The Biden/Harris Inauguration: Oh Happy Day! | TISOT Ep. 7

The Biden/Harris Inauguration: Oh Happy Day! | TISOT Ep. 7

Episode Summary:

Inauguration 2021. Wow. Like the song says: It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life. At least that’s how it feels. President Biden and Vice-President Harris were sworn in on January 20th, and already the country feels like a calmer, more civil, and more hopeful place. From Biden’s and Kamala’s speeches, to Amanda Gorman’s poem, to the fabulous fashion, and yes, all those Bernie memes, Sharon and Lisa discuss all the details and drama around the Biden/Harris inauguration. 

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5 Big Takeaways:

  1. Good ultimately triumphed: “We did not let the racists win. We did not let the bigots win.”
  2. History was made: “To see somebody that looks like us, and who shares a similar heritage to us, being sworn in was amazing.”
  3. Good things come to those who wait: “Grammar is back. Sentence structure is back. Polysyllabic words are back. Decency is back.”
  4. Choosing the right team can be one of the most crucial decisions you make in life: “Be really careful about who you surround yourself with. Make sure your team is actually pulling for you.”
  5. There’s still work to be done, but take time to enjoy the moment: “Bask for a moment, in this feeling of hope and possibility.”

6 Key Quotes: 

  1. “The collective inhale has become the best exhale.”
  2. “We are so happy to see the orange one gone.”
  3. “Inauguration Day was a morning where you did not have to dread looking at the news.”
  4. “I was happy to wake up and not feel like there was going to be another moment of doom. I was happy to have a day when we could focus on something positive for a change.”
  5. “I am enjoying seeing all those parents saying to their daughters “Look! Someone who looks like you is in the White House. This is something that is achievable.”
  6. “This inauguration clears away some of the trash of the last four years.”

By The Numbers:

  • 0:50 – The sisters chat about how they were feeling the night before the inauguration, and why they (like so many of us) are ECSTATIC that the orange one is gone.
  • 9:13 – Sharon and Lisa discuss the historical significance of Kamala Harris becoming the highest ranking woman in US political history, and being the first Black and South Asian woman to be VP of the USA.
  • 14:53 – Notable quotes from Biden’s speech
  • 23:35 – Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate
  • 27:22 – Entertainment
  • 31:05 – Fashion
  • 43:40 – Celebrating America concert
  • 52:35 – Lessons and last thoughts 

Resources:

SPEECHES

FASHION

MEANING, MEMES, AND MEMORIES

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