i think hes smart and wil be a good prez

  26. vale15

    hello!!!!!!!!
    obama is the best….. He rocks he has a wonderful family.. Michelle obama is nice, and his dauthers are sweet,and preety so don’t tell me that obama was not suppoust to win because he is the BBBBBBBBBEEEEESSSSSTTTTTTT…………….

  27. E'Tishanna

    You is my First black African American President and you is the best President and I liked your SPEECH!!!!!!!!!!! be good you and your family

  28. storie9

    I know people wanted him cause maybe their skin color is just the same as his, but don’t vote on color but on what they are going to do. So when your old enough to vote think about what they are going to do. Also think about who you want to vp. I love you JONH MCAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. rcb3

    I didn’t think Obama would be a good president but we need someone to do something for our country and the people picked Obama so ROCK ON OBAMA!!!!

  30. storie9

    JONH MCAIN RULES!!!! :) Obama? NO! I don’t think that he is going to be good for us… I mean he is going to spend to much money. When I become an adult I will have to pay more money for taxes, because the government won’t have enough money to pay for stuff like building hospitals and jails. SO THAT IS WHY JONH MCAIN SHOULD HAVE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…

  31. rcb3

    I think it would of been nice for Mcain to win but he didn’t ,so I am happy Obama is making history and I really hope he does well with getting the economy back up to normal, and that will be a hard job. So I wish him luck as I am sure almost all other American citizens do as well as me.

  32. Samuel

    HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI HI I’m glad you won.

  33. claudia

    obama is gonna stay FOREVER i love obama NOBODY CAN GO UP THAN OBAMA ALL THE PROBLEMS ARE GONNA GONE AND OBAMA ARE GONNA FIXED

  34. la pollita lok

    hey obama. im breanging som love from Puerto Rico. so glad that you won.you rock.go obama gooooooooo!love you here in Puerto Rico.shau hope that your new yob as the presedent of the U.S.bring you happinnes for you and your family.see you later.☻☺☻☺☻ l♥ve keishla

  35. Barbara

    I am so glad that Baracc Obama won☻ ☺ ♥ ♥. Here in Puerto Rico we love you and hope that you culd make the deference. We love you.♥♥♥♥♥☻ ☻. I dont care if you are black president I know that you are a good president and you are goin to make the diference. We count on you.♥☻♥☻♥☻

  36. L@ G@B&

    Hi!!!
    I am from Puerto Rico
    I am your fan #1
    your sooooo sweet
    Yo are super c♥♥l
    Peace and love
    LOVE YOU

  37. keishla

    hey obama. waths up my man, so glad that you won. goooooooooo obama gooooooooooooo. breanging love from Puerto Rico keishla♥♥♥

  38. ANONIMA

    I think that Baracc Obama is goin to make the diference in the hole world. I am so glad that he is black, because every one can make the diference in the world if that person realy whant to make the diference. GO OBAMA!!!!
    And here in Purto Rico we love you. !TE QUEREMOS!!!

  39. metalmaniac12

    i didn,t saw the inaguration,but i heard their were a lot of people from around the world…

  40. gaby

    espero que dirigas los estados unidos bien y elimides el rasismo en los eu tengo fe en ti y espero lo mejor de tu amigo gaby de puerto rico

  41. Glady 18 -twilight-

    Obama is soooo coool, i’m happy he won. I didn’t like McCain that much.
    Obama make history!!!!!!

  42. Glady 18 -twilight-

    Obama is soooo coool, i’m happy he won. I didn’t like McCain that much.
    Obama make history!!!!!!

  43. scholastic kids

    @emily:
    if you can make it, it’d be great! just look up what time it’ll be for you in Australia if it’s 6PM on Thursday in New York. I think it’ll be sometime on Friday morning for you. Hope to see you at the chat!

  44. Kay_Kay1176

    omg!Obama’s speech was like so long iwas about to fall asleep. But still it was exciting!i think sasha looked cute!

  45. Grace

    I’m really happy that our president is who he is! Our class watched the whold inugragation in class some people might have thought it was boring but I thought it was cool!

  46. Math Freak

    I almost cried today. He made a beautiful speech. Go Barack Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. towtow555

    baracka obama is a really good guy i am happy he won i celebraded his speech at my school i fell very proud at him

  48. oma

    yesss i think he will be a good presedent!! [i do not live in the us,still go o'bama!! i think he will make a very good pez for u their in us]

  49. TXCAMOBOY

    I’M GLAD OBAMA GOT PRES.I’M SO HAPPY I COULD PARTY ALL NIGHT.
    WE GOT TO WATCH THE INAURAION IN SCHOOL WE WATCHED HIS SPEECH.
    I THOUGHT THAT HIS SPEEACH WAS SO AWSOME. DID YOU?
    GO OBAMA!!!!

  50. george

    george rules the school oh and obama rules the school too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Jazmyne

    I don`t like John Mcain ,but I am glad that Barack Obama won. Because he is going to make history. I can`t imgain how he is going to make history for the USA. He rocks.My mom said that if we go to D.C.,and we can meet Obama and his family,and can become friends with the Obama girls,and call them,and see whatsup with them.

  52. Valerie

    Hi Barack Obama I cant belive that you the new presedent I watched you speech so nI cant belive this seeya.

  53. Apollo127

    I think that we are ready for change. No matter which side you were on, remember–this is history. The people of America have chosen Barack Obama as our president, and in doing so, have ended a chapter in our history and opened a new one. Obama is not the only one who can brings change–America has already chosen to change.

  54. Treerun

    nice.Obama really rocks.He is the first black president of USA.Exactly it doesn’t really matter about the skin colour.

  55. Treerun

    nice.Obama really rocks.He is the first black president of USA.Exactly it doesn’t really matter about the skin colour.

  56. Kaden

    Obama is gion to the white house but i idc about it because i wanted mcain to win i was back and fourth because 1st i loked mcain tyhen i liked obama then i liked mcain now im thinking about i like obama now

  57. Sierra

    I think its a good paragraph to read about Barrock Obama. And i hope he has a good life living in the white house

  58. Augustrush5

    Go PRESIDENT OBAMA! I hope you become ‘Lincon Junior’
    Not just U.S.A, all around the world is excited and have great impression on you president Baracka Obama!!!
    Congratulation for today’s President nomination!
    Go on, and rock yourself into the moves!!!

  59. Jordyn

    Yeah, I totally wanted Obama to win! I Can’t believe that McCain had picked Sarah Palin for his running mate. :p Yuck!

  60. ovil

    o.m.g oboma ROCK l.o.l.
    I would vote for Oboma any time.I love Oboma as a pressedent.
    PS ObomaRULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Carla

    Barack Obama rocks. I hope change will happen soon in our country . Even some things may be lowering its price, they’re are much more that have been increasing. May God Bless Barack And his beautiful family!!!!

  62. iluvhippys

    JHON MICAN RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. puppies rule

    I think that he will make a huge change in Americas history. He is the first make African American to become president ever.

  64. filipino808

    go Obama! i like him well because he is from Hawaii and he is a democrat and he is d FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN. I was so(a million times) happy!!!! whoo!

  65. lil'missbooboo

    OMG, my teacher said we are going to watch the inauguration at school! How do you spell BORING!!! Luckily I can watch the party tonight on disney channel with some sexy jonas boy’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. laura n

    that is so cool.i totally hoped he would be the prez.if i could of voted , i would choose obama. OBAMA RULES.

  67. Sydney

    i dont no y people wanted john mccain to win im not tryin 2 be rude or mean. if you ever wanteed 2 see our country change obama wuld have been a good choice besides shirley chislom the 1st black woman/woman 2 run for president in 1972. anyway OBAMA 09 YES WE CAN, YES WE DID, AND YES WE WILLLLL

  68. Luci/stars shine

    now wait a minute cookiedough15!! Before you say bad stuff about John McCain you need to get your facts straight!

  69. popcorn3000

    I go with who voted for Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!He’s #1 for real

  70. lucca4

    I <3 Obama!
    Even if you didn’t want him to win, though, it is still a historic moment (having the first African-American president sworn in). It would also have been historic if McCain won (oldest president to be elected)

  71. adorablequeen

    OBAMA WON GOOD NO MORE SLAVERY SORRY FOR MCCAIN BUT WE NEED A BLACK PRESIDENT ONCE IN A LIFE TIME MY GREAT GRANDMA DIED RIGHT AFTER HE WON . I WAS A DEMOCRAT TOO.THANK GOD BUSH IS GETTING OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE
    LOVE YA ALL

  72. baby_phat7410

    i always wanted Obama to win not McCain he wouldn’t be a good president. Obama is going to be a good president

  73. bookworm98

    I really wanted John Mccain to win… :-(
    but i think that Obama looks like a nice guy… sort of. but i really want to see the inauguration!
    Everyone that reads this comment please add me to be your friend!

  74. super ite

    i love obama do you he will be thebest presidnt in history i bet .i want to be his daugher the presidents daugther

  75. dewpoint

    i might be able to catch it, there are 5 hours between ET and Lebanon, so it’ll be 11pm here, but to be sure i’ll check at 10 and 11!
    better start the questions list!

  76. bunnyzcute

    I am so happy that Obama won(or should i say Mr.President Obama) he was the one I wanted as president after Clinton.He will be the first African American to be an American president!!!=]S0 awesome!

  77. alexa

    my 7th grade history class is gonna throw a party right after obama becomes president!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  78. darkangle

    wow i love obama i am sooo siked that he is going to be the prz.did anyone elis notice that the kids are better exsepting to one another about being a democrat or a rebubukin

  79. Natty (hp_twilight_catz)

    AWESOME!!! It sounds really cool!! (even though I don’t live in the US, but still!!)
    KOOOOOOL!!!!

  80. imbozimo

    Barack Obama made history this year, which is exciting, but I still would’ve preferred John McCain to win.

  81. Kani-chan

    Obama won! I’m so happy! I don’t really think John McCain would’ve been a good president, but that’s just my opinion. Share your opinions, people!

  82. cookiedough15

    I so wanted Barack Obama to win.I didnt like John McCain.He only care about himself.
    $$obama$$
    $$rocks$$

  83. fuzionbomb

    lol it so exiting that obamas pres of the usa and is goung to be on tv but he is a star so what do you think

  84. kimi

    I love Barack Obama i am a democrat, He may be the best president ever!!!
    Best time in black history

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