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Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:02 PM

 

What are your plans for Inauguration Day?

It's a Friday. I think I'm going to take a vacation day. Grateful to be able to do that. I know so many don't have even one day a year off that's paid.

I don't plan on watching the ceremony, but instead will focus on some quiet reflection at home, or if weather permits, a long walk somewhere nice.

It just doesn't feel right to let it pass as just another work day. And I suspect for me it will be a very emotional day. Not just because Trump won, but because a man who I think so highly of and admire so much is exiting stage left.

It just doesnt seem like 8 years since I stood inside a high school football stadium in Springfield, Mo. the Saturday night before the election.

I grew up in Oklahoma so it was the first time I had been around so many like minded people in my life. The line snaked through a residential area. We waited 4 hours to get in. My feet were shredded by the end of the night. It was magical.

I hope however fellow DUers choose to spend the day, they find at least a moment or two of peace.

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RonniePudding Dec 2016 OP
oldtime dfl_er Dec 2016 #1
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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:04 PM

1. Leaving the country

can't go forever, sadly, but heading north to where it's sane (Canada) for the weekend. Not looking at tv or news.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:07 PM

2. Women's March in Denver.

I'm carpooling people in from the north, Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie area. If you're interested in a ride, PM me.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:10 PM

3. Dunno BUT will not watch the corporate media

Sucking up the pagentry and celebratory BULLSHIT of Twitler.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:11 PM

4. No TV

listen to the Beatles and drink heavily

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Response to Va Lefty (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:13 PM

5. I'm sitting here and playing "Knock, knock, knocking of heaven's door."

It's sad and hopeful at the same time...that and a little red wine oughta be OK...

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:15 PM

6. I know what I willl wear.

An eight plus year old Obama-Biden t-shirt. Everything else will be black.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:22 PM

9. Yes! I shall wear all black this day as well!!nt

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Response to logosoco (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:27 PM

12. The t-shirt is white with red and blue lettering.

I wore all black, including shirt and tie, the day after Bush v. Gore was decided.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:37 PM

33. Oh, I have one of those too.

Only been worn a couple times. Maybe I'll wear it around town just to piss off the RWers here.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #33)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:44 PM

41. I think I wore mine on two election nights. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:52 PM

47. I have worn black every day since 11/8....and that's it from now on...

Eff the rest....I'm in mourning.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:17 PM

7. Start looking for the

Nearest place that sells pot and stock up, its gonna be a long four years. Kidding.... I am going to hang with friends and focus on other more important things.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:27 PM

13. No kidding about that!

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:21 PM

8. I have been thinking about this.

Politics has been my "hobby" forever and even more so since the Internet. But this is sooo hard to watch!

I remember Obama's first inauguration. Sitting with my daughters and young grandson. How happy we all were! And so proud!

Perhaps out of curiosity I will watch until the moment when Obama is symbolically no longer the president.

I am still having a hard time with this whole thing! When I wake up in the morning, I lay there thinking about what I have planned for today. Then the thought of tRump being president crosses my mind and i am wide awake. But then I don't want to get out of bed!!!

I am looking forward to the protests! I know they will be there. And tRump does too, that is why he is suggesting this helicopter stunt!

Tacky frat boy at the helm!!!! Hard to feel peaceful, but I will do it for myself and my family!

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:24 PM

10. Flying to DC to participate in the Million Woman March

next day, with my wonderful husband and two amazing sons!

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Response to mcar (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:38 PM

34. Thank you!

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:25 PM

11. Maybe go to Jersey, visit my grandkids and celebrate my daughter's birthday,

ANYTHING to get away from the DC area.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:28 PM

14. I was hoping to catch the protests on t.v.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:39 PM

15. I won't watch it

But I can't help think that Trump is pulling this helicopter stunt to get ratings.

Will he swing onto the inaugural platform from the copter via a rope ladder?

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:40 PM

36. I think it is more to avoid the protests and the booing along

Pennsylvania Avenue. His ego couldn't stand to know that he wasn't being adored by everyone. He is Kim Jong Un in the making.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:04 PM

64. I doubt the Secret Service would allow a rope ladder entry on the podium.

Too much risk of an accident, and if that happens, then it's President Pence.

Of course, there may be enough room in front of the Capitol Building to land a helicopter on the lawn near enough to the podium for a "grand entrance", if, as I suspect, it's only the dedicated Trumpettes and whatever brown-nosers are in DC there to watch "their hero" completing this season's finale of "White House Apprentice".

Haele

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:45 PM

16. whale watching near the Channel Islands...

it's so peaceful. Love the playfulness of the dolphins and majesty of the whales....not a thought of the travesty will cross my mind. Then drink heavily, to make sure a thought of the travesty doesn't arise....then wake up and start the resistance....

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:11 PM

22. This might be the thread winner. I hope your day is great.

 

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Response to RonniePudding (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:19 PM

67. thank you....

and they serve wine and beer on the boats thank god....have done trip before. but I can't help but think of folks whose lives are going to be seriously fucked due to agent orange...resist!

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:51 PM

46. What a great idea. Happy whale/dolphin watching from Goleta!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #46)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:21 PM

68. thank you....

sailing from beautiful San Buenaventura....while enjoying it, I will keep thoughts of those whose lives are going to be seriously fucked by agent orange...

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:46 PM

17. Hopefully my husband is released from the hospital that day

He's having surgery that Wednesday to have a tumor removed from his kidney. He's already had a biopsy in July(for kidney disease-the cancer was a surprise) so we know it's cancer.

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Response to maryellen99 (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:41 PM

38. ...

May it all go well and he have complete recovery!

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #38)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:44 PM

40. Thank You...the cancer is early stage nt

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Response to maryellen99 (Reply #40)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:46 PM

42. That's good!

I'll see healing light around you both.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #42)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:52 PM

48. Thanks!

They originally weren't going to do it due to the tumor being the size of a marble but because he has a kidney disease-you have to be cancer free for 5 years to get on the transplant list,he's having it done.

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Response to maryellen99 (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:53 PM

49. Sending good vibes

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:49 PM

18. this

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Response to edhopper (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:11 PM

23. Ha! Right there with you.

 

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:50 PM

19. Watching some hockey

 

on CBC.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 09:53 PM

20. A symbolic flushing of the nation I once proudly served.

Pretty much the same as I did for Nixon, and that rat-bastard Reagan - listen on the radio while taking a giant dump, and hitting the flush handle as soon as the miserable S.O.B. says, "so help me, Me."

Might even flush twice - it's a very long way to Washington DC from here!

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:02 PM

21. I won't watch maybe I will rent a couple movies or find something on Netflix. nt

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:17 PM

24. There will almost certainly be a gathering in Seattle.

I've already arranged to have the day off.

If any Seattle-area DU-ers want to join me, let me know...

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:19 PM

25. Getting ready to attend the Women's March on Washington.

We are leaving like 5 am, so I need to rest up!

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:20 PM

26. it will be one sad day for this country. devolution.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:21 PM

27. Let's all flush

I think as a protest everyone should stay at home and flush their toilets at the exact time Trump is taking the oath of office. Maybe it will create such a powerful vortex that it will tear space-time and take us back to the correct alternate universe we were living in.

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Response to many a good man (Reply #27)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:47 PM

43. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028337783 n/t

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:22 PM

28. I plan on going to a demonstration

I have work but based on the ideas I have seen passed around on the left online, I'll not be at work. I have to take the day in honor of the General Strike.

I believe that a General Strike is appropriate and called for. Unfortunately, we have no choice.

http://inthesetimes.com/article/19660/trump-inauguration-sick-out-general-strike

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Response to jimlup (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:08 PM

51. Yes, a general strike is in order.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:22 PM

29. TGIF! Work, dinner and drinks after with family.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:24 PM

30. With a bag of pot and a bottle of scotch--with the TV turned off.

Probably ill advised, but it might keep me out of jail because I am still righteously pissed off..

With that realization firmly in mind, a local rally and march is likely gonna be it. I might catch a train with some of my fellow evil women and hit the streets in Chicago, but as depressed as I am right now that bag and bottle are really sounding pretty attractive, and a whole lot safer.


Laura

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:25 PM

31. At this point I only know I won't be watching

anything on TV.

Lucky me, I don't own a TV, although I certainly watch plenty of stuff thanks to the internet.

Were Hillary Clinton being inaugurated, I'd probably be watching.

Back on January 20, 2001, my (now ex, although it has nothing to do with politics) husband did turn on the TV to watch, and as soon as Bush took the oath I said, "Well that's his first lie."

Little did I know how right I really was.

Are you still in Springfield?

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #31)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:05 AM

56. No I live in the Oklahoma City area

 

We drove up to Springfield that day. Great line from your ex. Made me chuckle! I'm hoping his car gets egged like W's did that day. Maybe someone will post clips of protests so I won't have to wade through cable news coverage.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:26 PM

32. we will fly our US flag upside down nt

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:39 PM

35. Take the easy way out: Stick a fork in my eye.

Anything's better than watching it on tv.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:40 PM

37. I'm going to rewatch Game of Thrones...

Use my HBO Go... start on Season 1......😇

Winter is Coming...

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:43 PM

39. Work like every other Friday of the year

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:48 PM

44. Avoid tv; prep for Women's March in Los Angeles

I'll be going in on a chartered bus.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:51 PM

45. Anything but the orange asshole! n/t

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:55 PM

50. Work.

If the election hadn't of been stolen, I would have asked for the day off. As it is, I have no desire to watch even one second of the impending freak show.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:51 PM

52. crying

I will be saying goodbye to the existence of the United States of America. I am poor and can not afford to go to any marches.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:03 AM

53. I'll be working

It's just another day. I don't have TV so I won't have to dodge seeing coverage.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:08 AM

54. Drinking...puking...drinking...puking...yelling at the tv machine...

puking.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:22 AM

55. Calexit march DTLA

I'm taking the day off to participate in the calexit rally in downtown LA. I figure if it (calexit, yescalifornia.org) gets enough popularity then the next presidential candidates may have to address why the one of the richest and strongest states want to leave the union. Maybe if more blue states propose the same type of referendum, maybe they'll listen. Why should my progressive blue state live under your regressive red laws?

Then doing the women's march in LA on Saturday.

And trying to remain positive.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:10 AM

57. Will go about my business which always

Exclude watching any and all news.

Next day I will be at the women's March in Oakland, CA...were Tramp received 4% of the vote ... and therefore did slightly better than Stein...although he lost to Stein in Berkeley.... of course, Clinton came out Ahead of both by major percentages in both cities!

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:30 AM

58. I'll probably be watching junk TV

and eating junk food. There will be no peace in my head or heart. I will hate myself in the morning for the junk I consumed, but even more than that, I will hate what I fear will become of this country during the next 4 years. My granddaughter needs a healthy country and planet to thrive ... I fear for her and all the rest of us. It will be a day of mourning and it will even bleed through the likes of Junk TV.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:42 AM

59. Be on DU and commiserate with kindred spirits

Light candlesRon

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:13 AM

60. Work and parent

live life like every other day in existence. Not watch the inauguration.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:23 PM

61. I'm going to find a demonstration somewhere in Houston

but first I get drunk and check the weather report.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:42 PM

62. Hopefully I'll die in my sleep by then.

 

I'll be dead soon anyway.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:48 PM

63. Find a friend with a

Bong, and spend the day couch locked, headphone in place, Terence Blanchard, Miles Davis, Christian McBride, or other such musicians in the CD.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:39 PM

65. We are off, days before and after, to a CA Indian Casino.


No TV, No radio, No computer...just slots machines and half priced food.



Tikki

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:45 PM

66. Well I'm definitely not watching it....I PROMISE YOU THAT...it will be bad enough seeing snippets

 

let alone endure the whole thing. Oh wait I'll be at work!! At least that's one day I'll be glad to be at work. I know what I'm doing the day after Inauguration Day...I'll be attending the women's march in NYC..and that is also a promise.

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Response to RonniePudding (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:41 PM

69. Work. While I still have a job. nt

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