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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:02 PM
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GOP begging Democrats for inauguration tickets
Check out this article that appeared in the Sun Times last week.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/elect/cst-nws-inaug29.ht...

"WASHINGTON -- It's one of the hottest tickets in Washington this winter, and unlike most of the parties planned for President Bush's second inauguration, it's free and the dress is come-however-you-can-stay-warm. But getting one of the 250,000 tickets to Bush's swearing-in ceremony on the steps of the Capitol won't be easy, particularly for people from so-called red states that voted Republican in November.

For most people, the only way they can get a ticket is through their senator or representative and the demand for them in GOP-majority states is running high.

Each senator, regardless of party, gets 400 tickets to distribute. House members get about 200 apiece. To meet the demand, Republican lawmakers are asking Democrats for their leftovers, since not that many Democrats plan to make the trip."

snip

The article goes on to say that Pukes in red states are getting huge requests for tickets but Dems in blue states might have some left over. I suggest we email our Senators and request tickets. Go to the inauguration and turn your back on Bush or just burn the tickets and keep them out of the hands of bushbots.










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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:04 PM
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1. Are the tickets free?
I will request them if I don't have to pay for them.
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:07 PM
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4. Yep, they are free. n/t
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:19 PM
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9. And all I have to do is contact my congressman?
I'll do it.
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:28 PM
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15. Yay!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 07:52 PM by pamela
Good for you proud2Blib! I emailed Mikulski earlier. She even had a place on her site specifically for requests. I'm goint to email Sarbanes and my congresspeople too.

My husband did this in '93 and got tickets for Clinton's first inauguration.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:18 PM
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19. Mine is a good Dem
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:19 PM by proud2Blib
but I live in freeperland so I hope he still has tickets available.

Thanks for suggesting this. It is a great idea.
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:08 PM
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23. Thank you!
How can we get more DUers to do this? I bet there are states that still have tickets available, especially the states that are further away from DC. These tickets are specifically set aside for constituents but most people don't know to ask for them. Wouldn't it be great if hundreds of DUers got tickets while the freepers didn't even think to ask for them? I think the response I got on the other thread might have been a freeper nibble, though, because he/she/it got tombstoned shortly thereafter.



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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:48 PM
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25. I don't know
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 09:49 PM by proud2Blib
I do think it is a great idea. maybe we should post it over at daily kos and some other liberal sites??
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:03 PM
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26. I'm getting some links together...
to try to make it easier for people. I don't belong to any other forums, and my post count is so low here, I'm not sure people will pay attention or trust the info.

Here is a good link about the tickets with a link to contact your reps.


http://inaugural.senate.gov/2005/tickets.cfm

I think I'll go check out some of the Inauguration threads and post this link, too.

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KC21304 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:06 PM
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2. That means the Wisconsin Democratic delegation
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 07:07 PM by KC21304
gets twice as many as the Republican delegation. Isn't that a shame.
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:21 PM
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10. I bet you could get tickets.
A lot of constituents don't know about these free tickets or think they are just for Bush supporters. Anyone can get them. I bet your Wisconsin Senators and Representatives still have some available for constituents.

I love the idea of all the freepers being in their pathetic little zone far from the action while DUers are in the main crowd turning their backs on * or even sitting at home watching the tickets burn in an ashtray.
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Nikepallas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:06 PM
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3. Guess repugs are trying to get a large cheering crowd in hopes
to drown out the protests.
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Rican1 Donating Member (144 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:07 PM
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5. Is the prostitution industry gearing up for the inauguration
Like it did for GOP Convention in NY. Love those family values
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:23 PM
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11. Yes, I believe the media will be there. (n/t)
FG
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antigone382 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:26 PM
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14. LMAO!!! n/t
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:57 PM
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30. Funny you should mention that....
When the repug convention was in town here (Dallas, a long long time ago) I was chatting up this woman at this bar known as a meat market. Didn't usually go there, but it was close to home.

Anyway, she turned out to be a hooker in town for the repug convention. She said that they paid good and had a lot of business. She said that she had almost given up on going to the Dem convention, couldn't make enough money!

(No, I did not hire her - never have done that, never will.)
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:03 PM
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37. Hahahahahaha!
That's because Democrats don't *have* to pay for it. :evilgrin:
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yankeedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:08 PM
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6. I was thinking about this last week
We could have had an effort as Democrats to grab the tickets, so that * could ride down empty streets flanked by empty bleachers. Would have been a beautiful thing.
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:12 PM
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8. There is still time!
Many Senators are still taking requests. Dem Senators in blue states will probably have tickets left over that they are going to give to the pukes.

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ChairOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:26 PM
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13. Then why don't we "DU" this?
Every DUer in every state requesting tix should be enough to make all of them spoken for, no?

Anything to piss off my republi-bigot brothers and sisters..... lol
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:35 PM
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16. I want to "DU" this...
I posted about this in Activism and hardly got any responses.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

It seems like a no-brainer to me. It's free, easy and will piss off republicans. What more could you ask? :shrug:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:20 PM
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20. Kick
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ChairOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:37 PM
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28. hmmm....
chinese food mebbe?

lol :)

I just don't read the activism forum... sorry... finite amount of time n all....
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Buck_Fush Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:10 AM
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32. why would the asshole democratic senators who didn't support our right
to vote now cooperate with the ReichWing by giving up their tickets? Any democratic senator who doesn't burn all 400 himself should be tossed out of the party. The democratic party begins to suck, you know?
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:10 PM
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7. I just think these inauguration plans ($$ wise) are obsene
with the state of the world, Iraq and Indonesia. It's just plain embarrasing!
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:25 PM
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12. I think it's obscene, too.
So write your representatives, get the tickets, wait until after the inauguration and frame them and sell them on eBay to some pathetic bushbot that didn't have the sense to write their own representatives. Then donate the money to the Tsunami relief efforts.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:41 PM
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29. good plan
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:37 PM
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17. I'll get one
I've been looking for something else to wipe my ass with. Toilet paper is expensive.
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:48 PM
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18. Love it!
I bet we could come up with a lot of creative uses for them. :evilgrin:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:22 PM
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21. After you use it,
you can sell it on EBay.

There's bound to be an idiot out there who would pay a ton of cash for a shit stained inauguration ticket. And if you claim you can see Jesus's face in it, you may as well assume you won the lottery.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:33 PM
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22. That's a great idea!
I could probably sap some fundie idiot for a lot of money that way!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:46 PM
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24. If you get rich
would you share?? It WAS my idea. :)
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:28 PM
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38. If I make enough I can cut ALL of DU in on the profits.
:)

Don't worry about that.
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Maclilly Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:22 PM
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27. Dems should sell them on Ebay to highest bidder as
fundraiser for future democrat runs
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:25 AM
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31. Good idea.
Welcome to DU! :hi:
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:28 AM
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33. ...and mail them before inauguration... two hours before, that is. (nt)
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:24 PM
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35. That's an evil idea...
...but I like it.

Anybody have a deep mole account on a freeper site? It would be fun to scan the tickets and post them on their site and offer to give them away. Then just don't send them. It wouldn't be illegal if you are offering to give them away. Mean, maybe, but not illegal.

Hey, lurking freepers! Beware of anyone offering you tickets to the inauguration. hahahahaha
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:51 PM
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36. Exactly. Scalp 'em like hell, & donate the proceeds to progressive funds.
:evilgrin:
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:43 AM
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34. I Would Have Shredded Any Extras...
... just because.
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