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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:35 AM
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Only now can I sob on the outside. Exhilaration and fatigue after my 28 hr round trip / pictures



She told me there are "Dunhams" in her background and that Barack is a fifth cousin

he told me that he wanted to honor Barack's favorite comic book character

the mall from where I stood in the awful cold for many hours

walking in an endless procession of people, they were coming from everywhere and it felt like we were like moving spots on all surfaces

people near me in the cold

how I'm feeling right now and I'm turning in for about 3 hours.
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:41 AM
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1. GREAT pics Mira, thank you
:hug:
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:55 AM
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2. great pics - thanks! nt
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B o d i Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:01 AM
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3. It's a new day
It's a new day!

For us, and we, that's you, and me, together :-)
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:07 AM
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4. Welcome to DU, B o d i, and yes it's all of us together creating a new day !
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:10 AM
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5. Get some rest, have some nice dreams, wake up tomorrow in a better America!
Thank you for sharing your pictures!

Kicked and recommended!

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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:24 AM
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6. Great pictures, you are so lucky to have been there!
:fistbump:
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:55 AM
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7. If what the shuttle driver told me: That we had 2 mill at 8 am - and that he thought
by the end of the day that had doubled, it means (my son said) that one out of every 100 people in the US one was in Washington today.
In my exhaustion I can't verify or even imagine that, though, being in that crowd I'm not so sure he's not right.

We had one dispatcher who lost it completely, in getting the shuttles to RFK loaded. I kept having to tell her: There is no need to yell at us, we are only a lot of people stuck in trying to get back out of town, and it's not personal.

There was generally an air of happy "joining" and we were able to simply discount people who were disagreeable.
Imagine that, in about 4 million people !
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:06 AM
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8. the msm kept saying 1.8 million
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:07 AM by orleans
i kept thinking it looked like more--1.8? bullshit. besides, didn't the fuckhead disband the park district count based on protests to him? he decided it's best NOT to know how many people show up at an event.

on edit: i love your pictures--they're beautiful.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:09 AM
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9. they always try and downplay it, but like Berlin crowd
that place was packed, yet they kept saying only 100K people, whatever. Those who were there know the crowds were a whole lot bigger!
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:59 AM
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10. Wow, wow, wow
Now THESE are STREET SCENES!! You sure have a good eye! Now get some rest.
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:53 AM
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11. Awesome!
It must have been amazing. You are so lucky to have been there.
Great pics. Thanks for sharing with us.


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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:03 AM
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12. Wow! Just wow!
Oh, by the way, I saw you on the television machine.
Bud
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:20 AM
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13. I looked for you and waved from my desk...did you see me? LOL.
Thought of you many times during that glorious yesterday.
did you hear the ABC news that there was not one arrest? Not one.

The tv mikes and music covered up a lot of booing tht was reported when * was on podium and esp. when choper lifted off.
Did you hear much booing?
Man, it was so good to see that bird fly the turd away.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:41 AM
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14. I not only heard the booing, Dixiegrrrrl, I feel certain I started it. It was heart felt & wonderful
;-) :toast: :bounce: :puke: :puke: :puke:
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:18 PM
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15. Ha ha, we owe you big time, Mira!
On CNN they muted the sound of the crowds and never mentioned this probably unprecedented booing of an outgoing president.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:38 PM
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18. I heard the nana-na-na song
Nana-na-na
Nana-na-na

Hey Hey Hey!

Goodbye!

:bounce:
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:24 PM
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16. More more more!
:yourock:

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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:28 PM
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17. thank you Mira, the pictures are wonderful.
it must have been exciting and exhausting at the same time, rest well.
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