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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:17 PM
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OMG! I just got a call from my Congressman!!! I'm Inauguration Bound!
Now comes the fight in the family and friends with who goes with me. OH Damn, I am excited.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:19 PM
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1. Congrats and Enjoy!
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:19 PM
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2. WOOOT!!!!
:)
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:20 PM
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3. Hey, LosinIt, WE'RE kinda like family, aren't we?
So whaddya say? You, me, Obama? :pals:

Come on, take me with you. I don't eat much and I know plenty of travel songs. Pleeeeeeez? O8)
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:23 PM
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4. you received a call from your Congressman, did you ask
him/her for ticket, or do you need to ticket to attend, I thought I heard if constituents call their Congressman they can get tickets.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:23 PM
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5. Lucky you!
Have a great time and come back and tell us all about it.
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irish.lambchop Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:23 PM
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6. Congratulations!
But I don't think you should single out a family member or friend to take - just think how the others would feel!! Take me :) Can't wait to read here about your experience!
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:44 PM
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7. Well I'm not really sure, but, um......er.....
Ok. I'd be happy to go with you.

:)
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:50 PM
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8. Forget me
take the kid- do it- remember they are our future.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:06 PM
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9. OMG - Congratulations!!
Ooh, I would like to get first hand accounts for Obama-Mamas.com. Kind of follow people through the excitement. Want to put together a paragraph or so every now and then? That would be so fun for all of us who can't go. How exciting, how exciting. Do you have a room yet?
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:36 PM
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13. no just found out this morning
haven't even thought about it yet. wondering if there is a bus or if we should rent a car, or just take the VW. Have any info?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:10 PM
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17. I will try to help
There are lots of bus charters, I know that. Rooms are about gone. I've been telling people Delaware and take the train in. I checked Baltimore a while back and it seemed like it was filling up fast. They kind of waited a while to notify people about the tickets. I'd be glad to try to poke around, where are you at?
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:53 AM
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21. Gouverneur, NY...extreme Northern NY, north of Fort Drum
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 03:54 AM by LosinIt
the Tundra, it was minus 8 fahrenheit this morning. I'll check out Deleware, and other places along the main train routes.

Thanks bunches,

Micki
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 04:20 AM
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22. Fred Thompson's got a room for rent
:rofl:
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Blu Dahlia Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:07 PM
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10. how many tickets are they giving you?
I'm so jealous
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:38 PM
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14. 2
and my daughter is fightin for one...
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:20 PM
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11. Are you sure the call wasn't a comedian from some radio show?
;)

Congratulations, LosinIt!
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:20 PM
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12. Congrats!
Life is good! :thumbsup:
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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:49 PM
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15. Congrats, I wish I was part of the family to do my share of the fighting!!
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:50 PM
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16. OK, here's how it happened (she says in her best Monk voice)....
I had seen somewhere that if you wanted tickets you had to go to the Congressman's (McHugh - NY 23rd, the Tundra, -8 degree this AM). So I entered, and lo and behold his office this morning called. I get two tickets for the North Viewing area, standing. They will be delivered to my home via FedEx via the 14 or 16, but I'll be damned if I know if that's Dec or Jan. Guess I better call them back.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 02:28 PM
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27. Fed frickin Ex? Is our gubbamint still too rich for a 42 cent stamp? Dang! But CONGRATS!
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:20 AM
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18. Anybody else going to the Inauguration?
My 23 yr old daughter and I are going, but we need some help with the logistics.
Should we drive to a certain point and then bus it from there?
Anybody know if they are allowing cameras or cell phones?
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alteredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 06:13 AM
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34. Yes
We booked a room in Alexandria a few months ago,but we don't know how we'll get to the swearing-in ceremony.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 08:25 AM
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37. Metro
That is the Washington subway
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alteredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 10:08 AM
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39. We're going to order Metro passes
We hope the Metro isn't completely jammed on the morning of January 20th!
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 10:20 AM
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40. I think it is running all night for the inaugeration
Just leave yourself plenty of time.
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alteredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 05:59 PM
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41. Thanks!
We've been to D.C., but this will be our first Inauguration. We are still in shock at getting tickets for the swearing-in.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:37 AM
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19. OMG I HATE YOU!
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:48 AM
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20. What is with the Hate at 4:37AM???
And 6 NAs to you... Na na na na naaa naa
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 06:34 AM
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36. LOL Drunken Irishman..
.
.

You are too funny! ~~~~
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 01:35 PM
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23. kicking this and asking for info
everything within a 100 mile radius is booked. Any suggestion for Mom and Pop motels or Bed and Breakfasts that I may not have found on the web?
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 02:11 PM
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25. This is the cheapest thing
I have seen available in my area. It's going to be tough I think.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/vac/953389049.ht...
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 02:22 PM
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26. This article is from last week
but it might be worth a phone call.

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/18212901/detail.html
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 08:26 AM
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38. You can stay with me if I can have one of the tickets
I'm a friend. What do you think?
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WilmywoodNCparalegal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 01:51 PM
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24. I am going too! I'm in SE NC by the beach
and we were considering a room in Richmond... but they are getting expensive and filling up fast. Our other option was camping (tent and sleepbags).
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 02:29 PM
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28. Wife got ONE ticket from our congressman
I told her she can't go without me. LOL.

Seriously though, we'll be out of town.
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Hellataz Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 02:30 PM
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29. WOW, congrats! I bet you'll have an amazing time!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 02:35 PM
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30. Congratulations
:woohoo:
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 06:35 PM
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31. That is so awesome!!
So where are we staying, and what time should I be ready? ;-)

No, really. Congratulations! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:



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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 07:16 PM
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32. I was just informed that my cousin's son lives just outside of DC
I have a call into my cousin to find out the details. Maybe we can rent a couch, or a small chair. This is great!
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 05:31 AM
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33. Losinit, you are a lucky duck!
.
.

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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 06:15 AM
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35. Good for you! Have a great time! nt
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 06:01 PM
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42. Just this once, I wish I lived in an extremely red district. Maybe then someone would have
tix left for me. :cry:
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