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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:22 AM
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Media Upset With DNC Restroom Facilities (Oh No 60 per john ;)
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-CVN-Media-T...

uly 25, 2004
Media Upset With DNC Restroom Facilities
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 7:17 a.m. ET

BOSTON (AP) -- Media members, already perturbed by long security lines, may find themselves waiting in line for something nearly as important. As the majority of the print reporters arrived Saturday at the FleetCenter for the Democratic National Convention, tongues clucked when they saw the restroom facilities that they will be using for the next week.

Twenty portable restrooms, like those used on construction sites, are lined up in front of the media pavilion to service nearly 1,200 members of the print media who will be working around the clock. That's about 60 serious coffee-drinkers per toilet.

``That's absurd,'' said Jim Drinkard, a political reporter for USA Today, when he heard of the ratio of toilets per media member. ``This is not the type of planning you'd expect out of someone trying to be a good host.''



....more john info at AP :evilgrin:
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:26 AM
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1. And how many porta-johns will be in the free speech zone?
I haven't seen any stories about THAT!

:headbang:
rocknation
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luaneryder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:35 AM
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2. Good point
Can you imagine the lines?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:36 AM
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3. "Potty politics" rears its ugly head.
No puns intended, of course. :evilgrin:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:09 PM
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10. :-( Gee, maybe I should've tried ...
... "but the Democrats are getting two Johns." {rimshot}


I'll be here all week, folks. (Puns are the highest form of humor.)
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DancingBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:46 AM
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4. They've obviously never been to Fenway Park

Troughs, anyone? :)
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:50 AM
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5. poetic justice
since the media has been burying us with excrement about the war.
Overflowing, stinking, overcrowded port-a-potty's are very appropriate.
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zbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:56 AM
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6. Found this guide for # potties needed.


http://www.mrjohn.com


Seems to me they will have plenty of potties available. Plus, I'm sure they will be cleaning them daily if not more often, so I really don't see the problem.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:44 PM
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16. Also ...
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:32 AM
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7. This in an awful way to try to save money . They should order more toilets
nt
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:36 AM
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8. There's 34 restrooms in the Fleet Center
according to the web site. Are the press not allowed to go inside?
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RobinA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:24 PM
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18. Well...
Inside there's probably far more than 60 people per potty. I've attended a sold out event at the Fleest Center, and there were far more than 60 women IN LINE at any given break in the action.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:20 PM
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25. Well. Women. Rest rooms. I mean. Well.
:shrug:



:evilgrin:
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:52 AM
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9. Someone let me know which one Cokie Roberts is using.
I'd like to turn it upside down on her. :evilgrin:
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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:24 PM
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13. Ten pounds of Alka-Seltzer...
and a padlock on the door sounds just about right for Chloe...er, I mean Cokie...
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John_H Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:16 PM
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11. They need to fix this ASAP!!!!
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 03:16 PM by John_H
Don't think the whores are petty, craven, and, well, pissy enough to let their disapproval of the bathroom facilities to color their coverage of the convention? You've never watched them in action. If I were the DNC, I'd have a thousand plumbers working 24/7 building bathroom facilities starting now.
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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:22 PM
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12. Won't make a diff...
their coverage will be biased against the dems, no matter what happens. They can all get Cheney'd for what it's worth.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:27 PM
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14. Right. (Serve 'em those little chocolates with "ExLax" on 'em.)
Twenty porta-potties for the potty-mouthed presstitutes is about 4-6 more than the recommended number. Since the presstitutes have potties in their motorhomes, I don't understand why people tolerate the waste. Flush those turds!
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CookieD Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:35 PM
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28. Bingo! n/t
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:41 PM
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15. this is bad - the way the members of the press herd themselves they
could all end up having to use the potties at the same time!

Baaaaah.
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RobinA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:21 PM
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17. All I Can Say Is...
welcome to the world the rest of us live in when we attend big events.
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T Bone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:30 PM
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19. headline: Mainstream Media Full of Shit. Needs More Crappers.
if only
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:45 PM
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20. I love it, T Bone!
Trouble is... I'm sure Wolf and the other talking heads will be able to relieve themselves inside the Center itself. It's probably the camera operators and other non verbal members of the media crew who'll be most likely affected.
Then again, I would have thought that the Big Media corporations themselves would have a certain amount of responsibility for the comfort of their (certainly well unionized) crews on site.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:50 PM
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21. tough shit.......they should be fed from troughs also.
:*
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:09 PM
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22. They should be glad it's the Fleet and not Fenway
Fenway has to have the world's fewest toilet facilities! Or so it seems.

I'm not shedding any tears for them.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:23 PM
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26. Hint: Use the men's ... the booths are open.
Women should just get used to walking into the men's room and using the booths while the guys are all lined up along the trough.

The women at Stanford U. football games have been doing this for about 2 decades. More power to 'em!
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KDLarsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:14 PM
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23. Then they would hate to go to rock festivals..
.. I would want to see the toilet/people number there :D
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:17 PM
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24. Why are they snivelling? It's just more of what they deal in every day
offal... crap... merde... same sh**, different day.
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wackywill Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:32 PM
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27. Charmin
The Toilet Tissue folks have a porta john "float" that they use at events. After every use the john is cleaned by an attendent, very impressive. Suprised they aren't here. Maybe they don't need any Govt help in their business.
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:04 PM
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29. Well now, isn't it a case of the media getting what they deserve?
Darn right it is!
:P
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:42 PM
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30. Clue #1- Don't drink the coffee
Perfect spokesperson, last name is Drinkard and since he's on the "Standing" Committee of Correspondents, I am sure he'll provide a great example of pottyline patience for his fellow correspondents to follow. Welcome to the real world of events. :7

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drscm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:34 PM
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31. Maybe the freepers could loan a few of theirs to the press. eom
eom
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ilovenicepeople Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:13 PM
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32. I bet they wouldn't be complaining
if the potty #'s are the same at the Republican convention.Media+Democrats=Complain,Complain,Complain!
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:26 AM
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33. Reporters full of shit will be weeded out by Wed/Thurs...
seems like a good thing to me.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:30 AM
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34. If there smart they'll segregate the facilities...
1 for fox etc... youll wanna concentrate the reaaallly bad stuff into one, course, the porta potty co will charge fox for having to destroy and replace it.

Talk about a biological weapon.
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