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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:22 PM
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The Inauguration: I can't bring a camera bag, a Leatherman multi-tool thingie or an animal. Jeez.
Prohibited items:

* Firearms and ammunition (either real or simulated)
* Explosives of any kind (including fireworks)
* Knives, blades, or sharp objects (of any length)
* Mace and/or pepper spray
* Sticks or poles
* Pockets or hand tools, such as Leatherman
* Packages
* Backpacks
* Large bags
* Duffel bags
* Suitcases
* Thermoses
* Coolers
* Strollers
* Umbrellas
* Laser pointers
* Signs
* Posters
* Animals (other than service animals)
* Alcoholic beverages
* Other items that may pose a threat to the security of the event as determined by and at the discretion of the security screeners

What if my camera gets rained on? I won't have any Inauguration pics to post on DU. You know, 873 images showing just how far away I was from the action, backs of people's heads, my feet, the sky, and the like.

Drat.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:26 PM
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1. My brain just ran "thermoses" and "coolers" together and came up with...
... "thermometers."
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greyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:28 PM
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2. Sounds great to me. nt
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:29 PM
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3. Are you sure about the camera bag limit? It seems small enough that they may allow them. (nt)
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:32 PM
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4. Alas.....link:
"Cameras are permitted on the U.S. Capitol grounds. Tripods and camera bags, however, are prohibited."

http://inaugural.senate.gov/2009/keytopics.cfm#cameras

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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:34 PM
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5. Ahh well. Zip lock bags are your friend. (nt)
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:35 PM
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6. Excellent idea, thank you!! n/t
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:42 PM
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8. ;-) (nt)
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:04 PM
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10. That was what I was going say,
Along with some cargo pants with lots of pockets.

For the batteries and camera cards.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:38 PM
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7. Hell, you can't take most of that stuff into any federal building or a Wizards or Caps game. nt
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Sidney J Mussburger Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:53 PM
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9. What!!11! I can't bring my Lucky Stick!
The Govament! :hurts:
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:11 PM
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11. Where did you get that list?
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 11:33 PM by seemunkee
No umbrellas? No signs or posters?
Thats more prohibitive than for Chimpy. You could bring signs but they had to be on cardboard tubes and not on sticks.

Nevermind I found it. Thats only for inside the ticketed swearing in ceremony area.
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angee_is_mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:29 AM
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13. Ever been to an Obama rally?
Those items were not allowed at his ralles neither.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:29 PM
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12. The last one really burns. I had just bought a brand new Threat-Posex for the inauguration, too.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:47 AM
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14. Meet me...
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 01:47 AM by jberryhill
In the marching didgeridoo players section:



Although I think any public meeting should have a "No Bagpipes" rule.

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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:50 AM
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15. What sort of animal did you have in mind?

I have a number of protozoa who are going to be very disappointed.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:50 AM
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16. What sort of animal did you have in mind?

I have a number of protozoa who are going to be very disappointed.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:00 AM
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17. No firearms? Geeze, what's their problem?
:eyes:
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