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WillieW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 01:16 AM
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1 million visitors expected in DC for Obama's swearing in
Edited on Fri Nov-21-08 01:19 AM by WillieW
DC will be overrun. Hotels are all booked and people rent out rooms at a premium. The Metro system will be taxed running until 2:00 am. I will make sure I stay home.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 01:19 AM
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1. Good. One less. nt
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 01:19 AM
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2. Stay in Delaware
Yes it's a ways to travel into DC, but you can get a room at a reasonable rate still.

I'm gathering all the information and lists of some of the Balls and parties. Moveon is going to have an activist thing there, I imagine lots of groups will so I will have to add those too.

If I could go, I would deal with the million people to be there. Some articles have said 4 million, but that might be a bit exaggerated.

http://www.obama-mamas.com/inauguration.html
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 01:33 AM
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3. I'm sure we can see it better on the tv anyway.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 01:37 AM
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4. Per the local news here, the Park Service is preparing for 4 million at the inaugeration
They are setting up jumbotrons on the mall. I live in the area, but I plan on staying home to watch on TV.
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WillieW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 01:42 AM
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6. That makes two of us.
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WillieW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 01:40 AM
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5. $9000 for weekend rental - l not even in DC
Edited on Fri Nov-21-08 02:04 AM by WillieW
$9000 / 3br - House to Rent for Inauguration (Mechanicsville, MD)

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House to rent for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration weekend. Mechanicsville, MD is located approximately 40 miles from Washingon, DC. Dates needed flexible. If interested, please contace ASAP.

Outrageous! Not even in DC and only for the weekend.

Here is another ad:

$10,000 / 3br - house rental for inauguration (bethesda) (map)

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three bed room house in bethesda maryland with daily ride to Metro Station, 2/1/2 bath. fully furnished, for rent from Tuesday january 20, through Sunday january 24. $5000.00 non refundable deposit required








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WillieW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-22-08 09:03 AM
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7. 5 million visitors expected (latest projection)
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