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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:06 PM

Biden inauguration likely to be scaled-down affair in response to COVID

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump is still trying to sow doubts about the election results, but planning already has begun for inaugural ceremonies in which Joe Biden is expected to officially become the nation’s 46th president.

But while planners of past presidential inaugurations have had to resolve complex issues like how to handle crowd control and security matters, organizers of the Jan. 20 ceremony are confronting an unprecedented challenge:

How do you safely stage a presidential inauguration in the middle of a deadly pandemic?

“Even in normal times, it’s a big job,” said Howard Gantman, who served as staff director of the joint congressional committee that oversaw Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/less-pomp-and-circumstance-biden-inauguration-likely-to-be-scaled-down-affair-in-response-to-covid/ar-BB1bevII?li=BBnb7Kz

Scaled back it still may draw more than Trump's.

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Reply Biden inauguration likely to be scaled-down affair in response to COVID (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 21 OP
soothsayer Nov 21 #1
iemitsu Nov 21 #2
helpisontheway Nov 21 #3
Drunken Irishman Nov 21 #7
helpisontheway Nov 21 #13
Cha Nov 21 #9
helpisontheway Nov 21 #12
Raven123 Nov 21 #4
Cha Nov 21 #11
JI7 Nov 21 #5
GoCubsGo Nov 21 #6
rso Nov 21 #8
TeamPooka Nov 21 #18
Ahpook Nov 21 #10
Baitball Blogger Nov 21 #14
Lucinda Nov 21 #15
KWR65 Nov 21 #16
TeamPooka Nov 21 #17
electric_blue68 Nov 21 #19

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:11 PM

1. Needs to be extremely virtual

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:12 PM

2. The organizers should include

online events that could attract many viewers and supporters of the new administration.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:13 PM

3. I wish they could be sworn in inside the Oval Office..

Then the rest could be virtual.

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Response to helpisontheway (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:23 PM

7. Won't happen.

1. It's still technically Trump's Oval Office and White House until noon on January 20th. No way would he ever permit Biden in that early. Too petty.

2. A big reason it's held at the Capitol is because the period the President & President-elect are at the ceremony is spent packing all the President's stuff, while then unpacking the new President's stuff, especially in the Oval Office (at least a bit of it).

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:36 PM

13. Oh okay. Thank you! Nt

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Response to helpisontheway (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:29 PM

9. trump's WH has to Be Fumigated,

Exorcised, & Sage Smudged First.

My strong recommendation.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:36 PM

12. Oh yeah..you are right about that!!! Definitely!!!

I’m worried about the staff too. They have constantly been surrounded by covid carriers with no masks.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:15 PM

4. Take the oath, get to work, celebrate in 2022.

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Response to Raven123 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:31 PM

11. The work will be the CELEBRATIION!



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:21 PM

5. Have whoever organized the convention plan it

The only live part you need is when they take the oath.

Forget about the parades and balls and things like that.

Use the time to focus on health workers and dealing with covid.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:22 PM

6. It will be televised.

I hope people will please stay home and watch it on TV. Leave attendance to Joe's and Kamala's friends and family, members of Congress, etc. All spread out, of course.

I'm sure they will encourage people to stay home. It would be fun if they could have drive-in viewings throughout the country.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:26 PM

8. Inauguration

The only essential event is the swearing in of Biden by CJ Roberts.

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Response to rso (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:11 PM

18. And Kamala Harris

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:30 PM

10. Great idea

And should be that way!

Just going to state it now because we ALL know how the orange man and his fucked up followers will portray it. Something to do popularity and an expectant low attendance. Blah blah blah.

They are predictable!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:43 PM

14. Do you think people will congregate on the Mall, just to get that crowd size to stick it to Trump

one last time?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:59 PM

15. They have the opportunity to make it extraordinary...I'm curious to see

what they do. I know the work of several who work on Kamala's term, and they are a creative bunch!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:06 PM

16. Throw a big party on Pennsylvania ave. outside with low exposure.

Don't have any parties indoors. IMHO. YMMV.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:10 PM

17. Small Outdoor ceremony, no Lobbyists parties!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:47 PM

19. The swearing ins of course, ambivalent about

other stuff.

No indoor events.

Since Democrats usually usually mask, and social distance, I'd hope some to most Independents as well - as long as the weather is decent (not pouring rain, or snow) do you think It'd be ok then for people to gather on the The National Mall witness it with the Jumbotrins set up?

Since I've already seen the Virtual Inauguration thing up on fb...maybe they won't do that at all.

I was in DC for Clinton's first, and both of Obama's Innaugurals - so exciting, and moving.
Of course different times.

Still, there could be fireworks at night over the Lincoln Memorial. 🥰 I love those.

I guess we'll see...

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